Amalie Beljafla was born on the 11 of May 1991, born to an Emarati father and Norwegian mother. Amalie was raised in Dubai and studied in London. She is trilingual in Arabic, Norwegian and English.
The most inspirational person in Amalie’s life has and will always be her mother, Dr Sofie Skogen, who has inspired her to reach beyond all boundaries that most people place on themselves.
Cultural differences have played a major part in her artwork, which also encompasses her ideas of life along with her spirituality.
After graduating from Dubai International Academy with an I.B diploma, Amalie moved to London to pursue her degree at London's prestigious art university, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in 2009. Having completed a foundation degree in Art and Design, she continued her BA in Graphic Design, finishing with an honours degree in June 2013. In June 2015 she graduated with a masters in Communication and Design also from the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.
She has collaborated with various artists as well as fashion designers, and in 2012 ventured out to start her own fashion house, Trésors Sauvages, www.tresorssauvages.com. Her latest venture The Artisans will encompass all future fashion collections.
In 2014 Amalie published her first book called ' For You ' www.amaliesbook.com, with Hay house and Balboa Press to implement positive thinking for children and adults alike, and to serve as a reminder to everyone of all you can be, proceeds from this book goes towards charity.
Amalie says '' When you work with your heart in the right place and with love, integrity and honesty, nothing can go wrong, you can by grace divinely, God willingly create anything you want in your life no matter how big it is, all is possible”.
"We need to forget what we think we are, so that we can really become what we are." Paulo Coelho