a product message image
{' '} {' '}
Limited time offer
SAVE % on your upgrade

Page 1

THE ESSENCE OF STYLE

BEAUTY REVIVAL DEFY THE NORM

TIMELESS ICONS DJWE 2020

THE SS20 TRENDS OF THE SEASON

REPORT WWW.OHLALAMAG.NET MARCH 2020 | ISSUE 104 QR20

www.ohlalamag.net

1


2

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

3


4

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

5


MARCH 2020 ISSUE 104

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

WEBSITE DESIGNER & DEVELOPER Ammar Ali

Jayne Houghton CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Greg Hughes LOCAL EDITOR Anushay Khan

COVER IMAGE Iam Mai

PUBLISHERS Edward Smith Rami Khalil PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Chirine Halabi

WEBSITE Melek Yildirimtekin

ACCOUNTANTS Gigimon Thankachen Praveen Alexander

PRODUCTION MANAGER

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Neil Mahmood

DISTRIBUTION

Jyoti Rawat

Qatar – Dar Al Sharq

DISTRIBUTION MANAGER

CREDITS IMAGE House of Garrard

Ajit Kumar

DISTRIBUTION TEAM Rajesh Noushad

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTOR Sudheesh Kollaroth PRINTING PRESS Al Anan Printing Press, Oman

ENQUIRIES Editorial: jayne@ohlala-magazine.com | Publisher: edward@ohlala-magazine.com | Publishing Director: chirine@fact-magazine.com Office: +974 4421 3089 | Mobile: +974 3303 3475 No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. All Rights Reserved. The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily the views of the publisher. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication. However, Ohlala Publishing and all of its publications cannot accept legal responsibility for any error, content or omissions.

6

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

7

VILLAGGIO MALL VIP AREA GATE 6 T 44831027 TOMFORD.COM


CONTENTS Ohlala

ARD

ARR

SE

HOU

32 EMERALD Naja Saade Interview DJWE 2020

8

www.ohlalamag.net

58

DIAMOND Beauty Givenchy’s Blanca Padilla

G OF

90 OPAL Emirgan Suitis Miss Ohlala


Heavenly Spa is offering a New Wellness Lifestyle membership! Check out our tailor-made membership offer with our six pillar benefits and make wellness your priority this year.

Heavenly Spa - Mezzanine Floor For information 4492 1682

www.ohlalamag.net

9


PHOTOGRAPHY: FERHAN KHAN PHOTOGRAPHY | MODEL: OKSANA YAREMENKO | HAIR AND MAKEUP: LUCKY ALLURE

E D I T O R ’ S L E T T E R

With summer getaways high on our agendas and wedding season approaching perfecting that outfit has never been more important. While the dark depths of winter can feel like a gloomy place, it is the perfect excuse to look ahead to what the year ahead has to offer. It can be tricky to get it right, but we’re here to help you bring those legs out of hibernation. Kick back, relax and peruse through the fashion staples to be seen in this season. And while another few weeks of brisk weather and yet more storms poses a slightly bleak start, we’re already eagerly anticipating our new wardrobe. The good news? Spring kicks off officially this 20 March, and we have been ogling Spring Summer 20 Collections intently. Just as we were mourning the loss of sunshine and rediscovering our fondness for a cardigan, along came fashion week to indulge us in a whole host of drool-worthy fair-weather pieces as brands showcased SS20 in style. However, in this new decade, throwaway trends are becoming increasingly outdated, and we are all looking for clothes that will have a lasting impact within a capsule wardrobe. The Spring Summer 2020 runways were notably more commercial than usual, with a focus on classic legacy buys rather than whimsical and artistic creations, which could potentially fall into the fad or impractical category. We have you covered with the lingo too in our A to Z of fashion that will have you ‘vocab savvy’ in all things, well... fashion! Not to mention our lashings (’gettit?’) of beauty coverage since we are always about that glow-up life. Our Beauty Insight this month is with the new face of Givenchy Beauty, Blanca Padilla where we talk everything from the House that has gave us couture collections to bold beauty products. Speaking of all things beautiful, I’m wishing you all a fabulous Mother’s Day and lots of kind affirmations for this month. Now, get out there and wear your crown high...like your heels.

Jayne Houghton @vintagejayne 10

www.ohlalamag.net

Editor-in-Chief


www.ohlalamag.net

11


THE

SS20

REPORT LOOKING AT THE TRENDS OF THE SEASON.

12

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

13


STYLE

Focus REJINA PYO HUISHAN ZHANG

MOSCHINO

ZIMMERMANN

RICHARD QUINN ERDEM

RICHARD QUINN

PUFFED SLEEVES HUISHAN ZHANG

14

www.ohlalamag.net

You’ll see Victorian-style puff shoulders, and also puff and volume in other parts of the sleeves. However you choose to do it, a voluminous sleeve will help you stand at the forefront of this trend.

EMILIA WICKSTEAD


www.ohlalamag.net

15


STYLE

Focus BURBERRY BY MALENE BIRGER PAUL SMITH

TOM FORD

JW ANDERSON

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

POWER DRESSING Pantsuits, skirts, and and other office-ready pieces like blazers are all the rage. Look for bold, padded shoulders, and be prepared to show off your boss babe vibes in the new roaring 20s.

PROENZA SCHOULER

CHLOÉ

BURBERRY

VICTORIA BECKHAM

16

www.ohlalamag.net


Discover them all and book your stay at mgallery.com Msheireb Downtown Doha | Email: H8395-re@accor.com| Tel: +974 4009 9999

www.ohlalamag.net

17


STYLE

Focus HERMÈS

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO GANNI

ANNAKIKI BOTTEGA VENETA

LIGHTER LEATHERS This season the trend evolves from leggings to lighter pieces, like skirts. You’ll also see DROME

light and bright coloured leather making an appearance. The edgy and fashion forward will be rocking all-leather looks.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

PRADA

PRITCH LONDON

PRITCH LONDON

18

www.ohlalamag.net


AUTHENTIC MOROCCAN FLAVOURS DAILY: FROM 12PM TO 12AM

Al Jasra Boutique Hotel, Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar

T: ( +974) 7047 3687 • E: res.vswq@tivolihotels.com tivolihotels.com www.ohlalamag.net

19


STYLE

Focus HELMUT LANG

HELMUT LANG

BOSS

AFTERHOMEWORK

LOEWE

ACNE STUDIOS

GABRIELA HEARST

MAX MARA

GABRIELA HEARST

MINIMAL MOOD On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, minimalist pieces, shapes, and colours also have a place in SS20 fashion. We are loving the sleek, straight neutrals that showcase their realms of versatility this season.

20

www.ohlalamag.net


JAPANESE CULINARY PRECISION, TRANSCENDS TO ART.

Park Hyatt Doha | Tel. +974 4009 4330 | sora.doha@hyatt.com | @soradoha

www.ohlalamag.net

21


MARC JACOBS

STYLE

Focus

Cis for Camisole

In the 19th century a camisole was a waist length undergarment worn over a corset. Generally it had broad straps, and tied at the upper edge with a drawstring. Often it was trimmed with lace or eyelet embroidery. In modern usage, the term may refer to any undergarment worn over a brassiere and ending at the waist. Blouses or tops that are cut in a style similar to the historic camisole are called camisole tops.

Dis for D’orsay Shoe

Refers to any shoe that has a closed heel and toe but which is cut down to the sole at the sides. It can be made with a heel of any type and any style of vamp (front). The style is one of several fashions named after the Count d’Orsay, a fashionable dandy living Paris in the mid-1800s.

Eis for Empire Waist

Location of the waistline just under the bustline. The name of this style comes from the high-waisted styles popular during the reign of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1804-1814).

Fis for Fashion Tribes

Current fashion has moved away from one universal style for all and instead various segments of the consuming public, especially the young, are likely to dress in fashions that show that they belong to a particular group or a style tribe.

Gis for Gathers

A to Z of FASHION We’ve plucked terminology that you can find all over the fashion scene - season in, season out - for you to impress your style tribe this SS20. 22

www.ohlalamag.net

Ais for A-line

Style line for apparel in which the dress fits at the shoulder or the skirt at the waist and gradually flares out to a wider hemline, causing it to resemble the letter A. The earliest A-line designs were created by Christian Dior in the 1950s.

Bis for Batwing

Sleeve that fits closely at the wrist but widens to be very full under the arm. From the back, the sleeve resembles a cape. Its name comes from its resemblance to the wing of a bat or its similarity to a type of coat worn in the late 1800s that had a cape-like sleeve.

A means of distributing fullness in some part of a garment by sewing a loose row of stitches, pulling the thread, and sliding the fabric along the thread to make soft folds in order to decrease the width of the fabric. n shirring three or more rows of gathers are placed parallel lines to achieve a decorative effect while also manipulating fullness.

His for Hems

The lower edge of a part of a garment that has been finished off with some type of sewing to cover the raw edge. Among the more common types of hems are: plain hem that is turned up and sewn into place; rolled hem used on sheer or delicate fabrics and rolled up by hand into a narrow hem that is sewn with small hand stitches; and faced hem, which is finished with a piece of fabric sewn to the bottom of the garment edge and then turned up to the underside and sewn into place.


www.ohlalamag.net

23


STYLE

Focus

Kis for Knit

A knit is a type of fabric that’s created using a technique where yarn is looped around. As compared to woven fabrics, a knit tends to be more malleable and stretches more easily.

Lis for Loafer

Moccasin-style classic slip on shoe that has a slotted strap at the front. The strap is stitched to the front (vamp) of the shoe. If the strap has a coin inserted in the slot, the shoe is called a penny loafer. If it has a tassel at the front, it is a tassel-top loafer. Sometimes a metal chain is fastened to the strap, and the shoe is called a chain loafer.

Mis for Macrame

A hand technique for making small pieces of fabric and trimmings by knotting from two to four or more yarns, strings, or cords into a variety of decorative patterns. Macram™ has been fashionable periodically and is most often seen in belts, handbags, vests, or as trimmings. Sometimes beads are incorporated into the design of the fabric.

SIMONE ROCHA

I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.” — Alexander McQueen

Iis for Influencers

Influencers, or sometimes referred to as key opinion leaders, are a group of individuals that have risen among the ranks (mostly through social media) based on the number of followers they have and many of which have become brand ambassadors for a variety of fashion labels.

Jis for Jacquard

Jacquard fabrics have raised patterns that are woven into the fabric, instead of patterns that are merely printed on. Depending on the types of yarns used, a jacquard can vary from minimallooking variations to more ostentatious designs with the use of metallic yarns

24

www.ohlalamag.net

GIORGIO ARMANI


www.ohlalamag.net

25


STYLE

Focus

ALEXA CHUNG

Nis for Niche

Niche fashion caters to only a specific group in society. Types of niche fashion can include gender-blurring fashion, vegan clothing and even haute couture—all catering to a small segment of the community at large.

O f for Oxford

i A basic shoe style that either laces shut or is closed with some other fastening. Details of styling and cut will vary. Originally, the term was used by shoemakers to distinguish between low cut shoes and boots. Today the major distinction is in the fact that the shoe has a closing.

Pis for Pagoda Sleeve

A sleeve that is shaped much like an Asian building called a pagoda. Like a pagoda, the sleeve is narrow at the top where it fits the upper arm closely, then gradually flares out to become wide at the bottom. The shape is similar to a funnel, and so this sleeve style may also be called a funnel sleeve.

