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Lust List

GLAM meets

Fashion Alphabet

Glitz & Glamour

Suede boots, haute jewellery and snakeskin sandals are just some of the luxurious pieces we're craving this month

The A-Z of Autumn/Winter fashion finds


We experience the new Jo Malone store at Villaggio Mall with the brand's Lifestyle and Fragrance Director Debbie Wild

This section is inspired by the glamour of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival that kicks off at the end of the month




Don't miss our fun photo shoot that focuses on fashionable moments from film

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GUCCI S/S 2012



Vintage Vignettes

Fair Trade Fashion




Check out our interview with Sarah Haywood, Britain's most sought after wedding planner

The recent S/S 2011/12 fashion shows have us eagerly anticipating next summer already! Check out some of our best picks hot off the catwalk...

GLAM Party



Yousra Samir uncovers the style secrets behind New York's fashion icons

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Astrid Ras opens up about her fair trade fashion label CosmoQueen

GLAM teamed up with nail polish favourite OPI to bring you an amazing night on the tiles, check out the pictures to see if you can spot yourself and friends


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Talk October is by far one of our fave months, as thanks to the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, we get the opportunity to rub shoulders with hot celebs that flock to the city. To celebrate, we've created a whole section inspired by the glitz and glamour of movies and red carpet events. Firstly, we catch up with the one and only Amanda Palmer to get her view on fashion and fests; We showcase red carpet fashion stars; And offer a wealth of advice on how to stay stylish throughout the star-studded festival. Don't miss our fun photo shoot on p.38 where we've re-created some stylish characters from movie stills. 2011 has undoubtedly been the year of the celebrity wedding; we talk to Britain's most sought after wedding planner Sarah Haywood (who you may recognise as the international commentator from the royal nuptials between Kate and Wills) to find out about her luxurious service. On the subject of Britain, luxurious London lifestyle brand Jo Malone recently opened its first store in the Villaggio Mall, we head there to meet Lifestyle and Fragrance Director Debbie Wild and experience its lovely scented offerings. There's an A-Z of fashion finds, party coverage, beauty pics and so much more packed in to the issue, so read on for some juice. Until next month, ciao fashionistas.




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I'm new to Qatar and interested in finding out the best places to shop, socialize and sun bathe. Hopefully through your magazine you'll be able to fill me in with all the information I need. Looking forward to your enlightenment! Rita Charrington

Dear GLAM, Your September issue made an interesting read, especially the article exploring the issue of size tags. There is nothing more stressful than going into a shop to try on something that doesn't fit properly due to size tag confusion. I don't respect the idea that some shops would label clothes a smaller size to encourage girls to think they're slimmer and buy it. It is absurd. Girls' should be proud of who they are no matter their shape or size, we don't need this confusion in our lives! Salma Rasheed

Hi GLAM, Love, love, love your new section Vintage Vignettes. London is one of my favourite cities, and I just adore trawling through vintage shops in the city to find that show stopper. Thanks for informing me about new places to grab a steal! I'm staying tuned to see what you'll be showcasing next month. Alana Reed

GLAM, I really enjoyed the health and fitness story in the September issue of the magazine. After Eid, it is very hard to get your body habits back to normal after a month of fasting, so I found Nicole Van Hattem's tips really useful. I can't get enough of green vegetable shakes – who knew that something so green could be so tasty!! Maha Al-Nameen

Hi! Around the world in cultural dresses was a fascinating read. It was great to learn about different cultures and how they each interpret fashion. Doha is a multicultural city, and as there are so many talented designers out there, I think it was great to give a global snapshot of fashion. Hope to see more of it in future. Chloe Bzwalkie

To GLAM, I think it's great how you feature a mix of local and international designers in your fashion pages. There is such a dynamic workforce here, and it's so great to read about up-and-coming talent in the issue. Keep it coming! Natalia Sanpero

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Van Cleef & Arpels We NEED this magical, luxurious intricate brooch made from sapphires, mother-ofpearl, lapis lazuli, multi-coloured natural pearls and diamonds, from the new Bals De Legende Collection. Van Cleef & Arpels is at Villaggio Mall

Cowie Springbok Bag New to Qatar, the exclusive Cowie branded Springbok hide bags are a sure bet for fashionistas seeking that unique and fun accessory. Available to view and order from

Hoss Intropia This chic embellished sequin dress has all the GLAM office girls' hearts racing, on your marks, get set...! Hoss Intropia is at Villaggio Mall

Kenzo In Kenzo, you'll find promising pieces inspired by the vibrant culture of Latin America, like these pretty snakeskin sandals – perfect to channel A/W's wild trend. Available at Salam Department Stores

Furla The A/W collection from Furla is a contemporary twist on 1950s glamour. Invest in this purse now for instant style points. Furla is at Landmark Mall

Versace Beautiful boot alert! The combination of navy suede, green snakeskin and lace is just delicious. Versace is available at Al Majed Building 12 / OCTOBER 2011

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New York It seems as if this year's colour explosion was only the beginning: there was a downright abundance of bright-orange and hot-pink dresses on New York's runways, while tribals helped to combine colors. The go-to dress of the coming season is a little pink number that takes over from this year's white frock (even though the latter remains popular). Cushnie et Ochs, Jenni Kayne, and DKNY were just three labels that presented their interpretations. A luminous orange is the other trend colour to come next spring: Charlotte Ronson, Derek Lam, Peter Som, Kimberly Ovitz, and VPL showed dresses of all shapes and lengths, but all colored in the sunny shade. Pattern-wise, all things tribal were again very common, with Alexander Wang giving them a typically sporty touch and even queen of simplicity Donna Karan not being able to resist the trend: her collection was inspired by Haitian tribals, and musician Wyclef Jean – one of the country's best-known activists – seemingly approved from the front row.

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New York trends: orange, pink, and tribals



Milan Art Deco nostalgia inspires Gucci collection Gold and black trimmings, feather handbags and dinner jackets: the new Gucci spring-summer 2012 collection at Milan Fashion Week leant heavily on some of the most iconic images of Art Deco. Like ball-goers emerging on to the deck of a luxury cruise liner at dawn circa 1932, androgynous-looking models swept down the catwalk with chiffon neck scarves fluttering in the wind and gold belts twinkling in the meagre light. The Sheraton hotel in Milan which hosted the hotly-awaited show was decorated to match with gold mosaic columns, muted colours and hard lines. The straight lines and the shimmering quality of the dresses made the sullen-looking models look like outlines of iconic New York skyscrapers. Christopher Kane

Emporio Armani glitters at Milan Fashion Week Glittery dresses and boater hats were the highlights of an Emporio Armani spring/summer 2012 collection dominated by black-andwhite alternations shown off at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday. Armani said the designs – many of them interpretations of menswear with blazers and trouser suits that would not look out of place at a regatta – were "a contemplation on the significance of line, silhouette and graphics." The skirts were demure – ranging from mid-knee to mid-calf – something of an emerging trend at the Milan collections. White skirts and jackets also had black trims, mirroring the black bands on the white and black boaters. See-through PVC bags, also with black trim, added a futuristic touch. Models emphasised the geometric alternations – reminiscent of the Art Deco style that has been one of the main themes of the Milan shows – by coming down the runway in pairs at Emporio Armani's minimalist headquarters. The fashion king himself, Giorgio Armani, 77, took a bow after the show.

London Burberry and Christopher Kane light up London's catwalks Venerable names like Burberry and such bright new stars as Christopher Kane have dazzled London Fashion Week, giving the so-called poor relation of international shows some high-profile praise. There was widespread praise for Christopher Bailey's spring/summer collection for Burberry – always the set piece of London – in a show in which pictures of every look were tweeted before the models took to the catwalk. African-inspired prints, a change from Burberry's usual look, were featured on pencil skirts and dresses in khakis, deep reds and purples, finished off with sky-high basket-weave wedges. In other shows, Belgian duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos earned the stamp of approval from British Prime Minister David Cameron's wife Samantha, who wore a Pilotto top as she attended their catwalk show. A trip to Indonesia provided the inspiration for a collection featuring the shadows and silhouettes cast by lush jungle vegetation. Like Burberry, Pringle of Scotland is another once-fusty label that has proudly showed off its fresh new face in London. But the other smash-hit show at London came from Christopher Kane, watched closely by US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who appeared to like the playful plastic floral applications on his garments. All content from Relax News -

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shop talk

GLAM Hearts Love Moschino

It is definitely 'love' at first sight with the must-buy-now collection from Love Moschino. The A/W range has a military uniform vibe which is softened with trim, embroidery, romantic and feminine prints, sleek and fitted at the waist. Take your pick from colourful pieces in green, blue, camel, beige and military hues which blend fantastically with more flirty hues of red, salmon pink and yellow. Eye catching prints feature throughout in the form of peace symbols, linked hearts, rose prints and the ever popular leopard spots. We predict it's going to be a sell out! Love Moschino is at The Pearl Qatar

Circus, Country Chic and Nostalgia: Steve Madden's got it all! Shoe-per star Steve Madden has created a mouth watering A/W collection of different styles which allow girls to try their hand, or rather – feet, at a variety of the season's coolest trends. Channel country girl chic with the additions of rustic leather and tassel details on the Azurrete style. Revisit the glamour of the 70s with chunky disco heels sure to put the groove back into step. Sport instant glamour in glittery ballet flats inspired by the fantasy-land of the circus. Fuse pop culture and modern art to nail the colour blocking 60s fashion with the Bellahh platform, or, unleash your inner party animal with daring wedges and pumps available in exotic skins. Steve Madden is availble at Shoe Mart

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Luxurious Loriblu Comes to Qatar Hurrah! Luxurious Italian shoe brand Loriblu is now available in Qatar! The new store in Salam Plaza displays the kind of pieces that dreams are made of; think sexy suede boots, glittering high heels, booties and pumps adorned with jewel brooches or precious Swarovski elements. An appetising collection of bags is also well worth a visit! The latest seasonal collection for women is a celebration of charm, elegance, femininity and grace. However, it isn't all about the ladies, for men there are many show stopping styles which exude style, exclusivity and elegance. Loriblu is in Salam Plaza, The Gate Mall

GLAM Look We Love O, Sarah Jessica Parker, how we adore thee. Does this style savvy lady ever put a foot wrong? Doesn't seem like it if this picture of her glamming it up in London is anything to go by. Since she kicked off her promotional tour around Europe for new movie I Don't Know How She Does It, SJP has been spotted sporting a variety of chic ensembles. We can't get enough of that Salvatore Ferragamo black and white striped dress which has climbed the ranks to land a place at the top of our want-right-now list. The suede pumps also from the luxurious Italian label, featuring a silver metal chain captoe are covet worthy too! Team with a luxurious Louis Vuitton tote, and voila, you've got style which exudes super sophistication. Photo credit: Olycom

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Compiled by Orna Ballout


As summer cools, we can finally explore new seasonal styles – read on to find out what's buzzing on the GLAM radar.


