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ISSUE: 19 / OCTOBER 2020



14. Discover The New Homenaje Trenzado 36. Messika By Kate Moss 44. Vacheron Constantin: Heures Créatives Heure Romantique 53. Kering Eyewear And Dunhill Debut The New SpringSummer 2021 Eyewear Collection 72. Discover Vacheron's Constantin's Overseas Self-Winding Now Dressed In Pink Gold With A Blue Dia 73. Patek Philippe Extends Its Family Of Pilot-Style Watches 80. Trends Of A Feather Flock Together - Jacquie Aiche Jewelry 88. Bottega Veneta Fall 2020 Eyewear Collection ART

136. ‘Antigua’ High-Rise Apartment In Mexico City EDITORIALS

22. My October 30. Racing Thoughts 38. Back In Black 46. My Best Friend 54. Nazar 62. Plastic People 74. I'm Yours 82. Fashion Bold 90. A Walk To Remember 98. Allure Charm 106. Adoring 112. Rescued EVENTS

140. Official Selection Of The 77Th Venice International Film Festival


8. On Our Radar 10. Wish List 12. The Agenda



28. Kenzo Bee A Tiger 52. Adidas Originals X Thegoodlife Drop The New A-Zx Lego® Silhouette 83. Calvin Klein Jeans: Moto Inspired 96. Sharon Cho X Yoox Capsule Collection 104. Paul Smith - Discover The Full Aw20 Collection 110. Les Benjamins Reveals 100% Organic Collection 118. Homegrown Luxury Swimwear Label Launches First Collection


60. Paul Smith Celebrates 50Th Anniversary With Book Launch 68. Female Entrepreneurs


120. Breakfast O’clock! 126. The New Rolls-Royce Ghost 130. Al Baleed Resort Salalah By Anantara PEOPLE

16. Nicole Aisha REGULARS

134. Taking Off 138. Travel CiiN 142. Horoscopes

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Dua Lipa Wears Coach



Singer Dua Lipa wore a pair of Coach leather pants while out in New York City on September 28th, 2020.

As Victoria Beckham celebrated her most recent presentation during London Fashion Week, she was spotted on Sunday wardrobed in the new Tiffany T1 collection. Beckham completed her looks with a chic Tiffany T T1 bangle in gold and two expertly stacked Tiffany T1 gold rings.


Tyga wears Berluti x Brian Rochefort capsule collection Tyga wore a blue printed silk coach jacket from the Berluti x Brian Rochefort capsule collection for his appearance in the A$AP Ferg music video for “Dennis Rodman.”

Maria Pedraza and Juanjo Almeida in BOSS


HUGO BOSS is pleased to announce that actress Maria Pedraza and actor Juanjo Almeida chose to wear BOSS to the Bvlgari Milan spring summer 2021 event during the Milan Fashion Week on September 25, 2020 in Milan, Italy. The Money Heist star, Maria Pedraza was dressed in a black BOSS suit paired with a black top from the BOSS Fall/Winter 2020 collection. While, Spanish model Juanjo Almeida rocked a double-breasted virgin wool black BOSS suit from the Fall/Winter 2020 collection.


Actress, singer, producer, entertainer and face of the brand Jennifer Lopez wore a Coach cardigan with shearling while out in East Hampton, New York on September 26th, 2020. October, 2020

On October 7, 2020, at a dazzling event at Icon Siam, Bangkok, Thailand, Mouawad unveiled the Mouawad Miss Universe Thailand 2020 Crown. The unveiling came during the preliminary competition for Miss Universe Thailand 2020 before an audience of VIPs and select media. Fourth generation Mouawad Co-Guardian Mr. Fred Mouawad, who carried out the unveiling, commented, “The Mouawad Miss Universe Thailand Crown is named the “Power of Authenticity” to align and amplify the theme of the 2020 Miss Universe Thailand pageant – ‘Real U, Real Universe’.” The Power of Authenticity crown has been designed to incorporate authentic motifs that celebrate Thailand’s noble heritage, with the crown’s base recalling the traditional headwear of the Ayutthaya nobility and the upper motifs inspired by the intricate patterns of Thai temples. Such motifs are emblematic of how values of craft and skill are entwined with beauty in Thai culture and how intelligence and talent have long been considered as the essence of nobility. Crafted from 18k gold, the Mouawad Power of Authenticity Crown is set with precious gemstones that reflect the colors of the Thai national flag while also carrying a deeper symbolism: white to symbolize the purity that is inherent in authenticity, sincerity and inner wisdom, the boldness of red for the power that is unleashed when being true to ourselves, and blue to evoke the nobility associated with speaking the truth and living a life of purpose. The culmination of the Miss Universe Thailand pageant will take place at Icon Siam on October 10, 2020, when the winner of the title Miss Universe Thailand 2020 will be announced and crowned with the Mouawad Miss Universe Power of Authenticity Crown.


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theAGENDA Celebrity Favorite Skincare Brand Augustinus Bader Launches in the Region


Developed by a world-leading expert in stem cell research, Professor Augustinus Bader has spent 30 years unlocking the body’s innate processes to self-heal and uncovered how to reawaken cells that go dormant over time due to aging or trauma. The result? Game-changing skincare that actually works. Globally recognized as one of the leaders in stem cell biology, Professor Bader’s mission started with the intention to help burn victims, particularly children with traumatic injuries. In 2008, he formulated a groundbreaking wound gel that heals even third-degree burns without surgery or skin grafts. It works by carrying a set of healing signals to the site of the wound or burn, triggering the damaged skin cells and facilitating perfect healing. Augustinus Bader Skincare was born out of this breakthrough. In 2018, Augustinus Bader Skincare launched with two hero products – The Cream and The Rich Cream; followed by The Body Cream which was launched in 2019. All three creams contain patented TFC8® (Trigger Factor Complex) technology, which supports the skin’s natural processes, leaving all skin types – mature, dry, oily, or sensitive – looking restored and regenerated. TFC8® is comprised of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesized molecules naturally found in skin. It guides key nutrients and powerful natural ingredients to the skin cells, creating an optimal environment for the body’s innate processes of repair and renewal. Augustinus Bader Skincare was not born in a boardroom. This brand is the byproduct of groundbreaking research intended to find a way to heal wounds without scarring and was created to help continue to fund this important scientific work to help more people around the world. It starts and ends with a mission to bring Professor Bader’s state-of-theart technology to those in need, and today it has become a cult favorite of celebrities around the world, including Kim Kardashian West, Courtney Cox, Demi Moore, Naomi Campbell and many more. Available exclusively in store at Harvey Nichols – Dubai and Bloomingdales Middle East, and online at and


Luxury lifestyle goods and accessories brand MCM, introduces a global creative platform in support of and in exchange with cultural pioneers. Further underlining the brand’s sustainability efforts, MCM teams-up with global creatives to launch a series of recycling and upcycling projects through this initiative. ‘I would like MCM to engage with an international community of creative minds from various backgrounds and disciplines. We aim to offer a platform to showcase their work and a voice to spread their message. The platform will develop organically, not bound to seaons and is a long-term project for the brand. We will include curated capsule collections and individual product drops with local and international elements. Always keeping our sustainability efforts in mind.’ Dirk Schönberger, MCM Global Creative Officer The initiative commences with German streetwear brand MIDNIGHT. Founded in 2016 by designer and social activist Can Demirezen. Demirezen started his journey in fashion with a hand-painted vintage denim jacket that soon gained social traction and generated dedicated brand lovers. Since then, all products are hand-painted and demand social


awareness. MIDNIGHT focuses on community, urban culture, and collaborations to build honest relationships. Silhouettes are combined with modern customizing techniques. ‘The melancholy of the night and the spirit of the 90’s are my inspiration. I also like to work with Hip Hop references and want to convey strong cultural and political point of views through my designs. MCM gave me the freedom to re-work their product and a platform to share my beliefs, growing a community into a movement.’ Can Demirezen, MIDNIGHT MIDNIGHT’s collaboration with MCM will drop on October 2nd, 2020 with limited edition, screen-printed t-shirts, jackets and pants that wish to reduce fashion waste by upcycling archive MCM products. The collection consists of 6 styles, all developed in close dialogue, assuring that the values of both MIDNIGHT and MCM are at the core of the partnership. MCM will present insights on its global digital and social channels to bring attention to MIDNIGHT and the brand’s cause.


