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Traditional, classic moments at Bridal Fashion Week

Posted by on 27/04/2017
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Traditional, classic moments at Bridal Fashion Week

Traditional, classic moments at Bridal Fashion Week

For some designers, Bridal Fashion Week meant a turn to modern yet classic dresses with plenty of options in sleeves, necklines and silhouettes. Some highlights: Monique lhuillier She had it all in stretch satin that hugged the body and full tulle skirts with ruffles and folds that fluttered down her runway in a rehearsal room […]

India’s Srishti Kaur wins Miss Teen Universe pageant

Posted by on 26/04/2017
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India’s Srishti Kaur wins  Miss Teen Universe pageant

India’s Srishti Kaur wins Miss Teen Universe pageant

Srishti Kaur from India on Tuesday was crowned Miss Teen Universe 2017, beating out 25 other contestants from around the world in the annual beauty pageant. Samantha Pierre from Canada and Ary Trava from Mexico were the runners-up in the event held at the Ruben Dario National Theater in Nicaragua’s capital Managua. Kaur also won […]

Islamic romance novels set hearts aflutter in Bangladesh

Posted by on 26/04/2017
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Islamic romance novels set hearts aflutter in Bangladesh

Islamic romance novels set hearts aflutter in Bangladesh

Kasem bin Abubakar was told nobody would buy his chaste romance novels about devout young Muslims finding love within the strict moral confines of Bangladeshi society.  And yet his tales of lovers whispering sweet nothings between calls to prayer sold millions in the 1980s and proved a huge hit among young girls from Bangladesh’s rural, […]

Fatima Ismael: Winner of 2017 Most Creative Designer

Posted by on 19/04/2017
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Fatima Ismael: Winner of 2017 Most Creative Designer

Fatima Ismael: Winner of 2017 Most Creative Designer

The Kuwaiti designer Fatima Ismael and winner of 2017 Most Creative Designer is considered to be one of the most influential designers in the world of fashion. Her original and distinctive creations and her outstanding participation in Lebanon Fashion Week and in Cannes Film Festivals prompted Mc Awards International to invite her to Lebanon to […]

Montaha Al-Ajeel superior in her new collection

Posted by on 18/04/2017
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Montaha Al-Ajeel superior in her new collection

Montaha Al-Ajeel superior in her new collection

Features of modern fashion dominated Montaha Al-Ajeel’s Ramadan jellabiya collection with aesthetic and artistic cuts executed with special designs, superb craftsmanship and luxurious fabrics that bestow a special glamor on the wearer, making her appear more slender through the choice of lively and classy colors. Montaha’s creations combine traditional and modern designs, with her collection […]

‘Moonlight’ creative art shines at Jaber Al-Ali School

Posted by on 16/04/2017
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‘Moonlight’ creative art shines at Jaber Al-Ali School

‘Moonlight’ creative art shines at Jaber Al-Ali School

Amidst the nerve-wracking tension ruling the world today, the endless flow of news stories about wars, terrorism, killing, displacement and proxy wars tearing the region apart, and the prevalence of the culture of hate and blame, it was an absolutely mind-soothing experience to find a spot for enjoying tranquillity and peace of mind and appreciate […]

Posh on a budget: Victoria Beckham teams up with Target

Posted by on 11/04/2017
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Posh on a budget: Victoria Beckham teams up with Target

Posh on a budget: Victoria Beckham teams up with Target

The Victoria Beckham clothing range for Target is flying off the shelves, the latest high-fashion, high-street collaboration seeking to widen market appeal-even if not everyone is impressed. From Missoni for Target to Versace for H&M and Kate Moss for Topshop, designers on both sides of the Atlantic have for years promoted limited-edition collections at affordable […]

‘Pink Star’ diamond fetches record $71.2 million in Hong Kong

Posted by on 04/04/2017
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‘Pink Star’ diamond fetches record $71.2 million in Hong Kong

‘Pink Star’ diamond fetches record $71.2 million in Hong Kong

A giant diamond named the “Pink Star” broke the world record for a gemstone sold at auction when it fetched $71.2 million in Hong Kong yesterday. The 59.60-carat “Pink Star” is the largest in its class ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America.  “Sotheby’s Hong Kong is very proud to have this record,” its […]

Gilt-y pleasure: Italian artisan crafts 24-carat gold shoes

Posted by on 28/03/2017
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Gilt-y pleasure: Italian artisan crafts 24-carat gold shoes

Gilt-y pleasure: Italian artisan crafts 24-carat gold shoes

Filthy rich and already boast enough glass slippers to win a dozen princes? Italian shoemaker Antonio Vietri has the thing for you: 24-carat gold shoes. Vietri, from Turin in northern Italy, hopes to attract shoppers from wealthy Gulf countries with his blue or black suede moccasins with stitched gold-plated uppers. “These are the first shoes […]

Innovative fabrics bark up Tokyo fashion tree

Posted by on 26/03/2017
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Innovative fabrics bark up Tokyo fashion tree

Innovative fabrics bark up Tokyo fashion tree

Wood fashioned into lace and sculpted into evening dresses: the Hanae Mori Manuscrit label led the way this Tokyo Fashion Week in showing the world the original craftmanship that helps set Japan apart from the crowd. Dresses of persimmon wood lace paired with soft falling black fabric were the star of the show at designer […]

Putting Tokyo fashion week on the map

Posted by on 23/03/2017
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Putting Tokyo fashion week on the map

Putting Tokyo fashion week on the map

For years headquartered in dull but convenient shopping malls, Tokyo Fashion Week has always been a poor cousin to the artistry of Paris or the commercial dynamism of New York. But this season a growing number of designers are branching out in search of new pastures, consciously or sub-consciously taking tips from the more seasoned […]

Art for art’s sake: Calls for Hong Kong to get more creative

Posted by on 21/03/2017
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Art for art’s sake: Calls for Hong Kong to get more creative

Art for art’s sake: Calls for Hong Kong to get more creative

Hong Kong will see a creative surge as Art Basel comes to town, but there’s a push for a more permanent change to the visual landscape of the city better known for its business hustle than its art scene. Asia’s largest art fair unveils its first preview yesterday and has boosted Hong Kong’s artistic credentials […]

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