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As the weather heats up and we start dressing down for it, we hit you with a glamorous shoot all the way from Paris. Itâ€™s a collaboration between the couture house Sakina Paris and the jewelry house Piaget. You also get an up close look at the Saudi-French fashion designer Sakina Shbib. Not only is she absolutely stunning to look at, but talented and intelligent to boot. Her brand embodies elegance and femininity. In an exclusive interview for GT, she tells us how we can look and feel more effortlessly elegant like the French, and more glamorous like the Arabs.
Speaking of Paris, for this issueâ€™s Memorable Romance feature, we bring you an in depth look at how the actress/producer Salma Hayek married one of Franceâ€™s richest men, Francois Henri Pinault. His family owns the luxury, sports and lifestyle conglomerate Kering, the subsidiaries of which are high-end brands such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen among others. Yes, sheâ€™s in designer heaven, and we tell you the story of how she got there, all the way from Mexico City via Los Angeles.
You also meet the ladies behind the super popular blog SiddySays, Sadaf Zarar and Amina Niazi. The duo have been successfully and honestly blogging about fashion, lifestyle, beauty, travel and food for quite a while now and aim to make their blog even more lucrative and influential. Zeb Bangash talks about her music and cartoonist Areeba Siddique shares her â€œartfulnessâ€ with us in this issue, and thereâ€™s a lot more besides.