Alphabet Lanvin


Louis Vuitton

CLUTCH BAGS Big, small, spotty, checked, snakeskin – it doesn't matter about size or skin, a clutch bag is the essential item to carry you from a day at the office to a glamorous affair.

DENIM-INSPIRED NAIL POLISH Get your paws on the latest 'it' lacquers from Chanel. The new denim-inspired collection Les Jeans is available in three different shades: Blue Rebel, Coco Blue and Blue Boy.

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EMERALD GREEN The emerald hue is smashing everywhere, look to perfect Pippa Middleton at how it's nailed properly.

Your A/W colour chart should by no means be dull – think bright and bold hues such as yellow, fuchsia and orange to make outfits really pop.


Tara Jarmon

Dries Van Noten

FUR Fendi


Unleash your inner beast and cozy up in the must-have skin of the season. Whether you opt for a chic fur collar or bag, anything fluffy and fun is in fashion!

GILETS Yes, the sleeveless benefits make a gilet the perfect winter warmer for a climate that doesn't really cool.


HATS Head gear is so hot right now. Invest in luxury jewel colours featuring feathers like Gucci, or simple black as seen at Lanvin to exude sophisticated style.

Ski season is just around the corner, these Fendi boots are the perfect excuse to book that well deserved break away from the office. Team with massive sunnies and you're ready for take off.



Salvatore Ferragamo



The best news is that the ultra comfortable and feminine all-in-one popular in S/S is here to stay (with the trend continuing right through to S/S 2012). We think a splurging spree is in order!

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Kenzo We're slightly obsessed with these masculine boots and tropical themed bag.







John Galliano

Luxurious lace is one of the season's sexiest materials. Channel your edgier side with bold statement necklaces and nipped in waist line as seen at Lanvin; Or team with a pair of boots for fierce look-at-me style.

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Masculine Tailored suits, crisp white shirts and pin stripes will help you express your masculine side. Go on, everyone's doing it!

NOSTALGIA Whether you choose old school glamour of the 40s, or psychedelic prints from the 60s, a journey back through the generations of style is a fun trend to try.



This pink tourmaline, chalcedony and white diamond ring from Gilan's Bosphorus Dreams Collection is so now.




Stella McCartney

Make a scene with quirky accessories and loud makeup as seen at Christian Dior.

Christian Dior

POLKA DOTS The likes of Marc Jacobs, Lanvin and Stella McCartney all produced dotty offerings. Be an adventurist and wear a head-to-toe speckled ensemble.


STARRY EYED Dolce & Gabbana caused quite a stir among adoring fashionistas with their collection featuring alluring star print pieces. Get it or regret it.

Tara Jarmon


Dolce & Gabbana

Kate Middleton, our fashion hero hasn't put a foot wrong in the style stakes since she tied the knot earlier this year. Look to her for inspiration.

TARTAN Houndstooth and check print are red hot news for A/W. From Fendi to Ferragamo, everyone has checked it.

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VARIETY This season is all about combining different materials, textures, colours and prints. Don't be shy, just give it a whirl!

WONDERFUL WEDGES Hoorah our favourite footwear is still on the scene for A/W. Stand out with cut out designs like these beauties from Lanvin.

Tara Jarmon





Topshop Unique


UNIQUE Topshop Unique, that is. The new collection available in stores now gathers inspiration from the elegance of 1930s America.

XOXO Gossip Girl fans are in for the ultimate treat as the makers of the hit series have hooked up with LA label Romeo and Juliet Couture on a fashion line inspired by the stars of the show; yippee!

YUMMY BOOTIES Booties that come just over the ankle are all you need to take you through the winter. We've got a serious style crush on the Valentino pair adorned with studs.

Z00 INSPIRATION Leopard, snake, tiger, alligator... anything goes for this fun trend as long as it's wild! OCTOBER 2011 / 25

By Deepti Chadalavada

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year with exciting world cinema brought to the region in a week full of workshops, Q&A sessions and fun activities. Behind the scenes, Executive Director Amanda Palmer works year round to help bring this vision to Qatar, from choosing films to creating a culturally appropriate programme. With her impeccable classic style, she effortlessly graces the red carpet and is a favourite of designer Stephane Rolland. GLAM spoke to Amanda to find out more about her journey to Qatar, her style and this year's festival.

How did your interest in films begin? I have always been interested in films. It's been imprinted in my mind – cinema and story telling – because my father's a great storyteller. I went to university and couldn't decide between film and journalism. I chose the latter, and the wonderful thing about journalism is that it led to films. If I had continued in journalism, I would have gone into documentaries but I found myself on a different path. My knowledge of the film industry and doing an international film segment (on Al Jazeera) meant I knew a lot about film which lead to this initiative – Doha Film Institute and the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. How did you come to Qatar? I have been travelling to Qatar for years because I worked for Al Jazeera English. I started working on this project about five years ago, first behind the scenes then as a contributing person. After the response in 2009, we knew there was no going back and it had to expand quicker. This had 26 / OCTOBER 2011

to become a year round commitment because the demand for film knowledge was too big. There are many film festivals internationally and even regionally, what's different about DTFF? Qatar has taken a national approach and holistic view. With DFI, it wasn't just the festival, but about building a multi-tiered industry. The film festival became a great avenue to showcase Arab cinema. Many films were selected to go to other festivals, got distribution and are doing Oscar campaigns, like Grandma A Thousand Times (Teta, Alf Marra). People came, discovered Qatar then told the world. Salma Hayek came as a jury member and didn't leave with just a photo opportunity, she left saying I saw these films in Doha. Film education has to be grassroots and like most things, young people say 'I want to be a director' and find out they would actually be good in production or working with the Ministry.

Independent cinema is about sending across a message visually. How do you think fashion is used to send across a message in independent cinema? Some of the most beautiful films take costume design incredibly seriously. Nandita Das was in a film several years ago about this woman and her tribal community. Her fashion was unbelievably beautiful and completely choreographed. In Monsoon Wedding, everybody loved the idea of the Bollywood dance, family and the interweaving of narrative and dress. This is not new but people don't realise that it's incredibly inherent to independent cinema. When Baz Luhrmann did Romeo and Juliet he was an independent film maker. The red curtain films became iconic for clothing design and his wife went on to win Oscars. There's a huge appetite for fashion in cinema. Who are your style icons? I grew up in the Western world, and my icons, like my grandmother's, are Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn

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Monroe and Grace Kelly – who was the most influential on me. She was stunningly, ethereally beautiful. Independent cinema introduced me to the fashions of other countries but not through Western eyes and that's what I loved. Like Youssra, who for decades has completely dominated style in Egyptian cinema or new icons like Nadine Labaki who's breathtakingly beautiful and classic. Nadine represents that beautiful, elegant class that I would admire to. She looks like she didn't try too hard but is stunningly beautiful and relaxed in her own skin. What will you be wearing this DTFF? I'm incredibly lucky to have an amazing, supportive designer. Stephane Rolland has dressed me for many red carpets but my favourite was opening night last year. The black dress was stunningly hourglass and feminine but had a twist to it. That's why I like him – he's fun. Stephane will return and he's dressing Nadine Labaki too. I met Manish Malhotra on set where he was

dressing Aishwarya Rai and saw this incredible outfit. It was beautiful, feminine, funky and elegant. He's done amazing things for Indian fashion and transformed supremely beautiful women into goddesses so we've invited him to the festival. We're going to have a fun night where he takes us into the world of Indian cinema and glamour. What are the highlights of this year's festival? We have an amazing, home-grown opening night film, Black Gold. About 40 minutes is in Qatar and the inland sea looks spectacular. We had an incredibly adorable cast. Frieda Pinto is more beautiful in real life, sweet and intelligent. Antonio Banderas is gracious and good fun. It was important to him to come support this film because of its messages about Islam. We have amazing young talent like Jan Uddin in Black Gold and Akin, a Turkish actor, both handsome and great actors. There's these exciting sisters who made their feature debut together that is

one of the funniest films I've seen all year. We'll have ladies screenings where Manish will be involved in a fashion event. We have sports films for the guys and girls who like sports. Family day gets bigger and better every year, with the theme of Black Gold this year. The other exciting expansion is Giffoni for the children. Young people do the best Q&As and I can't wait to see Antonio Banderas interviewed by a bunch of 12 year olds. Any unusual ways that you found films this year? I still get excited about films that find their way into your world through word of mouth. There's one film in particular, made in Iraq by a first time film maker, about women's sports in the Arab world that tells an incredible story about how sport changes people's lives. He heard about the spirit of this festival and sought us out. When film makers start to choose you, that's when you know you're doing something right. OCTOBER 2011 / 27




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Keira Knightley- Oscars 2006 Keira Knightley brought back classic Hollywood glamour in a Vera Wang dress and vintage Bvlgari necklace when she was nominated for her role in Pride and Prejudience in 2006. This dress was so well appreciated that Keira decided to auction the dress for charity, earning $7900.

Hilary Swank- Oscars 2005Winner of Best Actress Hilary Swank took home the Oscar for best actress for her role in hit film Million Dollar Baby in this stunning backless Guy Laroche dress. In a year when everyone else went for the strapless gown, Hilary got everyone's attention by picking this figure hugging statement dress that certainly made her look a million dollars.

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Penelope Cruz- Oscars 2007 It's hard to pull off feathers but Penelope Cruz certainly does it well in this Versace creation. The form fitting bodice, extravagant skirt and dusty pink colour worked wonderfully with her complexion. Minimal accessories and simple make-up finished the look perfectly.

Angelina Jolie - Oscars 2004 Angelina Jolie looked sophisticated and elegant in this dress by Marc Bouwer, proving that satin gowns can look amazing. That is, if you have a figure like Angelina Jolie. She wears it simply, letting the dress take centre stage and we loved it!

Taylor Swift- Grammys 2010 Taylor Swift impressed us in 2010 with this Kaufman Franco dress. The geometric neckline, backless details and midnight blue colour made it an irresistible number. She completed the look with statement earrings and bracelets that brought out the shimmer of the fabulous dress.





