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Uncover the Unique Characteristics, Aside From Sailing, of Each Member of IWC Schaffhausen's Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Crew

Abu Dhabi – There is no doubt that when taking on the unpredictability of the sea, these men are outstanding at what they do. We find out what, aside from sailing, distinguishes each member of the Abu Dhabi Racing crew and what they individually bring to the table in terms of character? Ian Walker – In addition to being one of the world’s best sailors, Ian is hyper organized and highly detail oriented. He is also a natural leader, a great motivator and highly respected by his crew.   Adil Khalid – Physically powerful and skilled on board, Adil is a great ambassador for his nation and very popular amongst his crewmates.   Chuny Bermúdez – Utterly unflappable, Chuny is a solid and dependable force among the crew. With five Volvo Ocean Rac more

An legant new addition to the Portofino Collection from IWC Schaffhausen

PORTOFINO HAND-WOUND PURE CLASSIC Schaffhausen, 22 December 2014 – For years, the Portofino line from IWC Schaffhausen was seen as the silent star of the company’s product portfolio. Subject to continuous development, the line has increasingly been the focus of attention from watch devotees, its appeal based on minimalist design and discreet elegance. Now, in the shape of the Portofino Hand-Wound Pure Classic, the family has a new addition that celebrates the art of understatement with i ts own distinctive charm and style. A wristwatch could hardly be more modest: with two hands and a winding crown, it has nothing to distract from the purist lines and clear-cut dial design. After all, the soul of genuine elegance lies in the art of omis more

KERASTASE - Complete Freedom with Complete Control

Discipline requires freedom… The idea isn’t new. Yet today’s women are  as keen to take control of their hair as they are to give it shape and movement. Hair that is as free as art itself requires perfect discipline.  Hair, however, is living matter, and as everyone knows,  it sometimes stubbornly does only what it wants to do. Henceforth stems the notion of “Hair Management,” an issue that comes up often at salons in conversations between stylists and their customers. Kérastase has now succeeded in understanding perfect hair movement  and created an unprecedented, even revolutionary, solution that takes hair  to beautiful new heights. A change in perspective for a completely new vision.    How did it all begi more

L'Oréal Professionnel launches its first anti-thinning professional coaching program with SERIOXYL

Dubai, December 18, 2014 - The revolutionary news product range acts from the very first symptoms thus providing your hair with more density and more thickness. Resulting from L’Oréal Advanced Research, Serioxyl offers a personalized answer following a diagnosis by the expert L’Oréal Professionnel hairdressers. Dr. Bruno A. Bernard, L’Oréal’s fellow expert in hair care biology commented: “Serioxyl effectively combats hair thinning by restoring fibre density, improving resistance to breakage and providing energy and nutrients to help the hair follicle fulfil its role.” Serioxyl addresses hair density and thickness concerns of both men and women thanks to tailored in-salon and at-home treatments formulated with highly-concentrate more

Atelier Cologne Maison de Parfum Paris

Atelier Cologne is the !rst Maison de Parfum dedicated entirely to Cologne, the legendary fragrance classic. The creators, Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel, gave birth to a new olfactive family, “Cologne Absolue”. The Cologne Absolue, genuine pure perfume, celebrates the elegance of citruses, the traditional ingredients of a cologne. For the !rst time, citruses are blended with the most precious raw materials in perfumery for perfectly balanced creations. The very high concentration of essential oils ensures an outstanding lasting power. Blanche Immortelle and Santal Carmin, the latest additions to Collection Métal, are now composed of four Colognes Absolues designed around the most rare and mysterious more

Emily Blunt presents IWC Filmmaker Award to Abdullah Boushahri.

Dubai, 16 December 2014 – Golden Globe Winner and IWC Schaffhausen brand ambassador Emily Blunt presented the IWC Filmmaker Award to Abdullah Boushahri for his film “The Water”. For the third consecutive year, Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC, ‘Official Sponsor’ and ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), collaborated with the Festival to recognize one talented filmmaker from the region with the esteemed award. Held at the One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai, the “For the Love of Cinema” awards ceremony was a prestigious gala held to honour the winner whose film was chosen by a jury of internationally renowned film industry experts such as actress Emily Blunt and f more

URBAN Decay Late Holiday - Naked on the Run

NAKED ON THE RUN GET NAKED IN NEW PLACES. THE SKINNY: You never know when (or where) you’ll have the urge to get Naked. And while our Naked palettes travel beautifully, sometimes you really have to maximize every last bit of space in your carry-on. Enter Naked on the Run from Urban Decay— a LIMITED-EDITION, all-in-one Naked palette. The ultimate travel kit for Naked junkies, this palette comes loaded with EVERYTHING you need for a complete Naked look: six ALL-NEW shades of Eyeshadow (including an extra large dose of the perfect all-over shade, 5050). Bronzer. Blush. We even included a full-size Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss and a travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (both new shades), plus a travel-size Perversion Mascara. Naked on the Run is luxurious enou more

Baume & Mercier collaborates with partners Behbehani Group to launch Promesse in Kuwait

Life is all about special moments spent with the most significant people in our lives and Baume & Mercier have dedicated themselves to celebrating these cherished instances. As part of this promise to its valuable clientele, Baume & Mercier recently collaborated with its agents in Kuwait, prominent Retail Group, Morad Yusuf Behbehani to launch the Promesse collection, a complete female line that is full of beauty and promise. Held at the Veranda Restaurant in The Avenues Mall, the launch witnessed the attendance of select media and VIP guests who together discovered the essence of the collection. A special showcase of the collection was held at the event and guests were invited to lock their precious moments onto the Promesse towers. Additionally, one lucky guest won themselves a s more

Celebrate the joyous season with BinSina Pharmacy's great festive offers and promotions

Prominent pharmacy chain, BinSina, has decided to add some cheer in the upcoming festive season by treating its valuable clientele to some great offers and promotions. Every time a visitor spends AED 500 or more between the 1st of December and the 31st of January, 2015, they will receive a free gift from the pharmacy! The gifts arrive in the form of vibrant jewel roll pouches from the brand in different styles that make for the perfect and very compact travel companions. The gifts are available in the following styles; Option 1: The pouches come with a body of Black Saffiano with a lining and label of light Pink satin. Option 2: This version is a combination of Turquoise Saffiano with Beige satin lining and label. BinSina Pharmacy constantly strives to deliver an exceptional shoppin more

Ransom from Marli New York presents the ideal dazzling accessories for the stylish evening look

Dubai UAE, December 11, 2014  – It is high time you became a victim of kidnap, but this time you will be kidnapped by fashion thanks to Marli New York’s beautiful design set, Ransom! The sparkling set that is exclusively available at Bloomingdale’s The Dubai Mall, is defined by criss-crossed bands and chains of gold and diamonds that are designed to hold on tightly. The pieces that range from rings to bracelets and necklaces are lightweight and sexy with small but very noticeable details.  The accessories are perfect companions for a stylish weekend look and are great to wear both at day time and night. Breaking the barrier between jewelry and women in a way that it becomes a part of her lifestyle, Marli New York’s designs pay homage to the whirlpool of more

Jessica Chastain shines in Piaget at the New York premiere of "A Most Violent Year"

(New York, December 7th, 2014) – Jessica Chastain, dazzled fans and photographers at the New York premiere of "A Most Violent Year" as she stepped onto the red carpet in a lovely red dress with Piaget diamonds. Ms. Chastain chose a the Piaget Rose pendant in 18K rose gold set with 41 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.72 ct). Piaget has a longstanding commitment to supporting cinema and the arts. On Saturday, February 21st, Piaget will continue its lead sponsorship of the Film Independent Spirit Awards for the eighth consecutive year. more

Longines returns to Meydan for the third race meeting of the season

Dubai, December 11, 2014 - Luxury Swiss watchmaker, Longines marked an elegant return to Meydan as the prominent watchmaker presented a six-race card on the 4th of December. As the Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Meydan Racecourse, Longines hosted this exclusive meet and greet evening to mark the commencement of the exhilarating racing season that lies ahead. True to its slogan of “Elegance is an attitude” and commitment to the equestrian arena, the evening was complemented by a total of six exciting races. The event also heralded the upcoming Dubai World Cup Carnival that will begin on the 8th of January, 2015 and culminate with the highly anticipated World’s Richest race, the Dubai World Cup which will mark its 20th year of running this year. more

Head to Ping Pong Dubai Mall and enjoy its fresh and delicious new menu

Dubai, December 11, 2014 - Dubai’s favorite quaint yet modern tea-house that delights its connoisseurs with delicious steamed parcels now presents its brand new menu! Lavishing dim sum fans of the region with the tastiest treats since it opened at the Dubai Mall in 2009, the 21st century tea house concept adds its own unique twist to the long-standing Chinese tradition of sharing dim sums, cocktails and delectable teas with family and friends. Dim Sum is prepared as small bite-sized food, steamed to perfection and served alongside fried, rice and griddled dishes and is an ideal choice for a quick, light lunch or a fun night out – as they say, all the fun is in the sharing, which Ping Pong encourages. The popular emporium now reveals some luscious additions to the mouth-water more

