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SINDHU NAIR DEBRINA ALIYAH ABIGAIL MATHIAS EZDHAR IBRAHIM ALI RORY COEN
We speak to Karen Salazar, an aspiring new model and also a quick rapid fire interview with David Beckham on his new Bodywear range with H&M. All this in our exclusive web edition.

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OLA DIAB ROB ALTAMIRANO VENKAT REDDY HANAN ABU SIAM AYUSH INDRAJITH MAHESHWAR REDDY B ZULFIKAR JIFFRY CHATURKA KARANDANA THOMAS JOSE HASAN REKKAB

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MARKETING RESEARCH & SUPPORT EXECUTIVE

EMILY LANDRY PRATAP CHANDRAN BIKRAM SHRESTHA ARJUN TIMILSINA BHIMAL RAI BASANTHA.P

tree for London's Design Museum. The tree incorporates patterns from her Autumn/ Winter 2012 Collection, which was inspired by everyday objects and will be a 2D design on the museum's outer wall.
1 ● Vera Wang Qatar's Spring Presentation Vera Wang Qatar will be presenting their RTW Spring collection in January 2013 at an exclusive regional event. Watch this space for more details. 1 ● Jonathan Anderson To Design

1 ● Mary Katrantzou designs Christmas

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Collection for Versus Gianni Versace Spa has announced that Jonathan Anderson will design a capsule collection for Versus, as the first of a series of collaborations which are part of the recently announced strategic repositioning of the brand under Donatella Versaceís creative leadership.

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We introduce our new column Style Post. Starting off with a fun inspiring feature with the quirky and bubbly designer Henry Holland for his brand House of Holland.

AQUAZZURA

THE SOPHISTICATION OF

ITALY
BY DEBRINA ALIYAH

SIMPLICITY AND SENSIBILITY, SOMETHING MANY OF US HAVE LONG FORGOTTEN WHEN IT COMES TO FOOTWEAR AS WE SEE HEELS GETTING HIGHER AND SHOE SHAPES GETTING ODDER ALL IN THE NAME OF FASHION.

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ROY GOLD FLATS

SEXY THING PINK PYTHON

AMAZON NUDE

STYLE TIP FROM EDGARDO JUST FOR GLAM.
STRAPPY SANDALS WITH NO PLATFORMS ARE THE NEW MUST HAVE. IT IS TIME TO STORE AWAY ALL THE BIG PLATFORMS AND START WEARING CHIC STRAPPY SANDALS LIKE OUR LAURE OR PRINCIPESSA STYLES. THEY ARE SEXY AND FEMININE AND LOOKS GREAT WITH DRESSES. AMAZON SNAKE IN RED AND BLACK

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dgardo Osorio, the designer behind Aquazzura, wants us all to take a step back and rediscover the basics of beautifully-crafted and feminine shoes. A graduate of the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins, Edgardo chartered into the world of shoe design working with big names like Salvatore Ferragamo, Sigerson Morrison and Rene Caovilla. In 2011, he finally launched his own brand Aquazzura to give light to the principle of simplicity in footwear. Based in Florence, the beautiful city is a constant inspiration for the shoemaker to bring together the best of refined European aesthetic, luxury craftsmanship, and feminine sensibility. In just a year, his pieces now adorn the feet of celebrities and fashion makers worldwide. What is the story behind your shoe creations? What is the ultimate goal in creating shoes for women? After over a decade of working for many different luxury brands, I wanted to create my own line following a specific aesthetic and sensibility. The market is saturated with over-priced and overdesigned shoes. I think after all the craziness that we’ve seen in the past few years in shoes, women want to get back to wearing something more elegant, but in a new way. With Aquazzura I wanted to create a line of beautiful shoes that were sophisticated, beautifully made and at the same time fresh and feminine. For me, it is not about creating sculptures or architecture, it is about making women beautiful. I love graphic, sensual and modern things. I love using the best materials and working with the best craftsmen in the world to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Being in Italy allows me to discover incredible ateliers with artisans that can make my wildest dreams come true. I love very feminine shoes that make your feet and your body look amazing. The name Aquazzura comes from the Italian “acqua azzurra” which means blue water. I came up with the name while on a trip to Capri. It felt perfect because I wanted my brand to evoke the sophistication of Italy in a fresh and positive way. I wanted a name that reminded me of Italy and of a vacation. How has the journey been in spearheading your own brand after a decade of working with other designers? Having my own line of shoes is something I know I have wanted to do since I was 12 years old. After years of experience working with some very amazing companies like Cavalli and Ferragamo, I felt comfortable branching out on my own. I am now able to show my own point of view and design things that I truly love. It has been such an incredible journey in the past year and we have had such positive vibes that I feel very lucky. How does the culturally vibrant Florence influence your designs? I’m surrounded by the best craftsmen and suppliers for footwear and leather goods in the world. It's also a luxury to be able to work in the heart of Florence - one of the most beautiful cities in the world and surrounded by the most amazing countryside in Europe. Being there constantly inspires me. For example, the colour card from this fall/ winter season comes from the color of the marbles of the Medici apartments in Palazzo Vecchio. It is such a luxury to be surrounded by such beauty all the time. What are your impressions of the women of the Middle East and how do you think your designs will fit in here? I think women in the Middle East has such a wonderful and colorful sense of style. Even if most of the time they do not show the clothes that they wear, they are always wearing amazing bags and shoes which I love. I can’t wait to do presentations and trunk shows in the Middle East to meet all these wonderful women. We are already selling in Jeddah, Dubai, and Beirut and have started to amass a loyal following. I hope Qatari clients will love Aquazzura since it is feminine, sexy, and very well made.
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1 ● GIVENCHY PRE-FALL 2012 THE FIRST THING THAT CATCHES YOUR EYE IN THIS COLLECTION ARE THOSE INCREDIBLY SLEEK KNEE-HIGH BOOTS THAT MIGHT GET YOU THINKING FOR A SECOND THAT YOU COULD WEAR THEM, TOO.

