Sheikha Hend Faisal Al Qassemi is Emirati and lives in Sharjah and Doha. An artist, photographer, entrepreneur, and committed philanthropist, she is editor-of-chief of Velvet, a high-end fashion and lifestyle magazine published in Dubai and distributed around the world, which is known for championing up-and-coming talent in the Middle East. She also runs a fashion label, House of Hend, and was chosen as the World Fashion Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Qatar. Having studied Architecture and Design Management at the American University of Sharjah, she is a part-time researcher for the reconstruction of Doha’s Old Town. The Black Book of Arabia is her first book. http://velvet-mag.com/ @LadyVelvet_HFQ
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