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‘Black Panther’ Actor Chadwick Boseman Passes Away at 43
It truly speaks to how tight and protective Chadwick Boseman’s team was that after the actor passed away this weekend from a four-year battle with colon cancer, the news of his illness caught the entire world by surprise. Renowned for his formidable roles as a superhero in Marvel’s Black Panther, baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42, and as former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, Boseman lived a very public life. However, his cancer diagnosis was kept completely private, making his death a shock to many.
Grief washed over social media as friends and colleagues remembered Boseman’s incredible generosity of spirit, kindness, support for the black community, and for children with cancer. However, in a tribute fit for a king, Boseman’s own Twitter account put out a memorial statement, and the post received more likes than any other post in history. Clearly, his impact on the world will never be forgotten.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Welcome First Child
Pop star Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom, who are currently engaged to be married, recently welcomed their first child into the world, Daisy Dove Bloom. However, their birth announcement was unprecedented. Instead of posting the announcement first, they allowed the news to be broken by UNICEF, for whom they are both global ambassadors.
By making UNICEF the filter for their announcement, it allowed the non-profit organization the opportunity to draw attention to the crisis of infant mortality, the need for support for young parents and their children, and quality healthcare for the most vulnerable. The couple also set up a donation page through UNICEF in honor of their daughter’s arrival, saying, “By supporting them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child.”
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Posted @withregram • @unicef Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and @OrlandoBloom’s new bundle of joy.⠀ ⠀ “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” Katy and Orlando told us.⠀ ⠀ “But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19 many more newborn lives are at risk because of the increased lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.⠀ ⠀ “As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, we know UNICEF is there, on the ground, doing whatever it takes to make sure every expecting mother has access to a trained health worker and access to quality healthcare. In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page to celebrate DDB’s arrival. By supporting them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your ♥️ can bloom with generosity.⠀ ⠀ Gratefully-⠀ ⠀ Katy & Orlando.”⠀ ⠀ Please tap the link in our bio to support the most precious gift: a healthy child.
Cartier Wows With New Perfume Offerings
It’s only natural that exquisite fine jewelry comes to mind when you think about Cartier, but don’t sleep on their incredible perfumes. The house’s classic ‘Pasha de Cartier’ scent, which first debuted in 1992, is back and updated for the modern era. This beloved fougère accord, which is warmed with the addition of amber and balanced by sandalwood notes, is housed in a fashionable new bottle topped by a blue cabochon lid inspired by the winding crown of the ‘Pasha de Cartier’ watch.
Joining the lineup of Cartier’s limited-edition ‘Les Heures Voyageuses’ collection, which evokes iconic locations like Paris and London, is a new Dubai-centric fragrance duo.’ Oud & Santal’ and the new ‘Oud & Ambre’ are only available at Cartier boutiques in the UAE, and offer a fragrant option for capturing the essence of the city.
Kenzo Launches 'Kenzo Sport' Collection
With Felipe Oliveira Baptista now at the head of KENZO, the brand has taken an exciting new turn. With the launch of its new ‘KENZO Sport’ collection, Baptista’s vision coalesces along functional, unisex, and distinctive lines, making sportswear a fresh new cornerstone for the storied brand. Strong graphics which feature the KENZO logo transformed into an X, breathable technical materials, and comfortable shapes are imbued with a youthful spirit, perfect for those whose lives are active or who just want to look fabulous while working (or working out) at home.
Shop the new KENZO Sport collection here.
HALM and Kristina Fidelskaya Collaborate on Bag Collection
We love an unexpected fashion collab. Two Dubai-based, female-owned brands, HALM and Kristina Fidelskaya, have just announced their new bag collaboration for Fall/Winter 2020. After a meeting of the minds between HALM founder Hanna Ransjö and designer Kristina Fidelskaya, the exclusive handbag collection came to life. “Such as ourselves, HALM is a young brand, with a real appreciation for high quality leatherwork — it was the perfect match,” Kristina Fidelskaya shares with Savoir Flair.
Soft shapes, timeless allure, a neutral palette, and an elegant silhouette conspired to form the four bag styles in the collection. The bags will be available exclusively at HALM in Dubai Design District and halmonline.com, as well as at Kristina Fidelskaya stores at The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, and online at kristinafidelskaya.com.
IXORA Opens at Dubai Mall
Homegrown organic beauty brand Ixora, created by pharmacist Dr. Nader Sheasha, has a new address. Located on the first floor of Dubai Mall, the 18-square-meter kiosk stocks a broad range of organic face, body, hair, and fragrance products from the beloved brand. If you haven’t tried Ixora yet, the clean, luxurious products are sure to win you over, so stop by the new location and avail yourself of the new 20% off offer, plus a gift with every purchase, in celebration of its Dubai Mall debut.
Level Shoes Launches Personalization Hub
Whether your shoes need a quick makeover or a massive transformation, the newly launched Personalization Hub at Level Shoes makes anything possible. Customize your shoes with initials or a message, change the laces, cover them in a print, or ask for a combination of changes, and Level Shoes’ skilled artisans can make it happen. Armed with hot foil stamps, laser engravers, and heat presses, the sky’s the limit when it comes to making a pair of shoes truly unique to you.