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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

February 16–20


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Join us as we present the top stories of the past week in fashion, culture, media, beauty, lifestyle and events

FASHION

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|| Buro 24/7 Middle East interviewed accessories designer Natasha Zinko. Read the full story here ||

|| Music met fashion with Saint Laurent's new menswear campaign starring rising musician Rexx Osterkamp. Read the full story here || 

|| After already appearing in various campaigns for Mulberry, the luxury British brand took its relationship with Cara Delevingne to the next level with a collection of handbags in her name. Read the full story here || 

|| Mary Katrantzou moved away from the digital prints she became known for – instead turning her attention to a collection comprising 3D fabrications at London Fashion Week. Read the full story here || 

|| Nipped-in waists and tartan were defining elements for Vivienne Westwood, who presented a collection for a "posh and well-looked after" woman at LFW. Read the full story here || 

|| Christopher Bailey served up a romantic, bohemian inspired collection for his last offering as creative director before he takes on the role of CEO at Burberry. Read the full story here ||

|| Known for his sharp men's suits and seductive womenswear, Tom Ford offered a more playful and sporty collection for Autumn/Winter 14. Read the full story here || 

|| Located in the same Paris mall where he opened his first store over 20 years ago, Christian Louboutin opened a pop-up shop devoted to handbags. Read the full story here || 

|| Prada announced that it is bringing back its boutique makeover project, 'The Iconoclasts'. Read the full story here || 

|| Following on from his hugely successful Autumn/Winter 14 runway show in London this week, Tom Ford spoke to Buro 24/7 about the inspiration behind AW14 and how his son has influenced his aesthetic. Read the full story here || 

|| Cara Delevingne signed an exclusive deal with Fendi for Milan Fashion Week. Read the full story here || 

|| From pretty pastels to knee-high boots, Gucci mixed feminine and fierce for its Autumn/Winter 14 collection. Read the full story here || 

|| Coining the term 'Prêt-à-Couture', Schiaparelli continues to make fashion waves during its era of rebirth under new creative direction. Read the full story here || 

|| Inspired by the "mid-twentieth century New York working class", the new Autumn/Winter 14 menswear collection by J.Crew reworks classic staples with a more progressive silhouette. Read the full story here ||

|| For Autumn/Winter 14, Max Mara exuded an English countryside theme, complete with cosy coats and other winter must-haves. Read the full story here || 

|| A beautiful edit of winterwear surfaced from the Italian powerhouse Fendi this week, under the creative direction of Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi. Read the full story here || 

|| DvF is travelling to Tokyo, as her Autumn/Winter 14 collection will be presented at the next Japan Fashion Week. Read the full story here || 


BEAUTY 

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|| From natural to metallic, and wet hair to bleached eyebrows – Buro 24/7 compiled the most notable beauty trends present at New York Fashion Week. Read the full story here || 

|| Replacing the natural looks shown at New York Fashion Week, it was all about the details in London – with a focus on eyes and lips. Read the full story here || 

|| With a clearly defined smokey eye, make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury paid homage to Carine Roitfeld in her beauty looks for Tom Ford AW14. Read the full story here || 

|| L'Oréal announced Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds as the face of its skincare line 'Men Expert'. Read the full story here || 

|| Using false eyelashes, make-up artist Pat McGrath created a retro beauty vibe for Gucci – resembling one particular supermodel style icon of the 60s. Read the full story here || 


ACCESSORIES AND JEWELLERY

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|| With a cool new 'Wanted' campaign, Chanel launched its latest fine jewellery edit, and Coco's favourite flower as the point of focus. Read the full story here || 

|| Nike is set to make a reality out of Back to the Future's famous self-tying trainers. Read the full story here || 


LIFESTYLE

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|| An underground farm in the UK capital is producing fresh greens to enhance a clean environment. Read the full story here ||  

|| Impressive and rare photographs inside Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's latest superyacht were released. Read the full story here || 

|| The Palm Jumeirah will soon have a new Dhs2.5billion all-purpose shopping complex as well as another mall and an 11km boardwalk. Read the full story here || 

|| In its first year of activity, The Dubai Food Festival launches this weekend – acting as a 3-week long umbrella event that encompasses many well-known food fairs. Read the full story here || 

|| Qatar Airways ups its game with the launch of the first business class only flight from London Heathrow. Read the full story here || 

|| The President of the United States apologised to Dr. Ann Johns, an art history professor at the University of Texas via a handwritten letter. Read the full story here || 

 

