What’s going on: Given the number of stylish iftar and sohour pics I stumbled upon this Ramadan, I expected to see plenty of beautiful Eid al-fitr photos of elegant kaftans and abayas galore. Yet there were barely any posts on Eid! Whether it’s because a huge number of the celebs I follow are actually Christian; celebs like to keep these holiday photos private; or they just don’t celebrate the holiday, I’m not sure. But again, considering that most Americans only loosely consider themselves Christians and yet all seem to celebrate Christmas, I’m kind of surprised. In any case, feast your eyes on Eid day styles; more traditional styles; and the Haram police are watching you! street style and red carpet looks.
Lebanese Model/singer Myriam Klink pre-performance at the Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo, Egypt If you mess with Myriam she’ll send her boobs after you. Seriously, this is what all those men who got arrested in Cairo on Eid for sexual harassment were probably dreaming about all Ramadan: Myriam is literally walking sex on a stick. Ana baheb the Tinkerbell dress.
Lebanese singer Myriam Fares performing at Why Beach in the Sahel Marina in Northern Egypt
The more talented and less, er, well-endowed Myriam Fares also satisfied every guys Ramadan fantasies (as if they can have sex anyways) in this supercool mod 60s bohemian jumpsuit. This is fashion having fun and she’s glowing.
Emirati TV presenter Maitha EbrahimNothing says Eid better than a candy-colored kaftan, henna and…sky-high pumps? Not only does Maitha look uncomfortable in those heels, they don’t match her outfit at all. Leave thr sexiness to the Myriams et co., Maitha.
Singer Dina Hayek
Dina’s snarky look, quite the contrast from her angelic dress/kaftan, is in reference to the other ladies’ inability to dress appropriately yet still glamorously for Eid. Well, this isn’t perfect-it’s a bit bridal-but the hair-do is lovely.
Lebanese/Egyptian singer Haifa Wehbe performing in
The stage may have been on fire, but Haifa looks cool as an ice rink in her platinum gown. The hideous nude illusion netting on the side really adds to the whole ice skater theme and detracts from an otherwise pretty dress.
Egyptian singer Carmen Soliman in Egypt
Feast your eyes on Carmen’s Eid gown, which is actually pretty dull but at the same time a relief; here in the USA we generally don’t vamp it up for Christmas, à la Haifa and the Myriams. Carmen also posted a selfie of herself in hijab with her mother, which makes her look indistinguishable from your average Egyptian girl:
Kaftans and abayas have the ability to resemble an old lady’s muumuu, and Dunia’s one here runs that dangerously fine line. I think the color and print is very interesting, although she should donate those shoes in a fit of Eid charity to the nearest old-ladies’ home.
Lebanese singer Nicole Sabaa performing in
Since like 99% of the Lebanese music industry is Christian, their Muslim fans got treated to somevery provocative Eid concerts, and Nicole’s was no exception. She basically hacked away half her dress–and leggings–and called it a day.
Lebanese singer Najwa Karam pre-performance at the Hilton Beirut in LebanonOlé! Najwa kept it classy compared to her counterparts, but she is seconds from turning into an orange. Or a wax flamenco dancer.
Sarah Dundarawy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Singer Salma Rachid
Singer Jihane with her family in Morocco
Ugh. (Horrible) style runs in Jihane’s family. Or maybe their house was hopefully robbed and these were the only kaftans the bazaar had left, because each of these is a disaster. It’s sadly probably the former, though, because they all look happy.
Egyptian actress Mai Ezzeldin
Mai EzzeldinAgain with the teeny-bopper clothes! I’m pretty sure my sister wore something exactly mike this when we were 16; Mai looks like she time-traveled here from 2005 when Miss Sixty was actually kind of cool.
Moroccan singer Houda Saad in Los Angeles, USA usually the Moroccans are on par with their kaftans (see below) yet here is Houda in another elegantly hideous muumuu paired with severely hideous shoes. Did they wear all their good clothes before Eid??
Drop dead glamorous and royal. Bow down to Queen Dunia. I hope she donated this to some young lady for Eid and made her fzshion dreams come true, because this is wayyy too pretty to sit in a closet and never ve worn again.