With Petit Bateau, your little one will be the most fashionable tot on their play date

Get your child to make the most fashionable impression at their upcoming playdate by dressing them in Petit Bateau’s adorable playdate collection! Delightful and comfortable, the collection includes a wide range of bottoms, jackets, sweaters, vests, onesies, overalls, socks and tops that will keep your little one fashionably warm yet make them the coolest kid on the block! The girls can enjoy sporting vibrant patterns and trendy silhouettes while the boys can keep it casual and sophisticated with the diverse range of designs available for them. As your kids get invited for playdates, make sure to enrich their wardrobe with the much-needed touch of Petit Bateau’s adorable playdate collection! more

IWC Schaffhausen Celebrates “Timeless Portofino” during Art Basel Miami Beach with Emily Blunt

Miami, December 4, 2014 – During the world-renowned art fair Art Basel in Miami Beach, Swiss luxurywatch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen showcased its new Portofino Midsize collection. ActressEmily Blunt was joined by supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima for the US openingof the “Timeless Portofino” exhibition, the result of an exclusive photo shoot by famous photographer Peter Lindbergh which involved a host of stars and was organized by IWC especially for the watch launch. To celebrate the occasion, IWC CEO Georges Kern welcomed guests to an elegant gala dinner with special host Jason Alexander. Art Basel in Miami Beach offered the ideal tropical setting for the US premiere of the “Timeless Portofino” exhibition organized by IWC Schaffhausen, which more

Have a very Merry Christmas with Fortnum & Mason

A traditional English Christmas has arrived at Fortnum & Mason Dubai With a beautiful Christmas tree in store, the sound of classic Christmas carols, and a cup of Fortnum’s delicious hot chocolate served in the Parlour and Tea Salon, you will be transported across the miles to a frost-covered wonderland.   Follow these easy steps to a sensational season of merriment.   Start with decorations for your own tree – the brighter the better – and don’t forget Fortnum’s iconic teapot and teacup tree decorations for added festive fun.    Select the season’s most delicious Fortnum’s favourite things to eat and drink, from a superb range of tea and biscuits to seasonal specialities with added Christmas spices for a traditiona more

Academy Georges Favre-Jacot 150 years is a milestone worth celebrating

AN ASSET AS PRECIOUS NOW AS IN YESTERYEAR: DARING… One of the first industrial watch Manufactures in the modern sense of the term was born in a small Swiss village. To fully grasp the revolution such a company represented at the time, it is well worth trying to imagine the winter of 1864 in Le Locle, nestling in the Neuchâtel mountains. Like every other year, the season was far too harsh for tilling the soil and drove farmers to become watchmakers. In 1865, Georges Favre-Jacot, a youthful native of the village barely 22 years of age, founded his watch factory. It was not the first, nor the only one, but it would change forever the way of producing watches. He had spacious light-filled workshops built in a location where they still stand today. They were the first to be fitt more

Al Khayyat Investments celebrates 6 new store openings at Abu Dhabi's thriving shopping destination, Yas Mall

Notable Group, Al Khayyat Investments (AKI) recently marked the openings of 6 new stores and food outlets at Abu Dhabi’s ultimate retail destination, Yas Mall and Yas Cascades. The outlets that were launched at Yas Mall on the 18th of November were of BinSina Pharmacy, BurgerFuel, La Martina, Superdry, Petit Bateau and Home & Cook while Nar and Guylian will open their doors very soon. Yas Mall sets a benchmark in design, retail and dining options but that’s not all; located on Yas Island, the breathtaking mall is adjacent to the Yas Marina Circuit and the region’s most exciting leisure and entertainment offerings. It is also directly linked to exhilarating theme park Ferrari World. “We are delighted and proud that Al Khayyat Investments (AKI) has expanded its more

IWC Schaffhausen to host glittering ceremony to announce 2014 IWC Filmmaker Award winner at DIFF

Dubai, 30 November 2014 – Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen, Official Sponsor and ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), will host a prestigious event to announce the winner of the 2014 IWC Filmmaker Award on 11 December. With the award now in its third year and garnering a reputation as a staple highlight of DIFF, the much-anticipated announcement will be made at a star-studded gala at the One&Only Royal Mirage during the 11th edition of DIFF, with IWC brand ambassadors Emily Blunt and Aloe Blacc in attendance. Golden Globe winner and IWC brand ambassador Emily Blunt will be joining her fellow jury members, Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of DIFF, and Masoud Amralla Al Ali, Artistic more

The Perfect Christmas Gift: Pegasus Coffret- Limited edition by Parfums de Marly

A regal scent made collectible This year Parfums de Marly has the ultimate Christmas gift in line for your loved ones… the Pegasus Coffret gift set.  Sold in a luxurious velvet-lined box, the Pegasus Coffret set contains the 125mL Pegasus fragrance and 8mL silver Tolla. Christened after the iconic 18th century horse race winner and renowned predecessor of many future celebrated champions, Parfums De Marly best seller fragrance Pegasus depicts the winning spirit of its namesake. Pegasus is a heady fougere scent that adds a touch of Equestrian royalty to the distinct masculine flavor that is exclusive to Parfums De Marly fragrances. True to its roots and fit for a gentleman, this scent is made up of a stimulating blend of bergamot and almond which dries down into a Va more

Ring in a healthy and happy Christmas with Holland & Barrett's exclusive festive range of products

Dubai, November 27, 2014 - The season to be jolly is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate it than with Holland & Barrett’s blend of health and happiness! The leading retailer of health food and natural remedies presents an exclusive array of healthy Christmas food and snack items, gluten and dairy-free Christmas treats and beauty gift sets that you can either gift your loved ones or treat yourself to! The vast ranges are made up of numerous brilliant products with some of the highlights as follows: Healthy Food & Snacks: Balance Christmas Gift box Milk with Stevia: 14 lovely Christmas figures in a small and pretty decorated gift box, with no sugar added. The chocolate is sweetened with stevia and suitable for diabetics. Chocolate Trio Chris more

Vacheron Constantin gets set to add its unique sparkle to Jewellery Arabia 2014 in Bahrain

27 November 2014, Bahrain – Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie manufacture with almost 260 years of uninterrupted history, marked yet another successful appearance at the 23rd edition of Jewellery Arabia in Bahrain. Held between the 18th and 22nd of November at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Jewellery Arabia is the largest and most prestigious watches and jewellery exhibition in the Middle East that showcases world renowned names and ingenious designs from the world over. A regular exhibitor at the esteemed event, Vacheron Constantin continues to delight its connoisseurs by unveiling stunning creations that blend the brand’s unique values of precision, heritage and skill. This year too, the 5-day exhibition was treated more

IWC Schaffhausen auctions exclusive watch to raise funds for children's hospital

Geneva, 27 November 2014 – A rare model from Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen was among the exclusive timepieces sold at the Important Watches auction held by Sotheby’s Geneva. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight” in platinum went under the hammer for CHF 40,000. The entire proceeds will benefit the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation, which will use them to provide financial support to a children’s hospital in Brazil. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight” in platinum (Ref. IW388005) is a special limited-edition watch produced by IWC Schaffhausen to commemorate Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s last flight 70 years ago. The magnificent timepiece with its brown ce more

Celebrate UAE's 43rd National Day at Fortnum & Mason

…With fun activities for the family To celebrate this year’s National Day, Fortnum & Mason is hosting a 5-day extravaganza in store for friends and family to enjoy. The top floor of Fortnum’s Dubai, The Parlour, will transform into a fun arena of activity stations to include; face painting, decorate your own flag-shaped biscuits, design your own National Day sundae, UAE tea tasting, red lemonade classes, Brilliant Balloon Master Show and a Fortnum’s UAE pop up photo booth. In addition, the very lucky 43rd visitor to step inside the store on 2nd December will win a beautiful Fortnum & Mason hamper worth AED2000. To commemorate this special occasion, Fortnum’s has developed an exclusive Dubai Blend Tea. The ingredients are carefully selected to more

What's a Regular Day on Azzam Like? The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Sailors Answer!

