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Want a piece of the gold Guinness World Record Dubai Celebration Chain?

Ann Marie McQueen   |  January 26, 2015

Want a piece of the Dubai Celebration Chain? The world’s longest handmade gold chain earned a Guinness World Record at 5.522 kilometres long, weighing 256 kilograms. The 22-carat chain is available in bracelet size pieces of eight grams and up and the market 22-carat gold price plus a Dh15 per gram charge. To... Read more


Michelle Obama wears Bibhu Mohapatra outfit on India trip

Aarti Jhurani   |  January 25, 2015

American president Barack Obama arrived in New Delhi this morning to attend the country’s 65th Republic Day celebrations. Accompanying him is his wife, Michelle Obama, who wore a blue and black, graphic- and poppy-print dress with a matching jacket by Bibhu Mohapatra, an Indian-American designer, who instantly... Read more


Jo Malone London releases new scent

Ashley Lane   |  January 25, 2015

Jo Malone London has released its newest addition to the Cologne Intense Collection, Incense & Cedrat. This warm scent with lemon and pepper notes takes inspiration from Omani incense, which is harvested from the Bowsellia sacra tree, found in Dhofar, Oman.Incense & Cedrat will be available in Jo Malone London ... Read more


Canadian yogawear company Lululemon headed to UAE?

Ann Marie McQueen   |  January 25, 2015

If ever the term “cult following” applied to a company, it’s the passionate love yogis and non-yogis alike have for Lululemon. The Canadian company has had a massive expansion in recent years, which explains why UAE yoga classes are usually full of people wearing their colourful tops and shorts -... Read more


Q&A with fashion designer Caroline Seikaly

Ashley Lane   |  January 22, 2015

Beirut-based designer Caroline Seikaly recently visited the UAE to launch her SS15 collection. Read our Q&A with the French-American designer who talks about what inspires her, the difference between French and Lebanese fashion, and what it was like to work with Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Lacroix. What was the... Read more


Sparkle this Valentine’s Day with Vhernier

Ashley Lane   |  January 21, 2015

Add a dash of charm to your Valentine’s Day with Vhernier. The Italian jewellery brand offers a number of delightful pieces, such as the Pallocini earrings, Freccia earrings, Bracciali Moon rings, Giotto chain and more. Vhernier is available exclusively at Emirates Towers, Dubai. Pieces start from Dh21,800.... Read more


Reese Witherspoon sparkles in Harry Winston

Ashley Lane   |  January 20, 2015

Reese Witherspoon took to the red carpet of the Critics’ Choice Awards in Hollywood sporting a pair of Harry Winston Combination diamond chandelier earrings and a Harry Winston River diamond ring. The actress paired this with a head-turning two-toned, fuchsia and black Lanvin gown.... Read more


Paul Smith’s quirky Travel Suit - it’s scrunchable

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  January 19, 2015

We’re loving the launch of Paul Smith’s quirky Travel Suit which will come to the UAE in May. The British designer has designed a crease-resistant and quick recovery two-piece suit for fashion conscious businessmen and women. Made from pure high-twist wool cloth, the suit’s comfort and flexibility ... Read more


Jacques Vert says hello to the Middle East

Ashley Lane   |  January 19, 2015

British brand Jacques Vert is set to launch its first concession in the Middle East, opening in Debenhams, Mirdif City Centre, Dubai, on February 19. Jacques Vert features a number of styles, from longline jackets to chic dresses, using hand painted fabrics and specially developed material blends.The Jacques Vert SS15 ... Read more


New collection from Emirati Queen of Spades designer

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  January 18, 2015

Emirati designer Lamya Abedin, owner of the label Queen of Spades, will send her Spring/Summer 2015 collection down the runway on January 20. In association with DSF and a platform called Abbati, Abedin will showcase the range at the Armani hotel at 8:30pm. Dubbed The Enchanted Forest, the collection was... Read more