Leila Antakly created Ninu Nina in 2008, when she began interviewing Friends and 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 what inspires emerging creatives from all over the world.. A decade later Ninu Nina still aims to be an online platform of curated content including: interviews with established creatives and personal commentaries.
I do not like the term blog or influencer, i don’t aspire to be either and never have. i just like asking creative people simple questions and sharing their work. I hope to get engagement organically. only because people find the content interesting and worth following.
anyone with a phone can blog and take selfies all day, ALTHOUGH very few people are doing it right. but i’d like to use this platform to share creative inspiration and IMPORTANT causes that mean something to me.
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 in Los Angeles. and later on as a fashion assistant producing photo shoots at Vogue Italia, working with the world's leading photographers, stylists and designers. She THEN partnered with a photographer/visual artist and produced several documentaries in NY and was an associate producer on ‘National lampoon COMEDY( ONE THAT GOT THE WORST RATINGS ON ROTTEN TOMATOES, BUT AN INCREDIBLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE NONETHELESS). She continued on in fashion/event management freelancing with several designers and stylists and holds a Master's Degree in Fashion and Design from Bocconi University in Milan. Most recently she ran model agency, Wilhelmina Dubai but is most proud of her work raising awareness to several charitable projects AND NON PROFITS serving children around the world.
if you’ve read this far THEN YOU MIGHT CARE TO know that she is in love with her handsome lil shihpoo Mr. Coco, who GOES EVERYWHERE WITH HER. SHE is passionate about reducing our plastic consumption, WISHES SHE COULD SPEND HER DAYS WORKING ON OCEAN CONSERVATION AND IS OBSESSED WITH RECYCLING. she is always on the look out for fresh content and inspiring people to interview. Have ideas? Get in Touch.