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SemSem celebrates Spring-Summer 2019 in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI — SemSem creative director Abeer Al Otaiba welcomed friends to a presentation and dinner over the weekend at the new Abu Dhabi Edition hotel to fete her spring 2019 collection.
Guests, including her longtime friend Lorraine Schwartz, comedian Tiffany Haddish, Olivia Palermo and her husband model Johannes Huebl, celebrity stylists Law Roach and Eric McNeal and international editors and influencers enjoyed an evening of fashion during the buzzing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.
The collection, inspired by nights out in the jungle, featured palm prints and sparkling leopard prints in a palette ranging from marigold to midnight blue punctuated with pleats and embellished fringe. Otaiba says the idea was to take her client “through an imaginary oasis, an escape from reality.”
That escape included a first look at the very latest Edition hotel, the fifth in the world, during its grand-opening weekend. The presentation was hosted in the hotel’s royal penthouse, followed by dinner on the Alba Terrace by Michelin star Chef Tom Aiken.
It was the first time the Washington, D.C.-based Otaiba, who is the wife of Yousef Al Otaiba, the Emirati Ambassador to the United States, was previewing the collection in Abu Dhabi. The Otaibas come to Abu Dhabi every

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