Doesn't matter how many times I see and post about Chanel classic bags, I truly believe they can never get old. Especially when they're quilted and decorated with the cutest charms and unexpected details. I spotted these at Chanel's boutique in the Avenues. I found them more appealing than any boy bag in-store that day. Maybe it was the hot-pink shade? I go weak in the knees when I spot pink clothes and accessoires. I'm not sure which line these bags belong to, but they're quite fit for a Valentine's Day, wouldn't you say?
Monday, March 10, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
I'm so thrilled to share with you this pieces of news I just got via e-mail, Sarah’s Bag, the most exciting handbag and accessories line to come out of the Middle East and Lebanon’s premier social entrepreneurship brand, has teamed up with award-winning jewelry designer Alia Mouzannar and the seductive and glamorous designs Dori Mouzannar of the leading multi-generational House of Aziz & Walid Mouzannar for a special exhibition in Kuwait City.
Sarah’s Bag will be showing unique pieces from a special-for-Kuwait line of its traffic-stopping yet exquisitely handcrafted Spring/Summer 2014 Pop Art collection Brad Darling!, which has been making waves in some of the world’s most exclusive concept stores such as Collette Paris and Matches London and fashion editorials across the globe.
While Dori and Alia Mouzannar will be showing their unique and limited edition pieces from their latest work that have been featured in the likes of Elle France and L’Officiel.
Join them for 3 days of fashion and glamour at Dar Al Funoon Gallery. Opening reception on the 25th of March from 3 to 8pm. And 26th and 27th from 10am till 8pm.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
March confuses me. I don't like the feeling not knowing what to wear. Is it too hot? Will it be colder today since it's mostly cloudy? Shall I give up my loafers and start wearing sandals? And of course this humid weather seems to be playing havoc with my hair. And we all know what that means? Bad hair days = bad mood. Solution? I need something to brighten up my mood while I recover from this transitional in-between seasons situation. And spotting Kuwaiti designer Amna Al Salem's lookbook in my e-mail inbox seemed like just the thing.
The designer, whom I previously featured on my blog here, unveiled her Spring/Summer 2014 collection, where she created outfits with both a strong point of view and an inimitable sense of elegance and femininity. Think off-the-shoulders fitted dressed, trapez girly dresses and tops in candy colors, and playing with volume, most of her pretty and ladylike pieces were adorned with Amna Al Salem's signature star-shaped golden brooch.
Take a scroll down to check out some of Amna Al Salem's designs, which should be available soon at AlOthman boutique in Kuwait. Aren’t they just perfect for weddings, receptions, dinners, and fetes of all kinds? Beautiful.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Founder and Executive Chairman of NET-A-PORTER Group Natalie Massenet and Editor-in-Chief, PORTER and THE EDIT Lucy Yeomans, hosted a black tie star-studded reception for over 400 guests including celebrities, models, socialites, contributors and advertisers to celebrate the launch of Porter's inaugural issue at Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, Paris, France earlier this week.
So who was at the party? Oooh just a few of their close friends, let's see... Rihanna, Jessica Alba, Olivia Palermo, Alexander Wang, Christian Louboutin, Isabel Marant, Pierre Hardy, Haider Ackerman, Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, Olivier Theykens, Jason Wu, Viktor and Rolf, Charlotte Olympia, Izabel Goulart, Arizona Muse, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Elisa Sednaoui, Mira Duma, amongst others, no big deal.
My favorite part in such events is who wore what? I think Miraduma wins the best dressed award in this event.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Hairbands. Is it even possible to write about hairbands without mentioning queen B? Blaire Waldorf that is no Beyonce. The girls who started a trend back then. Every girl I knew wore a hairband, preferably with a side feather, during the Gossip Girl days. Hairbands have been my go-to hair haven for my "I-want-to-look-nice-without-exerting-any-effort-whatsoever" situations, especially on bad hair days, which I seem to suffer from most days of the year.
