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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 3–8

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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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|| Barneys department store placed more emphasis on its editorial site, The Window, as it hired Marissa Rosenblum as its first in-house editorial director. Read the full story here ||

|| The National Jewellery Institute – a nonprofit organisation – celebrated ten years of being in the jewellery game by launching a new teaching initiative with New York's Parsons New School for Design. Read the full story here ||

|| Having completed a recent tour of New York and Paris, it was announced that Ralph Lauren's iconic 'Giant Ricky' bag is continuing its world tour in the Middle East. Read the full story here ||

|| Tiffany & Co. brought to the UAE an exclusive collection of 'Brilliant Tiffany Jewels' never before seen in the Emirates. Read the full story here ||

|| Jeremy Scott – known for his animal inspirations – unveiled his latest Spring/Summer 14 trainers for Adidas Originals. Read the full story here ||

|| Fendi officially launched its new charitable initiative, the Peekaboo Project – a line of celebrity-designed handbags that will benefit the Kids Company, a charity for child abuse victims. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 Middle East unveiled fashion's next rising star, London-based designer Steven Tai. Read the full story here ||

|| The Hyères Festival jury awarded the Grand Prix du Jury Première Vison to the young Japanese designer Kenta Matsushige for his unique Hinabi womenswear collection. Read the full story here ||

|| Charlotte Olympia teamed up with 16-year-old art world prodigy India Wolf, in collaboration with the Gagosian Gallery. Read the full story here ||

|| Motion and movement was the oh-so stylish key for the house of Hermès, which released its SS14 menswear collection lookbook earlier this week. Read the full story here ||

|| With a beautiful and subtly patriotic take on fashion, Maryam Omaira shared her Autumn/Winter 14 lookbook exclusively with Buro 24/7 Middle East. Read the full story here ||

|| Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons added Swiss watchmaker Laurent Ferrier to its portfolio. Read the full story here ||

|| Farfetch.com gave Buro 24/7 Middle East an exclusive look at their shoot, interview and shopping session with actress and director Gia Coppola. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that Charles James is set to be making a comeback, thanks to Harvey Weinstein who struck a deal with James' relatives this week. Read the full story here ||

|| Carrera, the eyewear brand part of the Safilo Group, inked a deal with Jimmy Choo for a new men's capsule collection of sunglasses. Read the full story here ||

|| Louis Vuitton announced it will be hosting its first-ever cruise destination show for the 2015 season, choosing Monaco for the event. Read the full story here ||

|| Hermès launched an ultra-exclusive custom-made service in Dubai. Read the full story here ||

|| Adidas unveiled its new 'Pure Boost' line, revolutionising athletic footwear by combining the ultimate in style, comfort and performance. Read the full story here ||

|| Dior cruise 2014/15 kicked off cruise season, showing in Brooklyn to the likes of Rihanna, Anna Wintour and Olivia Palermo. Read the full story here ||

|| Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier unveiled an array of discreet yet psychedelic designs, with blotches and spots scattered along luxurious fabrics for cruise 2014/15. Read the full story here ||

 

LIFESTYLE

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|| 30 guests were invited to attend the debut dining experience of the Middle East's first gourmet restaurant on wheels, a concept called Ghaf Kitchen – Buro 24/7 Middle East was there. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that The Hamptons Café concept is set to launch in Dubai. Read the full story here ||

|| London's property market hit a new record with the sale of a $237 million unfurnished apartment in the prestigious One Hyde Park complex. Read the full story here ||

|| Surrounded by a blanket of sparkling white snow and panoramic mountain views, a new  eco-friendly hotel launched earlier this week. Read the full story here ||

|| Etihad Airways unveiled The Residence, a three-bedroom cabin up in the clouds. Read the full story here ||

|| This week, Google announced its acquisition of shopping analytics firm Rangespan, helping the internet giant work with more retailers on product and inventory management. Read the full story here ||

|| It was revealed that New York City is set to make use of its old and disused pay phone booths, by transforming them into Internet broadband hubs. Read the full story here ||

|| The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) unveiled its latest collaboration, teaming up with MyHabit, Amazon's private-sale site. Read the full story here ||

|| We took a look at The Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge – a 1,200-km race that will promote a better, eco-friendly planet Earth next year. Read the full story here ||

|| E-commerce giant Amazon revealed it is now using Twitter to help people shop as they scroll through their tweets making the process more user friendly for all involved. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 spoke to Jeffrey Zorn about his mission to create an all-new food delivery service in Dubai... From a completely paleo, gluten, dairy and egg free kitchen. Read the full story here ||

|| Adding to the Salvatore Ferragamo empire is the new Portrait Firenze hotel, which opened its doors to visitors this week. Read the full story here ||

|| Dubai's first ever economy hotel was announced in the shape of the Dubai Inn. Read the full story here ||

|| The Shangri-La Hotel opened its doors at London's Shard. Read the full story here ||

|| Longstanding digital photography company, VSCO, made an official announcement that it has received a generous investment of $40 million from venture and growth equity firm Accel Partners. Read the full story here ||

|| The Dubai Mall revealed that it's currently testing a new system to help forgetful visitors locate where they have parked their cars. Read the full story here ||

 

