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The top stories of the week on Buro 24/7 Middle East

The top stories of the week on Buro 24/7 Middle East

April 20–26


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Presenting the top stories of the past week in fashion, culture, media, beauty, lifestyle and events from the Middle East and the rest of the world

FASHION

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|| Cartier presented a limited edition 'Jeanne Toussaint' to the Middle East. Read the full story here ||

|| After a series of thrilling events for the Emirate of Dubai, Chanel revealed further plans for its Cruise 2014/5 show to be held just outside the city next month. Read the full story here ||

|| Atelier-mayer announced this week that it has closed down. Read the full story here ||

|| It was reported that eCommerce giant Net-a-porter is exploring an activewear offering. Read the full story here ||

|| Victoria Beckham's new charitable project - in aid of Born Free - was revealed. Read the full story here ||

|| The prestigious IWP award announced its nominees for 2014/15, with a panel of local and international experts soon to be announced. Read the full story here ||

|| Back for Summer 2014, Bianca Balti made another appearance as the face of D&G's latest campaign. Read the full story here ||

|| Dior Homme showcased its menswear collection to the Chinese market, proving it has a massive fan base in Shanghai. Read the full story here ||

|| Chloe and Net-a-Porter collaborated on an exclusive collection. Read the full story here||

|| Buro 24/7 Middle East unveiled Yazbukey's latest line for Autumn/Winter 14, with playful designs that combine today's fashion references with antique elements from the history of Turkey. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that Opening Ceremony is implementing a major growth strategy, fueled by recent investment from Berkshire Partners. Read the full story here ||

|| Bringing about its own fashion forward future, Barneys New York launched a new complimentary iPad app for its clients. Read the full story here ||

|| Swarovski celebrated its 13th anniversary, and added that extra touch of sparkle to mark the occasion... With a little help from the CFDA. Read the full story here ||

|| For the first time in years, Cartier revealed its design of a new underwater watch, following the discontinuation of the Pasha Seatimer. Read the full story here ||

|| Frédéric Tcheng, the director of an upcoming documentary about the life of Christian Dior, is said to have felt the presence of the designer on set. Read the full story here ||

|| Hermès revealed plans to open two new production facilities in eastern France to meet thriving demand for its luxury leatherwear. Read the full story here ||

|| News was unveiled that Michelle Obama will officially open the Costume Institute's new Anna Wintour Costume Center in New York. Read the full story here ||

|| Fendi is set to collaborate with some of the most prominent women in the world of art and fashion for a new charitable project that will mark the opening of the brand's latest flagship. Read the full story here ||

|| The British Fashion Council and GQ revealed the shortlist for Designer Menswear Fund. Read the full story here ||

|| Miuccia Prada's iconic Spring/Summer 2014 collection beat Dior designer Rick Owens in the Design Museum's shortlist. Read the full story here || 

 

LIFESTYLE

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|| Bin Majid Hotels and Resorts, a prominent hospitality chain in the Gulf region, announced a new Santorini hotel on Marjan Island, the first man-made island project in Ras Al Khaimah, by the end of this year. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 uncovered a cool concept in cruising; with the novel Aqua Expeditions riverboat rides in the Amazon. Read the full story here || 

|| New video footage was unveiled from 829.8 meters in the sky, atop Dubai's Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world. Read the full story here ||

|| Nike opened its first football-only store in Brazil to coincide with this year's FIFA World Cup. Read the full story here ||

|| In cooperation with Virgin Galactic, an Emirati will now be able to win the chance to travel into space as part of a nationwide competition. Read the full story here || 

|| Wolfgang Puck announced he would open a branch of Cut restaurant in Dubai. Read the full story here || 

|| As the summer season draws nearer, scientists at Masdar Institute have developed a cooling paint that they hope will be used throughout the UAE. Read the full story here ||

|| Dubai's RTA signed agreement to transform the first six Metro Stations into art museums. Read the full story here ||

|| Shangri-La unveiled its new Lhasa hotel near the top of the Himalayas. Read the full story here || 

|| Combining the sock and boot in one seamless package, Adidas revealed the plans for its new Primeknit FS. Read the full story here ||

|| Hugh Jackman had nothing but positive feedback for Dubai's very own ski resort as he promoted his upcoming film. Read the full story here || 

|| A fascinating scientific experiment has proven that life could survive within Mars' atmosphere, making life in space a future possibility. Read the full story here ||

|| Skydive Dubai broke yet another Guinness World Record in less than a month for base-jumping off the very tip of The Burj Khalifa. Read the full story here ||

 

TECHNOLOGY

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|| Simultaneously supporting and competing with Android, Samsung revealed its product strategy for the rest of the year. Read the full story here ||

|| Neil Young's Pono music player, which plays ultra-high quality music files, completed a hugely successful campaign on Kickstarter. Read the full story here ||

|| According to reports, Apple will integrate London-based music recognition app Shazam into the iOS 8 when it is launched this summer. Read the full story here || 

|| Rapper Nas enlisted the help of Hirepurpose and tech giants Google and Microsoft to help fund the new initiative created by a school in New York. Read the full story here ||

|| Earlier this week, Nike was rumoured to have been putting an end to its FuelBand, which the company denied. Read the full story here ||

|| Apple released a new advertising campaign that presents a far greener approach to the tech giant's strategy. Read the full story here || 

|| This week, the famed electronics company opened the doors to its new Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon, South Korea. Read the full story here || 

|| Google unveiled a new feature on Google Street View, documenting history - quite literally. Read the full story here ||

 