Qis for Quality Fashions fade, style is eternal.” — Yves Saint Laurent

The mark of true luxury fashion is the quality. This refers to the way that the garment is made from the creation of the fabric to the final finishing of the piece. A quality piece of work is one that could potentially last for a very long time.

Ris for Ruching

Current fashion descriptions use the term ruching to refer to clothing with large areas of fullness gathered in to form a rippled effect. Historically, ruching was a trimming made by pleating bands of fabric and stitching the pleats in place. These bands were sewn onto various parts of the garment.

Sis for Shift

HUISHAN ZHANG

26

www.ohlalamag.net

NINA RICCI

A basic dress style that has simple, straight lines and does not fit close to the body. Very popular in the 1960s and in other periods when unfitted styles are popular. One innovation in this style in the 1960s was the incorporation of a diagonal dart running from the side seam to the bustline. In comparison, a sheath is a simple, straight, but fitted dress in which vertical darts, bust darts, and shaping from side seams provide the fit.


www.ohlalamag.net

27


STYLE

Focus

Tis for Tie Dye

A method of decorating a garment or fabric by tying string or other material around pre-selected areas in order to prevent dye from being absorbed by these areas. The unprotected area takes up the dye, the tied area does not. To get multicolored effects, the fabric can be tied in other areas and dipped in another colored dye. This process can be repeated as often as desired.

Uis for Unstructured

A garment that is unstructured means that it has no structural design support such as boning and padding. An unstructured garment, when hung, should drop instead of appearing stiff.

Vis for Vintage

Fashion items that are at least 20 years old are considered vintage. The act of buying vintage can be seen as the most environmentally friendly way of buying fashion. And if something has been in pristine condition for the past 20 years or so, it would probably last much longer.

Wis for Watteau Back

The back of a garment in which box pleats are placed at the center back and the fabric released by these pleats falls loosely to the bottom of the garment. The name of this style derives from Jean Antoine Watteau, a French artist of the 18th century, in whose paintings women wore dresses with this design feature. The name was not applied to these designs until the 19th century.Today the style continues to be popular, especially in nightgowns and robes.

Xis for X

In fashion, X denotes a collaboration between two brands. It is incorrect to refer to the X as ‘by’, since in a collaboration, there shouldn’t be one party that’s more significant than the other.

Yis for Yoke

A yoke is a shaped pattern piece which forms part of a garment, usually fitting around the neck and shoulders, or around the hips to provide support for looser parts of the garment, such as a gathered skirt or the body of a shirt.

Zis for Zip

A zip is a fastener formerly known as a clasp locker, is a commonly used device for binding the edges of an opening of fabric or other flexible material, such as on a garment or a bag. 28

www.ohlalamag.net

PETER PILOTTO


Spend a relaxing day at our Recreation Center among endless greenery in the middle of Aspire Park. A green oasis featuring two swimming pools, indoor & outdoor kids’ play zones and a Patio Café to enjoy with the entire family!

Al Baaya Street Aspire Zone Doha Qatar info@alaziziyahboutique.com | +974 4445 5555 www.alaziziyahboutiquehotel.com www.ohlalamag.net

29


STYLE

Focus CANDY SHADES For Spring/Summer 2020, Rami Al Ali launches their eighth pret-a-porter collection, showcasing a total of thirty elegant looks.

Presenting a nostalgic nod to the Sixties Rami Al Ali’s collection is full of retro-inspired pieces that narrate a

tale of two contrasting aesthetics, femininity and rebellion. The dreamy compilation of looks highlights the diversity and style evolution synonymous with the era. A-line dresses baring full-body skirts and tight bodices present an ode to femininity with modest necklines and overthe-knee hemlines affirming sophistication. Tailored dresses appear fit–to-form with streamline sheath dresses that gracefully graze the floor. Contrasting the modest profile are short mini dresses with voluminous skirts and sculptural ruffles that convey an edgier aesthetic and reflect a look of confidence. Candy shades of lemon soul, summer breeze, pastel lilac, powder blush and sky blue capture the playful and girly nature of the collection. Elegant illusion necklines and scallop-edged tops add dimension while soft tulle textiles add a touch of whimsy. The collections clear consideration of craftsmanship through the incorporation of premium fabrics and intricate embroidery reveal the true marking of a Rami Al Ali signature. Rami Al Ali collections are available at Fifty One East, Qatar’s favourite department store. @ramialaliofficial / @51_east 30

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

31


32

www.ohlalamag.net


DESIGNER

Focus

FASHIONABLY MODEST With the continuous love of the Arabic fashion industry, our local editor ANUSHAY KHAN met the man behind the design, NAJA SAADE and delved into his world of charm and glamour.

When we look at Naja Saade’s bespoke regal

designs with lavish cuts and inspiration infused design from everything around him, you would never believe the man behind this pretty picture. Naja, a minimalistic young man who is discovering his love for the holy grail of fashion is as human as a designer could get. I don’t think he truly realises the talent that he possesses or the mountains that he has already climbed. In Naja Saade’s latest fashion show in Qatar he showcased a mix of his latest collections Rebirth and Spirit of the Time and I was in awe of the ‘simple’ way his inspiration and process flowed. I say ‘simple’ because of the technique and thought that went into it and how casually Naja spoke about spending countless hours in the studio and finding symmetry in everything around him, only to translate it into a pattern and eventually fashion. Specialising in bridal and evening wear, Naja is someone that exacerbates a positive aura around him and I was absolutely mesmerised. I was enthusiastic to meet the man behind the swish designs of the brand Naja Saade, named after the designer himself, and had a stereotypical image of him formulated in my head. I had received the latest collection’s sneak peek just a few hours before I met him and I already had a series of questions transcribed. I sat at St.Regis’ beautifully decorated lobby and waited for Naja to join me for a quick cup of coffee and gush about his craft. What I expected was a suited-and-booted guy with a flaunty attitude, however, I was met by a man dressed in chic casual wear and a smile that put me at ease instantly. We exchanged greetings and I was surprised to actually see him as excited as I was to interview him. I knew all about his schedule and thanked him for fitting us in between appointments to which he simply retorted that ‘Ohlala is a huge deal, knowing that the Qatari market appreciates seeing more of Naja Saade published locally’... Well, hello humility and my now favourite person in this industry.

We spoke about how he was the first in his family to actually pursue a career in not just fashion but, something creative altogether. Naja laughed about the fact that he was actually a radiologist and the monotony of life got to him to the extent that he realised that the ‘dream’ he had when he was younger was truly achievable if he gave it his all. The loss of ambition made him realise that he could not live without creativity and that was all that he wished to surround himself in. He came to his fashionable senses and pursued his love for the fashion world by enrolling to learn more about fashion and everything about it. Therefore, in 2012, the brand was born. I’d call Naja a chameleon, given his love and obsession for experimenting with colours. In his previous collections, I hardly found a few pieces of black and when I did, I was stunned by the reflection of the galaxy on them. I was already enamoured by his genius creations and their simplicity that if any given day if you asked me to wear any piece by Naja Saade, I would pick one with my eyes closed.

www.ohlalamag.net

33


DESIGNER

Focus

34

www.ohlalamag.net


“Naja laughed about the fact that he was actually a radiologist and the monotony of life got to him to the extent that he realised that the ‘dream’ he had when he was younger was truly achievable if he gave it his all.” The humble man that he is, he made sure that he constantly mentioned his team and their efforts every time he spoke about his business. Never once did he even try to take the entire credit of the designs that I was fawning over. He spoke about the little things that make the collection stand out and the length he and his team go to in order to achieve that. Whether it is his favourite jumpsuit from his Maharani collection or his Qatari clients’ love for his style, this guy knows exactly how to treat his audience. He spoke of his own culture with a new zest and I saw his love for Lebanon reflect in his body language. A suddenly excited Naja talked about how his childhood and everything around him inspired him to achieve the status he has today. Believing that fashion and art can give a country an identity, an image in the world, Naja Saade is what I believe to be a creative genius with the most humblest of souls. Naja Saade collections are exclusively available at Fifty One East and their Bridal Lounge. @najasaade @bridalloungeqa @51_east

www.ohlalamag.net

35


DESIGNER

Focus

C E L E B R AT I N G W O M E N GETTING TO KNOW HISSA HADDAD

If you had randomly showed me a few designs by HH, I would have never guessed that it was a brand in Qatar. The luxuriously modern shoes with the intricately beautiful designs had me going through her website for the entire collection instantly. It was absolutely necessary to meet the lady behind the brand! We decided to meet at Mandarin Oriental Lounge and I almost had a hard time finding Hissa. Sitting quietly at her table with her notebook, laptop, and bag surrounding her as she ate lunch, I was not expecting a simple AVAILABLE AT DECODE, LAGOONA MALL woman, with the most beautiful skin to receive me as her guest and instantly make me comfortable with her warm welcome. She first made sure I was settled in with my drink, only to excuse herself for the lunch on her table. Turns out, Ms. Haddad, due to her increasingly busy schedule, had given in to the intermittent fasting culture and was having her first proper meal of the day.

FOR THE LOVE OF SHOES!

Hissa had such a zen vibe around her which made it easy for me to keep the conversation 36

www.ohlalamag.net

Preparing for International Women’s Day, Anushay Khan had the pleasure of sitting down with Hissa Haddad, the founder of the luxury footwear brand HH.

flowing for the next hour. What I expected to be an hour of listening to someone talk about how fabulous and intuitive they were, I was lured in by Hissa’s pleasant nature as she humbly spoke about her background and genuine love for shoes. An engineer who found herself looking at local brands in London and analysing them on the spot, Hissa felt like she needed to explore this creative side of hers. With her natural eye-for-detail, she found herself looking more closely at designs than a normal shopper would; sometimes some design elements would just not feel right whereas other times the finishing of the shoe looked like it could be better and the right fit was always missing.

THE ENTREPRENEUR

Exploring this talent did not come easy, however… Even with the support of her friends and family, Hissa found a gap in the market between the right type of PR and her brand, urging her to go all out and take this matter into her own hands too. From design to production


AVAILABLE AT DECODE, LAGOONA MALL

www.ohlalamag.net

37


to manufacturing; she was well aware of her business needs. She saw how cost-effective some opportunities could be and always made sure that she was in line with the bigger picture - the one that included expansion and international acclaim. Even as Hissa spoke about her passion, I found her to be a calm and reserved person which probed me to ask her more and go beyond the entrepreneur that she was. A few light questions ultimately revealed a true love for books that ranged from informative ones to Arabic novels and their poetic nature. It made absolute sense for her to be drawn towards the poetry, given her own energy and her calm nature. Not once did she get over-excited or talk fast or loudly to explain her point which made it all the easier to lose track of time.

FAMILY LIFE

When she spoke about her love for her family, there was an ease in her smile that I had not seen in the past thirty minutes. With a twinkle in her eye as she spoke of her father and her exasperated sighs as she spoke about stealing moments between her life for a quick escape to the spa had me respect her all the more. Her priority was clear; valuing friends and family any day over everything else in life. She revitalised herself from their energy and garners the power to move forth with an otherwise difficult day, and that is simply how things work for her. And when nothing makes sense and she feels like she hasn’t given a single moment to herself all day, an episode of Friends gives her the right fix.

