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Published: Thu 21 Mar 2013, 2:06 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 8:37 PM

JAPAN’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH BOLLYWOOD

It all started with Rajinikanth’s Robot, but recently, more and more movies are increasingly being dubbed into Japanese, on public demand. Some of the most popular ones include Ek Tha Tiger, Om Shanti Om, Don 2, 3 Idiots, and Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Turns out, the Japanese had a certain stereotype of Hindi cinema in mind, which is changing with the newer movies.

One of Japan’s oldest production studios, Nikkatsu Corporation, has tied up with India’s Yash Raj Films to release over 30 prints of these movies across nine major cities in Japan. We’ve also heard there was loud hooting and cheering during the screening of Ek Tha Tiger.

DUBAI MARINA STREET FESTIVAL 2013

Check out some seriously cool acts by some of the world’s best street artists from all over at the world, at the Dubai Marina Mall for 10 days — from March 21 to 30. The festival, which is in its third year, promises acts like straitjacket escapes, contortionists, the high flying Russian bar, comedy mimes, fire eaters, and extreme juggling, to name a few. There will be over 200 shows during the ten days, and also market stalls, face painting, henna and portrait artists, so your whole family can have fun. The festival starts every day at 4pm, and will be open till very late on weekends. What’s more? It is a completely free event, open to all!

KATE MOSS FOR GIVENCHY EYEWEAR

You’d think models would come with an expiry date, but Kate Moss only climbs higher as she gets older. Her latest gig is with fashion house Givenchy for their eyewear line. Looks like we are going to see a lot of 
Ms Moss this Spring/Summer — she’s also starring in the Versace and Stuart Weitzman campaigns.

KIM KARDASHIAN’S VAMPIRE FACIAL

We knew Kimmy K had lost her marbles, but had no idea she was this far along. Turns out the secret to her gorgeous looking skin (apart from her glam squad and about 5 kilos of make-up), is due to her weekly ‘Vampire face-lift’. The entire process involves taking out one’s blood, and then injecting it into the face! The treatment costs $1,200, and her bloody facial was showcased on the latest episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami. If you’re still not grossed out by the idea, you can watch the episode to see exactly how the procedure takes place.

HUG YOUR BAG

If you’re still carrying your bag over your shoulder, or nestling it in the crook of your arm, you are clearly not with the program. Fashionistas this season are giving their bags some major loving by “hugging” them close to their bodies. Whether it is a sling, or a tote that you carry your world in, it must be hugged at all times. One of the first to be spotted doing this trend was Mrs Beckham, and Kate Moss followed suit by posing the same way in her Givenchy ad. What do you think of this trend — kookie or cool?

EXHIBITION AT THE VOGUE CAFE

‘Fashion Through the Ages’, an exhibition at the Vogue Cafe in Dubai Mall, is a must visit if you are a vintage magazine enthusiast. It has on display, iconic pictures and covers from the fashion bible Vogue. The exhibition, which is on till mid-April, is free and open to the public. It will also be on all day, as long as the mall is open.

WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE ABAYA

From the lady who made the most expensive little black diamond dress, comes the world’s most expensive abaya. Debbie Wingham is showcasing the Red Diamond abaya, currently the most 
expensive item of clothing at Dh65.1 million, at the Raffles Dubai. It features the extremely rare and expensive naturally red diamond, black diamonds and white diamonds, and is open to the public till March 25.



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