Venessa Anthony

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Local designer wear goes international

 Envoy showroom opens in Dubai By Venessa Anthony Envoy London, one of Sri Lanka’s leading international brands and the premier brand of Hameedia, which is synonymous with style and quality, has officially expanded into the Middle East with the recent…

Jetwing recognised for creating opportunities for women

Receives PATA Gold Award for Second Careers initiative By Venessa Anthony Jetwing Hotels won the Gold Award for its innovative women’s empowerment and inclusive recruitment project titled Second Careers, at the recently concluded Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards…

‘Aarya by Indi’ is ready for the runway

Couturier Indi Yapa’s spring-summer 2023 collection to be showcased on 18 November By Venessa Anthony Leading couturier Indi Yapa Abeywardena is all set to take over the runway in style, bringing together a celebration of fashion, design, diversity, history, and…

Nailing it with the NailSpa

By Venessa Anthony There’s just something about having your nails done that makes you feel powerful. A set of long, painted nails can go a long way in making any outfit look sophisticated, and can easily elevate a casual look.…

Sustainable clothes of culture by Hauteside

Hauteside takes women back to their roots By Venessa Anthony Hauteside Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mahdiya Farook was always driven by passion. Her dream of starting a label that was meant to help women feel the most comfortable…

Christell Luxury Wellness unveils latest skincare range

By Venessa Anthony Skincare isn’t just targeted towards the skin; it also plays a crucial role in influencing our overall health and wellbeing. With this in mind, Christell recently launched its latest skincare range, combining the natural healing properties of…

J’pura Uni’s Carbon Neutral Project recognised

 First in South Asia to receive ISO 14064-1:2018 certification By Venessa Anthony Global warming and its consequences are now widely understood phenomena with much evidence and research highlighting the global impact of rising temperatures. Sri Lanka, as an island nation,…

Shafraz makes a comeback with music that speaks for itself

‘Train Song’ artist joins forces with ADK on soon-to-be-released track ‘Ragude’ By Venessa Anthony Sheer passion and dedication towards the arts have brought musician and singer Shafraz back into the limelight. Ragude Currently, he is working on his new project…

Twelve years of conserving the loris

Jetwing’s longest-running conservation project By Venessa Anthony One of Sri Lanka’s most acclaimed wildlife research and conservation programmes – the Loris Conservation Project at Jetwing Vil Uyana – celebrated 12 years last week. An iconic experience offered at the boutique…

Alex-T, Halishan, and Aimee on their track ‘Electrify Me’

The trio tells us all about their new track releasing on 11 November By Venessa Anthony With the situation in the country returning to a semblance of normalcy, artists and musicians have taken the opportunity to release new music. DJs…