THE HUMANITARIAN

My favourite bit, however, was when I saw the humanitarian in her who was all about empowering women. Hissa spoke with zeal as she explained her point of view to me; how a woman is the core of any home; the influence in a child’s life and how she can turn the waves and 38

www.ohlalamag.net

direction the entire household towards a positive route. Encourage a woman to plant a seed and everything will make use of the values that that root disperses; the man will be encouraged to do better, the daughter has an exceptional example and the son learns by the example of how a unit works together. Hissa spoke about wanting to start something that encourages women to work from home if the opportunity arises and to go a step further afield than getting an education. She wishes to start a new venture which would see women as the leader in any industry they wished to step in. Now, every woman can certainly benefit from walking through life in a pair of these sculptured manifestos! Hissa Haddad footwear is available at Salam Stores. @hissahaddad


DESIGNER AVAILABLE AT DECODE, LAGOONA MALL

Focus

“She wishes to start a new

venture

which would see women as the leader in any industry they wished to step.”

www.ohlalamag.net

39


PRESTIGIOUS PLATFORM Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior the 17th Edition of Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition was spotlighted as a dazzling success.

40

www.ohlalamag.net


H

is Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Secretary General of QNTC and CEO of Qatar Airways Group, remarked: “The Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition has become a major destination for seekers of luxury and elegance from around the world because it enables direct interaction between brands and customers. Here, the most prestigious new brands are launched and the latest products and releases of some of the world’s best-known international names are unveiled. The exhibition has contributed to reinforcing Qatar’s position as a host of international exhibitions, and plays a critical role in supporting Qatari talent by providing a platform for them to market their products, launch their brands, and gain crucial experience through contact with the most prestigious players in the field.” He added, “We continue to develop the business events sector and enhance Qatar’s role in achieving its goal of sustainable tourism development, which is boosted by Qatar’s world-class event management capabilities and facilities. We also continue to diversify tourism products in line with our target source markets.” With the growing popularity of the prestigious luxury event, this year’s exhibition space was expanded to an area of more than 33,000 square meters at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center – representing a 12% increase from the previous edition. The 2020 edition has brought together 127 exhibitors, a 65% increase from last year, from 14 countries. International exhibitors makeup more than 58% of the total number of vendors. Along with local Qatari designers, they showcased more than 451 brands of watches and jewellery, providing a unique opportunity for luxury-seekers to learn about the latest products and innovations from the most renowned brands in Qatar and the world, all under one roof. Under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, the Young Qatari Designers Initiative returned to the exhibition this year with five new designers, showcasing 16 jewellery brands, in a special zone, bringing the total to 18. The initiative was launched to support Qatari creatives and showcase their work and achievements, enabling them to display their designs alongside some of the biggest luxury brands in the world. This year’s edition of the exhibition – for the first time – included a Turkish Pavilion that featured 11 Turkish brands, in addition to the return of the Indian Pavilion for the second year in a row with 28 brands featured – more than double the number in 2019. The Indian Pavilion displayed a wide and distinctive variety of the latest and finest Indian jewellery that has been crafted to suit all tastes and occasions. DJWE showcased a number of exclusive pieces designed by famed global brands such as Tag Heuer and FPG, in addition to the participation of world-renowned diamond brand De Beers, which comes to Doha for the

HIGHLIGHTS FROM DJWE

• EXHIBITION RAN FROM 24 TO 29 FEBRUARY 2020 AT DOHA EXHIBITION AND CONVENTION CENTER • A 65% INCREASE IN NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING EXHIBITORS AND 12% GROWTH IN EXHIBITION SPACE • 18 YOUNG QATARI DESIGNERS PARTICIPATED IN THE INITIATIVE INCLUDING 5 NEWCOMERS SHOWCASING 16 JEWELLERY BRANDS • 127 EXHIBITORS REPRESENTING 14 COUNTRIES AND OVER 500 LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BRANDS PARTICIPATED • LAUNCH OF TURKISH PAVILION FEATURING 11 BRANDS AND THE RETURN OF INDIAN PAVILION WITH 28 BRANDS • GLOBAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN SHOWCASED ACROSS 16 TARGET MARKETS

first time ahead of the opening of its first Qatari branch in Al Hazm. Among the highlights of the 17th edition of the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition came the participation of the Qatar Watch Club, which exhibited a collection of rare collectibles and limited edition pieces, and the participation of the prestigious French Objective Horlogerie group, which provided various workshops, including a watch care workshop organised by the group for the first time in the Middle East. The exhibition also provided consulting services by certified experts, gem specialists, and specialists who provided free appraisals to visitors looking to buy jewellery pieces at the exhibition, in addition to various educational and interactive activities. A global media campaign ran in target markets in advance of DJWE, featuring famed Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor as the face of the campaign and the guide for visitors on their journey to beauty. The campaign was launched in 16 markets including Kuwait, Oman, United Kingdom and France; and reached on average around 450 million viewers, listeners and readers through social media and TV channels such as BBC, CNN, Sky News UK, Fashion TV, Kuwait TV and others. The 17th DJWE was made possible thanks to generous partners including Qatar Airways as airline partner, the JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha as hotel partner, and Qatar National Bank, amongst other partners and sponsors. This year’s edition also witnessed the continued participation of some of Qatar’s premier jewellery patrons, at the forefront of which are: Al-Fardan Jewellery, Al-Majed Jewellery, Ali Bin Ali Jewellery and Watches Group, Amiri Jewellery, Fifty-One East, Al Muftah Jewellery and Blue Salon. www.ohlalamag.net

41


JEWELLERY

Edit

ROYAL SELECTION With origins tracing back

THE HOUSE OF GARRARD RETURNED TO DOHA JEWELLERY AND WATCHES EXHIBITION 2020 TO SHOWCASE SOME OF ITS EXQUISITE HIGH JEWELLERY SUITES AND LATEST COLLECTIONS.

to 1735, the House of Garrard is the longest serving jeweller in the world. In its first year, it received its first royal commission and has since had a long and fruitful relationship with the British Royal family, which saw Garrard appointed as the first official Crown Jeweller in 1843. The House has served every subsequent British monarch since, as well as many other royal families around the world. Every piece is created in London with a delicate balance between tradition and design.

42

www.ohlalamag.net

The jewellery house continues to create iconic jewels that are still worn to this day. Fresh interpretations of these historic royal designs weave throughout the contemporary creations that were on display at Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition, which have been designed in London and handcrafted with care in the specialist workshop. Amongst these was the White Rose high jewellery suite - a magnificent creation that harks back to a unique and royal gift from Garrard’s rich heritage. Inspired by the setting of the Cullinan V diamond for Queen Mary in 1911, the White Rose is centred around a pear-shape diamond surrounded by a series of radiating white gold lines. Showcasing the versatility of Garrard designs , the diamond centre can be detached and worn as an elegant and delicate brooch. Sitting alongside was the Kensington suite , consisting of a necklace, earrings and ring, all magnificently set with yellow and white Asscher and round cut diamonds. Also on display was the Albemarle Abstract suite, comprising over 30 carats of white diamonds; an exception creation and a true embodiment of extraordinary heritage and stories that the House continues to represent. In an international exclusive preview, Garrard was also delighted to showcase its new 2020 collection, Aloria. Guests had the chance to purchase exquisite jewels bearing Garrard’s quintessentially British hallmark of history, craft and quality.


JEWELLERY

Edit

House of Garrard collections are available at Ali Bin Ali. @houseofgarrard Alibinali.com @alibinali_luxury

www.ohlalamag.net

43


JEWELLERY

T

ICO S S Under the expert eye of Claire Choisne, eight new Question Mark necklaces are added to Boucheron’s Signature High Jewelry collection

The Question Mark necklace first appeared in the Parisian High Jewelry history at Boucheron in 1879. Here it is again, brought to light by its Creative Director, who wanted to put a personal take on this timeless icon to establish it as one of the Maison’s recognised and unmistakable signature creations. The original necklace combines simplicity with opulence: the simplicity of the clean lines of the circular part that wraps around the neck, the opulence of a main motif, consisting of lotus flowers, bunches of grapes, poppy petals, and even a snake. “The apparent simplicity of the choker and the off-centre motif represented a total break with the subtle harmony commonly found in naturalistic jewelry at that time,” says Claire Choisne. “This stylistic approach, based on asymmetry, profusion and the aesthetics of curved lines, was reinforced by a technical feat that was totally innovative in jewellery: the absence of any clasp, which allowed women, if they so wished, to put on their jewellery alone, without the assistance of another person.” The carefully studied natural motif, the true-to-life shapes and the required flexibility resonate in a Plume de Paon necklace studded with rose-, triangle-, brilliant- and 44

www.ohlalamag.net

N

E M LE I

Edit

baguette-cut diamonds. The Creative Director wanted the settings, the adjustments and the methods of working precious metal used in the late nineteenth century to be reproduced as faithfully as possible. She also wanted to retain the necklace’s large dimensions. “I love the XL scale of this necklace, which I see as the masterpiece of this collection and which will set the tone for the dimensions of future creations,” says Claire Choisne enthusiastically. Different versions of the Plume de Paon necklace evoke the femininity of pink gold, the soft, moon-like glow of tourmaline or the intoxicating velvetiness of a 10.98-carat, oval-cut Burmese sapphire. The Lierre de Paris necklace, whose emerald-set leaves move, is a powerful demonstration of the technical prowess of the Maison’s workshops. A reinterpretation of a white gold necklace from the Nature Triomphante collection, this striking green version has been accomplished using all the most complex jewellery techniques. The ripple effect, the arrangement, the volume, the movement of the leaves


activated by a switch... all this is in keeping with the spirit of innovation that has always characterised Boucheron, and in keeping with Claire Choisne’s predilection for realism pushed to its extreme. Claire Choisne’s sensibility is also reflected in the Nuage de Fleurs necklace, which features a cluster of hydrangeas. “This is the first flower my daughter gave me, “ says the Creative Director. “I love this flower because it looks simple, almost humble to me.” Each hydrangea petal has been scanned in order to capture the sense of ephemeral nature in the timeless mother-of-pearl relief. A completely new version of the Question Mark, the Gouttes de Perles necklace accentuates the purity of an arabesque with exquisite cultured pearls. While the Feuilles d’Acanthe necklace transforms the symbolic decorative motif into a graceful latticework of sensuously curving yellow gold leaves. This link between plants and architecture can also be seen in the single, unique and striking earring that reflects the contemporary spirit of the collection. Over and above the technical expertise behind its creation, the Question Mark necklace as reinterpreted by Claire Choisne expresses Boucheron’s extraordinary ability to produce High Jewelry creations that combine the spirit of the times with the essence of eternity. Boucheron is available at Fifty One East, Qatar’s favourite department store. @boucheron @51_east

www.ohlalamag.net

45


JEWELLERY

Edit

CYCLES OF THE MOON The new calendar is based on technology Parmigiani Fleurier developed for an exclusive table clock launched in 2011 and inspired by the restoration of a pocket watch featuring an Arabic calendar. For the first time in Parmigiani Fleurier’s history, the Hijri Perpetual Calendar complication is made available in a wristwatch. In the Muslim world, the calendar is based on the cycles of the moon. The Hijri or Islamic lunar calendar consists of twelve months of 29 or 30 days – depending on the moon phase- and is used to pinpoint the days for Islamic holidays. In contrast to the solar calendar, which is used in the west, the months of the lunar calendar change annually by a difference of -10 to -12 days. As a result, each month always falls on a different season and therefore varies from the Gregorian Calendar. The starting point of Islamic time calculations is the emigration of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in the year 622, known as Hijri, and is when the first Muslim community was founded. This new piece features a 44.5 mm timepiece with a platinum case, a slate dial and rotor in platinum. It shows the hours and minutes, and date in Arabic numerals, the name and length of the months in Arabic calligraphy, as well as the abundant and the common years. It also features a moon phase in an aventurine sky and a power reserve of up to 48 hours. As seen in all Parmigiani timepieces, every single component of the movement, even the 46

www.ohlalamag.net

PARMIGIANI FLEURIER IS VERY PROUD TO PRESENT A WORLD PREMIERE, ITS VERY FIRST HIJRI PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH.

