Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

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Currently Trending is Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s brand new podcast about all things fashion. Join us each week as we discuss the hottest topics from the Middle East and beyond – from breaking into the fashion industry to the latest trends, we’ve got it covered.

Our editors are joined by special guests from the industry to lend their expert opinion, so if you’ve got a topic that you’d like us to cover, let us know.

Join in the conversation on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
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Currently Trending is Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s brand new podcast about all things fashion. Join us each week as we discuss the hottest topics from the Middle East and beyond – from breaking into the fashion industry to the latest trends, we’ve got it covered.

Our editors are joined by special guests from the industry to lend their expert opinion, so if you’ve got a topic that you’d like us to cover, let us know.

Join in the conversation on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
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David Foster's Protégé Brenna Whitaker On Songs That Have Shaped Her Life
Palazzo Versace's Q's Bar and Lounge is notable for its roster of bands-in-residence, and this summer belongs to the phenomenal Brenna Whitaker.  Upon falling in love with the US singer's explosive voice, BAZAAR sat down with Brenna Whitaker to learn more about the woman who has worked with David Foster and Gladys Knight to talk music, motherhood and the Middle East.    We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia. 
44:54
July 25, 2019
Behind The Gatekeepers Of Mouawad High Jewellery With Pascal Mouawad
In town to celebrate the launch (and treat BAZAAR to a private viewing) of the world’s largest round yellow diamond in the world, the Mouawad Dragon, we sat down with Pascal Mouawad during his trip to Dubai to talk about the exceptional launch and Pascal details the magnificent history behind the brand.  If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the Bazaar's girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
20:47
July 14, 2019
Piaget's First Female CEO Chabi Nouri On The Importance Of Diversity & Changing Gender Perceptions
The CEO of fine jewellery brand Piaget, Chabi Nouri, delves into the storied relationship between the maison and the Middle East,  on why it's so important to have a diverse working culture and managing the work/life balance as a mother of two. If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
13:03
May 14, 2019
BAZAAR Chats To One Of Dubai’s Most Prolific Environmentalists Who Lives A Zero Waste Life
Hot on the heels of Earth Day, which saw people around the world turn their attention to the planet, BAZAAR chats to one of the sustainability industry’s leader to talk all things green. Mariska Nell works as an artist, creating quirky pieces out of trash. She also offers her expertise to those just starting out on their sustainability journey, helping people learn how to cut down on their waste, use less plastic and make better choices for the planet.   If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
30:40
April 26, 2019
Shaping The Future Of Fashion | In Conversation with Candice Huffine & Dima Ayad
Whilst in Dubai to celebrate the launch of her campaign with plus size clothing brand 11 Honre, Bazaar sat down with model Candice Huffine and designer Dima Ayad to chat body positivity, size inclusivity and shaping the future of the fashion  industry If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
49:46
April 19, 2019
Creative Careers & Finding Out If You've Got What It Takes To Work In Fashion
A few months ago Bazaar's social media manager, Elizabeth sat down with the king of sequins, Michael Halpern, and fashion and buying director Natalie Kingham to chat breaking into the industry, how this dynamic duo became a match made in fashion wonderland and the future of e-comm. If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
24:42
April 12, 2019
Chanel After Karl Lagerfeld, Milli Turning The Tide On Plastic & Meghan Markle's New Girl Gang
From Milli (along with Leonardo DiCaprio) championing sustainability, to Elizabeth's new found obsession with Desert Island Discs, Bazaar's #CurrentlyTrending duo sit down for a cuppa and a catch-up. If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. As promised, link below to Desert Island discs: https://itunes.apple.com/vn/podcast/desert-island-discs/id342735925?mt=2  We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
21:01
March 14, 2019
Dealing With Social Media Pressures, Staying 'Sane' On Instagram & How The Kardashians Are Shaping How We Scroll
We're back! After a rather long break where we caught our breath and binge watched Netflix, season 2 of Currently Trending is finally here.  Today, Milli (deputy digital editor) and Elizabeth (content and social media manager), are joined by the wonderful creative visionary Rhea Jacobs to discuss social media pressures, the effect it has on our mental health and what we are doing to stay sane (que unfollow the Kardashians.) We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
