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ON THE COVER 45 Into The Fold S/S11 fashion gets pretty in pleats 54 Summer Shading 50 beauty buys you can’t live without 60 Love Don’t Cost A Thing Jennifer Lopez on why love is still a four-letter word in her vocabulary 66 Labour Of Love How Ethiopian women are building a brighter future 78 More Is More... When it comes to couture – the essential round-up from the fashion week of wealth 26

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46 Trend Rebel without a cause 48 High-End Trend Prim o’clock 49 Fashion Column 50 Sheer Custo We chat to the designer behind Custo Barcelona 52 Heavenly Jewellery The charm of Pandora’s beautiful bracelets

53 Symbolic Steps Why Aennis Eunis’ stylish shoes do all the walking...and the talking 54 Beauty Box 57 Beauty Trend Summer shading 59 Black Book Of Beauty


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HEALTH & BEAUTY 91 Beat The Heat The best-in-beauty treatments brought direct to your door 94 Retreat Yourself EW road-tests three pampering treats at the Amara Spa at Park Hyatt Dubai 96 Health Hot List Celeb diet tips, anti-ageing tricks and on-trend sports kit


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Being a history geek, I am many sights of Barcelona. desperate to see the Wandering around the Gothic Quarter I am transported back to another time with ancient galleries and boutiques cathedrals, old lining every street. Those in search of shops rife with quirky fashion and local designers should head for the El district, which is also home to bakeries Born and confectionary shops that satisfied my sweet tooth. As a well-known face in the malls of Dubai, I confidentently navigated my way to the famous Passeig de Gràcia where Barcelona’s elite shop. A trip inducing gowns, to Spain is never this store really complete without a visit to does encourage princess Loewe to ogle this behaviour. season’s ‘it’ bag After a quick change and beautiful calfskin I am ready to do leather jackets, while more exploring some my next stop was – bravely without department store a a guide, especially as I with a difference. Santa navigational have never been blessed with Eulàlia has been skills. Not veering in business too far from the El Born quarter, 168 years and encourages for I stumble hours museum on Montcada across the Picasso of the most relaxing retail therapy stretching the length Street. With a queue you could imagine. Oh, and one of the street (it is best to get there early) vital USP is the in-house tailor I walk on to discover behind every door who will nip/tuck art of this quarter. and deliver Then, with my feet pointing your purchases directly to your towards a resting place, I end the hotel. Alongside afternoon in Plaça its lavish de les Olles – one of El changingroom Born’s most bustling boudoirs, squares and the sweeping staircases, perfect place for and sigha spot of people watching over a delicious gelato.

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I loved reading your EW Junket Journal article on Spain. I have always wanted to visit Barcelona but never had the opportunity. Now, no matter what, I’m going to ensure I finally take the trip. It was great to see all the holiday snaps and insider tips on where to eat, shop and stay. Thanks EW for sorting out my summer vacation plans! Jumanna Khaled, Abu Dhabi

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massaged – an unusual, but relaxing, feeling. therapist, Laura, My lovely is Barcelona’s answer to Carrie Bradshaw, with the real scoop on the city. Swapping tales of life in the UAE versus Spain, Laura gives me an insider’s insight into real Barcelona living. With my hands transformed and my nails kissed I skip out of out a ruby colour, of the spa with a whole list of places to visit on my next trip. The next stop on the itinerary is Madrid. A mere three-hour high-speed train ride later I enter the world of old Westin Palace Hotel fashioned glamour at the (www.westinpalacemadrid.c Originally one of om). the city’s oldest banks, it recently reopened its doors with crystal and touches of marble, chandeliers which makes me walked onto a movie feel like I’ve set. With views of my room giving Madrid from me a taster of what i lying in store for tomorrow, it ’s off to bed to rest and prepare.

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Not being a girl used to walking (ahem), a bit of a break was well and truly needed. Having heard rave reviews from the quirky W Hotel’s girlfriends about Bliss spas I decide treat my travel weary to hands to a manicure. On arrival I am encouraged to indulge chocolate brownie in the buffet (had rumours of my sugar addictions reached Spanish shores?) followed by a truly excellent manicure. After working on my cuticles, my hands are placed into plastic bags containing warm hand cream and then

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Helping you keep in shape throughout the summer, the Yas Hotel has introduced yoga and pilates to its fitness timetable. Classes every Wednesday and Saturday – call (02) 6560862 for further details.

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1. Pearl necklace Dhs2,800 Ben Amun at Bloomingdale’s 2. Diamond earrings Dhs510,000 Dior Fine Jewellery 3. Watch Dhs4,400 Valentino 4. Shoes Dhs2,800 Valentino at net-a-porter.com 5. Gloves DhsPOA Nina Ricci 6.Hat Dhs1,500 Paule Ka 7. Bag DhsPOA Elie Saab 8. Ballet flats from Dhs2,260 Chanel


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n my book, everyone who is anyone watched the royal wedding in April; seldom has there been such an occasion that competes when it comes to sartorial scrutiny, and the guests prepared their Gaga-inspired millinery accordingly. Of course the bride, Kate Middleton, looked fairytale radiant. Her dress hit a fashion home run, accessorised to perfection with self-applied make-up and a beautiful head bridesmaid. However, there was one question troubling me; long after the oh-so-cute Aston Martin carriage whisked the sweethearts away. What, did Princess Beatrice have on her head? Commentators later compared the pink silk Philip Treacy creation to antlers, a toilet seat and, my favourite, a pretzel… the 22-yearold had made a fashion faux pas of monumental proportion and the furor that ensued was reminiscent, albeit royally, of Elizabeth Hurley wearing that slashed-to-the-waist, chili-hot red Versace (complete with leopard print knickers) to a ‘friend’s’ wedding in 1998. Conscious act or not, Princess Beatrice was branded a thunder stealer, finding herself in a situation that begs the question

"5 5 & / 5 * 0 / 1-&"4& FASHION CAN BE A FUNNY OLD GAME… OF HIDE AND SEEK, MOSTLY, THINKS ELLE TIMMS

of ‘how do I strike a balance between looking fashion-forward, without making people hate me?’ I found a similar sentiment echoed recently, when I stumbled across a genuinely funny fashion blog, www.manrepeller.com. Born from a conversation that went a little like this: Girl 1: “What are you wearing tonight?” Girl 2: “My sweet lime green dropcrotch utility pants.” Girl 1: “Oh, so we’re man repelling. Cool.” The site’s young New Yorker author, Leandra Medine, notices that when it comes to directional fashion, what women love, men generally hate. FYI, this season the wedge heel in all forms and Chanel’s sunshine yellow Mimosa polish should repel to a tee. Sunglasses and shoes are, of course, the key to complicating your outfit the simple way. Try Alexander Wang’s extreme

angular frames, Dhs1,100 at www. net-a-porter.com – utterly festival fabulous. I could go on for hours when it comes to shoes. I’m sold again on the second season of Iris van Herpen’s United Nude collaboration – www.unitednude. com – and on the high street, Julian Louie’s A/W11 drop at Aldo looks to be Balenciaga-inspired… dramatic, statement shoes at their finest, and total ‘man-repellers’. There are two things to remember here. First of all, know your audience – especially when it comes to royal weddings. Secondly, understand that sculpting genuine ‘look-at-me’ style takes time, and usually fame. The fabulousness of Daphne Guinness and eccentric genius of Lady Gaga are art forms to reconstruct with extreme care. By all means, take elements of McQueen’s groundbreaking

silhouettes or Thierry Mugler’s razor-sharp tailoring and work them into your own style… I’m just saying think before you take a dip into blue hair and stilt heels territory if we’re going to get all Fashion Police about it. The answer is easy, really – small doses, ladies. Yes, it’s important to include elements of your personality within your visual expression to the world – this is the fundamental reason why fashion exists. But do it with caution, as nobody loves a tryhard wacko. Exercise statement flair with an innovative ‘extra touch’, just not to Princess B’s pretzel proportions. ■

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hey’re brothers and reigning kings of sculpting an aesthetic fit for the most discerning Nikki Beach party queen. But what you may not know is that Spanish design duo David and Custo Dalmau – aka Custo Barcelona – have been doing ‘disco couture’ since the 1980s, presenting their ‘fun layered on fun’ collections at New York Fashion Week for nearly 15 years. And this season, they’re bringing it to your beauty cabinet. The story began with the innovative prints and vivid colour surrounding 1970s California, a location that inspired the siblings to create their own fashion line following the pair’s great American adventure on a motorcycle. Capturing the essence of this lightheartedness is a design approach to which they have remained true, most notably with their latest venture into the world of fragrance with Pure Custo Woman. Elle Timms grabbed five minutes with Custo, the creative force and face of the label, to find out more‌ WHAT DOES S/S11 MEAN TO YOU?

Every season we try to start from scratch, trying to reinvent ourselves without losing our DNA. This collection was a very architectural one, inspired by the movement of the geometric pieces by the American sculptor, Calder. And, of course, this is the season we launched our fragrance‌ it celebrates and complements the line perfectly.