Parmigiani Fleurier collections are exclusively available at Al Majed Jewellery showrooms. @parmigianifleurier @almajedjw

hidden parts, are decorated by in-house specialists. No components were made of gold. Every detail has been thought of and this stunning timepiece includes Arabic architecture inspired elements- the bridges adopt the shape of growing and shrinking crescent moons and the Rub el Hizb, an Islamic symbol represented by two overlapping squares. In addition, the aesthetic of the Hijri Perpetual Calendar wristwatch is inspired by the purest artistic elements and follows timeless codes often seen in Parmigiani Fleurier collections. The lugs shape remain faithful to the brand’s ethos, designed to be ergonomic and comfortable on the wrist. This world-first is also fitted with a black Hermès alligator strap with a pin buckle. The original development of the timepiece dates back to 1993 with the restoration of a pocket watch by Michel Parmigiani, three years before the creation of the Parmigiani Fleurier brand. This led Mr. Parmigiani to the creation of a table clock featuring a Hijri Calendar in 2011 a world’s first as no lunar calendar had ever been designed to operate continuously. This piece of exception was inspired by his work restoring a simple Hijri Calendar. He also worked on a pocket watch dating back to the end of the 18th or beginning of the 19th Century, which featured a solar calendar translated into Arabic. As usual at Parmigiani Fleurier, further customisation of the model is possible in order to create a one-of-a-kind timepiece.


www.ohlalamag.net

47


In 2020, green dials are being showcased

across all the collections. The iconic Miss Audrey and Monsieur Bovet are just two of the many designs adorned in this colour. In many cultures, green is the symbol of hope, luck and growth and Islam was undoubtedly the first to associate green with nature. Today this link symbolises environmental protection. In this respect, what cleaner energy is there than energy that powers a mechanical watch movement or what ecofriendlier approach than storing this energy in a barrel that is able to provide this function for decades, if not centuries. It is therefore entirely in keeping that this colour now appears on BOVET dials.

MONSIEUR BOVET

Since its launch in 2015, Monsieur Bovet has become the symbol of timepieces featuring the iconic Amadéo® convertible case. Its elegance, understated design and two faces make it a fitting timepiece for every moment in the life of the modern man. Over and above an utterly uncompromising aesthetic and finishings, it is powered by a movement that is entirely manufactured in the manufacturer’s workshops. The movement offers seven days’ power reserve, drawing its energy from a single barrel. This extraordinary power reserve demonstrates how BOVET’s technicians and watchmakers have perfectly mastered the art of energy. The guillochage motif on Monsieur Bovet’s two dials is an extension of the Maison BOVET’s symbol since 1822: a lotus flower with twelve petals symbolizing the twelve hours counted on the dials. It is decorated with fine appliqué Arabic numerals.

MISS AUDREY

THE ULTIMATE COUPLE MISS AUDREY & MONSIEUR BOVET ADORNED IN GREEN GUILLOCHÉ DIALS 48

www.ohlalamag.net

Women have also been given pride of place in the 2020 Collection. As demonstrated by this new edition of the Miss Audrey timepiece. It now features a green guilloché dial, whose starry motif reflects sumptuous shades. This timepiece is also housed in the Amadéo® convertible case, crafted in steel in this instance with a 36-mm diameter. The bezel and the iconic bow are set with white diamonds that beautifully enhance the shimmering dial. The case’s convertible feature allows the timepiece to be worn on the wrist, transformed into a table clock or turned into a majestic pendant without needing to use a tool. To match the dial in perfect harmony, BOVET has designed an original long jade bead necklace that falls to highlight the refinement of the timepiece. Miss Audrey is powered by an automatic movement displaying the date at 6 o’clock.

THE SKILL

BOVET 1822’s craftsmen have once again skillfully combined their talents to create these two pieces. Several months’ development and fine-tuning were required to accomplish the end result. The process that they follow to achieve excellence is extremely demanding. Each dial is guillochéd and then lacquered on a metal plate whose diameter is greater than the finished dial. It is only once the different layers of lacquer have been applied that they carry out the drilling and machining operations. These procedures are extremely delicate yet guarantee the legendary excellence of the dials and timepieces that Maison BOVET 1822 has been manufacturing for almost two centuries.


JEWELLERY

Edit

AMADÉO FLEURIER 36 MISS AUDREY TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Case TYPE - AMADÉO® CONVERTIBLE SYSTEM DIAMETER - 36MM THICKNESS - 11MM MATERIAL - STAINLESS STEEL SETTING - BOW AND BEZEL SET WITH 103 ROUND-CUT DIAMONDS (~0.99CT) STRAP - SYNTHETIC SATIN OR FULL-GRAIN ALLIGATOR BUCKLE - STAINLESS STEEL ARDILLON NECKLACE - RHODIUM-PLATED SILVER WATER RESISTANCE - 30 M

Movement CALIBER - 11BA15 TYPE- SELF-WINDING DIAMETER - 11 ½’’’ FREQUENCY - 28,800 V/H POWER RESERVE - 42 HOURS FUNCTIONS - HOURS, MINUTES, DATE DIAL - GREEN OR BLUE GUILLOCHE OR AVENTURINE GLASS, SET WITH 4 DIAMONDS (~0.048CT) PATENT - CONVERTIBLE AMADÉO® CASE AMADÉO FLEURIER 43 MONSIEUR BOVET TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

“In many cultures, green is the symbol of hope, luck and growth and Islam was undoubtedly the first to associate green with nature.”

Case TYPE - AMADÉO® CONVERTIBLE SYSTEM DIAMETER - 43 MM THICKNESS - 12.35 MM MATERIAL - 18K RED OR WHITE GOLD STRAP - FULL-GRAIN ALLIGATOR BUCKLE - 18K RED OR WHITE GOLD ARDILLON CHAIN - 18K GOLD-PLATED SILVER OR RHODIUM-PLATED SILVER WATER RESISTANCE - 30M

Movement CALIBER - 13BM09A1 TYPE - HAND-WOUND DIAMETER - 13 ¾’’’ FREQUENCY - 21,600 VPH POWER RESERVE - 7 DAYS FUNCTIONS - HOURS, MINUTES, DOUBLE COAXIAL SECONDS, REVERSEDHAND-FITTING,

(HOURS, MINUTES AND SECONDS), POWER RESERVE INDICATOR DIALS - GREEN, BLUE, RED OR BLACK GUILLOCHE PATENTS - CONVERTIBLE AMADÉO® CASE DOUBLE COAXIAL SECONDS

BOVET is exclusively available at BLUE SALON stores @bovet @bluesalon bluesalon.com

www.ohlalamag.net

49


MESMERIZING BEAUTY TIFFANY & CO. IS DELIGHTED TO HAVE EXHIBITED EXTRAORDINARY MASTERPIECES AT THE DOHA JEWELLERY AND WATCHES EXHIBITION 2020 (DJWE), THE REGION’S MOST COVETED LUXURY JEWELLERY SHOW. and diamond bracelet afforded visitors a glimpse into the artist’s legendary ingenuity and his ability to transform nature’s wonder into objects of mesmerizing beauty. “At Alfardan Jewellery, we continually strive to showcase the best in the high jewellery sector at the renowned Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition. We are proud to work with Tiffany & Co. for this year’s 17th edition and believe in the value that such an internationally acclaimed jeweler represents for the fair, Tiffany presented a range of masterpieces from various collections never before seen in the region that appeal to the Qatar market. We welcomed Tiffany aficionados and valued customers who explored the collections and were part of an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind shopping experience.” - Ali Al Fardan, Vice Chairman of Al Fardan Group and President of Al Fardan Jewellery

The exhibition featured

everything from exquisite diamonds and rare gemstones, as well as elegant timepieces and gold jewellery. Guests experienced Tiffany’s innovation in high jewellery first hand, with ingenious designs by Chief Artistic Officer, Reed Krakoff, taking center stage. Platinum pendants resembling hydrangeas with custom-cut round diamonds of over 39 carats is only a small example of the brilliance the showcase displayed. The iconic Butterfly necklace also made an appearance, with its platinum and cushion-cut morganite of over 11 carats, pink sapphires and diamonds totaling 52 carats, giving views and an inside look into the intricacies of Tiffany’s exquisite craftsmanship. The exhibition also displayed incredibly rare diamond rings, including designs by one of the most iconic and revered designers, Jean Schlunberger. His timeless Bird on a Rock clip

50

www.ohlalamag.net


JEWELLERY

Edit

“The exhibition also displayed incredibly rare diamond rings, including designs by one of the most iconic and revered designers, Jean Schlunberger.�

Tiffany & Co. collections are available at Alfardan jewellery showrooms @tiffanyandco @alfardanjewellery

www.ohlalamag.net

51


JEWELLERY

Edit

RICH WITH SHIMMERING WITH EXQUISITE GEMS, POMELLATO PREVIEWS SOME OF ITS MOST PRECIOUS JEWELLERY MASTERPIECES FOR THE FINEST CONNOISSEURS AT QATAR’S DOHA JEWELLERY AND WATCHES EXHIBITION (DJWE).

Masterful in its jewellery savoir-faire, Pomellato is proud to have presented some of its most exquisite pieces ever created at Qatar’s Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE). Exalting goldsmithing tradition and sophisticated craftsmanship, Pomellato represents Milanese design with over 48 pieces of brightly coloured gems, meticulous pavé diamonds, and audacious goldsmith genius. BOLD SENSUALITY AND COLOURED GEM EXPERTISE.

Pomellato designed the concept of the prêt-à-porter jewel for the independent woman in the 1960s. More than fifty years later, this concept has evolved, as has its exquisite jewellery savoir-faire. This is evidenced especially in Pomellato’s new high-end masterpieces at Doha, such as the special Sabbia parure designed to be worn separately or in tandem: the shimmering ring, earrings and necklace in white gold with a pavé of emeralds all sourced sustainably from Gemfields, with white and brown diamonds. Flowing from green to white gemstones like a precious waterfall, the ring is carved into a modern rectangle design, then squared on the finger with audacious appeal. To pair and complement, circle earrings 52

www.ohlalamag.net

E

MILANESE HERITAGE AND

NC

NS E E U O Q F

E

R

LEN P S E D

Tango necklace in white gold with white diamonds by Pomellato

with similar colour gradation round up to 168 emeralds and 118 white and brown diamonds. Dangling from the neck in rectangle and circle from a bold white gold chain, a statement-piece necklace boasts 360 emeralds and 146 white and brown diamonds. Sculpted for queens of resplendence, Pomellato also introduces its white gold Iconica choker, entirely covered with diamond pavé for a high-shine finishing touch. Smooth to the touch with gem-setting mastery, the shimmering choker incorporates 1,706 diamonds for a total of 25.8 ct. of true preciousness. A voluptuous 3.9 ct. Brazilian emerald cocktail ring in white gold with 328 white pavé diamonds embracing its bright green central stone, which twist design dances with sensuality. Never to be outdone, magnificent Tango clinks as a necklace with sculpted white gold links, as it combines over 2,920 pavé diamonds for a grand total of 65.3 ct. of sparkling perfection.


