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Pay a visit to the rather splendid Splendido restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, May16-28, to enjoy extra special large anti-pasti sharing platters, complete with Italian meats, specialty cheeses and marinated vegetables.The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Marina, (04) 3994000, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com

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The latest additions to Japanese retailer Uniqlo’s design guest-roster are Charlotte Ronson, Vena Cava and Costello Tagliapietra, whose six-piece capsules debut this month. Ronson’s collection features this striped, lace-up tank dress. Visit www.uniqlo.com

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DUCTAC (Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre) is supporting local talent through its new Rotational Gallery. Student artists can submit artworks for consideration – chosen pieces will then be exhibited for sale. DUCTAC. Visit www.ductac.org.

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First launched at its Maldives flagship property, Huvafen Fushi, the Per Aquum Dream Calendar is celebrating its fifth year in business with a series of special events this month including live concerts and DJ sets and talks and demonstrations by visiting foodie specialists and spa gurus. www.peraquum.com.

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Japanese restaurant Okku has added a host of new dishes to its popular Tezukuri lunch menu. Old favourites of miso black cod and Angus beef karubi are now joined by new creations including salmon tartare and toromi chicken. Visit www. themonarchdubai.com

Thirteen years after her death from breast cancer, Linda McCartney's family celebrates her legacy with a new book, Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs, which reveals many never-before-published images. www.taschen.com

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Whether buying or selling knick-knacks, don’t miss the Safa Park Flea Market on May 7 – one of the last chances for alfresco shopping before the sweltering heat renders us all mall-bound for the duration of the summer. www.dubai-fleamarket.com

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Tips & Toes has taken its luxury nail haven concept to a new level by opening its13th outlet in a brand new five-villa complex in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi. Call (02) 5572255, or visit www. tipsntoeshaven.com

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WWW.IZAKZENOU.COM Famous for his high-fashion illustrations, which have been featured everywhere from Henri Bendel to Chanel and French Vogue, Izak Zenou is a creative genius. Now partnered with Expressionery – an online store for personalised stationary – you can shop for Zenou’s exclusive designs in the form of folded notes, flat cards and even custom invitations. www.izakzenou.com and www.expressionery.com

With its signature muted colour palette (nudes, greys, black and white), cool urban street style tailoring and luxe loungewear (think 3.1 Phillip Lim and Theyskens Theory), All Saints is definitely a jewel in the crown of British highstreet fashion. With no stores as yet in the UAE, shoppers can get their fashion fix online at www.allsaints.com.

PASSIONATEABOUTVINTAGE.CO.UK

www.hildamaha.com

This unique site specialises in handmade jewellery designed from rare, vintage glass beads and ornate brass filigrees. Earrings, necklaces and bracelets comprise Venetian millefiori, Japanese foil beads and Baroque pearls. www.passionateaboutvintage.co.uk

Central Saint Martins graduate Hilda Maha launched her eponymous line in 2009, drawing on her Italian heritage to fuse sharp tailoring with romantic fluidity. Powerful prints are her signature: edgy, yet beautifully timeless – true investment pieces for the future. www.hildamaha.com

WWW.A-V-H-BOUTIQUE.COM BEST BLOG

As a successful fashion illustrator and one of the most celebrated exponents of French chic, Garance Doré has been described as ‘possibly the fashion world’s most followed blogger’ by Interview magazine. She’s also the girlfriend of renowned photo-blogger Scott Schumen (aka The Sartorialist). Her eponymous blog, J’adore Doré, in which her endearingly chatty posts complement street photos of heart-breakingly stylish women, receives an average of 50,000 hits per day. www.garancedore.fr 54

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Like Coco Chanel, and more recently Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo, Anne Valérie Hash designs for women by tapping into the female psyche and creating pieces that demand to be worn – not that her customers take much persuading. Her collections, based on the deconstruction of menswear into impeccably cut womenswear, are available to buy online at the Parisian designer’s new eBoutique. www.a-v-h-boutique.com

FRUIT PUNCH

Red apple bikini Dhs165 Top Shop www.topshop.com

GET YOUR FASHION ‘FIVE-A-DAY’ WITH THE FOLLOWING FRUITY FAVOURITES

Watermelon clutch Dhs3,848 IMI www.imiluxury.com

Moschino Cheap & Chic lemon Citrus print skirt Dhs2,668 Apple-embellished plexiglass print dress Dhs1,651 Stella McCartney bangle Dhs952 Miu Miu www.my-wardrobe.com www.net-a-porter.com www.net-a-porter.com


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VINTAGE VIXEN

New York-born designer and stylist to the likes of Tilda Swinton, Bobette Cohn is a firm believer in giving the old a new lease of life. With a passion for vintage, her hobby of transforming items found in flea markets and retro fairs into one of a kind pieces, sees her create bespoke items for a wider audience. She will find what you have in mind and transform it to your taste by changing hemlines and necklines or adding embellishment, allowing you to truly personalise your wardrobe. Email: info@copia-group.com

EW’S TOP THREE: EMBELLISHED SANDALS Cream lace effect sandals Dhs2,750 Alberta Ferretti

RETURN TO RETRO Cult fashion label MiH has joined forces with online shopping favourite Net-APorter to launch an exclusive range this month that harks back to the 70s. Wide-leg, flared jeans take centre stage, complemented by swing shirts, to create the laid-back glamour of the era. Team your ensemble with some killer platforms and oversized sunglasses and strut your stuff like the 70s were going out of fashion. www.net-a-porter.com

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Ribbon and mesh flower sandals DhsPOA Le Silla

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STRIPES AHEAD Local designer Fatma Rubaya is stamping her personal twist on the traditional abaya. Inspired by this season’s latest trends and colours, her newest range sees touches of animal print, pops of vivid prints and sumptuous silk embellishment. Flamboyant, chic or casual, Fatma’s unique pieces create an elegant ensemble. www.fatmarubaya.com


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CLOCKING COLOUR BLOCKING, THROUGH THE DECADES 1970

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Three models in Paris present the spring collection for Chanel, in patriotic shades of white, red and blue

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Trousers Dhs180 Mango

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TIPS FOR THE TREND ● Forget rules and rhymes – it’s OK

to clash. Repeat after us: pink and red, blue and green – these are the colours that should be seen ● A more tame way to dip your toe into colour blocking is with a pair of bright, well-fitting trousers. Try red or cobalt blue with crisp white tops for a less obvious look ● Steer clear of mixing too EMMA many acid tones, and if you’re STONE RADIANT going to include yellow – as ON THE BAFTA RED-CARPET most of the runways did – keep WEARING it daffodil or canary hued LANVIN MAY 2011

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White mini-dress Dhs799 Tommy Hilfiger

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Beige studded wedges Dhs599 Dune

Green kaftan Dhs300 Kenneth Cole

Oversized white sunglasses Dhs70 Aldo

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Gingham and lace bandeau bikini Dhs1,425

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Red polka dot bikini Dhs1,110

Lace cut-out swimsuit Dhs1,310 BEACH BUNNY SWIMWEAR IS AVAILABLE AT RODEO DRIVE STORES IN JUMEIRAH BEACH HOTEL, ATLANTIS THE PALM JUMEIRAH, BURJ AL ARAB, SOUK MADINAT JUMEIRAH, EMIRATES PALACE, VIA RODEO AND BURJUMAN. 66

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Perforated brown brogues Dhs1,091 Belle Siegerson Morrison at net-aporter.com

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Elle seamlessly steals the lime light in a strapless, corseted black gown at the launch of IWC’s Portofino watch range in Geneva. Minimal accessories and a golden glow, bring a radiant touch to her statement gown.

ELLE MACPHERSON’S STYLE EVOLUTION FROM THIS... 2002

From tiered trousers, a blue stoned belt and gold sandals, Elle breaks almost every fashion rule going with a result that is more bag lady than ’it’ lady.

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Elle’s makes a certain style statement in this citrus green Calvin Klein gown. Not many could get away with such a colour and length but Elle does it effortlessly and with her super model looks, makes an entrance to remember.

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Defying the cleavage/ leg rule, Elle shows why she was nick-named 'the body' at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, teaming her electric blue mini with pearlescent shoes.

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lle Macpherson first shot into the fashion limelight at the tender age of 18 during a year-long break in America. Her natural beauty and athletic figure, which earned her the nickname ‘The Body’, made her first choice for editorial campaigns, with the world’s most noted photographers clamouring to shoot this new Amazonian goddess. Even with such a sudden introduction into the fashion industry, she found herself catapulted into, and courted by, the world of couture and has taken to the catwalk for the likes of Azzedine Alaïa and John Galliano during her career. As the former face of Revlon and spokesmodel for Boots and Invisible Zinc, it was a seamless progression that saw

Elle eventually sign up to host (and executive produce) the popular reality modelling show Britain’s Next Top Model in 2010. As the perfect clothes horse, Elle favours a subtle yet flirtatious look, opting for demure outfits that skim her enviable frame, while maintaining a degree of modesty. Her red carpet appearances are approached with a nod to more mature and refined ensembles. Proving that brains and beauty do go together, the model-turned-entrepreneur’s Elle Macpherson Intimates lingerie range and The Body Skincare line are both hugely successful, making her a powerhouse off the runway, too. From catwalk to school run, this mum of two certainly does fabulous and 40 with aplomb.

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Proof that looking fabulous in your 40s doesn’t have to mean frumpy, Elle pulls off Karl Lagerfeld sprayon effect PVC trousers with ease. A loose and simple T-shirt tones down what could be a fashion faux pas.

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I possibly could. I wanted to know everything. I started in the family workshop, and then, after finishing my schooling, I decided to go to Italy to study jewellery design, which was a dream come true. I then graduated as a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) gemologist. AND SO TO YOUR NEW COLLECTION â&#x20AC;&#x201C; WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S IT ALL ABOUT?

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made up of elements of strong Arabic symbols and is called Eyes Of Babylon. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made in Italy, in my small workshop there. The designs give me a sense of personal satisfaction, as it reinforces my culture and heritage. DO YOU HAVE A JEWELLERY ICON?

The late Elizabeth Taylor.

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n expert in the creation of modern masterpieces, 30-year-old Iraq-born Farah Barakat began her own line of jewellery five years ago, taking her inspiration from a childhood submerged in the designs of sapphires and diamonds. But she wants things done a little differently. HAS BEING A JEWELLERY DESIGNER ALWAYS BEEN YOUR DREAM?

Yes, very much so â&#x20AC;&#x201C; since childhood I always imagined ending up in this field. I was raised and surrounded by goldsmiths and jewellers; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m fifth generation, in fact. However, all the success stories in this field within my family were men, it just seemed

dominated by males, and this gave me a stronger drive to succeed.

With Eyes Of Babylon, I imagine a modern woman who likes to play with her jewellery; dressing it up in different ways. The pieces are colourful, modern and daring, and can be dressed depending on mood. IN TERMS OF LUXURY JEWELLERY, WHAT ONE ITEM SHOULD A WOMAN OWN?

IMPRESSIVE DETERMINATION! HOW DID YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN?

I would say the foundations of a great collection are: simple diamond studs, a beautiful pearl necklace, a diamond studded tennis bracelet, and then build on that with different designs and colour.

I remember going to work every day during my summer vacations, just to learn and absorb as much as

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irl-about-town Carla Atallah has been in the business of jewels for 12 years, creating dazzling design statements for the social set. First retailing in the Pink Powder boutique in Beirut, the 37-year-old’s work now glitters proudly in the UAE, stocked at Galeries Lafayette, as well as her own store in Dubai’s Gold and Diamond Park.

IS JEWELLERY DESIGN YOUR DREAM JOB?

Yes, absolutely, decoration in all its forms has always been something I’ve been interested in. HOW DID YOU QUALIFY TO SPECIALISE IN THIS FIELD?

I went to California GIA and graduated from there, with my qualification in jewellery design and gemology. FROM COLLECTION TO COLLECTION, WHAT ARE THE RECENT UPDATES?

I like to think that all of my designs have a touch of glamour – a fusion of classic and current. My recent Sing Me A Song collection is what I consider to be more statement jewellery.

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WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Everyday life and fashion inspire me, but sometimes it can be a little more obscure. For example, my Pink Carpet collection is very much influenced by the Victorian era. WHOSE JEWELLERY DRESSING YOU DO MOST ADMIRE?

Queen Elizabeth, of course!

