Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Confashions Hosted an Event at Ralph Lauren Boutique

A few weeks ago I was approached by the lovely Ralph Lauren team for an opportunity to host a luxury event at the brand's boutique in Prestige, The Grand Avenue. The event is to celebrate the launch of Ralph Lauren's Ricky Drawstring bag at the store. I was also offered to style the models for the occasion, in 12 different looks that represent my style. To say that I was flattered would be an understatement, I was a bit scared at the beginning as I wasn't so sure how to represent this refined and amazing world of Ralph Lauren, and giving it my own quirky personal style. I was worried it might clash. All my doubts were proved wrong as I visited the store a couple of days before the actual event to browse the selection and prepare the looks for the event. I examined the brand's Spring 15 Black Label Collection up close, beautifully made of refined contrasts, amazing details, with feminine and modern feel. I was impressed by how beautiful and inspiring the collection was. The pieces can easily be incorporated into your wardrobe, mixed and matched with quirky cool tops and skirts to add a beautiful balance. I tried to stick to the signature aesthetics of the brand when I prepared the looks for for the event, and at the same time styled them in a way to give a true representation of my personal style. I must say I was quite pleased by the end results. 

At the event, we had the most amazing artist who flew in all the way from London Jo Bird to sketch the looks I created for Ralph Lauren's Black Label line for our lovely guests live, and completely customized with their names. 

The event kickstarted with the looks I created to promote the Ralph Lauren Black Label collection, along with the beautiful Drawstring bag! Guests got to try out the bag and inquire about the colors and sizes it comes in. I loved the mini size of the Drawstring bag, it was light, very easy to carry, and most importantly, fits all my day junk!

And finally as part of the event's agenda we had a raffle and the winner would get KD 550 store credit at Ralph Lauren's store in Kuwait.  My beautiful friend (she is really very beautiful!!) fell in love with the bright orange Drawstring Ricky bag in the mini size and bought it. At the end of the evening, when the Ralph Lauren team randomly picked a winner, it was her who won!!! She is so in love with her bag that now she's tempted to buy a another one with her store credit! Congrats beautiful D! This drawstring bag is your new lucky charm! And that's not all! The next day she was having a stroll in one of the malls in Kuwait, and she bumped into the former president of Lebanon Michel Sleiman and his wife, sitting in a cafe. She had to take a selfie with the former president AND the bag! That was hilarious! I'll be posting that photo on my instagram (@confashions) today! 

A huge thank you to everyone who came to the Ralph Lauren event which I hosted last night. It was a pleasure meeting all the new faces and styling the brand's Black Label line. A massive thank you goes to my cousins, friends, family, and the beyond lovely Ralph Lauren team for making this experience a memorable one! Now scroll down for highlights of the evening. 


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monchhichi

Monchhichi!! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw my favorite childhood toy being actually sold at Harrods' toys section in London last month! Such a blast from the past! Do you remember it?  I used to have a whole family of these cute little monkeys "soft and cuddely, with your thumb in your mouth you're really sweet!!". I was so tempted to buy one, I'm glad I didn't as they're too girly for my little boys. They did bring back great memories though! And here's the clip of the original Monchhichi commercial

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pretty in Pink

It was my first time ever to see a blooming cherry blossom tree in London. It say it was magical would be an understatement. I stood there under it for quite sometime staring at its beautiful petals. Passersby probably thought I was crazy or something. It was such a a wonder to behold, you feel as though you are floating in an otherworldly pink land, far away from here. 

I just recently found out that for most of the year, cherry blossom trees just look like normal trees, but in mid March and April, they bloom and become decked in pink petals. A pretty sign announcing that spring is definitely here. I must plan a trip to Japan to visit THE land of cherry blossom trees. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nº21 Layered Mules and Slippers

When I posted this photo of my new Nº21 layered satin slippers, I didn't think it would cause such a commotion! It was my most liked instagram post like ever! It got re-posted at least 4 times, and I got asked about all the time. I was beyond flattered and happy, and I have to give credit to my stylish sister who discovered them first, and when we saw them in Selfridges in London last March she strongly urged me to try them on! I;m so glad she did. I fell in love with them so much, which made me buy two (maybe more! *girn*)  pairs of them in different colors! Something I don't normally do!! And you know what? I don't regret buying them at all, the shoes are very comfortable, insanely chic, and very unique. And guess what? You can buy the last pair in size 37 online here! Catch them before they're gone!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Coya

Planning to visit London anytime soon? You must try Coya for dinner, that is if you haven't already! Coya is a Peruvian restaurant in Piccadilly. The food was finger-licking good! I especially loved the potatoes cookies with black truffles (shown in this photo). I must say it is one of the best dinner I have ever had in London, that said, I felt the staff were a little too keen to get us out of the restaurant, and then I found out that they have a 2-hours turnaround tables policy, which explained why the food (and ourselves) were rushed in! And I'm not sure if it was me or my imagination, but I felt that they seated the guests by their race! Coz all the Arabs were seated at the far corner of the basement. I hope I'm wrong though!

