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LoveShackFancy’s Latest Collection, Staged in Paris, Is Fun Yet Sensual and Tied Up With Bows

04 Mar 2024  |  Yahoo Entertainment
Rebecca Hessel Cohen showcased LoveShackFancy's new Autumn Winter 2024 collection, 'Bowquette Burlesque,' in Paris after its debut at New York Fashion Week. The collection, known for its bows, florals, and feminine-centric designs, is divided into three sections for August, September, and October, catering to what women want to wear during those months. The brand, which has 17 stores and a strong e-commerce presence, is expanding into beauty with fragrances and has successful collaborations with GAP and Bogner. LoveShackFancy is favored by celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Alba, and the new collection features a range of silhouettes suitable for all female body types, incorporating feathers, beading, corsetry, and crystals.

Jennifer Lawrence Stuns in Deep V-Neck Waistcoat at Dior’s Fall Winter 2024 Fashion Show

28 Feb 2024  |  hollywoodreporter.com
The Dior Fall Winter 2024 women's ready-to-wear show in Paris featured a bamboo installation by Shakuntala Kulkarni and was attended by celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Anya Taylor-Joy. Dior's creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri drew inspiration from the late 60s, focusing on women's independence and feminism. The show highlighted a color palette of beige, white, orange, pink, and neon green, with a mix of gabardine and double cashmere materials. Peter Philips, Dior Makeup's creative director, added a touch of pink to the beauty looks, inspired by Indian culture.

The Lebanese Designers Who Are Everywhere This Awards Season

05 Oct 2023  |  Yahoo Entertainment
Lebanese designers have gained significant prominence this awards season, dressing numerous celebrities for major events like the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and the Oscars. Designers such as Tony Ward, Elie Saab, Azzi & Osta, Zuhair Murad, Mônot, Georges Chakra, Georges Hobeika, and Rani Zakhem have showcased their innovative craftsmanship and unique blend of Eastern and Western aesthetics. Their designs, known for meticulous attention to detail and luxurious fabrics, have resonated globally, making a strong impact on the red carpet. The legacy of Lebanese fashion, influenced by a rich cultural history and notable figures like Elie Ward, continues to thrive and evolve, with designers constantly pushing the boundaries of couture.

Angelina Jolie partnered with Chloé to create her first capsule collection: Atelier Jolie

02 Oct 2023  |  www.forbesargentina.com
Angelina Jolie has partnered with Chloé to launch her first capsule collection under her new fashion brand, Atelier Jolie. The collaboration, co-created with Chloé's creative director Gabriela Hearst, aligns with both brands' commitment to environmental sustainability and social activism. The collection aims to empower fashion artisans and will be unveiled in the spring, coinciding with Hearst's final collection for Chloé at Paris Fashion Week.

Kilian Paris Closes Out Paris Fashion Week With Star-Studded, “Smoking Hot” Soirée

02 Oct 2023  |  The Hollywood Reporter
Kilian Paris celebrated the launch of its latest fragrance, Smoking Hot, with a star-studded soirée during Paris Fashion Week. The event, held at Mondaine de Pariso, featured a guest list including renowned photographer Ellen Von Unwerth and actors from Netflix’s Emily in Paris. The party, characterized by its smokiness and sexiness theme, included interactive photo stations, a tattoo station, and Smoking Hot-inspired cocktails. The fragrance joins Kilian Paris' other olfactive families and was showcased at a pop-up Kilian Bar at the Plaza Athénée Hotel.

Florence Pugh, Yasmin Finney and Andrew Garfield Wow at Valentino Paris Fashion Week Show

01 Oct 2023  |  The Hollywood Reporter
The Valentino Spring/Summer 2024 fashion show at Paris Fashion Week drew significant attention with a star-studded guest list including Florence Pugh, Yasmin Finney, and Andrew Garfield. Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli's collection emphasized the emancipation and individuality of the female body, featuring a new technique called Altorilievo. The show opened with a performance by FKA Twigs and highlighted white shades and floral patterns. Kris Jenner and Penn Badgley praised the collection, which also showcased accessories like the Valentino Garavani VLogo Moon bag.

The new Chanel products for summer: glow and shine

01 Oct 2023  |  www.forbesargentina.com
Chanel introduces a new line of summer beauty products designed to nourish and protect the skin, including a clarifying mousse, revitalizing serum, and various makeup bases. The products, made with natural ingredients like red camellia, aim to enhance skin radiance and provide long-lasting effects. Chanel's legacy in beauty, dating back to 1924, continues with these innovative offerings, praised for their effectiveness and luxurious appeal.

