Al Aniqa Magazine – Mona Al Mansouri Designer

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Our recent editorial with Al Aniqa Magazine was shot based on 5 dress visuals on a very short time frame. I have learned that it’s always best to have the best creatives who can work under tight schedules and deadlines. We were fortunate to have Katie Cousins who did makeup and Mike Toro who was responsible of hair. Both are seasoned professionals who have a great resume and created 2 lovely looks to match the lovely dresses.

Our lovely stylist Vasil Bozhilov got us sorted with lovely stylish shoes from Versace, Louboutin etc and lovely jewelry from Aigner and Escada.

Some additional photos from the shoot.

I do love the gold leaf used in Irina’s and Paige 2nd look!

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Our lovely models were Irina from Bareface and Paige from Wilhelmina Models Dubai. Both had a lovely energy and a joy to work with.

Thanks to Samar Sadik for taking most of the behind the scene visuals!


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The designer of our lovely dresses is Mona Al Monsouri, based in Abu Dhabi.

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Lighting was primarily daylight shot in the great HOTCOLD Studio, with a 1/4 scrim placed above the daylight windows. Additional fill was added by a silver Sunbounce and white Foamcore. We also used a fog machine to added a bit of  “mystery” to the visuals.

I added soft color gradients in post to pick up on the lovely color of the dresses.

Big thanks to a lovely team who made a great editorial.

Photography     Belinda Muller (

Styling                Vasil Bozhilov

Makeup              Katie Cousins

Hair                     Mike Toro

Models                Irina  (Bareface)

Paige (Wilhelmina Models Dubai)

Designer             Mona Al Monsouri

Assistant            Evelyn Garcia

Location             HOTCOLD Studio Dubai

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