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Dima Ayad and Nadine Kanso Join Hands for a Meaningful Collection

Remember Dima Ayad’s special line of ‘YOU… AS IS’ slogan t-shirts, supported with a meaningful campaign calling for the celebration of each other? Well ladies, brace yourselves. The Lebanese designer is now collaborating with jewelry designer Nadine Kanso to bring forth five limited edition t-shirts with ‘YOU… AS IS’ translated into Arabic -  أنت... كما أنت - with Nadine’s moniker calligraphy imprinted in Dima’s gold and silver signature metallic colors, alongside other black and white iterations of the slogan.

“’YOU… AS IS’ is a message that stems from inspiring and motivating people to be content and to celebrate themselves in the moment as they are. We’re surrounded by people working towards the future and striving to be better – that is definitely worth celebrating, but I think it’s also important that we don’t miss being in the moment; being content with who we are right now,” said Dima.

Looking forward to wearing these meaningful t-shirts, are we? You can now shop Dima Ayad x Nadine Kanso’s limited edition t-shirts for a limited time only at Facilité, Ground Floor, Building 2, Dubai Design District – or online at www.dima-ayad.zbni.co

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Long-Sleeved, Modest and Chic – The It-Dresses

Looking for a modest yet chic everyday dress is easier said than done. For starters, you’d have to rack your brain as to find the look you want to go for. Second, you’d want to check for colors, fabrics and other details you hadn’t probably thought about. But in the end, the whole modest-dress-hunt is actually worth your while.

Since we’re in the midst of November, long-sleeved dresses are our go-to choices for all sorts of occasions, from daywear to nightwear and a special event on our calendar. But if there’s one thing we’re going to stress on is that vivid details and eye-warming colors are the ultimate way to add flair to any modest look. Think about it, a long-sleeved midi dress would definitely add some je ne sais quoi to shine oh-so-bright, whether it’s lace-trimmings, bold patterns or out-of-this-world materials. This season, go for padded shoulders and high-necks – details that have been mostly associated with elegance and class. Can’t make up your mind on what to buy? Here are 10 dresses that will surely seal the deal!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Ellery
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Let’s Get Immersed in the Vintage Fashion World with 1954 by Rae Joseph

When it comes to e-commerce, we all know that 1954 by Rae Joseph is the vintage fashion platform that will make every woman’s dream come true. Based between the Gulf and New York City – with worldwide shipping of course – it offers us different marvels, from handbags to attires, accessories and fine jewelry, by Hermes, Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Gucci, Fendi, Versace and many others. All of these beautiful creations are available at www.1954byraejoseph.com and in their different pop-up shops in the GCC.

As we dream of authentic vintage fashion, we are lucky enough to see these exclusive stunning looks available as model Joanna shows off a few colorful dresses that came to life thanks to the talented photographer Hajar Hamad and the famous Rae Joseph who was the director of art and styling of this shoot.   

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A Warm Welcome to the Iconic Cape

Consider it the finest category of coats – after furred sensations of course. Capes are a blast from the past that are far from being extinct. But there was a time where these classy coats were more prone to being stashed away in the back of our closets than other styles and we were left wondering about their future. Well ladies, the time has come to welcome back these fah-bu-lous coats into our fashion glossary of must-have styles and we couldn’t be more ecstatic about it.

But before we break out in hives over these beauties, let’s first and foremost talk about the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 runways.

While other brands were unveiling a new found love for maxi coats, Valentino, Burberry and other Fashion Houses were already making googly eyes at capes – and for good reason, might we add. The range of capes was rich in colors, cuts and other addings. But one thing they all had in common was the unabashed elegance emanating from them. So without further ado, check out our favorite picks and choose your coup de Coeur!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Miu Miu
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Saint Laurent
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Burberry
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Chloé
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Marc Jacobs
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Balmain
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Alberta Ferretti
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Etro
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A look at Alexander McQueen’s SS2020 PreCollection

With the beginning of the cold season, nothing beats the joy of seeing what next summer holds for us. And thanks to the amazing women’s spring/summer 2020 precollection of Alexander McQueen we get the chance to dream big. Between the attires, shoes, bags and jewelry, this collection is just perfect and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Because ladies, who doesn’t like flowers? And by that we specifically mean those endangered or extinct ones that were beautifully preserved through this collection, thus reflecting the real beauty of nature. As for the collection’s vivid color palette, it brings out the remarkable details of the floral theme through black, white, amber, lust red, ivory, khaki and army green.   

Looking for a vibrant dress, a distinguished bag or a pair of the unique tread slick boots to add some charm to your style? Well, luckily for you with Alexander McQueen’s new SS2020 pre collection you will be able to do that in no time. Let’s have a sneak peek!

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Look Strong with Giorgio Armani’s Pre-fall 20/21 Collection

When you feel like shining bright with a striking look while preserving your feminine charm, trust me when I say Giorgio Armani’s pre-fall 20/21 collection is what you are looking for. It gives you the modern seductive look with the precision and sensual harmony it holds, thanks to the balanced mix between the masculine and feminine elements the House expertly reflects. Inspired by the East and the mid-thirties era, this collection helps you feel free, sophisticated and expressive through the trouser suits, the little black dresses, the slender blazers, the flowing velvet trousers, the enveloping coats, the small jackets, the cloaks, the fishtail skirts and other creations. As for the classic black, white and red hues – to name a few – they are the cherry on top that make the collection all perfect.  

Experience the Garçonne silhouette with this new collection of Giorgio Armani and show your elegance in a powerful way! But first, start by admiring some of our favorite looks we choose just for you.

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All-Things Feathery

Call them feathers, call them plumes or call them what you may, these little sensations are just the frosting on top of a very glamorous cake. But let’s talk fashion, shall we?

Feathered trimmings and linings were all the rage during the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 runways, what with designers and big Fashion Houses such as Valentino, Loewe, Attico – and so much more – sent out models in plume-infested outerwear. We’re talking feathered dresses from head to toe, feathered crop tops matched with pared-down trousers and last but not least, feathered coats. The styles were endless and the colors even more so. Designers went as far as adding these little soft darling to accessories such as bags, shoes and scarves – hello nineties – and not surprisingly, everyone who’s anyone is going gaga over the trend as we speak. And can we blame them really? The trend screams glam and glitz in all the right ways! As long as you’re sporting the right attitude, all you need to do is sit down, relax and choose your favorite go-to feathered piece!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Michael Lo Sordo dress
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Naeem Khan dress
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Alice McCall top
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