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Freelance Make Up Artist and Stylist who shuttles between New York, Italy and Dubai, Anna has been in the Make Up industry since 1996. She trained under Mario Dedivanovic and Scott Barnes in NYC and has a certificate for Hairstyling from Cinema Make Up School A true lover of all the elements of Fashion, she studied Fashion Design and Styling at the prestigious Istituto Europeo Di Design in Milan, Italy.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Founded in April 2009, Abaya Couture offers edgy and progressive Emirati couture creations to women everywhere. Women from UAE and the region have developed a close affinity to Abaya Couture, reveling in its freshness and free spirit. Taking a symbol of Arab tradition and respect and adding elements of creative innovation without compromising its basic ideals, makes Abaya Couture one of the most progressive fashion lines to come out in recent times. The label’s philosophy lies in every piece articulating simplicity, sophistication and most importantly, individuality.

Badr Al Budoor is the pseudonym of the Emirati designer who has enveloped the fashion world with her label, Abaya Couture. Having spent years living in the UK, Italy and Spain broadening her skills in all genres of art dear to her, she has since gained a reputation and unique style that can be best described as minimalist, eccentric and elegant. Badr Al Budoor’s design inspiration comes from mystical Arabia and European vogue combined. In a fascinating but exhilarating mix, she conjures up magic, combining the soulful beauty of the Arab theme with the sophisticated boldness of the Western world. The end result is a true work of art, adorning women in a cloak of pure class and couture.

“It’s always been important for me to express my designs in a way that capture the unique brilliance of my own experiences. Abaya Couture carries stories and symbolizes the beauty of multiple cultures, never compromising the integrity, instead showcasing it in a bolder and brighter way,” says Badr Al Budoor, “we all have the ability and the courage to push our own boundaries of expression and Abaya Couture is my tool to unleash the power of my own imagination”.

Similar to visiting an art gallery, feeling and experiencing Abaya Couture is a necessity, the close proximity to excellence making the connection quicker and easier. Keeping that in mind, the designer will be organizing special viewings. For interested clients residing in the UAE, collection viewings will be organized for ladies interested in getting up-close and personal with the Abaya Couture experience, before placing an order. Members will be notified of the event details in advance and will have to request attendance, as there is a limit on the number of guests hosted per Viewing.

For a brief introduction to the magical world of Badr Al Budoor, on Friday 29th April @ 7.00pm Abaya Couture will be showcasing its latest collection, live on stage at the Abu Dhabi Souk at Central Market, Traditional and Contemporary Fashion Event, presented by Aldar.

Abaya Couture only sells online to share with the world the pride and admiration felt by wearing made-to-order variations of traditional couture. Abaya Couture specifically caters to the glamour of the soiree occasion… for which each piece is a fashion statement. Become a member to gain access to the Abaya Couture e-Boutique: www.abayacouture.ae