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Stay fresh during summer with 5 Arabian-inspired beauty brands

It is fairly common knowledge that some of the best beauty secrets have been passed on through generations and never more so than in the Middle East. From the region’s love affair with fragrance to beauty practices such as the wearing of eyeliner, that originated with Queen Cleopatra, the Mid


Newly opened concept boutique shines spotlight on Arab brands

Customers stepping inside Gigi, an expansive new concept store in Dubai’s Galleria Mall Al-Barsha, will be hard-pressed not to be instantly mesmerized.A series of interlocking spaces with elegant golden mesh separating screens showcase some of the Middle East’s most prominent up-and-comi


Time running out for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s hopes of adding to family, says husband

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian national imprisoned by Tehran on charges of espionage, is running out of time if she is to have another child, according to her husband Richard Ratcliffe, who has appealed to Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to release her on compassio


'Silent pandemic': How women in the Middle East and North Africa are threatened online

Women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are facing increased harassment and abuse online as they continue to fight sexual harassment in the streets and domestic violence heightened by the stress of the coronavirus pandemic. For years, the digital sphere has often proven to be a hostile env


French macarons, from a Saudi chef

From pastry chef to CEO of the Saudi Culinary Arts Commission, cook Mayada Badr is on a mission to highlight the Kingdom’s food and put it on the global map. “My ambition is to bring light to our strategy and elevate the culinary arts industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and also int


How you can watch the Etro Spring 2021 runway show live

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many brands have decided to eschew real-life fashion shows in favor of digital presentations live streamed via various online platforms. However, one brand which has decided to take the physical plunge during Milano Fashion Week Digital, scheduled to take pla


Pregnant pause: Afghan women urged to delay motherhood due to virus crisis

Afghan health officials are urging women to delay plans to become pregnant during the coronavirus outbreak or until a vaccine is available to treat the deadly disease.Akmal Samsor, a Ministry of Public Health official, told Arab News on Saturday that couples are being advised to space their nex


DIY Pore Strips: Why Experts Say You Should Hold Off + What To Try Instead

If you're a clean beauty fan, perhaps you've been itching to try DIY. It makes sense: Many natural products contain ingredients you can source from your kitchen, anyway. However, there are some ventures that experts say you shouldn't do yourself (find all of them here). One that particularly garner


Dubai Design Week will be slightly different this year

Dubai Design Week (DDW) is set to return for its sixth edition from Nov 9 to 14 at Dubai Design District (d3) and in locations across the city, it has been announced. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the annual design festival will take an all-new approach and will include both phys


Meghan seeks to stop tabloid naming friends in UK legal battle

Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, on Thursday sought a court order to stop the publisher of the Mail on Sunday tabloid from revealing the names of five friends who could be witnesses in an ongoing legal dispute, according to a court filing.Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry,


Why I don't have a child: I watched my own mother struggle with parenthood

Any time I try to make sense of my aversion to motherhood and my utter glee over having escaped it, my mind immediately turns to the “mother-daughter day” my mom took me out of school for in the spring of 1975, a year before she and my father split up. Our midweek adventure came as a co


3 reasons why toilet paper are white in colour!

Despite being available in various quality and types, have you ever wondered why toilet paper is always available in white colour? If your obvious answer is that it is clean to look at before you start using, you have to know the real science behind it. Reason One Toilet paper has the color white


Georges Hobeika, Rabih Kayrouz shine during Paris Haute Couture Week

With coronavirus cases rising to over 11 million around the world, a number of film and fashion events have been forced to become digital.  This week, the first-ever online Paris Haute Couture Week kicked off, with Lebanese designers Georges Hobeika and Rabih Kayrouz presenting their brand&rsq


Gucci Beauty’s newest face is a teen with Down syndrome

Ellie Goldstein, an 18-year-old model with Down syndrome, is the star of the new Gucci Beauty campaign for the brand’s L’Obscur mascara, shot by London-based photographer David PD Hyde. The series of images have proved to be the brand’s most exclusive yet with its newest face repre


A Full Run Down Of Kylie Jenner's Numerous Beauty Transformations During Lockdown

Having spent the entirety of lockdown transitioning her hair from her signature brunette shade, through a caramel bronde hue, and finally to an icy platinum blonde just last week, Kylie Jenner has embraced yet another hair transformation. Jenner's colour of choice this time? Pastel pink of course!


Lebanese label Jessica K determined to ride out financial storm

The whole fashion world has been impacted by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, but designers in Lebanon have also had to deal with the severe economic crisis besetting the country. Jessica Khoueiri-Achkar, of the Jessica K brand, told Arab News that her team of six was now on half wages


Meghan felt ‘unprotected’ by UK royal family while pregnant: Court papers

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt “unprotected” by the British royal family while she was pregnant with her son Archie, according to London High Court documents filed as part of her legal action against a tabloid newspaper.Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry,


New London-based modest label aims to diversify fashion industry

After making its brand debut with a collection of hijabs earlier this year, London-based modest label ELHM has released its first evening wear line on Wednesday. The Spring 2020 evening dress collection includes six embellished, high-neck and long-sleeved maxi dresses in pastel shades. The collectio



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