Mahtab created IY “intriguers” to brand her community of humble & fascinating people, who arouse curiosity. She believes as a founder she is yet an apprentice herself. Intriguers are a round table of brilliant minded volunteers, who share their wisdoms and perspectives as inspirers, ambassadors and collaborators. From Inspirations to Collaborations and from “Silent Generation” to  “Gen Alpha". Mahtab honors  a borderless multi-cultured dialogue.

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Inspirers

Roshi Rahnama

Los Angeles / Art Curator

In January 2015, Roshi Rahnama founded ADVOCARTSY, a collaborative fine arts platform that addresses and engages with Iranian Contemporary Arts both nationally and internationally. ADVOCARTSY produces diverse art events, projects, and exhibitions with curators of various disciplines and galleries to further community engagement.

Lucien Lagrange

Chicago / Architect

Lucien Lagrange is a French-born inspiring architect, whose designs provide a functional & down to earth touch in the prime of his luxurious feel. His work is always captivating, inspiring, and creating experiences of home, artistry and comfort, while also building value and retaining marketability. Representative properties include the renowned designs of Park Tower, 65 East Goethe, the Waldorf Astoria, and the Ritz Carlton Residences in Chicago and 535 West End and Le Touraine in New York.

Michael Aram

New York / Designer

Michael Aram is an award-winning artist, who has dedicated his career to craft-based design. Michael is highly inspired by his surroundings and often represents objects that have meaning for him, especially those that might otherwise be overlooked in the everyday. Nature is his biggest source & he draws upon his memories from childhood and influences. Aram’s work is infused with a rich storyline, inherent symbolism and deep-rooted meaning. Today, over 200 skilled artisans work alongside Aram at his India workshop, with hundreds more around the world.

Hariri and Hariri 

New York / Architect

Jila is a fashion designer who studied in Iran during challenging political times in expressive fashion designs  and immigrated to LA not so long ago. Her entrepreneurial spirit motivated her to soon create her studio under Jila Atelier in 2012 and  she is known for her unique ideas and modern structured wearable arts. Jila’s interest is in creating her concepts in couture and wedding gowns. Her hard work and creative mindset and warmth reflects on her art and  on her interactions with clients local and International. During Pandemic 2020, she has been one of our selected fas

Shabnam Rezaei

New York / Producer

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Raha Didevar

Los Angeles / Psychotherapist

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Ambassadors

Mahtab Hariri

Chicago / Founder

Not your typical business or artsy trained… with her background in genetics and post doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences, she learned a way to balance creatively and learn through intense life journeys. Through immigrations to Spain and United States and ambitious creative visions and philanthropies, she continuously enjoys spending time with her international inspiring mentors in various fields. Motherhood and elderly care have been her main nurturing and compassionate intriguers and joy to deal with humanity issues starting from home . Her life long passion for international women issues, in particular under-recognized in cultures, arts, music and science is her growing path to pursue through her corporation and foundation.

Rita Garry

Chicago / Attorney

Jila is a fashion designer who studied in Iran during challenging political times in expressive fashion designs  and immigrated to LA not so long ago. Her entrepreneurial spirit motivated her to soon create her studio under Jila Atelier in 2012 and  she is known for her unique ideas and modern structured wearable arts. Jila’s interest is in creating her concepts in couture and wedding gowns. Her hard work and creative mindset and warmth reflects on her art and  on her interactions with clients local and International. During Pandemic 2020, she has been one of our selected fashionista philanthropist by creating her hand painted masks to benefit hospitals and health care workers.

Marit Bohbot 

Chicago / Jewelry Curator

Marit is the Marketing Manager at Buccellati jewelers, who has moved from Sweden to the Caribbean, California and Florida but feels right at home in Chicago. She was early on taught love and respect for nature, her fellow man, history, and other people’s ideas. On her journey she has picked up a head for business, an appreciation for art, the written and spoken word, and a deep respect for philanthropy. Her most treasured time is spent sharing ideas and meeting cultures, watching her two daughters learn, love, interact and exceed every expectation she ever had as they take on the world.

Shadi Hariri

New Jersey / Engineer

Shadi Hariri is a data architect by trade, but a wife, a mother, and most recently a grandmother with her whole heart. Both at work and in her personal life, she is highly motivated and results oriented. Professionally she is passionate about data- understanding and managing it, but at work and at home, her life passion is to be kind and encourage kindness in others. She is a free-spirited individual who enjoys the simple things in life. When music hits her ears you will immediately see her body move to the beat! An avid DIY-er, you will find her outdoors during the spring season in the garden, digging into the dirt for hours on end. Between her personal and professional lives, she juggles exceling in her career and finding time to spend with family and friends. Intrigue Yellow allows her to collaborate with a diverse group of people and explore various cultures and professions.

