New online magazine MILLE has gone live under the domain MilleWorld.com. Founded by Sophia Guellaty, previously Editor-in-Chief at Style.com Arabia, the online platform aims to deliver a new approach to tackling the Arab identity through art, travel, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, technology and wellbeing. The new online magazine – which is available in Arabic, English and French – will focus on youth culture in the Arab world and aims to break down tired clichés.
Ahlan! magazine, part of ITP Publishing, has appointed Tala Samman as Fashion and Beauty Correspondent. Tala, who founded popular fashion and lifestyle blog Myfashdiary.com and previously worked as Fashion Editor for style.com/Arabia, will work on a freelance capacity. Her new column for the weekly magazine, available every Thursday, will cover fashion, beauty, health & fitness.
Style.com/Arabia has welcomed Nouriah Al Shatti as a contributor to the Editorial Team. With over three years of experience in fashion journalism, Nouriah joins Style.com/Arabia from Style magazine, where she was Fashion Editorial Manager.
In her new role, Nouriah will be based in Kuwait and contributing to fashion and accessories news, interviews and shopping guides amongst other subjects.
Condé Nast has announced that Style.com will become the home of its new e-commerce business platform. Launching in the UK in Autumn, the concept will replace the website’s news and fashion show reports content. Following the UK launch, the e-commerce website will grow to incorporate the market from the US, with other major countries to follow. How this will affect Style.com/Arabia is yet to be determined.
The new e-commerce platform will operate as a stand-alone business, although it will still come under the ownership of Condé Nast. It will look to connect fashion companies as well as upscale brands from other sectors – such as beauty, travel and technology – to potential buyers, including readers of other Condé Nast print and online publications Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ. The new venture will be headed up by Franck Zayan, who previously worked as Head of e-commerce for Galeries Lafayette.