Abu Dhabi – As the 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race begins, we take a glimpse at what a day on the Azzam is like for the sailors. Determined to win, the IWC Schaffhausen Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew describe a typical day on board while racing. In the Volvo Ocean Race the concept of night and day soon disappears as the sailors’ minds and bodies quickly adapt to the four hours on/four hours off watch system (shifts).   Knowing what time of day it is on board IWC’s boat can also be a challenge when you are racing across oceans, switching between hemispheres and traversing time zones, thus to compensate, official boat time is set as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) (also known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or Zulu Time). The eight men are split into two wat more

Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing, the chronograph precise to one hundredth of a second dedicated to alpine skiing

To mark the 2014/2015 alpine skiing season, the Swiss watch brand is proud to present a new Conquest collection chronograph able to display time to one hundredth of a second: the Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing. A real tribute to Longines' long tradition of producing trial timekeepers for alpine skiing, this steel chronograph meets the highest standards in precision for the sport and contains a unique movement that surpasses previous generations. Longines, a timekeeper for sporting performances since 1878, is launching a new line of chronographs specially developed for sports that require an extremely high level of precision. The Conquest 1/100th series responds to the needs of athletes, professionals and sports fans besides many others, since it measures time at multiple intermediar more

Meta Golding Shines in Piaget at "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" Premiere

(Los Angeles, November 18, 2014) – Rising star, Meta Golding, dazzled fans and photographers at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," as she stepped onto the red carpet in a dramatic red dress accented with Piaget diamonds. Ms. Golding chose a pair of Piaget Couture Précieuse earrings crafted in white gold, onyx and set with 137 brilliant-cut diamonds along with a Piaget Rose cutout ring in white gold set with 154 brilliant-cut diamonds. A fan of the brand, Ms. Golding recently celebrated the opening of Piaget’s new Rodeo Drive boutique where she also perfected her look in Piaget Rose jewelry.  Piaget has a longstanding commitment to supporting cinema and the arts. On Saturday, February 21st, Piaget will continue its le more

L'oréal-UNESCO Honors GCC Women in Science

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HER EXCELLENCY SHEIKHA LUBNA BINT KHALID AL QASSIMI Dubai, November 20, 2014–Four outstanding Arab women scientists were recentlybestowed with the L'Oréal-UNESCO FellowshipGrant worth 20,000Euros eachin recognition of their contributions to the advancement of science.   Instituted on the premise that ‘the world needs science and science needs women,’ theL'Oréal-UNESCO fellowships are among the first international awards devoted to women in science.  The program empowers Arab women scientists, highlightstheir contributions to the world of science and acknowledges their key role in the development of the region.  Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khaled Al Qassimi, Minister of International Cooperation and more

INFINIUM The infinitely professional hairspray by L'Oreal

The infinitely professional hairspray. A new formula, tested and approved by backstage hairdressers at this year's F/W 2014-15 shows. INFINIUM, THE BACKSTAGE MUST-HAVE, IS BACK WITH A NEW FORMULA As the official partner of Paris Fashion Week, L'Oreal Professional is present behind the scenes of Fashion Week shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris. This season, L'Oreal Professionel hairdressers were responsible for the hair at shows including Sonia Rykiel, Chloe, Kenzo and Carven. It was ideal opportunity to offer a sneak peek of the new INFINIUM hairspray before its official launch in L'Oreal Professional salons worldwide. INFINUM, A NEW FORMULA FOR AN INFINITELY PROFESSIONAL DIFFUSION Extremely fine, extremely dry with no visible residue and no stiffness, it more

Bershka's Special Christmas Collection: Saturday Night Fever!

Sequins shine in a dazzling collection with classic cuts Elegance is guaranteed with black taking center stage and sequins leading the way as prom queen. The tailored cuts are reinvented in pieces that exude femininity and sensuality, and the materials used represent delicacy and exquisiteness. For dresses, patterns are simple and play with straight lines. Cuts fall above the knee or to the feet, with slits that flatter the figure. Sequins are the clear stars of the evening. They are presented with delicate fabrics such as guipure, tulle and lace. The unmistakable shimmer of this material shares the stage with matte finished sequins that bring an innovative and original effect to the garment. The collection also features gold and champagne-colored fabrics and sequins, which als more

Zenith and felix baumgartner greet the summits of dubai

The city that boasts the highest point in the sky: Dubai. This was the venue chosen for VIP guests and the media to meet in celebration of Zenith and Felix Baumgartner. A city that can match the heights of excellence to which the Zenith brand and the fastest man in the world aspire. Dubai, 19 November 2014 - Metropolis and desert. The event organised by Zenith in Dubai provided the perfect opportunity for immersion in some very varied environments. Around 150 Media and VIP guests from UAE, Qatar and Kuwait were firstly invited to discover the Zenith boutique in the Dubai Mall before enjoying a safari in the desert. Accompanied by Zenith's regional brand director, Georges Bechara, legendary supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner also joined in the adventure. "I am very fond of more

La Martina Argentina Polo Cup, the final leg of the Maserati Centennial Polo Tour concludes with a thrilling final in Du ...

Dubai, November 19, 2014 - On Friday the 14th of November the last of the five Polo events that composed the celebrated “Maserati Centennial Polo Tour”, organized by La Martina, official supplier of the most prestigious tournaments worldwide, was concluded. The seventh edition of the La Martina Argentina Polo Cup presented by Maserati saw great teams playing including Desert Palm, Maserati, American Express and Baha Mar. More than 65 players from 12 countries participated in the tournament, which was played under perfect conditions with clear blue skies. Staged at Dubai’s Desert Palm Hotel and overseen by Mr. Ali Al Bwardy, the Chairman of prominent Group, AlBwardy Investment, the fifth and final leg of the Maserati Centennial Polo Tour culminated in a thrilling fin more

Doha hosts the climax of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2014

Doha (Qatar) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 18 November 2014 – The world class Al Shaqab Equestrian Center in Doha hosted the 14th and final stage of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2014 from 13 - 15 November. The best riders in the world met to try to win not only the competitions of this ultimate leg but also the entire 2014 series. On Saturday, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson on Casall Ask celebrated a great victory at the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Doha, while Scott Brash was declared winner of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2014. To invite the best horse riders to compete in the exceptional surroundings of the most beautiful cities around the world: that's the heart of the Longines Global Champions Tour. In 2013, Longines and this prestigious show ju more

IWCs Chaffhausen opens first boutique in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, 16 November 2014 – Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and its Saudi Arabian retail partner First Jewelry Group recently opened the country’s first IWC boutique in Riyadh’sbustling commercial and residential district Al Olaya. The boutique offers visitors the chance to explore not only IWC’s core collection, but also the recently launched Portofino Midsize collection. IWC and First Jewelry Group have been working together for many years and are proud to open their first joint boutique in Saudi Arabia, on Olaya Street in Riyadh. IWC Brand Director Middle East & India Karoline Huber comments: “First Jewelry Group is a long-standing partner and we are pleased to be celebrating this occasion together. With the opening of the boutique more

Bershka launches its first fragrance for men

NATURAL AROMAS WITH WOODY TOUCHES UNDERLINE THE REBELLIOUS PERSONALITY THE URBAN MAN Natural aromas such as jasmine, orange blossom and lavender fuse with intense touches of wood and musk that bring a burst of freshness to the skin. The fragrance has a personality that suits the spirit of the Bershka man: youth and rebellion combined in a versatile fragrance, perfect for all-day wear.  The packaging reflects the nighttime character of the evening collections and capsule Christmas range. The 'X' image is direct, minimalist and uses a trendy black and white element for a clear image, in line with the brand philosophy. Bershka's fragrance is ideal for urban men who follow trends and pay attention to the detail. more

Métiers d'Art The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

Introducing a fresh tribute in the ongoing saga of the Métiers d’Art collection, Vacheron Constantin presents The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac – a series of captivating timepieces based on the 12-year cycle.  A symbol of a vivacious, independent spirit, the sign of the goat will take over from the horse on February 19th 2014. To mark this occasion, the Manufacture presents two new watch creations magnificently enhanced by enamelling and engraving.  Since its founding in 1755, Vacheron Constantin has excelled in the field of precious ornamental techniques and cultivates passionate ties with the artistic crafts that it has consistently promoted by nurturing the transmission of expertise from one generation to the next. This know-how provides the Geneva-base more

Longines continues its tradition as timekeeper for equestrian sports with the Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing

Longines unveils a new model to add to its Conquest collection, a name borne by many of the brand’s successful pieces over the years: Conquest 1/100th Horse Racing. Now keeping time to one hundredth of a second, this watch includes a unique movement that surpasses its predecessors. The creation of this model sees Longines continue its long tradition as a timekeeper for equestrian sports and pays homage to all those passionate about flat racing. Dubai, November 13, 2014 - Longines, timekeeper for sporting performances since the end of the 19th Century, is launching a new line of watches that have been specially created for sports which require high precision timing. The Conquest 1/100th series responds to the needs of athletes, professionals and sports fans, besides many others, si more

Baume & Mercier launches Promesse in Dubai amidst a 3 day celebration of Art and Watchmaking

