November 23, 2017

One of the best things about being in Dubai is that we're spoiled for choice when it comes to up and coming designers and brands. Dubai fashionistas have managed to hone their skills at spotting which designer is really worth our attention and our money. Talar Nina is proving to be one such designer.

Her self-named brand is all about aesthetic fun - wearable and versatile pieces that feel and look good no matter your style. Despite being worn by mainly women, Talar Nina's jackets have found their way into men's closets as well!

Born in Los Angeles, Talar moved to London to pursue her education in the arts, where she became infatuated with the city's history. After relocating to"...

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November 21, 2017

The term haute joaillerie is firmly entrenched in the lexicon of luxury fashion, and can be defined as a one-off creation that’s handcrafted by the world’s most skilled artisans over several months, and sells for hundreds of thousands of dirhams.

So I was understandably ­nervous about trying my hand at some of the jewellery-­making techniques, at a workshop conducted by L’Ecole, School of Jewellery Arts. The Paris-based institution, which is supported by French maison Van Cleef & Arpels, has set up a travelling workshop and exhibition arena at Hai D3 in Dubai until Saturday, November 25. The session I attended,"...

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November 16, 2017

Having already taken place in Istanbul last year, and in London this May, Modest Fashion Week is coming to Dubai on December 8 and 9, at Burj Park. The event will host hijab-wearing models Halima Aden and Mariah Idrissi, both of whom will be taking to the runway.

A showcase for regional and worldwide modest designers, Modest Fashion Week will feature more than 30 shows and 60 booths, plus workshops, and fashion and art exhibitions. In addition there will be the Emerging Modest Fashion Designer Award, where one upcoming designer will see his or her collection on the runway.


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November 16, 2017

Despite working in different industries, tennis star Sania Mirza and Bollywood director Farah Khan have been close friends for over a decade now. 'We have known each other for 11 years. I am a person who can't dance to save her life and she's one who cannot run or do any sports activity,' said Sania while describing her friendship with Farah.

The duo were in Dubai to inaugurate fashion and lifestyle pop-up The Label Trunk which was created by Sania's sister Anam Mirza with partner and entrepreneur Akbar Rasheed, at Weslodge in JW Marriot Marquis Hotel, on Monday.

Recalling their early days of friendship, Farah said, 'I wanted Sania for a show, but she couldn't come"...

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November 15, 2017

The high-end sport watch brand Officine Panerai will take part at the third edition of the Dubai Watch Week (DWW), which opens on November 16 in Dubai.

Panerai will have its own booth in Exhibition 1 of the event, which takes place at ‘the Gate’ DIFC till November 20.

Visitors will discover a combination of tradition and innovation through a collection of in-house movements featuring a strong aesthetic"...

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November 14, 2017

A unique bridal competition that brought out the best in makeup artists, hair stylists, and designers took place in Dubai this weekend. The UAE Bridal Beauty Championship 2017 was held for the first time at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel on Saturday evening. This competition was targeted at makeup artists, hair stylists, and designers in line with the bridal theme.

The participants were required to put the bridal looks on the models, and judges evaluated their design on a one-on-one basis. The creative artists were given one hour each to create the look. The winners of the show will get featured on a reality show called Fashionably You which"...

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November 13, 2017

The fifth edition of Arab Fashion Week will host 24 runway shows presented by some of the most creative regional and international fashion designers. The five-day event will be held at City Walk, Dubai, from November 15.

Abu Dhabi-born Lebanese designer Saher Dia will kick-start the five-day event on November 15. Known for his elegant style and rich fabrics, Dia is popular for his wedding gowns and bridal couture. Day one will also see collections by: Lebanese designer Aiisha Ramadan, whose handmade and intricately embroidered creations have been worn by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Ariana Grande; and the bespoke abaya and sheyla brand Louzan"...

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November 12, 2017

The Piercing Annex pop-up will be at Warehouse 26 in Dubai Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, from November 9 to 11. Visitors can choose intricate body jewellery from celebrity piercer Maria Tash among other brands. Each piercing costs Dh250, plus the price of the jewellery you select. We speak to the company’s founders Reema Motib and Laima AlEisa about piercing tips, trends, dos and don’ts.

What inspired the decision to launch The Piercing Annex?

Piercings are a huge trend and a form of self-expression. We would always have to wait until we travelled in order"...

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November 9, 2017

Dubai Design Week (DDW) kicks off on November 13 - and ends on the 18th. This is the third chapter of DDW, which has now become the definitive design platform in the region. Dubai is a true city of modern design; from the Burj Khalifa to Dubai Design District (D3), design is part of its DNA. The 2017 DDW will see over 200 activities staged in locations across the city. And you don't have to be a design expert to enjoy this week. Of course, for those in the industry, the talks at Downtown Design and the Global Grad Show will be the highlights. The week has been organised under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, and is"...

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November 8, 2017

Pan Emirates Home Furnishings, a home-grown luxury brand with a unique taste in interiors, has launched its online store and augmented reality-based mobile application for its customers in the UAE.

The move is aimed at providing a better shopping experience and convenience for the customers, said a statement from the company.

Pan Emirates boasts 15 showrooms spread across the GCC with future plans to expand.

The new online shopping shop was opened at Mega store in Al Barsha, behind Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. It will include the whole gamut of specialty products from bedrooms to living room sets and other accessories to outdoor, patio and modern/classic art furnishings, said the"...

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