The MCM × Midnight collection will be exclusively available in MCM Flagship stores in Berlin,Frankfurt and Munich as well as online at from October 2nd, 2020.


In a series of images shot by the photographer Nick Knight, a longtime friend and collaborator, the designer lifts the veil on his aesthetic for Givenchy, revealing key hardware symbols that he will bring to the fore in collections for both women and men. Since his appointment as Creative Director of Givenchy in June 2020, Williams has been quietly honing a fresh, modern attitude for the Parisian fashion house. He began by drawing inspiration from his new life in Paris, incorporating beloved places and emblems into his designs. In particular, a picture he took of the celebrated ‘love locks’ adorning the bridges of Paris was the starting point for an original take on Givenchy signatures. Metallic symbols floating against gradated pastel grounds, creating a distinctive, street-edged tone. Williams infuses classic chains with his personal vision: flat and angular links are stylized into a “G” shape — a subtle yet immediately recognizable visual code denoting unity and interconnectedness. October, 2020

HRH Sheikha Mariam, Founder and Designer of MKS Jewelry, has reinterpreted the moon in her latest collection: New Moon. Part of the Sea Signs collection, Sheikha Mariam celebrates the phases of the moon, a phenomenon that is ever changing and yet constant– like the human heart and mind. The moon is a symbol of setting an intention and connection with the present, knowing that the intention may change due to the energy of catalysts that are greater than us. The New Moon collection is a reminder to be kind to one’s self, to fully embrace who you are and to embrace the change that is happening within first. Just as the moon, everything changes and that is the only constant.




15 Concept Our cube is a constant source of inspiration. This family again pays tribute to our logo by personalizing the leather through the use of irony and optical illusion.

Design The idea was to emboss the leather using a specially developed plaque to create an optical illusion, giving volume to our cubes whilst at the same time simulating a braided effect. An optical trick in clear reference to the sense of humour that characterizes PG.

Construction Bags are light, flexible and smooth to the touch. They are stripped bare of almost all hardware, leaving only the discreet, cubeshaped trimmings specially developed for this family. Patterns result in clean, minimalist shapes, placing all the emphasis on the leather itself.

Materials, techniques and colour High quality cowhide in solid colours combines the embossed outline of our cube through our Stamp technique. For a perfect finish a special plaque is created to emboss each design. A different leather has been chosen for each colour in order to emphasise its intensity. The braided effect varies depending on the characteristics of each leather.

Personality Versatile, light and unique. Available in various models including shopper, hobo or a flapped version. A concept that reinvents and pays tribute to Purificacion Garcia’s most recognizable code: our cube.

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"Confident walking is more successful than confused running." Meet Nicole Aisha - The model turn entrepreneur and founder of the multi-brand store ‘ESCHEL’. She has a very resilient character so for me challenges are just part of the journey. Nicole loves to spend time at home to unwind from a busy day. Read on this exclusive interview we had with Nicole to learn more about her and her business.

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Hi, please introduce yourself to our readers.

I am Nicole Aisha Pickering, my mother is Swedish and my father is Irish. I grew up in Dublin, Ireland and have now spend over a decade living in Dubai.

Tell us about your education.

I started working from a young age, whilst in school so I didn’t go to university.

How and when did you land in Dubai?

I moved to Dubai in September 2009 after having previously visited on vacation in January of the same year. My family have been doing business in the MiddleEast for many years so, when I decided that I wanted to move abroad; Dubai made the most sense for me.

You started as a model, what sparked your interest in fashion? My mother was a model all of her career so it was natural for me too. Specially with my tall height of 181cm. I began modelling when I was 16 years old.

When and why did you decide to open your multi-brand store ‘ESCHEL’ I have always had drive and motivation to work hard and I decided that I wanted to do more than modelling. So I decided to open up the store in 2012. I named the brand after my late grandmother, Eschel.

What was the biggest rookie mistake you made when just starting out? Starting out, one of the biggest mistakes I made was thinking that I knew it all and not really listening or taking any advice on board.

In a sentence or two, can you describe ESCHEL, and what makes it different and special?

Eschel was established 8 years ago originally with a boutique in downtown Dubai before moving the business online this year. We still have several of the same loyal customers since day one because we truly care about the customer and take care of every little detail.

What was your biggest fear when going out and starting your own business? I think when starting out I was actually fearless. I was so motivated and was just focusing on the end goal.

Did you face any difficulties at the initial stage of setting up your business?

As a very young expat female doing everything by herself there were a lot of challenges along the way. It takes a very strong personality to stay determined as I did to keep the business going all these years.

How do you tackle challenges that arise?

I am fortunate to have a very resilient character so for me challenges are just part of the journey and I don’t dwell on anything. I just keep things moving.

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How do you source the items to be sold at your store?

Before setting up the store in 2012 I had spent the year prior doing my research and visiting various suppliers locally and abroad. So, I have a good list of suppliers.

What role do you think social media plays in your business today?

Social media plays a massive role in my business today and I can’t even imagine how the business would survive without it.

What are you fascinated by at the moment and how does it feed into your work?

I’m very much fascinated with beauty and wellbeing so, I incorporate monthly blogs with self care tips on the website.

What is the biggest lesson that you have learned since you started your company?

The biggest lesson I’ve learned in these past 8 years would be to listen to people’s advice and not be too stubborn with decisions.


What would you like to achieve before the end of the year?

With this year being the year of uncertainty with Covid, it’s difficult to set goals. So, I set my goals for daily and weekly basis currently to not put too much pressure on myself.

What’s your motto?

Confident walking is more successful than confused running.

What are some of your other hobbies?

My hobbies include working out, dining out and I am a big nature lover and so when the weather is pleasant I love to be outdoors.

What do you do to relax?

I love to be at home so to unwind from a busy day. I would definitely be chilling at home.

How would you describe your own fashion style?

I have a very eclectic fashion style so it all depends on my mood, where I’m going or who I’m going with.

Your message for CiiN magazine.

Thank you for the honour of being featured in such a stylish publication!


