Who’s That Girl: Hadia Ghaleb
Written by Sarah White Who’s that girl? Good question. Hadia Ghaleb is one of the influencers’ at the forefront of our region’s fashion, style and social media industry, not only as one of the youngest but
Written by Sarah White
Who’s that girl? Good question. Hadia Ghaleb is one of the influencers’ at the forefront of our region’s fashion, style and social media industry, not only as one of the youngest but with international accolades under her designer belt.
Egypt’s style chameleon, Hadia Ghaleb, has not only grown up but blossomed within the industry; so much so, she calls Dubai her home base now. CEO of her company GPH (Ghaleb Production House) Hadia is a real-life testament of passion for fashion, and a really sharp eye for savvy style.
Who influences you?
My father is my biggest influencer and inspiration. He has always conditioned me to have work ethics, be successful and work hard.
I also consider Chiara Ferragni as one of my biggest influences, because she was able to turn all her fame and social media following into a lucrative business.
What do you consider as your breakthrough moment within social media?
This is a very difficult question to answer. I have so many. But if I have to choose one it would be the day I got my Instagram verified. Who knew a normal girl who loved to dress up and take pictures with her phone would turn into a celebrity because of it.
As an influencer and a role model to many followers, how do you implement entrepreneurship, motivation and encouragement?
I always post about my company, always try to show my followers that I lead by example. I always document the work we do and explain that it doesn’t come easy and that yes I do travel and have fun but I also work hard for those privileges.
How would you describe your signature style?
The fact I don’t have a signature style, is my actual signature! My style is that it’s super diverse- one day I’m girly, one day I’m tomboyish, another I’m preppy, and another I’m boho!
Which regional designer do you think has made the biggest impact on the market?
Elie Saab, his designs have put us on the fashion map and his empire keeps on growing. I’m proud that he’s an Arab designer.
Who is your most favourite Global designer and why?
I don’t have a favourite global designer, too many!
In your opinion what do you consider as your most successful marketing project?
Our campaigns for e-commerce websites are always a hit because we are able to measure the direct impact of sales and it’s huge! Also, our Rayban campaign that is now featured on the global website as the banner.
How do you see the influencers market developing?
The influencers market by time will become like any other demand/supply commodity with clear guidelines. The influencers number will increase and so will the need for them by brands.
As CEO of GPH, and a style/fashion influencer, how do you balance these role elements?
It’s very hectic and consuming. I’m always plugged to my phone and can hardly take any time off. To balance these two roles, I always have to remind myself of what’s actually important: my family, being true to myself and being grateful to god. That’s how I keep my sanity.
What are GPH’s upcoming campaigns or projects?
Some super-exciting stuff that requires some exotic travelling!
You can find Hadia Ghaleb on Instagram @hadiaghaleb Facebook @hadiaghalebofficial and GPH on Instagram @gph_