I found some really cool styles by Eugenia Kim at Harvey Nichols Kuwait the other day. I loved the leather knotted style but it didn't look nice on me, I tried one the rest and they looked perfect! I got one, and now as we speak, I'm contemplating whether I should get another style too.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Harrods window display (above and below)
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I'm 100% sure that statement necklaces are the key to my heart, take for example Marni's necklaces, it's been a while since I last bought one, but whenever I see them in shops, I go weak in the knees and try to convince myself that I have enough statement necklaces in my closet, so many that I could actually open-up my own shop!
Recently I spotted Marni's new selection at Harvey Nichols Kuwait, I love the consistency in Marni's quirky cool designs. You can spot them a mile away, and the artistic standout designs can be easily dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion. I couldn't decide which one is my favorite, so I'll share all the ones that I really really liked.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
It's been a while since I last saw something that I REALLY liked at TopShop. I don't know what went wrong with the mega high-street retailer, I used to buy at least 10 items each season, now I rarely find something that I like, It's either their quality and variety have gone bad, or I've
aged changed. So over the long weekend, I decided to pop-in TopShop's store in the Avenues in hopes of finding something that might tickle my fancy. And to my surprised, I did finally find something that I really liked! An emerald green satin jacket with oversized pockets and semi-cropped sleeves. It looked flawlessly Jackie-O chic! Actually it reminded me of a jacket I once saw at Boutique N by Italian brand No.21 and fell in love with but for some reason, I didn't end-up buying (maybe it was the price tag?). I immediately snatched this piece for KD37 only! Not bad at all, ha? I'm hoping this is the start for TopShop getting its groove back.
Friday, February 28, 2014
One of the things I enjoy doing when travelling is checking out the latest trends in modern furniture and homeware sections, not necessarily to buy, but to get an idea of what's new and hip in their field. Take notes for my future home. I normally like to take a walk down King's road in London, there's a good selection of contemporary furnishing stores, but due to time time contraint, I only managed to check out the selection at Harrods and Selfridges, and it didn't disappoint. At I found a beautiful selection of modern blue chinoiserie home accessories and rugs, I loved how they matched the pieces with striking bright orange sofa. The mega huge ceiling lights in geometric designs looked breathtaking too! I wish I memorized the brands names! Selfridges had a cool section for Anthropologie, the american brand for shabby chic clothes and home accessories. Their dinning sets and plates were so pretty! I'm sure we'll see this franchise soon in K-town.
What is your favorite contemporary home stores in Kuwait and internationally?
What is your favorite contemporary home stores in Kuwait and internationally?
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I have long realized that I'm a shoe person. I like shopping for other accessories like jewelry and bags, but shopping for the perfect pair do not only complement my outfits, they complete me. From the day when I was a little girl dreaming of Cinderella's glass heels to my grown-up year and obsession with Carrie's collection, every season I fall head over heels for "the right pair", and to hell with my savings and comfort (in most cases)!
While in London (are you sick of reading this sentence on my recent posts? Yeah me too!), I spotted a bunch of styles that either almost made me go bankrupt, or were not in my size. So kick off your heels and scroll down for some eye candy. Starting with Céline's knotted leather slippers, of course they were sold out in my size. Still on the hunt for these babies. There was the satin version, shown below, but they looked border-line boring..
STUNNING! I loved these Balenciaga tassel patent-leather sandals, they just scream summer! You can find them online here and here.
Balenciaga printed leather sneakers are a cool addition for casual chic weekends, you can find them online here.
It feels like buying a new pair of Miu Miu every season is a must to me! I had a hard time deciding between the jazz shoes and the lace-up sandals.
You can't go wrong with an embellished pair of Alaïa sandals.
I'm in love with these leather lace-up espridelles but I can't seem to remember the brand!
I was thiiiiiiis close to buy Rick Owen x Adidas sneakers but my sister knocked some sense into me.
Should I or shouldn't I? Givenchy Diamante skate shoes were so comfortable! You can shop them online here.
Burberry surprised me, in a nice way, with this yellow python skin peep-toe heel
And if you're on a very very tight budget, Zara can come in handy! Can you believe the above shown lace-up black and cobalt blue heel is by the high-street giant?!! Amazing!
And last but not least, a good comfy pair of Nike's would also do! I loved the hologram detail and the textured material, so un expected!