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Ahlya Fateh
Ahlya Fateh

Ahlya Fateh knows all about fashion and publishing. As the former managing editor of Tatler magazine and the managing director of fashion brand, Tata Naka, she has combined a strong creative vision with an understanding of strategy and management. Ahlya lives in London and is a mother of two.

The Home Shopping Network, Iranian style!

I like to shop. There, I’ve said it. I am also pathologically wary of crowds and have a very short attention span outside of work. This means I don’t like fussing about in fancy shops and...

Do you believe in the evil eye?

The other night my husband was greeted by the overwhelming smell of burning chilies as he wandered into the kitchen. He immediately was forced to fling open all the windows and crank up the extractor...

Miss World or bust? A modern woman’s guide to pageantry

I have always been obsessed with beauty pageants; since I was a child the televised Miss World contest seemed to me to be the height of glamour and sophistication. My younger sister and I would be...

Hijab Hegemony – a fashion heads up!

Before I start, I think it is pretty clear from the hyper-glamorised photo that accompanies this column that I do not wear the hijab. If you spent as much on your hair as I do you probably...

Fifty shades of red-faced

I admit it, I am a lover of all things romantic – it is a position that doesn’t fit so well with the hard-earned persona of a Teflon-coated business woman (and that’s just my hair)...

‘Supercar sweep’ rounds off London’s Arab summer

As the “Ramadan Rush” draws to an end in London and the police’s “Operation Cubo” claims its latest supercar victim, the streets of the British capital will no longer...

Too smart to have kids – a modern woman’s dilemma?

Last week we received news from yet another study created to make all women stop in their collective tracks whether shod in comfy Converse or sky-high Louboutins – the higher a woman’s IQ...

Royal arrival - It's a polka dotted dress!

After weeks of waiting (for the international press at least), Baby Cambridge, or to give him his full name Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, was finally delivered into the Lindo Wing at St....