POMELLATO 2020 COLLECTIONS AT DJWE

Iconic traits from signature Pomellato collections are evidenced throughout the precious display. Among them, the beloved, ever-iconic Nudo ring in both maxi and classic sizes, each shining brightly with hand-cut deep blue doublets such as London blue topaz, agate, turquoise gemstones and precious diamond pavé. The same Nudo parure is presented in pink quartz and pink chalcedony with brown diamonds. The Nudo sautoirs feature masterful double-sided Clessidra-cut gems, dangling asymmetrically from delicate, often adjustable chains in rose and white gold featuring sky blue topaz with chrysoprase or pink quartz with pink chalcedony and pavé diamonds to add a highshine splash to the necklace, worn doubly or singly around the neck. For a more daywear look, the same colored gems are set onto the Nudo lariat necklace in rose and white gold, with pavé diamonds and an ingenious hidden circular clasp that acts as a feature of the necklace. The brand new Fantina collection includes a voluptuous diamond-edged ring in rose gold or white gold and 61 diamonds, to pair with a cuff bracelet of the same sensualcurves design (133 diamonds) and bold pendant earrings of 134 diamonds, topped off by a spectacular statement piece tear-drop pendant that features 59 diamonds or 150 diamonds set in the white gold version. For two layers that reveal both Pomellato’s goldsmith and diamond prowess, the Milanese maison presents a parure of rose gold in the form of an Iconica two-layer ring – one of gold and one of 32 diamond pavé gems. To complement, a shining solid gold bangle accentuated by a small 18 diamond circle accent, or, in a reverse design, with the pavé diamonds set into the entirety of the bracelet with 251 pavé diamonds. Instead or as well, Iconica drop earrings shimmer from the ears encrusted with 136 pavé diamonds, to complete the look.

With its Sabbia collection, Pomellato was exquisitely inspired this year, producing several pieces that play on the volume of its simple circle or rectangle design. The new bracelet with mesh gold links seems to almost recall a precious ‘chain mail’ design, graced with asymmetric circles of precious pavé, as 539 brown, white and black diamonds render the wearer truly unforgettable. To match, the choker necklace incorporates 970 diamonds of similar hues with a sassy circle clasp design that drops behind the neck. Four circles of diamond pavé are encrusted atop the finger in a fantastic ring with 111 diamonds in total. As complement, the necklace version combining white, brown and black diamond circles and rectangles can be singly, doubled or even tripled around the neck, depending on the look. For more musicality in movement, the sautoir pairs with any other piece from the collection, featuring 225 brown, white and black diamonds held by multi-sized chain links of eccentricity. Spectacular drop pendant earrings low from the lobes with 606 black and brown diamonds that fade to white – almost like precious charcoal dipped in the snow. With Tango, Pomellato demonstrates its gem-setting mastery in a white gold ring with 126 smoothly-set diamonds. For the wrist and neck, a matching bracelet (915 diamonds) and necklace (2021 diamonds), with shimmering pavé set into each diamond chain masterpiece. Revealing the colors of its true nature, Pomellato displays brightly colored bracelets, each set with 744 gemstones of either chromo tourmaline, red spinel, blue sapphire, purple sapphire, ruby or emeralds.

Fantina earrings in rose gold with diamonds by Pomellato

Iconica bangle in rose gold and full white diamonds by Pomellato Nudo Classic ring in rose gold with chalcedony, rose quartz and brown diamonds by Pomellato Alibinali.com @alibinali_luxury

www.ohlalamag.net

53


JEWELLERY

Edit

A FOREVER

CLASSIC MESSIKA’S MY TWIN COLLECTION PROPOSES MODERN AND ELEGANT JEWELLERIES THAT ARE ENGAGED IN A DANCE OF LIGHT.

54

www.ohlalamag.net


“She takes it a step further by imagining an union where the juxtaposed diamonds celebrate endless love.” With Kate Moss and Sylvia Hoeks, Messika celebrates the perfect union between the pear, emerald and oval cuts of the My Twin collection. As our muses, they add a finishing touch to these iconic pieces for a striking yet delicate result. Messika’s renown My Twin collection, suggests a new way of sealing one’s love, via the unexpected union of different cut diamonds. The different stones sit in contrast and harmony with each other. The pear cut diamond, which is both sensual and dazzling, marries with the emerald cut, which is more stylised and hypnotic, or even the oval cut, which is sweet and gentle. In the paired version, My Twin reinterprets the classic Toi & Moi in an architectural way where the emerald and pear stones are drawn to each other. In the trio style, Valerie Messika combines three cuts of diamonds and pays tribute to her favourite number. She takes it a step further by imagining an union where the juxtaposed diamonds celebrate endless love. My Twin proposes modern and elegant jewelleries that are engaged in a dance of light.

Alibinali.com @alibinali_luxury

www.ohlalamag.net

55


JEWELLERY

Edit

DISTINCT DECADENCE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT THIS MOTHER’S DAY? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN GUCCI’S JEWELLERY COLLECTIONS.

56

www.ohlalamag.net


“A sparkling

aquamarine stone

is held within the lion’s teeth.” LE MARCHÉ DES MERVEILLES JEWELLERY WITH BUTTERFLY MOTIF The butterfly motif, a powerful symbol of life and transformation, has been introduced into Gucci’s Le Marché des Merveilles fine jewellery collection with a pair of earrings, a necklace and a ring. Crafted in 18kt yellow gold and studded with diamonds, the motif ’s detailed cut-out design isreminiscent of filigree, and sculpted using a fusion process. The head is topped with refined antennae and miniature interlocking G elements are nestled within the wings’ intricate latticework. The stud earrings are dominated by the butterfly motif, whilst the ring’s single centerpiece is perfectly offset with a torchon band. The necklace has a butterfly at its center, with interlocking G motifs further enriching the fine gold chain.

GUCCI LION HEAD FINE JEWELLERY COLLECTION Gucci pays homage to one of its most defining symbols, the Lion Head, in a new collection of fine jewellery. Three interpretations of the feline motif, featuring different gemstones, appear both as stud earrings and pendant necklaces within the line. One design is worked in 18kt white gold and encrusted with diamonds. A sparkling aquamarine stone is held within the lion’s teeth. Said to inspire truth and trust, the blue color of aquamarine is thought to be calming and cleansing. It is also considered to be the birthstone for those born in March. A second version of the Lion Head is crafted in 18kt yellow gold. It has diamond-set eyes and amethyst clutched between its teeth. The birthstone of February, amethyst is meditative, soothing, and its violet color is believed to promote balance and peace. Another 18kt yellow gold Lion Head completes the collection. This design also has diamondset eyes, but features a chromo diopside gemstone in its mouth. The deep forest green tone of the distinctive jewel is said to be restorative, and capable of healing a damaged heart.

Gucci collections are exclusively available at Al Majed Jewellery showrooms. @gucci @almajedjw

www.ohlalamag.net

57


MARC JACOBS

58

www.ohlalamag.net


SS20 MAKEUP LOOKS

SMOKEY EYES, BEDAZZLED EYELIDS AND DRAMATIZED LASHES PLAY HOMAGE TO THE PAST AS WELL AS THE FUTURE.

www.ohlalamag.net

59


BEAUTY Buzz

FULL FRONTAL VOLUME, LIFT AND CURL, FENTY BEAUTY

SUPERHERO ELASTIC STRETCH VOLUMIZING MASCARA, IT COSMETICS

THEY’RE REAL! LENGTHENING VOLUMIZING MASCARA, BENEFIT

RESPECTISSIME EXTENSION MASCARA, LA ROCHE POSAY MONSIEUR BIG MASCARA, LANCÔME

Lash Out

LASH RAYS MASCARA, TOM FORD

WHEN A LASH EXTENSION JOB GOES AWRY OR YOUR FALSIES JUST WON’T COOPERATE, THERE’S ONE BEAUTY STAPLE THAT WILL NEVER FAIL YOU: MASCARA. THE ULTIMATE ICON FOR THAT WIDE-AWAKE LOOK TO CARRY YOU FROM DUSK TO DAWN.

LASH ALERT MASCARA, EYEKO

60

www.ohlalamag.net

PURE COLOR ENVY LASH MASCARA, VARIOUS SHADES, ESTÉE LAUDER

LASHCRAFT BIG VOLUME MASCARA, SEPHORA COLLECTION

PURE COLOR ENVY LASH MASCARA, VARIOUS SHADES, ESTÉE LAUDER


www.ohlalamag.net

61


BEAUTY Column

E

DON’T WALK AN UNEVEN LINE

yeliner, specifically, can really perk up your peepers when wielded properly. But, on the flip side, it can also really drag down your makeup look when used incorrectly. Here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind before you grab that eye pencil or liquid liner.

While no one is calling for absolute perfection when it comes to your eye makeup, there’s a fine line between sophisticated and sloppy. Jagged, uneven eyeliner can ruin an otherwise good look. The biggest offender is liquid liner as it requires an ever-sosteady hand and it can be quite the challenge to apply smoothly. Of course, it also delivers a strong, fluid line which means drama in spades. To keep a liquid liner straight, avoid tugging at the outer corners of the eyes. When you let go of the eye, the line will appear distorted. Plus, that tugging over time can lead to wrinkles. On the other hand, a pencil or gel product is far more forgiving if you’re in a rush.

DO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOUR If you’re stuck on black eyeliner only, then you’re missing out on a range of hues that can really boost your eye colour. For example, a brown shade is a less harsh option that creates a softer, more subtle effect. A deep, jewel-toned eyeliner such as an emerald green or sapphire blue can work wonders to bring out the colour of your eyes whereas a white or nude eyeliner on the lower lid works to brighten the eye, creating a refreshed, awake appearance.

DO MAKE IT LAST

DON’T GET TOO BOTTOM-HEAVY

EYE CONCUR

Like many things in life, there is too much of a good thing when it comes to eyeliner, especially if you’re painting too much product on the lower lid. Overdoing it with a thick line under the eye is too bottom-heavy and can actually make your eyes look smaller rather than enhancing them. You’re also more likely to end up with undereye smudges if you go this route. Better to swap the dark, thick liner for a lighter line and a subtler shade of taupe or light brown. And avoid using liquid liner on the bottom lid, too; it’s just too dense and will be dripping down your face by midday.