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THE TEAM: Photographer - Art Director: Mauro Portoso (@mauro.portoso) Models: Malich Cissè (@malikcisse5) Jean Modeste (@jean_modeste_kouman) Carola Brunetti (@zaaaazuuu) Simona Taiano (@simonataiano) Anna Sara Napoli (@annasaranapoli) Make Up: Stefania Mastroianni (@stefania_mastroianni_mua) Dress: Cecilia Parisi Location: Minervino Murge - Bisceglie


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KENZO Bee a Tiger Spring Summer 2021 collection


I have never started a collection with so many questions in front of me and so many mixed feelings about the present and the future. Surely no one can expect linear answers to the current situation. The world is lost and everyone must try to find some sort of sense (and possible order) in it. How can one define and pretend to give answers to a reality that no one understands or fully comprehends? How can one draw conclusions from a situation that is far from ending and in which the consequences are impossible to grasp? The world is ill, the world is bleeding, but it is still alive. And, as long as there is life there is hope. An optimistic answer must come with a certain degree of pragmatism. So, where do we go from here? How do we move on? How can we help people? make them dream? give them hope and at the same time facilitate their lives. The references, ideas and concepts of this collection are as eclectic, varied and contrasted as the states of mind, that I went through since the beginning of the pandemic. Dichotomies have never been so visibly contrasted and harsh. The world is crying, so are the flowers in all the prints we have developed for the collection. Archival Kenzo poppies and hortensias were given a digital crying effect. From flowers the primal feeling of protection and cocooning came an ode to the bees, the regulators of the planet.

Now, more than ever we are overwhelmed by a sense of urgency to take care and protect our world. Bees and the beekeepers with their mesmerizing clothings and hats that echo so strongly the fragility and distance imposed and needed today. Going places‌ a mirage of dreams, hope, excitement and discovery. We will not give that up. Clothes that transform themselves to adapt to all situations. The fully covered and protected becomes fragile and naked, daring danger and rules. Kenzo has always been about fun, celebration and optimism. These cravings were pure fuel in the creative process. We wanted to put that raw, daring and curious energy into the clothes and into everything related to the collection. Almost like an optimistic version of punk. It is time to look at things differently and from new perspectives. Time to pull everything appart and put it back together again in a surprising, free and innovative yet meaningful way. Again the dichotomies to portrait a celebration of life that is both joyful / melancholic, high / low, covered / naked, delicate / bold, fearful / optimistic, protection / exposure, accidental / controlled, surprises / pragmatism and stillness / movement. Be caring, Be brave Bee a Tiger Felipe


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THE TEAM: Photographer: Arsham Almassi (@ArshamAlmassi) Makeup Artist: Maral Ayoubi (@MaralAyoubi) Model: Amirhossein Taghikhani (@Amirhossein.taghikhani)

THE TEAM: Wardrobe Stylist/Model/Makeup Artist/Retoucher/Photographer: Leanna Siupinys (@leannas.lens)


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At the heart of a unique high jewelry collection with two strong, spirited women. Using one simple word - freedom - the fashion icon and the diamond jewelry designer have collaborated with spontaneity and sincerity. By each harnessing the other’s art, they have been able to express the different facets of their singular personalities through unbridled creativity. Together, they have created a collection of high fashion jewelry that is expressively eclectic and defiantly diverse, which pays homage to a woman who has transcended generations and styles. Everything began with a jewelry box. Kate’s. The colour, the oversized designs, inspiration from all over the world, and an art deco feel: a world that was, at first glance, quite removed from Messika jewelry, but ultimately extremely exciting for the designer. Two heads rather than one meant more than one hundred unique pieces of jewelry were imagined. Valérie was unwavering in her belief that the co-designed jewelry should embody both the Maison’s values and Kate’s style. The movement of the stones, the fluidity of the lines, the suppleness of the jewelry, the boldness of the wearer... Together, they found a common language within the mixture of types of gold, various diamond cuts and even the way the precious materials were used. The collection is lively, eclectic and brightly coloured; and most certainly not boring. A daring decision? Probably. But an assured one nonetheless.


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THE TEAM: Photographer: Highpic Studio Photography (@mehrdadhashemi_highpic) Model: Setare Tajalli (@setaretajalli) Makeup Artist: Megi Nayeb (@mehregan.nayeb) ‌ Dress: (@parsaa_academy) (@parsaa_mezon) ‌ Hair Style: Elham Abdollahi (@elhamabdollahihairstylist)

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VACHERON CONSTANTIN: HEURES CRÉATIVES HEURE ROMANTIQUE ‘An intimate conversation between the art of jewellery-making and horological expertise’


Its looks are chic, its temperament sporty. A symbol of escapism and exploration, the 41 mm Overseas self-winding model, unveiled at the Watches & Wonders Shanghai 2020 exhibition, combines for the first time its sleek silhouette sculpted in pink gold with a blue Overseas dial.

The Overseas collection, immediately recognisable by its hexagonal bezel evoking the Maltese cross, continues to explore new aesthetic horizons. Following in the wake of the Overseas perpetual calendar ultra-thin model in pink gold and blue dial launched for Watches & Wonders 2020, the sportiest collection from the Maison is interpreted in a self-winding three-hand version that is as precious as it is sophisticated. Its most striking asset lies in the all-gold theme running from case to bracelet and stylishly enhanced by the iconic Overseas blue.

Sleek and functional style The visual journey begins on the dial, whose intense blue colour accentuates the sporty character of the watch. Its pure surface reveals a world of details, hovering between vibrant and shimmering light effects. The sunburst satin-brushed centre makes a pleasing contrast with the circular satin-finished flange and velvet-finish minute circle. This subtle translucent blue-lacquered composition is punctuated by gold hourmarkers and hands coated in white luminescent material. A date appearing discreetly at 3 o'clock completes the picture. This elegant and functional style makes a perfect match with the pink gold of the 41 mm case, flowing into a bracelet featuring likewise pink gold links inspired by the Maltese cross.


Interchangeable bracelet/straps Because an active life involves countless surprises, the Overseas self-winding adapts to every situation by adopting an attitude of versatile elegance. Depending on the occasion, it easily swaps out its gold bracelet for a blue rubber or alligator leather strap thanks to the Overseas line’s signature interchangeability system. The Overseas dual time and pink gold chronograph models can thus be fitted with the new gold bracelet introduced on this model and available in Vacheron Constantin boutiques and points of sale.

The accuracy of a self-winding movement The Overseas self-winding watch relies on the Manufacture 5100 calibre and its comfortable 60-hour power reserve. In addition to its accuracy and reliability, it is graced with refined decorations revealed through the sapphire crystal case-back. A 22K gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose rotates on the baseplate graced with a Côtes de Genève motif. A potent symbol, like an invitation to journey…

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THE TEAM: Photographer: Mehdi Abazari (@mehdiabazari.picto) Makeup Artist: L E I L A D E R I S (@leiladeris_makeupartist) Model: Yalda Ranjbar (@yalda_ranjbar78) Model: Homa Smaili (@homa_smaili)


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adidas Originals x thegoodlife drop the new A-ZX LEGO® silhouette


Dubai based sneaker store, thegoodlife. Will launch a pop-up LEGO® installation at the LEGO store in Dubai Mall to celebrate the playful team up between adidas Originals and The LEGO Group. The store will house a 3D model LEGO installation of the brand-new A-ZX LEGO sneaker on 25th September. Demonstrating that you’re never too old to play, this unique release sees the Danish toy company bring its instantly recognizable aesthetics to an adidas archival icon. Designed as an ode to the classic LEGO brick, this unique ZX8000 sneaker is comprised of a multicolor mesh and synthetic suede upper with a rubber outsole. Meanwhile, taking its bold aesthetics to the next level, the shoe features LEGO studs on the heels as well as co-branded tongue tabs. Rounding out the look are co-branded yellow sock liners, 6 different colored lace options, and interchangeable LEGO brick lace jewels. LEGO fans, head down to the LEGO store located on the second floor at Dubai Mall to pick up this release and check out the human size A-ZX LEGO 3D installation of the sneaker.