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Bjork Oscars 2001 Bjork showed up at the Oscars in 2001 with a stuffed swan around her neck. Now infamous as one of the worst dresses ever seen on the red carpet, she later said that the dress was meant as a joke. She even brought eggs to the show!

Lady Gaga's meat dress MTV VMA Awards 2010 Lady Gaga took a trip to the butchers' in this horrifying dress and shoes made from meat at the MTV VMA Awards in 2010. Don't think she got the health warning that raw meat may be dangerous to health. And our eyes.


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Britney Spears American Music Awards 2001 Denim dresses took an unfortunate turn at the American Music Awards in 2001 when Britney Spears wore this unflattering denim gown. Making things worse, she accessorised with a tacky metal belt and a matching boyfriend.

Uma Thurman 2004 Oscars Uma Thurman came straight from the Alps to the Oscars in 2004 in this ridiculous dress. On the plus side, her hair and make-up were elegant. Maybe she just forgot to get changed.

Lara Flynn Boyle Golden Globe Awards 2003 Stealing from a children's ballet recital is never a good idea, and Lara Flynn Boyle learned the hard way when she wore this tutu to the Golden Globe Awards in 2003. Perhaps she should stick to the adults section next time.


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George Clooney Eternal ladies man, George Clooney wears the tuxedo best on the red carpet with sharp tailoring and that cheeky smile.

Johnny Depp Johnny Depp is always surprising us on the red carpet, and this monochromatic look at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival was definitely a good change from the boring suits. Accessorised with his signature sunglasses, he carries off the edgy look that he is so famous for, even at a formal occasion.

Brad Pitt Voted sexiest man alive by People magazine twice, there is no doubt that Brad Pitt can pull off a suit. His attention to perfect tailoring is what sets him apart on the red carpet.


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Peter Fonda We're not sure what Peter Fonda was thinking at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival when he decided to wear this leather jacket. The worst part is that he repeatedly wears this jacket to premieres and photo calls!

Russell Brand Funny man Russell Brand had us laughing at his fashion choices when he showed up at the MTV Movie Awards in 2010 in these satin pants.

Simon Cowell Known for his tight t-shirts, Simon Cowell doesn't do much better on the red carpet, ruining suits with bad tailoring and leaving his shirt unbuttoned!




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This October, Doha will witness a spate of events besides fancy film premieres. With lunches for the local film industry, workshops, family events and after parties – you need to plan your outfits ahead! To help you out, we've put together some looks so you can stay stylish at every event. By Deepti Chadalavada Fallon from

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Luncheon Meet creative people and talk business at the industry luncheons hosted by the Doha Film Institute this month. At these semi-formal events, channel refined looks but keep your look feminine with tailored trousers and skirts in rich colours, and interesting textures. Accessorise with classic pearls and vintage jewellery that is sure to get a conversation started.

GLAM tips:

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Kenzo Osman

Make sure you have everything altered by your tailor to let these elegant outfits flatter your body type Don't stick to just the traditional black pant suit. Try dresses and skirts in unusual colours and fabrics Keep jewellery minimal – a pair of vintage earrings and a luxury watch will speak volumes in sophistication

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Family day Embrace this season's clashing prints and bold colours when you go out with the family for a fun day of cinema at the festival. Wear colourful dresses in loose styles and have fun with your look with bright jewellery. Don't forget to keep footwear kid-friendly with wedges or flats.


GLAM tips: Ditch the big bag and opt for colourful sling bags or a clutch, letting you go straight to a cosy family dinner at night. Stay away from black. Try out ripe, bright hues to lift your mood when watching fun films Bring together clashing prints by sticking to a colour palette to give you a refined bohemian look

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Kenzo Michael Kors

Workshop Take advantage of the inspiring workshops at the festival and discover a new talent or develop an old one. The focus here is on comfort but stay stylish with a coveted Celine luggage tote that is big enough to fit your scripts and camera. Wear relaxed fit sweaters and trousers with earthy jewellery to complete your outfit.

GLAM tips: Pile on the bangles to bring a little personality to a basic look Stay away from high heels, workshops can get quite active! Try out the menswear trend with loafers or a boyfriend sweater

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Kenzo Belle Noel from Marc Jacobs




Zirconmania from Louis Vuitton

Tara Jarmon

Salvatore Ferragamo


After party Michael by Michael Kors

Sparkle at after parties in a cocktail dress or be different and stand out in sequined skirts or colour blocked silk pants. For the less adventurous, stick to a classic black dress and be sure to wear statement accessories and glittery shoes for some after dark glamour.

GLAM tips:

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Keep only one part of your outfit shiny or glittery. If you go for a sequined dress, keep the accessories and make-up basic Dress down a glittery dress with a simple blazer and pumps for laid-back glamour at a more casual party Try something different and pair your cocktail dress with edgy ankle boots

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Valentino The stunning gowns from iconic Valentino are often spotted on celebrities' at prestigious events – ultimately cementing the designer as a red-carpet favourite. The A/W 2011 collection consisted of timeless pieces carefully produced to celebrate the uniqueness and culture of couture. Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli stylishly reinterpreted unique garments featuring intarsia, combinations and contrasts that reflect memories of the Valentino heritage. Materials including lace and chiffon feature squares with chiaroscuro effects, and flowers are applied to lace with eye-catching geometrical motifs. Dresses perfectly compliment figures with nipped in belts, given movement by flared hems and poetically blurry prints. The colour range showcases a range of pretty hues from beige, powder pink and blush to aqua, dark red and midnight blue.

Emma Watson sparkles in a stunning Valentino gown


A little help from a fabulous frock goes a long way in the spotlight– here are some numbers to easily achieve effortless style. By orna ballout

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The flattering collection from Lanvin is full of must-have-now pieces guaranteed to differentiate you from the crowd at a post awards bash. On the catwalk, models showcased an array of desirable pieces. Long asymmetric dresses in moonstone silk, and cutesy cotton and silk dresses blooming with oversized roses. Violet, ink blue, nude tones entice the eye, while injections of fuschia and poppy red add that extra pizzazz. The mastery of couture is clearly noticeable in the detail – a sleeve or a hip, accentuated by a jewel belt, a kid glove or a metal bracelet.



Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs has gone all nostalgic in his A/W collection, perfect to nail evening glamour, by paying tribute to his most iconic style moments. It all began in 1986 when the New York designer created his first collection – the simplicity, refined elegance and feminine lines, all hallmarks of his design history, are gloriously revitalised in the latest range. The collection celebrates the female form with a selection of form-fitting, waist-accentuating pieces in a colour palette focusing on dark green, navy, burgundy and black. On the collection, Jacobs notes: 'This time I want something severe and I want to reference my old collections or the collections we've done.' The cuts and simplicity are also homage to the fashion of the post-war 1940s. An understated flamboyance is evident in the form of vintage lace, contemporary materials and exclusive embroideries.

Versus To really stand out from your counterparts at a glitzy affair, be a bold fashionista and select a sexy, playful number from the coveted Versus A/W 2011 collection. If you're brave enough to challenge one of the season's biggest trends, fetish, then opt for an outfit that combines strong tailoring with corsetry to create a sharp silhouette. Dresses covered in funky geometric glitter prints are just the trick to achieve a look-at-me vibe; while boning on crepe and flannel wool adds a further depth and colour. The collection is playful yet strict with bold pieces, great for a lady with a strong attitude who really wants to make a statement. OCTOBER 2011 / 37

Iconic lifestyle brand Jo Malone recently opened its first store in Qatar; Orna Ballout meets its Lifestyle and Fragrance Director Debbie Wild, who came from London to share the brand's unique philosophy... Fashion lovers are always searching for that unique find, whether it's a vintage treasure or a one-of-a-kind buy – a show stopper that'll make them stand out from the rest of the fash pack. Now, imagine applying this concept of differentiation to the world of perfumery – having the ability to concoct different scents, from a perfume wardrobe, to create a perfume that nobody else owns or even recognises. This is exactly the unique philosophy that British lifestyle brand Jo Malone boasts. "Fragrance Combining is embedded into the culture of Jo Malone, where each fragrance is designed to be mixed and matched," says Debbie Wild. Just like a stylist will try to find out what clothes best suits your figure, the staff at the newly opened Jo Malone store in Villaggio Mall strive to determine what fragrance will best suit your desires by understanding the lifestyle you lead, your personality and clothes you wear. "At the perfume arc, we'll try a couple of scents, and then once we've determined what you like, take you over to tasting bar where, as a customer you can enjoy a complimentary hand/ massage service – a great way to see if it actually suits you," highlights Wild. The perfume arc contains 18 different scents all of which are really like precious memories in a bottle. You'll find the likes of Nutmeg and Ginger – the signature scent which kicked off the success of the brand; and Amber and Lavender, which was originally an anniversary gift from Jo Malone to her husband. 38 / OCTOBER 2011


Tasting Bar The Tasting Bar concept was first introduced in Jo Malone's flagship store on Sloane Street, London, in 2003. Like a barista, the dedicated Joe Malone staff will put on aprons before starting an educational and fun performance, allowing customers to select a preferred fragrance from the Jo Malone Tasting Menu. As your selected body creme or lotion is whipped up, you sit back, roll up your sleeve and enjoy the complimentary hand massage – which leaves you with pampered and beautifully scented skin. According to Wild: "Fragrance combining is a great way of accessorising, as it gives you a little wardrobe of scent which you can style to your mood. If it's cooler, I might opt for a woody or spicy scent, or for a more playful party mood – floral or citrus." In store, you'll also be able to discover the new Cologne Intense Collection which is inspired by centuries old rituals and traditions of layering scents, incenses and oils. Among the collection are Dark Amber & Ginger Lily, Amber and Patchouli, Oud & Bergamot, Rose Water & Vanilla and Iris & White Musk. "Dark Amber & Ginger Oil has an incense base of Kyara wood which is more precious than gold. The best seller is Oud & Bergamot, our perfumer wanted to create a wearable oud and the bergamot gives it a citrus twist which is really lovely," notes Wild.

Fragrant Fashion Fusion This October, customers can look forward to the availability of the new fashion fused fragrance from Jo Malone called Wild Bluebell. For the campaign, the brand sought the expertise of renowned British fashion photographer Tim Walker to capture the whimsical and quirky nature of the new fairytale inspired scent. "Perfume is the perfect accessory, it always has been, but when you've got creativity like this it really brings it to the fore. It's very hard to shoot fragrance, so it took us a long time to find the right people. It's a witty campaign that is really encouraging new people to look up."


