Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz confirms she was sacked from Vogue Arabia

One moment she was being feted as the new fashion star of the Persian Gulf, as she celebrated the launch of Vogue Arabia in the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar with Naomi Campbell and Lauryn Hill. The next, Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz had left her position as founding editor-in-chief of Vogue Arabia – after a mere two issues.

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas! Wishing you a lovely Christmas and  a fabulous New Year!! 2017 for me is going to be all about focus and building a structure to create space for all the things I wish to do and acheive. Whats your intention for 2017?  Stay tuned 😉


Dior to appoint Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri as creative head

Christian Dior is set to announce after its couture show in early July that Maria GraziaChiuri is joining the French fashion house from Italy’s Valentino, two people familiar with the matter said.

Valentino’s Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’ – Valentino

Chiuri will be taking on one of the most important jobs at Dior. She will also be the first woman creative director in the company’s 70-year history, following in the footsteps of celebrity designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano.

“I understand that it will be announced after the (July) couture show,” one of the sources said.

Dior was not immediately available for comment.

Chiuri will join Dior at a difficult time. The brand’s fashion sales growth has dropped in the past year and a half, going from double-digit to flat sales growth in the first quarter of this year.

Dior has attributed its poor results to the luxury market slowdown but some fashion industry experts have suggested it might be facing some desirability issues.

Dior is the parent company of LVMH, the luxury industry’s biggest luxury group. It generates around 5 billion euros in annual sales, of which more than three fifths come from perfume and cosmetics. It has been struggling to find a replacement for Belgian designer Raf Simons who left unexpectedly in October.

Chiuri has worked wonders at Valentino together with her design partner Pierpaolo Piccioli, acting as the brand’s joint-creative director since Valentino Garavani, who hired them himself, announced his retirement in 2007.

The pair won several prizes and helped to turn Valentino into one of the luxury industry’s most profitable luxury brands and one of the strongest in terms of sales growth.

Under their creative leadership, Valentino has become known for its light, graceful and highly romantic designs, applauded by fashion editors. Dior, which has been producing relatively modern styles, would benefit from a return to more romantic, fairytale-like aesthetics, some fashion critics have said, when asked about Chiuri on an unattributable basis.

Mayhoola, the Qatari investment company that owns Valentino, this week acquired the French fashion label Balmain, another fast-growing brand, for around 460 million euros ($524 million), three sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Watch Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” HBO Album Movie

Beyoncé‘s “Lemonade” album movie made its big worldwide premiere on HBO Saturday night (Apr 23). The album movie is a compilation of music videos featuring songs from Beyoncé’s sixth studio album Lemonade, which was released exclusively on TIDAL immediately after the HBO premiere. Watch Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” HBO Album Movie Here: Intertwined with spoken word poetry,

Watch Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” HBO Album Movie