After announcing their global partnership in July, Kering Eyewear and dunhill unveil the new SpringSummer 2021 eyewear collection, featuring an inclusive selection of men’s styles that perfectly balance House heritage and contemporary elegance. The new range reflects the vision of Creative Director Mark Weston, celebrating the codes of dunhill, whilst referencing the core aesthetic of the House: innovation and craftsmanship combined with the exploration of British style and culture. Evoking the spirit of legendary British artists of the 70’s and 80’s, the collection references pop culture icons famous for their individuality, freedom and creativity in a bold, new way. Notions of classicism are reimagined through contemporary design and precision engineering.

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THE TEAM: THE TEAM: Photographer: Miaad (@_angelophotography_) Photographer: Ameer Ismail ( Model: H A N A L I Z A (@hanalizaa) Model & Stylist: Kamantha Naidoo (@iamkamantha) MakeUp, Hair, and Stylist: Michiamonk (@michiamonk) Makeup Artist: Aishwarya Rajkumar (@aishwarya_rajkumar) Assistant: Thufayl Ali (@thufaylali)


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Created in close collaboration with British design legend Sir Paul Smith, this October Phaidon will be publishing Paul Smith. This new monograph captures the unique spirit of legendary British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith. Through the lens of 50 objects, chosen by Sir Paul himself for the inspiration they have provided him over the years, the book explores everything from his very first show in Paris, his Floral Street shop in London, to the evolution of the stripe and his most recent collections and collaborations. In this way the book presents his work in a surprising and visually exciting way and shows him to be a truly dynamic and versatile designer. The 50 objects presented in the book have been carefully selected to explore not only Sir Paul’s work over the years but also his thought process and the ethos of the brand. The objects chosen range from a packet of flower seeds to personal family photographs, and each one has had a significant influence on Sir Paul.

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THE TEAM: Photographer: Seigar (@jseigar)

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THE TEAM: Words and Talent: Dana Malaeb (@danamalaeb) Photographer: Lara Zankoul (@larazankoul) Clothes: Lemonade Fashion ( Makeup: Alexandra Saliby (@alexandrasaliby_official) Hair: Richard Tawile (@salonrichardtawile)

Although Lebanon may only seem as of recently as a troubled country, with shocking news coming out on a daily basis, it's currently going through one of the most intense periods in its modern history. In these circumstances it's often hard to look at the brighter elements around us. Issues that show incredible progress socially. In these dire times a lot of faces are showing incredi-ble initiative. And among these faces and voices, we can easily say that the majority are women. Women rising up in the world of activism, politics, humanitarian aid, diplomacy, Business and arts.


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e should take every chance to get to meet these strong new voices, these people that are still driving positive change in the world around them despite the harshness of circumstance and the challenges that literally line their way. Women who are starting to take control of the world around them, driving change in every aspect of life as we know it. Fortunately there are plenty of them around us; and we have a chance now to get to know some of them. A rapidly rising name in fashion in the region, is Dana Malaeb. A 25 year fashion designer, Entrepreneur, educator and curator. Dana lives and breathes fashion and her already incredible experience at such a young age stands to prove it. From multiple runway shows in the most prestig-ious shows in Beirut, to a San Francisco based Fashion retail startup Lemonade Fashion that hopes to change how we think about fashion retail. All the way to teaching fashion to young women from underprivileged backgrounds, passing through styling and supporting the fashion community. There’s nothing that this young fashion tourde-force can’t do. A graduate of NDU Fashion Design department, quickly getting noticed for her Beirut Calligraphed collection which won her the BYFDC Young Designer’s award, Dana did her Mas-ter’s Degree at the University of Rome in Fashion Management.


Dana quickly launched her career in fashion design, showcasing three collections on some of the most prestigious fashion events in Lebanon. It didn’t take much for her work to start getting noticed. Her approach to fashion design showed a fresh and unrelenting talent. A masterful story-teller, curated shows that emotionally engaged the audience, going towards her designs from a nar-rative perspective, where it’s not only what looks good, what’s cutting edge, what’s fashionable, but also what needs to be said, what needs to be felt. Her last collection “Rise of Jean D’arc” paid trib-ute to women who fight battles on a daily basis, placing real women warriors on the runway, a can-cer patient, a transgender, showcasing multiple body types and sexual orientations. This showcased the designs in a realistic and empowering emotional narrative where you couldn’t have been inside that hall and not felt. This emotional narrative approach to fashion is quite unique and refreshing to see in such a young designer. This however is not the only place that Dana is trying to tell a story in, or make fashion that’s welcoming, inclusive, healing, and empowering, because she’s trying that out as a Fashion Entrepreneur as well. Lemonade fashion is a curated, made to measure, designer platform, which offers state of the art AI solutions to Fashion retail, making the idea of made to measure fashion on a large scale a possibility. Dana is the co-founder of Lemonade fashion. Recently Lemonade became a San Francisco based company, after winning rounds of startup competitions and getting selected by some of the most prominent startup accelerators and incubators in the world. An impressive journey in and of itself. Dana continues to try to tell a story here. To say that fashion is for all. and what can say this more than creating made to measure fashion that fits you in every way. Having had some of the main input to how the AI determines sizes and measures clients, she’s pretty adamant about fash-ion taking that direction. Another item she feels so strongly about that’s completely present in Lemonade is the element of zero waste fashion, wherein Lemonade does not own any stock what-

soever, as everything is made to order. This approach saves the environment tons and tons of waste every year if implemented on a large scale, all the while giving its clients the perfect fit. A third point she feels very strongly about is the fact that Fashion Retail platforms should support local talent, and local designers and artisans. Offering clients the chance to find unique designs that speaks to them, personalizing and customizing them, all that while being as green as possible. This is what put Dana on our map, that even in all the current circumstances, Fashion still finds a way to give her drive and energize her pursuit. Lemonade is currently doing better than ever before, gaining new markets, finding new partners from industry veterans to fresh talent. Dana is also the creative director, setting the visual and artistic approach to every shoot, and design item. We caught up with her after she just finished with a photoshoot and filming of around 400 items for 50 new international designers from all over the world. As the world goes less and less into gatherings, the market finds itself leaning more towards fashion retail that’s why for Lemonade this is the time to actually showcase what they have. And having someone like this young dynamic woman at the artistic helm can surely guarantee Lemonade has what it needs to go very far. What’s a fashion expert no matter how young or

experienced without giving back and sharing knowledge. Something Dana does regularly is teach young women from underprivileged back-grounds. Her classes range from fashion illustration, to design, to manufacturing. After having done that it’s often that these students would go on to get supported in to an internship or partici-pating in fashion events to get to know what the domain is all about. It’s really quite impressive to see a young 25 year old act as a seasoned fashion veteran, ace her roles from designer to fashion tech, not to mention the collaborations with celebrities and art-ists, styling them, designing for them and dressing them for red carpets and other occasions. We really can’t wait to see what this powerhouse of a woman will do in the next couple of years, but we’re sure it’s not going to be unnoticed. It is life affirming to see what women in such a turbulent Middle East are capable of, from artistic expression and design innovation all the way to changing some of the world's top industries and bringing positive change wherever they go. Just like Dana will make her imprint in the fashion world, plenty of more women get ready to cement their vision of the world in inspiring and industry changing projects that will surely have an effect on the way we live, consume and think.