The History Founder Jo Malone started her career as a facialist. Her treatments using unique home-made products quickly gained her a loyal clientele, and as a thank you to her first 20 customers, she would gift them with a small bottle of Nutmeg and Ginger bath oil. One client was hosting a dinner party and requested 100 bottles of Nutmeg and Ginger from Joe to use as a table gift for all the guests. All the attendees raved about these little bottles of beautifully scented oil, and of those 100 guests, 86 placed there own orders. At this significant moment, the Jo Malone brand was born. 100 people soon turned into 1000 and so the brand grew phenomenally. Jo Malone opened her first store on Walton Street in 1994, and in 1999, a flagship store in Sloane Street. Qatar is now the 25th country to home a Jo Malone store.

Jo Malone is at Villaggio Mall

Gift Giving The art of gift giving is another huge aspect of the Jo Malone brand. And the iconic creme box packaging finished with an elegant black ribbon has almost become as famous as the products it homes. "Some of my family don't want to open the boxes because they think they look too pretty," reveals Wild. Candles are often how new customers are led into the luxurious world of Jo Malone. "Sixteen hands touch a home-made Jo Malone candle in the creative process, and it is through word of mouth that expands the brand. To this day, we do not advertise and I think that's a huge testimony to the brand." OCTOBER 2011 / 39

Breakfast at Tiffany's Denise wears: Dress: Karen Millen. Necklace and Ring: Suhara Jewel Art. Earrings: Jean Claude (Salam Stores)

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Stars Re-imagined Inspired by the glitz and glamour of the upcoming Doha Tribeca Film Festival, we've created looks just like some of our fave fashionable characters from film...

Photographer: Rob Altamirano Styling: Lena Arkawi and Maryann Agpay, La Vedette Fashion and Image Consulting Models: Champs Promotions and Events Make-up: Eric, Frank Provost, Four Seasons Doha Hair: Bilal, Frank Provost, Four Seasons Doha Shoot Co-ordination: Orna Ballout Location: InterContinental Doha

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Mean Girls Ghinwa (left) wears: Top & Skirt: Karen Millen. Necklace & Watch: Guess (Salam Stores). Elorie wears: Top, Skirt & Bag: Karen Millen. Necklace & Earrings: Guess (Salam Stores). Watch: Michael Kors (Salam Stores) Tyla wears: Shirt: Armani. Skirt: Karen Millen. Cardigan: Galliano. Bracelet & Necklace: Love Soni (Salam Stores). Denise wears: Top & Skirt: Karen Millen. Bracelet & Necklace: Love Soni (Salam Stores). Earrings: Lavish. 42 / OCTOBER 2011



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Cleopatra Laurette wears: Dress: Carlos Miele (Salam Stores). Earrings, Ring & Bracelet: Erickson (Salam Stores)

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Legally Blonde Rozelle wears: Coat & Dress: Red Valentino Necklace:Jean Claude (Salam Stores) Bracelet: Nathalie (Salam Stores)

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Sex AND the City Elorie wears: Dress, Shoes & Clutch: Karen Millen Earrings & Ring: Erickson (Salam Stores Bracelet: Behmon (Salam Stores)

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All together now, great team work guys!

Last minute touch up for our Sarah Jessica Parker look alike

Good vibes on set at the InterContinental Doha

Mega make-up artist Eric perfecting the look for the Legally Blonde shoot

Hair whizz Bilal re-creating that famous Audrey Hepburn style

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Orna Ballout hops over to Beirut for the MasterCard Aishti Fashion Experience.

s a non credit card holder, (crazy – right? I can't use my mum's forever!), I was keen to learn the benefits of what owning a credit card actually provides; and at the recent MasterCard Aishti Fashion Experience in Beirut – I witnessed first hand exactly what I've been missing out on. As a premium MasterCard customer, you have the ability to access a bunch of global fashion focused fashion events, which, according to Basil Eltell, Vice President and Regional Manager Levant Region, MasterCard Worldwide, "cater to fashion conscious and premium customers who like to travel, shop and enjoy new fashion designs." The third instalment of the MasterCard Aishti Experience which aims to establish Beirut as the fashion capital of the Middle East presumably had a lot to live up to, as in the first and second year fashionistas were treated to notable performances from Christian Dior (with an appearance from the maestro himself) a Chloe Fashion show and spectacular runway show

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from local hero Elie Saab. The two-day fashion event held in collaboration with Aishti, a leading luxury fashion distributer, didn't fail to impress with its schedule consisting of a Celine Trunk Show displaying the A/W 2011/12 Collection; an Aishti multi-brand fashion show; private shopping tours at Aishti; and high-fashion styling sessions. Tony Salame, CEO and owner of Aishti expressed: "Over the past three years, the MasterCard Aishti Experience has proven to be one of the region's premium attractions. We are delighted to once again collaborate with MasterCard to showcase some of the greatest international fashion designers here in Beirut. This year we're also happy to join forces with Saad & Trad, dealers of Fiat in Lebanon, and Bank Audi." According to the MasterCard Worldwide Index of Global Destination Cities, in terms of international visitor spending, Beirut ranked second in the Middle East and Africa region, highlighting the Lebanese capital as a key destination in the region.



Celine Trunk Show Beirut's style set gathered in Aishti's popular People Restaurant to view models' parade around in the A/W collection from French favourite Celine. British Creative Director Phoebe Philo was inspired by woman behind the wheel, and automotive interior elements were clearly visible throughout the luxurious range – from the leather and vinyl to the woodgrain-printed shifts and shirts inspired by vintage cars. Geometric print jumpers teamed with white polo necks added an androgynous feel, ultimately tapping into one of the season's key trends. The colour palette was mainly neutral with splashes of beautiful burgundy and orange hues. All in all, a superb, sophisticated and sleek collection.

Aishti Multi-Brand Fashion Show The glamour was turned up full volume in Downtown Beirut for the Aishti Multi-Brand fashion show, which was held together with the regional launch of the Fiat 500 by Gucci. Beautiful models were flown in from Europe to showcase the appetising selection of highend brands Aishti homes. A raffle was held at the end of the evening, two lucky ladies received $5000 vouchers to spend in Aishti, while another girl received a whopping $7000, and one attendee walked away (or drove, rather) with they keys to a shiny new designer car – the Fiat 500 by Gucci. The show was followed by an exclusive after-party, held at People restaurant by Aishti's CEO Tony Salame, which allowed the fash pack to mingle in style. OCTOBER 2011 / 49

By Deepti Chadalavada

With their every move (and outfit!) photographed it's no surprise that celebrities like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen or Sienna Miller have become modern style icons. While celebrity fashion lines in the past have focussed on the lower-end of the market, targeted towards the celebrity obsessed teen, these celebrities now want to be taken seriously in the luxury market alongside the same fashion houses who called them their muse.

The Row The latest collection by The Row designed by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen is tailored to perfection. Drawing inspiration from the tailors of Saville Row, the stylish duo of Full House fame have stepped out of their grungy street style to bring a serious collection designed for the upmarket discerning woman. Their alligator back pack costs a whopping $34,000 and already has a waiting list. The sisters ventured into luxury fashion with a real interest in design, being involved in every stage of the process unlike their other lines. Rather than branding their clothes and accessories with their famous names, their focus is on craftsmanship and tailoring. By creating a timeless fashion house like The Row, the Olsen sisters have made sure they keep their designs separate from their careers as actresses. To ensure that the success the twins have received is not just another celebrity infatuation with a larger price tag than usual will mean that the sisters need to maintain and evolve the line continuously like their contenders. 50 / OCTOBER 2011



Twenty8Twelve Keeping it in the family, Sienna Miller joined forces with lesser known sibling Savannah Miller to create the label Twenty8Twelve. The label focuses on a contemporary line with edgy London style. Sienna Miller, known for her experimental taste on the red-carpet, decided to take the help of her Central Saint Martins London educated older sister when she added designer to her repertoire. Launched at London Fashion Week in 2007, Twenty8Twelve quickly gained popularity as a diffusion line with their wearable styles and mid-range price tags. While the label was launched using the celebrity of Sienna Miller, buyers at the leading boutiques and department stores where it is housed are assured that the trained eye of Savannah delivers a coherent collection. Twenty8Twelve is very much Sienna Miller's label, but with a trained designer with a family connection by her side, she's managed to create a credit-worthy label in the industry.

Winter Kate and House of Harlow

House of Dereon Beyonce Knowles similarly collaborated with stylish mother, Tina Knowles, who designed and created all the Destiny's Child costumes. Recently showcased at London Fashion Week and soon to hang on the racks at Selfridges, the House of Dereon line uses the Knowles family as inspiration. Named after Beyonce's grandmother, the line is created using styles straight from the closets of the stylish women of this family. The collection fuses elements from her grandmother's time by using luxurious fabrics, from her mother's by using 70s silhouettes and global elements taken from Beyonce's world tours. Launched alongside the label is a more casual line which Beyonce and her sister Solange work on together.

After re-inventing her look, Nicole Ritchie became an icon of modern bohemian style which she shared with her hugely successful labels Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960 that maintain the essence of her free spirited lifestyle. "The celebrity-designed fashion collections that have been and have continued to be successful are those that have a strong signature style and stay true to the style of the celebrity themselves", says Buying and Merchandising Director, Luisa de Paula. "Nicole Richie's Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960 collections have been inspired by vintage pieces, which have led to the collections being very unique with a consistent design aesthetic running through the pieces. Shoppers who want to buy into the style of celebrities have the opportunity through their fashion collections, especially when they are photographed wearing the pieces themselves." OCTOBER 2011 / 51



Victoria Beckham Similarly turning full time designer is Victoria Beckham, who launched her namesake label and gave up her career as a musician for the time being. Full of figure hugging dresses and refined handbags, the Victoria Beckham label exudes her signature style. With prices as high as $14,000 the label is certainly not designed for the average woman. Instead, what makes the Victoria Beckham label a success is authenticity in representing exactly the lifestyle and wardrobe choices of the former Posh Spice. Her first collection sold out in hours. While other celebrities may have created lines to be stocked in supermarkets that they never actually shop in, the Victoria Beckham line hangs alongside the labels that the paparazzi actually catch Victoria wearing.


