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At Art Basel’s 2021 Miami Beach show, BMW M GmbH is presenting an expressive new vehicle concept on the global stage for the first time. The BMW Concept XM looks ahead to the most powerful BMW M car ever to go into series production, which is set to begin at the end of next year. At the same time, the BMW Concept XM shines the spotlight on standout aspects of the M brand. Electrification underpins an extraordinary driving experience which allows the driver to both glide along in near silence and enjoy the time-honoured pleasure of high performance, M-style.


The BMW Concept XM provides a first glimpse of the new front-end design for BMW’s forthcoming luxury-class models. It will also introduce its audience to a highly progressive and distinctive take on BMW X model design and an all-new form of luxury and sense of space for the interior.


The series-production model – the BMW XM – will be built from the end of 2022 at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the USA. BMW M will therefore be introducing its first standalone vehicle since the legendary BMW M1 in the year it celebrates its 50th anniversary. The BMW XM will be available in plug-in hybrid form only and exclusively as an M model.


With an all-electric range of up to 80 km, the newly developed M Hybrid drive system in the BMW Concept XM brings together a V8 engine and a high-performance electric motor to develop maximum output of 550 kW/750 hp and peak torque of 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft).





BMW M goes its own way in the luxury segment.



The BMW Concept XM sees BMW M GmbH forging a distinctive path in the luxury segment. The car’s exterior majors on presence and extrovert appeal. Inside the car, a special take on the driver-focused cockpit for which M models are renowned meets an all-new rear compartment design: with its high-comfort seats and illuminated, sculptural headliner, the M Lounge offers passengers a luxurious retreat.





The front end: progressive design for maximum presence.



The BMW Concept XM debuts the new, progressive front-end design for BMW’s luxury-class models, a version of which will be seen for the first time in 2022 as part of the BMW model offensive in the luxury segment. The headlights have been split into two separate modules, a new design feature which creates a visually arresting appearance. The daytime driving light signature in the sharply styled, slim upper module is particularly eye-catching. The new XM logo in the kidney grille and the large air intakes hint at the power of the V8 engine, which teams up with the electric motor to form the M Hybrid system.





The side view: an expression of unbridled dynamism.



The visually striking front end, long bonnet and stretched, sloping roofline present a characterful two-box design with a distinctive outline. The two-tone paint finish of the BMW Concept XM further accentuates its distinctive lines: the upper section is in matt gold-bronze, while the lower section sports the Space Grey metallic shade. Below the window graphic, a broad, High-gloss Black line – the “black belt” – separates the two exterior colours.


The signature M exterior mirrors give the car a clean-cut and technical, sporty edge. The charging flap rearwards of the front-left wheel is a reminder of the M Hybrid drive system at work.


The elongated body sits on 23-inch light-alloy wheels, which bring extra power and solidity to the side view.





The rear: powerful stature and newly interpreted design.



The rear window is inserted almost seamlessly into the rear end. The fresh interpretation of the design can also be seen in the arrangement of the BMW logo, which is laser-etched into the window below each of the two cant rails. This is a stylistic reference to the BMW M1, to date the only example of a standalone model developed exclusively by BMW M GmbH.


Extremely slim and boldly L-shaped rear lights extending across almost the entire width of the rear add to the effect. The lights themselves have a dark appearance when not active, giving way to a precise and uniform shade of red when switched on. Dominating the rear apron are the characteristic twin tailpipes of BMW M models. The dual-branch, twin-tailpipe exhaust system employed here reduces backpressure for the V8 engine and also generates the emotionally rich M-typical soundtrack accompanying the engine’s imposing power delivery.





The interior design – high performance and extrovert luxury.



Inside the BMW Concept XM, the driver will find a distinctive M interpretation of driver-focused cockpit design. The lines and surface design of the instrument panel, centre console, door trim and seats give the ambience in the front compartment a progressive feel with their powerful geometry and high-quality materials. Brown, vintage-look leather, copper and carbon fibre create a bridge between luxury and motor sport. A bold trim element provides clear visual separation between the driver’s area and the other sections of the car.


Inside the cockpit area, a decorative surface made from carbon fibre with interwoven copper thread creates a sporty and exclusive base for displays, air vents and control/operating elements. The new BMW Curved Display screen grouping positioned above it creates a neat balance between traditional driver focus and modern digitality.





Spacious and luxurious: the M Lounge.