A promise is forever, and it was this belief that was perfectly captured at the recent launch of Baume & Mercier’s striking Promesse collection in Dubai. Committed to celebrating every moment in life, Baume & Mercier marked the collection launch by collaborating with its agent in the UAE, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated governmental entity for promoting heritage, culture and the arts, to host a three day Art exhibition linked to the concept of locking your promises. Held between the 4th and 6th of November at the RIRA Gallery in DIFC, the launch witnessed the attendance of select media and VIPs along with talented upcoming artists from Dubai who together discovered the glorious spirit of Promes more

Decathlon Dubai hosts an event to discuss the advantages of being fit and fine

While the benefits of fitness and sports abound, not many of us are aware of them and an even fewer number actually know what sport would suit them most! Well worry not, because prominent sports retailer, Decathlon is your steady companion on the quest to becoming fit! With this promise in mind, the notable brand hosted an exciting event in Dubai to enlighten guests about the importance of fitness in our daily lives and the fitness program that would suit them best. Held on the 13th of October at the Decathlon store in Mirdiff City Centre, the event witnessed the attendance of a team of fitness experts who met with select media persons from the country.  Titled ‘Decathlon, your personal guide to well-being,’ the event kicked off in the morning with invitees making their more

Mikaela Shiffrin to join the prestigious family of the Longines Ambassadors of Elegance

Saint-Imier (Switzerland), November 07, 2014 – The start of the new Alpine skiing season is the perfect opportunity for Longines to unveil the name of its new Ambassador of Elegance, American alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin. The talented athlete is the winner of the « Longines Rising Ski Stars » for the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 seasons, a prize awarded to the best female skier under the age of 21 who competes for the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup. Her achievements also include a World Championship title in 2013 and two crystal globes in her specialist discipline: slalom.  The Swiss watch brand Longines is proud to announce that Mikaela Shiffrin has now joined the prestigious family of its Ambassadors of Elegance. The talented athlete won two times in a row – for more

Boggi Milano launches its FW14 collection through styling sessions at the brand's new boutique in Dubai Marina Mall

Dubai, 06 November 2014 - Leading Italian menswear and lifestyle brand, Boggi Milano, recently launched its FW14 collection at its newly opened boutique in Dubai Marina Mall. Held on the 27th and 28th of October on boutique premises, the collection launch was carried out over two days in collaboration with prominent Dubai-based fashion and lifestyle blogger, Christian Kashasha of Men in Style fame.  Echoing the warm yet sophisticated setting of all Boggi Milano boutiques the world over, the newly opened Boggi Milano store in the Dubai Marina Mall proved to be the most ideal setting for the fashionable occasion. The events witnessed the attendance of select media from the UAE who were treated to personalized styling sessions with Christian. In each one-on-one session, Christian prov more

Meet IWC Schaffhausen's Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew taking on the world's oceans in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi, 04 November 2014 – An action-packed season of ocean racing lies in wait as the 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race commences.  Official timekeepers of the event, IWC Schaffhausen’s own boat, Azzam carries an ambitious set of men, proudly known as Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.  The race revolves around the people bold enough to compete in it and Ian Walker has handpicked the men who will stand shoulder to shoulder with him on board IWC Schaffhausen’s boat for Abu Dhabi’s second assault on the Volvo Ocean Race. The result of his careful selection is a highly potent lineup comprising three sailors from the last ADOR campaign and four new faces. Donning Abu Dhabi crew uniforms for the second time are under-30 helmsman and trimmer Adil Khalid ( more

The Altiplano 900p by Piaget Crowned Watch of the Year 2014

Geneva – October 24th  2014. Piaget has won the Jury’s First Prize for the Altiplano 900P, the world’s thinnest mechanical watch, voted “Watch of the Year 2014” by Montres Passion magazine. A year after winning the same award for the Altiplano Date 40mm Automatic, the Maison once again asserts itself as the undisputed master in the field of ultra-thin watchmaking. Triumph of a style At the Watch of the Year ceremony, Piaget was understandably proud and moved – especially in this jubilee year when it is celebrating its 140th  anniversary – to see its expertise in the field of extreme slenderness once again acknowledged as a genuine signature. By thus earning one of the highest industry awards two years in a row for Altiplano watches more

Piaget opens its new boutique in Dubai in the presence of Brand Ambassador of the Middle East, Yara.

Dubai, 4 November 2014 – Piaget recently opened the doors to its 3rd boutique in the UAE at Mall of the Emirates, in the presence of the brand’s Middle Eastern Ambassador, Arab singer Yara and the CEO of Piaget, Mr. Philippe Leopold-Metzger. The newly opened boutique, which is the 8th one in the region, is one of the few Piaget boutiques worldwide to carry a section solely dedicated to the brand’s bridal collections. The ribbon-cutting by the guests of honor was carried out in front of an audience consisting of select media and VIP guests.  Speaking out on the opening, Yara said, “I am extremely pleased and honoured to be present on this momentous occasion. As an Arab woman who has been involved in a diversity of Arab weddings, I can vouch for it that a Piag more

Treat Your Tastebuds to Tea Salon Savouries at Fortnum & Mason!

Dubai, 04 November 2014 - Fortnum & Mason has taken the tradition of Afternoon Tea and added a host of delicious savoury dishes to the menu. From Victoria Lobster Omelette to Braised Lamb Shoulder, Crab Souffle to Butternut Squash Risotto, Fortnum’s has a plate to suit every palette. Since the 17th Century the British have embraced the ceremony of Tea and by the 1800s the tradition of Afternoon tea had diversified into a separate meal in itself.  Aside from finger sandwiches, homemade scones and lashings of clotted cream, Fortnum’s new Tea Salon savouries add another layer of pleasure for your Afternoon Tea enjoyment! Highlights on the menu include the following: Welsh Rarebit with Roasted Tomato: This original dish featured on the launch menu of Fortnum&rsquo more

IWC adds a sparkle to the wrist New Portofino Midsize Watches complement the Portofino Collection from IWC Schaffhausen

Dubai, 04 November 2014 - The new Midsize collection now makes the Portofino line from IWC Schaffhausen attractive to watch lovers who prefer a slightly smaller timepiece. With the Portofino Midsize AutomaticMoon Phase and the Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night, two radiant 37-millimetre beauties availablein seven different versions designed to reflect the timeless elegance of the Italian coastal resortjoin the Swiss company’s watch family. Ten different Portofino Midsize Automatic models with 37-millimetre cases will be launched in 2014, available with or without a diamond-set bezel. Three Portofino Automatic versionsfeaturing 40-millimetre cases set with precious stones round off the dazzling display. The Portofino collection has been an expression of under¬sta more

Sotheby's Geneva to Auction IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "The Last Flight"

IWC Schaffhausen’s PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH EDITION “The Last Flight” In Platinum To be auctioned at Sotheby’s Geneva on 11 November 2014 Marking 70 years Since the Last Flight Of the Legendary Pilot and Writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Sotheby’s Geneva and IWC Schaffhausen Renew their Partnership To Benefit the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation Geneva, 02 November 2014 – This November, during its sale of Important Watches, Sotheby’s Geneva will proudly offer for sale a special limited edition watch from the celebrated Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “The Last Flight” (Ref. IW388005) has been designed to commemor more

Zenith El primero Stratos Spindrift

EL PRIMERO STRATOS SPINDRIFT RACING  THE ULTIMATE SPORTS WATCH DARING HAS THE WIND IN ITS SAILS There are challenges that are part of a brand’s DNA. Accompanying a daring young professional sailing racing team, taking part in a legendary solo transatlantic crossing on the world’s biggest ocean-going trimaran with one of the best skippers on the planet… it didn’t take much more for Zenith, official timekeeper for Spindrift racing to mark this new challenge with the ultimate sports watch: the El Primero Stratos Spindrift racing, which sports two different faces – one in rose gold and the other in DLC-coated stainless steel.  AND ALWAYS  WITH ADVENTURE  IN MIND… The Manufacture Zenith has always had a passion for measurin more

Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to Felix Baumgartner

TRIBUTE TO THE FIRST 21ST CENTURY EXTREME EXPLORER. ZENITH AND CHALLENGES. Consistently cultivating a distinctive and special relationship with challenges, the brand with the guiding star has always accompanied human adventure at its most daring and creative. Witness this new Academy Christophe Colomb, which pays tributes to one of the great early 21st century explorers of human nature, a champion of surpassing personal limits. An experienced parachutist and base jumper, he achieved three feats in 2012 by jumping from a stratospheric capsule. A personality echoing the creative daring and the enterprising spirit of Zenith, expressed through one of the greatest horological discoveries of recent years equipping this spectacular model: the Gravity Control module. Issued in an exceptional more

Get your hands on Urban Decay's Limited Edition PULP FICTION collection!