I forgot to mention that Coya is also available in Dubai, I haven't been to it yet but I've heard that it's just as great if not better.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Bags… Bags… Bags

It's amazing how ironic a man's world can get! I mean just when I declared a few months ago that I'm not a bag person, suddenly all I'm posting about is bags!

I found this photos on my mobile of bags that I liked during my stay in London last month. My latest and basic edit of bags is hopefully guaranteed not to disappoint! These almost timeless bags are perfectly polished in every way. Starting with Fendi's baguette bag, I have a soft spot in my heart for this one. It's beautiful, easy to carry, and very practical. Followed by my love and obsession, the Céline bag AND it has stripes on the side! L.O.V.E!

Then we have Chloé's textured-leather 'Elsie' bag, ornamented with glistening colored and metallic studs, you can find similar one here. And last but not least, Dolce & Gabbana's shoulder bag, you can find a similar one here. The bag is crafted from gingham textured-leather and decorated with a bouquet of roses. You can buy it online here

Celine luggage bag

Chloé is all covered in tiny rounded shapes

Dolce & Gabbana's shoulder bag

Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Little Bit of Art...

During my stay in London last month, I passed by The Shop at Blue Bird on King's road for some breakfast and retail therapy. The place has so many things under one roof! It sells designer fashions for men and women, art books and upmarket homewares with an on-site spa, has its own mediocre cafe (the food was horrible but had a chic interior), and a mini gourmet market. I think I was more infatuated with the interior and the space than the offering. One thing that caught my eye is this wall installation by an artist named Pamela Anne Meyers. I couldn't find much about her online, but from what I gathered she's a South African artist who created this beautiful abstract painting called The abstract of self series. This painting has been transformed into chinaware, as you can see from the above photos, and they're absolutely beautiful. Would love to have the same concept for my new home. 

Do you know any information about Pamela Anne Meyers? If yes, please do share.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cute Little Fendi Thing!

I love how big fashion designer houses are reworking their iconic and signature bags in a teeny tiny compact micro versions. Let's take this beyond adorbs Fendi Peek-a-boo bag. Its small design and pretty shade of nude pink makes it a perfect option to take you from day to a night. Surprisingly, the interior is quite roomy with some practical slots enough for a mobile phone and a lipstick. And just to make it even more alluring, it can be carried in hand or cross-body with a detachable shoulder strap.

I'm adding this cute little thing to my wish list. along with Ralph Lauren's micro Ricky bag. 

What's your favorite mini/micoro bag?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Stella McCartney has landed at TheOutnet.com

The warmer weather is on its way, and the timing couldn't be better: TheOutnet.com's new edit from Stella McCartney is the epitome of spring style! Quirky prints, fresh neutrals and sophisticated sandals are guaranteed to bring a lighthearted touch to your new-season wardrobe. Click here to shop now.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

New Designer: Robert Wun

I came to know about this new brand through the instagram, the designer was showcasing his A/W 2015 collection during Paris Fashion Week. His name is  Robert Wun.

Robert Wun uses ingenious garments to create sophistication and original visions. As I scanned his instagram account, I instantly get an overview of his ‘futuristic’ and innovative approach to design. And naturally, I did the first thing any fashion-loving lady would, check out his list of Stockiest, and guess who whom I found, Boutique 4! I'm not sure if they're stocking it already or having it as part of their next season, all I know that this neoprene madness is much needed in my life!


Friday, April 3, 2015

Drawstring Ricky Bag by Ralph Lauren

I know I wouldn't be able to afford that olive green crocodile Drawstring Ricky bag by Ralph Lauren, which I have previously posted about here, so the next best thing would be the plain leather one. 

I first saw someone toting around this bag in London last month, and I have to admit I was not familiar this design in particular at the time. As soon as I saw it, I was immediately drawn to its edgy, cool, downtown look. 

So I started researching online for different options and variations because of its functionality and versatility, and that's how I cam across the crocodile version. It is a bag that holds everything you want to carry and you can wear it anywhere from work to the weekend. I can't wait for the launch of this bag in K-town!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Event: Qirdala Showcases Dori Mouzannar and Alia Mouzannar's Collection in-store


Kuwait-based mulit-brand jewelry shop Qirdala hosted an event to showcase the 6th generation of the Mouzannar legacy, Beirut-based fine jewelry creators Dori Mouzannar and Alia Mouzannar's latest designs.

The event also showcased the Silence Cuff, a diamond-encrused cuff bracelet designed by celebrated architect and talented designer Zaha Hadid in collaboration with the House of Aziz and Walid Mouzannar. I personally liked the collection displayed by the Mouzabbar family more than Zaha Hadid's cuff. Don't get me wrong, I love Zaha Hadid's architectural designs, but her collaborations in the fashion industry were not really a big hit. At least in my humble opinion. Like the Melissa shoes, Lacoste shoes, and the United Nude limited edition haute couture shoes. Not my thing. But what Hadid done for the mobile Chanel Pavilion gallery that spent the bulk of 2008 traveling the world, was beyond amazing. 

Anyhow, Dori Mouzannar and Alia Mouzannar's latest designs are now on display at Qirdala in AlTilal Complex. 

The earrings which I previously posted about on my blog here. these beauties can be worn in 3 different ways. 


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