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Next-generation abaya designer Hamda Alkindi shares her experience of the inaugural course at the Grazia Academy, delivered by Instagram expert Briar Prestidge
“I registered for the Fashion Styling for Instagram session - a full-day training course organised by Grazia and the College of Fashion & Design Dubai - to explore new ways of marketing my new modestwear brand Abaiia via Instagram. I initially thought the price was a bit much for such a short session, but it was the most valuable courses I’ve ever attended for so many different reasons.
The course facilitator Briar Prestidge was so professional and managed the day flawlessly, sharing tools and techniques for branding and positioning our businesses, and also teaching tips and tricks for optimising our images which were put to the test in an interactive live practice session. And Grazia Middle East Editor in Chief Alison Tay was present all day giving advice and paying full attention to each participant.
In just one day I learned so much that will be essential when I start my clothing line, but until I launch it officially, I’m going to implement it all on my personal Instagram. If you, or anyone you know, is looking to promote an Instagram account then this course is a must. I’ve since signed up for another Grazia Academy course - How to turn your brand into a business – which I’m confident will meet and exceed my expectations and provide a great launchpad for my business.”