33:29
March 6, 2019
Influencers Are Built, Not Born | In The Studio With Mohammed Sultan
Following on with our conversation on the ever trending topic of Influencers, this week, Elodie Le Bihan, a PR manager from a global luxury brand and two of the region’s most well-known influencers, Deema Al Sadi and Maram Zbaeda join Mohammed Sultan and Bazaar's Elizabeth Kelly in the studio, to discover how the ladies became social media personalities, the responsibilities content creators have to their followers and why this social media stardom has created a lot of animosity in the industry. We would love to hear your thoughts on the influencer phenomenon? Contact us via Instagram (@harpersbazaararabia)or by the email below. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
49:06
December 21, 2018
Is The Influencer Bubble About To Burst? | In The Studio With Diala Makki & Mohammed Sultan
Is the influencer bubble about to burst? This week we continue our conversation on the trending topic of influencers led by Bazaar columnist, Mohammed Sultan Al Habtoor and TV producer Diala Makki. Due to the overwhelming feedback, we received from episode 1 we invited Mohammad Ali Abdulla and Aida Al Busaidy from Dubai Tourism to dissect who, why and how they use influencers for the benefit of Dubai’s economy. Do you think the use of influencers has reached saturation point? We would love to hear your thoughts, contact us via Instagram (@harpersbazaararabia) or by the email below. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
50:14
November 13, 2018
Are Influencers Ruining The Industry? In The Studio With Diala Makki & Mohammed Sultan
Are influencers negatively affecting the media industry and the world we live in today? This week Bazaar's deputy digital editor, Milli Midwood, was joined in the studio with TV producer and fashion journalist Diala Makki and style arbiter and Bazaar columnist, Mohammed Sultan Al Habtoor, to discuss how influencers are shaping the social climate. We want to hear your thoughts on this podcast, contact us via Instagram or by the email below. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
44:55
October 31, 2018
Fashion Month Highlights | In The Studio With Anum Bashir & Rhea Jacobs
This week Bazaar's social media and content manager, Elizabeth Kelly, sat down with the founder of Desert Mannequin and creative consultant, Anum Bashir, and Marc Jacobs Beauty ambassador and content creator, Rhea Jacobs, to relive all the wonderful moments from London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
33:21
October 25, 2018
Harper's Bazaar Interiors Awards 2018 | Your Ultimate Guide
This week Harper's Bazaar Interiors editor-in-chief, Rebecca-Anne-Proctor, discusses this year's hotly anticipated Harper's Bazaar Interiors Awards with last year's 'Winner of Best Emerging Designer' award, Sneha Divias, and Bazaar's features writer, Ayesha Shaikh, and provide you with everything you need to know from how to nominate to why the awards are important in the region. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
16:34
October 1, 2018
NYFW Highlights | In The Studio With Creative Director Sam Francis & Fashion Blogger Kat Lebrasse
This week Bazaar's deputy digital editor, Milli Midwood, is joined in the studio with stylist and creative director of Aces of Space, Samantha Francis, and fashion and lifestyle blogger Kat Lebrasse to talk all things New York Fashion Week and tackle the ever-growing body inclusivity topic. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
32:59
September 21, 2018
Finding Fitness Motivation | Q&A with Personal Trainer James Agus and Nutritionist Michael Sole
This week Bazaar's deputy digital editor, Milli Midwood, is joined in the studio with the founders of Dubai's leading all-female training program Beyond Human Amazons, James Agus and Michael Sole, on finding fitness motivation, the importance of just moving and staying active. Don't forget to listen to our previous episode as the fitness duo de-bunked food and fitness myths. For a two-week free trial visit, bit.ly/BHAmazons Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
15:56
September 13, 2018
Debunking Fitness Myths | Q&A with Beyond Human Founders, James Agus & Michael Sole
This week Bazaar's deputy digital editor, Milli Midwood, is joined in the studio with the founders of Dubai's leading all-female training program Beyond Human Amazons, James Agus and Michael Sole, to de-bunk food and fitness myths and how to navigate through all the diet noise. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
35:30
September 6, 2018
Inspirational Women As A Driving Force For Change
This week Bazaar's deputy editor, Emily Baxter-Priest, talks to Emirati fashion designer Shatha Essa about inspirational women as a driving force for change, cultural identity and the evolution of the Emirates. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com. Make sure you subscribe to our weekly podcast so you don't miss an episode.