LIMITED EDITION PULP FICTIONTM COLLECTION “BE COOL, HONEY BUNNY.” THE SKINNY We’re diehard PULP FICTIONTM fans (confession: showing our age!). And with this year marking the twentieth anniversary of the fi lm, we wanted to commemorate the occasion the UD way—with an ultra-limited-edition PULP FICTIONTM collaboration. Our inspiration? None other than the cool (and completely badass) Mrs. Mia Wallace. She looked amazing in the fi lm, so we keyed off of her iconic look. What started out as a lipstick and nail polish quickly morphed into a whole collection! And we got to watch one of our all-time favorite fi lms over and over, all in the name of research. PALETTE Recreate Mia’s dark, edgy look from the fi lm with fi ve shades of E more

Thinning hair, beware. Introducing NEW CERAFILL Powered by Redken Science!

Thicker, fuller hair instantly*! Up to 1,700 new hairs after 3 months!** Dubai, October 28, 2014 - Did you know that by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair? Or that most women experience signs of hair loss by age 40? Now you can achieve thicker, fuller hair instantly and over time thanks to NEW Cerafill. Powered by Redken Science, Cerafill is the first professional solution that provides both instant and long-term results in one comprehensive line. “Hair loss is a very common problem that nearly everyone experiences. It’s normal to lose some hairs on a daily basis during washing or styling, but it is considered excessive or premature hair loss if a person loses more than 100 hairs every day,” says Dermatologist Nicole Rogers, MD. “ more

Pigmentation and discoloration become a thing of the past with Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector.

Dubai, October 28, 2014 - As one ages, skin starts to develop hyper pigmentation: discoloration caused by years of chronic UV exposure, hormonal fluctuations and inflammation among other reasons. Unfortunately, discoloration is a stubborn problem and so deeply rooted that skin is extremely susceptible to reoccurrence even after treatment. Thanks to the revolutionary Skinceuticals, an excellent solution to the obstinate problem arrives in the form of the Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector!  With women citing discoloration and uneven skin tone as a more significant skin concern than loss of firmness, Skinceuticals recognized that a comprehensive corrective treatment that works on all layers of skin is required. Clinically proven and tested on all ethnicities, Skinceuticals Adva more

Absolut Repair Lipidium the new professional hair care service for 100% repair of hair damage in just one salon protocol

Exclusively in L’Oréal Professionnel salons L’Oréal Professionnel is pleased to present the Advertising Campaign of ABSOLUT REPAIR LIPIDIUM, the new revolutionary line of repair care for very damaged hair,embodied by Kirsten Dunst, Brand international spokesperson. HAIR REPARATION: THE 1stPRIORITY IN HAIR CARE 1 out of 3 women all over the world is concerned about the hair damage*.In two years, on average women subject their hair1500 brushings, 350 blow-dries and 150 straightening.Over time,all these factors can contribute to the damage and weakening of the hair and hair fibre, whichrequire deep,instant reparation. Like the skin, the hair fiber is composed of different lipid layersto provide durable protection. L’Oréal’s researchexpert more

La Martina Argentina's forthcoming Polo Cup tournament in Dubai to culminate the Maserati Polo Centennial Tour

Dubai, October 27, 2014 - Renowned fashion brand of Argentinean origin, La Martina will be hosting the La Martina Polo Cup presented by Maserati in Dubai between the 10th and 14th of November. To be held at popular retreat and Polo club, Desert Palm Resort, the tournament will mark the conclusion of the Maserati Centennial Polo Tour with Dubai being the fifth and final destination to host the Cup following Palm Beach (USA), Tianjin (China), London (UK) and Monte Carlo.   Passionate about the sport of Polo, La Martina is an incomparable blend of modern designs and vintage values with every La Martina creation flawlessly exemplifying the rich legacy of the sport. The brand proudly associates itself with anything related to Polo thereby strengthening its commitment to the exhilarating more

Mark their most special day with the perfect gift of time: Longines Conquest Classic

Dubai, October 27, 2014 - If there is one thing that can make a bride and her groom’s special day even more memorable, it is the perfect gift! Distinguish between a good wedding gift and a great one by giving the wedded couple an incredible token that they will cherish for years to come. Staying true to its slogan, “Elegance is an attitude,” Longines helps you pick this ideal token from its impressive Conquest Classic collection; a set of timepieces that will flawlessly complement the beauty and excitement of any blushing couple on the biggest day of their lives. Sophisticated and refined, the Conquest Classic watches are the most apt and graceful adornments for the wrists of the bride and groom as they begin their journey together. The Conquest Classic line boast more

IWC Schaffhausen unveils new special edition to mark the start of the Volvo Ocean Race

Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograp h “Ocean Ra cer” Schaffhausen/Alicante, 23 October 2014 – The Volvo Ocean Race is back. From the start in Alicante in October 2014 to the final destination in Gothenburg in June 2015, seven teams will be battling for victory under the most extreme conditions. IWC Schaffhausen will be at the heart of the world’s toughest offshore race as Official Timekeeper for the second time, and celebrates the event with a special edition: the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”, limited to 1,000 watches. IWC is also consolidating its partnership with the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, which is taking part in the race for the second time, too. “The Volvo Ocean Race stretches the wor more

Rebellion, the star of the new menswear BSK MAN collection from Bershka for autumn-winter 14

THE BRAND LAUNCHES A NEW COLLECTION INSPIRED BY STREET FASHION WHERE URBAN STYLE IS A QUESTION OF ATTITUDE Dubai, October 22, 2014 - Bershka has announced the launch of its BSK MAN collection on the 6th August with designs inspired by the street trend, one of the strongest looks for this Autumn/Winter. The new collection has been designed specifically for youngsters aged between 14 and 18 years. The brand values: Youth, fashion and music are all very much  evident in this new collection infused with the freshness and rebelliousness of youth. Sports, social media and new technologies were other sources of inspiration for these key looks. Sweatshirts are among the essential pieces of the collection. Graphic designs and prints are used on hoody’s. Attention has been g more

Find the perfect gifts for little bundles of joy in Fortnum & Mason's darling baby hampers

There is nothing more precious than the birth of a baby and there is definitely no better way to mark this special event than with Fortnum & Mason’s beautiful baby hampers. Fortnum’s have bestowed utmost care and attention in crafting a hamper that is just right for your little prince or princess. Be it the birth of the little baby or a celebration to welcome the new arrival; Fortnum’s hampers are full of delightful keepsakes to charm your child for many years. A gift that will truly be treasured forever, the hampers come equipped with ideal gifts such as Teddy bears, Rabbit booties, and cashmere baby blankets, a head to toe wash and other glorious goodies.  You are welcome to customize the hamper to include exactly what the little one and the new parents woul more

Holland & Barrett welcomes exclusive health and beauty brands

If there’s ever been a good time to pay Holland & Barrett a visit, it is now! Committed to keeping you on the road the ‘the good life’, Holland & Barrett have now welcomes an array of exclusive well-being related products to their stores, for a limited time period only.  Discover exceptional ranges of health and beauty brands that you must get your hands on as soon as you can! The products that will be available for a limited time period include the following: Skincare & beauty •    Four Cow Farm: Hailing from Australia, Four Cow Farm consists of traditionally handcrafted 100% Natural Skincare products all made on a Green Energy Family Farm. You can get your hands on moisturizers, wash and cleansers, oils and balms and bathing more

The sparkle and shine of Marli New York makes its way to Bloomingdale's Dubai

21 October 2014 Dubai, UAE  – The shimmer of luxurywith a twist from New York City has finally made its way to Bloomingdale’s Dubai Mall! Marli New York is the new name of lavish jewelry designs that made their debut in May 2014 and cater to today’s confident and cosmopolitan women. With noteworthy yet very unique pieces to offer, Marli New York is a beautiful blend of quality jewelry that perfectly complements the spirit of women who are architects of their own lives. Breaking the barrier between jewelry and women in a way that it becomes a part of her lifestyle, Marli New York’s designs pay homage to the whirlpool of fashion, eccentricity and beauty of the city of New York! Every design set has been carefully crafted with the brand’s characteristic b more

See by Chloe - Spring 2015 Ready To Wear

See by Chloe - Spring 2015 Ready To Wear The See by Chloé story Launched as the playful and casual alternative to its elegant sister brand, See by Chloé is our go-to for effortlessly chic everyday designs. Look to the label for printed blouses and colorful accessories ? all with a chic French attitude. Launched in 2001, See by Chloé carries the spirit of feminine allure with an easy and of-the-moment twist, bringing out the brand’s distinct DNA in everything from flowing dresses to hip covetable bags. more

IWC Schaffhausen and Behbehani Group celebrate reopening of IWC Boutique 360 Mall

