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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

May 9–15

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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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|| Livia Firth awarded the Green Carpet Challenge award to Narciso Rodriguez. Read the full story here ||

|| Prada reintroduced its Spring 08 collection at Dover Street Market. Read the full story here ||

|| Historical fashion house Fendi teamed up with stylist Elizabeth Stewart to share her personal items to the world via 'The Coveteur' blog. Read the full story here ||

|| Bottega Veneta unveiled its Cruise 2014/15 collection. Read the full story here ||

|| Miriam Haskell created a Charles James capsule collection in the wake of the Met Gala exhibition. Read the full story here ||

|| Visionaire Magazine's collaboration with Gap for Frieze was revealed. Read the full story here ||

|| Blake Lively spoke about her involvement with Gucci's 'Chime for Change'. Read the full story here ||

|| To celebrate half a century in business, PUMA hooked up with Alexander McQueen in a cool sports-orientated project. Read the full story here ||

|| Ralph Lauren revealed that he is set to team up with The Royal Marsden's Cancer Charity, making a rather large donation and honouring the partnership with a star-studded dinner this week. Read the full story here ||

|| The CFDA's Steven Kolb received an honourary Doctor of Arts degree. Read the full story here ||

|| Famed UK store, Selfridges beat Harrods, Macy's and John Lewis as the best department store in the world for the third consecutive time. Read the full story here ||

|| Au Jour Le Jour announced it will hold its first men's show in Florence during the upcoming edition of the international menswear trade show, Pitti Uomo, in June. Read the full story here ||

|| Nearly a decade after founding The Row, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen launched the brand's first flagship store on Melrose Place in L.A. Read the full story here ||

|| Traditional Arabian influence fused with a glittering contemporary feel took centre stage for Karl Largerfeld's travelling Chanel carnival, as it hit the Middle East on Tuesday night. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that Nicolas Ghesquière's first Vuitton campaign will be shot by a super trio. Read the full story here ||

|| Abbey Lee Kershaw posed for a series of shots presenting the classic 'Le Smoking' silhouette in a new Saint Laurent campaign. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that the Editor-in-Chief of 'Vogue Italia', Franca Sozzani, will serve as Global Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Read the full story here ||

|| Former Louis Vuitton womenswear studio director Julie de Libran was named as Artistic Director of Sonia Rykiel. Read the full story here ||

 

LIFESTYLE

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|| After the recent unveiling of the Transition flying car, the world of transport seems to be looking towards the future – and this week it's with the new Fly Citycopter design. Read the full story here ||

|| From 'Coco Dolce' chocolate covered almonds to creamy 'Coco Ricca' chocolate spread, Buro 24/7 Middle East unveiled one of the sweetest chocolatier's in Dubai. Read the full story here ||

|| We took a look at Hermès' bespoke creations for Wallis Simpson, including her infamous wheelbarrow. Read the full story here ||

|| Michelin-starred Chef Gary Rhodes announced an initiative to promote healthy eating in the schools of Dubai, helping children understand and appreciate food and nutrition. Read the full story here ||

|| A team of scientists and engineers unveiled 'The Drinkable Book', a life saving tool that filters water for those in the developing world. Read the full story here ||

|| This week, rumours were circulated that Dr. Dre could become the first rapper turned billionaire as reports stated he could be days away from closing a mega-deal with Apple for his Beats Electronics brand. Read the full story here ||

|| Zaha Hadid unveiled interior designs for her new Dubai project. Read the full story here ||

|| Frank Gehry's sculptural masterpiece, Fondation Louis Vuitton appears to be taking shape, six years after work began within Paris' iconic Bois de Boulogne park. Read the full story here ||

|| To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Magnum ice cream, the iconic ice cream brand, Dolce & Gabbana and Magnum partnered for a special collaboration. Read the full story here ||

|| Chopard acquired a five-star hotel on Paris' Place Vendôme. Read the full story here ||

|| It was revealed this week that Google has made plans to radically shift its email arm, Gmail, and the company is currently working on a new format. Read the full story here ||

|| This week, Chinese newspaper 'Beijing Times' reported that the country's authorities are planning to build a bullet train railway to the United States, passing through Russia and Canada. Read the full story here ||

|| Further details surrounding Dubai's new Safari Park Zoo were announced. Read the full story here ||

|| The Dubai Canal scheme, approved by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai last year, started its first phase on Sheikh Zayed Road. Read the full story here ||

|| As well as a vintage telescope from 1852 created by Carl Kellner, various 1950s Leica camera models will make up a cool auction in Germany soon. Read the full story here ||

 

TECHNOLOGY

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|| Grace Choi, a Harvard Business School grad debuted her new 'Mink' 3-D printer that not only prints make-up for its user, but does so in any colour-way one could possibly want. Read the full story here ||

|| A new and vastly improved drone camera was revealed by US-based company Parrot – with a fish-eye lens to capture a full 180-degree view. Read the full story here ||

|| After weeks of hearing about Apple's supposed plans for the iPhone 6, new alleged photos of the device have appeared online this week, of what could be the latest iPhone design, revealed. Read the full story here ||

 

