'I hope to ditch social media one day'

I hope to ditch social media one day

Reema Al Banna, founder and designer of fashion brand Reemami, on island dreams and loving Superman


Janice Rodrigues

Published: Fri 23 Jun 2017, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 23 Jun 2017, 11:28 AM

The number one item on your wish list.
My next collection! Can't wait to have it ready for me to cruise in.

If you could move to any place in the world, what place would that be?
In a cabin on the beach in Bora Bora, Seychelles, or Portugal. If I could somehow blend that with Paris's magical architecture, that would be perfect!

One life lesson you've learnt?
That you have to take life as it comes, with all its twists and turns. It's kind of like a rollercoaster but you can learn to work with it and enjoy it.

If you won a million bucks tomorrow, what would you do with the money?
I'm not sure how much an island costs, but I'd love to buy myself one of those with the first half! I'd build a studio there and also get a horse. The second half would go into building schools or hospitals for the poor in as many countries as possible.

What advice would you give your younger self, if you could?
I'd tell myself to relax a little, ditch the rules and have more fun; everything will be okay in the end.

The most interesting app you've come across - that's not a usual social media suspect.
Not really into apps. I use them as little as I can on a daily basis, and hope to maybe ditch social media completely one day.

Your greatest fear.
To lose a loved one.

If you could trade lives with one person - dead or alive - for an entire day, who would it be and why?
It's too difficult to choose one, but I would trade lives with any one of my favourite fashion designers like Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Elsa Schiaparelli or Dries van Noten. I'd love to experience a day in their lives, when they're in full throttle and designing their next collection with their teams, or on the day of their presentations.

Who's your favourite fictional character of all time - and why?
Superman, because he stands for good and can fly.
- Staff reporter

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