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

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|| Designs were unveiled for the world's largest airport terminal in Istanbul. Read the full story here ||

|| This month at Salone del Mobile in Milan, Hermès unveiled a new collection of lamps as well as re-edition furniture pieces by Jean-Michel Frank and vibrant furnishing fabrics. Read the full story here ||

|| A novel concept for the Middle East, an architecture company is turning heads with its creative take on sun protection. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that Abu Dhabi Marina will host luxury residences, executive serviced apartments, a hotel, cafes and restaurants. Read the full story here ||

|| Details of the Dubai Expo 2020 site were revealed. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 revealed details and a site tour of the upcoming Dubai Design District - or 'D3' as it will affectionately be known - from its inspiration points to infrastructure plans. Read the full story here ||

 

FILM AND THEATRE

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|| Production company Fox 2000 has enlisted 'Elf' writer David Berenbaum to write a sequel to the 1993 comedy hit 'Mrs. Doubtfire'. Read the full story here ||

|| Actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard appeared in the first official pictures from the upcoming movie adaptation of 'Macbeth'. Read the full story here || 

|| Quentin Tarantino decided to continue creating and writing the script for 'The Hateful Eight'. Read the full story here ||

|| The Cannes Film Festival 2014 is fast approaching, and an exciting name was added to the soon-to-be released jury list this week. Read the full story here ||

|| Now on its seventh installment, the 'Star Wars' movie franchise is surrounded by rumours about its next film location. Read the full story here || 

 

MUSIC

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|| These New Puritans invited the public to explore the rarely heard instrument that's used on their acclaimed 'Field Of Reeds' album. Read the full story here ||

|| With a somewhat mysterious unveiling, 'Girl' by Jamie xx was revealed as the latest track from the London-based producer. Read the full story here ||  

|| Having teamed up with singers Florence Welch and Santigold, A$AP Rocky set his sights on Lykke Li for his next collaboration. Read the full story here ||

|| Pharrell released a new music video for his latest track 'Marilyn Monroe'. Read the full story here || 

 

ARTS

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|| Dubai Opera Gallery revealed their new exhibition; 'The Greater Middle East Unveiled'. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that from May 21 to June 19, Gary Komarin the contemporary abstract painter would display a selection of stimulating artworks in Dubai. Read the full story here ||

|| Pharrell Williams announced he would soon be directing a new exhibition titled 'Girl', at the esteemed Parisian gallery, Galerie Perrotin. Read the full story here || 

 

CULTURE

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|| In honour of the Queen's birthday, David Bailey unveiled his latest portrait of her majesty elegantly posing for her 88th birthday. Read the full story here ||

|| 2 years in the making, a 7 minute video encapsulates the passage of time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi - featuring incredible scenes of the development and evolution of the two cities. Read the full story here ||

|| The Dubai Cruise Terminal rolled out the red carpet this week as Cunard's two largest cruise liners, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth, docked. Read the full story here ||

|| A higher education institute in New York whittled down four names for its honorary degree finalists, and at the top was Yoko Ono. Read the full story here ||

 

MEDIA

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|| Prince William and wife Kate took turns holding their son George on Easter Sunday, visiting a part of Sydney's Taronga Zoo, as part of their Royal Tour. Read the full story here ||

|| Swim expert, fashion editor and world traveller Diane Smith knows a thing or two about looking good on a beach - luckily, she announced that she is launching a new website with her findings. Read the full story here ||

|| Vogue.com is said to be working on its digital strategy and is set to reveal a new website design in time for New York Fashion Week. Read the full story here ||

|| Kanye West found his wedding singers, as James Franco revealed that he was asked by the musician to perform with fellow actor Seth Rogan at his upcoming wedding to Kim Kardashian. Read the full story here ||

|| London's South Kensington Chanel boutique was a hit by a trio of men earlier this week, with Police still on the hunt for the fashion thieves. Read the full story here ||

|| Two serious names in fashion joined the ranks of 'Time' magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Read the full story here ||

|| Bloomberg News has a new strategy, and it involves the luxury market and a digital audience. Read the full story here ||

|| Facebook announced major financial gains for Q1 thanks to mobile advertising. Read the full story here ||

|| Beyoncé was revealed as the cover star for Time Magazine's 100 special issue. Read the full story here ||

|| Reports circulated that there will be two famous faces joining the cast of Girls next season. Read the full story here || 

 

BEAUTY

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|| With a selection of quite dreamy packaging, British perfume house Jo Malone joined forces with fine artist Michael Angove. Read the full story here ||

||L'Oréal Paris announced Tina Fey as its new face of Garnier skin care. Read the full story here ||

|| Chanel launched Reflets D'Été make-up collection, available from June onwards. Read the full story here ||

|| Valerija Kelava was announced as the new face of Givenchy fragrance Rêve d'Escapade. Read the full story here ||

|| After launching his cosmetics and make-up line last year, Marc Jacobs has been demonstrating his very own "Boy Tested, Girl Approved" technique. Read the full story here ||

|| The first images of MAC's collaboration with the 17-year-old muscian Lorde were revealed. Read the full story here ||

 

EVENTS

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|| Gucci hosted an exclusive art talk to celebrate Gucci's 'Icons for Icons', at Dubai's DIFC. Read the full story here ||

|| Chanel held its annual Tribeca Film Festival dinner in New York, with guests from Leigh Lezark to Sophia Loren. Read the full story here || 

 

CARS AND BIKES

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|| Audi announced a new concept to pitch at the Beijing Motor Show. Read the full story here ||

|| Mercedes unveiled a sneak preview of the interior of its new AMG high-performance vehicle. Read the full story here ||

 

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