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 ...

Louis Moinet creates watch inspired by Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Monday, 26 February 2018

Swiss watch manufacturer, Louis Moinet, unveiled a timepiece watch inspired by the UAE’s founding President Sheikh Zayed’s mosque.This comes in celebrations of Sheikh Zayed’s hundredth year since he was born. The timepiece took three years to manufacture, and showcases a miniature painting of the late president’s Grand Mosque on the mother of pearl dial, according to Watch Time Middle East.The watch comes at a price tag of over $200,000 (almost eight million AED), and is ...

VIDEO: Pakistani men assert their right to be groomed as male beauty booms

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Nails are buffed, blackheads scrubbed and coffee sipped to the sound of clipping scissors inside the “Men’s” salon in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, where a growing number of male patrons are set on revamping their style.Deeply conservative Pakistan has strict notions of masculinity where men are often expected to be austere and flamboyant styling is to be avoided.But savvy entrepreneurs in urban centres have latched on to a new metrosexual trend: male beauty salons.While ...

Hundreds of blushing brides flock to Saudi bridal show

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Hundreds of brides-to-be flocked over the past two days to the first ever bridal exhibition and fashion show to be organized in Jeddah.Princess Mudi Bint Nasir Bin Abdulaziz inaugurated the 19th Saudi International Weddings Exhibition at Jeddah Hilton Thursday evening."Saudi women are becoming an essential partner in the development process particularly following many decisions that met women’s aspirations to enhance their skills and empower them to be productive, achieve their dreams ...

Queen Elizabeth makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week. The Queen watched a show by young British designer Richard Quinn, whom she presented with the inaugural “Elizabeth II Fashion Award,” which will be presented annually to a new talent in the sector. Dressed in a duck-egg blue dress and jacket, the sovereign appeared to be occasionally taken aback Quinn&rsquo ...

Whopping $1 billion a year spent on cosmetic surgery, procedures in the Gulf

Sunday, 18 February 2018

A recent study has found that close to 4 billion UAE dirhams a year (more than $1 billion) has been spent on cosmetic surgeries and procedures in Gulf countries, of which about one billion dirhams is spent in the UAE alone. The study is set to be discussed at the International Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery conference in Dubai at the end of February. It will be attended by 250 plastic surgeons from 23 Arab, European and Asian countries and the United States. Sixty percent of the cosmetic ...

WATCH: Ugly Models, an agency of extraordinary ‘characters’

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Long necks, large chins, flapping ears, crooked noses: welcome to Ugly Models, a London modelling agency of a different stripe, where imperfections are celebrated. Fashion Week opens in the British capital Friday, and among the legions of models strutting down the catwalk, several will come from Ugly. They make eye-catching additions to the perfectly honed or androgynous models that typically feature at fashion's annual showcase in London. "It's celebrating diversity really and it's ...

Patek Philippe wristwatch from King Farouk’s collection to be auctioned in Dubai

Saturday, 17 February 2018

King Farouk of Egypt had a fascination for collecting watches, which was well-known around the world, and which he had inherited from his father King Fuad. A wristwatch worn by the late king will be up for bidding at the Christie's Watches and Wristwatches Dubai auction on March 19, according to a report in Khaleej Times, quoting Remy Julia, head of watches for Christie's Middle East, India, and Africa. The pre-sale estimate for the vintage watch is between $400,000 and $800,000. King ...

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