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We want Karl

Designer Karl Lagerfeld, quite the icon himself, has teamed up with online retailer, Luisa Via Roma, one of The Diretory's favourite websites, for his new men's line called Karl. The site will launch between June 15-17 with a full selection released on June 18. The collection will include a few exclusive pieces designed specifically for the collaboration. Stay tuned on

Turn back time

Oh, don't we all want to do that? While we're still working on our time machine, Pythomer's new Age Optimal Youth Cream for the face and eyes will have to do for now. This new cream promises to improve firmness and fill wrinkles. Dh205 at leading spas.

Guga for Lacoste

Brazilian tennis player Gustavo Kuerten has just been snapped up by Lacoste as its new brand ambassador for five years. Kuerten,35, now retired, will also feature in the brand's advertising campaigns called Unconventionally Chic.

For Arabia

Italian luxury label Tod's has just launched a line of traditional Arabic men's sandals. Each of the sandal designs, featuring a lightweight rubber sole and Tod's knowledge of the finest leathers, are also available for customisation. Price on request. Call 04 341 30 33.

Get cool

Hong Kong highstreet brand Giordano has revealed its latest summer looks now in store. Featuring a lot of linens in cool blue, white and indigo, we're liking the freshness of the collection. Call 04 339 98 64.


Who: Marlon Weir, relationship manager

Tank top: H&M

Suspenders: Retro Nerd

Trousers: Dorian C. Gray

Watch: ALF

Shoes: Dune

Say what?

"I think that the success of one of my designs is not due properly to my origin, but to the innovative idea it leads. But I am fascinated by mixing cultures, that balance of the yin and yang -- not too sweet, not too sexy." - Derek Lam, designer

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Jun 9, 2012
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