HOW SHOULD ONE WEAR YOUR DESIGNS?

Carla Line should be worn very simply. Although I do cater for all different kinds of women, each of them has their own particular style and my pieces work best when worn as statements of their own. Simple and elegant is the jewellery mantra I swear by.

AND YOUR FASHION STYLE ICON?

I would say Victoria Beckham.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE OF PERSONAL JEWELLERY?

A pair of simple, diamond studs in the shape of a flower. WHICH PIECE OF JEWELLERY SHOULD EVERY WOMAN OWN?

A diamond pendant. WHAT’S NEXT FOR CARLA LINE?

I feel like the next natural step for me is to franchise the name and take it abroad. Watch this space!

CARLA LINE IS AVAILABLE AT DUBAI’S GOLD AND DIAMOND PARK, (04) 3411212, OR VISIT: WWW.CARLALINE.COM WWW.GALERIESLAFAYETTE.COM

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Of course my house in Dubai, although one of my favourite places in the world is our beach house in Hacienda on the northern Mediterranean coast of Egypt. WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK?

Everything! I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and things to inspire my designs. I’ve always loved jewellery and I notice it everywhere I go. I like to see what people wear every day and what they save for occasions.

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ubai-based Ghada Sultan’s colourful creations reflect a designer with a real understanding of what women want. Of Egyptian heritage, a distinct Arabic influence is apparent across the three-year-old line of sparkling bangles and symbolic trinkets, boasting only the most precious stones. It’s a design style she describes as “classical, with a funky touch” explaining, “I think I have a little bit of an eccentric flair!”

YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE AS “CLASSICAL” DO YOU EVER FOLLOW STYLE RULES?

If you love something, wear it. I believe people have different tastes and people should stick to what they love, not what other people love. To have confidence is belief in oneself. AND WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?

Jennifer Lopez. DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULARLY TREASURED PIECE OF JEWELLERY?

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS APPROACH?

THAT'S A LOT OF TRAVELLING, IS THAT SOMETHING YOU ENJOY?

I split my time between sourcing precious stones from all over the world, and in the workshops making sure that my designs are accurately realised. The best part about my job is when I go to the workshop and I see the final result.

Yes! I love to travel to Paris in particular, from where I’ve just returned actually. I was exhibiting my collection there, with S*uce. I’m happiest when I’m sat with a coffee in a really lovely outdoor café – anywhere in the world – but Paris is obviously perfect for this!

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The first watch my husband gave me, a Rectangalo Bulgari. It was stolen eight years later and because I loved it so much, my husband looked for it everywhere until he found one, and bought it for me again.■

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ama El-Moatessem has a fashion CV that reads like a dream: from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design graduate to ChloĂŠ design team, followed by a stint at the Matthew Williamson wholesale department. Driven by ambition, Lama has since founded her own fashion label, Toujouri â&#x20AC;&#x201C; her aim to create a womenswear line that coincides with the needs of the modern Middle Eastern woman. The Toujouri brand started with a line of kaftans and has recently expanded to include an array of cocktail dresses and other covetable separates. With her third exhibition at the VendĂ´me Luxury Trade show at Le Meurice Hotel in Paris all wrapped up, Lama is now on the fast track to fashion forerunner status.

FIVE MINUTES WITH LAMA EL-MOATASSEM TALK US THROUGH TOUJOURI?

Toujouri is a high-end, international womenswear brand, currently in its fourth season. It celebrates colour, femininity, rich textures and is a combination of Middle Eastern extravagance and Western sensibility. HOW DO YOU ENVISION THE TOUJOURI WOMAN TO BE?

Confident, independent and lively.

ANY DEFINING MOMENTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR BRAND?

find inspiration in anything you open your eyes and your mind to.

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We have a beautiful safariinspired line with bright turquoise and bubblegum pink embroidery set against neutral beige, which would look beautiful on Blake Lively.

MONDAY 8AM Breakfast at LadurĂŠe for my favourite pain perdu. 9AM Fittings with our beautiful showroom model, Gina Woitke Richarte. 10AM Appointments with both buyers and press at our showroom in Le Meurice to present the new collection. 3PM A late lunch at the restaurant in Le Meurice where I look forward to sampling the specially developed fashion-inspired dessert of the season for the VendĂ´me Luxury Tradeshow. 7PM Head out to the HĂ´tel Costes to catch up with ex-colleagues from ChloĂŠ, followed by dinner in the courtyard restaurant.

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10th ANNIVERSARY Layering, wrapping, and oddball CAPSULE oppositions of colour and COLLECTION RE-ISSUED FAVOURITES pattern give the brand a FROM THE PAST youthful, ‘anything goes’ Dhs1,16 DECADE 0 spontaneity, treading the badtaste line long before Christopher Kane and fluoro body-con made the industry’s radar. And despite taking a confident dresser to pull off the pile-it-on-aesthetic, the brand Dhs140 Dhs1,600 remains as popular as ever. In New York’s West Village, Bleecker Street seems practically devoted to the designer, with a mainline boutique, a Marc by Dhs1,600 Marc store and an accessories shop all in close proximity. Not surprising really, given that this is Marc Jacobs’ heartland: the downtown Dhs1,16 0 bohemian scene from which he first drew grungey inspiration, resulting in signature cartoon motif T-shirts, beanie hats and faded denims. And for S/S11 ‘the scene’ remains a source of inspiration, with thrift-shopping student looks, stripes and full-skirted sundresses making up Jacobs’ usual mix of sweetness and sophistication.

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rom a grungy, long-haired student to the buff, tanned and tattooed star designer we see today, Marc Jacobs’ physical appearance may have changed, but his ability to predict exactly what women want to wear – whether that be his girly ‘mouse’ pumps, stripy knits or retro-style shift dresses – remains intact. Born in New York’s Upper West Side, the designer was raised by his fashion-conscious grandmother. As a teenager he immersed himself in the city’s club culture, observing society’s most eclectic dressers at Studio 54, the Mudd Club and Hurrah. After high school, Jacobs completed a fashion degree at Parsons School of Design; his graduation collection in 1984, which featured brightly-coloured knits, caught the eye of Robert Duffy, an executive who remains President of Marc Jacobs to this day. Together they launched the first Marc Jacobs collection in 1986, winning a Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award the following year. By 1997, Jacobs’ star was in the ascendant once again, as he was appointed artistic director at Louis Vuitton. He has since transformed the luggage company’s image – not least through his collaborations with artists Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse on seasonal handbag designs – and re-positioned it as a ready-to-wear fashion brand. Launched in 2001, Marc Jacobs’ popular secondary line – Marc by Marc Jacobs – is a creative playground compared to his intensely focused, heavily scrutinised main collection.

1987: Marc is awarded his first CFDA – the youngest designer ever to receive the Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent. He has since gone on to win seven awards, including Womenswear Designer of the Year, Accessories Designer of the Year, Menswear Designer of the Year and this year’s coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.

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first really considered age-appropriate dressing when a friend asked my husband if I was happy in our marriage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your wife seems to be wearing an awful lot of leopard print,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Is everything all right?â&#x20AC;? Since you ask, everything is just fine, thank you very much. I just happen to have developed a penchant for leopard print. Or is it something more sinister? Am I going through some kind of crisis that donning leopard print soothes in some subliminal manner? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible, I suppose. I do feel like purring when I slip on my leopard-print stilettos. If it feels good, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the problem? Well, the problem is, the older you get the more care you need to take. Because it becomes more and more difficult to dress in a young way, without looking like mutton dressed as lamb, or even a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cougarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both expressions women aged 40 and over would rather die than hear used to describe them. And there is nothing that screams â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cougarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; quite as loudly as animal print. I have a friend who is in her early 80s. If there was any risk at all that she would read this, I would never publish her true age, because she would certainly make sure she murdered me before she hits 90, but as Emirates Woman is not readily available in Rome, I think I am safe. For as long as I can remember, this friend has dressed at least 20 years below her actual age. In fact, she now dresses around 50 years below her age. The last time I saw her she was teetering towards me across Piazza di Spagna wearing leather trousers, high leather boots and a big black Armani jumper and leather jacket. This would normally be a totally and utterly ridiculous look for an 80-year-old, and I have to say she did look slightly loopy, but the other effect (once you got over the loopiness) was that it made her look 60, or even 50, from a distance.

In Italian there are two truths; la verita and la verita vera. The truth and the real truth. The implication being that if you use the former, you are not really being untruthful, because it is only half a truth anyway. My friend obviously lives by that adage, because any 80-year-old in leather trousers (unless they belong to the vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle club) is telling a whopping lie about how old they are simply by being seen in public. I am not about to wear leather trousers (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not that old) but even if it is damaging my reputation, I will stick with the animal print. There is no denying that leopard print

is anti-ageing, I guess mainly because it is all about sex appeal. Is that why we women of a certain age love it? Because being sexy means being young? Possibly. At least we have that option, and it still doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look too ridiculous â&#x20AC;&#x201C; assuming we use it sparingly, that is. How times have changed. When we dress nowadays we no longer ask â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;does my bum look big in this?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; we ask â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;does my bum look old in this?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And if the answer is yes, we can always change into some leopard print. Or at least I do. â&#x2013; Helena Frith-Powell is the Editor of the Nationalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s M magazine MAY 2011

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Sun-soaked beach days can take a hefty toll on our delicate skin, and the last thing we want is for it to resemble that of a lounge lizard. The Sensai Cellular Performance Wrinkle Repair Collagenery cream by Kanebo (Dhs968) is the perfect antidote. Used as the last step in your skincare regime, it tackles fine lines and harnesses the power of Japanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Koishimaru silk extract to refine the skinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s texture.

With temperatures steadily starting to climb, a decent sunscreen is a must. There is no excuse to skip this beauty essential with the arrival of Kiehl's new Super Fluid UV Defense, which is easily absorbed into the skin making it the perfect base under make-up. Warding off 90 per cent of harmful UVA and UVB rays, this is one handbag essential for summer. Super Fluid UV Defense Dhs150 Kiehl's

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talian-born illustrator René Gruau worked on the front line of high fashion for more than 60 years; his beautiful sketches are a reminder of what the brush, pen and ink achieved before the camera took over. Capturing the luxury garb of the day in all its provocative glory for the likes of Balmain, Givenchy, Schiaparelli, Jacques Fath and Edward Molyneux, René stimulated an awareness of French fashion for a generation of glamourstarved, post-war women. It was his creative collaboration with Christian Dior, however, that stamped his reputation. Beginning with Dior’s New Look in 1947, René’s connection with the couture house continued well after Dior’s death in 1957, he continued to produce illustrations up until the late 1990s. Classic, elegant and with a touch of drama, Orlando Pita’s hair for the Dior Haute Couture S/S11 show replicated the iconic victory roll style depicted in many of René’s illustrations. Conceptual hairstylist Guido Palau modernised the look for Louis Vuitton, inviting the audience to enter a world of afterhours opulence to reflect the moneyed Far Eastern looks presented by designer Marc Jacobs. “This season was all about a strong woman and a rich, romantic glamour, but also a little decadence, too,” reveals Guido. “Shine for S/S11 is bold and almost wet-looking, like it’s painted on. This lacquered effect gives it impact on the runway, but can also work for everyday living.” For those who want to highlight their features (and channel fashion’s new jeunesse dorée), a sleek close-to-the-head look is the perfect choice, as seen on the catwalks at Nina Ricci, Prada, Versace and Louis Vuitton (pictured).