2-. 2EL “Never expose your fragrance bottle to sunlight, it’s a sure way to spoil the original scent entirely in a matter of weeks� Alberto Morillas, perfumer

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEAM BEHIND CUSTO BARCELONA?

We have been working together for such a long time, we understand each other almost without speaking. And for the fragrance, we worked with renowned perfumer Alberto Morillas to create Pure Custo. FROM CREATING CLOTHES TO PERFUMES – HAVE YOU ENJOYED THE JOURNEY?

Yes, because trying to translate our strong visual identity into something so ethereal as a perfume was an adventure. TELL US ABOUT THE METHODS YOU USED‌

I wanted to go back to the beginning and remember what we were looking for when we launched the brand: freshness and creative freedom to do something new and different. NOW THAT SUMMER’S HERE, WHERE’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO BE? A quiet beach, anywhere. I am really a summer person. ■

CUSTO BARCELONA IS AVAILABLE AT THE DUBAI MALL, (04 339 8644)

Backs tage with Custo


GSPOUSPXQBOEPSB INSIDE THE FACTORY, GEMOPOLIS, BANGKOK, THAILAND 1.

Design to mould

The chief designers at Pandora’s Copenhagen headquarters unveil two new collections a year. Once finalised, the design specs are sent to the factory in Thailand, which employs 3,600 local workers and jewellers. Moulds are carefully created for the new designs, which, when finished, will be filled with wax to make blueprints for the charms before they are cast in silver or gold.

3. CREATING THE BLUEPRINT The moulds, which can be used around 100 times, are injected with wax via the hot box.

2. MAKING THE GRADE Each precious gem is inspected for quality – around 75 per cent of the gems make the Pandora grade.

5. SCRUBBING UP The jewellery and charms are washed.

6. CASTING Jewellery is casted from the wax blueprints in boiling hot cylinders.

Filing and polishing 9.

The final touches

8. Handfinished stone setting

10. AND VOILA. THE FINISHED PRODUCT! The charms and jewellery pieces are then shipped to more than 10,000 points of sale across six continents.

ade Freshly m e charms darfor collecte quality further on inspecti

PANDORA’S A/W11 COLLECTION WILL BE IN STORES FROM SEPTEMBER. WWW.PANDORA.NET

EMIRATES WOMAN

WRITTEN BY ALICIA BULLER

T

he Pandora jewellery brand is on the march to become as famous as its Greek goddess namesake. The Danish charm bracelets, necklaces and rings are sold in more than 55 countries and have adorned the wrists of A-list stars from Goldie Hawn to Catherine Zeta-Jones. The beauty of the brand is that you can customise each piece to your taste, ensuring that each item is truly unique. This is especially true with Pandora’s charm bracelets, which have propelled an age-old concept into the 21st century with modern pieces created from Murano glass, gold, silver, diamonds and precious stones, with charms for births, anniversaries and almost every milestone in between. According to the factory’s managing director, Thomas Nyborg, the pieces have become talking points themselves for women in shopping queues, at work or in restaurants. With over 60 million units produced on a yearly basis at Pandora’s factory in Bangkok, Thailand, Emirates Woman was lucky enough to sneak a peek behind the scenes to see how the jewellery is handcrafted and assembled – and where Pandora’s story begins.

+30,-%*11 #"1 The centre of the Murano glass bead is added

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4. TREE OF JEWELS The jewellers personally weld each wax charm onto a special ‘tree’, so the charms can be easily accessed for casting.

7.

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The Murano glass is melted and wound round a rod over a flame. Experts roll the glass into a bead worthy of a bracelet. Warning: This is extremely difficult! All of Pandora’s jewellers are trained for one month to perfect the art of making Murano glass beads. Thailand is famed for its expert jewellery heritage and talent pool, which is a major reason why Pandora founded its production facilities in the country in 1989.

Finished Murano glass beads


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he unique, WHAT INSPIRED THE Arabic MOVE FROM BUILDING calligraphy DESIGN TO FASHION? inspired footwear I didn’t have a goal at the designs of Jordanian time to follow fashion, Anas Younis Shanaah I just fell into it. Given are quickly catching the famous leather Anas Younis the attention of artisans in Florence h Shanaa Dubai’s discerning and the leather industry shoe queens. With a I was submerged in, it was almost S/S11 collection of brightly inevitable. Handbags, shoes and blocked colour, it’s clear that the leather jackets were everywhere; designer who graduated with a I fell in love with that part of the degree in architecture in Amman industry. in 1992, has a strong connection with creating bold structure... THEN, AFTER 15 YEARS OF

TALK US THROUGH THE S/S11 COLLECTION...

It takes inspiration from our Arabic surroundings, with calligraphy and geometric Arabesque. I incorporated Arabic lettering across brilliant colour for a rich feel and reference at the same time, adding a cultural dimension to modern style.

PRODUCT IMAGES VIKRAM GAWDE

DO YOU MISS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN?

I do sometimes. Maybe I express that longing in some of my fashion pieces. However, working with fashion and accessories is more rewarding. I could be designing a new shoe today, and in six weeks have it in my hands. There is something to be said for the flexibility and creativity allowed in fashion, and it makes it more appealing.

WORKING IN NEW YORK, YOU LAUNCHED AENNIS EUNIS…

Yes, I had always looked forward to having my own brand, designed and produced under my name, and my experience in New York gave me the confidence to do this. I participated in shows to learn more about the industry whilst I was there, and I think my overall fashion and retail experience made the choice clear to me.

www.kingmanichini.com | info@kingmannequins.com | tel. +39 059 694800 | carpi, modena italy

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YOU’RE LAUNCHING YOUR READY-TO-WEAR AND ACCESSORIES LINE WITH SHOES - WHY NOW?

I’ve always admired shoes, the complexity and endless designs of each component. I appreciate the sculptural nature of shoes, and perhaps I relate to footwear more than fabrics because of that threedimensional factor, as if they are objects or products. ■

L U X U R Y

M A N N E Q U I N S

HANDMADE WITH PRIDE ENTIRELY IN ITALY DO NOT ACCEPT IMITATIONS NO COMPROMISE CAN COMPARE

AENNIS EUNIS IS AVAILABLE AT BLOOMINGDALE’S DUBAI. WWW.AENNISEUNNIS.COM AUGUST 2011

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1 | WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD Have your very own red-carpet moment by accessorising your favourite little black dress with a spritz of the deliciously glamorous new scent from Michael Kors. Hints of raspberry, ylang ylang and jasmine combine to create a fruity, summer scent with a

4 A-20 Matte Water Dhs275 and Eye Contour Brightening Dhs565 Euoko

touch of vetiver to add an edge for those evening soirÊes. 2 | SILKY SOFT Treat yourself to a micro-dermabrasion in the comfort of your own home with Kanebo Sensai’s Silk Peeling Mask. After leaving the creamy mask on for just one minute, your skin will be moist and luminous – perfect for post-pool pampering. 3 | GLEAM QUEEN Finding the summer sun just a bit too hot for a tan top-up? Cheat your way to a golden glow the safe way with AMC’s Face and Body Illuminator. A few dots blended on to dÊcolletage and cheek bones delivers a sun-kissed sheen without

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the worry of UV ray damage. Alternatively, take a break from foundation by mixing a few drops into your favourite day cream to create a tailormade tinted moisturiser. 4 | BEAUTY AND THE GEEK After taking the beauty world by storm in America, Euoko has hit our shores with a new approach to skincare. The brainchild of IT genius Brandon Truate, Euoko takes a scientific approach to solving skin problems such as wrinkles, pigmentation and environmental exposure. Euoko is now available at Saks

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VoluptĂŠ Sheer Candy in Juicy Grapefruit Dhs148 Yves Saint Laurent

Fifth Avenue, Dubai. 5 | GET FRUITY The heat of summer and fierce air conditioning can leave your lips dry and parched. Give them a boost with a slick of YSL’s VoluptÊ Sheer Candy, a fruity lipbalm that rehydrates pouts instantly. With six shades to choose from and a sheer and glossy finish, we predict this will be a beach bag staple for sun goddesses. 6 | PEACHES AND GREEN EstÊe Lauder never disappoints with its Bronze Goddess collection, with a host of goodies to help you achieve beach chic flawlessly. We particularly love the limited edition ShadowStick Duo; the warm pink tone is a fabulous base as an eyeshadow, while the

ShadowStick Duo in Pink Teal Dhs118 EstĂŠe Lauder

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WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW

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1. Sequin jacket Dhs12,500 Elie Saab at Boutique1 2. Dress Dhs3,600 Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti at my-wardrobe.com 3. Dress Dhs6,620 Lela Rose at net-aporter.com 4. Jacket Dhs4,200 Armani Collezioni at Bloomingdale’s 5. Jacket Dhs2,070 Carolina Herrera

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1. Pearl necklace Dhs2,800 Ben Amun at Bloomingdale’s 2. Diamond earrings Dhs510,000 Dior Fine Jewellery 3. Watch Dhs4,400 Valentino 4. Shoes Dhs2,800 Valentino at net-a-porter.com 5. Gloves DhsPOA Nina Ricci 6.Hat Dhs1,500 Paule Ka 7. Bag DhsPOA Elie Saab 8. Ballet flats from Dhs2,260 Chanel


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n my book, everyone who is anyone watched the royal wedding in April; seldom has there been such an occasion that competes when it comes to sartorial scrutiny, and the guests prepared their Gaga-inspired millinery accordingly. Of course the bride, Kate Middleton, looked fairytale radiant. Her dress hit a fashion home run, accessorised to perfection with self-applied make-up and a beautiful head bridesmaid. However, there was one question troubling me; long after the oh-so-cute Aston Martin carriage whisked the sweethearts away. What, did Princess Beatrice have on her head? Commentators later compared the pink silk Philip Treacy creation to antlers, a toilet seat and, my favourite, a pretzel… the 22-yearold had made a fashion faux pas of monumental proportion and the furor that ensued was reminiscent, albeit royally, of Elizabeth Hurley wearing that slashed-to-the-waist, chili-hot red Versace (complete with leopard print knickers) to a ‘friend’s’ wedding in 1998. Conscious act or not, Princess Beatrice was branded a thunder stealer, finding herself in a situation that begs the question

"5 5 & / 5 * 0 / 1-&"4& FASHION CAN BE A FUNNY OLD GAME… OF HIDE AND SEEK, MOSTLY, THINKS ELLE TIMMS

of ‘how do I strike a balance between looking fashion-forward, without making people hate me?’ I found a similar sentiment echoed recently, when I stumbled across a genuinely funny fashion blog, www.manrepeller.com. Born from a conversation that went a little like this: Girl 1: “What are you wearing tonight?” Girl 2: “My sweet lime green dropcrotch utility pants.” Girl 1: “Oh, so we’re man repelling. Cool.” The site’s young New Yorker author, Leandra Medine, notices that when it comes to directional fashion, what women love, men generally hate. FYI, this season the wedge heel in all forms and Chanel’s sunshine yellow Mimosa polish should repel to a tee. Sunglasses and shoes are, of course, the key to complicating your outfit the simple way. Try Alexander Wang’s extreme

angular frames, Dhs1,100 at www. net-a-porter.com – utterly festival fabulous. I could go on for hours when it comes to shoes. I’m sold again on the second season of Iris van Herpen’s United Nude collaboration – www.unitednude. com – and on the high street, Julian Louie’s A/W11 drop at Aldo looks to be Balenciaga-inspired… dramatic, statement shoes at their finest, and total ‘man-repellers’. There are two things to remember here. First of all, know your audience – especially when it comes to royal weddings. Secondly, understand that sculpting genuine ‘look-at-me’ style takes time, and usually fame. The fabulousness of Daphne Guinness and eccentric genius of Lady Gaga are art forms to reconstruct with extreme care. By all means, take elements of McQueen’s groundbreaking

silhouettes or Thierry Mugler’s razor-sharp tailoring and work them into your own style… I’m just saying think before you take a dip into blue hair and stilt heels territory if we’re going to get all Fashion Police about it. The answer is easy, really – small doses, ladies. Yes, it’s important to include elements of your personality within your visual expression to the world – this is the fundamental reason why fashion exists. But do it with caution, as nobody loves a tryhard wacko. Exercise statement flair with an innovative ‘extra touch’, just not to Princess B’s pretzel proportions. ■

AUGUST 2011

EMIRATES WOMAN

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u a m l a D o t s u C TOP NOTES

Ginger and lemon >Violet and Pink Pepper HEAT NOTES

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BOTTOM NOTES

Wood and Vanilla

T

hey’re brothers and reigning kings of sculpting an aesthetic fit for the most discerning Nikki Beach party queen. But what you may not know is that Spanish design duo David and Custo Dalmau – aka Custo Barcelona – have been doing ‘disco couture’ since the 1980s, presenting their ‘fun layered on fun’ collections at New York Fashion Week for nearly 15 years. And this season, they’re bringing it to your beauty cabinet. The story began with the innovative prints and vivid colour surrounding 1970s California, a location that inspired the siblings to create their own fashion line following the pair’s great American adventure on a motorcycle. Capturing the essence of this lightheartedness is a design approach to which they have remained true, most notably with their latest venture into the world of fragrance with Pure Custo Woman. Elle Timms grabbed five minutes with Custo, the creative force and face of the label, to find out more‌ WHAT DOES S/S11 MEAN TO YOU?

Every season we try to start from scratch, trying to reinvent ourselves without losing our DNA. This collection was a very architectural one, inspired by the movement of the geometric pieces by the American sculptor, Calder. And, of course, this is the season we launched our fragrance‌ it celebrates and complements the line perfectly.

2-. 2EL “Never expose your fragrance bottle to sunlight, it’s a sure way to spoil the original scent entirely in a matter of weeks� Alberto Morillas, perfumer

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEAM BEHIND CUSTO BARCELONA?

We have been working together for such a long time, we understand each other almost without speaking. And for the fragrance, we worked with renowned perfumer Alberto Morillas to create Pure Custo. FROM CREATING CLOTHES TO PERFUMES – HAVE YOU ENJOYED THE JOURNEY?

Yes, because trying to translate our strong visual identity into something so ethereal as a perfume was an adventure. TELL US ABOUT THE METHODS YOU USED‌

I wanted to go back to the beginning and remember what we were looking for when we launched the brand: freshness and creative freedom to do something new and different. NOW THAT SUMMER’S HERE, WHERE’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO BE? A quiet beach, anywhere. I am really a summer person. ■

CUSTO BARCELONA IS AVAILABLE AT THE DUBAI MALL, (04 339 8644)

Backs tage with Custo


GSPOUSPXQBOEPSB INSIDE THE FACTORY, GEMOPOLIS, BANGKOK, THAILAND 1.

Design to mould

The chief designers at Pandora’s Copenhagen headquarters unveil two new collections a year. Once finalised, the design specs are sent to the factory in Thailand, which employs 3,600 local workers and jewellers. Moulds are carefully created for the new designs, which, when finished, will be filled with wax to make blueprints for the charms before they are cast in silver or gold.

3. CREATING THE BLUEPRINT The moulds, which can be used around 100 times, are injected with wax via the hot box.

2. MAKING THE GRADE Each precious gem is inspected for quality – around 75 per cent of the gems make the Pandora grade.

5. SCRUBBING UP The jewellery and charms are washed.

6. CASTING Jewellery is casted from the wax blueprints in boiling hot cylinders.

Filing and polishing 9.

The final touches

8. Handfinished stone setting

10. AND VOILA. THE FINISHED PRODUCT! The charms and jewellery pieces are then shipped to more than 10,000 points of sale across six continents.

ade Freshly m e charms darfor collecte quality further on inspecti

PANDORA’S A/W11 COLLECTION WILL BE IN STORES FROM SEPTEMBER. WWW.PANDORA.NET

EMIRATES WOMAN

WRITTEN BY ALICIA BULLER

T

he Pandora jewellery brand is on the march to become as famous as its Greek goddess namesake. The Danish charm bracelets, necklaces and rings are sold in more than 55 countries and have adorned the wrists of A-list stars from Goldie Hawn to Catherine Zeta-Jones. The beauty of the brand is that you can customise each piece to your taste, ensuring that each item is truly unique. This is especially true with Pandora’s charm bracelets, which have propelled an age-old concept into the 21st century with modern pieces created from Murano glass, gold, silver, diamonds and precious stones, with charms for births, anniversaries and almost every milestone in between. According to the factory’s managing director, Thomas Nyborg, the pieces have become talking points themselves for women in shopping queues, at work or in restaurants. With over 60 million units produced on a yearly basis at Pandora’s factory in Bangkok, Thailand, Emirates Woman was lucky enough to sneak a peek behind the scenes to see how the jewellery is handcrafted and assembled – and where Pandora’s story begins.

+30,-%*11 #"1 The centre of the Murano glass bead is added

52

JEWELLERY "TUFQCZTUFQHVJEFUPIPXUIFGBNPVT 1BOEPSBDIBSNCSBDFMFUTBSFNBEF

4. TREE OF JEWELS The jewellers personally weld each wax charm onto a special ‘tree’, so the charms can be easily accessed for casting.

7.

HEAVENLY

AUGUST 2011

The Murano glass is melted and wound round a rod over a flame. Experts roll the glass into a bead worthy of a bracelet. Warning: This is extremely difficult! All of Pandora’s jewellers are trained for one month to perfect the art of making Murano glass beads. Thailand is famed for its expert jewellery heritage and talent pool, which is a major reason why Pandora founded its production facilities in the country in 1989.

