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Estimated to be worth over 400 million USD, Gisele Bündchen is by far the most successful model to have ever lived. Widely credited with having put an end to the grunge-waif era in the 1990s, the once introverted Brazilian country girl has now brought the curtain down on a glittering 20-year career in the fashion spotlight and, as a final adieu, she created this 536-page tome with Taschen.
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Say hello to the Palestinian-American supermodel, Gigi Hadid’s kid sister, Bella, whose dreams of riding at the Olympics were shattered by Lyme disease. Now she’s following in her sister’s footsteps and fast becoming a belle of the fashion circuit.
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Provocative film roles notwithstanding, actress Stacy Martin is the pretty face of Miu Miu’s highly anticipated debut perfume. Shot with a black and white cat named Truman, and of course, the powder-blue quilted bottle of Eau de Parfum with a ruby cap, the angelic-looking actress and model adds a bit of intrigue to this light-hearted scene.
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Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian may hail from an Armenian family from Aleppo but everything else about him is resolutely French. Paris is where he started in the business, creating some of the most successful perfumes for major designers, it’s also where he co-founded the esteemed Maison Francis Kurkdjian.
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Did you know that Christian Dior dreamed of being an architect? That’s why on becoming a couturier, he designed his dresses as though they were edifices structured by fabric. It’s in this same spirit that Victoire de Castellane has sculpted, flounced, pleated, belted and draped her stunning new ‘Archi Dior’ high jewellery collection.
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Originally known for its bespoke suits in the 1950s, it moved to prêt-à-porter in the 1960s and now, Façonnable is witnessing yet another shift in visual identity, one that is as much about the future as it is a nod to the past.
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With high collars, plunging backless dresses, tailored cropped tops and smart tuxedo jackets, Karoline Lang’s designs are refreshingly un-Middle Eastern, and even her branding doesn’t give the game away. She does in fact hail from Beirut and is definitely a talent to watch out for.
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Moda Operandi is the online luxury retailer that gave women around the world access to looks straight from the catwalk. Now the game-changing founder, Lauren Santo Domingo, has decided to expand offline, with physical boutiques in New York and London.
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The American manfacturer, Tumi, has launched the new Tegra-Lite Max. The lightest, strongest and most impact-resistant luggage on the market today, it’s the perfect first-class traveller’s suitcase.
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CEO of a leading luxury retail company, founder of the Baraboux line of handbags and active in women’s initiatives, HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud is very much a woman on the go, which is why she decided the accessories in her life had to be in perfect order.
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It takes a certain optimism to build a city in the middle of a desert. In fact, Kuwait's rapid urbanisation during the late 1970s represents a landmark in Middle East architecture, as seen in the pages of Modern Architecture of Kuwait, a book by Roberto Fabbri and Ricardo Camancho.
Ralph Masri’s path has been stellar. In just his first year at Central Saint Martins, he won the Swarovski Award. Two years later he became the youngest designer to ever be nominated for a UK Jewellery Award. Then after a stint at Pomellato, he went solo and already Queen Rania, Jessica Alba, and Gigi Hadid are fans.
Henry Dakak Jr. is a designer with a singular vision. His beautifully made creations, whether furniture, functional objects or jewellery, exemplify a judicious mix of modernity and antiquity, and bely a delicate attention to detail.
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