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Lindberg’s Light-As-Air, Minimalistic Eyewear Is the Only Accessory You Need This Summer

Lindberg’s Light-As-Air, Minimalistic Eyewear Is the Only Accessory You Need This Summer

Vogue Arabia, April 2022. Photo: Greg Adamski at MMG
Lindberg pushes the boundaries of luxury eyewear through its meticulous craftsmanship, which reflects in each of the brand’s designs. With tireless attention to detail and diligent engineering, the accessories label uses long-lasting and refined materials such as titanium, gold, buffalo horn, fine wood, and diamonds to create its must-haves.
Inclusivity and design go hand-in-hand with Lindberg’s identity, and through an extensive modular system, one has the chance to customize every aspect of the eyewear to their taste. Encouraging an exploration of personal style, Lindberg caters to all with researched eyewear specialists who offer handcrafted and dynamic customizations, and endless unique combinations.
True to the brand’s heritage, the Danish eyewear brand proudly boasts its lightweight feel and casual aesthetic, spotlighting the beauty of minimalism and simplicity. The Strip3p collection, in particular, is a refreshing rework of Lindberg’s colored lenses and bold temples. To take contemporary style to a whole new level, Lindberg’s rimless frames create a look that is set to stand out, stripping glasses of all unnecessary elements.
Vogue Arabia, April 2022. Photo: Greg Adamski at MMG
For the eyewear connoisseur, another collection worth checking out is the Lindberg Thintanium 5520, which has stretched the limits of the metal with a set of ultra-thin titanium eyewear that’s as sturdy as it is lightweight. Achieved with the help of the latest and most innovative technology, these pieces are the new gold standard for the future of eyewear, encompassing modern structures with octagon fronts that blend in seamlessly with one’s face structure.
While minimalism reigns in the world of Lindberg, the brand’s expertise is anything but. Lindberg’s ethos is rooted in an uncompromising dedication to quality and attention to detail, offering a daring display of delicacy and lightness. What else does one need come summer?
Photography: Greg Adamski at MMGStyle: Zane PageHair and Makeup: Gianluca Casu at MMGProduction: Rama NaserModel: Carolina Perlingeiro at Signature ElementsProduction Assistant: Shahenda Al Sayed

Alicia Keys Thanks the Saudi Craftswomen Who Gifted Her a Personalized Bag Strap

Alicia Keys Thanks the Saudi Craftswomen Who Gifted Her a Personalized Bag Strap

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A known advocate for women’s rights, Alicia Keys‘ humanitarian work was recently recognized by a Saudi-based non-profit enterprise during her trip to the Kingdom. After her performance at AlUla, the organization named Namat gifted the musician with a beautiful bag strap created with the aim of encapsulating everything she stands for.
Photo: Courtesy of Namat
Inspired by her hit song ‘This Girl is on Fire’, the bag strap was presented to Keys at the Women to Women event at AlUla’s Town Hall. The women that work with embroidery and design at Namat interpreted the song in their own words and chose the paragraphs and sentences that resonated most with them. The words of the song reflect and represent the aim of the company’s project through the employment of women and focus on their empowerment, which Keys was very appreciative of.

Soon after, the singer took to Instagram to personally thank the women who created her bag strap. “To the ladies who designed this beautiful piece for me from Namat, I just wanted you to know I got it and it is so stunning,” she said. “And literally the translation, the words, the energy, you captured it. You captured the meaning. You are the meaning which is why you captured it. You mean so much to me and I just wanted to tell you that I adore this and this is a very special gift to me and thank you for blessing the world.”
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21 Heart-Shaped Jewelry Picks for Valentine’s Day That Are Anything but Cliché

21 Heart-Shaped Jewelry Picks for Valentine’s Day That Are Anything but Cliché

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Although heart-themed gifts are usually deemed cheesy for Valentine’s Day, we prefer to think of the motif as classic – especially when it comes to the carefully curated selection of jewelry below.
The best heart-shaped jewelry not only shows that you wear your heart on your sleeve this February 14, but the right piece will work all year round, too.
Drop a hint to your other half: you could command attention in the Van Robot pendants or with the Brooke Gregson crimson ring.  There’s even something for the minimalist with the Jennifer Meyer necklace, that would make an ideal addition to your everyday jewelry.
Shop Vogue’s edit of the best heart-shaped jewelry now.
Alison Lou
Brooke Gregson
Chopard
Dior
Emily P. Wheeler
Gucci
Ileana Makri
Jennifer Meyer
Locquet
Missoma
Pandora
Seb Brown
Selim Mouzannar
Shay
Stone and Strand
Sydney Evan
Tiffany & Co
Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Robot
Wilhelmina Garcia
Yvonne Léon
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

