Jewelry & Watches

Bvlgari’s Fiorever, a New Icon Is Born

With Bvlgari, it’s all about that unusual flower that brings joy and sparkle. Knowing a thing or two about what women love in jewelry, the Roman house unveils its new “Fiorever” collection and redefines bold diamond fine jewelry in its own language. This collection, which brings together the Italian word “Fiore” – which means flower – and the word “forever”, honors natural beauty in the everyday through pieces that reflect an unrivaled craftsmanship and audacious creativity.

Being the emblem of Roman passion in life, this four-petal flower becomes immortal through enchanting diamond creations that cater to every woman’s style. In fact, this motif decorates many vestiges of the Roman Empire, from the garden frescos of Villa di Livia to the sculptures of Palazzo Massimo and the ceiling mosaics of the Santa Costanza Mausoleum – to name a few. However, it blooms in this collection through a combination of precious gold and sparkling diamonds to celebrate timeless beauty, contagious joy and most importantly, the Fiorever woman.

To depict the spirit of this new collection, Bvlgari chose Úrsula Corberó. After amazing people with her stellar performance in Netflix series, La Casa de Papel – known in English as Money Heist – the Latin actress stars in the campaign shot by acclaimed photographer Mario Sorrenti, exuding her positive energy and spreading her joy for life and lighthearted spontaneity all over the place – just like any quintessential Fiorever woman would do!

Join us in the Photo Gallery to take a look at these wonderful jewelry pieces.

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Castor Oil For Hair

During my last visit to my stylist we discussed how my hair was so unhealthy and what we can do about it. I was waiting for her to suggest a hair mask, but she actually told me to use a combination of ingredients that I already happened to have. Her hair was bleach blonde and it looked super healthy. She first told me she puts coconut oil on her ends which wasn’t new to me as I occasionally did that before a shower. 
The only difference was what she used on the scalp. She said to go section by section as if you are coloring your roots and apply castor oil. She did admit that it would get a bit messy and drip, so make sure to wear an old T-shirt and have a towel handy. It made sense because I had heard of using castor oil for my eyebrows and lashes, but I never tried it on my scalp. I did some research and there is no actual scientific data proving that it causes your hair to grow or make it stronger. But, basically, it’s one of those things that won’t hurt you so it is worth a try. Although I would love for my hair to grow faster my main concern was also my scalp. Castor oil is also known to help with sensitive and itchy scalp which I definitely have. I plan on trying to use it once a week since I know that these treatments usually only work if you are consistent with them. Stay tuned for results!

 

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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The Weekender Bags You’ll Be Needing this Summer

Cover Photo Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Going on a weekend getaway, are we? Worry not, we’ve got just the thing for you! Weekender bags are the perfect travel companions to carry all your dearest belongings with you, from your everyday outfits, to your beauty products, your accessories and other miscellaneous items.

But our question is, which one will you choose? And what will you base your preferences on? So here’s the thing; you want to look for that ultimate weekender bag that can withstand any kind of material damage, but you also want it to look fashionable enough to go with your outfit – and your fabulous self, of course. Granted, it doesn’t need to be a solid suitcase or a steady carry-on, but it should definitely be large enough to fit your baggage and small enough to be carried around from destination to destination. And with summer around the corner, there’s no time better than now to shop for the perfect weekender bag.

Luckily, our favorite brands have been fulfilling our wildest dreams, unveiling colorful styles, cute messages and functional styles. So which one will you choose?

Dior
 
Fendi
Via Matches Fashion
 
Gucci
 
Paravel
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Louis Vuitton
 
Burberry
Via Matches Fashion
 
Valentino
Via Mytheresa.com
 
See by Chloé
Via Matches Fashion
 
A.P.C
Via Matches Fashion
 
Thom Browne
Via Matches Fashion

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Benefit Cosmetics’ Guide to Perfect Brows

It’s no secret that brows have come to the forefront of the beauty scene in recent years, and for those of us not naturally blessed with full arches, the road to achieving perfect brows isn’t an overnight process. But don’t worry girl, we’ve got you covered on the how-tos!

It’s so simple. All you need to do is to follow these 6 key steps to grow out those brows that will lead you to the perfect ones.

Hide & Enhance

Use a full coverage concealer to camouflage the out growth. Simply pat your favorite concealer over the hairs you want to disguise. Next, enhance your brow shape with a fast filling pencil like Goof Proof Brow Pencil to create a believable wash of color over the brow. The teardrop shaped applicator gives you a wide base to fill and the narrow tip creates definition along the arch and end of the brow. These two things can help you from going tweezer crazy in the middle of that awkward phase.

Condition & Nutrition

If you want fuller arches, conditioning is key! Look for products that add vital nutrients to your brow hairs, like BROWVO Conditioning Primer. BROWVO is loaded with Soy and Keritain proteins that are known to make hair thicker, fuller, and healthier looking. Treat this product like you would any other part of your skin care routine and apply it in the morning and at night for the best results.

Massage

Good circulation is important to healthy hair growth. Think about this, each follicle is attached to a tiny blood vessel called the derma-vessel. By gently massaging the brow area each night you can help increase circulation to that area to promote hair growth. It’s like a spa-day for your brows… they frame your face, so in our opinion they deserve that privilege!

Fake It

If you want to bulk up the look of any brow, volume is KEY! Think about it, you add volume to your hair, you add volume to your lashes, why wouldn’t you add volume to your brows?! For a quick fix try using a brow volumizing fiber gel like Gimme Brow+. The tiny micro-fibers adhere to the hair and the skin and actually mimic the look of real hair. You can even build the drama by letting the formula dry, then repeat. Drama. For. Days. People.

