Jewelry & Watches

Chopard’s Happy Hearts Honor Women with a Big Heart

In a collection that has become a true reflection of the house’s creative values entitled “Happy Hearts”, Chopard brings together love and happiness. So, it’s only natural for these playful jewelry pieces to pay tribute to every woman with a Big Heart and celebrate her through a one-of-a-kind campaign.

Middle Eastern women are at the heart of the all-new Happy Hearts campaign, and that’s why Chopard chose 10 beautiful and talented women who consider Happy Hearts  an anchor of love and luck in their journey and milestones. Taking us down a road filled with passion, success and ambition, this campaign highlights the special way in which the region’s most affluent women represent the true joyful spirit of this collection. Guided by their heart, their unique stories will inspire each and every one of us.

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Bedour Al Raqbani is filled with a love for people with special needs. Growing up with a sister with autism, this strong Emirati woman always volunteered to help children with special needs at her sister’s school. Also blessed with a deaf daughter, she has founded “Kalimati Communication & Rehabilitation Center” to reach out to other families.

 

 

As a mother of three and an Emirati entrepreneur, Basma Al Fahim proves that a woman can excel both at home and at work. She is the founder of Eventra Events, Happy Egg and food pop-up concept The Crab Shed, as well as the co-founder of The Dollhouse and Fairytales – which began operations with only three employees, and today employs more than 100 people.

 

Amina Taher is Etihad Aviation Group’s Vice President Corporate Affairs. She is responsible for setting the group’s global communications strategy, managing its brand, providing counsel and overseeing the group’s engagement with a number of its stakeholders. Despite her bumpy journey, this Emirati woman was driven by her passion to excel in her field.

 

Being a mother, wife and interior designer didn’t stop Haya Sawan from inspiring Saudi women through her social media account filled with daily motivational posts. And in her boot camp in Jeddah, she expresses her love for fitness and spreads awareness about health among the women she coaches.

 

As a daughter to eccentric dressing parents in Saudi Arabia, designer Nasiba Hafiz was never afraid to experiment, think outside the box and express her heart’s passion through her designs making her a pillar in Saudi Arabia’s fashion scene.

 

Inspired by her favorite character from Russian literature Liudmila Rutilova, Kuwaiti Najeeba Hayat decided to quit her career in political science and follow her dream as she founded her own shoe brand, Liudmila.

 

Sharing a passion for fashion design, Nafsika and Stephanie Skourti are behind the edgy creations of the brand Nafsika Skourti. The two Jordanian sisters built their cool and modern brand to highlight their love for great style, as well as their special sisterhood bond.

 

Known for her ability to turn typical shoes into perfect works of art, Kuwaiti shoe designer and entrepreneur Farah Sultan took her expertise in shoemaking to new heights by founding her brand Arnaa.

 

Always dreaming big and working with an even bigger heart, Jordanian leading brand consultant Shirene Rifai met huge success thanks to her self-confidence and hard work. And after working with top names in fashion and jewelry, she decided to move on and face greater challenges – which made her an amazing source of inspiration for women.

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A Dress for Every Body Type

Cover Photo Courtesy of Moda Operandi

If you’re a huge fan of dresses, this article is just for you. Sometimes, we women tend to overlook some of the basics when it comes to fashion, such as the type of clothes that suit us and more importantly, our body type. And while there are no rules engraved in stone, there’s one thing we know for sure: body types do matter and can elevate our look in no time if we give them the right attention.

How many times have you seen a dress on a rack and thought to yourself “oh that looks cute”, only to have it look utterly horrible on you? I, for one, have had this problem one too many times, and have always wished I could find a solution for it. Turns out it’s not that hard to figure out once you lay down all your options. So first things first, look at yourself in the mirror and figure out what body type you have. Scroll belong to find out more:

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The Beauty Secret behind Using a Face Mist

So you think that face mists are unnecessary? Well, I did too until I started using one out of curiosity! And now I can tell you that I was positively surprised, as I thought that it’s just water bottled in a can that you can spray to feel refreshed on a hot summer’s day, but it actually turned out to be much more than this. Besides refreshing your skin, face mists have so many benefits that I personally wasn’t aware of. Here are some of them!

