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Somali-American Model Halima Aden Introduces the Powerful Women in Her Team

Photo: Carter Smith An outspoken champion for women, surrounds herself with a dedicated team who work hard to make sure she is set up to inspire, motivate, and succeed – all while being camera-ready. “The best part about my team is that they come from such different backgrounds. They are boss women who know how to get things done. I learn from them and they are constantly taking the time to learn what it means to be a Muslim, Black, Somali-American refugee. It’s an open dialogue and we collectively agree that we, as women, need to support each other and be one another’s biggest cheerleaders. I’m proud to introduce my team of powerful women.” Denise Wallace Heitkamp
Personal Manager Denise Wallace. Photo: Supplied HA says: “Denise is a mix between my best friend and my second mom. She is knowledgeable, focused, and
business savvy. I couldn’t do this – and wouldn’t want to – without her guidance and hard work. There’s no one in the world that understands me as well as Denise does, which is my greatest professional asset.” DWH says: “I met Halima when she was preparing for the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. As the producer, I spoke to her beforehand when she called to ask if she could wear her hijab and burkini. I answered, yes, that would be just fine. The next thing we knew her career was launched. We often reflect on how that conversation was such a defining moment. It was when Halima not only took the first step towards her now successful career, but, more importantly, it was the start of international awareness of modest wear and the beauty of the hijab.” BEING INCLUSIVE IS… “Recognizing your unconscious bias and being humbled by it, understanding the advantages you are born with, and believing that all people are created equal, but not the same.” Libby Watkins
Publicist Libby Watkins. Photo: Supplied. HA says: “When I was competing at Miss Minnesota USA, Libby was with me as we knocked out interviews while still getting to rehearsals. Seeing how media savvy she was, I knew I had found the perfect publicist. She’s my first call before any interview.” LW says: “Halima has the It factor. When she walks into a room, people are drawn to her welcoming spirit and beauty. Then they stick around for her passion, engaging persona, and well thought out desire to make a difference. I traveled with her on her first trip to New York City. We were looking at the billboards in Times Square and I said, ‘Someday soon you will be up there.’ Not even six months later, we stood in the same spot, looking up at a huge billboard of Halima. I don’t know who was crying more, her or me.” CHANGE STARTS WITH… “Listening.
You may not change the way others think but by listening you may just start to understand why they think the way they do.” Christine Fortune
UK agent, talent director at IMG Models London Christine Fortune. Photo: Supplied. HA says: “Christine can get the job done and always has her talents’ best interest at heart. I respect her so much and enjoy her outside of the modeling industry too. She is someone who makes it easy to want to be her friend” CF says: “Halima has a strength of personality and integrity that I have never before encountered. Her rise in the fashion industry has shown the world that everything is possible, and that one must never be afraid of fighting to be the first.” CHANGE STARTS WITH… “Realizing that there are things in this world that need to change. Ignorance is compliance.” Also Read: Halima Aden on Dealing with Racially Charged Microaggressions as a Black Hijabi Model Lisa Di Ruocco
US agent, vice president at IMG Models Lisa Di Ruocco. Photo: Supplied. HA says: “Upon signing with IMG Models, I was blessed to be welcomed by Lisa, who sat down with me for four hours as we discussed what a hijab-wearing model looked like and how we would navigate the industry together. She took the time to learn about me in order to efficiently have clients prepared by the time I arrived to set. I am so grateful IMG took a chance on the unknown by bringing me on board.” LDR says: “The first time I met Halima was for a meeting that went on for hours! Neither of us realized how fast the time went by. Halima is someone who pulls you in; she captivates people and leaves you wanting more.” WE CAN CELEBRATE DIFFERENCES BY… “Highlighting the accomplishments, cultures, and differences of people from all walks of life.” NAI’Vasha
Turbanista Nai’vasha. Photo: Supplied. HA says: “When I first met Nai’vasha on set, I knew our friendship and working relationship would surpass that one day’s work. She had taken the time to learn how to tie a beautiful headscarf. She always has a vision and is gifted and skilled in her craft.” NJ says: “I’d watched Halima for years in the glossy pages of magazines and wanted so badly to work with her. But she seemed so out of reach. So when I received the email to work with her, I completely gasped for air. The strength that she possesses through activism is as powerful as her beauty.” CHANGE STARTS WITH… “Each individual.” Katie Keim
Stylist Katie Keim. Photo: Supplied. HA says: “I never knew modesty could look so cool. Katie is beyond talented and I feel young and edgy, yet so classy and timeless when we work together. She makes me feel red- carpet ready and like I can top any best-dressed list.” KK says: “In one of my first fittings with Halima, she was looking for an elastic to pull her hair back. We couldn’t find one so I took the one that was in my hair and handed it to her. She said, ‘Oh, you’re a real one, sis.’ In six words she made me feel like I was truly valued in her world. Halima acknowledges people; she shows recognition and gratitude. What she said to me, goes double for how I feel about her.” BEING INCLUSIVE IS… “Respecting and entertaining the viewpoints and likes of others.” Megumi Kashimura
Makeup artist Megumi Kashimura. Photo: Supplied. HA says: “As a Black woman, I often struggle to sit in a makeup artist’s chair and have the foundation match correctly. Meg knows exactly what products work on me, and our early morning girl chat is the best way to start my day. Meg is undoubtedly my secret weapon.” MK says: “I’ve gotten to spent so much time with Halima, from glam time at 5am to crazy karaoke nights in New York City. Her beautiful soul and her braveness always inspire me.” ACCEPTANCE LOOKS LIKE… “A choice to receive.” Julie Kandalec
Nail Artist Julie Kandalec. Photo: Supplied. HA says: “Julie’s attention to detail and creativity are incredible. But it’s her kind heart and genuine soul that I love most. I know my nails will always look perfect as she consistently delivers a flawless look.” JK says: “My favorite memory with Halima is from one Halloween when she went as Maleficent. We had so much fun and I am so grateful that the nails were such an important part of her costume. Halima made sure everyone saw them too, which is just who she is – always thinking of others.” CHANGE STARTS WITH… “One person who takes action, like taking a knee. They then inspire more to take action, and altogether it becomes a wave of change.”  Read Next: Halima Aden and Farida Osman Discuss the Importance of Representation Originally published in the The post.

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Join Fendi’s Celebration of the Italian Human Touch

00:00 / 00:00 Video View CountDo not alter this value. Validate Email Italian craftsmanship has long been celebrated at Italian house. Now, “hand in hand,” a grassroots partnership with local artisans across the whole of the Italian “boot,” is launching to honor this testament. Starting with the baguette handbag, designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi in 1997, local craftsmen and women have created a limited edition of 20 baguettes, the inside pocket of every bag is stamped with the atelier’s name, location, and “Fendi Hand in Hand” in gold. “I am developing a special project with Italian artisans, each one selected from a different Italian region,” says Venturini Fendi. “The first example is the leather Baguette bag that was presented on the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 catwalk. It is made in Tuscany by a man who normally makes small leather goods all by hand in small quantities. He makes everything by himself. It’s made of vegetable leather, very natural, and there is no stitching, it’s just bonded. My aim now is to explore every Italian region and select the best artisans still working today – and then expand the project worldwide.” The idea of “hand in hand” is one that everyone can relate to today. Who has not depended on the talent of another to push through such challenging times? And yet we can take comfort in relying on artisanal techniques and their value that serve to create such timeless, one-of-a-kind pieces. Human relationships are the only way to ensure the furthering of craft, creativity, and savoir-faire. Hand in hand invites us all to leave aside ego and find glory in the knowledge of community’s shared history. It is in Tuscany, where Florentine atelier Peroni has crafted small leather goods with vegetable-tanned leather using the technique “cuoio artistico fiorentino” since 1956 that the story continues, from one hand to another. Employing the technique that shapes rigid structures like the tacco coin case, a single piece of leather is molded without lining or stitches, transformed into the glossy baguette frame. Revealing some secrets of its design, Fendi shares that the leather is wet and then placed on a wooden form to create its sculptural shape. The making of the Fendi Veneto baguette bag. Courtesy Fendi The Fendi Veneto finished baguette bag. Courtesy Fendi Venturini Fendi didn’t stop in Tuscany, she continued through all the 20 regions of Italy to highlight the human touch behind each bag. In Sardinia, in the hilltop village of Ulassai, the Su Marmuri women’s coop weaves tapestries by hand on manual looms. In the Veneto region, artisans at Luigi Bevilacqua craft opulent Venetian textiles on 18th century looms. For this particular bag, the FF buckle is sculpted in jasper with lizard details. in Puglia, Dodino lace artisans loop and knot thread tatted on wooden shuttles to create flowery designs using a traditional Apulian technique called chiacchierino, which is a nod to the talkative atmosphere among artisans as they work. In central Italy Marche, wicker, leather, and cord are woven as they were in the times of the Renaissance and passed down through generations at Bottega Intreccio. And so continues the exploration of craft, all the way south to Italy, where, on the island of Sicily, in Trapani, master goldsmith Platimiro Fiorenza sets red coral and thus preserves a local art form that has existed since the 12th century, and which is protected by Unesco. Here, the Fendi baguette features a red coral facade made of silver rigid laminated panels. All are precious keepsakes transmitting secrets of the past, showcasing the keys to personal satisfaction in the transmission of hand in hand. READ NEXT The post.

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Kozma Curl is the Dubai Based Brand Championing Curly Hair

