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fashion | Halima Aden Reveals Plans To Be First Miss Somalia To Enter Miss Universe

Halima Aden is a force to be reckoned with. A champion of female empowerment and inclusivity, the Somali – American model is responsible for shattering countless stereotypes. Now, she has announced her plans to enter the Miss Universe beauty pageant as the first – ever Miss Somalia.  Aden took to social media over the weekend … Continue reading fashion | Halima Aden Reveals Plans To Be First Miss Somalia To Enter Miss Universe

ROYALS | The Queen’s office called the experience a ‘deeply personal’ one.

Penning a powerful essay for The New York Times, Meghan Markle has revealed that in July, she suffered a miscarriage. Using the publication’s platform to amplify her voice, the Duchess of Sussex wrote about the need for open dialogue around pregnancy loss and the importance of checking in on those around us. ‘I knew, as I … Continue reading ROYALS | The Queen’s office called the experience a ‘deeply personal’ one.

SUCCESS STORY | How Camila Coelho Went From Dior Makeup Counter To Global Creator To CEO

Camila Coelho is a Brazilian – American fashion and beauty entrepreneur. Her namesake fashion label, Camila Coelho Collection, sold out online within minutes of launch and continues to grow month over month.  As a first-generation immigrant who arrived in United States when she was 14, she started following her passion for beauty and makeup right … Continue reading SUCCESS STORY | How Camila Coelho Went From Dior Makeup Counter To Global Creator To CEO

THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMAN | This Sharjah Royal Is The First Women To Be Appointed President Of International Publishers Association

Sheikha Bodur bin Sultan Al Qasimi has become the first Arab women to be appointed president of the International Publishers Associations (IPA). Sheikha Badour, daughter of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qaisimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, is expected to assume the role in early January next year. The announcement of the new position … Continue reading THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMAN | This Sharjah Royal Is The First Women To Be Appointed President Of International Publishers Association

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN | Everything You Need To Know About Dr. Jill Biden, America’s Next First Lady

She Has Always Been Protective Of Her Own Career ‘Being  a teacher is not what I do but who I am’, Dr. Jill Biden wrote in her 2019 memoire, Where the Light Enters. She’s dedicated her entire life to her chosen profession, so much so that she broke with tradition in continuing to teach English … Continue reading INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN | Everything You Need To Know About Dr. Jill Biden, America’s Next First Lady

BACK 2 SCHOOLS | CNN Launches Abu Dhabi Academy For Journalists

The First CNN Academy in the world has opened its doors for applications for journalists of the future to learn about multiplatform storytelling. Starting in January 2021, the intensive learning program will offer a fulltime five-week course with a combination learning sessions and in – person workshops that will take place at CNN at Twofour54 … Continue reading BACK 2 SCHOOLS | CNN Launches Abu Dhabi Academy For Journalists

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | George And Amal Clooney To Donate $100,000 To Lebanese Charities

American actor George Clooney and his wife, Lebanese – British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, are donating $100,000 to Lebanese charities helping those left homeless by the deadly explosion in Beirut. The blast, which broke though the capital city on Aug.4, hast killed at least 157 people and injured thousands. ‘Three charitable organizations we’ve found … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | George And Amal Clooney To Donate $100,000 To Lebanese Charities

INFLUENCERS | Michelle Obama Is Hosting A Brand – New Relationship Podcast

Is Michelle Obama stepping into Esther Perel’s shoes? The former first lady’s newly announced Spotify podcast – which will feature weekly conversation with Valerie Jarrett, Michele Norris, Conan O’Brien, and other renowned figures about the relationship that have shaped them – suggests as much. Of course, Obama’s podcast likely won’t get into the nitty-gritty or … Continue reading INFLUENCERS | Michelle Obama Is Hosting A Brand – New Relationship Podcast

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THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN | Saudi Arabia To Establish Future Women’s Civil Association

Saudi Arabia is to establish a Future Women’s Civil Association to help develop the work of the volunteer and nonprofit sector in the Kingdom. Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi said his decision is to set up the civil society was in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan to grow … Continue reading THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN | Saudi Arabia To Establish Future Women’s Civil Association

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN | Amal Clooney Partners With Cartier To Empower Women At Dubai Expo 2020

Come October when the EXPO2020 opens in Dubai, French luxury brand Cartier plans to set up a Women’s Pavilion. Dedicated to discussion about the role of women in society and how to tackle issue of gender equality, the pavilion celebrates female achiever through a series of talks.  Prominent human right lawyer Amal Clooney, who has … Continue reading EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN | Amal Clooney Partners With Cartier To Empower Women At Dubai Expo 2020

