Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New Designer: ReeM Al-Rawi

I have recently received an e-mail from an emerging designer and artist, ReeM Al-Rawi. She has recently launched an exclusive statement design items of artistic identity, as you can see from the featured images. Her objective of her designs is to allow Middle Eastern women to make a statement  using designs inspired by their historical background and rich heritage, especially now a days with our region suffering from an identity crisis issues.  

ReeM Al-Rawi completed her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Architecture at Carleton University.  Her style in art tends to follow the mixture between the architectural style mixed with forms of Arabic calligraphy to complete the art pieces with references of Social and Cultural context. I loved the artistic work done on the clutch below, I would wear it all year around and especially with caftans.

You can find out more about ReeM Al-Rawi by clicking here


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Outfit of the Day

Denim-on-denim is a look I never tire from! I was too lazy to dress-up for work, so I grabbed my Zara jeans, paired it with Isabel Marant denim button-down shirt (similar style here), Isabel Marant fringed sandals (my favorite casual chic sandals for the summer), and a whole lot of beaded and leather accessories.

Monday, May 4, 2015

All Hail The Queen

This season, in addition to my NÂș21 layered mules and slippers, these Aquazzura heels, called the Queen, re one pair I can't seem to shake from my mind!! Everything about this heel is HAWT! The golden metallic leather ankle straps, which look like ankle bracelets, those silver mirror-like discs, which gives that magical Middle Eastern touch, and the statement effect it has when worn with perfectly pedicured toes! I can just imagine wearing them with my Ramadan caftans, culottes, and maxi skirts. Of course my size is sold out everywhere, you mat try your luck here online or at Harvey Nichols Kuwait.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Underneath It All... Madame Bijouxx

When we’re on the hunt for loungewear and lingerie that won’t make you snooze, make Madame Bijouxx your first stop. Madame Bijouxx is Kuwait's first one of a kind boutique of exquisite collection of alluring lingerie that won't break the bank. Their price range is between KD 30 and up to KD 100 more or less.  

It was my first time at Madame Bijouxx, and I'm so glad the owner Sara Al Abdul Kareem invited me to her newly-open store. There are so many beautiful undergarments and lingerie at Madame Bijouxx, and even though it may just be you (and your hubby) who get to see them, I really think that they can actually make you feel just as pretty as your normal or dressy clothes. The boutique carries a host of other essentials, such as night gowns, hosiery, comfy and light-as-air lounge wear (must check out a brand called Skin), slippers, lingerie bags, fuss-free camisoles and slips, and most importantly—a whole lot of body shapers. It also is the place to go for brides-to-be to stock up for their honeymoon and beyond, and also you can find some really classy and nice sets to buy as a a bridal or a bachelorette gift. There were many cute and sizzling hot bra sets that I wanted to photograph and share here, but I didn't want to cause a commotion, I think it's best if you check out the place for yourself. In the mean time, scroll down for bits of what's in-store.

Madame Bijouxx is located at Shuwaikh, Al Tilal Mall, Mezzanine. For inquiries, please call (965) 97663210. They're open Saturdays to Thursdays from 11am-7pm.

Loved how beautiful the wall paper is in the fitting room! It felt so vintage like and retro. 


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Event: Roaming Patterns by Abdulla Al Awadi

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting Kuwaiti artist and trained architect Abdulla Al Awadi's latest solo exhibition titled Roaming Patterns. The exhibition, which was held at Dar Al Funoon, was showcasing adornments, jewelry, prints, caftans, and handbags all re-introduced with Al Awadi's signature Arabic calligraphy and were rich with new pop culture graphic designs.

I think this is the 3rd time that Al Awadi collaborated with Beirut-based designer Sarah's Bag to produce a limited edition of clutches using his signature graphic designs. I liked the ones inspired by Kuwait's marine life as the corals looked striking against the pearl patterns. The caftans are ideal for someone who likes wearing bright silk caftans, they're not my style, but I can see their appeal on some people. My favorite part of the exhibition has to be the accessories. I loved the way he mixed Arabic calligraphy with rosary-like necklaces. I got one for myself, which I'm wearing quite frequently layered up with my everyday necklaces.

Abdulla Al Awadi is a man of many trades. He is a trained architect and currently teaches in the Department of Architecture in Kuwait University. He also designs contemporary clothes, theatrical costumes, jewelry, accessories, indoor and outdoor installations and plastic art. He is also a photographer, a makeup artist, an art director, a choreographer and a lover of poetry.

Unfortunately, the exhibition is already over, but you may contact Dar Al Funoon if you're interested to get in touch with the designer. 


Friday, May 1, 2015

My Stickers Are Coller than Yours!

