In today´s podcast we have with us Leila Antakly. She is the General Manager of Wilhelmina Dubai, an internationally reputed modelling agency. In the interview, she explains us how she attracts and selects talent and how model agencies work in general. We will speak about what type of models are in demand here, and some model hot topics: as to what happens when the models are too young, or too, too thin. Even we will speak about “embracing the difference” as a marketing tool as we saw recently in NYFW catwalks.
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ABOUT LEILA ANTAKLY
Leila Antakly is from New York City but has lived in Dubai for almost 4 years. She has a master’s degree in Fashion Management from Bocconi University in Milan.
After her undergraduate studies in Communications, she started her career in fashion producing photoshoots for Vogue Italia in New York. She was exposed to the best of the industry and was surrounded by the best fashion photographers, designers, stylists, and models. Leila loves everything that has to do with the visual arts and has produced several films.
Leila is also the blogger behind Ninunina.com. Through her blog -which she started in 2008- she lets her creativity flow and shares everything that she finds interesting in her personal and professional journey.
But accomplishments on the side, Leila is a free and generous spirit. She loves non profit work and has spent a long time supporting NGO’s all over the world. In the podcast, Leila Antakly mentions the work of Aziza´s Place in Cambodia and the Baandek Foundation in Thailand which are very close to her heart and she has been supporting over many years.
Coco, her cute dog, is her greatest companion and she takes him on her many adventures and travels. Including today´s podcast!
ABOUT WILHELMINA DUBAI
Wilhelmina models is one of the most respected talent management agencies in the world. Founded in 1967 by Dutch supermodel Wilhelmina Cooper, the agency has earned its prestigious standing as an industry leader by providing full-spectrum model management.
Wilhelmina Dubai was established in 2012 by Al Tamimi Investments. Thanks to the company ethos, mission and vision, they have raised the standards of the industry in the region. The agency is made up of three divisions; Models, Hostess and Creative.
Wilhelmina Dubai owes their competitiveness to their affiliation with Wilhelmina International. Thanks to this extended network, they are able to provide the highest calibre of professional models and industry experts from all over the world.
ABOUT THE PODCAST
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