8 Dynamic Cairenes’ Bucket Lists

8 Dynamic Cairenes’ Bucket Lists

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We posed a simple question to 8 movers and shakers on the Cairo scene … What are 3 things on your bucket list? Here are their answers!

NOUR ABOULELA

Aboulela is a fashion influencer of mixed origin; part Egyptian, Swiss, Lebanese and Sudanese. Multilingual and fashion-crazed, she starting blogging in 2013 as an outlet to express her enthusiasm for fashion and travel and the rest is history! Her social media channels have over 150,000 followers who follow her every stylish twist and turn. She also has an adorable dog and loves collecting vintage jewellery.

3 THINGS ON HER BUCKET LIST

More sports
More relaxation time
Healthier food habits

 

NORINE FARAH

Passionate about all forms of art and music, Farah’s work is inspired by avant-garde, drama and daring uniqueness. She launched her first collection at Cairo Fashion Festival III and later joined Cairo Couture Collections in 2015, followed by Tiffany’s New York Fashion Week in the same year. By 2016, Farah was nominated to represent Egypt in World Fashion Week Paris in Jardin des Tuileries, Louvre and she capped her year off by being chosen as one of Egypt’s most inspiring women by Women of Egypt Magazine.

Farah’s love for design isn’t only limited to haute couture. From swimwear design to upholstery fabric design to jewelry design, for this no challenge she won’t accept! The future seems bright for talented woman.

3 THINGS ON HER BUCKET LIST

Travel the world or as much of it as possible
Dress Scarlett Johansson
Showcase at Milan Fashion Week

 

FARAH EL SAYED

This stylist and art director was born and raised in Egypt and has been working in the Egyptian fashion industry since 2012. El Sayed has worked with pioneers, game changers, local and international established names such as Batool Al Daawi, Hussein Shaaban, and Ikon Chiba. Combining her fashion design studies with a passion for styling, she has managed to add diversity and a foreign element to create an image that has an identity of its own.

3 THINGS ON HER BUCKET LIST

Style an Alexander McQueen fashion show
Work with Vogue Italia
Own all the vintage wardrobe items in the world

 

 

HISHAM NAJI WALI

Egyptian by blood, but born and raised abroad, Wali began his career working in the family business across many sectors – IT, construction services, and oil and gas. The PR and Marketing graduate then turned his sights to designing accessories and has recently launched his own successful brand and company HUWA for men’s accessories.

3 THINGS ON HIS BUCKET LIST

Sky diving
Seeing the Egyptian president wear HUWA
Collaborating with Tom Ford

 

 

 

Ayman Hakky

Founder & Managing Director of The TriFactory, Hakky is a sports entrepreneur with six years of previous corporate experience working at British Petroleum. He launched Train For Aim in 2012 to help train budding athletes for participation in marathons, duathlons and triathlons. Hakky then founded The TriFactory in 2015 with a vision of developing the sport of triathlon in Egypt and the surrounding region. He was also recently elected a board member of Gezira Sporting Club in last November!

3 THINGS ON HIS BUCKET LIST:

Watch Egypt play in the World Cup
Expand his business abroad
Win a prestigious international award

OMAR MAGDY

Magdy studied International Business and Marketing in both Egypt and the UK, then returned to Egypt decided to focus fully on his family business of textile production. He then co-founded TICA’S, a business which focuses on high-quality embroidered towels. TICA’S has now expanded into different segments of the market and Madgy has founded “The Nest”, a business which creates home related wares to complement TICA’S products.

3 THINGS ON HIS BUCKET LIST

Acquire a private pilot license
Become a human glider
See TICA’S go public

BATOOL AL DAAWI

Founder of Blow Creative Studio, Al Daawi is based between Cairo and Dubai. A keen interest in many forms of art led her to pursue an education in Mass Communication focusing on broadcasting. A self taught photographer, she began to experiment with fashion photography and films and in 2013 set off to New York to expand her knowledge in photography and film. Having worked with some of the top fashion professionals in NYC, Al Daawi returned to Cairo and launched her own studio offering commercial, fashion, portraiture and fine art photography, and directing services.

3 THINGS ON HIS BUCKET LIST

Finish and publish her first photography book.
Start diving.
Travel to at least 2 new countries off her list of must visits.

 

IBRAHIM HODROJ

This director/producer/editor’s passion was sparked in high school during a group project to create a short movie. This self-taught filmmaker majored in TV broadcasting and radio in college, with his graduation project winning the Best Narrative Film award in Zayed Film Festival in Abu Dhabi. Since then he has worked with many advertising agencies and multinational clients on activations, events, corporate documentaries, real estate projects, and lots of social media content now that Digital Marketing has taken over. His latest venture has been Mahmoud el Essiely’s music video for “Mesh Madmoon” which hit #1 trending on YouTube all over Egypt.

3 THINGS ON HIS BUCKET LIST

Open up a small production hub for all kinds of video production
Produce more music videos, but only with artists that have an interesting style of music and art
Work on projects outside of Egypt to gain more recognition