29:27
August 30, 2018
Celebrating Women In Business
This week Bazaar's, Milli Midwood, is joined in the studio with celebrity stylist and business mentor, Kelly Lundberg, and founder of e-boutique Little Wren, Aisha Alkhaja, to discuss women in business, building a brand in the Middle East and inspiring the next generation of budding entrepreneurs. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
43:13
August 23, 2018
How To Nail Autumn/Winter Dressing
On this week's episode of HBA Currently Trending, Bazaar’s assistant digital editor, Milli Midwood, is joined in the studio with Beirut-based fashion blogger Rita Dahdah Fawaz to discuss trans-seasonal dressing, the biggest trends for AW18 and which investment piece everyone needs in their wardrobe. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
17:56
August 16, 2018
The First Arab Hijabi Woman To Become A Model For Nike, Manal Rostom, On Building A Global Community Part 2
This week Bazaar’s content manager, Elizabeth Kelly, is back in the studio with the founder of the groundbreaking Facebook group ‘Surviving Hijab’ and the first Hijabi woman to be featured in an international Nike campaign, Manal Rostom. We talk creating a global force for good, breaking down barriers and how a simple email to Nike unexpectedly changed Manal’s life. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
25:32
August 9, 2018
The First Arab Hijabi Woman To Become A Model For Nike, Manal Rostom, On Breaking Barriers, Conquering Mountains and Making History
This week Bazaar's social media and content manager, Elizabeth Kelly, sits down with the first athlete in the world to run a major race (the New York marathon) wearing the Nike Pro Hijab, Manal Rostom. The inspirational mountaineer and marathoner shares her fascinating journey, details overcoming pressure from society, and her quest to become the first female Egyptian to conquer Mount Everest. Stay tuned to Currently Trending to listen to part 2 of Manal’s incredible story. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
20:29
August 2, 2018
How Easy Is It To Get 1 Million Subscribers On YouTube? Bazaar Speaks To Arab YouTube Superstars
This week Bazaar's head of content, Paysley Ross, and our digital editor, Sarah Garden, visited YouTube's brand new creator space in Dubai to speak to three female Arab beauty YouTubers on content creation, the journey to gaining over 1 million subscribers and the pitfalls of social media stardom. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
42:07
July 26, 2018
Quick Fixes May Make Us Age Faster | Live from HBA's Be Beautiful Seminar
Wellness practitioners and anti-ageing specialists, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Dr. Ursula Jacobs and Dr. Mohammed Enayat discuss the barriers for women achieving optimal health inside and out, and why quick fixes may make us age faster in the long run. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
20:21
July 19, 2018
Are Before and After Pictures on Instagram Misleading? | Live from HBA's Be Beautiful Seminar
On this week's HBA Currently Trending, we sit down with renowned health specialists and experts in the industry Dr Michael Apa, Dr Shawana Vali and Dominique Bossavy, to discuss before and after images on Instagram of cosmetic procedures. Are they educational, inspirational or simply misleading? The panel also explains the importance of understanding how any tweak you have done today will look in a year, five or ten years down the line. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
18:56
July 12, 2018
In Conversation with Wellness Practitioner Dr. Enayat | Live from HBA's Be Beautiful Seminar
London-based Dr. Mohammed Enayat discusses how we can beat fatigue, brain fog, and weight gain by focusing on how our body functions. By getting our hormones, adrenal glands and thyroid working in balance Dr. E says we can transform the way we feel and look. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
16:03
July 5, 2018
Harper's Bazaar Arabia Summer Issue, Saudi Arabia Lifts The Ban on Female Drivers & Digital Influencer NoonoourSummer
Bazaar's editor-in-chief, Louise Nichol, discusses our Summer issue, women taking the wheel in Saudi Arabia and the Middle Eastern debut of the digital character, Noonoouri with Jeddah-based jewellery designer Nadine Attar and style arbiter, Mohammed Sultan. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
31:52
June 28, 2018
In Conversation with Anti-Ageing Specialist Dr. Ursula Jacobs | Live from HBA's Be Beautiful Seminar
Munich based, Dr Ursula Jacobs shares how her work treating cancer and diabetes has informed her approach to anti-aging and what we can all do to fight environmental aggressors. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
21:49
June 20, 2018
In Conversation with Cosmetic Specialist Dominique Bossavy | Live from HBA's Be Beautiful Seminar
Permanent makeup artist, Dominique Bossavy sat down with Bazaar at our Be Beautiful seminar to explain the pitfalls and the potentially life-changing impact of world-class permanent makeup. Like the idea of waking up every morning looking like the best version of you? Dominique explains how to make it happen. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
21:49
June 13, 2018
In Conversation with Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr Shawana Vali | Live from HBA's Be Beautiful Seminar
The woman behind the world’s most beautiful, Dr Shawana Vali sits down with Bazaar at our Be Beautiful seminar to discuss what it really takes to make us beautiful (it's not what you may think), and why it's important to treat before and after pictures on Instagram with caution. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
20:46
June 6, 2018
Special Episode: A Jolly Good Royal Wedding
From Windsor to the Middle East: on this week's royal wedding podcast, we are discussing everything from the dress to the guests. On the panel, we have Bazaar's digital editor, Sarah Garden, Zainab Alsalih, wedding planner and founder of Carousel Events and our very own fashion blogger, Milli Midwood. On the panel, we have Bazaar's digital editor, Sarah Garden, Zainab Alsalih, wedding planner and founder of Carousel Events and our very own fashion blogger, Milli Midwood. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
22:57
May 30, 2018
In Conversation with Celebrity Skincare Guru Dr Barbara Sturm | Live from HBA's Be Beautiful Seminar
World-renowned aesthetic doctor, Barbara Sturm sat down with Bazaar at our Be Beautiful seminar to discuss how she pioneered Kim Kardashian's secret weapon, the vampire facial and why using our own cells can make us look and feel younger. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
19:48
May 23, 2018
In Conversation with Dentist To The Stars Dr Michael Apa | Live from HBA's Be Beautiful Seminar
One of the most sought-after dentists in the world, Dr Michael Apa sat down with Bazaar at our Be Beautiful seminar, to discuss how oral health determines the face aging process and why a perfect smile may be a misnomer. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
21:14
May 16, 2018
An Interview With Maha Morley-Kirk on Building An International Beauty Brand
Bazaar's editor-in-chief, Louise Nichol, speaks to beauty entrepreneur and CEO of Pinky Goat, Maha Morley-Kirk. Maha shares her inspiring entrepreneurial story with Bazaar and details how she built an international beauty brand, despite leaving school just aged 9. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
30:37
May 9, 2018
Milan Design Week, Middle Eastern Design and The Importance of Craftsmanship
Harper's Bazaar Interiors editor-in-chief, Rebecca-Anne-Proctor, discusses current trends, the world of architecture and interior design with Dubai based architect Viktor Udzenija and Bazaar's creative solutions director, Ravi Samani. #HBACurrentlyTrending Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com Follow us on Instagram - instagram.com/harpersbazaararabia
24:57
May 2, 2018
The Rise Of The Influencer
Bazaar's digital editor, Sarah Garden, discusses the astronomical rise of the influencer in the Middle East with Tom Norton, head of content at ITP Live, fitness influencer Danae Mercer and our very own fashion blogger, Milli Midwood. #HBACurrentlyTrending To join the conversation tweet us your comments - twitter.com/bazaararabia Follow us on Instagram - instagram.com/harpersbazaararabia
24:31
April 25, 2018
Facebook Privacy, Coachella and Equal Pay
Bazaar's Editor-In-Chief, Louise Nichol, discusses the trending topics of the past week with entrepreneur Carla DiBello and luxury fashion consultant Rosemin Manji.
28:07
April 18, 2018
Modest Fashion, Ramadan Collections and The New Supermodel of Saudi
Bazaar's Deputy Editor, Emily Baxter-Priest talks through the latest fashion news with style arbiter, Mohammed Sultan and Founder of The Modist, Ghizlan Guenez. #HBACurrentlyTrending To join the conversation tweet us your comments - twitter.com/bazaararabia Follow us on Instagram - instagram.com/harpersbazaararabia
31:31
April 12, 2018
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