Leila Antakly created Ninu Nina in 2008, when she began interviewing creatives with unique style in music, art, fashion and photography.
Like the mtv 80’s slogan “ you hear it first”, her aim was to give readers a first hand look at emerging creatives and talent from all over the world.. A decade later Ninu Nina still aims to be an online platform of curated content including: interviews, features, personal commentaries and some social media reposts.
Leila is half Syrian half Colombian, but a new yorker at heart. She began her career in communications as a film assistant for an hbo production and later on as a fashion assistant producing photo shoots at Vogue Italia, working with the world's leading photographers, stylists and designers. Her experience there was an incredible introduction to the world of fashion but also very “the devil wears prada”, so She partnered with a photographer to do something more rewarding and produced several documentaries addressing current issues including addiction and saving the chelsea hotel in nYC. She was also an associate producer on ‘National lampoon’s pledge this’, ( probably one of the worst rated films on rotten tomatoes) but an incredible learning experience on crisis management. She continued on in fashion/event management freelancing with several designers and holds a Master's Degree in Fashion and Design from Bocconi University in Milan. Most recently she’s been running model agency, Wilhelmina Dubai but is most proud of her work raising awareness to several charitable projects serving children around the world.
if you’ve read this far then you’d also like to know that she is absolutely in love with her handsome little shihpoo Mr. Coco Butt and is always on the look out for fresh content to share. Have ideas? Get in Touch.