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Chaps launches flagship stores in Dubai

Chaps - MenChaps showcased its Spring 2016 collection at its new flagship store in Ibn Battuta Mall, highlighting key fashion items for men, women and boys. The event introduced Chaps to the UAE market, signalling an exciting addition to Liwa Trading Enterprises’ growing retail portfolio.

New to the Market:
Liwa Trading announced the launch of Chaps—a timeless American sportswear brand— with the opening of two flagship stores in the UAE for Spring 2016. Offering a complete lifestyle collection for the family, Chaps represents fashion that is casual, confident, spirited and fresh. Chaps is available in the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, and the Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi, with more stores scheduled to open in the coming years.
Launched in 1978, Chaps was created to be more than a just label, and quickly established itself as a lifestyle that evoked an iconic American sensibility. Special details provide each garment with a unique twist. Popular Chaps designs include the perfect-fitting shirt in smart stripes or checks, along with classic, flattering pants. The signature Chaps polo shirt is also an important part of the brand, drawing on a sporty heritage. Splashes of vibrant color easily combine with the rest of the collection. The Chaps design philosophy is communicated through versatile collections with a spirited confidence that can be worn season after season, celebrating timeless and accessible style.

Chaps - BoysAbout the Spring 2016 Collection:
Spring blooms with fresh fashion and statement looks in the new season range from Chaps. From a graduation party to a barbeque with friends, celebrate the warming weather in style.
Spring captures the spirit of American denim for women with cool blues, crisp whites and playful pops of red. Stripe and plaid knit shirts top off white or blue denim for a playful weekend look, while a denim shirtdress is the style staple for the season.
Inspired by the laid-back attitude of Key West, the Menswear Spring collection ushers in easy style in a palette of indigo blues and soft brights. Knits are must-have layering pieces for the season, such as a French rib quarter-zip sweater pulled over a graphic T-shirt or a buffalo check button-down—great for date night or brunch in the city. Always smart and sophisticated in a custom fit; the premium cotton dress shirts are suited for a busy lifestyle, outfitting a stylish professional on the move at the office or at a festive party with friends.
Spring break has never looked cuter with made-for-play polos, versatile shirts and bright check and stripe button-downs for boys. These wardrobe staples can be mixed and matched on any day and topped off with a stripe belt for a fun finishing touch.

Movie Review: Hellion

We had been out last night to see the Movie Premiere of “Hellion” at the NOVO Cinemas at the IBN Batutta Mall courtesy of Front Row Filmed Entertainment.

The Plot in short: Obsessed with heavy metal, dirt bike racing and partaking in the occasional act of hellion_headervandalism with his band of delinquents, the behavior of 13-year-old Jacob Wilson has begun to raise concerns around town, especially when it starts to involve his younger brother Wes. While the boys’ father Hollis loves his sons, he is still reeling from the loss of their mother, spending more time drowning his sorrows at the local bar and working on his damaged beach house than being an active parent. When the local authorities catch wind of the increasingly volatile situation, Wes is taken into custody by his Aunt Pam, leaving Jacob and Hollis to fend for themselves. In Wes’ absence, Jacob becomes increasingly obsessed with two things: winning a local motocross championship and getting his brother back.

To be honest I went to the screening with mixed feelings. On the one side I love Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad. On the other side the Trailer did somehow not really make me super excited…

I will take ownership for my actions, and the consequences of those actions.

Just a few minutes into the movie I was fascinated by the role of Jacob, played by Josh Wiggins. Knowing this is the very first movie he ever played in the result is stunning. I loved the development of his slightly dark character to a person having a goal (to win the motorbike race) and in the end taking the consequences for his actions. Despite his role being aggressive trashing cars or putting things on fire and even pulling his little brother into his nighttime outings with his “crew”, his acting somewhere always keeps you believing that there is a good side in him.

The Movie is the classic drama based on family tensions after the death of the mother, alcohol, loss, hope, joy, love, fear and even pride.  The focus and development of the characters really drives the film. I really started to care for the family and wished for a happy end. Spoiler Alert here. There is no happy end. But I found myself continuously thinking about the end of the movie. “What is going to happen to the boys? Will everything gonna be alright?”  Probably it won’t be, But this Movie makes you feel and hope, against all the odds , that it will be good. For me one of the best Dramas I have seen in 2014. Definitely a must watch Movie.

Acme Blog Movie Rating:

Hellion starts in Theaters across the UAE tomorrow 11.12.14. You can watch the Trailer below:

And the Premier invites for “Hellion” go to…

Front Row Filmed Entertainment and The Acme Blog had been giving away 10×2 Invitations for the Premiere of “Hellion” tomorrow evening at the NOVO Cinemas at the Ibn Batutta Mall.

All of you should have an email with the details how it works. Check your spam folder if you cannot find it. Have fun and enjoy the movie. I will be over there as well….

The Winners are:hellion_header

  • Mari Rosario
  • Jasmin Winter
  • Zouhaier Tounsi
  • Renee Rosales
  • Johan
  • MaritesEscarchar
  • AnkiNewbauer
  • Herbert Spieker
  • Ashar Ali
  • Jenny Alamares

Here once again the Trailer: