Lebanese designers suit Celine Dion

Celine Dion demonstrates how to look chic in a suit, like this one by Antonio Berardi she wore last week. (Getty Images)
Updated 31 July 2018

Lebanese designers suit Celine Dion

  • Dion’s Australia-New Zealand tour continues until Aug. 14

Days after wearing a suit designed by Rabih Kayrouz, Canadian pop superstar Celine Dion wore an Elie Saab suit in Sydney, doubling down on Lebanese designers.

The two-piece power suit featured a bold python print, which the songstress paired with sepia-tinged Balenciaga sunglasses, Jennifer Fisher earrings and neutral pumps from Saab.
“Sydney simply ROCKS!!....case closed! — Céline xxx...,” she captioned the image.
Dion recently kicked off her new headlining tour in Australia. She went viral days ago when she posed overlooking Bangkok’s skyline wearing a yellow suit from Maison Rabih Kayrouz.
While the outfit received the nod from fashion police, social media users quickly made it go viral and turned the Instagram post into an Internet meme.
Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry provoked the Twitter frenzy when he jokingly asked his followers: “What’s the name of this mixtape?”
Celine Dijon,” replied one user. Another said: “Kodak yellow.”
A third added: “Beauty and the Beast Mode.”
One user drew comparisons between the Canadian singer and “Breaking Bad” character Walter White.
Dion’s love for Lebanese designed-outfits is well-known. She wore a mermaid-inspired dress by Zuhair Murad at the 2017 Grammy Awards and wore a cobalt blue Elie Saab gown at a Bee Gees tribute concert last year. She has also worn a Reem Acra jumpsuit in Paris and jewelry by Sabine Getty in recent months.
The 50-year-old singer has emerged as a style icon recently, thanks to her stylist Law Roach.
Meanwhile, Dion’s second sold-out show at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday hit all the right notes.
Highlights include her first Australian No.1 hit, “The Power of Love,” her 1996 masterpiece, the Jim Steinman-penned mini-opera “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now,” and Dion’s cover of Eric Carmen’s 1975 soft rock staple “All By Myself.”
Dion’s Australia-New Zealand tour continues until Aug. 14.
Dion was recently in the news for featuring in a sequence where she was serenaded by Deadpool.
She penned the single “Ashes” for the soundtrack to “Deadpool 2,” which stars fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds as the titular character.
The four-minute music video kicks off with Dion under a spotlight singing: “What’s left to say/ These prayers ain’t workin’ anymore/ Every word shot down in flames.”
Deadpool then joins her on stage and sashays in time to her powerful lyrics.
The video wraps up with Deadpool telling Dion the song is “the most beautiful performance I’ve ever seen in my life” before adding: “We need to do it again.”


Regional brands join the fight against breast cancer

Updated 20 October 2020

Regional brands join the fight against breast cancer

DUBAI: October is breast cancer awareness month and in light of this, a number of regional labels are showing their support by way of charitable initiatives that see a portion of the proceeds of their sales being donated to different organizations.

Among those brands is the rising Saudi label Honayda. “To all the women who have fought breast cancer  and to those who are still fighting it, you are champions,” wrote the brand’s designer Honayda Serafi on Instagram, adding that she has joined the #PinkMovement initiative to help spread awareness about breast cancer and to remind women to routinely get check-ups for early detection.

Bahrain-based label Noon by Noor, which was founded by cousins Shaikha Noor Al-Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al-Khalifa have curated “The Pink Edit” on the brand’s website, which features a selection of draped gowns, tunics, T-shirts, trousers and cropped jackets in varying shades of rose. 

The edit was launched in collaboration with Think Pink, a breast cancer society in Bahrain. Shoppers are invited to purchase their favorite rose-tinted pieces throughout the month of October, with 10 percent of proceeds going to Think Pink. 

Also raising awareness about the disease and the benefits of early detection is Kuwaiti accessories label Marzook. The handbag brand, which is known for its over-the-top, orb-shaped clutches, is offering 15 percent off on all of the pink-hued Marzook bags on their website and donating to support various giveback programs. 

“In celebration of breast cancer awareness month, Marzook wants to take the opportunity this month to celebrate survivors and their loved ones and raise awareness around the importance of early detection and screening,” wrote the brand on Instagram. 

Featured products include a crystal-embellished pink clutch, a crystal orb bag and a lucid, circular purse among others.

Other fashion and beauty brands continuing their efforts to support the cause and put a spotlight on the issue include the likes of Ralph Lauren, Estée Lauder and Beautyblender, among others, by launching products, capsule collections and pop-up shops to donate funds to organizations such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.