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2 ● CHRISTIAN DIOR FALL 2012 COUTURE

IN A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS THAT SAW THE PARTING OF THE HOUSE OF DIOR WITH ITS LONG-TIME CREATIVE DIRECTOR JOHN GALLIANO, THE FASHION WORLD WENT INTO A FRENZY SPECULATING WHO WOULD TAKE OVER THE PRESTIGIOUS SEAT. WHEN THE TALENTED RAF SIMONS WAS FINALLY ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW CREATIVE DIRECTOR, EVERYONE HELD THEIR BREATH TO SEE HOW HE WOULD REINTERPRET THE BRAND’S CLASSIC NEW LOOK. THE FALL 2012 COUTURE SHOW WAS SIMONS’ DEBUT COLLECTION FOR DIOR AND HE DEFINITELY FITS RIGHT INTO THE GRACE.

3 ● MARY KATRANTZOU SPRING 2012 RTW

STARTING OFF AS A DESIGNER WITH A LOYAL CULT FOLLOWING, MARY KATRANTZOU QUICKLY PUT HERSELF ONTO THE RADAR OF THE ‘IN-THE-KNOW’ FASHION CROWD. AND WHAT COULD BE MORE EXCITING THAN HER SPRING 2012 RTW COLLECTION WHERE SHE WENT WILD WITH COLOURS AND PRINTS AND ALL THAT JAZZ THAT WE IN THIS REGION LOVE SO MUCH. THOSE ELECTRIC NEON LIPS SEALED THE DEAL FOR US.

4 ● KANYE WEST SPRING 2012 RTW

RUNWAY

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING AMISS WHEN CELEBRITIES ANNOUNCE THAT THEY WOULD BE DABBLING IN THE UNFORGIVING ART OF FASHION DESIGN. WHILE MOST DEBUT WITH A BANG AND FADE OUT QUIETLY, THERE ARE A FEW EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE–VICTORIA BECKHAM AND THE OLSEN TWINS. SO WHEN KANYE WEST DEBUTED HIS SPRING 2012 RTW LINE, SKEPTICS WERE DEFINITELY OUT TO JUDGE, BUT WHILE HIS COLLECTION IS YET TO BE COMPARED WITH FASHION’S BEST, IT WAS EVIDENT THAT HE MIGHT ACTUALLY GET TO BREAK INTO FASHION FOR REAL.

