Go Gold: H&M’s Exclusive Capsule Collection Inspired by The Swedish Olympic Outfits

To celebrate the outfits designed by H&M in collaboration with the Swedish Winter Olympic team for Sochi 2014, H&M Sport has created a special capsule collection inspired by the Swedish Olympic outfits. The collection is made up of functional sports garments and casual items that are perfect for layering. Selected pieces from the collection have also been tested by the Swedish Olympic team.

Functionality is key, with easily packable lightweight down jackets, breathable running jackets and quick drying base layers. The collection also includes a women’s reversible down jacket with a rounded silhouette and a sporty update in down of the classic bomber for men. There are also accessories such as sneakers, backpacks and sunglasses.

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H&M Spring Fashion for Woman and Men 2014

Here’s a first preview of the upcoming H&M Spring Collection 2014. The Women’s and menswear lookbooks feature looks with light silhouettes and effortlessly fresh pieces from the collection. The Spring collection will be launched in stores March 6.

Superstar Glamour With Celebrity GlamBox Edition

The celebrity lifestyle is a heady mix of beauty and glamour. One minute stepping out in style for a premiere, the next posing for a photo shoot, and always managing to look flawless. It does leave us wondering how on Earth DO they do it? Well, the secrets are out!

GlamBox has proudly collaborated with five of Dubai’s most influential beauty and fashion celebrities to curate a special edition for summer 2013. These inspiring fashionistas are now revealing their favorite beauty products especially for you Glamistas! So, who are they?!

Celebrity GlamBoxes 20131- Huda Kattan: an award-winning blogger and Hollywood-trained celebrity make-up artist. Inside Huda’s Glambox you will find:

– Huda Beauty Lashes – A beauty creation from Huda herself, these lashes go to great lengths and unbelievable volume
– Lush Lip Scrub – enriched with a blend of exfoliating fair trade sugar and jojoba oil, leaving your lips super soft
– Vaseline Cocoa Body Lotion – smoothes away rough skin and the appearance of dark spots, igniting skin’s natural glow
– Vaseline Petroleum Jelly – especially effective in healing dry skin and minor cuts and reducing the appearance of fine lines
– Ciaté Nail Polish – famous for its caviar nail collection, this is the trendiest nail polish in town

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2- Tala Samman: a celebrity blogger, stylist, editor and consultant who knows the beauty world inside out. Her GlamBox is filled with:

– Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel – an exfoliating cream that smoothes, brightens and clarifies the complexion

– Bioderma Sensibio H20 – a gentle solution that cleanses the face, and removes even water-resistant make-up

– MAC Lipstick – the lipstick that made MAC famous: colour plus texture for the lips

– Bio Oil – multi-award-winning specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone

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3- Actress Tamara Al Gabbani is also a TV presenter and a talented fashion designer. Her beauty must-haves for you to try are:

– Syoss Professional Shine Boost Mask – an intensive, 1-minute mask that provides radiant shine and smoothes your hair like never before

– Bioderma Sensibio H20 – a gentle solution that cleanses the face and removes even water-resistant make-up

– Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara – coats every single lash without weighting them down, for a wide-eyed look

– La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream – luxurious treatment that targets fine lines, wrinkles, dark under-eye circles and much more

– L’Oreal Color Riche Balm – provides a hint of luscious kissable color, full 8 hours of continuous hydration and smoothes lips instantly

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4- Award-winning TV and radio presenter, Simone Heng, is delighted to be bringing you her GlamBox, featuring:

– Ponds Gold Radiance Serum – diminishes early signs of ageing and boosts your skin’s youthful radiance

– Ponds Gold Radiance Day Cream – infused with the goodness of real gold and clinically proven to lift away skin dullness

– Dove Hair Therapy Damage Solutions – targeted root action for superior hair fall protection and stronger hair

– Herbline Essentials Cucumber & Rose Skin Tonic – a beautiful and natural skin toner from the popular organic range

– Lipstick Queen founded by Poppy King – the result of a lifetime devoted to finding the perfect lipstick

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5- Former Miss Lebanon, media doyenne and digital stylista of Gheir.com, Zoya Sakr lets you in a few of her beauty secrets with her GlamBox:

– Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Spray – nourishes, repairs and softens face, body and hair in a single step without a greasy residue

– Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment – award-winning professional hair mask spray that offers 10 real benefits

– Middle Eastern Rosewater blend – 100% natural toner, with mineralising, pore minimising astringent and anti-inflammatory properties

– Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Body Butter – richly hydrating and soothing natural butter that regenerates the epidermis and combats dry skin

– The Cure Gift Voucher – Dubai Media City’s spa sanctuary to get away from it all and be preened, pampered and polished to perfection

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How do you get your hands on these GlamBoxes full of celebrity beauty secrets?

Simply spend AED 500 on GlamBox.me to either purchase a subscription or a product from the GlamShop in July or August to receive a Celebrity GlamBox of your choice. And keep following the GlamBox Facebook page for further chances to win them, too. Remember, these GlamBoxes are limited edition and the offer will only be available while stocks last.

Review: Geox SS2013 New Collection

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I received an invitation from the very friendly team at Habchi & Chalhoub to visit the Geox store at The Avenues and take a look at the spring/summer 2013 collection.

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It was my first time in the store; for those of you who are not familiar with Geox as well, it is an Italian brand of shoes and apparel manufactured utilizing waterproof/breathable fabrics. Usually, when I hear such terms, I assume that the privilege of comfort will mean giving up the style. To my surprise, the collection was on the contrary, stylish!

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They offer a wide variety of heels, flats, sneakers, men and kids collection, as well as apparel. And what’s special about it is that every single item in the store falls under the breathable technique, from the shoe soles, to the apparel fabrics.

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How cute is this wedge for sunny summer days!

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Sneaks,

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Wedge sneaks,

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And ballerinas..

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The men’s collection is equally hip, trendy, and classy. Would make a perfect gift too.

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Now since I recently had a baby, I started having a soft spot for little baby stuff; this collection was insanely cute! And the guys at Geox were generous enough to send me home with the cutest shoes for baby Yoyo! Him and I loved it very much!

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Thank you so much Habchi & Chalhoub for the fun time, and your wonderful hospitality. I will definitely be seeing you guys again.

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Geox is located at The Avenues, phase 2, beside Aizone.

H&M Collaborates With Maison Martin Margiela for Autumn/Winter 2012

H&M just announced their next guest designer collaboration for Autumn/Winter 2012 with Maison Martin Margiela! The avant-garde French fashion house; a highly respected and credible fashion house among the fashion industry, and one of the most important and influential within the past three decades. The collaboration features re-editions of Maison Martin Margiela garments that have been reinterpreted for H&M.

The collection will be available from November 15, 2012, in around 230 stores worldwide and online for ladies and men.

We are very happy to present Maison Martin Margiela pieces with H&M, offering a new interpretation of our vision. The democracy of our fashion has always been at the centre of our creativity, and the collaboration with H&M allows us to push this instinct further. We will bring together the contrasting universes of the two houses in ways that will surprise all. ~Maison Martin Margiela

Arab Woman Beaten to Death in Hate Crime in the US!

Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year-old mother of five, living in California with her family since 1993, was found unconscious in a pool of her blood by her 17-year-old daughter on Wednesday, March 21st inside her own home. with a note saying “go back to your country, terrorist”!!

Shaima was hospitalized after being beaten nearly to death! Sadly, she has died at the hospital on March 24th due to the Injuries Sustained!

I wonder why such stories don’t get any reaction from this side of the world!! Disgustingly sad.