Courtesy of Kozma Curl Curly hair is renowned for having a unique set of challenges when it comes to its care and upkeep. This isn’t helped by the lack of support from the industry. With a plethora of products aimed at straight- and wavy-haired consumers, it’s time that curly hair has its moment in the spotlight. Helping women to embrace their natural locks is Dubai based beauty entrepreneur Hillary Kozma, the founder of. Wanting her clients and women all around the world to be able to look after their curly hair out of the salon too, she’s launched Kozma Curls. Talk to us about your journey with launching Kozma? The process took two years and it was indeed a journey- one that cannot be rushed. It was very important to me that I get this right. I’ve been a curl expert since 2007 and have had strong ideas about what should go in my formula’s, however developing and manufacturing products was new to me. I chose a lab in Italy with who I felt an immediate connection. They understood my vision, what I was trying to achieve, and they were willing to work closely with me to help create bespoke formulas. I provided my research and what I wanted and then they got to work in the lab, and later sent me samples. Around the time I had started with the lab, I had also put together a focus group from the local curly hair community which consisted of 22 women. These were curly hair women of all different curl types – wavy, curly, and super curly. It was vital to me that our products be all-inclusive which means all curl types can use the products. It was very important that we get the local curly community involved, as they were the ones who had asked for the products. We’d test in the salon on eager and willing curly customers, and the samples were also sent home with the focus group. I would survey each of the women. Based on their opinions, I would return to the lab and re-formulate accordingly. The final formulations gave amazing results. I am grateful to have these women to accompany me and offer their support along the way. Courtesy of Kozma Curl Why do you think curly hair in the beauty industry has been so overlooked? Curly hair has long been thought of as ugly. For so long in society, smooth straight hair was considered beautiful. Not just here in this region, but worldwide. Curls are very fragile and straightening with heat or chemicals damages curly hair. Hairdressers were taught that curls are the enemy. This perspective was passed from stylist to customer. The belief that curly hair is ugly and bad is antiquated, archaic, and just plain wrong. Today, curly hair is modern and the viewpoint surrounding what is beautiful is changing. Women everywhere are sick and tired of fighting, hating, and damaging their hair. Choosing to wear your curls natural is simply beautiful, but for many women, the reasons can go much deeper than that. It’s a statement to the world. It says ‘’This is who I am. I love myself.” It’s freeing and liberating to love and accept your authentic self and celebrate your inner and outer identity. It brings me such satisfaction and joy to help women to achieve this daily. Why did you decide to launch your own line Kozma Curl? Our customers spoke, and we listened! We have our own method of working with curly hair, called the, which consists of a collection of special techniques I have innovated to cut, color, style, and care for curly hair. Our salons have advocated and specialized in curly hair since 2007 and our fan base has grown exponentially. A few years ago, our customers started asking for products that were curly friendly – meaning they were gentle, helped to hydrate the curls, and didn’t contain nasty ingredients. Those products are hard to find on the market, let alone in this region. We wanted to provide our customers with the products they deserved but it was proving very difficult. One day I just decided I would make the products myself. Talk to us about the formulations? How do they differ from other non-curly hair focused products? Our formulations are made with love. They are vegan and cruelty-free. They are silicone, sulfate, and paraben-free.  They contain high quality natural key ingredients such as barbary fig, macadamia nut oil, aloe leaf, coconut oil, and soy protein. These ingredients nourish and protect the hair, and they are gentle yet effective. The result after using them is frizz-free, healthy, hydrated, and defined curls. Curls are more delicate than straight hair and therefore require extra special care. Be very selective when choosing products, tools, and materials to be used on them. What works for straight hair would not work for curls. If you study the architecture of an individual piece of curly hair, the cuticles look like tiles layered on the roof of a house but in this case, they are layered in a spiral-like fashion from root to end. When these cuticles are roughed up or damaged, they remain open and this causes frizz. It also means that moisture can escape easier. And curly hair desperately needs moisture to be healthy. We must be very careful in our approach to curly hair care and styling in that we neither use any materials or ingredients which are abrasive to the surface of the hair, and we also must constantly replace moisture by getting nutrients and hydration back into the core of the hair. Finally, the cuticle needs to be sealed shut as much as possible, so that we prevent frizz and lock in the hydration. All of this was kept in mind when formulating our products. Why was it important for them to be vegan, silicon, and sulfate free? At Kozma Curl, we are animal lovers, and having a cruelty free line was important to all of us. I have a horse named Napoleon and my husband has a dog named Charlie. Many of our employees have dogs and cats. In addition, many of our customers are vegan, and choosing vegan products is very important to them. products are growing in popularity, with good reason. Silicones are man-made chemicals synthesized in factories. They can also have properties made from minerals and are modified by man. They can be made of many different things. Not all silicones are created equal. Some product brands cut corners by adding cheap silicone ingredients. The cheaper the silicone, the worse the effects. Silicones do have pros- they provide great slip and can be used in products to help detangle. By coating each strand, silicones combat frizz by ‘’water-proofing’’ hair and lock the negative effects of humidity out. But the cons far outweigh the pros- most silicones are not water-soluble. Meaning, they build up on the hair and are not removed by water and cleansers. It’s not good for curly hair because the coating on the hair acts as a sealant, and builds up over time- blocking moisture from entering- not good as curls desperately need moisture and hydration. Nutrients cannot get in, and over time curls can become brittle and break. And when air can’t get in, it can cause suffocation of the strands. Silicones will also weigh the hair down, rendering curls dull and lifeless. Sulfates are a cleansing agent known as Sodium Laureth Sulfate. When you use a shampoo with sulfates, you will probably experience a satisfying lather. They also strip build up off the hair, so hair will be left feeling squeaky clean and shiny after using. However, we recommend that those with curly hair avoid sulfates as they can be harsh and abrasive, stripping away natural oils and moisture from the hair and scalp, causing dryness and breakage. It can also lift the hair’s cuticles so curly hair is left frizzy. Therefore we made our products without silicones and sulfates. Courtesy of Kozma Curl What formulation or tool are you most proud of? The gel. This was the trickiest to get right. My wish list was long. First and foremost, it had to be silicone-free. It also had to provide a medium hold – not too strong, and not too light. It had to deliver – lock in moisture, lock out frizz, and give shine, bounce, and definition. Our gel was made with a very innovative silicone-free formulation, exclusively for Kozma Curl. This took over two years to achieve in the lab, and the fact that we were relentless and determined about our cause came at a great expense of time and money, but we believed in our dream of giving customers the very best in curl care, so we never gave up. We wanted the results to be similar or the same as the silicone-based gels we were using in the salon but without the silicone ingredients. We removed silicones and re-balanced them with other ingredients. At the same time, we added “Hemisqualane” (INCI C13-15 Alkane): a to silicones, it’s made via fermentation of sugar cane. We also added natural coconut oil. I’m very proud of our silicone alternatives and bio-based emollients. We were able to create a gel that provides slip, definition and hold, and a protective invisible shield on the hair that is very lightweight. Can non-curly haired people use your products? Yes. In fact, they do! Kozma Curl products are stocked at all of our salon locations, and our straight hair customers have been buying the products because they are vegan, gentle, and contain high-quality ingredients. Our straighties especially love the shampoo, conditioner, and mask. The gel would also work well for a sleek ponytail or smooth style. What’s next for Kozma Curl? Our philosophy is to help women to love and celebrate their curls – not to fight them. We have plans underway to expand so that we can continue our mission and spread the curl love. We are due to open Kozma Curl branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in a few months and then expand further across the region. I have eight more products I’d like to launch and I’m already working to develop three of them. And now with a little experience under my belt, I know what to expect this time around. I’m also working on a special hairbrush for curly hair that detangles even the thickest curl types. The design is underway and the mold has to be made especially for us. We are looking into a patent. Read Next: The post.

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HE Noura Al Kaabi is the Latest UAE Official to Receive Covid-19 Vaccine

HE Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi. Photo: WAM HE Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, UAE’s Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development has taken to Instagram to announce that she has recently received the Covid-19 vaccine. In her post, Her Excellency thanked nurse Ozma, a professional from Lahore, Pakistan who has been working in the UAE for 18 years now, for administering the vaccine and used the hashtag “تم_التطعيم” (meaning vaccinated). This hashtag was also used by HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation who received the vaccine only two days ago on October 16. “Corona vaccination is our way to return to normal life,” he tweeted alongside a photo of him receiving the vaccine. التطعيم عن كورونا طريقنا للعودة للحياة الطبيعية — عبدالله بن زايد (@ABZayed) This vaccine  — which is being administered to the UAE government officials and was given emergency approval for use on frontline workers — was developed by Chinese drug maker Sinopharm, according to the UAE news agency WAM. With over 31,000 volunteers taking part in its trial, the vaccine has undergone extensive widespread testing in the past couple of months in the UAE. Ultimately, it was given approval by the UAE’s government over a few weeks ago. Abdul Rahman Al-Owais, the country’s Minister of Health and Prevention, who was also the first official to receive it, stated that the coronavirus vaccine is “fully and completely compatible with laws and regulations.” After almost a year of quarantine and social isolation, the potential possibility of the existence and availability of this Covid-19 vaccine is very reassuring and provides a ray of hope for us all. According to Dr Nawal Al-Kaabi, Chief Medical Officer and Chair of the SEHA Infection Control Committee, the initial results of the vaccine are “encouraging,” but studies will remain ongoing. Read Next: Covid-19 in the UAE: Dubai and Abu Dhabi Reduce Costs of PCR Tests The post.

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Anine Bing Launches Her Second Fragrance Pure Noir

Instagram.com/AnineBing Anine Bing is known for her and her eponymous labels undeniably chic aesthetic. One that in 2018 she encapsulated into a fragrance, Savage Rose. Today see’s the launch of her second scent Pure Noir. Bridging the gap between softness and strength, talks about the juice, where she wants it to transport you to, and how she wants you to feel. What did you learn from your first fragrance, that helped lead to the second fragrance?  I love thinking about the duality in women – how we have so many different sides, this was the true inspiration when we launched our first fragrance in 2017. I wanted our debut scent to really capture the essence of Anine Bing woman, but also the Anine Bing girl, and her many layers. In a way, the scent was the essence of romance and growing from a girl into a woman, falling in love with your feminine and masculine sides, learning how you can be soft and strong at the same time. We will be launching Pure Noir as a fragrance and candle, we learned from Savage Rose that our customers loved having both a scent for them and a scent for their homes. Did you begin with a concept or was there a note you wanted to work with for Pure Noir? It has been three years since Savage Rose launched and I felt it was time to come back to the drawing board and re-evaluate the Anine Bing woman, how she has grown, how the brand has grown, and create a new scent which represents that. Pure Noir is such a, it’s a mysterious fragrance, when I wear it I feel independent, strong, and feminine. How long have you been working on Pure Noir? It has taken us roughly two years to launch Pure Noir, from the initial idea of the scent to today as we wanted to ensure we captured the right energy. Talk to us about the blend? We have created the fragrance by breaking down the notes into different categories; top notes, heart notes, and background notes which help to create the balance between softness and strength within Pure Noir. The top notes are a mix of papyrus, spicy saffron, and oakwood which are known for their masculine scents, yet mixed with the Baccarat rose Pure Noir feels strongly feminine. The heart notes include floral Baccarat rose to contrast against the strong black pepper. Finally, bold guaiac wood and mahogany wood are intertwined into the fragrance’s background for beautiful fusion. Where does it transport you? Pure Noir reminds me of my travels to all of my favorite cities around the world, staying at cozy boutique hotels, exploring new neighborhoods. It embodies the spirit of Copenhagen and Paris, which are both rich with possibility. How do you want women to feel when wearing Pure Noir? Pure Noir is a mysterious fragrance. When I wear it I feel independent, strong, and feminine which is how I want women to feel when they. As a designer for women, I always take into consideration how our designs should empower women when they wear them and also be wearable in their everyday lives. Are you excited to continue your journey with fragrance?  I’m so excited for the next step in our fragrance journey and to finally be able to share Pure Noir with all of our customers around the world. Read Next: The post.

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Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are Returning to London

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attend a service to mark the centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018, in London. Photo: Getty Images The reports emerged last week: Frogmore Cottage, the Sussexes’ home in England, was preparing for the Duke’s arrival. This tidbit caused a stir. If true, this would mean would be heading back to the UK for the first time since making his last official appearance at the Commonwealth Day service on March 9. Then came the follow-up questions: Why is he going back? (Some suggested he was going to talk to the queen after the couple received pushback for discussing voter registration for the 2020 election.) When is he going back? Was this an imminent trip—for the holidays, or in January? And who is he going back with? Inquirers wondered whether the and their young son, Archie, would return as well. First things first: Splitting time between California and the UK was always the plan for Harry and. “We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America,” the couple said in their stepping-down statement on January 8. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter.” Under ordinary circumstances, we would have likely seen Harry and Meghan back in London even earlier. But the pandemic canceled such large gatherings, and also made air travel inadvisable. “There have been a lot of rumors circulating about this. Had it not been for COVID and travel restrictions, they would have already been back in the UK For events like Beatrice’s wedding and Trooping of the Colour, for example,” a source close to the couple tells Vogue. So their return was, well, inevitable. Especially now that an overseas visit is more doable—the United States and the UK are reportedly developing a safer travel corridor between the two countries. The couple also may have a set reason for returning sooner rather than later: Markle’s court case against the publisher of The Mail on Sunday. The case—which in the past few months has been in the pretrial phase—officially begins on January 11, 2021, and lasts 10 days. According to a report in Vanity Fair, the couple will return before the start of the trial as they need to undergo a two-week quarantine after traveling to the UK from America. That means the couple would need to leave the U.S. in late December. It’ll likely be both a poignant and pained reunion for the couple and the royal family, who haven’t seen each other in person since March. Since then, much has changed: Harry and Meghan announced a Netflix deal, bought their first home and paid back the public for Frogmore Cottage. What will their relationship with the royal family look like once they’re back on the same side of the pond? We will find out soon enough. Read Next: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are Teaming Up with Malala Yousafzai to Advocate for Girl’s Education Originally Published on The post.

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My Creative Clan: Watch Dana Hourani’s Daughter Become Her Stylist for a Day

Dana Hourani with daughter Zoe Ray. Courtesy of Audemars Piguet When Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet partnered with British luxury fashion house and her daughter Zoe Ray. The film sees Hourani hand over the style reins to her mini fashion editor to offer an unusual lesson in how to wear Audemars Piguet’s latest Royal Oak timepieces with the Ralph & Russo Fall/Winter 2020 Prêt-à-Porter collection, following the collaborators’ first official outing during the virtual show in London. 00:00 / 00:00 Video View CountDo not alter this value. Validate Email Allowing your own child to choose your outfits can be an unnerving prospect for those with a fixed aesthetic in place. But for someone like Hourani – whose earliest style memories can be traced back to her own childhood – it offers an exciting opportunity. “I remember my mother subscribing to fashion-shopping magazines that used to land on our doorstep every month,” Hourani told Vogue Arabia. “She would look through it and place an order by telephone. Sometimes I would flip through the kids’ section and ask her to order something for me as well. That was way before online shopping ever existed.” And now, Hourani’s daughter is going through the Prêt-à-Porter collection to pick something that inspires a similar feeling of excitement for her mother. Dana Hourani with daughter Zoe Ray. Courtesy of Audemars Piguet “As most daughters are usually obsessed with their mothers’ wardrobes, makeup, accessories, and whatnot, I felt that it would be fun for her to actually take the lead,” shares Hourani. “I introduced to her the idea of styling me fully and the rest pretty much came rolling with her naturally, and I just marched to the beat of her drum.” From a black corset gown with lace trim, to a raspberry pink gown, and a pale pink and burgundy dress ripe for the winter season, the fledgling stylist expertly completes each of her mother’s Ralph & Russo looks with one of Audemars Piguet’s delicate Royal Oak designs. Steeped in generations of in-house craftsmanship, the new Royal Oak Selfwinding collection in 34mm features four different models in stainless steel or 18ct pink gold and guilloché “Grande Tapisserie” dials available in silver or blue-gray hues. “The Royal Oak watch is a timeless staple of taste,” said Hourani. “For me, it’s not about reflecting a statement of wealth and status but rather a humble and high-quality product that would always have an iconic stamp.” Dana Hourani wears Ralph & Russo. Courtesy of Audemars Piguet Audemars Piguet’s latest women’s watch is also expertly designed for smaller, daintier wrists – making it perfect fodder for our mini stylist as well as her time-conscious mother. “The best thing about having a daughter is getting to relive my time as a child with her all over again,” says Hourani. “Rewatching all the movies I’ve seen growing up with her, reading her books that I read countless times, the games I used to play, and so many other moments like these take me down memory lane.”  Dana Hourani wears the Audemars Piguet 34mm Royal Oak Selfwinding in steel and pink gold. Courtesy of Audemars Piguet Hourani’s relationship with time also affected her perspective on fashion. “I always conformed to the time I was living in,” says the singer of her style evolution. “I’ve definitely had my cringeworthy moments looking back, but each period in time had its own influence on my style given the culture and surroundings. Growing up I always followed the styles that were popular at the time. I would say now, I’ve grown into having my own particular classical and comfortable fashion sense, regardless of what is trending.” Dana Hourani wears Ralph & Russo. Courtesy of Audemars Piguet Time management has also become absolutely sacrosanct for Hourani, who appreciates the beauty, class, and efficiency that Audemars Piguet’s artisanal methods and cutting-edge technology bring to timekeeping. “Audemars Piguet represents the epitome of excellence in craftsmanship and creation with precision, all while remaining quiet and discreet at the same time,” explains Hourani. “It feels like you are wearing more than a watch, a piece that says a lot about you without having to use words. For me, this is pure luxury and elegance.” Dana Hourani wears Ralph & Russo. Courtesy of Audemars Piguet Watch the short film ‘My Creative Clan’ to see Dana Hourani and Zoe Ray expertly styling the new and Ralph & Russo FW20 Prêt-à-Porter collection, above. Read Next: How to Style Modern Hair Accessories with Deborah Pagani The post.

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How This Casablanca-Based Gallery is Enriching the Dialogue on African Art

Casablanca-based Loft Art Gallery’s recent show ‘Inner Garden’ explores the shared heritage of North and Sub-Saharan Africa through contemporary artworks that incorporate references to traditional African textiles. The Inner Garden. Courtesy of Loft Art Gallery. As soon as visitors step inside Loft Art Gallery in Casablanca, they will be struck by artist Amina Aguezay’s sculptural installation made of green linen evoking a verdant garden. Made in a variety of sizes that shoot up prominently from the ground in various shades of green, this abstract rendition of a garden is almost akin to the panorama of a sleek city skyline, where edifices similarly jet into the sky with vibrancy and a spirit wills to live. The untitled work, executed in 2020, is part of Inner Garden, an exhibition that explores the development of contemporary cloth and fiber in Morocco and Sub-Saharan Africa through the work of three contemporary female artists: Amina Agueznay and Ghizlane Sahli, from Morocco, and Joana Choumali, from Ivory Coast. The show, like the Loft Art Gallery’s broader vision, is multifaceted: It demonstrates the common history that surrounds textile making throughout Africa as well as how a piece of fabric today, in the age of coronavirus, acts like a protective and also imaginary barrier. Textile, created in a variety of forms and for various uses, like the title of Loft Art Gallery’s latest show suggests, acts as a metaphorical inner garden. Amina Agueznay, Untitled, “Series A Garden Inside.” 2020, Variable dimensions “Since last year we wanted to stage an exhibition dedicated to textile in contemporary African art and the various ways of using traditional textile in contemporary art,” said Loft Art Gallery co-founder Yasmine Berrada. “This was the first exhibition we staged since the coronavirus lockdown in Morocco. We didn’t want an exhibition that was specifically about Covid-19 but one that reflected the world’s present state and also transcended current challenges through artwork.” C0-founder of Loft Art Gallery Yasmine Berrada. Photo: Lamia Lahbabi. The works on view converse with each other through the subtle and common language of textile. There are Joana Choumali’s dreamy works from her Alba’hian 3 series, inspired by her daily walks in Abidjan over the last few months. The results are meditative depictions combining her photography with embroidery that she learned to do from her grandmother. Choumali became the first African photographer to win the prestigious photography prize Prix de Pictet in November 2019. Also Read: Meet the Artisans at the Women’s Handicraft Centre Ensuring the Survival of Traditional Emirati Skills The Inner Garden. Courtesy of Loft Art Gallery. The rich texture of Choumali’s works immediately speaks to Aguezay’s garden made of fabric as well as the artist’s other works on show, each upholding the local Moroccan tradition of textiles through her contemporary creations. “My approach consists in approaching the creative process through the meaning I give to the gesture and the approach of the material,” said Aguezay. “Both are placed at the service of art.” The artist, who trained as an architect and has also worked as a jewelry designer, has long sought to uphold the traditional craft of local Moroccan artisans through her art. A similar mix of curvilinear abstract forms, which might appear to be gigantic budding flowers, can be found in the work of Moroccan artist Ghizlane Sahli. Endowed with the same poetic vision as works by Aguezay and Choumali, through her abstract installations Sahli incorporates techniques borrowed from traditional embroidery and weaving. The result are vibrant, living organisms that give a sense of hope and optimism, just like the flowers in a lush garden. The Inner Garden. Courtesy of Loft Art Gallery. “Through the exhibition Inner Garden our desire was that Casablanca becomes a window through which the world can view both African and Moroccan contemporary art,” continued Berrada. Located in Le Triangle d’Or, the city’s chic neighborhood replete with luxury boutiques and upscale restaurants, Loft Art Gallery is the brainchild of Berrada and her sister Myriem who jointly founded the gallery in 2009. Berrada and her sister were inspired by the galleries they viewed in Manhattan’s Chelsea district and thus sought to open Morocco’s first white cube art gallery. The mission of the gallery has long been to promote modern and contemporary Moroccan and African art at home and abroad. “I believe Morocco is a historic meeting point for many cultures and this is what we seek to uphold through the gallery and in an exhibition like Inner Garden,” said Berrada. The Inner Garden. Courtesy of Loft Art Gallery. Berrada and her sister continue to operate the gallery with a mission of enhancing intercultural dialogue through art, whether it be through exhibitions such as Inner Garden, participation at international art fairs, through the gallery’s improved online platform or Loft Edition, the gallery’s publishing arm. “Inner Garden is a bearer of hope,” adds Berrada. “It arrives as an act of resistance and offers the public an immersive world in which to take refuge in these special times.” Read Next: This Artist is the First Saudi Woman to Singlehandedly Achieve a Guinness World Record The post.

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Netflix to Release New Documentary on Egypt’s Enigmatic Saqqara Tomb

Image Courtesy: Netflix Netflix is gearing up for the release of the new documentary titled Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb after an untouched tomb that is considered to be 4,400 years old was by a team of Egyptian archeologists in Saqqara, just south of the capital city Cairo. A necropolis, and Unesco World Heritage Site known for its 5000-year-old Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, and in the world. With a remarkable discovery of 59 sealed sarcophagi that are well preserved with ornate colors, 55 wall carvings of statues, smaller artifacts, and an elaborate tomb dedicated to Wahtye, the archeologists deemed this as the most significant find in almost 50 years. The documentary is directed by James Tovell, and produced by Richard Bradley and Caterina Turroni. When asked about his experience filming it, director Tovell said, “This mission wasn’t like any other. Normally in archaeology, you labor for weeks to find anything. Here, every 30 seconds there was a new jaw-dropping discovery. Such as, capturing on film the discovery of the first complete mummified lion cub in Egypt was a great moment for everyone. And then being privileged to excavate the burial shafts of the Old Kingdom priest Wahtye. The chance to excavate an Old Kingdom burial is a golden opportunity for any filmmaker.” The documentary is set to be released on October 28, 2020, in 190 countries, with subtitles in over 30 languages, and is dubbed in English. For those interested in viewing this archaeological breakthrough in person, all the coffins will be taken to the soon-to-be-opened on the Giza Plateau. They will be placed opposite a hall hosting 32 other sealed sarcophagi for priests from the 22nd dynasty, which were found last year in the southern city of Luxor. The opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum, which has been delayed several times, is planned for 2021. The museum will host thousands of artifacts, spanning multiple eras of Egypt’s history, from the pre-dynastic to the Greco-Roman period. Read Next: HE Noura Al Kaabi is the Latest UAE Official to Receive Covid-19 Vaccine The post.

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Shop for Exclusive Luxury Items Like Never Before at This E-Commerce Marketplace

Courtesy of The List Good news for shoppers who like to be ahead of the crowd – mobile marketplace platform The List has launched a new way of shopping for luxury items. The e-commerce retailer will now offer immediate access to in-demand, exclusive designer products. No VIP status required; you just need to. Courtesy of The List The List recently launched its initial product offering (IPO), which means customers can avoid dreaded waitlists, skip the queue, and receive immediate access to limited, hard-to-come-by items. The platform will also be releasing in-demand products in small quantities, and at specific times, providing the conscious consumer of today just what they need in the current climate – special, unique pieces that stand the test of time. Founder and CEO Andreas Skorski says that “by dropping unique products in small quantities, at a specific time and market price, which is the purest form of supply and demand, the IPO model is an antidote to the excess inventory, discount battles, and similar assortments most retailers are currently struggling with.” He adds that it will give customers “access to new, exclusive, highly coveted products without restrictions. Consumers are also presented with entertaining, exciting shopping events that provide newness, celebrate product launches, and thus restore the notion of preciousness and value.” Courtesy of The List How does it work? According to The List, the IPO is similar to the stock market, in that it has an opening and a closing date and items can only be purchased during this time period. The products will be listed daily at 9.30am EST, at the same time the New York Stock Exchange opens. Their prices will start at the recommended retail price, and then proceed to go up or down, depending on the demand, available supply, and remaining time window. All of this is determined by The List’s in-house-built AI-based pricing algorithm, which takes into account and measures consumer behavior to result in the real-time selling price of an item and thus reflects its true market price. Courtesy of The List The luxury fashion platform was established in 2016, and provides access to a variety of products, from one-of-a-kind vintage pieces to essential designer items that have been globally sourced. Fashion brands available through The List include sport labels. The List iOS application can be downloaded from the Read Next: 10 Mood-Boosting Accessories to Buy Now The post.

