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THE EDITORʼS LETTER

THE EDITORʼS LETTER T he Emirates Woman team has had a busy few weeks, both on

T he Emirates Woman team has had

a

busy few weeks, both on the

ground in the UAE and abroad.

It

kicked off with my trip to Paris

with Hermès to discover the

latest perfume from the famed French fashion house. Then, the face of Nina Ricci’s newest fragrance, Florrie Arnold, flew into town. Naturally, we had to snap her up for a fashion shoot, and you can see the stylish results on page 84. Back in Dubai for what seemed like a split-second, I was quickly back on a jet plane, this time heading to Munich and on to Hamburg to board a cruise ship with Nivea to celebrate its 100-year anniversary. Once all aboard, the festivities started with a private show from the beauty brand’s newest ‘face’, Rihanna. Next to jet off was our favourite on-line editor, Primrose Skelton, from LOVESTYLE.com, who got up close and personal with the fashion in Brazil, while our very own Cherith Nicholl spent a week soaking up the glamorous atmosphere in Barcelona and Madrid. In addition to the business of representing the UAE across the globe, this month’s bumper edition of Emirates Woman and Emirates Bride is packed with the ultimate style pages, a summer scent guide that will leave you a life- long fragrance aficionado, and all the health, travel and society info you need to feast your eyes on throughout the month.

info you need to feast your eyes on throughout the month. AROUND THE WORLD WITH EW
AROUND THE WORLD WITH EW Front row centre, LOVESTYLE.com editor Primrose Skelton looking stunning at
AROUND
THE WORLD
WITH EW
Front
row
centre,
LOVESTYLE.com
editor
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stunning
at
the
shows
in
Brazil
Cherith enjoying the streets of
Spain and the oldest department
store in Barcelona at 168 years old
With team Nivea
With team
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store in Barcelona at 168 years old With team Nivea Enjoying Rihanna and UAE up close
Enjoying Rihanna and UAE up close journalists onboard the Editor, Nivea Blue Boat Sophia Serin
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and UAE
up
close
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onboard the
Editor,
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Boat
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CONTENTS JUNE 2011

emirates CONTENTS JUNE 2011 ON THE COVER 56 More Than A Muse Penelope Cruz’s red-carpet comeback

ON THE COVER

56 More Than A Muse Penelope

Cruz’s red-carpet comeback

62 Global Report One woman‘s war

against landmines

93 Tom Ford’s Femmes Fatales

The fashion designer‘s much-anticipated return to womenswear

111 Spray, Set & Match 8-page

summer fragrance guide

124 Mind Over Fatter How to think

yourself thin

135 Gourmet Luxe List 20 of the

world‘s coolest restaurants

56

CRUZ CONTROL

emirates CONTENTS JUNE 2011 124 MIND OVER FATTER
emirates
CONTENTS JUNE 2011
124
MIND OVER
FATTER
emirates CONTENTS JUNE 2011 124 MIND OVER FATTER FRONT ROW FEATURES 32 Inbox 45 Anatomy Of
emirates CONTENTS JUNE 2011 124 MIND OVER FATTER FRONT ROW FEATURES 32 Inbox 45 Anatomy Of

FRONT ROW

FEATURES

32

Inbox

45

Anatomy Of A Trend Embrace lace

56

More Than A Muse Penelope Cruz’s

34

EW Insider

47

Fashion Column

red-carpet comeback

35

Fashion At A Click

49

Beauty Trend The golden rule

62

Global Report One woman‘s war against

36

Fashion Report

51

Hair Trend Punk out

landmines

38

The Wanted

52

Beauty Box

68

Emirates Woman, Woman

40

Cheap Chic Walk the line

54

Black Book Of Beauty

Of The Year Awards 2011 Nominate now

43

High End Trend French Riviera

124 Mind Over Fatter: How to think yourself thin

THE GIFT OF KINGS W W W. A M O UAG E . C O
THE GIFT OF KINGS
THE
GIFT
OF
KINGS
W W W. A M O UAG E . C O M
W W W. A M O UAG E . C O M

72

ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO

emirates

CONTENTS JUNE 2011

72 ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO emirates CONTENTS JUNE 2011 FASHION 72 Once Upon A

FASHION

72 Once Upon A Time In Mexico The finery of Frida Kahlo

becomes our inspiration

84 Renaissance Girl The new wave of relaxed retro dressing

courtesy of Florrie Arnold, the face of Nina Ricci‘s new fragrance

93 Tom Ford’s Femmes Fatales: The fashion designer‘s much-

anticipated return to womenswear

96 Right On Time It‘s all black and white for this summer‘s

ultimate wrist-candy watches

98 Dubai Fashion Week Rounding up the best in show

104

MANE ATTRACTION

emirates

CONTENTS JUNE 2011

104 MANE ATTRACTION emirates CONTENTS JUNE 2011 BEAUTY 104 Mane Attraction Hairstyles to make heads turn
104 MANE ATTRACTION emirates CONTENTS JUNE 2011 BEAUTY 104 Mane Attraction Hairstyles to make heads turn
104 MANE ATTRACTION emirates CONTENTS JUNE 2011 BEAUTY 104 Mane Attraction Hairstyles to make heads turn

BEAUTY

104 Mane Attraction Hairstyles

to make heads turn

111 Spray, Set & Match: 8-page

summer fragrance guide

112 The Secret Garden EW meets

the nose of Hermès‘ newest fragrance

118 Hitting The Right Note Singer

songwriter Florrie Arnold on being the face of Nina Ricci‘s new perfume, Nina L‘Elixir

120 L’eau And Behold Guerlain‘s

Les Exclusives fragrance collection launches in Dubai

123 Golden Age Essential summer

scents worth their weight in gold

HEALTH

124 Mind Over Fatter How to think

yourself thin

128 Health Hot List

emirates CONTENTS JUNE 2011 135 GASTRONOMIC GETAWAYS
emirates
CONTENTS JUNE 2011
135
GASTRONOMIC
GETAWAYS

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE

AGENDA

131

Globetrotter

145

RSVP: Tea with Sima Ved

132

Pocket Guide To… Bodrum

147

RSVP: Chefs For Japan

135

Gourmet Luxe List 20 of the

148

RSVP: C‘est Moi

world‘s coolest restaurants world

150

Competition Win a one-night

142 Luxe Living

stay at the Address Dubai Marina

152 Address Book

153 Horoscopes

154 My Stylish Life Jessica Alba

STAR MULTI-TASKING MESSAGE I like to use the term ‘career woman’ to describe myself. However,
STAR MULTI-TASKING MESSAGE I like to use the term ‘career woman’ to describe myself. However,
STAR MULTI-TASKING MESSAGE I like to use the term ‘career woman’ to describe myself. However,

