Hightlight

Jonathan Watkins has headed ArtBAB’s International and Bahraini artist selection committee and is also in charge of Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery. Prior to that, he was curator at the Serpentine Gallery in London. He has curated a number of large international exhibitions including the Biennale of Sydney, the Shanghai Biennale, the Sharjah Biennale and Guangzhou Triennial, among others. We spoke with him to about curating ArtBAB and more. Why Bahrain? I find it hard to resist not going to a ...
Let’s admit it, we all love clicking pictures. Whether we’re travelling to a far-flung picturesque destination, enjoying a scrumptious meal at brunch, or attending a cool party—we’re always tempted to capture moments in a frame for Snapchat or Instagram. Then there’s the obsession with taking selfies. But how much justice does your phone camera do to these photographs? Case in point: Oppo has just launched a new phone, the Selfie Expert F3 Plus that has revolutionary dual selfie fr...
When it comes to style, the ladies in Dubai always know how to pull all the stops. Whether they are hitting the malls or heading to the bi-annual fashion platform, during Fashion Forward Dubai you can expect only them in the trendiest of wares. From embellished hijabs to covetable Yeezy heels and the quintessential embroidered denim jacket, we spotted some of the most diverse looks. On the lookout for a spring wardrobe rehaul? Go through our gallery to get inspired by some red-hot flared trouse...
Outlander (2014 – present) Is it romance? Science fiction? Adventure? Outlander refuses to limit itself to one genre. Whatever it is, we can’t get enough of this sweeping epic. And a certain Scottish man-candy isn’t the only reason. Clair Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a former British World War II nurse, is mysteriously transported to 1743 Scotland. There she meets red-headed hunk Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and gets involved in the ongoing war for Scottish independence from the British. ...
The catwalk’s thirst for adornment extends to the eyes for spring/summer 2017. Tricked-out, bejewelled spectacles lend a nerdish charm to the decorative trend, but early adopters are adding high-brow polish to their look with sleek wire frames. Vogue picks the ten best pairs of spectacles to buy now. 1/10 ...
At the recently concluded Amazon India Fashion Week, I noticed several boys dressed in women’s clothing—I wouldn’t dare to assign them as transgender—after all, their wardrobe choices don’t define what they identify as. In a city like Delhi where women still find themselves unable to move around without fearing the worst, it was something out of the ordinary to see these boys dressed the way they were, casually going about their own business. On the other hand, to think that respecting...
As all thing nineties, the ear cuff has also made a major comeback on the red-carpet and the street. Wear it with a princess-like gown to give your look an edge or simply go all-out rock ’n’ roll with a band tee and cropped jeans. We love how Eva Green gave her glittering gold dress a finishing touch with multiple dainty diamond rings on her ear at the Golden Globes while the timeless Isabelle Huppert picked a Repossi all-over ear cuff with her red lips and a beaded gown. Experiment with col...
Hot, humid weather and your hair will never be friends—it’s a fact of life you should accept, the sooner the better. You already know all about the sweat, dirt and grime that clings onto your hair and scalp till your next wash. Besides the obvious, your hair also collects shampoo and conditioner residue—yes, it stays on your hair even after you rigorously wash it off. Enter: deep-cleansing shampoos. When faced with all this summer heat, the logical thing you’d do is walk into a store (or...
Laura Burlington looked down at the long sweep of intricate white lace laid out for display at Chatsworth, the grandest of English stately homes, and saw the baby christening gown as the start of it all. When she married into the Cavendish family and had her first child, her mother-in-law, Amanda, the present Duchess of Devonshire, suggested she explore the box room. And there, among the elegant storage, was a parcel containing the christening gown, passed down the generations. The christening ...
Leaves will paint the trees green, golden rays will shine high and strong, chirpy birds will spread their wings and flowers will bloom bright and colourful—they’re all welcoming spring in their freshest form. Us, beauty fiends, can do so too, with our take on spring/summer make-up trends seen on the runway. Here’s some looks we can’t wait to try: 1/18 ...
Artist-turned designer Payal Khandwala has deftly carved out a niche in the Indian fashion industry and its one defined by her signature architectural silhouettes, rich Indian textiles and beautiful jewel tones. As her eponymous label celebrates its five-year anniversary, Khandwala tells Vogue about everything from her proudest moment to the one thing that has continued to inspire her over the years. 1/17 ...
Leggings are officially back on our radar this season. Thanks to the likes of Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace, this figure-hugging trouser has re-entered the sartorial sphere as a luxury wardrobe staple. As the comfortable trouser transcends athleisure, shop Vogue‘s best leggings – and whatever you do don’t wear them to the gym. 1/5 ...
When you see Priyanka Chopra acing talk shows and shooting down villains on TV, you would never think of her as anything but fiercely confident. However, as a recent article in Allure reveals, that wasn’t always the case. In the magazine’s April 2017 issue, she got candid about the insecurities she’s had to overcome about her skin colour and how it almost got the best of her. She’s quoted in the interview saying, “[My skin] is as complicated as I am. When I was growing up, I didn’t s...
If you crave for something sparkling, the jewellery investment to make this season is a pair of knockout danglers. Pair with a dress for a cocktail evening or with your lehenga for the sangeet. Don’t restrict yourself just to white diamonds—try coloured gemstones to add a hint of colour to your look. If you are looking for something more festive, yellow gold is a popular choice. Here our edit of the coolest danglers to buy right now. ...
You know summer’s here when your face feels ridiculously, let’s call it ‘dewy’, as soon as you reach work. Now, you’ve probably started to lay off the foundation­ and are venturing towards your tube of BB cream to avoid wearing a million layers, as are most of us. There are heaps of foundation and skincare hybrids—think tinted moisturisers, foundation with SPF, BB, CC or DD creams—available to make the move away from full coverage foundation, a tad bit easier. But are these tinted...