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Mimi Raad
Mimi Raad is currently the Image Consultant for Al Arabiya News channel, part of MBC group as well as all the other MBC channels. Not only she guides the anchors to polish their image, but trains as well a team of makeup artists, hairdressers and stylists to cater for their needs and television requirements. Mimi has trained number of major companies’ employees, helping them to finalize a suitable dress code as well as styled many celebrities in the Arab world. She took part in various shows as an Image Consultant and has a weekly fashion segment on Al Arabiya morning show. She’s a blogger and writes features for various media supports. As the founder of the Image department and executive producer at Dubai Media Inc for the past six years, Mimi Raad has played a primary role in the re-launch of DMI’s four channels. Mimi created an innovative department in television environment, where along with a specialized team, trained by her, all DMI’s presenters are relooked and revamped before going on air. Mimi’s responsibilities include conceptualizing every channel’s presenters styles. Meanwhile, Mimi was also producing for the past five years, and still, a very successful soft makeover show, Anti Ajmal.

In 1995, Mimi joined Future Television, a Lebanese broadcasting tv station, where she hosted, created and produced various shows. In 1999, she headed the creative team who launched a youth television, Zein TV, a sister channel to Future TV.

Mimi was born in Lebanon. She graduated with a master in Journalism from CFPJ and IFP, and currently is living in Dubai.

Entries by Mimi Raad

Mirror, Mirror

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2015 | 12:58 AM

Have you ever had a day in which you didn't check yourself out in the mirror, or glimpse yourself in reflecting surface? Doubtful.

Some say mirrors don't lie.
Others, that the mirror is not you, but, you looking at yourself.
Do we look at ourselves...

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Achieving Personal Style

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 5:52 PM

It's been a while I've been mulling the concept of personal style and how to explain it to people, who invariably ask me, when they find out I work in fashion.

In this era of "life-documented-on-Instagram," the consensus tilts towards personal style over trendsetters. We want to stand out,...

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About Style

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 1:16 PM

I guess we all have this question in our minds: What makes people stylish? For some the starting point is their hair color because it's the focal point in their silhouette, for others getting dressed is like telling a story about who you are (and that allows them a personal...

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Modern Emma Bovary

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 11:30 PM

Lately, we've all become "Emma Bovary." Like Gustave Flaubert's heroine, we crave beauty, wealth, passion, and a ticket into high society that are, for the most part, well above our means. We exhibit Bovarysme through Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, feeding our social circle radiant pictures of lives, in perfect color...

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2014 Unwanted Fashion Items

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 5:31 PM

I was having a fashion moment with my beloved stylists/fashionistas while on a shopping assignment to glamorize the look of a style-challenged TV presenter.

We happened on this gorgeous colored fur coat - not a fashion necessity in Dubai where the temperature hardly drops below 20 degrees during the...

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Lies Lies Lies

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 10:41 AM

I just learned about the "Pheme Project", inspired by Greek mythology, Phema the personification of fame and renown, would pry into the affairs of mortals and Gods, then repeat what she learned. The project is financed by the EU, and will help detect lies spread on the web by analyzing...

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Domesticating Fashion Oddities

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 10:44 AM

Over the years, by succumbing to fashion trends, I've fallen face down into the trap of 'fashion victimhood.' A quick skim through photos taken over the couple of decades, reveal an appalling number of weird or ugly sartorial oddities I've adopted in the name of fashion.

This summer offers...

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Flying With Style

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 3:12 PM

Remember the golden days of flying when women would get all dressed up and carry a surreal vanity case, and men would put on a suit and match it with a leather briefcase?

Traveling was considered a luxury and passengers got dressed for the occasion.

Technology, economy, democracy transformed...

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Sneakers: The New Fashion Must Have

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 12:21 PM

Sneakers have made their way out of the gym and into the world of high fashion. Ever since Karl Lagerfeld dressed his models in sneakers on the catwalk, we see them everywhere.

Finally, a trend, women will be relieved to wear -- an item both stylish and comfortable. No tortured...

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Detox Urge

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 11:28 AM

After a week of total fashion immersion, the "fashion side of my brain", experienced a complete and total shutdown. Khalas! Too much to process!

As much as I LOVE fashion and never, ever complain about my job (even though styling people with big egos on a daily basis can...

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The Irreplaceable Tee-Shirt

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 1:47 PM

I have dozens of them. Loose cuts, tight ones. V neck, round neck, U shape...Long sleeves, short sleeves. Cropped or long. In cotton, jersey, leather, silk. Cannot have enough of them. I slip them under a jacket, a tuxedo, a dress, I sleep in them, go to the gym wearing...

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Mini Bag or Maxi Bag -- That Is the Question?

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2014 | 12:37 PM

The big bag vs small bag debate always raises passionate debates between maximalists and minimalists. I have a friend who swears by her big bags. You'll never catch her lugging anything other than a huge tote that holds her earthly possessions. Even when she occasionally carries an evening bag or...

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These Boots Are Meant for Walking!

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 11:10 AM

We are tied down by enough rules and regulations in life as is. So, when it comes to fashion, I play by my own rules. Trust me, they're fun. You can overrule, reject or simply ignore them but do that at your own risk. See, I'm already breaking my first...

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The Magic of Simplicity

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 12:20 PM

A friend keeps repeating these magic words "simplicity and subtlety." It used to annoy me -- it stung; I took it as a passive aggressive criticism to my style, which that can, I admit, be over the top, sometimes.

The other day I woke up in...

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What Your Style Says About You

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 5:12 PM

I was off to Berlin for a few days of rest and relaxation. While standing in line at the check-in counter of the Dubai Airport, I remembered that my phone needed recharging. All those "can't-live-without" apps have been draining the juice out of my battery. Diving into my suitcase, and...

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The Masculine Attire

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 10:56 AM

Mimi Raad lives in one of the most talked about cities in the Arab world: Dubai. She's a Lebanese image consultant. Her clients vary from TV hosts channels to celebrities in the Arab world to any regular man and woman looking for restyling. Mimi will share with you an insight...

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To 'White Shoes' or Not To...

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 10:26 AM

7:30am - I wake up before the alarm goes off
7:37am - Sip coffee while doing daily mental exercise: What shoes will I wear? My whole outfit is built off of that decision.
7:45am - Turn on TV. Check news presenters' looks on the Al Arabiya screen....

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Autumn Considerations

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 12:34 PM

Mimi Raad lives in one of the most talked about cities in the Arab world: Dubai. She's a Lebanese image consultant. Her clients vary from TV hosts channels to celebrities in the Arab world to any regular man and woman looking for restyling. Mimi will share with you an insight...

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