Finished Murano glass beads


SYMBOLIC

STEPS

collezione

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T

he unique, WHAT INSPIRED THE Arabic MOVE FROM BUILDING calligraphy DESIGN TO FASHION? inspired footwear I didn’t have a goal at the designs of Jordanian time to follow fashion, Anas Younis Shanaah I just fell into it. Given are quickly catching the famous leather Anas Younis the attention of artisans in Florence h Shanaa Dubai’s discerning and the leather industry shoe queens. With a I was submerged in, it was almost S/S11 collection of brightly inevitable. Handbags, shoes and blocked colour, it’s clear that the leather jackets were everywhere; designer who graduated with a I fell in love with that part of the degree in architecture in Amman industry. in 1992, has a strong connection with creating bold structure... THEN, AFTER 15 YEARS OF

TALK US THROUGH THE S/S11 COLLECTION...

It takes inspiration from our Arabic surroundings, with calligraphy and geometric Arabesque. I incorporated Arabic lettering across brilliant colour for a rich feel and reference at the same time, adding a cultural dimension to modern style.

PRODUCT IMAGES VIKRAM GAWDE

DO YOU MISS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN?

I do sometimes. Maybe I express that longing in some of my fashion pieces. However, working with fashion and accessories is more rewarding. I could be designing a new shoe today, and in six weeks have it in my hands. There is something to be said for the flexibility and creativity allowed in fashion, and it makes it more appealing.

WORKING IN NEW YORK, YOU LAUNCHED AENNIS EUNIS…

Yes, I had always looked forward to having my own brand, designed and produced under my name, and my experience in New York gave me the confidence to do this. I participated in shows to learn more about the industry whilst I was there, and I think my overall fashion and retail experience made the choice clear to me.

www.kingmanichini.com | info@kingmannequins.com | tel. +39 059 694800 | carpi, modena italy

'SPNTBOEBMTUPTUJMFUUPTXJUITDSJCFE "SBCFTRVFSFGFSFODFT &MMF5JNNT TQFBLTFYDMVTJWFMZUPUIFEFTJHOFS CFIJOE"FOOJT&VOJT

"

YOU’RE LAUNCHING YOUR READY-TO-WEAR AND ACCESSORIES LINE WITH SHOES - WHY NOW?

I’ve always admired shoes, the complexity and endless designs of each component. I appreciate the sculptural nature of shoes, and perhaps I relate to footwear more than fabrics because of that threedimensional factor, as if they are objects or products. ■

L U X U R Y

M A N N E Q U I N S

HANDMADE WITH PRIDE ENTIRELY IN ITALY DO NOT ACCEPT IMITATIONS NO COMPROMISE CAN COMPARE

AENNIS EUNIS IS AVAILABLE AT BLOOMINGDALE’S DUBAI. WWW.AENNISEUNNIS.COM AUGUST 2011

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hen it comes to celebrity relationships, most are far more ‘showmance’ than romance, with the telltale signs of a calculated PR push rather than the genuine victims of Cupid’s well-aimed arrow. So, when a couple such as Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony step forward with, what appeared to be, the ‘real deal’, cynics are forced to make way for the closet romantics to have their turn in the spotlight. Demi and Ashton, SJP and Matthew Broderick, and Jennifer and Marc… Hollywood’s golden couples all going the distance. Or, so we thought. But then news hit the gossip sites mid-July that all was not well in JLo’s camp and, after seven years, her relationship with the Puerto Rican singer wasn’t just floundering, it was officially over. Reporters started their digging for dirt before the cynics even had time to say ‘I told you so,’ as they rooted around to sort the facts from the fabrications about the fated relationship. It goes without saying that the gossip columns and tabloids’ imaginations have since been running rampant, conjuring up all manner of flamboyant, and potentially wildly inaccurate, accounts of the failings behind the marriage (mostly based on speculation, we might add). But the couple has remained resolute and respectful in their silence over the separation. From accusations that Marc was a manipulative and controlling husband, and his jealousy over her career resurgence following her stint as an American Idol judge, to reports that she had an affair with the

model William Levy (who starred in her I’m Into You video), tongues have certainly been wagging. But it’s worth noting that, as acrimonious as many celebrity splits get, the ever-dignified couple were at least on amicable enough terms to have released a joint statement about their separation, simply saying: “We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters.” One point well raised, however, is the Oscar-worthy performance of both parties in the lead up to the split – quite some cover-up. One would assume, and hope, that the couple was already in discussions regarding their split prior to the shock announcement on People.com on Friday 15th July (just nine days before her 42nd birthday), however the preceding months indicated nothing other than a united front. They shared the stage (her dancing, him singing) at the American Idol finale on May 15th, and appeared very much ‘together’ at their last public appearance at the Boys And Girls Club event in New York on June 10th… quite an acting tour de force. However, perhaps the fact that she chose to take her mother to meet Prince William and Duchess Kate at the BAFTA Brits To Watch party on July 9th, and not her husband, was somewhat of a sign that all was not well. With one engagement (Jennifer and Ben Affleck) and three prior marriages between them (her two, him one) perhaps this relationship was always set to fail – despite the adage of ‘third time lucky’? But, as with any relationship where children are involved, the emphasis so far appears to be on making the break-up as peaceful a process as possible. It was Jennifer who made this stance most evident, stepping out in West Pennsylvania less than 10 days after the announcement wearing a tracksuit from Peace Love World, with the ‘peace’ sign emblazoned over the back of it. Message received, loud and clear.

“LOVE is a very COMPLEX topic for me and the more I LEARN about it, the more I realise how much I DON’T KNOW” Will we ever know the real reason behind the split? Doubtful. But with children, the joint venture of their fashion line for Kohl still due to launch (albeit now separately), and their television show Q’Viva! The Chosen (with the creator of the Idol TV talent shows) in the pipeline, it seems as if their lives are destined to be entwined for that little bit longer. And as the days post break-up continue to unfold, you can bet gossip columnists the world over will continue to bleed the rumour mills dry, desperate to be the ones who finally uncover the ‘truth’. In the meantime, however, the singer has other things to talk about – namely love, but only for the little people in her life…

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SO YOU WERE READY TO GET OUT OF THE TERRIBLE TWOS?

(Laughs) I don’t know if that is going to end. Not for a few years, anyway. But they are amazing and they are so smart and sweet and loving, and I am just proud. ARE EITHER OF YOUR CHILDREN STARTING TO FOLLOW IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS? YOU RECENTLY RELEASED YOUR SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM LOVE? – WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO CALL IT THAT?

Well, love is a very complex topic for me and the more I learn about it the more I realise how much I don’t know. It is a journey, you know, and that is why I think it should have been spelt with a question mark. TELL US THE STORY BEHIND IT…

There are so many songs on the album that I am excited for people to hear for so many reasons. Some of them because they are just straight club bangers, some because of what they have to say and some because of how they make you groove. All my albums have always been a mix of different types of music. Like urban and dance, pop and a little bit of Latin. This one is no different. All for different reasons, but they are all very thematic in a sense that they are all about love. TALKING ABOUT LOVE, HOW ARE YOUR LITTLE ONES?

Max and Emme are beautiful. They just turned three and I can’t believe it. It is something new every day.

My babies? Emme sings and it is just so funny when you listen to her because she sings out of pure joy and pleasure, but the minute she thinks you are watching her she stops. But she has a beautiful little voice, like a little Shirley Temple vibrato thing. Max is just kinda loud, with a very loud voice. He is a real boy! Marc used to say he will be her manager! He is super smart and amazing and a real boy. He is just into everything and just wants to throw and break everything in the world. WHAT IS DAY-TO-DAY HOME LIFE LIKE FOR YOU WITH TWO CHILDREN?

Well, the minute we get anywhere, because we travel a lot, we have to move everything up. No flowers on the coffee table, no cups, no knives, no forks, no food. Max likes to throw fruit. We have to put everything away. Anything he finds he just throws over his shoulder. Why? He just doesn’t want it there (laughs). ARE THEY AS OBSESSED WITH MUSIC YET AS YOU?!

Well, they are obsessed with the movie Beauty and the Beast right now and The Chipmunks.

“In a sense, ALL MY ALBUMS are about LOVE” I think I have seen The Chipmunk movie about 700 times – I could actually recite it to you, it is crazy. WHAT’S IT LIKE GOING OUT IN PUBLIC – DO YOU HAVE TO GO INCOGNITO?

I tell you, that’s why I love Hallowe’en, because we get to put on masks all night. My coconuts, that’s what I call my babies, were going insane because they couldn’t believe people were giving out free candy everywhere. But what was great is that Marc and I were wearing masks and we got to walk through the whole neighbourhood and no one knew it was us and we were like, ‘This is kinda fun’. But no, it is not something I would do all the time. 62

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“Max and Emme are BEAUTIFUL. They just turned THREE and I can’t believe it. It is SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY”

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(Laughs) Well, for example, I went out last New Year’s Eve and I got up on the couch and danced all night. Sure, I was trapped in the VIP area, but I still got to dance! THE VIDEO WAS A J LO PRODUCTION AT ITS BEST…

Oh my gosh, so much! It just changes you so completely from the inside out and it is just the most profound thing that can happen to you as a woman. You have a child and they just completely change your perspective on the world and on yourself and on your life and what you have been doing and the way you see things. It is just a totally different thing. YOU ARE A MUMMY FIRST AND FOREMOST BUT YOUR NEW RECORD SHOWS THAT THERE IS STILL THAT PARTY GIRL IN THERE!