Florence Pugh, Yasmin Finney and Andrew Garfield Wow at Valentino Paris Fashion Week Show

01 Oct 2023  |  Yahoo Entertainment
The Valentino Paris Fashion Week show, held on October 1, 2023, drew significant attention with a star-studded guest list including Florence Pugh, Yasmin Finney, and Andrew Garfield. Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli's collection emphasized the emancipation of the female body, featuring innovative techniques like Altorilievo. The show opened with a performance by FKA Twigs and highlighted white shades and floral patterns. Kris Jenner praised the collection, calling it one of Piccioli's best. The event also showcased the Valentino Garavani VLogo Moon bag, aligning with the theme of women's freedom.

Ryder Cup in Rome: How Italy is taking a swing at becoming Europe's next top golfing destination

29 Sep 2023  |  www.euronews.com
Italy is positioning itself as a premier golf destination in Europe, leveraging the Ryder Cup in Rome to showcase its golfing infrastructure and attract global attention. With significant investments in golf, Italy aims to boost its status in the golfing world. The Antognolla Golf Course exemplifies this effort, offering a blend of golf, history, cuisine, and hospitality. The Ryder Cup is expected to further develop Italy's golf industry, fostering community engagement and enhancing the country's reputation and revenues. Key figures like César Burguière and Mariano Di Vaio highlight the inclusive and lifestyle aspects of golf in Italy.

Matthew M. Williams Opts For Elegant Silhouettes For Givenchy’s SS24 Collection

29 Sep 2023  |  www.forbes.com
Matthew M. Williams revealed his spring/summer 2024 collection for Givenchy, emphasizing elegance through modern silhouettes. The show, attended by celebrities like Jared Leto and Tyga, featured feminine designs with sheer chiffon, architectonic tailoring, and oversized coats. Gabriel Calatrava from The Collaborative Architecture Laboratory designed the runway space, reflecting the collection's elegance. The collection also paid homage to Givenchy's heritage with pieces inspired by Hubert de Givenchy's archives.

Lucy Hale and Madison Bailey Sit Front Row at Giambattista Valli’s Spring Summer 2024 Show

29 Sep 2023  |  hollywoodreporter.com
Giambattista Valli presented a more subdued Spring Summer 2024 collection in Paris, with celebrities like Lucy Hale and Madison Bailey attending. The collection featured strong white and black colors, wine silhouettes, and detailed embroidery. Anna Wintour awarded Valli a French knighthood at the Musée National Picasso-Paris for his contributions to the arts.

Gabriela Hearst Unveiled Her Last Collection For Chloé

28 Sep 2023  |  Forbes
Gabriela Hearst presented her final collection for Chloé at Paris' Port de la Bourdonnais, marking the end of her impactful three-year tenure. The Spring/Summer 2024 collection featured a mix of off-white, black, and marigold colors, with a focus on leather silhouettes and botanical-inspired designs. Hearst paid tribute to Chloé's founder, Gaby Aghion, by reinterpreting her favorite bag and collaborating with Mifuko, a social enterprise in Kenya. The show concluded with a festive performance by Brazil's Mangueira Samba school, celebrating Hearst's contributions to the brand.

Dior Had Something To Say For Its SS24 Women’s Collection

27 Sep 2023  |  forbes.com
Maria Grazia Chiuri presented Dior's Spring/Summer 2024 collection in Paris, emphasizing a blend of femininity and feminism. The show featured messages on LED screens and a darker aesthetic inspired by witches, caretakers of the mother-goddess. The collection included mille-fleurs techniques and astronomy scenes, aiming to harmonize the body with clothing. Notable attendees included Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Charlize Theron.

PSD And Kiyan Anthony Partner In The Athlete’s First Ever Fashion Deal

21 Sep 2023  |  Forbes
PSD, a premium underwear brand, has signed an endorsement deal with Kiyan Anthony, marking his first fashion deal. Kiyan, son of NBA player Carmelo Anthony and TV personality La La Anthony, is a rising basketball star and has collaborated with PSD to create a collection that reflects his Brooklyn roots and appeals to a new generation. The collection features colorful and artistic designs and is available at PSD.com and major retailers. La La Anthony expressed pride in her son's creative and driven nature, both on and off the court.

