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ISSUE: 10 / JANUARY 2020
10. MKS Jewellery Unveiled The Brand-New Al Otaiba
Collection 48. Henry Jacques Presents Limited Edition Les Toupies 3 Fanfan & Galileo 49. Vhernier’s Mini Freccia, A Game Of Mix & Match 50. Time To Stack'em Up 60. Homegrown Jewellery Brand Sumaya Bakkar Collections Curated Festive Gift List 68. Guess Spring/Summer 2020 Eyewear Collection 86. Akillis’ Cruella Collection 87. Nina Runsdorf Takes Us To The Romantic French Countryside 92. Fendi Limited Edition 93. Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2020 Collection 102. Jewellery For Him By Georg Jensen
126. The Montreal Fintech Station BEAUTY
22. 5 Makeup Trends For The Fall With K7l Cosmetics 74. Spice Of Life Collection EDITORIALS
26. Meat Me In Toronto 54. Winter Waves 78. Red Desert 94. The Blue In My Eyes 104. Endless Summer 120. Beauty Is Power! EVENTS
142. Montblanc Celebrates Re-Opening Of 360 Mall
Boutique 143. OMEGA Celebrates The New James Bond Watch in New York
8. On Our Radar 12. Wish List 14. The Agenda 16. Get Your Disco On With Mcm Ss20 18. Jacquie Aiche Holiday 2019 24. Purificacion Garcia Introduces The Fiesta 2020
Collection 38. Berluti SS20 Reimagines The Gravity Sneaker 46. Chloe Festive 2019 52. High Necks 70. MCM Introduces Their Festive Collection 72. Coach Holiday Collection 103. Mango Man 118. Massimo Dutti Presents The Limited Edition Après Ski Collection FW19
LIVING & LEISURE
110. Skullcandy “Crashes” Sole DXB In The Middle East 130. The E-Talian Job 138. Discover An Immersive Luxury Resort In Tunisia’s Sahara Desert
40. Dina Melwani 62. Fatimah Hossaini 74. Reema Nahar 88. Dr. Mashael E. Abdullah 112. Margarita REGULARS
132. Taking Off 146. Horoscopes
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on ourRADAR LANA DEL REY SPOTTED AT ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019
JENNIFER LOPEZ WEARS COACH
Lana Del Rey was spotted in the Paddock of Yas Marina Circuit on Saturday 30th as a guest of title sponsor Etihad Airways ahead of her much-anticipated Yasalam After-Race Concert tonight at the du Arena on Yas Island..
Fan Bingbing in Givenchy The House of Givenchy is pleased to announce actress Fan Bingbing wore a Givenchy Spring 2020 outfit, designed by Clare Waight Keller, to the Fan Beauty Event, held on December 3rd, 2019 in Shanghai, China. Actress, singer, producer, entertainer and face of the brand Jennifer Lopez wore a Coach Tabby shoulder bag while out and about in New York City on December 7th, 2019.
SPOTTED! Selena Gomez In MANGO Selena Gomez spotted wearing a belted faux fur coat by MANGO, while promoting her new album in London
Celebrities At The British Fashion Awards ELLIE GOULDING & NATACHA RAMSAY-LEVI AND KIKI LAYNE ATTEND THE FASHION AWARDS IN CHLOÉ
SPOTTED! Emilia Clarke Wearing MANGO
Emilia Clarke spotted in the streets of London wearing an ecru faux shearling coat by MANGO.
British singer Ellie Goulding attended the British Fashion Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hallwearing a custom pink floral printed, strass embellished dress with grey trousers in silk georgette. She paired the look with Daisy platform sandals, a gold brass & crystal encrusted belt and pearl earrings.
American actress Kiki Layne wore a black pleated silk crépon dress with a printed jersey top. She paired the look with Diane jodhpur boots, a brass & crystal encrusted belt and choker and gold brass earrings and rings. January, 2020
MKS JEWELLERY UNVEILED THE BRANDNEW AL OTAIBA COLLECTION AT THE 11TH ANNUAL ABU DHABI ART FAIR A Celebration of UAE Heritage and the Art of Expression
The 11th edition of Abu Dhabi Art, which took place between Thursday, November 21st and Saturday, November 23rd at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, housed a unique pop-up space by MKS Jewellery. Nestled in the fair’s community section, the MKS Jewellery booth aptly named ‘We Are Words Woven, We Are Stories Told’, exhibited an immersive experience reflecting on the UAE’s beautiful heritage and celebrating the fundamental instinct of self-expression and storytelling. Through a unique display of Emirati mother-of-pearl shells, the interactive hanging installation encouraged visitors to co-author love letters to the UAE by leaving personal sentiments and sharing poetic thoughts that embodied their memories, hopes and dreams. The concept and design stemmed from the brand’s new Al Otaiba collection, which officially launched at the fair. Drawing inspiration from H.H. Sheikha Mariam bin Khalifa bin Saif Al Nayan’s great grandfather, Al Otaiba ‘The King of Pearls’, the new collection looks to tell stories of Sheikha Mariam’s ancestry, honoring UAE heritage and bringing it to the present through modern interpretations. Proudly using Emirati pearls as well as the classic mother of pearl, the handcrafted creations are a marriage of past and present through the stories they tell and through their thoughtful design. The collection; comprised of necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings, incorporates five storylines that reference back to the nation’s pearl heritage and reflect on Otaiba in different ways, all the while keeping a contemporary feel and elevated aesthetic in order to speak to generations, past, present and future. "These symbols and storylines celebrate this land and its people. The UAE is me and I am the UAE, this is my story in all its beautiful symbolic ways. Curated is a stack of special creations, coming together piece by piece to share different parts of its treasures both in its gems and meaningful treasures" - HRH Sheikha Mariam Saif Al Nahyan.
As a brand that values self-expression and believes that jewellery is a unique way for people to tell their own story, share passions, thoughts, memories and experiences, MKS Jewellery collaborated with Untitled Chapters, a community founded in 2011 for Emirati women writers of all ages and genres to share their passion for the written word. This natural synergy came to life at Abu Dhabi Art with daily poetry performances that spoke of heritage storytelling and symbolism yet translated for the contemporary world. “The stories, just like the jewels one day will become part of our heritage and treasured history too”, says H.H Sheikha Mariam, “I wanted to celebrate my heritage, because it makes me who I am, it makes us who we are.” The launch of the Al Otaiba collection showcased within ‘We Are Words Woven, We Are Stories Told’, saw the coming together of innovative storytellers that not only celebrated the UAE and its heritage but celebrated selfexpression. Discover the stories behind Al Otaiba, created for the modern woman to connect with what has made her who she is today, now available at MKS Jewellery registered stockists. January, 2020
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Bee Venom 24 Carat Gold Set January, 2020
LUPITA NYONG’O WEARS COACH
TENNIS CHAMPION MARIA SHARAPOVA CANDY COLLECTION AT CANDYLICIOUS
Actress Lupita Nyong'o wore a Coach 1941 Spring Summer 2020 horse & carriage tie neck blouse and leather skirt while out in New York City on December 11th, 2019.
Tennis champion Maria Sharapova will be making an appearance at Candylicious The Dubai Mall on December 20th from 1 – 2 pm to celebrate her premium candy line, Sugarpova, which launched in Dubai earlier this year. Fans will have the chance to meet and greet the tennis star and purchase treats from Sugarpova at the event. The exclusive partnership with Candylicious, one of the largest candy stores in the Middle East, brings Maria’s popular line of premium gummies, truffles, chocolates and gumballs to Dubai retail stores for the very first time. This is Maria’s latest global expansion move following the brand’s debut in the UK earlier this year. “I am thrilled to announce Sugarpova’s growing global footprint and share our treats with more fans and friends around the world to celebrate life’s sweet moments,” said Maria Sharapova. “Since I first started Sugarpova I’m so proud of how we’ve grown – 2019 has been a pivotal year for Sugarpova as we’ve expanded new product offerings and partnerships, and I’m excited to finish the year with this celebration of Sugarpova with Candylicious.” All Sugarpova confections are made with all-natural ingredients, including fruit, vegetable and other plant extracts, for an indulgence you can feel good about. The Sugarpova line, officially launched in Candylicious stores as of September 2019, is available at Candylicious The Dubai Mall, Candylicious Yas Mall Abu Dhabi & Candylicious Dubai Airport Terminal 3. www.theciin.com
POPPY DELEVINGNE AND ADESUWA AIGHEWI WEAR MESSIKA JEWELRY AT THE 2019 FASHION AWARDS
GOLD AND DIAMONDS JOIN THE CELEBRATION AT BAUME & MERCIER
On the 2nd of December, Poppy Delevingne and Adesuwa Aighewi shone in Messika Jewelry at the 2019 Fashion Awards in London. Poppy wore the High Jewelry Love Knot choker glamorously & Adesuwa looked stunning wearing the Desert Bloom High Jewelry earrings and two My Twin ear clips.
Winter is coming, and so are the holidays! The countdown has begun. The holidays go by so fastâ€¦ Don't you wish you could give a precious gift that lasts, so to forever enjoy these marvelous moments together? Baume & Mercier showcases two models perfect for such an occasion, adorned with gold for him and diamonds for her. This year, the holidays promise to be scintillating and unforgettable...
RIMOWA LAUNCHES THE LONG-AWAITED CLASSIC TRUNK MERGING TRADITIONAL DESIGN AND MODERN FEATURES
RIMOWA is excited to announce the launch of a new addition to its Classic luggage collection, the RIMOWA Classic Trunk. Designed for the most discerning travellers, the RIMOWA Classic effortlessly combines luxury with functionality. Rooted in heritage, each RIMOWA Classic features a highend anodised aluminium alloy, riveted high-gloss aluminium corners, and hand-made leather handles, creating the perfect balance between craftsmanship and superior engineering. January, 2020
CLASSIMA LADY: REFINED AND FEMININE The Classima Lady line is characterized by elegant simplicity. Each model offers the classic hour and minute functions as well as the date, discreetly nestled in an aperture at 3 o'clock on the dial. New faces, additional sizes, and the choice between a quartz or self-winding mechanical movement: this line is designed to offer every woman the watch that best fits her.
CLIFTON BAUMATIC: STREAMLINED WITH SUBTLE DETAILS The Clifton Baumatic collection is composed of refined, aesthetic timepieces that offer great technical reliability. These not-to-be-missed allies of any connoisseur seeking performance and innovation offer a selection of materials and colors to suit any style.
Get Your Disco On With MCM SS20 Inspired by a disco ballâ€™s light refractions, sweaters, totes and crossbody bags are designed with a glittering half-moon shape. This opulent range is made for the dancefloor.
أم سي أم ترفع الستار على مجموعة Disco لموسم ربيع وصيف 2020
يُش ّكل الديسكو والتكنو ركنَين ثقافيَّين لعالمة "أم سي أم"، حيث يشير األول إلى تأسيس العالمة في ميونخ حين كانت هذه المدينة في أوجها ،ويرمز الثاني إلى الحقبة الحالية حيث اتخذت عالمة "أم سي أم" من برلين مقرها العالمي وإذا بها تتطلع نحو المستقبل .وقد حرص شونبيرغر على أن تعكس مجموعته التاريخ الذي تترسخ فيه جذور العالمة ،فسلّط الضوء على السمات األصيلة (الموسيقى ،الثقافة ،التعبير ،التواصل، ً عالمة رائد ًة عالميا ً في الحرية) التي جعلت من "أم سي أم" مفهوم الفخامة الجديد. تستمد مجموعة Discoلموسم ربيع وصيف 2020إلهامها من انعكاس الضوء من كرة الديسكو ،وتقدّم لعمالئها كنزات، حمل جانبياًُ ،زيّنت خصيصا ً برسم هالل حقائب كبيرة وحقائب تُ َ ص ّممت هذه المجموعة الفاخرة لتتألق بإطاللة رائعة وأنت ب ّراقُ . على حلبة الرقص خالل موسم األعياد. "أستم ّد إلهامي من انفتاح "أم سي أم" ،ومن قدرتها على تبنّي مجموعة واسعة من التأثيرات .فإنّ "أم سي أم" عالمة عصرية تجسد لحظات ثقافية تاريخية بكل ما في الكلمة من معنى ،إذ ّ كثيرة شهدتها العقود األخيرة .وأردت من خالل هذه المجموعة نقل قصة هذه العالمة مع الحفاظ على معايير االستدامة، والتنوع واإلدماج ...فهذا كان هدفي ورؤيتي للموسم الحالي". ديرك شونبيرغر ،أ كتوبر 201 تعكس مجموعة "أم سي أم" أسلوب شونبيرغر بامتياز ،فهي تأبى اعتماد نهج َح ْرفي وتفضل التحكم باألشكال ،واألقمشة واأللوان بحرية تامة لتجسيد حقب َتين زمنيّ َتين مختلف َتين. فهنا تلتقي فخامة الديسكو مع جرأة التكنو ويلتقي التعبير الذاتي الراقي مع حس التم ّرد األنيق .تزاوج التصاميم بين ألوان الديسكو النابضة بالحيوية والخطوط الواضحة المعالم من جهة، وروح التكنو المتم ّردة من جهة أخرى .وإلى ذلك تضاف العناصر العسكرية العملية التي ّ تبث روحا ً من الجرأة العصرية في القطع. القصات طويلة ،ضخمة ومريحة .كما تجمع لوحة األلوان لون األسود األساسي مع نفحات من األلوان األساسية واللمسات الميتاليكية الب ّراقة .في حين أنّ األلوان المحايدة تحاكي األزياء غير الرسمية في ثقافة برلين الموسيقية المعاصرة .تنسف مجموعة "أم سي أم" الجديدة القواعد التقليدية بجرأة ّ قل مثيلها.