EVENTS

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|| A star-studded dinner was held this weekend in honour of this year's BAFTA movie stars and directors. Read the full story here || 

|| Built in the 1760s, Qasr al Hosn is the oldest permanent structure developed in Abu Dhabi. To celebrate, The Qasr al Hosn Festival will welcome visitors to explore its heritage and culture with a unique events programme. Read the full story here || 

|| Iconic jeweller, Van Cleef & Arpels, is set to celebrate its artisans in a unique exhibition at Design Days Dubai. Read the full story here || 

|| The ELLE Style Awards were held in the UK this week, marking the end of a successful London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 14. Read the full story here || 

|| Bahrain's annual Spring of Culture Festival will return stronger than ever this year, with a variety of events to appeal to every taste. Read the full story here || 

|| The Arctic Monkeys topped the charts at the Brit Awards 2014 with two awards, while David Bowie, One Direction, Lorde and many more celebrated success at London's music event of the year. Read the full story here || 

 

MEDIA

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|| V Magazine teamed up with musicians of the moment to cover their Spring 2014 issue photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Read the full story here || 

|| The first trailer for Penny Dreadful was released starring Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and Josh Harnett. Read the full story here || 

|| American animated sitcom The Simpsons is set to air a Lego episode after the recent global success of The Lego Movie. Read the full story here ||

 

ART

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Samia Halaby's work is on display at the Ayyam Gallery in Dubai

|| From March 11 to June 1, the Getty Center in Los Angeles is to host an exhibition featuring Jackson Pollock's 'Mural' as well as fresh research about the artist's ethic. Read the full story here || 

|| Buro 24/7 Middle East interviewed one of the Arab world's leading contemporary painters, Samia Halaby. Read the full story here ||

|| Christie's Dubai announced an auction to benefit UN support in Syria. Read the full story here || 

 

FILM AND THEATRE

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|| Will Ferrell announced that he was launching a female-focussed production company. Read the full story here || 

|| 12 years a Slave won the prestigious 'Best Film' at the BAFTA 2014 awards, whilst the critically acclaimed Gravity scooped a range of accolades. Read the full story here || 

|| Chinese director Yinan Diao received the coveted 'Golden Bear' award for his detective film at the Berlin Film Festival. Read the full story here || 

|| Leonardo DiCaprio hinted that he may star in a new film about President Theodore Roosevelt. Read the full story here || 

 

CULTURE

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|| Weighing 57 pounds, publishers Taschen celebrated Annie Leibovitz's prolific photography career with a huge new SUMO book. Read the full story here || 

|| Prince Charles celebrated traditional Saudi Arabian culture with the country's royal family on his tenth visit to the Middle East this week. Read the full story here ||  

 

TECHNOLOGY 

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|| The Franz Kafka Videogame, due for release in 2014 was announced offering users a gaming experience based on the famous writer Franz Kafka. Read the full story here || 

|| Google boosted its portfolio with SlickLogin – an app that verifies a user's identity through sound waves. Read the full story here || 

|| Ultimate Ears introduced its 360 degree, 310 gram Bluetooth-enabled speaker, the 'UE Mini Boom'. Read the full story here || 

|| CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that his social networking concept Facebook is set to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion. Read the full story here || 


DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

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|| London-based Marks Barfield Architects unveils plans for glass pavilion next to the London Eye. Read the full story here ||

|| Schema Design presented 'Invisible Cities', a concept that displays information from social networks in an immersive, three-dimensional environment. Read the full story here || 

|| Jeddah will soon play host to the world's tallest building as tests on construction materials for a record breaking skyscraper commence. Read the full story here || 

|| Combining traditional and contemporary architectural elements, Zayed University is part of the region's new master plan project, 'Capital District'. Read the full story here || 


MUSIC

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|| The Weeknd offered a new version of Beyoncé's Drunk in Love that has already sparked versions from Kanye West and Diplo. Read the full story here || 

|| A new Lana Del Rey demo appeared online. Read the full story here || 

|| Streaming data is to soon be included in the compilation of the UK top 40 singles chart, according to the head of music at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Read the full story here || 

|| Buro 24/7 Middle East compiled a Rolling Stones retrospective ahead of their landmark show in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Read the full story here ||

|| British trip-hop trio, London Grammar, released the official music video to their hit single Hey Now. Read the full story here || 

 

CARS AND BIKES

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|| McLaren revealed a powerful and visually pleasing 2014 650S model, which will make its debut at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show. Read the full story here || 

|| A unique blend of motorcycles, specialty coffee and art is creating a lifestyle experience in Dubai, thanks to the Café Rider concept. Read the full story here ||

|| This spring at one of Europe's largest car shows, Aston Martin will debut two special edition cars; the V8 Vantage N430 and the Carbon DB9. Read the full story here || 

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