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Jennifer Lawrence Hosts Engagement Party
Appearing in a lovely white dress on social media last weekend, Jennifer Lawrence sent news outlets into a frenzy of speculation regarding her marital status. The star had everyone guessing that she got married only three months after she announced her engagement to art gallery director Cooke Maroney, but it turns out the whole incident was associated with their engagement party instead. From announcement to party in three months, it seems clear that actual wedding bells could be right around the corner.
The Kardashian-West Family Welcomes Fourth Child
Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West have officially welcomed their fourth child, a baby boy named Psalm West who was conceived via surrogate, into the world. Kardashian-West went on Twitter to relay news of his personality, saying, “I was freaking out for nothing because he is the most calm and chill of all of my babies so far and everyone loves him so much.”
The Outnet Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary
In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, discount designer fashion e-tailer The Outnet has launched a limited-edition collection. Featuring nearly 100 pieces exclusively designed by the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Christopher Kane, and Carolina Herrera, the collection is now for sale on theoutnet.com. Follow the link to shop and discover the corresponding campaign starring the region’s own Jessica Kahawaty alongside model Alex Wek, singer Paloma Faith, and other inspiring figures.
Travis Scott to Headline Formula 1 Grand Prix Weekend
Mark your calendars! Rapper Travis Scott has just been announced to headline the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 weekend on Friday, November 29. Tickets are available online at www.yasmarinacircuit.com and through the Yas Marina Circuit call center at 800 YAS or +971 2 659 9800, as well all Hala Abu Dhabi shops, Experience HUB and Virgin Megastore at Yas Island, and the Yas Central Express stand at Yas Mall.
Kage Launches Its First Accessories Line
Dubai-based label Kage has debuted an accessory collection for the first time. Timed for release with its Fall/Winter 2019 collection, the new line is comprised of pieces inspired by the Art Deco era of the 1920s and 1930s. Expect to see statement earrings and sparkly hairpins in bold and decorative silhouettes, both perfect for the coming season.
Nike Launches ‘Dream Crazier’ Campaign in the UAE
Against all odds, five-time UAE Ice Skating National Champion Zahra Lari has paved the way for a new generation of female athletes in the Middle East, and she has quickly established herself as one of the region’s most inspiring figures. In her partnership with Nike and its Dream Crazier campaign, Lari tells a fearless tale of pursuing one’s dreams without sacrificing or compromising one’s core values. As the world’s first hijabi figure skater, she has helped the UAE become the first Arab state to join the International Skating Union.
In the campaign video, below, you’ll fall in love with Lari’s tenacity as she says, “I set a pretty big goal for myself. And in order for me to reach that goal, it’s important for me to wake up at dawn every day to practice and not complain. Yes, I’m tired, but so is everyone else. A champion is not made by staying in bed. You have to work hard.”
Chanel Releases New High-Jewelry Capsule Collection for the Region
Coco Chanel’s affinity for pearls was no secret – she wore them day and night. Now, a new high-jewelry capsule collection by Chanel, one created exclusively for the Middle East, resurrects the house founder’s passion for pearls. In designs that echo the geometry of the mashrabiya pattern, the ‘Secrets D’Orients’ collection showcases Akoya pearls and imperial topaz that were specially selected by the house’s Fine Jewelry Creation Studio to showcase the warm colors of the region. ‘Secrets D’Orients’ is now available in Dubai via Chanel watch and jewelry boutiques.