5 ● ATELIER VERSACE SPRING 2012 COUTURE

COLLECTIONS

ATELIER VERSACE WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS, EVEN IF IT IS ONE OF THOSE DREAMS THAT WILL NEVER COME TRUE, MAINLY BECAUSE THE ATELIER OFTEN WORKS EXCLUSIVELY WITH CELEBRITIES AND SOCIALITES APPEARING FOR GLITZY EVENTS. BUT STILL, A GIRL MUST BE ALLOWED TO DREAM! THE SPRING 2012 COUTURE SHOW MARKS A REAPPEARANCE TO THE COUTURE FASHION WEEK CALENDAR AFTER THE HOUSE TOOK A BREAK IN 2004, AND WE ARE MIGHTY THANKFUL THAT WE ONCE GET TO FANTASIZE OUR PRINCESS HOPES.

MONOCHROME PERSPECTIVE
IN OUR CELEBRATION OF EVERYTHING FILM, WE PICK OUR CLASSIC FAVOURITE TITLES THAT HAVE GRACED THE SILVER SCREEN AND BRING THEM TO LIFE IN THE INTIMATE SETTING OF SORMANI. IN OUR SARTORIAL INTERPRETATION OF THE GIANTS, WE IMMORTALISE THE ICONS THROUGH A MONOCHROME PERSPECTIVE.
FASHION STYLING: CARLA MALLARI & VIERA FITRIA PHOTOGRAPHY: ROBERT ALTAMIRANO SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER: ANGEL MALLARI HAIR STYLING: JADOVICH HANNA (AL-SAGHEER SALON, SHARQ VILLAGE & SPA) MAKE-UP: DEBI MENDEZ MODELS: ROBBIE ALEXANDER, JEAN-MARIE GIGI VAN LOGGERENBERG & PATRICIA KELLER FAUSTINO MARGONI CONCEPT: DEBRINA ALIYAH VENUE: SORMANI, THE PEARL - QATAR ALL MULTI-BRAND APPARELS AVAILABLE AT SALAM STORES

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JAMES BOND ‘BOND’ ALL SUIT (PAUL SMITH) ‘BOND GIRL’ DRESS (P.FRANI) EARRINGS (BEN AMUN)

CASABLANCA ‘RICK BLAINE’ TRENCH COAT (BURBERRY) SCARF (RALPH LAUREN) SUIT & TIE (FENDI) HAT (STYLIST’S OWN)

‘ILSA LUND’ COAT (PAUL SMITH) SHIRT & SKIRT (GIVENCHY) EARRINGS (BIJOUX ORIENT)

I DREAM OF JEANNIE ‘JEANNIE’ COAT (TEMPERLEY LONDON) DRESS (VDP COLLECTION) NECKLACE (TOM BINNS) SCARF (EMILIO PUCCI) PERFUME (JUICY COUTURE) BAG (DIANE VON FURSTENBERG) SHOES (MEL BY MELISSA) BANGLES (FAY BIJOUX)

GREASE ‘DANNY ZUKO’ JEANS & T-SHIRT (DIESEL DENIM) JACKET & HOODIE (BOD & CHRISTENSEN) ‘SANDY OLSEN’ SHIRT (KARL LAGERFELD) LEGGINGS (HIGH STREET) JACKET (BALMAIN)

BLACK SWAN ‘NINA SAYERS BLACK SWAN’ DRESS ( DSQUARED) JACKET (ALICE TEMPERLEY) EARRINGS & RING (JEAN CLAUDE) ‘LILY WHITE SWAN’ DRESS (MSGM) BOLERO (ANNE FONTAINE) FEATHER WRAP (JENNY PACKHAM) EARRINGS & RING (JEAN CLAUDE)

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GLOBAL MEETS

LOCAL
BY DEBRINA ALIYAH

WITH A TEAM OF 20 TALENTED ARTISTS FROM VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS, M.A.C COSMETICS SPEARHEADED THE MAKE-UP PROCESS FOR THE DOHA TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2012. AS THE FESTIVAL’S OFFICIAL MAKE-UP SPONSOR FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE TEAM IS WELL-VERSED WITH EVERY NEED AND WANT OF THE CELEBRITIES COMING IN FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS EVENT. GLAM SPEAKS EXCLUSIVELY TO TWO VERY EXPERIENCED ARTISTS FROM THE TEAM, ON RED-CARPET BEAUTY TIPS AND THE EXCITING BURGEONING MAKE-UP SCENE IN THE REGION.

