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The Best Pastel-Hued Pieces That Channel Beyoncé on Her Yacht Vacation

The Best Pastel-Hued Pieces That Channel Beyoncé on Her Yacht Vacation

Beyoncé in a David Koma dress, L’Afshar handbag, and The Attico heels. Photo: Instagram/@beyonce
While a majority of the entertainment and fashion industries walked the Met Gala red carpet in New York, Beyoncé was on a yacht in Europe. Currently vacationing with husband Jay-Z and their children, the singer is serving major style inspiration, almost making up for her absence at the fashion’s biggest night.

A quick scroll on her Instagram page would show the various outfits Beyoncé has been sporting during her time off, from wide-legged denim to mini skirts and playsuits, styled by KJ Moody. Two looks that stand out, see the Grammy-winning artist in pastel-hued dresses with matching heels to make up enviable monochrome outfits.
Beyoncé in a Balmain dress and jacket, and Christian Louboutin heels. Photo: Instagram/@beyonce
The first, a peach-colored custom David Koma dress paired with The Attico’s tangerine Devon mules previously spotted on It-girls Kylie Jenner, Dua Lipa, and Hailey Bieber in neon green. The perfect bling to go with them? An Alessandra Rich crystal choker and the Eva crushed ice bag by Lebanese label L’Afshar, which is Beyoncé’s forever favorite. Her second look, courtesy of Balmain, showcases one of summer’s favorite colors, mint green. The singer wore an off-shoulder mini dress from the French fashion house’s Resort 2022 collection with an SS21 tweed jacket draped over her shoulders, and matching Louboutins.
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A Timeline of Beyoncé’s Best Outfits by Arab Designers

A Timeline of Beyoncé’s Best Outfits by Arab Designers

We pay tribute to Queen B by looking back at her most flawless moments wearing Arab designers on the red carpet and beyond. Indeed, some of the superstar singer and mother of three’s most crowning fashion moments have taken place on the red carpets of prestigious award shows and film screenings, where she’s regularly opted for designs by our region’s seasoned couturiers, such as Elie Saab, Reem Acra, and Zuhair Murad. Who can forget the gold, plunging Elie Saab gown she wore to the 64th annual Golden Globe awards? Following that, the singer stunned in a jaw-dropping, floor-length floral and lace Zuhair Murad dress from the brand’s Spring 2016 Couture collection.
Her love affair with Arab labels extends well beyond the red carpet too. Yousef Aljasmi provided the embellished bodysuit she sported in the Lemonade music video, meanwhile, Queen B chose a blue, beaded Georges Chakra gown to submerge herself underwater in Pretty Hurts. For the music video for her song Die With You released in honor of her and Jay Z’s ninth wedding anniversary, Beyoncé wore a turban by Tunisian milliner Donia Allegue.
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Beyoncé Wears Audrey Hepburn’s Priceless Breakfast At Tiffany’s Diamonds in Her First Tiffany Campaign

Beyoncé Wears Audrey Hepburn’s Priceless Breakfast At Tiffany’s Diamonds in Her First Tiffany Campaign

Beyoncé and Jay-Z for the Tiffany & Co. Fall 2021 About Love Campaign. Photo: Mason Poole
When you have Beyoncé and Jay-Z starring in a campaign that will hopefully usher in a new era of your brand, you break out the big guns. For Tiffany & Co, that meant adorning Beyoncé in the 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond previously only worn by three other people (one of them being Audrey Hepburn), along with a host of other luxury jewels.
Of course, the priceless Fancy Yellow diamond on a long chain adorned with over 100 carats of diamonds itself looks right at home around Beyoncé’s neck as she poses for Tiffany’s new About Love campaign, shot by Mason Poole and styled by June Ambrose and Marni Senofonte, and the accompanying video, shot by Black Is King director Emmanuel Adjei. Her hair, styled by Jawara Wauchope and Nakia Rachon, is piled on top of her head in a glamorously unkempt up ’do and her make-up is subtle, save for a dramatic cat eye (perhaps another nod to Hepburn’s Holly Golightly). The priceless necklace matches her 22-carat cushion-cut yellow diamond ring, two of many diamond-heavy pieces she wears throughout the campaign.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z for the Tiffany & Co. Fall 2021 About Love Campaign. Photo: Mason Poole
Jay-Z, in a neat black tux that complements Beyoncé’s curve-skimming, black cut-out dress, has his own fair share of jewels. A Bird on a Rock brooch by Jean Schlumberger, one of the most renowned jewellers of the 20th-century who was once vice president of Tiffany & Co, was refashioned into a one-of-a-kind pair of cufflinks for the rapper. He also wears a striking Apollo brooch in platinum, yellow gold, and diamonds, as well as a slew of other Tiffany pieces including one of their new engagement rings for men.
“Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the epitome of the modern love story,” Alexandre Arnault, executive vice president of product & communications said in a release. “As a brand that has always stood for love, strength and self-expression, we could not think of a more iconic couple that better represents Tiffany’s values. We are honored to have the Carters as a part of the Tiffany family.”

