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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’

Amr Saad salutes the gentlemen with his first jewellery collection

A quick flip through the month’s regional fashion magazines would most likely end with a long pause in front of a geometrical creation of statement eyewear. With silver frames and unexpected silhouettes, the handmade piece of accessory is worthy of being categorised as an independent trend. From silver-screen celebrities to regional fashion experts, the memorable …

Nayera Yasser

Dima Jewellery introduces the future’s classics

While the room bustles with frantic movement and an entanglement of noises, her posture remains unchanged; with her back hunched in a protective method, her eyes squinted in concentration and her fingers moving rapidly amid shades of stones and masses of chains. For more than a decade, her name has been associated with timeless hammered …

Nayera Yasser

Petit Palmyra: hidden, cosy jewel in Korba

Petit Palmyra is a restaurant that dates back more than sixty years and is a remarkable Heliopolis landmark. The place is a popular destination for people looking for fine cuisine and an elegant, cosy setting. Once you walk through the restaurant’s wooden entrance, it takes you to a corridor separating the restaurant into two sections. …

Daily News Egypt

Jazzy celebrates the past year with Tawasol

As the year rolls into a speedy end and a new year starts to promise fulfilled wishes and better beginnings, few would find themselves drawn to further understand various causes with the intention of being a part of the anticipated upcoming change. Shopping is an old ritual associated with holidays and new beginnings. However, with …

Daily News Egypt

Il Mulino: little piece of Italy in Cairo’s Maadi

Located in the heart of Cairo’s affluent and leafy suburb of Maadi is a blissful destination, were heavenly aromas exist. As soon as you walk inside, the aromas and warm, welcoming atmosphere will instantly win you over. And that’s before you even try Il Mulino’s fantastic, wide-ranging Italian menu. Opened in 2011, Il Mulino has …

Daily News Egypt

Uncovered legends of El-Khalifa street 

El Sayeda Zeinab is one of Cairo’s districts with numerous local historic and religious stories to discover. A walk in El-Khalifa street will allow you to indulge yourself in a remarkable experience of Islamic Egypt; the street hosts the Ahmad ibn Tulun mosque, one of Cairo’s oldest and most well preserved mosques. According to religious …

Passant Mohamed

Coterique launches Christmas pop-up shop in Gouna

With the year nearing its end, relentless plans away from the capital start to take shape and form. While few might head to the desert for an offline spiritual retreat, others would take the opposite direction with an urban vacation at none other than Gouna. Abu Tig Marina has already started celebrating by harbouring a …

Daily News Egypt

Capital Brunch III gathers Egypt’s top designers for a cause

While the sun rays tangoed with the clear tides of the Nile, the ‘crachindo’ of high heels ascended on the way to the sky-roof venue. Cairo’s top fashion experts and loyal supporters of home-grown brands were set to meet the country’s top fashion designers for a day of glam and charity at Capital Brunch. Socialite …

Nayera Yasser

Kojak brings his enraged angels home

“This collection aims to address genocide as an idea in general. For me, this can expand to include any form of discrimination as well as not accepting others due to their personal beliefs,” says designer

Nayera Yasser

Morocco’s food heritage saved and served at Marocain Moments

In the heart of one of Cairo’s most crowded areas, Mohandessin, a spot of peace, bright colours exists. With the scent of the city of Chefchaouen taking over Cairo’s overcrowded streets and unbearable car horns, in a narrow, dim, crowded street, lies Marocain Moments, a restaurant serving Moroccon cuisine. Bright colours are the main theme …

Nada Deyaa’

‘Wa Hekaya’ makes crowns an everyday choice

Tales are often told by women; mothers that aim to teach their kids a little wisdom for the life that awaits them or friends that need the companionship secured by shared experiences. Stories are said to be unfolded by the winners; however, those shared during weakness or without an apparent cause are the ones that …

Nayera Yasser