Jacquie Aiche Holiday 2019: Alignment at the disco featuring JA Muse Shanina Shaik Keeping the mind, body and soul energized and grounded
Designed and handcrafted in Aiche’s Los Angeles studio, this collection is created as a guide for the JA Tribe, to help focus on areas within that need a little extra love, as the holidays approach. The JA Holiday 2019 collection features an array of exquisite bold gemstone pieces each connected to one of the seven chakras of the subtle body - the Root (red), Sacral (orange), Solar Plexus (yellow), Heart (green), Throat (blue), Third Eye (indigo) and Crown (violet) - keeping the mind, body and soul energized and grounded. Aiche said, “I’ll always love designing jewelry that makes women feel beautiful, but this collection is about so much more than beauty, it is about self-love and personal healing.”
September, January, 2020 2019
KENZO is excited to take to the stars for their annual limitededition collection for the festive end of year season. For the KENZO holiday 2019/20 collection, KENZO is inspired by the night skies, the mystery and the romance of the far far away. The collection takes cues from key items from the Fall Winter 2019 collection and revs them up ready for the party season by creating comprehensive evening silhouettes for everyone searching for the ideal look for winter get-togethers.
PURIFICACION GARCIA INTRODUCES THE FIESTA â€¯2020 COLLECTION
Conceptualized by: Natia Colussi (@natiacolussi) Directed by: Jameel Arif (@jameelarif) Publication: TheCiiN (@theciin) Photographer: Zurab Kaisidi (@zurabkaisidi) Models: Katerina Savvidis (@katerina_savv) Irina Zavezenova (@irina_zavi) and Natia Colussi (@natiacolussi) Makeup & Hair: Samantha Couture (@samanthacouturemakeup) Location: Ellas Meat Market (@ellasmeatmarket)
January, October, 2019 2020
THE TEAM: Model: Aamal @aamalal Photographer: Page7 Photo @page7photo
January, October, 2019 2020
الرياضي يعود بحلّة جديدة ضمن مجموعة بيرلوتيGravity حذاء 2020 لموسم ربيع وصيف
Designed by Kris Van Assche and first unveiled in Spring 2019, Gravity is Berluti’s first-ever statement sneaker.
Gravity كشفت دار بيرلوتي النقاب عن حذاء ألول م ّرة في،الرياضي للمص ّمم كريس فان أش ليكون أول حذاء رياضي متميّز2019 ربيع .تطرحه العالمة
Adding on to the Maison’s rich leisure shoe collection, it features purposefully oversized proportions and embodies a balanced mix of artisanal knowhow, technical details and materials, combining Vitello Opaco leather with a subtle matte finish, a leather insole and black mesh nylon details. A three-layered technical rubber outsole brings a unique resistance, lightness and comfort.
ً ً استثنائية إلى إضافة يُش ّكل هذا الحذاء الرياضي يتسم هذا.مجموعة الدار من األحذية الكاجوال بتناغم متقن،التصميم الذي تتخلّله أحجام كبيرة .بين المهارة الحرفية والتفاصيل والمواد الفنية Vitello Opaco يتزاوج جلد،ففي هذه القطعة وتفاصيل، ونعل داخلي جلدي،مع قوام ماتي ناعم ، وعالو ًة على ذلك.قماش النايلون الشبكي األسود ينفرد هذا الحذاء بنعل خارجي مطاطي مؤلّف من . والخ ّفة والراحة،ثالث طبقات مما يضمن المتانة
This season, Gravity is available in three new colours, including an entirely black model as well as vibrant shades of tangerine and wild berry, all of them sporting stitching details and painted edges, a nod to Berluti’s bootmaker tradition.
ّ الرياضي فيGravity يطل حذاء ،في هذا الموسم َ واللونين،ثالثة ألوان جديدة وهي اللون األسود َ وقد تخلّلت.النابضين بالحيوية البرتقالي والتوتي الموديالت الثالثة تفاصيل تحتفي بمهارة بيرلوتي على غرار الدرزات والحواف،في صناعة األحذية .المطلية
األبيض من حذاءVitello Opaco كما ازدان موديل ، الرياضي بنمط السكريتو باللون األسودGravity فج َمع بين الحداثة والطابع التقليدي لعالمة َ يُذكر أنّ السكريتو نمط ابتكرته أولغا.بيرلوتي بيرلوتي احتفا ًء بجمال فنّ الخط والمخطوطات ً سمة من السمات التمييزية وسرعان ما أصبح .للدار
A white Vitello Opaco Gravity flaunts a black Scritto motif – Olga Berluti’s original homage to the artisanal beauty of calligraphy and manuscripts, and one of the Maison’s signatures – connecting Berluti’s history and future. The Gravity sneakers are now available across Berluti stores worldwide.
ّ الرياضية اآلن في متاجرGravity تتوفر أحذية .بيرلوتي حول العالم
Berluti SS20 Reimagines The Gravity Sneaker
September, January, 2020 2019
"Empowering the wearer and focusing on accentuating the beauty of the feminine form is what keeps my interest in fashion so alive."
As an entrepreneur in couture fashion, with a rising international clientele, Dina is dedicated to the detail of each of her designs, while recognising that fashion can help transform people in so many positive ways. While she dreams of opening her own shop in London, she is kept grounded by her two young daughters.
January, October, 2019 2020
Please introduce yourself.
I am a fashion designer, creative director and founder of Melwani Couture Fashion House. Originally from Moldova, I moved to Dubai in 2008, have been married for eight years and have two beautiful girls, who are my number one priority. I've always had a creative nature, so I established Melwani Couture in 2015, positioning ourselves as creators of couture. Since I married into the Indian culture, I am always inspired by the creativity and beauty of Indian textiles and embroideries.
Tell us about your education.
I completed my Business Administration degree at Middlesex University Dubai, with Firstâ€“ Class Honours. Simultaneously, I took courses in Fashion Design at Esmod University and internationally at the London College of Fashion. At Middlesex University, Dubai, I am one of the Alumni students; hence I was recently asked to be a participating member of their Fashion Design Advisory Board. It is a tremendous honour for me. I think it is important always to educate ourselves. I continuously take business and self-growth courses to help me with my growth.
What sparked your interest in fashion?
My love for creativity comes from a young age. I always remember drawing and making dresses for my toys. My mom is a very creative person. During her free time, she was teaching students at our school painting and how to make ikebanas for which she received international awards. Later, she took me to Arts School in Cahul, Moldova, where I went religiously every day after school for four years. During this time, I received many national and international painting awards. I always knew I wanted to become a fashion designer and own my own business. For me, fashion is a very powerful phenomenon. The clothes that a person wears can empower and make them more confident and attractive. I find it amazing how wearing the right outfit can ultimately even change people's perceptions about you. I was always fascinated by beautiful dresses, and now I am able to create these dresses that people love and are so happy wearing is genuinely the most satisfying job to have. To empower the wearer and focus on accentuating the beauty of the feminine form is what keeps my interest in fashion so alive.
Are you self-taught, or did you study fashion design?
Although I completed short-courses in fashion design, most of what I truly learned is through the people I employed. I invest in my people as I believe the final product and the success of the company are fully dependent on the team. I employed people that study fashion and that worked for prominent ateliers in Europe and Moscow. I ask my team what the work process in their company was, what is the design process; how do they approach each step. I always design each piece myself, but also work closely with my embroidery team, consider their input and how the
embroidery should look. As a creative, it's ok to be self-taught as it always comes from within.
When was your brand established, and how has your work evolved since?
I opened my brand in Dubai in November 2015, beginning with a very simple pret-a-porter collection. Although my interest was always couture, I took a year to understand the business truly, created a supplier list, and learnt everything there is to know about creating a couture collection. It's very important to start small, and enjoy the journey and the learning process.
What influences the design details in your collection? What's the inspiration behind each of those designs?
I draw my inspiration from various sources. For the "A Million Dreams" collection, The Royal Russian House (end of the 19th century, beginning of the 20th century) served as an extraordinary source of inspiration. The exquisite fashion of that time, as well as the fine jewellery and crowns, inspired the gowns and the style of the hand embroidery. Also, the Phoenix bird, often cited in Russian folklore stories, is predominant in some of the gown embroideries, gently blending with the baroqueinspired themes. I always get inspired by the fabrics I use. In this collection, we utilized extraordinary meshes such as Italian and French laces, crepes, Italian silks and silk chiffons.
What's the creative process of creating a new collection?
A lot of time is spent perfecting a collection and ensuring that each garment is created with care and flawless construction techniques. Although it is always advisable to first identify the trends for the next season, in my case, I prefer to make our own trends. That's why I love my job so much; it allows us to be more creative. We begin with a mood board. Mood boards usually create a visual of the direction we want to take in our collection, and it gives us an idea of the textiles and textures we need to utilize in the collection. Based on our mood board, we then create our sketches. Then we select and approve the sketches that go into the finalized collection. Even though the model of the dress can still change in the process, as each fabric falls differently when draped on the mannequins, we may decide along the way that a certain garment style doesn't necessarily suit the fabric we intend to use. It can be a long process as we may decide to remove certain dresses from the collection.
How is your work received internationally?
In general, I think fashion that is inspired from the Middle Eastern and Eastern cultures are becoming more popular among Western and Russian www.theciin.com
communities. While catering to the Middle Eastern market, many of my European and Russian clients appreciate this style. We have a growing clientele worldwide buying our pieces. Therefore I am thrilled that, although we target and cater to the Middle Eastern market, we have such a wide range of clients for our designs.
How would you define fashion?
I will answer this by quoting Ralph Lauren: "Fashion is about something that comes from within you." I think fashion is an expression of oneself. You use fashion to express emotions, feelings, a lifestyle. It represents life, making us feel empowered and confident. It has the power to change perceptions, making people more interesting, alive and present. Fashion can be so many things: art, functionality, expression. It is also very personal, real and raw. It can make you powerful, beautiful and in control.
How would you describe your style? I strive to wear timeless pieces. During the day, I opt for high-waisted jeans or classic trousers with a classic long-sleeved silk shirt. For evening, I opt for uncluttered and sophisticated styles, usually centred around classic and elegant pieces. Classic elegance is key to any wardrobe. Furthermore, I like modest fashion. Long sleeves, high necks and calf-length skirts are predominant in my wardrobe.
Where do you get the inspiration for your designs?
From various cultures, but mostly from Indian and Middle Eastern cultures.
Your plans for the future?
My dream is to open my store in London and expand the brand to the European and Asian markets. We are also looking to start a pret-aporter line shortly.
For my health, I ensure I sleep eight hours a day and exercise at least three times a week. On a personal note, I don't eat meat.
Favourite brands? I love Chanel, Ralph and Russo and Valentino.
Favourite snack? Tomatoes and mangosteens. Favourite music? The soundtrack from The Greatest Showman.
Favourite movie? Mulan, I watch it every year
since I was 11.
What advice would you give to young fashion designers? In this competitive market, being a fashion designer and owning your brand is not easy. It is essential to learn more about the business side of fashion. Before starting your brand, be prepared and clear about your strategy, brand vision and business plan. Passion and patience are critical in this industry. My advice for budding fashion designers is to take one year for planning, research the market, get the right suppliers, and research various distribution channels. Furthermore, work for an established company to get an idea of how the business works. And staying true to yourself in your creations is essential as doing what truly makes you happy will keep you motivated.
Your motto in life? Winston Churchill said: "Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about."
Your message for CiiN magazine.
Three things that make you happy?
I love your magazine and so thrilled to be part of
Do you have any advice on staying happy and healthy?
How do you feel joining the CiiN family as a regular fashion contributor?
My family, work, and religion.
I always have a routine during the week. I start my day by dropping my children to school. In the car, we still practice gratitude. I like to remind my girls how blessed we are to have each other, be healthy and have so many blessings in life. I think by doing this, we keep a happy and optimistic attitude. I also start our day on a positive note.
your amazing team.
I am very passionate about sustainability and ethics in the fashion Industry. This wonderful opportunity of being part of your team will give me a platform to bring these issues to your audience and be part of the change. www.theciin.com
January, October, 2019 2020
FESTIVE 2019 The light-hearted, luminous chloe spirit dazzles for the end-of-year celebrations. A curated selection of the maisonâ€™s beloved accessories, like aby lock, chloe and blake sneakers, sit alongside captivating new styles that embody femininity and the seasonâ€™s joyful mood. Wintery shades are combined with vibrant materials and candescent metallics to light up the night.
