LIFESTYLE

BUSINESS | Parisian Fragrance House Ex Nihilo Cuts Ribbon On Its First Saudi Boutique

JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – Parisian fragrance maison Ex Nihlio has cut the ribbon on its first flagship in Saudi Arabia. The new perfumery is situated in Jeddah’s Nojoud Center, alongside other brands like Lacoste and Femi9. The new store evokes the brand’s French flagship with its iconic cobalt blue interior, marble floors, Art Deco … More BUSINESS | Parisian Fragrance House Ex Nihilo Cuts Ribbon On Its First Saudi Boutique

LIFESTYLE | Maserati Aims To Be ‘Crown Jewel’ Of FCA-PSA Merger With New Super Car

MILAN | ITALY – After more than a year on the skids, Maserati has taken the wraps off a new high performance sports car which parent Fiat Chrysler hopes will help turn the brand into the ‘crown jewel’ of its merger with France’s Peugeot. The sleek and super – lightweight MC20 offers acceleration from zero … More LIFESTYLE | Maserati Aims To Be ‘Crown Jewel’ Of FCA-PSA Merger With New Super Car

LIFESTYLE | Aston Martin’s New 007 ‘No Time To Die’ Inspired Vantage And DBS Superleggera

To celebrate the upcoming 25th James Bond ‘No Time To Die’, Aston Martin’s bespoke division is releasing two special 007 editions of the Vantage and DBS Superleggera. Just as much as one associates a martini ‘shaken and stirred’ with special agent 007 James Bond, it is undoubtedly British automaker Aston Martin that jumps to mind … More LIFESTYLE | Aston Martin’s New 007 ‘No Time To Die’ Inspired Vantage And DBS Superleggera

LIFESTYLE | Audemars Piguet’s Frosted Gold Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon Revealed

Audemars Piguet’s newest Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillion has been revealed and features a clean circular design that draws the eye inward to the diamond – encrousted flying tourbillion cage. The latest in the ‘Royal Oak Concept’ range, this is a smaller design compared to the majority of the oversized Royal Oak Concept men’s watches … More LIFESTYLE | Audemars Piguet’s Frosted Gold Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon Revealed


FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Celebrities from all over the Arab flew to Abu Dhabi for the launch of Bulgari’s new Jannah Collection. The glorious high jewelry designs unveiled at the Louvre Abu Dhabi are the results an unprecedented collaboration between the Italian house and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member  of the ruling UAE … More FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

FASHION | Rami Kadi is the U.N.’s Newest Goodwill Ambassador

Lebanese couturier Rami Kadi has been announced Wednesday as the regional Goodwill Ambassador for the sustainable fashion programme at UNEP. It is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate … More FASHION | Rami Kadi is the U.N.’s Newest Goodwill Ambassador

FASHION | Billy Porter’s 2020 Emmys Ensemble Was Custom – Made By This Saudi Label

Billy Porter is known for his unapologetic style and statement red carpet looks. Despite this year’s Emmy Awards being held digitally, porter didn’t hold back from bringing his show-stopping outfits to the event, wearing a custom-made ensemble by Saudi label, Ashi Studio. The actor, who was nominated for the award for outstanding lead actor in … More FASHION | Billy Porter’s 2020 Emmys Ensemble Was Custom – Made By This Saudi Label

FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

Designers including Elie Saab and Rbih Kayrouz reported no vitcims from the explosion, which destroyed their headquarters. Lebanese designers were left picking up this pieces on Wednesday after a massive warehouse explosion in the port of Beirut sent a shockwave across the capital, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000 according to news … More FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

FASHION | H&M Collaborates With Sandra Mansour For Its First Collection With An Arab Designer

In H&M’s storied collaboration history, there has never been one with an Arab designer, until now. Enter Lebanese designer Sandra Mansour with her trailblazing new collection that is an empowering demonstration of hope and resilience even in the most turbulent of times. Inspired by a quartet of powerful female artists, Mansour dares to dream of … More FASHION | H&M Collaborates With Sandra Mansour For Its First Collection With An Arab Designer

FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai

MILAN | ITALY – – Saudi-born designer, Yousef Akbar, was selected out of 170 competitors to participate in Fashion Forward Dubai’s (FFWD) 2020 edition in April, the UAE-based initiative announced. The competition, which he won, was by ‘Not Just a Label’ – a community that helps give emerging talent an easily accessible network and retailing … More FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai


BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

PARIS | FRANCE – L’Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, will remove words referencing ‘white’, ‘fair’ and ‘light’ from its skin-evening products, a spokeswoman said on Friday, a day after Unilever made a similar announcement in the face of growing social media criticism. Unilever and L’Oreal are two big players in the global market for … More BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

BUSINESS | Chanel, Revlon, L’Oreal Pivoting Away From Talc In Some Products

Los Angeles – Chanel, Revlon and L’Oreal, three of the biggest brands in cosmetics, are quietly moving away from using talc in some products as U.S. cancer lawsuits and consumer concerns mount. Luxury beauty company Chanel has removed talc from a loose face powder and dropped a talc body powder because of negative perception around … More BUSINESS | Chanel, Revlon, L’Oreal Pivoting Away From Talc In Some Products

MASTERWORKS OF TIME | Rolex Daytona ‘JPS’ 6264 Fetches a record $1.5 million in online sale

An ultra – rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona JPS  reference 6264 in 18k gold achieved more than $1.5 million in a single-lot online sale held by Sotheby’s in London. The 1969 ‘John Player Special’, named after Formula 1 livery, because of its black and gold ‘Paul Newman’ dial. The price set action record for a watch … More MASTERWORKS OF TIME | Rolex Daytona ‘JPS’ 6264 Fetches a record $1.5 million in online sale

Saudi Arabia Halts Flights From More African Nations – State News Agency

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior halted flights from and to Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, Mauritius and the Comoros Islands on Sunday owing to concerns related to the spread of the new COVID-19 strain, state news agency SPA reported on Twitter. Saudi Arabia on Friday suspended flights to and from South Africa, Namibia, … More Saudi Arabia Halts Flights From More African Nations – State News Agency

Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To And From Seven Southern African States Over COVID

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia has suspended flights to and from seven southern African nations due to concentration related to the spread of the new variant of COVID-19. According to a statement carried by the state news agency (SPA), the seven countries are South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Eswatini. A senior official in … More Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To And From Seven Southern African States Over COVID

Saudi Arabia To Lift Entry Ban From Six Countries, Including Egypt, Pakistan And India

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced that it will lift an entry ban on expats from six countries that was introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior issued directives to allow direct entry for full vaccinated expatriated from Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil, Vietnam, Egypt and India without the need to spend … More Saudi Arabia To Lift Entry Ban From Six Countries, Including Egypt, Pakistan And India

Saudi Arabia’s AlUla And Saudia Airline Will Launch World’s First Flying Museum

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission for AlUla and Saudia airline will launch on Thursday the ‘Sky Museum’ flight from Riyadh to AlUla, the world’s first flying museum, which will shed light on the archaeological sites of AlUla, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The flight will display replicas of AlUla’s artifacts that were … More Saudi Arabia’s AlUla And Saudia Airline Will Launch World’s First Flying Museum

Saudi King Salman Wishes Prosperity On Nation Ahead Of National Day

Riyadh / Saudi Arabia – – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz wished prosperity on the nation ahead of the Kingdom’s 91st National Day on Thursday. The comments were made during a virtual session of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday. King Salman also commemorated his predecessors including the country’s founder, King Abdulaziz. Saudi National … More Saudi King Salman Wishes Prosperity On Nation Ahead Of National Day

BREAKING NEWS | Mohamed bin Zayed, King of Spain Review Global Fight Against COVID-19

ABU DHABI – Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, discussed over a phone call with King Felipe VI of Spain the global fight against COVID-19. The two leaders underlined the necessity of maintaining global channels of coordinate to curb the spread … More BREAKING NEWS | Mohamed bin Zayed, King of Spain Review Global Fight Against COVID-19