Ashi Studio in the Big Apple… on a statue of Cardi B

1 / 3
Cardi B arrives in an Ashi Studio creation for the 60th Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (AFP)
2 / 3
A sculpture of Cardi B at Spotify's RapCaviar Pantheon at Brooklyn Museum on April 02 in Brooklyn, New York. (AFP)
3 / 3
Cardi B in the gown on social media. (Screenshot)
Updated 03 April 2019

Ashi Studio in the Big Apple… on a statue of Cardi B

  • The US rapper revealed the creation in a short video she posted to her 42.6 million Instagram followers
  • Ashi Studio shared images and video of Cardi B’s statue on its Instagram account

NEW YORK: Hip-hop sensation Cardi B is being honored at New York’s Brooklyn Museum by Spotify, with a life-size sculpture wearing a gown by Beirut-based fashion house Ashi Studio, which is headed by Saudi-born founder Mohammed Ashi.
The US rapper revealed the creation in a short video she posted to her 42.6 million Instagram followers on Wednesday. “If you’re in the New York area make sure you check out my statue in the Brooklyn Museum,” she wrote. “Make sure ya take pics and tag me.”
Besides the New-York born rapper, Jaden Smith, Juice WRLD and Gunna are also new honorees of the Spotify RapCaviar Pantheon in an exhibit from April 3 to 7. The streaming service’s popular playlist is celebrating the four performers for their impact on hip hop.
Ashi Studio shared images and video of Cardi B’s statue on its Instagram account, also inviting fans to check out the creation at the museum. The designer also thanked Cardi B’s stylist Kollin Carter, who is credited with introducing the singer to the label.
Cardi B, who describes herself as a “regular, degular, shmegular” girl from the Bronx, is quite the fan of the Arab designer. She wore a daring gown by the fashion house for her music video “Money” released in December last year.
In the video, the artist appears with her baby girl Kulture, who was born in July, while wearing a black, floor-length gown by Ashi Studio’s Autumn-Winter 2018-19 couture collection.
The “Please Me” rapper wore a custom-made pleated ivory lace dress with butterfly sleeves and tail by the Saudi couturier to the 2018 Grammy Awards. She had attended the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in New York City donning a strapless, cream-colored Ashi Studio tuxedo-style gown just hours earlier.
The Arab fashion house hit headlines last month when Bollywood star Deepika Padukone described a pink Ashi Studio gown she wore to Cannes in 2018 as the “most extravagant” outfit she had ever worn, in an interview with Vogue magazine.
The dress, featuring huge pink ruffles and a voluminous, tiered skirt, was also worn by Beyonce for a concert in Johannesburg that honored the life of Nelson Mandela in December.


Ivanka Trump wears traditional ensemble during visit to Morocco

The ensemble was decorated with detailed stitching. (AFP)
Updated 07 November 2019

Ivanka Trump wears traditional ensemble during visit to Morocco

DUBAI: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka on Wednesday stepped out in a traditional Moroccan grey suit during a three-day visit to the north African country aimed at promoting the economic empowerment of women in developing nations.

The ensemble was decorated with detailed stitching and the 38-year-old American businesswoman paired the outfit with matching high heels.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you to Her Royal Highness Lalla Meryem for a warm welcome to Morocco! : Jacquelyn Martin/ AP

A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on

Upon her arrival at the airport in the capital Rabat, the senior White House adviser was met by Morocco’s Princess Lalla Meryem, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita, and other officials. Trump and the princess sat on a sofa and talked for several minutes before departing.

Trump is visiting Morocco to promote the US government’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which she spearheads. Launched in February, the program aims to help 50 million women in developing nations advance economically over the next six years.

The initiative has already been promoted by Trump during her trips this year to sub-Saharan Africa and South America.