As much as we’d like to tell you that there is a miracle way to make your eye makeup and eyeliner stay perfectly in place from morning until night, at the end of the day, you will still have to reapply and touch it up. For an extra dose of staying power, waterproof gel liners are often your best bet for liner longevity, especially for the bottom lid. They also have less chance of smearing or running. But not even DON’T SKIP THE SMUDGE-PROOFING waterproof products will stay as The smudge-proof is in the pudding PHOTOGRAPHY: FERHAN KHAN PHOTOGRAPHY fresh and strong as when you first when it comes to your eyeliner. It’s a MODEL: OKSANA YAREMENKO applied it. So, pack your pencils common oversight to skip this step HAIR AND MAKEUP: LUCKY ALLURE with you, and refresh the line when of eye makeup application. But in needed. It shouldn’t take but a order for your eye makeup to last from sunup to sundown, you’ll want to combat the smudge. It’s not enough second if you’re starting from a solid foundation. Blotting papers for your lids are also a great idea, as they will take care of the eye makeup that may to just apply liner. First, you’ll want to prep your lids by brushing them with a translucent powder. You’ll also want to avoid putting any lotions or creams on have smudged into the creases without ruining your liner. the lids, as that can cause a good deal of smudging. Then, trace over the eyeliner line with a matching powder eye shadow. And for an even more dramatic effect, DO USE A SHARP PENCIL While this may seem like a no-brainer, don’t slack on keeping your eye retrace more liner over the powder for double impact. To make it last even pencils sharpened. Dull pencils with flat tips at the end will only yield a messy longer, wet the shadow brush with some eye-drop formula (or a drop of water) first - this also works for intensifying the pigment of your eyeshadow. application of product when smooth and precise is what you want.

You know what they say: Eyes are the windows to the soul, and as such, they can be one of the most captivating parts of your face.Thus, the role of makeup should be to enhance your eyes and give them definition and impact - not take away from their power.

62

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

63


BEAUTY Focus

AKEYO T #

U

N A H CE C R

CHANEL BRINGS NEW OLFACTORY EXPERIENCES WITH TWO FRAGRANCE FORMATS AVAILABLE IN LIMITED EDITION: CHANCE FRAGRANCE PENS AND CHANCE EAU TENDRE HAIR OIL. PRACTICAL PRODUCTS YOU CAN SLIP INTO YOUR BAG AND CARRY WITH YOU LIKE LUCKY CHARMS TO DISCREETLY REFRESH THE SCENT OF YOUR CHANCE FRAGRANCES ON THE SKIN AND HAIR.

CHANEL available at Fifty One East, Qatar’s favourite department store @chanelofficial / @51_east

64

www.ohlalamag.net


Saffron A f t e r n o o n Te a Daily from 2-5 PM QR 110 for two A select choice of Pastries and Snacks Tc h a b a A r t i s a n Te a L e a v e s Coffee by CafĂŠs Richard

www.ohlalamag.net

65


BEAUTY Focus

Honey Bae BEE PRODUCTS ARE SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST EFFECTIVE NATURAL REVITALISING SUBSTANCES. GUERLAIN RESEARCH HAS BEEN WORKING CONTINUOUSLY WITH HONEYS AND ROYAL JELLY TO CREATE ABEILLE ROYALE: A SKINCARE PROGRAMME THAT SCIENTIFICALLY PROVES THEIR EXCEPTIONAL CAPACITY TO MINIMIZE THE VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGEING ON SKIN.

66

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

67


BEAUTY Focus

Youth Proof Rich and luscious, this L’Occitane mask provides all the comfort, softness, smoothness and protection that the skin needs. Ultra-rich texture of Immortelle Cream Mask boasts truly nourishing properties and keeps your skin comfortable whatever the weather, particularly during very cold periods. Its specific formulation combines pure immortelle essential oil - for instant action - with the same essential oil concentrated in microcapsules, for action that lasts all day. It also contains moisturising agents, restructuring vitamin A, vitamin E with anti-free radical action and rice peptides for improved cellular nutrition and oxygenation. The skin is smooth, moisturised, intensively nourished and comfortable. It stays youthful and fresh even longer. The complexion is fresh, radiant and even. 68

www.ohlalamag.net


INTENSIFY THE TRAIL GIVENCHY PARFUMS BRINGS THE ADDICTIVE OLFACTORY SIGNATURE OF L’INTERDIT EAU DE PARFUM IN AN EXCLUSIVE FORMULA: L’INTERDIT HAIR MIST. INSPIRED BY THE WHITE FLOWER CROSSED WITH A DARK WOODY ACCORD, L’INTERDIT HAIR MIST BEAUTIFIES AND ENHANCES THE HAIR. THE LIGHT-WEIGHT TEXTURE LEAVES THE HAIR SHINY AND SILKY-SOFT.

www.ohlalamag.net

69


70

www.ohlalamag.net


BEAUTY Insight

DEFY THE NORM GIVENCHY HAS BEEN SYNONYMOUS WITH AVANT-GARDE ELEGANCE SINCE ITS CONCEPTION. FROM COUTURE COLLECTIONS TO BOLD BEAUTY PRODUCTS, THE HOUSE CONTINUALLY DEFIES CONVENTIONS. OHLALA TALKS EXCLUSIVELY TO BLANCA PADILLA, THE FACE OF GIVENCHY MAKE UP.

How did you feel when you were asked to be the face of Givenchy make up? To be very honest, I couldn’t believe it. This is my first beauty campaign. To me, Givenchy has always embodied women’s elegance, chic and strength. I could not have hoped for a more exciting partnership... Givenchy has always been a brand that caught my attention, first with the beautiful masterpieces Givenchy Fashion House created every season, soon after that with the relationship I developed with the people inside it, the team I got to work with for three years now and who have always welcomed me with such warmth and love. I feel very comfortable with the beauty team and Nicolas Degennes is a very special human being. Do you remember when you first discovered the Givenchy brand? If I remember correctly, the first time I laid eyes on a Givenchy collection was when I entered my agency and my agents were working on models for the new fashion show – it was amazing. I instantly wanted to walk for the brand... and I eventually did! What does wearing makeup mean to you? Makeup offers infinite possibilities. Most of the time, I just want to be myself. I don’t like my everyday makeup to be too showy. There are excellent tools available to achieve a natural, yet enhanced, look. It’s important for me to be able to recognise myself in the mirror. What makes women beautiful? Their self-assurance, definitely. In my professional experience, what makes women stand out is their approach to life, what they believe in, what they think of their everyday existence. There are no universal beauty criteria... Women’s beauty comes in different forms, and working with Nicolas has made me want to discover more of this beauty. His portraits of Asian women from his shoots in Asia are absolutely stunning. www.ohlalamag.net

71


BEAUTY Insight Can you describe your beauty routine? I’d say my routine is quite minimal. For the daytime I like to keep it clean: a bit of Teint Couture Everwear Concealer wherever is needed (usually jet lag asks for some under the eyes!), highlighter on the top of the cheeks, eyelids and a touch on the nose, and some brown golden loose powder on the cheekbones for that sunkissed look. Lashes curled and a touch of mascara Volume Disturbia. That’s all for a healthy and natural glow. For a night look I usually stick to terrain and nude tones that go well with my olive skin, creating a light smokey eye, then maybe a strong red on the lip, or I play with a more unexpected colorful lip. I think the more you play around with the different products, the more you discover how they can be used in creative ways. And for your lips, what is your favorite Le Rouge colour? It’s so hard to choose. I love the classic Le Rouge but I think Le Rouge Deep Velvet has some of my favorite shades from all the products that have been released lately. I love the classic, timeless, strong red Le Rouge L’Interdit No.333 and some more bold and innovative ones such as Le Rouge Deep Velvet No.37 Rouge Grainé and Le Rouge Night Noir No.1 Night in Light. The texture that

I love most is definitely Le Rouge Deep Velvet. I think it is revolutionary in a way because I have not seen a product that is able to hold this texture for so long. You can get this texture in the market but it will dry out your lips and won’t be long lasting, making you re- apply many times throughout the day. I love that it lasts, moisturises and has a very unique finish to it while doing all that. What makeup tips can you share with us? Of course I have learned a lot from watching Nicolas and his team! Especially about preparing the skin, because we always follow the same routine before every shoot. For instance, before doing my makeup, his team applies a moisturising mask to my face, which gives me an incredibly luminous complexion once the makeup is on. After the base has been applied, the skin grain is literally transformed. It’s things like that, like learning how to thoroughly moisturise your skin before applying makeup, using the right methods to apply the products, and sometimes even knowing how to apply them differently for a more surprising makeup result. @givenchybeauty / @ndegennes

“A sparkling aquamarine stone is held within the lion’s teeth.”

72

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

73


HEALTH Files

THE ERA OF

LUXURY ANUSHAY KHAN checked off DEVARANA SPA from her ‘must-go’ list, and we are completely in awe of her indulgent experience.

From the moment I heard that Devarana Spa was

making its grand entrance in the Qatar market at Dusit Doha Hotel, I knew that I had to get my name on that booking list. With work keeping me on my toes, I repeatedly had to edit my appointment slot. I however started 2020 in the most luxurious way that I could possibly imagine; The Devarana Speciality massage. Devarana means ‘garden in heaven’, derived from the ThaiSanskrit and I cannot think of a name more aptly given to a venue such as this. The journey up to the 29th floor of Dusit Doha Hotel, that is located in the perfect setting of the glorious Westbay, showcased teasers of the delight of Devarana Spa. The distinct aroma of lemongrass filled the air as it washed over me as my muscles lightened up knowing that the following two hours were going to be total bliss.. With the beautiful marble tiled entrance, the dazzling lights, and the concept itself evoking the senses you cannot help but feel intrinsically special. The contemporary design of the spa gives an instant feel of the elite luxury that is consistent throughout the premise. Sipping on my tea, sitting next to the pool with the water flowing further added to the calmness of the room. The vitality area that hosted the steam and sauna rooms were a

74

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

75


76

www.ohlalamag.net


HEALTH Files

“Sitting in this rose petalled haven, overlooking the giant skyscrapers in one of the hottest cities in the world, it sometimes just makes you grateful for all the things that you have in life.” treat all on their own with its fabrications that further added to the decadence of this venue. My masseuse escorted me to my treatment room, a beautifully crafted, dimly lit room that displayed the high-end products used here. The room and its magical healing powers were all I needed to get myself in the mood for the amazing treatment that followed. Promising to soothe emotions and soften the skin, I simply felt like all of the Hollywood dreams of my life came true as I took in this lavishly phenomenal experience of immersing myself in a milk bath for the first time. Sitting in this rose petalled haven, overlooking the giant skyscrapers in one of the hottest cities in the world, it sometimes just makes you grateful for all the things that you have in life. Needless to say, my emotions weren’t just soothed, I was smitten over the entire experience that was on display. The milk bath was followed by exemplary service of my masseuse, who was very accomodating to my stress points. With the room temperature set to my comfort level and the mint leaves to relieve my ongoing battle with my sinuses, further showcases the attention-to-detail and health preparations that are derived from natural ingredients - a plus point at any stage in life! The Devarana massage is a series of techniques from Thai, Ayurveda and Shiatsu with a combination of alternating strokes to achieve the much-needed muscle relaxation that I’d came for - and it didn’t disappoint. The kaffir lime and orange with a mix of mint leaves in a bowl of hot water for inhalation as requested were the precious addition that was

needed to concrete this unparalleled experience. With every inch of my body given the utmost attention, I slipped into blissful oblivion of the time and my whereabouts - isn’t that what relaxation should always be all about? The Devarana Spa lived up to its worldly known luxurious style and services. With Dusit Doha Hotel’s entry in the market over a year ago and Devarana Spa’s arrival that followed shortly, Thai hospitality has made its mark. Giving Qatar the ‘East meets West’ ancient therapies that add to the uniqueness of Devarana, if you want to achieve ultimate relaxation, this should be your go-to for comfort. For reservations and more information, please call 4004 4194 @dusitdohahotel www.ohlalamag.net

77


CELEBRATING HER WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE FOR PAMPERING IDEAS THIS MOTHER’S DAY? HERE’S A ROUND-UP OF SOME FABULOUS SPA TREATMENTS THAT SHE WILL LOVE.

