Elissa the new face of Vogue
After her cooperation with the company Luxottica by doing commercials for Ray Ban sunglasses, Lebanese singer Elissa has become the new face of Vogue sunglasses, which are part of the same company.
Elissa headed off to Milan Italy to film a special ad for Vogue with Italian photographer Carlo Miari Folcerz, who had previously filmed international stars like George Clooney and David Beckham.
The singer stated that Vogue is new international product and she is proud to be the new representative for them in the Middle East and North Africa.
Elissa has requested that production company ‘Rotana’ not air her latest music video for the song "Lao Ta'rafouh" (If You Knew Him), directed by Salim Turk, since it is not up to her standards.
Elissa announced that she will no longer work with directors Salim or Saeed Al Marouq after both men publicly criticized the singer and never apologized.
Elissa said that composer Jan Saliba is also on her ‘black list’ of people she does not wish to cooperate with after he announced that he will work with new comer Melissa, instead of Elissa.
Elissa is currently holding work sessions to prepare for her upcoming album produced by ‘Rotana,’ to be released in the summer of 2007.
‘Rotana’ held a special ceremony honoring Elissa’s award as the ‘number one Arab artist’ at the 2006 World Music Awards. ‘Rotana’ president Salem Al-Hindi attended the event, covered extensively by the Lebanese media. The celebration was for her great achievement, said Al-Hindi.
Elissa said that she was honored to receive the award for a second time and dedicated it to Lebanon and its people, who suffered greatly in recent months, while giving her acceptance speech at the event in London.
“Bastanak” received the highest sales throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, reaching as high as 350 thousand albums.