CULTURE

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|| To promote its upcoming art sale, world-famous auction house Christie's recruited the sports skills of skateboarder Chris Martin to star in the company's grungy new advertisement. Read the full story here ||

|| Frieze New York opened on Randalls Island with a vast variety of global galleries, a program including East River rowboat tours, rock concerts and an on-site hotel created by the American conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg. Read the full story here ||

|| This week, world-renowned R&B musician The Weeknd confirmed he will be coming to UAE for a special performance this summer. Read the full story here ||

|| Last April, Bond Street's Ayyam Gallery opened Afshin Pirhashemi's first solo show in the UK, titled 'Seduction'. Read the full story here ||

|| The collapsing house once inhabited by a young Van Gogh in the 1870s was given a new eerie lease of life through the unique work of London-based artist, Saskia Olde Wolbers. Read the full story here ||

|| Lady Gaga confirmed that the UAE stop will be part of her tour's Asian leg, which now also includes a stop in Istanbul on September 16. Read the full story here ||

|| Things seem to heating up, as shooting in the Abu Dhabi desert for the new Star Wars film started this week until the end of the month. Read the full story here ||

|| Coinciding with Mother's Day, Detroit rapper Eminem unveiled the Spike Lee-directed music video for his latest single 'Headlights' ft. Nate Ruess. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that the city of Dubai is set to become a giant open-air gallery, featuring new art installations, striking sculptures and street art all to be installed in the city's most popular spots. Read the full story here ||

|| On Monday, it was revealed that the Salvatore Ferragamo Group has pledged to donate $826,140 to renovate eight rooms at the Uffizi Gallery in Italy. Read the full story here ||

|| This week, the largest picture ever painted of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was created in the Dubai desert out of sand. Read the full story here ||

|| For the finale of Abu Dhabi's Louvre Talking Art Series III, the iconic museum revealed its programme of talks and workshops with scholars and museum specialists, presenting an extensive preview of its permanent collection. Read the full story here ||

|| James Franco's camp confirmed a new documentary that delves into actor's professional career and notoriously secretive social circle. Read the full story here ||

|| Sheikh Mohammed presented the 'Excellence Awards' to the UAE Government. Read the full story here ||

 

MEDIA

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|| After global recognition among its cast, writing, direction and overall performance, AMC's critically-acclaimed series 'Mad Men' unveiled an inside look at the show's various sets. Read the full story here ||

|| As part of a detailed analytical report, WWD profiled Dubai as an ambitious city ready to embrace a huge growth in the next few years, especially when it comes to the luxury fashion market. Read the full story here ||

|| Ralph Lauren's significant contribution to the Royal Marsden Hospital and Charity in London was the designer's first single, substantial cancer-related donation outside America. Read the full story here ||

|| After a video of what is reportedly Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator went viral, the world's eyes turn to the Carter-Knowles family. Read the full story here ||

 

BEAUTY

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|| Christy Turlington Burns returned as the face of Calvin Klein fragrance – husband in tow. Read the full story here ||

|| Last October Proenza Schouler announced it was collaborating with MAC on a cosmetics collection, and this week the first pictures were revealed. Read the full story here ||

|| Dubai welcomed Chanel to the sandy shores of a private island last, where a dedicated venue was transformed into an Arabian Majlis for the label's Cruise 2014/15 collection - Buro 24/7 took a closer look at the beauty on show. Read the full story here ||

 

EVENTS

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|| At the recent 49th annual Fredrick Douglass Awards, 'W' magazine's Fashion and Style Director Edward Enninful was honoured, in addition to New York State Education Commissioner John King Jr. and the corporate team at CVS Caremark. Read the full story here ||

|| 'W' Magazine and Saks Fifth Avenue welcomed guests to a chic affair in New York this week, celebrating the title's inaugural issue of W: Art. Read the full story here ||

|| Chanel played host to a plethora of A-list and fashion industry guests this week at its Cruise 2014/15 presentation, held on Dubai's private Hamdan Island. Buro 24/7 shared some key arrivals. Read the full story here ||

|| On Sunday, families and renowned designers gathered at Pier 45 for a fun Mother's Day fete benefiting Born Free, a non-profit organisation that works to eradicate the transmission of HIV from mother to baby. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that Carine Roitfeld will style a Marilyn Monroe themed AmfAR Gala in Cannes. Read the full story here ||

|| It was revealed that Italian designer Giorgio Armani and Graydon Carter will be adding extra glamour and fashion to this year's Cannes party circuit with an exclusive evening celebrating the upcoming Film Festival. Read the full story here ||

|| The Naked Heart Foundation Charity Gala took place in Paris. Read the full story here ||

|| To celebrate the opening of his first China flagship at the Jing'An Kerry Centre in Shanghai, Michael Kors presented an exclusive event, The Michael Kors Jet Set Experience. Read the full story here ||

|| The 67th Cannes Film Festival kicked off. Read the full story here ||

 

CARS AND BIKES

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|| British car firm the Ariel Motor Company revealed its latest high-powered 2-seater, the Atom 3.5R special edition. Read the full story here || 

|| This week, BMW unveiled its sleek '30 Jahre M5' special edition, based on the current fifth-generation model This week, BMW unveils its sleek '30 Jahre M5' special edition based on the current fifth-generation model. Read the full story here ||

 

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