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These past few months of preparation and working on the *It was truly mind-blowing to us. As days go by, we got to comprehend more and more how important that decision of creating this magazine was. We like to see it as an outlet or some sort of platform not only for Saudi talents, but for regional creatives as well. Not to mention presenting new materials from the world to the Middle East. I will take this opportunity to answer some of the frequently asked questions we got in the past month: • Will we ever see the *It magazine on print? The *It is an online magazine only at the moment. We will have to wait and see what the future holds for us. • Thank you for featuring a Men’s section, but its kind of small, will it grow? We believe in growth and development, and care for men’s style too. Baby steps will get us running eventually. • Is there a chance for an Arabic version of the *It magazine? We intentionally used English as the main and only language of the magazine. It’s reachable to more readers around the globe, since our main goal is connectivity. I also want to send the warmest hugs to this month’s contributors. Fatima, Lina, Noor. We enjoyed having you on board. Enjoy your reading The *It #2! Modi and Mona

By: Fatima Alagil.

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Amy Adams strutted in a ball-gown fit for a princess by Oscar de la Renta.

Photos By: Image Collect

Best actress in a leading role winner Jennifer Lawrence (Left) in: Dior Couture. Best supporting actress winner Anne Hathaway (Right) in: a cute Prada dress.

Naomi Watts played it right in: a heavy sequined gown by Giorgio Armani.

Charlize Theron was a vision of white in: Dior Couture.

Jessica Chastain in: a complete Old Hollywood glamour look wearing a custom Armani PrivĂŠ.

Catherine Zeta Jones dramatic in Zuhair Murad Couture, putting women half her age to shame.

Jennifer Hudson looked her best in: Roberto Cavalli Couture.

Halle Berry statuesque in: Versace.

Jennifer Garner vibrant in: an opulent ruffled Purple Gucci gown.

Rock&Roll Royalty Kelly Osbourne showed up in: her signature purple hair and an elegant gown by Tony Ward.

Nicole Kidman dazzled in: L’Wren Scott.

Haute Couture perfection was Amy Adams in: a black Chantilly lace Elie Saab Couture.

Brit fashion appreciation by Anne Hathaway in: a classic glamour meets playful Burberry dress.

Marion Cotillard The French beauty stood out in: a Raf Simons’ Spring Dior Couture mustard Yellow dress.

Paloma Faith in: a heavily embellished Nicholas Oakwell

Louise Roe looking wonderful in: a dramatic burnt effect detailing Giles Deacon dress.

Print Appreciation: Jazzy Esperanza Spalding, out of the box with Eden Diodati.

We’re Going Green for: Florence Welch in head to toe custom made Givenchy Couture. Solange Knowles in Ralph & Russo Couture and Coral Christian Louboutin studded heels (Opposite page).

Not Your Average Black List: Janelle Monae Suited up in what she called ideas, combining: Against Nature vest and shirt, a Moschino jacket and a Ralph Lauren hat.

Chrissy Teigen in: Joy Cioci.

- Faith Hill rocked the grown up braces in: J. Mendel gown and Tom Ford shoes.

Ladies in Red: Natasha Bedingfield stunned in: lace Emerson dress paired with a golden metal belt.

Rihanna set the Red carpet on fire with this gorgeous Azzedine Alaia dress and Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Adele was all petty in: a floral Valention dress.

The judging panel from left to right: Carla Sozzani Donatilla Versace Victoria Beckham Diane von Furstenberg Franca Sozzani.

Arizona Muse (Left) and Anja Rubik (Right) attending the show.

One of Wijnants creations on the runway.

The winner Christian Wijnants with his awards.

America’s Sophie Theallet

with some of her designs.

Australia’s Dion Lee with his work.

Some backstage shots of where all the magic happened.

Beetles, pyramids, spikes and studs, all made of silver dipped in black ruthenium, tide their symbolic corpus to braided leather. The use of these materials confirms the desire to embrace the previous collections heritage, Anamorphosis and Radiolarian, amplifying the echo of a peculiar work of style pursuit that is uncut, without any scenic effects but still destabilizing. The color selection reinforces the synthetic approach in the development of a distinctive palette: black, natural leather, bronze, yellow and turquoise, combined with alternative materials such as the stingray printed leather. Again, because of her basic collection, Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia engage completely in the high quality of the Made in Italy craftsmanship, always able to enhance the sophisticated elegance of her style. The unisex bracelets in single or double woven, in natural or braided black leather, are enriched with beetles and spikes. The earrings become spikes on the earlobes while silver pyramids cuffs overlook men shirts. Pyramids bloom also on rings and earrings, while rhino-beetles surface on elegant double leather necklaces. These necklaces come in the shades of bronze, yellow and turquoise and they can be matched with exclusive single or double bracelets. Located at walking distance from Piazza Navona, the Presqu*Ile Design Store boutique, a fashion and design island in the heart of Rome, will be the stage of experimentation: the presentation of Origo will be performed through a geometric installation inspired by the work of the artist James Turrell and characterized by colorful lights, while acoustic performances will be the ideal base for a stylish cocktail party.

Jewelry designer Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia discovered her interest in jewelry while she was working and studying in the field of architecture and interior design and increasingly dedicated herself to this passion. A passion, which is the result of a strong commitment and knowledge, that soon lead her to attend some gemology classes at the IGI institute of Antwerp, specializing in “Colored Stones Identification,” “Colored Stones Grading and Evaluation” and “Pearls Grading and Evaluation.” This path eventually took her toward the creation of her jewelry line in 2007. She currently lives and works in Rome, her native city where she opened the concept store, Presqu*ile, in March 2010, an eclectic multifunctional space, it displays singular creations, unique or limited edition pieces that exemplify the ideals of meticulous research balanced between tradition and innovation, a place where art, design, fashion and jewelry co-exist in a spirit of exclusivity.

A creative person with a dual identity, happily involved both in fashion - as a haute couture designer - and in art - as a visual artist. His research often reveals stylistic expression of consonance with its visionary artistic inspiration, which is currently focused and committed to the launch of its new brand “sylvio giardina�.

Sylvio Giardina- Presents for the new edition of Limited/Unlimited a demi‐ couture dress, featuring in the Fall/Winter collection 2013‐2014 he made. “RT” arises its name from the famous artist, Russia native, Romain de Tirtoff aka Erté. The dress, inspired by fourreau

arises from the memory of celebrated movie In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar‐wai and the sinuous lines from the Fifties. The vison mink fur inlays, featuring in the front of dress create a big decoration, inspired by the drawings by Erté and the age of Art Deco.

As a loyal D’NA fan it was so exciting

to know they are opening in Doha Qatar! Being one of my must visit places whenever I’m in Riyadh. I don’t know if I should call it a boutique, because to me, it feels like a gallery. Walking in, surrounded by all those carefully handpicked treasures of fashion designers and artists, culture and design. Most importantly, it is true to its owners’ style concept, and none of that boring abused labels! The number of D’NA’s faithful members grew beyond Riyadh’s borders, which made them feel like it was time to take their curated vision of fashion to Doha. Although similar in spirit to Riyadh’s location, this new outpost officially opened on January 26 providing a unique and unconventional shopping destination in Qatar. During the last year they have been putting together the finishing touches on D’NA’s sister in Doha with their Qatari partners. Carefully going over every detail from recreating their welcoming iconic red door to the so cool PVC piping, they recreated the intimate experience of their “Members-only” ever so inspiring luxury emporium. D’NA DOHA Located in, 20 Croisette, Parcel 11 Porto Arabia, Pearl Qatar


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