موسم أعياد 2019 إن روح كلوي المضيئة والمفرحة تبهرنا في احتفاالت نهاية العام .2019مجموعة مختارة من أجمل أ كسسوارات الدار ،كقفل ABY و CHLOÉ Cوسنيكرز ،BLAKEإلى جانب أساليب جديدة آسرة تجسد األنوثة واألناقة العصرية ونمط األعياد الفرحة. ألوان شتوية تمتزج بمواد نابضة بالحياة وبالمعادن المتوهجة لتضيء ليالي احتفاالتنا.
دار العطور الفرنسية الراقية هنري جاك تقدّم الفصل الثالث واألخير من مجموعتها الرائعة Henry Jacques presents limited edition Les Toupies 3 FANFAN & GALILEO A brand new launch by French Haute Parfumerie Henry Jacques, Fanfan & Galileo are the third and final perfumes in the striking, limited edition Les Toupies series. Les Toupies are a new addition to Henry Jacques’ rare collection of Masterpieces, a new story within its playful realm of emotions and storytelling. Les Toupies. The Spinning Tops. Exquisite flacons, always in pairs – similar in form yet entirely different – unlike anything perfumery has seen before. Playful and evocative, telling a story of many characters, many lives, many great romances. Fanfan & Galileo are the most curved and rounded Toupies of them all. There is a certain swing to their personality, a natural marriage of exuberance and intimate emotions, a dreamt romance.
Galileo’s Patchouli notes are filled with strength and poetry. A European scent, manly yet tender that will never leave one in indifference. The Lavender and Italian Mandarin provide its youthful charms while Tobacco, Myrrh and Amber awake a decadent and luxurious side, a yearning for the many pleasures of life. Fanfan is soft, a touching fragrance, with a rare intensity. While the hint of Lavender weaves a subtle link with Galileo, Saffron and Rose Damascenia carry Fanfan beyond the seas. Despite its complex layers, Fafan remains a very Parisian perfume by nature, as graceful as it is unpretentious.
هو الثنائي العطريFanfan & Galileo ""فانفان & وغاليليو Henry الصادر حديثا ً عن دار العطور الفرنسية الراقية هنري جاك وهو الفصل الثالث واألخير من مجموعتها المحدودة،Jacques .Les Toupies "الرائعة "لي توبي
تنتمي إلى المجموعة التحفLes Toupies ""لي توبي العطرية النادرة الممهورة بتوقيع هنري جاك وهي مجموعة قصة جديدة ضمن وهي،Masterpieces ""ماستربيسس ّ Les Toupies " وتمتاز "لي توبي.عالم المشاعر والحكايات بقواريرها المستوحاة من لعبة البلبل الد ّوار وتأتي دائما ً بشكل ثنائي – بقارورتين متشابهتين في الشكل ومع ذلك مختلفتين إنها عطور.تماما ً – وبفرادة لم يشهدها عالم العطور من قبل والقصص، تروي حكايات العديد من الشخصيات،مرحة ومثيرة .الرومانسية الخالدة هما القارورتان األكثرFanfan & Galileo ""فانفان & وغاليليو Les Toupies "استدارة في الشكل من بين ثنائيات "لي توبي ّ وتناغم طبيعي بين، وث ّمة شغف في شخصيتي هذا الثنائي.كافة ف ف والرومانسية،المغاالة ي االنغماس ي المتعة والعواطف الحميمة .الحالمة
. مفعمة بالق ّوة والشاعريةGalileo "نغمات البتشول في "غاليليو ذكوري ورقيق في آن ال يمكن أن يمضي من دون إنه عطر أوروبي ّ بينما الخزامى والماندرين اإليطالي فيمنحان العطر.لفت االنتباه يوقظ الجانب، والعنبر، والم ّر، بينما شذا التبغ،سحر الشباب .الجريء واللعوب الذي يتوق إلى اختبار العديد من المتع الحياتية وفي. ذو عمق نادر، فهو عطر ناعم ومؤثّرFanfan "أما "فان فان فإن،Galileo "حين يش ّكل الخزامى رابطا ً خفيّا ً مع "غاليليو فيFanfan "نغمات الزعفران والورد الدمشقي يحمالن "فانفان إال، وعلى الرغم من نغماته المع ّقدة.رحلة بعيدة ما دون البحار أنيق وغير، يبقى عطرا ً باريسيا ً ح ّقا ً بطبيعتهFanfan "أن "فانفان .ًمتكلّف معا
VHERNIER’S MINI FRECCIA, A GAME OF MIX & MATCH Freccia is the word for “arrow” in Italian. Here, it provides the inspiration for the pointy and rounded elements recalling the tip of a marvelous arrow. The Freccia expresses joy and femininity, a streamlined and modern elegance that responds to one’s desire to own a bracelet that can be donned with just one simple gesture thanks to a special hinge between the jewel’s precious elements. In the compositions, gold alternates with brightly coloured Trasparenze, obtained with the overlapping of perfect stones with rock crystal cabochons, molded by hand according to a process that is one of Vhernier’s forte. Dearly loved for its dynamism and its vibrant colors, the Mini- Freccia line is a more “petiteproportioned” collection that enjoys the very same characteristics and colours as the Freccia line. From this wonderful triangular inspiration, bracelets with beautiful colored stones were also born, to be worn many at a time is desired, combining colors to the wearer’s pleasure. A refined game that also includes rings, all characterized by the perfection of the artisanal crafting that distinguishes the impressive house of Vhernier.
Time to Stack'em Up
Ditch the Less-is-More for Stackable Jewelry is the Latest Trend Hitting the Jewelry Game
Layering is no longer just for your clothes because the world is catching on to the latest trend of stackable jewelry, and so is Aquae Jewels. The runways, fashion weeks and celebrity spottings of 2019 have donned the maximalist approach to jewelry styling â€“ fingers loaded with rings, bracelets laden on the arms, and plenty of necklaces worn over one another. Aquae Jewels has the perfect collection of affordable trendy gold and diamond pieces for you to stack and layer this season, and here are some of them.
If you are looking to embrace the stackable trend, bracelets are an easy start. Slip on a set of bangles or mix and match your favorite bracelets. Thin delicate chains, pearls, gemstone bangles, and even diamond bracelets can layer beautifully with each other. Edgy, glamorous or bohemian â€“ whatever your style is, a stack of bracelets will let you flaunt your personality.
Donâ€™t let your necklace get lonely, give it a friend or two. Stackable necklaces are making a trending statement â€“ the more the merrier. Combine delicate chains with bold chokers or layer necklaces with statement pendants, there is plenty of room to experiment. Whether your jewelry style is fancy, elegant or boho-chic, necklaces are the focal point that portray it best.
Once unthinkable, stacking rings is one of the hottest trends in jewelry today and a great way to express your unique style. Choose your favorites, layer them on one finger or wear across multiple fingers. Mix colors and metals. Experiment with shapes and lines. Because, when it comes to stackable rings, there's no such thing as too many. There are no rules, create layers that fit you the best to make a personalized statement that you love â€“ and Aquae Jewels will help you.
your winter wardrobe staple
Turtlenecks are a versatile piece to have in your closet this winter as they can be styled however you want. From chic structured sweaters to high-collared dresses, Middle Eastern fashion brand, Leem, offers a wide range of high neckpieces from its FW19 collection. Though usually, turtlenecks are usually practical and utilitarian, Leem's sophisticated tailoring and variety in style will set you apart from the crowd this season.
Saudi Arabia's timeless modern fashion house, Leem, launch its AW19 collection in stores throughout the Middle East. Distinguished by its stylish and affordable pieces designed for today's fashionconscious woman, Leem's vision is to redefine modest wear with global appeal.
From the spirited, stompy muse swathed in black (or suited and not-quite-muted in corporate tones) to the vibrant-hued star who’s dressing for the limelight: Leem’s Autumn Winter 2019 inspiration is of two halves. But these two opposing influences share a common denominator – they celebrate the woman of today. This is the trend that defines the season and beyond. On the minimalist theme, seriously sophisticated tailoring is taking a starring role – consider it a neat palate cleanser after many seasons of sports luxe. Then there’s the return of supple leather, a hero full-length dress, in particular, directing the new mood in quiet luxury. As for the opposing side? Vibrant colour, which can be worn head-totoe. And floor-length dresses – oversized and couture-like in their construction and unapologetically sophisticated. Leem’s stylish silhouettes mark the intersection of conservative fit and modern flair, elevating the fashion quotient of its all-inclusive clientele-base, whether they choose to conceal for culture or as a personal preference of style. This season, Leem is in possession of signature looks including lady-like lamé and satin skirts with pleats for extra swish, “unstructured structured” dresses fashioned in velvet, cosy knitted wool blend turtlenecks, sharp and tailored blazers, a poly blend utilitarian jumpsuit and not to mention an assortment of hero accessories that cinch, interchange and shape up the looks for a wonderfully wearable season of fashion. Specifically, the knitwear pieces mix comfort with elegance for a weather-appropriate winter look: think oversized pieces with scarf-like necklines and occasionally a bit of zhush via playful textures.. www.theciin.com
A Fantasy of Evening Blues and Palomas in Malibu Beach, California
THE TEAM: Photographer: Arsham Almassi @arshamalmassi Model: Sama K @kmn_mas1 MUA: Leila Deris @leiladeris_makeupartist
Model: Anna Diehr @annadiehr @Prestigiousmodels Photographer: Ray Christian @raychristianphoto Jewelry: Ammanii Shaker @ammaniijewerly Via: @officialkavyar
January, October, 2019 2020
مجوهرات سمية ّ بكار تحتفي بموسم األعياد مع تشكيلة مختارة من ابتكاراتها كشفت مجوهرات سمية بكار ،العالمة المحلية العربية للمجوهرات ،عن قائمة مميزة من القطع المختارة التي تشكل هدايا فريدة كفيلة برسم البسمة على وجوه األحبة بمناسبة موسم األعياد. وأسست المصممة السورية سمية عالمة المجوهرات المحلية عام 2015لتحمل اسمها وتعكس رؤيتها اإلبداعية من خالل مجوهرات فاخرة تتوافر في مختلف أنحاء العالم ،وتقدم تشكيالت من القالئد وأقراط األذن واألساور المصنعة يدويا ً من الذهب عيار 18قيراط بتصاميم بسيطة ولمسات كالسيكية فريدة تروي كل منها قصة مميزة. وألن المجوهرات تبقى الهدية األمثل خالل موسم األعياد ،اختارت سمية بكار مجموعة قطع من تشكيالتها المختلفة لتخص عمالءها بدليل شامل النتقاء أفضل الهدايا.
HOMEGROWN JEWELLERY BRAND SUMAYA BAKKAR COLLECTIONS CURATED FESTIVE GIFT LIST Jewellery is always a great idea when it comes to gift shopping for that someone special. If youâ€™re in the market for a few extra-special gifts, look no further. Sumaya Bakkar Collections, the Arab homegrown jewellery brand, has specially curated a gift list for loved ones this festive season. Founded in 2015 and named after Syrian Jewellery designer Sumaya Bakkar, the homegrown jewellery brand presents a collection of fine jewellery pieces thatâ€™s available worldwide offering necklaces, earrings and bracelets with a unique, minimalistic and timeless design that narrate a story. All pieces are handcrafted in 18k gold. In lieu of the Festive Season, Sumaya Bakkar Collections have specially picked pieces from their various collections to bring you a comprehensive guide of the best trinkets to gift your loved ones.
September, January, 2020 2019
"Being a woman in Afghanistan is never easy, and when it comes with art and you're an Afghan woman artist, the challenges double."
Fatimah, an Afghan woman born in Tehran, Iran, is a strong advocate of women empowerment and has often been moved to tears during and after photoshoots that seek to reveal the beauty, grace and resolution of Afghan women. While acknowledging the pain she feels for so many Afghan sisters, she is working on several projects that seek to elevate women. " I have learned that patience is so important in life, and everything comes with patience," she adds defiantly.
September, January, 2020 2019
Please introduce yourself. I am an Afghan artist, founder of 064 Mastooraat Art Organization, a lecturer at Kabul University and a photographer who shares her time between Kabul and Tehran. Tell us about your education. I have a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and one in Photography from the University of Tehran. What was it like growing up in Iran? Iran is like home to me, and sometimes I feel half-Iranian because I was born there and an essential part of my life was there. I owe my professional artistic path to Iran's art atmosphere. When did you decide to become a photographer, what triggered that decision? I used to paint when I was 14. I was so passionate about art, but then I found myself in mathematical and engineering courses. Gradually, I felt frustrated because deep down, I was an artist. I realized I had to pursue my education in art. I decided to get another Bachelor in Art, and am glad I had the opportunity to study at the University of Tehran, one of Asia's best, to continue art professionally and academically.