STAR MULTI-TASKING MESSAGE I like to use the term ‘career woman’ to describe myself. However,
STAR
MULTI-TASKING
MESSAGE
I like to use the term ‘career woman’ to describe myself. However, there is so
much more to my everyday lifestyle. I’m not only a wife, but also a mother and
I find the constant juggle something of a skill – a skill that is not always easy to
master. I really enjoyed reading your piece High Society Housewives (EW, May).
It was comforting to learn about other women who enjoy successful jobs while
still managing to maintain a social life and, if anything, it spurred me on to get
up for Sunday morning meetings!
Aliyah Shamman, Dubai
LOCAL ROCKS
Good on you EW for showcasing
a little local talent in your Rocking
It feature (EW, May). UAE-based
magazines are often filled solely with
international mega-brands, which
means we’re left never knowing
where to source home-grown
goodies. I found it really refreshing
and interesting to learn about the
three women changing the face of
our local jewellery industry with
their beautiful and unique designs.
Janice Crawley, Dubai
FASHION FOR ALL
As an avid reader of EW, I left my unread May
issue on my coffee table while my mother was
visiting. An hour later I was barley able to tear
it from her hands! Soon we were both sat
devouring the Chic At Any Age article. We both
thought the advice given was incredible helpful
and the fashion and beauty pieces absolutely
beautiful and spot-on suitable. Thanks EW.
Isabel Morton, Sharjah
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MONTH AND WIN
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FROM GAGGIA
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SUPPORTIVE
FASHION
Your In The Swim (EW,
May) guide to picking
the perfect swimwear
for different body
shapes was timed to
perfection. As a curvy
lady, I definitely struggle
with finding pretty yet
supportive bikinis, but
now I know where to
head you’ve cut my
shopping time, and stress
levels, in half!
Lana Karim, Abu Dhabi
I’m loving your Fashion At A Click
page, especially as I choose to
shop for clothes online as opposed
to schlepping the malls during
tourist season. Your news on
the latest trendy online
boutiques and up-and-
coming fashion blogs
are my essential read
every month.
Thanks EW!
Megan Sconton,
Dubai
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EW INSIDER 2 Artspace gallery is showcasing a selection of works by Middle Eastern artists

EW INSIDER

2 Artspace gallery is showcasing a selection of works by Middle Eastern artists which will
2 Artspace gallery
is showcasing a
selection of works
by Middle Eastern
artists which will
5 Head to XL Beach
Club at the Habtoor
Grand Resort &
Spa, which hosts
monthly ‘So Rich,
6 Madame Grès, the
legendary couturier,
died more than 17
run throughout June and the rest
So Pretty’ and Fashion TV parties
of the summer. The Gate Village,
Dubai (04) 3230820.
www.artspace-dubai.com
with guest international DJs
and live performers. Call
(04) 3995000 for more details.
years ago. Her creativity lives
on in Paris this summer with an
exhibition showcasing some
of her most exquisite creations.
On now until July 24.
www.paris.fr
15 Prep your skin for
summer with a visit
16 Launched in 1985,
Scotch & Soda has
20 Alexander McQueen:
Savage Beauty
to the Lime Spa at Desert Palm,
which has recently added
cult beauty brand Eve Lom to
its treatment list. We love the
90-minute Signature facial
grown from a small Amsterdam-
based label to a popular
international fashion brand. Stock
up on S/S11 checked shirts,
prairie-style dresses and slouchy
(Dhs620). Lime Spa at Desert
Palm hotel (04) 3238888
tees at the store in Mirdif City
Centre.www.scotch-soda.com
examines more than two decades
of the designer’s work. The
exhibition, curated by Andrew
Bolton, makes use of clothing
and accessories from private
collections as well as designs from
the late Isabella Blow’s personal
collection. www.metmuseum.org
22 Retailers,
designers,
models and
24 This month,
guests at The
Address Dubai
celebrities will be honoured this
month at the annual Scottish
Fashion Awards. Celebrating the
very best from the Scottish fashion
industry, including Christopher
Kane and Jonathan Saunders .
www.scottishfashionawards.com
Marina can make the most
of a ‘buy two get one free’
personal training package
and 35 per cent discount
on selected treatments until
the end of July. Call (04)
4367777 for details.
23 Festival season gets
into full swing this
month as Glastonbury in the UK
kicks off with U2, Coldplay and
Beyoncé joining a formidable
line-up of jazz, pop, indie and
dance acts.
www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
29 One the best
art spaces in
the region,
The Third Line
is welcoming young, up-and-
coming curators to put together
an exhibition using works
available from the gallery.
www.thethirdline.com
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ARTSPACE GALLERY ARTWORK
GLASTONBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL
SCOTCH & SODA CAMPAIGN
THE THIRD LINE GALLERY
PHOTOGRAPH BY SOLVE SUNDSBO
MADAME GRÈS: COUTURE AT WORK

HIS & HERS

Developed by John Skelton (formerly of cult gadget

shopping site oki-ni.com and Harrods), new retail concept LN-CC (Late Night Chameleon Café) is home to both men’s

and womenswear based around

the concept of unisex styling. Music, books and limited edition paraphernalia also add to the

mix

at this East London store

and

online boutique. Mainline

brands including Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Dries van Noten and Rick Owens are combined with underground Japanese labels

such as Sasquatch and Wacko Maria and international newbies including J.W. Anderson, Sibling

and Tze Goh. The result is a

streetwear influenced selection

of some of the world’s most sought-after fashion items.

Free international shipping is

available. www.ln-cc.com

WRITTEN BY CLAIRE CARRUTHERS

FASHION AT A CLICK

WRITTEN BY CLAIRE CARRUTHERS FASHION AT A CLICK Best of british Flying the fashion flag for

Best of british

Flying the fashion flag for the UK, www.youngbritishdesigners.com pulls together products from inspirational young British fashion designers, including participants of new talent initiatives such as NEWGEN, Fashion Fringe and Estethica.

initiatives such as NEWGEN, Fashion Fringe and Estethica. MAKE IT PERSONAL Shoe designer Nicole Le Grange
MAKE IT PERSONAL Shoe designer Nicole Le Grange has recently launched a bespoke footwear brand,
MAKE IT PERSONAL
Shoe designer Nicole Le Grange has recently launched a bespoke footwear
brand, Love Art Wear Art. The tribal-inspired collection for S/S11 is limited
to just 50 pairs per style, each individually numbered and
featuring luxury leathers, cone heels and multi-buckle
strapping. International shipping is available.
www.loveartwearart.com
HOT OFF THE RUNWAY
Prada’s sister label, Miu Miu has recently launched
an e-commerce site with runway-only pieces and
online exclusives, as well as the standard ready-to-
wear and accessories. www.miumiu.com

FOR THE GREATER GOOD

With an aim to raise awareness and funds for international humanitarian issues through fashion, fantastic online magazine Frontline Fashion also boasts its own clothing range, Zanmi, meaning ‘friends’ in Haitian Creole. Fifty per cent of all profit from sales of Zanmi slogan tees and totes go towards building an orphanage in the earthquake-hit country of Haiti. www.frontlinef.com

SHEER LUXE

The brainchild of Irish founder Lisa Carroll, online boutique www.theluxuryemporium.com features designers including Terry de Havilland, Philip Treacy and Lara Bohinc. Most recently, designer duo of the moment Proenza Schouler have been added to the mix, along with exclusive pieces by Middle Eastern designers.

