Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela will be the showstopper for Filipino designer Furne One at the upcoming Arab Fashion Week.
“It’s an honour to be the first Indian Bollywood actor to be a showstopper at Arab Fashion Week, which is one of the biggest and most prestigious fashion weeks. It is for one of the biggest designers — Furne One of AMATO Couture. The fact that he chose me is really a huge deal for me. He has worked with pop icons like Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Beyonce and Mariah Carey,” said Urvashi.
“He showcases me as an ‘Arabic warrior princess’ for his collection,” she added about her look on the ramp.
The upcoming 12th edition of Arab Fashion Week will be hosted virtually in Dubai from October 21 to 24.
“I have also shot for a short fashion film that showcases the message of equality, and tackles racism and inequality. I feel there are no boundaries and everyone is created equally,” Urvashi further said.
ST. STEPHEN, New Brunswick (AP) — With the border closed, a Canadian couple still found a way for their grandparents from Maine to see their waterfront wedding.
It involved a boat used for hauling lobster traps, naturally.
Alex Leckie and Lindsay Clowes were married on a wharf in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, while the bride’s grandparents and a few other relatives from Calais, Maine, watched from a boat in the St. Croix river that divides the countries. Other families and friends watched from Maine.
“It was happy and emotional and overwhelming,” Clowes said of seeing family and friends on both sides of the border.
The idea for the wedding was hatched after the couple had to cancel a summer wedding in Nova Scotia because of the closed border and travel restrictions. The St. Stephen wedding allowed families on both sides of the border to participate. Clowes grew up in Calais, Maine, and attended school in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
“To sum it up, my wife came up with the hashtag, #loveisnotcancelled,” said Chris Bernardini, whose wife, Leslie, is mother of the bride.
Bernardini and his wife, from Calais, were able to cross the border and quarantine in Canada before the wedding because both hold dual citizenships.
But it took some Maine ingenuity for other family members to be able to see the wedding. That involved using the 19-foot skiff used for hauling lobster traps that belonged to Bernardini’s father.
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SAHEL, Algeria (Reuters) – Algerian women in bright Berber dress ululating, singing and beating drums at a soccer tournament last week were pushing their fight for gender equality – a cause that has come under greater scrutiny in Algeria after a brutal attack this month.
The quiet cobbled village of Sahel was hosting the third annual competition between female teams in the mountainous Kabylie region to push for a bigger role for women in Algerian society.
“Women before weren’t free, weren’t allowed to work outside of the house … now we have rights, we can be lawyers, pilots, or do any other jobs, and we are equal to men,” said Houria Hamza, one of the players.
The cause of women’s rights in Algeria has gained traction in recent weeks after the rape and murder of a young woman whose alleged assailant had already been accused of attacking her years earlier.
The case has prompted outrage and protests in Algiers, despite a public ban on demonstrations because of the coronavirus pandemic. Police have arrested a suspect.
“They don’t have a heart and they don’t have a brain. Those who kill deserve to be killed,” said, Naima, 52, a Sahel villager who did not want to give her last name, referring to men who attack women.
In the Kaylie region east of Algiers, a bastion of Amazigh-speaking Berber culture, women had long held influential roles in society but a 1990s Islamist insurgency pushed many back into their homes.
Hamza, a 37-year-old housewife, helped her team to win the title after defeating the village of Tabouda in a penalty shootout cheered on by dozens of women clapping and chanting.
“There is a lot for women to achieve. Just as much as men. Maybe even more than men,” said Fadila Bekkouche, head of the village’s women’s association.
(Reporting by Abdelaziz Boumzar, writing by Seham Eloraby, editing by Angus McDowall and Tom Brown)
Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blenders Eyewear today unveiled its 2021 SNOW line, expanding on its collection of signature fresh looks and bold styles made to dominate the mountains this winter.
Blenders Eyewear is expanding on its signature fresh looks and bold styles to dominate the mountains this winter.
The e-commerce company is introducing an all-new goggle collection as well as its first line of cold-weather accessories and winter safety gear – including helmets, beanies, balaclavas, and neck gaiters. The launch features a total of 26 pairs of goggles with a variety of bold color-ways to match any gear setup. Two styles were designed exclusively with Blenders athletes, including two-time Olympic snowboarder, Jessika Jenson and pro snowboarder Cam FitzPatrick.
“Whether you’re shredding the bunny slopes or the black diamonds, Blenders now has you covered for all your deepest winter desires,” said Blenders Founder and CEO Chase Fisher. “Our team of designers and professional outdoor athletes went all out this year on designing the coolest gear that will have you looking good and performing at your peak. These new attention-grabbing styles are affordable and dependable – guaranteeing a great day on the mountain in any condition.”
The 2021 goggles come in two distinct styles, Aura and Nebula. Each pair of goggles ships with a matching rigid zip-case, a free Mellow Yellow low-light lens, a sticker pack and a lifetime warranty. A variety of additional interchangeable spare lenses are available. Photos here.
- The Blenders Aura comes in 13 colorways with an updated interchangeable magnetic lens, making it easier than ever to swap out the anti-fog and scratch-resistant lenses on the go. This pair also features OTG (over-the-glass) integration, and impact-resistant, helmet-compatible polycarbonate design with high-density foam for the perfect fit. Price: $95 and includes bonus lowlight magnetic lens.
- The Nebula collection comes in 13 colorways and boasts brand new features, including a modified toric lens shape for an expanded field of view, thicker lens rim, and improved anti-fog performance. The new direct integration of strap and body gives the pair a modern, seamless look while the distinctive lens-locking mechanism at each side of the frame lends security. The Nebula goggles have three-layer face foam, anti-scratch and oleophobic coatings, and Blenders Magnetic Interchangeable Lens System for simple lens swapping. Price: $120 and includes bonus lowlight magnetic lens.
The Blenders 2021 collection of all-new helmets and cold-weather accessories include the following products:
- Blenders Helmets come in 5 colorways and include a Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), Fidlock buckles, active venting and bluetooth speaker integration. They meet ASTM F2040-18 requirements, feature In-Mold construction and are available in three sizes. Price: $125
- Blenders Beanies are a classic, warm, waffle-knit design offered up in six trendy colors to complete any alpine aesthetic. Price: $20
- Blenders Neck Gaiters and Balaclavas are made of a polyester mesh with moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties. Colorways include camo, black, navy and prismatic cheetah, and all feature a 40+ Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating. Price: $25