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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

March 21-27


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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

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin "uncoupled", Buro 24/7 Middle East had a skype call with the real 'Wolf of Wall Street' Jordan Belfort and Michelle Obama spoke about freedom in China. A $353 million contract was awarded for the extension of The Dubai Mall and it was announced that Saudi's Kingdom Tower - the KSA's bid for the world's tallest building - would start construction next month. 


FASHION

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|| British actor Kit Harington landed a new role with Jimmy Choo men's. Read the full story here || 

|| In a series of creative and eco-conscious images, the Amber Valletta for H&M Conscious Exclusive 2014 Campaign was revealed. Read the full story here || 

|| Stealing an estimated 3,00,000 AED of watches and luxury goods, two armed robbers held up staff at Colette in Paris. Read the full story here || 

|| French actress Marion Cotillard elegantly jumped for joy as she stars in Dior's latest Lady Dior campaign. Read the full story here || 

|| British high street retailer Marks & Spencer unveiled its newest campaign featuring a range of high-profile celebrities. Read the full story here || 

|| It was announced that Rihanna will receive the coveted 'Fashion Icon Award' from the CFDA. Read the full story here || 

|| Sharing his business-savvy perspective, Toby Bateman - Buying Director at Mr Porter - told Buro 24/7 the secrets of fashioning men's style. Read the full story here || 

|| Edie Parker and Del Toro created a line of clutches and loafers featuring a range of iconic emojis. Read the full story here ||  

|| In an unexpected twist for Dolce and Gabbana's fashionable scandal concerning accusations of tax evasion, the case prosecution called for all defendants to be acquitted. Read the full story here || 

|| Buro 24/7 went behind the scenes at a historical Louis Vuitton workshop in Paris. Read the full story here || 

|| Style icon Miroslava Duma teamed up with iconic artesian jeweller Fabergé, and Harrods in London, for an exclusive Easter-themed joint project in April. Read the full story here ||

 

FOOTWEAR

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|| Reebok sourced inspiration from the late artist Keith Haring's work, on a collection which embodies the artist's design spirit. Read the full story here || 

|| Steven Madden and Brian Atwood joined forces over Atwood's high-end collection, and his 'B Brian Atwood' diffusion line. Read the full story here || 

|| Nike marked a milestone in the life of one of its most iconic designs - 'Nike Air Max 1' - created on March 26, 30 years ago. Read the full story here || 

 

BEAUTY

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|| Bobbi Brown announced that American model and actress Kate Upton is its new celebrity face. Read the full story here || 

|| Comme des Garçons collaborated with the Serpentine Galleries in London to launch a new unisex perfume 'Serpentine'. Read the full story here || 

|| Jennifer Aniston lent her voice to a digital short film produced by Johnson & Johnson-owned skincare brand Aveeno. Read the full story here || 

|| Supermodel Gisele Bundchen perfectly captured the natural charm of Chanel's latest beauty range. Read the full story here ||  

|| Christian Dior released its latest selection of nail colours under the Renovation Vernis umbrella, in keeping with its Autumn/Winter 14 collection. Read the full story here || 

|| It was announced that Kiehl's will unveil its first ever nail polish this summer, which will benefit in amfAR's fight against AIDS. Read the full story here || 

|| Mariacarla Boscono continued her role as Riccardo Tisci's muse, appearing as the face of Givenchy's latest cosmetic innovations. Read the full story here || 

 

ACCESSORIES AND JEWELLERY

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|| Louis Vuitton announced a new timepiece for Baselworld 2014. Read the full story here ||

|| Fendi revealed a new 'Crazy Carats' watch, set to showcase at Baselworld 2014. Read the full story here || 

|| Google deepened its relationship with the fashion industry via a new partnership with Italian eyewear manufacturer Luxottica. Read the full story here || 

|| Ahead of its official launch, Buro 24/7 Middle East gave an exclusive preview of the new 'Garden of Eden' collection by HKD. Read the full story here ||  

 

LIFESTYLE 

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|| Buro 24/7 Middle East found out more about Jordan Belfort - the 'real wolf' of Wall Street. Read the full story here || 

|| Bulgari revealed it will invest €1.5 million to the restoration of the Spanish Steps in Rome. Read the full story here || 

|| UK-based construction firm Balfour Beatty won a $353 million contract from Emaar Properties to build an extension to The Dubai Mall. Read the full story here || 

|| Dubai Municipality announced the reconstruction of one of Dubai's oldest standing parks, transforming it into the emirate's first solar powered park. Read the full story here || 

|| A very lucky haggler has managed to find a long-forgotten $33 million Fabergé egg at a small flea market in the American Midwest. Read the full story here || 

|| David Beckham revealed plans to base his Major League Soccer team in a 25,000-seat stadium located in a scenic Miami waterfront location. Read the full story here || 

 

ARTS

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|| Christie's lured art enthusiasts to its auction in Dubai this week, where it sold 140 artworks for a total of $10.6 million. Read the full story here ||

|| Following the success of 'Islam the Ultimate Collection', artists Veronika Gess & Savannah decided to donate the 16 painting collection to over 100 museums worldwide. Read the full story here || 

 

