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Highlights of the Spectacular Dior’s 2020 Cruise at Marrakesh

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The Moroccan City Marrakesh seems to be on many’s bucket list as it makes an ideal destination for its historical buildings, colorful souks, and local fashion.

The city even attracted the luxury house Christian Dior as well, who staged its Cruise 2020 show with the city’s astounding El Badi Palace as the background.

Yves Saint Laurent, the Maison’s former Creative Director, was fascinated with Morocco and thought of it as his second home. So choosing the North African country doesn’t come as a surprise; because of Dior’s long history with the continent.

El Badi Palace dates back to the 16th century, with its pool and gardens, it certainly made a fascinating backdrop for the Dior show, and as if the palace wasn’t magnificent enough, the outdoor runway was decorated with dozens candles.

On their official Instagram account, the brand explained that Maria Grazia Chiuri chose Marrakesh because “the city across centuries has drawn a stream of influential travelers, artists and creatives, from former Dior Creative Director Yves Saint Laurent to novelist and philosopher Albert Camus, photographers Cecil Beaton and Irving Penn, and more.”

The brand was eager to celebrate the merging between the Mediterranean, European and African culture; and so it worked along local artisans, Uniwax and other designers including Grace Wales Bonner and Mickalene Thomas. 

Grace Wales Bonner’s reinterpretation of the New Look silhouette.

The two-day event started with a dinner along a traditional music performance at the Palais Bahia.

Jessical Alba, who is a Dior ambassador was present during the event and also got to celebrate her 38th birthday during those two-day extravaganza.

“All the people and places I’ve been able to connect with and experience through my 38 years! #heartisfull! thank you @dior team @staceykubasak for inviting me to this magical place,” she wrote on her Instagram, along with pictures of her trip.

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thank you 🙏🏽 for all the bday wishes… I’m so grateful for so many things. My ❤️ that walk outside of my body Honor, Haven and Hayes. My person @cash_warren that brings out the best in me and sees my potential often before I do. My incredible family who support me through thick and thin and always have my back no matter what. My homies who are my chosen family. I love you all so very much👊🏽✨💛. My @honest family I’m humbled by your integrity and dedication to our brand 🙏🏽. All the people and places I’ve been able to connect with and experience through my 38 years! #heartisfull! thank you @dior team @staceykubasak for inviting me to this magical place. The beauty, the colors, the incense, orange blossom, spices and most importantly the people in Morocco -it’s almost too much beauty to absorb -everything we’ve experienced in #marrakech has been Incredible! Epic bday! #thisis38 🎂.

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For an even greater finale, Diana Ross threw a surprise performance of Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, for yet another grand closure.

Now, here is a glimpse of what went on during the show, and the tremendous effort that can be seen in the designs!

The 2020 show’s theme was ‘Common Ground’ and is inspired by West African fabrics. Grazia Chiuri teamed up with artists and artisans from several and various parts of Africa.

 

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Saudi Model Roz Is the New Face of Guess’ Autumn Campaign

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Guess has launched its new autumn collection earlier this month with the Saudi Model Roz as the front of the ad campaign who represented the brand’s newest handbags, eyewear, watches and footwear collection.

The shots were taken in Los Angeles by renowned photographers Claudia and Ralf Pulmanns. 

In an Instagram post last week, the Saudi influencer wrote, “six years ago I decided to pursue my dream to become a model. I knew it was going to be a big challenege and that I had to do everything on my own. I wasn’t scared of the noise from people or society, however I was scared to fail.”

Determined and fearless, the model has been proving herself in so many way and this wasn’t even her favorite time to pose for Guess, as she was also the face of their Ramadan collection that launched back in May and showcased Roz in an elegant and modest dresses suitable for Middle Eastern women.

 

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Saudi Model Stars in Victoria’s Secret Campaign

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Saudi influencer and model Roz (short for Rozana) is the first female from the Kingdom to pose for a Victoria’s Secret campaign.

The fashion model shared a video on her Instagram official account earlier this week, showing her in a sportswear from Victoria’s Secret’s Pink line.

The 27-year-old Saudi model was born in Riyadh and moved to the US to study interior design but then discovered her passion for beauty and fashion, after taking part in a number of fashion shows. The model is now currently based in LA.

She has previously cooperated with international beauty brands such as Maybelline alongside Gigi Hadid, the duo then partnered up for Gigi’s bold makeup line.

The model is a rising social media influencer with over 10 millions followers, she is also an ambassador for several fashion bands such as Guess and Dolce & Gabana. 

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This Beauty App Allows You To Virtually Try Make-Up On Before Purchasing

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Golden Scent a Saudi beauty e-commerce site is taking online shopping to the next level through the introduction of a virtual try-on feature, which enables customers to try the make-up on before purchasing without having to physically do so.

This new shopping experience is the first augmented reality (AR) of its kind in the entire region, and it hopes to revolutionize the way of viewing products in real life.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Virtual Try-On feature within our Golden Scent app,” Malik Al Shehab, Founder and CEO of Golden Scent said. “We are confident that the beauty customer will enjoy, engage and appreciate a more immersive experience.”

According the brand, this new feature had already succeeded in increasing the sales. Not only this, but it also wins big in the sustainability department seeing that it is contributing in reducing plastic from the unwanted and returned items.

It will also help cut down unnecessary carbon emissions from delivering the products that end up getting returned.

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