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rankly, it’s a relief to watch Cindy Crawford cleaning dog drool off the couch. Otherwise, you might get the idea that things are a little too sunny in her corner of Malibu. Although she’s not modeling much these days, 45-year-old Cindy still has magazinecover looks and a near-perfect physique. And though she keeps busy with two young kids, from her marriage to nightlife honcho Rande Gerber, she manages to oversee a small empire of businesses, with signature skincare lines available on TV shopping channels and at Sephora, plus a vast collection of home furnishings for JCPenney. In short, you need a slobbering pup like Widget, Cindy’s cute Maltese Yorkie, to inject some reality into the picture. But as she wipes the cushion clean and sits down to chat, that intimidating first impression quickly gives way to the real Cindy – a woman who’s beautiful yet accessible, sincere but the first to poke fun at her famous self. “On Twitter the other day I accidentally

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spelled Chile, the country, with an ‘i’ at the end, like the food,” she laughs. Cindy is comfortably chic in a turquoise V-neck T-shirt, stylishly ripped white jeans, and gold strappy sandals. “I went right back on and wrote, ‘Oops. Sorry. I was having a model moment!’ The good thing about people underestimating models is that the bar is set so low you tend to impress them more easily.” Not that Cindy ever fitted into the usual ‘airhead-model’ stereotype. Back in her hometown of DeKalb, Illinois, she was high school valedictorian and later studied chemical engineering on an academic scholarship at Northwestern University for part of a year before turning to fashion full-time in 1984. Her look – with that now-iconic mole – quickly became famous. While other models were enjoying the club scene, Cindy was producing fitness videos, securing corporate endorsements, and building a brand as host of MTV’s House of Style from 1989 to 1995. Today she’s at ease and articulate whether discussing Haiti relief efforts (she participated in her friend

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George Clooney’s telethon, Hope for Haiti Now), the latest Malcolm Gladwell book, or her secrets for the best ways to stay fit. The real secret, though, may be that Cindy has reached a level of acceptance with herself that has less to do with her looks and everything to do with how she feels inside. As she puts it: “I think I’m holding up pretty well, but what I like most is the sense of power I have. So much of your life you spend trying to prove yourself, trying to make things happen, trying to get somewhere else. But then you get into your late 30s and 40s and realise life is pretty amazing right in front of you if you can just be present in it.” Previous generations had their Twiggys and Lauren Huttons, but Cindy was among the first to turn a pretty face on a magazine cover into a household name and, ultimately, a one-woman empire. By the early 1990s she helped make supermodels every bit as famous as A-list movie stars, and her fame went supernova when she married actor Richard Gere in 1991. Three years after she and Richard divorced, in 1995, Cindy married Rande Gerber and the couple now have two children: son Presley, 12, and daughter Kaia, nine. “I felt a real change after I had kids,” Cindy says, flipping through a scrapbook she grabs from her comfortable open kitchen. There’s Kaia and Presley with huge grins at the family’s getaway house in Canada. There’s Rande presiding at a barbecue alongside Cindy’s ‘still-youthful-looking’ mom, Jenny (“Half the secret to looking good is having great genes,” Cindy says with a laugh). Cindy delivered both her children at home with a midwife and without

drugs, and says those experiences gave her a sense of “owning my own body”. She adds: “More than anything in my life, it showed me how strong I am. And you need that strength when the kids aren’t babies anymore. Some days I’ll say to them, ‘Get dressed! Brush your teeth!’ 15 times and they’re still not listening.” Over in Kaia and Presley’s playroom, the shelves are piled with board games, there’s a rack of mini wooden mountain bikes the kids can probably ride indoors (there’s lots of space), and each kid has an Apple iPad. Mom has it good, too. Cindy begins most mornings in the Jacuzzi with a cup of green tea before the kids are up (“I need that half hour to collect myself before the craziness starts,” she says). There’s a pool and a gym at the California cliffside property, as well as a secluded beach below. “I like living here. It’s beautiful and it’s fun,” she says. “But we also have a house in Illinois on a cul-de-sac in a tiny subdivision near my mother’s place. My kids ride their bikes down the street to my mom’s. I'll often say to Rande, ‘I could live there. I don’t need all this.’ He’ll roll his eyes, but it’s true.” Cindy met Rande, best known as the brains behind the Whiskey Bar chain of high-end lounges in the US, at one of his New York watering holes. They struck up a friendship and decided to attend Cindy’s agent’s upcoming wedding together. “It was the first relationship where I was friends first and then [around the time her divorce from Gere became final] it turned romantic. I recommend that,” she says. “The other stuff goes up and down, but if you actually

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like the person it will hold you together.” She says their marriage takes as much work as any other successful venture. “When something’s wrong I’m all about talking things out. Rande’s philosophy is, if everything’s good, why talk about it, and if it’s bad, why talk about it? He sometimes says, ‘Relationships aren’t supposed to be this hard.’ And I’ll say, ‘Who says?’ It’s so easy to want things to be happy all the time, but happiness shouldn’t be the goal. It’s okay not to feel happy all the time.” What keeps them on track, Cindy says, is their commitment to the relationship itself. That means having once-a-week date nights, particularly now that carpools, soccer practice, and helping the kids with homework demands so much time and attention. At the height of her supermodel years, Cindy could work out two hours a day, six days a week. “I put pressure on myself because I have that mid-western work ethic, but it never felt unhealthy,” she says. Now time with family and her hands-on business style (Cindy selects every face cream, bed sheet, and sofa for her various product lines) keep her on a three-days-a-week gym schedule. She works with a trainer for one-hour sessions, starting with stretches, then 30 minutes of cardio (usually on the treadmill), followed by a 30-minute strength and endurance circuit training (squats, steps, and lunges). “I don’t expect to look the way that I used to,” says Cindy, who also goes on once-a-week hikes with her girlfriends, “because at best that would be deeply frustrating. I work out to feel good and get energised.” Of course, it helps to be strong when the paparazzi aim their zoom lenses your way. Unretouched, candid snaps of her splashing around in a bikini, stretch marks and all, surfaced in the tabloids a few years ago, but that hasn’t stopped her from hitting the beach. “If I put on a few pounds, it goes straight to my butt,” says Cindy. “I risk a picture in the National Enquirer with the headline, ‘Cindy Does Cellulite!’ but,” she shrugs, “I do have cellulite.” To stay slim, Cindy eats a mostly Mediterranean diet, typically filled with wholegrains, fruits and vegetables, some fish and meat. She

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also allows for guilty pleasures, like dark chocolate and pizza. “If the kids want to go for ice cream, I’ll get ice cream too. I don’t want my daughter to think that being a beautiful woman is about depriving yourself. She sees me exercising. She sees me eating right. I want to be a good example for her.” Clearly, something’s working. Even in the Malibu sunlight, Cindy could easily pass for 35. Her daily regimen of sunscreen, moisturiser, and anti-ageing night cream helps. And she’s not above an occasional visit to the dermatologist for Botox injections. “When I was 30 I might have said, ‘I’m just going to age in a way that honours time and is completely natural,’ but I’m no longer so highbrow about it,” she says. “I’ve tried Botox, but it scares me. Plastic surgery is really scary, but as long as you don’t use these things to change your face, I think it’s okay.” The morning is wrapping up, and Cindy has a long to-do list. She’s approving packaging for her Sephora line, going over fall products for her JCPenney collection, and she has a beach date with the kids after school. And now Widget, the drooling lapdog, has come snuffling for her attention. Asked to sum up the key to her success, she says: “Luck has been the biggest factor. I’ve tried and failed a lot. But I’ve also been really clear about my brand. It is who I am. I’m a mom. I’m a wife. I’m 45 years old and from the mid-west. I have access to the worlds of fashion and beauty and I can translate that into what women can use in their everyday lives. I’m sexy, but not intimidating. I’m not the kind of woman who’s going to steal your husband.” Glancing over at a Herb Ritts photograph, taken some time during the 1990s, of herself arching her back on an exotic-looking beach, Cindy says: “I don’t long to be anywhere other than where I am now. I think that’s what happens as you get older. Life is where you are. Whatever you’re doing is enough. You don’t need to do everything well all the time. Just be your best self. When you start living that way, it’s a huge relief.”

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MANAGING DIRECTOR OF RR&CO, BESPOKE LUXURY MANAGEMENT AND FASHION STYLIST Roseminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekly Fashion Thursdays segment on Dubai One is beamed into every style siren in the UAEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. Yet whilst others vegetate on their couches diligently taking notes on her insider styling tips, she is always on the go. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despite having a great team at RR&Co, having your own business means itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible to turn off 100 per cent. I can only relax knowing the BlackBerry is on.â&#x20AC;? When ensconced in her Palm Jumeirah home, she says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love chilling out on the couch with my big cashmere blanket, in comfortable track pants, watching DVDs; Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anatomy, Modern Family and Damages are particularly addictive shows.â&#x20AC;? She credits the running of her home to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonderful housekeeperâ&#x20AC;?, but this

self-confessed â&#x20AC;&#x153;total list personâ&#x20AC;? who has â&#x20AC;&#x153;notepads everywhereâ&#x20AC;? insists she, â&#x20AC;&#x153;oversees everything, keeping a schedule for everything from the gardener to the pool maintenance.â&#x20AC;? Her favourite domestic pastime? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I adore grocery shopping. You can find me at Spinneys Umm Suqeim on market day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I know all the aisles!â&#x20AC;? Although she hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had time to entertain in her new home yet, she canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait, â&#x20AC;&#x153;to experiment with some new recipes in the kitchen and catch up on Oprah.â&#x20AC;? Her glorious mane is the envy of all, yet she candidly admits: â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dream is to have a make-up artist and hairstylist come to the house every morning at 8:30am, like Anna Wintour, but I do my own hair and

make-up. The Spa at Atlantis is five minutes away, so I go there for blow-dries for special events.â&#x20AC;? When it comes to getting dressed, she has a Carrie Bradshaw-like closet of options thanks to her Ăźber-high end clients. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am spoiled with fabulous shoes from Christian Louboutin, exotic bags from Kara Ross and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m making room in my closet for an evening gown from Tom Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection.â&#x20AC;? She also admits to having a penchant for online shopping from gift-library.com and net-aporter.com. A hectic life of whizzing to events, late-night conference calls with international clients, an office to run and a TV programme to film and prep for means she has to allocate family time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturdays are for my husband and I, so whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hanging by the beach or going to the movies, it is our day.â&#x20AC;? RR&CO, ROSEMIN ALSO HOSTS FASHION THURSDAYS AS PART OF STUDIO ONE ON DUBAI ONE


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OWNER OF VANILLA BY JELENA EXCLUSIVE LADIES SALON & SPA AND CHOCOLATE BY JELENA GROOMING GENTS SALON & SPA “Park Place tower [on Sheikh Zayed Road] is truly unique for me,” laughs the stunning former Miss Yugoslavia and mother of oneyear-old Asya, Jelena Jakovljevic-Bin Drai. “Most of my life seems to be concentrated in this one building; everything from my apartment, my office, Vanilla by Jelena Exclusive Ladies Salon & Spa and places for me to relax like the pool, the gym – even restaurants – are all here. I often joke that if there was a mini-shopping mall as well, I would never leave!” However, it’s the “utter peace and tranquility” of the rolling lawns that surround the Bin Drai’s farmhouse in Al Awir where Jelena likes to spend lazy afternoons with her family. “We lay out blankets, have a picnic and watch the sunset – it’s beautiful.” The farmhouse, where Jelena married husband Saeed Bin Drai four years ago, is currently being refurbished, so the precious 100

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time spent there is usually in the luxurious guesthouse, in between feeding the family of gazelles in residence or relaxing by the impressive fountain that greets visitors on arrival at the desert haven. Although it’s easier to imagine this statuesque brunette on the catwalk than slaving over a stove, she insists she, “loves to cook, especially Serbian dishes like sarma (minced meat wrapped in cabbage leaves) and prebranac (oven baked beans).” Jelena explains: “I grew up in a small village called Zabalj and it was considered shameful to be a grown woman who couldn’t cook!” Ingredients are intrinsically important to Jelena, so luckily for her, she doesn’t have to travel far for groceries. “We own a high-end deli, Milk & Honey, on Palm Jumeirah so I get regular home deliveries. I know what we consume is 100 per cent healthy and organic.” A former model, Jelena styles herself but jokes that she is couture king Rami Al Ali’s

“muse by force.” For everything else she has her salon Vanilla by Jelena Exclusive Ladies Salon & Spa. “In the name of fashion, I will suffer when I am out socialising, but at home I prefer to relax in tracksuits and jalabias. I am, however, emotionally attached to all the pieces in my wardrobe. I can tell you where, when and why I bought each item. I am very organised, but how I get dressed varies depending on how much notice I have for an event. Sometimes, I will decide days in advance, and other times I will grab items and formulate a look there and then.” When the clock strikes 7pm, however, it’s family time and an opportunity for Jelena to satiate her Gossip Girl cravings. Ensconced in her favourite part of the house, the living room has huge sofas so comfy that “friends often fall asleep in them.” Jelena credits a wonderful extended family and close friends, as well as her staff, as integral to the smooth running of her household. “My girls are part of the family – they are always with us, and have been for 10 years. I could never imagine life without them.” VANILLA BY JELENA EXCLUSIVE LADIES SALON & SPA (04) 3297008 CHOCOLATE BY JELENA GROOMING GENTS SALON & SPA (04) 4376001


