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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
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
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
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.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Caftan season is here! Can you tell I'm over the moon?! I LOVE caftans! A caftan is easy to wear, easy to pack as it takes up little room, is lightweight (in most cases), and is super comfy to wear whilst traveling (you can take it on vacation and wear it as a swimsuit cover-up), visiting close friends and family, and simply lounging at home. And let's not forget how it can be easily accessorized or transformed into a different look.
I am honored and thrilled to kick start my posts this year with Reem.M Ramadan Collection for 2015. This year her selection is HUGE! There is something for everyone and for all ages. From boho-chic practical caftans for youngsters and older ladies, to dreamy and dressy ones for fancy ghabqas. Scroll down for a selection of some of my favorite piece. My ultimate favorites are of course the striped one with fringed detail and the plain white caftan with colored mini buttons. Brill!!
Reem.M Ramadan Collection will be exhibited today and tomorrow at her location in Mansouriya by appointment. Contact them via Whatsapp on (965)99907011 for exact location and to book your appointment.
Monday, March 30, 2015
I'm excited about the launch of Liudmila's debut collection at AlOthman. The creative talent behind the brand emerging designer Najeeba Hayat, was able to put herself on the shoes fashion map thanks to her tireless commitment and dedication. She studied shoe design for almost 6 months and really worked hard on every aspect related to the brand, from the design, to marketing, to budgeting, to promoting the shoes, all on her own!
AlOthman Boutique will launch Liudmila S/S 2015 shoes collection this Wednesday April 1st at 6pm at AlOthman boutique located in Salmiya, Salem Al Muabark Street, Maryam Complex (Basement). Pass by to meet the designer Najeeba Hayat and be the first to shop her debut collection.
Liudmila began with the belief that the future of footwear lies in creating desire and fantasy while respecting a woman’s mobility. Made in Italy, Liudmila singles itself out by a focus on lower-heeled styles. All of their heel styles fall under the 100mm ranges with the majority of the collection using a 50mm heel. Liudmila debut shoes collection combines softness (of line and leather) with extreme delicacy; the designer used innovative and rarely used materials like salmon skin treated in luxurious finishing.
For her Leandra wedge heels (shown in the photos below), a new manufacturing process had to be invented by the designer to be able to create this style without ruining the line, and her Marmalade sandals hand-carved in wood and the platforms are mounted separately so as to give flexibility to the style.
Needless to say that Liudmila shoes were manufactured in the same factory as Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin in Vigevano, outside of Milan.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
When it comes to new handbags of the season, I think I'm totally playing favorites with Ralph Lauren's new Ricky Drawstring bag! It has been spotted carried by celebs like Jessica Alba, Margot-Robbie, Jessica-Chastain, and Julianne-Moore all around town in NYC and with a slew of outfits, and given the roomy and practical style we can’t say we blame them!
Handcrafted in Italy and designed with the attention to detail known throughout the Ricky Bag collection, the Ricky Drawstring is a fresh interpretation of Ralph Lauren’s iconic luxury tradition.
According to rep Ralph Lauren's rep, the Ricky Drawstring bag is available in luxe nappa leather, alligator and python, as well as three sizes and a range of classic and seasonal colors, from Antique Gold to Bright Orange to Cadet Blue, each Ricky Drawstring Bag features a chic contrasting lining and a removable top handle and cross-body strap.
So is that the promise of the return of the "it" bag? I think so, especially since this bag is a shortcut to a great outfit, the combination of leathers and colors available is pretty much alluring, giving you many choices for whatever look you’re going for, especially with the ones made out of croc leather!!
The Ricky Drawstring bag is available at the Ralph Lauren store in Avenues Mall - Prestige area, Kuwait.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Monday, March 23, 2015
The two things that I like the most about Harrods in London are the furniture area and the toys section. Harrods Furniture Department, comprising the Third Floor of the store, boasts an unrivalled selection of the world's most luxurious furniture and home accessories, and the latest within modern interior design and accessories. I knew I wasn't going to buy anything at that moment, but I went for inspiration for my home. The lighting selection was just phenomenal and I also loved the dinning table shown in the photo below with its geometric table stand. I didn't bother to check the price tags, besides I have a looong way to go when it comes to furnishing and interior design. So for now, I'll settle for taking pics only.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Normally when I travel, I try to avoid commercial big hotels simply because I feel they lack character and coziness. In my last trip we chose to stay at Number 16, a cute and cozy boutique hotel located in a residential street in South Kensington, away from the huge tourist crowds, and close to the V&A, Hyde Park and even Harrods (around 10 to 15 minutes walking). The hotel really felt like my own London residence. The staff were simply wonderful and very helpful, they managed to find us bookings in the most over-booked restaurants. The room, although it was comfortable and spotless clean, it was a bit tiny, but that didn't bother me personally as I spend most of my time outside anyways. We stayed in a Deluxe room, which was a bit smaller than I expected but nicely decorated and very well maintained. I especially loved the garden, although some parts of it were under construction, it was so beautiful and comfortable.
Would I stay there again? At a heart beat if I was not traveling with kids. You can view more pics by clicking here.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
It seems that Uterqüe were inspired by Dior's much-replicated and overly exposed embellished sneakers. Honestly I prefer those over Dior's! Spotted them at the brand's store in Marina Mall.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Yes, I've blogged about my obsession with shoes before and a lot. Maybe it's the old lady in me but what can I say? I love me some shoes! Every season I end up buying more shoes than I ever need, and I think this Summer season I have hit a new record and I'm too embarrassed to share!
I thought I'd share some foot candy that caught my love and attending during my stay in London. So here goes the never-ending list starting with these beautifully studded gladiator sandals by the one and only Alaia, shown in the photo above (similar styles here).
I love how Marsèll shoes offer a carefully handcrafted, worn-in look, and these cut-out style stole my heart! Shop for similar styles here.
Balenciaga's mesh and neoprene sneakers are paneled with black leather and this cool strap detail. Find them here.
The timeless Charlotte Olympia heels
More from Balenciaga
Can I have them all please?!! Celine slippers
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Yesterday I passed by Saed Akhak Charity event, which is held at the Sheraton Hotel on a yearly basis to raise money for humanitarian activities. We were looking for a Mother's Day gift, and let me tell you, it's such an amazing feeling to buy a gift that actually gives back to those in need during these worrisome times, any item purchased from participants of the charity exhibition a portion of its proceeds will be donated to humanitarian charities. This opportunity to "shop for a cause"is a great way to spoil the ones you love and feel good about it.
What I like about Saed Akhak is that they offer a good mix of participants, so you have booths that sell home accessories and furniture, and others that sell discounted jewelry and beautiful caftans, and other booths that sell yummy (but very overpriced) homemade food. We ended up getting my mother a gorgeous yellow sapphire earring from a local jeweler.
Follow Saed Akhak on instagram to be up to date of their next event.