Lebanese fashion designer Paola Elsitt at Paris Couture Week in Paris, France
Haifa Wehbe with designer Valentino Garavani at the Valentino show in Rome, Italy
Emirati singer Ahlam performing
Egyptian Fashion guru Hadia Ghaleb in Egypt
Inception, deception, reception: whatever this is, I am utterly amazed Hadia found jelly platforms to match her flower crown perfectly. This is so fascinatingly retro, mixing numerous decades: 60s crown; 50s bathing suit and shades; 80s clutch and 90s jellies. Hadia, you are a bonafied style icon!
Lebanese singer/dancer Maya Nehme in Lebanon
About those abs! Crop tops and mini skirts were made for Maya; who could possily focus on the sunset? This is so girly but yet sexy, she looks like she could be Myriam Klink’s more innocent younger sister.
Lebanese singer Rola Saad in Beirut, Lebanon Is this a romper, dress or shorts-and-top combo? Are those gold bands wrapping around those wonky sleeves? Is she wearing flats or heels? I shouldn’t have this many questions about your outfit, Rola, but I might add that the color looks great on you, as do those sunglasses.
Lebanese singer Nicole Sabaa
Nicole is giving us Resting BitchfaceSupermodel Barbie on her way to an Arabian Palace realness. I want my hair to look like that; it’s almost perfectly Stepford wife-ish. I also want to look that statuesque and modelesque in an endless drapey gown.
Egyptian singer Lara Scandar in Cannes Unlike Nicole, Lara is serving up Basic Bitch Gets Her Hands on a Ballgown realness. The gown is lovely despite theindiscernable print, but her lack of makeup, sad hair and apathetic expression turn me off.
Haifa Wehbe at the Valentino dinner in Rome, Italy the only magical thing about this look is that she found a lipstick yo match her dress. She’s worn similar dresses before, and everyone and their Mother has those studded pumps. And what about that random camouflage clutch? Who convinced MJk that she should tote such a hideous thing around?
Lebanese singer Maya Diab performingMaya proves she hasn’t forgotten her youth as a member of the Four Cats pop group with this trippy lion-print dress. Lest she be taken as immature, Maya shows that she also embraces aging by dying her hair…. Grey.
Sara El Hani at an interview in Beirut, Lebanon Why celebs think they have to dress sexy for a TV interview is kind of beyond me. I really like Sara’s dress and she looks great, but those tacky Louboutins need to be retired, ASAP.
Lebanese reality TV stars Alice, Farah and Nadine Abdel Aziz at a sohour dinner in EmbSherif, Lebanon
Their red-carpet style has improved, and their tans have deepened. Farah’s stilletos are as random as Haifa Wehbe’s camo clutch, and Alice’s dress is way too overworked, but they get gold stars for upping the ante.
Annabella Hillali (right) and her sister Marinella attending the Wael Kfoury concert in Beirut, LebanonMy first thought upon seeing this was: that’s what you wear to a concert?! On further reflection, however, it is a rather unique, if quirky, top and skirt.
Myriam Klink rehearsing in Cairo, Egypt
Lebanese singer Mai Selim pre-performance This picture of Mai could have been taken in Beirut. It also quite possibly could have been taken when Mai was abducted by a bunch of Southern Belle pageant queens during a trip to the USA. Your call.
If your Ramadan series was auchc a success, Dorra, one would thinknyou would be able to afford an iron. This dress isnsadly wrinkled, but I find it’s traditional influences unique, and the shape is not what one usually sees on the red carpet either.
Maryam Hussein in MoroccoMaryam, are you smirking because you secretly fast-forwarded all the clocks so that iftar can be broken sooner? You shouldn’t be such a fatty or else you won’t be able to fit into your dresses, like this oddly gothic, conservative number. You’ll have to hand over that pretty mini-crown, too, for lying.
Hadia Ghaleb in Egypt
John Travolta wants his Saturday Night Fever pantsuit back, Hadia! Please return his call, because I don’t think anyone can pull it off but him. I would, however, gaurd that clock purse with your life, because it is quite groovy.
Nadine and Farah Abdel Aziz
These two hardly look like they’d be out of place in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, in the 90s. A Biggie Smalls crop top? Really? I didn’t realize his raps about f*cking, drug fealibg and killing resonated with Lebanese socialites.