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LINA SAMMAN

THE FACE OF NINA RICCI IN THE MIDDLE EAST Probably the most photographed lady in Dubai, it’s astonishing to hear the gorgeous, always perfectly-coiffed, Lina Samman confess, “I mostly do my own hair and make-up, not just because I know exactly how to, but also to avoid wasting time at salons.” Time is of the essence for this style ambassador and much-in demand social queen, although she admits to a rather hands-off, flexible approach to her household. “My two daughters have grown up to an age where each runs her own daily programme. I don’t follow a specific routine in running my home. Things tend to change every day and I will act accordingly.” When it comes to grocery shopping, she admits, “I have someone at home to take care of the daily supermarket shop,” although she professes to having a knack in the kitchen: “I cook for sure! I like to cook Middle Eastern food and can also handle other international cuisines. I admit I have a great love for snacks and for chocolates; I don’t mind having a chocolate bar, cinnamon roll, cupcakes or Pinkberry

yogurt every day!” Her home is her refuge from the perpetual party scene yet, ironically, it’s where she manages to tune in and stay in touch with what’s happening around the world. “It’s where I check my emails and watch TV; in particular the news as there are so many political and natural crises happening nowadays.” It’s also where she gets to play dress up as she insists on styling herself. “I enjoy wearing clothes from Nina Ricci, Chanel, Dior, Dolce&Gabbana, Missoni and many others. I have a very special relationship with Nina Ricci as I was privileged to be chosen as the face of the brand in the Middle East. They’ve designed a couture limited edition bag called Cabochon Lina, which is hugely flattering.” Even when dressed down, she’s relatively dressed up. “I’ll wear a pair of jeans with an interesting top, sometimes with a blazer or a Chanel jacket, a jumpsuit or maxi-dresses. It really depends on how casual I need to be, as well as my mood at that day.” Not one to take her A-list like clothing cupboards

lightly, she confesses: “I always keep my items well organised so I can easily select what I need, but I always wish I had much more space for my things. In general, I decide what to wear at the last minute, but for some occasions I do plan ahead as it might affect my hairstyle and influence my make-up.” Home is where she entertains, relaxes and works in equal measure. “I usually receive many of my friends during the day or host cosy dinners at night. When I am at home I like to wear comfortable yet elegant clothes. I usually prefer wearing my Juicy Couture training suit or dresses, or shorts and T-shirts. They’ll always be good enough to greet unexpected guest! We also invite friends over to watch movies at our movie theatre. Although I have a regular masseuse who comes to my home once a week, I enjoy going to spas too. That’s how I pamper myself, especially as this is the only sport that I do!” Does she have any pearls of wisdom for those who wonder how she can manage it all so effortlessly and stay smiling? “I have no special secrets, but I really like to keep myself well organised and always keep a detailed diary of important things to be done.”

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VICE-CHAIRMAN OF SAIF BELHASA GROUP AND OWNER OF STUDIO 8

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Just glancing at Sarah Belhasa’s daily schedule is enough to exhaust most people. This Dubai-based powerhouse is the owner of Studio 8 boutique on Jumeirah Beach Road, vice-chairman of the Saif Belhasa Group and mother to two boisterous boys, 12-year-old Abdullah and nine-year-old Rashid. She’s also one of the most prominent, and indeed immaculately turned out, personalities on the city’s social scene. Is there a secret to having it all? “There is a system to everything in my life; I believe in organisation and methodology; everyone is trained and everything clearly mapped out, whether it is packing for a trip, finding that perfect outfit or organising the children’s day.” She also sets out clear parameters: “I don’t entertain at home. Home is for family. Every Friday we spend time at our farm in Al Awir, which is a truly blissful place. There is so

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much open space and we have deer and birds that we can feed; we always have a traditional lunch of ouzi, relax by the pool and spend time as a unit. I have no problems balancing time between my family and my work.” She insists that it is essential to “make time for everything,” adding: “I do my meditation and yoga daily – that is my ‘me-time’. I believe in positive thoughts influencing your life.” She’s also an accomplished cook. “I adore cooking during the holidays in our house in Evian, in France, I don’t have anywhere to rush to and the climate is perfect. Biryani features prominently on the menu, and I can dish up Arabic food or Chinese food, too. My father insisted his daughters be independent, so we were made to learn how to cook in our holidays.” The calm of Evian contrasts sharply with her fast-paced life amongst Dubai’s most

glamorous socialites. “My friends ask me how I do it, but I have always loved to dress up. It is not a chore; I do my own hair and makeup and can be ready in 10 minutes. Even sartorially, I am organised – I take care of my things and know every item that I have. I match my abaya with accessories and keep everything out, ready to wear. I don’t just throw on something in a hurry!” Her bedroom is where she escapes to for peace and quiet. “It is my favourite room in the house. My husband Saif keeps joking that he’s going to make it smaller so I don’t spend so much time in it!” And it is the men in her life whom she credits with helping her achieve her goals. “Saif is always there to support me and has made my dreams come true. My father educated me and gave me the motivation to succeed. A woman has multiple roles – we must live our lives to the fullest. I can’t sit at home. I need to be out there. I want to be known as someone who helped spread positivity and achieved something.” STUDIO 8 IS LOCATED ON JUMERIAH BEACH ROAD (04) 3443934


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FARAH GOKAL-GHAZZAWI

CO-FOUNDER AND CO-OWNER OF SWEET STUFF “There’s nothing like a good home-made lobster mac‘n’cheese! I adore making comfort food when I get time in the kitchen,” divulges Farah Gokal-Ghazzawi, founder of American dessert emporium Sweet Stuff and mother of four. It comes as no surprise that Dubai’s answer to Nigella Lawson, who “loves cooking”, is a dab hand in the kitchen, as well an all-round domestic goddess who skilfully avoids any meltdowns when the staff have the day off. “Daddy and the kids take over the kitchen on weekends. My husband’s must-have creation is raspberry cream-cheese French toast... it has tonnes of sugar and syrup, but I pretend not to notice. Chocolate chip pancakes are another classic. We are all pretty creative in whipping things up.” When glammed up for events, Farah dons 106

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Ayesha Depala, but seeing as she tries to “never to leave home before all the kids are asleep” being on time can be tricky. “I’m always fashionably late to evening functions. That’s also why my make-up and hair is always done at home.” The only way Farah, who claims to live “mostly in track-pants,” can juggle everything is to base her work out of home. “My office is the dining table, a few propped pillows on the bed, the floor during playtime, and under the tree at the park,” she says. “My trusty MacBook, iPad, BlackBerry and iPhone are my support staff! I’m lucky that my parents help out with the kids so my husband, Adel, and I get time to travel together.” Aside from trips with her husband, she relaxes by watching TV. “Our evenings

are filled with our favourite shows. We are addicted to Alias and 24.” Far from being a serene haven, she admits her home is simple, cosy and always filled with lots of noise. “With the kids and their friends, at any given time you will find a tea party in one corner while a sword fight or Wii game is happening in another.” Keeping lists of tasks helps her stay in check, especially when it comes to the mammoth task of grocery shopping for six, which,“is done on a mass scale every week”. This goes some way to explain her ultimate foodie wish; “I wish there was a WholeFoods in Dubai! I would be in heaven as it’s my absolutely favourite place to eat and shop.” Farah’s top tip for those trying to achieve it all? “Everything has to have its time, but remember to breathe when things don’t go according to plan. It doesn’t always work out the way it’s supposed to, and that’s when I have to remember to laugh!” ■ WWW.LOVESWEETSTUFF.COM

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LALE ANSINGH, FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF RAWAJ INTERNATIONAL, AND LIZZY ANSINGH, 25, STUDENT LALE: Lizzy was one of the easiest and most down to earth children, but she loved to challenge my authority and use smart antics and humour to get her way. It rarely worked, but her mischievousness made me smile. The discipline fell to me, and it was hard keeping a straight face at times. Her father was a different story – she’s always been his princess. My Turkish heritage is an important aspect of our lives, and from that Lizzy has a real sense of family; she’s compassionate, strong, intelligent and incredibly loyal. She’s always had a positive approach to life, regardless of what’s thrown her way and I admire that hugely. She sees the good in any situation, and has taught me not to sweat the small stuff, to look at the bigger picture and to count my blessings. Wherever we have lived, home has always been filled with the sound of laughter from her and her friends – she has such a contagious zest for life. As parents, we highlighted the importance of working and playing hard, and Lizzy was very independent with regards to getting schoolwork done and her capacity for creativity is endless. That said, her childhood wasn’t always a settled one. She was born in Holland, but before her first birthday we’d moved to Argentina for her father’s work. We lived in over five different

countries while Lizzy was growing up, meaning she had to leave school and friends behind a lot. This definitely brought us closer as a family over the years – each move just reinforced our closeness. The diverse experiences also helped to create the open and well-rounded 25-yearold she is today. When Lizzy was a teenager she was at a stage of ‘rebellion’ and I became her worst enemy! My approach to motherhood has been one of affection, caring and love, with constant encouragement and support. I do have a bark, but Lizzy’s always known I’ll never bite! Luckily, when she hit 15 things started to calm down, we communicated with each other better and now I can easily say Lizzy is my best and closest friend. Not one day goes by where I don’t need her advice. I remember when she left home for the first time to move to Holland for her studies – I thought my world was going to end! It created such a void in my life. But now, after five years, she’s back with a Masters degree in her pocket and I’m so proud of her. As a mother, your capacity to worry about your children is endless. At 18, Lizzy was involved in a terrible car accident. The phone call that came at 3am one morning was the most heart-wrenching moment I’ve ever experienced. It’s times like these that you realise you can’t protect your children forever. But relationships change and now she worries about me – showing her compassion and loyalty once again. Now she’s back home, we cook, go to the beach, watch movies…We laugh at absolutely everything and have so much fun together; isn’t that what life’s all about?

LIZZY: My mother has this vibrant, funloving zest for life and an unparalleled energy that I truly admire – she’s a go-getter in all senses of the word; honest, loyal, strong and so hardworking. She is my rock and such an inspiration. Growing up, my father’s work took us around the world, so we were constantly adapting to a new home every few years, from Argentina to Saudi Arabia. I have such amazing memories and feel very privileged. Because of the travelling, my parents were the only constants in my life, and this reflected in the incredible bond we have. They always supported and encouraged me and turned every new experience into a fun and exciting adventure. My mother’s always been hugely affectionate and attentive, spoiling me with a million kisses and hugs. Even now, when I’m 25 years old, she can’t stop herself sometimes! Despite her constant support, I think I challenged her

patience when I was a teenager – I slammed doors and mastered the art of talking back. She was a tough cookie, and we simply didn’t understand where each other was coming from, but, luckily, it didn’t last long. We now have a mutual respect for one another and an understanding that goes way beyond the normal mother-daughter dynamic. Passion is something my mother exudes – about work, family, friends and her life in general. She puts her heart into everything she does. The initial stages of starting her own PR company weren’t always easy, but she never gave up. It’s that passion and perseverance that has made her the successful businesswoman she is today. She is a living example that if you want something, why shouldn’t you go after it? She taught me that the best way to end a day is to go to bed with a clear conscience. She also lives by the mantra ‘what goes around, comes around’ and that goodness and giving is a gift. If I could be half the woman she is, well, it would be an honour. MAY 2011

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DINA: Rima and I have an older sister/ younger sister relationship – she’s very caring and spoils me and I have a lot of respect for her. When I was little, she always took care of me, but she hated it when I started to want to be like her! Though as soon as we moved past that phase, she was back to being over-protective! Fashion was the big thing we shared, with Rima experimenting on me for hours with different hairstyles and make-up. We grew up by the beach in Marbella, Spain, surrounded by sun, sand, good food and ice cream. Anything goes in Spain, so we never had any concerns about being judged or worrying about what people thought. Even now, my year isn’t complete without a Marbella summer! When we moved to Dubai, Rima was 14 and I was nine, so we had completely different lives and interests. I was still a kid, while Rima was rebelling and driving my parents completely nuts! Looking at her now, you’d never think she was a rebellious party animal, but she was! When you’re young a four-and-a-half-year age gap feels huge and it’s difficult to relate to one another, but the gap has slowly become less noticeable and we’re now much closer. Our major strength is our mutual respect for each

other, though a weakness may be that we’re very different individuals with separate personalities and a completely different way of doing things. Rima’s taught me to give without expecting anything in return and also how to deal with social situations better – I used to be terrible at that, while she was always a social butterfly! She’s kind, caring, punctual, supportive, a workaholic and beautiful inside and out. I have lots of fond memories of my sister, but my most recent is of us working, acting silly and laughing together; busy creating a success of our clothing line, Dinz. It was a huge moment in our relationship, but these memories are priceless and brought us even closer together; she’s one of my best friends. There’s still an element of older sister/ younger sister to our relationship, but there’s more balance now. Don’t tell her this, but I’m also a bit scared of her – she has zero patience, she’s always right and when she’s angry, it isn’t pretty! However, we both go out of our way to help each other. And, at the end of the day, material items perish and family is what truly matters – as long as you have good health and relationships, that’s all you can ask for, and so, for my relationship with my big sister, I’m truly thankful.

