Lady Kitty Spencer makes a whirlwind trip to Dubai

Lady Kitty Spencer is a brand ambassador for Bulgari. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 20 October 2018

Lady Kitty Spencer makes a whirlwind trip to Dubai

DUBAI: Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer has joined Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Australia, but not before she jetted into Dubai last week to add a touch of royal glamor to a Bulgari jewelry event in the city.
While in Dubai, the model took to the desert where she posed for photos in a cinched-at-the-waist white dress by Australian fashion house Zimmermann.
She then attended a launch party at the swanky Bulgari Resort and Hotel in Dubai, at which Spanish actress Úrsula Corberó, who shot to fame in Netflix drama “Money Heist,” was announced as the new face of the brand’s Fiorever jewelry line.
Spencer, who has been a Bulgari brand ambassador since May, was seen spending time with Lebanese actress Nadine Nassib Njeim at the party, which the British beauty attended in a sparkling, figure-hugging gown and layers of Bulgari jewels.
The model then flew to Australia, where she visited a children’s hospital.

“What an emotional morning meeting the courageous and inspirational children at the world class new Perth Children’s hospital,” she captioned a photograph on Instagram.
She isn’t the only British royal down under at the moment, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — who is pregnant with the couple’s first child — are currently on a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.
Prince Harry scaled the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Friday to raise a flag marking the arrival of the Invictus Games, his brainchild and the focus of the tour, The Associated Press reported.
The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, started on Saturday. It gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball and to find inspiration to recover.
Harry, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, four members of the Australian team and the widow of an Australian veteran climbed more than 1,000 steps up the back of an arch to raise the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 flag.
“The Sydney Harbor Bridge is an Australian icon and I can think of no better place to raise the ... flag,” Morrison said in a statement.
During the descent, Harry hugged fellow climber Gwen Cherne, a games ambassador whose husband Peter Cafe, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, took his own life in February.

Arab style stars front new Michael Kors campaign

Updated 13 November 2018

Arab style stars front new Michael Kors campaign

  • Lebanese beauty queen and model Jessica Kahawaty takes the lead in the Michael Kors campaign
  • The special-edition Whitney bag will be unveiled on Nov. 14

DUBAI: Fashion powerhouse Michael Kors (MK) has enlisted the region’s style icons to unveil an exclusive Middle East design of a limited-edition shoulder bag.

Lebanese beauty queen and model Jessica Kahawaty takes the lead in the elite portrait series showcasing a special-edition of the Whitney bag, set to be unveiled at an exclusive event in Dubai on Nov. 14.

The beauty queen took to Instagram to announce the stint, where she posted a picture of herself along with other Arab fashion icons strutting the newly redesigned Whitney bag, including Dubai-based influencer Leena Al Ghouti, fashion blogger Ola Faharat, and filmmaker Lana Al Beik..

“So honored to be fronting this @michaelkors campaign for their new Whitney bag. My MK family is here in Dubai all the way from New York for the celebration this week and I couldn’t think of more powerful ladies to share this photograph with,” Kahawaty wrote.

Dubbed as the Whitney, the compact bag is one of the newest additions to the fashion label’s exclusive accessory collection. The bag is crafted in panel-quilted lambskin, accompanied by a sleek chain strap.

“We were able to incorporate a very subtle M-shaped outline, something I’ve been sketching since I was in middle school,” American designer Michael Kors himself said.

The Middle East edition will be released in a rich blue, which Kors described as “the perfect blend of sophistication and luxury for our customers” in the region.

Kors has expressed how the Middle East is an important region for his fashion label, saying “our customers in the Middle East truly love fashion and glamour, which makes it a fun and exciting place to be as a designer.”

MK, widely known for its premium leather handbags, recently bought luxury designer Versace for $2.05 billion, bolstering its position against its larger European rivals.

“With the acquisition of Versace we have created one of the world’s leading fashion and luxury groups,” said John Idol, chairman and CEO of Michael Kors Holdings.

This came a year after it also acquired British stiletto-heel maker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion.