Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Uniquely Scent-sational Experience by Khalid Shafar

Khalid Shafar is an Emarati furniture and objects designer who has famed to success with his unique approach to design. He encompasses his personal expression of form, movement, emotion, and in particular, ‘the tale’ of objects in every thing he creates. His latest work is an exclusive Amber scented candle which has launched recently…   The design approach for 2015 evolves around the five senses – moving beyond a piece of furniture or just an object. “I have started with the sense of smell by introducing an exclusive scent to the brand. For almost 9 months I worked closely with olfactory brand ‘Lokum Istanbul’ in Turkey, to develop an exclusive sent for the KHALID SHAFAR brand that would reflect my culture as an Emirati in some way, yet still preserve the brand’s character in its contemporariness and quirkiness,” says Khalid Shafar. And the result was...

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Etihad Airways Introduces a Couture Makeover

Etihad Airways recently revealed their new uniforms paving the way for a new age of glamorous and sophisticated flying. Created by Italian Haute Couturier Ettore Bilotta at his atelier in Milan, the new uniform exudes a classic elegance seldom seen in the aisles of modern airliners, and cleverly merges dramatic elements of old world haute couture from 1960s Paris and Rome, with the more contemporary fashions evident on the runways of London, New York, Milan and Tokyo. The uniforms have been created incorporating almost all the brand colours of Etihad Airways’ brand palette. A warm chocolate brown has been chosen as the base colour for the different uniform variations, with a deep purple accent colour for cabin crew and lounge teams, and a burnt orange accent colour for ground crews and Special Services teams. Bilotta has also taken the unusual step of breaking up the...

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Is Santa the New Fashionista?

Have you seen Santa in Alexander Wang? St Laurent? Well now you can as Joint London brings us Santa in a whole new look… Today’s top fashion designers tailored their current collections to fit Santa Claus. In an attempt to reboot his look, Santa puts aside his big red jacket with furry white cuffs for a selection of outfits from brands like Acne, Alexander Wang, Maison Martin Margiela, Marni, Raf Simons, Rick Owens and Saint Laurent. What’s more, Joint London is releasing the images as ready-to-print Christmas cards to give away to all your fashionable friends....

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Julia Roberts is the Face of Givenchy Spring 2015

Hollywood icon Julia Roberts is the face of Givenchy for spring 2015. The creative director of Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci, has chosen stars to be the face of his campaigns – like Amanda Seyfried, Erykah Badu and French actress Isabelle Huppert  and also featured supermodel Kendall Jenner for her first big campaign break. Roberts is dressed in a number of the house’s signature pieces — including a menswear-inspired boxy jacket and a tuxedo dress — with a very minimal beauty look… evoking the strength and modernity of the Givenchy woman. According to the brand, the actress’s photographs are meant to be “the perfect interpretation of Givenchy timeless beauty.”  ...

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Bang Bang and Bling Bling… Step into Joanna Dahdah World

Walk into a sweet looking boutique in Furn el Hayek, Achrafieh… a lovely neighborhood where one of Lebanon’s award winning jewelry designer, Joanna Dahdah showcases her collection alongside international jewelry designers. Joanna Dahdah’s new creations are nothing less than dainty, intricately detailed and beautiful – each item with a message to share. Together with her collection, she showcases the works of some of Europe’s finest established and emerging brands for her concept store, including Sylvia Toledano, La Brune et La Blonde, Shaun Leane and more. Beirut born Joanna Dahdah launched the first contemporary jewellery boutique in Beirut in 2011. Joanna exploded onto the scene in 2010 and has already featured on the pages of Italian Vogue, won ‘Best Newcomer’ at London Jewellery Week and has been placed amongst the jewellery elite within the ‘Hot 100’ influential people in the UK jewellery industry sponsored by Professional...

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Add Harmony to Your Life with Enchanting Bola Jewels at Afkart

If you’re looking for some Christmas stocking fillers this season, here’s an idea we came across at Afkart (Biel). A treat for eye and ear is the Bola jewel. The Bola ball, otherwise known as a Harmony necklace, is a musical chime necklace first worn by pregnant women in Mexico and Bali. The pendant is usually made from sterling silver and contains a small bell-like item that emits a subtle chime when rustled — very close to a tinkering wind chime.   You can find them these Enchanting Bola; the tinkling jewel at Biel – We Art Together Until 21 December.  ...

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