Fashion

Tricks to make your clothes look more expensive

Posted On: May-28

This season, we’ve been drawn to fringed clothing and accessories like moths to a flame. Blame it on Proenza Schouler, Isabel Marant, and Dolce & Gabbana, who all featured fringe in their SS15 collections. Lucky for us, fringe is everywhere and at every price point these days. What we love most about this festive trim is that the attention to detail adds a touch of luxury, the caveat being that it can go from...

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Happy Birthday David Beckham: what 40 means for a man’s wardrobe
May 03

Happy Birthday David Beckham: what 40 means for a man’s wardrobe

David Beckham slipped through LAX day before en route to his exciting 40th Birthday celebrations in Morocco looking, according to a gushing observer in the Daily Mail, “ready to party”. He was pictured wearing a trademark beanie, leather jacket and rather uncomfortable looking hobnail boots. He looked nice...

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Ayyan Ali: Supermodel in a Pakistani jail
May 03

Ayyan Ali: Supermodel in a Pakistani jail

For the last two weeks Adiala jail in Rawalpindi has hosted an unlikely prisoner: 23-year-old Pakistani supermodel Ayyan Ali. Ever since then Pakistani media outlets have been concerned to find out if she is living in the jail under especially favourable conditions. On 14 March Ayyan Ali was detained at Islamabad...

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‘Gone with the Wind’ dress fetches $137,000 at auction
Apr 21

‘Gone with the Wind’ dress fetches $137,000 at auction

Los Angeles The gray and black dress worn by Vivien Leigh when she played Scarlett O’Hara in the 1939 movie classic “Gone with the Wind” has been sold at auction for $137,000. According to Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, California the embroidered dress went for more than double its starting...

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France bans ultra-thin models
Apr 21

France bans ultra-thin models

French deputies on Friday voted to ban ultra-thin catwalk models, despite howls of protest from modelling agencies in the world’s fashion capital. “Anyone whose body mass index… is below a certain level will not be able to work as a catwalk model,” according to the amendment voted in the...

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Paris fashion trends: big productions, peroxide and parody
Apr 21

Paris fashion trends: big productions, peroxide and parody

Paris Fashion Week wrapped up on Wednesday, leaving fashionistas, buyers and fans taking a deep breath to mull over the big trends seen on — and off — the catwalk. Here are a few of the after-images seared into their sunglass-shielded, mascara-framed eyes: Big showy productions Some of the labels put on...

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‘DESIGNER NEEDS TO BE UPFRONT’
Apr 21

‘DESIGNER NEEDS TO BE UPFRONT’

Following the success of last year’s Bahrain International Design Week, Fair Director at Design Days Dubai, Cyril Zammit has visited the art venue, ‘Market 338’ at Al Riwaq Gallery. Mr. Zammit is also representing the Design Stories movement, which is a regional road show supported by Dubai Design...

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THE BEAUTY BLOOPERS: ‘The foundation made me look like a ghoul’

Posted On: Apr-21

I went to the salon to get my hair permanently straightened and I was told by the lady in the salon not wash my hair for four days. After I washed my hair, it went from curly to Barbie hair,  so I had to go to the salon again. The hairdresser had the straightening treatment done again, but all it did was made my hair fall like crazy which made me realize that my hair can’t handle all those chemicals....

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Kanye West apologizes to Beck for Grammy verbal attack
Apr 21

Kanye West apologizes to Beck for Grammy verbal attack

Hip-hop star Kanye West apologized Thursday to Beck after he loudly objected to the alternative rocker winning the Grammy for Album of the Year. “I would like to publicly apologize to Beck. I’m sorry Beck,” West wrote on Twitter. West also apologized to funk-driven young star Bruno Mars, writing:...

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THE BEAUTY BLOOPERS: ‘MY KINKY HAIR LOOKED LIKE DRIED CURLS’

Posted On: Apr-21

For a New Year’s party, I decided to go all out with this sexy black dress and bright red lipstick. I figured it would be an interesting welcome to the New Year that people don’t usually see of me wearing red lipstick. So I tried out this bright red lip liner that I had but never used and I painted my lips with red gloss. Throughout the night, with all the food and drinks, I neglected to reapply my gloss...

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The Beauty Bloopers: ‘It’s never smart to borrow someone else’s foundation’

Posted On: Apr-21

Since my hair is the oil, I need to wash it daily and it takes me half an hour to comb it without getting it frizzy. But yet, fate doesn’t seem to want my hair to stay calm and smooth. Once, I get out of the house with the wind touching my hair, it gets frizzy. So I clamp it up with hair bands. By noon, the hair bands start to slip because of the greasiness. The worst part is by this time, I have one more...

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The Beauty Bloopers: I waxed my arm and ended up with rashes!

Posted On: Apr-21

Whenever I leave my house, I always find my hair in a wavy and frizzy situation especially when my hair is wet. Then if finally dawned on me to try out those curling irons that all my friends have. So, I decided to buy a curling iron in the supermarket the next day. When I tried it, not only did it whiff a burning smoky smell around my scalp but guess what? It also took the rest of the strand of hair with it. Never...

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The Beauty Bloopers: Hair dye made my hair thinner!

Posted On: Apr-21

I am the kind of girl who constantly uses tweezers at home, but this one night my girlfriends were so excited about all of us going to the salon together for this big party. I gave in to peer pressure so I decided to have my eyebrows and upper lip done.  When I woke up the next day, it was not pleasant to see my face at all. Rashes formed all over the area of my lip and eyebrows and that night I decided to...

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A magnificent beauty palette
Apr 21

A magnificent beauty palette

LORAC Pro palette is a great one to have! It’s very popular to make-up artists who rely on it for their work. In fact, I absolutely love this magnificent palette so much and if you’d ask me if I should get this or the Urban Decay “Naked” Palettes, my answer would be LORAC! This is because the...

