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    We’ve Tried It All: This Is the Best Activewear You Can Buy on Amazon

    Finding activewear that you love and that truly works for you through all of the different types of workouts you do—and on the days when you’re just wearing a cute athleisure look—is a journey that can take YEARS. Finding the best Amazon workout clothes, though? A whole different ball game.
    Leggings that pill, biker shorts that are see-through, sports bras that don’t have enough support, items that look nothing like the photos, skimming thousands of reviews… it all comes with the struggle to find the best of the best. But every once in a while, you encounter a diamond in the rough: your new favorite leggings that feel just like your $100 pairs, or that perfectly fitted workout top that transitions seamlessly from the gym to a coffee run.
    Our editors have been buying and wearing Amazon workout wear for years now, always sharing our new favorite dupe or the biker shorts we can’t stop wearing with each other.  We’ve had our triumphs and our fails, and now we know: these are the best activewear pieces you can find on Amazon. A lot of these items have thousands of five-star reviews, and everything on this list is under $40 (!!!). 
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    Cute Workout Clothes You Can Wear 24/7 This Summer

    Lacking motivation to work out? The fix might be as simple as a wardrobe upgrade with some new cute workout clothes. When you feel like your best self, you’ll be more likely to treat your body better. Plus, squeezing in some exercise feels more fun and less like a chore during summertime (goodbye boring indoor workouts, and hello bike rides and outdoor jogs!), so our exercise outfits should be more fun too. Whether you’re looking for motivation to get sweaty or you plan on living in activewear all season long (same), we’ve rounded up the cutest activewear that summer 2021 has to offer (because you deserve to look as good as a workout makes you feel). Between it-colors (give me all the neon and pastel shades), fabrics made for warmer weather, and trendy new details, your activewear is about to be the chicest section of your wardrobe (watch your back, nap dresses!). 

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    Bella Hadid shares unseen photos with her sister Gigi to mark her birthday

    Supermodel sister duo Gigi and Bella Hadid are both forces to be reckoned with.Having both dominated the fashion industry for the past few years, modelling for some of the most coveted luxury brands including Versace, Burberry, Givenchy, Chanel, Valentino, Chloé and more.The pair are often seen on the catwalk and in campaigns together, but are both equally household names in their own rights.The elder of the two sisters, Gigi, was the first to begin modelling as a baby and Bella eventually followed in her big sister’s footsteps starting her modelling career when she was a teenager.As part of her birthday tribute to her elder sister, Bella thanked Gigi for being a teacher to her, whilst also sharing a series of unseen photos of the pair from their childhood and from backstage at various fashion shows and events.“I wouldn’t be able to do this life without you Gigi,” Bella said on Instagram to mark her sister’s 26th birthday. “Thank you for all that you have taught me and for always supporting me the way you do.“Happy Birthday bestie. I love you so much.”Yolanda Hadid, Gigi and Bella’s mother, also shared a heartfelt post to mark her “extraordinary” daughter’s birthday.“I have always been so very proud of the young woman you grew up to be every step of your lifetime but watching you give birth and become a mother yourself has given ‘proud’ a whole other meaning,” she said.Yolanda also reflected on losing her own mother, Ans van den Herik, two years ago, but stated that her first grandchild, Khai, “awoke a part in my heart I never knew existed”.Meanwhile, Mohamed Hadid decided to share some unknown facts about his daughter to mark her birthday.Taking to Instagram, the property tycoon shared a photo side-by-side of his daughter posing for the Burberry AW21 show and of baby Khai.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Bella Hadid Instagram More

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    Mohamed Hadid shares unknown facts about Gigi Hadid to mark her birthday

    This weekend supermodel Gigi Hadid celebrated her 26th birthday.Of course, she received many birthday wishes across the globe including from her sister Bella Hadid and her boyfriend Zayn Malik.But it was her father, Mohamed Hadid, who decided to share some unknown facts about his daughter to mark her birthday.Taking to Instagram, the property tycoon shared a photo side-by-side of his daughter posing for the Burberry AW21 show and of baby Khai.He captioned the photo stating he’d be sharing “20 things that you did not know about Gigi Hadid”.The father-of-five began by saying the Palestinian-Dutch model was “self-made [and] never took a single dollar from her parents”.Mohamed also shared when her career first began, when she was in a Baby Guess campaign at the age her own daughter is now, around seven months.She was also a junior Olympic volleyball contender and an “accomplished equestrian junior Olympic contender and hundreds of first place and national championships”.“She was [accepted into] New York University’s forensic criminal psychology after high school,” he added.The proud father also highlighted she has the highest number of Vogue covers globally, which sits at around 50.The model is also the Unicef USA ambassador to Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia.While that’s only seven facts so far, we’re sure the proud father will be sharing more.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramFeature image: Supplied More

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    The Bahraini jewels Kate Middleton wore to Prince Philip’s funeral