How Saudi MBC TV Presenter Sara Murad Launched Her Own Perfume Brand

20 Sep 2023  |  Forbes
Sara Murad, a prominent Saudi TV presenter, has launched her own fragrance brand, By Sara Murad, with the debut scent 'Black Oud.' The fragrance captures her professional journey and aims to inspire confidence and empowerment. The article discusses the cultural significance of perfumes in the Middle East and the impact of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 on women's entrepreneurship. Murad's brand blends Middle Eastern and Western elements, working with French perfumeries to create a globally appealing scent. The launch process took two years, emphasizing quality and attention to detail.

How The Antognolla Golf Course Is A Driver Between Golf And Fashion

11 Sep 2023  |  Forbes
Antognolla Golf Course in Perugia, Italy, exemplifies the intersection of golf and fashion, serving as a high-end destination that integrates local fashion brands like Rocco Ragni and Lorena Antoniazzi. The resort, which will feature a Six Senses hotel and various amenities by 2026, aims to position Italy as a premier golf destination. The course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., has undergone significant upgrades and is recognized for its sustainability. The collaboration with fashion designers and international firms highlights the blend of local heritage and innovative design, making Antognolla a unique lifestyle and tourism hub.

Fragrances That Are Perfect For The Last Days Of Summer

05 Sep 2023  |  forbes.com
Newly launched luxury fragrances perfect for the end of summer are presented, featuring light, airy, floral, and citrusy tones with musky notes. Acqua di Parma introduces Zafferano and Arancia la Spugnatura, Cartier offers Pasha Noir Absolu, Parfums de Marly launches Valaya, Trudon releases Vixi, and Maison Francis Kurkdjian presents Baccarat Rouge 540. These fragrances, crafted by skilled perfumers, embody a range of exotic and fresh scents, available at select retailers.

Ava Duvernay Stuns In A Louis Vuitton Gown For AmfAR’s Venice Gala

04 Sep 2023  |  forbes.com
Ava Duvernay wore a custom Louis Vuitton gown at amfAR's Venice Gala, where she received the Award For Inspiration. The gala raised over $2 million for AIDS research. Notable attendees included Kate Beckinsale and Michelle Rodriguez, with performances by Leona Lewis and Rita Ora. amfAR, a leading nonprofit in AIDS research, partnered with Mastercard, Chopard, and the Red Sea Film Foundation for the event. Despite an ongoing actors' strike, the gala was well-attended by celebrities. Kevin Frost, amfAR’s CEO, expressed hope for finding a cure for AIDS in his lifetime, supported by partners like Mastercard.

Armani Is The Official Beauty Sponsor Of The Venice Film Festival

04 Sep 2023  |  Forbes
Armani Beauty is the official beauty sponsor of the Venice Film Festival for the sixth year, coinciding with the festival's 80th edition. The brand is active with a beauty lounge, a Haute Couture runway show, and the launch of a new fragrance, SÌ Eau de Parfum Intense. The festival has fewer Hollywood actors due to a strike, but international celebrities like Madisin Rian, Caterina Murino, and Caroline Hu are present. Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation and Lip Power Matte are featured products. Over six years, Armani Beauty has served over five-thousand guests with sixty professional makeup artists. The new SÌ fragrance, created by Julie Massé, offers an intense scent with notes of blackcurrant nectar, black tea leaves, rose damascene, davana essential oil, bourbon vanilla, patchouli oil, and is presented in a refillable bottle.

Face Gym’s Active Blast Is Celebrity Backed And Guarantees The Collagen Boost That’s Needed With Age

01 Sep 2023  |  Forbes
FaceGym's Active Blast, a vegan collagen skin booster, is endorsed by numerous celebrities and promises to enhance skin elasticity and radiance. Founded by Inge Theron, FaceGym aims to improve skin metabolism and facial fitness. The product, which has been updated for 2023 with sustainable packaging, is designed to penetrate the skin more effectively than traditional collagen. It is available for purchase at various retailers and FaceGym studios. Clinical tests show significant improvements in skin appearance after four weeks of use.