RIMA: Although Dina is a little diva, she’s one of those people who’s always been smart without trying! Our relationship dynamic has changed over the last few years and now I have to admit I ask my little sister for advice all the time. She was a real goodie-two-shoes growing up – always reading and doing puzzles. I used to play dress up with her but when I hit my teens and became too ‘cool’, I kicked her out of my room. I feel awful about that now. Our relationship developed when we discovered similar interests such as fashion, art, and sarcasm! Now, we have an amazing relationship and we rarely fight. Dina’s very chilled out, unlike me! And we’ve definitely got closer since moving to Dubai. Partly as you

stick to family here, because it’s hard to find genuine friends. I remember when my husband was seriously ill a few years ago and I was stuck in hospital in London with him for months. Dina left everything in Dubai to fly over and support me – she stayed with me throughout. Dina’s taught me to be more accepting and relax more. She’s always telling me to watch the news more so I can see what’s going on in the real world and appreciate what I have; she’s a wise little sister! That said, she does infuriate me; she treats her bags, shoes and clothes like people and puts them all in boxes, going crazy if something happens to them. It’s funny as it’s the total opposite of me – I have no value for things as they are just things at the end of the day.

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BROTHERS & SISTERS PRIMROSE SKELTON, 33, EDITOR OF LOVESTYLE. COM AND HENRY SKELTON, 29, KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER FOR MMI PRIMROSE: Henry and I are close, but that wasn’t always the case when we were younger. I took on quite a ‘mumsy’ role, and was often telling him off or bossing him around – he was definitely like a little toy! We had quite an outdoorsy childhood, with Henry, our sister Thea and I all playing in the garden. He was always fishing or playing cricket, though he probably felt like one of the girls, as we used to rope him into games that involved dressing up, cooking and shopping! As a teenager he was a bit of a nightmare, but who wouldn’t be in all female household – can you imagine the nagging! In hindsight, I probably should have been a bit more patient… As we got older, we got closer, bonding over our social lives when we both moved to London in 2000. Now we’re really close and at 29, Henry’s such a nice young man. We love to party together or eat in fine restaurants. Henry’s definitely got the gift of the gab and can light up a room with his conversation and wit. He’s also a handsome man – but he is vain, so the only time there’s any rivalry is when it comes to looking good! He also spends too

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HENRY: Primrose has always been the organised and caring one, arranging family meals and things like that, and she makes an effort to stay in touch with the whole family. Growing up, she was a great older sister. I know she really helped my mum out with the cleaning and housework, and generally taking great care of her siblings. I have two older sisters and, to be frank, I didn’t always enjoy it! Growing up in a house with three women and no brothers for company could be quite frustrating and a bit of an emotional roller coaster! On the positive side, they were always there to iron my shirt or cook me dinner before I went out, so I shouldn’t complain! We’ve always been close, though music probably brought us even closer – it’s what we bonded over as teenagers. Although we’re very different, we rarely argued and when we did, it was over typical brother/sister stuff like the remote control! When I hit about 16 years old, Primrose became increasingly helpful in matters of style. I think one of the best pieces of advice she’s given me is the importance of being well presented, and, as we share a common interest

much on clothes, but who am I to talk! Henry’s strengths are his charisma and quick wit, while one of mine is confidence, so that makes for a nice combination. He’s taught me that if you put your mind to it, you can be anything. Today, he has an amazing job with MMI and is full of confidence. Plus, his job involves going out a lot, so I see him at lots of fabulous events, which is great. I still worry about him, though – it’s my duty as his big sister! When he moved here in 2010, I worried about him driving on the crazy roads and finding somewhere nice to live… And when our auntie died six years ago, it probably affected Henry more, as he was travelling at the time, so it was hard to leave him, and everyone else, when I moved to Dubai. But we’re a positive family, so we picked ourselves up again. When I got married two years ago, Henry was an usher and I was really moved when I saw him get quite emotional during the service. It was the best day, and seeing Henry looking all dapper in his amazing designer suit made me so proud.

in fashion, I’ve always taken her advice onboard. She also became very helpful in dishing out good advice regarding the fairer sex and, over the years, I’ve taken her advice on everything from work to finances. When our auntie died, it was incredibly distressing for both of us, however, Primrose seemed to cope much better than I did. In terms of celebrations, we’ve had loads over recent years – Primrose’s wedding was a fantastic event and one of the happiest days of my life. I’d like to think that I’m a good brother – we’re both very reasonable (her more so than me!) and I can’t remember the last time we argued. There’s little than annoys me about her, though because she’s so organised she leaves little to chance, so maybe that. When Primrose moved to Dubai just over five years ago there were thousands of miles between us, but we made a real effort to see each other when either one visited. Now we live in the same country, we spend more time together eating out and as a family. She’s usually the catalyst, so I’m grateful for that and I know she’ll always be there when I need my next piece of advice! ■ MAY 2011

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CLUTCH BAG ALEXANDER MCQUEEN With the McQueen empire still at the forefront of British fashion, this month sees The Metropolitan Museum in New York open a retrospective exhibition in his honour. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is heralded as a celebration of his life’s works and promises to be nothing short of magnificent. If you can’t make it to NYC, then buy into his legacy with a statement Knuckle Box Clutch, (Dhs7,100) a piece you will treasure forever.

CHIC AT ANY AGE MEET HERMÈS’ NEW CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE FANTASY ISLAND – FASHION SHOWS ITS DRAMATIC SIDE MAY 2011

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Playing on his previous work under his own namesake line, often referencing Oriental silhouettes, Christophe Lemarie balanced a fresh insight with respect for the establishment for A/W11

n the heady and always changing world of fashion, Hermès has remained a constant, an institution. The house has over 170 years of heritage, it’s a French force – rich in a history of equestrian glamour, and boasting followers of the Birkin brandishing diehard variety when it comes to presentations during the Paris collections each season. Earlier this year, the label officially changed hands creatively when 45-yearold designer Christophe Lemarie took his end of show bow – his first step into the Hermès spotlight – following a runway of clean, creamy, snowy luxury for A/W11. It takes a certain level of strength to step up so seamlessly to this level of pressure, not to mention taking the reins from Jean Paul Gaultier only late last year. Following the show, Elle Timms spoke to the man who, after his 10-year post at Lacoste (and close identity with the brand’s resurgence), has been given the challenge of helming Hermès. Christophe’s attitude and approach to the task has always been about one thing, respect. “I’ve always been fascinated by Hermès” he says, “and, of course, I already had images in my mind. I went to the archives to explore the brand’s culture. You have to put yourself at the service of an existing heritage.” And how did he feel about his revered predecessor? “Of course, it was a lot of pressure. But I’ve been welcomed by

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Pierre-Alexis Dumas (Artistic Managing Director of Hermès), the whole house, the different designers and teams. So it was a mix of excitement, anxiety and confidence.” Jean Paul Gaultier’s sign off S/S11 collection was a firm and fabulous nod to the label’s equestrian roots. We wonder whether that gave Christophe a point to depart from, to symbolise his beginning, to which he swiftly answers: “As soon as I started thinking about the collection, I actually had in mind the nomadic spirit of Hermès, incorporating a kind of sporty spirit, which is my reference also to the beginning of Hermès.” He goes on to say: “I thought about a mix of different influences, from Mongolia, to the Hermès heritage, across the leather and colour of the 20s... in a contemporary way.” It certainly translated through the physical show, with a peaceful and dreamily oneiric affair, Christophe selected Chinese musician Wu Fei to play a traditional ‘ghuzeng’

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“THE HERMÈS WOMAN IS A WOMAN WHO TRAVELS; WHETHER IN REALITY, OR IN MIND. SHE LOOKS FOR A TIMELESS, CONVERTIBLE AND ESSENTIAL WARDROBE.”

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THE ACTRESS BLAKE LIVELY, 23, IN BLUSH FRINGED VERSACE SHOWS US WHY SHE WAS CHERRY-PICKED TO BE THE NEW FACE OF CHANEL’S HANDBAG LINE IMAGES GETTY AND WENN

With sun damage resulting in premature ageing, SPF should be your best friend throughout your 20s. Layer it on every day as the sun’s strong rays can affect your skin, even through a car window.

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Feathered stilettos Dhs6,600 Christian Dior Jeans Dhs1,423 J Brand at my-wardrobe.com

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Style maven and socialite Olivia Palermo, 25, is the star pupil when it comes to combining high-end and high street pieces

Actress Kate Bosworth, 28, dons a simple but effective shift in the colour of the season: tangerine

TV presenter Jameela Jamil, 25, rocks a fabulously fun mini-dress with electric blue stilettos

The Pore Sun Age Control Fessional SPF30 Dhs250 Dhs129 Benefit Lancaster

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Kate Beckinsale, 36, opts for delicate blush tones and neutral shoes to elongate the leg

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Cameron Diaz, 38, shows off her enviable figure in a blazer and mini-skirt combo while still obeying the leg/ cleavage rule

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JENNIFER ANISTON, 42, DEFIES HER AGE AND LOOKS 10 YEARS YOUNGER IN A FEATHERED BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS AND NO FUSS HAIR AND MAKE-UP

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Keep a beautifully soft shawl tied to your handbag strap at all times, a chic addition to your look and a necessity when trawling our fiercely airconditioned malls.

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Supermodel mum Claudia Schiffer, 40, has mastered the art of understated elegance in this navy shift with bow detail accentuating her tiny waist

Oscarwinning actress Halle Berry, 44, is still considered one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beautiful women. This flowing black gown certifies her rank

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CARINE ROITFELD, 57, FORMER PARIS VOGUE EDITOR, SHOWCASES THE POWER OF A PUNCHY LEOPARDPRINT COAT

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TIME TO EMBRACE YOUR FEMININITY WITH A NOD TO REFINED PIECES AND LUXE ACCESSORIES

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Model and socalite Andrea Dellal, 51, looks delicious in this season’s banana print Prada skirt

Oscarnominated actress Michelle Pfeiffer, 52, works the winning formula of a beautifully cut black dress

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ANNA WINTOUR, 61, EDITOR IN CHIEF OF US VOGUE PRESIDES AT THE PINNACLE OF THE FASHION WORLD

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THE FASHION CODE WORD AT THIS AGE IS ELEGANCE, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON SUMPTUOUS FABRICS, DELICATE EMBELLISHMENT AND FINE JEWELLERY

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Anti-Ageing Face and Eyes Collection Dhs630 Elemis at Debenhams

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Model Lauren Hutton, 67, works a white trouser suit with aplomb

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, 64, sports a maxidress with effortless elegance

