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Sold introduces local millennials to vintage

Trends are a vicious rollercoaster that praise and obsess over certain silhouettes until people can no longer stand the sight of them. With social media accelerating the speed of fast fashion, the young generation is used to bidding farewell to last week’s hot item in a blink of an eye. Together, Yahia Karali and his …

Nayera Yasser

The Sahara Collection saves paws

Stray animals are a staple element of the bustling streets of Cairo. A pack of dogs could casually be seen around every corner, while the rare shade of trees is often shared by several furry friends. On the other hand, the quality and comfort of local cotton has always made it the perfect candidate for …

Daily News Egypt

All-day breakfast with a pinch of disappointment

While a lot of people enjoy having their breakfast out on weekends, there comes the dilemma that most restaurants do not serve their breakfast menus after midday. However, a new cosy place in Fifth Settlement’s The Spot mall is reshaping the weekend’s breakfast rules, allowing people to have it whenever they want. Angie’s Place is …

Daily News Egypt

Inner Workings: A troupe of familiar strangers

As the line to the counter moves slowly, crawling towards their morning supply of caffeine, she sits in her favourite corner sipping her regular flavoured coffee. Some can already feel better by just uttering their order to the barista, while others drag their feet in the direction of the long-awaited styrofoam cups.  From her seat, …

Nayera Yasser

Fairmont Nile City Spa: Escaping the city to nature embracement

Escaping the crowds, stress, and Cairo’s exhausting lifestyle, through a couple of hours of pure relaxation and amusement, is one of the best ways to treat yourself after long week days; a luxury that Fairmont Nile City offers through its spa’s open doors to visitors. Overlooking the charming, glamorous Nile, in one of Cairo’s finest …

Nada Deyaa’

Jude Benhalim celebrates Mother’s Day with bullets

Mothers are often adamant on raising children who can endure the challenges of life. With women’s rights finally achieving long-awaited milestones every day around the globe, mothers are now even more determined to teach their young girls the values of strength, confidence, and perseverance. Jude Benhalim is a young jewellery designer who has been widely …

Daily News Egypt

Tarun Tahiliani brings his embroidered ambassadors to Cairo 

For centuries, the history of India has been embroidered on sarees, one golden thread at a time. The country’s vast population has documented revolutions, stories of love, and ventures of literary expeditions on brocade and draped silk. Being at the heart of the old world, the country has changed through history to keep up with …

Nayera Yasser

Abla: Where parts are greater than the sum 

When you ask for directions to Kerdasa, buried deep in the outskirts of Giza, the answer can fill two pages of a notebook. “You drive along one side of the Nile Corniche, go over a bridge, turn right, go up and up along a single-track road” and after several kilometres think, “where is this place?” …

Mohamed Samir

Hubert de Givenchy bids his final farewell at the age of 91

In the 1960s, the decisiveness of black took over the wardrobes of many women around the globe. After remaining loyal to the dreamy shades of pastel, one significant debut on the silver screen convinced many women to embrace the contemporary aesthetic of fashion. Audrey Hepburn, supported by her fashion soulmate Hubert de Givenchy, changed the …

Daily News Egypt

Azwak makes diversity a trend

Egyptians are firm believers that diversity of taste is the greatest assurance for contradicting aesthetics to coexist. While trends often lead to identical troops of loyal followers, few still seek to remain true to their personal preferences. In a time when even the biggest fashion names are willing to take detours in order to float …

Nayera Yasser

Tavola restaurant: Mix of modern, old Italian cooking

Spring is just around the corner in Cairo. Nothing compares to a sunset lunch over the Nile. Spending the weekend, enjoying the softest of breezes coming off the Nile with a surrounding Nile background just complements the joy of your day off. At Nile Point, one of Maadi’s venues where a series of Cairo’s finest …

Daily News Egypt

Sandbox declares Specks a jewellery staple 

Influenced by the smooth specks of sand, which represent an element that often surrounds the everyday life of Egyptians in the most subtle way, Suhayla Al Sheikh has decided to put it under the magnifying glass in her own personal way. The founder of Sandbox drifted away from her previous inspiration by resorting to the …

Daily News Egypt

Ammanii unites women with one ‘Sa’maa’

“Whether you are in the east or the west, you are still covered by the same sky. You do not get an extra piece because you come from a different background or believe in a different religion or have a different skin colour,” says the designer 

Nayera Yasser

Eden Park brings the rugby aesthetic to Egypt

It is not extraordinary to find the hallways of Egypt’s shopping malls bustling with eager shoppers. Their frantic eyes move rapidly between illuminating banners while their hands gravitate towards their favorite tags. While the past year has irrupted a number of conflicting opinions regarding the fashion industry, a certain French brand decided to go against …

Nayera Yasser

Lana El-Sahely lands in Egypt with a capsule collection

With an airplane for a weekly mean of transportation and thousands of digital fans for daily companions, her days are marked with a structured feed of posts. As the world hides away from the snowy cold on February mornings, she struts in the streets of Paris between the star-studded runway shows of haute couture. Meanwhile, …

Nayera Yasser

Dina Shaker deconstructs classics, reassesses industry 

Like a surgeon, a trench coat absorbs the spotlight ahead and interacts with her frantic hands, dissecting and reassembling a design that many women know by heart. Her trained eyes can seemingly spot the unexpected similarities between a sleeve and a belt. Sooner or later, a shirt obediently follows her instructions to morph into a …

Nayera Yasser

Vasari: The renaissance of slogan t-shirts 

Some walk into museums to learn about art, while others capitalise on the power of the internet to stay up to date with today’s forms of expression. However, only a niche group can see the thin lines between two opposing worlds. Those few can fancy a world where paintings come to life; not to talk …

Nayera Yasser

N By Natalie: A lifetime with the right top

Along with a charismatic white shirt, she walks into the room nonchalantly. Her collar is straight and her heart is accessorised with a dramatic bow. While the world has caught the digital fever and replaced conversations with chat boxes, her relentless fingers have never ceased to tap at the sight of rich fabrics. Others might …

Nayera Yasser

Seaduction: the irresistible temptation of signature dining by the sea

When I first noticed it, I thought the name was genius. Seaduction owes its name to the temptation of the sea, yet the taste is nothing but original. Boasting a signature ingredient and unique touch to each dish, the Dahab-based restaurant/café provides the most distinguished and classy-yet-simple fine dining experience, the best—and arguably the only—such …

Yosra El-Zoghby

The archives series: a visual walk down memory lane 

More than seven years ago, an ambitious designer held her breath as she observed how a crowd of strangers reacted to the debut of her emblems of self-assurance and confidence. Her tokens of strength spoke in calligraphy and swayed with the colour of silver. It was not long until her stories of capable women, who …

Nayera Yasser

2017 has introduced new clientele to local fashion scene: Farida Temraz

Inspired by the gracious tales of her ancestors, she dives into history and surfaces back with daring silhouettes and intricate embroidery. The fashion historian is on a mission to bring back the victories of the past through a new medium. Her creations are stark glimpses of a glorious past and ambitious future. Surrounded by her …

Nayera Yasser

Places to stay in Egypt

Egypt is a traveller’s delight as it brims with a treasure trove of sights with historical relevance. We look at some of the favourite hotels among the visitors.

Forbes Middle East

The Republic: a different steak and pasta experience

Cairo’s Mohandeseen neighbourhood has been a hub for some of the finest high-end restaurants. The Republic is the latest to open its doors to those who love pasta and steak, seeking a different experience with a varied menu which satisfies people’s different tastes and cravings. The black and white retro design is the place’s main …

Nada Deyaa’