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When it comes to style, I like to make an impression. The same is true for my home.

Beyond furnishings, how do you make your home somewhere you don’t simply reside in, but also a place you love returning to and feel proud of? My experience of the LG SIGNATURE range has made me realise that you no longer need to choose between form and function – you can truly have both. By their definition, they’re home appliances, but to me, they’ve become a whole lot more.

I’ve always been a firm believer in investing and you should too. Whether it’s in an item of clothing you’ll get plenty of wear out of, or even the latest tech, the benefits are endless. By simply spending that bit extra to gain premium quality, you can live in confidence knowing your possessions will last the test of time. It may seem easier to go for the cheaper option, especially in a moment of impulse purchasing – believe me, we’ve all been there. But think about it… If you make a snap decision to go for what seems like a great deal, there’s usually a reason as to why it’s discounted. This is especially true with home appliances.

Challenge yourself. Ask whether it’s a bargain that can’t be missed, or if there’s an updated version which will serve you better. Of course, only ever spend within your means but avoid falling into the trap of multiple sub-standard purchases. It goes without saying: you work hard for your money and should spend wisely.

From the OLED TV to the InstaView fridge, LG SIGNATURE has found ways to reinvent home entertainment and convenience. What I love most is that this doesn’t come at the expense of the overall look of each appliance. Sleek glass panels, stylish and durable stainless steel – all as standard in LG SIGNATURE’s range. Even the TWINWash and Air Purifier each come with their own unique design features, health benefits and captivating digital displays. The SmartThinQ app makes everything seamless and gives you a sense of empowerment with its flexible nature.

Our lives are increasingly busy, but considering how much time you spend at home, you really do owe it to yourself to consider how you can minimise stress and unwind. When you have products such as these, which have been meticulously designed to enhance your quality of life and match your taste for minimalism, it makes being at home even more of a pleasurable experience.

Through what is clearly careful observation of our everyday habits and frustrations, LG SIGNATURE has produced appliances that are ready to provide solutions and challenge perceptions of what is technologically possible.

Take a moment to look through the LG SIGNATURE website and consider how your living space could be enhanced with beautifully designed tech: https://www.lg.com/ae/lg-signature

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I’m very cautious with the way all my pieces are washed.

Upon unboxing the LG SIGNATURE Washing Machine, I was met by a simplistically stylish white machine with a large tempered black glass door. Timeless in design and durability – two crucial elements when investing in any appliance. With the glass door also boasting enamel coating, I don’t need to worry about accidental knocks or bangs damaging its beautiful design.

What I love about it from a design perspective goes beyond aesthetics. It’s smooth and easy to clean, as well as being ergonomically designed to avoid bending down and putting pressure on your joints. This level of thought behind design is unrivalled.

LG SIGNATURE have created a washing machine that not only brings your favourite pieces back to life, but also looks the part and makes everyday tasks easier. You know the drill: throwing clothes into a basket, waiting for them to pile up before you justify washing them, sitting around for a cycle to finish before you load the next, etc.

With the LG SIGNATURE Washing Machine, you get your freedom back. I’m talking about washing two separate loads, simultaneously. Say you’ve put a big load of washing into the powerful main drum and you suddenly realise your outfit for tomorrow’s party was left aside. No need to worry… The secondary drum, known as the TWINWash Mini is a pedestal washer that enables you to dedicate a separate cycle to your items that need special care. Not only does this save time, it also means you can say goodbye to fretting over whether your mixed laundry was a good idea.

With the Allergy Care setting, the TWINWash deploys Advance TrueSteam technology to reduce allergens by up to 99%. Inverter Heat Pump Drying is LG SIGNATURE’s advanced technology that rapidly gets your clothes from washed to dried in a flash. And I’m not just talking about bulky items. By using low temperature drying, even my most delicate and prized possessions were party-ready in no time.

Now all these tricks sound great, but just how easy is this machine to use? Thankfully there’s no need to be overwhelmed by complicated procedures. The TWINWash comes with a bright and modern LCD display from which both washers can be controlled with ease. There’s even a customizable element called My Pattern, which displays your frequently used cycles.

If that’s not enough, it also has SmartThinQ technology. We’re all addicted to our phones and now even laundry can be handled from the palm of your hand. The dedicated app lets you control the TWINWash remotely. I was impressed by how responsive and simple it was to use. Adding to its uniqueness is the ability to be notified when you’re running out of detergent, saving you time and stress in the long run.

