Alexandria Gouveia joins Vogue Arabia

Vogue Arabia has appointed Alexandria Gouveia to the role of Managing Editor. With over 13 years of experience in print and digital media across the UK and UAE, Alexandria previously worked with Emirates Woman, part of Motivate Publishing and most recently with Stylist Arabia, part of APP Media Group. In her new role, she will join Vogue Arabia’s editorial team and work across the magazine’s editorial content as well as help build the brand in the region.

“I’m extremely excited about the prospect of working on the most famous brand in the world, alongside a team that contains some of the most talented journalists and stylists in the Middle East,” says Alexandria.

New appointment at Bauer Works

Bauer Works, part of Bauer Media has appointed Michaela Williams to the role of Digital Content Creator. Michaela previously joined Bauer Media Australia in 2010 and later moved to Dubai, where she worked in-house as Acting Editor at ITP Media Group’s publication, Stylist Arabia and then with Bauer Works as a freelance contributor. She currently works as a freelance Beauty Writer for GN Publishing’s titles, Citizen K Arabia and Friday. In her new role, she will rejoin Bauer Works team part-time and work on as well as on its multi-media and content channels. She will also provide coverage on the best things to see, do, taste and buy in Dubai with a focus on as-it-happens content.

“After previously working in-house for Bauer Media Australia and then freelancing for the media group from Dubai, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to rejoin Bauer Works and to work with the dynamic DTCM team,” says Michaela. “I’ll be spending three days a week covering the best things to see, do, taste and buy in Dubai, with a focus on as-it-happens content dedicated to this extraordinary city.”

Changes at ITP Media Group

Stylist Arabia and OK! Middle East are set to close down. Falling under the umbrella of ITP Media Group, women’s lifestyle magazine Stylist Arabia will discontinue production with its July/August 2017 edition being its final issue. In addition, celebrity lifestyle magazine, OK! Middle East will also follow suit with its last volume to be published at the end of this month. The two lifestyle magazines will also discontinue all digital operations on their mobile applications following the closures.

Stylist Social Media Awards 2017 nominees revealed

Women’s monthly magazine, Stylist Arabia in collaboration with the Apparel Group has revealed the nominees for this year’s Stylist Social Media Awards. The shortlisted candidates have been pre-selected by a panel of judges based on writing, personality, consistency of style, frequency of posts and high level of engagement across nine different categories this year. The awards will see nominees from various fields such as fashion, beauty, food, wellbeing, fitness, travel, lifestyle and vlogging with an aim to recognise the best digital innovators and influencers for 2017 across the UAE. The deadline for voting will be on April 24 followed by the award ceremony, which will be held on May 3, at the Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. In addition to the winners from the candidates shortlisted, the judges will choose an influencer to receive a special recognition award at the ceremony.

To view the shortlisted candidates and vote, head to

Stylist Arabia welcomes new Editor

Stylist Arabia, part of Arab Publishing Partners (APP), has appointed Alexandria Gouveia to the role of Editor. With over ten years of experience in print and digital media, in her new role she will oversee all editorial content, interviews and features for the monthly publication.

Shelly Mistry joins The Media Network

The Media Network has appointed Shelly Mistry to the role of Editorial Assistant. Having previously assisted on a number of lifestyle publications including Citizen K Arabia and Citizen K Homme Arabia, part of Gulf News Publishing and a number of APP Media Group titles including The Rake Middle East, Revolution Middle East, Condé Nast Traveller Middle East, Stylist Arabia and the Hello! group, she will now assist with all editorial including news and features for the B2B media platform. Shelly will also manage client relations with The Media Network’s Premium Members as well as help manage the website and social media content.

“Having previously worked in publishing, I have always looked to The Media Network for daily updates and happenings within the industry,” says Shelly. “I am delighted to join the region’s first media-exclusive communication platform and look forward to developing my career with the wonderful team.”

Stylist Arabia to go monthly

Stylist Arabia, part of APP Media Group, is set to become a monthly glossy title as of August 1, 2016. Previously a weekly publication, the magazine will continue to be aimed at a target audience of intelligent, sophisticated and style-conscious readers, by maintaining a focus on inspirational female figures, culture, careers, food and travel. Kerry McDermott will remain Editor and Stylist Arabia will be available, for free, at the beginning of every month from five star hotels, airline business class lounges, spas, salons and universities.

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?”

Stylist Social Media Awards UAE winners announced

The first ever Stylist Social Media Awards UAE, presented by The Apparel Group, took place last night at the Palazzo Versace Dubai. Curated by Stylist Arabia, part of APP Media Group, the Awards recognised digital innovators in fields of fashion, beauty, food, vlogging and travel and the winners were chosen by a public vote. The event was hosted by Kuwaiti social media star and make-up artist Fouz Alfahad and notable winners included Joelle Mardinian, who won Beauty Social Media Star of the Year as well as Most Inspirational Social Media Star; Taim Al Falasi, who won Travel Social Media Star of the Year and Vlogger of the year and Natalia Shustova who won Fashion Social Media Star of the year. Nominees for awards included Aiisha Ramadan, My Custard Pie, Mona Kattan and The Mothership.
“This is the first time that the UAE’s social influencers are being properly recognised, with the winners chosen by over 11,000 members of the public who voted for their favourite social media stars,” says Sue Holt, Executive Director, APP Media Group. “The growth of social media influencers has been phenomenal across the world and these awards honour the individuals making the biggest waves in a range of sectors.”

Anna Castan Tomas joins APP Publishing

APP Publishing has welcomed Anna Castan Tomas to the role of Fashion Editor for the APP Group. Previously Fashion and Beauty Editor for Ahlan! Arabia, part of ITP Publishing Group, as well as a Fashion Stylist, Anna has over eight years of experience in fashion and journalism. In her new role, she will be editing and contributing to a number of APP titles, including; Stylist Arabia,The Rake and Hello! Magazine.