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PRE-LIPSTICK, LINE LIPS PRECISELY WITH A SUPER-SHARPENED LIPLINER IN THE EXACT COLOUR MATCH, MAKING SURE TO COLOUR IN YOUR ENTIRE POUT WITH THE LINER AS WELL TO AVOID THAT VERY 90S AFFLICTION OF THE CONTRAST OUTLINED LIP peony blush cheeks and amaranth lips. Meanwhile, Clarinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Neo Pastel â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;watercolour paletteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; might well have been designed specifically for aping Shieldsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lavender dusted eyes. This seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bright obsession adds darker drama for night by steering away from the pop-kaleidoscope options. And honestly speaking, the evening is where this look truly belongs: packing as much product as this during the day, even if one is on trend, might just scare oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s co-workers. Matte brick red lips are worn with eyes contoured and shaded in an effusion of cobalt and powder blue shadows, set against a milky white complexion. Or amethyst-deep purple eyeshadows make an unlikely partnership for precision outlined orange-red lips. Bobbi Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Rich Lip Colour formulation â&#x20AC;&#x153;combines pigments with a colourless lipstick base; the result is crisp, clear colour and full coverage without a heavy feelingâ&#x20AC;?, explains the make-up artist herself. And it is the intensely concentrated pigment that is key to this new take on the 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bold lip. Shine is out, matte is in. Pre-lipstick, line lips precisely with a super-sharpened lipliner in the exact colour match, making sure to colour in your entire pout with the liner as well to avoid that very 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affliction of the contrast outlined lip. LancĂ´me make-up artist Eman Al Haj offers the following advice on executing a smoky purple eye to go with those bold lips: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blending colours is all you really need to do

to. The first step is to prepare the eyelid. Eye make-up can get stuck in creases and start melting, so keep your eyelid oil free by applying a base. Apply the eyeliner along the border of your upper eyelashes; you can use purple eyeliner, but black works, too. Draw a thicker line in the middle and smudge the liner so that the bottom of your lid is darker than the remaining part, but without a distinct line visible. Sweep a lighter shade of eyeshadow through the middle of the smudged liner. Add a dash of purple on the centre of the lid and smudge and blend upwards again. Finish with an eyeshadow as close to your skin colour as possible to give the smoky eye a distinct shape.â&#x20AC;? Peter Philips at Chanel is the azure hueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secret backer, dubbing it â&#x20AC;&#x153;the ultimate universal colourâ&#x20AC;?. Les 4 Ombres in Lagons includes shimmer-infused Prussian blue, pale periwinkle, grey tinged blueberry and the palest cornflower. Shade, blend and contour over the socket and well beyond the minimalist confines of the lid. Dolce&Gabbanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Secret Garden collection brings some pretty daytime interpretations of the latest pigment-rich colours: an intense matte shadow in spearmint green (Eden) or indigo crayon liner (Lilac) look current, yet not too drastic for daylight. Do steer clear of their purple lipstick though; the look may well have elements of an 80s revival, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a fancy dress party.

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he launch of Rouge Coco Shine sees the multitalented singer, actress, model and all around French beauty Vanessa Paradis placed in the spotlight as the face of the lipstick line. Photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino,Vanessa is the embodiment of the perfect Chanel ambassador. A starlet since the age of 14, Vanessa has lived her life on the celebrity stage. She prefers to retain an air of mystery around her relationship with long-time love Johnny Depp by escaping the limelight of Hollywood in favour of spending time on their farm in Plan-de-la-Tour in the rural south of France. Come with us as we take a glimpse into Vanessa’s beauty philosophy and step behind the scenes on the set of her photoshoot for Rouge Coco Shine.

CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING THE FACE OF CHANEL’S NEW ROUGE COCO SHINE

Thank you – it’s a beautiful product. In fact, I almost use it as a lipbalm. Lipgloss can be sticky, whereas Rouge Coco Shine melts. We barely feel it, it’s like a second skin. IN TERMS OF LIPSTICK, WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR?

I always opt to wear colours that suit my complexion. I like real reds or very natural shades. The new line makes me want to dare to wear pastel colours. COULD YOU PICK A FAVOURITE SHADE?

I love Boy, both for the name and the shade. WHAT DOES THE IDEA OF LIPSTICK EVOKE TO YOU?

A lipstick is a very sensual gesture. WHAT WAS IT LIKE WORKING WITH PETER PHILIPS, THE GLOBAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR CHANEL MAKE-UP?

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PETER HAS SAID THAT YOU ARE A REAL WOMAN WITH A SMART AND CASUAL ATTITUDE. HOW DO YOU PERCEIVE HIS APPROACH TO WOMEN?

Peter respects the personality of each woman he makes up. He knows me well and I let him take care of my make-up without any fear. He makes women look so beautiful and radiant. HOW DO YOU DEFINE TRUE HAPPINESS?

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THE LIPSTICK LINE UP The 25 new lipstick shades are reflections of the life of Coco Chanel BOY was the nickname of the love of her life, Arthur Capel BONHEUR is Coco Chanel’s middle name ANTIGONE refers to the first theatrical costumes Chanel created for her beloved friend, Jean Cocteau MISIA, after Misia Sert, a lifelong friend and muse

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CFBVUZTQSJOHDMFBOJOH You might think that anti-ageing is a big claim for a cleanser which is essentially washed off, but the modus operandi of your cleaning products can have a significant impact on the ageing of your skin. A good cleanser will remove certain elements whilst leaving the overall integrity of the skin’s balance intact. Strip too much moisture and hydration levels will fall, resulting ultimately in less plump contours. MMP (matrix metalloproteinases) are a very specific target for many anti-ageing cleansing products. These enzymes play an important role in the body’s own cell recycling processes and are essential in wound healing and clearing pathways for immune response cells to reach infected areas as they break down other proteins. However, over the course of normal ageing the MMP levels in the skin rise, which means existing collagen is broken down faster than one might like leading to fine lines and wrinkles. The methodology is simple: reduce MMP levels and slow the rate of collagen breakdown. Every beauty house has its star products and while Touche Éclat is undeniably the jewel in YSL’s crown, it’s no exaggeration to say that the Temps Majeur skincare collection is rapidly earning some stellar stripes. The precious Ganoderma Lucidum fungus, used for centuries in Chinese medicine for its antiageing and regenerating properties and described as ‘the mushroom of eternal youth’, is key to the product range. The cleansing balm Tempe Majeur Baume Nettoyant morphs from a balm into an oil that will loosen even stubborn make-up when massaged into dry skin. Add water and it becomes a soft milk, which rinses off easily. The result? Skin that is clear, smooth and un-irritated.

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(artificial preservatives whose widespread use in skincare is increasingly controversial), sulfates (found in numerous toiletries but implicated in eye and skin irritation), synthetic dyes (some have carcinogenic links), phthalates (which can have adverse effects on the reproductive system), or triclosan (an anti-bacterial agent which has been linked to contact dermatitis). What the Supreme Cleansing Foam does include is a polysaccharide, naturally derived from the Indian plant Cassia Angustifolia, which leaves a protective barrier on the skin’s surface to harness and retain moisture throughout the day. Other extracts specifically target the causes of blemishes: cactus flower is known for its anti-inflammatory properties; ginseng is included for toning and antipollution strengths; and camellia provides astringent and toning powers. Remove eye make-up, including waterproof mascara, with the Supreme Cleansing Oil, which cleanses without leaving a greasy residue. And finish your routine with the Smart Dual Action Exfoliator used once a week, which combines a gentle gel texture, for most of the face, with a heavier-duty scrub, specifically to target congestion in the T-zone.

WHEN LOOKING TO RID YOUR SKIN OF VISITORS, IT IS JUST AS WORTH LOOKING AT WHAT ISN’T IN A PRODUCT AS WHAT IS

When looking to rid your skin of unwelcome visitors, it is just as worth looking at what isn’t in a product as what is. Sephora’s new, extensive skincare range comes with a sizeable array of cleaning products ranging from the Gentle Exfoliator Cleansing Cream to the Soothing Cleansing Milk and the Triple Action Cleansing Water. It is formulated without any parabens

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Cleaning skin that is already prone to dryness can be a minefield. Elemis’ new Melting Cleansing Gel combines numerous extracts to ensure the cleansing process is gentle yet effective, and that hydration is maximised throughout the day. The gel glides over the skin, without dragging it, and flows off rinsed with warm water. As with all their cleansers, the aim is to deeply cleanse using botanical extracts without resorting to harsh, synthetic detergents. The wonderfully effective argan oil is incorporated as a rich source of minerals. The light oil provides a tensor effect to the skin, helping to support the existing cellular networks and boost visible firmness. Assai fruit, a wellknown super food, is a potent source of anti-oxidants, which help maintain the skin’s natural oil barrier against excess exposure to environmental stressors. Rosemary leaf further stabilises the sebaceous gland function and oil flow, helping skin to effectively moisturise itself, but without over-producing oil. The inclusion of rice silk helps to eliminate any excess shine or moisture, which may rear its head throughout the day as a result of skin challenged by the all too familiar varied assaults of air conditioning, humidity and heat, and bright sunlight.

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CFBVUZUISPVHIUIFBHFT HAIR “Styling products, especially ones that contain silicone, can build up on the hair, dulling it and preventing your conditioner from penetrating as well. Use a gentle clarifying shampoo for colourtreated hair once a week or every four shampoos.” Rona O-Connor, hair colourist to actress Blake Lively, www.lukaro.com SKINCARE “According to dermatologists, 80 per cent of all ageing can be directly related to exposure to sun light. Stick to a simple routine, including the biggest part of all; sunscreen. Try Dermalogica’s fantastic SPF30 Solar Defence Booster. It is specifically formulated to morph full protection into your favourite moisturiser or make-up application. It absorbs easily and doesn’t clog the pores.” Sara Abdulrazak, managing director, Sisters Beauty Lounge, www.sistersbeautylounge.com

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I LOOK MY BEST AFTER AN ENTIRE HAIR AND MAKEUP TEAM HAS SPENT HOURS PERFECTING ME. WHEN DO I FEEL MY BEST? WHEN I HAVEN’T LOOKED IN A MIRROR FOR DAYS, AND I’M DOING THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

GET THE LOOK MAKE-UP “It’s important to enhance eyes subtly so you can see someone is wearing make-up, but not where the shadow begins and ends. Draw a very thin line with M.A.C Smoulder Eye Pencil along the top lashes and along the lower lash line and smudge with an eyeshadow applicator. Apply M.A.C Sumptuous Olive Shadow gently on top of the black line and eyelid to create a very delicate smoky eye. Apply two coats of mascara and tidy up brows with any eyeshadow colour that matches your hair by applying gently with a brush. Charlotte Cowen, make-up artist, M.A.C pigment www.charlottecowen.com Antique Green 176

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HEALTH “The temptation to skip breakfast can be great. However, numerous studies confirm that breakfast skippers smoke more, drink more alcohol, take less exercise and consume more calories per day than breakfast eaters. By mid-morning, you’ll have very low blood sugar and can experience particularly strong urges to eat quick-fix, fatty, sugary foods, drink more tea and coffee, and even an increased desire to smoke.” Rachael Anne Hill, nutritionist

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I HAVE WRINKLES HERE (FOREHEAD), WHICH ARE VERY EVIDENT, AND I WILL SAY WHEN I LOOK AT MOVIE POSTERS, ‘YOU GUYS HAVE AIRBRUSHED MY FOREHEAD. PLEASE CAN YOU CHANGE IT BACK?’ I'D RATHER BE THE WOMAN THEY’RE SAYING ‘SHE’S LOOKING OLDER’ ABOUT THAN ‘SHE’S LOOKING FAKE’ KATE WINSLET, ACTRESS

GET THE LOOK MAKE-UP “Apply a little bit of lilac eyeshadow onto the eyes… the eyelids look brighter, the skin looks fresher, the colour of your eyes looks truer and brighter. It’s an amazing must-have secret. Rimmel make them, M.A.C make them – whatever your price bracket you will find one.” Daniel Sandler, make-up artist, www.danielsandler.com

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HAIR “When blow-drying your hair, use a low EMF, ceramic ionic dryer. These dry the hair quicker and are actually less drying to the hair. They also emit negative ions, which are good for you and the environment. Conventional dryers emit positive ions which are found in polluted areas and are not healthy for you or the environment.” John Masters, beauty brand founder and hairstylist, www.johnmasters.com SKINCARE “Skin becomes drier as oil glands become less active. The skin around your eyes starts to thin and collagen and elastin are breaking down, causing more fine lines and wrinkles to develop. Cellulite rears its bumpy head and fluid retention is more common. If you eat too much salt, cut this down to reduce fluid retention. Watch your alcohol intake – too much will bring on spider veins. Also, get your eyes tested; too much squinting can quicken the onset of wrinkles.” Dr Maurizio Viel, London College for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf, www.lcas.ae HEALTH “When you are in your 30s you tend to have huge commitments to family and work and fitting in exercise becomes problematic. People tend to do one huge workout at the weekend, and unfortunately that’s not going to do much. Try and fit in a couple of 45-minute sessions of resistance training which will be much more useful.” Josh Salzmann, celebrity fitness trainer

