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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 7 - 13


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

A 155 million year-old dinosaur found a new home at The Dubai Mall, Beyoncé and Victoria Beckham announced that they were campaigning to ban the word 'bossy' and Karl Lagerfeld declared Cara Delevingne a cross between the next Charlie Chaplin and Kate Moss. Join us as we present the best news from all over the globe this past week... 

FASHION

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|| From reality TV star to credible runway model, Buro 24/7 Middle East explored Kendall Jenner's impressive fashion home runs this season. Read the full story here || 

|| Raf Simons inaugural couture collection for Dior will be the subject of a new documentary, to be revealed at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17. Read the full story here ||

|| Having previously worked with the brand, Iselin Steiro was revealed as the new face for the Hermès Spring/Summer 14 campaign. Read the full story here || 

|| Burberry teams up with Level Shoe District creating a dedicated pop-up store inspired by its SS14 collection 'English Rose'. Read the full story here || 

|| Never one to make a dull statement, Karl Lagerfeld revealed his feelings towards some modern day style icons, plus his surprising beauty ritual. Read the full story here || 

|| Paul & Joe revealed its new Spring/Summer 14 look book for menswear. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 Middle East took an exclusive first look behind the scenes of Razan Alazzouni's Autumn/Winter 14 campaign shoot. Read the full story here ||

|| Tom Ford and Bethann Hardison were amongst the special honourees for the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards, as the nominees were announced. Read the full story here ||  

|| The Prada Marfa store was vandalised by Toms Marfa in Texas. Read the full story here ||

|| Following a presentation to a 40-strong panel during Paris Fashion Week, 12 out of 30 finalists made the cut to be considered for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize. Read the full story here ||  

|| Singer turned fashion icon and designer Victoria Beckham visited the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London this week to tour the school and take part in a live Q&A session. Read the full story here || 

|| Bottega Veneta transformed a historic Italian residence into its new headquarters - and won a green award in the process. Read the full story here || 

 

BEAUTY

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|| In honour of his film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', director Wes Anderson tasked a French perfumer to create a scent inspired by his lead character. Read the full story here || 

|| With fresh-faced skin, neon eyes and natural pouts, Buro 24/7 Middle East explored the stellar beauty looks for Chanel AW14. Read the full story here || 

|| Former creative director of Chanel cosmetics Peter Philips was announced as the new head of Christian Dior beauty. Read the full story here || 

|| Fusing a host of fresh scents, Viktor & Rolf is set to launch 'Spicebomb Eau Fraîche' - a summer version of its 'Spicebomb' fragrance. Read the full story here || 

|| For its latest celebrity collaboration, MAC have enlisted talented musician-of-the-moment, Lorde. Read the full story here ||  

|| Pharrell Williams announced that he was joining forces with fashion label Comme des Garçons to launch an upcoming scent for men and women. Read the full story here || 

|| Burberry called upon two very famous faces for its upcoming fragrance campaign, featuring Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. Read the full story here || 

|| In addition to lighter Eau de Toilette options, Chanel released its scents 1932, Beige and Jersey in a high-impact concentration. Read the full story here || 

|| For spring 2014, make-up maven Bobbi Brown and fashion icon L'Wren Scott have joined forces to create the new 'Amnesia Rose Collection'. Read the full story here ||  

 

TECHNOLOGY

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|| Dor Tal revealed its latest invention, a smartwatch that monitors and gathers data from social networks to predict your future. Read the full story here || 

|| San Francisco-based hardware and software company, Aether, have recently launched its first product a smart speaker called 'Cone'. Read the full story here ||

|| Coffee drinkers can monitor their caffeine intake and find out how long it takes to get 'sleep ready' via new app 'Up Coffee'. Read the full story here || 

 

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

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|| Buro 24/7 Middle East interviewed Jean-Charles de Castelbajac ahead of his participation at the Dubai Festival of Lights from March 20-29. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that Dutch design practice MVRDV will build a giant mirrored public art depot in Rotterdam's Museumpark. Read the full story here || 

 

