Sunday, December 14, 2014

Outfit of the Day

I can't believe it's almost the mid of December and I'm still wearing summery clothes! I miss the winter and the cozy knits and the knee-high boots!

Anyhow, I chose to wear my Dion Lee's stretch-denim skirt today (buy it here), which mimics the look of a shirt tied around your hips. I kept the look simple and uncomplicated withe Peter Pilotto's white shirt. I love the fact that it has the illusion of a cape at the back. You can find similar one on sale here. I paired the look with a pair of CĂ©line's cool skater shoes with a fringe-like detail, and my Paula Cademartori's "Faye" handbag which I bought from FarFetch. I think it's one of my best investments for the season. The bag offers a good balance between shape and function, a lot of compartments to safely keep your stuff, and the artistic details on the bag are just amazing! I prefer this size over the Petite Faye and the Sylvie. You can find all the styles (some on sale already) here. And last but not least, decorated my bag with a Tchi Tchi Doll bag charm, which I posted about on my instagram a few months ago. It's a Beirut-based brand and I made my order through their whatsapp. 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The New Towel Shawl

My new shawl obsession for the new season…. Tadaaaa! Loving this cream handmade pashmina towel shawl. The longer hair of the towel gives it a new and edgy spin! Me like!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Frugal Fringes

I'm loving how the fringes trend is moving and shaking its way into my closet, and this H&M fringed skirt is my latest addition. I'm pairing it with button-down shirts, knitted tops, and denim jackets. Nothing beats the feeling of finding such items while shopping high-street stores. 

Here I was trying on the pointy flats of Nicholas Kirkwood at AlOthman, I'm thinking to go for the black pair as they're quite comfortable and easier to wear (in terms of color pairing). 

Monday, December 8, 2014

St. AlMakan

Last week I tried out a new and a hip restaurant headed by Kuwaiti Chef and Le Cordon Bleu grad Faisal Al Nashmi called St. AlMakan. Basically it's an original underground streetfood eatery inspired by the urban streets, and it's actually part of @almakan_kw project. The eatery is across from Fabrics' market in Kuwait City, and for the time being they don't take reservations, but if you go around 7:30PM, you can guarantee a table. I was invited by my sweet cousin, so she has ordered all sorts of things to try out. Some were so yummy, like the green curry glazed ribs on mashed potato with pickled onions (my #1 favorite St. AlMakan dish!), the chef's signature beef brisket, and the tasty roasted butternut squash salad with pomegranate and fennel yogurt (shown on the above photo). I wasn't a fan of the chicken dishes mainly because I don't really like eating chicken. But the overall experience was great! Check it out if you're ever in K-town. 


Sunday, December 7, 2014

BLAQ Beauty

My apologies for the radio silence. I've been extremely busy the past couple of weeks and did not have the luxury to spare a minute for updates here. However, I have been working on some exciting projects, one of which I'll be sharing with you now. BLAQ Concept store has invited me to manage their season's advertorial, so I got busy planning the outfits, styling the model, trying to art-direct (which I need to work on for future photo shoots), and taking photos. I'm actually pleased with the results! We tried to offer a mix of looks and options for young, on-the-go, and hip ladies. I must say I had a really hard time controlling my shopping instincts. I wanted almost everything I used to style the model with, it wouldn't hurt to get that flawless figure with it too (mashallah!). Take for example that beyond gorgous Emilio de la Morena velvet skater dress paired with an IRO leather jacket! The ideal option for a modern cocktail look. Scroll down for more looks that will take you from daytime chic to night glam in style.

You might be interested to know that BLAQ Concept store will be hosting a White Winter event in-store this Tuesday from 5pm to 10pm to celebrate the launch of their new season's selection. Pass by and you'll get special treats when shopping during the event. 

Culottes are the silhouette of the new season! I loved this mint-colored version with a hidden pleat by Noon by Noor. Paired it with a laid-back oversized knitted top, some statement necklace, and nude heels and you're right-on-trend. This outfit id perfect for work or evening going out with your friends for a casual chic sushi-night. 

We had to up the ante with this rock chic/edgy look. This Palmer Harding leather skirt has the most amazing metallic shade of maroon/purple. I paired it with a Chinti and Parker XO knitted top and a pair of multi-strap ankle boots by Toga



I can't seem to have enough of  Chinti and Parker's knitted tops! They're just timeless and you can wear them for years to come! Paired the knitted top with cropped slouchy leather pants and white shoes. 