EASTERN PROMISE

LOOK TO THE FAR EAST FOR SARTORIAL INSPIRATION THIS SUMMER

LOOK TO THE FAR EAST FOR SARTORIAL INSPIRATION THIS SUMMER Vivienne Westwood Floral print Beyond the
LOOK TO THE FAR EAST FOR SARTORIAL INSPIRATION THIS SUMMER Vivienne Westwood Floral print Beyond the

Vivienne Westwood

Floral print

Beyond the Valley print

Anglomania wedge Dhs727

shopper Dhs89

kimono Dhs1,455 www.

my-wardrobe.com

www.topshop.com

beyondthevalleystore.com

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POWER DRESSING All thoughts that shoulder pads belong firmly in the 1980s are about to
POWER
DRESSING
All thoughts that shoulder pads belong firmly in
the 1980s are about to be banished with the
arrival of the super-quirky Nana collection. Each
ornate pair is handmade in Italy using a mix of
vintage and new materials, with a wide range
of colours and embellishment depending on just
how crazy you want to go. With up to 50 hours
of work going into each pair you are guaranteed
to be getting something a little bit special to put
you ahead in the fashion stakes.
Email nana.shoulderpads@gmail.com
in the fashion stakes. Email nana.shoulderpads@gmail.com FASHION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Check out the newest website for

FASHION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Check out the newest website for the Middle East’s fashion crowd by clicking on to www.superfabme.com. With the latest blogs, all the breaking industry news and the chance to have your say on what is hot, or not, this interactive forum is the perfect place to vent your fashion frustrations.

is the perfect place to vent your fashion frustrations. OUT OF AFRICA Head to Kingsley Heath
is the perfect place to vent your fashion frustrations. OUT OF AFRICA Head to Kingsley Heath
OUT OF
OUT OF

AFRICA

Head to Kingsley Heath stores for style essentials with an exotic touch. Inspired by the east coast of Africa, the latest collection includes safari-inspired khaki shorts, embellished vest tops and boyfriend jeans. Kingsley Heath stores can be found at Deira City Centre, The Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall. www.kingsleyheath.com

BEACH CHIC
BEACH CHIC

Those who favour a luxurious approach to swimwear will be flocking to Hamac to be spoilt with an array of costumes from designers such as Vilebrequin, Nicole Olivier and Eres. Its range of new Swarovski-designed Havaianas will finish off your ensemble beautifully. Swarovski Havaianas Dhs210 Hamac, The Dubai Mall

Swarovski Havaianas Dhs210 Hamac, The Dubai Mall TREND IN FOCUS: ELECTIC PRINTS IMAGES ANTHEA SIMMS AND

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Tortoiseshell Nikita sunglasses Dhs1,550 Tom Ford at my-wardrobe.com

Nikita sunglasses Dhs1,550 Tom Ford at my-wardrobe.com Vintage frame sunglasses Dhs1,022 Hugo Boss for Carrera at

Vintage frame sunglasses Dhs1,022 Hugo Boss for Carrera at net-a-porter.com

Dhs1,022 Hugo Boss for Carrera at net-a-porter.com Double-framed sunglasses DhsPOA Dolce&Gabbana UNDER THE

Double-framed sunglasses DhsPOA Dolce&Gabbana

UNDER THE SEA

Fashion forward sisters Reem and Hind Beljafla were inspired by sea-life for their latest collection of abayas for their brand, DAS. Fluid designs in aquatic greens and blues give way to the prettiest pale pinks, to see you through the summer months in the most refreshing of shades. For more information visit www.dascollection.com

Lace for platform Dhs2,850 Silla Le Enio WRITTEN BY ANNAH CUTHBERT Silla heels Draped belted
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Silla heels
Draped belted
dress Dhs1,700
ALC at Boutique 1
Bronzer
Dhs137
Too Faced at
Sephora
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cream
eye Dhs104
pigment
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Wood
and
glass rings
at Dhs640
starting
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Tan leather wallet Dhs1,589 Jimmy Choo
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Dior
Flash Bronzer
Dream Legs Dhs155
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Chain handle handbag Dhs1,295 Reiss
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Multi-coloured clutch
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Black and white heels
Dhs169 Spring
Gold ring
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BABE? T he month of June, in my book, officially means summer. Hello, hot weather

BABE?

T he month of June, in my book, officially means summer. Hello, hot weather wardrobe… and goodbye swimsuit avoidance.

Oh dear

How did the ‘official

summer’ get here so quickly?

It just sneaks up on you, like the stealth ‘season’ in a sunshine climate. I know, I know – it’s another classic ex-pat moan; the weather here is just too perfect, too much of the time. People living in locations where all four seasons actually exist are preparing the violins accordingly. But hear me out – for many women, living in the UAE means sacrificing the little-appreciated luxury of cool, springtime preparation months when layers disguise a ‘work-in- progress’ body. Here, all of a sudden, it’s summer and the clothes we’re wearing haven’t really changed since December. The drum roll of panic towards a grand summer holiday ‘unveiling’ is lost, and it’s just not fair. Well, that’s one excuse anyway. However, I’m not really one for excuses, as this column clearly demonstrates. But this year I fear the sand timer really has run out, and the only possible solution is to investigate how one cuts corners in time (cough, and effort) when it comes to looking half-decent come beach o’clock. It’s far too late in the day to assume that the gym will fix it. I’ve explored that avenue before, getting overly excited about my new kit by Stella McCartney for Adidas – which is lovely by the way (check out the collection at www.stellamccartney.com ). I even contemplated copy-catting a friend who bought cycling shorts with a padded bottom for spinning class (that’s right, think derrière

à la Kim Kardashian; it’s ‘professional’, you know) but it seemed concentrating on the overall look pre, rather than post, work-out isn’t the key. I also realised that I do not enjoy the prospect of public exercise. For

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those of you who feel the same, take a look at the reigning DVD exercise queen at www. tracyandersonmethod.com . Much less hassle, and something you can return to in the privacy of your living room, thus eradicating outfit panic. With the above in mind, you can imagine my delight to discover that there are some understanding beauty brands out there. Clarins recently launched its Extra-Firming Body Cream (Dhs254). Not just firming, extra-firming. It’s a luxuriously rich, thick whipped cream emulsion to rub into those wobbly bits, diminishing any signs of dry skin (another no-no when contemplating beachwear), and with regular application skin elasticity really does perk up, not to mention looking constantly luminous. More help from the French comes in the form of L’Occitane’s Amande collection, a deliciously

scented, almond-based range that includes Gel Corbes Exquises (Delightful Shape Gel, Dhs180) and Brume Jambes Legres, (Elegant Legs Spray, Dhs80). With names like this you’d be mad not to give it a try, and the

meltingly fresh gel in particular leaves you feeling firmer pretty much instantly. Okay,

it may look a little like baby food, but keep

with it and successful body contouring’s coming right up. Who needs boring old exercise? Unfortunately, in reality, everyone does.

And lots of water, of course: the regular ‘dos and don’ts’. Just enough to get the blood flowing and keep skin hydrated, mind you. As they say, the only way to see results is to select a routine (French beauty products included) with a big dollop of perseverance.

I suppose that’s my problem; I’ll try anything, once.

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DIPPED IN GOLD Fingertips dripping in liquid gold are the chicest addition to bronzed limbs.
DIPPED IN GOLD
Fingertips dripping in liquid
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to bronzed limbs.
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"Apply gold eyeshadow
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P U N K O U T

M odels on the Balenciaga S/S11 runway were all for taking a short cut with hairstyles that erred on

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the punky side. Androgynous, edgy looks featured short undercut crops with longer, textured lengths on top and through to the fringe. Ends are kept long and pliable with low-shine pomade worked through hair to recreate a messed up, edgy texture. Skip the eyeliner and opt for lots of contouring with shading on the cheekbones, around the eye sockets and on the brow bones – just add a touch of mascara and sheer lipgloss for a slightly feminine finishing touch.

