DKNY Launches First Ever Ramadan Fashion Line
With its eye on the one billion strong Muslim consumer market, the fashion label DKNY has just unveiled its first Ramadan-themed collection.
Featuring high necklines and low hemlines, the new line — which includes maxi dresses, long-sleeved blouses, and pants — is considered fashionable yet culturally appropriate for many Muslim women. The Pakistani commentator Bina Shah described the outfits as “effortlessly chic, fresh, and elegant, and inspirational for Muslim women looking for ways to be glam and modest at the same time.”
Two prominent members of the Middle Eastern fashion community — Dubai-based designer Tamara Al Gabbani and Styles magazine fashion editor Yalda Golsharifi, who is Kuwaiti — were responsible for styling the collection and are also featured in DKNY’s lookbook. (The photos were shot by Saeed Al Khalifa.)
The release of the new summer line also coincides with the launch of the label’s new Middle East centered website.
DKNY isn’t the only Western brand that is courting wealthy Muslim shoppers. The Associated Press noted last month that more and more luxury brands in London are preparing for the “Ramadan Rush” in which Middle Eastern shoppers descend on the city to buy luxury goods both before the Islamic holy month and during Eid, the festival that ends the holiday.
Alas, American fashion fans interested in purchasing the Ramadan-inspired pieces will have to travel a ways to do so: the collection is only available in the Middle East.
Source: NBC News
That *ss - Explained
To date, Kim Kardashian has banked a reported R56M in endorsement fees from diet-pill company QuickTrim. She credited the magic pills for her famous curves, declaring that “QuickTrim helped boost my metabolism and jump-start my weight loss.” And QuickTrim isn’t the only get-thin-fast scheme the 33-year old has endorsed. After giving birth to daughter North a year ago, Kim snapped back into shape faster than even we were expecting, losing more than 30kg is in three months. She attributed it to the Atkins diet and sweating in the gym.
So we were floored when we were told this week that the Lycra-loving Kim isn’t into the gym at all. Or the products she endorses. The reality star has allegedly been having regular liposuction sessions for years, helping her maintain her gravity defying physique while allowing her to indulge in the fatty, sweet treat that she loves. Say what?! “The real secret to her amazing body is liposuction at least once a year” said our source. “But that’s just the beginning. To maintain it all, she has what’s called “lunchtime lipo”. It’s called that because you can literally go in and have it done on your lunch break. It’s not as invasive as traditional lipo, and patients stay awake for it. There’s no downtime – so as soon as Kim’s done, she can go on about her day.”
According to Dr Aaron Rollins, a liposuction expert to the stars, lunchtime lipo is more common among the A-list than we mere mortals realise. Come awards season, he’s booked out. “You can only fit a dress to the body so much. And then you have to fit the body to the dress, “Dr Aaron said, “What we do is an art.”
As for Kim, we’re told she’s developed a bit of an addiction to the quick fix. “She’d be mortified if anyone knew, because she’s constantly banging on about going to the gym and eating well. But in truth she’s having this treatment done at least once every couple of months,” said the insider. According to a source, while Kim is regularly snapped wearing training gear, she rarely sets foot in a gym. “Ever wonder why Khloé and Kendall are forever instagramming pics of themselves working out, and yet Kim, who is queen of the selfie, never does? It’s because the gym clothes are all for show. She never works out.”
Another insider close to the Kardashians says that although Kim has been open about her treatment with her mother and sisters – even taking mom Kris Jenner along to try it out – she is adamant that hubby Kanye West can never find out.
“She wants to keep it from him for a number of reasons. First, Kanye is very anti cosmetic surgery, as his mom died from complications after she had some procedure done. And second, Kim wants Kanye to think that she’s naturally gorgeous. So she even tells him that she’s headed out to the gym or shopping on for a business meeting – and will go for the half-hour lipo treatment instead. There are no scars, so he never suspects a thing.”
Source: Grazia – 16 July 2014
Whether this is true or not – it definitely explains her disproportionate backside to me. So she’s really just slimming down the rest of her body but not That *ss. So it’s not fake. The rest of her is. Oh Kim… you’re so cray cray!
Haven’t we all learned to roll our eyes at these moments when Beyoncé tries to pretend like she’s a normal? Come on, Beyoncé. We know you’re Beyoncé.