CAN YOU PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE INFLUENTE COMMUNITY?
My name is Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, I'm the founder of Fashion Days Trade Show.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOUR PLATFORM? WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVATION?
Fashion Days is a platform for every creative to display and sell their creations, what motivates me is my hunger for supporting entrepreneurs.
WHEN THE ADVENTURE START? WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO FOLLOW THIS CAREER PATH?
It started when I felt that we in the UAE needed trade shows that support the participants by giving them spaces for reasonable prices and each space is equipped with all the display tools needed so the participant doesn't have to worry about that part of the participation and instead they concentrate on just selling their products.
TELL US ABOUT AN ACCOLADE OF YOU’VE ACHIEVED THAT YOU MOST PROUD OF?
I am proud of all the awards I have received so far for being an artist, fashion designer, and entrepreneur and all the TV interviews and articles that have been written about me.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL ROLE MODELS YOU LOOK UP TO FOR INSPIRATION?
I look up to my aunt who raised me to be bold and not afraid to speak honestly, my husband who has been holding my hand and supporting my decisions for the past 12 years
MOST ICONIC PIECE IN YOUR CLOSET?
My abayas and evening gowns.
PERSONAL BEAUTY HACK?
I know its a bad habit but sometimes I sleep with my eye make up on so the next day I have smokey eyes.
DAY TO DAY LIFE ESSENTIAL?
My facial alcohol wipes, day and night moisturizer, eye serum, SPF BB Cream.
Phil Collins, another day in paradise
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED?
Detach yourself from your work when its rejected or not wanted and don't take it personally.
White mocha with extra caramel from Starbucks.
COULD YOU TELL US WHAT « INFLUENTIAL WOMAN » MEANS FOR YOU?
An influential woman is a woman who creates change, controls the elements not get swept or controlled by them, An influential woman is a woman who positively influences progress through actions and thought, impacting others, improving life on a local scale as well as on a global scale.
Fashion Days Trade Show From May 1st to May 4th, 2018 The Dome, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, UAE.