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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

August 3–7

Site: Buro 24/7


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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In aid of the Mothers2Mothers charity, Victoria Beckham announced that she is selling more than 600 pieces from her wardrobe in partnership with TheOutnet.com. Read the full story here.

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A stunning collaboration in the wake of Eid-Al-Fitr, this week Shamsa Alabbar created a bespoke bracelet for the friends of Buro 24/7. Read the full story here.

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Shot on location in New York City, the new Autumn/Winter 14 ad campaign from Oscar de la Renta was released and embodied pure city chic glamour with its model stars Diana Moldovan and Larissa Hofmann. Read the full story here.

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Rumours surfaced that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are threatening to pull all advertising from Condé Nast publications if an article concerning their recent tax evasion charge runs. Read the full story here.

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There were reports that Kate Moss' 36th Vogue cover could also feature half-sister Lottie Moss – the 16-year-old rising model who was recently signed by Storm Models. Read the full story here.

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With eight renowned international designers chosen by Vogue Italia to showcase their collections, 20 emerging international designers were announced to join them for the first time, through a talent scouting initiative for VFDE 2014. Read the full story here.

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Iconic jewellery house Tiffany's new creative director Francesca Amfitheatrof caused some controversy this week, after she revealed to Vogue that she is not afraid to mix it up and hinting that the infamous turquoise blue packaging synonymous with the heritage brand might be replaced. Read the full story here.

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LIFESTYLE

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World-renowned architecture studio Waterstudio.NL, known for its forward-thinking approach to architecture, unveiled its latest design for the Greenstar hotel in the Maldives. Read the full story here.

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It was revealed that a centrepiece designed by Zaha Hadid for London's Victoria and Albert Museum in collaboration with the London Design Festival, is set to be reinstalled in her Dubai Opus project later this year. Read the full story here.

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A car collector in California sent a rare find to BMW Classic for renovation, a limited edition 507 roadster once owned by Elvis. Read the full story here.

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According to reports earlier this week Apple will debut its new, eagerly awaited iPhone 6 next month and is planning to throw a big event to celebrate. Read the full story here.

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Texas-based automotive firm Hennessey – which earlier this year created the insane Venom GT and broke the world speed record – revealed its upcoming 'Venom F5' upgrade. Read the full story here.

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In a similar set-up to the auction that took place earlier this year for Apple CEO Tim Cook, tech giant Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt announced that he will auction off his time for charity. Read the full story here.

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A new French airline debuted business class-only flights that will depart four to five times per week from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Newark. Read the full story here.

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Apple-owened Beats by Dre released the first image hinting at a collaboration with the creative director of Givenchy. Read the full story here.

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CULTURE

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British artist Damien Hirst – who recently hit headlines after it was revealed that he plans to build and design an entire town – partnered up with arts-based publishing company Other Criteria to create a limited edition collection of skulls. Read the full story here.

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Petra Cortright's online works have pushed convention and boundaries, exploring alternate reality through conceptual video creations – this week the online artist debuted a new project with designer friend Stella McCartney. Read the full story here.

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It was announced that Johnny Depp has recorded material for a new 'lost' Bob Dylan lyrics album – joining Marcus Mumford and Elvis Costello. Read the full story here.

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Queen Bey released a surprise remix with Nicki Minaj this week, addressing the infamous Solange and Jay Z hotel lift standoff. Read the full story here.

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It was announced that young star Lorde will hand-select the artists for the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and provide the lead single for the album. Read the full story here.

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BEAUTY

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Shortly after its debut last week, Christian Louboutin Cosmetics released a video by David Lynch advertising the shoe maestro's new nail varnish range. Read the full story here.

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A-list actress Drew Barrymore announced that she is launching a new line of fragrances. Read the full story here.

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The beauty giant announced that this September, Sephora's American outlets will launch a new initiative called 'Store to Door'. Read the full story here.

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Cult make-up label Nars unveiled its campaign for autumn – the 'Audacious Lipstick Collection' campaign as part of the brand's 20th anniversary. Read the full story here.

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MEDIA

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It was reported that one of the most financially powerful families on the planet, the royal family of Qatar, have made a bid on London's famous Gherkin. Read the full story here.

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Michael Jackson's infamous 'Neverland' ranch was put up for sale and is expected to fetch between $50-75 million. Read the full story here.

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Reports surfaced that Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book is on a rocky road – blaming the split between Visionare and V's Stephen Gan and Cecilia Dea, the former of which, is Carine Roitfeld's longtime close collaborator and partner on CR Fashion Book. Read the full story here.

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EVENTS

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Riccardo Tisci celebrated his 40th birthday last week – with a flock of models, celebrities, fashion icons and musicians in tow, welcoming his A-list entourage to a tiny island off the eastern coast of Spain. Read the full story here.

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NYC played host to a film premiere and cool afterparty in aid of Frank this week, attended by stars of the film Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Read the full story here.

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