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My fabulous Friday: Khulood Thani

The Emirati designer and founder of label Bint Thani – who’s the brains behind the UAE’s first 3D-printed dress – on her passion for yoga, breakfasts and idling on the beaches of Maldives

By Shreeja Ravindranathan
25 Apr 2016 | 04:55 pm
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BERTONI BEATS

I enjoy discovering new things during my travels. I splurged on a handcrafted Bertoni leather bag while shopping in Milan. The brand was a new find for me.

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THREE CHEERS FOR 3D

Born and brought up in the 1980s in Dubai, I have always been inspired by the city’s transformation. The 3D-printed dress 
(a cream-coloured cocktail dress of plastic and leather) was born of a nine-month long collaboration with architect Amer Aldour.

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CAFÉ CROWD

On weekends you’ll usually find me tucking into a hearty breakfast and having a great time with friends at Tom & Serg café 
in Al Quoz. I think it’s one of the coolest spots in Dubai. I love the ambience of the place, the crowd, plus they offer the best breakfast menu and coffee in Dubai. I’m very experimental when it comes to food so I’ll try everything. If I’m having a good breakfast it means I’m having a great day.

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WATCHING OVER

I could never replace my Chanel J12 watch with any other. It’s a gift from my mother and I’ve had it for 15 years. Fridays remind me of her – spending the day with her was a weekend ritual. I associate the day with her, the love we shared and the lovely conversations we had.

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YES TO YOGA

I practise yoga five times a week. I love the fact that yoga talks to our minds, souls and bodies. Practising yoga long-term teaches us to appreciate ourselves and our lives.

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MAGICAL MALDIVES

If I could jet off to any country this Friday it would have to be the Maldives. I’ve been there twice and it’s the prefect place to enjoy two of my favourite holiday requisites – warm sunny weather and the chance to practise yoga outdoors. I love checking into the W hotel there – it’s so disconnected from the rest of the world and so relaxing.

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RED HOT

The beauty look that gets me into weekend mode is a red lip. Russian Red by Mac makes me feel optimistic about the day ahead. And after a spritz of Kelly Calèche by Hermès – the only perfume that expresses my personality – I’m ready for the weekend.

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THE ORIGINAL

I really admire the late Diana Vreeland, iconic fashion editor and writer. She was a lady with a unique style. That’s what makes a person’s style original. I’d rather watch the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel over a movie anytime.

READ AND REPEAT

I can read Who Will Cry When You Die by Robin Sharma repeatedly. I consider it a life-changer.

By Shreeja Ravindranathan

By Shreeja Ravindranathan

Lifestyle Writer