GET THE LOOK

“This haircut has a punk, urban feel to it and it has been created by cutting back the sides shorter than the top; cutting disconnected lengths creates the spiky look. Also leaving length at the front can give a sense of softness or hardness, depending on whether you opt to leave

it long or very short and choppy. Try

adding a hint of colour which will give

a strong presence to the style and help

which will give a strong presence to the style and help to create texture. For maintenance,
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to create texture. For maintenance,
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finishing look.”
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The ideal gift for beauty fans now comes in the shape of the Anti-Ageing Face and Eyes Collection, a kitsch padlocked box containing three Elemis hero products. The pro-collagen day, night and eye creams are the perfect combo to help in the battle against wrinkles and skin imperfections. Anti-Ageing Face and Eyes Collection Dhs630 Elemis

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Korres have taken one of our favourite summer fruits and turned it into a sumptuous treat for the lips. The Raspberry Liquid Lipstick delivers long-lasting colour while having the benefit of being a lightweight lipgloss. Containing raspberry oil, which is rich in vitamin E, parched lips will be drenched in moisture to keep your pout perfectly plump. Raspberry Liquid Lipstick Dhs89 Korres

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Give the traditional smoky eye some serious wow factor by switching your eye pencil to the Latex Kohl liner. The revolutionary formula gives a definition with greater intensity to create a Bardot effect, which will last in the battle with humidity so you can avoid those nasty panda eyes. Latex Kohl Dhs182 Thierry Mugler

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What do celebrities Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone and Victoria Beckham all have in common? They all book into a certain establishment to get a more toned visage and tightened body. And now you can too; the first EndermoSpa by LPG has just opened in Jumeirah, Dubai, offering brilliant refining and toning treatments. Its unique selling point is it combines all your exercise regimes into one single session from cardio-training and stretching to Pilates, muscle toning and core exercises. For more information, email lpgendermospa.dubai@gmail.com, or call (050) 8540826.

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HIGH FLYER

One treatment the jet-set should have on

speed dial is the Jet Lag Remedy (Dhs595) at the Natural Elements Spa, Le Méridien Hotel. It begins with a hydrotherapy session as you lie in a bath while water jets pummel your skin to boost blood circulation and the elimination of toxins. Next, a back, neck and shoulder massage soothes away any in-flight kinks while the de-stress eye treatment uses Pevonia products to banish any post-plane ‘puffy eyes’. www.lemeridien-dubai.com

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It’s time to renew your membership as part of the glossy posse. If your hair
It’s time to renew your membership as part of the glossy posse. If your
hair is looking a little lackluster from a series of sun, sea and
straightener damage, the L’Oréal Fiberceutic treatment at Pastels Salon
is your rescue remedy. This two-step treatment repairs tired tresses and
locks in moisture to guarantee a serious high shine finish. From Dhs150
per session, this should be a permanent part of your healthy hair
regimen. www.pastels-salon.com

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Usually, the only undressing that happens for us in The Dubai Mall is in the changing rooms on Fashion Avenue. However, there’s another reason to go au natural at the shopping paradise as Sisters Beauty Lounge is offering a new Charme D’Orient Honey Paradise treatment (Dhs450) to aid our quest for super soft skin. You’ll be scrubbed with a natural mitt and olive oil-injected black soap, before honey and royal jelly are applied to your face and body to soften skin; all while you laze under the gentle steamy mist of the hamman. Wonderful. www.sistersbeautylounge.com

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POST-BABY, PENELOPE CRUZ’S RETURN TO THE RED CARPET WAS NOTHING SHORT OF SPECTACULAR. BUT ALL
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POST-BABY, PENELOPE CRUZ’S RETURN TO THE RED CARPET WAS NOTHING SHORT OF SPECTACULAR. BUT ALL

POST-BABY, PENELOPE CRUZ’S RETURN TO THE RED CARPET WAS NOTHING SHORT OF SPECTACULAR. BUT ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS TALK ABOUT THE LEADING MEN IN HER LIFE – LEO, JAVIER AND JOHNNY – AND WHO ARE WE TO STOP HER?

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disappearing act from the red carpet spells one of two things in Hollywood – a

disappearing act from the red carpet spells one of two things in Hollywood – a career that’s flatlining, or…

a pregnancy. For Penelope

Cruz, it could only have been the latter. But the 36-year-old beauty – and now mother of one

– is back, making quite

the red-carpet return promoting her latest movie, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. As bloggers’

hovered feverishly over keyboards and the paparazzi trained their lenses to catch a glimpse of Penelope’s first post-pregnancy outing since Leo’s birth in January, her reappearance certainly caused ripples

– of the good kind. The 64th Cannes Film Festival last month saw

Penelope dazzle in a tulle Marchesa dress twinkling with thousands of sparkling beads, while the German premiere in Munich saw ‘the lady in red’ step out in a flawless, floor-length Giorgio Armani Privé

gown looking regal, elegant and the picture of health. If you’re going to make a return to the red carpet, this is how you do it. With all eyes on her post-baby figure, she was, to the gall of any Hollywood-haters out there, perfect. Not a hair out of place and not an inch of baby fat on show – the Spanish beauty’s got her groove, and body, back and is as voluptuous and fiercely feminine as ever. But as the gossip-hungry gawp in jealousy, all she wants to do is talk babies. “He is beautiful, absolutely beautiful,” she says of her son, Leo. “My life is completely different now – more settled and just complete.” Of course, she shares her ‘complete’ life with another Hispanic Hollywood heavyweight, Javier Bardem – her husband of a year. As for the adjustments that come with motherhood? “Nothing that isn’t wonderful and good. Bar the sleeping!” In her first big interview as a mother with US Vogue last month, she spoke of her the new love of life: “From the first second, you feel so much love. It is a revolutionary experience. That’s the best way

I can describe it. Nature is very wise and it gives you nine months to

prepare, but when you see that face, it transforms you completely, in

a second, forever.” But it’s not just Penelope who’s been transformed,

Javier’s acceptance speech at February’s Goya Awards was even more melt-your-heart, announcing: “I dedicate this award to my wife and son for awakening my heart and smile every day.” With a new movie, and two beautiful men in her life, things are good – very good. But at 36, it’s been a long road to contentment. Born in Madrid in 1974,

her happy childhood was spent curled up in a corner of her mother’s

hair salon. With her nose in her books, her eyes and ears were trained far more acutely on the conversations and secrets her mother’s clientele divulged. “I always looked at that place like my first acting school, because I really saw what those women were looking for,”

she laughs. “They walked in feeling one way and left feeling more confident. Sometimes it was like a therapy session for them. As for me, I pretended I was doing homework, but really I was observing –

I was fascinated. It was beautiful to see them look in the mirror and

feel good about themselves. It’s an act that means something – to take care of yourself and to feel comfortable in your own skin is very beautiful.” However, despite her early beauty education, it was the world of ballet, and then movies, that won her affections. “At first I wanted to

be a dancer and grew up as a ballet student, but then, as I got older,

I became fond of movies. My dad bought me a Betamax video player

and I devoured movies. If I liked one I’d watch it 20 times in a row!” The rest is history… “I’ve acted ever since!” Penelope landed a spot on a Spanish TV series at just 14, and, with the training wheels well and truly off, found herself an agent and put herself through theatre school. She didn’t have to wait long for the big league offers to role in. “When I started to get parts,

I thought to myself, ‘maybe this can work for me,’ and it’s continued

until now.” Skip forward nearly 20 years and her CV is weighed down by 50 movies. Not quite a Hollywood veteran, but she’s certainly on her way. Her early career produced Jamon, Jamon in 1992. Not only did this initiate the first meeting of Penelope and Javier (who would, almost 16 years later, become her husband), but the movie – and her acting – caught a certain influential film director’s attention. Pedro Almodóvar, the king of Spanish film, had found his new muse – while Penelope found an idol, mentor and life-long confidante. In 1997, he cast her in Live Flesh (with Javier in the lead role), and after his 1999 film All About My Mother, the world sat up a little straighter in their cinema seats and Hollywood batted its eyelashes enticingly. A string of high-hitters followed… All The Pretty Horses,

“FROM THE FIRST SECOND, YOU FEEL SO MUCH LOVE. IT IS AREVOLUTIONARY EXPERIENCE. THAT’S THE BEST WAY I CAN DESCRIBE IT”