Go all pretty and feminine with this Razan Alazzouni off-the-shoulders cropped top with a matching pleated skirt. All you need is a pair of statement golden earrings and you're good to go for a formal dinner or a reception. 


This bomber jacket with hand-cut details by  Palmer Harding made me speechless! It's definitely one of the most amazing pieces I have ever seen for Fall 2014. Look at the reflection of its color! I paired it with Frame Denim overalls and a pair of lace-up brogues. 



How about some statement armor rings by Aamaya By Priyanka Jewelry 

Distressed white tee by IRO paired with a Palmer Harding statement skirt and ankle boots. Perfection!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cute Tiny Things

Can these come in adult sizes pretty please with a cherry on top? I spotted these cute little things by Stella McCartney Kids at the kids section in Harvey Nichols Kuwait. Although the bag seemed to be geared for Halloween, I couldn't get over the cuteness of its charms, and those bunny feet. Adorbs!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Golden Toes

For a style that's both comfortable and supremely cool, go for these boy-meets-girl  Thakoon Addition's 'Karolina' brogues, which I spotted at BLAQ Concept store the other day. They're made from butter-soft black leather and the toes area is covered with beautiful shade of gold. They'd look smashing paired with cropped pants and an oversized-shirt. They make the perfect pair to lend a masculine finish to feminine looks. If only I didn't have something similar to these from Celine...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monica Vinader

The other day I have received one of the most beautifully packaged gifts from British jewelry brand Monica Vinader's team.  Inside, there were two of the designer's signature chain bracelets, one is engraved with my blog's name, and the other is a gorgeous bracelet that features 25 white topaz gemstones of varying sizes in a scattered pattern. I wore both bracelets with my everyday arm party and the looked beautiful layered with other pieces, kind of added a subtle pop of shine to the arm party. I'll post a photo of my Monica Vinader-ized arm party soon. 

From stacking rings, to friendship bracelets, to bespoke pendant necklaces Monica Vinader's collections are all about celebrating individuality. Her pieces are meant to be worn together or mixed with your other favorite jewelry, and it’s about how the wearer brings the jewellery to life. I like the fact that they offer complimentary engraving, so you can have the pieces engraved with  a special message, monogram, or even a doodle. Another attractive service they offer is that you can create your own unique necklace, all you have to do is select the chain and choose your favorite pendants, and finally you can create your perfect combination of customized looks with their online ring stacker tool. All of these special services take jewelry gifting to a whole new personal level. 

It is worth mentioning that Monica Vinader now offer free express delivery and duties paid anywhere in the Middle East.



Sunday, November 30, 2014

Outfit of the Day

Here's a quick Outfit of the Day post of what I wore for the Toni Maticevski's event at AlOthman Boutique the other night. Of course I went for one of the designer's pieces, a midi-skirt with a massive knotted detail, which I got from AlOthman, a pair of Gianvito Rossi's mules, a black blazer from The Row, a slip-like top by H&M, and accessoriezed it with my Delfina Delettrez skulls necklace and Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. bottle necklaces.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Event: Toni Maticevski's Trunk Show at AlOthman

Throughout my blogging and work career, I have met a lot of fashion designers and international influential people from the fashion industry. I have to say that Australian fashion designer Toni Maticevski, was one of the friendliest and most genuine I have ever met. The talented designer visited Kuwait on Wednesday 26th November to celebrate the launch of his Resort 2015 collection at AlOthman boutique. Guests of the event were also able to preview and reserve Toni Maticevski's SS2015 Ready-to-Wear collection. 

First, here's a little background about the designer which I found on his website, Maticevski was established in 1999 and it offers exquisitely designed and crafted garments in beautiful feminine shapes and fabrics displaying his attention to detail, his skill in dressing the female form, and his mastery of drape and cuts. 

I first met him a day before the actual event and was really surprised by his humbleness and how approachable he was. He talked about his background, originally from Macedonia, how he was overwhelmed and flattered by the feedback from middle eastern clients on his instagram account, and his admiration to how trendy and flawless the women looked in Kuwait. 

On the night of the Trunk show, there was a special performance by the talented singer Nada Sharak and the talented guitarist Khalid, they played beautiful music, which set the mood right. Scroll down for highlights of the night as well as shots of super stylish guests! Enjoy!


A photo of the designer with one of his masterpieces. 

A cookie shaped as one of Toni Maticevski's iconic party dresses for Spring/Summer 2015, how cute is that?!

Beautiful people! 





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