Mr Ali Mostafa

Fast Facts

  • Jacket: Fitted blazer
  • Shirt: Bogosse
  • Trousers: Polo Ralph Lauren chinos
  • Jeans: Dolce & Gabbana
  • Shoes: Sneakers
  • Bag: Louis Vuitton messenger bag

Biography

Having grown up in the UAE, Mr Mostafa attended the London Film School before setting up his own production company, AFM Films. His short film Under the Sun won Best Emirates Film 2006 and he was awarded Best Emirati Filmmaker by the Dubai International Film Festival in 2007. His first feature film, City of Life, was released in 2009. As well as recently becoming the brand Ambassador for the New Range Rover Evoque, Mr Mostafa is also the Goodwill Ambassador for Visit Britain. He is presently working new feature film A to B. afmfilms.com facebook.com/cityoflifefilm twitter.com/afmfilms

Mr Mostafa's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Nozomi, 14 - 15 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, London. Favourite dish has to be the Chilean sea bass baked on cedar wood. I also recommend the king crab, lobster tempura and the mouthwatering rib-eye Wagyu beef.”

VACATION CHOICE

“I end up in London quite often and really enjoy my time there from business to pleasure. It's a second home for me.”

TOP CITY

“My city would have to be Dubai. I just know it so well and it has absolutely everything to offer. It is home.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“I have had the pleasure of travelling quite a lot and the hotel that I’ve stayed in from the Middle East to the US that I won't forget is the W New York Hotel. The service and design is immaculate. You sometimes feel like you don’t want to go outside.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“For work and travel I mainly use my Louis Vuitton black Taiga Viktor messenger bag.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

“My favourite brand is Alfred Dunhill , and my top designer has to be Tom Ford. Both very classy.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“My sunglasses. I don’t go anywhere without them and I have a pretty large collection to prove my passion.”

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“I married her!”

STYLE ICON

“I guess in terms of respect it would have to be Johnny Depp. The man has a dress sense that screams, “I don’t really care what you think.” You have to respect that. Don’t think I could ever pull off walking the red carpet with shoes that look like they are falling apart, but he pulls it all off damn well. Bravo to him.”

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STYLE TIP

“Make sure whatever you buy fits. Clothes that are too loose or too tight will make you insecure.”

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BEST SHIRT BRAND

“My favourite shirt maker would have to be Bogosse by Haitian designer and good friend Fabrice Tardieu. The attention to detail in the shirts is outstanding. He promised me that every time I wore a Bogosse shirt I would be stopped several times a day. He was right.”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

“Currently my favourite suit has to be Ralph Lauren Purple Label .”

CUT OF TROUSERS

“Would have to be Polo Ralph Lauren Chinos and Reiss’s.”

JEANS BRAND

“I am a straight-cut jeans guy, and my favourite jeans would have to be Dolce & Gabbana .”

The most popular underwear brand amongst the Style Council
The most popular underwear brand amongst the Style Council

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“I am an old-school Calvin Klein Underwear boxer briefs man.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“I love a good fitted blazer.”

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SHOE MAKER

“I have a few favourite shoe styles, from limited-edition sneakers to classic black leather boots.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“L'Oreal FX Studio indestructable hair spray. Style your hair however you like.”

DREAM CAR

“Bugatti Veyron Vincero limited edition, so I can sell it and get a few more cars and bikes that suit me just fine.”

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WATCH BRAND

“Hublot.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“My iPhone has absolutely everything I need.”

BEST BOOK

Moviemakers' Master Class: Private Lessons from the World's Foremost Directors by Laurent Tirard. The only way to get into the minds of geniuses.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Michael Jackson’s double disc History album. You had the best of the best from the classics, and the amazingly produced tracks of now. It was the best of both all rolled into one!”

Brands Favoured by Mr Mostafa