(Laughs) Too right! Babies have gotta sleep some time and grandma comes over and mummy can go out and cut loose for a while! Mummy can go out and have a little bit of fun. For sure (laughs). There is nothing wrong with that. It can’t be all the time, but I definitely stay connected to that girl that used to just love to dance. That is what I really loved about my recent track On The Floor, is that it really expressed that feeling. I love music that expresses and captures a feeling that I identify with the minute I hear it. If I can’t get it myself then we write them.

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I picked Pit because for me, right now, there is nobody who gets on a track and just elevates it the way he does. Everything I hear him on is just amazing – he just makes it more party, more everything. SO TO AMERICAN IDOL – YOU PROVED A HUGE SUCCESS!

I am so happy that everyone loved the show. I am very grateful about that. I really just wanted to be myself and I think Steven [Tyler] felt the same thing. I think that’s why we were chosen – they knew that we were good, and hopefully interesting, people. It was just a very natural, fun experience for me and I think that is what came across. We were also very serious about what we are doing. We actually cared about it and about the process – about music and the artists, and you got that from us every week. I truly had a great time. AND YOU GOT TO WORK WITH THE GREAT STEVEN TYLER FROM AEROSMITH…

I know! He’s a very spontaneous person – you never knew what was going to come out of his mouth. Probably half the series was me looking at him in surprise, thinking, ‘Did he just say what I think he just said?’ (laughs). He is just so funny and I enjoyed every second of it – all the zaniness and craziness. WERE YOU ALREADY A BIG FAN OF THE SHOW?

Oh yeah, I was, and still am, a huge fan. I have always loved the judging and doing it from my couch at home. I always thought, ‘I could do that’ and then I did.

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“It wasn’t like I WAS AFRAID for people to get to know me – I’m actually HAPPY for that as people ONLY KNOW ME t h r o u g h INTERVIEWS” DO YOU THINK YOUR FANS GOT TO SEE A DIFFERENT SIDE TO YOU?

It is funny, I didn’t think of that in the beginning and this was the first time I had ever been on TV before without a script. I mean I have done interviews and stuff before and minutes here and there but not where people really get to see me like that, where I am really me and I was quite terrified the night of the premiere. I was like ‘Oh my goodness, this is so overwhelming.’ I remember waking up white as a ghost and Marc saying I looked crazy! It is funny, even though I have been out there for so many years it is a totally different thing. It wasn’t like I was afraid for people to get to know me – I’m actually happy for them to because I feel so much has been written about me over the years and people only know me through the interviews – but this is actually a nice thing and I cannot tell you how very appreciative I am of being able to show who I really am.

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LIFE MUST HAVE CHANGED A LOT SINCE THEY CAME ALONG…

Thank you! We wanted to create this club where you have all these different kinds of people who come together. I play the queen – the lady that runs the club – and then you have the other character who I play, which is the girl who loves to come to the club just to dance and forget about life for a little while. I think that is what dancing is all about.


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In my country it is difficult for everyone. But especially for women like me.” Ethiopia was ranked 157th of 169 countries listed on the United Nations’ 2010 Human Development Index. This index measures life expectancy, literacy, education and standards of living. It is a standard means of measuring well-being, especially child welfare and is used to distinguish whether a country is a developed, developing or an under-developed country, and quality of life. Despite an apparently booming economy that has grown at a rate of around 10 per cent every year since 2005, 68

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most Ethiopians live below the poverty line, with many earning less than $2 per day. More than 80 per cent of Ethiopia’s 85 million citizens live in rural areas; half are under the age of 15. Due to regular famines and food shortages, and the growing scourge of HIV/ AIDS, life expectancy has fallen to barely more than 40 years. And the plight of the nation’s womenfolk is most acute of all. Throughout the world,

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the on going issue of children forced into arranged marriages is rightly considered a violation of basic human rights, but in Ethiopia the situation is particularly grave. Pressures imposed on young girls by various cultural and religious aspects of their community mean it is virtually impossible for them to break free from this tradition of marriage and family life, which they start at a far younger age than is considered morally responsible, or acceptable, in the West. If they try to resist a union, the girls risk being ostracised by

their families and society – they are more likely to be offered a beating than emotional, or financial, support. In such cases, girls – usually uneducated – find themselves married off by the age of 10, and in some cases even younger. Despite the fact the legal minimum age for marriage is 18, the law is regularly ignored and it is rare to find an unwed girl over the age of 16. Many of these girls fall pregnant before their bodies are properly matured and are injured in childbirth – once again leaving their future bleak and susceptible to further recriminations. As for the men, those with deep-rooted attitudes or beliefs often have little respect for women. It is not unusual for


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one man to be in a relationship with several women at one time, while others mistreat their wives, abusing them physically and sexually while under the influence of dagga (drugs). If a girl is disfigured or injured during childbirth, as happens frequently due to a lack of medical care, she is simply cast aside and abandoned by her husband. And, in a society where single women are treated with little respect, this only heaps more misery on them. They struggle to find work and

eke out a living, barely able to earn enough to feed their children. Meseret’s story is typical. She was just 13 when she married a boy she had never met before the day of her wedding. Her new partner was barely older than she was, but the cruelty and violence he inflicted on her was like that of a grown

man. However, 10 years on her life took a turn of the worse – if imaginable. Her husband abandoned her and she was left to raise five young children alone. Ayehu, now 28, was 15 when she fell pregnant. Being so young, her first child was stillborn – a common occurrence in a country that lacks appropriate pre-natal care. But, as if the loss of a child wasn’t a brutal enough blow, it was the ‘shame’ this tragedy

brought on her family that led to them not to close ranks around her to provide support, but to completely ostracise her. Her husband deserted her and she was left to fend for herself. Through no fault of their own, both Meseret and Ayehu – like thousands of other young women – became social outcasts. They also faced an added challenge. Like most of their contemporaries, they received no schooling once they AUGUST 2011

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were married. They are among the 80 per cent of Ethiopians who cannot read. Discarded by their relatives, many women turn to begging with their children to survive, or risk verbal, physical and sexual abuse working as ‘house servants’. Others resort to prostitution, which in turn has led to an increase in the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. But Meseret and Ayehu are two of the lucky ones. They’ve been given work on a project set up by GTZ, an aid agency sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GTZ, and other foreign organisations, are working in Ethiopia on programmes teaching women new skills, whilst also helping to build the country’s industry and infrastructure by finding them work on construction sites and road-building schemes. Across the capital, Addis Ababa, 70

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“WE WORK VERY HARD. On average we are on site for 10 to 12 hours every day. That makes it almost IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO LOOK AFTER our children” the sight of women working in construction has become commonplace. Some women are employed as day labourers, mixing sand and gravel and carrying heavy bags of cement and rocks. In Meseret and Ayehu’s case, GTZ has taught them how to work with cobblestones, breaking them up in milling machines to make gravel, a far more sustainable material for building roads in rural areas than using expensive tarmac or concrete. The techniques and skills they have acquired can easily be replicated in the impoverished regions they come from. Nevertheless, the work is intense, the hours long and the

conditions harsh. Even though the high altitude across much of Ethiopia means the daytime temperatures are lower than in the city, the dust, sandstorms and heavy manual labour the women endure makes life hard. And for all their efforts, these women earn the equivalent of just Dhs310 a month, slightly less than the average of around Dhs415. “We work very hard. On average we are on site for 10 to 12 hours every day. That makes it almost impossible for us to look after our children,” says Meseret. Like Meseret, most of the other women are divorced or separated, forced to bring up families alone. Some have five or more children. Disowned by relatives, they lack the usual support network available in developing countries, spending much of their meagre wages on rudimentary childcare, paying

neighbours to look after their children whilst they work. Those with young babies usually bring them to the site, breastfeeding them when they can. The work may be backbreaking, but the alternatives, in a land ravaged by high unemployment, are potentially far worse. These women are under no illusions and, grateful for the employment opportunity afforded them, work diligently and seldom complain about anything. “We are just happy to have work,” says Ayehu. “It is very, very difficult for a woman in Ethiopia to find a job. Especially single women like us, says Ayehu. “We are the lucky ones.” They know full well that no matter how tough the work gets, they are better off on the building site than on the street or at home, trapped in a violent marriage. “We were beaten and abused by our husbands,” Ayehu continues. “Why would we want it in our jobs as well?” ■

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I.E Paris’ haute couture shows assemble a threeday mini ‘fashion week’, taking place twice a year. A handful of cherry-picked labels are invited by the Chambre Syndicale to showcase their skilful creativity, and they do so with rigour by making the world’s most expensive garments, available made-tomeasure and by order only, for the world’s wealthiest women. Think decadence.