Kanye West Then there are those celebrities, like Kanye West, who prefer to take training from the masters of the trade before diving into designing their own collections. After a line of sneakers with Louis Vuitton and personal training from Giuseppe Zannoti, Kanye plans to finally launch his highly anticipated women's' wear line for Spring Summer 2012. His training and limited edition collaborations have given his fans a taste of his style and associated him with luxury fashion, shedding conceptions that any line he designs will be dominated by baggy rapper style jeans. With the confidence that he has the skills to design a luxury line, and his millions of music fans, Kanye has ensured that he has an instant audience willing to pay steep prices. 52 / OCTOBER 2011

L.A.M.B, the Gwen Stefani designed fashion line is a rare example of a celebrity fashion line that has been successful in the long term. 8 years old now, the line has lasted by avoiding the high-end price point of established designers and instead focuses on a colourful luxury line with mid-tohigh prices. Similarly, the recently launched Rachel Zoe line decided to focus on this part of the market, keeping prices under $1000. By letting the established designers focus on the higher end of the market, these celebrities are building their fashion credentials in a part of the market that is missing high quality design. Those interested in building a sustainable label, like Gwen Stefani who wants to pass her fashion business down to her children, have used the help of business minds to make smart decisions when creating their labels.

Jennifer Lopez for Kohls The new Kohls line, created with Tommy Hilfiger, reflects Jennifer Lopez's glamorous style. The line uses luxurious fabrics and manages to translate Jennifer Lopez's red carpet glamour for the pockets of the average woman. By collaborating with a well known figure like Tommy Hilfiger, Lopez puts her failed label behind her and rebuilds her fashion aspirations on a new note.



By Orna Ballout

Brainstorming your perfect wedding and struggling to decide what will work best? Well, there is one name you need to know: Sarah Haywood. Nicknamed the 'Wedding Doctor' by the British press, Haywood is the go-to wedding planner for celebrities, leading public figures and nobility. You may recognise her as the international commentator for Prince William and Catherine Middleton nuptials earlier this year, as she was CNN's expert on the day of the wedding, and appeared on various networks including BBC and NBC (to name a few) in the days following it. GLAM gets to know her better. Š Daisy Honeybunn OCTOBER 2011 / 53

Š What differentiates you from other wedding planners? Firstly, ours is a truly bespoke, international service and we assemble the right team for each client from scratch. We create a celebration with you and never try to 'shoe-horn' clients into an existing service or toward what we want for them. We offer our expertise and experience, but I try never to lose sight of the fact that a wedding should say something about a couple, who they are as individuals, their shared values and their sense of style. That requires a lot of work at the outset. Secondly, we have a lot of experience working on big budget celebrations, which is a specialised area. A large budget is as hard, if not harder, to manage than an average one. We are being charged with responsibly and appropriately allocating funds, negotiating with suppliers to ensure value, and delivering world-class service on budget and on time. You have to have business acumen to achieve this and understand the expectations of everyone involved. Most importantly, we do not work on commissions; so that means we are not tempted to restrict 54 / OCTOBER 2011

who we work with to those who offer us the largest percentage or cut. This is the only way to remain truly impartial and offer the client what is best for them and their celebration. Do you have experience catering to MiddleEastern clients? We enjoy a truly international clientele, which this year for example includes (in alphabetical order!): Americans, Burmese, Canadians, Chinese, Italians, Russians and Syrians. Only one half of a couple is a Brit! We work mainly in Europe but can take our service anywhere: if the territory is new to me I'll be upfront about that and will often hire a local assistant to work with directly for me for the duration of a project. We also try to work with suppliers locally whenever we can and not simply bring a team in from outside. Tell us what's in fashion for high-end weddings... Style, sophistication and glamour are still what the majority of society clients demand. I think our portfolio is pretty distinctive and

Š Edoardo Agresti

Sarah's Wedding Day We had a small civil ceremony in London with just my husband's two daughters (he was a widower) my father and grandfather present, we hired a pod on the London Eye, had photos taken in Trafalgar Square followed by dinner at The Ritz. A week later we had a religious blessing with 200 guests and a reception at our Oxforshire home. I met my husband at a party I had organised and got the idea to write the Wedding Bible as I planned our wedding.

GLAM either a client aspires to what we do or they do not, and what I hope we offer is that little extra something that one cannot quite define, but which states without question you are at a world-class, beautiful celebration, but that could not be anyone else's but the couple who are marrying – it must have the essence of who they are stamped across it. Design and coordination are key and the challenge to achieve a luxurious, stylish and polished look is to add those touches seemingly effortlessly – it is all in the detail. What has been your most outrageous wedding request? I would never discuss individual details that could mean clients could identify it was they I am referring to. But what I can say is that usually it is challenging 'housekeeping' requirements that are memorable: transporting a ten-tier wedding cake in a private jet, tracking down and then securing an international artist at a rate everyone is comfortable with – and then ensuring they are looked after as they would be when performing at the Hollywood Bowl (and we have had some terrific requests there: refreshments for absolutely every whim an artist may have – vitamin drinks, goose-down pillows, special soap in the shower, specific food orders that are not eaten but that take hours to prepare, just in case (we have even had to prepare a meal for a dog), we have had to overcome personal security issues in a way that disguises the need for a dozen or more armed guards at a wedding ceremony (and more than once), arranged for private jets to be given clearance at small local airfields not necessarily equipped for VIP guests, transporting a horse, we have had to 'convince' museums and galleries to open for private tours for our clients and their guests, we even persuaded a French chateau not open to the public to let us host a wedding reception in their grounds – the list goes on. You were the go-to commentator for the Royal Wedding, tell us what Kate and Wills did right/wrong and how much of an impact is it having on wedding trends... The Recent Royal wedding in London has affirmed that tradition and luxury are back in vogue. But William and Kate still pushed the boundaries: trees in Westminster Abbey for example, the matron of honour chic and dressed all in white (a huge sigh of relief from bridesmaids everywhere that they no longer have to dress in ridiculous colours) and the sports car departure with the 'L' plates and a chocolate biscuit cake showed that you can still add a touch of fun without detracting from the

glamour. William and Kate understood that theirs was in part a public occasion. They knew that the eyes of the world were on London looking to enjoy the pomp and pageantry that we are renowned for: in that regard they did not let us down – it was magnificent. But the other side of the success of the day related to how the fact that theirs was a very modern romance that people were interested in. They did let us catch a glimpse of that and allowed a little of who they are shine through without detracting from the formality and dignity of the occasion. They waited until they were behind closed doors to let their hair down and party and it worked very well. Share some of your most precious wedding planning moments... All weddings are special and for each their own reason. I generally have two favorite moments: the first is just before a bride walks down the aisle: I always check she is looking perfect and give the gown one last 'plump' up. This also serves to calm her and her father (or whoever is giving her away) and I keep them talking as long as they need. I advise they take a few deep breaths and that as they descend the aisle they take a good look around and smile and make eye contact with as many people as they can – this will make for a very inclusive ceremony as guests will be won over immediately. Another favourite moment is when the meal is underway: I love to look around the room and know that we helped create the environment for everyone to enjoy themselves in such a beautiful setting. For me it is really about the journey we travel together arriving at a day that is beyond everyone's wildest dreams – and every wedding at the time I believe is the most magical we have done and I worry we will never achieve such heights again. The day I do not feel this is the time is the day I need to hang up my wedding planning hat! Are there any particular requests/trends that are common among all brides? I find many couples say at the outset that they want their wedding to be 'different'. The key is not to think about doing things differently but to personalize every aspect of your day. From the stationery, the ceremony readings and music, the flowers and the food, to the entertainment and wedding flavours – think every detail through. Never lose sight of what the day is really about – too may people put all the effort into the party and neglect the ceremony planning. To start your celebration off with a meaningful and well thought through ceremony you are half way there.


Sarah's Top Tips MONEY MANAGEMENT set a budget (allocate 10% as a contingency fund), understand what you can achieve with it and plan and shop with this in mind.

BE ORGANISED it's the key to successful and stress free wedding planning.

PRIORITISE Don't waste time getting carried away with the details of your day until you have put in place the key elements: where and when you'll be married and how much you can spend. RESPECT & COMPROMISE Create your day together but leave room for family input – especially if they are contributing financially. When drawing up your guest list, be sensitive to the desires and expectations of each other and your families. Respect the point of view of others and listen, even if you eventually reject their ideas. Be prepared to negotiate and compromise. DELEGATE Behind every blooming bride and gorgeous groom is a fabulous and efficient team, so delegate what you can to friends and family who have skills in areas you need help with.

BRIDESMAIDS & BEST MAN Have a reliable best man and chief bridesmaid. If your closest friends are not reliable and/or competent, give them something else to do!

HIRING & FIRING Do not hire anyone or anything until you have seen or sampled their wares. Get every detail in writing. And ensure you get value for money (whatever your budget). KEEP COOL, CALM & COLLECTED – especially with your nearest and dearest. Don't alienate anyone you'll need later on!

WEDDING FREE ZONES Have wedding free zones in your home(s) and wedding free evenings once a week with your intended. Then you'll remember why you are doing this!

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Dana Jewelry:

Bling with a Conscience

By Yousra Samir

2011 was a year that brought many fabulous things to Doha and one of them was the arrival of jewellery designer Dalia Pineiro along with her jewellery line Dana Jewelry. The easy-to-wear statement rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings made from Swarovski crystals and other precious stones and beads add sparkle and style to any outfit and their popularity with Doha's fashion pack has spread like a wildfire. it is by bringing her jewellery line to Doha that Dalia has been able to establish a network through which she raises awareness for children with special needs. We met Dalia for a fashion rendezvous.