Debbie Finnegan
SENIOR ARTIST UK & IRELAND

been passed on through the generations. We are looking at defined eyebrows, smoky eyes and dramatic eyeliner. So what we see on the red carpet here are interpretations of makeup that focuses on eyes, false eyelashes and elongated feline eye shapes. Debbie’s Pocket Make-Up Guide MAC Prep & Prime Range This is the absolutely must have range for the red carpet. I used this on almost all my clients this season. The range prepare the skin for whatever products that you will be putting on your face. It tones down skin redness, anchors the foundation andhas special formulation that illuminates for the perfect reflection on cameras. MAC Mineralize Range The range of foundation, concealer and blusher gives you the exact colour purity that you want to match your natural skintone and it has low level of pearls to give a luminous finish. MAC Studio Finish Concealer I can’t live without my concealer! This concealer is creamy and I sheer it out with other products to give the exact texture that I want.

The Red Carpet and Fashion Runway Buzz I travel extensively for my job and am involved mostly in fashion and red carpet events. I am backstage at almost all the major fashion weeks and entertainment award shows including BAFTA, music awards and of course, film festivals! I have been with MAC Cosmetics for twelve years and the journey has been amazing. My favourite time is definitely during fashion week. The excitement gives a kind of adrenaline rush like nothing else and it is amazing to see what we can do under intense pressure! Shifting between Red Carpet & Fashion Runway Creating fashion looks as opposed to red carpet looks are two very distinct processes. For fashion looks, designers and stylists

create mood boards and stories which are a culmination of inspirations and designs. We fit into the picture by providing and curating the look according to the story that they want to tell through the runway collection. For red carpet, we are talking about real women who want definition and who wants to look good on camera. Red Carpet Trends Women are becoming more involved in how they want to present themselves on the red carpet. The focus is on the skin tone, how they can enhance their own features for example, instead of hiding their freckles, they want to feature it in a positive light. Here in the Middle East, women are very much influenced by an exotic traditional make-up style that has

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Vimi Joshi
SENIOR ARTIST MIDDLE EAST

Regional Factor My job is to be the bridge between international trends and local interests. I have been with MAC for 13 years and I travel all over the world to be the first to discover and learn about make-up trends. I bring the knowledge home and turn it into something that would appeal to the Arab tastes and influence. It is all about giving it the local relevance. But what helps is that there is an immense interest in make-up in this region. The women love experimenting and are not afraid to try exciting new trends. Growing Focus The Middle East is in a very exciting transitional phase now when it comes to beauty trends. On one hand, we have the traditional influence of make-up styles that is intertwined with history and culture that most women here know and love. On the other hand, we have a new generation of girls who are always connected to the world via social media and they are trend spotting everything that is happening on the international front. They know what is trendy, they know what celebrities are

wearing and they are also influenced by different sets of subcultures and beauty styles. So moving forward, we are looking at a market that is converging between the old and new. Middle East Trends The women here are so passionate about make-up, colours, texture and experimentation. Working as a artist in this region is like a child in a candy store that we can explore basically almost every option that we want. At the moment, we are focusing on skin that has depth and dimension as well as well-contoured facial shapes. With the expat women who live here, there is a term I like using ‘Thinking Glocally’ a mesh between global and local. The Western style of make-up is more soft, nude with round colours and then coming here, they adapt to new influences. At the end of the day, make-up is such a personal experience whatever you do is a melting pot of your style and tastes. DTFF 2012 This is my first year here at this festival and

I love it because of its intimate setting. This way, we can build relationships with our clients because they come back for a few days in a row. And ultimately, we will carry theserelationships forward towards other regional events which makes our artistic work much more meaningful than just doing make-up on one model after another. Vimi’s Pocket Make-Up Guide MAC Fix Plus An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up! MAC Prolong Wear Foundation A long-wear foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Lightweight and creamy, applies smoothly to provide sheer to medium coverage. Even in hot and humid conditions, controls oil to keep skin fresh, natural and flawless.

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GROWTHOF LUXURY PRET-A-PORTER
BY DEBRINA ALIYAH

CHLOÉ CHARTING THE
RETROSPECTIVE ON HERITAGE

IN A REFLECTIVE MOMENT SOMEWHERE IN PARIS SIXTY YEARS AGO, THE CONCEPT OF LUXURY PRET-A-PORTER WAS BORN, LEADING THE MODERN MOVEMENT THAT HAS BECOME THE MAIN FASHION APPROACH FOR THE INDUSTRY TODAY.

