Age cannot wither Brazilian seniors in beauty contest

Friday, 11 May 2018

Brazilian Rosalia Pereira had two reasons to celebrate Thursday: her miraculously rekindled true love 40 years to the day after their first date and being crowned Sao Paulo’s senior beauty queen.“Today is even more special because of this,” the 62-year-old said after winning the beauty contest, which aims to give the elderly a bit of fun just before Brazilian Mother’s Day on Sunday.“To participate, to have the courage to participate, is proof that the elderly today ...

Hosted on QE2 cruise ship, Arab Fashion Week eschews the abaya with resort-couture

Thursday, 10 May 2018

As the abaya witnesses a global resurgence, the sixth edition of Arab Fashion Week opened Wednesday with fallen angels, Rococo corsets, cupcake headbands and nary a kaftan in sight.Billed as an official fashion week alongside the famed Paris, Milan and London shows, the Arab edition of fashion week is the sole event dedicated entirely to ready-couture and pre-collections.Hosted on the Queen Elizabeth II cruise ship, the show, which prides itself on its Arab name, opened with angel-inspired and ...

Wintour, Clooneys open a heavenly Met Gala in New York

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Vogue's Anna Wintour has kicked off the star-studded and heaven-looking Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wintour, who co-chairs the annual event, arrived at Monday night's event in a beaded off-white Chanel gown and a cross necklace alongside her daughter, Bee Shaffer. George Clooney and his wife, Amal, were close behind. She says she's looking forward to everyone having a good time at the event. The gala is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, ...

Meet the Saudi princess who leads fashion drive

Friday, 27 April 2018

A young Saudi Arabian princess inspired by her time living in Tokyo is the new face of fashion in the kingdom, where reforms are making headlines. Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud, the great-granddaughter of Saudi Arabia's founder, was named honorary president of the Arab Fashion Council in December. The royal, who turns 30 on Sunday, this month oversaw her country's first Arab Fashion Week, headlined by Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli. With a shayla headscarf draped over her hair, the ...

Turkish fashion industry begins to flourish, opens up to transgender community

Friday, 20 April 2018

For decades, Turkey has been able to establish itself in the fashion industry and has become a major global force. For many years, Western fashion designers such have focused on the east to inspire and design their clothes in an attempt to achieve a challenging balance in their products by offering high quality at affordable prices. Turkey, which has a population of nearly 80 million, is a major focus for these brands as well. But one major twist in the Turkish fashion market is that ...

Pakistani groom takes opulence to new level, wears gold shoes, tie at his wedding

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

A groom in the Pakistani city of Lahore took opulence during marriage to an entirely new level when he wore accessories made in gold alongside his wedding outfit.In South Asian countries gold jewelry is usually used for weddings as accessories for dressing up the brides on their wedding day, but Hafiz Salman Shahid chose to wear gold, worth Rs 2.5 million, literally from head to toe.According to a report in, the groom Salman appeared in the reception in an outfit costing ...

Rihanna announces Fenty Beauty launch in Saudi Arabia this month

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Rihanna’s coveted makeup line is now launching in Saudi Arabia, the singer announced on social media this week. Last year 2017, Fenty Beauty became available in several countries across the Middle East and will now be available in Saudi Arabia from April 19. Fenty Beauty is expected to be a major hit in the kingdom; the brand made $72 million in just a month after its September release. The Saudi cosmetics market, worth $4.7 billion as of 2015, is projected to grow to $8.53 billion by ...

French brand features face of Egyptian actor as theme for their collection

Monday, 19 March 2018

A french brand has featured a character played by Egyptian actor Mohammad Ramadan as its theme for their new collection. 'Artfully' unveiled jackets with pictures showing the face of Refaie el-Desouki, a role Ramadan played in his series “Al-Ostora,” aka ‘The Legend.’ It quickly emerged as one of the most watched TV series in Ramadan 2016. Al-Ostora's popularity became a social phenomenon with many young people imitating the look of El-Desouki. Ramadan tweeted some of ...

Who will get the nod to design Meghan Markle’s dress for UK royal wedding?

Thursday, 15 March 2018

For the fashion world, when American actress Meghan Markle joins the British royal family in less than two months’ time when she marries Prince Harry, there is only one issue that matters - who will design her wedding gown?British newspapers have been rife with rumors that she has chosen the dress and already attended her first fitting, although royal officials are keeping such details a tightly guarded secret.“We have not put out a statement, nor commented on the wedding ...

Givenchy, tower of French fashion and tailor to the stars, dies at 91

Monday, 12 March 2018

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, an aristocrat who founded the house of Givenchy in the 1950s, becoming famous for dressing the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Grace Kelly, has died at the age of 91, the Givenchy label said on Monday.A commanding presence in fashion from the moment he presented his first collection in Paris at the age of 24, Givenchy became synonymous with elegance and an insouciant glamor. He designed the black dress Audrey Hepburn wore in “Breakfast at ...

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