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Flares are Back, Here are 11 Street-Style Looks to Prove It

Mica Arganaraz. Courtesy of: Acielle / Style Du Monde. Courtesy of: Acielle / Style Du Monde. Courtesy of: Acielle / Style Du Monde. Alexandra Guerain. Courtesy of: Acielle / Style Du Monde. Courtesy of: Acielle / Style Du Monde. Courtesy of: Acielle / Style Du Monde. Courtesy of: Acielle / Style Du Monde. Courtesy of: Acielle / Style Du Monde. Courtesy of: Acielle / Style Du Monde. Courtesy of: Acielle / Style Du Monde. Lous And The Yakuza. Courtesy of: Acielle / Style Du Monde. 1 With the overwhelmingly positive news that there are now more secondhand shoppers than ever before, it might come as little surprise that conspicuously retro silhouettes are mounting a mainstream comeback. As more of us move towards building socially conscious wardrobes, vintage looks are a mark of distinction as well as a universally modern street style move. But what’s behind the new appeal of flares specifically? And who’s wearing them now? What you need to know The ’70s trouser shape swept the floor (literally) at SS21, with the city’s runways and pavements serving up nostalgic renditions of the classic denim bootcut and fluid bell-bottoms. In the hands of a new generation (read: mask clad and socially distanced), the flare surpasses every disco-era cliche to deliver a genderless wardrobe high. This is a trend that channels the free-spirited mindset of a decade where disrupting social norms became the norm. On the catwalk, the loungey kick-flare (seen at Y/Project, Charlotte Knowles and Nensi Dojaka) is destined to finally call time on the high-fashion sweatpant, while the new take on suiting taps into an ultra-polished throwback mood (enter Victoria Beckham and Balmain). Who’s wearing flares now? In between blockbuster 2020 modeling gigs, Danish model Mona Tougaard puts a signature ’90s spin on her slouchy bootcut jeans, while Argentinian runway star Mica Argañaraz has the ’70s-meets-now mood in everyday tailoring down. We’re also still not over Sculy Mejia’s Versace SS21 runway look that’s single-handedly boosted the appeal of low-rise bootcut pants. Read Next: Kim Kardashian West and Paris Hilton on Bringing Velour Tracksuits Back for Skims Originally Published on The post.

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Bella, Kylie and Kim are Among the Star-Studded Cast of the New #GivenchyFamily

Photo: Instagram/@bellahadid When was appointed creative director of Givenchy back in June, he knew he’d have to tackle things a little differently. With just three months until the spring/summer 2021 collections were due to be unveiled and no sign of the Covid-19 virus ceasing, Williams was forced to think outside the box — and he did. For while some, chose to show physically in September and October, Williams instead photographed his Givenchy debut in all its splendor against a pristine white background with no distractions – and no accompanying digital activation. Understated, fierce and hardware-heavy, his 54-look collection oozed simplicity and sophistication, ensuring the focus was plainly on the clothes. And the accessories: in the time it took for fashion editors to screenshot their favorite pieces, his unusual arm candy rocketed to the top of wishlists the world over. Photo: Instagram/@bellahadid As for phase two? A fortnight on from his inaugural showcase, the American designer welcomed a starry fanbase into his #GivenchyFamily. An avid Instagram user himself (he has amassed nearly half a million followers on his personal account) it is unsurprising that Williams used the power of social media to introduce his celebrity devotees. Bella Hadid, who was familiarised with the forward-thinking IG campaign format after her Jacquemus Zoom shoot, had the honor of wearing look one. Styled remotely by styling powerhouse Lotta Volkova, the supermodel shared an album of shots to her feed, in which she can be seen posing on a staircase sporting a daring mesh top with a sash overlay, tailored trousers and a pair of statement shoes. Hot on the heels of her Michael Kors campaign shoot in the Big Apple, Bella apologized for her busy schedule and captioned the carousel: “Shot this at midnight after work. Sorry I’m late.” Photo: Instagram/@kyliejenner Next up: the clan. Longtime supporters of Williams’s work at 1017 Alyx 9SM, the streetwear label he founded back in 2015, the designer enlisted Kendall, Kim and Kylie to join his newly-formed Givenchy gang. The trio modeled looks 54, 45 and 50 respectively and the latter was photographed with Travis Scott, who was dressed in look 30. Photo: Instagram/@kimkardashian Newlywed Natalia Vodianova, tennis star Maria Sharapova, actors Laura Dern, Liv Tyler and Julianne Moore, rappers Playboi Carti and Skepta plus photographer Nick Knight were also among the expansive cast of the unique campaign, in addition to the artistic director of both Dior Men’s and Fendi womenswear and couture,. Williams even took his turn in front of the camera and was pictured wearing a pair of marbled trousers and a sleek black blazer (look 39). In conclusion: this was a lesson in how to unveil a buzzy new collection in the Covid era. We can’t wait for it to hit stores. Read Next: Exclusive Interview with Givenchy Creative Director Clare Waight Keller Following the Paris Couture Show Originally published on The post.

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Exclusive Lady Gaga Interview: “I Was Told I Wasn’t Good Enough, But It Didn’t Stop Me”

With a new album out, a movie on the horizon, and as the face of Valentino’s latest fragrance, Voce Viva, Lady Gaga is still the reigning chameleon queen of fashion, music and film. Where is no one in where the singer donned no fewer than nine different ensembles. Beginning the night in an astronaut-inspired outfit, complete with clear helmet, to walk the red carpet, her following looks included an array of gowns, catsuits, feathers, sequins, and a series of avant garde masks. Ending the evening with five trophies for artist of the year, song of the year, best cinematography, best collaboration for “Rain on Me,” and the inaugural Tricon award (given to those who are highly accomplished across three or more disciplines), she opted for an oversized graphic T-shirt and platform boots. Very Gaga. Ever evolving, Gaga is just as striking when her look is pared back. Following the release of the romantic musical drama A Star Is Born (2018), where she played the lead alongside where she arrived in a floor-length pink feathered gown by Valentino Couture. “As soon as I was zipped up in the dress by my stylists Tom and Sandra, I turned to my mother and we both burst into tears,” recalls Gaga of the fitting that took place in her California home, as they listened to Andrea Bocelli. It marked the beginning of a new relationship with Valentino – one that has blossomed into, its latest perfume dreamed up by the house’s creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli. “Today, more than ever, senses are the vehicles that will lead us to rebirth. This is the way I personally feel about fragrances: as a sensorial whole experience. Voce Viva to me is a truly immersive event, a sublime evocation that involves the body as well as the mind, liberating instead of covering the skin with a tactile gesture: the perfume,” explains Piccioli. Lady Gaga at the 2020 MTV Awards Translated from Latin, Voce Viva means “with living voice.” It wasn’t just that Gaga is a performer with Italian roots and bold style that made her the perfect choice to front the campaign, Piccioli explains. “Lady Gaga means freedom, self-consciousness, pure heart. Her participation in this campaign elevates the symbolic power of the project to the highest level. She is the icon of a generation. Her message of freedom, passion for art, self-consciousness, and equality is the same our Valentino community stands for. I am so proud of having her in.” The campaign showcases Gaga in a ruffled floor-sweeping gown, bare-faced, with her platinum blonde hair tinted pink and worn up, loose and whimsical. “For Voce Viva, we made a beautiful film by Harmony Korine with a song from my new album called ‘Sine From Above.’ I felt strong and alive, hearing myself echo through the forest as I was singing in this dress,” reminisces Gaga. Voce Viva is a floral woody fragrance. Vibrant and full of energy, color arrives in the form of bergamot softened with juicy Italian mandarin, with spicy ginger adding a touch of complexity. A nod to couture, a bouquet of white florals that includes orange blossom, gardenia, and jasmine explode at the heart of the fragrance. Finally, for cool, crystal moss brings woody and mineral facets alongside warm and milky sandalwood and sweet Madagascar vanilla absolute. The perfume is encapsuled in a sleek glass flacon with a gold cap that features the house’s iconic rock stud motif, designed to evoke the silhouette and curves of a couture dress. Gaga explains of wearing one of Piccoli’s creations, “It reminded me of my freedom and how I get to experience magic; a freedom and magic I wish everyone to have.” Freedom didn’t come easy for Gaga. Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, to American-Italian parents in New York City, she worked her way up to the highest echelons of the entertainment industry. Raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, she always had a fondness for music, learning piano at just four years old. She is said to have written her first song at 13 and began acting in school plays and performing at open mic nights. “Whenever someone told me I wasn’t good enough throughout my career and life, I never let it break me,” she says. “I promised myself that every time I heard ‘no,’ it would motivate me to work harder.” Considered eccentric while growing up, Gaga has shared her experiences of being bullied. It has been reported that she even had a Facebook group made about her called “Stefani Germanotta, you will never be famous.” “The most daring thing I did was believe in myself,” says Gaga. She also attributes her success to the support of her family. When asked who has inspired her the most, she cites her mother, grandmothers, and sister. “In fact, I would have to say my whole family,” she considers. “The hard-working spirit, the ‘I’ll never give up’ attitude, the style and grace while doing so. That’s my family’s voice. That’s me.” Attributing her stage name to the 1984 Queen song “Radio Ga Ga,” the singer officially entered the spotlight in 2008 with her debut album, The Fame. The single “Just Dance” was her first hit, with “Poker Face” and “Paparazzi” following in quick succession. “I have to give confidence to myself for it to be real. I work on building it all the time. I focus on skills I have, and work from there,” she says of her success. Her next five albums all debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200, with success across the globe. In 2015, Gaga turned her sights to acting, with roles in American Horror Story: Hotel – which bagged her the Golden Globe award for best actress in a mini series or television film. Her next major role was in A Star Is Born, a feat which saw her become the first woman to win an Oscar as well as Grammy, Bafta, and Golden Globe awards in one year for her contribution to its soundtrack. Gaga’s further accolades also include three Brit awards, 18 MTV Video Music Awards, the inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Icon Award and several Guinness World Records. In December last year, the star was placed 10th on the Forbes list of top-earning musicians of the decade, reportedly earning US $500 million in the last decade. Gaga is also known for her philanthropic work. “My charity, the that I co-founded with my mother, shares our ambitious passion to make positive change in the face of the world’s mental health crisis,” she shares of the initiative launched in 2012. “I believe it is more important than ever to motivate an agenda of kindness. Kindness that leads to the healing of the mind, body, and soul. Kindness that invigorates programs that are fearless in their effort to help humanity learn the importance of self-care.” For every paid transaction on the Haus Laboratories website – her line of vegan makeup – $1 is donated to the foundation. Gaga has opened up on several occasions about her struggles with both her physical and mental health, including suffering from fibromyalgia, an illness that causes intense physical pain, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction. “I believe self-care routines, in and of themselves, are the best beauty tip of all. If you care for your mind, body, skin, heart, and healing, you approach beauty holistically,” she says. “For me, using makeup as well as perfume to transform how I feel at any moment is valuable as well. Even though working on ourselves from the inside is the most crucial, I also cherish the power of visual transformation to affect how we feel inside.” Having launched her sixth album, – based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed – will see Gaga take on the role of Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of arranging the killing of her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci. A true-crime drama, it could very well launch yet another award-winning year for Gaga. Read Next: How to Watch Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, and More Perform for Covid-19 Relief The post.

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Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are Returning to London

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attend a service to mark the centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018, in London. Photo: Getty Images The reports emerged last week: Frogmore Cottage, the Sussexes’ home in England, was preparing for the Duke’s arrival. This tidbit caused a stir. If true, this would mean would be heading back to the UK for the first time since making his last official appearance at the Commonwealth Day service on March 9. Then came the follow-up questions: Why is he going back? (Some suggested he was going to talk to the queen after the couple received pushback for discussing voter registration for the 2020 election.) When is he going back? Was this an imminent trip—for the holidays, or in January? And who is he going back with? Inquirers wondered whether the and their young son, Archie, would return as well. First things first: Splitting time between California and the UK was always the plan for Harry and. “We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America,” the couple said in their stepping-down statement on January 8. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter.” Under ordinary circumstances, we would have likely seen Harry and Meghan back in London even earlier. But the pandemic canceled such large gatherings, and also made air travel inadvisable. “There have been a lot of rumors circulating about this. Had it not been for COVID and travel restrictions, they would have already been back in the UK For events like Beatrice’s wedding and Trooping of the Colour, for example,” a source close to the couple tells Vogue. So their return was, well, inevitable. Especially now that an overseas visit is more doable—the United States and the UK are reportedly developing a safer travel corridor between the two countries. The couple also may have a set reason for returning sooner rather than later: Markle’s court case against the publisher of The Mail on Sunday. The case—which in the past few months has been in the pretrial phase—officially begins on January 11, 2021, and lasts 10 days. According to a report in Vanity Fair, the couple will return before the start of the trial as they need to undergo a two-week quarantine after traveling to the UK from America. That means the couple would need to leave the U.S. in late December. It’ll likely be both a poignant and pained reunion for the couple and the royal family, who haven’t seen each other in person since March. Since then, much has changed: Harry and Meghan announced a Netflix deal, bought their first home and paid back the public for Frogmore Cottage. What will their relationship with the royal family look like once they’re back on the same side of the pond? We will find out soon enough. Read Next: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are Teaming Up with Malala Yousafzai to Advocate for Girl’s Education Originally Published on The post.

