Where We Are Going Today: Lush

From aromatic bath bombs to skin care products and makeup, you'll find them in Lush. (Supplied photo)
Updated 02 August 2018
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Where We Are Going Today: Lush

JEDDAH: If you are against animal-testing like me, Lush is a good option as the company makes a pledge that its products are not tested on animals.

The UK handmade cosmetics company stores are your go-tos for everything from aromatic bath bombs to skin care products, and makeup.

I have been happy with every item that I’ve purchased from the company.

Three of my favorite products are the Angels on Bare Skin, a face and body cleanser with calming rose, an amazing exfoliant that leaves your skin looking and feeling nourished and soft, Celestial, vanilla orchid cream moisturizer, and Honey, the vanilla honey lip scrub.

Treat yourself to this all-natural fragrant wonderland. Lush products also make gifts for your loved ones.

The store can be found in Jeddah’s Red Sea Mall, Stars Avenue, and Mall of Arabia and Al-Salam Mall; Al-Faisaliyah Mall and Kingdom Center in Riyadh; Makkah Mall in Makkah, and Al-Noor Mall in Madinah.


Imaan Hammam gets colorful in Versace

Updated 22 September 2018
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Imaan Hammam gets colorful in Versace

DUBAI: Italy’s Versace played with bold prints, patchwork and leather in its Spring/Summer 2019 women’s collection in a star-studded show on Friday, the third day of Milan’s fashion week.
Dutch-Moroccan-Egyptian model Imaan Hammam, who has walked for the fashion house before, took to the runway in an elaborated denim pantsuit emblazoned with Versace’s flagship prints in neon colors.

Imaan Hammam. (AFP)


Meanwhile, celebrity model Bella Hadid, who walked the show with sister Gigi, wore a tight one-shouldered mini dress in yellow leather and matching sneakers.
Singers Leona Lewis, Nicki Minaj and Rita Ora, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, actor Luke Evans and Italian influencer Chiara Ferragni were all in the front row of an enormous industrial space in the modern CityLife neighborhood where the runway show was held, Reuters reported.

Bella Hadid. (AFP)


Pale yellow walls formed a background to a carpeted floor that echoed some of the prints used in the collection — colored stripes, bright flowers over pinstripes, checks, roses and small flowers mimicking animal prints.
“The style of the Versace woman is so recognizable that it need not be explained. She is not afraid of showing her personality and she is extremely feminine and confident,” read a style note by the fashion house, known for its daring designs.
Close-fitting silhouettes, ruched flared trousers and layered looks, with tulle mini-dresses paired with silk-printed longer ones, designed by Artistic Director and Vice President Donatella Versace, paraded down the catwalk in orange, violet and lime colors.

Gigi Hadid. (AFP)


“The all-over prints of the clothes are overlapped with neat nonchalance,” the note said.
For the evening, Versace flaunted a black satin tuxedo paired with flared trousers, or knee-length leather skirts with golden buttons.
Nineties supermodel Shalom Harlow closed the show, donning a long tulle dress with colorful flower embellishments that flared out in a transparent, sparkly black skirt.
Some of the models carried big boxed bags that echoed old-fashioned travel trunks, or large PVC shopping bags emblazoned with Versace writing. On their feet they wore chunky sneakers, college shoes, or square-heeled sandals, while their ears featured big flower-shaped ear-cuffs matched with hairpins.
The brand with the famed Medusa logo said that her “mystic powers and ever-powerful persona are evident now more than ever,” according to the show notes.
Fake snakeskin, flowers, polished leather and layer upon layer, the Versace collection was eclectic and refined, AFP noted in its review.