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Brighten Up Your Day with Gucci’s Charming Eyewear Collection

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Forget everything you thought you knew about glasses, because Gucci’s Spring-Summer 2018 Eyewear collection is as eclectic as eyewear can be.

Sunglasses with crystals
Fluorescent sunglasses

Rectangular-frame acetate sunglasses
All by Gucci

 

Alessandro Michele has long championed the frilly attitude of fashion, what with his abundant exploration of all-things colorful, eccentric and opulent creativity. But the House’s Creative Director has instilled the Spring-Summer 2018 collection with a whole lot more than what meets the eyes – literally.

Sunglasses with crystals
By Gucci

 

Fine executions and sophisticated details come alive in a series of unique eyewear, all of which embody the eccentric spirit of Gucci. With colors as enchanting as magic and shapes as mystical as ever, the collection beams with a certain elegance brought up to very “vintag-y” proportions. Call it the Gucci effect.

Square-frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

His creativity has indeed reached new heights, taking the fashion scene through the joys of bold proportions, visionary masks, classic shapes and heart-shaped styles with colorful multifaceted lenses.

Square-frame glitter sunglasses
By Gucci

 

Gucci’s futuristic designs have always harmoniously blended with bits and pieces of the retro world – think nods to the seventies and the eighties in the best kind of way. And so, this particular collection holds essentially true to this statement, offering fun and unexpected details from here, embellished jewels from there and a whole lot of shimmers from everywhere.

Square frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

Round-frame sunglasses with metal
Cat eye glitter acetate sunglasses
All by Gucci

 

Square-frame sunglasses
Fuchsia pink sunglasses
Round-frame sunglasses with metal

All by Gucci
 

Heart-frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

 

Article written by Cindy Menassa
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Beach Fun – 5 Activities Your Kids Would Enjoy

School is over and your kids have become frequent visitors of the beach. Their visits are now a daily routine to enjoy the sun with their friends and have some fun. So, it’s your turn to play the superhero and guide them through some activities that bring out their sense of competition.

Want some ideas? Here are a few that will make this task easier on you! Keep in mind that competitions bring out the best in your children while teaching them to have a sense of sportsmanship.

  • Organize a castle building competition. Playing with sand is already a great pleasure for your kids and one could only imagine how enjoyable it would be for them to compete for building the most beautiful sand castle.
  • If your kids were old enough, encourage them to be adventurous and avoid being the kind of moms who transfer their fears to their children. Snorkeling, diving or even learning how to swim without floats can be some of their great pleasures!
  • If you feel that your little ones spend a lot of screen time at home, it’s good to take advantage of this beach trip to allow them to grow some muscle. Explain to them that tablets are for indoors and beach trips are for more exciting and fun activities. Hit the beach and take a walk on the sand with them as this will be a great exercise for their legs.
  • Back to the concept of competitions! Let them participate in a swimming competition in the pool with their friends, after which the winner gets a small reward. It’s all about the incentive!
  • Kids love jumping in the pool and watching the water splash everywhere, so why don’t you hire a professional to teach them how to jump in creative ways and watch them impress their friends.

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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5 Ways to Master the Bobby Pins Trend

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Pins are one of the beauty world’s latest trends and we must say, they’re most probably the most tempting. In fact, we never thought that these marvels from the 90s would witness such a strong comeback. However, as part of embracing this trend, we’ve scored some ways to enjoy it to the fullest.

1 – If you’re using plain bobby pins – whether they come in colors or in metallic hues – you can create patterns as far as your hair length allows you to. Think of intertwining two in the middle in order to get an X shape, or at the top in order to get the V shape. On one side or both sides, you might ask? Well, our answer would be the bolder, the better!

2 – If you like half up-dos, take a hair strand from the right and one from the left and gather them in the middle with three pins that form the shape of a triangle. Yes, as you can see, it’s all about flaunting your creativity.

3 – Short haired ladies can also find ways to master this trend and in this case, ladies, consider treating yourselves to some bobby pins adorned with motifs. Stars, seashells, pearls, flowers and even words have made this trend even more covetable. Pick two and secure the side strand from your hair with them in a way that shows off your stylish sense.

4 – For braid lovers, plain bobby pins can be a great way to compliment your favorite hairdo. Choose the colors that best suit your outfit and secure every left or right strand with one. Stick to one side in order to create a nice pattern without exaggeration.