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Watch Dorra Zarrouk Get Glammed Up and Talk Beauty at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa

With glamorous beauty looks and stunning outfits in tow, Tunisian actor Dorra Zarrouk makes the best-dressed list for every red carpet event she makes an appearance at. Here, she talks beauty and cinema while turning the Armani Hotel into her very own red carpet, with a little help from Armani Beauty. Dorra Zarrouk photographed by David Wang for Vogue Arabia x Armani Beauty Dorra Zarrouk‘s talent knows no bounds. The Tunisian actor is one of Arab cinema’s most successful stars, a graduate of law, as well as a master of political science. She does this and more with beauty, grace, and confidence, which shows through in this special collaboration with luxury makeup brand Armani Beauty. While Zarrouk was getting glammed up with some of Armani Beauty’s finest makeup products, and in a dazzling Giorgio Armani ensemble, for a night out in Dubai, we caught up with the actor at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa. Below, she shares her thoughts on the concept of beauty, where she draws her confidence from, and her tips for a statement red carpet look. 00:00 / 00:00 Video View CountDo not alter this value. Validate Email What does the concept of beauty mean to you? Beauty to me is a state of mind. When you feel confident, your beauty is nurtured by this feeling of inner peace, simplicity, and sophistication. When a woman feels confident, she starts to shine with her charisma and she is not afraid to show her real self to the world. What do you consider to be your greatest career highlights? I have been acting since 2002 and have featured in more than 50 movies and TV shows, and I am still counting my blessings. I have been nominated a couple of times for best actress awards and I am truly grateful for the support of my audience. Who is the Armani woman to you? The Armani woman is powerful, elegant, and sophisticated. She is flawless and through her natural look, she emanates a beautiful femininity. She is a life achiever. The Armani woman radiates confidence and independence. As an actor, I relate to the Armani woman, who I can see being a cinema and art lover. As a woman, I connect with’s belief that “simple is more.” What draws you to the Luminous Silk collection?  Feeling confident in my makeup is very important, because my days are quite busy. I love using the Luminous Silk Foundation because it gives me that radiant, silky, and flawless finish all day. It feels light and comfortable on the skin. It gives me a very natural look; radiant skin that photographs flawlessly. That is why I trust this foundation for all occasions. I sometimes complement it with the Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer and concealer to be even more camera-ready. You’re not one to shy away from a statement beauty look on the red carpet. What are your tips for achieving your signature look? One of the most important beauty tips that I can reveal is to keep your individuality and show the essence of who you are when you walk the red carpet. Your hair, your makeup, and your gown need to be perfect to express your true personality and reveal your inner beauty. These moments spent photographed on the red carpet are precious, and having the right foundation that enhances the beauty of your skin and the strength in your eyes, is key to remaining elegant all the way. Luminous Silk Foundation is the foundation I trust to remain flawless and feel comfortable under the heat of the projectors. With the eyes being the windows to the soul, I like to create an intense yet elegant eye makeup look. I like to use Black Ecstasy Mascara to give extreme full volume and length to create a sophisticated look. I believe in a timeless aesthetic, therefore I like to go with an iconic red on the lips for a touch of glamour. Again, as I don’t compromise on comfort, I use Lip Maestro shade 400. Dorra Zarrouk photographed by David Wang for Vogue Arabia x Armani Beauty How do you feel preparing for and walking down the red carpet? First of all, I am grateful to be a part of the cinema industry since it’s a childhood dream come true. Cinema for me is synonymous with a timeless aesthetic. When I walk the red carpet, I feel that I pay tribute to the cinema award shows and to the creatives who put their heart and soul into producing a film. Where do you draw your inner confidence from? Both when taking on a big role, and when making a red carpet appearance. Every milestone to me is an achievement that builds my confidence and keeps me going, to take on the next role, or to decide my next career path. I am also inspired by the beautiful women around me who act as role models and share wonderful life lessons. The film industry can be, of course, very demanding on your skin, with constant makeup changes. Has your approach to beauty and wellness changed over the course of your career? My approach to beauty and wellness has definitely adapted throughout my career, since filming for hours can impact the skin. I am used to maintaining a healthy diet, drinking a lot of water, and using quality products to nurture my skin. It is important for me to rest and take some time for myself where I can reflect and relax my mind. Do you have a signature Lip Maestro color or do you prefer to play around with different shades? When choosing a lip shade, it really depends on the occasion. For instance, for a red carpet look, I like using a bold color, such as the iconic shade 400 of Lip Maestro, which you can never go wrong with. It suits every skin type. For a more subtle celebration or work meeting, I like nude colors. I would use, for instance, shade 501. Dorra Zarrouk photographed by David Wang for Vogue Arabia x Armani Beauty Feeling inspired? Here’s how you can get the look. Step 1: Face Dorra Zarrouk photographed by David Wang for Vogue Arabia x Armani Beauty Prep your skin with Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer to achieve a natural glowing skin that stays looking fresh all day long. It will boost the glow on your skin while adding hydration and radiance. Take two drops and blend it on your skin using your fingertips. Blur and conceal imperfections and dark circles with Luminous Silk concealer. Used under the eye area, its peach undertone helps hide dark circles and pigmentation. Use a lighter shade than your foundation to highlight and brighten under your eyes, and on the forehead, bridge of the nose, and Cupid’s bow. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer and Luminous Silk Foundation. Courtesy of Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation glides seamlessly onto the skin with a silky texture; correcting, unifying, and perfecting your complexion for instantly radiant skin. The hydrating fluid offers buildable coverage from sheer to medium. Take two to three drops and, using a fluffy or flat brush, apply it all over your face for the most natural finish that stays on all day long Achieve natural, glowing skin with the Luminous Silk Compact Powder. The compact powder reduces shine and mattifies the skin after you’ve applied the Luminous Silk Foundation. It also blurs imperfections and helps reduce the look of pores. Use the beige side for a light veil of mattifying powder and the black side as a medium-buildable coverage foundation powder. This versatile powder is perfect for quick touch-ups and can be worn alone or over foundation to blur imperfections and reduce the appearance of pores. Step 2: Highlight Dorra Zarrouk photographed by David Wang for Vogue Arabia x Armani Beauty Enhance your glow with Fluid Sheer highlighter, an illuminating liquid that can be used under, over, or mixed with your foundation for a dewy, lit-from-within glow. With its weightless, easy-to-apply texture and dreamy, translucent finish, this illuminating liquid is the ultimate complexion enhancer and finishing touch in one. Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Highlighter. Courtesy of Armani Beauty Step 3: Eyebrows Dorra Zarrouk photographed by David Wang for Vogue Arabia x Armani Beauty Next, apply the High Precision Brow Pencil, a natural eyebrow designing pencil that has a six-hour wear waterproof formula. This automatic brow pencil features a dual-ended design with a micro pencil for precise application and a slim comb for shaping. The formula softly blends to fill in and subtly define brows. Giorgio Armani High Precision Brow Pencil. Courtesy of Armani Beauty Step 4: Mascara Dorra Zarrouk photographed by David Wang for Vogue Arabia x Armani Beauty For a bold eye look, use Black Ecstasy Mascara to create a total ultra-black effect. Black Ecstasy features a lightweight formula and unique brush that achieve the ultimate volume, length, and curl in a flash. The revolutionary paraben-free mascara coats lashes from root to tip, creating seductively lush, thick, and long lashes. Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy Mascara. Courtesy of Armani Beauty Step 5: Lips Dorra Zarrouk photographed by David Wang for Vogue Arabia x Armani Beauty Finally, to create an iconic red carpet look, apply Armani Red Rouge D’Armani matte lipstick in shade 400. It’s a full-coverage lipstick with a matte, suede finish that provides intense color and hydration for long hours. It includes a high concentration of pigments that takes matte to new heights, dressing lips in more even, extreme color, and giving maximum coverage. Smooth an even coat of the lipstick directly over lips. For an ultra-defined look, prep lips first by applying Luminous Silk concealer just outside your natural lip contour. Follow by lining your lips with a matching shade of Smooth Silk Lip Pencil. Giorgio Armani Red Rouge D’armani. Courtesy of Armani Beauty The Armani Beauty makeup collection is available to shop at Ounass.ae  Read Next: 5 of Dorra Zarrouk’s Unforgettable Moments with Vogue Arabia Videographer: Julia Chernih
Photography: David Wang 
Style: Youmna Moustafa
Makeup: Mona Gamal 
Hair: Ali Kallout
Production: Camilla Fitz-Patrick 
Full look: Giorgio Armani 
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These Award-Winning Lebanese Films are Now Available on Netflix

Nadine Labaki in ‘Where Do We Go Now’. Courtesy of UniFrance Streaming giant who have contributed to Middle Eastern cinema and are going through a difficult time due to the country’s financial crisis and Covid-19. Also Read: Netflix Announces US $500,000 Relief Fund to Support Lebanon’s Film and TV Industry “I am especially happy to see Caramel on Netflix, particularly because it was shot on the streets of Beirut and the Gemmayzeh neighborhood, the heart of the city that was unfortunately decimated,” said the film’s director in a statement. “In a sense this is my personal memory of the beautiful streets, the old homes and shops, and buildings, of all these places that may never be the same again.” Nuha El Tayeb, Netflix’s director of content acquisitions for Mena and Turkey said, “Creating this collection allows us to share more stories from the world, with the world, and expose people to content they may not otherwise have a chance to see. The catalog represents stories from filmmakers from different walks of life, covering a slice of everything that Lebanon represents – love, humor, and beauty.” Read on below for the list of films in the Made in Lebanon collection. Out of Life by Maroun Bagdadi The Little Wars by Maroun Bagdadi Whispers by Maroun Bagdadi We are all for the Fatherland by Maroun Bagdadi Beyrouth ya Beyrouth by Maroun Bagdadi Heritages by Philippe Aractingi Listen by Philippe Aractingi Bosta by Philippe Aractingi Under the Bombs by Philippe Aractingi Khabsa by Shady Hanna Ghadi by Amin Dora Zozo by Josef Fares (excluding Scandinavia) Panoptic by Rana Eid The Kite by Randa Chahal Sabbag (excluding Italy, Monaco, Switzerland) Taxi Ballad by Daniel Joseph West Beirut by Ziad Doueiri (excluding France) Very Big Shot by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya Heaven without People by Lucien Bourjeily Stray Bullet by Georges Hachem Solitaire by Sophie Boutros Incendies by Denis Villeneuve Capernaum by Nadine Labaki (Only in the Mena region) Bel Ghalat by Seif Al Sheikh Najib (Only in the Mena region) Bighamdet Ein by Seif Al Sheikh Najib (Only in the Mena region) Habbet Caramel by Elie F Habib (Only in the Mena region) Max W Antar by Imad Jandali Al Rifa’i (Only in the Mena region) Nut$ by Henri Barges (Only in the Mena region) Tallatit by Kristian Abouanni (Only in the Mena region) Welcome to Lebanon by Saif Al Sheikh Najib (Only in the Mena region) I Want to See by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige (Only in the Mena region) A Perfect Day by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige (Only in the Mena region) Caramel by Nadine Labaki (Only in the Mena region) Single, Married, Divorced by Elie Khalife (Only in the Mena region) Where Do We Go Now? by Nadine Labaki (Only in the Mena region) Read Next: How Creatives For Lebanon Is Helping Rebuild Lebanon’s Creative Community The post.