Given it’s the first time the couple has starred in a campaign together, you’d have a hard time imagining what could create more buzz. Which is exactly the point. The campaign ushers in a new era at Tiffany’s under the creative direction of Ruba Abu-Nimah, who was appointed in March. Continuing that partnership, Tiffany will also donate $2 million towards Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
But while the star power will undoubtedly bring in the couples’ fanbase, there are some Easter eggs for Tiffany fans as well. The film pays homage to Breakfast at Tiffany’s with a new version of the song “Moon River,” sung by Beyoncé and captured on Super 8 film by Jay-Z. For art fans, the Carters pose in front of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Equals Pi painting, which is rendered in Tiffany Blue (part of a private collection, the piece has never been on public display before). The film will be released on Tiffany’s website on September 15. We can’t wait to hear Beyoncé’s take on the iconic song. Until then, these images will be burned in our memory – not least because of the blinding diamonds.
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Originally published on Vogue.com

Egyptian Label Okhtein Has Landed a Major International Investment

Egyptian Label Okhtein Has Landed a Major International Investment

Photographed by Mous Lamrabat
Egyptian label Okhtein has announced its partnership with investment company Bidayat to fuel its international growth. Bidayat, founded by Valentino board chairman and Egypt’s former minister of trade and industry, Rachid Mohamed Rachid, will provide funding, know-how, operational support, and access to a global network of industry experts for the luxury brand. Bidayat acts as a catalyst for creatives and entrepreneurs in fashion, beauty, wellness, and lifestyle from MENA and Europe, helping to transform their ideas into globally recognized brands.
The Abdel Raouf siblings. Photographed by Amina Zaher
“As a growing brand from MENA, we are extremely excited to collaborate with a partner that shares common values and understands the unique opportunities and challenges entrepreneurs from the region face,” said Mounaz and Aya Abdel Raouf, founding sisters and designers of Okhtein. “Having a hands-on partner like Bidayat will help us unlock our full creative and commercial potential,” added Okhtein’s CEO, business partner, and Mounaz and Aya Abdel Raouf’s brother Mohamed Abdel Raouf.
Beyoncé wearing Okhtein. Instagram: @beyonce
Okhtein is well on its way to achieving this goal. Founded in a small workshop in 2014, the label has since come a long way with this investment, already making itself a name globally through its collections and celebrity following, including Beyoncé, Emma Watson, Cardi B, and Gigi Hadid. Bagging the DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize in 2016, their contemporary handbags and accessories line fuses centuries-old Egyptian craftsmanship with timeless designs. In 2019, Mounaz and Aya Abdel Raouf were included in Forbes Middle East’s ’30 Under 30′ edition, a recognition of their impact on the region and beyond. Okhtein opened its flagship store in the contemporary district of Cairo in October 2020, and has a continued focus on new product development, expanding its retail presence globally, and enhancing its digital and e-commerce footprint.
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6 Times Celebrities Dazzled in Lebanese Designer Rami Kadi’s Dresses

6 Times Celebrities Dazzled in Lebanese Designer Rami Kadi’s Dresses

Since starting his design career in 2011, Rami Kadi has become one of the best known Lebanese designers to represent the region on a global scale. With his dazzling creations becoming public event go-tos, he has dressed multiple models, actors, and A-list stars walking the red carpet. Think Tunisian actor Dorra Zarrouk‘s iconic pale bedazzled dress at the Cannes film festival this year, or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan‘s crystallized off-shoulder number at the 71st edition of the festival, with an interesting amalgamation of sharp-fit structures and flows.
Who can forget the time Lebanese singer Myriam Fares was in Dubai at a royal wedding donning a pink, floral embellished, off-the-shoulder gown with a voluminous overskirt signed Rami Kadi from his May Blossom capsule collection? Or the Oscars 2019 afterparty when Kendall Jenner stepped out in what might be her boldest look, wearing a barely-there gown for the occasion? Kadi, the brainchild behind the daring creation, did not disappoint, with a cut-out halterneck and sky-high slits on either side, making it one of the best looks of the night. The glittering number had first appeared on the designer’s last Spring 2019 couture collection.
The UNEP Goodwill ambassador also counts the likes of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez as fans in his ever-growing list of VIP clientele and has marked 10 impressive years in couture. In celebration of his birthday today (August 16), we round up his best celebrity looks.
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Beyoncé Makes a Case for Summer Color Blocking and Micro Bags in New Look

