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Currently Trending is Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s brand new podcast about all things fashion. Join us each week as we discuss the hottest topics from the Middle East and beyond – from breaking into the fashion industry to the latest trends, we’ve got it covered.

Our editors are joined by special guests from the industry to lend their expert opinion, so if you’ve got a topic that you’d like us to cover, let us know.

Join in the conversation on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
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Palazzo Versace's Q's Bar and Lounge is notable for its roster of bands-in-residence, and this summer belongs to the phenomenal Brenna Whitaker.  Upon falling in love with the US singer's explosive voice, BAZAAR sat down with Brenna Whitaker to learn more about the woman who has worked with David Foster and Gladys Knight to talk music, motherhood and the Middle East.    We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia. 
In town to celebrate the launch (and treat BAZAAR to a private viewing) of the world’s largest round yellow diamond in the world, the Mouawad Dragon, we sat down with Pascal Mouawad during his trip to Dubai to talk about the exceptional launch and Pascal details the magnificent history behind the brand.  If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the Bazaar's girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
The CEO of fine jewellery brand Piaget, Chabi Nouri, delves into the storied relationship between the maison and the Middle East,  on why it's so important to have a diverse working culture and managing the work/life balance as a mother of two. If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
Hot on the heels of Earth Day, which saw people around the world turn their attention to the planet, BAZAAR chats to one of the sustainability industry’s leader to talk all things green. Mariska Nell works as an artist, creating quirky pieces out of trash. She also offers her expertise to those just starting out on their sustainability journey, helping people learn how to cut down on their waste, use less plastic and make better choices for the planet.   If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
Whilst in Dubai to celebrate the launch of her campaign with plus size clothing brand 11 Honre, Bazaar sat down with model Candice Huffine and designer Dima Ayad to chat body positivity, size inclusivity and shaping the future of the fashion  industry If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
A few months ago Bazaar's social media manager, Elizabeth sat down with the king of sequins, Michael Halpern, and fashion and buying director Natalie Kingham to chat breaking into the industry, how this dynamic duo became a match made in fashion wonderland and the future of e-comm. If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
From Milli (along with Leonardo DiCaprio) championing sustainability, to Elizabeth's new found obsession with Desert Island Discs, Bazaar's #CurrentlyTrending duo sit down for a cuppa and a catch-up. If you want to be on the podcast get in touch with the girls via Instagram: Milli @millimidwood or Elizabeth @elizabethjaynekelly as we always want to hear from you. As promised, link below to Desert Island discs: https://itunes.apple.com/vn/podcast/desert-island-discs/id342735925?mt=2  We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
We're back! After a rather long break where we caught our breath and binge watched Netflix, season 2 of Currently Trending is finally here.  Today, Milli (deputy digital editor) and Elizabeth (content and social media manager), are joined by the wonderful creative visionary Rhea Jacobs to discuss social media pressures, the effect it has on our mental health and what we are doing to stay sane (que unfollow the Kardashians.) We love to hear your thoughts so get in touch and email us on hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com or, tweet us your comments @bazaararabia.
Following on with our conversation on the ever trending topic of Influencers, this week, Elodie Le Bihan, a PR manager from a global luxury brand and two of the region’s most well-known influencers, Deema Al Sadi and Maram Zbaeda join Mohammed Sultan and Bazaar's Elizabeth Kelly in the studio, to discover how the ladies became social media personalities, the responsibilities content creators have to their followers and why this social media stardom has created a lot of animosity in the industry. We would love to hear your thoughts on the influencer phenomenon? Contact us via Instagram (@harpersbazaararabia)or by the email below. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
Is the influencer bubble about to burst? This week we continue our conversation on the trending topic of influencers led by Bazaar columnist, Mohammed Sultan Al Habtoor and TV producer Diala Makki. Due to the overwhelming feedback, we received from episode 1 we invited Mohammad Ali Abdulla and Aida Al Busaidy from Dubai Tourism to dissect who, why and how they use influencers for the benefit of Dubai’s economy. Do you think the use of influencers has reached saturation point? We would love to hear your thoughts, contact us via Instagram (@harpersbazaararabia) or by the email below. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
Are influencers negatively affecting the media industry and the world we live in today? This week Bazaar's deputy digital editor, Milli Midwood, was joined in the studio with TV producer and fashion journalist Diala Makki and style arbiter and Bazaar columnist, Mohammed Sultan Al Habtoor, to discuss how influencers are shaping the social climate. We want to hear your thoughts on this podcast, contact us via Instagram or by the email below. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
This week Bazaar's social media and content manager, Elizabeth Kelly, sat down with the founder of Desert Mannequin and creative consultant, Anum Bashir, and Marc Jacobs Beauty ambassador and content creator, Rhea Jacobs, to relive all the wonderful moments from London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
This week Harper's Bazaar Interiors editor-in-chief, Rebecca-Anne-Proctor, discusses this year's hotly anticipated Harper's Bazaar Interiors Awards with last year's 'Winner of Best Emerging Designer' award, Sneha Divias, and Bazaar's features writer, Ayesha Shaikh, and provide you with everything you need to know from how to nominate to why the awards are important in the region. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
This week Bazaar's deputy digital editor, Milli Midwood, is joined in the studio with stylist and creative director of Aces of Space, Samantha Francis, and fashion and lifestyle blogger Kat Lebrasse to talk all things New York Fashion Week and tackle the ever-growing body inclusivity topic. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
This week Bazaar's deputy digital editor, Milli Midwood, is joined in the studio with the founders of Dubai's leading all-female training program Beyond Human Amazons, James Agus and Michael Sole, on finding fitness motivation, the importance of just moving and staying active. Don't forget to listen to our previous episode as the fitness duo de-bunked food and fitness myths. For a two-week free trial visit, bit.ly/BHAmazons Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
This week Bazaar's deputy digital editor, Milli Midwood, is joined in the studio with the founders of Dubai's leading all-female training program Beyond Human Amazons, James Agus and Michael Sole, to de-bunk food and fitness myths and how to navigate through all the diet noise. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
This week Bazaar's deputy editor, Emily Baxter-Priest, talks to Emirati fashion designer Shatha Essa about inspirational women as a driving force for change, cultural identity and the evolution of the Emirates. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com. Make sure you subscribe to our weekly podcast so you don't miss an episode.
This week Bazaar's, Milli Midwood, is joined in the studio with celebrity stylist and business mentor, Kelly Lundberg, and founder of e-boutique Little Wren, Aisha Alkhaja, to discuss women in business, building a brand in the Middle East and inspiring the next generation of budding entrepreneurs. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
On this week's episode of HBA Currently Trending, Bazaar’s assistant digital editor, Milli Midwood, is joined in the studio with Beirut-based fashion blogger Rita Dahdah Fawaz to discuss trans-seasonal dressing, the biggest trends for AW18 and which investment piece everyone needs in their wardrobe. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com.
This week Bazaar’s content manager, Elizabeth Kelly, is back in the studio with the founder of the groundbreaking Facebook group ‘Surviving Hijab’ and the first Hijabi woman to be featured in an international Nike campaign, Manal Rostom. We talk creating a global force for good, breaking down barriers and how a simple email to Nike unexpectedly changed Manal’s life. Join in the conversation by using our hashtag #HBACurrentlyTrending, you can also tweet us your comments @bazaararabia or email us your comments, questions or topic ideas to hbacurrentlytrending@itp.com
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