Addison Bay’s Golf Looks Are Everything But Monotonous

28 Aug 2023  |  Forbes
Addison Bay, a Philadelphia-based activewear brand, is challenging the notion of monotonous women's golf wear with a selection of varied and fashion-forward pieces. The brand's founder, Marguerite Adzick, emphasizes the importance of fit and function in their golf wear collection, which was developed over years with customer feedback. The article discusses the evolution of women's golf wear, the current market valued at $3 billion, and the expected growth to $5.4 billion by 2033. Addison Bay's collection features items like the Everyday Crewneck, Links Golf Skort, and various polos, with a focus on stripes and modern details. The brand plans to expand its golf wear offerings as the market grows.

Dior’s Newest J’adore L’Or Perfume, Created By Francis Kurkdjian Is Full Of Floral Tones

18 Aug 2023  |  forbes.com
Dior has launched a new perfume, J’adore L’Or, created by renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. The fragrance, which is a refined version of the iconic J’adore, features a floral essence that transforms over time and is designed to last throughout the day. The perfume is presented in the distinctive tear-drop bottle and represents a partnership that respects Dior's heritage while daring to be bold. Charlize Theron continues her role as the face of J’adore, a position she has held since 1990, signifying the brand's appreciation of her representation.

Giorgio Armani Opens A New Emporio Armani Flagship In New York’s Soho

07 Aug 2023  |  www.forbes.com
Emporio Armani has opened a new flagship store in New York's Soho, located at 134 Spring Street, amidst art galleries and luxury boutiques. The store, spanning over four thousand square feet, retains original architectural features and showcases Emporio Armani collections, eyewear, watches, and jewelry. Giorgio Armani, who recently turned 89, emphasizes the brand's connection to Soho's creative energy and architecture. The AW23/34 ad campaign, shot by Gregory Harris, features black and white images set against the Manhattan skyline. A special 90s inspired collection is exclusively available at this location, offering items such as dinner jackets for men and sequined cocktail dresses for women.

LVMH Is The Bridge Between Fashion And Sports For The 2024 Paris Summer Olympic And Paralympic Games

26 Jul 2023  |  Forbes
LVMH has partnered with the Paris 2024 Olympic Committee as a Premium Sponsor for the upcoming summer games. The luxury conglomerate, which includes brands like Dior and Louis Vuitton, will contribute to various aspects of the games, including Chaumet designing the medals and Moët Hennessy providing spirits. Despite France's recent challenges, the partnership is expected to bring economic benefits and enhance France's global appeal. LVMH will also collaborate with Secours Populaire Français to support sports access for vulnerable youth. The US Embassy in France recently highlighted positive US-French relations in anticipation of the games.

PSD Underwear And Cookies SF Launch A New Capsule Collection

17 Jul 2023  |  Forbes
PSD Underwear and Cookies SF have launched a new capsule collection, celebrated with a release party in Los Angeles. The collaboration aims to merge the strengths of both brands in creating functional and stylish garments. PSD Underwear, known for its partnerships with top athletes, and Cookies SF, a prominent streetwear brand, see this partnership as a strategic move to expand their market presence. The event featured models showcasing the new collection, music, and giveaways. The article highlights the growing men's underwear market and the influence of streetwear in fashion, noting PSD's continued efforts to collaborate with leading talent and expand internationally.

Top Three Takeaways From Fendi’s AW23 Couture Show

07 Jul 2023  |  Forbes
Fendi's Autumn-Winter 2023 Couture Show, held at the Bourse in Paris, showcased a collection that seamlessly blends couture and jewelry, designed by Kim Jones and Delfina Delettrez Fendi. The collection emphasized the idea that a bejeweled dress can replace the need for additional jewelry, with intricate designs featuring black diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. Simplicity in silhouettes, comfort, and flexibility were key themes, with many dresses designed with a single seam. The show also highlighted the necessity of a clutch as an essential accessory, with most models carrying one on the runway.

The Tony Ward AW23 Collection Exposes The Skin Under Embroidered Decadence

04 Jul 2023  |  Forbes
The Tony Ward AW23 Couture Collection, themed 'Under My Skin,' showcases opulent and glamorous designs with a focus on unique materials and architectural styles. The collection features a diverse color palette and a variety of textures, including soft velvet, charmeuse, taffeta, and Mousseline. Highlights include a biodegradable black dress co-created with architect Batoul Al Rachdan and a luxurious bridal gown adorned with embroidered flowers. The collection is praised for its intricate detailing and innovative use of materials.

