New promotion at The Qode

The Qode has promoted Moushmi Bhatia to the role of Communications Manager. With a Masters degree in Fashion Communications and PR, Moushmi joined The Qode in 2016 and most recently held the role of Senior Communications Executive. In her new role, she will continue to manage The Qode’s portfolio of luxury fashion and beauty brands, including Philipp Plein, Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, Ermenegildo Zegna and Prismologie. She will also continue to pitch for new business opportunities, develop PR strategies and strengthen her relationship with existing clients and the media.

“Excelling at The Qode has definitely been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career and I’m thrilled to take on this new role,” says Moushmi. “The past year has been very fulfilling, working alongside international brands and so I look forward to more exciting challenges ahead!”

Sara Hamdan launches

Journalist Sara Hamdan has launched, a luxury hotel review site with a section dedicated to packing. Sara has been writing for the New York Times from Dubai since 2010, she has previously worked for publications such as VIVA, Stylist Arabia and Dubai Magazine, she is also currently working on a part-time project with Google. was launched as a result of her passion for escapism and the curated styles featured on the site will be displayed in a way that allows readers to click and buy outfits directly from online stores such as Retailer Bmore Bugatti, that stocks Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli and other designer brands in the region, is currently sponsoring

“I chose to launch this site because travel, fashion and books provide the ultimate escapism for me,” says Sara. “I used to be in charge of the food and travel sections at VIVA and continued to write on these topics at Stylist Arabia and Dubai Magazine. I figured, why not write about topics I love for myself this time?”

Tala Samman joins Ahlan!

Ahlan! magazine, part of ITP Publishing, has appointed Tala Samman as Fashion and Beauty Correspondent. Tala, who founded popular fashion and lifestyle blog and previously worked as Fashion Editor for, will work on a freelance capacity. Her new column for the weekly magazine, available every Thursday, will cover fashion, beauty, health & fitness.