When choosing appliances for your home, you should always think about quality. But quality doesn’t have to mean bulky appliances that don’t fit with their surroundings and are overcomplicated to use. With the LG SIGNATURE Washing Machine, I’ve found a washing machine and dryer that empowers me with convenience and flexibility, while complementing my understated style.
For more information about LG SIGNATURE, please visit: https://www.lg.com/ae/lg-signature

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I live for food. I’m obsessed with finding the best restaurants around the world to indulge in, but I also care about what goes into my body and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

With the LG SIGNATURE refrigerator, my culinary experience at home is taken to a new level. InstaView Door-in-Door is a feature unlike any other. A sleek mirror glass panel on the face of the fridge does more than provide aesthetics. With two simple knocks on the panel, it illuminates like something out of a space age movie and showcases the contents of your fridge. This feature reduces cold air loss and keeps food fresher for longer.

One of my favorite elements is Auto Open-Door technology which, as you can probably guess, enables the refrigerator door to be opened without lifting a finger. Not to worry… It won’t simply open unannounced, the InstaView features a smart sensor detector, conveniently located by the foot of the fridge. A light projection on the floor reads ‘Door Open’. Gently stepping on it enables the refrigerator to open gently before your very eyes and reveal its prized contents. This is ideal for those moments where you have your hands full of shopping and could do with some assistance!

Adding to the magic is Auto Open Drawer, opening out each freezer drawer for easier reach to those cooling treats. But it doesn’t stop there… LG SIGNATURE has ensured that fusing innovation and elegant design remains a core feature across its range.

The InstaView has a beautiful textured finish – stainless steel which is scratch resistant and creates a sense of minimalism. Its looks aren’t simply on the surface, a stainless steel interior helps maintain cold air and provides a unified premium feel.

Now if you’ve never had fruit, veggies and cheeses buried at the back of your fridge giving your nose a tickle, I applaud you. Guilty as charged, I no longer have to worry about the balance between preserving food and protecting my senses! LG SIGNATURE’S Hygiene Fresh+ system boasts a Fresh Air Filter that encourages air circulation, whilst its dedicated fan deodorizes the air and keeps everything looking as vibrant as when you bought it.

As with the other LG SIGNATURE appliances I’ve had the pleasure of using, the refrigerator is also compatible with the innovative Smart ThinQ smartphone app. Through the use of the app, you can monitor and control the fridge with ease, changing the temperature of a dedicated area and guaranteeing your favorite snacks to be ready when you walk through the door.

With the InstaView, I’ve found the perfect refrigerator to offer me convenience during my hectic schedule and peace-of-mind knowing that my food will stay fresher and full of life for longer.

For more information about LG SIGNATURE, please visit: https://www.lg.com/ae/lg-signature

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Whether I’m cooking a meal or planning a workout, I’m all about a balanced lifestyle. One element that should never be compromised is our health.

From this city’s heat,  fog, dust, wind and rain – the weather can cause air quality to be impacted and take its toll on our bodies also. While we can’t control the elements, we are able to indoors. This becomes increasingly important when you consider how frequently we pollute our home environments with fragrances, anti-perspirants and cleaning chemicals. Over a long period of time, these contaminants can actually cause allergies and affect your breathing.

But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. With the LG SIGNATURE Air Purifier, indoor air quality can be improved significantly, without taking away from the high-quality design you’d associate with LG SIGNATURE products. The Air Purifier has a clean white profile, complemented by black accents. It comes with Rain View Window – a unique feature that enables you to see air purification in action. As the Air Purifier works away, water droplets slowly drip from its window, causing a calming and equally satisfying effect.

Its powerful watering engine quietly rotates at high speed, using 18 litres of water to wash inhaled air and maintain a comfortable level of humidity. If you want to measure the improvement in air quality, all you need to do is take a look at the Smart Indicator and Smart Lighting. A digital screen provides readings of air quality in real-time, complemented by a subtle glow in one of four colours to update you on the Air Purifier’s progress.

In terms of convenience, LG SIGNATURE couldn’t have made it simpler. Trickle Watering enables you to fill the bucket easily, without detaching it from the main body. Then you have the aptly named Easy Bucket. For the times when you’re having a deep clean and want to remove the bucket, this can be done with speed and ease.

Before coming across the Air Purifier, my concern with air conditioners and purifiers was the possibility of stagnant water and dust being propelled back into the atmosphere. Thanks to the Air Purifier’s ultra violet light and Smart Drying technology, water is sterilized before it’s sprayed into the atmosphere and filters are dried internally to prevent bacteria from forming.

As with the rest of LG SIGNATURE’s range, the Air Purifier is also equipped with SmartThinQ technology. This enables you to monitor the air quality both indoors and outdoors straight on from your smartphone.

