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Kurtis Paul hand-held accessories for modern gentlemen

For years and years, men have contemplated the components of a woman’s bag. One glossy publication after the other, asked the same question; what is often found in a woman’s closest companion and why would one person need so many options of the same accessory? With fashion changing and evolving, handbags have crossed gender boarders …

Nayera Yasser

Dima Jewellery celebrates summer with Sea of Jewels 

After stepping into the cosy villa, the eye starts to absorb the details planted at each corner. While a lady sits still in a chair to get her face painted with glitter and synthetic jewels another chats with the event’s designated DJ; trying to settle on the season’s top hit. It is not long before …

Nayera Yasser

Finding good restaurants while travelling in London

Good food always makes great memories! It is especially true when you are visiting a new city. Exploring the culture of the place through its food is surely a memorable experience. However, locating an ideal restaurant in an unfamiliar place may be a tricky affair. London, for example, is a hub for food lovers, and …

Mandy Bular

Super Fashion: picture perfect representation of the local industry

She struts in her glamorous pair of high-heeled sandals right through the metal gates, and suddenly, what was only a mere daily destination turns into a flashy runway. As she goes through the poultry fridge, the super market’s tiles reflect the fluidity of sky-blue satin and curvy details of lace. It is only minutes before …

Nayera Yasser

Wonders of Nature: Azza Fahmy expands her green haven

After a long drive towards the west side of the capital, concrete beasts reside and green landscapes accompanied with humble houses rise to fill the horizon. The long drive might take hours, but at the end of it, an old workshop would always approach to welcome those seeking authenticity and heritage. For a few decades, …

Nayera Yasser

Fashion on Wheels: Egypt’s first mobile-shopping truck

While sitting in his custom-made truck, he sips his cold smoothie to fight the burning sun before he heads to a baffled modern-day damsel in distress. As the street buzzes outside the windows, Mohamed Antar walks his client through his progressive space. They only have a few minutes to go through the latest fashion collections …

Nayera Yasser

Salma AlSaady encapsulates “Shades of Morocco” with leather masterpieces

She moves masterfully in her isolated workshop, where art transforms into lines engraved in leather and dipped in colors. While the music swirls out of her favorite speakers, her loose dress twirls following her passionate movement. Her working space is full of cluttered equipment, leather samples, colors and most importantly pictures of a charming country …

Daily News Egypt

Okhtein opens an oasis of carryable art 

While one of them welcomes the guests with her natural warm smile, the other one roams the store, frantically adjusting the bags and supervising the team behind the counter: the two Abdelraouf sisters welcomed their Cairo-based clients at their first flagship store. Mounaz and Aya are the region’s favourite sister couple to take the fashion …

Nayera Yasser

Cairo Wedding Festival season 2: bringing bridal dreams to life

Weddings are a life-long dream for many people around the country. The long-anticipated night includes an endless number of details and necessities that future brides and grooms spend months looking for. After a very successful season last year, Cairo Wedding Festival (CWF) came back for a second season last weekend at Uptown Cairo. From gowns …

Nayera Yasser

Sandbox opens the boundaries of autism

Art is a common method of self-expression. Even though forms of this expression may vary from one person to another, based on talent or preference, it remains one of the most evident non-verbal methods of communication. Autism is a daily challenge that one million Egyptian citizen go through every minute of every day. While many …

Nayera Yasser

Fashion between tolerance and politics 

Growing up with stereotypes is both confusing and pressuring. In many parts of the Middle East, women are often categorised based on mistaken concepts and outdated ideas. The women of Iran are a controversial topic that often ends with generalised assumptions that could not be further from the truth. Recently, many Iranian women have decided …

Nayera Yasser

2017: a new era for hijabi women in fashion

Walking in mega shopping malls around the Arab world is often a journey among the world’s number one commercial campaigns. From ethnic models to Caucasian women and men that equally fail to relate to Middle Eastern beauty aesthetics, shop windows and flashy ads often display an obvious neglect of many countries and ethnicities. Manal Rostom …

Nayera Yasser