065 Why do you focus on Afghanistan in your work? Afghanistan is my country. My nationality is Afghan, so I belong to Afghanistan, although I was born in Tehran. Also, we have so many untold stories in our country that I believe it's the younger generation's responsibility to tell them to the world. I want to show the untold stories of Afghanistan and Afghan women through my artwork. What message do you try to deliver through your work? Identity, gender and migration are three fundamentals of my work. But overall, my message is to show hope and the bright side of a topic. I rarely choose to work on dark themes. You can see these three different topics were the reasons and my challenges for my works. How did you get interested in visual arts? I love images and have a stronger connection with them. However, I appreciate art in any way that it comes, but I think images have a more profound impact than spoken words. That is why I chose photography and painting in visual arts. January, 2020
You are versatile in what you do, how would you best describe yourself? Honestly, I made many wrong decisions and went through lots of challenges when I was a teenager. I had so much energy, and sometimes I was so excited to do so many things, but I gradually learned that patience is so important in life, and everything comes with patience. describe it this way: a super excited girl that had so many challenges in life because of her nationality and because she came from an Afghan migrant family living in Iran. Still, I never gave up, broke taboos and ignored the stereotypes to become a strong figure. Where has your work been displayed? I have attended different art fairs, festivals and had so many exhibitions in countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, China, South Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia, Turkey, USA, France, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Albania and many more. Where else would you like to see your work displayed? Having solo exhibitions in New York, London and France are my next plans. These are the most important places in art history.
Which artists have had an influence in shaping who you are as a photographer? So many artists inspire me and have influenced my artistic career and instincts. I find my works resonate with those of Jeff Wall, Lara Jade, Romina Ressia, Adam Ferguson, Azade Akhlaqi, Shirin Neshat, and Shadi Qadirian. What equipment do you use? I believe equipment should not play the main role in an artist's work. Although a photographer with professional equipment can do a better job and take photos with high-quality resolutions, it's the artistic sense and instincts of an artist that gives the best works. As I do staged photography, I have a house studio in Tehran with a complete light package. I mostly use Canon and Sony cameras for my shoots. What or who inspires you? Everything can inspire an artist, and everything can be a subject for a photographer. However, strong women and the beauty of this world inspire me more. And my father is always encouraging me to do more and more. What challenges do you face in your work? There are so many challenges for a woman artist in this world. I thought I had gone through a lot as a beginner, but when I moved to Kabul, I accepted I might have so many more. Society, traditions, media, and finding a safe location,
discussing with the models, all of these are challenging for me as an Afghan woman artist in Afghanistan. What is the most moving picture from a series that you have taken? Mostly, I try to understand my models, feel the atmosphere and then take my photos. The central concept of my work focuses on the brighter side of a subject. When I was shooting for Khurasani Reflections, a collection which shows the beauty of Afghan women, I felt their beauty, and it reminded me how difficult and cruel that Afghan women's beauty is always hidden. Also, when I did some documentary photos for different projects and assignments, travelling to different provinces and seeing the situation of women there, it hurt me so many times. I feel so much in pain when I see how many Afghan women are faced with difficulties. It occurred to me sometimes that I cried during or after a photoshoot. Being a woman in Afghanistan is never easy, and when it comes with art and you're an Afghan woman artist, the challenges double. What is your biggest achievement so far? I can't talk about one specific achievement because I took my artistic path step by step. In every step, I had a goal, and it was an achievement for me. So, I think there are still so many things to learn and so many accomplishments to achieve. Tell us about your upcoming projects? I am working on my new organization Mastooraat, working on women empowerment and art in Afghanistan. I want to release my first photobook in 2020, and am working on new collections in different provinces of Afghanistan. Do you have a 'dream project'? Definitely. Every artist and photographer have so many dreams. At this stage, I wish to visit Wakhan one day and take photos of the people there. Another dreamy one is to have a staged photography collection in the South Pole with a group of girls. What are your hobbies? Most of the time, I find myself busy with photography, assignments, travelling, teaching and this kind of lifestyle. I try to read books in my free time, watch movies, listen to music or stroll through the virtual pages of photographers and artists. A few words for CiiN magazine. Thanks for covering my story and promoting arts. In a world where things tend to divide people, art brings them closer. www.theciin.com
September, April, January, 20192020 2019
GUESS Spring/Summer 2020 Eyewear Collection
068 The new Spring/Summer 2020 eyewear collection by GUESS expresses the seductive, lively universe of the famous lifestyle brand through alluring, trendy sunglasses and eyeglasses. The sexy, youthful eyewear styles for independent, self-assured women stand out with their all-new designs and finishes, alternating with easy-to-wear masculine shapes for the contemporary man. Oversized metal frames or bolder cat-eye and rectangular shapes are featured alongside vintage-style navigators revamped in a modern way. Trendy oversized wraparound designs, with sporty couture flair and streetstyle elements, dominate the collection in bold, vibrant colours to embellish the outfits of stylish women everywhere. Pops of colour pair with iconic animal prints or glitter details on acetate, which add fashionable allure to the entire collection. The temples are embellished with iconic details, such as the triangular logo or GUESS denim’s emblematic enamelled “G” button, and feature the brand-new #LOVEGUESS concept inspired by the current all-over logo trend, with maxi GUESS lettering in colourful metal or a repeated iconic ”G” pattern to assert the brand’s identity. This slightly cat-eye rectangular design for women features a slim enamelled triangle detail on the frame front, a distinctive element of the brand. Vibrant transparent colours, which blend into a gradient along the temples, alternate with more classic shades such as black and havana. www.theciin.com
مجموعة نظارات GUESSلموسم ربيع/صيف 2020
كشفت عالمة GUESSالنقاب عن مجموعتها الجديدة لموسم ربيع تضم باقة واسعة من النظارات الشمسية والطبية وصيف 2020التي ّ المفعمة بالسحر والجاذبية والمصممة بأسلوب معاصر يعكس جوهر ُ هذه العالمة العالميّة. تنضح النظارات جاذبية وشبابا ً لتمنح المرأة المستقلة والواثقة من نفسها إطاللة مميزة بتصاميم وقوامات جديدة ،إلى جانب موديالت عملية تُالئم الرجل المعاصر.
تتّسم هذه المجموعة بتصاميم متعدّدة أبرزها اإلطارات المعدنية كبيرة الحجم وتصاميم عيون القطة الجريئة واإلطارات المستطيلة إلى جانب تصميم نافيغايتور الذي يتميّز بأسلوب فينتاج مع نفحة عصريّة .كما تضم المجموعة تصاميم كبيرة الحجم بإطارات ضيّقة مستوحاة من موضة الشوارع بطابع رياضي وأنيق في آن واحد ،وتزدان بألوان حيوية وجريئة تُضفي رونقا ً خاصا ً على إطاللة المرأة المعاصرة. تتالءم األلوان الزاهية مع نقشات جلود الحيوانات والتفاصيل الب ّراقة ً نفحة معاصرة وأنيقة على المتأللئة التي تُزيّن األسيتات ،ف ُتضفي المجموعة بأكملها. يزدان الذراعان بتفاصيل مميزة تشتهر بها العالمة ،على غرار شعار المثلّث أو حرف الـ " "Gالمطلي بالمينا بنمط الدينم .كما استوح َيت ُ البعض منها من حملة العالمة LOVEGUESS#على مواقع التواصل االجتماعي التي تقتضي بارتداء عاشقات العالمة قطعا ً يكسوها شعار GUESSمن أعلى الرأس حتّى أخمص القدمين ،وإذا ّ بنظارات هذه المجموعة تزدان بهذا الشعار بحروف GUESSمعدنية مل ّونة وكبيرة أو الرمزي الذي يعكس هوية العالمة. بنمط حرف ""G ّ
ّ القطة الرفيعة والمستطيلة بشعار المثلّث الذي تتميّز إطارات عيون تعج يزيّن مقدّمة النظارات النسائية والذي يُع ّد أحد أبرز رموز العالمة. ّ هذه التشكيلة باأللوان الحيوية والشفافة التي تتداخل مع ألوان متدرجة عند الذراع ْين فيما تتزاوج مع ألوان كالسيكية رائعة مثل األسود والهافانا. January, 2020
MCM Introduces Their Festive Collection MCM celebrates jet-set festive fashion and accessories this holiday season. For its Festive 2020 brand campaign, the global luxury brand takes flight in a nod to MCM’s travel heritage. The result? Global influencers in transit. Tanner Reese, Vanessa Hong, and Sami Miro, travel sporting contemporary opulence aboard MCM Airlines at the TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The campaign shows the jet-set crowd as they engage in festivities, from the MCM flight crew to the in-flight DJ, it’s a once in a lifetime luxurious travel experience. The diverse group of influencers explores the possibilities of travel while decked out in the brand's newly launched ready-to-wear, jewelry, accessories, and travel pieces. Captured by cinematographer Basil Fauchier and photographers Robert Kulisek and Luke Abbey, the irreverent narrative presents an exciting preview of the brand's highly anticipated Spring/Summer 2020 collection, rolling out in time for the holiday season. Each piece from the upcoming collection celebrates the brand's heritage in travel, and honors seminal moments in music from 1976 to 2020.
Through this collection, Global Creative Officer Dirk Schönberger, charts the MCM journey from the brand’s birth to its reinvention in Germany’s capital today. Disco and techno serve as cultural touchstones for MCM, the former speaking to the brand’s origins during the Munich jetset era, and the latter providing a soundtrack for today, as MCM forges its creative vision in Berlin. The color palette pairs essential black with flashes of primary color and shimmering metallics that are offset by pale neutrals. The assortment is rounded out with Visetos Traveler Cabin Trolley rolling luggage and heritage trunks. The latest collection casts a spotlight on the authentic qualities—music, culture, expression, connection, freedom—that have established MCM as a global pioneer in new-school luxury.
COACH Holiday Collection
"Wonder For All"
A HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN CHAMPIONING INCLUSIVITY, OPTIMISM AND AUTHENTICITY Featuring Yara Shahidi, Kate Moss, Megan Thee Stallion, Spike and Tonya Lee and more
072 Coach unveils “Wonder For All,” its campaign for the 2019 holiday season. Starring a fun, diverse cast that includes actress Yara Shahidi, model Kate Moss, rapper Megan Thee Stallion in her first-ever fashion campaign, Spike and Tonya Lee, and more friends of Coach, the campaign follows the band of revelers as they gather at an impromptu party at a New York brownstone. Capturing the magical mood of the season, it champions the belief of coming together for the holidays and the inclusive, authentic spirit of New York. Photographed by Juergen Teller, who debuted his first campaign for Coach this fall, the colorful, irreverent print campaign highlights the individuality of the campaign’s cast members. Set on the Upper West Side and featuring Shahidi, Moss, Megan Thee Stallion as well as model Fernanda Ly, actor Miles Heizer and an unexpected feathered friend, it sees the cast in joyful, unfiltered scenes that highlight the house’s spirit of playfulness and the authentic self-expression that defines New York City. The campaign also introduces the house’s new Horse and Carriage collection. Seen on Kate Moss and a new version of the Kat Saddle Bag, the collection reimagines Coach’s iconic Horse and Carriage motif as a cool, colorful pattern on bags and ready-to-wear. First introduced in the 1950s, the Horse and Carriage is a symbol of Coach’s legacy of leathercraft and New York heritage, and the house’s first-ever code. “Wonder For All” is also a series of short films written and directed by Bunny Kinney. Featuring Spike and Tonya Lee, model and actress Cami Morrone, winner of Season 8 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race Bob the Drag Queen, and writer, actor and producer Ben Sinclair, as well as special appearances by the Shahidi family and the Newark Boys Choir, the films celebrate the magic and spontaneous fun of being together during the most festive time of year. Coach customers in Japan will be able to play a limited-edition Rexy holiday video game where the house’s beloved mascot snowboards through animated Coach worlds with the goal of reaching the holiday party.
حملة لموسم األعياد دعما ً لمفاهيم اإلدماج ،والتفاؤل واألصالة بمشاركة يارا شهيدي ،كيت موس ،ميغان ثي ستاليون ،سبايك ،وتونيا لي وغيرهم من النجوم
073 تكشف عالمة Coachالنقاب عن حملتها لموسم األعياد لعام 2019بعنوان “ ."Wonder For Allتشارك في هذه الحملة كوكبة من النجمات على رأسهن، الممثلة يارا شهيدي ،وعارضة األزياء كيت موس ،ومغنية الراب ميغان ثي ّ تطل في حملتها األولى في عالم األزياء ،وسبايك وتونيا لي ،إلى ستاليون التي جانب صديقات أخريات لعالمة .Coachوفي هذا اإلطار ،تجتمع المحتفالت في ّ مخطط لها بين رحاب منزل حجري في نيويورك .تعكس هذه الحملة حفلة غير ً وتجسد روح أجواء األعياد الساحرة ،وتؤيّد اجتماع األحبّاء لالحتفال معا باألعياد ّ نيويورك األصيلة والدامجة.