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DISCOVER VACHERON'S CONSTANTIN'S OVERSEAS SELF-WINDING NOW DRESSED IN PINK GOLD WITH A BLUE DIA A symbol of escapism and exploration, the 41 mm Overseas self-winding model, unveiled at the Watches & Wonders Shanghai 2020 exhibition, combines for the first time its sleek silhouette sculpted in pink gold with a blue Overseas dial.


The Overseas collection, immediately recognisable by its hexagonal bezel evoking the Maltese cross, continues to explore new aesthetic horizons. Following in the wake of the Overseas perpetual calendar ultra-thin model in pink gold and blue dial launched for Watches & Wonders 2020, the sportiest collection from the Maison is interpreted in a self-winding three-hand version that is as precious as it is sophisticated. Its most striking asset lies in the all-gold theme running from case to bracelet and stylishly enhanced by the iconic Overseas blue. Sleek and functional style The visual journey begins on the dial, whose intense blue colour accentuates the sporty character of the watch. Its pure surface reveals a world of details, hovering between vibrant and shimmering light effects. The sunburst satin-brushed centre makes a pleasing contrast with the circular satin-finished flange and velvet-finish minute circle. This subtle translucent blue-lacquered composition is punctuated by gold hourmarkers and hands coated in white luminescent material. A date appearing discreetly at 3 o'clock completes the picture. This elegant and functional style makes a perfect match with the pink gold of the 41 mm case, flowing into a bracelet featuring likewise pink gold links inspired by the Maltese cross.


With the new Ref. 7234G-001 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, Patek Philippe rounds out its watch family that is inspired by the manufacture’s aviator's watches from the 1930s. The very typical and highly recognizable design was launched five years ago and has already established itself as a modern classic. Today, the pilot-style livery comes to the fore in the Calatrava Pilot Travel Time watches with two time zones (in white or rose gold and with two case sizes) as well as in the Alarm Travel Time, a grand complication with a 24-hour alarm, not counting several limited editions.

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THE TEAM: Model: Mrs. A. Rizk (@sahar.alaaeldeen) Photographer: zainab Hourani (@zainabhouraniphotography) Dress: Luxury Wedding Dresses (@luxury.weddingdresses) Makeup: Zeinab Sbeity (@zazittaa)


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Trends of a Feather Flock Together Jacquie Aiche jewelry A woman’s natural beauty can be illuminated with the right piece of jewellery


When touching down in California, it isn't uncommon to witness the likes of the A-List set strolling the streets of LA adorned in Jacquie Aiche designs - Alessandra Ambrosio, Emily Ratajkowski, Chanel Iman, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Shanina Shaik and Rihanna are but a few of the “big names” in the brand's tribe. Created from 14k solid gold, genuine diamonds and gemstones, this exquisite jewellery label is inspired by Founder and Designer Jacquie Aiche, who blends her Egyptian Native American heritage into the brand's creations. Designed for the rebellious woman who lives for ‘diamond details and sensual layers’, each adornment is intended to bring ‘beauty and positive energy’ to its beholder. Working directly with miners to hand select each and every precious stone embellishing her original pieces, the craftsmanship of Aiche's yearly collections often depends on what ‘mother nature’ has uniquely delivered. Designed and handcrafted in Aiche's Los Angeles studio, the brand continues to be shaped by its founding philosophy of "spreading positive energy, every day". Crediting the brand's distinct style to the unique tapestry of Aiche's blended cultural background, the designer says she channels her ethnic roots through the sacred aesthetic of her full range of pieces, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, body jewellery and anklets. "My Native American heritage pulls me towards turquoise, fossils and precious gemstones, while my Egyptian roots influence the use of Middle Eastern nuances such as hammered gold, goddess imagery and amulet pieces." 'Created for those who adore to be adorned, lovers of precious


stones, believers in the energy of minerals, and women who live for their diamond details and sensual layers', the brand's growing list of Hollywood converts speaks for itself. In 2011, Aiche designed a one off bespoke engagement ring for thenfiance of John Legend, Chrissy Teigen. Further, Rihanna was such a huge fan of Aiche’s designs that she even collaborated with the brand to launch a line of jewellery inspired body art in 2015. Aiche first launched the brand over a decade ago after a lifelong fascination with the healing power of stones, fuelled also by personal frustrations toward the limited styles of fine jewellery available on the market at that time. A far cry from her childhood days of painting and gifting stones to friends and family, Aiche has since translated creative expression through stones into an internationally acclaimed fine jewellery label adorned by the celebrities and VIPs alike. Aiche says she believes a woman’s natural beauty can be illuminated with the right piece of jewellery, and that will always be her mission, “I want to create pieces that will make every woman look and feel uniquely beautiful. Traditional, classical jewellery is amazing, but it’s just not me. I’ve always had a very wild and spiritual nature. I think that rebellious spirit to constantly shake things up is what differentiates me as a designer. I create pieces for those who adore to be adorned, lovers of precious stones, believers in the energy of minerals.” The jewellery can be bought online at and in over 40 prestigious retailers across the world. October, 2020


THE TEAM: Photographer: Alex Matt Photography (@alxmatphotography) Female Model: Meyah Garrett Female Model/Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Gabriela Spode Machado (@spodegabi) Wardrobe Stylist/Videographer/Fashion Designer/Accessory Designer: Thays Lima (@shoplimalemon)


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BOTTEGA VENETA FALL 2020 EYEWEAR COLLECTION Evolving the House codes, the tension between tradition and modernity informs the new Bottega Veneta Fall 2020 Eyewear collection. The ORIGINAL runway styles feature bold volumes with faceted and rubberized effects, enriched with the iconic ribbon - an emblem of pure self-confidence. Rendered with a polished metallic finish, this signature three-dimensional motif distinguishes the sharp acetate frames fused with timeless shades, vibrant colours and iconic Intrecciato. The triangle is introduced for the first time in eyewear, evoked through minimal profiles and open cuts - symbols of sensuality. Refined frames switch between all-over mirrored finishes and flash rainbow lenses reflecting lightness and selfexpression. The same vitality inspires a masculine sunglass design with a subversive bridge and new flat temples.


Calvin Klein Jeans: Moto Inspired


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THE TEAM: Photographer: Ashkan Media Works (@ash.mediacompany) Model: Delaram Emadi (@delaram_em)


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YOOX partners with the winner of the 2019 YOOXYGEN Award and Parsons BFA Fashion Designer Graduate, Sharon Cho, to create a sustainable capsule collection. Conceptualized and developed over her six-month internship at YOOX’s headquarters in Milan, SHARON CHO x YOOX offers suits, coats, and trousers for men and women in fabrics made of 100% recycled plastic bottles to eco-friendly produced wool. For this collection, Cho merges YOOX’s core values in sustainability and timeless fashion with her three main focuses: timelessness, tailoring and quality of materials. Cho’s garments are a reinterpretation of what everyday clothing can be; worn on multiple occasions and styled in various ways that feels new during each wear. With tailoring at its core, jackets are made with detachable panels, allowing for adaptable lengths to suit different occasions. Unique embroidery such as her signature “origami tessellation design” decorate the back of each garment.


