fashion

April 21, 2018

Sonam Kapoor was in Dubai to celebrate 150 years of IWC Schaffhausen in the capacity of its brand ambassador. 'My grandmother used to have an IWC watch. I don't become a brand ambassador very easily. I am very picky,' said Sonam while talking to us on Wednesday evening, wearing a stunning diamond-studded watch. She spoke to us about her choice of not talking about her impending marriage with Anand Ahuja. When asked if she would make different role choices or product choices after getting married, Sonam replied: 'I don't think a man gets asked a question like this so I will refrain from answering that.' Touche.

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April 19, 2018

Can you imagine some of the most iconic moments in cinema history if the person on screen were dressed differently? Think about Cary Grant in Hitchcock’s North By Northwest as he’s pursued across fields by a plane, while wearing Bermuda shorts and a T-shirt; Sean Connery lighting his cigarette at the baccarat table in the beginning of Dr No, in jeans and a ribbed sweater instead of that beautiful midnight blue tuxedo; Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair clad in a tracksuit and trainers rather than his three-piece Glen check suit, pale blue shirt and dark blue tie. It’s fair to say these scenes would not have had quite the same impact.

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April 19, 2018

Who doesn't like to do a bit of online shopping? And if it's an edit put together by three of India's most style savvy women, and affordable, what's not to love? That's exactly what www.thelabellife.com is - masstige with a high celebrity quotient. It merges commerce, content and celebrity. The Label Life, earlier known as The Label Corp, edit is done entirely by celebrity 'taste-makers' Malaika Arora, Sussanne Khan and Bipasha Basu. They curate signature pieces of home décor, fashion and accessories. The LabelLife.com founder, 40-year-old Preeta Sukhtankar has previously worked at fashion magazines in India before moving to MTV.

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April 18, 2018

A decade ago, being a fashion designer in the UAE meant that you had a knack for jazzing up kaftans and abayas, embellishing eveningwear or creating turban-style head-wraps. Fast forward ten years, and the market is brimming with homegrown fashion brands with radically expanded repertoires. Likewise, in the past, UAE shoppers relied on shopping malls for their fashion fixes, investing in goods that obviously carried the logos of popular international brands. But since social media has taken the region by storm, and pop-ups have taken hold as an alternative retail platform, local consumers have become increasingly experimental. As a result, homegrown fashion brands are flourishing.

“Over"...

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April 17, 2018

The key to a successful, or indeed useful, beauty event of any description lies in the variety on offer. This could be in terms of the brands that display their wares; the experts on hand to talk you through what might work for your skin and hair type, and make-up requirements; and the talks and tutorials you can attend to get first-hand information and experience from those in the know. The first edition of Beauty Pop DXB will offer all of the above when it launches on Thursday at the Dubai Design District.

Organised by Dubai-based beauty boutique Belle Femme, the three-day event will be hosted by former Azzedine Alaïa employee Fajer Fahad,"...

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April 17, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced today that Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Tejada have been elected to its Board of Directors (the “Board”) and that both directors have also joined the Audit Committee, effective as of April 16, 2018. Ms. Hyman is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rent the Runway, Inc. Ms. Tejada is the Chief Executive Officer of PagerDuty, Inc.

“We are very excited to welcome Ms. Hyman and Ms. Tejada to our Board of Directors,” said William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman. “Ms. Hyman brings her very impressive"...

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April 16, 2018

As the curtain comes down on the three-day extravaganza that is the Dolce & Gabbana couture shows in New York, it is difficult to know how to describe such a spectacle. Words such as lavish, beautiful, rich, spectacular and opulent are not sufficient to do it justice. Dolce & Gabbana couture is all of those things, and more. It is a celebration of life, love and the arts.

Months in the planning, the couture shows are a twice-yearly event where designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana give full flight to their imaginations, creating one-of-a-kind pieces of high jewellery (Alta Gioielleria), men’s couture (Alta Sartoria) and"...

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April 16, 2018

Ingie Chalhoub cemented her status as the Middle East’s first lady of luxury in the 1980s, when she helped open the first Chanel boutique in the region. But while those years may have shaped the entrepreneur’s business acumen and irrefutable flair for fashion, her achievements certainly didn’t peak there. Earlier this year, in Paris, Chalhoub and her husband, Patrick, were presented with the prestigious Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur award (the highest civilian merit in France) to commemorate their commitment to promoting French luxury in France and the Middle East.

“I owe all of my luck, my career and"...

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April 16, 2018

After a subdued first quarter, UAE retailers are optimistic that the upcoming festive season would witness a significant rise in jewellery sales. Demand received a boost in December as consumers rushed to make their purchases before a 5 per cent value-added tax (VAT) was imposed on January 1, 2018. 'As expected, the first month of the new year was relatively slow due to the general public getting accustomed to the new VAT regulations,' Anil Dhanak, managing director of Kanz Jewels, said.

However, retailers said that sales gained momentum in February-March and witnessed a modest growth in terms of revenue.

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April 14, 2018

When luxury retail brand Tryano invited us on a hot-air balloon ride with Manish Arora, we jumped at the chance. After all, it is not every day that one gets the chance to hang out with a world-famous fashion designer.

The day arrived, and as we glided peacefully across the desert at dawn, it became apparent that something was amiss. While we had all scrambled aboard as the balloon rose off the sand, one person had not. Arora was missing. It transpired that he had arrived late on a flight from Shanghai – and missed the boat, so to speak.

The trip was a metaphor"...

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