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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

July 20 – 24

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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

TOW 25.7.14

CONSTANT COLLABORATORS AND GOOD FRIENDS, FELLOW BRITS STELLA MCCARTNEY AND KATE MOSS JOINED FORCES ONCE AGAIN FOR THE BRAND'S LATEST FASHION CAMPAIGN - INCLUDING A MINI MOVIE. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Yasmin Sewell announced this week that she will be collaborating with an iconic New York department store. Read the full story here.

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Buro 24/7 spoke to Net-a-Porter President Alison Loehnis about the fashion – and now lifestyle – destination's decision to introduce a dedicated sports-themed offering to its well established and loyal clients. Read the full story here.

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In a joint statement earlier this week, LVMH and eBay said they have engaged in "a cooperative effort to protect intellectual property rights and combat counterfeits in online commerce," Read the full story here.

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It was announced that the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) unanimously voted to extend the presidential term of Diane von Furstenberg to 2016. Read the full story here.

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Selfridges launched a bespoke personal shopping service for men in London at its iconic department store. Read the full story here.

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It was revealed that come September, the artist, photographer and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson will unveil a set of 45 pictures taken in the private apartment of Coco Chanel at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris. Read the full story here.

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Hermès revealed that Christophe Lemaire, artistic director of the label's women's ready-to-wear since June 2010, was leaving the French heritage brand. Read the full story here.

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Missoni called upon a tried and tested team to shoot and style its Autumn/Winter 14 collection menswear campaign, this season starring Justin Barnhill. Read the full story here.

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Despite the fact that we are only just over half way through the year, the team at Harper's Bazaar have already counted their most stylish women of the year so far – and shared its '100 Most Stylish Women of 2014'. Read the full story here.

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Arguably the most important event in the jewellery calendar, the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris is where all major jewellery houses showcase their finest wares, Maison Cartier gave us an exclusive look at what we can expect from them this Biennale. Read the full story here.

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Hermés announced the nomination of Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski as artistic director of women's ready-to-wear with effect from the Autumn/Winter collection 2015 following the departure of Christophe Lemaire. Read the full story here.

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The British Fashion Council and eBay announced that they are to launch a new concept – 'BFC Contemporary', an initiative that will offer young fashion designers mentorship on developing commercial opportunities and sound business strategies. Read the full story here.

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Since debuting the boxing-inspired campaign two weeks ago, Chanel gave us a sneak peak at the shooting process, featuring Mr.Lagerfeld behind the lens. Read the full story here.

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Sonia Rykiel enlisted a dream team, which consisted of Juergen Teller and Katie Grand for its Autumn/Winter 14 campaign – starring Gisele Bündchen. Read the full story here.

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BEAUTY

TOW 25.7.14

Following on from a soft launch in Paris last month, Christian Louboutin's signature nail polishes officially launched and went on sale in the US. Read the full story here.

Luxury haircare brand Oribe revealed they were to enter the world of fragrance, launching in September. Read the full story here.

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Buro 24/7 took a look at the newly launched Roads fragrances, which boasts an eclectic mix of ten eau de parfum scents, with each smell having an inspirational tale behind its creation. Read the full story here.

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Three years after their first venture into perfume, Bottega Veneta and Coty Global Markets announced that they are launching the Italian label's second eau de parfum for women. Read the full story here.

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Stella McCartney enlisted Lara Stone as the face of her newly relaunched scent - 'Stella' with new licensee Procter & Gamble. Read the full story here.

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TECHNOLOGY

 TOW 25.7.14

Due for release in October, specific functionality details surrounding Apple's hugely anticipated smartwatch were leaked to the waiting public. Read the full story here.

Technology fanatics and simple smartphone users alike have been talking about the launch of the iPhone 6 for some time, and with that, Buro 24/7 compiled a list of our favourite rumours that have circulated. Read the full story here.

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This week, Facebook journeyed back into the world of e-commerce with its highly publicised test of a 'Buy' button, which debuted last week. Read the full story here.

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Facebook also launched a useful new functionality meaning that users can shelve links they wish to read for a later date. Read the full story here.

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LIFESTYLE

TOW 25.7.14

Qatar moved a step closer to hosting another major sporting tournament – bidding for the right to stage the 2019 World Athletics Championships, the third-largest sports event in the world. Read the full story here.

Last Friday the Dubai's Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) opened the first environmentally friendly mosque in the entire Islamic world to worshippers. Read the full story here.

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With the UAE having recently unveiled its plans to travel to Mars, Britain announced plans to open its first spaceport. Read the full story here.

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The UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the launch of an international prize of $1 million for finding sustainable solutions to water shortages all over the globe. Read the full story here.