 TECHNOLOGY

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|| The new TYPO iPhone keyboard case was released. Read the full story here ||

|| Disney Research revealed their new 3D-printed speakers. Read the full story here ||

 

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

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|| Buro 24/7 Middle East Exclusive Interview: Ludovica and Roberto Palomba. Read the full story here ||

|| Coveted collectable toy makers Medicom revealed a new 'BE@RBRICK' in collaboration with wooden furniture manufacturer Karimoku. Read the full story here ||

|| A pavilion with a spiked roof by Australian firm Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects has recently been constructed along the scenic landscaped site of the new National Arboretum in Canberra. Read the full story here ||

|| Apple unveiled designs of its new home – known as 'Apple Campus 2', and dubbed the 'Spaceship'. Read the full story here ||

 

ARTS

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|| Continuing with his mission to see his work resonate internationally, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei collaborated with the Brooklyn Museum to showcase his 'According to What' exhibition. Read the full story here ||

|| Ayyam Gallery Jeddah announced they will soon unveil Contemporary Arabia, a multimedia exhibition featuring a diverse variety of the Middle East's most talented artists, including Samia Halaby, Tammam Azzam, and Shaweesh. Read the full story here ||

|| In its third consecutive year, LOUD Art – one of the region's unique art events announced its collaboration with Nuqat, the biggest creative conference in the Middle East. Read the full story here ||

 

 CULTURE

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|| The fashion, music and film world caught a one-off performance by Sir Elton John at the Battersea Power Station. Read the full story here ||

|| Two visual scientists claimed that Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' portrait may be part of the oldest 3D artwork. Read the full story here ||

|| Halley Docherty from The Guardian continued his unique collage series of images infused with Google Street View, this time presenting them next to famous artworks. Read the full story here ||

|| A long-time fan of Ozzy Osbourne started a petition that calls upon on all his of fans to sign it, in hopes of getting back him knighted by the Queen of England for services rendered to the music industry. Read the full story here ||

|| Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, chairperson of the Qatar Museums Authority and sister of the country's Emir, was named as one of the world's most influential people by Time Magazine. Read the full story here ||

|| Weighing 13.22 carats, a record-breaking blue diamond is leading an upcoming Christie's auction titled 'Magnificent Jewels'. Read the full story here ||

|| Damien Hirst celebrated his first store opening with 'Mickey' prints. Read the full story here ||

|| Papier-mâché pandas popped up at Hong Kong landmarks. Read the full story here ||

|| Forbes revealed its journey to Morocco, documenting the making of the packaging of Wu-Tang Clan's secret album 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin'. Read the full story here ||

 

MEDIA

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|| Tourism chiefs in Dubai revealed a new target, to make the Emirate the most visited city in the entire world by 2020. Read the full story here ||

|| Fox Network unveiled the first official trailer for its new television series, 'Gotham', a show that will follow the adventures of a young commissioner Gordon. Read the full story here ||

|| Estée Lauder and Bumble and Bumble united for Instagram initiative. Read the full story here ||

|| Pharrell covered 'W' magazine's Art Issue. Read the full story here ||

|| Jo Ellison joined The Financial Times as Fashion Director. Read the full story here ||

 

BEAUTY

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|| After managing to secure a space on her extensive waiting list, Buro 24/7 spent an afternoon with Dubai-based hair expert Maria Dowling. Read the full story here ||

|| UAE based salon Marquee branched into new territory with its dedicated luxury 'blow dry bar' set up, located in Dubai's Emirates Hills area. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 presented the top 5 best beauty looks from the Met Gala. Read the full story here ||

|| Georgia May Jagger announced she was to become the face of Thierry Mugler's Angel. Read the full story here ||

|| With a Coppola-directed television commercial in the works to support its launch in July, Marc Jacobs is adding 'Daisy Dream' to his repertoire. Read the full story here ||

|| Alicia Keys was named as the face of Givenchy's new fragrance. Read the full story here ||

 

 EVENTS

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|| President Obama entertained at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Read the full story here ||

|| Brioni announced it is set to co-host the Serpentine Gallery summer party. Read the full story here ||

|| New York became the focus of the entire fashion industry as First Lady Michelle Obama officially cut the ribbon of the Anna Wintour Costume Center, formerly known as the Costume Institute. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 presented the best of the red carpet, Met Gala 2014. Read the full story here ||

|| Rihanna, Marion Cotillard, Helena Christensen, Allison Williams, Jessica Seinfeld, Brooklynite Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olivia Palermo, and, of course, Anna Wintour, all turned out in Brooklyn to see Dior's latest cruise offering.  Read the full story here ||

|| Iconic department store Bergdorf Goodman hosted a dinner in celebration of jewellery designer Noor Fares' collection launch. Read the full story here ||

 

CARS AND BIKES

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|| The Bamford Cycle Department revealed a stunning new array of cycles to its repertoire. Read the full story here ||

|| The $800,000 Honqqi L5 was purchased by a Chinese businessman. Read the full story here ||

|| Italian product designer Gianluca Sada revealed a prototype for a 'hubless bike' which can fold up to just the size of an umbrella. Read the full story here ||

|| Range Rover unveiled its matte LUMMA CLR-R. Read the full story here ||

 

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