Blow, Vanilla Sky, Vicky Christina Barcelona (cue another Bardem/ Cruz collaboration), Nine and, of course, Pirates. Through a reputation for ambition, professionalism and passion, Penelope’s firmly ensconced herself in the camp of A-listers who directors vie to cast and who can cherry-pick their roles. “I don’t want to play myself or the same character twice. When I have this feeling of ‘I need to do this, I want to experience and understand this character’, then I take it as a sign.” The most recent ‘sign’, it seems, gently pushed her in the direction of a swashbuckling pirate movie. Step forward Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Playing Angelica, the love interest of Johnny Depp’s comedic, yet slightly deranged, Captain Jack Sparrow came quite naturally to the self-confessed ‘flirt’. “We worked together 10 years ago on Blow and we had a great experience,” she reminisces. “He’s one of the kindest and most genuine people I know. People don’t realise how funny or smart he is – the set is always a lively place when he’s there. I only have good things to say about him.” The pirate master is only too keen to bat the compliment right back: “A lot of things can be said about this creature Penelope Cruz – none of them bad.” Despite her baby bump, Penelope was committed to her role – sword fights and all. “We trained hard and had a lot of preparation. Everything was safe and they were really protective and patient, thankfully!” Now in its fourth instalment, Pirates is clearly a money- spinner for Universal Studios, while adding Cruz to the credits will only be a bonus for the film’s bankability. It may not be an Oscar- worthy role, but hey, she’s got one already and let’s face it – how many gold statues does one girl need? “Of course!” she laughs when we suggest that Javier and her keep their Oscars together. “It’s funny though, because I keep my Oscar in Spain as that’s our main home and where our family is. And when I’m there, it comes to the beach with me. I’m not joking – I wrap it up in a towel and it sits next to me on the sand!” Speaking of her Latin roots, Penelope – along with the likes of Eva Mendes, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba – is proud to be flying the Latina flag in Hollywood – something that’s important for the actress who “loves her language” and vows she’s “always a Spanish actress at heart”. Her rich, creamy accent aside, Penelope’s dark, mysterious looks have drawn comparison to some of the industry’s greats… including Audrey Hepburn. “I have heard that before,” she laughs. “I’ve never modelled myself on her, but I have always admired her – she was a great actress and very unique.” And where does she stand on being a role model? “I don’t really see myself like that. I am not somebody who likes to give much advice, unless it’s to my close friends or family. But it’s a responsibility, nonetheless.” Away from the silver screen, Penelope professes to be one of ‘those’ women who can maintain a svelte silhouette sans diet. She says:

“I don’t do any strange diets, as my Mediterranean diet is healthy enough. But a good husband and happiness helps!” A regular on the beauty circuit, she is also the new ambassador for Lancôme – a role she’s particularly proud of. “I’ve been a fan of Lancôme since I was a little girl and saw Isabella Rossellini in her Trésor ads. I’m a very visual person,” she explains, “and I’ve always been amazed by the feeling you can get from an image – how it can take you to another world. It’s magical.” Shooting with Mario Testino was also an enormous reward. “It was actually the first time we worked together and we connected as if we had been working together for 20 years. I hope we were able to create that Lancôme magic, because the brand is like a homage to all women, and it has a lot of care and respect for us.” For a woman who admits to not being “great at her own make- up”, her beauty box isn’t shy of a purchase or two. “I love Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge lipstick and I’ve worn Trésor and Pôeme perfumes

love Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge lipstick and I’ve worn Trésor and Pôeme perfumes JUNE 2011 EMIRATES WOMAN

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for years. I definitely have too many products,” she confesses. “The

problem is airports. You spend so much time there that you can’t

help but pick up something at duty free. One more cream, one more

something…”

With or without make-up, she refuses to let the paparazzi intrude

What’s next for the woman who finally has it all? “Well,

motherhood has changed me. After years of being a workaholic

and always being tired, I changed rhythm and found a happier

equilibrium. I will work, but for now only on one film a year.” But

acting runs through Penelope’s veins, so it will never be far from her

in her life. “I just avoid the places that call for that type of attention.

I prefer quiet places.” Preparing for her biggest (yet not necessarily quietest) role yet as a mother, she promises to fight for her son’s anonymity even more fervently than she does her own. As for work, once the promotion for Pirates is over, it’s baby first, movie sets second. “I will work again, of course; we all need to work! There’s so much more I want to do. But it’s very important to have time with my family,” she says protectively.

thoughts. “Acting is still like a first date to me. Every time I go to a movie set and start a project, I feel the same feeling; the butterflies in

the stomach, not having control over it – because acting is like that,” she says. “That’s the beauty of it. You’re always learning and there’s always more. I refuse to get to 50 and wait at home for the phone to ring. In Spain, actresses work until they are old. That’s my plan.” As signs go, we’ll take this as ours – that although our leading lady may

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heun Sokhon, 29, stares at the ground, surveying it slowly. In front of her in the dense Cambodian jungle lies a hidden garden of danger. Her eyes move from left to right following the head of a black metal detector over freshly cut brush. She listens intently – loss of focus could cost her life. The metal detector hums at a low pitch. If it jumps to a high frequency she must carefully mark the spot. Red signs with skull and crossbones dot the landscape, warning: “Danger! Mines!” Sokhon is a deminer working for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), a British demining charity. She searches for landmines – facing the same threat that shattered her life at the age of 19, when she stepped on one and it exploded. She is one of the very few female amputee deminers in the world, and her courage is helping to rebuild her country. “I don’t want people to experience what I have been through,” she says. Born in 1982, Sokhon’s life started when civil war raged like wildfire across Battambang Province, in western Cambodia. Her village was trapped between the recently ousted but still genocidal Khmer Rouge forces, and the armies of the Cambodian and Vietnamese governments. “I remember growing up, that fighting would break out at any time,” she says. She recalls hiding with her mother and siblings under the family chicken cage. “But the chicken pooped on me,” she laughs. Her father ran and hid when Khmer Rouge soldiers entered their village. “If they caught my father and knew he was a teacher, then

“If they caught my father and knew he was a teacher, then Sokhon demonstrates testing her
“If they caught my father and knew he was a teacher, then Sokhon demonstrates testing her

Sokhon demonstrates testing her metal detector and the demining process in a safe zone

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Sokhon’s supervisor, Thor Thoeun, points to examples of land mines and UXO typically found in Cambodia

they would kill the rest of his family. He had to quit teaching.” Sokhon was witnessing one of the last sad chapters of the revolutionary movement that devastated Cambodia. During their reign of terror from 1975 to 1979, the Khmer Rouge unleashed one of the most brutal social, political and economic restructurings of a society ever seen. Their goal was to create a pure classless nation of farming peasants. Cambodian towns were emptied. Cambodian currency was abolished, religion banned, schools, post offices and communications were closed. Citizens were forced to march into the fields working like slaves. Anyone who resisted faced death. Contact with the outside world was cut off, and the leadership reset the calendar of Cambodian history in 1975, deeming it: Year Zero. The regime leader Pol Pot set out to cleanse all of Cambodia, first by executing anyone from the previous government, and then other Khmer Rouge leaders. His paranoia reached such a height that any Cambodian with an education could be judged a spy and executed. Neighbours were encouraged to inform on one another; children were taught to spy on their parents. Four years of terrifying misrule resulted in 1 to 2 million deaths by execution and starvation. The revolution destroyed Cambodia’s social fabric, economy and political system. And although Vietnamese forces toppled the Khmer Rouge in 1979, installing a new government, civil war continued to heap misery on the country. By 1998 that war was over. Sokhon’s youth had been spent working 16-hour days helping her mother feed nine children. Sokhon, the daughter of a schoolteacher, was illiterate. She says:

“We didn’t even have enough rice to eat, so how could I go to school? Even today I can’t read or write my own name.” Her family was

Photo #8967 of Sokhon taken for ICRC’s records

landless – so poor they often borrowed rice from neighbours. They were reduced to scavenging for any food and work they could find. In 2002, desperation forced Sokhon, then aged 19, to make a life-altering decision. She and her mother travelled west, 75 km to O’chheukrom village, in Pailin province on the Thai-Cambodia border. She says: “Many people told me in Thailand they could earn up to three times what I made in Cambodia.” But it was a difficult decision. To secure a ceasefire Pailin province had been created as a sanctuary for Khmer Rouge leaders. In the 1990s it was covered in pristine forest, providing shelter for Khmer Rouge insurgents as Cambodian and Vietnamese forces pushed them to the fringes of the borderlands. When Sokhon arrived in 2002 the forest was gone. Khmer Rouge forces had clear-cut the trees, selling them to sustain the war, leaving a dusty landscape of scrub brush,

and low rolling hills in the shadows of the Cardamom Mountains. As the trees were

and low rolling hills in the shadows of the Cardamom Mountains. As the trees were removed soldiers on all sides laid an insidious barrier – the K-5 minefield – sealing off the Khmer Rouge. The K-5 minefield snakes along the entire Thai-Cambodian international border from the Gulf of Thailand to Laos. Containing up to 6 million mines, it forms one of the deadliest manmade barriers in the world, measuring 700 km long by 500 metres wide. Since 1979, mines and UXO (Unexploded ordnance) have injured or killed more than 60,000 Cambodians. When Sokhon arrived at O’Chheukrom, the Cambodian Mine Victim Information System (CMVIS) listed it one of the most high-risk villages in the country, averaging 10 accidents per year. Sokhon was aware of the danger. However, thousands of Cambodians crossed the minefields daily to work in Thailand. One February morning in 2002 Sokhon also crossed the border into Thailand. She immediately found work in an orchard clearing tree limbs. She recalls returning home, saying: “I earned 100 baht (US$2.50). My mom decided to come the next day. We were so happy!” Then on the second day, she went to collect some water pipes when it happened. “There was a huge explosion. The next second I was sitting down covered in smoke. I noticed one of my legs had gone. The other one was bleeding everywhere. I couldn’t feel anything – but I screamed.” When her mother arrived she fainted. “At first I didn’t want to live,” Sokhon admits. No longer able to help her family, she felt hopeless and asked her fiancé to call off their wedding – but he stood by her. Convinced it was true love she married

him at a small ceremony in 2003. Shortly after she left for two months of rehabilitation at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) centre in Battambang city. When she arrived ICRC staff took photo #8967 for their records. In it, Sokhon looks devastated, scared and alone. It is the oldest picture she has of herself, because as she admits:

“I destroyed all my childhood photos. I didn’t want to remember how I was.” She adds that: “Losing a leg by an explosion is more painful than giving a birth to a child – both physically and emotionally.” At the centre, ICRC Supervisor Lim Horsan recalls thousand of amputee cases, saying: “They are regarded negatively by society as Chon Pika, meaning ‘broken person’. But here we refer to them as sister or brother.” He estimates 80 to 90 percent have suicidal thoughts at first. They think their life is meaningless; a burden to their family. “They know they will be discriminated against by the community. For women becoming an amputee is more difficult – they think they lose their beauty.” During Sokhon’s absence in rehab her mother-in-law arranged for her husband to marry another woman. Sokhon remembers returning to O’Chheukrom, saying: “I let him go. This was not only his mother’s desire, but all his relatives and now he himself. This was what they wanted to do. He had come to ask for a divorce two or three times.” She was heartbroken – and two months pregnant with his child. Sokhon resolved to support herself, a huge task in a village with no electricity or running water. She recalls being nine months pregnant. “The riverbank was steep and slippery. The water was too

“The riverbank was steep and slippery. The water was too Inside the workshop at the ICRC.

Inside the workshop at the ICRC. Chhorn Lang, who helped make Sokhon’s prothesis, also lost a leg to a landmine in 1988

Sokhon’s prothesis, also lost a leg to a landmine in 1988 Amputees in rehab at the

Amputees in rehab at the ICRC centre in Battambang city. The ICRC centre has treated 18,122 cases from 1991 to 2010, most of them amputees

Landmine and trauma victims recieve treatment from staff at the Emergency Life Support For Civilian War Victims hospital in Battambang, Cambodia

Chhun Sokuntheary and Ouk Khim from MAG teach mine risk education to primary school children in Suay Chrum village, Pailin. The series of banners teaches children how to identify mine and UXO and what to do if they see it

heavy to carry – I dropped it,” she says. “I saw some women who were pregnant, but their husbands stood by and helped them with heavy work.” She pushed herself again, knowing she needed water to

cook food. The strain induced Sokon into labour. “I sat down and cried,” she says. Later that day she gave birth to a baby girl: Sreymao. In August 2006 the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), with funding from CARE, targeted O’Chheukrom for mine clearance, and presented Sokhon with an opportunity to rebuild her life. Regional Manager Chea Sarim recruited Sokon. He recalls: “At first she was very isolated in her village.” MAG put her with a team and they treated her the same as a non-amputee. “There is a big difference in her attitude now,” he says, explaining that when MAG starts a local demining team project they target vulnerable people

– the poorest of the poor. “Previously our people thought that women could not be away from the kitchen or the house. So this is one of the changes we have made to the community – that a woman can be a deminer.” Sokhon admits that initially the thought of clearing mines worried her. She laughs now with confidence. “I was stupid,” she says, admitting that her lack of education scared her most. During training some

classmates looked down on her. She wanted to give up, but says; “I tried very hard to remember everything. After a while I could remember better than the others.” To everyone’s surprise she finished second out of 50 in her class. During graduation her instructor noted her intelligence before the entire group. Sokhon smiles: “It was a great time in my life, one of the best achievements.” On August 21, 2006, Sokhon and her team started demining O’Chheukrom village. “One of the areas we cleared was where I used to go to collect water with my daughter every day. We found mines everywhere. That was scary.” By April 5, 2007 the village was finally free of landmines. 69,379 square metres of land was rendered safe. Sokhon’s MAG team found 405 mines, 64 unexploded bombs and 164,213 pieces of fragmentation. Villagers started farming

the area without fear, bringing a sense of relief and prosperity to the community. Sokhon’s confidence was returning too. Her income now supported her extended family. But, in a moment of sadness she told her friend, Yean Maly: “I never want to get married again. I don’t think any man could truly love an amputee woman like me.” Today, Kheun Sokhon walks with a confident limp over a hill known as Koun Phnum, or ‘Baby Mountain’,

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Sokhone and eight male co-workers walk over ‘Koun Phnum’ or ‘Baby Mountain’ minefield, wearing body

Sokhone and eight male co-workers walk over ‘Koun Phnum’ or ‘Baby Mountain’ minefield, wearing body armour, blast visors and carrying hundreds of pounds of demining equipment

a minefield 20 km from O’Chheukrom. Eight male co-workers

follow behind. Three are amputees and also limp. Wearing body armour, blast visors and carrying hundreds of pounds of demining equipment they step into the minefield. In searing heat Sokhon begins hiking up and down the hill, removing heavy piles of brush. She takes great care not to step over a thin red line marking the minefield boundary. She says the experience requires total clarity of mind. “I have to concentrate only on the sound of the metal detector.