ARTS

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|| Featuring nine talented artists, a unique exhibition was announced, which will showcase a range of unique pop artworks in the UAE. Read the full story here || 

|| China's first large-scale exhibition of works by French artist Monet opened in Shanghai. Read the full story here || 

|| A first of its kind exhibit was announced - taking place at The Third Line gallery, in conjunction with a parallel curation project at Art Dubai. Read the full story here || 

|| Organised by the Crossway Foundation and in partnership with Art Jameel and Qatar Museums Authority, a graffiti workshop will kick off Qatar's new Brazilian-inspired youth art competition. Read the full story here ||  

|| In a new exhibition at The Empty Quarter, photographer Bruno Barbey captures his hometown Morocco through his lens. Read the full story here ||  

|| Christie's announced  'Andy's World', an online-only sale that gives collectors a look into the life of famed artist Andy Warhol. Read the full story here || 

 

CULTURE

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|| Sharjah's Al Majaz Amphitheatre is the first phase of the Al Majaz Island project and is set to have its grand opening this month on March 26. Read the full story here || 

|| Pharrell Williams encourages the world to donate to the humanitarian fund while promoting his global hit 'Happy' in a collaboration with the UN. Read the full story here || 

|| An abandoned movie theatre deep in Egypt's Sinai desert was discovered by an Estonian photographer. Read the full story here ||  

|| It was announced that a new eco-friendly mosque, the first of its kind in Dubai, is preparing to open shortly according to The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation. Read the full story here || 

|| Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, the president of the Sharjah Art Foundation and the director of the Sharjah Biennial, was selected as the curator for next year's UAE Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Read the full story here || 

|| Banksy joined the global campaign #WithSyria. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 interviewed Italian actress, model and Dolce & Gabbana fashion house muse Monica Belluci. Read the full story here || 

 

LIFESTYLE

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|| Free WiFi across the whole of Dubai and a smartphone application that helps drivers find parking spaces are among initiatives to turn Dubai into a 'Smart City' within the next three years. Read the full story here || 

|| Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau hotel operator recently announced plans that the Chanel mastermind will design his very own hotel, to be opened by 2017. Read the full story here ||

|| A new development on the Palm Jumeirah was announced - inspired by the jet-set lifestyle of Miami Beach. Read the full story here || 

|| A 155 million year-old dinosaur took up a new residence in The Dubai Mall. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that famed British chef Heston Blumenthal is to open a new restaurant at Heathrow Airport. Read the full story here ||  

|| Toms founder, Blake Mycoskie, revealed that the company plans to extend its name into the coffee business. Read the full story here || 

|| Depending on its success, Richard Branson revealed his space travel business Virgin Galactic aims to develop hotels in outer space. Read the full story here || 

|| Karl Lagerfeld teamed up with H.R.H the Princess of Hanover to create a glamorous Russian-themed ball. Read the full story here || 

 

MUSIC

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|| British pop singer Lily Allen recently released her new album's artwork, full track list and music video to her latest single 'Our Time'. Read the full story here || 

|| Members from The Clash, plus Diplo and Frank Ocean teamed up for the track 'Hero' on Converse's 'Three Artists, One Song' concept. Read the full story here || 

|| Known as the masked producer, SBTRKT recently unveiled a collection of tracks he created while recording his second album. Read the full story here || 

|| American music magazine and record chart compilers, Billboard, released its annual list of the highest-paid musicians, with American country stars taking the lead in 2014. Read the full story here || 

 

CARS AND BIKES

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|| Italian car manufacturer, Fiat, released the latest turbocharged 2014 Fiat 500 'Cult'. Read the full story here || 

|| Maserati celebrated its 100-year anniversary by releasing its latest 2+2 Alfieri concept sports car. Read the full story here || 

|| A batmobile replica went on sale for $1 million. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) will play host to a car show called 'MotorVillage' this month. Read the full story here ||  

|| British car manufacturer, Mini, introduced its six-door Clubman Concept car at the International Geneva Auto Show. Read the full story here || 

 

MEDIA

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|| Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham and other influential women joined the 'Ban Bossy' campaign. Read the full story here || 

|| Football icon David Beckham turns actor for charity at the end of the month. Read the full story here || 

|| Buro 24/7 spoke to the Net-a-Porter group's Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Yeomans, to discover the thought process behind one of the most exciting press launches of recent times. Read the full story here || 

|| As season 4 approaches, the HBO phenomenon Game of Thrones, released the fourth and final trailer. Read the full story here || 

|| U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he would introduce a new television series 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey', a revival of Carl Sagan's original 'Cosmos' series from 1980. Read the full story here || 

|| Contemporary Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen joined forces with the Belgian 'A Magazine Curated By...' for its 13th issue. Read the full story here || 

|| Following on from high profile departures from the title, Vanessa Friedman joined the New York Times as fashion director and chief fashion critic. Read the full story here || 

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