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Fenty Beauty at SOLE DXB
Fenty Beauty, Rihanna's groundbreaking beauty brand, is set to make a splash at Sole DXB 2023, marking its first participation in the event. From December 8th to 10th, the Sephora booth will host an exclusive Fenty Beauty pop-up, drawing inspiration from the vibrant atmosphere of underground parties and iconic vanity rooms. The booth promises to be a haven for beauty enthusiasts, offering popular products like Gloss Bomb Heat 01 Hot Cherry, Hella Thicc Volumizing Mascara, and Killawatt Highlighter Wattabrat. Additionally, visitors can indulge in face gem services for a festival-ready look and enjoy a variety of special Fenty Beauty giveaways. As Sole DXB celebrates style, culture, and creativity, Fenty Beauty will contribute its all-inclusive ethos to the event, mirroring its founder's vision. Attendees can expect a unique and immersive beauty experience, showcasing Fenty Beauty's iconic products at this year's festival.
The Balenciaga Music Experience
Balenciaga fuses fashion and music together with the launch of an enhanced Balenciaga Music experience on November 20th, 2023. This innovative initiative, under the artistic direction of Demna, will feature the band Archive, debuting a unique Balenciaga-exclusive track, “Patterns,” accessible through NFC chips embedded in limited-edition merchandise. Alongside this, a curated seven-hour playlist will be available on a new Balenciaga Music hub, connecting fashion and music enthusiasts to a world of immersive, interactive content.
A Custom Moyant x Guerlain Trunk
Guerlain and Moynat have collaborated to create a bespoke trunk, a blend of Parisian elegance and olfactory art. This unique trunk, taking 55 hours of meticulous craftsmanship to create, is exquisitely constructed with Moynat’s historic Canvas 1920 and adorned with Guerlain's iconic Bee emblem, designed to house the Bespoke Fragrance collection. Beyond its impressive birch wood structure and intricate palladium clasps, the trunk offers a deeply personal touch, allowing for customization with hand-painted initials and colors, culminating in a bespoke sensory journey that transcends the ordinary fragrance experience.
Repossi Launches the Brevi Collection
Repossi unveils the Brevis Collection, an exquisite high-jewelry series that reinterprets its famed Serti sur Vide collection with a modern twist, harmonizing floating diamonds and white gold bands. This collection features necklaces, rings, and bracelets, each piece resembling a note in a delicate melody. Brevis stands as a testament to Repossi's signature style of blending minimalist design with the lyrical beauty of a symphony, offering a unique experience.
Bijoux Brilliance by Pat McGrath
The Bijoux Brilliance Collection by Pat McGrath showcases a dazzling array of eyeshadows and blushes for the holiday season. The Holiday 2023 MTHRSHP Eye Shadow Palettes offer a kaleidoscope of matte, shimmer, and metallic hues, perfect for crafting looks from a soft sunset glow to an enchanting night sky, transforming daily beauty rituals into majestic artistry. Additionally, the limited-edition Divine Bronze + Blush + Glow Trio makes a grand return, offering compact palettes perfect for crafting a radiant complexion with smooth, even color and a warm glow tailored for every skin tone.
Claridge's Christmas Tree by Louis Vuitton
This holiday season, Claridge's, the iconic hotel in London, is set to unveil a Christmas tree designed by Louis Vuitton, marking a collaboration steeped in rich history and a shared passion for travel. The reveal, scheduled for November 23, 2023, symbolizes the intertwining of two prestigious legacies. Louis Vuitton's trunks have been a familiar sight at Claridge's since the first London store opened in 1885. This year's Claridge's Christmas Tree, an eagerly awaited festive landmark in London, continues the hotel's tradition of partnering with distinguished fashion houses to present a unique seasonal celebration.
Casablanca’s Newest Campaign
Casablanca's debut Spring/Summer 2024 pre-collection is a tapestry of dreams where style and vision intertwine in a captivating journey of creative evolution. This collection unveils a rich palette of colors and iconic motifs, from oranges to deep greens, showcasing Casablanca's signature pieces like its gradient wave shirts and cashmere blend cardigans with emblem embroidery. Akin to a dream sequence, the campaign explores the multifaceted life of the garments – from cinematic costumes to chic sports ensembles – representing a continuous exploration of the brand's visual language.
Tiffany & Co. Unveils Its Holiday Campaign
Tiffany & Co. unveils its enchanting 2023 holiday campaign, starring house ambassador Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and brand ambassador Elaine Zhong, set against the vibrant backdrop of New York City. Captured by photographer Alasdair McLellan, the campaign features intimate vignettes in a Manhattan townhouse, showcasing the House's iconic collections and high jewelry designs – including the legendary Jean Schlumberger Bird on a Rock morganite suite and the LOCK collection. “This holiday season, we wanted a campaign that celebrates the joy of the season with a beautiful campaign that’s driven by rich storytelling, something that is deeply ingrained in our heritage,” said Alexandre Arnault, Tiffany & Co.'s Executive Vice President.
The Burberry and Highgrove Scarf
Burberry's latest limited-edition collection introduces a series of exquisite Highgrove scarves, inspired by the picturesque gardens at His Majesty King Charles III's private residence. These four seasonal scarves, crafted from organic silk and showcasing hand-rolled edges, feature the serene beauty of Highgrove Gardens, with each piece centering on the house itself. The detailed illustrations, the work of British artist and Royal Drawing School graduate Sammi Lynch, capture the essence of the landscape's space, texture, and light. The collection is now available in Burberry and Highgrove stores, as well as online.