وقد تولّى التصوير يورغن تيلر الذي بدأ بالعمل على حملته األولى لعالمة Coach هذا الخريف ،حيث تسلط هذه الحملة المطبوعة والزاخرة باأللوان الضوء على تميّز أعضاء الفريق المشارك فيها .تدور القصة في الجانب الغربي الشمالي لنيويورك ،وتشارك فيها شهيدي ،وموس ،وميغان ثي ستاليون ،إلى جانب عارضة األزياء فرناندا لي ،ومايلس هايزر وطير البوم (عضو غير متوقع) .تطغى على المشاهد أجواء مليئة بالبهجة تعكس روح المرح والتعبير األصيل عن الذات ،وهي مزايا تنفرد بها مدينة نيويورك. كما تطلق الحملة مجموعة الدار الجديدة .Horse and Carriageتعيد المجموعة إحياء نمط الخيل وعربة الخيول الذي اشتهرت به عالمة ،Coach ً حيوية ولمسة السيما وأنّه يُعتبَر أحد التفاصيل الزاخرة باأللوان والتي تضفي ّ ويتجلى هذا النمط في إطاللة كيت موس مميّزة على الحقائب والمالبس الجاهزة. والنسخة الجديدة من حقيبة Katالمستوحاة من السرج .يُذكر أنّ نمط الخيل وعربة الخيول ظهر للم ّرة األولى في خمسينيات القرن العشرين ،و يُش ّكل رمزا ً إلرث عالمة Coachفي صناعة السلع الجلدية وتراث نيويورك ،كما هو الرمز األول للدار. ومن جهة أخرى ،تجدر اإلشارة إلى أنّ “ ”Wonder For Allعبارة عن سلسلة أفالم قصيرة من كتابة وإخراج باني كيني .تحتفي مجموعة األفالم هذه باألجواء الساحرة التي تخيّم على موسم األعياد حيث يجتمع األحبّاء ويمضون معا ً أمتع األوقات .ويشارك في هذا العمل كل من سبايك ،وتونيا لي ،وعارضة األزياء والممثلة كاميال موروني ،والفائز في الموسم الثامن من برنامج روبول دراغ رايس الدراغ كوين ،والكاتب والممثل والمنتج بن سنكلير ،ناهيك عن إطالالت خاصة لعائلة شهيدي وجوقة نيوارك بويز. وسوف تتمكن عميالت Coachفي اليابان من تشغيل لعبة الفيديو ريكسي التي تم إصدارها بمناسبة األعياد ولفترة محدودة حيث تتزلج التميمة المحبوبة (بابا نويل) على الثلج في عالم Coachالمتح ّرك بهدف الوصول إلى حفلة العيد. January, 2020
Once Upon a Time REEMA NAHAR Early December in Riyadh, Recherche Fashion Gallery launching Fashion Presentation of Saudi Couture Designer Reema Nahar with collection Once Upon a Time. Since one year Reema Nahar is in the fashion industry and today we are discovering about Reemaâ€™s futures plans and her thoughts about Saudi fashion in 2020
075 Reema, after your Fashion Presentation at Recherche Gallery in Riyadh, please tell us where we can see your collection? My collections is available at Recherche Gallery in Riyadh and Regard fashion house in LA. 1820s -1830s Once Upon a Time Collection - What is your main inspiration when you create the collection? In my third collection 'Once Upon a Time' I’ve been focusing in the femininity, glamour, elegant and rich look of 1820’s to 1830’s. What do you think about Saudi fashion in these days for 2020? In my opinion I think Saudi fashion in 2020 starts to be the most important country that is interested in fashion. Types of fabric...What is your favorite fabric with which you like to work? My favorite fabrics are silk and chiffon because they are very delicate and not easy to work with, but I do like tough things. How often you go for shopping? and where? Actually, a lot. My favorite place to go for shopping is Paris. Can you share with our readers your fashion future plans ? I’ve been working on ready to wear and probably going to launch towards the end of February. Also, I’ll be in March Arab fashion week and in Dubai to launch my 2020 couture collection.
THE TEAM: Photographer: Hamad AlAinati (@7mdphotography) Fashion: Judy Haider (@jhaiderdesigns) Make up: Noora AlHattawi (@noora_al7attawi) and (@thesalonshub)
Photographer: Yuliya (@yu_photodoha) Model: Ilona Mudriak (@ilona_next_level) Makeup & Hair: (@makeupqatar_browmaker_qa) Wardrobe Stylist: (@perfect.look.qa)
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AKILLIS’ CRUELLA COLLECTION IRRESISTABLE JEWELS IN FASCINATING COMBINATIONS
The Akillis ‘Cruella’ is a collection where rock meets jewellery, showcasing lush-coloured fine gemstones – morganite, rubellite, amethyst, aquamarine – in settings of white gold. Stones hang delicately from a flame-like pattern of gold and sparkle with white diamonds on the earrings and the stunning rings gleam with an almost animal lustre. Caroline Gaspard has designed the ‘Cruella’ collection with very unique pieces of jewellery, drawing inspiration from a strong and independent woman and playing on the ambivalence of her personality. To respond to customers’ desires, the ‘Cruella’ ring has the option of being customizable by changing the center stone or the diamond setting. The matching ‘Cruella’ earrings can also be personalized, so that each person wearing it will be unique. www.theciin.com
Nina Runsdorf Takes Us to the Romantic French Countryside with Her Les Jardins SS20 Collection For Spring/Summer 2020, Nina Runsdorf takes us for a stroll through the fields of wildflowers and lavender in the French countryside. Her new creations are lifted by bright contrasting colours, with her use of sapphires, iolites, emeralds, tanzanites, pink topazes and pops of verdant enamel, like a garden of earthly delights. Shades of lavender add a calming power throughout the collection, found on tanzanite rings and earrings as well as on carved lavender jade earrings with stunning Slice Diamond tops. Deep blue, pink and purple sapphires appear on briolette fringe rings and sphere cocktail rings rounding out this color infused collection. Runsdorf offers a fresh seasonal take on her Artist Collection, which beams with splashes of color in pear shaped rose quartz and acid green enamel in three sizes of rings and hoops.
Runsdorf’s beloved luscious green emeralds appear on hoops, mixed shape line earrings and as beads on earrings mixed to tantalizing tanzanite and diamonds. “Emeralds infuse harmony and healing into the collection as well as a joy of life,” adds Nina.
Les‘ "نينا رنسدورف" تطرح مجموعة 2020 صيف/’ لموسم ربيعJardins
" تصطحبنا "نينا رنسدورف،2020 صيف/لموسم ربيع في نزهة بين حقول األزهار البرية والخزامىNina Runsdorf تتألّق إبداعاتها الجديدة بألوان زاهية.في الريف الفرنسي وذلك باستخدام السافير واآليواليت والزمرد،متباينة ،والتنزانيت والتوباز الوردي ولمسات من الورنيش األخضر .وكأنّ المجموعة حديقة من األزهار الرائعة تُضفي تدرّجات األرجواني الفاتح نفحة من الهدوء إلى ّ المرصعة يتجلى في الخواتم واألقراط كما،المجموعة ّ وفي األقراط المص ّممة من حجر اليشم األرجواني،بالتنزانيت ّ .الخلبة مع شرائح األلماس تكتمل هذه المجموعة المشبعة باأللوان مع الخواتم المرصعة بالسافير األزرق الدا كن والسافير الوردي والسافير ّ .البنفسجي على شكل كمثري أو دائري Art� تطرح "رنسدورف" تصاميم موسمية من مجموع ة التي تنبض باأللوان مع أحجار الكوارتز الكمثرية باللونist . في خواتم وحلقات بثالثة أحجام،الوردي والورنيش األخضر ّ "المفضلة لدى "رنسدورف تخطف أحجار الزمرد األخضر ،األنظار على األقراط الدائرية واألقراط متعدّدة األشكال ّ وتتجلى على شكل خرز متباين مع أحجار التنزانيت واأللماس ّ .الخلبة إلى جانب، "ينفح الزم ّرد التناغم والقوة الشافية:تقول نينا ." في المجموعة،بهجة الحياة
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"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
Hailing from Kuwait and educated from the Slovak Republic, Dr. Mashael is on a mission to educate the general public on adopting a healthier lifestyle that includes a better diet and highlighting the importance of more physical exercise.
Tell us about your education. I graduated in 2006 with a General Medicine Bachelor degree in the Slovak Republic.
How and when did you get interested in the medical field?
As a child, I've always loved playing as a doctor and the idea of treating people. My mother had a dream of being a doctor, so I set out to fulfill her dream. I have now been practising 13 years.
What is the biggest misconception about your field?
Some patients lack respect for fellow doctors, nurses and the profession. They prefer being treated in private clinics or abroad instead of in governmental institutions. Some refuse to commit to doctors' suggestions for treatment.
What are your plans? To spread awareness among the population about adopting a healthier lifestyle, healthy diet, the importance of physical activity, and to control chronic diseases.
What's your personal style, and what do you do to keep in shape?
I do my best to have a healthy lifestyle and diet. I exercise five days a week for at least an hour, drink two litres of water per day, and eat healthy food full of fibre, vegetables and fruits.
What is your beauty regime?
I have a deep facial clean once a month in a dermaclinic. I make sure I clean my face of make-up before bed, and I usually scrub my face and body once or twice a week and use high hydrating creams for my skin. I also apply a face mask twice a week.
Favourite quote: "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough," Oprah Winfrey.
Favourite movie: Papillon. Favourite food: Steaks and salads. Favourite travel destination: Mykonos. What are your hobbies? Writing poetry, shopping, and listening to music.
A few words for CiiN Thank you for giving me this chance to introduce myself and share my knowledge with others.
تكشف النقاب عنFendi Timepieces ساعات فندي تقدّم ذات اإلصدار المحدودForever Fendi ساعة احتفاء بأسلوب أيقوني أنيق تع ّززه المهارات العالية في صياغة الساعات
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THE FOREVER FENDI LIMITED EDITION FF الجديدة ذات اإلصدار المحدود بشعارForever Fendi تتألّق ساعة ّ تتوفر في خمسين قطع ٍة ثمينة تعبّر عن رق ّي الماس في األيقوني للدار وهي .المقام األ ّول FENDI ذات اإلصدار المحدود كتحية لتراثForever Fendi تأتي ساعة ً .ًجاذبية ولمعانا وجوهر العالمة التجارية كما أنّها تضفي على المعصم brilliant بقصة المرصعين بماسات بيضاء فبفضل مينا الساعة وحافتها ّ ّ . األنوثة بأبهى حللهاForever Fendi تجسد ،الب ّراقة ّ
19 بإطار من في نسختين فاخرتين تتميزانForever Fendi تأتي ساعة ٍ قيراط أو الذهب الوردي وسوار أنيق18 ملم من الذهب األصفر عيار . المحفور بدقة متناهيةFF مصقول ومل ّمع يع ّززه شعار
Marked with the iconic FF motif, the Forever Fendi Limited Edition embraces 50 precious jeweled timepieces, giving pride of place to exquisite diamonds. The Forever Fendi Limited Edition captures the true spirit of the FENDI’s DNA while adding a sparkle to the wrist. With its bezel and dial paved with brilliant-cut white diamonds, the timepiece embodies the femininity in its most beautiful form. The Forever Fendi Limited Edition is proposed in luxurious versions featuring an 18 Kt yellow or rose gold 19 mm case complemented by an elegant satin look strap with a subtle debossed FF logo motif.
2020 مجموعة روبيرتو كافالي لموسم ربيع وصيف
Roberto Cavalli Spring Summer 2020 Collection Lightweight, modern styles with an elegant and charismatic allure, Roberto Cavalli’s Spring-Summer 20 collection features newly designed avant-garde styles in their iconic line of sunglasses and optical frames. Unique with a modern touch of sensuality and boldness, the SS20 collection combines signature rounded shapes, along with Roberto Cavalli’s signature snake icon and metal fronts embellished with crystals. The iconic RC monogram is displayed along the temples, a luxurious trademark enhancing each frame in a sophisticated and extravagant manner. Glamorous and modern, the brand revamps its own concepts in true Roberto Cavalli style, introducing transversal models and contemporary pieces, catering to the elegant women of today. أسدل روبرتو كافالي الستار عن مجموعته لموسم والتي تشتمل على تشكيلة من2020 ربيع وصيف ّ النظارات الشمسية والطبية بتصاميم عصرية تحاكي اتجاهات الموضة وتتميّز بخ ّفة وزنها وأسلوبها الذي .ينضح جاذبية وحداثة تتّسم هذه المجموعة باإلطارات الدائرية وتزدان برمز األفعى التي تشتهر بها الدار ناهيك عن اإلطارات ً لمسة المعدنية المزيّنة بأحجار الكريستال م ّما يضفي .عصرية ومميزة على التصاميم إلطاللة جريئة ومتألقة ذراعي المنقوشة علىRC تشير حروف،عالو ًة على ذلك َ النظارات إلى اسم هذه العالمة الفاخرة التي تحرص .دائما ً على تصميم كل إطار بطريقة عصرية ومميّزة
لتجسد كما تُجدّد العالمة التجارية تصاميمها الخاصة ّ أسلوب روبرتو كافالي الحقيقي من خالل إطالق تصاميم عصرية تتّسم بأشكالها الهندسية لتلبي احتياجات .المرأة الموا كبة آلخر صيحات الموضة
THE TEAM: Photographer/Stylist: Robert MacNeil www.robmacneil.com (@robmacneilphoto) Model/Muse: Katherine Smits (@katsmits6) Hair/Make Up: Aesthetics by kat Couture: Beth Anne Couture (@bethannecouture - Canadian Couture Designer) Jewellery: MizDragonFly Jewellery (@mizdragonfly - Canadian Couture Jewellery Designer) Retouch: Alena Maharram
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JEWELLERY FOR HIM BY GEORG JENSEN Georg Jensen creates pieces for men where the details whisper instead of shout, bringing a touch of Scandinavian class to any outfit. The gold and silver rings and bracelets and silver and onyx cufflinks never lose their masculine edge and make the perfect gift for that special someone. Georg Jensenâ€™s jewellery for men is subtle, elegant, a true luxury extra, and are a way to have a little fun.