Beyoncé Makes a Case for Summer Color Blocking and Micro Bags in New Look

Photo: Instagram/@beyonce
While traditional summer outfits nod to light pastels and floral patterns, Beyoncé has always been one to stand out with her fashion choices. The singer was seen dabbling in risqué color-blocked neons as she took to Instagram to post a caption-free photo gallery.
This time, the 39-year-old artist wore a bright yellow US $495 Mara Hoffman mini dress, including asymmetrical patches of orange on the top and bright blue on one bottom side. She paired the eye candy look with colorful staples, donning dangling earrings, navy-rimmed sunglasses, and a blue micro purse, keeping the trend alive. Adding yet another color to her ensemble, she wore mint green heels with wraparound sections snaking around her ankles. Out to spend some quality time with her four-year-old daughter Rumi, she was spotted wearing the outfit underneath a sheer blue long-sleeved top at the FAO Schwarz toy store in New York City last weekend.

The star has been generous in sharing outfit posts with her 192 million Instagram followers regularly this year. In another, Beyoncé is seen sporting fluorescent floral pants with a tied-up white shirt cropped at her waist, alongside her husband and rapper Jay-Z, who is seen wearing a relaxed light-grey Puma fit. The couple had flown into the city from the Hamptons and were photographed having lunch in Brooklyn. Beyoncé carried a white Telfar bag and large fluorescent lime earrings with the look.
The Lion King actor is not the only one in a punchy fluorescent look. Back in spring and early summer this year, models Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid, Ashley Graham and actor Blake Lively sported outfits drenched in electric greens.
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Zendaya’s BET Awards Look Was a Pitch-Perfect Tribute to Beyoncé

Zendaya’s BET Awards Look Was a Pitch-Perfect Tribute to Beyoncé

Photo: AB+DM
The BET Awards in Los Angeles was packed with showstopping style moments. Leave it to Zendaya, however, to take the night’s fashion to the next level—with a little help from an archive Versace dress.
A look from the Italian house’s spring 2003 collection, Zendaya’s ethereal purple gown caught attention for more reasons than one. Seem familiar at all? That would be down to the fact the same dress—albeit with a shorter skirt—was also worn by Beyoncé for the 3rd Annual BET Awards all the way back in 2003, when the burgeoning solo star made one of her first post-Destiny’s Child appearances to perform her breakout hit, “Crazy in Love.”
Beyoncé performs “Crazy in Love” at the 3rd Annual BET Awards in 2003. Photo: Getty
The look came courtesy of Zendaya’s stylist and Hollywood’s favorite fashion guru, Law Roach, and was captured in motion through a series of stunning backstage images and clips shot by AB+DM. (The photographer duo, also known as Ahmad Barber and Donté Maurice, certainly had quite the night: They were also behind yesterday’s stunning portrait of a pregnant Cardi B.)
It also isn’t the first time in recent memory that Zendaya has used the red carpet as an opportunity to pay tribute to a personal style icon from decades past. Attending this year’s Oscars back in April, the actor and musician wore a bold yellow Valentino gown with a cut-out detail that harked back to a classic look worn by Cher all the way back in the early-’70s. The magic of Zendaya’s eye for fashion, though, is her ability to take a vintage-inspired look and make it feel more current than ever.
The final seal of approval came from Donatella Versace herself, who took to Instagram to share the image. “Zendaya! You looked just sensational last night,” the designer wrote in her caption. “I’ll never forget Beyoncé wearing this in 2003. A tough act to follow but you aced it effortlessly! You got me looking!” Whether worn by Queen B or Queen Z, it serves as the ultimate proof that a perfect Versace dress never goes out of style.
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10 Best Celebrity Looks by Saudi Arabian Label Ashi Studio

10 Best Celebrity Looks by Saudi Arabian Label Ashi Studio

Striking embroidery, dramatic shapes, bold colors as well as the subtle white and cream, and adept use of feathers — these are the unmistakable makings of an Ashi Studio creation. The couture label helmed by Saudi Arabian designer Mohammed Ashi has long been trusted by models and actors for when they wish to make a […]
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The Vogue Arabia December 2020 Issue Features Saudi Arabia as Never Seen Before

The Vogue Arabia December 2020 Issue Features Saudi Arabia as Never Seen Before

This Vogue Arabia December 2020 cover is lensed by Hayat Osamah and curated by historian Dr Layla AlBassam

