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Location: Nathan & Cynthia Sager home, Mulholland Drive.
Luxury Lifestyle Consultant
Born in France of Algerian descent, Samia Arslane always knew she wanted to be in fashion (that, and perform as a back-up dancer for Janet Jackson). She got her start attending fashion shows in Paris with her mother, who challenged her to be her best self in everything she endeavored. This philosophy has helped shape the woman she is today.
Samia first moved to California to study graphic design at American InterContinental University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Visual Communication. In 2005, she joined a team that would launch Genlux magazine, a luxury publication dedicated to the world of high fashion and the people who inspire it. She initially served as its fashion editor, but soon took on the role of Editor in Chief. Genlux has since become one of Southern California’s leading print publications. Samia’s unique depth of experience lends itself to expertise in brand consulting, product launch, and placement. Now in her tenth year as editor, she is known in Los Angeles as a true tastemaker, key influencer, brand specialist and one of LA’s most fashionable women.
Samia is also a consummate jetsetter, traveling to Europe several times a year to attend Fashion Week and couture shows, where she finds perpetual inspiration. When it comes to her personal collection of clothing and accessories, she favors storied labels – think Chanel, Alaïa, Ralph & Russo, Alexandre Vauthier. But if you look in her closet you’ll also find Helmut Lang, Rick Owens, Balmain and Alexander Wang, among new and emerging designers. “I like clothes that embrace a woman’s curves, that fit and feel right without trying too hard,” she says. “Those pieces will last forever.”
She also draws inspiration from a long list of strong, talented and forward-thinking people, especially the pioneering women of the world like Coco Chanel, Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Mother Theresa, Malala Yousafzai – but the one she admires most is her mother. Fatima has always been her source of inspiration, energy and love.
As a philanthropist, Samia has dedicated her time and resources to improving the lives of children in the foster care system as a volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), Los Angeles.
“I’m on this Earth to inspire people, to help them achieve their goals and dreams to the best of my ability. Create the life you want now.”
– Samia Arslane
Elisabeth WeinstockFashion Designer, Boutique Owner
There are people who love and follow the trends, and there are visionaries. Samia is the latter. Since the day I opened my store, she has not only been supportive, she recently joined forces with me to co-create the “spiritual bag,” as we call it, launching in the very near future. I would have to say that one of her most alluring traits (aside from her obvious beauty) is her fearlessness to take on any project, no matter its size, coupled with her ability to spot talent and the newest and ‘hottest’ item, person, company or place before it hits big!
Michel PerrinCEO – Chairman
When we moved to Beverly Hills from Paris some years back, Samia was a wonderful person to meet, as we were launching our line of Perrin Paris luxury bags and opening our first store in the US. She right away understood what we were trying to accomplish with our brand and actively supported us in Genlux through various editorials. Having been educated in France, Samia has an amazing sense of style, and as an extremely well traveled polyglot, she can adapt to any situation or culture. She would be a terrific asset to anyone trying to figure out their brand positioning and market positioning.
Michelle Wendell Founder & CEO, CLD PR
Samia has always been a go-to expert whom I reach out to for anything related to the media or networking realms. She’s always so responsive and a wealth of information. I value her opinion, expertise and point of view immensely.
Michelle Steinberg Founder & CEO, dOMAIN Integrated PR
Samia Arslane is a testament to fashion, design and style, with a deep knowledge of luxury lifestyle. She is a consummate professional who always delivers results. Eloquent and informative, she is always a pleasure to hear speak. As a panelist or one-to-one, there is always something to learn from Ms. Arslane.
Kim KesslerPR Director, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Samia Arslane is one of the most fashionable, well-traveled, sophisticated, and elegant people I know. I have been fortunate to travel with her to Brazil, Uruguay, Sydney, and New York Fashion Week, and I always learn something new while traveling the globe with her.
Cecilia MorenoPublisher of GENLUX Magazine
Samia is charming, fashionable, and definitely “in-the-know” when it comes to trends, travel, and taste!
Leo ZenCelebrity Ballet Yogi
When I see Samia Arslane, I see stunning beauty, fashion and style, glorious love and purest soul. An extraordinary human being, her kindness, intelligence, and compassion shine through her flawless smiles. Samia Arslane, indeed, is a goddess
Evie JeangLawyer, Managing Partner, Ideal Legal Group, Inc.
Samia Arslane exemplifies what it means to be a strong and accomplished woman. In the years that I have had the pleasure of knowing her, she has been the epitome of strength, courage, wisdom, beauty, and heart. Her impeccable style and warm nature are only part of her charm. Samia’s sincerity, expertise, and commitment make her a tremendous asset to any endeavor she undertakes.
Barbara De Oliveira PintoTV foreign correspondent, Producer
I can summarize class, intelligence and charisma in one word: Samia!