I cannot think about anything else, or an accident could happen.” Sokhon’s supervisor, Thor Thoeun, stands safely 25 metres away, watching. With tension gripping his face, not wanting to disturb her, he whispers: “We are always scared in the minefield. When the detector signals, Sokhon will pinpoint the spot with a red chip.” Then she will excavate to find what is underneath. If she sees a mine she will place a red triangle pointing toward the danger. Then she will

blow a whistle for the supervisor to check the item. If it is a landmine

it is generally destroyed in situ. Twenty minutes later a Chinese

Type 72 mine is found. Sokhon’s supervisors prepare demolition equipment, delicately placing 100 grammes of TNT explosive on it. Four deminers begin announcing on loudspeakers to surrounding villagers: “We inform all of you working near our minefield. We will conduct a demolition shortly. Please evacuate the area!” On a hill 100 metres away farmers harvesting cassava disappear out of sight. Then Sokhon’s supervisor connects black demolition wire to

a detonator switch. He blows three long blasts on a whistle followed

by three short ones. Then he presses the detonator, triggering an ear- shattering explosion that booms across the valley. At 3pm Sokhon and her team descend from the minefield to their base camp, dead tired. Their uniforms are covered with brown soil and leaves, and drenched with sweat. Their workdays start at 4am and finish at 5pm. On the way home Sokhon stops at the local market to shop for dinner – she still has to cook for her family. The shopkeepers joke with her as a photographer is following her: an unusual sight in Pailin until recently. In 2002, Angelina Jolie adopted her first child, Maddox, in Battambang, and started a foundation, bringing a touch of glamour to the locals, many of whom hope to catch a glimpse of the superstar. Sokhon smiles shyly, embarrassed by the attention, but later she jokes: “I also want to be famous! Do you think Brad Pitt will come to see me?”Arriving at home at sunset, Sokhon’s daughter Sreymao, 7, runs out to greet her. Sokhon sits down in front of her

After a Chinese Type 72 mine is found, Sokhon’s supervisor, Im Samkul, prepares demolition equipment
After a Chinese Type
72 mine is found,
Sokhon’s supervisor,
Im Samkul, prepares
demolition equipment

Sokhon at her house with her daughter Sreymao and her parents

parent’s house – a bamboo hut with a sheet metal roof, and measures 5x4m. Indoor electricity comes from a car battery that powers one 12-watt light bulb and a small TV. Sokhon’s house next door has

a palm frond roof and measures 3x3m. She shares it with Sreymao.

Sokhon changes her black work boots for pink slippers. She pauses to put Sreymao’s hair in a ponytail and begins cooking. Sokhon’s mother, Kep Nann, sits down outside, saying: “We are so proud of her!” She admits Sokhon is the primary reason the family is slowly escaping poverty and paying for her daughter and siblings to

attend school. With Sokhon’s help they recently purchased a small plot of land in O’Chheukrom where they plan to build a house.The last light of day trickles in over the Cardamom Mountains, highlighting Sokhon’s smile. She sits down with Sreymao who is busy studying her 2nd grade schoolwork. “I want her to be a doctor, but we are too poor for that. I hope she can be a nurse,” Sokhon says. Standing behind them working, far enough away that he can’t hear,

is Sokhon’s new husband, Khhuan Ry. Sokhon says: “My husband

gives me good support. I cannot find another man better than him. He doesn’t drink and helps with the housework. He carries water from the river. He is responsible and takes Sreymao to school. All my hope came back to me. So I opened my heart back up. Yes – I am in love!”

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his über-slick velvet accented saloon in The Dubai Mall, a flurry of sequins, exquisite tailoring and oh-so-dahling cocktail attire brings fashion traffic to a standstill. The power his garments evoke is undeniable, a true alchemist of fashion, he famously mixes pure 70s glamour with just the right amount of provocation. The man himself cuts quite the striking figure, too, with his dashing Hollywood- worthy looks. He is rarely seen without his statement unbuttoned crisp white shirt and beautifully tailored suit (his casual

attire), an echo of his equally perfectionist work ethic. Standing firmly at the helm of Gucci and YSL as creative director, he dominated the realm of high-end womenswear for a decade from 1994 to 2004, both solidifying his fashion forerunner status and making him every high profile female’s go-to gent for gasp-inducing gorgeous garments. As the man himself professes: “My last few collections at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent were some of my best. But I was really unhappy and could not have continued… I got back into this because

I love clothes. I love women’s fashion.

I want to do it.” A brief departure from the world of womenswear coincided with the launch of the Tom Ford emporium and his directorial debut with the stylishly shot The Single Man. The break away was instrumental in confirming his love of the craft. “I’ve been watching fashion for the last five or six years… we’ve strayed away from real clothes. I want to make beautiful clothes for women and men

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1986

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1990

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1988

MOVES TO PERRY ELLIS TO WORK ALONGSIDE DESIGNER MARC JACOBS

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Model Lakshmi Menon in a form-fitting ivory skirt and safari jacket. Accessorised with an olive green, suede safari hat with woven leather trim

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Model Du Juan in a hand-painted and embroidered column evening gown with fringe detail

“THESE ARE CLOTHES MADE FOR THE WOMAN WHO TRULY VALUES BEING ‘DRESSED’. IT IS A RETURN TO ELEGANCE, AND A RETURN TO THE TRUE ROOTS OF WOMENSWEAR”

who appreciate detail an quality.” Those who appreciate his eye for detail need simply look to his first womenswear showcase for his label. A show which saw powerful representations of modern women, his muses, by and large, take to the runway in designs made to reflect their respective personalities and beauty. “I wanted to have an old, glamorous

fashion show… great people in the audience and great people on the runway. I thought, who are my favourite icons that I’ve had on my wall forever? I wrote letters to all these women.” Lauren Hutton, Beyoncé Knowles, Daphne Guinness and Julianne Moore made the final cut for what became a spellbinding affair. Gone are the runway

shows of his Gucci era and in their place are intimate showcases, with no photographers or bloggers allowed. Tom Ford is single handedly bringing back the notion of

exclusivity in fashion, and we want in.

back the notion of exclusivity in fashion, and we want in. THE TOM FORD WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION

THE TOM FORD WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE AT THE TOM FORD BOUTIQUE AT THE DUBAI MALL, (04) 3308300.

1994

THE TOM FORD BOUTIQUE AT THE DUBAI MALL, (04) 3308300. 1994 MADE CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT GUCCI.

MADE CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT GUCCI. GUCCI SALES THEN INCREASE BY 90 PER CENT

2000

WINS THE BEST INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER AT THE VH1/ VOGUE AWARDS

2005

FORMS THE TOM FORD BRAND AND MAKES WAVES WITH SUNGLASSES, FRAGRANCE AND BEAUTY

BRAND AND MAKES WAVES WITH SUNGLASSES, FRAGRANCE AND BEAUTY 2010 SHOWCASES HIS FIRST WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION FOR

2010

SHOWCASES HIS FIRST WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION FOR THE TOM FORD LINE

1992

PROMOTED TO DESIGN DIRECTOR FOR READY-TO-WEAR, FRAGRANCE, IMAGE AND ADVERTISING

1999

THE GUCCI GROUP ACQUIRED YSL AND TOM FORD IS MADE CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF YSL

2001

IS ANNOUNCED AS WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARDED BY THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA

2009

HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT, A SINGLE MAN, STARRING JULIANNE MOORE AND COLIN FIRTH, IS NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN LION AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

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2 Love heart watch Bulgari

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Chronograph stainless steel case watch Philip Stein

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2 Ceramic J12 watch Chanel

3 Diamond studded watch Carrera y Carrera

4 DS First Lady watch Certina

5 Atlas watch with crocodile strap Tiffany & Co.

6 Constellation watch Omega

7 Ocean Lady Moon Phase watch Harry Winston

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D U B A I FA S H I O N WEEK

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Mumbai Se Presents Meher & Riddhima