Dior’s Fall 2023 Haute Couture Collection Channels Goddesses

04 Jul 2023  |  Forbes
Dior's Haute Couture Fall 2023 collection, inspired by artist Marta Roberti, features a color palette of white, beige, silver, and pale gold with vertical silhouettes and flat shoes. Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, Peter Philips, used Dior Beauty products to create a minimalist '90s nude makeup look for the models, emphasizing luminous skin and a touch of gold on the eyelids. The collection is described as glamorously simple, channeling 'the cult of the goddess.'

Rami Al Ali’s AW23 Couture Collection Is An Ode To Henri Matisse

04 Jul 2023  |  Forbes
Rami Al Ali's autumn-winter 2023-23 Haute Couture collection, inspired by Henri Matisse, showcases structured tailoring and artistic expression reminiscent of Matisse's 'carving into color' era. The collection features a variety of gowns and dresses, incorporating diverse textiles like double-faced silks, satin, taffeta, and tweed. Each piece is meticulously crafted, with handwoven embroidery motifs and precise detailing. The collection, characterized by its volume, shapes, and textures, reflects Middle Eastern savoir-faire and is described as feminine, dreamy, and professional.

A First: The Tamara Ralph Couture Collection Unveils Its Inaugural Collection In Paris

03 Jul 2023  |  www.forbes.com
Tamara Ralph, an Australian designer based in Monaco, launched her inaugural Tamara Ralph Couture collection in Paris after parting ways with her previous brand, Ralph&Russo. The collection features structured detailing, a feminine color palette, and Parisian-chic elements, aiming to showcase the power of craftsmanship. Celebrities like Queen Rania of Jordan and Halle Berry have already worn her designs to high-profile events. Ralph's new brand is gaining attention and is poised for growth in her solo career.

The Paul Smith SS24 Men’s Collection Palette Is Inspired By Lawrence Of Arabia

24 Jun 2023  |  Forbes
British designer Paul Smith unveiled his spring-summer 2024 collection, themed 'The Suit (But Different),' during the official men's week in Paris. The collection, inspired by the film Lawrence Of Arabia, features a palette of sandy neutrals, black, blue, cool charcoal, and red, and includes tailored boxer shorts, a Breakfast Suit, and a Canadian Tuxedo. Smith's collection, which spans from the 1970s to the present day, incorporates light textiles and prints, and offers a playful take on traditional tailoring and military-inspired wear.

Fred Mécène: The First French Makeup Artist To Create Her Own Organic And Vegan Makeup Brand

21 Jun 2023  |  Forbes
Frederique Mécène Alcaraz, a seasoned makeup artist with over thirty years of experience, has launched her own organic and vegan makeup brand, Fred Mécène Beauty, in collaboration with her daughter Gabrielle. The brand emphasizes well-being and ecology, offering products like the Le Bio de Teint foundation and Le Bio Correcteur concealer, which cater to a diverse range of skin tones and are free from harmful chemicals. Mécène's career includes working with celebrities and major events, and her new venture aims to provide clean, ethical beauty solutions. Despite challenges, the brand has gained credibility and customer loyalty through innovative, effective products.

Valentino’s Men’s Spring Summer 2024 Collection Is A Modern Take On Masculinity

21 Jun 2023  |  forbes.com
Valentino showcased its The Narratives collection at the Università degli Studi di Milano during men's SS24 fashion week, emphasizing a modern perspective on masculinity. Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli maintained traditional tailoring while introducing subtle changes and a color palette with pops of Valentino's signature pink, red, and khaki. The show featured oversized blazers and coats with shorts, and some pieces with floral patterns and messages. Valentino also announced a donation to the school for scholarships, continuing its support for the next generation and education.

Wendy Starland: The Woman That Discovered and Developed Lady Gaga Talks Fashion and Music

19 Jun 2023  |  Forbes
Wendy Starland, a model, singer, songwriter, and music producer, discusses her dual careers in fashion and music. She has been recognized by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and VH1, modeled for top brands like DKNY, and appeared in major fashion publications. Starland is known for discovering and developing Lady Gaga and is currently involved in Brandon Jenner's TV show 'Banded.' She emphasizes the importance of authenticity and a strong work ethic in the music industry and enjoys modeling as a creative outlet, leveraging social media to directly connect with brands.