9 Pairs of Standout Sunglasses That You Can’t Miss This Season

9 Pairs of Standout Sunglasses That You Can’t Miss This Season

The fashion industry is constantly on the prowl for the next big thing, so it’s no surprise that attention shifts towards sunglasses when the sunshine peaks. With new trends being introduced every day, how will designers keep coming up with unique styles? Turns out, it doesn’t take much — just some creativity and maybe a little inspiration from the past.
Ray-Ban’s classic aviator style is timeless and shows up regularly on the runways, season-after-season, and designers recently offered updates of the eyewear staple in bold colors and maxi shapes. For others, oversized sunglasses have taken over from the once ubiquitous micro lens, with huge circular creations taking inspiration from the 1960s.
Red, both in clothing and eyewear, has made its way into the current zeitgeist. In fact, as it turns out, red is your fast-track to adding a futuristic pop to urban tailoring. And while many designers gravitated toward changing the color of the lens, others embraced classic black. Frames are the easiest to experiment with and white rectangular specs and retro cat-eye shapes have certainly found a lasting fan-base in the fashion community. And finally, eclectic types will love new surrealist designs by the likes of Schiaparelli and Gucci – go bold or go home!
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Iraqi Designer Susan Szatmáry Offers a Glimpse into Her Life of Style and Purpose

Iraqi Designer Susan Szatmáry Offers a Glimpse into Her Life of Style and Purpose