ALWADI HOTEL DOHA MGALLERY M|Spa Spring into March at M|Spa and get a complimentary detox back mask and mini facial with every 30 minutes massage booked. Treat the special lady in your life to a Spa Treatment Voucher, a gift she will treasure. Valid from 1 to 31 March from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. For reservations and more information, please call 4009 9700

DUSIT DOHA HOTEL Devarana Spa Celebrate Mother’s Day at Dusit Doha Hotel and pamper yourself at the luxurious Thai-inspired Devarana Spa. Enjoy a wide range of beauty treatments and massage therapies with a 50% discount on any treatment. With treatments designed to invigorate the mind, body, and senses, Devarana Spa is the perfect place for a relaxing and unforgettable day with your Mother. Advance booking is required. For reservations and more information, please call 4004 4194

78

www.ohlalamag.net

SHARQ VILLAGE & SPA, A RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL The Ritz-Spa ‘Treat yourself ’ takes on a whole new meaning this Mother’s Day. Mums and daughters rejoice with a hearty Deluxe Spa Afternoon Tea, served at the serene relaxation area, followed by a full-body Himalayan Hot Stone massage and a mini facial using luxurious Amala products. 20% savings on the entire bill. Enjoy Deluxe Spa Afternoon Tea experiential + full body ‘Himalayan Hot Stone’ massage for 60 minutes (relieves muscle tension and boosts blood circulation and immunity) + mini facial using Amala products (AHA-infused pore-refining mask and a veil of light moisture). 20% savings on the entire bill for 2 persons from 15 - 20 March 2020. For reservations and more information, please call 4425 6666

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” - Charles Dickens


SPA Spotlight MONDRIAN DOHA ESPA The mother’s day specially designed package includes a onehour massage together followed by a refreshing cleansing facial. After your treatment and relaxation time enjoy a delicious ELLAMIA afternoon tea in the privacy of the spa café. A single red rose will accompany the mother and daughter home. For reservations and more information, please call 4045 5550

AL MESSILA RESORT & SPA Al Messila Ladies Wellness Retreat Cocoon your mother in the warmth of a caring environment for Mother’s Day. Her tailor-made 3-hour journey begins with a detoxifying scrub to eliminate dead skin cells followed by a holistic personalised therapy to promote healing of the soul. A glowing skin awaits as therapists perform the finale with a personalized facial designed specially to meet the skin needs. A complete personalized experience to celebrate her day. The offer is valid or the entire month of March for QR 2,000 per person For reservations and more information, please call 4445 1916

CITY CENTRE ROTANA DOHA Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Club Treat your mother to a fantastic delight and get her pampered for her special day. Get 30% off on all spa gift vouchers this Mother’s Day, because who deserves to be pampered more than your mother! This offer is valid on 20, 21 and 22 March. For reservations and more information, please call 4445 8686

THE RITZ-CARLTON DOHA The Ritz-Carlton Spa Celebrate this Mother’s Day at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Doha with a special spa treatment followed by afternoon treat. Treat yourself with a wonderful spa treatment provided by one of their expert therapists and then indulge in handcrafted delicacies created by the Master Chefs. There will also be a delightful treat for your mother. The packages start from QAR 700. For reservations and more information, please call 4484 8173

INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA Spa InterContinental Celebrate Mother Day by booking your mother a relaxing body massage at Spa InterContinental. A 90 minutes heavenly massage and a home fragrance merchandise at only QR 750 which is at a value of QR 1,000. For reservations and more information, please call 4484 4060 www.ohlalamag.net

79


80

www.ohlalamag.net


EXPERIMENT 9 For Spring/Summer 2020, IAM MAI introduces a collection inspired by the simplicity of structure. The graphic lines of a staircase defines ‘Experiment 9’, where the sequence of stairs is reflected through the creative use of pleating. Shot at the dynamic location of Al Safa Art and Design Library, a platform that stems far beyond a traditional library, IAM MAI’s SS’20 collection exudes unconventional styles procured from traditional silhouettes. Merging structure with shadows is portrayed through the art of pleating fused with asymmetrical patterns in pleated light taffeta. Meanwhile, playing with the way the sunlight falls on structured elements is brought out with metallic dotted chiffon in matte and glossy finish. A strong colour palette featuring earthy tones of stone and black is fused with delicate shades of white, light blue and faded pink. While introducing a glaze-effect silk blend organza emphasising the clarity of each design. Voluminous culottes, skirts and tops feature hints of tonal dressing while double layer dresses are introduced for a feminine touch. Experimenting with minimal colour blocking, unique details lie in Mai’s incorporation of hidden belts and pleated sleeves. Experiment 9 reflects a crisp aesthetic focusing on effortless silhouettes complementing a sense of understated poise. @iammai.design / www.iam-mai.com

www.ohlalamag.net

81


82

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

83


84

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

85


86

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

87


88

www.ohlalamag.net


www.ohlalamag.net

89


CHIC Eats

TASTE OF TURKEY Fresh from her recent visit to Istanbul, ANUSHAY KHAN was on the lookout for food that would remind her of her travels and Emirgan Sutis certainly delivered.

Emirgan Sutis is a name that almost everyone in Doha knows. Whether it is for the grandeur location at The Pearl, the sunset you witness as you dine there, or the mere fact that yours truly simply thinks that there is literally nobody out there who can live up to this place. On what I expected to be a mildly cosy evening in Doha, I headed for an early dinner at The Pearl branch of the restaurant. The aroma of the fresh meat being BBQ’d along with the chic setting of the restaurant came together like a fairytale for me. The sun had not entirely set and the golden hour of Doha cast a light into the restaurant, reflecting the blue and gold decor of the logo in the most minimalistically chic way possible. With the weather that we have right now, who wouldn’t have selected the alfresco dining seating on this particularly beautiful evening? I would recommend you reserve 90

www.ohlalamag.net

a table with the chairs if you’re there for food because as comfortable as the sofas are, they’re purely for the tea-sipping party. You easily sink into the baby blue and white cushions for hours, but you’re going to find it difficult to eat with ease. As for Turkish cuisine, one can only do justice to it if you delve into the divine combination of the mixed mezze with hot bread fresh from the oven. Where the traditional mezze were phenomenal, the cig kofte and su boregi proved to be the highlight of the first round. With its white cheese filling and a crispy textured borek to balance the taste, the su boregi was one-of-a-kind. As the beef tomato paste added an interesting flavour to the dish, I couldn’t help but wonder how underrated the cig kofte at Emirgan Sutis actually is. The traditional mix mezze was truly a masterpiece. Their well prepared delectable serving of starters were presented in an ideal quantity, the


www.ohlalamag.net

91


92

www.ohlalamag.net


CHIC Eats kind that that doesn’t make you too full for the next course but also ropes you back in for that ‘one last bite’ again and again. Anastasia, our server for the night, saw our love for the starters and instead of taking the leftovers back to the kitchen, simply put them on the side so that we could keep stealing bites mid-conversation. In what was now a slightly chilly evening, the tantalising smell of perfection took over my senses and I was presented with the chef ’s selection of the main course. I would recommend everyone to come here at least once as you’ll be willing to sell your soul to these guys. The special Sutis beyti kebab grasped my attention immediately with its lavish layers of cherry tomato sauce, yogurt and the melted butter wrapped up in the classic Turkish bread, added a whole new dimension to this dish. The lamb loin, a favourite on our table, was medium-cooked, as per our request, and succulent to the point of retaining its flavour and the juicy tenderness throughout every bite. A simple sprinkle of salt on the meat and a bite of the creamed spinach proved to be a delight to our taste buds. Adding a further dynamic to this delight was the closed pide with kasar cheese - the ideal fit for this moreish meal.

“I would recommend everyone to come here at least once as you’ll be willing to sell your soul to these guys.”

Our love for food was obvious to the extent that dessert was served in a small platter of bite-sized assorted Turkish delicacies. We experienced kazandibi, a traditional Turkish dessert that was made with chicken breast, and it had me skeptical to even touch it. With its texture and look encompassing that of a swiss roll, it was a different experience that I still wasn’t fully convinced to dive into. I would still recommend the risk-takers to give it a try. The trillice was the one that would win my vote on this table. The luxurious dessert that reminded me of a caramel pudding sat right in the pocket of my sweet-tooth. I can easily say that this was one of the most luscious dinners I’ve ever had the privilege of experiencing. Anastasia made sure we were warm with the heater placed near us, the staff made sure that the food was served at the ideal pace, and the recommendations were off the chart for us! If you’re looking for exceptional Turkish food and glamorous surroundings, Emirgan Sutis at The Pearl Boulevard should be on top of your list. For reservations or more information, please call 4441 3626. @sutisqa www.ohlalamag.net

93


CHIC Eats Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Riva

Enjoy the prized flavours of Alba, black winter truffles and more in inspired modern Italian dishes created especially for any culinary occasion. Savour the world’s most highly esteemed ingredients in a breathtaking setting in the dining area or at the outdoor garden terrace. Call 4040 5050 for reservations and more information.

Crowne Plaza, Doha The Business Park Rodizio

Rodizio is a destination for the Carnivore Connoisseurs. A unique Brazilian Churrascaria offering an authentic dining concept. Catering a selection of meat cuts - cooked to your choice of perfection on live open flame grills. It’s all about meat in the heart of your table with ample selection of salads and appetizers. Definitely a savouring experience - the unlimited way! Enjoy unlimited selected cuts for QAR 270, or take advantage of the all you can eat early bird special before 7:00 pm for QAR 200 only. Complement the finest cuts of meat with unlimited house beverages for only QAR 189. Call 4408 7777 for reservations and more information.

The Diplomatic Club BBQ Donut

BBQ Donut is the personification of exclusivity. Float away from the shores of Doha while a dedicated chef prepares your BBQ from a selection of fresh cuts – made to your preference, all within the comfort of Doha’s sea breeze. If you fancy a little music for an immersive ambiance, each doughnut comes fitted with a sound system. This personalised BBQ boat is a unique yet unconventional meeting place intended for a family day out or a true experience with friends. Call 4484 7414 for reservations and more information.

Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha Dalchini

Mother’s day is all that everyone thinks about in March. Make your mother feel special and head over to Dalchini to give a taste of Indian cuisine on Mother’s Day this time. With a regular menu, you will be given a free dessert for your mother! Call 4009 5530 for reservations and more information.

Mondrian Doha Walima

MARCH DINING OUR ROUND UP OF THE BEST CHIC EATS VENUES 94

www.ohlalamag.net

Ladies, it’s all about you on Tuesday at Walima Doha! Enjoy 3 complimentary drinks for ladies from a select menu all night + 50% off on some activities. Feel like a true Malika with the live music from DJ A.n.D. Call 4045 5999 for reservations and more information.

