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Where Catwalk Meets Commerce
20 minutes | Jan 11, 2016
42: Resort Runway: Online Catwalk For the Regions Most Stylish Swimwear
Founded in 2015 when the owner herself travelled significantly and always found it difficult to find the right sophisticated classy yet elegant outfit for the occasion. Enter, Resort Runway turning an idea into a, luxurious brand focusing on Resort Wear for that jet-set lifestyle where you’re travelling from one stylish and exotic place to another all year round. Tune in to hear the girls story.
28 minutes | Sep 30, 2015
41: Siu Coll: A must for style-savvy brides for everything but the dress
Founder of Liberty in Love, the online destination of choice for style-savvy brides for everything but the dress, Siu Coll and Kelly Lundberg talk wedding and business in this weeks episode. Siu launched her business 5 years ago, and since then has gone on to win a clutch of industry awards, and has been featured in all the top UK bridal magazine titles. Ever since turning her back on the 9-5, Siu has been living her dream - and it still gives her inner romantic a thrill to know that her business is involved in such a special moment of a women's life.
19 minutes | Aug 12, 2015
40: Luke Hershesons: Celebrity Hair Stylist
Luke Hersheson is the Co Founder and Creative Director for the Hersheson brand of salons and products . With an enviable list of celebrity clients, shoots with glossy publications in this episode we hear how they revolutionized the hair industry with the first Hershesons Blow Dry Bar Tophop’s flagship Oxford Street store.
18 minutes | Jul 29, 2015
39: Ettinger: Luxury Leather Products Made in England
Robert Ettinger is the Mangaing Director of Ettinger a luxury leather company who have been constantly reinventing themselves throughout the ups and downs of 20th century Europe, to have built one of the best luxury leather goods companies in the world and have anchored it positively for the next 100 years! Hear his story on this week edition of ‘Where Catwalk Meets Commerce’.
23 minutes | Jul 15, 2015
37: Shabana Karim: Business and Beauty Success at her Fingertips
Successful entrepreneur, accomplished businesswoman and mother of three, Shabana Karim is owner and founder of the HOUSE OF ENSPA, a holding company in the UAE comprising of The Nail Spa - the region’s first spa solely for hands and feet, MARQUEE – a premium chain hair salons, as well as Espai - a dedicated beauty distribution, training and franchising division.. This is episode she shares her experience of launching a business in the Middle East and what it takes to stay ahead of competition in the competitive beauty industry.
17 minutes | Jun 3, 2015
36: Inseller: Sourcing the most sought after designer bags
Mashi founded Inseller a leading source of authentic, pre-owned designer handbags, shoes and accessories headquartered in the Middle East, after identifying a gap in the market when he was buying his sister a vintage Chanel handbag. The business officially launched in January 2015 and sources the impossible to find Celine or limited edition Louboutin shoes. Inseller provides unparalleled access to the most coveted brands in fashion today.
33 minutes | May 20, 2015
35: Bri Seeley: Inspiring women all over the world one book at a time
Bri Seeley is the Founder and Author of The Inspirational Woman Project, creator of The Feminine Key mentorship program, and a powerful voice for women. Bri encourages women to find and embody their passion, or as she calls it "their inspirational super power," through femininity and intuition. She believes that every woman is inspirational and it is her life mission to tell their stories.
19 minutes | Apr 15, 2015
34: Roxy Jacenko: PR Guru & TV Personality
Successful entrepreneur, Mum, Author and TV personality Roxy Jacenko makes time for every opportunity that passes her way. Founder of Sweaty Betty one of Australia's largest fashion, beauty and lifestyle public relations firms, The Ministry of Talent plus her 3 year old daughters 100,000+ instgram followers, Roxy shares a few of her success secrets in this episode of Where Catwalk Meets Commerce.
27 minutes | Mar 11, 2015
33: Designer 24: Luxury Dress Rental Service In The Middle East
Ranya Khalil-Aghamardi and Sara Alemzadeh are founders of Designer 24 a luxury dress rental service home to the most stunning collection of international and local designer dresses. Find out more about the concept new to the middle east, catering to an issue every women faces… ‘Never to be seen in the same dress twice ….’