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ARMANI PRIVÉ: OPULENT ORIGAMI Giorgio Armani’s stunningly sombre couture zoned in on, and paid homage to, Japan. The designer has been quietly contributing to a scholarship programme that helps child victims of the natural disasters earlier this year, and appropriately wove blossom-printed silks, obi-esque belts, paper-like parasol silhouettes and strategically folded hats (courtesy of Philip Treacy) into this moving, elegant show.

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ALAĂ?A: BACK IN BUSINESS Tunisian-born Azzedine AlaĂŻa is famously very shy. So shy in fact, that this is his first couture collection in eight years – and it was definitely worth the wait. The designer had to be coaxed from backstage to take his bow in front of an audience that included Kanye West and Sofia Coppola. The show saw the ‘King of Cling’ give his dedicated followers exactly what they wanted: sculpture, laser-cut precision and a perhaps surprising hint of green. The colour of next season, it would seem. ALAĂ?A

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli looked to the decadence of the last Tsar of Russia’s family before adding their signature red splash and contemporary flourish. The Valentino client requires her couture to have a fresh attitude – and doesn’t this design duo know it. Ultra-glamorous pleated tulles, modern gothica nods and the injection of eau de nil, a delicious soft green tinge (trust us, it’s going to be big), saw to that.

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With an ice-like smattering of sequins, beads and glass embellishment, Elie Saab’s couture show screamed ‘expensive’ – and rightly so. Taking a somewhat refreshing, and more youthful angle than we’re used to seeing from the Lebanese couturier, the translucent start steadily built into a midnight blue clad Anja Rubik finish (prior to the obligatory bride) – every look sparkling as redcarpet ready as they come.

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STÉPHANE ROLLAND: FURTHER EAST Stéphane Rolland took inspiration from Caoshu for his couture collection this season, and studied the style of Chinese ancestral calligraphy, referred to as ‘en herbes’, or ‘wild grass’. Reference was also made to British illustrator David Downton’s striking portraits via a continuous ink line dripping along the backs of garments... the sheer elegance of the show could be surmised by looking to the French designer’s muse; the world’s oldest working model, the utterly charming Carmen Dell’Orefice, who watched on proudly from the front row next to Olivia Palmero.

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Riccardo Tisci’s ‘just off porcelain white’, highly technical, 10-look collection was centred by the idea of “purity, lightness and fragility”. On closer inspection, the garments were intrinsically decorated with staggeringly delicate embellishment. Pearls inserted with crystals, caviar beads, hundreds of symmetrical silk tulle snippets, hand-curled feather plumes and stones that changed texture from matte to sheen under varying light offering just a glimpse into the thought behind this exquisite white out.

DIOR: ALL CHANGE In the wake of John Galliano’s controversial departure, designer Bill Gaytten is currently at the historical fashion house’s helm, albeit temporarily. His first collection presented an eclectic mix of inspirational references, from clowns to 80’s architecture, bringing about a newage disco doll vibe and a decidedly different way of doing things at Dior… DIOR

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most familiar of names, yet. The Dutch 27-year-old’s ‘best of ’ collection proved introduction to a truly exciting designer. Futuristically fabulous, each look was infused with McQueen’s influence; not so surprising due to this designer’s early days of working under his talented wing. Titled ‘escapism’ it was, in a nutshell, what haute couture should be all about. Borderline bizarre, but utterly inspiring…

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Make-up up for Mr Armani could have gone a little too pantomime dame, Memoirs of a Geisha or angry Kabuki doll as he looked East for inspiration. However, the magic touch of make-up artist Linda Cantello meant the girls looked fresh, modern and beautiful. There were no clichÊs, like hard reds or brilliant fuchsias, as you’d expect – instead there was a beautiful tangerine eye mixed with graphic liner and a fresh, clean face, while lips were just a darker version of the girls’ own lip colour.

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“MR ARMANI TOOK WATER COLOUR PAINTINGS AND CALLIGRAPHY AS INSPIRATION FOR THE COLLECTION AND THE MAKE-UP FOLLOWED SUIT� “HE DID INITIALLY WANT TO RUN WITH SOME OTHER (AHEM) IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS, BUT AFTER WE DID THREE TEST LOOKS, MY CREATION WAS THE ONE WE UNANIMOUSLY CHOSE� “THE RUNWAY LOOKS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES – YOU DON’T WANT A POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN MAKE-UP AND CLOTHES� “THIS IS CLASSIC ARMANI – SIMPLE, UNDERSTATED WITH VERY FEW, BUT LUXURY, PRODUCTS� “THE SKIN HAD A CLEAN, MATTE FINISH�

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er perfect pout, insouciant style and joie de vivre earned Brigitte Bardot an army of admirers and imitators of her distinctive French chic and propelled her to icon status. Her latest collaboration with Lancel sees her in a new role as a bag designer alongside the creative brains of Leonello Borghi.

WORKING WITH BRIGITTE BARDOT IS QUITE THE COLLABORATIVE COUP – HOW DID IT COME ABOUT? Two years

ago there was an exhibition in Paris celebrating her style. I have always thought she had such an infectious quality and was a huge symbol of femininity – a perfect fit for the brand. It was there that I met a journalist who knew Brigitte and he suggested we write her a letter to propose a project to create the BB bag. Two weeks later she replied saying she would love to be involved. WHAT WAS IT LIKE COLLABORATING WITH SUCH AN ICON? I made several trips to her

villa La Madrague in St Tropez as she does not travel much or use email. She has the strongest personality and loved the fact that Lancel is a French company that has existed since 1876 and was started by a woman, Madame Angèle Lancel. Brigitte wanted to be involved in the entire design process and, of course, the making of the BB bag had to be totally environmentally friendly. TALKING BIGGEST-SELLERS, WHICH BB BAG HAS PROVEN MOST POPULAR?

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Brigitte; naturally beautiful, irreverent and a touch mischievous, but always original. I like to think that there is a little bit of BB in every woman. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THE ‘IT’ BAG PHENOMENON? The

‘It’ bag is a forbidden phrase at Lancel because even the notion of it makes fun of the customer. It puts a time limit on a bag, which belittles the art of bag-making. AND SO TO BRIGITTE, WHAT FABULOUS TALES CAN YOU TELL

US ABOUT HER? I remember her telling me about how her gingham look came about. It was very amusing. She was 17 and staying in St Tropez at Hotel Yaca with her parents and noticed that everywhere she went people wore white. Just to be different, she took down the pink and white checked curtains from her hotel room and wrapped them over the top of her skirt, creating her gingham look. Hence we chose to line the BB bag with the same iconic print. â–  LANCEL IS AVAILABLE AT THE DUBAI MALL, (04) 4343134


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YOU ONCE SAID THAT YOUR HEART IS WITH FRENCH DESIGN – WHY IS THAT?

Even when I was studying at college in London, I always knew that I wanted to go to work in Paris. That sense of luxury and femininity in the way French women dress appeals to me – they can be very chic, but there is always a little touch of humour. EXPLAIN YOUR NOTION OF ROMANCE‌

Romance, in terms of clothes, can be reflected in certain materials and fabrics – lace, chiffon and all those very seductive, feminine things. I think romance is also linked to a general spirit and happiness. YOU LOOKED TO ARTISTS FOR YOUR S/S11 INSPIRATION. IS ART IMPORTANT TO YOU?

The reason I looked to art for S/S11 is that I wanted to reference the archive of the house but not necessarily the clothes; the brand has always been linked with artists. We looked at Lalique’s work (onetime designer of Nina Ricci perfume bottles) for some of the prints and to the


colour and joie de vivre of Christian Bauer, an illustrator who designed some of the perfume packaging back in the 40s and 50s. There really was a cross-section of artists I was able to draw on. TALKING COLLABORATIONS, WHICH HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST?

It’s difficult to say because I think I’ve learnt something from everyone. When I was at the Royal College of Art, I interned with Christian Lacroix. Working in the haute

couture salon was one of the most defining moments of my career. I obviously worked with Marc Jacobs for the longest period [12 years at Louis Vuitton] and he is incredibly precise – he will deliberate over a hemline for days! I probably learnt the most there. While Marc had a very American perspective, mine was more European so we complemented each other.

OUTSIDE OF FASHION, WHAT DO YOU ENJOY THE MOST?

FASHION IS CREATED, PRESENTED AND CRITIQUED SO FAST THESE DAYS – IS THAT A GOOD THING?

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I’m not phobic of new technology, but equally I’m not personally into it. I don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account and emails are pretty much where it stops with me! I think things like live streaming of shows can work for other brands, but I like to keep a bit of intimacy in the Nina Ricci world.