How was Dana Jewelry born? Dana Jewelry was born four years ago, when my dear sister Dana and I decided to turn our jewellery designs into reality. We started by making rings and we could not stop. All our friends were crazy about them and our first customer bought fourteen rings just in one purchase, can you imagine that? Then we realised that what was happening was real and we loved it; every piece has a lot of laughs, many stories and also tears behind it, the whole process is so emotional. That is why Dana Jewelry is so important to me, I express my love for my sister, for my family, for my life, through my jewellery. Everything I make is with love and it makes you feel marvellous, gorgeous and empowered. What made you decide to bring Dana Jewelry to Doha? Dana Jewelry is an important part of my life and it goes with me wherever I go. I'm pretty sure that Qatar will be the cradle of fashion soon – Qataris are amazingly fashionable with exquisite taste and there are also lots of artists, fashion designers, jewellers, photographers and fashion bloggers, all willing to give to this society what it demands in fashion. I can see the potential, the talent of the young entrepreneurs and of course I'm willing to be part of this fashion revolution. Doha is my 56 / OCTOBER 2011

destination today, though I have the intention of spreading my art throughout the world. How has the reception of customers in Qatar been to your pieces so far? Just wonderful! After one year I have lots of fabulous customers who are also my dear friends. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their support, "THANK YOU". I am sure I will meet more and more people who will love my jewelry as much as I do. Have you always been creative? Yes! As a little girl I was already interested in jewellery, I used to play with beads and make jewellery for my dolls and for me. I love dancing, singing and I am also a writer by passion; I started my blog "So, cheap and chic?" which reveals all of Doha's fashion secrets. You use many different types of semi-precious stones and beads in your designs, including Austrian Swarovski crystals, Swarovski crystal pearls, freshwater pearls, glass pearls, and Japanese glass seed beads. Where do you source them from? I find them mostly in Southeast Asia and the Middle East; some of them are brought directly from Austria! But I'm always in search of new

materials and new sources. What is amazing about your designs is that they look chunky and heavy but when you put them on they are very light. How do you achieve this effect? Well, part of the design came from my background as engineer (and that's another story). I'm just applying structural engineering to my creations. That's an interesting design concept! How do you go about choosing a theme for each collection? So far I already have all my ideas for my collections in my mind; I am just bringing them one by one and enhancing them with my inspiration. Where do you find artistic inspiration? Everywhere! I observe people, personalities, emotions, music, colour; I also look at the simple things that I like. A walk on Doha's beautiful Corniche inspires me too. Has the design process taken you on many travels and if yes, to where? I love to travel to Asia for inspiration – Singapore and its trendy society, or Hong Kong with its iconic harbour, but for my new collection I needed to reconnect with my Latin roots so I


went to Venezuela and Miami Beach. On an average, how long does it take to handmake each piece? Well, I have pieces that can be done in few hours, but there are others like those in my new collection that take much longer. I am a perfectionist and I always look for the right balance in each design that is why it is difficult to give you a precise amount of time. Tell us about your upcoming collection. I can just tell you that my new collection is

amazing and I love it! It will definitely make you sparkle. The Swarovski crystals will be the centre of attention, and different shapes will be portrayed. Finally, what kind of future do you envision for Dana Jewelry? I see my jewellery worn by many different women across the world, something really special that defines, energizes and makes them feel extraordinary. I see Dana Jewelry working hard, helping others, and our first cause is using my network to help create awareness about autism


in Qatar. 1 out of every 150 children worldwide is diagnosed with this social dysfunction. I am a cofounder of the "Out Of Sync Network" for parents with kids with special needs. That is why "Being fashionable and helping others is priceless" will always be my quote.

Dana Jewelry can be viewed at private exhibitions and trunk shows. For more information please visit or contact Dalia Pineiro at +974 66980492 and OCTOBER 2011 / 57

If you wanted to epitomise the way in which women in New York City dress, you only need three names: Carrie Bradshaw, Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen. I'm not saying that all women in NYC dress like the characters from Sex and the City and Gossip Girl, but they do possess the same style qualities – the same on-trend, fashion-forward and sassy approach to fashion.

BITE OF THE BEST By Yousra Samir

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If you happen to be wandering the streets of NYC during rush hour, you'll notice that most women on their way to work have a look which is classic, preppy and polished without looking OTT. They opt for classic tailored pieces with a great fitting jacket. Think a classic white shirt teamed with high-waisted trousers or a preppy-style sweater paired with tapered trousers. The glamour is in the accessories – simple tailored pieces and classics like the little black dress are jazzed up with designer heels and bags and statement jewellery. New Yorker women's off-duty looks are more fun and fearless– all the cool girls like to mix their designer pieces with vintage.

How to dress like a New Yorker

Seasonal fashion comes and goes and trying to keep up with the latest catwalk trends can take a toll on your bank account, so make like fashion-savvy New Yorkers and invest in classic pieces like button down shirts, tapered and high-waisted trousers and blazers which will see you through many seasons. Mix and match these investment buys with more seasonal pieces. If there's one thing you'll notice if you walk down Fifth Avenue, it's that New Yorkers wear a lot of black. Black never goes out of style, it's slimming and it also won't look dirty after a day of subway-hopping and walking through New York's streets. If there is one accessory the women of NYC can't do without, it's a great printed scarf. They are versatile, they add a bit of pizzazz to a plain outfit and they also keep your neck warm during the winter. Most New Yorkers walk everywhere, so comfortable shoes are a must. Loafers, brogues and embellished sandals are all wise and stylish choices. The only sunglasses to be worn in NYC are a pair of classic Ray-Ban aviators. New York women love their designer but know not to wear it head-to-toe. So stick to only one designer item paired with high street pieces or even better, vintage.


Vintage Vignettes

This month we head to the Big Apple to discover the fashion secrets of the polished women of New York City

Greta Garbo So Greta may have originally come from Sweden, but she is considered one of New York's greatest style icons of all time. The '30s actress was famous for her love of masculine clothing – men's ties, shirts, trench coats and Oxford shoes teamed with feminine scarves, wide brimmed hats and berets. The "Fifth Greatest Female Star of All Time" (American Film Institute) also liked to adorn herself in long strands of pearls.

New York's Unforgettable Style Icons Jerry Hall The eternally glamorous Jerry Hall, was one of the faces who defined the Studio 54 era during the '70s. The blondehaired, blue-eyed and long-legged supermodel, who had been on the front of 40 magazine covers by the age of 21, is remembered for shimmying away in Studio 54 in an array of slinky dresses from the likes of Halston and Yves Saint Laurent alongside best mate Andy Warhol.

Sarah Jessica Parker Much like her alter-ego Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker's style is on-trend as well as a little quirky. While SJP isn't a shoe-fanatic and doesn't walk around New York in a tutu, she does make daring fashion choices. Take what she wore to the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. On anyone else, a maxi dress teamed with a black blazer and bucket bag wouldn't look red carpet-worthy, but as always, SJP pulled it off.

Edie Sedgwick At one point, this Poor Little Rich Girl was the It Girl of the 1960s. The heiress and socialite, who was Andy Warhol's muse, notoriously spent her entire inheritance in six months. Edie's style has been emulated by thousands of women across the world the short silvery crop, the beauty spot drawn on the cheek and the eyes heavily rimmed in eyeliner and dark eye shadow. Her signature style consisted of mini dresses, Breton striped tops paired with black tights and single shoulder-sweeping dangly earrings which Edie called "shoulder dusters". It is said that it took Edie 3 hours to put on her heavy eye makeup and when she had spent her inheritance, she used water colours as a substitute for makeup. OCTOBER 2011 / 59

New York's Designing Greats

Tommy Hilfiger

A complete luxury lifestyle corporation, Tommy Hilfiger designs everything from womens-wear, menswear and childrens-wear to golf wear and home furnishings. Although his parents wanted him to be an engineer, Tommy had other ideas. At the age of 18 Tommy began a career in retail, and on the side he would buy jeans and trousers, customize them and later resell them to the other stores. He later opened his own store, The People's Place, in downtown Elmira, which was a popular hangout for local teens. After The People's Place went bankrupt (more people went there to hang out than to shop), Hilfiger was offered positions at both Calvin Klein and Perry Ellis which he turned down, despite the fact he was broke. But with the support of The Murjani Group, Tommy Hilfiger founded his own eponymous corporation in 1984 and made his first debut in 1992 with a menswear collection.

Where to shop in New York City

New York City is famous for its luxury department stores which stock a chock-a-bloc of both established and emerging designer names. If you are looking for designer buys, Fifth Avenue is the place to be, but NYC also offers some cheaper options as well as vintage finds.

Barneys Madison Ave 660 Madison Ave. at 61st St. For a mix of both mainstream and cutting-edge fashion, Barney's flagship store on Madison Avenue is the place to go. The lower floors sell household names like Prada, Givenchy and Lanvin, while on the upper floors you will find the Co-op section which sells more edgy fashion from the likes of Miu Miu, Thakoon and The Row. Located in an uptown area, dressing well when you go to Barney's will ensure you receive good service. 60 / OCTOBER 2011

Bloomingdales, 1000 Third Ave. at 59th St. Famous for their "Brown Bags," a trip to Bloomingdales is a must while you're in NYC. It's a great place to shop for more contemporary designer labels such as J Brand, Theory and Citizens of Humanity, but you will also find designer classics like Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg. The best time to visit is on a weekday morning before lunch. Don't forget to visit the Visitors' centre if you make a purchase over $50 to collect your free gift. Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave. at 58th St. Situated in Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman is the luxury department store women go to, to find that perfect suit. The main floor hosts boutiques from the biggest names in fashion such as Chanel, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace, while the second floor is a salon entirely dedicated to shoes and bags. It is also Carrie Bradshaw's favorite shopping destination.


Vintage Vignettes

Donna Karan New York Michael Kors

Known as the "Queen of Seventh Avenue", Donna Karan established her label Donna Karan New York, or DKNY, in 1989 in a bid to make the perfect pair of jeans. She is most famous for her Essentials line – seven classic pieces which can be mixed and matched and create an entire wardrobes. Her philosophy is that she would never design something that she wouldn't wear herself.

Having just celebrated the 30th anniversary of his eponymous label, Michael Kors is known for designing one of the greatest American sportswear labels of all time. His original vision was a label which would consist of chic, luxurious sportswear perfect for men and women with a jet-setting lifestyle. In 2001 Kors expanded his label to include accessories, and today Michael Kors includes menswear, womenswear, swimwear, shoes, bags, belts, eyewear, timepieces and small leather goods.

1 of a Find NYC, 633 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.678 -73.968 nr. Saint Marks Ave 718-789-2008 1 of a Find stocks vintage clothing from the '40s through to the '80s, although the focus is on mod disco shift dresses and long flowing dresses from the '60s and '70s. Californian 1 of a Find owner Honey Moon spent years building up her collection of rare vintage finds.

Century 21, 22 Cortlandt St., near Broadway If you like a bargain you will love Century 21. Here you will find designer buys with up to 75% off the original price! They have everything from D&G to Helmut Lang and Miu Miu to Marni. This is one store you can't miss out.

Macy's 151 W. 34th St. near Broadway Home of all big brands, Macy's is the ultimate shopping experience. With ten floors, including halffloors, you require a whole day to check it out properly. Getting a visitor's guide at the entrance is a good idea.