عصر الجودة الفاخرة: الرجاليةMANGO Man مجموعة أقمشة استنثنائية
ّ تحافظ .المفصلة على مكانتها األساسية في حياة الرجل العصري وإطالالته اليومية كل من الكنزات وسترات الكارديغان والسراويل ّ الجديدة من القطع الشتوية الكالسيكية وتألق بأروع مظهر بفضل األقمشة والمواد الفاخرةMANGO اخطف األنظار مع مجموعة .التي لطالما اشتهرت بها العالمة فيما تتباهى السراويل بمنسوجات إيطالية فخمة لتزاوج،نجمي تشكيلة المحبوكات بامتياز يُعتبر الصوف والكشمير المعاد تدويره َ ّ وتتوفر الكنزات وسترات الكارديغان بألوان متن ّوعة منقطعة هذا.المجموعة بين الجودة واالستدامة واالبتكار بتوازن مثالي ال يُضاهى ً .لمسة خالبة على أي إطاللة لتضفي،النظير
MANGO Man: The Age of Quality More Than Fabrics Luxe sweaters, cardigans and tailored trousers continue to hold their stance as ‘wardrobe staples’ for today’s contemporary man. Stand out from the crowd as MANGO unveils a range of timeless winter essentials in premium fabrics and materials that are sure to take your everyday style up a notch. Recycled cashmere and wool are the protagonists in the knitwear line, while trousers boast fine Italian textiles for the ideal balance between quality, sustainability and innovation. Sweaters and cardigans come in a myriad of versatile colours, offering the perfect addition to any outfit.
Photographer: Igor Pukhnatyy (@igorpyh_photo) Model: Solomiia Kropelnytska (@sssolomiia) Special Thanks: G-media team Location: Drift Beach, Dubai (@driftbeachdubai)
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Skullcandy “Crashes” Sole DXB in the Middle East Skullcandy, the original lifestyle audio brand, relaunches in the Middle East at Sole DXB, the three-day lifestyle festival that will take place between the 5th to the 7th of December in the Dubai Design District (D3). Youth, music lovers and tech savvy individuals can enjoy the freedom of sound by visiting the touch-and-try booth and experiencing the brand’s new Crusher ANC, Indy, Push and Sesh, Skullcandy’s truly wireless devices. “We don’t just want you to listen to music, we want you to feel it. That’s why we believe that events like Sole DXB is one of the best ways to meet young music lovers and brand fans to feel and experience our products. The UAE breeds a culture of artists who can’t live without music and music cannot exist without Skullcandy,” said Bill O’Sullivan, Skullcandy’s Regional Manager in the Middle East and Africa. “Wireless headphones make up the second largest category in the audio market. Yet, consumer audio category has been lacking true innovation within the last five or more years. With the introduction of Skullcandy’s patented driver technology, Crusher remains one of the first multi-sensory audio products that exist,” he added.
111 The new Crusher ANC brings a unique active noise canceling experience to users, promising the chance to explore audio like never before. No other headphone delivers bass you can feel. If you want the audio experience of a live concert or movie theatre, get your hands-on Crusher Wireless. The feature-driven headphones unlock dimensional sound through the combination of three innovative technologies: Skullcandy Sensory Bass, Active Noise Cancellation, and Personal Sound. The only headphone on the market to combine these three technologies, Crusher ANC is designed to take listeners deeper into their music and movies than ever before. Skullcandy’s truly wireless range delivers tanglefree audio with a whole new level of freedom. Living without wires is meant to be a liberating experience. So use Indy when and where you want—fearlessly. ‘Indy’ is a pair of ear buds with capacitive touch controls, a noise isolating fit, so you don’t miss a beat of its rich sound profile. The buds fit well in an active lifestyle as they are sweat, water, and dust resistant. Equally unique, ‘Push’ offers an untethered audio experience for those that seek to push boundaries both culturally and aesthetically. The small but mighty buds feature a unique design that not only eliminates signal loss but also lets you easily control your earbuds with a single touch. ‘Sesh’, the smallest, lightest true wireless earbuds pack a full punch of new tech. Each bud has a single button to do everything you’re used to, and sound brilliant doing it. Consumers get three hours of playtime in the buds, plus seven more from the case for a total of 10 hours between plug-ins. October, 2019
"I think every human is unique in their own way. In my perspective, having a role model can be like copying the other person."
Having settled in Dubai, Margarita has set about pursuing her passion for acting and modelling. Uncompromising in her standards and a Christian, she finds joy in all circumstances, no matter how good or bad. And having a love all things snow, it's no surprise her favourite food happens to be ice cream!
Tell us more about yourself. I am Margarita, and I've been living in Dubai for about nine years. I work in real estate, but I'm passionate about modelling and acting. I am always trying to find more time and opportunities in these fields.
Where were you educated?
I grew up and went to school in Turkmenistan, while also studying violin for seven years. After I graduated high school, I moved to Dubai to study a Diploma in Management.
What were your favourite childhood memories? The best memories revolved around winter and snow. I always loved the snowy days because they were rare in my country. So when we had enough snow to build a snowman, it was so much fun and days that I'll never forget! I also remember the day we got our first dog, a Cocker Spaniel. I was initially terrified at the idea of taking care of it, but at the same time, I was drawn to this little dog and was so thankful my parents let us have her. She was a great addition to our family.
When did you know you wanted to become an actress/model? As young as five years old, I started wanting to be on TV. I would watch movies and see the actresses, and I wanted to be just like them. As I grew older, I went to music school because I loved singing and music in general. In school, I'd always get the main character in the play. It truly is my passion that has stayed with me until today. My interest in modelling started when I moved to Dubai and began having opportunities in shooting TV commercials.
What came first modelling or acting? Acting came first when I moved to Dubai. I got
my first acting job for Zahra Hospital. My role was as a young mother that had just had a baby. It was incredible being in front of the cameras, and I knew then that I wanted to take acting and modelling seriously, and pursue a career.
What issues have you faced on the way to becoming a successful actress/model? I think the biggest issue is my height. You don't technically need to be six feet for acting, but in modelling agencies, you usually need to be. Clients looking to hire usually browse through the "Model" section first within the agency, and since I am under six feet, I am under the "Lifestyle" category. So my height can be a disadvantage, and I might not be discovered.
What do you enjoy the most? Whether it's for a photoshoot or TV, modelling or acting, I love being in front of the camera.
What are the misconceptions about being an actress/model? People assume you have to do things you don't want to do to please the client or agency to reach your goals and grow your career. I've stuck to my standards, and it has suited me well.
What has been your biggest accomplishment so far? Being hired for a MAC Cosmetics campaign. It was such an amazing experience working for such a large, well-known brand.
Who are your role models, and why? I don't have a specific role model. I think every human is unique in their own way. In my perspective, having a role model can be like copying the other person, and I prefer figuring
out my style and brand based on things I enjoy. Two versatile actresses I look up to for their ability to play many different roles are Anne Hathaway and Margot Robbie.
What values are most important to you?
When it comes to acting/modelling, I highly value sticking to my standards and not lowering them to book a job. Also, the values I hold in my personal life are my spiritual beliefs as a Christian. Being a Christian is the core of my standards.
How would you describe your style? For clothing, I enjoy choosing pieces that include soft colours but with an edge. I like to think outside the box and select statement pieces that most people might look over in the store. Plus, I enjoy styling, it's a creative outlet for me.
What are your plans for the future? I hope in the next five years to do modelling/ acting full time. I'd love to land a leading role in a TV series or movie.
Favourite snack? I love ice cream! It is always my forever love.
Favourite music? Depending on my mood, I like many types of music. If I am feeling joyful, I want to listen to Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, or Justin Bieber. To read or relax, I'll listen to a violin or piano classical music. If I need to feel peaceful, I will listen to Christian worship music.
All-time favourite movie, and why? I can't choose just one - there are so many good ones! I loved Notebook, About Time, The Vow, Theory of Everything, Catch Me If You Can, The Impossible and The Imitation Game. I am drawn to romantic movies and movies based on true stories/events.
Your motto in life? "Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13:7.
Three things that make you happy?
Do you have a secret talent?
I love being chosen for an acting part that I worked hard for; when friends do thoughtful things for me, like bringing me coffee, and I love any time I am around animals.
Not many people know I play the violin.
Do you have any tricks or routines to staying happy and healthy?
You need to have lots of patience, whether that is in growing your career, or simply being on a shoot. Anything worth having and keeping takes a lot of time and effort.
It's not a trick, but my belief in God has given me the ability to find joy in all circumstances, no matter the situation, good or bad. I also make sure I fuel my body well by eating the right foods and lots of water. It sounds simple because it is!
Favourite brands? I adore Chanel and Tiffany as they are classics, but you'll probably find me in Zara most times.
What did you learn about the industry to share with aspiring actors/models?
Your message for us at CiiN magazine: Thank you Jameel for reaching out to do this interview. I am thankful for the opportunity to share my story and learn more about this awesome magazine! www.theciin.com
September, January, 2020 2019
MASSIMO DUTTI PRESENTS THE LIMITED EDITION APRÈS SKI COLLECTION FW19 Massimo Dutti launches its new capsule collection, the Limited Edition Après Ski Collection. Now a regular occurrence, it once again this season reinterprets the most iconic garments while playing with the most emblematic details. A collection comprised of a number of carefully created pieces with austere simple cuts that both demonstrate the brand's work and provide an inspiring user guide. Big hits like high-waist, retrostyle trousers or functional, practical coats that reach below the knee to create a flowing silhouette. Jackets and blazers with fifties-style lapels, over shirts or turtleneck sweaters. The sweaters are the headliners of the new collections, with alpine prints that are sure to go viral once again this season. The warm textures like cashmere, flannel or knitwear, dyed black and white or grey and beige, will keep you warm in even the lowest temperatures.
As well as the main pieces, the new Massimo Dutti Après Ski collection also includes accessories to add the finishing touches to styles that play with the concepts of tailoring and athleisure, underwritten by the expertise and savoir faire that characterises the brand.
Massimo Duttiتُقدّم أحدث مجموعة APRÈS SKI محدودة اإلصدار لموسم خريف وشتاء 2019
تكشف Massimo Duttiالنقاب عن مجموعة جديدة محدودة اإلصدار تحمل عنوان .Après Ski Collectionتعيد هذه المجموعة إحياء تصاميم القطع األكثر شهر ًة وتميّزا ً وتعدّل بالتفاصيل األكثر رمزية. تشتمل هذه المجموعة على تشكيلة من القطع المبتكرة بعناية وتتميّز والقصات البسيطة التي تعكس حرفية هذه العالمة وتمنحك بالتصاميم ّ تضم قطعا ً حققت نجاحا ً باهرا ً للعالمة إطاللة جريئة ومتوهجة .فهي ّ ومنها السراويل عالية الخصر المستوحاة من أسلوب الريترو والمعاطف العملية والطويلة التي تصل إلى أسفل الركبة إلطاللة انسيابية آسرة، باإلضافة إلى الجاكيتات والبليزرات مع طية على الصدر تحاكي تصاميم حقبة الخمسينيات ،واألوفر شيرتات أو الكنزات ذات الياقة العالية .عالو ًة على ذلك ،ستتصدّر الكنزات كافة المجموعات الجديدة هذه السنة وتكون ّ محط أنظار جميع ّ عشاق األزياء ،إذ ستتميّز بطبعة جبال األلب التي من واسع هذا الموسم أيضاً .وفي نطاق وعلى بسرعة ستنتشر أنها المؤكد ٍ ٍ خضم فصل الشتاء ودرجات الحرارة المنخفضة ،حرصت العالمة على ّ ّ توفر الدفء على غرار الكشمير ،الفالنيل أو التريكو، استعمال أقمشة باللونين األبيض واألسود أو الرمادي والبيج. وباإلضافة إلى القطع الرئيسية ،تشتمل مجموعة Après Skiالجديدة من Massimo Duttiعلى أ كسسوارات تضفي لمسات مميزة على التصاميم تنم عن خبرة وحرفية في الخياطة وتصميم المالبس الرياضية وهما التي ّ سمتان تميّزان هذه العالمة. January, 2020
Photographer: Omar Ortiz (@omarortiz_photography) Model: Marina Solodushchenko (@mare_inst)
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January, October, 2019 2020
The Montreal FinTech Station Fertile grounds for innovation at Place Ville-Marie
Place Ville Marie in Montreal recently welcomed the Montreal FinTech Station, a new coworking space dedicated to start-ups of the finance tech industry. Through a competition of ideas process, orchestrated by Finance Montreal and Ivanhoe Cambridge, the design of the new FinTech Station was entrusted to the firm VAD Designers d'espaces. The design concept translates into a modern and high-tech space where collaboration between individuals is facilitated, and human connections are fostered. Inaugurated in December, the FinTech Station is already experiencing significant enthusiasm. Nearly 20 start-up companies have settled in and spread out accross the Station's two (2) storeys, which total up to approximatively 25,000 square feet.