5 – Do you like buns? Although this hairstyle looks so cute when it’s done in a messy way, it will look even better when paired with a motif-adorned bobby on one side, both sides or in the front part of your hair. It just adds that extra glamorous flair to your look!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Celebrate Your Father on His Day with a Fragrance

The day that celebrates fathers is fast approaching and the least you can do to celebrate yours and all that he’s done for you throughout your life is offer him a fragrance that most fits his character.

First of all, you should know which fragrance your father usually wears and decide whether to get him a day perfume or one that he’s going to wear to special evening occasions. While the first should always be based on his casual taste, the second should reflect unparalleled elegance paired with a unique sophisticated feel.

For the first option, you can choose fragrances with light, refreshing notes that reflect the summer spirit and the lightness required for a fresh look fit for hot weather. When it comes to black-tie events and special occasions, think of something that exudes luxury through warm woody notes and precious ingredients such as oud, amber and musk. The age also plays a big role in this equation, as younger dads would rather go for modern scents, while older ones prefer classics.

With all this information in mind, we decided to help you choose the perfect olfactory gift for your father by carefully narrowing down a list of the best and newest perfumes available out there. Check them out!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Warm Gold Tones Take Over… the High Jewelry Way

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When you’re tanned and glowing, all you think about is ways to highlight the beautiful color of your skin. This doesn’t only mean choosing summer attires that perfectly complement your sun-kissed complexion, but also the jewelry and accessories you wear.

Speaking of jewelry, what about the pieces you wear on special and fancy occasions? Well, your outfit certainly calls for a high jewelry piece that helps you shine like a star wherever you are. Personally, I prefer to go for yellow or pink gold jewelry pieces when I get tanned, because there is a certain charm in warm gold tones that makes you look so glamorous. Don’t you agree?

Luckily for us, lately the world of jewelry brought to light many exquisite jewelry pieces made of yellow and pink gold – breaking that white gold-diamonds and precious stones equation. Of course, there are still some classics for the ladies who favor this style, but we can’t let the statement yellow and pink gold pieces go unnoticed.

Set with diamonds, colorful gems or black and white hard stones, the creations that we’ve narrowed down for you will let you fall under their spell from the very first glance!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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LVMH Announces First Watch Exhibition in Dubai

Watch enthusiasts, get ready to welcome a new watch exhibition in Dubai! January 2020 will be the month that will witness the first LVMH Swiss Watch Manufactures exhibition in the city as announced each of Stéphane Bianchi – President of the LVMH Watch Division, and Jean-Christophe Babin – President of the Bvlgari Group.

Set to take place in Dubai Bvlgari Hotel this coming January, the event will include a list of 4 watch brands – which are Bvlgari, Tag Heuer, Zenith and Hublot – and will introduce you to each brand’s watchmaking news for 2020.

“In between Geneva in January and Basel in March, we have had in the recent years two major product presentations in the first quarter. This early discovery of our strategies, news and novelties has allowed our media and retail partners to better plan the year ahead and as such we have decided on this set up for 2020 to balance the scheduling of the other events,” stated Jean-Christophe Babin.

On another note, Stéphane Bianchi explains: “We remain very supportive and loyal to Baselworld and the Swiss watchmaking industry. However, it was not possible for us to go 13 months without a global presentation of our products and brands. This additional event further confirms the LVMH commitment to the strategic and profitable watch category.”

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Benefit Cosmetics Lands in UAE

To every beauty lover in the UAE, rejoice as Benefit Cosmetics lands in the country! The San Francisco-based beauty brand opened its first boutique in Al Ain to sweep you off of your feet with its wonderful products.

With this new opening, our beloved brand brings to the lively country its creative packaging, irreverent names and innovative beauty solutions to add to your beauty routine a touch of fun that only you can enjoy. A list of our favorite products will surely make you look and feel more beautiful – from Benetint to They’re Real mascara, the POREfessional face primer, Hoola Bronzer and Gimme Brow+.

And like in every country that welcomed Benefit Cosmetics, this boutique will be your favorite destination for both brow styling and brow products. In fact, isn’t it the least we can expect from a brand with 40 years of experience in brows and award-winning brow products? Therefore, it’s only natural to reach more than 50 locations across the five continents and we love Benefit for coming the United Arab Emirates.

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