Anya Hindmarch's Spring '15 collection is such a big hit! It really does remind me of my school years when I used to design the cover of my school books with my precious collection of stickers of all types! The scratch and sniff types, the fancy fabric ones, the gifted stickers from your cool friend! And let's not forget that stickers book we all used to carry around to brag about our stickers collection. I'm loving their structured leather bags and embossed with scores of sticker-inspired graphics. My favorite is the tote shown in this link, but I only found the one featured here at Harvey Nichols Kuwait. The  carryall would be perfect, I'm adding it to my wish list for now. I hope it doesn't sell it before the sale season!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chic in Choo's

I can't remember the last time I featured Jimmy Choo on my blog! I'm excited to bring the Choo back with this really cool exotic skin loafer. I fell in love with its striped detail. I would have bought the pair in a heartbeat if the weather was colder. I'm shoe shopping for sandals for now, but definitely keeping these babies in mind in case I need a new pair of loafers.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Shoe Shopping with Miu Miu

Nothing's more satisfying (on the fashion level that is) quite like making your way down the street in a gorgeous pair of shoes. They truly uplift the mood and up the style ante of whatever you're wearing. I spotted these really cool selection of shoes at Miu Miu the other day. Starting with these very pretty point flats. I have lots of reasons to love them. First, the color is perfect. Second, the crystal-like detail gives them a bit of an edge. Third, they’re comfortable and ideal for anyone who's looking to wear flats for an evening, def a fancy alternative from heels. I also like the gladiator sandals, just in time for the caftans seasons and of course to pair with midi flowy skirts or denim shorts/skirts for the remaining of the summer. And last but not least, the pumps with croc-like effect and a bow detail make a great option for anyone looking to begin a timeless designer shoe collection.

These featured Miu Miu shoes were spotted at the brand's boutique in Prestige, The Avenues.



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chanel Girl Bag and Co.

As part of my Prestige instagram takeover, I passed by Chanel's boutique to check out what's new. I spotted two different versions of Chanel's most unusual bags, the Chanel Girl Bag (one is featured here). I saw the plain leather one and I think it looks like something you'd find at a flea market, and I say this with good intention. I would buy it (the plain one that is) if the price was reasonable. I'm honestly not willing to spend more than KD 300 for this style. Call me cheap but I just don't feel the bag has that longevity factor. Also, doesn't that Girl Bag look like something from Moschino's designs? 

The other Chanel bag that I really really liked is the one featured in the 2nd photo above. IF only it came in leather instead of that khaki green dirty canvas material. My sister thinks that I looked like an old lady, especially with my white flawy dress, but I would buy it at a heartbeat if it came in buttery soft caramel leather. Oh well, I'm moving on….

Monday, April 27, 2015

By The Way Fendi

I'm officially getting the bags fever again! This month witnesses 3 bag obsessions (and counting) starting with Ralph Lauren's drawstring bag, then Celine's knot bag, and now this beauty! Allow me to introduce you to one of my newest obsessions, the Fendi By The Way bag. The bag comes in such a large variety of colors, sizes, and textures. I've been really drawn to this bag since it came out last Summer but haven't purchased one yet. I especially like the styles with the crocodile tail, they're not THAT expensive, they were priced around KD 650 more or less WITH that cute croc tail.  This season, the bag comes in cool, pastel colors, which instantly lured me in as they're pretty for our long Summer and I think they compliment our skin tones and if you're like me, crazy for colors, the bag would perfectly fit in your wardrobe.

Check out the styles available currently at the brand's store in Prestige, the Avenues. You may also purchase one online here



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Taking Over Prestige's Instagram Account

I have been invited by the representatives of Prestige of the Avenues to takeover their instagram account for 3 days starting this Tuesday. In those 3 days I'll bd walking you through to some of my favorite stores and the items that caught my fashion radars at Prestige, The Avenues.

Prestige is Kuwait's largest luxury shopping destination. It houses high-end brands such as Harvey Nichols Kuwait, Chanel, Burberry, PRADA, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, as well as cafes and restaurants that serve the finest international cuisine.

Scroll down for some of the items which will be highlighted as well as the other items that I liked but won't have the space to feature them on Prestige's instagram account. 

A close-up of Fendi's "By the way" bag with it cute croc tail. 

Tom Ford's Gigantic cuff bracelet which is on sale but still costs a fortune! I think it was KD 600 or KD 800 after the discount...

Those Miu Miu pointy flats! Heart!

A close-up of a cute and summery top by BCBG embroidered in shades of… grey and blue. :)

A cute shirt dress for the summer with an artistic feel by Piazza Sempione

The hippie chic ladies of Valentino

Something extravagant by Dolce and Gabanna, just look at the details!

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