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GET THE LOOK MAKE-UP “It’s very easy to slap on any colour when you’re 15 and look brilliant, but it doesn’t work that way when you get older. Certain things will age you. Very dark matte colours or flat beige will make your lips look thinner, so they’re not really advisable over a certain age unless you’ve got incredibly full lips. I tend to look for colours that are a few shades more intense than your lip colour – beautiful rosy pinks and rich apricots.” Lisa Eldridge, make-up artist, www.lisaeldridge.com HAIR “In some cases, once a woman gets into her mid-40s and beyond, she can find that she has half the amount of hair as before. Use volumising products that will cosmetically swell the hair shaft, making it feel thicker and more manageable.” Andrew Barton, hairstylist, www. andrewbarton.tv

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SKINCARE “The beauty tool I absolutely swear by is my ‘Facialift’, a face-massaging tool that helps blood flow and drainage, simulating the effects of a facial. My best beauty tips all involve working on the inside and outside. Supplement your skin with omega oils taken internally and balance the acid in your body; I start every day with miso soup. Don’t skimp on cleansing, and always wear an SPF.” Sarah Chapman, beauty brand founder and facialist, www.sarahchapman.net HEALTH “Taking a quality multi-vitamin-mineral formula with Vitamin D and getting adequate calcium is important for bone strength. It is also vital to take part in weightbearing exercise in addition to aerobics.” Dr Andrew Weil, health advisor, www.drweil.com

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I HAVE A BIG CREASE BETWEEN MY EYEBROWS AND I USE BOTOX TO GET RID OF THAT, BUT THAT’S KIND OF IT. I’M SCARED OF SURGERY BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND NOT RECOGNISE WHO’S LOOKING BACK. I DON’T WANT TO BE IN A ROOM, AND TO HAVE PEOPLE TURN WHEN I LEAVE AND SAY, ‘WHAT HAPPENED?’ KIM CATTRALL, ACTRESS

GET THE LOOK MAKE-UP “I suggest taking off all your make-up and looking in the mirror. If you don’t like your eyes, try to wear more lipstick or learn to line your eyes to make them look more defined. Remember that light colours lift, so use bone eyeshadow on all of the lid and under your brows. Also, a brighter shade of blush will take attention away from the fine lines around your eyes and give your whole face a new lift.” Bobbi Brown, beauty brand founder and make-up artist, www.bobbibrown.com HAIR “Hair is your most powerful accessory. I believe we should approach haircare as we do skincare, with the inclusion of anti-oxidants and ceramides like those found in expensive skin creams.” Frederic Fekkai, hairstylist, www.fekkai.com SKINCARE “Did you know that the majority of sun damage caused on the hands is from driving with your hands on the steering wheel? Front windshields do little to filter out UVA/UVB rays, so when you’re driving in the car, your hands are getting a lot of sun damage. It is advised to use a hand cream with a minimum SPF rating of 15 every day.” Renée Rouleau, celebrity esthetician, www.reneerouleau.com HEALTH “Everyone should take antioxidants and essential fatty acids every day. I also recommend super green algaes, such as chlorella or spriulina daily. These provide protection, repair and optimum nutrition. Connective tissue repair supplements, such as The Organic PharM.A.Cy Skin Radiance Capsules, are also excellent to keep joints and skin supple.” Margo Marrone, skincare and beauty brand founder, www.theorganicpharM.A.Cy.com

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look artificial, so instead go for a neutral base and warm it up with some light tones, which are much kinder to paler skin. If you have grey hair, then go for an all-over colour with natural light tones woven through.” Lisa Shepherd, hair colourist, www.lisashepherd.co.uk SKINCARE “Body oils are more easily spread than moisturisers, so use them on areas where you don’t want to drag the skin in application. They also provide more moisturising ingredients in a higher concentration than lotions.” Dr Lamees Hamdan, beauty brand founder, www.shiffa.com HEALTH “In your 60s, your body starts to burn more calories again and people tend to find that they lose weight. One good thing to do is to look at your posture and do lots of stretches for the chest and shoulders. Do aerobic exercise to strengthen the heart and reduce blood pressure, which is very important.” Lucy Wyndham-Read, fitness trainer, www.lucywyndhamread.com ■

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MAKE-UP “My Luminizer is a must-have product for every woman concerned about the appearance of fine lines, complexion dullness and under-eye darkness. It truly is a power product that addresses so many concerns. Apply Luminizer before your foundation or concealer. Apply just above your upper lip line to diffuse and deflect the appearance of fine lines above lips.”

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The good news was, however, this little ‘incident’ made me more resolute than ever. The following week, I did a random Google search, picked a place I’d never heard of and went early one Saturday morning without telling a soul. The place was empty. It was just me, the lady who washed my hair, and the stylist. It was all over in under an hour. My hair? All gone – well, almost. I felt reborn, liberated, a new me. It was as if a load had been lifted

off my shoulders. I felt like I could now be anything I wanted to be because I was no longer attached to my long hair, or the person at the end of it. To cut a long story short (pun somewhat intended): if contemplating a bob, my advice is to do it. You may just end up having a pseudo religious or existential experience. And if not, as a dear friend once said to me, the great thing about hair is, it will always grow back. ■


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REDEFINING NATURAL BEAUTY A LIGHTWEIGHT, LUXURIOUS LOOK THAT’S GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN Natural make-up is the latest rave in the beauty industry and it’s no surprise. It’s been long known that natural ingredients are great for your skin, often used to restore it to its healthy glow. So, what happens when you replace heavier synthetic ingredients with natural ones? “Max Factor’s new Xperience is expertly designed to give you naturally luxurious polished coverage that feels like it’s barely there. I love that it’s filled with natural ingredients and your skin will love it too,” says Samira Olfat Max Factor make-up artist.

EXPERT TIPS AND TRICKS NATURAL INGREDIENTS Mango, cucumber, rosehip, jojoba! Your skin loves these super hydrating, ultra moisturizing and often revitalizing ingredients, and the Xperience collection has got them all. The Xperience Foundation’s formula contains jojoba, cucumber water and rose hip, instead of the often-used heavier synthetic polymers and emollients. The result is a naturally lightweight, luxurious foundation that goes on smoothly, covers evenly and leaves skin feeling soft and silky. Xperience Sheer Gloss Balm’s formula is enriched with mango-butter and shea-butter - renowned for their fastaction conditioning benefits, which create a dazzling, naturally luxurious pout with soft supple lips. Xperience Mascara has an innovative formula with carnauba wax that volumises lashes up to 3 times vs.

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While women over a certain age are tying themselves in knots over the knowledge that they’d better not wait too long to have a child or their time will run out, most men seem to blithely assume there’s never an end point for them. But scientists have now discovered that a man’s biological clock starts ticking by age 30, a fact that most men, admits Dr Pankaj Shrivastav, Infertility Expert at Conceive – The Gynaecology and Fertility Hospital, aren’t aware of. “There are many examples of men fathering children at older ages, especially in this part of the world, so the idea of a male biological clock has never been particularly worrying,” he says. And while menopause signifies the end of a woman’s fertility, in men the clock isn’t so well defined. “Rather than stop altogether, as it does with women, it slows down,” he adds. Some of this ‘slowing down’ occurs in the sperm, with particular emphasis on levels of sperm production. Dr Samir Shirodkar, Specialist Urologist at Welcare Hospital, points out that an undefined, but probably high, proportion of men over 50 have unrecognised defects in sperm production and/or function. “Agerelated changes in the testes cause a decrease in sperm-producing activity and increased sperm cell degeneration in elderly men,” he says. In short, as men age, the percentage of damaged sperm they carry in their testes tends to increase. Sperm movement also begins to get sluggish with age, adds Dr Shrivastav. A 2006 study by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the University of California Berkeley, found a steady increase in sperm DNA fragmentation with increasing age of the study participants. Earlier research by the same team indicated that male reproductive ability gradually worsens with age, as sperm counts 190

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decline and the sperm lose motility and the ability to swim in a straight line. Studies worldwide have found that with each passing decade, a man’s fertility decreases, while genetic risk to offspring slowly mounts. The findings are staggering: research by bioengineer Narendra Singh at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2003 compared differences in the sperm of older and younger men and found that while both develop damaged/unhealthy sperm, usually a process called apoptosis (a type of programmed cell death) eliminates any defective sperm. However, in older men, apoptosis didn’t occur as efficiently and therefore there was a higher percentage of damaged sperm in men aged 36 to 57 years than in those men aged 20 to 35 years, thereby increasing the risk of birth defects in children.

CONCEPTION

Despite Donald Trump and Rod Stewart becoming dads well into their golden years, they most likely took years, not months, to get their partners pregnant. A study published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility in May 2006 led by Dr Elise de La Rochebrochard of the French National Health Institute, interviewed nearly 2,000 women about how long it took them to conceive. Among women aged 35 and older, those whose partners were 45 and older took five times longer to conceive than those whose partners were 25 or younger. One such case is 45-year-old Stan Sullivan, a British expat residing in Dubai whose son is 13. “My wife Emma is 38 years old and we’ve been trying for another child for two years. The doctor said Emma’s eggs were healthy, but it turned out my sperm was sluggish and therefore causing problems. I was shocked because being a personal


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“THE MALE AGE LIMIT IS DEBATABLE AS BLOOD TESTOSTERONE LEVELS DECLINE WITH AGE IN MOST MEN, EVEN IN THOSE WHO ARE HEALTHY, AND THIS DECLINE PROBABLY BEGINS AROUND AGE THIRTY” trainer I’m very healthy. But the doctor said that my age, along with my excessive exercising, could be contributing factors in the problem. If I’d known how my age can influence my sperm health, we would’ve tried far sooner.” Even the rate of miscarriages and pre-term births, says Dr Shirodkar, increases with advancing paternal age when the maternal age was more than 35 years. In August 2006, researchers from the Columbia University School of Public Health in New York, led by Dr Karine Kleinhaus, conducted a study of nearly 14,000 women and found that the risk of miscarriage to expectant mothers was a whopping 60 per cent higher when the father was aged 40 or over compared to if he was 25 to 29 years old.

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But that’s not all; according to Dr Shirodkar, men over 40 are also more than twice as likely to have a child with schizophrenia as men in their 20s, referring to an analysis in April 2001 of over 85,000 people by researchers from New York University School of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. This study showed that men aged 45 to 49 are twice as likely to have children with schizophrenia as men under the age of 25 who become fathers, while the risk tripled for men over the age of 50. The autism findings are even more disturbing: a study recently published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, the journal of the American Medical Association, in September 2006 from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in

New York, found that the offspring of men over 40 are more than five times more likely to have autism spectrum disorder than the offspring of men below 35 years. The team, however, couldn’t find a link between a mother's advancing age and autism. One individual who was surprised to hear about the male biological clock is 38-year-old Ali Jabber from Dubai, who’d delayed having children until he was financially secure. “My wife, Mona, and I have been married for the past year and we both agreed to start a family only when we were more settled in our careers. But after she turned 34 in October, she started insisting. Her doctor said that it’s not only her age that can increase the likelihood of miscarriage, but mine also. Like most men, I’ve perhaps naively always assumed I could make babies until I die, but after reading research on the male biological clock, it’s shocking to think that my choice of waiting could potentially be endangering the lives of my future children.”

DOWN’S SYNDROME

Although increasing maternal age has long been known to be associated with increased incidences of birth defects, the age of the father has been seen as irrelevant. Yet paternal age, says Dr Shirodkar, is also now very much a factor in half of Down’s Syndrome cases when the maternal age exceeded 35. The risk of having a child born with certain congenital problems may increase with the father’s age, American and Danish researchers say. A study of over 70,000 births, published on July 8, 2005 in the journal Human Reproduction using records in Denmark of mothers under 29 and men of any age, found the risk of a number of syndromes went up with increasing paternal age. A 45-year-old man is almost three times more likely to father a Down’s child than a man under 30, while for men over 50 the risk is almost fivefold. Down’s Syndrome and other conditions begin to increase in children fathered by men aged over 35. Another abnormality, Apert Syndrome, where a child is born with fused bones in their heads, hands, and feet, afflicts one in every 70,000 children, reiterates Dr Shirodkar. “It’s been LITTLE BLACK BOOK reported that men in U Dr Samir S. Shirodkar, Specialist their 50s and 60s are Urologist at Welcare Hospital, (04) 10 times as likely to 2827788 carry, and pass along, UÊDr Pankaj Shrivastav, Infertility the mutation as men Expert at Conceive – The Gynaecology under 30.” and Fertility Hospital, (06) 5771822

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In February 2001 in the journal Fertility and Sterility, researchers SA Kidd, B Eskenazi and AJ Wyrobek published a review based on studies conducted in the US of male fertility and found that between ages 30 and 50, the average man’s sperm declines by up to 30 per cent in volume, swims up to 37 per cent slower, and is five times more likely to be misshapen.

