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The Art of Couture

  • RED CARPET | Arab Designers Spice Up Venice Film Festival
    JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA –  Stars across the world have turned to Arab designers for their red carpet appearance at the ongoing Venice Film Festival. From Romanian actress and model Madalina Dina Ghenea to Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, the international film industry’s leading ladies have been showing off a number of glittering ensembles from regional designers … Read more
  • Fashion | Rihanna’s Harper’s Bazaar China Cover sparks questions of cultural appropriation
    In one photo, Rihanna gazes down, a dainty Chinese fan in one hand and a bright red sash around her waist. In another, she poses in front of a traditional folding screen, the golden ornaments in her hair reminiscent of the royal fashions of ancient China. These photos, posted by Harper’s Bazaar China on Tuesday, … Read more
  • ART| A Rare Tiara Designed For A Romanov Coronation Goes On Display
    The cornet is part of the seven piece Devonshire Parure, an 88-gem masterpiece you can now see for yourself at Sotheby’s What do you wear to the crowning of an Emperator? In 1856, the Countess of Granville didn’t need to think too much about it. She was to accompany her husband’s uncle, the 6th Duke … Read more

The Fashion Avenue

  • FASHION AVENUE| Raf Simons Joins Prada As Co-Creative Director
    This will be the first time in Prada’s 107-year history that a designer from outside the family has been appointed as Creative Director. Belgian designer Raf Simons is confirmed to take on the role of Co-Creative Director at Prada, effective April 1st, 2020. The acclaimed designer will be working alongside Prada’s current Creative Director, Miuccia … Read more
  • FASHION AVENUE | Giorgio Armani’s Choice Of Language Sparks Controversy
    Giorgio Armani castigated designers who encourage women into wearing inappropriate clothes. Giorgio Armani had a bone to pick on Friday after his Emporio Armani show. ‘I am tired of hearing about trends. They are nothing. I want to improve the woman who lives now. There’s all this musing about the past as a trend, but … Read more
  • FASHION AVENUE| Prada Delays Japan Show Amid Coronavirus Concerns
    MILAN | ITALY  – – Italian luxury fashion house Prada has postponed its resort show that was set to take place on May 21 in Japan, amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) reported. ‘This decision was made as a precautionary measure as well as an act of responsibility and respect for … Read more


The Gossip, The Glitz and The Glamour


Beauty Memo

  • BEAUTY | Botox Rival Jeuveau Reports Early Sales
    Evolus Inc on Monday reported revenue of 2.3 million from early sales of its newly launched rival to Allergen Plc’s Botox, ahead of its own epectations. Jeuveau, a neurotoxin drug to treat forehead wrinkles, was launched on May 15 and competes with Botox, which has grown to dominate the medical esthetics market since it was … Read more
  • BEAUTY | Francois Nars And Naomi Campbell On Working Together And The Latest Collection From Nars
    It’s hard to believe that Naomi Campbell’s first beauty campaign was only announced last year. At 48-years-old, the original super was chosen by Francois Nars who shot the images himself, to front the Spring 2019 Collection. Arriving in the Middle East alongside the brand’s iconic Orgasm Collection which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, the pair … Read more
  • Beauty Notes | Is Your Skin Stressed Out?
    What effects does stress have on the skin? And what can you do to combat it? Newby Hands explains how to boost your skin’s feel-good factor all year round. There are many reasons why summer skin should not look good (salt water, sun, chlorine) but invariably it does. In part, it’s down to us using … Read more

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