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a time where women from all walks of life were beginning to reap economical benefits from post-war recovery, demand for accessible fashion begin to surge. Gaby Aghion, a Parisian fashion designer, recognising this niche founded Chloé, the world’s first pret-a-porter fashion house. While historically, luxury high-end clothing were reserved exclusively to the realm of couture craftsmanship, Chloé became the first brand to combine the fine quality of haute couture and accessibility of ready-to-wear collections. Ready-to-wear garments available in the market then were mainly factory-produced designs that were often poorly made. The pioneering designer boldly took the first step of producing her designs in a range of standardised sizing and putting the label Chloé on her creations. Together with her business partner Jacques Lenoir, Gaby presented the first-ever Chloé collection in 1956. The collection debuted at Cafe de Flore to a group of Parisian creatives who helped propelled the brand into instant fame and success. Recognised by her peers and applauded for her innovative concept, Gaby became a celebrated iconic designer as Chloé took off as the most sought-after brand of 60's fashion. While her designs became a favourite with big names and socialities, Gaby’s true vision of her designs was really to dress a niche group of artists and intellectuals who preferred simple and clean lines as opposed to the elaborate couture designs of the time. The brand’s signature silhouette only came to life in 1966, when Karl Lagerfeld was hired as Chloé first creative director. Embodying the spirit of Chloé's original inception of freedom and accessibility for women of all walks of life - Karl created an easy-going free form silhouette of airy blouses and flouncy skirts. Crafting from soft flowing fabrics like silk and using delicate methods like pleating, Karl firmly established Chloé success in defining the feminine form. The signature soft pastels have become the interior moodboard of modern day Chloéoutiques worldwide. Karl left the house in 1983 and Chloé went through a challenging period before finally coming back to life in 1997, when Stella McCartney took over the creative directorship. Doing a spin on the brand’s original signature style, Stella adapted the new modern woman’s perspective into the collection resulting in pieces that were both fun and flirtatious. Although Stella was only a young fashion graduate then, her talent and vision for the brand helped put Chloé back into the runway limelight. When her longtime assistant Phoebe Philo took over the reign, the brand had come to a full circle culminating

in the launch of the brand’s first handbag line. Diving into the highly lucrative handbag segment of the fashion market proved successful with the Chloé Paddington becoming one of the decade’s most iconic hangbag. Chloé is now designed by Clare Waight Keller. 60th Anniversary To commemorate the 60-year history of Chloé since its inception in 1952, the brand hosted the Chloé ATTITUDES exhibition at Palais de Tokyo from October to November 2012. The exhibition served to pay tribute to the pivotal role Chloé played in introducing the concept of pret-a-porter to the fashion world. Curated and designed by the celebrated Judith Clark, the exhibition took a thematic view on the evolving style of Chloé through its different designers. In Clark’s work, she has brought out facets of Chloé's history in the exhibition that was little known to the world, including the multitude of pop-culture references of different eras in the pieces produced by the different designers. In line with the exhibition, Chloé also initiated The Alphabet campaign inspired by founder Gaby Aghion and her unique method of naming collections and garments according to alphabets. The campaign takes the audience on a fun journey through the history of the brand by telling stories related to all 26 alphabets. Available now on the brand’s website, it is a treasure trove of different media mediums and previously unreleased archive images and advertising campaigns. The Chloé Paddington Bag Introduced by Phobe Philo in 2005, this bag has gone down in fashion retail history as one the fastest-selling bags sparking off wildfire discussions on blogs including the popular PurseForum on the best ways to get yourself the bag. Although it is not the first bag to ever reach waitlist status, the Paddington was the definite 'It Bag' of 2005 and was one of the hardest bags to purchase in that year. The Paddington bag is an embodiment of Chloé's bohemian and free-spirit nature - presented in a slouchy style but anchored by a huge heavy padlock that gives the bag the ultimate contrast. Its medium size makes it perfect for everyday wear, complementing both casual and work attires. Although the bag is heavy in weight, it definitely did not deter the chic crowd from waiting in line to get one. The Paddington bag has since been reissued in different kinds of leather, colors and embellishing hardwares. Chloé is now owned by luxury goods group Richemont and includes a diffusion line, See by Chloé which was launched in 2001 as an alternative to the main luxury collection. See by Chloé targeted a younger audience with collections that are more edgy and fun. Chloé is represented by Al Mana Luxury in Qatar and is located at Porto Arabia - The Pearl Qatar.

The exhibition served to pay tribute to the pivotal role Chloé played in introducing the concept of pret-a-porter to the fashion world.

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