I like interiors – buying things for the house and going to flea markets. ANY HOLIDAY HOT-SPOTS?

For the quiet side of life I like Ibiza, as a lot of the island is very rural and attractive and I like quiet holidays. I feel like it’s just the beginning, so I want to carry on making good collections. I’d like to do a collection at some point that is very high-level and couture-like. I think it’s very important to keep the savoir faire of couture going. THE NINA RICCI BOUTIQUE IS LOCATED AT THE DUBAI MALL, (04) 3308789

ANY THOUGHTS ON BLOGGERS BEING FRONT ROW?

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THE FRONT ROOM WORKOUT With heat and humidity making us lethargic, motivation to hit the gym can hit an all time low during summer. Enter Claire Falconer, personal trainer extraordinaire who’s regarded as a miracle worker when it comes to helping people shed unwanted pounds. Working together to set clear and manageable goals, she devises a strict nutrition and exercise regime, combined with a tough temperament that gets results. The only question remaining is where to go to flaunt your new physique? Prices start from: Dhs250 per hour Contact: (050) 8754677 / www.eat-train-live.blogspot.com

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THE KITCHEN SKINCARE REMEDIES As the formula goes: humidity + sunscreen + make-up = unsightly clogged pores. Step forward skin saviour and all around organic goddess, Katrina Valente. Armed with her

home-made kit of organic products and crystal trinkets, she customises each facial to suit your skin’s needs. Using an holistic approach, Katrina looks at her clients’ whole body and spirit for clues to help them on their quest for complexion perfection. As the only therapist in Dubai offering Intraceuticals’ Oxygen Facial (a celeb favourite) she holds the key to keeping break outs at bay. Prices start from: Dhs600 per facial Contact: (050) 5657679 / www.facebodysoul.net

NEEDLE WORK

BOTOX TO YOUR DOOR The name on the tip of the tongue of every beauty addict is Mobo-me. Kay McGlade and her team of experts deliver botox and dermal fillers on ice direct to your door. After a thorough consultation they are ready to perform vanishing tricks on your lines and wrinkles. With eight years experience as an aesthetic nurse

specialist, Kay’s steady hand delivers perfect results whether you desire a plumper pout or crease-free forehead. The best part is that your transformation tricks can remain a secret, so say goodbye to doctor’s waiting-room guessing games of who’s had what done. Prices start from: Dhs600 Contact: (050) 67442982 / www.mobo-me.com

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THE BEST IN NAIL BEAUTY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Cuticle emergency? Don’t panic, the professionals at Dial A Nail are on hand to buff and polish your talons back to health – and beauty. Whether you opt for the Spa Deluxe or something a little more ‘out there’ like the ‘Stomping Of The Grapes’ manicure and pedicure, there will be no more waiting for nails to dry in situ, which is right up there on EW’s list of the most boring beauty duties. Prices start from Dhs110 for a basic mani/pedi Contact: (04) 4534280 / www.dialanail.com

BEAT THE HEAT and approach the summer with ATTITUDE, because this time BODY BEAUTIFUL isn’t just a step away, it’s delivered direct to your DOOR

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POWDER ROOM MAKE-UP TALES Pre-party nerves can get the better of even the most seasoned socialite. Let the make-up professionals at Inglot take over and transform you into a more beautiful version of you. Armed with the latest in on-trend products and rainbow-hued palettes, their deft brush skills and artistic tendencies will ensure your war paint stays put all evening. Prices start from: Dhs350 Contact: (04) 3398865 / www.inglotcosmetics.com

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IN-HOUSE HAIR-STYLING The super stylists at JetSet can turn any hair don’t into a hairdo. Sit back and relax in your favourite chair while they work their magic on your tired tresses. Whether you are after a precision cut and blowdry or a hot off the runway style, their quick and slick scissor work will guarantee you a good hair day. Prices start from: Dhs500 per hour Contact: (04) 3995005 / www.thegroomingcompany.com

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THE ONE-STOP BEAUTY SHOP If you’ve been a little laisser-faire with your grooming of late, take the afternoon off and let Brush & Co take care of the rest. From root retouching and leg waxing, to eyebrow threading and facial cleansing, they will have you body beautiful from head-to-toe before you know it. Prices start from: Dhs100 Contact: (04) 4308465 / www.brushandco.net

FEEL-GOOD FACTOR

INDOOR PAMPERING AT ITS BEST Forward-thinking beauty brand Chez Toi has the perfect antidote to our hectic lifestyles in the form of its 75-minute Hot Stone body massage. Therapists knead away any signs of ‘desk-to-car-to-dinner’ tension, leaving you in a relaxed and revived state of mind – and body. Chez Toi also offers reflexology, aromatherapy and deep-tissue massages – true summer essentials. Prices start from Dhs350 Contact: (04) 3397119 / www.cheztoibeauty.com

TOTALLY ZEN

YOUR HOME BECOMES YOUR HAVEN The stresses and strains of the daily grind are exasperated over the summer, and our ‘stuck indoors’ mindset only adds to our inertia. To counteract your lethargy, Zen Yoga will deliver seasoned professionals to your doorstep to help stretch your body back into business. Prices start from: Dhs300 per hour Contact: (04) 3670435 / www.yoga.ae

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COLOUR ME PRETTY When a truly bad hair day rears its ugly head, and going outside is just too painful, there are two options; either don a Hermès headscarf and Jackie O sunglasses and go incognito, or have a member of Pastels salon come to the rescue. Its at-home colour service will liven-up locks and tired tresses before you step foot outside. Prices start from Dhs308 for colour Contact: (04) 3947393 / www.pastels-salon.com

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ur senses fought hard not to let out a collective sigh of relief as we stepped from the hectic office at EW towers into the serenity of Park Hyatt Dubai. From the rolling green lawns to the statuesque palm trees that flanked us on arrival along the winding driveway, it was difficult to feel anything other than tranquil as we left the frenetic city behind. The silent calm of Amara, the hotel’s signature day spa, is truly far from the madding crowd. Magnificently designed in the style of an ancient Moorish palace, with its whitewashed exterior, regal blue domes and the sweet smell of flowers around the peaceful courtyard fountain, Amara serves up a true ‘Arabian nights’ experience. No cranes in sight, only the creek and the sprawling banks of Dubai Creek Golf course, the ritual of relaxation is taken seriously here. Luckily for us, a traditional, and quite simply mouth-wateringly tasty, afternoon had been prepared to help keep our strengths up‌

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IN A NUTSHELL IT IS... A facial that soothes and calms the complexion using saturated gauzes and aromatic plant complexes… a ‘fixer’ for skin prone to irritation and discoloration. WHY THIS ONE? Having never been a ‘spotty teen’ I have recently

developed the occasional break out (gasp) and pigmentation problems (the horror) at the ripe old age of 28. I blame a cocktail of living under Dubai’s climate, constant A/C blasts, and experimenting with too many new products. Either way, it’s distressing.

CHERITH NICHOLL, FASHION AND BEAUTY WRITER THE TREAT: AMARA MASSAGE, 60 MINUTES, DHS460

IN A NUTSHELL IT IS... A massage using the signature oils

of the spa: essence of amber, frankincense and sandalwood. Perfect to soften and soothe skin with a deliciously subtle scent.

WHO’S THIS TREATMENT FOR? Those who don’t mind, in fact

enjoy, having their faces touched. With exfoliation, steaming, extractions, massage and masque, this is intense facial prodding. THE POST-TREATMENT DEBRIEF… I was left feeling happy to face

WHY THIS ONE? With no holidays in sight for a couple of

months and the recent stress of moving into a new villa with a new dog to boot, I felt it was time to unwind and escape from boxes and obedience classes (not just for the dog).

the world, with a calm and squeaky clean complexion… WHO’S THIS TREATMENT FOR? I’m not a fan of intensive WOULD YOU HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY? Ensured

I had no engagements later that evening, as it’s advisable to leave the plant serum on as long as possible. Not a good look!

massages and have been told that I ‘bruise like a summer fruit’ – yet this was the perfect amount of pressure, and pampering. POST-TREATMENT DEBRIEF… After the treatment, I felt similar to Bambi taking her first steps. My therapist, Jam, had me so relaxed that getting off the bed and shuffling to the supercomfy lounge to relax some more took serious will power.

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ANY AWKWARD MOMENTS? Having issues with undressing in front of my own mother, it felt a bit strange being in a double treatment room wearing nothing but knitted spa knickers. But after the initial giggles died down it was absolutely fine. WOULD YOU HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY?