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THE TEAM: Photographer: Silvia Designs (@silvia_designs_) Model: Julie Wilkin Thomson (@inkedblondemodel)

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PAUL SMITH - Discover The Full AW20 Collection For his Autumn/Winter ’20 collection, Paul Smith reflects on fifty years of creativity and looks forward with blue-sky positivity. Having established a reputation for reinventing classics across his half century as a designer, Paul Smith refreshes wardrobe archetypes for Autumn/Winter ’20, his fiftieth anniversary collection. Prints and shapes from Paul’s own past are revisited, reinterpreted and celebrated once more. Classic double-breasted Melton overcoats are finished with contrast top-stitching and raw edges whilst clean, lean tailoring nods to the Seventies with added length and highbreaks but has a modern, minimal feel with fly fronts.



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THE TEAM: Photographer & Art director: Sorosh Khodaverdy (@black__lubitel) MUA: Shokoufe Sarlak ( Hair: Mari Hairstylist (@hairstylist.marii) Model: Ziba Abolfathzade (@zibaabolfathzade)


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LES BENJAMINS reveals 100% Organic Collection


Made out of 100% organic cotton, LES BENJAMINS unveils a new Essentials collection for the Fall/Winter 2020 season. In this collection, sustainably sourced cotton was spun into conscious threads that carry zero pesticides, fertilizers or any other toxic chemicals generally used to grow cotton plants. This is why organic cotton can degrade 95% more than traditional polyester with 234 days only and can continue to degrade in nature over time. Knowing that the production of organic cotton consumes 31% less energy than regular cotton, LES BENJAMINS uses it to create an entire line which spans across 5 categories: sweatpants, sweatshirts, tees, hoodies and zipped hoodies. Today, organic cotton represents less than %1 of the global cotton production market, and LES BENJAMINS Fall/Winter 2020 Essentials Collection represents this minority. The collection offers 12 colors which include light grey, light blue, light green, light pink, beige, Terra, green, grey, brown, navy, black and bone white. The LES BENJAMINS Fall/Winter 2020 Essentials Collection will be kicked off by launching pieces in light blue, light pink and light green, and the rest of the colors to follow throughout the season.


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THE TEAM: Photographer/Art Director: Sorosh Khodaverdy (@black__lubitel) Model: Sara (@pumkinsara) Wardrobe: C H E R L L O (


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HOMEGROWN LUXURY SWIMWEAR LABEL LAUNCHES FIRST COLLECTION Arnie Swim- a homegrown swimwear label that was lovingly created in Dubai by founder Ruby Rose Korver, launches a stunning inaugural collection that embodies acceptance, fearlessness, and vibrancy. Ruby Rose, the creative force behind Arnie Swim, hails from the Gold Coast, Australia- where the beach is simply a way of life. She brings her passion project to life in an ode to her late father- Arnie, who would have backed her all the way! Arnie Swim has always been a dream, imagined on the golden Australian beaches and coming to fruition in the Middle East where the beach days never have to end. With recent events causing many of us to stop, take stock and reflect, Ruby Rose decided now was the time to be brave and bring her dream to life, with her father running through every fiber of Arnie Swim. Inspired by the landscape of the UAE and the women of the globe, a collection was born that fuses heart, soul, sand, and sea. Ruby Rose reflects “Growing up on the Gold Coast, I was born with an inherent love of the ocean and its ability to ground

me within an instant of being in its presence. This sentiment has stayed with me while my journey has taken me to Dubai. I followed my heart and made the move to the UAE four years ago- a country that has undoubtedly shaped the Arnie Swim concept and given me the opportunity to share it with the world. The memory of my darling father runs through the veins of this brand, he was my biggest supporter with an incredible zest for life. I really hope that every Arnie Swim customer feels this when they don one of our handcrafted pieces.” The launch collection features pieces that are each named after a family member and are entirely handcrafted in the UAE, consisting of a luxurious array of bikinis and one pieces, in five stunning earthy tones; as well as the ‘Luxe Linen’ range which is made entirely of 100% Linen and comes in two styles and colourways. The seamless swimwear pieces have been thoughtfully created to flatter and compliment all body shapes, ranging from sizes XS to L. Each piece is incredibly versatile; the one pieces can also be worn as body suits and the tops and bottoms can be mixed and matched, given that the hues meld mellifluously. The ultra soft material is sourced from the UK and speaks to the luxe positioning of Arnie Swim - feeling much like a second skin.



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BREAKFAST O’CLOCK! by travel-expert JosÊ Berrocoso

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Begin your day in paradise on a positive note with a breakfast like no other. Floating breakfast is the latest luxury hotel offering popping up around the world. Satori Bubbles is an intimate and tranquil haven set in the lush green jungle of Nosara, in Costa Rica, and the only bubble glamping in Center America. With panoramic sky views under a million stars, surrounded by exhuberant tropical vegetation and the Pacific Ocean, this once-in-a-lifetime experience will fill your soul with nature. Intimate, luxurious, adults-only and with breakfast served in your private pool. This is the ultimate indulgence for travellers. This fantastic morning deal comes with pineapple smoothie, a bowl with cacao, coconut and homemade peanut butter, chocolate with strawberry waffle and a yummy toast with lettuce, tomato, local cheese, ajonjoli seeds and extra virgin olive oil.


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Les Belles EchappĂŠes Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Photo credit: Solène Renault pour Chevallier Architectes



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The client, who has already carried out other projects with the agency, wanted a contemporary, unprecedented, and striking proposal. He asked for a strong and pure signature of the Agency’s architectural style. And thus, the kiosks on the roofs, these open volumes tore from the agreed space, are born and gives the master-bedroom a spectacular view on the chain of Mt Blanc, a luminous escape. The whole was devised taking particular care in framing the view, to isolate themselves from the road while ensuring easy access and good relations with the neighborhood. The property boundaries brought its share of technical challenges with the difficulties inherent to the holding of the land during the first phases of the work. In addition, the connections between the kiosks and the roof required expertise and ingenuity to guarantee water tightness and good insulation. “Belles Echappées” includes wellness areas, such as a sauna, a hammam, spas, all powered by geothermal energy to reduce energy consumption. The chalets were built on the basis of a concrete frame, dressed in wood and metal, allowing to integrate the responses to seismic constraints. This blend of materials enhances the design of this project with its highend finishes. For the architect, “Belles Échappées” offers a singular project with a sharp personal style


Technical specifications Official Project Name: Les Belles Échappées Location: Chamonix Mont-Blanc France Architect: Renaud Chevallier Design team: David Castagna, Thibault Forissier, Sophie Rubin Project completion date: 2019 Photographer: Solène Renault October, 2020



Reflecting the minimalist philosophy that underpins New Ghost, highlights of this transformative motor car are listed in short form below. Full details are available at

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129 he most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce yet Succeeds the most successful product in the marque’s 116-year history Reflects ‘Post Opulent’ design philosophy, rejecting superficial expressions of wealth Built on rigid aluminium Rolls-Royce spaceframe architecture. All-wheel drive and all-wheel teering for unprecedented poise and surefootedness World first lanar suspension system significantly increases agility and effortlessness. Equipped with hallmark 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, delivering 571PS and 850nm.

