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CHANEL Re-Opens its Dubai Mall Boutique

It’s at the heart of the Dubai Mall that CHANEL has reopened its largest boutique in the UAE –a boutique that was first unveiled in 2009. Spanning over 715 square-meters, the new store features a two-story design and a ground floor dedicated to showcasing the latest CHANEL creations, Ready-to-Wear, bags, shoes and accessories, fragrances, as well as a selection of Fine Jewelry and Watches. 

But what does the new concept look like? Well first off, it was designed by New York-based architect Peter Marino, who’s been known for his uncanny ability to constantly translate and reinterpret the aesthetic codes of the House. With that in mind, the boutique is comprised of an interior mall façade featuring folded stone screens, and a beautiful display window introducing the latest collections. There are two main entrances introducing the spacious ground floor, where clients can step into the Accessories world, with a handbag display to the left and a modulable wall to the right – a wall that will continuously be transformed to feature the newest creations, immersing clients into new experiences with each visit.

Alongside the costume jewelry area, customers are welcomed into a display dedicated to Les Exclusifs de CHANEL fragrances, then into an expansive shoe area and later into a selection of CHANEL Watches & Fine Jewelry masterpieces. To top it all off, two Ready-to-Wear salons and three fitting rooms are decorated with specially-commissioned artworks by Shelter Serra, Martin Kline and Alastair Cook – yet another fabulous reminder of the House’s continuous relationship with Art.

The first floor unveils two beautiful VIP salons, decorated in CHANEL’s signature tones of light beige, burgundy and gold and offering clients the ultimate luxury experience.

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Victoria Beckham Spring-Summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear

Victoria Beckham has always been about high-end minimalism. Her designs are the kind of clothes you can wear anytime, anywhere, anyhow. It’s all about the attitude you sport. And so, it only seemed fair she used her incredible effortless elegance for her Spring-Summer 2020 collection, where she sent out models in pantsuits at times and midi skirts and lightweight coats at other times. Her collection was all about using a hint of the seventies – what with the pointed shirt and blazer’s collars – and adding them to the modern-day woman’s everyday clothes. In the fashion world, that meant houndstooth pantsuits, tweed blazers matched with midi skirts, tapered trousers with wool jackets and shirts layered atop turtleneck sweaters. Along came the fluid dresses that all had particular details to them, such as the ruffled details and the high-neck style combined with a cut-out plunging neckline. Nothing Victoria Beckham couldn’t pull off herself! And hey, with Posh’s family watching her from the front rows right next to Anna Wintour, who wouldn’t want to be there right now?

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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The Best Looks from the Runways of New York

New York Fashion Week, you’ve been good to us! It’s only the first week of fashion month, but it seems that picking the best looks is most probably the hardest thing any one of us could do. Every fashion week has its own share of the most stunning outfits that the runways had to offer fashionistas all around the world.

Wondering what your wardrobe could look like come next spring? Well, suits are definitely on the top of the list, followed by breezy pieces ornamented with the most elegant floral prints and most importantly, lovely colors! If you want to be on top of your fashion game, get ready to master the art of suiting with a touch of audacity and you’ll be set.

While all the brands showcased their collections for Spring-Summer 2020, Ralph Lauren remained truthful to its “See now, buy now” strategy and luckily for you, showcased its collection for Fall/Winter 2019-2020 to get you started on the suiting trend. Yes, indeed, it’s like the universe is standing by your side. Join us below to take a look at our edit of the best looks from New York Fashion Week!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Share the Love with Dior

Is there anything more beautiful than love? I guess not! That’s why Dior decided to help everyone celebrate it. Between the Lady Dior bag, Mitzah scarves, sneakers, jewelry pieces, and other astonishing designs, the exclusive Dioramour collection expresses love in every possible way.

In honor of Mr. Dior’s favorite color, Maria Grazia Chiuri adopted red for her assortment of creations along with the heart symbol thus making each and every piece of the collection shine with love, the Dior love, especially with the signature “J’❤ Dior”, meaning I ❤ Dior. The collection wouldn’t have been complete without some flowers and we can see them embroidered on some bags. Just looking at them gives us a pure sensation of passion.

Dior invites you to love and by checking its collection you would make a perfect first step to do so. That’s why the House made their designs available on its e-commerce site in addition to some selected stores. So, what are you waiting for? Go spread some LOVE!

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A 3D Printed Fashion Collaboration

In order to show her perception, her style and her approach in fashion, Ghina Ghandour, the Lebanese social media influencer, launched the brand “By G”. She had one purpose and one purpose only: to give women a boost through clothes, colors, and styles. To her, size doesn’t matter. Fashion is made for everyone no matter what body shape they have. Every woman has the right to look classy, modern and beautiful and she definitely deserves to ENJOY her look and show off her feminine features with elegance. 

So when Speetra Design Studio, a firm that supports innovation and aims to digitize the fashion industry and, “By G” collaborate together, you get the beautiful collection dubbed “Sustainability”, which is the latest customized collection – Capsule – and was unveiled at NYFW. This partnership allowed them to change the traditional textiles’ definition with their 3D printed designs and take fashion to a whole new level in the modern world. During the show, four stunning pieces from Spring Summer 2019-2020 collection were featured. The making of this collection is ecofriendly and has zero waste. This step was made with the intention of introducing 3D printed pieces to fashion and let it take part in day-to-day wardrobes.   

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A Dress to Truly Impress

There’s nothing quite like a good old dress to make you feel like a true princess, even if it’s not a puffy gown – modern-day princess, anyone? Thanks to the duchesses Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, we now know that we don’t need to be wearing extravagant clothes to feel like royalty.

That said, if there’s anyone that could inspire our day-to-day dress options, it’s Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge has always had a thing or two for chic ensembles and now that we’re on the subject, we can’t but think of her inimitable style. But it’s not just that; a dress can always elevate your silhouette in the most refined kind of ways, even if it’s black or midi-length. On the other hand, every woman knows what suits her most – some ladies might go for wrap dresses while others might pick straight-cut dresses. It all depends on a woman’s body and most of all, her taste. So without further ado, check out our favorite dresses this season!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Oscar De La Renta Spring-Summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear

 

Power duo Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia have not, in three full years, failed to embody Oscar De La Renta’s ingenious vision. And this season in particular was no different at all. In fact, the designers took show-goers on a fabulous getaway, full of the joys of bold colors and funky prints and designs.

The pieces were indeed a treat for sore eyes, with numbers ranging from print-infused cocktail dresses, to taffeta gowns and more subtle ensembles with the likes of pantsuits taking the lead. But perhaps the most surprising element was the kaftan, revisited in such a way that one would kill to slip into it.

The House has always been a red-carpet magnet, and this season’s ball skirts and asymmetrical lamé pleated gowns were taking the lead in that matter. Chiffon skirts, ruffled organza dresses and strapless ball gowns were all part of the deal and Irina Shayk making a fabulous appearance in a cut-out halter black organza dress was the cherry on top of a very fabulous cake.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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