I would have booked a single treatment room – to save on the blushing. IN A NUTSHELL IT IS… A treatment that uses minerals and dead-sea salts, which are applied to the body with swift massage-like motions to eliminate rough, dry spots of skin… leaving you revived and relaxed. WHY THIS ONE? With a whirlwind holiday in

Europe fast approaching, which includes 10 days in Cannes, France, I needed to get buffed and poolside prepared. WHO’S THIS TREATMENT FOR? This scrub is a

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With a premise that all food should taste like it’s ‘straight out of your mama’s kitchen’, Saladicious in Jumeirah flies the flag for healthy eating, reinventing the way we eat our ‘greens’. Rustling up scrumptuous organic bites from risottos and pastas to soups and ‘design your own salads’ this is good food at its best – and most delicious. www.saladicious.com

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TWO-NIGHT SUITE STAY FOR TWO AT DANAT AL AIN RESORT, BREAKFAST AT ARABESQUE, LUNCH AT WOK, DINNER AT LUCE, 30-MINUTE SWEDISH MASSAGE FOR TWO

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The deal: Four nights in a Deluxe Beach Villa at Dhs4,830 per person (50 per cent Bliss a t Z discount!) including breakfasts and Kuda -Fun itahli afaru dinners, seaplane transfer and Wi-Fi. , Mald ives Book it: www.dnata.com luxuryhotels@dnata.com luxuryhotels@dnata.co

Delamore lodge, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Waiheke Island is the jewel in New Zealand’s crown. Just a short ferry ride from Auckland, acres of vineyards, wild beaches and rolling verdant hills are a breathe of fresh air and the perfect antidote to desert dwelling. Perched on a cliff is the Delamore Lodge – arguably the country’s most exclusive boutique accommodation. The four guest suites are luxuriously authentic with sweeping views over the bay. With a hot tub and spa all on-site, as well as a chef (also the owner’s husband) whose cookery skills are nothing short of decadent, this makes for a truly first-class experience. www.delamorelodge.com

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Ăœber-chic hotel brand W Hotels has stamped its mark on Russia with the recent opening of W St. Petersburg. Situated in the ‘Venice of the North’, it’s all about colour, comfort, light and texture at this FabergĂŠ Egg-inspired offering. With a rooftop lounge by three-Michelin starred chef Alain Ducasse and a signature restaurant and spa to boot, this is a hotel that promises guests serious glamour. www.wstpetersburg.com

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Any book by Ben Elton, as they are all light, extremely funny and the stories are basically social commentaries. John Irving is another author who I love to read at anytime.

That’s a tough call. Abroad, the most original bar is Sketch in London, while my absolute favourite in Dubai is The Terrace at Park Hyatt Dubai. It has a great selection of drinks, delicious food and an unbeatable view.

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As clichÊ as it may sound, sunblock is one thing I never go out without. When I’m on holiday, if I’m not walking and investigating my surroundings I’m lazing on a beach, so sunblock is essential.

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U ltimate shopping city London is a fantastic city for many reasons, including shopping. I love all the little streets with independent boutiques and markets where you can almost always find a hidden gem or two.

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Famed for her eco-living and love of organic design, Donna Karan’s new and exclusive tabletop and giftwares collection for Harrods is modern, sophisticated and oozes zen. Think Nepalese singing bowls, wooden ornaments from Thailand and hand-etched Indian glassware for an injection of designer creativity in your dwellings. www.harrods.com

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From coasters and sofas to cushions and cosy chairs, take a little bit of the Missoni magic home with you from the brand’s bold and colourful new Missoni Home collection available at Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates.

In a city like London where five-star dining is rich pickings, the question is knowing which restaurant is the flavour of the month. www.onaplateapp.com is an insider’s guide that serves up of-the-moment reviews, exclusive recipes from London’s finest chefs, a food shopping directory of the capital’s greatest grocers, delis and patisseries and listings of where to find the city’s most exclusive fine-dining establishments. In short, a tour of what to eat, buy, see and love… www.onaplateapp.com

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Eco-warrior mothers will love the UAE’s first environmentally and socially responsible children’s nursery opening next month in Dubai. Home Grown Eco Nursery is the innovation of Lucy Bruce, a qualified nursery teacher and winner of the Emirates Woman, Woman of the Year Awards 2010 Humanitarian category. With a unique ‘green thinking’ philosophy combined with creating a conscientious lifestyle, it aims to educate children whilst helping them make a positive impact on planet Earth. One small step for children, one giant step for their future… www.homegrownnursery.ae

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Renowned for its take on modern luxury, Fendi’s aesthetics transfer beautifully to its lighting collection, Fendi Luce. Boasting spectacular chandeliers made from Murano glass, isn’t it about time you shed a little light on your life? Available from Aait, Za’beel Road, Dubai.


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TELL US ABOUT HI TEA WITH SIMA VED‌

ke-up Any hair and ma tricks of the trade?‌ I used Zen in India, and Inglot and Pastels here in Dubai. I think eyes are the windows to the soul, so I love emphasising my eyes. As for my hair, it’s poker straight, so it’s usually extensions or immense amounts of curling!

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COOKING’S A BIG PART OF YOUR SHOW – NAME YOUR SIGNATURE DISH?

I’m known for desserts, so probably my chocolate mousse cake or fondants.

ZAYED KHAN

I’m an emotional dresser, so I’ll wear what suits my mood – SoirÊe, C’est Moi and Pria Kataria are a few I’ve worn so far. And I absolutely love Missoni and Pucci, too.

Trying to hip hop dance with Remo D’Souza – I felt, and looked, like a chicken! Zayed Khan was also so unbelievably dashing that I had to keep reminding myself to stay focused. WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE FOR LIFE?

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We’ll be taking it to another level, regarding the technical and content side. Our guest list will also be varied, and perhaps some audience participation, too. FINAL THOUGHT‌ WHAT’S NEXT FOR SIMA VED?

I’m toying with the idea of directing, producing and maybe even acting in plays. It’s also always been my dream to own a restaurant and since I’m in the process of eliminating my ‘what ifs’, maybe that will be next on my list! ■ CATCH HI TEA WITH SIMA VED ON SATURDAYS AT 8.30PM, STAR PLUS ME. WWW.HITEAWITHSIMAVED.COM

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Things change – whether you want them to or not. Sure, it’s unsettling but what the future holds may even be better than what you have at present. Thursday 25th brings a mysterious text message. Try to uncover its meaning if you wish, but spend little time on it as the outcome won’t be worth your efforts. ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20)

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SCORPIO (OCT 24 – NOV 22)

CAPRICORN (DEC 22 – JAN 20)

Years ago, a wise person said ‘Always look on the bright side of life’ – and with your heavy heart, never before has this been more pertinent. Taking a step back from the clutter of your life will help free your mind and lighten your mood. Take Saturday 20th for example, it’s got your name written all over it – enjoy!

Who knows what’s got into you lately but, whatever it is, bottle it and sell it – it’s a rare commodity! Few people have the ability to turn things around to such an advantage as you have and people are feeding off your energy. Look sharp on Monday 22nd and heed a warning directed at you.

Not all friendships are built to last and often it’s a case of taking what you can from each one to ensure it provides a valuable lesson. However, over the next month one or two friends might well prove less worthy of your company than others. Sunday 14th will provide much entertainment and cause for celebration – you’ll soon see why.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV 23 – DEC 21) LIBRA (SEPT 24 – OCT 23 )

Money troubles surface this month, so being wary where and on what you spend your money will need careful analysis. This dirhams drought won’t last forever and by Thursday 25th you should be back on your feet. Your social life, on the contrary, is rich with engagements – just be frugal in your acceptances.

Chance has your card marked, but how will you deal with the hand you’re dealt? Wasting it would be shameful. When Wednesday 17th comes about, clashes at work will make you take a step back to address the situation. Instead of getting all riled up, a softly, softly approach will be far more effective – especially in the short-term.

Friday 5th proves that the grass isn’t always greener and this is something you’d be wise to bear in mind. Look around you – it’s not like you’ve done too badly for yourself, is it? Teamwork will be called on at work but if you feel like taking charge, do so but tread carefully – stepping on someone’s toes could damage your reputation. TAURUS (APR 21 – MAY 21)

Learning a lesson will point you in the right direction in which to navigate your future, while Sunday 7th sees a door being opened to you. Don’t feel you have to rush ahead now, as patience will pay off. Irritation at your lack of dietary discipline may put you back a step, but all you need do is refocus your mind as and when the time’s right. GEMINI (MAY 22 – JUN 21)

If you can’t beat them‌ move on. This rings ever true when there’s friction in your social group. As much as you try, you can’t wave a magic wand and fix it all, so instead take yourself out of the equation. Responsibilities on Saturday 20th will need your full attention but the outcome will be sweet.

AQUARIUS (JAN 21 – FEB 19)

Taking into consideration how far you’ve come lately, don’t let a minor knock-back undo all your good work – you’ve already proved you’re better than that. Hope is something you’ve got in abundance, and now is the time to rely on it more than ever. Look to Monday 29th for the key to your future.

CANCER (JUN 22 – JULY 23)

Off-loading some of the pressure that you’re under on to someone with sturdier shoulders may feel like a failure on your part, when in actual fact it’s just smart thinking. Romantic endeavours flourish towards the end of the month, as Wednesday 31st proves it was all worth the wait. ■ AUGUST 2011

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