Susan Szatmáry in a Tibi jumpsuit and sandals. Photographed by Elisabeth Toll
Harnessing creativity
Born in Baghdad, Iraqi accessories designer Susan Szatmáry moved to Sweden with her family at the age of 13. She inherited her talent for sketching from her engineer father. “I always loved painting and playing piano, and my dream since I was a kid was to be a high-profile painter. I also loved Arabic calligraphy and drawing,” Szatmáry shares. Her mother nurtured her creative appetite. “She used to sew new outfits for us before Christmas; she was always working on a project,” she recalls. “My mother has always been a great inspiration for me. She never left the house without lipstick, perfume, and matching her shoes to her handbag. I always loved looking at all her accessories and clothes that my father bought for her during his trips abroad.” In the same studio where she grew up watching her mother do ceramics, Szatmáry began experimenting with leather materials.
Szatmáry’s designs are distinct with clean lines, inspired by the art deco movement and its architectural forms. “My vision is to create high-end accessories with a unique identity; a line of timeless accessories with a feminine touch and devotion to detail.”
A collection of Szatmáry’s antique treasures. Photographed by Elisabeth Toll
Before launching her brand, Szatmáry enjoyed quite a career trajectory. “Working at Alexander McQueen was the most amazing experience in fashion for me,” she recalls. “We did shoes and handbags for men and women – 12 collections and four shows a year and many other collaborations,” she says of her years working under the guidance of the late Lee McQueen. “It was hard work with many late nights and early mornings. Everything happened in the studio, so I got to learn the creative process of developing a collection, translating it from the inspiration board to sketch, and finally to production.” She was later scouted by Celine, Paco Rabanne, and Elie Saab. “At the French fashion houses, there was a different way of working – more organized, I would say. These experiences shaped my way of being creative and managing my time,” she says. Since launching her eponymous leather goods label in 2018, Szatmáry’s designs have been worn by Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden. “The woman I envision while designing is fashionable, classic, and chic. She’s looking for a signature bag with a hidden logo,” says the designer. Handcrafted in Italy from calf leather, the bags feature sharp hardware between cool silver and warm gold in symmetrical shapes and are sustainable designs that stand the test of time.
In a vintage jacket in her studio. Photographed by Elisabeth Toll
Szatmáry notes that her personal style reflects the ethos of her brand, particularly in colors and silhouettes.” I love a mix of modern and vintage, like a timeless jacket with modern pants and accessories with character,” she says. Pragmatic with an extra shot of refinement, Szatmáry’s dress sense strikes a balance between minimal and refreshing. “The Scandinavian style demands all kinds of functionality. You can find that in the strap of my bags that you can change and wear in three ways,” says the designer, dressed in a crisp Tibi shirt, pressed Arket trousers, and Lanvin sneakers. Her collection of denim and her black vintage Yves Saint blazer that she bought in Florence are a true definition of her wardrobe’s foundation. As for fall, she’s looking forward to rich chocolate tones, cool shades of gray, and silver accessories.
A collection of shoes and bags, including her collaboration with Byredo and a bamboo handle bag made from vintage jackets. Photographed by Elisabeth Toll
Geometric mood
Jewelry design was a natural step, she says. “I love designing the handbags’ hardware. I wanted to translate that into something I can wear around the clock,” she explains. Hugging her index finger is her silver Triomphe ring. She often grounds her day and night looks with the Dupleix cuff bracelet – a gold halfmoon, straight edge bracelet featuring a flicker of black resin. As for her personal collection, a 24ct gold necklace that belonged to her mother and a pair of her grandmother’s earrings – gifts on her wedding day – are sentimental pieces.
Wearing a Busnel cape, H2ofagerholt jacket and boots, Uniqlo pants, Ahlem sunglasses, and a bag of her own design. Photographed by Elisabeth Toll
Garden to table
“I enjoy cooking and gardening,” says Szatmáry. She experiments by combining ingredients from different cultures into one dish. “I like to take the best parts from each country. For example, mixing Hungarian paprika with Moroccan argan oil, Albanian olives, Italian cheese, and fresh garlic from my garden.” The designer is currently exploring making fresh pasta and homemade ice cream. “After a long day, I feel like the kitchen is still a creative place where I can express myself and just experiment with food.”
Rest assured
Szatmáry gives her day a motivational boost with self-care practices. “I always start my day with stretching and 30 minutes of yoga,” she says. She finds moments of comfort through swimming, running, or connecting with nature. “I try to exercise once a day and make a conscious effort to avoid scrolling through social media until lunch time, since it takes away so much of my attention,” she grins. Szatmáry balances a challenging workweek with relaxing weekends. “I like having a long breakfast, great naps, spending afternoons in the garden when the weather is warm, and later, a movie in bed,” she shares. To beat the winter blues, Szatmáry turns to infrared LED therapy treatments. “It’s useful in the wintertime since we have fewer sunny days in Scandinavia. I also love Centralbadet in Stockholm, where I enjoy the spa and swimming pool.” She credits positive thinking as a driving force, sharing, “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
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Originally published in the November 2021 issue of Vogue Arabia

Kim Kardashian’s Latest Accessories Are Anything But Basic

Kim Kardashian’s Latest Accessories Are Anything But Basic

Photo: Getty
Kim Kardashian is known to wear controversial clothing well before they become a mainstream trend. Take bike shorts: She was one of the first stars to wear them as a fashion statement a few years back, and in a 2019 Vogue video, Kardashian recalled being ridiculed for it. “I remember everyone made fun of me for these bike shorts,” Kardashian said. “Then, of course, everyone was wearing it two years later.” Her latest experimental accessories, however, make bike shorts look like a plain white tee in comparison.
Yesterday, she first emerged in New York City wearing Balenciaga’s black, utilitarian cargo dress with pointed boots and a sparkly bag. (Kardashian has been wearing Balenciaga all week long, continuing her strong love affair with the label.) But it was her sunglasses that really made the look. The sculptural shades made her resemble a high-fashion Batman. Later in the day, she then changed outfits, slipping into a sleek blank tank and leggings, oversized tweed coat, and fuzzy bag. Again, it was all about the statement accessory: She finished off the fit with over-the-knee boots that are part-spandex, part-denim. Why not? Y/Project has made denim underwear in the past, so it’s only natural that Balenciaga do a stretchy thigh-high next.
Photo: Getty
We get it—these avant-garde pieces are not everyone’s cup of tea. But even though bug-eyed sunglasses and form-fitting denim boots may not be the first thing you’re buying this fall, we wouldn’t discount them entirely. If history tells us anything, it’s that Kardashian’s unexpected pieces will be trending in just a few months from now. It’s simply the Kim K way.
Originally published in Vogue.com
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Dana Hourani Reveals the Key to Her Timeless and Effortless Style

