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Kara Ross in Saudi Arabia

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"The abaya I'm wearing (required for all women) is very special, it's made by my new friend Anoud, a Saudi woman. She is starting her own clothing line—making abayas that are gorgeous and distinctive by keeping the required black but mixing in beautiful colors on the sleeves, trims and linings, as well as changing the necklines and sleeves to be unique and fashionable. I am having her make some for me to wear when I'm back in New York—shorter versions that I'll wear with black pants and cute heels." [WWD]