Keni Valenti Retro-Couture,

Eye Candy, 329 Lafayette St.,

155 W. 29th St., 5th fl., New York, NY 10001 40.747339 -73.991618 nr. Sixth Ave., 917-686-9553 This is the perfect hotspot for hardcore fans of vintage clothing. Stylist and designer Keni Valenti has been on the fashion scene since the days of Studio 54 and in 1997 he opened Keni Valenti Retro-Couture, which houses his 10,000 piece vintage collection. On the racks you will find pieces worn by the rich and famous, including one of Jackie O's engagement suits. Valenti requests that customers have an idea of what they are looking for before they make an appointment.

New York, NY 10012 40.725651 -73.994816 nr. Houston St., 212-343-4275 If you like a bit of vintage bling, Eye Candy is the place to go. This glittering vintage boutique sells an impressive collection of vintage jewelry with embellished and leather bags hanging overhead. Here you can indulge in handfuls of Victorian brooches and cameos, dangly earrings and rhinestone bracelets and dozens of vintage heels. Perfect for all those divas out there. OCTOBER 2011 / 61

CosmoQueen Astrid Ras founded CosmoQueen in 2005. Beautiful, exclusive shawls, designed by Astrid and produced by women in Jordan and Cambodia. Fair Trade fashion is about allowing underprivileged women to work towards economic and social independence. Glam talks to Astrid and Chairperson Ginel van Weering about CosmoQueen. 62 / OCTOBER 2011



Women Empowerment One of the people CosmoQueen supports is Jamila. She lives and works in a workshop in Jordan, together with her colleagues. She is one of the women who produce CosmoQueen shawls. This allows Jamila to pay for her children's school fees herself, as a single mother in a country with extremely high unemployment rates. But CosmoQueen goes way beyond this. It also assists the workshops with producing goods for the local markets. With new embroidery machines, looms and computers. Astrid: "This reduces the dependence on CosmoQueen sales and also ensures we are contributing to a real independent future for women like Jamila and her colleagues in the long term. CosmoQueen provides people with work, not just money." Astrid is a fashion designer and started her own design agency in Amsterdam in 1982. Astrid and her current partner launched the designer fashion brand Daybreak in 1984. The brand did so well that it was at one point even for sale in London's Harrods. Eventually the brand was sold and she is now involved with corporate identity collections for large organisations. She started to feel restless in 2005 ... "A friend of mine was planning a trip to Jordan and asked if I wanted to come along. I really felt a strong need to do my bit for society. I met Queen Noor in Jordan and this is how it all started. Queen Noor is committed to helping Jordan's underprivileged women, for example via micro credits. The CosmoQueen idea was discussed with her at the time and this eventually resulted in the formation of the CosmoQueen Foundation." CosmoQueen is an independent foundation and tries to give as many women as possible a socially and economically independent existence. "The designs are produced by the women in Jordan and now also in Cambodia and we sell these in the Western world. All the money earned goes back to these women again, ensuring they can lead an economically independent existence." The work carried out by the women in Jordan and Cambodia, as well as the material, production means and the eventual transport, is all paid for. The remainder of CosmoQueen's activities and processes are run by volunteers.

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Projects in Jordan and Cambodia "Every woman has her own speciality in Jordan. There is still a real sewing and embroidery culture there. These techniques have been optimally used in the beautiful hand-woven and painted materials used for the CosmoQueen designs. All our shawls, plaids and other items are still being produced by hand, piece by piece." The Cambodian women specifically specialise in weaving various different types of silk. The expertise required for the weaving and painting is traditionally passed down from mother to daughter. The women use this knowledge and expertise to produce the most magnificent shawls and plaids for CosmoQueen. Each item is 100% original. "I always take what the women are very good at into account with my designs. A design is therefore always a fusion of cultures: authentic handicrafts and materials closely linked with Western design and quality standards," she says The women have learned to use their traditional skills in contemporary designs in the Jordan and Cambodia studios, under CosmoQueen's careful guidance.

Board CosmoQueen is managed by a board. "I asked Ginel van Weering to become our Chairperson. She worked for Pink Ribbon ( on a voluntary basis alongside her regular job for a long time. Ginel felt that it was a very appealing idea that CosmoQueen provides direct support, has good contact with the women and knows exactly what these women need. And this ensures we can also carry out effective checks," Says Astrid. Ginel adds: "The board is made up of a number of professional women. The important strategic, sales, communication, organisational and political positions have all been filled. Every person has her own specific area of expertise. I bring these women together and try to apply a structure which will serve to reach CosmoQueen's goals. We have formulated a number of objectives for 2015: The women we are currently working with need to be given a sufficient amount of work and we also want to launch one or two projects in other countries. We want to make sure we don't just provide them with orders for producing shawls, but to also make education and resources available to them, which will stimulate them to be active within their own local markets, which will ultimately result in them also being able to support their own families without CosmoQueen's help." 64 / OCTOBER 2011



Shawls, plaids and corporate gifts CosmoQueen started out with producing shawls for ladies. There are now also shawls for gents, which are enjoying excellent sales levels too. Plus plaids and corporate gifts also form part of the collection. "I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to accompany a group of business people on a trip to Jordan. I was able to tell these people about CosmoQueen on the plane and the travel organiser had offered to present the entire group with a shawl. And a major Dutch postal company decided to give all its employees a custom made CosmoQueen shawl depicting the corporate logo in 2009. Fantastic assignments. And this naturally makes the women who produce them all very proud too!"

Volunteers, sponsors and companies CosmoQueen is incredibly happy with the sponsor money collected every year with the organisation of, for example, a Regatta, as well as the boundless efforts the volunteers put into organising a sale. The products are mainly sold via private sales and sales events. You can find all possible information on the www. website. The board is always on the look out for sponsors and volunteers. "And companies who also want to become involved with underprivileged people through their corporate gifts. The sponsor money will also allow us to make extra donations for education and resources," Ginel says. "The fact that there are women out there in the world who can feed their families, send their children to school and therefore work on a better future for subsequent generations thanks to CosmoQueen's intervention is something which makes me very happy," says Astrid. Ginel adds: "This year we collected money for the looms in Cambodia, which means the women don't need to go to the bank for a loan which they will spend the rest of their lives paying off. Direct support and provisions in places where it's needed the most. It's fantastic to be part of something this worthwhile."

Marlene Naicker is Founder and Creative Director of Muldooneys – London. The brand Muldooneys is renowned for its luxury leather accessories, notably handbags, designed for sophisticated, independent, fashion concious women. OCTOBER 2011 / 65

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The natural world, nostalgic glamour and boyish appeal are among the season's uber cool trends. Discover what styles you're following from our GLAM beauty shoot. Photographer: Rob Altamirano Styling: Lena Arkawi & Maryann Agpay, La Vedette Fashion & Image Consulting Models: Champs promotions and events Shoot co-ordination: Orna ballout Make-up: Eric, Frank Provost, Four Seasons Doha Hair: Bilal, Frank Provost, Four Seasons Doha Location: InterContinental Doha


Natural World

Make-up: Eric, Frank Provost: "Earthy tones inspired by the natural world are one of A/W's biggest trends. This look is all about the eyes – a fusion of gold and bronze eye shadow teamed with black eyeliner drawn inside the lid bring out her eye colour; while bronzer applied to her cheekbones gives her a natural glow."

Hair: Bilal, Frank Provost: "I strived to create a natural style for this look. With the help of Liss control cream from L'Oreal, I separated the hair into sections and used a curling iron to add volume and a natural wave." Shawl: Meghan Los Angeles (Salam Stores) Necklace: Suhara Jewel Art ( Model: Ghinwa OCTOBER 2011 / 67


Nostalgic Glamour Make-up: Eric, Frank Provost: "The glamour of the 20s and 40s featuring daring jewel coloured lips is a huge trend. The model's pale complexion looks fantastic with dramatic eye shadow, perfectly complimented with bold lips to achieve a modern look with a timeless touch."

Hair: Bilal, Frank Provost: "I aimed to create a tousled effect to add a bit of glamour for the nostalgic theme. The hair was blow dried and subtly heated with the curling tongs to create a natural wave." Top: Sheri Bodell (Salam Stores) Model : Tyla

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Boyish Appeal Make-up: Eric, Frank Provost says: "From fresh flawless skin to natural lips – minimal beauty is a mega trend. I used bronze eye shadow with a touch of brown and black to accentuate eyes, and paired with natural lips to produce a chic and clean look."

Hair: Bilal, Frank Provost, shares: "To create boyish appeal, I opted for a messy updo. It is quite easy to achieve by simply blow drying hair, pulling it back in a messy way with L'Oreal fibre gum to give it some texture." Top: Sheri Bodell (Salam Stores) Model: Rozelle

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MAC teams up with Daphne Guinness The fashion icon and beer heiress will release a cosmetics collection with the brand in December. Following MAC's launches in collaboration with artist Cindy Sherman and professional ice skater Johnny Weir, her range of 21 products will become available including "rich, seasonal hues," according to Women's Wear Daily. It is an interesting choice for the label since Guinness is known for her love of couture rather than her makeup looks, but it proves that fashion "insiders" like her, Anna dello Russo, or Tavi Gevinson are turning into celebrities in their own right: MAC's roster of spokesmodels features the likes of Lady Gaga and Elton John. The collection will launch in the US on December 26 and will then be rolled out internationally in January.

Marni to launch first fragrance Beauty giant Estee Lauder recently announced that it had partnered with the Italian fashion brand for the latter's first foray into fragrances. "Wearing Marni is like wearing a piece of art. It is an expression of individuality. Few designers can make the fashion community smile the way [founder] Consuelo [Castiglioni] does," Veronique Gabai-Pinsky of Estee Lauder's Aramis and Designer Fragrances stated. Marni's first perfume will be unveiled in the fall of 2012.

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Bobbi Brown launches blog Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook: fashion and beauty brands are finding more and more ways to communicate with their fans directly. The latest example is Bobbi Brown, who launches a blog called Everything Bobbi September 7. "It's always been my fantasy to be an editor at a magazine, to be able to tell the story my way," Brown told Women's Wear Daily. Similar to other brands' blogs such as the ones by J. Crew or Kate Spade, readers will find videos, inspirational stories and photos, recipes, and other lifestyle content. Bobbi Brown has also revamped her Twitter account and now tweets @BobbiBrown instead of @AskBobbiBrown.