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Meghan Tells London Students To ‘Speak Up’ For Women’s Rights

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex joined high school students at the site of an historic fight for pay equality to celebrate International Women’s Day, telling them they were entitled to ‘speak up for what is right’. Meghan visited the Robert Clack Upper School in Gagenham, London, on Friday to ‘celebrate the achievements of women’ ahead of … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Meghan Tells London Students To ‘Speak Up’ For Women’s Rights

WOMEN’S EMPOWEMENT | Huda And Mona Kattan Set To Join Vid Con Abu Dhabi Lineaup

U.S. – Iraqi beauty entrepreneurs Huda and Mona Kattan will be taking part in the UAE’s Vidcon Abu Dhabi set to take place from March 25-28. The sisters are the co-founders of the Huda Beauty empire that includes the makeup brand Huda Beauty, the fragrance line Kayali and newly launched skincare line Wishful. During the … Continue reading WOMEN’S EMPOWEMENT | Huda And Mona Kattan Set To Join Vid Con Abu Dhabi Lineaup

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FASHION

FASHION | Amina Muaddi Ha Added Statement Jewelry And Handbags To Her Footwear Empire

Romanian-Jordanian designer Amina Muaddi has expanded her footwear empire by adding jewelry and handbag pieces to her new Fall 2020 Collection. Muaddi, who is best known for her signature flared heels, has rapidly become of the most sought-after footwear designers in the world, with a host celebrity clients including Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Kendall and … Continue reading FASHION | Amina Muaddi Ha Added Statement Jewelry And Handbags To Her Footwear Empire

FASHION | Halima Aden And Hend Sabri Are The Stars Of Etro’s Latest Campaign

Etro has unveiled its latest campaign and it features some very special stars, notably Somali-American model Halima Aden and Tunisian actor Hend Sabri. The Italian label chose Aden and Sabri to star among the diverse line-up for its new Pegasus Club Campaign. Aden and Sbri join models Alton Mason, Elsa Hosk, actor Hikari Mori, rapper … Continue reading FASHION | Halima Aden And Hend Sabri Are The Stars Of Etro’s Latest Campaign

FASHION | Mexico Demands Explanation From French Designer Isabel Marant Over Indigenous Designs

Mexico’s culture ministry on Wednesday questioned French designer Isabel Marant’s use of patterns from indigenous Mexican communities, marking the government’s latest complaint over high-fashion brands appropriating local styles. According to the ministry, Maran’t latest collection, including a long cape with stripes and starburst designs in gray and brown hues, includes elements from the from the … Continue reading FASHION | Mexico Demands Explanation From French Designer Isabel Marant Over Indigenous Designs

FASHION ISSUES | Hermes Launches Its First-Ever Digital Flagship Store In Saudi Arabia

From its line of stylish hijabs to pieces that work perfectly for customers into the more modest of fashion statements, Hermes has been focusing much more on catering to the region’s contemporary woman. Now, the luxury brand is taking a key step further by launching its first flagship digital store in Saudi Arabia and United … Continue reading FASHION ISSUES | Hermes Launches Its First-Ever Digital Flagship Store In Saudi Arabia

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BEAUTY TIME

BEAUTY | How To Transition Your Hair Color From Summer To Fall Like A Pro

‘Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall’, F.Scott Fitzergeral once said. The first step towards reinvention? Changing up your hair color, of course. ‘It’s all about making (hair) richer, warmer, or color, as well as getting rid of unwanted tones from the sun and elements’, says colorist Aura Friedman, who … Continue reading BEAUTY | How To Transition Your Hair Color From Summer To Fall Like A Pro

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MOTHERS & BABIES

MOTHER TO BE | Partners Will Be Allowed To Support Women Giving Birth In New York Hospitals

‘In no hospital in New York will a woman be forced to be alone when she gives birth’, says Governor Andrew Cuomo. ‘Not now, not ever’. In response to two of the New York City’s largest hospital system, New York –Presbyterian and Mount Sinai, banning support people for women in labor during the coronavirus pandemic, … Continue reading MOTHER TO BE | Partners Will Be Allowed To Support Women Giving Birth In New York Hospitals

BABY TALK | Babies With Severe Sleep Problems May Have More Childhood Anxiety, Research Suggests

