October 15, 2019

The red carpet was rolled out in Mumbai last night to celebrate the soon-to-start Mumbai Film Festival, which is now in its 21st year.

So, who wore what? Scroll through the gallery above to see all of the major fashion moments.

Kareena Kapoor and Alia Bhatt repped big international brands, while Deepika Padukone definitely made the biggest fashion statement of the night (naturally). She chose a bold blue and black polka dot gown by Egyptian, Dubai-based designer Marmar Halim.

While some stars"...

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October 15, 2019

For your fix of all things cool, look no further than Sole DXB, the UAE's street wear, art, culture and music festival, which takes place every December in Dubai's D3.

The three-day street extravaganza is set to take place between Thursday, December 5 and Saturday, December 7. Organisers are remaining tight-lipped about headline acts, but last year saw US rapper Nas perform.

This year's festival is set to celebrate all things Jamaica, with a focus on the 'sights and sounds' of the island.


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October 13, 2019

Another week, another world record broken in the UAE. This time, it’s for the world’s most expensive shoe, which was unveiled on Friday onboard a yacht in Dubai Marina.

As part of MIDE (Made in Italy, Designed in Emirates) Fashion Week, Italian designer Antonio Vietri has unveiled his latest creation, The Moon Star Shoes, worth a whopping $19.9 million (Dh73 million).

The current Guiness World Record for the most expensive pair of shoes is $15.5 million dollars.

The shoes are"...

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October 9, 2019

Cross-cultural dialogue between France and the UAE is at the heart of a new collaboration between Abu Dhabi and the Comite Colbert, an association of 84 French luxury houses and 16 cultural institutions founded in 1954.

From Tuesday, November 12 to Thursday, December 14, Comite Colbert will present Flanerie Colbert Abu Dhabi, French Luxury in the 21st Century – a series of initiatives that will explore 21st century French luxury and culture, as well as its growing connections to Emirati culture.

Supported by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi"...

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October 8, 2019

Shiseido Company, Limited (Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section: 4911) (“Shiseido”) today announced that Shiseido Americas Corporation (“Shiseido Americas”), a subsidiary of Shiseido, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DRUNK ELEPHANT™ (“Drunk Elephant”), a leading and fast-growing prestige skincare brand and a recognized expert in developing clean compatible and effective products. The acquisition of Drunk Elephant strengthens Shiseido’s leadership in the global prestige skincare market.

Drunk Elephant was founded in 2012 by Tiffany Masterson as a solutions-oriented, cross-generational"...

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October 7, 2019

Some of the region's most exciting design talent will congregate in Dubai this week.

Arab Fashion Week will host its ninth season from Wednesday, October 9 to Monday, October 14, bringing together couturiers and creatives from across the Middle East to the UAE for a series of shows and presentations.

The sartorial spectacle will this year be held in City Walk at the Arab Fashion Week headquarters, in the 1422 concept store.

This season will welcome designers such as Rami Kadi and Charbel"...

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October 2, 2019

Forever 21 stores in the UAE will remain open despite the chain filing for bankruptcy in the US.

On Sunday the fashion giant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, and announced plans to close most of its international stores across Asia and Europe.

However, Alecia Pulman, a spokeswoman for Forever 21, told The National that the chain’s UAE stores would not be affected.

“Forever 21’s partners in Singapore, UAE, India and"...

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October 2, 2019

Every 15 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.1 That’s why, since 1992, The Estée Lauder Companies has been committed to saving lives - uniting and positively impacting people everywhere in its Breast Cancer Campaign’s mission to create a breast cancer-free world. For 27 years, The Estée Lauder Companies has inspired action, funding the world’s leading research to bring us closer to a cure and bringing a global level of awareness to the disease. It’s #TimeToEndBreastCancer.

The Estée Lauder Companies has been a leader in the global breast cancer movement since Evelyn"...

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October 1, 2019

Dear Curves, an Africa-inspired British plus-size fashion brand, will make its UAE debut on October 9 on Elabelz, an online-shopping platform in Dubai.

Designer Ojoma Idegwu, who began her career as a plus-size model, launched Dear Curves in 2013. It has since found favour with American musician Jazmine Sullivan and Empire actress Gabourey Sidibe, who even wore the label as head of A&R Becky Williams on the drama series.

The brand is known for its contemporary, minimal silhouettes and luxurious fabrics.


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September 29, 2019

Now in its 27th edition, the Jewellery and Watch Show will once again be returning to Abu Dhabi next month on 26-30 October at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

The event is held under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Tolerance.

With hundreds of exciting brands from more than 25 countries, the Jewellery and Watch Show (JWS) will be hosting an array of unique jewellery designers, many of which will be displayed for the first time during the show.


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