Inside this $356bn beauty company’s AI play for the future

15 Jun 2023  |  Forbes Australia
L’Oréal Group, the world's largest beauty company, is leveraging artificial intelligence and hyper-personalisation to stay ahead in the competitive beauty industry. At the VIVA Tech conference in Paris, Deputy CEO Barbara Lavernos emphasized the company's commitment to innovation, unveiling new AI-driven devices and initiatives. These include personalized hair and skin diagnostic tools from brands like Kérastase and La Roche-Posay, and the HAPTA, a makeup applicator for individuals with hand mobility disorders. L’Oréal's extensive beauty database and investment in technology are key to its strategy, aiming to enhance consumer experiences and drive revenue through digital and e-commerce channels.

The True-Luxury 3.0 Summit Discusses Fashion’s Place In Climate Friendly Practices

12 Jun 2023  |  Forbes
The True-Luxury 3.0 Summit in London brought together leaders from the luxury sector to discuss climate-positive practices across fashion, food, hospitality, lifestyle, travel, and technology. Founded by designer Laboni Saha, the summit emphasized the role of luxury in promoting sustainable consumer habits. Key discussions included the shift from fast fashion to bespoke and luxury fashion, the impact of global atrocities in the fashion industry, and the rise of virtual retail experiences. The event highlighted the importance of craftsmanship and collaborative efforts in driving positive change for the planet. Future initiatives include an exhibition co-curated by Saha and Edwina Ehrman, showcasing pro-planet innovations and actions.

Unrivaled Style, The Carlton Cannes Is The Best And Newly Renovated Address In The Côte D’Azur

02 Jun 2023  |  forbes.com
The Carlton Cannes, a historic hotel in the Côte d’Azur, has reopened after a two-year renovation that began in December 2020. The hotel, part of IHG Hotels and Resorts and owned by Katara Hospitality, has maintained its Belle Époque exterior while adding modern amenities such as a new ballroom, spa, and the only infinity pool in Cannes. The renovation involved hundreds of local artisans and craftsmen, and the hotel now features 369 rooms, 52 suites, and 37 apartments. Interior designer Tristan Auer and architect Richard Lavelle led the design, which includes historic elements like the Grand Salon, restored by Versailles artisans, and modern touches like marble floors and pale pink jade chandeliers. The hotel offers a variety of dining options, including the unique Anatolian restaurant Rüya, the Mediterranean Riviera, and the Carlton Cannes Beach Club. With its luxurious accommodations and friendly staff, the Carlton Cannes is presented as a premier destination in Cannes.

Edward Enniful Will Have A New Role At Condé Nast Starting In 2024

02 Jun 2023  |  forbes.com
Edward Enniful, Editor-In-Chief of British Vogue, has been appointed to a new global role as editorial advisor at Condé Nast, starting in 2024. Enniful, known for his commitment to diversity and inclusivity, has made significant contributions to the Vogue brand, including featuring prominent figures on the cover and increasing staff diversity. The fashion industry speculates that this move positions him as a potential successor to Anna Wintour, Condé Nast’s Global Chief Content Officer. Enniful's humble demeanor and approachability, shaped by his experiences, including his family's flight from Ghana, are recognized and respected within the fashion community.

100 Years Of Warner Bros.: A New Documentary That Unveils The History, Costumes, And Significance Of One Of America’s Most Iconic Film Studios

25 May 2023  |  forbes.com
Warner Bros. celebrates its 100th anniversary with a four-part documentary series narrated by Morgan Freeman and directed by Leslie Iwerks. The series, which includes interviews with film icons and explores the studio's history and costume design, premiered two specials at the Cannes Film Festival and will release the remaining two on June 1st. The documentary highlights Warner Bros.' evolution from the 1920s to becoming a global entertainment powerhouse.

On May 22, CARE’s Global Leaders Network hosted a reception for 150 guests at the Embassy of Canada in conjunction with the group’s annual National Conference. The night focused on bringing attention to the world’s underserved, particularly women and girls, with the aim of ending poverty and eradicating child marriages that prevent girls from educational and other opportunities. The nonprofit recognized that our neighbor to the north, Canada, has been a leader in fighting poverty by pushing for gender equality.

On May 15, the International Republican Institute (IRI) held its annual Freedom Dinner at the Willard InterContinental Washington hotel to honor IRI’s role in advancing freedom around the world for the past 35 years. This year, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley were given the Freedom Award, with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) offering tributes. But the unspoken star of the night was Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and his longstanding efforts to propel democratization around the world. McCain, who is a 2017 IRI awardee, could not attend this year because he is undergoing brain cancer treatment. But his son, Jimmy McCain, spoke in place of his father, who watched the dinner live from his home in Arizona.

