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Angelina Jolie’s iconic Elie Saab gown nabs spotlight at ‘Eternals’ premiere

DUBAI: Nora Hameidani, founder of Dubai’s Barre Effect fitness studio, shows you how to build and maintain strength in or out of the gym. Try these simple yet effective barre moves to help you build lean muscle in the comfort of your own home. Pushups Start with hands slightly wider than shoulders, fingers pointing forward.…

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Bill Gates’ daughter Jennifer weds Egyptian equestrian Nayel Nasser

DUBAI: Cars and clothes have a long, intertwined history. While it may seem like the two are radically different, fashion has a longstanding relationship with the automotive industry, with designers continuously looking to the road when creating their collections and runway looks. Coco Chanel’s 1926 Little Black Dress was inspired by Henry Ford’s Model T; in…

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Mideast films win big at BFI London Film Festival 

DUBAI: Cars and clothes have a long, intertwined history. While it may seem like the two are radically different, fashion has a longstanding relationship with the automotive industry, with designers continuously looking to the road when creating their collections and runway looks. Coco Chanel’s 1926 Little Black Dress was inspired by Henry Ford’s Model T; in…

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Architect sheds light on Expo 2020 Dubai’s ‘monument to the living’

DUBAI: US-Mexican actress Salma Hayek made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in Los Angeles this weekend wearing a feisty leopard-print suit by Lebanese designer Elie Saab. The actress, who is of Spanish and Lebanese descent, appeared on the TV show alongside fellow actor Kumail Nanjiani to talk about their latest film, Marvel’s “Eternals.” For…

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Arab Fashion Council names Barbie as its 2021 Fashion Icon

DUBAI: It took more than 200,000 workers and 240 million hours of combined labor to bring the vast Expo 2020 Dubai site to life. Now, to express thanks to the workforce, a colonnade of 38 columns has been installed at the site’s Jubilee Park, with individual worker’s names carved in stone. Reem Al-Hashimi, Expo 2020…

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Actress Salma Hayek shows off Elie Saab suit in Los Angeles

PARIS: “Somewhere between silence and words” revives memories of a journey to Algeria made by Florian Gaite, philosopher, art critic and curator of the exhibition taking place until Nov. 28, 2021 at the Maison des Arts Malakoff center in Paris. The exhibition “seeks to make heard the voices and the silence that characterize Algeria so…

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World’s largest floating nightclub opens on Dubai’s historic QE2 cruise liner

‘Sopranos’ creator David Chase and cast discuss prequel movie ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ DUBAI: There’s an ending to “The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story” that you’ll never see. In it, the young Tony Soprano, played by the late James Gandolfini’s now-22-year-old son Michael, struts directly towards the camera and, as he walks, he…

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Stars put on a show at El-Gouna Film Festival’s opening ceremony

DUBAI: If you are on the lookout for a city vacation that won’t break the bank, but also won’t force you to compromise on quality, then the Georgian capital of Tbilisi — an urban sprawl nestled in a series of mountains following the route of the Kura River — is well worth a visit. Its architecture…

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Manga signs deal to develop Saudi gaming talent

JEDDAH: Timing is everything in business so for a cruise ship company to launch its debut voyage in Saudi Arabia the same year as a global pandemic seemed like a dicey move. But it did not slow down the well-known Geneva-headquartered MSC Cruises, which waited for COVID-19 restrictions to calm down before it hit the…

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Madame Tussauds Dubai opens its doors

CAIRO: Between the frenzied rush of wardrobe changes and photographers readying for shoots, Iman Eldeeb’s agency is slowly breaking new ground for Egypt’s fashion scene by hiring a diverse line-up of models. Eldeeb forged an international career in European fashion capital Milan, where photographers told her she was “the first Egyptian model they had ever seen.”…

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Meet the Lebanese stylist serving up looks at Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI: One of Expo 2020’s many missions is to raise awareness about the beauty of our planet and how human beings can preserve what we have left of our natural environment — before it is too late. Located in the Opportunity District across from China’s Pavilion and facing Sunrise Plaza, a large artwork titled Hammour House,…

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Bella Hadid celebrates 25th birthday as Instagram tributes pour in

RIYADH: Businessman and author Chris Gardner gave a touching account of his life at the Riyadh International Book Fair on Saturday. Saying that he was honored to be invited to the fair, Gardner discussed the many obstacles he has faced in his 67 years. He talked about his newest book, “Permission to Dream,” and spoke…

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What We Are Reading Today: Cult of the Irrelevant by Michael Desch

MOSUL, Iraq/BOGOTA, Colombia: Taking a seat at the top table in Mosul’s Book Forum cafe one evening in September, political blogger Saad Amer introduced his two guest speakers, both independent candidates running in Iraq’s Oct. 10 parliamentary elections. This was the fifth such event organized by the Khutwa Club, a debating society that meets regularly at…

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Tanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Literature Prize

Waiting to fly: Palestinian artists Nisreen, Nermeen Abudail on their ‘nostalgia for unlived moments’ LONDON: A woman strides purposefully through a field of golden wheat. She exudes confidence and joy. Her richly embroidered gown and distinctive Smadeh (headpiece) identify her as coming from Gaza, Palestine. She carries a basket of gifts including the famed grapes from…

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Broadway stars descend on Riyadh for Disney concert

DUBAI: US actress Amber Heard strutted her stuff during Paris Fashion Week, walking the runway during the Le Defile L’Oreal Paris show at the foot of the Eiffel tower. The “Aquaman” star joined her fellow L’Oreal ambassadors Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and US-Cuban singer Camila Cabello, who all wore their glittering best as they hit…

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Made in the Emirates: UAE-based artists on show at Sotheby’s Dubai

DUBAI: A large woven installation echoes the shapes of palm trees viewed while lying down on the ground. “Palm,” placed in Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall in Riyadh for Misk Art Week’s exhibition “Here, Now,” was created by American contemporary artist Sheila Hicks. It was originally conceived in Riyadh’s King Saud University, where Hicks…

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