On Friday, Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) kicked off with opening ceremony that saw memorable looks for several stars, however, “A Second Life” (Gadha) star Chema Ben Chaabane wowed on the red carpet with her 150-year-old original traditional outfit.
Designed by Tunisian talented stylist Latifa Haziem, the outfit was inspired by the heritage of Tunisian seaport city Raf Raf, and it was re-introduced in an elegant contemporary form.
Therefore, she decorated such folk design with wide fuchsia belt around the waist to give it more today’s look, in addition, there is deep handmade stitching work by silver chains, yarns like the designs the brides used to wear in weddings.
Moreover, Chaabane assigned the hair work to the Egyptian hairstylist Karim Abu Al Soud who chose a simple, and elegant haircut, which its beauty was enhanced by a simple eye make that was inspired by the colors of the outfit, with using a bold lipstick color taken from fuchsia.
It is worthy to mention that the talented actress is the scriptwriter of “A Second Life” which is participating at the CIFF Horizons of Arab Cinema competition, in addition she participated in acting and film’s production.
“Gadha” will be premiered for the first time internationally at the CIFF which is a significant success for the film’s crew.
Her participation in writing the script and the scenario of the “Gadha” is considered her first experience in long features after making several documentaries, alongside a play.
Chaabane also won the award of Best Rising Actress in “Carthage Days.”