Amid so many touching moments in St George’s Chapel, two simple, whispered words seemed barely to register.
Indeed, when a visibly nervous Prince Harry turned to his father, who had just walked his glamorous bride down the aisle, and said ‘Thanks Pa’, few others would have heard him at all.
Yet when they were repeated just three days later at a Buckingham Palace garden party to mark the Prince of Wales’s forthcoming 70th birthday, the depth of gratitude rang out loud and clear... Read More
Emaar Hospitality Group Chief Executive Officer Olivier Harnisch talks to us about the group's new brands and growth plans for these properties.
Olivier Harnisch said: “The predictions on the hospitality landscape underline the need for the stakeholders to look at existing systems and processes, and prepare for a highly evolved industry that leverages the newest tools in digitisation. With enhanced guest experience as the bottom line, we have already rolled out our digital... Read More
Now in its 71st year Cannes Film Festival is one of the most popular events on the social calendar. Each year the world's leading actors, directors and producers (as well as a stream of supermodels) flock to the French Riviera for the most glamorous of the year's silver screen extravaganza.
The Cannes film festival is the glitziest fine-cinema-debuting event of the year. High-dollar deals are made, rosé is guzzled, and any actor looking for press is kicking into high gear. That means... Read More
Prada inaugurates a new flagship store in Dubai at The Dubai Mall's Fashion Avenue, the extension dedicated to the most prestigious and select luxury brands, characterised by a unique and original visual identity as well as exclusive furnishings. The space, one of the brand's most important stores in the Middle East, spans three levels for a total surface area of nearly 1,550 square metres and houses the collections of clothing, bags, accessories and footwear for women and for men... Read More
Michael Kors’ Ramadan capsule collection launch was an affair to remember. Guests were invited to the luxurious and elegant Penthouse, on the 16th floor of the newly opened FIVE hotel. Located on the Palm Jumeirah Dubai, offering picturesque views of the Arabian Gulf- the city’s key editors and influencers explored the brands’ latest offerings while taking in spectacular views of the Dubai Skyline.
Media mingled, listened to the smooth tunes of regional DJ and stylestar Tala Samman,... Read More
On April 11, Jaquet Droz inaugurated its first boutique in Dubai in the legendary Dubai Mall, marking a major milestone in the watchmaker’s global expansion.
Christian Lattmann, CEO of the brand, was there alongside Marc Aellen, Jaquet Droz Vice President and Head of International Sales, Ramesh Prabhakar, Managing Partner of Rivoli Group and Abraham Koshy, Chief Operating Officer Rivoli Group. Surrounded by many of the brand’s connoisseurs and friends, they cut the ribbon to open this... Read More
KIABI, the affordable French Fashion since 1978, is bringing its impressive range of stylish, great value-for-money collections for the whole family to Dubai. Following a successful opening in Saudi Arabia in 2015, the brand continues its expansion in the Middle East by opening its very first stores in the UAE at Dubai Festival City Mall and at IBN-BATTUTA Mall, in partnership with Al-Futtaim.
A favorite fashion brand among French people in 2016, a leader in the French ready-to-wear... Read More
As leading ladies go, they don’t come more iconic than Isabella Rossellini. ‘Hollywood royalty’ is an overused term – almost as much as the equally misused ‘iconic’ – but Rossellini’s pedigree in both departments is beyond dispute.
The daughter of screen legend Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini, hers is a face that has been frozen in time, countless times over the last four decades – the mournful countenance of Dorothy Vallens in Blue Velvet; the wickedly seductive Lisle... Read More
The National -- Supermodel Naomi Campbell said on Sunday that Vogue magazine should launch an African edition to recognise the continent's contribution to a global fashion industry that has been criticised for its lack of diversity.
Campbell, who was visiting Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, to appear on the runway at Arise Fashion Week, said there was a need for better representation of the continent.
"There should be a Vogue Africa," she said in an interview. "We just had... Read More
Last week, over 50 residents and visitors to Dubai from all over the UAE gathered at the Arabic Language Centre to attend the Open house event which was held on the 20th of March, 2018. The event offered a rich program and was a great experience for the attendees who received a hands-on training on the Arabic language as well as an introduction to its culture.
The language session was a blend of basic social and business Arabic with an introduction to simple terminology of... Read More