For effortless egress, doors now electrically open as well as close Interior components tuned to specific resonant frequency to create a sense of serenity. Down lit Pantheon grille discreetly illuminates Rolls-Royce iconography Illuminated Fascia debuts featuring Ghost nameplate surrounded by more than 850 stars.

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Return to Stunning Beach Luxury and Omani Heritage at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is delighted to invite guests back to lush beachfront luxury, with the resort officially reopening on 1 October 2020.


Guests can take advantage of amazing savings with two new offers. Book accommodation in our elegantly decorated Garden and Sea View Rooms and Villas along with exquisite dining opportunities at our fabulous restaurants. The team at Al Baleed Resort are all busy preparing to welcome you into our “new normal� and make you feel completely comfortable.

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Committed to your Wellbeing

New health and safety measures have been implemented at the resort, that go beyond the strict measures recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), from check-in and luggage sanitation, to enhanced cleaning schedules with the latest in cleaning technology being used. Our restaurants will be set up in compliance with social distancing guidelines and a la carte meals will be carefully prepared and served to the table. Guest rooms will also contain a new hygiene kit. A new dedicated Guest Guardian will be present at the resort to ensure all standards are both achieved and go beyond to ensure your health and safety at all times, so you can stay with peace of mind.

Giving Back to Those Who Care

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is pleased to offer Oman’s frontline workers a free stay at our hotel. We are giving away 50 room nights that can be booked any time from now until the end of October on a first-come, first-served basis. We appreciate all that our frontline workers have done and hope they can take some well-deserved relaxation with a night on us. To qualify, please send your details to, we will notify you if you are among the first 50, and we will send you further information on how to proceed with the booking.

Escape to a Private Beach

Choose from two incredible offers to save more on your stay at Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. We’re offering Omani and GCC residents a Staycation offer with Private Pool Villa accommodation, breakfast daily and 30% savings at Anantara Spa and all our restaurants. Stay five nights or more and you can enjoy further savings on your room or villa, complimentary mini-bar, a barbecue dinner, two massages and free laundry. Toast a return to normality in our verdant paradise with balmy temperatures, an infinity pool and private beach. Immerse yourself in Omani heritage with day-trips to nearby historical sites and trekking across mountainous terrain.

Your Peace of Mind

General Manager of Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Mohammad Wazir reassures guests that, “Myself and the entire team here at the resort are dedicated to making your stay as relaxing as possible. In keeping with Anantara’s holistic approach to service, we all understand the need for extra care to ensure peace of mind. I look forward to welcoming guests back to this paradise that I am lucky enough to call home and we can’t wait to deliver heartfelt hospitality once again.” Experience a return to extraordinary Omani luxury at Al Baleed Salalah Resort by Anantara. October, 2020



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Photography: Samoa Tourism Authority


From powder soft beaches, to warm tropical seas, colourful coral reefs alive with marine life. The rugged, lush interiors reveal endless wildlife, waterfalls and hiking trails. The islands of Samoa are the true heart of Polynesia. Ten islands of stunning wild beauty, Samoa is a paradise waiting to be explored. October, October,2020 2020


As a small island nation, featuring various landscapes from volcanic mountains to golden beaches and crystal waters, Samoa’s ecosystems are very diverse. The combination of tropical climate and fertile soil make Samoa the perfect breeding ground for rainforests and other lush landscapes, alive with native wildlife, like skinks, flying foxes, geckos, many types of birds as well as unique flora. It is therefore no surprise that eco-tourism and sustainability have become a massive priority for the South Pacific islands in recent years, with Samoa being a regional leader in sustainable tourism interventions. Samoa’s capital, Apia, is home to the Pacific Climate Change Centre, which serves as a space to deliver climate change development research and programmes. With 50% of the centre’s energy being driven by solar power, and various water-saving technologies, the building hopes to be running completely on renewable energy in the future. Local businesses are encouraged to follow the Sustainability Charter, to help contribute to community well-being, economic development and environmental conservation across the nation. With climate issues affecting Samoan and other Pacific Island economic sectors as well as citizens’ well-being, the Pacific islands took part in the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP 25) held in Madrid last December. The event discussed the extent in which Parties in the Paris Agreement meet the 1.5°C global warming target.


Future visitors to Samoa have the choice of staying in a wide range of eco-friendly accommodation, from traditional wooden beach fales and self-catering bungalows/villas to sustainable luxury hotels and surf resorts. On these “Treasured Islands of the South Pacific�, sustainable tourism has been in place for many years; with the majority of the resorts contributing towards the local economy by paying a tax to the neighbouring village(s) who own the land, employing their inhabitants to run the business and sourcing food from the local farmers and fishermen.

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Where To Stay...

Where To Eat... Pescaria

Mandarin Oriental, Milan

Overlooking Copenhagen harbor, this contemporary apartment hotel is a 12-minute walk from Nordhavn S-train station and 2 km from The Little Mermaid, the iconic bronze sculpture based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. The airy studios and 1- to 4-bedroom apartments feature free Wi-Fi, kitchens, dining areas and laundry facilities. All provide cable TV. Some have living rooms, plus furnished balconies that offer harbor or city views. The 4-bedroom units also come with rooftop terraces.

The Square Milano Duomo Set in a historical building, The Square Milano Duomo is a 5-minute walk from Milan Cathedral, the Scala Opera House and the Vittorio Emanuele shopping area.

With its all-white interiors and fisherman-basket lampshades, seafood sandwich shop Pescaria is crammed with fashionable locals who are willing to brave the long lines for a bite of the restaurant’s transcendent sandwiches, which combine the freshest seafood with an array of unexpected ingredients, like pesto, fried turnip greens and crunchy artichokes.

Dongiò This old fashioned trattoria in Porta Romana serves Calabrian dishes to a perennially packed dining room full of locals. The kitchen specialises in southern home cooking. If you’re vegetarian, order the parmigiana di melanzane, the Italian precursor to the popular Italian-American dish eggplant Parmesan – it’s a gooey reminder that the original is almost always better.



Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Excelsior Hotel Gallia is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Milan, right opposite Central Station and close to the popular designer shopping district. The 1000-m² Shiseido spa and a rooftop restaurant are at guests disposal.

Château Monfort This 5-star boutique hotel is located in Milan's historic centre, an 8-minute walk from Piazza San Babila and the fashion area of Via Montenapoleone. Each room offers elegant parquet floors, an LCD TV, and free Wi-Fi.

The best contemporary takes on traditional Milanese cuisine can be found at Ratanà, a restaurant in Isola owned by the imaginative chef Cesare Battisti. His version of the classic risotto alla Milanese con ossobuco (saffron risotto with braised veal shank) is silky smooth and vivid in both colour and flavour.

Erba Brusca Erba Brusca is a rural retreat whose short and sweet menu features ingredients from the adjoining garden, tuning diners in with the land. This informal spot is particularly popular on weekends, when the Milanese escape to the countryside and the mountains that ring the city.

28 Posti Leading the pack with an inventive, contemporary spin on Italian cuisine, 28 Posti – named so for the 28 seats in the Navigli-side restaurant – serves dishes inspired by chef Marco Ambrosino’s roots in Procida, an island just off the coast of Naples. Also influenced by his time at Copenhagen-based NOMA, Ambrosino wades into culinary waters less tested in Milan

What To Do... Grand Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Milan Cathedral

As you walk into the Grand Gallery, you might think you were stood inside the entrance hall to an opera house or palace – Not a shopping mall. But this is essentially what the Galleria is – An extremely opulent and extravagant indoor shopping area. Created in 1877, it stands as one of the oldest shopping malls in the world and was designed by Guiseppe Mengoni.

