A Rose in the Desert

Asma al-Assad is glamorous, young, and very chic—the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies. Her style is not the couture-and-bling dazzle of Middle Eastern power but a deliberate lack of adornment. She’s a rare combination: a thin, long-limbed beauty with a trained analytic mind who dresses with cunning understatement. Paris Match calls her “the element of light in a country full of shadow zones.” She is the first lady of Syria.

This article dissappeared from Vogue’s website quite a long time ago, but you can currently find the whole thing here; it’s well worth a read.

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3 thoughts on “A Rose in the Desert

  1. Great piece this– thanks for sharing. I was wondering (i myself found this out after endless messing around): could you make the picture the ‘featured image’ in your post (it’s in the right-bottom corner of the posting page) rather than an image inside the post, so-to-say? Because then if I share it on the old Book of Faces people see the picture show up, rather than just a link.

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