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Meghan Markle Wears Princess Diana’s Watch in New Portrait with Prince Harry

Photo: Getty Meghan Markle and in Montecito, California. This official portrait is the Duke and Duchess’ first one since they stepped down from their duties as senior royals and captures them smiling, looking relaxed, and at ease. Prince Harry sits on the arm of the chair Markle is sat on, with an arm going behind her. He’s seen wearing a button-down oxford shirt without a tie, while Markle, who is photographed mid-laughter as she looks away from the camera, is seen in a fitted blazer and pants by paired with a plain white T-shirt. She wears her hair down in her signature waves and a center-parting. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry photographed by Matt Sayles What has caught the attention of many in the portrait, is Markle’s watch. Besides her Cartier Love bracelet, the Duchess is also wearing a gold watch on her left wrist, which is believed to be‘s Cartier Tank Française watch. This is one of the few heirlooms the former actor has inherited from her late mother-in-law, the Princess of Wales. On her wedding day, Markle wore a ring that once belonged to the Princess, and later in 2018, she wore a pair of butterfly earrings and a gold bracelet belonging to Princess Diana, while on a royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji with Prince Harry. The portrait marks the couple’s upcoming special appearance on Time100 Talks, a series of virtual conversations that brings together some of the most influential voices in the world. The episode in which the Duke and Duchess are said to make opening and closing remarks at is titled “Engineering a Better World” and will take place on Tuesday, October 20. Read Next: Meghan Markle Reveals How Her Family Spent Quarantine in Chat with Malala Yousafzai The post.

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This Cult Skincare Line Offers Hero Formulations for Dry, Sensitive and Mature Skin

Instagram.com/79Lux Even as an adult Karen Cummings-Palmer found that her skin was still showing signs of childhood eczema. Being a beauty expert and having tried countless products to battle this, with no luck, she decided to launch her own brand. This was the start of 79 Lux, a skincare label that not only revitalizes skin, especially adult in need of a boost, but also a brand that refuses to compromise on its client’s health or that of the environment. Cummings-Palmer tells us more. How did you get into the world of skincare? I believe that health and beauty are inextricably linked and as the largest organ, our skin reveals so much about our general wellness so skincare, like good nutrition and supplementation, is a vital part of my toolkit. Why did you decide to launch 79 Lux?  I have worked with some really great brands but I couldn’t find anything that was perfect for my dry, sensitive, and mature skin so I was inspired to create it. How long did it take for you to develop 79 Lux? In many ways a lifetime – of trying testing and thinking about skin, the first product was 18 months in the making and we continue to roll out slowly and organically as and when we feel we can deliver an exceptional skin-changing product. Talk to us about your products? They are solution-specific, largely natural, and organic luxurious formulations that are a delight for all the senses – housed in black/violet biophotonic glass or sustainable aluminum to help protect both the product and the environment. Which formula are you most proud of? Oh my, that is a tough one. was the first, so will always have a special place in my heart.  The Golden Oil is a bit of a desert island product as it can be used from head to toe, it boosts energy, immunity, and your glow! Our new Cream for the hands is both restorative and protective which is what we all need in these times, so I am very proud of all three for different reasons. Why should people put as much love into their skincare body routine as their face? So many of us are eating better, moving more, but when we look at the skin on our bodies the quality is often so different from that of our faces which is such a shame.   I think of great skincare as nourishment and if we are eating well it seems counter-productive to put ingredients that do not support us over such a large area of skin. Why is sustainability so important to you? I think we all have try to reuse then recycle as much as possible for the sake of our collective wellness. What’s your personal beauty routine? I take a layered approach to beauty, I work on it from the inside out with nutrient-dense foods and supplementation from Omega’s to amino acids, then comes movement which includes working out the muscles in my face, then topical skincare.  I use the Balm all over my body after showering and I often layer the Golden Oil over the top.  I also use a drop of Golden Oil on damp skin on my face massaging upwards as it is wonderfully firming and rejuvenating.  At night after double cleansing, I use a, or Vitamin C  followed by Hyaluronic Acid. What advice would you give to upcoming beauty entrepreneurs? Create something you need and love. 79 Lux is available on Read Next: The post.

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This Artist is the First Saudi Woman to Singlehandedly Achieve a Guinness World Record

Artist Ohoud Abdullah Almalki’s painting. Photo: Courtesy of the artist Artist Ohoud Abdullah Almalki has become the first woman to achieve a Guinness World Record title singlehandedly. The Jeddah-based artist, also known as the ‘The Artist of the Nation’, did so by creating the world’s largest painting made entirely of coffee. Almalki made use of expired granules to illustrate seven leading figures of the Kingdom and neighboring UAE. Titled Naseej 1 (meaning woven together), the remarkable painting is made up of seven linked cotton cloths, spans over 20.968 square meters, and is 15.84 meters long, and 13.95 meters wide. It features the founding fathers of the Kingdom and UAE, the late King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman, and the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Other rules from Saudi Arabia and UAE featured in the painting include King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Almalki made use of approximately 4.5kg of expired coffee powder and mixed it with water to paint the rulers in hues of brown. The edges of the painting are done in the traditional Bedouin decoration style known as “Sadu.” “It took me 45 days of continuous work to complete, under the watchful eyes of two witnesses, video recording and drone footage,” Almalki said, as per a Guinness World Records statement. “My aim is to remind the world of the centuries-old entente between the two nations.” “Normally, only one kind of coffee is used in such paintings, but I have used 4 different shades of brown coffee. I used several rollers and paint brushes of different sizes to finish this project,” she shared. “This tremendous feat would have been impossible without the support of the people around me. I wish this will contribute to empowering the women in Saudi Arabia and beyond,” the artist added. Read Next: These Saudi Women Prove That There is Nothing Stopping Them The post.

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Meet the New Generation of Black, Female Muslim Emcees

Hip-Hop Duo and Twins “Aint Afraid”, Sakinah and Zakiyahh Rahman. Photographed by The Twinsz LLC (Sajjad-Uddin Muhammed and Stacey Holton) When Syrian-American rapper, a New York-based rapper described as the Muslim answer to Eve and Foxy Brown. At the turn of the millennium, Miss Undastood was the only known female Muslim rapper. For almost two decades, the First Lady of Islamic hip-hop’s slick lyricism has been ricocheting around the halls of underground rap battle gatherings, community gatherings, and more recently on Instagram, unleashing a salvo about domestic violence, the struggles of single parenthood, 9/11, her lived experiences as a Black woman, and quarantining in the age of the coronavirus. But when she started rapping, Miss Undastood faced challenges as the first Black, female Muslim rapper. “They used to say things like I was ‘hip-hopping my way to the hellfire.’ Sometimes people would send their kids to the stage to tell me to shut up. Whenever I wanted to talk about political topics or stuff that’s taboo, people were taking things out of context, twisting a lot of the words and making my intentions look negative. I was just being a ‘feminist,’ or a ‘man-hater.’ The fact that I rap makes men feel like I’m not religious enough, that I’m not pious enough. ‘Oh, you’re doing that? You can’t be on your religion. You can’t be on your deen (faith).’” Miss Undastood. Photo: Hajji Hassan Twenty years later, a new generation of Black, female Muslim emcees in the US has emerged to carry on the hip-hop crown of Miss Undastood. These pioneers face new challenges as they use their Islamic hip-hop to celebrate their womanhood, racial identity, and faith, offering unapologetic social and political commentary on topics including the policies. From Lauryn Hill to Drake, Erykah Badu, Lupe Fiasco, and Mos Def, Islamic references have long been used in hip-hop. As Harry Allen from Public Enemy once remarked, “If hip-hop has an official religion, it is Islam.” The relationship between Islam and hip-hop, however, isn’t as well-known, as Dr Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, author of Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip-Hop in the United States, explains. “That has a lot to do with how hip-hop is seen as ‘Black music,’ which is configured around pathologies like poverty, criminality, and sexuality. Islam and Muslims get pegged around sexuality and being very strict: There’s no music and there’s no sex.” The lyrics of “Doo Wop (That Thing)” by Lauryn Hill, the first US number-one single by a female hip-hop artist, includes a well-known Islamic phrase referenced 33 times in the Qur’an, which Muslims utter every day while performing their five daily prayers: “Yo, my men and my women / Don’t forget about the deen [faith] / The Siraat Al-Mustaqim [straight path].” For Miss Undastood, this unlikely marriage between hip-hop and spirituality opened the floodgates for her to become the arbiter of a genre – Islamic hip-hop – that was not only religiously conscious but also culturally relevant to young Muslim Americans. “Lauryn was being modest. She was putting some scriptures here and there and dropping some Islamic words,” Miss Undastood says. “It was hip-hop and spirituality together, which is what I’m doing: infusing hip-hop along with Islamic messages.” Alia Sharrief. Photo: Natho These Islamic influences also found their way into the aesthetic of hip-hop. Queen Latifah popularized typical clothing from the African diaspora in the form of head wraps and West African kente print in hip-hop fashion in the mid 1980s. Alia Sharrief, a California-based emcee, human rights activist, and hip-hop teacher, salutes her faith and her African heritage with her head wraps and jewelry featuring the shape of Africa; a continent where practices of modesty for Muslim women have in some places been eclipsed by the Arab and South Asian practices of and chaadars. Modesty is a thorny issue, with Sharrief acknowledging the struggle to thrive in an industry that promotes the hyper-sexualization of women, and Black women especially. “There are so many battles to represent yourself as a Muslim woman in the limelight of hip-hop. Not only do you get judged by fellow Muslims because everyone’s talking about how a female emcee is haram and you’re not supposed to be doing this. To top it off, you’re in a hijab, and you’re dealing with big booties and cute hairstyles.” Boshia Rae-Jean. Photo: Marc Baptiste New Jersey-based emcee, model, and writer Boshia Rae-Jean converted to Islam in 2015. Her debut song, “Qnowledge,” begins with “Bismillah hirahman nirahim,” a nod to Mos Def’s opening to his 1999 debut album Black on Both Sides. Though Jean features no other explicit Islamic references, the song references the tradition of female scholarship with the chorus line, “Where you gonna get that knowledge?” “My music is about Muslim women seeking scholarship, defending their rights, and not being afraid to say that’s not right,” she states. “We grow up in families that say, ‘Oh, you shouldn’t speak too loud’ or ‘You’re a woman, you should do this.’ But hip-hop says no. Hip-hop says fight for your rights. Don’t sit there and be meek. Islam teaches us that as well; to fight for justice. Don’t sit there and let it continue, because then you’re oppressing yourself, your community. That’s the foundation of hip-hop. Islam is literally in hip-hop.” For identical twins and hip-hop duo, who go by the stage names Straingth and Wizdumb, their music is rooted in the remembrance of God. With more than 137 000 followers on Instagram, the twins address the “Muslim baes” of Instagram, defining God’s names in a “99 names of Allah challenge,” and creating Islamic renditions of nursery rhymes such as “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” which they reprised as “Ra, Ra, Ramadan.” They first began thinking of rapping about Islam and their faith a year after they left high school, and noticed that all the scholars and artists they looked to for inspiration on how to juggle their American and Muslim identities were men. “We didn’t really know about women artists,” says Wizdumb. “We realized young Muslims – especially sisters – needed to see that you can live a dope life and value your religion. That it is possible. So many young sisters ask us, ‘How are you guys so cool, and still so Muslim?’ For us, that was our life. Our mother brought us up on that.” Hip-Hop Duo and Twins “Aint Afraid”, Sakinah and Zakiyahh Rahman. Photographed by The Twinsz LLC (Sajjad-Uddin Muhammed and Stacey Holton) Hip-hop endures as the musical arsenal of choice for a new generation of female Muslim emcees who are building online and real-life communities with their music for the same reason it always has: the very soul of hip-hop demands a better world, in the same way the Muslim faith does. “What these Muslim women are doing when they think about socially conscious hip-hop music, they’re not just picking up on the civil rights movement or the radical Black power movement,” says Dr Khabeer. “They’re picking up on generations of people who were doing this. To create culture, to embrace it, to do it in the context in which our ancestors lived and which we currently live in, is to resist. To live, to have joy, to do all the things we do, is a form of resistance.” Read Next: How Hijabi Rapper Neelam Hakeem is Changing the Game Originally Published in the The post.