    Over the weekend, the British royal family bid a final farewell to Prince Philip, the late husband of Queen Elizabeth II.In line with COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral procession was a lot smaller than it would be normally for a royal funeral, but that didn’t mean the royals looked any less elegant.In particular, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, looked flawless wearing an all-black ensemble by Roland Mouret which included her coat, mask and veiled fascinator.The Duchess also wore jewels from the Queen’s personal collection, with some pieces coming from Bahrain.The pearl drop earrings Kate wore were gifted to Her Majesty some 73 years ago as a wedding gift by the Hakim of Bahrain in 1947 when she and Prince Philip wed.The Duchess of Cambridge also wore a four-row pearl choker, also from the Queen’s personal collection, which was gifted to the monarch by the Japanese government. Notably, both the necklace and the earrings were also previously loaned to the late Princess Diana.Prince Philip’s funeralDue to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral for the Duke of Edinburgh was a toned-down affair, taking place within the grounds of Windsor Castle in the UK, with no members of the public present and only 30 members of close family and friends permitted in St George’s Chapel, where the service took place.In line with social distancing requirements, Queen Elizabeth II sat alone as she bid a final farewell to her beloved husband of 73 years.A poignant photo was shared to the British Royal Family Instagram of Her Majesty standing alone as her husband’s coffin was carried into the chapel.Also in attendance at the funeral was Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.The service was lead by the dean of Windsor, David Conner, who praised the late Duke of Edinburgh’s “kindness, humour and humanity”. He also added that the entirety of the UK was “inspired by his unwavering loyalty to our Queen”.– For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Getty, The Royal Family Instagram More

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    Experience contemporary nomadism through MONTROI’s authentic creations

    April’s – ‘The Gratitude Issue’ – Download Now Co-Founders of MONTROI, Enrique Hormigo and Samir Aghera share with us how the brand embraces a cultural bridge to create connections through everyday objects.What do the first 30 mins of the day look like, your morning routine?EH: I usually check my phone when I’m up. I’m not sure this is the best thing to do but I like to feel connected as soon as I wake up. I usually have breakfast and work for a little from home, answer emails and organise the day ahead. I try to inculcate fitness into my morning routine, as I live close to the beach, hence, I enjoy starting my day by running there.What inspired you to launch the brand and what is at the heart of the DNA?EH: The project started around five years ago as a lot of people around me were inspired by the concept of being a nomad through their love for travelling. At MONTROI, we see nomadism as a cultural bridge that is an educational tool – to connect, to grow, to learn through dialogue and shared experiences. Being a nomad is ultimately leaving behind a more enlightened world for future generations. We were all nomads at one point, regardless of where we came from and going back to our roots is often essential. A nomad goes back to the essence of having less things in life, while only appreciating things that can be carried, which age well and tell stories of where they have been. Our leather goods are manufactures in Italy and Spain, our pashminas are hand-made in Kashmir and our fragrances in Grasse, France.
    “Sustainability has many dimensions. For us, sustainability is not a destination but a journey.”
    How has your focus on artisanal excellence helped to support building such a strong brand identity?EH: We work closely with our artisans, as we don’t manufacture in large factories, rather in places where we know the people create with pride and care, which ultimately translates into good quality products. For instance, the production timing of one backpack is four months from the preparation of the leather, production of zippers which are made to measure, the double anti-humidity treatment, sewing and other steps which require around twenty-one experts to participate in during the manufacturing process. If we only consider the work in the workshop to manufacture the backpack it is the equivalent of two full days per bag.Enrique Hormigo & Samir Aghera , Co-founders of MONTROIWhat elements have the brand taken inspiration from?EH: We take inspiration from nomads. People who lived nomadic lives such as Paul Bowles, Alfred Thesiger and Le Corbusier but also nomads of today. We have a pool of contributors who live like nomads and who inspire us daily. The more we travel, the more we learn from other cultures and ultimately, we make this world a better place. The world needs more nomads, more dialogue and more learning from each other.What key lessons are you grateful for from any mentors you have had?EH: When we started this project, we had a pool of mentors who helped us shape it. We learned how to make a beautiful project financially sustainable in, long term. We are grateful for those who helped us build both a passion project and a business at the same time. Be true to what you are – is another great piece of advice we received from one of our mentors which I will always remember.   What have been the hurdles you have experienced in your career and how did you overcome them?EH: Some years ago, I was trapped at a job in a big luxury company, which had stability but I felt the need to do something more creative, entrepreneurial and more dynamic. We live once and I believed I still had time to create a beautiful project myself and combine my love for travelling. The transition time was challenging.  Which location has been the most inspiring in terms of travel and where is next on the list?EH: Every year we spend time in the places where we manufacture, which include Marrakech, Jaipur, Jabal Akhdar, Bergamo, Spain and the French Riviera. It’s been more challenging this year but usually I really enjoy hopping from one place to the next. We are now working on a fantastic project in Jaipur so that’s my next trip.  What do you always pack when traveling?EH: My iPhone, my sports equipment and my camera.What’s the perfect gift for a host from MONTROI?EH: We have many gifts. Now I am obsessed with the new candles and incense sticks that we just launched which I like to offer when going to someone’s place as we usually burn it and it sets the mood.How does the brand offer a holistic approach to sustainable living?Sustainability has many dimensions. For us, sustainability is not a destination but a journey. We may not be perfect but we work hard toward being it. We start by making products that last long and age beautifully. We encourage conscious investment in products that last as opposed to quick consumption. Also, we work in partnership with workshops and communities; we know their names, their families and their stories. We feel that it’s easier to work on these topics compared to working with big factories.This is ‘The Gratitude Issue’ – What are you grateful for?I am extremely grateful for the life I have and the people around me. Just by having food and water on a daily basis we already belong to the 60% lot of privileged people on earth. In addition, I’m in good health, comfort, while being surrounded by family and friends who I love and I love my work too, which I’m so grateful about.For more information regarding the brand or to make a purchase visit montroi.comApril’s – ‘The Gratitude Issue’ – Download Now – For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Supplied More

