The New Managing Editor at CP magazine
Fashion enthusiast, designer, cat-lover and writer, Fatima Hamad Al-Jutaili, is bringing her upbeat personality and unique set of skills to the table as CP magazine’s new Managing Editor. Fatima wears multiple hats around and most of you may already know her as the Founder and Lead Designer of the fashion brand “Du-MishMash”.
Music-wise, she enjoys jazz music and takes design inspirations from places she travels.
As a whole, CP magazine is proud to welcome our new editorial staff member and bring this exclusive interview with her for our readers to know her more.
Hi, please introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Fatima Hamad Al-Jutaili. I’m an entrepreneur, fashion designer/stylist of DU-MISHMASH and I’m in love with everything handmade and vintage. I am also the newly appointed Managing Editor of this beautiful magazine.
Tell us about your education.
I have a bachelors degree in Marketing.
How does it feel to be the Managing Editor of a magazine that has just turned 11 years?
I am very happy to be the Managing Editor of CP magazine, which has a qualitative and wide audience. I am very grateful for this opportunity that CP magazine is giving me. Honestly, I find myself a lot in CP magazine because I have been a great fan of the magazine from a long time and been following it for years.
What are some of the changes that you would like to bring in the publication with your background in fashion and creativity?
since my childhood I am a lover of creativity, art and fashion. As a fashion design student, in photography I think that I always have a different eye that reads differently. I mean, I read and see nature, fashion, landscape and humanity.
I always look at things differently and that’s why CP magazine is the best place to be in because it is the only magazine that reads differently in all these aspects. I see a lot of potential in Middle East and creativity by giving a chance to artist and young designers and will try to expose themselves through the magazine.
What according to you makes CP magazine different from others on the market?
As an entrepreneur I had to struggle at the beginning to expose myself to the media and get people to know what is the story behind my brand. CP magazine gave me the chance to expose myself and did not make it difficult on me, helped me on everything from day one.
CP magazine is not a random magazine. Its aim and priority is to push young artist and help achieve their dreams and goals.
What do you think is the secret of CP’s longevity?
Continuance, passion and hard work.
Do you still believe in print? Why
Of course, I still believe in prints! Prints smell and feel different.
Apart from that they are more detailed and can be carried with me everywhere.
Now, what’s new with your fashion brand Du-MishMash?
The list is very long I’m on a new journey everyday from exploring new things to implementing them.
We are taking the embroidery techniques to another level.
For the previous collection that was inspired by my visits to Italy was a success and hopefully the next collection will be successful too.
How did the pandemic affect your business?
To be honest, the Pandemic has taught me how to be patient and think outside the box by working hard and having a great team we help each other by exploring different and new ideas.
The outcome was slow but it was worth it.
What is your first fashion memory?
Well, I was born in the 80s so I would say anything baggy like oversized denim jackets, pouf dresses and shorts.
What drives you to continue creating new and inspired designs?
The passion I have for fashion. It’s not enough when it comes to designing. I always want to do more.
Your motto in life?
I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect. They are much more interesting.
What are your future plans for your brand?
To open stores all over the world, grow and collaborate with creative designers.
How would you describe your personal style?
Simple t-shirt with and oversized padded shoulder suit and fabulous Manolo Blahnik shoes!
What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like?
I spend the 30 minutes of my day appreciating god’s grace for every moment that have passed by and the ones that will occur. After that I feed my cats, fill my to do list and have the best of the day.
Where do you spend the quiet moments in between meetings, writing, designing, etc.?
As an introvert, I would play jazz music sip my tea in order to better brainstorm.
Your message for the readers of CP Magazine?
Never be afraid to make your first step toward your dreams. Furthermore , I’m excited to start this adventurous journey and cannot wait to share our path of success together.
Photo credits: Hamad AlAinati (@7mdphotography)
Location: Bunka Kuwait (@bunkakw)