Exclusive: Omani Designer Amal Al Raisi Shares Her Torino Fashion Week Diary

Created exclusively for Torino Fashion Week, Amal Al Raisi’s A/W17 collection drew inspiration from Omani architecture with delicate gold and silver embellishments detailed across each relaxed, loose-fit silhouette. Using luxurious yet lightweight fabrics to accommodate the temperatures in the gulf, all of the looks were designed with Muslim women in mind. Produced by the Islamic Fashion and Design Council, Torino Fashion Week’s modest category featured handpicked designers (including Dubai’s Bambah by Maha Abdul Rasheed) showcasing abayas, kaftans and jalabiyas with...

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TOP 10 OF THE MOST UNIQUE MOSQUES WORLDWIDE

1. The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey The breathtaking Sultan Ahmed Mosque, more popularly known as Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye* contains Ahmed’s tomb, a school and a hospice.The name of the Blue Mosque comes from the fact that the interior has walls of hand-painted blue tiles, and when the sun sets, the mosque is bathed in blue light highlighting the its five main domes, six...

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A Grooming Checklist

A grooming checklist for every modest man: Breath and body odour are fresh, clean, and pleasant. If fragrance is worn, it should not be overpowering. Practice good oral hygiene. Teeth should be clean, white, and even. Skin is clear and in good condition. Hair is clean, current, and flattering. Nails are clean, trimmed, and in good conditioned. The back of the neck is neat, without tufts of hair coming out of the neck of the shirt. Facial hair is clean...

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