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THE BEAUTY BLOOPERS: Don’t trust your friends when it comes to lipstick!

Posted On: Apr-21

I’ve learnt that I cant just pull of everything, I’m tired of beauty products that are mostly aimed at light skinned people, I have a dark complexion and I find it quite hard to find products or styles that fit my skin, most of the time I find myself importing products or even going online to find the best way to mix products to produce something that fits my skin color, -Kelly P. Don’t trust...

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THE BEAUTY BLOOPERS: Lip gloss is annoyingly sticky!

Posted On: Apr-21

Enough of the lip gloss! When I was younger, I used to think it served a natural look, but really, all it does is make your lips annoyingly sticky and kind of gross in the end, when all the dust particles have stuck onto your lips. Later on, I realized that no matter how timid or shy you look, a dark shade of lipstick is always eye catching, whether it be intimidating or just plain bold. Wear it during the daytime...

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The Beauty Bloopers: Scaly skin ruins the night out!

Posted On: Apr-21

In my hurry to look my best in a bold dress that showed off some skin, I neglected the need to keep the skin looking smooth by putting moisturizer. Only when I reached my party venue, did I realize how scaly my skin was, especially around the knees and elbows. Note to self- always keep a small moisturizer tube in the bag, because scaly skin ruins the night out! - Shwetha K. I have officially started a...

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‘LOCAL BRANDS NEED SUPPORT’
Apr 21

‘LOCAL BRANDS NEED SUPPORT’

A top executive stated that while Bahrain is emerging as one of the leading fashion destinations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the local brands still need to be given the support in order to shine in the spotlight. Speaking to DT News, during a fashion event, City Centre, Senior Mall Manager,...

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DRESS TO IMPRESS
Apr 20

DRESS TO IMPRESS

Meet Ashwathy Shyamkumar, an artist with a passion for fashion and design. The freelance designer, illustrator and stylist, graduated from fashion school with the Best Designer award and even showcased at Bahrain Fashion Week 2010. DT News has collaborated with the popular fashionista to bring her exciting personal...

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The Beauty Bloopers

Posted On: Apr-20

There was a time when I owned more shades of lip liners than actual lipsticks, because for me, the perfect outline of the mouth was the most important part of my beauty regime, However, after wearing it so dark in a few outings, I was told by colleagues that it should complement the lipstick and not overshadow it, as I wore my lip liner darker than my lipstick- Audrey O. Sure it’s exciting for women to...

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DT NEWS GET VOGUED! : TRENDY SCARVES
Apr 20

DT NEWS GET VOGUED! : TRENDY SCARVES

Meet Ashwathy Shyamkumar, an artist with a passion for fashion and design. The freelance designer, illustrator and stylist, graduated from a fashion school with the Best Designer Award and even showcased at Bahrain Fashion Week 2010. DT News has collaborated with the popular fashionista to bring her exciting personal...

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The Beauty Bloopers: ‘Women can go overboard with make-up!’

Posted On: Apr-20

I am one person who likes to venture into almost anything when it comes to additional accessories. I recently started wearing hair add-ins like feathers, extensions, tinsel bells and others. It sort of grew so much on me that I decided to wear them even at casual outings. But I guess it wasn’t as amusing to others as my boyfriend had to step in and tell me to tone down the look a bit as it seemed I was trying...

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‘Bedazzled by gold’
Apr 20

‘Bedazzled by gold’

The latest accessory in fashion is the ‘24-carat Gold or Platinum tattoos.’ It’s like jewellery on the body but more fun. Like second skin, the tattoos are very comfortable and are meant to be used for a special occasion. The trend has been quite popular among the fashion conscious...

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Top 3 beauty bloopers

Posted On: Apr-20

• Too much make up Myth: Extra coverage conceals everything. Truth: Too much make up can emphasise fine lines and wrinkles. Solution: Instead of trying to camouflaging your fine lines and wrinkles with extra make-up why not get proactive and use products that aid skin renewal. • Not blending make up properly Myth: Finger painting uses less product. Truth:  Until you actually use a foundation...

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Admiring vintage vogue
Apr 20

Admiring vintage vogue

With her blotted red lipstick, perky coiffed curls and fitted 1940s skirt suit, Constanze Pelzer looks like she’s stepped off a World War II film set. From head to toe, the 49-year-old German is the picture of 1940s elegance — from the little glasses and striking jewellery to her red sling-backs, her...

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The Beauty Bloopers: ‘I noticed hair was falling out from my brows!’

Posted On: Apr-20

Sometimes, all a person needs to get a ‘wow factor’ is a dab of gloss on the lips. But while the common practice is to smear it across the whole lips, a Hollywood make up artist once showed on television that applying it in the centre of the lips, gives maximum impact and shine, while giving a perfect pout and shape too. But it doesn’t have the same effect on other people. - Melanie F. I know...

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Bringing diversity into Fashion
Apr 20

Bringing diversity into Fashion

A model-turned-New York agent-turned-scourge of fashion industry prejudice, Bethann Hardison pioneered the campaign for diversity on the catwalk with the message that fashion isn’t only white. She strutted the runway herself in the 1960s and 1970s, then carved out a career finding and promoting the coolest...

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The Beauty Bloopers – ‘Small forehead and bangs don’t go together’

Posted On: Apr-20

I love hair bangs and have always wanted to rock that look. However, since I have quite a small forehead, I wasn’t aware that the bangs would be going into my eyes and if I made them shorter, the desired sleek and stylish effect won’t happen. I learned that small forehead and bangs don’t go together – A.M. Plaid pants and jackets are an eternal style quotient and will remain so. Once ...

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