Nothing sets our hearts racing quite like being the first in the region to discover new-season goodies and this week Saint Laurent released news of an exclusive Middle East pre-launch. Elsewhere, the industry celebrated ten years of a Dubai-based brand and witnessed the regional cinema debut of a highly anticipated film, while Wishful continued its mission to save our skin, one pore at a time. Here’s all the news you may have missed this week.
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Saint Laurent has released a pre-launch of exotics exclusively in the Middle East. From 10 February until April 2024, the Small Sunset Chain Bag and Mini Le 37 Bucket are available in an unexpected seaweed hue and wrapped in shiny, glossy-effect lizard.
The skincare-obsessed minds at Wishful have concocted a glow in a bottle to solve dehydrated winter skin, clogged pores, texture and uneven complexions. The Eggplant Exfoliator Pore Clarifying Toner is formulated with a trio of acids – AHAs, BHAs and PHAs – to stimulate cell turnover while remaining gentle enough for every day use. Antioxidant-rich eggplant extract has been thrown in the mix for its pore-clarifying properties, as well as Jasmine and Willow Bark extracts to reduce excess oil. Shop now
The highly anticipated release of award-winning film The Teacher has finally arrived. Landing in cinemas on 8 February, The Teacher follows Palestinian schoolteacher Basem as he grapples with trauma, while simultaneously telling the story of a high-profile American attorney whose son is being held captive in Palestine. Brought to screens by Oscar-nominated director Farah Nabulsi, The Teacher premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival. Watch the trailer
2024 marks ten years of L’Afshar, the luxury brand of acrylic bags and homeware adored by celebrities and royalty alike. To commemorate the anniversary, MOJEH explored a retrospective showcasing milestones from L’Afshar’s decade-long journey, including when Queen Rania was spotted with a L’Afshar clutch in 2019. In celebration, founder Lilian Afshar has created a necklace complete with a resin heart available in both pink and clear. Shop now.