Special materials, visually powerful surfaces and expressive details turn the rear seats into the unique M Lounge, black-tinted rear side windows underscoring the abiding sense of privacy here. The large rear seat bench with its deep seat recesses forms an inviting space to relax. Only the diamond-shaped area of the head restraints – which provides the supporting function familiar from BMW M Sport seats in other models – is leather-trimmed. The lower sections of the seats offer high comfort and an exclusive couch character with their luxurious velvet upholstery and diamond quilting. Deep-pile carpeting with a diamond pattern adds to the exclusive impression.



















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The Homegrown, Women-Owned Brand Is Revolutionizing Beauty With Premium, Mindful Makeup



What Is Skin Story? The premium, clean beauty brand is changing the landscape of makeup with the launch of three vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic multisticks that can be easily applied on lips, eyes or cheeks. Skin Story aims to provide non-toxic, innovative products starting with cruelty-free multisticks, not only beneficial on your complexion but on your conscience too!


Skin Story is available in 3 beautiful shades; Legacy, Bold and Bare. Pamper yourself with the Legacy multistick’s rosy hues and satin-like texture. Discover Bold shade, the perfect on-the-go contour companion. Rehydrate your skin using Bare, the 50 SPF facial moisturiser stick that also doubles up as a primer.





Founded by the UAE-based sister duo Nidhi Sethi and Rashi Sethi’s, Skin Story was born with a mission to challenge makeup trends, empower and inspire as they navigated the world of beauty with sensitive skin.


“Growing up in the Middle East, beauty has always been a large focus point in our lives. Being brown-skinned has always made it challenging to find suitable makeup products that actually work.” says Nidhi Sethi, Skin Story Co-Founder. “Being allergic to chemically formulated beauty products from a young age, made it challenging to find non-toxic beauty products. The need for women like us to be catered to has helped us create Skin Story Clean Beauty.” added Rashi Sethi, Skin Story Co-Founder.





Skin Story embodies the new form of premium, clean beauty. The multistick collection includes all the essential makeup tools for lips, eyes and face allowing for smooth, on-the-go application. Each premium multistick is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in an aesthetically-pleasing tube that’s easy to apply and is priced at AED 160.


Skin Story carefully sources ingredients mindful of consumers safety, meaning the multisticks also come with peace of mind! Skin Story multisticks are mindfully-made in Korea, the holy grail of all things makeup and skincare, with avocado oil, japonica seed oil and marula oil. The brand has consciously ensured each multistick is created without any harmful ingredients or components such as parabens, silicones, sulphates, talc, and mineral oil.




Whether you’re always on the go or looking for an effortlessly easy look, Skin Story multisticks are the staple products needed in every makeup routine. Combining skincare-loving ingredients and high performance make-up, the easy-to-wear, versatile brand is revolutionizing the beauty world one multistick at a time.


Skin Story Multisticks are available at skinstory.me


















#SKINSTORY





In recent years, the Trésor has become one of OMEGA’s most sought-after women’s timepieces. Always popular for its diverse array of materials and colours, the collection has now been enhanced yet again, with the introduction of two new models featuring domed malachite dials.





The decorative stone malachite is instantly recognisable for its hypnotic green tones, which are harmoniously distributed in concentric areas. The material has been cherished since antiquity and has been used throughout history for meaningful purposes, such as the creation of palaces, cathedrals and churches.





OMEGA’s reveal of the new watch shows the timepiece being worn by Kaia Gerber – a notable face of the Trésor collection and one of the world’s most in-demand models. Her classic yet youthful spirit is the perfect match for this modern ladies’ collection.





To further distinguish the watch design, OMEGA has given the malachite dials their own Roman numeral hour-markers and diamond-polished hands in 18K MoonshineÔ Gold. This exclusive alloy is one of OMEGA’s most astonishing creations. Inspired by the shining moonlight in a dark blue sky, MoonshineÔ Gold is a lighter tone than traditional yellow gold and also offers a high resistance to the fading of colour and lustre over time.





For both of the new Trésor timepieces, the 36 mm cases are crafted in 18K MoonshineÔ Gold, with the signature addition of 38 full-cut diamonds, which elegantly curve along the sides. As well as a single diamond placed in the crown, surrounded by an OMEGA flower in red liquid ceramic, the timepiece also features a metallised caseback with a mirror effect.





To complete the incredible design, two options are available around the wrist. These include a beautiful mesh bracelet in 18K MoonshineÔ Gold with a silk-like pattern, or a shimmering green leather strap.





The new Trésor models are driven by the OMEGA Calibre 4061, and in keeping with OMEGA’s exceptional standards of quality, are offered with the brand’s full 5-year warranty.
















#OMEGA #Trésor