Princess Deena Ali Al-Juhani Abdulaziz
While growing up between California and the Middle East, Deena created a unique style that blended the best of both worlds. Celebrated as the inaugural editor-in-chief of Vogue Arabia and for the groundbreaking clothing shop she opened in Riyadh, Deena has combined her editor’s eye with her passion for retail into an unrivaled perspective of the global fashion scene.
First of all, how are you doing?
I’m doing great, spending time in L.A and it has done wonders for me.
If you could send a DM to your younger self, what would it be?
You shouldn’t worry too much!
Describe your first memorable shoe-buying experience? Where were you, what did you buy, and how did you feel?
Manolo!!! The first time it felt like a complete dream like I was joining the chicest circle on earth.Years later I had the honor of having a part of my shoes collection displayed at the shoe fetish show at F.I.T. It fully came full circle.
How do you feel about being in the first group of women featuring Larroudé?
Honored ❤️ Marina you are one of the nicest and most sincere people with a great heart not to mention with fabulous style. It truly is the least I could do to support her.
What brings you joy lately?
Books!!! Always and forever. I recently read the Doris Duke's biography. I also enjoy great television, watched the Queen’s Gambit and it was absolutely riveting.
What is your secret dream (post-pandemic, of course)?
Well I’ve been taking driving lessons since moving here LOL so my dream is to become a top notch race driver :)