26 minutes | Mar 4, 2015
32 Esswara: Unique online source of local and international accessories
Monika Debowski launched Esswara just over a year ago deciding to go it alone, after 5 years in consulting with another Dubai based start up…. With a personal keen interest in fashion, beauty and Jewellery Esswara is an online platform stocking some of the coolest local and international designer accessories.
24 minutes | Dec 1, 2014
31: Luca Gnecchi Ruscone: Quality Sunglasses Celebrities Love
LGR originates from a voyage made to Africa by the founder Luca Gnecchi Ruscone and is now a brand of sunglasses that blends together traditional Italian methods of craftsmanship, lens technology, and a history that dates back to colonial Africa.
30 minutes | Sep 23, 2014
30: Babette Wasserman: Designing jewels and cufflink to the stars
Babette Wasserman works from her studio in London's Notting Hill, and is recognised internationally for inventive design and a distinctive individual style utlising a multitude of material, stones and forms. Classically trained in Jewellery Design at Central St Martins College of Art, in this episode she shares her experience of launching her line of exquisite jewels and cufflinks under her own label for twelve years.
31 minutes | Jul 9, 2014
29: Shereen Mitwalli : Inspiring Women In Business
This week’s guest is Shereen Mitwalli; presenter and founder of The Female Network. She shares her experience of leaving Australia on what was suppose to a very long vacation and ended up 3 months later starting a business in Dubai.
27 minutes | May 7, 2014
28: Marco Bonapace: Sourcing the most ICONIC sunglass brands
Vision Eye Wear is the region’s freshest distributor of unique, fashion-forward optical and sun eye wear brands. With a superior knowledge of international trends and manufacturing techniques, Italian founder and eyewear expert, Marco Bonapace has trawled through some of Europe’s coolest cities to bring the highest quality boutique brands to fashion aware consumers in the Middle East.
26 minutes | Apr 2, 2014
27: Khaled Elsayed and Khalil Al-Kaddo: Timepiece360
Khaled Elsayed and Khalil Al-Kaddo share their entrepreneurial journey both from different business background they have now come together to launch timepiece360 an online market place for pre-owned watches.
26 minutes | Mar 5, 2014
26: Fionn Concannon and Charlie Carpenter: Apps that make people hAPPy
Having dedicated their careers to the mobile app industry, both working for corporate multinationals, Fionn and Charlie came together through a mutual belief that they could do things better. Freeing themselves from the corporate constraints of employment they quit their jobs having secured funding from a New York hedge fund to start their own App lab. With a dream of creating apps to make peoples lives better they built up a team of highly motivated individuals and set out to conquer the market. A year down the line, their apps have been accredited by the likes of The Times, The Daily Mail, ELLE and Harpers Bazaar.
22 minutes | Feb 26, 2014
25: Tarig El-Sheikh: Reinventing online shopping for men
Knot Standard is a Dubai-based online custom menswear that Tarig El-Sheikh co-founded in 2011 with his two American Partners. As an experienced entrepreneur and finance professional Tarig shares his experience of growing the incredibly popular website and combines online with offline buying in their stores in New York, Washington DC and Dubai.
22 minutes | Feb 19, 2014
24: Shant Oknayan : The monthly gift that keeps on giving
GlamBox Middle East, is the premier online regional beauty hub where consumers can try, learn and buy the latest and greatest in beauty and personal care brands. Prior to launching GlamBox, Shant Oknayan the co-founder and Managing Director was Head of Strategy & Operations at Google for the Middle East and North Africa, responsible for business planning and sales operations, and coordinated the launch of YouTube in the region.
16 minutes | Feb 12, 2014
23: Lindsay Miller: D3 The Future of Fashion
Lindsay Miller is the Managing Director of Dubai Design District, also known as d3, the Middle East’s first community dedicated to the design industry. Lindsay is responsible for developing and implementing the overall strategy of d3, part of TECOM Investments, d3 will nurture and develop local and Arab designers, as well as being home to some of the world’s leading brands and talent.
17 minutes | Jan 29, 2014
22: Clare Perdoe: Sculpted and artistic fine jewellery
Clare Perdoe, founder and head designer of Phioro, a luxury fine jewellery house shares her experience of launching her own label. Admired for her captivating designs, the sculpted pieces reflect a rich heritage in fine jewellery artistry marked by Clare’s modern and distinctive edge.
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