Many babies struggle to fall asleep without a parent at their side, or wake frequently during the night – a phase that’s exhausting for new parents but usually passes quickly. However, infants with very disturbed sleep patterns could be at greater risk for anxiety and emotional issues in later childhood, new research suggests. Australian researchers … Continue reading BABY TALK | Babies With Severe Sleep Problems May Have More Childhood Anxiety, Research Suggests

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HIGH LIFE

FINE JEWELRY | Kate Moss Collaborates With Messika On New High Jewelry Collection

‘It had to happen’, said Valerie Messika, founder of fine Jewelry brand Messika, on collaborating with Kate Moss. One of the world’s established supermodels, Kate Moss has partnered with French fine jewelry brand Messika, for a captivating collection titled Messika by Kate Moss. Both strong, spirited women, Moss and Messika are placed at the heart … Continue reading FINE JEWELRY | Kate Moss Collaborates With Messika On New High Jewelry Collection

FINE JEWELRY | Two 20 – Carat Diamond Watches From Jaeger – LeCoultre Have World’s Smallest Movement

Jaeger – LeCoultre has held the record for the world’s smallest mechanical movement  – since 1929. The caliber 101, a mere 14 mm long and less than 5mm wide, is still used today. It drives two new high jewelry models from the brand, the Snowdrop and the Bangle. Both are made of 18k pink gold … Continue reading FINE JEWELRY | Two 20 – Carat Diamond Watches From Jaeger – LeCoultre Have World’s Smallest Movement

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ARTS & CULTURES & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Cairo International Film Festival Delayed Until December

The 42nd edition of the annual Cairo International Film Festival has been postponed. The week-long event, which was scheduled to take place between Nov.19-28, has been pushed back by two weeks to Dec.2-10. The change in date was to ensure that COVID-19 safety and health measures put in place are approved by the Egyptian government … Continue reading ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Cairo International Film Festival Delayed Until December

ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | The New Digital – Art Museum Is Coming To Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture has announced a collaboration with international art collective teamLab to create a digital-art museum as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The museum will be located in Jeddah, and is set to be called TeamLab Borderless Jeddah and will open in 2023. The 10 – year collaboration agreement between Saudi … Continue reading ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | The New Digital – Art Museum Is Coming To Saudi Arabia

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THE ART OF BEAUTIFYL LIVING

FASHION

DIOR’S TRANSIENT GARDEN SETS THE MOOD FOR PARIS FASHION WEEK

Christian Dior presented a wardrobe fit for glamorous eco-warriors in Paris on Tuesday, as models showed off looks dotted in wild flowers on a catwalk lined with trees set to be replanted around the city. Dior, part of luxury group LVMH, is one of the first major French brand to kick off Paris Fashion Week, with the likes of Kering’s Saint Laurent and independent Chanel also set to showcase looks for next spring and summer

ROYALS

Kate Middleton Makes First-Ever Instagram Post – And It’s Emotional

The Duchess of Cambridge has done something she’s never done before – and royal fans are in their element! On Sunday morning, Kate made her very first Instagram post via the Kensington Royal account, where she chose a series of photos from her and Prince William’s secret trip to children’s orphanage during their recent tour of Pakistan.

FASHION

JENNIFER LOPEZ DAZZLES IN ELABORATE WEDDING DRESS IN NYC

The CFDA-anointed fashion icon all but broke social media in September when she traipsed down the runway in the barley there green Versace dress that helped catapult her to the style stardom 20 years ago. Less than a month later, the “Hustlers” actress sent fans into a frenzy on Thursday night, after paparazzi photos of her wearing an elaborate wedding gown and veil began to spread on the Internet.

BEAUTY

Priyanka Chopra’s Top Beauty Secrets: Ayurveda, Positivity And Coconut Oil

Priyanka Chopra’s glowing skin and shiny mane have garnered just as much interest as her global career and smart business moves. How does she keep her skin and hair healthy even with such a hectic schedule? By sticking to what she knows, being open to learning new things and adjusting to where she is and where she’s going.

FASHION

AT CAROLINA HERRERA, WILDFLOWERS BLOOM ON THE HUDSON RIVER

Wildflowers were blooming on the banks of the Hudson River on Monday, thanks to the fertile imagination of Wes Gordon at Carolina Herrera.

Gordon, now into his second year as the label’s creative director, upped his game with a crowd-pleasing, flower – themed collection that was big on color and vibrant prints.

FASHION

WHAT MAKES A SUPERMODEL “SUPER” IN 2019?