Dana Hourani Reveals the Key to Her Timeless and Effortless Style

“Feelings are the foundation of everything that I do,” says Lebanese singer and visual artist Dana Hourani. First emerging on the fashion scene with her unique brand of style, she debuted in the music industry in 2019 with the deeply personal single “Ella Enta.” Her candid lyrics and musing vocals combined with her uplifting personality have garnered her 208,000 Instagram followers and millions of streams on YouTube and streaming platforms. So who better to team up with Vogue and Swiss fine watchmaker Audemars Piguet on a new short film exploring the connections between fashion and freedom? Part of an ongoing collaborative series to celebrate the unveiling of the latest Royal Oak timepieces, Fashioning Freedom sees Hourani delve into her early sartorial memories and covetable wardrobe to reveal the personal style cues that express her best.
Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet
We caught up with the singer at her home in Dubai, where she lives with her husband and daughter Zoe Ray. Well before her crossover into the independent Arabic music landscape, Hourani had established herself as a fashion influencer by documenting her life and style on social media. While she is now moving in the direction of her calling as a singer, her timeless fashion sense follows, as a quick scroll on her Instagram profile would prove. Going through a box of old photographs, the 34-year-old can’t help but find one thing in common with her six-year-old self. “This outfit is reflective of what my style could be today,” she says of a red and black ensemble. “I would have basic pieces but they could have a kind of twist or a unique cut out.”
Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet
Over the years, Hourani has perfected the effortless, cool-girl chic look, making it her own with unconventional silhouettes and eye-catching accessories. As for the labels she sports, they come from her version of high-low dressing centered around supporting fellow Arabs in the fashion industry. A signature accessory that ties all her looks together is the latest 34mm Royal Oak Selfwinding in black ceramic, which is both timeless and versatile – like Hourani’s style. “Recreating this look brought me to an old version of myself when I was a lot edgier and daring with the way I dressed,” she says, putting together pieces that resemble the outfit in the photograph. “I feel like now I’m a lot more classic. I go for more of the effortless style, but it was nice to have a look back and remember how I used to dress.”
Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet
With her first studio album expected to be released in November 2021, the singer has a lot to look forward to, given the success of her previous tracks “Lahza,” “Zuruni,” “Enti Ana,” and “Yay.” One can only expect her upcoming work to be a soul-searching piece that honors her roots and family. “Feelings direct the motions of who I am,” she shares. “And expressing those feelings is the ultimate freedom for me.”
Photo: Courtesy of Audemars Piguet
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These Lindberg Glasses are the Most Stylish and Functional Accessories of the Season

These Lindberg Glasses are the Most Stylish and Functional Accessories of the Season

Photographed by Greg Adamski
It all began with a visionary duo – a Danish father and son who envisioned a brighter future for eyewear. Three decades of award-winning designs and innovative technology later, the Lindberg legacy is thriving more than ever in its most revolutionary collection yet.
The brand continues to rise to new heights, setting the tone for the future of eyewear fashion through excellent designs. The ultra-lightweight titanium eyewear embodies Danish design ideals with contemporary aesthetics, innovative technology and functionalism. It is an aesthetic design language characterized by minimalism. This is best seen in iconic hinge, known for its expertly engineered spiral design, stripped of all unnecessary elements like screws and welded parts.
Photographed by Greg Adamski
Smooth surfaces and hard edges showcase the exquisite duality of the hand-finished collection, honoring the Lindberg philosophy of clean design. In this collection of contemporary classics, iconic shapes reveal unique appearances, offering a fresh perspective on the most timeless eyewear statements.
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Photography: Greg AdamskiStyle: Jennifer KolomoniHair and makeup: Michel KiwarkisModel: Jordan RandCreative direction and production: Camilla Fitz-PatrickLocation: Meliá Desert Palm Dubai