THE MISS DIOR BAG
Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director of Dior, introduces the new Miss Dior bag, which defines a new attitude, a blend of elegance and assurance. This new bag, crafted with sumptuous leather and the signature cannage pattern, features a functional design with two compartments and a gold chain for varied styling. Embellished with the distinctive «D, I, O, R» charms, celebrating the art of detail, the Miss Dior bag is now available in-store.
Dua Lipa Wears Tiffany & Co. in 'Houdini'
In the music video for her latest single 'Houdini,' Dua Lipa wore Tiffany & Co.'s HardWear Link Earrings in yellow gold. The HardWear earrings embody the essence of New York City's women, elegantly rebellious and undeniably spirited. The British pop star co-produced the new track with Kevin Parker from Tame Impala, with whom she is working on her third studio album.
GUERLAIN COLLABORATES WITH BEGÜM KHAN
Guerlain's collaboration with Turkish jewelry brand Begüm Khan infuses its iconic creations with a magical blend of nature and Eastern opulence. The Maison unveils exquisite gift sets, adorned with whimsical animals brought to life through gold and jewels, celebrating the festive spirit of Christmas. This enchanting collection includes the reimagined Bee Bottle by Begüm Khan, adorned in 24-carat gold-plated bronze and gems, alongside limited-edition jewelry plates and a Rouge G prestige gift set, each embodying Guerlain’s legacy and Begüm Khan's signature creativity.
Sole DXB Announces Musical Line-Up
Sole DXB always brings contemporary youth culture to its forefront and continues to be a platform for diverse musical expression and cultural storytelling. This year, the festival is celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop, headlined by the legendary Busta Rhymes and joined by an array of artists, including Joey Bada$$, Turkish trap trailblazer Lil Zey, and the Sudanese-born Soulja. Showcasing a fusion of global and regional talents, this year's edition will also feature Palestinian-Egyptian creative Ma-Beyn.
Design Platform Mushy Launches at Dubai Design Week
Dubai Design Week sees the launch of Mushy, a novel e-commerce platform co-founded by Dina Adlouni and Tarlan Vaziri Farahani, that is dedicated to showcasing playful and emotionally resonant design objects. This platform aims to celebrate individuality and creativity, offering a space for emerging designers to display their joy-inspiring works. Mushy, set to provide a refreshing contrast to the normative trends of the digital age, is about forming an emotional bond with unique design pieces that echo sentiments of joy, heritage, and artistic expression.
Flight Mode; As Per Louis Vuitton
Paying tribute to the house's storied legacy in trunk craftsmanship, the Flight Mode capsule collection is a celebration of Louis Vuitton's enduring ethos of exploration through classic designs. Fashioned for the adventures of the season, this collection unveils a range of comforting pieces, each crafted from luxurious, plush materials.
MICHELLE YEOH ENTERS THE WORLD OF BALENCIAGA
Balenciaga welcomes the illustrious Michelle Yeoh as its new brand ambassador with an iconic portrait from photographer Platon. Celebrated for her versatile acting prowess and recent historical wins at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Oscars, Yeoh's partnership with Balenciaga is a fusion of fashion, artistry, and self-expression. Embracing the brand's legacy of couture craftsmanship, Yeoh’s appointment is a celebration of her significant cinematic contributions and the powerful statement of identity and that fashion represents for her.
BOUCHERON ANNOUNCES A HIGH-JEWELRY WORKSHOP
Boucheron reinforces its legacy of exceptional craftsmanship with the strategic acquisition of a high-jewelry workshop near the iconic Place Vendôme in Paris. Bringing together a talented cadre of sixty artisans, this move ensures that every step in the creation of Boucheron’s esteemed high-jewelry pieces upholds the Maison's tradition of excellence. The significant expansion, effective October 31st, 2023, brings a commitment to Boucheron's esteemed clientele and an investment in the future of high-jewelry artisanship.
ALAÏA MAKES ITS RIYADH DEBUT
Alaïa unveils its inaugural Saudi Arabian boutique at Riyadh's Kingdom Centre, bringing a slice of Parisian couture to the heart of the city. Designed with minimalist elegance, the new space offers an intimate retail experience, placing the Maison's exquisite garments and accessories in the spotlight.
Tiffany & Co. Reimagines the Iconic Brooch by Jean Schlumberger
Tiffany & Co. unveils its latest 'Bird on a Rock' collection, reimagining Jean Schlumberger's beloved classic. Tiffany's masterful designers have created an iconic piece which conjures the exquisite dynamism of a bird in ascent, an ethereal vision uniquely realized through Schlumberger's genius, encapsulating his visionary essence while weaving in a renewed and modern viewpoint.
Schlumberger's 'Bird on a Rock' remains one of the most legendary jewels of the 21st century. Conceived in 1965, the original design took flight after Schlumberger was struck by the vivid image of a yellow cockatoo, sparking the brilliance that would come to define this iconic piece.
A Miu Miu Holiday
In the latest Miu Miu Holiday campaign, Emma Corrin brings to life a series of ensembles that blend timeless elegance with contemporary comfort, set within the intimate confines of a home rich in cultural tapestry. The collection redefines traditional sophistication through a modern lens, featuring fluid fabrics and sparkling details paired with the unexpected edge of leather and cashmere, all designed to celebrate the personal style and ease of the wearer. As Miu Miu marries its signature aesthetic with iconic Marshall headphones and Polaroid's classic cameras, it once again solidifies its status as the go-to brands for the coolest It-girls.