The Ritz-Carlton Doha Sel & Miel

Inclusive of unlimited house beverages served with a French assorted platter, the After Work A La Francaise is the deal you need to grab. Freshen up from a busy day of work and head over for a French experience from Sunday to Friday between 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for QR 139 per person Call 4484 8173 for reservations and more information.


Marriott Marquis City Center Doha

Alwadi Hotel Doha, MGallery

New York Steakhouse delivers a gastronomic treat on the last Wednesday of every month with its ‘Wagyu Wednesday special’. Indulge in the superior cuts known for its fat marbling and unrivalled flavour expertly prepared and cooked for you by Chef de Cuisine Frank Martin. The price even includes a select grape beverage, which makes it a perfect midweek culinary treat. Call 4419 5000 for reservations and more information.

The Book Club High tea is a monthly event for the reared fans that helps to open a new life chapter in with AteaTude’s book club meeting every day between 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm for QR 180. Call 4009 9666 for reservations and more information.

New York Steakhouse

Hilton Doha Trader Vic’s

A seated tropical brunch with panoramic views of the beach, perfectly enjoyed with family and friends. Enjoy a sharing menu of your favourite Trader Vic’s dishes, with an unlimited flow of selected house beverages available from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm. Entertainment includes a live band, salsa dancers, and kids’ corner to keep the little ones entertained. For QR 295 for adults and QR 150, seal the deal! Call 4423 3222 for reservations and more information.

AtTeatude

Kempinski Residences & Suites Doha Zengo

Zengo Doha welcomes you all to enjoy a Wednesday night for just QR 195 per person indulge in Omakase style sushi platters along with enticing small plates such as edamame beans, miso soup and chicken salad. You can also enjoy a menu of selected cocktails for just QR 30 each to sip while you savour Sushi night delights. Call 4405 3560 for reservations and more information.

Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences The Kitchen

This all-day and night dining outlet is noted for using the finest and freshest ingredients in its culinary offering which begins daily with a healthy breakfast buffet. This casual restaurant transforms into a lively hub for slick, hearty lunches with a wide choice of small and large platters, before evolving again for an evening of elevated, a la carte dinners which can be enjoyed al fresco on the open terrace. From 7:00 am - 11:00 pm daily for QR 110, this is the new place to be! Call 4492 5000 for reservations and more information.

The Torch Doha Flying Carpet

Known for its spectacular experience and unique offerings, Flying Carpet introduces yet another delight. Experience the exotic tastes of Asia with an all you can eat buffet and live cooking stations. Call 4446 5600 for reservations and more information.

Four Seasons Hotel, Doha

The Pier Ahoy, me hearties! Get nautical this weekend at the Friday Brunch Yacht Party, from 12.30 pm - 4.30 pm at The Pier, Four Seasons Hotel Marina. DJ music, 3-course platter, and unlimited drinks to start your weekend in style! QR 245 per person for unlimited sips including 3 course platters QR 245 per person. Call 4494 8700 for reservations and more information.

Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas Isaan

Delight your cravings for Thai food with a special curry night! Enjoy unlimited authentic Thai curry from 6:00 pm - 11.00 pm for just QR 99 and special ‘Happy Hour’ beverages starting at QR 35. With a whole host of different options to choose from, you are bound to return. Call 4448 1240 for reservations and more information.

www.ohlalamag.net

95


CHIC Eats

InterContinental Doha The City

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

The cooler weather calls for a true Parisian style experience, so do as the Parisians do and be seen on the new terrace. Sip on signature beverages, dine on authentic French savouries, and indulge in delicious French pastries and desserts as you watch the world go by this sweet haven in West Bay. Call 4015 8888 for reservations and more information.

Savour the richness of traditional luxurious gourmet food from the land of Awadh. The buffet spread has something for everyone. Start your meal with a shorba, non-vegetarians can enjoy the ‘Murgh Tamatri Shorba’ while the vegetarians will surely love the ‘Dal Ki Yakhni’. Kebab fans are in for a treat, the ‘lamb Pasanda kebab’, ‘Boti kebab’, ‘Kakori kebab’ and ‘Awadhi Murgh tikka’ with ‘Chatpati fish’ are some of the options you can choose from. Their ‘Galouti Kebab’ will melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more. Aloo Tikki for vegetarians, veg and non-veg kebab parathas will be cooked right in front of you. The festival will also highlight traditional Awadhi breads like ‘Sheermal’, ‘Baqarkhani’ or ‘Girda’n at a buffet priced at QR 109 per person from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm daily. Call 4428 1555 for reservations and more information.

La Parisienne

InterContinental Doha La Mar

Every Friday Peruvian Family Lunch from 12:30 pm - 04:00 pm with Live Entertainment. Set menu 295 QR food and water only with a special drinks offer of QR 49 for and QR 200 for selected grapes. Highlighting the “Peruvian Parrilla to share” Open fire/charcoal grill showcasing a variety of meats and seafood, also having special off the menu items from the Cebiche Bar, cebiches, tiraditos, causas, maki rolls and more. Call 4484 4444 for reservations and more information.

Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Frunch For Foodies

Every Friday, escape to the urban oasis of peace and enjoy a full day in luxury filled with poolside relaxation, appetizing dining, delightful sips, DJ beats and much more. Just like in a journey, follow the flow as chefs treat you to their best creations and mixologists present their best concoctions. For the most funtastic Friday. The experience includes pass-around bites and sips at Wa’ha, fully displayed lunch in Deli Kitchen, special selection of home-made pastas in Veritas, signature dishes in Snøull, full dessert display with coffee and tea in Al’Amma Tea Room, access to the Grand Pool and resort activities as well. Call 4445 0000 for reservations and more information. 96

www.ohlalamag.net

Bombay Balti

The St.Regis Doha Afternoon Tea

Calling all the chocolate lovers for their chocolate indulgence afternoon tea. Satisfy your chocolate cravings with the new Chocolate Indulgence Afternoon Tea every Saturday from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Call 4446 0170 for reservations and more information.

W Doha Hotel & Residences Spice Market

Feast on sizzling Hong Kong Pepper Steak, served on a cast-iron plate where the food cooks directly at your table. The sizzling Hong Kong Pepper Steak will be exclusively available during March and April from 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm for only QR 185. Call 4453 5135 for reservations and more information.


The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Sabai Thai

Ladies the weekend doesn’t need to be over. Every Tuesday, Sabai Thai has special Asian bites and enjoy complimentary sips with your friends. Call 3359 8514 for reservations and more information.

Dusit Doha Hotel Benjarong

Enjoy a royal Thai experience at Dusit’s signature restaurant, Benjarong Doha, and indulge in a feast for all the senses with the Khong Wang Ruam Benjarong (Benjarong mixed appetizer), Mussaman Ka Kae by Poem of King Rama II (whole lamb shank mussaman Curry), Phad Thai Goong Benjarong (stir-fried Chantaburi Rice Noodle with prawns),and Khao Niew Moon Mamuang (sticky rice with mango) for an exquisite culinary journey through the exotic tastes of Thailand. Call 4004 4444 for reservations and more information.

JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Fuego

Whether you are new to salsa dancing or a true dance floor diva, Level 44 is the place to be every Monday. ‘Latin Nights’ dance extravaganza brings you Doha’s best professional salsa dancers, the Yamativo Salsa Group. Their expertise will be on hand so you can improve your moves while you dance to the live beats of the Cuban Duo Band. From 9.00pm to 12.00am every Sunday. Call 4429 5295 for reservations and more information.

Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli Canela

Indulge in a delightful array of freshly brewed coffee and tea selection. Tuck in to your favourite sweet treats of cakes or pastries. Canela Café offers sweet and brew for QR 29 with your choice of hot/cold coffee or tea drink and sweets from 11:00 am - 6:30 pm. Call 4470 4444 for reservation and more information.

City Centre Rotana Doha Caramel

Experience the art of the fabulous High Tea, served with your choice of Salmon or Beef Wellington. Take the time to savour the selection of superior Dilmah teas, served alongside delicious scones, sandwiches, pastries, oriental sweets and nitrogen ice cream. Every Thursday and Friday, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Call 4445 8888 for reservations and more information.

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” - Julia Child

www.ohlalamag.net

97


MISS Ohlala

MATERNAL

INSTINCT WHILE WE GIVE THE MOTHERS IN OUR LIVES THEIR WELL DESERVED THANKS AND RECOGNITION, THIS MOTHER’S DAY, MISS OHLALA EXPLORES THE IMPORTANCE OF MOTHERHOOD AND WHY IT IS NOT ALWAYS A GIVEN. 98

www.ohlalamag.net

PHOTOGRAPHY: FERHAN KHAN PHOTOGRAPHY | MODEL: OKSANA YAREMENKO | HAIR AND MAKEUP: LUCKY ALLURE

If women were really born with a maternal instinct, we would see birth rates stay the same through the years. Even the feminist movement of the 1960s and ‘70s that expanded educational and workforce opportunities for many women shouldn’t change which women decide to be parents. But childfree adulthood has been on the rise since then. What we think of as maternal instinct comes from our culture rather than our nature. Children – and girls in particular – are taught from a very young age that one of the most important things they can do when they grow up is to become parents. A web search for “girls’ toys” and “boys’ toys” quickly reveals that parenthood is girls’ domain. Perpetuating the myth of maternal instinct harms all women, whether they have children or not. Women who choose to have children are told that it’s the most important thing they do. It is no accident that pressure on mothers to intensively nurture their children increased at the very time more women began working outside the home. As women’s labour force participation grew, their share of the work at home did not decline. Instead, women became subject to an ideology which holds that good mothering means labour-intensive mothering. While mothers are pressured to intensively parent, women who opt out of parenthood are treated as social pariahs. We’re told that the most important job any woman can hold is motherhood, that childfree women are selfish, and even that they’re bad for society. Nevertheless, some women do feel compelled for reasons they cannot always articulate to have children. And, in the absence of an easy explanation, it’s understandable to believe that natural instinct is the reason. But the more we look into it, the more we find that’s not the case. This month, let’s recognise the women who have opted to take on the difficult work of good mothering by giving them credit for their choice and their efforts. Our gratitude will be appreciated much more than were we to discount motherhood as what happens naturally without their intentional effort.


Let us join your journey in achieving your fitness goals

With natural daylight and beautiful marina views to keep you motivated, the Fitness Centre at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha offers state-of-the-art cardio machines and weight training equipment. As a member, receive complimentary access to our daily fitness classes, 2 indoor tennis courts, squash court, Junior Olympic indoor pool and beautiful outdoor pool facilities. For reservations, call The Ritz-Carlton, Doha at +974-4484-8000

Š2020 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

DOHA

www.ohlalamag.net

99


100 www.ohlalamag.net Doha, Qatar

+974 4447 8888

www.almajedgroup.me

almajedjw

hublot.com

Big Bang One Click. Case in 18K King Gold. Bezel set with 42 diamonds. Self-winding movement. Interchangeable rubber strap using patented One-Click system.

Profile for Ohlala Magazine

Ohlala Qatar March 2020  

For the Modern Middle Eastern Woman

Ohlala Qatar March 2020  

For the Modern Middle Eastern Woman

Advertisement