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The finest fashion, style and trend articles captured through a variety of approaches, including reviews, shoots, interviews, comparative pieces and analysis.

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Many jewellers would swear by Elizabeth Taylor’s ability to pick out high quality and exquisite diamond jewellery and by the time of her death, in 2011, she had amassed the world’s most impressive collection that included her most prized pieces by Bulgari.more
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Considering it’s only fifteen years younger than Cartier, it’s amazing that the Lebanese, family-owned jewellery house of Tabbah is not more widely recognised. Of course, this has much to do with the nature of their business – quietly creating one-off haute joaillerie, often for international royalty.more
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It is impossible to be indifferent about Shourouk Rhaiem’s sparkling accessories. Bold, bright and kaleidoscopic in colour, they are the ultimate anti-depressant, cocktail conversation piece and protest against financial crisis.more

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After 35 years of photographing the world’s most striking women, the Peruvian-born star photographer, Mario Testino, turns his lens the other way, putting men centre stage. Sir, published by Taschen, is his largest book to-date and an intimate look at masculinity in all its forms.more
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French-Algerian photographer Michel Haddi made his name shooting fashion and celebrities and then went on to start his own publishing house. Based between London and New York, he’s now a celebrity in his own right.more
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Vampire motifs, women sprayed in blood or adorned with slabs of raw meat, guns and black eyes, Barbies with nosebleeds, an obese lady wearing nothing but a gigantic Hershey’s chocolate bar, Louboutin shoes burned down to their frames. Photographer Tyler Shields loves pushing buttons. Especially the ones that aren’t on his camera.more

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She’s got 26 million Instagram fans following her every move and desperate to buy whatever she eats, drinks and wears. We meet with the 21-year old social media phenomenon and her latest accomplice, Tommy Hilfiger.more
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Now online, William Vintage offers high-end vintage fashion to the world. This new brand of luxury is a first of its kind.more

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For her first Haute Couture collection for the house of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri conjures the flowers, plants and mysteries of a mythical labyrinth.more
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With so many social media stars turning fashion designer it’s hard to filter the good from the bad. Dubai-based Mariam Yehia caught our attention for all the right reasons.more

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Jessica Kahawaty was a runner-up of Miss Lebanon 2010, winner of Miss Australia 2012 and came third in the 2012’s Miss World. She speaks four languages, is about to get a double degree in law and business finance and is passionately involved in charitable work.
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When the offer to hang out backstage at Hackett’s first ever runway show was combined with the chance to interview the man behind the label, we were on the first plane out. more
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On Rad Hourani’s stage, silhouettes are sharp, bold and monochrome, seasonality is ignored, women model menswear and men model womenswear. more

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Prized by professional athletes and serious collectors alike, Richard Mille timepieces are known for their incomparably distinctive and shock-defying designs. A new collaboration with French street artist Cyril Congo takes graffiti art to a whole new level, proof that traditional watchmaking can keep up with the times. more
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The Richard Mille watch developed for tennis champ, Rafael Nadal, is a test bed of high-tech engineering, built to withstand the most extreme conditions, look like a million bucks and weigh as much as a feather. In essence, it’s a tourbillon timepiece unlike any other. more
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A. Lange & Söhne’s annual production may equate to just five per cent of its larger Richemont sibling, Cartier, but that doesn’t bother this fine German watchmaker one iota. They’re far more concerned about the impeccable construction and obsessive precision of their seemingly simple, yet highly complex timepieces.  more
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Dubai-based ready-to-wear designer Lama Jouni teams traditional techniques with a forward-looking approach.
The billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk is not one to shy away from outlandish goals. His latest involves colonising Mars via manned missions that should start as soon as 2022.
Sometimes there comes a story of someone overcoming adversity such as war, poverty, and displacement – to achieve beyond expectation. The story of Mark Haidar is one of those.