fashion

April 16, 2019

Growing up in Africa, Marie Hosatte was surrounded by colour. From the lush ­backdrop of nature to the personalities of the people around her, the vibrant hues of the continent shaped Hosatte’s life. And it’s these shades that have acted as the inspiration for her debut fashion collection, By Mary, which launched in Dubai last month.

By Mary has been designed to capture the distinctive style of African women, using traditional wax fabrics and unique patterns to create a playful and bold collection, with a DNA deeply rooted in the continent. “Africa for me is music and colours,” says Hosatte, who is French. “From"...

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April 16, 2019

Money spent on accessories is money earned! By investing smartly in accessories, you can save your money in the long run. Accessories transform your look without you having to buy new clothes all the time. With your existing wardrobe, you can create fresh looks without spending too much. Here are some of my favourite must-haves, which, I believe, every man must possess.

Create your Suit Accessories Box
Keep a few tie pins, lapel pins, bow or neck ties, pocket squares in different patterns or shades and classic cufflinks. These accessories can make your simple classic suit or jacket look new at all times by simply adding different accessories"...

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April 9, 2019

As unbelievable as it sounds, David Bowie died more than three years ago. Just think about that a moment: three years.

If, like me, you are still trying to process that the great man isn’t here anymore, then here is a little bit of good news for you. Vans – the sneaker people – have just brought out a tribute collection entitled Vans x David Bowie.

Described as a commemoration of 'the life and legacy' of Bowie, this is the first offering of a collection that will eventually span the whole of Bowie's extraordinary career. Thankfully, it"...

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April 9, 2019

Arabs should unite and work hand in hand to show the world what they are capable of achieving, according to Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab, who was in Dubai over the weekend to announce his partnership with Dubai-based Emaar Properties.

The designer to the stars announced he will design the Elie Saab tower in residential development Emaar Beachfront in the gated island destination in Dubai Harbour – the new waterfront project being developed between Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah.

The tower, which is set for completion in May 2023, will include 1 to 3-bedroom"...

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April 8, 2019

Designer Hana Tajima has teamed up with Uniqlo to create a modestwear collection featuring headscarves and hijabs.

The new range is part of Uniqlo’s LifeWear concept, and is designed to create functional yet fashionable clothing, made with Uniqlo’s signature lightweight fabrics.

Tajima’s Spring/Summer 19 collection is her seventh with Uniqlo, after first collaborating with the Japanese brand in 2015. The British Japanese designer has now included a range of headscarves in the collection, and has given tips on how best to style them.

The"...

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April 6, 2019

SHARJAH, 5th April 2019 (WAM) - Boosting its status as ​the most popular jewellery show​ in the region, the 46th Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show will successfully conclude tomorrow (Saturday) with a fantastic five-day run at Expo Centre Sharjah.

The 30,000-square-metre show has attracted more than 500 local and international companies and brands representing in excess of 20 countries from around the world.

The spring edition of the largest and long-running event of its kind has witnessed an impressive participation of leading manufacturers, designers and"...

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April 1, 2019

Damas Jewellery has set out on its new brand vision and identity, with the opening of its flagship store at The Dubai Mall.

The opening ceremony was hosted by Hamdi Chatti, Damas Jewellery's chairman, and Asil Attar, Damas Jewellery's CEO, and attended by Ali Ibrahim, deputy director general of the Department of Economic Development, and Ahmed Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) - Dubai Tourism. The launch unveiled the brand's new identity and store concept. Strategically designed using a contemporary palette of refreshing cool mint, lilac and sage with accents of gold, black and white, the 450sqm store"...

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March 31, 2019

We all know that fitness is an important part of our lives - but do we ever stop to think about whether dressing up for it is equally vital? According to fitness enthusiasts - and my own experience points towards this fact - dressing up for a workout can make a huge impact on your overall mood and energy at the gym. Here are some suggestions to help you push and keep your energy levels up.

. Not too baggy: Picking out clothes that are comfy - but at the same time, it's important to wear clothes that are not too loose or ill-fitting. Eventually, you should be able to see the progress your body is making - it's a great incentive to work"...

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March 28, 2019

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has been spotted wearing Dubai-based couture designer Alina Anwar.

The Indian star hand-picked the purple glittering dress to wear while attending the Brands Impact 2019 awards ceremony on March 20.

Alina Anwar Couture is a luxury evening wear collection which is handcrafted in Dubai but uses techniques of contemporary couture with French finishing.

“I use fashion as a way of expressing myself, so I chose a gown that would suit Kareena, not only"...

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March 28, 2019

What do celebrities focus on when dressing up for formal events? People like to shine in their best for important events and express it sartorially during formal events like weddings, corporate dinners and other black- and white-tie events. When they are commended in their line of work, they would also like all facets of their life to reflect the same. Craftsmanship and attention to detail in what one wears is, therefore, a showcase of how they respect their work. Wearing their outfit on the eventful day makes them comfortable in their own skin, whilst showcasing sublimity is an expression of individuality and a way of communicating without speaking a word.

Celebrities"...

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