At the Montreal FinTech Station, a total of 144 workstations are available, all of which benefit from a variety of amenities on premises. A shared reception service greets visitors walking in, and offers administrative assistance. Start-ups have the option of renting individual workstations located in a shared open space, as well as closed offices for companies with 4 to 10 staff members who desire more privacy. The tenants benefit from the many services offered at the Station. Among these are professional and technological services, training and coaching, networking activities, events and support in business growth. A variety of meeting rooms and communal areas are also available, as well as a large cafeteria, which doubles as an event venue, lounges and a second auxiliary kitchen which serves free specialty coffee.
The Vision For the Montreal FinTech Station, VAD imagined an immersive, stimulating, and comfortable environment, where different but complementary forces are brought together to work in collaboration and build upon new connections. The original lead for the idea competition was to draw upon the contrast between virtuality and reality which are integral to the core concept of the FinTech Station. In a context where technology occupies a preponderant role in our work environments, the design proposed for the FinTech Station aimed at transcending the trend towards hyperconnectivity. By incorporating natural and eclectic textures, as well as noble materials and finishes, the workspace achieves a warmer feel. The design links to nature through volumes and ambiances. Custom-built modules, such as integrated woodwork add relief and mimic natural plateaus and elevations found in terrain. Vast open spaces flooded with daylight and greenery promote wellness and help the spirit of community to come to life naturally. Entering into the FinTech Station, visitors are greeted into a bright and swarming hub of activity. The vast open-plan acts as both a reception and a flexible social space, conducive to spontaneous team-work, holding meetings, larger assemblies or some of FinTech Stationâ€™s networking events.
The master staircase joining the two levels was one of the starting points for the design concept. A metallic structure mirrors the descending stairs, giving the illusion of an ascension towards a green upper landing - a symbol of growth. Around the raised podium, the space unfolds to a bouncy rhythm of yellow and earth tones. The furniture is airy and comfortable, reinforcing the desire to create a living environment conducive to atypical hours: an atmosphere inspired by the "resimercial" current.
Wellness At the Montreal FinTech Station, the well-being of the occupants is a central preoccupation. The design was developed with the principles of the WELL certification in mind. The concern for biophilia, local procurement of materials and furnishings as well as of local trade, attention to ergonomics, the promotion of physical activity and access to natural light are among the strategies deployed to meet the well-being objectives of the project. From the start, the Montreal FinTech Station announced its intention to acquire an art collection to be integrated into the space. The art agency MASSIVart joined the project, proposing interactive, digital, photographic and sculptural artworks all by emerging Quebec and Canadian artists. The design and construction of the FinTech Station were successfully completed within the predicted schedule and the announced budget. With the support of IvanhoĂŠ Cambridge, the construction contractor P + R Desjardins and the collaboration of all the project stakeholders, the Montreal FinTech Station materialized in just 14 weeks, despite the complexity of the access to the work site in the context of major simultaneous projects surrounding the building. In the heart of the business district, at Place Ville-Marie, the new FinTech Station becomes an important ally for Montrealâ€™s finance industry. Accessible and intuitive, the workspace is designed as second nature for the user, offering a clever combination of work areas, spaces for leisure and gatherings, perfectly suited to build new connections. Lounges, phone booths, shelters, meeting rooms or collaborative lounges: users can choose to work in the context that suits them best. The design proposed by VAD embodies a strong identity and a distinctive architecture, making the Montreal FinTech Station a landmark of the FinTech ecosystem. January, 2020
The E-talian Job
Escape from everyday life the sustainable way in the new MINI Cooper SE Classic city traffic was yesterday, today we have urban driving fun which is soon to be electric in unmistakable MINI style. The new MINI Cooper SE (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) will go on the road in spring 2020. In the run-up to the market launch of the first all-electric production model in the 60-year history of the British brand, MINI is now presenting another video clip which illustrates the benefits of locally emissions-free mobility. In the short film "The Getaway Car", which can be seen on the BMW Group social media channels, the new MINI Cooper SE proves to be the ideal escape vehicle from everyday city traffic. The clip is set in the northern Italian metropolis of Turin - as always with the typical MINI tongue-in-cheek style. The driver of the new MINI Cooper SE escapes the nerve-racking traffic jams of rush hour traffic by making a detour through narrow side streets leading him directly to the roof of the Lingotto building in the district of the same name on the Via Nizza. The historic industrial complex was once the largest production site of an Italian automobile manufacturer - including a test track on the roof, which was laid out as a circuit and is about one kilometre long. Today the Lingotto building houses, among other things, a shopping centre and hotels. The test track on the roof, however, remained intact even after the conversion. It is here that the new MINI Cooper SE meets a red classic Mini Cooper making its rounds on the historic track, reminiscent of a legendary scene from the 1969 movie classic “The Italian Job”. In the crime comedy, three classic Mini Coopers play the
leading roles - alongside British actor Michael Caine - as escape vehicles after a spectacular gold theft. The highlight is a wild chase through Turin, which also leads to the roof of the Lingotto building. In the 2003 Hollywood edition, "The Italian Job" was moved to Los Angeles. Three modern MINIs were used to transport the loot, and a breathtaking escape was, of course, once again in the script. In 2019, the coup of the gold robbers becomes “The E-talian Job”. Locally emission-free and almost noiseless, the electrically powered MINI eludes the hassle of everyday traffic in order to discover the perfect place for a round of driving fun in the middle of the city of Turin. Its 135 kW/184 hp electric motor is a real thriller with its spontaneous power delivery. The high-voltage battery located deep in the underbody shifts the vehicle’s centre of gravity down considerably. And the hallmark suspension set-up also contributes to the fact that electric mobility goes hand in hand with the typical MINI gokart feeling for the first time - and not just on the roof of the famous Lingotto building. The new MINI Cooper SE accelerates from zero to 60 km/h in 3.9 seconds and from a standstill to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. In addition to its agile handling characteristics, its unmistakable features include an extensive range of standard equipment, model-specific display and control elements as well as twostage brake energy recuperation that can be configured using a toggle switch. With a range of 235 to 270 kilometres, the new MINI Cooper SE is also ideally equipped not only for sustainable urban mobility, but also for escapes from everyday life that last a little longer.
"المهمة اإليطالية الكهربائية" االبتعاد عن صخب الحياة اليومية بطريقة مستدامة في سيارة MINI Cooper SEالجديدة أصبحت حركة المرور الكالسيكية جز ًءا من الماضي ،أما في الوقت الحالي فهناك متعة القيادة في المناطق العمرانية التي ستكون قريبًا معتمدة على الطاقة الكهربائية في سيارات .MINIوستكون لسيارة MINI Cooper SEالجديدة (معدل استهالك الوقود 0.0 :لتر 100/كم؛ معدل استهالك الطاقة- 16.8 : 14.8كيلو واط ساعة 100/كم؛ معدل انبعاثات ثاني أ كسيد الكربون 0 :غ/ كم) حاضرة على الطريق في ربيع عام .2020وحتى موعد إطالق أول طراز يعمل بشكل كلي على الطاقة الكهربائية في تاريخ العالمة التجارية البريطانية الذي يمتد عبر 60سنة ،فقد أطلقت MINIمقطع فيديو آخر يوضح فوائد التنقل محليا دون انبعاثات .وفي الفيلم القصير " ،"The Getaway Carالذي يمكن مشاهدته على منصات التواصل االجتماعي الخاصة بمجموعة ،BMW فقد أثبتت سيارة MINI Cooper SEالجديدة أنها الوسيلة المثالية لالبتعاد عن حركة المرور اليومية في المدينة. تم تصوير الفيديو في مدينة تورينو شمال إيطاليا .ويتجه سائق سيارة MINI Cooper SEالجديدة لالبتعاد عن االختناقات المرورية المثيرة للعصبية خالل حركة المرور في ساعة الذروة ،وذلك عن طريق القيام بجولة في شوارع جانبية ضيقة تؤدي به مباشرة إلى سطح مبنى لينغوتو في المنطقة التي تحمل االسم نفسه في شارع .Via Nizzaكان المجمع الصناعي التاريخي في يوم من األيام أ كبر موقع إنتاج لشركة إيطالية لصناعة السيارات ،ومن ضمنه مسار االختبار على السطح والذي تم تصميمه على شكل حلبة يبلغ طولها حوالي كيلومتر واحد. وفي الوقت الحالي ،فإن مبنى ليغوتو يضم مرك ًزا تجاريًا وفنادق وعدد من األشياء األخرى ،ومع ذلك ،فقط ظل مسار االختبار على السطح كما هو حتى بعد التغير الذي شهده المبنى .وهنا ،تلتقي سيارة MINI Cooper SEالجديدة بسيارة Mini Cooperحمراء كالسيكية تقوم بجوالتها على المسار التاريخي، وتذكرنا بمشهد أسطوري من الفيلم الكالسيكي " "The Italian Jobالذي تم إنتاجه عام .1969
وفي في هذا الفيلم ،تؤدي ثالث سيارات كالسيكية من طراز Mini Cooper أدوا ًرا أساسية إلى جانب الممثل البريطاني مايكل كين ،حيث تستخدم باعتبارها مركبات هروب بعد سرقة كمية ضخمة من الذهب .وتتضمن األحدث مطاردة برية في طرقات تورينو ،حيث تصل ً أيضا إلى سطح مبنى لينغوتو .وفي النسخة الهوليوودية من الفيلم التي صدرت عام ،2003انتقلت "المهمة اإليطالية" إلى لوس أنجلوس ،واستخدمت ً أيضا ثالث سيارات حديثة من نوع MINIلنقل ً وأيضا كان عملية الهروب بالسيارات من األحداث التي تسلب المسروقات، األنفاس ضمن الفيلم. وفي ،2019تحولت مهمة الهروب بسبائك الذهب إلى "المهمة الكهربائية اإليطالية" .حيث تسير سيارة MINIباالعتماد على الطاقة الكهربائية فقط دون انبعاثات كربونية وبال أي صوت تقريبًا ،حيث تبتعد عن متاعب حركة المرور اليومية الكتشاف المكان المثالي لجولة من متعة القيادة في وسط مدينة تورينو. ويضمن المحرك الكهربائي الذي تبلغ قوته 135كيلو واط 184/حصانًا متعة حقيقية من خالل توصيل الطاقة التلقائي .وتعمل بطارية الجهد العالي الموجودة بعمق في الجزء السفلي على خفض مركز ثقل السيارة إلى حد كبير .كما تساهم مجموعة أنظمة التعليق المميزة في جعل التنقل الكهربائي يضمن للرمة األولى اإلحساس التقليدي بالتواجد في سيارة كارتينج والذي تتميز به سيارات MINI ليس فقط على سطح مبنى لينجوتو الشهير. تنطلق سيارة MINI Cooper SEالجديدة من صفر إلى 60كم/ساعة خالل 3.9ثانية ،ومن حالة التوقف التام إلى سرعة 100كم/ساعة خالل 7.3ثانية. وباإلضافة إلى مزايا التحكم الهائلة فيها ،فإنها تتضمن ً أيضا مجموعة واسعة من التجهيزات القياسية وعناصر العرض والتحكم الخاصة بالطراز فضالً عن استرداد طاقة الفرامل على مرحلتين والتي يمكن تهيئتها باستخدام مفتاح تغيير .وبفضل مدى القيادة الذي يتراوح من 235إلى 270كيلومتر ،فإن سيارة MINI Cooper SEالجديدة تتمتع باإلمكانات الالزمة التي ال تقتصر على التنقل في المناطق العمرانية فقط ،وإنما تتيح الفرصة لالبتعاد عن صخب الحياة اليومية لمسافة أطول
by travel-expert JosĂŠ Berrocoso
Connect with these gentle giants in their natural environment and discover Thailandâ€™s intrinsic connection to these majestic creatures. Saunter through bamboo forest and view breathtaking landscapes from a unique perspective.
WALKING WITH GIANTS Once-in-a-lifetime elephant experience
Unfolding across 160 acres of Northern Thailand’s ancient jungle, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is perched on a hill overlooking the Mekong and Ruak rivers. The secluded location is uniquely positioned to take in majestic views over the confluence of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar from your room or one of the most idyllic pools in all of Asia, and grazing elephants in the most stunning of natural settings. The property is world famous for its elephant camp that, along with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF), were set up primarily to help elephants that cannot help themselves. To date over 60 elephants have been rescued from Thailand’s city streets, of which 22 now live in the jungle environment of Anantara’s Elephant Camp. The GTAEF regularly cooperates with the Thai government and other organizations in bigger picture projects. It has helped to fund research and clinics using elephants in therapy sessions for children living with autism. It equipped the first elephant hospital in Krabi with an all-terrain vehicle. It has also donated to the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre in Lampang with, among other things, a purpose-built elephant ambulance and a gantry to help lame elephants stand. The foundation also built the world’s only facility to scientifically research elephant intelligence and behaviour and runs the world’s only program to teach scientific Positive Reinforcement training methods to traditional mahouts. It costs approximately USD 18,000 to look after a single elephant for a year.