Kuwait, 21 October 2014 – Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Behbehani Group celebrated the reopening of the IWC boutique in Kuwait’s 360 Mall with a select group of VIP guests and press representatives on Thursday night. Held at the boutique in the mall, the event also heralded the launch of IWC’s new Portofino Midsize collection in Kuwait in the presence of IWC CEO Georges Kern, Behbehani Group President Ali Morad Behbehani and IWC Brand Director Middle East & India Karoline Huber. AN ICONIC PARTNERSHIP Strengthening their partnership with every passing year, IWC Schaffhausen and the Behbehani Group first collaborated in 1998 with a presence in Kuwait at Laila Gallery and Souk Sharq. The reopening mar more

Piaget opens its new boutique in Dubai in the presence of Brand Ambassador of the Middle East, Yara

Dubai UAE, 18th October 2014 – Piaget recently opened the doors to its 3rd boutique in the UAE at Mall of the Emirates, in the presence of the brand’s Middle Eastern Ambassador, Arab singer Yara and the CEO of Piaget, Mr. Philippe Leopold-Metzger. The newly opened boutique, which is the 8th one in the region, is one of the few Piaget boutiques worldwide to carry a section solely dedicated to the brand’s bridal collections. The ribbon-cutting by the guests of honor was carried out in front of an audience consisting of select media and VIP guests.  Speaking out on the opening, Yara said, “I am extremely pleased and honoured to be present on this momentous occasion. As an Arab woman who has been involved in a diversity of Arab weddings, I can vouch for it more

Superdry: For the Perfect Denim Look

Combining superb quality and intricate details with affordability and integrity, Superdry presents you with denim for any and all occasions. Whether you’re looking to dress down for a casual outing to the mall or get gussied up for a night out on the town, Superdry has the denim you need. With an extensive collection for both men and women, Superdry denim is available in various weights and 15 washes! This Autumn/Winter season, five new styles have also been introduced that are sure to please even the pickiest of shoppers. With such unique embellishments and varied texture, it’s not hard to see why many people consider the brand as the epitome of style and coolness. more

Emily Blunt to join jury for Third IWC Filmmaker Award at Dubai International Film Festival.

Dubai, 14 October 2014 – The Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen, ‘Official Sponsor’ and ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announced today that Golden Globe winner and IWC Friend of the Brand Emily Blunt will be joining the jury for the third annual IWC Filmmaker Award. The award will be presented to the winning filmmaker at a star-studded gala on 11 December 2014 during the 11th edition of DIFF.  The IWC Filmmaker Award, launched in 2012 as a collaboration between IWC Schaffhausen and DIFF, offers a cash prize of USD 100,000 to help a talented filmmaker from the Middle East transfer his or her vision from script to screen. “We are proud to partner with the Dubai International Film Festival to brin more

L'oréal Business Forum 2014 - Boost Dynamic Hairdressers!

Dubai, October 13, 2014 - The L’Oréal Business Forum 2014 just closed his doors after 3 intense days of business sessions, masterclasses and shows. This year the LBF gathered in Dubai’s World Trade Centre, about 2.350 delegates coming from 74 countries, representing all continents!  The LBF remains devoted to the hairdressers’ success and the 2014 edition focused on reinforcing the relationship between the hairdresser and his client, led by top range performers on stage.  The 12th edition of the LBF was launched on stage by Issam Abdul Rahim Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing welcoming dynamic hairdressers to an internationally renowned & dynamic city: Dubai.  For the grand Opening on Sept more

Born in Grasse and raised in New York, Le Labo is now in the Middle East

Dubai, October 13, 2014 - Touted the most selective perfume brand in the world, Le Labo has now made its way to perfume connoisseurs in the Middle East! Based on a freshly handmade concept that is unique in the perfume world, Le Labo was the brainchild of Fabrice Penot and Edouard Roschi who ran into each other while on the creative team of a leading perfume brand. This led to them discovering a shared passion for a certain idea of mankind and beautiful perfumery! Born in Grasse and raised in New York where Le Labo’s first boutique was opened in 2006, the brand relies on its craftwomen and craftmen, the lab technician, the candle pourer, the rose picker among others, to shape and contribute to its world. Inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi (art of imperfection), more

A “PROMESSE” to seal precious moments with Baume & Mercier

Participate in Baume & Mercier contest around the new Promesse collection and make your own promise! Baume & Mercier is unveiling PROMESSE, a delicate, timeless collection representing a true devotion to femininity. Promesse is a collection of refined models conveying a strong emotional charge. But above and beyond, the collection name upholds the wish of the watchmaking Maison to keep beautiful memories as intensely vibrant as on the day they recall – be it a wedding, a birth, an anniversary or simply an unforgettable moment... Like the promises that are now sealed in public spaces around the world with small padlocks, Baume & Mercier encourages everybody in their competition around the new Promesse collection to share their own promises at makeapromesse.baume-et-m more

Longines precision timing for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Paris (France) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 9 October 2014 – For the second consecutive year, Thierry Jarnet on Trêve gave an outstanding performance to take home the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday 5th October. Longines was the Official Timekeeper and Partner of this legendary race for the fourth year. A partner of national horseracing authority France Galop and the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, the Swiss watchmaker also presented another French top-level international race on the same day: the Prix de l'Opéra Longines, won also by Thierry Jarnet on We Are. The Official Watch of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2014 was a steel chronograph from the Conquest Classic collection, a line of timepieces dedicated to Longines' passion more

Vichy reveals a new beauty secret to keep your eyes from ever looking tired again – Idéalia Eyes

We all love to say that our eyes would never betray us, but sleepless nights, stress, computer work, long hours, pollution and premature ageing among other factors of a fast-paced life prove otherwise. Conquering the enemies of the eyes, including dark circles and fine lines, requires acting on all fronts simultaneously, a task that seems unachievable but is a universal aspiration! However, nothing is impossible for Vichy as the brand unveils a new beauty secret to keep your eyes from ever looking tired again – Idéalia Eyes. Vichy has identified 3 dimensions of ideal eyes: the colour, texture and radiance of the skin around the eyes.  1- COLOUR:Dark circles cause uneven skin tone with blue, red, and brown tones. 2- TEXTURE: Expression lines and dehydration lines ne more

JETRO Dubai hosts a grand opening of the Japanese Food Exhibition in Dubai

October 9th, 2014, Dubai - Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Dubai recently hosted the grand opening of the Japanese Food Exhibition. Held on the 7th of October at the Sheikh Suite Conference Center in the Le Meridien Hotel, the Exhibition was presided over by JETRO Director, Mr. Watanabe Masayoshi and witnessed the attendance of the Consul General of Japan in Dubai, Mr. Hisashi Michigami. Top media from the country were also present at the opening event.  Organized by Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the exhibition kicked off at noon and gave guests the chance to discover the authentic tastes and flavors of Japan and its food. Based on the theory that Japan goes through four seasons, the tastes have been adapted in such a way that allows guest more

Let your little one slumber comfortably in Petit Bateau's Nighty Night collection!

Your little one’s bedtime should be the most comfortable time of the day for them and with Petit Bateau, you can ensure that it will be! The delightful brand has revealed a soft and snugly range of nightwear and sleepsuits for little boys and girls that range from vibrant pajama sets for the boys to bright little nighties for the girls. There is something for the babies too as Petit Bateau unveil adorable, warm little onesies and darling little sweatsuits among other designs that are perfect for your baby! Sleep time has never been so cozy as it will once you dress your little one up in Petit Bateau’s Nighty Night collection! You can find Petit Bateau at the Dubai Mall and House of Fraser, WTC Mall – Abu Dhabi and keep a look out for the new store that’s opening more

Superdry treats Dubai to an unforgettable party at Level 41 in the Media One Hotel

Dubai, October 2, 2014 - Nightlife enthusiasts in Dubai were in for a treat as urban fashion brand, Superdry, hosted a fun and fashionable party at the Media One Hotel’s popular nightclub, Level 41. The event heralded the launch of the brand’s cutting-edge AW14 collection and also witnessed the presence of Superdry’s co-founder, Brand and Design Director, James Holder, who was in town specially for the occasion.  On the evening of the event Level 41 was transformed into a stunning space that flawlessly echoed the casual and unique coolness Superdry and its parties are known for.  As guests arrived at the venue, they were treated to a plethora of food and drink while being regaled with some great tunes courtesy of prominent, international DJ, My Nu Leng, who p more

Uncover outstanding nourishment in L'Oreal Paris' 1stever shampoo range enriched with 6 flower oils: Elvive Nourishing O ...

