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Gucci To Showcase its Cruise 2020 Collection in Rome’s Capitoline Museums

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If you’re wondering where Alessandro Michele will be presenting Gucci’s Cruise 2020 collection, then stop right now and picture yourself delving into Rome’s oldest museum complex. The Creative Director has always been in touch with the old world, so his choice of location doesn’t come as quite as a surprise to Gucci-lovers – he recently shot the House’s PreFall 2019 collection in the archaeological parks of Pompeii, presented collections in the Dia-Art Foundation in New York City, The Cloisters of Westminster Abbey in London, the Palatine Gallery at Pitti Palace in Florence and the Promenade Des Alyscamps in Arles. 

And so, located on the Capitoline Hill, the Museums offer a unique look inside a rich antiquities collection that represents centuries-old history of Ancient Rome. Representing a place reminiscent of his childhood, the museum complex stays in line with Michele’s successful attempt at reframing historical places in contemporary ways for the generations of today and tomorrow. Also, over the next two years, Gucci will make a donation to support the restoration project of the RupeTarpea, the rock face on the southern side of the Campidoglio.

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Azzi & Osta Present “Memoirs from the Silk Road"

It was during Paris Haute Couture week that Lebanese power duo Azzi & Osta unveiled their Spring-Summer 2019 Couture collection “Memoirs from the Silk Road”, at the famed Hotel de Crillon.

Inspired by the ancient trade network connecting East and West, every gown pegs itself as an homage to a city, a monument or a memorable landmark.

“It was always very fascinating to us how silk as a luxury had to travel from one side of the earth to another to get to the royal courts of Europe .The idea of how secretive and protected was the provenance and art of silk making, is very similar to Couture, the savoir-faire, the well-kept secret of the couture house, and the journey that every piece undertakes”, stated the designers.    

And so, the collection features a slew of exquisite designs featuring various techniques such as pleating on dresses, flowy fabrics, antique embroideries and sculptured structures. The fabrics, on the other hand, range from silk satin, organza, double satin duchesse, and gazar – all of which reflect the minimalism of the desert dunes and the peacefulness lying within sea horizons. Topping off the collection are two diaphanous bridal looks, including one with a detailed embroidered cape that took twenty craftsmen hand embroidering it and over 120 hours to make. 

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Cannes Film Festival 2019 – All the Best Dressed Celebrities

It’s that time of the year again, where the world’s biggest celebrities descend upon the French Riviera to celebrate what could only be described as the mother of all film festivals. Indeed, the Cannes Film Festival gathers A-listers, producers, actors, models and socialites alike at the heart of the French Riviera – all of whom hit the invitation-only event in nothing but glamor and elegance.

And it’s during the beautiful month of May that the industry’s most influential names celebrate all the new films and all the genres in the presence of the world’s biggest movie directors and producers, not to mention Hollywood’s most famous actors. So you can only imagine the glamor taking over the red carpet as the hottest models, singers and actresses strut their good looks in diaphanous gowns and daring styles. Last year, we were all pretty much amazed with Izabel Goulart’s stylish choices and of course, Bella Hadid’s exquisite taste.

This time around, we can’t wait to witness yet another legendary moment in Hollywood’s history and we can’t wait to show you who wore who and what!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Ramadan 2019 Lookbook – The Third Edition

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There’s something about modest dressing that’s so alluring, it almost suits every body type, style and taste. But perhaps the most outstanding thing about modest dressing is that it’s the perfect combination of elegant and stylish, fit for the Holy Month.

In light of this, Ramadan is usually chockfull of Iftars, Suhoors and family gatherings, which may or may not take up your whole schedule. And if you have a 9 to 5 job, here’s where the problem lies: how will you ever find an outfit that could ultimately take you from day to night in modesty and style? While the issue at hand might seem a bit impossible to resolve, believe it or not, there actually are a few options you could explore during the Holy Month. And with the multitude of international and local brands and designers catering for Ramadan, you will never find yourself at a shortage come the Holy Month.

And so, as the event-infested season begins, we’ve come to find that the more options you have, the more covered you are. That said, we’ve prepared a few looks for you to get inspired by!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Celebrating The Outnet’s 10th Anniversary

There are so many things worth celebrating in life, such as 10 years of style, and with The Outnet celebrating their 10th anniversary, that is indeed a very special occasion. In fact, this platform which has become a go-to destination for every stylish shopper, launched a limited-edition collection of almost 100 exclusive pieces – highlighting their on-going relationship with international designer brands.

Over 35 designers and iconic brands – including  Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Paco Rabanne, Delpozo and Christopher Kane to name a few – celebrate with The Outnet this milestone. And if you think that’s all, you’re absolutely wrong! Such an occasion can’t be complete without a campaign and with this in mind, The Outnet tapped world-renowned Model and Designer Alek Wek, Lawyer, TV Host, Model and Philanthropist Jessica Kahawaty, Makeup Artist, Creative Director, and Author Lisa Eldridge, Mixed-media Artist Quentin Jones and Singer Song-writer Paloma Faith to participate in the shoot that took place in London.

Including an off-the-shoulder silk dress by Oscar de la Renta, structured peplum dresses by Carolina Herrera, a Delpozo peplum midi dress, an iconic, jewelled cut-out sweatshirt by Christopher Kane, a silk mustard suit by Adam Lippes and a metallic, mesh chain dress by Paco Rabanne, the collection is exclusively available on Theoutnet.com.

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It’s a Wonderful Birthday – Celebrating Nikki Reed

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If, like us, you were a huge fan of the Twilight Saga, then you probably were infatuated with Nikki Reed’s ravishing beauty, also known as the ever-so charming vampire Rosalie Hale. But who is this raven-haired beauty who has been walking by her beau’s side Ian Somerhalder for as long as we can remember?

Nikki Reed is an American actress, screenwriter, singer and model who gained recognition after the movie she co-wrote named “Thirteen” made a huge bang in Hollywood. Soon after that, she began starring in many other film and TV projects, from The OC to Twilight – amongst others. And now, besides being a lucky mom to a 20-month old baby, she’s also proud owner of a jewelry line “BaYou with Love”, also known as a sustainable, environmental-friendly design business. Indeed, in partnership with Dell, Reed’s jewelry line uses recycled gold from your own computer to create chic offerings. How awesome is that?

So to celebrate this wonderful actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother, we’ve scoured Reed’s most statement-making looks!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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It’s Swimsuit Season!

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As kids, one thing we almost always look forward to every summer is the idea of splashing around the swimming pool when the sun comes out. But as we grow older and wiser, we tend to have different wants and needs, such as laying in the sun until our skin gets that beautiful summer glow and conversing with our friends amidst the warm rays of sunshine. But one thing kids and grown-ups have in common when it comes to embracing a day by the pool or at the beach, is their swim-related fashion choices. Granted, kids need a little adult supervision and direction when choosing styles, but that’s what we’re here for.

And as much as you think that one or two swimsuits for your little boys are enough, we’ll have you know that your kids will keep wanting to hit the beach once summer kicks in. After all, one can never have too many swimsuits! But fear not mommies and daddies, we’ve got your back. We’ve scoured the highs and lows to find you the most adorable swimsuits to take your little boys through the joys of summer days in practicality and style.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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