Latest Fashion and Beauty News from the Middle East and Beyond

Lindsay Judge   |   11 - 06 - 2018


Cartier partners with Ocean’s 8

The highly anticipated launch of Ocean’s 8 will finally take place later this month and Cartier will be the exclusive jewellery partner. The film is one of the most highly awaited films this year with an all-star cast including Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson and more. The powerful female line up work together on a seemingly impossible jewellery heist at the MET Gala. The target of the robbery is the Toussaint – a legendary diamond necklace created by Cartier.


The necklace was initially designed for a man, but was adjusted to fit Anne Hathaway’s neck in the film. For the film, the Toussaint is comprised of flawless, colourless diamonds. Meticulous attention was paid to the finishing of the settings and polishing as any imprecisions would be highlighted during filming. For the film, Cartier used the resources of its High Jewelry workshops in Paris. The best jewellers were required to produce pieces for the film in less than eight weeks. The newly refurbished Cartier Maison was also the setting for scenes in the film. Ocean’s 8 will debut in cinemas on June 7th.



Oscar does island living

Oscar de la Renta is moving to paradise this summer to open a pop-up store on the island of Mykonos. The boutique was designed by Jeang Kim, sister of Oscar de la Renta’s co-creative director Laura Kim. It will stock the Oscar de la Renta X Morgenthal Frederics sunglasses collection along with an exclusive capsule collection of tunics, kaftans, palazzo pants, swimwear and towels, inspired by the Green beach town. Aside from the special edition collections the store will feature ready-to-wear pieces, handbags, shoes and jewellery from the Pre-Fall 2018, Resort 2019 and Spring 2018 collections. The store will be located in the idyllic village of Nammos, Mykonos until mid-October.



Karl Lagerfeld takes over Paris

Karl Lagerfeld took over Paris earlier this month with the launch of his beauty collection in collaboration with Australian beauty brand ModelCo. An army of over 100 ‘Beauty Butlers’ wearing Karl-inspired robotic helmets marched across the city to promote the collection. The cartoon helmets are a key feature of Lagerfeld’s beauty collection and appear on the Lip Lights lipgloss, one of the key products from the range. Channelling the theme of ‘illuminated beauty’ the limited edition colour cosmetics range features over fifty products is available globally at Karl Lagerfeld stores and at



Net-A-Porter launching a regional site

Net-A-Porter has revealed plans to launch a localised version of its site in The Middle East later this year. The luxury e-commerce platform will be available in Arabic with content localisation to the Gulf market and a new state-of-the-art distribution centre opening in Dubai. This means same-day delivery and there is also likely to be a ‘cash on delivery’ option for shoppers. While the core brands will stay the same on the site, editorial content will be created specifically to the region allowing for an easier, seamless shopping experience. The changes are expected to take place from September onwards.