The Age of co: How shared living is taking off across the globe, from New Zealand to Germany.

Canada’s resettlement of refugees: Potential lessons for Europe

03 Nov 2018  |  euronews
The article discusses Canada's approach to resettling refugees, highlighting the stories of Syrian refugees Mohammed Alsaleh and Arman Petrosian who found new homes in Canada. Unlike the European Union, which is struggling with the refugee crisis, Canada uses its embassies in Beirut and Lebanon to process asylum cases. In 2016, Canada resettled over 33,000 refugees, a stark contrast to Italy's 832. Canada's program includes government-assisted, privately sponsored, and blended visa refugees. The article mentions the praise from UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi for Canada's system and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plans to increase permanent residents in the coming years. The piece also contrasts Canada's successful integration of refugees with Europe's challenges, suggesting that Europe's approach has led to radicalism and poor integration due to the formation of ghettos.

This Lebanese Mountaineer is Breaking Down Barriers, One Climb at a Time

25 Sep 2018  |  Vogue Arabia
The article profiles Joyce Azzam, the first Lebanese woman to scale five of the seven world summits, as she prepares to climb Mount Vinson in Antarctica and later Mount Everest. Despite growing up during the Lebanese Civil War and facing societal and familial pressure, Azzam pursued her passion for mountaineering and has achieved notable academic success. She aims to inspire others, particularly women, with her #YesYouCan movement. Azzam recounts a touching moment when a young boy and girl were inspired by her achievements, which reaffirmed her commitment to her climbing goals. The article concludes with a mention of HM Queen Rania wearing a Lebanese label during a visit to the UN, although this is not the focus of the piece.

This is how Saudi Arabia is revolutionizing the fashion industry

30 Nov 1  |  forbesargentina.com
Saudi Arabia is diversifying its economy beyond oil through initiatives like Saudi Vision 2030, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudi Fashion Commission, headed by Burak Çakmak, is fostering a burgeoning fashion industry expected to contribute 1.4% to the GDP. The Commission's efforts include the Saudi 100 Brands program, which supports local designers, and partnerships with international fashion institutes. With a young population and a focus on female participation in the workforce, Saudi Arabia's fashion scene is poised for growth, embracing traditional culture with a modern elegance.

Dior's Fall 2023 Haute Couture Collection is Inspired by Goddesses

30 Nov 1  |  www.forbesargentina.com
Maria Grazia Chiuri drew inspiration from artist Marta Roberti for the Dior Haute Couture Fall 2023 collection, which is described as a glamorous and simple channeling of 'the cult of the goddess'. The collection features a color palette of white, beige, silver, and pale gold, with vertical silhouettes and flat shoes. High couture elements like embroidered jackets with pleats and luxurious textiles such as wool and cashmere are highlighted. Peter Philips, the creative director of Dior Makeup, created a luminous nude makeup look for the models using Dior beauty products. Celebrities including Natalie Portman, Léa Seydoux, and Rosamund Pike were in attendance.

The new Chanel products for summer: glow and shine

30 Nov 1  |  www.forbesuruguay.com
Chanel introduces a new line of summer beauty products designed to nourish and protect the skin, featuring items like La Mousse Clarificante, N°1 de Chanel Sérum Revitalizante, and La Base Matificante. These products utilize natural ingredients and are aimed at enhancing skin radiance and protection against environmental stressors. The article highlights Chanel's long-standing commitment to beauty and innovation, with positive reviews on the effectiveness and appeal of the new offerings.

This is how Saudi Arabia is revolutionizing the fashion industry

30 Nov 1  |  www.forbesuruguay.com
Saudi Arabia is transforming its economy beyond oil through initiatives like Saudi Vision 2030, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudi Fashion Commission, headed by Burak Çakmak, aims to contribute 1.4% to the GDP, with a workforce that is 52% female. The Commission's initiatives, such as Saudi 100 Brands, support local talent, with a significant number of female designers. Partnerships with institutions like the Institut Français de la Mode offer educational opportunities to Saudi designers. The Commission is also involved in global events and is set to open a new Product Development Studio with advanced technology. The fashion industry in Saudi Arabia is seen as a growing economic sector with a rich heritage and modern elegance.
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