40s

Due to increased risk of genetic abnormalities in the offspring of older fathers, Dr Shirodkar points out that the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has set an upper age limit of age 40 for semen donors.

50s

Children of men aged 55 years and older are 1.37 times more likely to go on to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder than those of men aged 20 to 24, according to Dr Shirodkar.


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‘Advanced maternal age’, or AMA, is stamped on a woman’s medical files if she’s aged 35 or older at the time of delivery of her baby to call attention to the higher risks she faces, but doctors appear to be in no rush to include ‘advanced paternal age’ for would-be fathers. According to Dr Shirodkar, advanced paternal age should be discussed while counselling a couple for fertility. “But the male age limit is debatable as blood testosterone levels decline with age in most men, even in those who are healthy, and this decline probably begins around age 30,” he says. However, this rate of decline varies greatly between individuals. So while fertility declines along with testosterone levels as men age, it doesn’t drop to zero and essentially sperm can still do its job. One person who never imagined he’d become a father is American Julian Ward, who became a first-time dad to Jonah at age 50. “My first marriage, to Pam, lasted 20 years but was childless as she’d been diagnosed early on as infertile. Later Pam succumbed to ovarian cancer. Two years later, I met Amanda and we married after a year. Amanda’s 36, but to our delight she became pregnant a few months

later. In the seventh month of pregnancy, she had contractions and Jonah was delivered early; very small but completely normal. I immediately became a hands-on dad at an age when my friends were retiring. Now he’s five and sometimes I worry if I’ll be around long enough to see him graduate from college. Still, I’m fortunate to have experienced such joy in my life, especially when I’d thought it would never happen at my age... ”

ADVICE

Despite the growing research on a male biological clock, Dr Shrivastav maintains that it’s wrong to tell a man ‘if you’re 45 you shouldn’t have children’. “Ideally, men should have kids before then as there’s a definite decrease in sperm quality and motility, as well as the increased risk of miscarriage,” he stresses. But as the research shows; infertility isn’t just a woman’s problem and with the new awareness of a male biological clock, couples and their physicians can more accurately proceed with proper testing, diagnosis and treatment to help increase the chances of having healthy children. ■ MAY 2011

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It may be heaving with tourists, but Portobello Road Market is a London institution, crammed with antique dealers, eclectic fashion stalls and retro memorabilia. Also worth tackling the crowds for are markets at Broadway and Camden.

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In the frenetic hustle and bustle of Marrakech, this retreat is nestled within 20 acres of palm tree lined, rose bush filled gardens. The recently re-launched Es Saadi Palace Spa houses the first Dior Institut outside of Paris, with a range of expert nonsurgical anti-ageing treatments in an utterly Dior-design setting. The Oriental Baths incorporate steam baths,

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ISLAND PAMPERING PARADISE SONEVA FUSHI, THE MALDIVES For powder-perfect beaches, jewel bright seas, and a multitude of multi-coloured marine life, nothing quite beats the Maldives. Soneva prides itself on a minimal luxe approach to interiors: beautifully crafted teak furniture is draped with natural linens in a soothing neutral palette. Book into a super-secluded beach villa and soak off your city-stress in

the private plunge pool. If you don’t leave this resort feeling 10 years younger, you’re doing something seriously wrong.

THE TREATMENT Soneva Bliss is the ideal option for ageing, de-hydrated skin. Relax with a Balinese oil massage before a warming spice wrap including aromatic ginger, cloves and nutmeg. A cucumber balm then cools the skin before a purifying bath to detox and cleanse. www.sixsenses.com/soneva-fushi

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ESPA AT THE YAS HOTEL, ABU DHABI When it comes to ambiance, ESPA at The Yas Hotel is a million miles away from the high-speed high jinks of the hotel’s F1 racetrack. A soothing fusion of modern lines and ancient architecture influences the interior, as well as the ESPA treatment menu, which blends natural ingredients for proven effective results. Based on the viewpoint that natural compounds make better

skincare than those artificially synthesized, ESPA’s holistic skincare products contain high concentrates of active natural ingredients.

THE TREATMENT For sun-damaged, ageing skin try the Brightening Age Defyer Faical. Massage techniques specifically developed for the delicate, fineline prone skin around the eyes, neck, lips and jaw are combined with anti-oxidant rich moisturisers. www.theyashotel.com/spa

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Anti-ageing facials don’t get much more determined than those from La Prairie. The Pure Gold Radiance Facial uses its Cellular Radiance Concentrate to lift, firm, brighten and energize your complexion. With the subtlest incorporation of 24-carat gold, the results are glowing. www.ritzcarlton.com


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ALPINE AESTHETICS EDEN ROC, SWITZERLAND With the mountains of the Swiss Alps soaring up, and the tranquil blue of Lake Maggiore stretching out, Eden Roc has a most enviable location. Just under an hour away from Milan, the hotel combines the best of Swiss charm with a very Italian flair. Inspired by the waterfront spot, two indoor and outdoor pools are accompanied

by a spa outfitted in shimmering blue hues. Clarins, Dermalogica, OPI and Sensai products all vie for your attention on the menu.

THE TREATMENT The Thalaselbain Sea Salt Bath combats bloating and fluid retention, providing the body with minerals and trace elements, which will help drain excess fluid. www.edenroc.ch

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REEF-SIDE RELAXATION AZURE SPA AT LIZARD ISLAND, AUSTRALIA Azure Spa is set on a private island on the Great Barrier Reef, with 24 stunning white sand beaches. Your only issue will be finding time between nature spotting snorkeling trips for a spot of pampering in the spa. LIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;TYAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home-grown products, formulated with a respect for the local environment, an admiration for indigenous Azure Spa ensures guilt -free pampering with natural products

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THE TREATMENT Hair that is starting to show its age will benefit from the Ayurvedic Scalp and Face Massage. Medicated oil is massaged into dry skin and hair before a herbal compress and cooling face mask is applied. www.uma.paro.como.bz

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medicine and a policy of lowimpact, are ideal for even the most sensitive skins.

THE TREATMENT Stiletto-worn feet will love you forever after the Azure Indulgence. A nourishing foot soak and salt scrub is followed by warm oil application and a hot wrap, all carried out in tandem with a back, neck and scalp massage. www.lizardisland.com.au


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CITY SLICKER I adore Sydney! The city sparkles and I love the people, the restaurants, and the laid-back attitude.

Del Frisco Steakhouse in New York City, the service is great! We had a wonderful waitress one night who actually mailed me a handwritten postcard to Dubai thanking my family and I for dining there! It was a nice change to receive regular snail mail!

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MOOD SWINGS Eco-friendly activists can stay stylish, inspired and, most importantly, paper-free, with A Tiny Tribe’s MoodPad Pro moodboard application. Import images from your iPad’s library, create colour palettes, organise ideas and streamline your imagination – all at the touch of a button! www.atinytribe.com

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TAKE’S THE BISCUIT Tune into the new wave off iPhone apps while embracing your inner culinary goddess,courtesy of the Martha Stewart Makes Cookies application. Baking demos, allAmerican cookie recipes and a built-in timer make this a truly delicious download. www.marthastewart.com

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Few restaurants are as iconic as The Ivy in London’s West End; synonymous with both class and cordon bleu cuisine, it’s the celebrity go-to for gourmet grub. So foodies beware – The Ivy is opening its doors in Dubai at The Boulevard, Emirates Towers this month. Make a booking for June now at The Ivy. reservations@jumeirah.com or call (04) 3198767

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Guardians of French artistry, the Hermès Group has brought another stalwart of desirable luxury to our shores with the opening of the Hermès Art de la Table store in The Dubai Mall. Grandiose products come courtesy of Hermès Art de la Table, Puiforcat and Saint-Louis. If ever there was an excuse to become a hermit to stay home and admire your opulent accoutrements, this is it.

ANIMAL ART

Straight from the graphic design brains behind Harry Potter comes Woop, a beautifully created website serving up some of the most creative, inspired and imaginative animal art through the use of collective nouns. From An Aurora Of Polar Bears and A Caravan Of Camels to A Cloud Of Grasshoppers and A Leap Of Leopards – kitsch, and very, very cool. www.woopstudios.com

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SHINE A LIGHT The trick to creating the perfect ambience in a room is all down to lighting, and Brass Lights, one of the UAE’s leading light manufacturers, promises to brighten up any abode. From beautifully distinctive and dramatic light displays in hotels and restaurants, to intimate illumination creations at home, be a bright spark and let the team bring a little ray of light into your life.www.brasslightuae.com MAY 2011

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Praise is being lavished on you at present and it’s well-deserved – the long slog is finally about to pay its dividends. There’s a difference in how you carry yourself, too, and friends will like this new streak of confidence, as you replace an easy-go-lucky attitude with just plain aptitude come Thursday 5th. CAPRICORN (DEC 22 – JAN 20)

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There’s no telling some people, and that someone is you this month. Being stubborn, strong-willed and determined is all well and good, so long as ignoring others’ sage advice isn’t to your detriment. Thursday 19th brings about the start of a new health regime – you’d be better advised to channel your determination into that.

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Nobody has all the answers, so go easy on yourself and learn how to wrap your tongue around the words ‘I don’t know’ – admitting defeat is often half the battle won. Sunday 29th sees a newborn idea grow legs and this is when the boardroom becomes your safe haven. Stop wrestling with doubt and embrace your own certainty. CANCER (JUNE 22 – JULY 23)

If you can’t say anything nice, it’s better to say nothing at all. What’s got your goat this month? If this saying was true, May would be a month spent in silence. Dig deep to find the source of your woes and stop attacking the world. That said, Tuesday 10th smiles in your favour and all won’t seem so lost.

the sake of family? To the ends of earth and beyond, is the answer, because nothing is as sacred as the bonds that tie you – remember that. It’s time to put your foot down on career come Tuesday 31st – any more procrastinating and you run the risk of never making that promotion.

Jabber, jabber, jabber – sometimes we can talk so much nobody actually listens. Your advice this month is to do the polar opposite, as somebody needs your bended ear. Look smart on Monday 2nd – there’s somebody you need to impress. Your clothes may do the walking, but it’s your brains that will do all the talking. LIBRA (SEPT 24 – OCT 22)

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started a veritable epidemic! Who knows what you’ve been taking, but it’s set to last. A churlish attempt to get back at you in the office falls foul, but nothing can ruin your good mood. Put it to good use, before it wears out. SCORPIO (OCT 23 – NOV 22)

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When the well is dry, it’s time to dig deeper for reserves. You may feel like you’re running on empty, but rest assured you’ve got plenty more in the tank. The going ahead may be arduous for a while, but it won’t last forever. A stranger brings a little ray of light into your life on Friday 27th.

Everyone has off days, yours just seem to be lasting longer than normal at present. To dodge the rain clouds that have been lurking, compartmentalise your issues, process them, then tick off fixing them one by one. But all is not lost – Sunday 15th serves up an opportunity almost too good to be true. SAGGITARIUS (NOV 21 – DEC 23)

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It’s time to hole up and focus on yourself come Monday 23rd – learn to use the word ‘no’. Spreading yourself too thin won’t benefit anyone, least of all you. Look ahead to a longer plan and see where that takes you. Brighter shores and greener pastures might be just what you’re searching for. PISCES FEB 20 – MAR 20)

You’re all sweetness and light at the moment – but are you covering something up, or are these genuine emotions? Something challenges the equilibrium on Sunday 15th and reality packs a weighty punch. Talk proud towards the end of the month – you’ve got something worth saying. ARIES (MAR 21 – APR 20)

Hope floats, and that’s something to hold onto when the going gets too tough. A positive approach will be imperative on Tuesday 17th. Nothing beats family and friends when you need some support – learn to lean on them, otherwise you’re set to go it alone, and that’s something ill-advised when you have better options. ■ MAY 2011

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