Happy Thoughts

Let’s face it, a little wishful thinking never hurt anyone!

Time

The hair on your brows is like the hair on your head, it grows in a cycle and can take a while for all the hairs to grow in evenly. The struggle is no joke when you’re dealing with patches or gaps in this regrowth period. During this period, you can either commit to wearing big sunglasses (even indoors) to cover them up or fill in those gaps with a micro-lining pencil like Precisely, My Brow. The latter is definitely an easier look to pull off. Simply use the ultra-fine tip to recreate tiny hairs by flicking the wrist in the direction of the hair-growth. Picking a shade that’s a true match to your brow hair color is key to making this look natural!

There you have it! With these 6 steps, you can say hello to perfect brows…

 

Article Written by Benefit Middle East Regional Brow Artist Menat El Abd

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Ramadan 2019 Lookbook – The Fourth Edition

Cover Photo Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

By now, you’ve probably already been to one too many Iftars, Suhoors and family gatherings and you’ve probably grown tired of trying to find the perfect effortlessly chic and modest outfit to dazzle all your loved ones with.

With the event-injected season coming to an end, one must definitely be relieved of all the pressure that comes with it, fashion wise. But with that in mind, wouldn’t you like to leave a great, ever-lasting impression on your friends and family? Dressing up for the Holy Month requires you to combine your options in a way that will stay in line with the spirit of Ramadan, all the while keeping up with the latest trends. And while that might seem a bit hard to achieve, you’ll come to find that armed with the right ideas and taste, you’ll create wonders. Luckily, many designers have created capsule collections to celebrate the Holy Month and your job is to find the special yet modest combinations to seal the deal. Consider the occasions and keep in mind that if you’re going to work, you’re going to have to wear something that can take you from your office hours to Iftars in an appropriate way.

And so, we’ve gathered some glamorous looks that will guide you through Ramadan’s remaining countless celebrations. Shop away!

Look 1
Carolina Herrera abaya
Via Matches Fashion
Rosantica hairpin
Via Shopbop.com
Mercedes Salazar earrings
Via Shopbop.com
Chloé bag
Chloé sandals
Via Net-A-Porter
Look 2
Weekend Max Mara abaya
Louis Vuitton B Blossom earrings
Louis Vuitton Chevalière B Blossom ring
Cult Gaia bag
Via Matches Fashion
Miu Miu slides
Via Matches Fashion
Look 3
Johanna Ortiz top
Via Matches Fashion
Vince trousers
Via Net-A-Porter
Theia Jewelry earrings
Via Shopbop.com
Fendi bag
Jimmy Choo pumps
Via Matches Fashion
Look 4
Chloé blouse
Via Mytheresa.com
Citizens of Humanity jeans
Via Mytheresa.com
Chloé sunglasses
Tiffany & Co earrings
Dior bag
Miu Miu slingback pumps
Via Net-A-Porter
Look 5
Oscar de La Renta dress
Via Moda Operandi
Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée bracelet
Tiffany & Co ring
Dior bag
Aquazzura sandals
Via Matches Fashion

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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To My Daughter with Love… from Van Cleef & Arpels

Nothing is better than jewelry to cherish your daughter’s milestones. Now that she’s a grown up and graduating, getting engaged or married, a jewelry piece will mark a new chapter in her life – but not just any piece, it’s the one passed down to her from the idol in her life, her mother. For this special occasion, Van Cleef & Arpels is your go-to choice, and more specifically the collection that stands the test of time, Perlée.

You might be wondering why we chose this collection and we will tell you all about it! First of all, you are definitely looking for a creation that is bursting with femininity, all the while being stylish, distinguished and timeless. Whether you choose a piece that is entirely made of gold, set with sparkling diamonds or featuring a refreshing touch of color, your gift to her will certainly make her want to pass it down to her daughter when the time comes.

Since we’ve always helped you choose the crème de la crème of pieces, we’ve decided to narrow down a list of the Perlée creations that will surely leave a wonderful impression and make unforgettable memories with your beloved daughter. Check them out and choose your favorite!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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10 Modest Flat Sandals for Eid

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/Ancientgreeksandals

Getting ready for Eid-Al-Fitr requires some preparations prior to the big day, in terms of fashionable choices of course – from outfit ideas, to shoes and bags and other miscellaneous accessories. Marking the end of the Holy Month, Eid-Al-Fitr is in no way the end of a stylish season! The unique celebration is dubbed as a wonderful occasion to dress to the nines for all the family gatherings, dinners and luncheons.

And while you probably already laid out your options, the issue here is how to find the perfect flat sandals to take you through the celebrations. Holiday preparations can surely drive a person mad – what with all the decorations, invitations and so forth – but if there’s something we’re pretty sure of it’s that wearing flat sandals can make the whole process a lot more easier. After all, what better way to top off your delicate Abayas and romantic, modest dresses?

So ladies, keep calm and check out all the fabulous sandals we’ve gathered for you to wear while you celebrate this blessed occasion in style!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

Chloé
 
Miu Miu
Via Matches Fashion
 
Dior
 
Saint Laurent
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Gucci
 
Jimmy Choo
Via Moda Operandi
 
Max Mara
 
Ancient Greek Sandals
Via Matches Fashion
 
Rochas
Via Moda Operandi
 
Prada
Via Matches Fashion

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