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A new French dining concept was announced to be launching in Dubai and will soon have you feeling like your sitting on the sandy shores in the South of France. Read the full story here.

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Sheffield Holdings Limited announced that its plans to build the second tallest tower in the UAE is over 80% completed. Read the full story here.

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Stella McCartney looked set to continue her affiliation with Adidas and the Olympic Games as it was confirmed she would work on kits for Rio de Janeiro 2016. Read the full story here.

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With many culinary treasures in Dubai, Buro 24/7 Middle East was delighted to find Eat Green, an atmospheric, authentic and cosy restaurant, which serves up delicious Greek food. Read the full story here.

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MEDIA

TOW 25.07.2014

Buro 24/7's Mira Duma, Margherita Missoni and The Outnet spoke at the DLD Women Conference. Read the full story here. 

Sheikha Fatmina bint Mubarak offered Dhs377 million for paediatric research centre for rare diseases at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital. Read the full story here.  

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Dubai's Crown Prince posted a follow up to last week's super moon post, and shared a video of himself atop the Burj Khalifa at nightfall. Read the full story here.  

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As one of the aviation world's most influential men, Tim Clark expressed his thoughts on the need for a united response to the horrific events last week. Read the full story here.

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It was announced that according to Forbes, Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney's Marvel superhero franchise Iron Man, is Hollywood's highest paid actor. Read the full story here.

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Taschen unveiled its new comprehensive book on the iconic life of one of the greatest masters of Italian art, Michelangelo Buonarroti. Read the full story here.

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Major American consumer magazine titles released advertising sales information on their ever-important new season September issues. Read the full story here.

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According to local media reports, Saudi Arabia is to allow women to vote and stand as candidates in upcoming council elections. Read the full story here.

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Monocle's seasonal newspaper was released, covering Spanish marinas, Greek open-air cinemas, Corsican hideouts and quaint French fishing villages. Read the full story here.

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Condé Nast revealed its new executive structure this week – something that media insiders view as an indication to the company's future plan. Read the full story here.

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CULTURE

TOW 25.07.2014

Known for her musical take on girl power, Beyonce made a feminist statement as she sported Rosie the Riveter's pose at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Read the full story here. 

A contemporary art and design gallery featuring a mix of sculptures, paintings, furniture and mixed media pieces, The Rukun Gallery in Riyadh opened its doors to the public. Read the full story here.

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Zane Lowe interviewed the production mastermind, Rick Rubin who spoke of friend and collaborator Mr West, commenting: "Kanye is the most consistently great artist right now." Read the full story here.

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Celebrating his upcoming 'The King Of The Fall' tour with ScHoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko, The Weeknd revealed new music with the same title name. Read the full story here.

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It was confirmed that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will star in and co-produce By the Sea, which Jolie also wrote. Read the full story here.

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Tokyo-based artist Azuma Makoto created a new series of artwork by sending a Japanese white pine Bonsai and an arrangement of flowers into space. Read the full story here.

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This week we were informed that the iconic piano from Hollywood romance film Casablanca is to go on sale at auction in New York this November. Read the full story here.

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A$AP Rocky announced he will soon unveil a new documentary titled 'SVDDENLY' and it features the likes of Drake, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, Macklemore and RiFF RaFF. Read the full story here.

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The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei joined forces with Navajo artist Bert Benally to create an innovative temporary collaboration, 'Pull of the Moon'. Read the full story here.

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The 13 Man Booker Prize nominees were revealed, and feature Americans for the first time. Read the full story here

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Madame Tussauds in London revealed a Ryan Gosling waxwork that will stand alongside likenesses of royal family members and Hollywood's A-list. Read the full story here.

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CARS & BIKES

TOW 25.07.2014 

NanoFlowcell debuted its innovative Quant e-sportlimousine concept, a new eco-friendly car, which is powered by salt water. Read the full story here. 

Mercedes unveiled its Coupe version of its ultimate S-Class model – sporty, speedy and stylish. Read the full story here.

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In hopes to re-spark interest and increase profits Germany's Mercedes' Smart car division revealed a new version of its tiny, two-seat iconic Smart model. Read the full story here.

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EVENTS

 TOW 25.07.2014

Buro 24/7 founder Miroslava Duma played host to a super chic crowd in Paris recently, when Russia's social elite gathered at the former residence of the Vuitton family. Read the full story here. 

On July 17, Mrs. Laura Bush hosted a preview of the special exhibit 'Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style', with special guests including the designers stepchildren Alex Bolen and Eliza Bolen. Read the full story here.

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This week, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation was the host of the summer's most talked about gala on the French Riviera at the Domain Bertraud Belieu vineyard, in the heart of St. Tropez. Read the full story here.

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