Fall/Winter trends: travel the decades with the season's hottest hairstyles

Brazilian Blowout takes the heat for its toxic ingredients Brazilian Blowout, the frizz-free hair treatment favored by celebs including Jennifer Aniston and popular in salons around the globe, is under fire by America's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its high levels of toxic chemicals. The hair-smoothing solution is found to contain up to 12 percent formaldehyde. On Wednesday the FDA warned the company that it has until September 12 to comply with directives in reducing its levels of formaldehyde, otherwise the products could be taken off US shelves. After receiving complaints from customers and stylists about burning eyes, nose, and throat, breathing difficulties, and one report of hair loss associated with use of the product, the government agency Health Canada also conducted tests on the solution, finding dangerously high levels of formaldehyde inside. The agency issued a news release on the risks of the product last year. Formaldehyde is permitted in cosmetics at less than 0.2% when used as a preservative, and it's a known irritant and sensitizer and is linked to cancer when inhaled chronically over a long period of time. OCTOBER 2011 / 71

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Long loose braids at Emilio Pucci

1960s inspiration at Rochas

Beehive at Gaultier

Starting with 1940s-inspired quiffs, moving on to 1960s Brigitte Bardot hair all the way to 1970s hippie locks and 1990s grunge styles, this fall is perfect for time travel. YouTube abounds with new tutorials on retro hairstyles, quiffs of all sorts, and how to achieve the perfect vintage curl, thanks to looks seen at designers' Fall/Winter shows, including that of Antonio Marras. The Swinging Sixties are set for a fall comeback, with Rochas having debuted a Bardot-esque bed head, Gaultier styling his models in beehives, and Lagerfeld pairing similar looks with glittering headbands. The decade's high hair also remains popular, as seen at Ruffian among many others. Middle parts as seen in the 1970s will go well with fall's flared jeans, but make sure to keep your tresses slick and straight for a more modern look, as did the stylists of Blumarine's show. Labels including Lanvin demonstrated that bangs will still be big this fall, while curls are best sported in the shape of a short, bouncy bob (see Dior) – but the one hairstyle that will show everyone you did your fashion homework is the long loose side braid a la Alexander Wang or Emilio Pucci.




01 PRADA CANDY Push yourself to the edge with this daring yet sweetly feminine scent. Every note has been combined in excessive proportions, making it truly unique. We especially loved the addictive combination of timeless musks and caramel. GLAM says: Dare to be different!

02 CLARINS COLOUR DEFINITION 3D RADIANCE FACE POWDER Enhance your natural radiance with the latest compact powder from Clarins. With colour pixel motifs, a single brush stoke picks up shades of peach, beige, pink and mauve giving you a perfectly illuminated finish. GLAM says: Naturally perfect!


03 RIMMEL VINYL MAX LIPGLOSS Take your lips to a luscious new level with Rimmel's new lip gloss. It gave us a perfectly voluptuous pout in just one stroke! This long-lasting, non-sticky formula comes in range of eye popping colours fit for every occasion. GLAM says: Pump up the volume!

04 SMILE ENHANCING GLOSS BY BOURJOIS Bourjois has got us smiling with their innovative new dualended lip gloss. One side lets you brighten your teeth with its anti-oxidant rich formula while the other side gives you dazzling shine that enhances your smile with 'White Focus' pigments. GLAM says: Dazzle them with your smile!

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05 VERSACE VENITAS BATH LINE Extend the luxurious scent of Versace Venitas on your skin with the pampering bath line that features a fresh bath and shower gel as well as a delicate body cream. We loved the fresh notes of lime and tiare flower that left us feeling absolutely refreshed. GLAM says: Extend the luxury!

06 VERSACE VERSENSE EAU DE TOILETTE Blending East and West, fresh citrus notes mix in with woody musks in this sensual fragrance. This intoxicating scent is light and pure with notes of sea daffodil, bergamot, cedar wood and jasmine. We love the classic, elegant bottle too. GLAM says: Pure elegance!


07 BALENCIAGA PARIS L'ESSENCE The iconic Balenciaga Paris perfume is reinvented taking on the delicate scent of violet leaves while staying true to its couture inspired roots. Using forest notes, this fragrance is a striking, intense reinvention presented in a beautifully vibrant bottle. GLAM says: Strikingly sensuous!

08 KERASTASE CHROMO SENSITIVE CLEANSING BALM Managing the shine of freshly coloured hair can be quite the challenge so we were thankful when salon favourites Kerastase launched this anti-fading cleansing balm. Its creamy texture left our hair soft, silky and luminous while maintaining the colour. GLAM says: Maintain the radiance!

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Utah, USA Take a hike at the Canyonlands National Park, the location for 127 Hours. With hiking, biking, boating, star gazing and much more offered at this breath-taking park, be prepared for an adventure filled trip.

Maya Bay, Thailand In The Beach, Leonardo DiCaprio escapes to this beach paradise surrounded by limestone cliffs and clear waters for diving. Take a hike on the cliffs or just laze around admiring the remarkable view.

Skopelos, Greece Jump off the cliffs like Sophie in Mamma Mia, into the clear blue water of Skopelos. Rent a villa for some luxury or stay at some of the boutique hotels. Savour Greek cuisine after a day of shopping at local markets or a walking tour of the island's ancient historical sites.

Paris, France Visit the Moulin Rouge in this beautiful city of lights. Practice your French at iconic cafe's like Lauduree, visit the famous museums and make sure you pack your camera when you visit this beautiful city.

Queenstown, New Zealand Journey to Middle Earth, otherwise known as Queenstown, and enjoy the breath-taking locations from Lord of the Rings. With remarkable peaks ideal for skiers and a world-famous wine destination, it makes the perfect holiday for both adrenaline seekers as well as those just there to admire from afar.

Trim Castle, Ireland Travel back to the 13th century when you visit Trim Castle, the location where Braveheart was filmed. Soak in the heritage of the castle with a guided tour then enjoy one of the best golf courses in the country at four-star Trim Castle Hotel.

By Deepti Chadalavada

New York, USA Have Breakfast at Tiffany's then explore some of New York's best boutiques. Home to some of the world's best designers like Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs, get Audrey Hepburn's timeless looks and then head over to the stylish night-clubs or enjoy a romantic dinner in this gastronomic city.

Take travel inspiration from blockbusters this month, and act out the scenes on location at these exotic destinations.

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A Polished Party!

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Be GLAM night in association with OPI GLAM teamed up with OPI, the world's leader in professional nail care, for its signature Be GLAM night held at the Pearl Lounge in the Marriott Hotel. And what a blast it was! The first 100 lucky ladies to arrive were showered with goody bags containing OPI products, and discount vouchers from Nazih Group, the local distributers of OPI. Attendees rubbed shoulders in the sophisticated surroundings of The Pearl Lounge, sipping cocktails and rocking out to awesome beats mixed by resident DJ Joe Mitri. Models could be seen strutting around the venue wearing cool white t-shirts emblazoned with an OPI nail varnish design. The heat was on to win a variety of prizes that OPI had up for grabs. A variety of different contests were held to win vouchers and goodies from OPI, including ladies wearing the best colour nail varnish and those best showcasing stylish flair. And the GLAMest lady, who was dressed in a nostalgic inspired polka dot ensemble walked away with a 1 year annual subscription to GLAM. OPI also conducted draws in which five winners were chosen to receive QR 200 gift vouchers from the Nazih Group. We'd like to thank the Pearl Lounge Club which has been the official host of the Be GLAM night for four consecutive years; and also Virgin Megastore, which has been the Promotional Partner for the past two years.

Winner of GLAMest lady

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The Global Party

Where: The

Royal Avenue at The Pearl Qatar

When: September

15 & 16

Music highlights: Macy Gray, Carole Samaha and Sons of Gypsy Kings

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Ministry of Sound World Tour



InterContinental Beach Doha 29 September

Music from: Nicky Romero, Anna Grace, Amanda Wilson, Diablo V, Paul Mendez and Jared McCullogh

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heaven sent Stargazing

What the stars foretell...

gwyneth paltrow SEP 27 1972; LIBRA Aries



Time to capitalise on those big ideas you've been having. This month, you have the energy to put them into action. Also, you are feeling more confident than ever. So make the most of it... and go for it! On the social front, take some time out to catch up with old friends. You never know what opportunity awaits.

Take advantage of your positive energy. It's one of those months when you have a lot to give. Don't be too surprised if you feel exhausted when all is said and done. You are willing to keep pushing even when others urge you to give up, and that persistence should pay off. You may expect a victory nobody could have seen coming.

It is finally time to let your hair down and have some fun. Matters of career have always been centre stage, and now there is plenty of room in your life for recreation and enjoyment with friends. Make the most of it and don't pass up on any invites.



You are a very caring person but don't let people take advantage of you. Being concerned is alright but being the agony aunt all the time is just not done! Give advice only when required. It's also time for some personal goal-setting! Get started on something new. The time's just right.

This month, dear Virgo, is all about learning. You need to try doing things differently to see if you can find a better way. Experiment is the key word here-learn something new in your own way and on your own terms. Offer constructive criticism instead of being critical. Learn to be tactful... it will make you a better person.

Gemini When problems knock at your door, you'll learn to deal with it. All you really have to do is outlast them. Make sure you keep your spirits up, and try to do the same for those around you who need the service. Keep financial speculations to the minimum; you never know what you might lose!

Cancer If you are feeling the blues, then it's time to look inwards and contemplate. It would be a certain attitude that's making you feel this way. Something from the past may be haunting you, stopping your present from evolving. Let go... and take some time out to get the right perspective. That's the right way to help yourself.

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Libra A strong message goes out to all Librans this month. Go slow! Doing too many things on the go means that you will never appreciate any of them. If you are feeling bad, you need to realise that you are certainly projecting the negative vibes to the rest of the world. Be around positive people and let their vibes trickle down to you!

Scorpio Your social life is on the upswing and your ability to persuade people is stronger than ever. Things are certainly looking up on the career front and you'll be recognised for your hard work and ability to manage a team.

Capricorn September is a busy month for you and you can feel yourself being pulled in a number of directions. Bring out the more adventurous, fun-loving side of your personality and have a wonderful time with your family. Work pressures can be challenging, but life's not always easy, is it?

Aquarius Hard work pays off but don't let it tire you out. This month is good for you financially and you're now in a better position to attract money. But that does not mean that you blow it all... use it widely and for what you desired the most. At work, things some people can get a little intimidating, but it's nothing that a little tact and diplomacy cannot handle.

Pisces October is the month for reviving relations. Do not hesitate from saying sorry, if you really mean it. Sometimes, showing your emotions is alright, it proves that you're human like everyone else around you. The end of the month can bring good news along practical lines, especially regarding money and work. Your health may give some trouble though. So take care.

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