It’s definitely an investment worth considering. It’s so well-crafted that it has even won a Red Dot Design Award and comes backed with the confidence of a 10-year warranty for its motor. If you’re passionate about your lifestyle, let that extend to your health and the comfort of your home with the LG SIGNATURE Air Purifier.

For more information about LG SIGNATURE, please visit: https://www.lg.com/ae/lg-signature

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As a tech and design fanatic, nothing excites me more than the coming together of both entities. So, you can imagine my excitement upon discovering LG SIGNATURE – a range of products for the home that are innovative, whilst still managing to be aesthetically pleasing.

On the one hand, they signify a leap in technological advancements. On the other, a complete reimagining of everyday appliances for the contemporary and sophisticated home.

For me, the standout product is the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV – an advanced piece of technology encompassed in a beautifully sleek body. We’re talking about a TV that is slimmer than a smartphone, literally resembling a picture sitting proudly on your wall.

But it’s not just style over substance… To go into specifics, it has a bezel-less display and is a mere 3.2mm thin. This, coupled with ‘Perfect Black’ technology and over 8 million self-lighting pixels ensures a uniquely rich visual experience. A term I learnt when I came across the TV is ‘Dolby Vision’. Yes, the master behind cinemas and iconic sound. In a nutshell, Dolby has introduced technology which displays HDR footage in 4K and optimises colours in each frame, in real-time.

Additionally, the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV comes with Dolby Atmos® audio, offering unparalleled levels of clarity and flexibility, filling the room to provide complete immersion. We all love a movie night and now your favourite entertainment experience can be from the comfort of your own home.

In terms of pricing, it retails for AED83,999 Whilst I appreciate it’s a considerable amount to spend, your TV should always be an investment. It’s not like a phone or laptop which becomes obsolete after a year or two, so take a moment to think about your TV’s importance.

For it to endure the test of time, your TV needs to be as cutting-edge as possible. The LG SIGNATURE OLED TV is exactly that. Not to mention its minimalist design, making it a timeless feature that will complement with your home and live in harmony with your unique style.

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MyFashDiary by Tala Samman - 6M ago

One of my favorite things to do is to discover – whether it’s brands, skills, gems, to e-commerce sites. I was recently introduced to eyewa.com, an online eyewear store in the Middle East – mostly popular within people in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. They sell a ton of things within the eye umbrella – sunglasses, eyeglasses, colored lenses to prescription ones to name a few.

I personally love the sunglass brand selection – They have brands like Ray-Ban Emporio Armani, Burberry, Fendi, Dolce and Gabanna, Prada, as well as my favorite Australian (and super affordable) brand, Quay. I also bought my first colored lenses (very close to my own eye color for enhancement) – they sell brands like Bella, Solotica, Freshlook, Core, and Attractive Look. If you use prescription lenses, they sell brands such as Acuvue, Dailies, Soflens, Bio True, and AirOptix.

Other than product and brand selection, what makes a great site that I continuously use is efficiency within shipping and customer service. Eyewa did impress me – they mention 2-4 days shipping (mine arrived within 2 days), they have free returns (always a plus) and you can pay by credit card or cash on delivery.

My personal favorites from the site:

The Quay Australia Innit sunglasses: Personally love, and have been wearing Quay sunglasses for over 2 years now. I have the High keys in a bunch of colors, and constantly update my sunglass collection with new styles.

Colored lenses in Sandy brown:
I’m not the biggest fan of colored lenses, but if it enhances your natural color, I don’t mind it so I ordered those by Bella in Sandy brown to try out.

Myfashdiary readers get 15% off – you can use the code talas15. To shop, click here

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I was recently introduced to The Luxury Closet, Middle East’s leading marketplace for buying and selling new and pre-loved authentic designer items which is my fashion discovery for the week. Perfect if you’re thinking of investing in some vintage gems, or would like to sell some precious pieces. Instead of just focusing on accessories – they have everything from bags, shoes, clothing, jewelry, watches and accessories from brands like Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton to name a few. There really is something for everyone depending on what your budget is, without breaking the bank and if there are items that you don’t see yourself wearing as much, it’s the perfect place to trust with selling them and making some money off them.

Everything is quite curated, so you can find limited rare finds that you wouldn’t really see in stores anymore in lower prices compared to the high mark ups most of those pieces have elsewhere.

With quite a few marketplace options out there, two things stood out for me:

-Authenticity: Their items are checked individually by a special team of authentications and they offer 100% lifetime authenticity guarantee – which makes me trust that every single item is authentic.