Mary Beth Malone

Chicago / Broker

A lifelong learner with a diverse resume and an insatiable need to experience and master new opportunities, Mary Beth is a teacher turned public servant, marketer, executive search consultant, real estate developer and sales professional. The thread running through each is a passion for acquiring knowledge, inspiring others to succeed and creating strong teams. Working with middle school children was a joy, creating an environment where they could soar by learning to write, read and think critically. As executive director of an international program for the city of Chicago, she was able to see our city through the eyes of people from around the world and develop meaningful communication and mutually beneficial programs. Managing searches for senior positions in large nonprofit organizations allowed her to work with boards to place accomplished professionals in key positions. Managing a complex real estate/hotel development project brought the opportunity to oversee construction management and design while using her marketing skills to advance the company. Building is the goal, not as much to achieve the best end result (which is great) but to experience the joys of the small and large “wins” and building strong relationships along the way. The hotel defied convention by, with a previously unknown brand, being named the #1 hotel in the country within two years.

 A desire to further understanding as well as mutual respect and appreciation, with an emphasis on women, between eastern and western cultures inspires her involvement in Intrigue Yellow. She celebrates the opportunity to create and support cross-cultural programs.

Kristine Farra

Chicago / Lifestylist

Kristine Farra has been involved in the Real Estate, Lifestyle + Marketing Sector for over 10 years and is known for her unsurpassed knowledge of this dynamic market, offering the most comprehensive as well as ultimate custom marketing programs! Kristine has been featured in many publications, broadcast media and is also top 2% Linkedin profile.  She received her doctorate from Northwestern University, with an international background maintains a global perspective and speaks 3+ languages. Kristine’s extensive involvement in philanthropic boards and committees, many with a strong emphasis on empowerment, lend itself well to supporting and enhancing exposure and support of The Intrigue Yellow Foundation, it’s programs and causes.

Mina Hariri

Jersey City / Apparel Designer & New Mom

Mina Hariri Lombardi is an artsy soul and creative executor.  Her NYU-MBA has added her the skills of working as a seasoned merchandiser and businesswoman , but her recent mom-of- Milo role gradually unfolded other layers of her womanhood. She states that in her generation, “the world of loud femininity was at times misleading and being a soft but powerful woman has been feeling much more important to promote.” She wishes that she can use her magical baton to maintain a career while she is raising a kind, and gentle son. Mina loves to entertain with her husband, travel and design interiors and spaces with her taste for neutral palette. She finds Intrigue Yellow as a platform to interact and learn from other likeminded men and woman and spread a meaningful work across various female lives and cultures.

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Collaborators

Carol  Ysla 

Chicago / Art Designer

Carol Ysla is a lifelong Chicago native with a long career focused in art and design dating back to the early 90s. She began her work with her brother by creating Ysla Design Inc., a highly successful and well-regarded visual merchandising company based in Chicago. With years of experience in commercial design, she expanded her work into professional photography specializing in portrait and event photography. Her work spans decades and has expanded to the greater Chicagoland area, where she opened her own photography studio and fine art gallery. There, she would host numerous art exhibits, shows, and sold her own portraits and drawings. Carol has worked for hundreds of clients throughout her career providing high-quality professional photography and fine art services to people of all backgrounds and professions. Her latest artistic endeavor has been creating and selling her unique drawings. Carol brings over over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience. My discovery of the art of drawing stirred what has turned out to be an ongoing passion, intrigue, challenge and a meditation of mind, with no limitations. The process is incredibly fun and the exhilaration I feel when creating is irreplaceable.
 

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Jila Saberi

lLos Angeles / Fashion Designer

Jila is a fashion designer who studied in Iran during challenging political times in expressive fashion designs  and immigrated to LA not so long ago. Her entrepreneurial spirit motivated her to soon create her studio under Jila Atelier in 2012 and  she is known for her unique ideas and modern structured wearable arts. Jila’s interest is in creating her concepts in couture and wedding gowns. Her hard work and creative mindset and warmth reflects on her art and  on her interactions with clients local and International. During Pandemic 2020, she has been one of our selected fashionista philanthropist by creating her hand painted masks to benefit hospitals and health care workers.

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Fafi Vossoughi 

Chicago / Philanthropist

Fafi is a savvy supporter of many Chicago’s foundations and a true philanthropist in heart. . She is a mother and a loving grandmother, who uses deep roots of her big family and global culture to reflect as her feminine empowerment. She grew up in a diplomat family exposed to many cultures from England, Switzerland, Romania, Poland and Tunisia and later obtained her degree in Modern Languages.  Her diversity comes from her exposures to array of her career from fashion consultant, PR to management.