We aren’t all equal when it comes down to hair type as some struggle with extreme dryness while others grapple with damaged hair and greasiness. Tips, tricks and solutions abound but nothing proves to be as exceptional as the remarkable nutrition that has finally been discovered by L’Oreal Paris. With proven experience in nutritive oils, L'Oréal Paris laboratories have achieved the ultimate goal and made the Arab woman’s dream of beautiful hair a reality by introducing the Elvive, the 1st Nourishing Oil shampoo range enriched with 6 precious oils. A collection that is growing, the Nourishing Oil shampoo range has been unveiled hard on the heels of the recently launched Elvive Nourishing Oil Replacement that blends Argan Oil with Oleo Keratin to provide intense more

A Glittering Evening as IWC Schaffhausen Celebrates its New Portofino Midsize Watches

Hong Kong/Schaffhausen, 29 September 2014 – On the opening day of the WATCHES&WONDERS exhibition in Hong Kong, Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen hosted an exclusive gala dinnerto mark the launch of the new Portofino Midsize watch collection. Among the 250 distinguished guests, IWC was also pleased to welcome its well-known brand ambassadors Cate Blanchett, Zhou Xun, Karolina Kurkova and star photographer Peter Lindbergh, who had all travelled there personally to be present at the opening of the “Timeless Portofino” exhibition in w hich they play the lead roles. The WATCHES&WONDERS haute horlogerie exhibition provided a fitting backdrop to the unveiling of the Portofino Midsize collection from IWC Schaffhausen. With the more

Write your Future with BIC®

It’s that time of the year again, Back To School, when another new and exciting semester is just around the corner!  One fundamental part of every successful new school term is a brand-new set of simple and reliable stationery products. Luckily, there is no need to look any further for all your stationery essentials, as the BIC® brand presents a comprehensive range to meet all of your back to school requirements, including writing instruments, correction tools, marking, coloring & drawing products, and many other items. With the creation of its first product in France 60 years ago, the BIC® Cristal® ballpoint pen, BIC has always chosen to go straight to the core of what is essential: creating something simple and reliable, which gives ease to everyday tasks more

Pigmentation and discoloration become a thing of the past with Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector

As one ages, skin starts to develop hyper pigmentation: discoloration caused by years of chronic UV exposure, hormonal fluctuations and inflammation among other reasons. Unfortunately, discoloration is a stubborn problem and so deeply rooted that skin is extremely susceptible to reoccurrence even after treatment. Thanks to the revolutionary Skinceuticals, an excellent solution to the obstinate problem arrives in the form of the Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector! With women citing discoloration and uneven skin tone as a more significant skin concern than loss of firmness, Skinceuticals recognized that a comprehensive corrective treatment that works on all layers of skin is required. Clinically proven and tested on all ethnicities, Skinceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector features more

Stradivarius Fall - Winter 2014

Next autumn some attributes like femininity, class, elegance and chic sophistication will invade our closets. And Stradivarius goes for three big trends next season: Preppy 60’s, Boho Topic and Tom Boy. The new campaign arrives plenty of feminine silhouettes with a touch of sophistication and very strong sense of style. Clean and structured lines have been worked along elegance. ¡Preppy 60’s come! Patterns and shapes are inspired from the latest 60’s, from a smart and urban woman. Trapezium or A lines dominate dresses and skirts, also baby collars in blouses and high-waisted bottoms. Indian flowers arrive with strength. This trend is represented in a canvas where the chromatic palette dances between burgundy, black and ecru. ¡Boho Topic Autumn! more

Al Khayyat Investments celebrates six new stores at the up-and-coming Jumeirah Park & Discovery Pavilions

Prominent Retail Group, Al Khayyat Investments (AKI) recently commemorated the opening of four new stores at the recently opened Jumeirah Park & Discovery Pavilions. The outlets opened are from AKI’s portfolio of home-grown and franchise brands including BinSina Pharmacy and Holland & Barrett with BurgerFuel and Il Café di Roma opening in the upcoming weeks. Owned and operated by Nakheel and providing the perfect home for these brands, Jumeirah Park & Discovery Pavilions are located in the residential Jumeirah Park & Discovery Gardens Communities and feature diverse outlets to satisfy the needs of families residing there.  Speaking out on the occasion, Jonathan Knight, CEO of Al Khayyat Investments’ Retail Division said, “We are delighted an more

Punt Roma Autumn Winter Collection 2014/15

Large prints with botanical and fall flowers inspiration Spanish brand name Punt Roma offers fashion for all kind of women, where a great variety of styles is complete with the highest quality at best price.  The brand makes an exhaustive control of the production process of each item, beginning with the creation of the product, design, up to the presentation at the shops. Each stage is thought to ensure customer satisfaction in each detail.  Punt Roma’s collection for this next Autumn Winter 2014 season stands out for its large prints with botanical and fall flowers inspiration. Bottle green, intense blue and burgundy are the new colors, clear protagonists of the season. This autumn winter Punt Roma innovates with the introduction of the digital print in the outer more

Zara Home Fall - Winter 2014 Collection

September 2014.- Zara Home presents a collection that draws on some of the most beautiful tales from history books. As if they were plucked from a library, each of the collections displays the brushstrokes of history, culture and art. These small fragments of literature are reinterpreted from an aesthetic point of view, creating incredible spaces in which any detail can transport us to a distant time or dreamscape. The first part of the collection, Herbarium, dives through botanical textbooks, capturing clippings from plants and flowers brought back from excursions and studied in science classes. Flower stems and petals flutter inspire kitchen items, giving shape to floral cups and tableware. Bedding is colored with different sized bright flowers that recreate unforgettable gardens. Che more

The Longines Heritage 1935 – Re-issue of a highly successful design

The Longines Heritage 1935 is based on a timepiece originally created for aviators but which went on to prove highly popular among the general public. With its cushion-shaped steel case and fluted crown, this model has an original look that evokes the timepiece on which it is based. As is typical of watches intended for use in aviation, the matt black dial is decorated with large white Arabic numerals and is coated with Super-LumiNova. With its Longines Heritage 1935 model, the brand has re-issued a watch designed originally for aviators in the Czech Air Force in 1935. Much praised for their reliability and robustness, these watches were soon on sale to the general public. Old advertising for these models claims that they were the most perfect inventions of modern technology, an ideal a more

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton present their own IWC watches

INGENIEUR CHRONOGRAPH EDITION “LEWIS HAMILTON” INGENIEUR CHRONOGRAPH EDITION “NICO ROSBERG” Schaffhausen, 25 September 2014 – Together with its brand ambassadors and race-winning FORMULAONE drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has developed two special edition watches, each limited to 250 pieces. Just days beforethe Singapore Grand Prix, the two Silver Arrow drivers each unveiled their own personal IngenieurChronograph. In addition, IWC Schaffhausen announces the renewal of its current partnershipwith the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team. Apart from their professional interest in FORMULA ONE, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg also share a passion more

A timeless celebration of art and precision marks the re-opening of the Vacheron Constantin Dubai boutique

24 September 2014, Dubai–Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie manufacture with almost 260 years of uninterrupted history, commemorated the grand re-opening of its boutique in the Mall of the Emirates (MOE), Dubai. A true celebration of the essence of the watchmaker, the event took place at the Presidential Suite in the Kempinski Hotel, MOE, and was graced by Mr. Yann Bouillonnec, Vacheron Constantin’s International Director and Yassin Tag, Vacheron Constantin’sRegional Brand Director, in addition to select media and esteemed guests from the region. As guests arrived, they were provided with a fitting welcome that is characteristic of the distinguished brand in the form of 21precision-filled heritage timepieces that were on display from Vachero more

Uncover outstanding nourishment in L'Oreal Paris' 1st ever shampoo range enriched with 6 flower oils: Elvive Nourishing ...

