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Sheikha Hend Faisal Al Qassemi A multi-faceted Emirati, Editor in Chief of Velvet Magazine AE
She is a successful entrepreneur as well as committed philanthropist and devoted mother. Sheikha Hend is the quintessential Renaissance woman – blessed with a wide range of talents and skills
By: Gaetano Adinolfi
Driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Sheikha Hend would set up various businesses that reflected her interests, among them a fashion house that showcased exquisitely designed abayas, which combined luxurious functionality and style. Her designs have since been showcased in various fashion shows throughout the UAE, gaining her an instant and loyal following among fashionable and very discriminating local women.
In 2010, she launched her signature boutique where in addition to retailing her designs, Hend also hosts monthly fashion shows for fashion designers from the region to promote their creativity in UAE.
For a brief period, Sheikha Hend was involved in managing multi-billion dollar projects in Qatar and the UAE. And although she has proven herself quite adept in this field, her passion was still in the arts and related endeavors.
Her latest passion is Velvet, a monthly lifestyle publication that provides a distinct medium for showcasing the rich diversity of the region, as expressed in culture, arts, and fashion.
Although preoccupied with her various business and personal interests, Sheikha Hend has never lost her passion for painting, occasionally producing artworks and participating in art shows Qatar and Dubai. All the proceeds from her art are then channeled to support various charities in many parts of the world – a personal advocacy where she finds such deep affinity and fulfillment.
Unmindful of her accomplishments, Sheikha Hend continues her quest for creative expression and meaningful contribution to humanity.
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Page Updated Last on: Mar 23, 2013