Egyptian Jeweler Azza Fahmy Breaks Down Her First-Ever Autobiography

Egyptian Jeweler Azza Fahmy Breaks Down Her First-Ever Autobiography

After three years, Azza Fahmy, chairwoman and creative director of Azza Fahmy Jewellery, finally finished writing her autobiography. The book explores all stages of her life from a different perspective and gives a personal overview of Egypt through many years and locations. “I wrote my autobiography to be an educational and cultural experience for the new generations. I want readers to benefit from the historical and geographical content. The most important for me is to have it as a readable and beneficial experience for everyone who wants to start a project or learn a craft,” she says. “Writing my autobiography gave me the opportunity to discover a lot about myself. It was the first time I thought about all the things I’ve gone through over the years. It was a challenging journey, but more beautiful than I could have imagined.”
Azza Fahmy’s autobiography. Photo: Courtesy of Azza Fahmy Jewellery
The book doesn’t only talk about Fahmy as a designer, but also gives an insight into her life as a daughter. She narrates the smallest details of her “legendary world” with her father, who instilled in her a love of knowledge and taught her many valuable lessons before he passed away when she was 13. She explains the transitional period from her luxurious childhood to the life of a simple Egyptian family.
Fifty years ago, Fahmy started her journey to becoming one of the most recognized jewelry designers in the Arab world. From the beginning, she set an important goal for herself: translating the authentic cultures of the societies of the Middle East into designs and introducing them to the world. In doing this, she did extensive research on traditional handicrafts and the continual efforts to preserve them. Being one of the most influential women in Egypt, she traveled around the globe as a cultural ambassador for her country.
An image from the book. Photo: Courtesy of Azza Fahmy Jewellery
Fahmy’s dedication and captivating designs have gained global recognition. She has a diverse list of clients and fans from around the globe, including royalty and celebrities. Fahmy works in partnership with her daughters Amina and Fatima Ghali, the CEO of the brand.
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Originally published in the October 2021 issue of Vogue Arabia

Vibrant and Inspired By Music, Okhtein FW21 is Giving Us a Major Mood-Boost

Vibrant and Inspired By Music, Okhtein FW21 is Giving Us a Major Mood-Boost

Photo: Mous Lamrabat/Courtesy of Okhtein
Fashion and music. A relationship that has spawned an abundance of mutual creativity continues to be nurtured by designers, whose memories, experiences, and ever-changing personal playlists inevitably intertwine and end up within the rails of their new season offerings. Far from background noise, a show’s soundtrack is integral to the delivery of a collection’s story and emotional resonance – if it wasn’t, Burberry wouldn’t have gone to the effort of establishing an entire platform (Burberry Acoustic) dedicated to spotlighting and nurturing young musical talent. For FW21, the significance of sound manifested in dance, with Hermès, Dior, and Kenzo all putting on performances whether through film or via models simply letting loose on the runway. And yes! What better time to crank up the volume and shake off the past 22 months of Covid-19 fatigue than with a joyful, soul-enriching score.
Photo: Mous Lamrabat/Courtesy of Okhtein
For Okhtein’s Egyptian designer duo, sisters Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf, it is music, in fact, that informs their new collection: a capsule of top handle bags and clutches in leather and satin, trimmed with their signature brasswork. Aptly named Euphoric Reverie, this latest offering is their most vibrant to date, orchestrated in a pantone of lime green, electric blue, lilac and plum with riffs on American artist Wes Wilson’s swirling psychedelic rock show posters – works that have become a 1960s pop culture phenomenon.
Photo: Mous Lamrabat/Courtesy of Okhtein
Lensed by Moroccan photographer Mous Lamrabat, Okhtein’s accompanying campaign imagery shows model Ansar Elyacoubi traverse the foliage of Marrakech’s Anima Garden dressed in an eclectic wardrobe of silks, feathers and authentic headpieces. It’s the visual equivalent of music for the senses: a beautifully dizzying combination with nods to a myriad of cultures, coming together to heal, uplift and inspire.
Photo: Mous Lamrabat/Courtesy of Okhtein
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Photography & AD: Mous LamrabatStyle: Lisa LapauwHair and makeup: Karima MaruanProduction: Marie Juncker at ArtsphereModel: Ansar ElyacoubiShot on location at Anima Garden Marrakech

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