Saudi Arabia: Image Styling Event for Women in Riyadh

SGEntertainment presents:

Group Image Styling EVENING Session


Sabina Marini, Image Stylist


Sabina has worked with designer labels events such as Sophia Swire London, Joe Tan for Jimmy Choo, Banana Republic, Tashi London, Vogue, In Style Magazine and more…

Join us to learn about:


  • Styles & fashion that are right for your body
  • Colors & trends that work for you
  • Hints & tips to create personal style


To register e-mail: – 056 799 5965

Deadline for reservations is Saturday, Jan 7

Session starts on Monday, Jan 9 2012

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Followed by a delicious 3 courses dinner

175SAR or 200SAR (dinner included)


15 Responses

  1. The invitation above is missing some information. It should read:

    Sabina Marini, Image Stylist
    Abu Mussab Wajdi, Eyebrow Styling Consultant”

  2. The colors of this season are black, black and black, as in last season and the next season.
    Black is elegant, suits everybody and the color alone, in large patches, is guaranteed to set men’s hearts beating and erects their interest.
    The style for this season is loosely draped, the overly sexy narrow cut abayas are out. For the more portly ladies this years fashion is a big improvement.
    Two eyes showing if you are out to flirt and want to go for that sexy look.

    This latest style has a 2 inch split at the bottom off center which allows a partial ankle to show while walking. Please be careful and wear this titillating garment only in safe places.

    For the really adventurous lady of fashion the use of beads and crystals on neckline and sleeves remains à la mode, but will this year again solicit grave displeasure from the ever ogling eyes of the religious police.

  3. Reading the previous comment I didn’t know what to do – to laugh or to cry – so witty and so sadly true. But, on the other hand, if you give the Saudi women the freedom of choice in how to dress I am sure that majority will stick to abayas as it is an important part of the Gulf culture.

  4. No it isn’t. It was forced upon the Saudi women 30/40 years ago. Before that many regions had their own style of dress, and they were dresses, with colorful embroideries, with scarfs, or little hats. Clothes that were suited to work and climate. On old pictures you see most bedouin women in non-black dresses, a piece off cloth draped on their head, and their tresses of hair hanging in front of them.
    Abayas and niqab are not culture, for most parts of Saudi, they are part of an experiment in social engineering.
    The real culture of Saudi Arabia has been wiped out, and history has been rewritten.

  5. Sabina’s target are the *** saudis of royal family that live on oil money !!

    Every human knows how to live and waht she likes and what suits her ,does she need such a thing?
    DO women working in corporates like Microsoft etc go to such events ?

    Mind your language if you don’t want your comments to be edited

  6. i want them to be edite to suit the diplomacy of this blog l

    As you wish

  7. I will take a stab at answering this… I think Saudi woman are “rank conscious” as that is what they can be and can do… they love to have ball gowns with sequins, sparkles and lots of bling. After wearing abayas anytime in public, I don’t really blame them for wanting to shine when they have the chance to do so. Also, when the women are wearing these gowns, it is the time to see and be seen…very important if you are a young woman of marrying age. There are many mom’s and grandmom’s and aunts out looking for brides for male relatives.

    I would purchase gowns at the ‘Princess souk’ before going to the States and then sell the gowns. They were very much in demand since they are unique and in most cases would be cost prohibitive. However at the Princess Souk they can be found for US$10 – 15. Amazing! They can be resold in the States for upwards to $100 – 200 depending on style. Usually these gowns have only been worn once or maybe twice so they are in excellent condition.

    My husband used to think I was nuts for going to the souk to find my ball gowns whenever a special occasion arose. However I could find a gown which was appropriate, fit well and for much much less than if I had gone to any of the boutiques. I never admitted to anyone else that I found my dress at the souk and noone was the wiser.

  8. If I had to walk around in a black bag I would embroider it all over with spangles and beads. Why not? I say go for it girls! Bling up your black bags!!!

  9. Rewritten history is still a history within which several generations of people live, have children and move ahead (to what destination is another question but I would not dare to predict) however strange or alien their life can seem to others. It is very tempting to be judgmental but this way we risk to wipe out present.

  10. This history is not completely rewritten yet, it is still in living memory, the fact that ”Men from Riyad came and forced the women to wear the black abayas”.
    So I would call it deceit and an attempt at rewriting history. And it will never be successful because enough people know it is a lie.
    Rewritten history is only history as it proves the wish to deceive by the ones trying to rewrite history. So it is interesting in that it shows how bad and nasty the ones are who are trying to rewrite history.
    I think it would be a very good idea to wipe out the present Saudi Arabia. It would be good if the present Saudis realized they really used to have culture, and music, and beautiful colored clothes. That women used to walk around quite free, that there was no mahram system like the one they have now, that women wore sensible and beautiful clothes. That men and women worked together and men were able to behave like normal civilized human beings.
    That would be a good thing.
    And remembering the truth versus the lie is important to achieve a civilized Saudi Arabia.

  11. Lucretia, there are many sides to Saudi Arabia and Saudi women. They are raised in a culture of segregation so who are we to judge the reasons for a woman wanting to look her best? And looking her best does not equate to being lazy and shiftless. I know many professional Saudi woman and stay at home Mom’s who are hard workers.

    Also there is no specific amount of words for a post to be acceptable. That is left up to the blog owner — me.

  12. I consider my time in Saudi to have been unique in that I was married and part of a very large extended Saudi family plus I worked in several different Saudi institutions. As a result I gained a lot of exposure to many Saudis in different walks of life and in different places of the Kingdom.

    Most Saudis are very much like any person…wanting to provide the best for their family whether a husband or a wife. The husband wants to work hard outside of the home and provide well. The wife may work inside of the home and takes great pride in her home. More Saudi women are working outside of the home as inflation has taken its toll in Saudi too.

    I have met Saudi businesswomen who could take on and surpass shrewd Western businessmen! These businesswomen know that it takes good hard work in order to be successful and remain successful.

    For those who may be newer to the blog, if you pull up the category ‘interview’ you will discover many interviews I have done over the years with a number of individuals to include many Saudis.

    As an American who did not have any of her own family in the Kingdom and especially when I went through my initial diagnosis and treatment for cancer, I can’t say enough on the love and support I was shown by both Saudi men and women. These same individuals were also fabulous in keeping my own family back in the States up-to-date on my condition.

    Back to blog posts and number of words, blogs are as different as night and day. Some blogs are even simply pictorial blogs while others seem like mini novels! There is no standardization. As a “blog owner” I post either what takes my fancy to write about or sometimes my posts (and length or lack thereof) can be dictated by my health and ability to write.

  13. “…most Saudis support the gender apartheid, Islamic supremacist system or it would not exist.”

    Actually it only takes a minority in the right places for it to exist.

  14. hi Sabina, this is Zeina, i had sent you an email.
    would love to know more about this event- thanks

  15. I couldn’t hold it longer, seriously people its only an event, you either attend it or pass, no need for such language, it only shows ones self problems and grudges, not a pretty image to show it in public!

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