Say you’re asked to name a supermodel. You probably wouldn’t struggle to list Naomi Campbell or Linda Evangelista, or more recent inheritors of the like Kendall Jenner, Adut Akech or Gigi and Bella Hadid. But now, imagine you’re asked to define what makes Campbell and the Hadid “super”, and others who talk the exact same runways just ‘models”. Is it fame, or the fees they might command, or something more intangible?

FASHION

Jessica Chastain Turns To Lebanese Designers For ‘It’ Premieres

Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain, who star in ‘It Chapter Two’ has taken to Red Carpet premiers of the movie around the world in an array of Lebanese-designed gown. The star showed off an emerald green ballgown by Zuhair Murad at the Los Angeles premiere of the film last week and took the European premiere of the horror film in London on Monday wearing a sleek black dress by Elie Saab.

STYLE

Kate Middleton’s New Hairstyle Stole The Show At Princess Charlotte And Prince George’s School Drop Off

Through the attentions of royal admirers around the world were focused this week on four-year-old Princess Charlotte as she celebrated a rite of passage – attending her first day of school – it would be remiss to have loked past the Duchess of Cambridge as she unveiled a switch-up to her hair this week.



INFLUENCER

ANGELINA JOLIE OPENS UP ABOUT HELPING THE PLANET, RAISING STRONG CHILDREN, AND HER NEW MON GUERLAIN PERFUME

Actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian Angelina Joile added fragrance muse to her list of accomplishments last year when she became the face of Mon Guerlain.

BEAUTY NOTES

WHAT IS A LIP LIFT?

You can’t go anywhere – work a spin, a casual Instagram scroll – without coming across a textbook example of a lip fillers. It’s been years since Kyle Jenner first admitted to plumping her lips, yet the look hasn’t dissolved from cosmetic surgeons’ request lists.

FASHION

DEPARTMENT STORES MAKE ROOM FOR USED FASHION

Out with the new ad in with the old.

As department stores watch their customers flock to second-hand stores, some are trying to bring them back by partnering with online resale sites.

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EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMAN

IVANKA TRUMP ADDS COLUMBIA TO UPCOMING SOUTH AMERICA TRIP

Ivanka Trump is adding a stop in Colombia to a previously announced trip to South America in September to focus on the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMAN

UAE TO CELEBRATE EMIERATI WOMEN’S DAY

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – On Wednesday, 28th August, the UAE will celebrate Emirati Women’s Day, an annual event that celebrates inspiring women, supported by the government and welcomed by the community.

Emirati Women’s Day coincides this year with the Federal National Council, FNC, election, which will witness considerable progress in terms of women’s participation, following the decision to raise the parliamentary participation of women to 50 percent.

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMAN

SAUDI ARABIA IMPEMENTS END TO TRAVEL RESTRICTION FOR SAUDI WOMAN

Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has begun allowing adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters, state news agency SPA, reported on Tuesday, following a flurry of royal degrees approving the changes.

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ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

SAUDI ARABIA

KING SALMAN PRESIDES OVER LAYING OF FOUNDATION STONE OF DIRIYAH GATE

Work officially began on Diriyah Gate on Wednesday, when King Salman attended the official ground-breaking ceremony and laid the foundation stone.

Work on the SR 64 billion ($17 billion) development, one of the most important projects in the Kingdom, will bring in earnest in January. It will create a global tourism destination that combines a modern city with world-class historical and cultural attractions that reflect the area’s rich heritage.

SAUDI ARABIA

HRH CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN LAUNCHING OF OPENING ROUND OF 2ND SESSION, OF FIA ABB FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP, IN DIRIYAH

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense witnessed Friday, the launching of the opening round of the second session of FIA ABB Formula E Championship, for electric cars, in Diriyah, organized by the International Automobile Federation, at the outset of the Diriyah Season activities.

SAUDI ARABIA

Riyadh season extended to January 2020

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and President of Riyadh Season Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al Al-Sheikh has announced the extension of Riyadh Season.

He said in a statement that the Season will end as scheduled in mid-December, but the extension will include only some of the events due to increasing demand, namely: Winter Wonderland, Al-Murabba, Safari and Riyadh Sahara, which will be extended to 18 January 2020, while Riyadh Boulevard will be extended to the end of March 2020.

Due to high demand and the amazing turnout of Riyadh Season, the Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority Turki Al-Sheikh announced the season will be extended to late January via Twitter on Monday.