-Buying: They offer a 3-day return policy and offer cash on delivery throughout the GCC – so there really is no pressure.

Shop here

theluxurycloset.com

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You might know her for her Instagram page, the fact that she’s on a new show on E! – or the fact that she’s engaged to Mohammed Hadid (father of Gigi and Bella). The beautiful Shiva was recently in Dubai for the launch of the family’s brand, Hadid Eyewear (which is available at Harvey Nichols Dubai). During her stay, I sat down to Shiva to talk about the brand, her beauty secrets and how she always look fab.

How does it feel to be in Dubai?
It feels wonderful, I love the City, it’s full of energy – the people are so hospitable and the weather is nice, a little hot but I like it. it’s been fun so far

Can you talk me through the Hadid Eyewear collection?
sure, there are seven styles and each style has three different variation of shades and it’s pretty much inspired by everyone in the family with all their unique sense of style. We have the unisex line, we have the more classic cat eye then we have formed our version of the aviator then of course we have Mohamad’s classic spin, his favorite glasses that he calls the CAPTAIN.

Very cute..and you designed one?
Yes I designed the jet setter

What inspires you?
When I think of any sort of fashion item I really like that classic timeless look – that’s what I kind of wanted to go with. I wanted a nice pair of frames that are very timeless and can go with anything -I could dress it up you could dress it down, you can go to a baby shower and still be able to wear it and look fabulous.

You always look so great, what are five of your must have beauty products?
I don’t leave the house without putting sun block on. That’s a must everyday no matter how the weather is and lip balm is definitely also an essential. I take care of my skin and brows.

Are there any specific products that you use?
I love the Anastasia brow pencil. it’s always in a bag with my Tom Ford bronzer.

Your hair always looks so perfect and I love how you love to experiment. How do you take care of that when you’re not styling it?
I like to just air dry it, and leave it alone when I’m not styling it. I also hydrate it by using mask treatments.

How do you keep fit?
My brothers have a fabulous gym in LA where I try to go to as much as I can, but sometimes with my busy schedule, it’s very difficult to fit exercise in, but I believe that everything should be in moderation so I love food but if I crave a cheese cake I will just have a bite. When I’m in LA, I try to work out 3-4 times a week.

Lastly, what are your favorite spots in Dubai?
I absolutely love the beach.  I actually had a little bit a time of yesterday and I spent it here by the beach – the weather is amazing, the water is fantastic and the sand is white. The last time I came, I visited the White Mosque which I thought was one of the most beautiful mosques I’ve ever seen and it was so peaceful. One thing I haven’t done which I really want to do next time is a desert safari. For nights out, I love La Petite Maison and Cipriani. We actually went to a restaurant a couple nights ago called Maine, which I loved – I will definitely go back their again.

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I was recently featured on Farfetch’s editorial style guide. Personally, I love the concept of Farfetch because you have access to boutiques around the world through one website – giving you a wide edit and selection.

I’m wearing the Castaner wedges; wedges are some of my favorite summer shoes of choice because of the fact they never look under or overdressed – and can still be worn throughout the year to work and play. I love them because they’re luxurious, versatile and actually very comfortable. I usually go for nudes or blacks but love the beige and red combination of this piece. It makes it a very easy piece to wear throughout the summer. They would work during the daytime with a little white dress all the way to a bohemian blouse and denim cut offs.

This look specifically, I wore to the Dubai Opera to watch the Mary Poppins broadway. I loved the fact that I could wear comfortable shoes for a night out as well without looking dressed down. During the summer, and this summer specifically – I’m all about comfort and easy pieces that I can layer and style – as well as investing into staple pieces. I’m splitting my summer between Greece (where those wedges will work perfectly on the go), followed by visiting family in Montreal and then ending with a wedding in Monaco.

This year has been all about enjoying the high street but still investing into things I wear regularly that might be very simple, but will just last you a long time – like a day bag, wedges, a denim jacket to chic sandal flats.

Wearing: 

Wedges from Castaner

Dress from Finders Keepers

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Miu Miu x mytheresa.com: SHARK - YouTube

98% of what I own has been bought online, so I really do have a few favorite e-commerce stores that I constantly go back and check what’s new – mytheresa is one when it comes to Luxury. One of the best things about mytheresa is the exclusive collections they end up stocking on the site. One of my recent favorites is the Miu Miu shark collection – an exclusive Spring/Summer 2017 capsule collection. They filmed a cute little video at the Camberwell pool in London alongside director and writer, Danny Sangra – a CSM grad. I’ve included the video above and how I styled some of my favorite pieces from the collection.

www.mytheresa.com

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