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Shahnam Sharareh

Chicago / Pharmacist

Shahnam Sharareh, PharmD, ESQ, is an attorney and a pharmacist  in Princeton, New Jersey.   Throughout his professional career, he has worked with numerous young and talented scientists to secure their intellectual property assets and advance their commercial interests in a wide range of technologies.  In 2013, he was named a New Jersey "Rising Star" by SuperLawyers. Shahnam continues to serve at different capacities in a number of foundations and charities to enhance and promote healthcare access to the under served population. On the flip side, he is a loving fun dad, an avid traveler with the love for history, music and art enthusiast, he continues to work on projects that promote understanding, breaking down barriers and building cultural and gender bridges globally that supports humanitarian causes.

Carol  Ysla 

Chicago / Art Designer

Carol Ysla is a lifelong Chicago native with a long career focused in art and design dating back to the early 90s. She began her work with her brother by creating Ysla Design Inc., a highly successful and well-regarded visual merchandising company based in Chicago. With years of experience in commercial design, she expanded her work into professional photography specializing in portrait and event photography. Her work spans decades and has expanded to the greater Chicagoland area, where she opened her own photography studio and fine art gallery. There, she would host numerous art exhibits, shows, and sold her own portraits and drawings. Carol has worked for hundreds of clients throughout her career providing high-quality professional photography and fine art services to people of all backgrounds and professions. Her latest artistic endeavor has been creating and selling her unique drawings. Carol brings over over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience. My discovery of the art of drawing stirred what has turned out to be an ongoing passion, intrigue, challenge and a meditation of mind, with no limitations. The process is incredibly fun and the exhilaration I feel when creating is irreplaceable.
 

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Jila Saberi

Los Angeles / Fashion Designer

Jila is a fashion designer who studied in Iran during challenging political times in expressive fashion designs  and immigrated to LA not so long ago. Her entrepreneurial spirit motivated her to soon create her studio under Jila Atelier in 2012 and  she is known for her unique ideas and modern structured wearable arts. Jila’s interest is in creating her concepts in couture and wedding gowns. Her hard work and creative mindset and warmth reflects on her art and  on her interactions with clients local and International. During Pandemic 2020, she has been one of our selected fashionista philanthropist by creating her hand painted masks to benefit hospitals and health care workers.

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Niaz Parvaresh

Los Angeles / Photographer

Niaz is a professional creative photographer living in lA, who studied Graphic Design in Iran and Commercial Photography in USA. Her innovative and Avant grade style attract many inspiring  & independent artists. She has received her first award in 2014 from College of Canyons and was nominated in 2015. She was also nominated in the 3rd edition of Fine Art Photography Awards in 2017. Her biggest passion is life is photography. Since she was a child, she would use her camera to see things from a different angle very different than what most can see. Color and framing are her strengths and she looks for extraordinary lighting in her subjects. She creates a “statement pieces” in her galleries  and her photography opens  many conversations. Her marbles photography is her very own style that reflects a colorful world in Niaz’s eyes. Her selfie styles photography express abstracts & secretes from the eyes of the viewer as she sees it reflected in others. She has been selected as our philanthropist artist started for our 2020 campaigns. 

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Shadi Zafarpour 

Spain / Art Teacher

What makes Shadi a unique soul is her multicultural and diverse experiences as a female artist and art teacher now living in Madrid ,Spain. Her humbling journey from Iran to USA to Spain and overcoming cultural barriers, appreciating  mentorships  and welcoming inspiring wisdoms make her a selfless artist and a great roleModel for all her students and colleagues. Shadi is one of the selected collaborators in Women of Pandemic 2020 project  in illustrative arts. We love her art and spirit.

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Azadeh Khastoo

Chicago / Photographer

Azadeh Khastoo is a multi-talented artist with a wide range of skills. Her eye for capturing images started in her hometown of Yazd, a city filled with 3000 years history, art, architecture, and people. She was raised in a creative family and her first camera was a gift from her uncle. He could not have known how her first experiences capturing the visual stories with his gift would shape her life forever. At the age 14 Azi and her family moved to Tehran. There, she experienced the energy of a capital and international city. There was constant stimulation and opportunity to see and capture the livelihood of the big city and its people. She was intent on following her passion to be an artist who could portray  the untold stories When Azi was 19 years old, it was time for her to expand her wings and experience the West. She and her family moved to the United States where, with her new found freedom, Azadeh pursued her academic education at the School of the Art Institute, bringing her passion and education together to be her profession.

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Shereen Hariri 

Florida / Chocolatier artist

Being raised in a family where breast cancer was part of their daily conversation ; Shereen is a survivor herself. Her view of dealing with cancer and life maladies is not like any other and she lives to fulfill her dreams with her resilience and self care. Her sense of beauty for home and family and self care and fashion and now business owner at Rocket Fizz Winter Park fun pops and chocolate shop ; she “creates fun” for her clients from young to old elderly. She enjoys serving all in need from nursing homes and hospitals with her creativities and fun packaging , retro and pop chocolate selections .

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Karen Lurie

Switzerland / English Teacher

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Nilou Nouri

California/Aesthete & Officiant

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Elham Taherkhani

England / Pastry Chef

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