He wrote: “We have reached 7,650,000 visitors in month (for Riyadh Season). And under the Crown Prince’s directives, we’re extending the season until late January”.


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SAUDI ARABIA OPENS TOURIST VISAS TO U.S., EUROPEAN VISA HOLDERS

Tourist visas for Saudi Arabia are now available online and on arrival to holidaymakers who already hold a visa from the United States, Britain or the EU’s Schengen zone, expanding eligibility beyond an initial list of 49 countries.

Executive regulations published over the weekend over the weekend stipulate that people from other countries who have a tourist or commercial visa from the United States, Britain or European Union nations can follow the same process, rather than applying at a Saudi overseas mission with additional documentation.

SAUDI ARABIA

SAUDI ARABIA TO DELIVER FIRST BATCH OF PREMIUM RESIDENCY NEXT MONTH

Saudi Arabia is expected to deliver the first batch of premium residence permits in mid-November.

The Saudi government announced in June that it would start receiving application for those who wish to obtain special residency through the comprehensive electronic platform, SAPRC.

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The Fourth Edition Of Saudi Arabia’s Renowned King Abdulaziz Camel Festival Scheduled For November 1

When it comes to camels, no other nation does it better than Saudi Arabia, a country known for feats such as setting a world record in September last year for its Crown Prince Camel Festival, named the World’s Largest Camel Sporting Event in 2018, and this year for Princess Jamila Bint Abdul Majeed Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz becoming the first Saudi women in history to compete in camel racing in the Kingdom. This year, another camel – related sensation that Saudi Arabia is known for is back and even bigger than ever.


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

SAUDI ARABIA TO HOST DAKAR RALLY ON JANUARY 5

Saudi Arabia is set to host Dakar Rally 2020 on January 5, marking the first time the history race is held in Asia. Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chariman of the General Sports Authority, said: “Hosting the world’s toughest race for many years, the Dakar Rally, is a confirmation that the Kingdom welcomes the world to see stunning views, vibrant cities and the vast desert where sand dunes converge with the sea”

CELEBERITY

KARRY WASHINGTON JUST GAVE OUT HER PHONE NUMBER TO 5 MILLION+ TWITTER FOLLOWERS. OR DID SHE?

Kerry Washington gave out some pretty private information Thursday: her phone number. Even she said she was crazy.  – But if you thought there’s a catch, you’re right!

ROYALS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY ZAYED!

Almost a year after former Saudi princess, Ameerah al Taweel, married Emirati billionaire, Khalifa bin Butti Al Muhairi, the pair have just celebrate the birth of their child together, a baby boy. It has been shared on social media that the couple have named the new addition to their family, Zayed.

TRAVEL

2 NEW LUXURY RESORTS WILL OPEN THEIR DOORS IN SAUDI ARABIA’S AL-ULA BY 2023

Just another reason to put the remarkable area packed with prehistoric sites and landmarks on your travel wish list. For its Middle Eastern debut, luxury hotel group Aman has chosen to open three resorts in Saudi Arabia’s extraordinary Al Ula region.


RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, September 1, 2019 – King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies has announced the date of showing the international film “Born as King” starting from Thursday, September 26, 2019, in cinemas in the Kingdom and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States. The Saudi historical film talks about King Faisal’s early life – from his birth in 1906 to his return from England in 1920 – and describes the first important diplomatic journey of a Saudi citizen to the British Royal Court, where there, the young Prince Faisal – 13 years old – had to meet with King George V of England, and other personalities such as Winston Churchill, Lawrence of Arabia, and Foreign Secretary Lord Curzon.



ENTERTAINMENT

FOLLOWING HER FAT  SHAMMING CONTROVERSY: REHAM SAEED BANNED FROM APPEARING ON ANY MEDIA PLATFORM FOR ONE YEAR

Last year, Egyptian presenter Reham Saaed faced a wave of criticism after her controversial comments regarding obesity. In the aftermaths of it all, it has been announced that the TV personality is banned from appearing on any media platform for one-year.

ENTERTAINMENT

SAUDI ARABIA’S BIGGEST ENTERTAINMENT EVENT TO HOST INTERNATIONAL STARTS, SHOWS

The season will run from October 11 to December 15, 2019  and host renowned artists including Bruno Mars, Pitbull, John Legend, and Alicia Keys.  Concerts are scheduled to take place in a range of venues across the Saudi capital, including King Fahd International Stadium, in its biggest entertainment event to date.

ENTERTAINMENT