  • A face mist hydrates your face on the go, especially if you treat yourself to one based on a formula that includes extra hydrating ingredients such as essential oils. To keep dry skin at bay, use it many times during the day if needed and the best part is that it won’t mess up your makeup!
  • Face mists also lock the moisture in if applied in between your skincare and makeup products. They also act as a primer for your makeup look. Well, let’s admit it; nothing makes your face more perfect for makeup than a smoother and more hydrated complexion.
  • Face mists make foundation blending easier than ever, while giving your look a more natural finish and making it last longer.
  • Sometimes you feel that your makeup has faded during the day and all you need – if you use a face mist – is one splash of spray to revive it, as the latter will help you re-blend your foundation without having to wash your face and start all over again.
  • And for those who have oily skin, there are face mists available to control oil production while lightly hydrating your skin.

Now, are you ready to join the face mist team?

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Look Oh-So Dazzling in These High Jewelry Necklaces

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No level of glamour is enough for a stylish woman. Let’s admit; we, ladies, are constantly on the hunt for what makes us feel like divas and adds a unique touch of charm to our outfit, especially when it comes to special occasions. Imagine being invited to a gala dinner. You show up in your stunning open-neck gown but you realize that something is missing! But never mind, that was just a nightmare and we won’t let that happen to you in reality.

The only piece that will fill your neck with an unparalleled touch of shimmer is a high jewelry necklace that you have always dreamed of welcoming among your bejeweled treasures. This exquisite piece never fails to up your jewelry game and take your look to new heights, and certainly won’t let you down every time you wear it. Be it one set with diamonds or bursting with colors shining through the precious gemstones that embellish it, this one piece will highlight your elegant taste.

Below, we have gathered a list of stunning exquisite necklaces from our favorite jewelry houses’ latest high jewelry collections. Check them out!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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10 Wallets on our Radar

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What would we do without wallets? Well our miscellaneous receipts would be running wild and free in our bags, that’s for sure. But jokes apart, a wallet is an essential must-have for any woman, as it contains little necessities such as credit cards, IDs, driver’s license and cash – amongst other important things.

So it only seems fair we pay attention to the kind of wallet we own, right? Right. But before going into it, the decision-making process really relies on the kind of wallet you want, and that could range from a zipper-lined wallet to one with a flap and a clasp, to little pouches, leather cards or coin purses. Once you know what you want, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices from leather wallets, to canvas styles or even shiny ones. The most important thing to keep in mind here is that the material or fabric used is really relevant to the sanctity of your wallet. You don’t want to choose a fabric that will go awry should a coin graze it.

With that in mind, we’ve taken the liberty to pick out 10 wallets for you and only you. Shop away!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Why is everyone drinking Collagen?

I recently went to lunch with a friend and watched her grab a powder from her purse and add it to her coffee: “I can’t even taste it” she said.
I know I had seen it on the internet, but what does drinking collagen powder actually do for you?
First off what is collagen? We all know it as the thing that we lose as we get older, right? Well, it’s the most abundant protein in our bodies, and also another name for it is gelatin. So just eat jello? Well supplements are a healthier way of doing that. I personally just drink a bone broth and mix it into my soups in the winter for the same effect.
Back to the powder, it’s basically like a supplement and you can even take it in pill form. The cool thing about drinking these collagen powders is that it affects your entire face and body not just one area. Not only will you get a glow, but this might even help with cellulite. It’s also great for your hair, skin and nails, and most importantly your joints.

Can collagen really make a difference? It sure does, and it’s totally worth a try, but nothing really beats a healthy diet. That said, there are some side effects such as heartburn or the sensation of feeling full.

 

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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Shorts – Anywhere, Everywhere

When it’s hot and you can barely breathe from the heat, all you need to wear is your swimsuit and your flip-flops. But since social norms don’t condone such behavior – unfortunately – we found ourselves looking for clothes that minimize the impact of the writhing sun. One of said clothes is a good old pair of shorts that you can match with pretty much anything, a fancy blouse, a standard logo tee, sneakers, sandals, kitten heels, etc…

But the kind of shorts we’re talking about here is not your average denim shorts. No. It’s much more than that. We’re talking about the tailored shorts that can make you look classy and elegant even if you’re not wearing classic trousers. The kind of shorts that can refresh your wardrobe with ease and glamor. Thankfully, this season has brought upon high-waisted tailored shorts that can be easily matched with cropped top and matching sets.

From floral shorts to more classic patterns, we’ve rounded up the tailored styles you will definitely be needing right now.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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