Milan Cathedral is a truly monumental building and is famed for its sublime architecture and took over 600 years to complete.

Milan Archaeology Museum

Castello Sforzesco

Dedicated to the history of ancient Milan, this museum is truly insightful and gives you a glimpse of a time long past. Located in the Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, the first part of the museum details the history of ancient Mediolanum, whilst the second part located in the basement has a selection of artwork and sculptures. Included in the extensive collection are various archaeological remains, theatrical masks, pottery, and armour.

This 15th century castle has a central location in Milan and is set in extensive grounds and gardens. Created in 1370, the original design has been modified and added too greatly but still retains its elegance and status of power. At the front of the castle stands an immense brick wall lined with battlements and frame by a central guard tower.

Located in the centre of Milan in the self-named Piazza del Duomo, the cathedral was constructed in 1386 but not officially completed until 1965! With an Italian Gothic style, the front façade of the cathedral is truly magnificent and is crowned with countless towers, statues and decoration.

Illustration By: Katerina Patapi (@kp.illust)


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Official Selection of the 77th Venice International Film Festival Great start today for the Corradi Cinema Lounge, the exclusive space set up at the Ausonia Hungaria hotel by Corradi Outdoor Living Space. The 77th Venice International Film Festival has not yet officially begun, yet on this “zero” day we have already had the pleasure of hosting the cast of this edition's opening film, “Lacci” directed by Daniele Luchetti. Together with the director, also Laura Morante, Luigi Lo Cascio and Adriano Giannini, who gave interviews to various television journalists in the splendid setting of the Ausonia Hungaria hotel. Furthermore, in view of the pre-opening evening that saw the documentary “Molecules” screened, we also welcomed the director Andrea Segre who described his visual notes and stories collected in the Venice closed for the coronavirus.



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This is an excellent monthof april 2019 for increasing your psychic ability, relying on your intuition and going within to connect with your angels, spirit guides and the presence of God. Your body chemistry is likely to be more sensitive to food, environmental issues, drugs, even supplements and vitamins. On April 8th the Solar Eclipse asks you to move to your center and get ready for a whole new 18 year cycle. This one of the best times to begin something new. The universe will support you in this through October giving you the time to build and make it a success. With the Lunar Eclipse in your 8th House and your ruler favoring Pluto, a positive change is coming that will affect you financially.

The eclipse patterns are going back and forth over the relationship axis of your horoscope. This began last October and on April 8th the Solar Eclipse places an emphasis on business and personal relationships, and/or developing a customer or client base. The most important thing to you is your love life and partnership issues. If you are single, an important new relationship may enter your life. If you are married, the emphasis is on that relationship for the coming year. It is also a very creative influence and the opportunity to turn your creativity in to a paying situation opens up. The Lunar Eclipse on April 24th sets up an excellent six month period for financial gain.

The 2019 april horoscope predicts that in april 8th 2019 the Solar Eclipse in Aries places an emphasis on your health, work, pets and activities you do behind the scenes. Venus square to Saturn you are needing more love. You have cut down on your spending and you may need more rest and sunshine. To be happy now you need to be very focused on a professional or personal project. Mars favoring Jupiter indicates a lucky time for seeking employment and new avenues of income.


With the April 8th Solar Eclipse falling in your 6th of health and the Lunar Eclipse on April 24th in your 1st house you need to be more health conscious during the coming six months. You may benefit from receiving some energy work with the favorable aspect to Uranus. These influences could also be a sign that you need a change and this could be related to your diet, your work, your habits or your daily schedule.

The April 8th 2019 Solar Eclipse counsels you to pursue your hopes and wishes by connecting with new people and aligning your energies with those in your social circle and/or community. June 2019 has been a time when you may have had to do with less or work harder to produce financially. The 2019 april horoscope says that the Lunar Eclipse favors Uranus giving you more freedom to move around or to be independent which began last October and lasts through September 2019.

The Solar Eclipse on April 8th brings the possibility of love and romance during the coming year. Don’t allow fears, insecurities or disappointments from the past to block the love you are seeking. Avenues to express your creativity are opening up especially in the writing, teaching and publishing areas. You are in a cycle of increasing your clairvoyant abilities and meditation is one of the best ways for you to do this. The Lunar Eclipse on April 24th 2019 indicates changes and improvements in your work situation.

The April 8th 2019 Solar Eclipse indicates you may be dealing with influential people, government people or agencies. Your job, business and career take much of your time and attention. This is a time of increased recognition or coming before the public. Hard work is involved, overcoming obstacles, having a plan and a schedule are the things that are needed for your success. This eclipse brings you the support you have been seeking from others. The Lunar Eclipse at 4 Scorpio says, if you’re available, there is the possibility of a new romance.

The Solar Eclipse on April 8th places an emphasis on your home, property and family matters. This may not be an easy time for you in one or more of these areas. When Saturn leaves Cancer in July things will improve. At the same time Jupiter favoring Mars and Neptune is an excellent influence for money from professional endeavors. Venus rules your house of romance and favors Pluto in the 12th so you could meet or hear from someone out of your past, this lifetime or another.

Dear sweet Leo, you have been in a phase of clearing up old karma and you are in a phase of endings and beginnings. This IS the time to make long range plans. The Solar Eclipse on April 8th 2019 is square to Saturn which may bring in a challenging period as did the eclipse last October. All things of a spiritual nature, higher mind and higher learning, as well as travel are of benefit to you. The opportunity to connect with a teacher of high calibre may be presented to you. The April 24th Lunar Eclipse brings a desire for a move or a change of pace and this began last October. Venus/Uranus could turn a friendship into something more.

The April 8th 2019 Solar Eclipse indicates a very busy time so you may find yourself on the go, involved with the neighbors, lots of phone calls and paper work. There is more of an emphasis now on your relationship to a brother or sister who may require more of your time or advice This is an excellent eclipse to begin a new course of study, take or teach a class, and write. You may very well purchase a new car or computer. Your feelings are easily hurt during this time but you don’t show it to others if you can help it. You may be worried about your health and property matters but you will feel better about things as July comes to a close.

Mercury retrograde in Aries in 2019 could indicate you are interested in creating a new business or job. You are promised success so long as you do not over commit yourself financially or energetically. The April 8th Solar Eclipse is a time when mortgages, leases and loans are favored as are all joint financial arrangements. Blessings come to you from a partner and from those who are close to you. Venus favoring Pluto could indicate you are enjoying a remodeling or redecorating project. With the April 24th 2019 Lunar Eclipse, there could be many changes coming up for a brother or sister including a new romance and an improvement in their financial situation during the coming six months.

This Solar Eclipse on April 8th is finally going to improve your finances opening up new doors for you and you will feel very lucky as this cycle opens up beginning late February through May. April 24th the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio is excellent for writing, publishing, teaching and travel. Blessings come through your work, the people you work for, or your own business. Until after July, you may find that it is difficult to receive the love and affection you desire. Saturn square Venus can delay or deny romance due to insecurities, fears and past disappointments either in your life or theirs.


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