The December 2020 issue of Vogue Arabia celebrates the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with five covers dedicated to the country and its people.
The Unesco heritage site of Diriyah, the original home of the Saudi royal family and where the Kingdom was first formed, offers, for the first time ever to a magazine, a regal backdrop to celebrate the heritage of traditional garments and craftsmanship.
For the first cover, the special project was lensed by Hayat Osamah and curated by historian Dr Layla AlBassam. It stars five young Saudi women from across the country dressed in their respective regional dress. The calligraphy reads, “In the heart of Saudi.”
In brilliant contrast, the smart city of NEOM, which powers this year’s Vogue Fashion Prize, draws the eye to the next star Saudi models, shot by photographer Txema Yeste with surrealist effect. International Saudi couturier Ashi, who has dressed Beyoncé, Cardi B, and Billy Porter, is also featured on a cover alongside model and Ashi muse Cindy Bruna. The cover, shot by  Tom Munro, marks her first for Vogue.
“Our annual Saudi issue represents the three main pillars: Keeping Saudi traditions alive, offering a platform to the Kingdom’s youth, and celebrating the best of fashion,” says Manuel Arnaut, Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief.
Also inside the Saudi issue, an exclusive feature by Saudi ambassador to the US, HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Photographed for Vogue Arabia by her daughter, Princess Sarah bint Faisal Al Saud, she pens a letter to Saudi women, stating, “Whatever the future holds for the Kingdom, young Saudi women will be at the front of the line, integral to the process of shaping it. And that means, very soon, we will no longer refer to the ‘first’ Saudi women this or the ‘first’ Saudi woman that – because the presence and contribution of Saudi women in every job, occupation, career, and sector will simply be commonplace and unremarkable.” Princess Reema adds, “The time has come to be judged by our capabilities and accomplishments and not by our gender.”
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In fashion, Saudi women’s evolving relationship with the abaya is explored, while in beauty, the Kingdom’s centuries-deep connection with perfume is also underscored. Fragrance in Arabia, a symbol of luxury and indulgence, has inspired lasting trends and brands the world over. Pioneering fragrance house creators, like the first Saudi female perfumer, Nouf Al Qahtani, offer their insight. Meanwhile, burgeoning ready-to-wear labels by young designers from the Kingdom are featured including Realself, Mazrood, Galag Collection, Lama Albluwi, and Aspect Doré, They show a penchant for unisex clothing and streetwear, along with sustainability and circular production. Of note, Vogue Arabia diversity-at-large editor Halima Aden interviews Tommy Hilfiger. The legendary designer discusses his program Make It Possible, the continuation of a 35-year journey to make a positive impact in the world.
Exceptionally, the December 2020 issue pays tribute to the mother of Saudi fine art with an interview with 80-year-old Saudi artist Safeya Binzagr by Saudi gallerist Mashael Al Rushaid. Binzagr, who has contributed 450 artworks, over 35 exhibitions, and a standalone museum to Saudi culture, tells Vogue Arabia, “I hope that as an artist, I did what was expected of me for my society.” Other stories explore behind the scenes of the flourishing world of Saudi cinema with women in particular informing of the roles being offered in front of and behind the camera.
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These Are The 10 Most Influential Fashion Moments of 2020

These Are The 10 Most Influential Fashion Moments of 2020

The online platform Lyst, has released its annual Year In Fashion Report, highlighting some of the most influential fashion moments of 2020.  Although it has been a year different from most, and more stressful than most, there have still been plenty of incredible fashion moments that have generated excitement across the globe.
Lyst compiles its annual fashion report after analyzing the searches of more than 100 million shoppers over the past year. The report is broken down into categories including The Moments That Mattered and Power Dressers. These sections then reveal the moments and individuals that garnered the biggest buzz in terms of searches, sales, news coverage, and social media mentions.
It’s no big surprise that this year’s list of influential fashion moments included regal style from Meghan Markle and Princess Beatrice, as well as Hollywood glamour from Jennifer Aniston and Beyoncé.  The list also saw the re-birth of the power suit thanks to female politicians US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and American representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Harris’ white pant suit was particularly popular.
Current Vogue US cover star Harry Styles became the first man to top this year’s Power Dressers list thanks to his suave, standout style. While the Kate Middleton effect still seems to reign supreme as the Duchess of Cambridge was the only royal to feature on the same list.
Meghan Markle did however make it onto The Moments That Mattered thanks to her emerald green Emilia Wickstead dress which she wore during her final appearance as a senior member of the royal family at the Commonwealth Service in March. Searches for the London-based label soared by 286%.
Elsewhere, continuing to create excitement, in spite of its controversy, the Netflix hit series Emily in Paris was named as part of Lyst’s Screen Style moments of the year. Vogue Arabia’s November cover star Lily Collins stars as the series’ lead Emily Cooper and was responsible for a 342% increase in searches in Kangol bucket hat after her character was featured wearing one.
Looking back on fashion in 2020, Vogue Arabia has compiled a list of the best influential moments from Lyst’s Year In Fashion.
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