September 26, 2017

Texture, not tone

Texture is actually where it's at with fall makeup. Unlike summer, when glossy lids, lips and shimmer are favourites of the season, during fall and winter, metallic and holographic textures and looks make a comeback. A lot of metal -- thickly under the eye, bright and deep on the lids, metal texture lips, the works! Think 90's Back-to-the-future vibe. Huda Beauty's Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette or Stila's Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow fit this statement.

I can see your halo

Another trend that makes a strong comeback is the halo look. Halo eyes typically mean a smoky eye with deep shadows accenting the inner and outer corners"...

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September 25, 2017

I'm sure you all know how we feel about Dubai based brands by now. We love them. In fact, we pride ourselves in making it our mission to tell all of our fashion conscious readers which up and coming brands, which established and prize winning brands and which under ground soon to be huge brands you should know about.

So when we came across AAVVA we couldnt help but do a double take. Here was a Dubai based brand that was contemporary, current, easy to wear, stylish, international but also regional and chic. Founded in Dubai in 2011, the brand was envisioned by designing duo Ahmad Ammar and Vincenzo Visciglia. These boys have been hard at work over the last year and the fruits of their labour are making"...

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September 23, 2017

At only 37, Rahul Mishra has ticked many boxes that could make him the next big star of Indian fashion globally. India's first International Woolmark Prize Winner? Check. Showing at the Paris Fashion Week for the past seven seasons? Check. Retailing at some of the world's foremost fashion hotspots such as Paris' Colette, Beirut's Plum and Dubai's S*uce? Check.

In a career spanning 11 years, Rahul Mishra has slowly and steadily carved a niche for himself, on his own terms. The designer, who hails from Malhausi, a small village in Uttar Pradesh, has indeed come a long way from majoring in physics to studying at the prestigious"...

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September 20, 2017

The Arab Fashion Council (AFC), a leading non-profit fashion organization, will this year host its bi-annual Arab Fashion Week (AFW) for the first time at Dubai's City Walk.

Developed by Dubai-based Meraas, City Walk seamlessly combines living, shopping, entertainment, hospitality and wellness options within one unique destination.

The announcement follows the recent signing of a long-term partnership between AFC and Meraas.

The five-day event will take place from November 15-19 and is expected to attract a huge number of visitors and participants"...

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September 20, 2017

Pretty, uber-feminine dresses may appeal to some, but Dubai-based fashion designer Arwa Al Banawi has her finger on the pulse of a slightly edgier trend.

Streetwear is what savvy millennials are into, which, in turn, is persuading even the most highbrow of fashion houses to incorporate urban influences into their casual offering. But these creations are neither dull nor uninspiring; in many cases, they celebrate feminism, making comfortable and easy-to-wear clothing for women to help them feel confident. Al Banawi, backed by Adidas Originals, the casual sportswear division of Adidas, has just revealed a capsule collection that echoes that vision."...

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September 18, 2017

See-through plastic and short skirts were on display at Burberry Saturday as the quintessentially British brand gave itself a youthful injection, while Jonathan Anderson offered women a countryside-inspired 'sanctuary'.

Under the new stewardship of Marco Gobbetti — formerly chief executive of French luxury brand Celine — Burberry Autumn/Winter 2018 collection proved it was possible to expertly combine heritage with a dash of boldness and a hint of fantasy.

The usual audience of celebrities and VIPs — from Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to it-girl"...

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September 17, 2017

As the fashion season has started, many designers from India are stopping over in Dubai and taking part in special pop-up events to give this region a sample of their new collections. One of them is Suneet Varma, an Indian designer known for his love of femininity. His designs conjure a feel of enchantment with his love of crystals, chiffon and corsetry. While there is a delicate deliciousness to his designs, they also make a statement. His latest collection called Enchanted Forest is inspired by the magical and mystical forests of India.

A designer for whom romance is important - both in his work and life - this collection plays to that. Florals, ruffles and fringing are all part of his Fall offering. Suneet's"...

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September 16, 2017

London is stepping into its role as style capital with the opening of Fashion Week.

The extravaganza features five days of catwalk shows - over 80 in all - and presentations along with dozens of parties.

The roster includes established star performers like Burberry, Emporio Armani and Versus by Versace along with upcoming talents fresh from London's design academies - and from the streets.

Caroline Rush, chief of the British Fashion Council, said on Friday the British fashion industry"...

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September 14, 2017

British fare purists, rejoice - the first store solely devoted to M&S has opened in the UAE.

Marks and Spencer (M&S) zealots have been watching empty store spaces across the Marina since April, when the store's inception was first teased.

The hallowed aisles stocked high with M&S-only branded products has long been celebrated by many a British expat. But M&S devotees have up until now had to traipse to one of their department stores and wade through aisles of clothes and cosmetics before finding the small section of shelves stocked with the much-loved"...

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September 14, 2017

This year’s The Maritime Standard Awards will have more than a touch of Bollywood glitz and glamour, as it has been confirmed that actress, model and former Miss Universe, Lara Dutta, will host the event. The Maritime Standard Awards, which recognise excellence and achievement in the shipping, ports and related sectors, take place on Monday 23rd October at the Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, and Lara’s presence is sure to generate considerable global interest in the event, which is now a firm fixture on the maritime industry calendar.

TMS managing director, Trevor Pereira, says, “Lara is"...

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