We aren’t all equal when it comes down to hair type as some struggle with extreme dryness while others grapple with damaged hair and greasiness. Tips, tricks and solutions abound but nothing proves to be as exceptional as the remarkable nutrition that has finally been discovered by L’Oreal Paris. With proven experience in nutritive oils, L'Oréal Paris laboratories have achieved the ultimate goal and made the Arab woman’s dream of beautiful hair a reality by introducing the Elvive, the 1st Nourishing Oil shampoo range enriched with 6 precious oils. A collection that is growing, the Nourishing Oil shampoo range has been unveiled hard on the heels of the recently launched Elvive Nourishing Oil Replacement that blends Argan Oil with Oleo Keratin to provide intense more

Zenith and the Mikael Carlson Blériot XI bring a legend back to life

In 1909, Louis Blériot crossed the English Channel on board his Blériot XI. This archetypal single-engine aeroplane from the very beginning of aviation was present at the AIR14 Payerne show in Switzerland on Saturday 6th September. The aircraft rekindled the glorious moments of its pilot, accompanied in his exploits by his Zenith watch. A hundred years of military aviation mean a century of stories, passion and discovery... To pay tribute to one of the greatest pilots of the past century, AIR14 Payerne was proud to display the "Mikael Carlson Blériot XI" in flight. On Saturday 6th September at 1:17 pm, its pilot Mikael Carlson brought the greatest moments of early Swiss military aviation back to life in front of 110,000 spectators. Used for civilian purpos more

The perfect gift for newly-weds is timelessly elegant silver and china from Fortnum & Mason

A wedding is not only a celebration of love; it is the start of a new and exciting journey for the happy couple.  For family and friends, a wedding is an opportunity to show their love with gifts that are not only special but useful in the years ahead. Fortnum & Mason is delighted to present exquisite china and silver tableware that will brighten up a new home and provide the perfect means of entertaining for decades to come. Elegant and exquisitely fashioned, these exclusive collections will become treasured family possessions and add a delightful touch of luxury in the newlyweds’ home together. The St James collection is made in England from the finest bone china – offering beautiful designs with pretty accents of eau de nil. The silverware collection combines more

Patchi “ The Chocolate Ambassador in UAE “ launches new boutique and a new line at Atlantis,The Palm, Dubai

Patchi  “ The Chocolate Ambassador in UAE “ opened a very unique boutique in the super luxurious Atlantis,The Palm, Dubai at an event held at the resort on 16 September. The event was attended by media representatives, Atlantis Senior & Executive Management Team, KerznerInternational Holdings Limited Senior Management Team and other VIP’s customers as well as Patchi’s renowned founder Mr.NizarChoucair, Executive Director and Member of the Board Mr.OussamaChoucair, UAE Partner Mr.Abdallah Al Mazroui. This first of its kind boutique that even has its own extra special line: Patchino Aqua. Patchi has been providing Atlantis,The Palm with a truly customised chocolate line for the resort  rooms and reception areas and now Patchi is taking this elegant co more

Be it deep or vertical, Vichy's Liftactiv Advanced Filler offers record correction of all types of wrinkles.

It is time to confidently say ‘NO’ to a sad look and an even bigger one to wrinkles, all thanks to Vichy! The pioneering brand unveils its new innovation, Liftactiv Advanced Filler that offers record correction of all types of wrinkles, even deep and vertical ones. With a paraben-free formula that suits even the most sensitive skin, Liftactiv Advanced Filler is perfect for women who really want to get rid of their wrinkles thanks to a very effective formula. Over time, two types of wrinkles can form on the same face; on one hand we have horizontal wrinkles also known as laughter lines or crow’s feet that are often positively associated with a smiling face. On the other hand, there are vertical wrinkles which form more deeply under the contraction of certain facial musc more

A special treat from Fortnum & Mason's glorious Parlour to Indulge Yourself

If you want to treat yourself to something special, Fortnum & Mason is the place to do it. Our delectable range of Ice Creams and Sundaes will tickle your taste buds, and help you keep cool. For many English customers, their first experience of Fortnum & Mason is being taken as a small child for one of Fortnum’s famous ice creams. Our marvellous second floor Parlour keeps this delightful tradition alive for the young – and the young-at-heart. All the ice cream is English, and churned in Dubai – never has international co-operation been so delicious.  The Parlour has all the much-loved ice cream classics and lots of exciting new flavours, presented in a funky space that guarantees you will come back for more!   Try everyone’s favourite, the ic more

The new ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL ALPHA, a blend of trend and technology.

Attracting the eye from the first glance, ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s latest smart phone, the ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL ALPHA is a striking blend of sleek design and cutting-edge technology.  The IDOL ALPHA takes creativity to a new level with translucent edges, which illuminate in various modes such as charging, video, notifications, and more to give a smarter experience.  Describing the idea behind the IDOL ALPHA, Head of Middle East at TCT Mobile International, Mr. Zied Merichko said, “With the IDOL ALPHA, our main aim was to offer an alternative to the usual, characteristic appearance of a smartphone. This is clearly visible in the metal finish, translucent edges and slim body of the IDOL ALPHA that has been created especially to appeal to design enthusiasts but never once more

Piaget “Perfection in Life”: From One Perfectionist to Another

Twenty “Perfectionists” share their idea of perfection  In a new international advertising campaign launched on September 1st 2014, Piaget introduces “Perfection in Life”, a tagline that delivers a seductive invitation to discover a universe of exceptional watch and jewellery pieces in the most inspiring locations around the world. “Perfection in Life” is about perfect products, for perfect people in perfect places.  To accompany the launch of “Perfection in Life”, the creative expression of the Maison’s longstanding passion for perfection through technical and aesthetic virtuosity, Piaget is inviting a group of 20 international “Perfectionists” to express their own impressions of this ideal. Like Piaget, the more

Platinum keeps time to the tune of useful complications

Celebrating a pure, rare and eternal material, the Collection Excellence Platine by Vacheron Constantin welcomes two new models that will delight all those with a taste for pure, understated dials, as well as keen long-distance travellers. This noble line of preciously attired watches highlights the full extent of the expertise cultivated by the Geneva-based Manufacture in the creation of mechanical movements ranging from the simplest to the most complex. Designed, developed and produced by the Vacheron Constantin Manufacture, the two calibres powering the Traditionnelle Day-Date and Power Reserve and Traditionnelle World Time watches thereby consolidate the brand’s range of useful complications.  The Collection Excellence Platine reinforces the unique character of the watche more

Clemence Poesy wears Chloé

ELIZABETH BANKS WEARS CHLOÉ Please see below pictures of American Actress Elizabeth Banks wearing Chloé Spring 15 Jacket and Pants .   PREMIERE OF “ LOVE & MERCY ”AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  Sunday, September 7th 2014 in Toronto, Canada more

Normaderm Night Detox by Vichy

Normaderm Night Detox - The Night Care Able to Transform Your Oily Skin’s Mornings Powered by a revolutionary double-edged technology, Normaderm Night Detox both detoxifies and purifies your skin deeply, transforming it to a clean-feeling skin.  When the lights are off, skin doesn’t sleep and is still subject to sebum overproduction. Combination or oily skin is thus prone to wake up looking shiny with clogged pores. Normaderm Night Detox contains an evening cocktail designed especially to detoxify oily skin: DETOX •    Eperuline: Tree branch extract that is a powerful anti-oxidant with anti-inflammatory properties to soothe and calm the skin. •    LHA: This keratolytic active-ingredient frees the skin from toxins li more

Maybelline New Colossal Kajal Extra Black

Arabs Women Favourite Eye Icon is Back: Introducing the New Colossal Kajal Extra Black by Maybelline New York…  Building on last year’s success of the iconic Colossal Kajal, Maybelline New York keeps on surprising us with its latest release of the new 12-hour extension. This newest product addresses the needs of the modern Arab woman, offering a deeper and more intense black color that lasts for 12 hours straight. It doesn’t matter if you’re 16 or 60; Maybelline New York has made sure that the new Colossal Kajal will be everything you need in eyeliner. It makes use of Carbon Black Pigments to give results that are blacker than ever for a longer lasting wear. Time to put away all the other liners because this is the only one you’ll need, guaranteed! more

Maybelline New York adds an ethnic touch to the New York Fashion Week

Maybelline New York adds an ethnic touch to the New York Fashion Week Maybelline New York created an ethnic and beautiful set of simple looks to color the ramp for some of the designers at the recently culminated New York Fashion Week. See the entire set of looks for these designers more

Maybelline New York at the New York Fashion Week

Maybelline New York at the New York Fashion Week Stunning Silhouettes complemented by unique looks from Maybelline New York were seen at the New York Fashion Week   Some unique and cutting-edge looks by Maybelline New York were spotted on the runways of some of the fashion shows at the New York Fashion Week. more

Vacheron Constantin's boutique in the Mall of the Emirates officially reopens its doors

September 2014, Dubai–Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest Haute Horlogerie manufacture with almost 260 years of uninterrupted history, officiallyre-opened its boutique in the Mall of the Emirates (MOE), Dubai. The revamped internal boutique has captured the spirit of Vacheron Constantin and replicates the same design and decor standards that have been seen and appreciated in the brand’s boutiques worldwide.  Spanning a total of 38sqm, the newly reopened boutique in Dubai boasts of a perfect blend of aesthetics and comfort and welcomes its discerning clientele with an air of luxury. The beautiful timepieces in the boutique have beenkept in elegant showcases and are joined by seven boutique exclusives that have been dedicated to the Dubai boutique.  The more

Clemence Poesy wears Chloé

CLEMENCE POESY WEARS CHLOÉ  French Actress Clémence Poésy wearing Chloé Spring 15 Shirt .   “ JURY REVELATION CARTIER PHOTOCALL” AT VILLA CARTIER DURING DEAUVILLE 40th FILM FESTIVAL Saturday, September 6th 2014 in Deauville, France more

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