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Covid-19 in Dubai: Wedding Receptions and Social Events are Now Permitted

Dubai-based bridal label Rami Al Ali White. Photo: Courtesy Starting October 22, receptions and other social events will be allowed to take place in Dubai, UAE. The announcement was made by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai on Sunday, October 18, and states that the events will be allowed to resume in Dubai hotels, halls, homes, temporary venues, and tents in residential areas. As per the new regulation, hotels and similar venues are permitted to host gatherings of not more than 200 guests in each hall, while tents and residential homes can host a maximum of 30 people provided that a safe social distance of one person per four square meters can be maintained. The committee headed by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also outlined a number of precautionary measures while stressing on the importance of families following these rules in the comprehensive safeguarding of public health in the UAE. Also Read: These Malls in Dubai are Now Providing Covid-19 PCR Tests Headed by — Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) The guidelines and conditions released by the committee for holding wedding receptions and social events include: • Each hall is allowed to host a maximum of 200 people; homes and tents are allowed to accommodate a maximum of 30 people, so long as you allow a space of four square meters per person.
• Avoid shaking hands, kissing and hugging, and stick to non-physical greetings.
• Wear a face mask at all times, except when seated at a table.
• Guests should avoid sitting face-to-face and maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between each other.
• There’s a maximum of five guests per table, and tables should be placed two meters apart.
• Events shouldn’t exceed four hours.
• People with symptoms such as a cough or fever must refrain from attending, and elderly people and those with chronic conditions should avoid gatherings. Read Next: HE Noura Al Kaabi is the Latest UAE Official to Receive Covid-19 Vaccine The post.

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Jennifer Lopez Shows Off New Curtain Bangs on Date Night with Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez stepped out for a date night with fiancé Alex Rodriguez. Photo: Getty Curtain bangs are back, and at the San Vicente Bungalows in West Hollywood. The Hustlers actor wore her hair down in an effortless style, putting her shaggy, honey-blonde waves on full display which complemented her new eye-skimming bangs. This new look is courtesy of none other than, Lopez’s trusted hairstylist who has created many iconic hair moments with the star over the years. On October 13, Appleton revealed the look on his Instagram with a photo of Lopez sporting her fresh new hairdo, and captioned it, “@jlo got bangs today.” Besides the show-stealing bangs, the 51-year-old singer’s date night style included a satin blouse and matching pants from La Pointe which she paired nude platform pumps, a blue smokey eye, and a calfskin handbag in a similar shade for a monochromatic look. Underneath the black-colored face mask, Lopez had a peach blush, and a nude lip on, which could be seen in the photos posted by Appleton and the star’s stylist. This is not the first time this year that the singer has been spotted with curtain bangs. Last month, she showcased a much shaggier, yet equally glam version of the popular hairstyle when she debuted the music video for her song with Maluma, Pa Ti + Lonely. “Hair has such a big part of the storytelling,” Appleton had shared with Vogue following the launch of the music video. “The hairstyle enables you to believe who that person is or what situation she’s in — it was a lot of fun.” Read Next: Jennifer Lopez’s Most Stunning Fashion Moments, Courtesy of Arab Designers The post.

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The Style Evolution of Kim Kardashian West, from Socialite to Trendsetter

1995: Pictured here as a teenager, Kim joined her family at the release of Cinderella in a casual oatmeal colored cardigan with white jeans. Getty 2006: Fast forward to the noughties and Kim Kardashian maintained her laid-back style in skinny jeans, knee-high boots and gold hoops for one of her first red carpet appearances. Getty 2008: Kim attended Flaunt Magazine's 10th Anniversary Party in a one-shoulder, floor-grazing dress in a shimmering silver palette. Getty 2009: Kim’s off-duty, just-been-to-the-nail-salon, style consisted of a two-tone tweed jacket with ripped jeans and a leather, chain-lined tote. Getty 2011: For the VH1 Do Something Awards at the Hollywood Palladium, Kim sported a vanilla figure-hugging dress, accessorized with a bejewelled micro clutch and a gold metallic belt. Getty 2011: Kim sat front row at Vera Wang Spring 2012 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, adorning a satin, midnight blue gown. Getty 2012: For Kanye West’s RTW Fall/Winter 2013 show, Kim Kardashian wore a fur wrap, suede pants and bead embellished shoes. Basically, every shade of beige. Getty 2013: Kim Kardashian’s interpretation of the 2013 Met Gala "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" theme, was a dark floral Givenchy dress by Riccardo Tisci. Getty Kim’s post-pregnancy wardrobe featured a head-to-toe yellow look that was less Big Bird and more Hollywood glam. Getty 2014: For her hen party in Paris, Kim wore a high-neck, embroidered Balmain mini-dress in pale blue. Getty 2015: Mrs Kardashian West wore metallic latex leggings with a blush pink fur jacket and transparent heels whilst out in Paris. Getty 2015: Whilst pregnant with her second child, Saint West, Kim Kardashian West wore a caped Valentino gown to the InStyle Awards. Getty 2016: Out and about in NYC, Kim showed her penchant for second-skin bodysuits wearing this black turtleneck body with an over-sized fur coat and see-through ankle boots. Getty 2017: Another New York street style moment, Kim wore tie-waist cargo pants, which she paired with a rust colored fur coat and extra-long Cher-inspired hair. Getty 2018: Spotted in LA, Kim started to establish her athleisure-wear aesthetic via cycling shorts and a hooded sweater – elevated with an elongated leather trench coat and translucent shoes. Getty 2019: Kim’s current style craze is archival pieces. Here she wore head-to-toe leopard print from Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaïa’s Fall 1991 collection. Getty 2019: For an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show in New York, Kim slithered into another throwback dress, this time from Thierry Mugler’s 1983 collection, and paired it with velvet Yeezy ankle boots. Getty 2020: Kardashian shows her love for head-to-toe latex in a Balmain look. Instagram/@kimkardashian 2020: Another head-to-toe latex Balmain look in a twinning moment with sister Kourtney during Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Instagram/@kourtneykardash 2020: Kardashian and Paris Hilton bring back velour tracksuits. Photo: Courtesy of Skims 1 There’s no denying,, has an impactful influence on fashion. While today her choices are often sleek and inspiring, her journey to obtaining the polished, insta-worthy look has been a little rocky along the way. When Kardashian West first made a name for herself – as Paris Hilton’s stylist and friend – her style featured figure-hugging bodycon dresses, in the noughties IT bags and oversized gold hoops were her go-to accessories of choice. Over a decade later, and beauty mogul has transitioned into a sartorial trailblazer with a fearless approach to fashion. Her daring style is emulated around the world. Whether she’s wearing an emerging streetwear label or a the KKW effect has the power to create a new craze, or controversy – either way, she’s gets people talking. “I think that Kim Kardashian’s style evolution is definitely something worth mentioning” says Egyptian celebrity fashion stylist,, “[Kim is a] perfect reference for how fashion can be a great marketing and PR tool. She started off by wearing high-end party dresses, which were all wearable and could be sourced. She later transformed her style into a bold, unique look. We now see her in second-skin silhouettes, mesh and plastic fabrics, exotic leathers and a lot of pastel and nude colors. She opts for cutouts, transparent pieces, the latest catwalk looks and custom made outfits. Her style is definitely controversial, but it makes her the woman everyone wants to copy.” In the early years of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the reality star made laid-back red-carpet appearances in jeans and knee-high boots. This was followed by a series of wrap dresses and platform wedges – before she advanced to designer outfits from the likes of. Kardashian West was spotted on front rows at fashion week and formed close friendships with some of the industry’s most noteworthy names; including and Valentino Garavani. As Kardashian West’s style has evolved, we’ve learnt to appreciate her elevated take on athleisure, her monochromatic dressing in earthy-tones and her interesting play on proportions – often styling an exaggerated fur coat with a waist-pinching bodysuit. In recent years, Kim has taken inspiration from her designer-husband and adopted a low-key, street-inspired aesthetic, yet she has always maintained a penchant for skintight silhouettes that have become her signature style throughout the years. Read Next: 9 Times Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West Served Couple Goals in Style The post.

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Yolanda Hadid Shares a Rare Insight Into Life With Gigi & Zayn’s Newborn “Angel”

Yolanda and Gigi Hadid. Photo: Getty Yolanda Hadid has expressed her gratitude for a beautiful new addition to her life: her granddaughter. In September, into the world, and the Hadid family couldn’t be happier. “My heart is expanding with so much love and joy for this little baby girl she is an angel sent to us from above,” Yolanda shared on Instagram alongside a photo of her holding her granddaughter’s tiny hand. “Thank you Mommy & Daddy for making me an Oma, I love every minute of it.” Yolanda, who hails from the Netherlands, uses the German word “Oma” meaning grandmother. It’s not the only insight the Hadid family has given their followers of late. Both Zayn and Gigi shared black-and-white photos on social media not long after welcoming their firstborn. “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love,” Gigi posted on 24 September.   On the same day, Zayn shared a sweet snap. “Our baby girl is here, healthy and beautiful. To try [to] put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, and thankful for the life we will have together,” he wrote. Looks like it’ll be aunt Bella next… Read Next: Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Have Welcomed Their First Child Together Originally Posted on The post.

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Covid-19 in Dubai: Wedding Receptions and Social Events are Now Permitted

Dubai-based bridal label Rami Al Ali White. Photo: Courtesy Starting October 22, receptions and other social events will be allowed to take place in Dubai, UAE. The announcement was made by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai on Sunday, October 18, and states that the events will be allowed to resume in Dubai hotels, halls, homes, temporary venues, and tents in residential areas. As per the new regulation, hotels and similar venues are permitted to host gatherings of not more than 200 guests in each hall, while tents and residential homes can host a maximum of 30 people provided that a safe social distance of one person per four square meters can be maintained. The committee headed by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also outlined a number of precautionary measures while stressing on the importance of families following these rules in the comprehensive safeguarding of public health in the UAE. Also Read: These Malls in Dubai are Now Providing Covid-19 PCR Tests Headed by — Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) The guidelines and conditions released by the committee for holding wedding receptions and social events include: • Each hall is allowed to host a maximum of 200 people; homes and tents are allowed to accommodate a maximum of 30 people, so long as you allow a space of four square meters per person.
• Avoid shaking hands, kissing and hugging, and stick to non-physical greetings.
• Wear a face mask at all times, except when seated at a table.
• Guests should avoid sitting face-to-face and maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between each other.
• There’s a maximum of five guests per table, and tables should be placed two meters apart.
• Events shouldn’t exceed four hours.
• People with symptoms such as a cough or fever must refrain from attending, and elderly people and those with chronic conditions should avoid gatherings. Read Next: HE Noura Al Kaabi is the Latest UAE Official to Receive Covid-19 Vaccine The post.

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Decoding Kim Kardashian West’s Iconic Beauty Looks