W hen Rad Hourani’s slightly

androgynous, all-black clad

models exited the runway in

Paris it symbolised the close

of another Fashion Week and the industry power-players, bloggers and buyers could

once again return to their respective capitals, fresh fashion fodder in hand and head’s brimming with new season inspiration. Fortunately, the fashion world is an all-encompassing marvel, transcending the boundaries of the Big Four to take in sights further afield. While French editors could finally put their feet up, organisers of Dubai Fashion Week (DFW) were finalising schedules, drawing up media dockets and shipping in sleek white seating for a plush new VIP lounge. Taking over Zabeel Hall at the World Trade Centre, the new-look DFW boasted

packed schedule featuring local, up-and-

coming and international designers. Show regular Hassan Shehryar Yasin (HSY) proved

highlight on day one with a collection that

celebrated traditional Pakistani tailoring and handicrafts (think embroidered cropped jackets and embellished saris), while acclaimed Indian designer Rajesh Pratap Singh closed the event with a packed out finale, showcasing signature deconstructed dresses and sequined tunics. Joining DFW’s veteran designers were six up-and-coming talents, students Azdan Zandi, Anna Guracz, Sarah Mrad, Kay Li, Sophie Wanney and Sara Al Rafai, who impressed with collections that fused an experimental use of fabrics and futuristic tailoring, confidently packaged into consistent and well-executed themes.

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FASHION WEEK ROUND-UP As with all HSY shows, video imaging played large part in setting
FASHION WEEK ROUND-UP
As with all HSY shows, video imaging played
large part in setting the ‘theme’ of the collection,
which for A/W11 revolved around the title
‘Voyage National’, or as Hassan Shehryar Yasin
later told EW: “A journey through the diverse
and rich cultural heritage of Pakistan.”
Embroidery for the 42-outfit collection was
produced by an organisation that aims to
improve the working conditions of Pakistan’s
artisanal women, resulting in eye-catching yet
wearable waistcoats, dresses and jackets in
palette dominated by deep green and
mustard. “The inspiration was a multitude
embroideries,” the designer revealed,
adding: “Some date back many
hundreds of years. Each piece in
collection has embellishment
represent a different region of
Pakistan.”
GAURAV GUPTA
newbie to the DFW
schedule, Indian designer
Gaurav Gupta was out to
make an impact with flashy
audiovisuals depicting
water droplets, billowing
smoke, fish fins and bird
wings (all elements that
contributed to his ‘fluidity in
world’ concept), and
later showed off abstract
designs in his vibrant
of ruffle dresses,
statement saris
structured
jackets.

BACKSTAGE AT DFW Rimmel were in charge of perfecting the make-up looks during DFW, which ranged from experimental and downright demonic (Gaurav Gupta) to fresh-faced and girly (Emerging Talent).

EMERGING TALENT Six aspiring designers (including two students from leading French fashion school Esmod), showcased
EMERGING TALENT
Six aspiring designers (including two students from
leading French fashion school Esmod), showcased
collections that ranged from the romantic (a la
Nina Ricci) to the futuristic (a la Gareth Pugh).
Inspired by the movie The Chronicles of
Riddick, Kay Li presented fitted jackets
with strong shoulder cuts in shades of
bronze-copper, black, white and grey,
while Azdan Zandi celebrated ladylike
grace with simple shifts and flared jumpsuits.
One of the show highlights was Lebanese
designer Sarah Mrad, who offered up
a wearable collection of balloon-
shaped dresses and skirts with bow-
belt detail that celebrated the female
form – a Burberry-esque body-con dress being one
of the many covetable pieces to hit the runway.
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MUMBAI SE PRESENTS
MEHER & RIDDHIMA
Popular fashion boutique Mumbai
Se collaborated with four of its
32 stocked designers for a spot
on the DFW schedule – Hemant
& Nandita, Mynah by Reynu
Taandon, Ekta Singh and, of
course, Meher & Riddhima – the
designers largely credited with
creating Dubai’s love affair
with vibrant print day dresses
and Swarovski-encrusted
eveningwear. For A/W11, the
duo showed signature cocktail
dresses, tunics and floor-length
gowns in georgette and chiffon,
in addition to hair bands and
clutch bags from their new
accessories line. “This season,
we’ve been inspired by Oscar
Wilde, Paco Rabanne and
the 1960s,” Meher and
Riddhima revealed. “Our
top three pieces from the
collection are the bronze silk
drape jumpsuit, the metallic
‘Oscar’ dress and the colour
block tulle dress.”
the
mix
and

RAJESH PRATAP SINGH Models walked a glossy black runway in boxy tunics featuring bold, oversized print motifs; collared playsuits and ankle- length coats in luxe fabrics that ranged from silk to velvet and leather for Rajesh Pratap Singh’s

that ranged from silk to velvet and leather for Rajesh Pratap Singh’s fitting finale to DFW.

fitting finale to DFW.

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14 PAGES OF THE BEAUTY WORLD’S FINEST. OPEN UP A TREASURE TROVE OF DIVINE HAIR

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WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW H air envy is running rife, with an astonishing 91 percent of
WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW H air envy is running rife, with an astonishing 91 percent of
WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW H air envy is running rife, with an astonishing 91 percent of
WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW H air envy is running rife, with an astonishing 91 percent of
WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW H air envy is running rife, with an astonishing 91 percent of
WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW H air envy is running rife, with an astonishing 91 percent of
WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW H air envy is running rife, with an astonishing 91 percent of
WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW H air envy is running rife, with an astonishing 91 percent of
WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW H air envy is running rife, with an astonishing 91 percent of
WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH WHISTON-DEW H air envy is running rife, with an astonishing 91 percent of

H air envy is running rife, with an astonishing 91 percent of women being unhappy with the natural state of their locks. Whether you sport a gamine crop or have a long, wild Jerry Hall-esque mane, there will always be a hint of the grass is always greener syndrome. In the UAE, granted we don’t have to compete with the wet

weather, yet it seems as if we are ever so slightly shortchanged after a blow-dry. During the summer months, hair doesn’t seem to stand a chance with humidity inducing frizz or, on the flipside long, limp, flat-as a-supermodels-stomach lengths, and not to mention excessive chlorine turning newly sun-kissed tresses into what can only be described as something resembling straw with a greenish hue. The question on everyone’s lips remains; how can we turn the strands we were born with into something exquisite? Don’t panic, we have the answer. Delve into the next few pages for tear out and keep tips on how to get the hair you really want.

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YOUR HIGHNESS A sophisticated up do has come a long way since the scruffy bun.

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HIGHNESS

A sophisticated up do has come a long way since the scruffy bun. Turn yourself into the ultimate Hitchcock heroine with a high fashion twist. Divide your hair into both ‘fringe’ and ‘beehive’ sections. With the beehive, create a ponytail leaving a sizeable halo of hair around it loose. Slip the hair donut over your pony and start backcombing the entire section. Pull the halo section of hair up and over the donut backcombing as you go; the more backcombing the higher the end result will be. Secure all the hair by pulling the ends together into a ponytail at the top of the beehive. Curl the loose ends with tongs and secure with bobby pins. For the fringe, create a mass of curls using a small-barreled curling tong, back comb at the roots and sweep to one side. The key to this look is a super-strength hairspray.

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For the bold among us, a Fifties inspired coif with a quiff is the epitome of style. Start by sectioning hair from ear to ear over the top of the head using a pintail comb, then backcomb the front section focusing at the roots. Run a texturising paste through the