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    A post opulent aura with Rolls-Royce

    April’s – ‘The Gratitude Issue’ – Download Now Creative Direction: Amy SessionsPhotography: Greg AdamskiVideographer: Joachim GuayFashion Assistant: Sarah JosephHair & Makeup: Ania Poniatowska at MMG artistsWith special thanks to Alserkal Avenue, Al QuozAll Fashion at Ounass.comThe new Rolls-Royce Ghost is the epitome of minimalist elegance.As Henry Royce, the founder of Rolls-Royce, famously said, “Small things make perfection, but perfection is not a small thing.” For further information: AGMC Rolls-Royce Motors Cars DubaiApril’s – ‘The Gratitude Issue’ – Download Now – For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Supplied More

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    Soft Power – An exclusive interview with Her Highness Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum

    April’s – ‘The Gratitude Issue’ – Download Now Creative Direction: Amy SessionsPhotography: Greg AdamskiProduction: Olivia MorrisFashion Assistant: Sarah JosephMakeup & Hair: Ania Poniatowska at MMG ArtistsHer Highness Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum, founder of Sana Al Maktoum Fine Jewellery, talks to Emirates Woman exclusively about gratitude, determination and the inspiration behind her debut collection.Born and raised in the UAE to a mother with a love for the arts and a caring and supportive father, Her Highness Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum has a lot to be grateful for, especially her family, which is at the heart of her eponymous jewellery brand, Sana Al Maktoum Fine Jewellery.The down-to-earth Sheikha recently debuted the brand with the ‘My Treasure’ collection, using butterflies, a tribute and a symbol of her gratitude to her late grandmother, after whom she was named. Each piece honours the memory of the elder Sheikha Sana Al Maktoum, one of Dubai’s most remarkable women, as it encourages women to embark on a journey to find their inner strength and purpose.“Butterflies are symbols of transformation and beauty and my grandmother grew up at a time when options were limited for women, but she didn’t let that stop her,” Sheikha Sana says. “She found a way to shine and to help others shine which is why I consider her a treasure.”Taking inspiration from her grandmother has taken the young Sana on her path to entrepreneurship and womanhood. Her Highness’ warm and gentle nature belies her fierce determination to stand on her own two feet and her keen awareness of the world around her. Understanding that her position in life awards her privilege, she aims to utilise her position to partner with education-related charities, with a focus on women and children.“I was blessed to be born in the UAE, a safe haven to people from various backgrounds, where women are respected and treated equally, but I know that there are many who are not as blessed,” she explains. “I hope to help change this by partnering with charities supporting the education of young children and women’s empowerment.”Being from the UAE is a blessing Sheikha Sana never forgets, particularly in challenging circumstances. “2020 was a difficult time for the world as a whole, but through it all, thanks to the leadership’s focus on putting people’s safety first, and the many frontline workers who worked diligently to ensure that we were cared for every step of the way, we have been edging closer to the light at the end of the tunnel,” Her Highness says, sharing her gratitude. “We all came together as a society and didn’t give up on our hopes and dreams as a nation – we even made it to Mars!”The UAE is a place with endless possibilities. Having grown up in Dubai, Sheikha Sana has always been inspired by the energy of the city and the infinite opportunities the emirate has. It’s something she attributes to the leadership of Dubai “The persistence to always move forward and improve in Dubai trickles down from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and flows through the veins of every resident of the city,” she says. “That mindset is infectious and helps me strive to do better every day.”It’s this mindset and determination that has led the young entrepreneur to create an already hugely successful fine jewellery brand, alongside an incredible team that she’s hugely thankful for, who have been working with her to build her brand and to deliver an end product that is not only beautiful but also reflects the ideals that have been carefully crafted into every piece. As a true believer in women’s empowerment, Sana Al Maktoum Fine Jewellery focuses on working with those who value kindness, gratitude, spirituality and honesty.For more on Sana Al Maktoum Fine Jewellery visit and follow @sanaalmaktoumofficial on InstagramApril’s – ‘The Gratitude Issue’ – Download Now – For more on luxury lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty follow Emirates Woman on Facebook and InstagramImages: Supplied More