Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 28 January 2020

Five minutes with supermodel Shanina Shaik in Abu Dhabi

Australian model Shanina Shaik takes to the catwalk for the Oscar de la Renta show, which closed the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney, Australia, on May 20, 2016.
Australian model Shanina Shaik takes to the catwalk for the Oscar de la Renta show, which closed the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney, Australia, on May 20, 2016.

The Australian supermodel Shanina Shaik traded in her usual designer garb for a black abaya last week in Abu Dhabi, as she posed for pictures at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the appropriate attire.

“I love the stunning architecture especially the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque,” she told the National. “The UAE is a beautiful country with beautiful people.”

Shaik stopped off in the UAE capital before heading to Sydney for New York fashion house Oscar de la Renta’s show, which closed this year’s Australian Fashion Week.

“It was an honour to be asked to open the first Oscar De La Renta,” said the 25-year-old Shaik, whose father is of Saudi Arabian descent. “I love the collection.” Eliza Bolen, stepdaughter of the late de la Renta, was on hand to represent the brand.

As well as getting plenty of rest the night before a big runway show, Shaik says she always makes sure she has a facial treatment before she goes to sleep.

“On show day I make sure I have a big breakfast to keep me energised for the long day ahead.”

artslife@thenational.ae

Updated: May 24, 2016 04:00 AM

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