Kim Kardashian attending Paris Fashion Week in 2015. Photo: Getty. Kim Kardashian West at KKWxMario Dinner in 2018. Photo: Getty. Kim Kardashian West at Premiere Of Open Road Films' "The Promise" in 2017 Kim Kardashian West at the LACArt Film Gala in 2018 Kim Kardashian West at New York Fashion Week in 2017. Photo: Getty. Kim Kardashians attending the Daily Front Rows 3rd Annual Fashion Awards in 2017. Photo: Getty. Kim Kardashian West at the 2016 Met Gala. Photo: Getty/ Kim Kardashian West at the 2019 Met Gala. Photo: Getty. Kim Kardashian attending the 2018 Met Gala. Photo: Getty. Kim Kardashian West for KKW Beauty. Photo: @kimkardashian Kim Kardashian West at the 57th Grammy Awards in 2015. Photo: Getty. Kim Kardashian West at the 2018 CFDA Awards. Photo: Getty. 1 With her eponymous makeup line and a penchant for perpetual risk-taking, continues to rewrite the rules of her very own beauty manual, which, over the years, has gained her a cult following. It all began with dexterous contouring, fluttery lashes, and perfectly curled tresses. Then, not long after her now-husband Kanye West came onto the scene, her aesthetic radically transformed. Spray tans were traded in for signature nude lips and voluminous hair was replaced with vintage-inspired beauty. Together, the couple introduced a new formula for beauty that challenged every single inch of the modern beauty landscape. Decoding the enigma that is Kim Kardashian West’s beauty is no easy task, so we enlisted the help of Dubai-based makeup artists Lujain Qaffas and Sabika Al-Rashed to run us through some of Kardashian West’s most iconic looks. Kim Kardashian at the 2018 Met Gala Lujain Qaffas (@lujainqaffas) suggests: 1. The first step is to make sure your skin is cleaned and prepped before you apply any makeup. Don’t forget to moisturize. 2. Apply a full-coverage matte foundation with whatever you prefer, either a brush or makeup sponge. 3. Apply a heavy-duty setting powder, like, and let it sit. 4. For eyes, use a mix of deep brown and black eyeshadows from the palette and blend together on lids. 5. Wipe away excess setting powder. 6. Apply a matte orange-toned bronzer and sweep in an upward motion against the cheekbones. 7. For a subtle glow, apply a pearlescent highlighter on cheekbones, the forehead, and the tip of the nose. 8. Apply a taupe lip liner like in Anywhere Caffeine, with a nude matte lipstick on top. 9. End the look by lining the top and bottom of your eyes with a waterproof kohl black eyeliner and a few coats of your favorite mascara. Kim Kardashian West at the 57th Grammys For this look, Qaffas says: 1. If you have dry skin, moisturizing is a must. Moisturize your lips too. 2. Apply a primer using your fingers and work the product into your skin, focusing mainly on the T-zone. 3. Apply a medium-coverage dewy foundation. You can use your fingers or a brush for more coverage. 4. Use a setting powder and focus on the T-zone. 5. Next, apply a light sweep of bronzer on the cheeks, forehead, and jaw and add a pop of pastel pink blush on top. 6. To prep the eyes, apply an oil-free primer to the whole lid. This will help keep your eyeshadow in place for longer. 7. A neutral amber shade eyeshadow with an ultra-matte finish is essential for this look. One of my favorites is Raw Sienna from the palette. 8. Then, apply a glittery gold shimmer eyeshadow on the center of the lids, using a fluffy crease brush. 9. Keep your brows looking as natural as possible and opt of a lightly tinted brow gel. 10. Finish with a sweep of chalky nude liquid lipstick and mascara on both top and bottom lashes. Kim Kardashian West at the 2018 CFDA Awards For this look, Qaffas suggests: 1. If you don’t have an eyelid primer, use a little bit of liquid concealer and setting powder to prep lids. 2. Apply the Saturn and Parallel tones from the palette to the eyes, making sure to blend outwards. 3. If your skin type is quite dry, use a liquid foundation and mix a few drops of beauty oil into it. 4. Use your fingers to apply your foundation if you prefer soft coverage and a brush if you prefer a heavier effect. 5. Next, use a concealer on top, applying under eyes, along the bridge of the nose, and on the forehead and chin. 6. Don’t forget to set these areas with a matte finish powder. Compact powders are best for this. 7. Dust the apples of your cheeks with a peachy cream-based blush. You can use your finger to blend this into the skin. 8. If you feel the look is too matte, spritz a setting spray like over the whole face. 9. To finalize the look, curl the lashes using a lash curler and coat using a thick-bristled mascara wand. A favorite trick of mine is to apply loose powder inbetween every coat as it really thickens up the lashes. Kim Kardashian West at the 2016 Met Gala Kuwaiti-born makeup artist Sabika Al-Rashed (@sebybeaute) decodes this infamous Met Gala look, for which the star bleached her eyebrows a honey blonde. 1. Apply a radiance-enhancing primer all over the face. 2. Using a blending brush, use only the brown and bronze shades from the in 003 Amber Neutrals. 3. Choose a long-lasting, HD foundation like. Shake the can well and apply in circular motions using a buffing brush. Layer as needed until you achieve the desired coverage. 4. Line your waterline with a waterproof eyeliner in a shimmery bronze shade. 5. Next, take a metallic silver shade and line only the inner corner of your eye. 6. Add a few coats of black mascara and finish up with in Omi. Kim Kardashian West for KKW Beauty For this intense look, Al-Rashed suggests: 1. Begin by applying Illamasqua Matte Veil primer all over the face. 2. Then apply concealer to your eyelids and under eyes. 3. Outline your eyes using eyeshadow palette. These are great for an effortless smolder. 4. For the eye look, it’s best to stick to these four shades: Perdita, Hessa, Desdemona, and Elphaba. Start by applying Hessa over the whole lid, followed by Perdita applied in the crease. Add these colors to the lower lash line too. 5. Under the brows, apply a mix of Desdemona and Elphaba and blend well using a fluffy crease brush. 6. Apply mascara and feathery false lashes. 7. Next, apply primer and foundation, blending in an outwards motion. 8. Use a matte brown lip and contour the lip line. Add a bare nude lipstick by lightly tapping it onto the lips. 9. Finish off by sculpting your cheekbones and jawline with Illamsqua’s face powder duo. Read Next: The post.

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Rihanna Causes An E-Commerce Frenzy With Fenty Beauty Sale

Photo: Instagram/@badgalriri Calling all fans, you have until tomorrow (October 19) to take advantage of the beauty sale everyone has been talking about. Music artist and entrepreneur What’s more, if you use the the promo code EXTRA10 you get an additional 10% off your purchase. The discount even applies to sale items. It’s a bold move from the former, as the sale not only treats loyal shoppers but also attracts potential new buyers who might have been apprehensive to purchase before. Since its launch in 2017 Fenty Beauty has been an instant success. Not only did the brand bring in a massive US$72 million in its first month, it was also voted one of the best inventions of the year by Time. A large part of the brand’s success is its particularly the 40-shade foundation release, which catered to women and men of most skin colors – the range is now up to 50 shades. The launch was a game changer in the beauty industry, and not just the products, but the cheeky social media and marketing campaigns, plus endorsements from founder Rihanna set the brand apart from competitors – it has an attitude. If you’ve never shopped Fenty Beauty before, these are the you need to shop before the sale ends tomorrow: Fenty Beauty Stunna lip paint longwear fluid lip color Stunna lip paint longwear fluid lip color is actually one of Rihanna’s favourites. “The perfect red is hard to get right, and it’s really hard to find your red that works on your skin tone,” says the star.  The hyper-intense pigment lip color comes in nine shades. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r soft matte longwear foundation Another of Rihanna’s favorites, the Pro Filt’r soft matte longwear foundation is available in a boundary-breaking range of 50 shades. The mogul said of the product, “Foundation is one of those areas in the beauty industry that has a big void for people at extreme ends of the shade spectrum. There’s this middle ground that’s covered really, really well. But then if you’re very pale or if you’re very dark, there aren’t a lot of options. And so, I wanted to make sure that women of all skin tones were covered so they could be included in what I created.” Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle highlighter duo One of the most highly rated products on FentyBeauty.com is Killawatt Freestyle highlighter duo, which has five our five stars. “You can use this on any part of your face – your eyes, your cheeks, your nose bridge, your collarbone. I like to use it on my body as well because it’s such a high sheen. You look at it and think, ‘is it going to deliver? Then—BAM!—it delivers!” explains Rihanna. Read Next: 7 New SS21 Hair and Beauty Trends to Know Now The post.

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Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique Focuses on Strengthening the Skin Barrier

Instagram.com/LancomeOfficial When it comes to skincare, Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique Youth-Activating Serum has undoubtedly reached cult status. Having sold over 25 million bottles worldwide since its launch ten years ago, its formulation has now been updated. Shining the spotlight on a new era in, welcome to microbiome science and its second-generation, Advanced Génifique serum. A living ecosystem, the microbiome is filled with microorganisms that are key to healthy skin. The new patented plant-powered formula is a cumulation of 15 years of research, including 62 clinical studies, 21 international scientific publications, and 23 expert partnerships producing 500 million data points. Bringing the most advanced skin microbiome science to its formulation, the serum works by regulating and repairing the skin microbiome. Evolving throughout our lives, everybody’s microbiome is unique just like our DNA, and contains up to 1,000 species of bacteria and as many as two million bacterium per square inch of skin. Having a balanced microbiome is key to the skin’s health. Focusing in on our lifestyles today, the formula looks to combating disruptors of our ecosystems like aging, our use of harsh products, and even, to external aggressors like pollution and fluctuations in temperature and moisture levels. Helping our microbiome to be able to repair and fortify the skin barrier function alongside regulating its pH levels, producing antioxidant proteins, and protecting itself with an antimicrobial defense system that in turn can combat the pathogens means stronger and healthier skin. Comprised of seven prebiotic and probiotic fractions that have been specially selected, the formula delivers essential nutrients like amino acids, lipids, and sugars to the microbiome that repair, recharge and strengthen. Working alongside the youth-activating properties of the first-generation formula the skin’s health is boosted with a natural recovery rate of over 77%. The formula has been created for anyone who wants to improve their skin barrier or notices that their skin is imbalanced. Factors for the latter can arrive in the form of common skin concerns like dryness, redness, and sensitivity. To be used both in the mornings and evenings, Advanced Génifique should ideally be the first step after cleansing and before an anti-aging product or hydrating cream. Testing its Advanced Génifique serum on 4,000 women worldwide located across four continents, Lancôme found that the results spoke for themselves. After just one bottle it showed improved skin barrier functions and acceleration when it came to the skin’s self-recovery. Women also spoke about their skin being rejuvenated which in turn led to better elasticity, firmness, evenness, smoothness, and radiance alongside wrinkles and fine lines being diminished. Lancôme’s Advanced Génifique starts at AED/SAR119 for 20ml and is available now Read Next: The post.

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Dubai Fitness Challenge: Sheikh Hamdan Calls on the City to Embrace an Active Lifestyle

HH Sheikh Hamdan. Photo: Instagram/@fazz3 A socially-distanced is set to return this month. Taking off on October 30 and ending on November 28, the challenge aims to inspire the emirate’s community to adopt a more active lifestyle, by motivating them to commit to 30 minutes of activity for 30 days. Ahead of its beginning next week, DFC founder,, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has called on the members of the Dubai community to take on the challenge. Sheikh Hamdan’s statement, which also goes to Dubai’s government entities, businesses, and schools, says, “The return of Dubai Fitness Challenge is a testament to the emirate’s resilience and its commitment to rebuild a stronger and happier society by embracing the benefits of fitness and wellness habits.” He added, “When we create the right habits and make them a part of our lives, we have the opportunity to truly transform ourselves.” “Dubai is a city that recognizes the importance of physical, mental, and social well-being, and constantly strives to provide everyone opportunities for an active lifestyle,” Sheikh Hamdan continued. “All it takes for you to succeed is an unyielding pledge to enjoy 30 minutes of activity for 30 days. I challenge each and every one of you to embrace your fitness journey and make a difference in your life. Together, let’s make the UAE the most active country in the world.” Public health and safety being the top priority at DFC 2020, its program of events will have a special focus on at-home sessions with the return of its “Find Your 30” virtual content hub. It also includes a “City is a Gym”, a virtual map spanning 30 locations across the city where individuals can exercise for free without any equipment. Registration for the 2020 Challenge is now open on the. Read Next: “Your health is the most important matter to us” — Sheikh Hamdan Pens a Letter of Support to UAE The post.

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9 Effortlessly Cool Fashion Formulas for Fall, Courtesy of the Paris Street Style Crew

Photographed by Acielle/Style du Monde Not many peacocks flocked to reflected this forced, new sense of calm and quiet. Those who attended Paris Fashion Week certainly got dressed up, and to be sure, there was plenty of major fashion to behold during the last week or so. But mostly, the street style crew spotted in the City of Light kept things sartorially chill. They mixed and matched classics, and favored jeans and easy jackets over heavy, embellished dresses and outerwear. Though, there were some feathers and wild prints too, the former of which was spotted on comfy sweats that deserved to be seen outside of the house. Blazers were a staple item for many of the showgoers too, as were polo knits and lace-up boots. Despite the absence of the typical cadre of fashion lovers with a capital F, this season displayed the kind of perfect, effortlessly cool transitional fall wardrobes that everyone wishes for this time of year. Below, here are nine covetable fall outfit formulas to contemplate this season, inspired by the Paris street style-ers who clearly know that right now, fashion can and should be as easy as one, two, three. Recycled Quilt Coat + Wool Trousers + Brown Boots = Eco-Conscious Photographed by Acielle/Style du Monde. Fringe Jacket + Statement Collar + White Jeans = Where Trends Meet Classics Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde Grandpa Blazer + Wool Scarf + Hiking Boots = Upstate Chic Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde Chunky Chain Necklace + Floral Cardigan + Black Jeans = Zoom Ready Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde White Wrap Jacket + Black Leather Trousers + Ankle Boots = The Monochrome Manual Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde Polo Knit + Pleated Skirt + Tights = Straight-A Style Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde Embroidered Blouse + Wide-Leg Jeans + Pretty Pearls = Fall Cottagecore Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde Fleece Jacket + Sheer Top + Sneakers = Street Style Sweats Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde Read Next: Originally Posted on The post.

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