CULTURE

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|| Artists, entrepreneurs and academics gathered in Abu Dhabi to acknowledge the achievements of the UAE's Mother of the Nation Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. Read the full story here || 

|| The launch of Australia's first museum dedicated to the intricate and beautiful world of Islamic art was revealed. Read the full story here || 

|| In a terribly chic turn of events for the world of opera, Karl Lagerfeld and Coco Chanel directly influence refreshed characters in a historic opera story. Read the full story here || 

 

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

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|| Artist Janet Echelman and creative director at Google's creative lab, Aaron Koblin, collaborated to create an other-worldly, interactive art installation in Vancouver. Read the full story here ||

|| Commuters on the streets of London were in for a shock recently, as Pepsi Max brought a technology-driven ad campaign to life. Read the full story here || 

|| Amongst the buzzing streets of the 24-hour shopping district in South Korea's capital city, famed architect Zaha Hadid has created a new 38,000-square-metre cultural complex. Read the full story here ||  

|| An idea that was proposed in 2011 will soon become a reality, as work on the Kingdom Tower is set to start on April 27 in Jeddah. Read the full story here || 

|| It was announced that Japanese architect Shigeru Ban will receive Pritzker Architecture Prize. Read the full story here ||

 

MUSIC

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|| Proving her RnB worth, Banks covered an iconic Aaliyah's track on a recent trip to the UK. Read the full story here || 

|| Maylasia-based artist Adly Syairi Ramly cleverly created a Lego series on the likeness of 20 of the world's most iconic bands. Read the full story here || 

|| Scandinavian musician, Lykke Li, unveiled another song from her forthcoming new album 'I Never Learn'. Read the full story here || 

|| Jay Z dissed Drake via a remix of 'We Made It' - a collaboration with Jay Electronica. Read the full story here || 

|| It was announced that famed hip-hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, are to release a lone copy of its long-rumoured, secret-double album. Read the full story here || 

 

CARS AND BIKES

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|| Japanese manufacturer Honda unveiled a range of motorcycle models set for future production at the Osaka Motorcycle Show 2014. Read the full story here || 

|| The E22 racecar was revealed in Downtown Dubai this week in the presence of Lotus F1 team driver Romain Grosjean. Read the full story here || 

 

FILMS AND THEATRE

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|| Showcasing the best of international cinema, the 'francOfilm Festival 2014' was announced featuring mixture of must-see screenings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Read the full story here || 

|| The official trailer for Kelly Reichardt's latest thriller 'Night Moves' was released this week, with its premiere set for the beginning of summer. Read the full story here || 

|| The cinematic rumour mill was in overdrive as whispers concerning Christian Bale playing the Steve Jobs surfaced. Read the full story here || 

 

TECHNOLOGY

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|| Hot on the heels of the 'LG G' featuring Google's Android Wear, Motorola revealed a smartwatch using the same system. Read the full story here || 

|| Buzz surrounded Apple launching a 'Healthbook' app, said to be coming with iOS 8. Read the full story here || 

|| It was reported that Apple is considering expanding its music offering - Apple iTunes Radio, with the introduction of an on-demand streaming service. Read the full story here ||

|| Apple is said to be in talks with America's largest cable company, Comcast, to create the ultimate television delivery service. Read the full story here || 

|| Washington-based startup company, 4D Optical, created the ultimate experimental tool for iPhones, the MicrobeScope. Read the full story here || 

|| Facebook announced its plans to buy California-based tech company Oculus Virtual Reality for approximately $2 billion. Read the full story here || 

|| Apple announced it was diversifying its emoji range. Read the full story here ||

|| Twitter announced that it is adding some new features to its social media platform, from photo tagging to adding multiple images at once. Read the full story here || 

 

MEDIA

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|| Centrefold Magazine teamed up with Nokia to push photographic boundaries with the 'Beyond' issue. Read the full story here ||

|| Addressing an audience in Beijing, China, Michelle Obama highlighted the importance of freedom and education of foreign languages. Read the full story here || 

|| Pinterest is reportedly taking a leaf out of Twitter and Instagram's book and is said to be launching paid ads this summer. Read the full story here ||  

|| Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin call it quits after 10 years of marriage and two children, making the decision to 'consciously uncouple and co-parent' in a modern family set up. Read the full story here ||  

|| British model Cara Delevingne backed a campaign to support Yashika Bageerathi - a schoolgirl who faces deportation from the UK back to her home country Mauritius. Read the full story here || 

|| Abu Dhabi's leader and Obama discussed various topics including the importance of international efforts to end nuclear terrorism. Read the full story here || 

|| The Art of Elysium, a LA based non-profit organisation, created an award in honour of L'Wren Scott. Read the full story here || 

|| The UAE's Federal National Council (FNC) approved the new law to bring in compulsory national and reserve service for all Emirati males between the ages of 18 and 30. Read the full story here || 

 

EVENTS

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|| VIPs gathered at the private royal club in Abu Dhabi to witness thrilling equestrian action in the British Polo Day 2014 Series. Read the full story here || 

|| It was revealed that the Kings of Leon will perform in Dubai in May. Read the full story here ||

|| Guests gathered at the Merkin Concert Hall in New York for the annual Fashion 2.0 awards. Read the full story here || 

|| In a first of its kind event in the Middle East, e-commerce platform Avenue 32 joined forces with online fashion site The Overdressed in Bahrain. Read the full story here || 

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