Here appropriate activities are designed that allow the elephant caretakers to raise the funds they need to look after the elephants without forcing them into activities they might not enjoy. At Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort can participate in unique and oncein-a-lifetime elephant experiences: the Walking With Giants programme. Championing the natural joy of daily free-roaming time, accompanied by the mahouts and either a vet or biologist, the activity offers insights from scientific experts about how these intelligent creatures think and behave. Walking from the Elephant Camp out to the grasslands or forest, depending on the season, unveils river and wild nature scenery. Falling in pace with the slow, steady rhythm, guests can observe the elephantsâ€™ social interaction in their native habitat. The fun of either a river bath or mud playtime demonstrates just how cheeky these graceful animals can be. Guests can help to prepare snacks for the elephants, as well as activities for their behavioural enrichment. Meandering back to the camp, the expert explains about elephant biology and behaviour, and also reveals fascinating facts and insights about the past, present and hopeful future for all of Thailandâ€™s elephants.
The property has recently introduced the unique Jungle Bubble accommodation, set amidst roaming elephants in their natural habitat in a world first, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for guests to spend the night with these two-ton beauties. Located in the jungle on the banks of the Ruak river, the two Jungle Bubbles are perched on raised wooden decks offering uninterrupted views of the elephants, as well as stargazing at night. The Jungle Bubbles were custom designed by Eye In The Sky and are constructed with high tech polyester fabric using exclusive Precontraint Serge Ferrari technology to create an milieu in which guests can enjoy an immersive, close-to-nature experience.
Discover an Immersive Luxury Resort in Tunisiaâ€™s Sahara Desert Set in the mystical Sahara Desert in the southwest of Tunisia, Anantara Tozeur Resort offers a luxury gateway to ancient cultural and desert wonders in breathtaking natural settings. From its exquisite Arabian and North African design to its towering palms and endless salt lake views, the new resort celebrates Tozeurâ€™s majestic desert culture. Anantara Tozeur Resort offers world-class resort facilities with 93 luxurious accommodation options, five dining outlets including the Arabian Nights Cultural Village, an Anantara Spa, floodlit tennis courts, fitness club with yoga studio and Dunes Kids Club.
The spacious modern lobby is a splendid tribute to Moorish architecture with a series of keyhole archway spaces, a mosaic infinity water feature and a deconstructed chandelier dominating the reception area. The veranda looks out over the resortâ€™s meandering swimming pools with the backdrop of the Chott El Djerid salt flats. The resort is the ultimate in refined luxury, with Deluxe Sahara View Rooms, One and Two-Bedroom Villas and Pool Villas set in clusters along weaving pathways amongst landscaped courtyards. The interiors boast extraordinary attention to detail with a subtle interweaving of Berber patterns, North African furnishings, materials, textures and desert colours - warm and inviting with spacious bedrooms and spa-like bathrooms, complete with rain shower and separate bathtub and outdoor terraces. Every detail, from marble floor patterns, to inlaid timber screens and traditional fret-cut lighting, to artwork and handcrafts highlights Tunisiaâ€™s rich heritage.
September, January, 2020 2019
Providing spacious indulgence, two private three-bedroom Royal Villas welcome families, friends and groups to regal exclusivity. The grand entrance leads to more than 800 square metres of indoor living space with an open-plan lounge, sunken dining room and private majlis, all with an opulent interior design. The impressive outdoor area with an infinity pool and dining area is perfect for alfresco meals, with endless panoramas of the regionâ€™s famed Chott el Djerid. The Asian inspired Mekong celebrates the distinctive cuisines found along the mighty Mekong River, offering signature dishes from Thailand, China, Vietnam and Laos. The cool, modern aesthetic belies the ultra-authentic nature of the cuisine. At Sarab guests can experience a fusion of flavours influenced by Mediterranean, Arab and Tunisian cuisines. Immersing travellers in the rich heritage of Tunisia, the Arabian Cultural Village features a traditional souk and open-air tent housing the Arabian Nights Restaurant. Diners will delight in local flavours including brik Ă l'oeuf, camel steaks, Golla and other national delicacies prepared traditionally on an open fire. Visitors can also enjoy the rich aromas and tastes of Arabic coffees and mint tea as they relax on cushioned seats, enjoying authentic local entertainment. Oasis Poolside Bar and Restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine, chilled refreshments and cocktails, with hunger cravings satisfied by woodfire pizzas, fresh pasta and risotto dishes. At Whiskeypedia an impressive global whiskey menu tempts guests, accompanied by mezza and some of the worldâ€™s finest cigars.
Market life and chef tips stir culinary passions in a Spice Spoons cooking class. Guests can indulge in private movable feasts with Dining by Design, Anantara’s signature private dining concept. Enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner for two deep in the desert, created within Antonio Banderas’ Black Gold movie set, or on the terrace of a private residence in Tozeur town. Family and friends can feast on a secluded barbeque in a Berber tent amidst the whispering sands of the Sahara. World-class leisure facilities make resort life a pleasure. Quiet time with a coffee and a book can be enjoyed in a peaceful nook of the lobby. Families can unwind at the pool, while adults can enjoy the serenity of the pool near the fitness centre. Those keen to stay in shape can partake in early morning yoga and gym workouts or enjoy an evening game of tennis on one of the two floodlit courts. At a resort where indulgence blends authentic local elements and international flair, the soothing sanctuary of Anantara Spa offers signature experiences and spa journeys rooted in the healing traditions of the region’s rich culture. Guests can choose from a menu of exotic Thai rituals, ancient therapies from across Asia and western spa wisdom, with therapeutic treatments including traditional massage therapies, detox treatments and hammam rituals. The Dunes Kids Club has its own pool and is especially for kids younger than 12 years of age, offering a complimentary daily supervised programme and special menu. Activities include cooking and mocktail classes, swimming, entertainment and arts and crafts. Kids will also enjoy indoor and outdoor sports and games. The special menu includes healthy options, milkshakes, mini burgers, French fries, pizza and macaroni cheese. The resort puts travellers in touch with local culture and history with tailored excursions to Tozeur’s Medina. The old town is filled with unique brick-pattern architecture and shops selling baskets, ceramics and kilim carpets. Take a traditional horse and carriage to one of the verdant palm groves to taste the queen of all dates, Deglet Nour. Travel out of the city to the abandoned 14th century Berber villages of Chebika, Tamerza and Mides north of Tozeur. The picturesque villages, built out of stone and mud, were abandoned during torrential flooding in 1967. The Mides Canyon is particularly dramatic and the mountain oasis of Tamerza is the perfect place for a cool dip in the clear water rock pool. Discover the surreal landscapes of the Sahara Desert in 4x4 luxury. Professional drivers take Anantara guests safely through the undulating dunes and stark savannas. Driving through expansive desert scenery on a guided quad bike adventure to Chott el Djerid, the largest salt lake in the Sahara Desert, is a photographer’s dream. Go camel trekking, meandering slowly through desert plains and palm oases, stopping for mint tea and dates. For fans of Star Wars, Tozeur is home to numerous scenes from the original trilogy and prequels, with special programmes available for guests to explore a galaxy far, far away. Anantara Tozeur Resort is located 15-minutes’ drive from Tozeur’s Nefta International Airport and offers a luxury chauffeur service from the airport to the resort. To find out more about the destination of Tozeur, please watch the video ‘Explore the mysteries of the Sahara Desert’ on YouTube. January, 2020
Montblanc celebrates re-opening of 360 Mall boutique Montblanc celebrated the re-opening of its 360 Mall boutique last week with an evening dedicated to the spirit of travel, together with its longstanding partner Beidoun. The refurbished boutique presents a new interior Neo² retail concept, promising to enhance customer experience with defined areas for watches, writing instruments, leather goods, jewellery and accessories. During an exclusive reception for VIP customers, media and friends of the Maison, Montblanc revealed the refurbished boutique along with a travel pop up showcasing the #MY4810 Trolley collection, including a live graffiti performance by international artist Hakim Idriss. The new-look boutique is the first in Kuwait to showcase Montblanc’s Neo² retail concept designed by French designer and interiors architect Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, and articulates the Maison’s long-standing passion for craftsmanship. The concept presents a pure and uncluttered aesthetic, mixing black, white and wood for a contemporary retail environment.
OMEGA Celebrates The New James Bond Watch in New York As the trusted timepiece of the worldâ€™s favourite spy, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has hosted an event in New York to celebrate its newest James Bond watch. Guests were welcomed at The Top of the Standard, where the new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition was revealed for the very first time. Actor Daniel Craig, as well as producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli made a special appearance for the occasion. James Bond has been wearing an OMEGA since GoldenEye in 1995 â€“ the choice of Lindy Hemming, the costume designer who worked on all the Bond films between GoldenEye and Casino Royale. As guests arrived at the event in New York, they were greeted by a full display of the unique Seamaster watches worn by the British spy over the past 25 years.
Challenging aspects surround you this month concerning your personal goals and your loved one. Frustration could be part of the picture and a reorientation could be called for. News concerning this could very well be propitious to a complete understanding of the minds, as you could be blowing things out of proportion. Learning experience could come to you through mate or partner concerning future endeavors though a friend might be too close to this picture. Any obstacle could be worked out, providing you follow a middle of the road path to understanding.
Home affairs seem to be on the forefront this month, friends could bring some disruption that could create agitation in your part. A friendly adjustment should take place as this could bring disagreements with mate or partner, but open communication should bring harmony between every party involved. An opportunity for a good source of speculation could be presented to you and the desire for quick action could be present. Reorientation on this area could be advisable before jumping into anything — mate or partner will not see eye to eye with you on this matter.
Good news concerning your joint resources and investments could be reaching you in spite of some frustration and preoccupation in your part. A lesson could be learned from this in a very subdued and subtle way. Someone will give you reassurance in connection to your inner feelings of insecurity and holding back in this matter. Your higher ideals could be on the forefront this month, bringing some conflicts. You will have to find within yourself some flexibility, which is very hard for you to do, and be alert to a very important learning experience connected to your work area. Keep lines of communication wide open.
News concerning your goals could be reaching you this month and preoccupation about this could set in as negotiations at work would be necessary. Harmonious circumstances connected to a money matter appear to be present. Try not to look at the situation with rose color glasses as you could be led down the wrong path. Your experience and hard work will be a direct cause of news that could mean a good money source offer to you, but do not hurry.
Your shared sources of income are very much in the spotlight this month, and you could be voicing your worries in reference to your future in this area. If you listen, a mate or partner could have some interesting input on this matter that could make things very easy. An old friend could be a part of this picture and will be bringing some good news in this situation.. Keeping an open mind should be extremely helpful. Reorientation concerning speculation could help you a great deal in your area of personal income also.
A short trip to a far away place for entertainment purposes could be on the agenda for you this month of January 2020. This could cause some worries on your wallet as desire to travel is greater than your ability to allocate the funds to do so right now, but you will find a way to make adjustments and have your cake and eat it too. The New Year 2020 could be ushering unexpected news concerning mate or partner. The nature of this news could bring difficulties on your budget so adjustments will be also necessary.
You seem to be on a favorable light for an increase in your personal income do to a raise or promotion, hard work will be recognized. Mate or partner could bring you some unnecessary worries on this matter and you could give your partner some reorientation in a friendly way but some readjustment will be necessary. Lack of higher education might present a small roadblock in your way but life experiences could take precedent. Lessons will be necessary in order to adjust your home life with personal opportunities to increase your shared income.
Your personality will be very much in the forefront this month. You will be judged by your peers according to what you decide to project, and deception an illusion could be present. An unexpected pleasant development could surprise you. Adjustments in your line of work could be necessary in order to increase your earnings potential, and you will be putting your best foot forward to do so. Emotional desire to get certain things resolved at home will manifest itself; cooperation and understanding should be of the most important to avoid unnecessary friction.
Entertainment and desire to take a trip to a faraway place seems to be very much in your thoughts, though working conditions seem to be causing you doubts about this desire’s ability to become reality. A lesson very well learned should teach you that there is a proper time for everything and responsibilities must be addressed as first come first done. Communication with partner or mate could become very animated, but try to refrain from saying too much at the wrong time. Ambivalent feelings concerning work performance could be forming in you and misunderstanding could play a role; negotiation should clear the air.
Your privacy seems to be very important to you at the beginning of the month. An unclear situation seems to be baffling you as things appear to be forever changing. These changes could become very favorable to you. Cooperation while communicating with siblings or close relatives should be taken into consideration and an agreement related to speculation with joint resources could be reached. Around the middle of the January, tension and uncertainty connected to your mate or partner could be a reason to give you worries, but harmonious circumstances will be surrounding you.
A desire for some expensive entertainment will be felt, but a reorientation of any plans will be necessary. Friends are giving you a false impression in this area as the illusion seems to be present, and rapidly changing plans could surface. A realistic approach in the matter of personal and shared resources should be taken and be negotiated to everyone’s best interest and satisfaction. Sense of duty and responsibility should come to the forefront in this matter. Your work area could be a reason of preoccupation on your part, but open communication will be present and favorable results could be attained in reference to your personal income.
The spotlight this January is on your area of speculation, inner preoccupation concerning this area could be annoying to you, reorientation should be very important as there could be hidden angles that are hard to understand concerning joint financial doings. Negotiation should take place. Open communication at your home base should be very helpful as harmony is present in this area. A wonderful opportunity for personal financial gain could be at your doorstep and learning will be of great importance in this matter.
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