Tuesday, June 18, 2013
BySymphony.com Celebrates its Anniversary with New Online Shopping Site and Selects Confashions as a Tastemaker
To celebrate their third anniversary, Dubai-based high-end multi-brand boutique Symphony, will reveal a brand new online shopping site BySymphony.com by July 2013. The site will feature all of their beautiful ready-to-wear, accessories and wares that will soon be shoppable to everyone throughout the world, and interactive content via an online magazine, Notes by Symphony, a curation of fashion and lifestyle content, showcasing over 100 internationally renowned designers from all over the world.
I'm also excited to announce that I have been chosen by the boutique to participate as one of BySymphony.com Tastemakers, basically I'll be taking over BySymphony's new Tumblr page where I'll be sharing tips as a Tastemaker about my favorite cultural spots in Kuwait like Kuwait's Museum of Modern Art for example. It will give you an insight of where to go next time you plan to visit Kuwait.
Visit BySymphony.com and sign up to become a Founding Member to avail some exclusive benefits as well as get a chance of seeing the site 24 hours before anyone else, and receiving a custom-made Reem Juan purse.
Monday, June 17, 2013
The moment we have all been waiting for! The Net-a-Porter SALE is here and it's up to 50% off. Shop the sale today and invest in pieces by the world's hottest luxury labels including Stella McCartney, Kenzo, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, and MORE. Click here.
You can also view my favorite picks by scrolling down a bit and click on the related link on the left side of this screen. Happy shopping!
Friday, June 14, 2013
This was supposed to be an Outfit of the Day post, but then I was too mesmerized by the beauty and creativity surrounding me, that I forgot to take close-up shots of my outfit and settled for showcasing this beauty found at Kuwait's Museum of Modern Art. I have first visited it in 2007 and then again in 2011 (previous posts here and here). Honestly I didn't expect to find new pieces added, but I was surprised to find this AMAZING huge mural in the museum's courtyard, which worked perfectly as a background for my below blogger pose. And then I bumped into the museum's curator who explained to me that this was a very recent project done by four Kuwaiti artists who completed the mural in less than a week. Unfortunately I can't remember their names, but when I find out who exactly, I'll update the post accordingly. Other painting and sculptures that I loved are shown below with details, they're not all necessarily new but they're definitely worth to be featured for their beauty.
As for my outfit, green khaki houlihan jeans by J Brand, navy cotton top (which I looooove cause it looks like a cape from the back but it's not) by Complex Geometrics from Boutique 4, Marsèll sandals (barely shown in the photo when you scroll down, my blue mirror sunnies, and panama hat. Oh! and lots of arm party.
Check out the details of the mural! Amazing!! Wouldn't you say??!
This one's not new but I never get bored of, a bronze sculpture by Kuwaiti artist Sami Mohammed, done in 1978.
The 99 Names of Allah
Syrian Artist Yousef Abd Laki, painted in 1999
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This has to be my favorite Noon By Noor collection so far. The resort 2014 collection of the Bahrain-based brand encapsulates the essence of nonchalant chic, Noon By Noor takes a fresh approach to Resort by combining relaxed silhouettes with feminine and sugary shades of 1950s America. The designers found inspiration in the palm trees and flamingoes, also reminiscent of Bahrain. I like how they paired a see-through printed button-down shirt with a short sleeves top in cobalt blue decorated with three cute flamingos? And check out this frill top paired with culottes in soft bubblegum pink leather! So feminine and playful, make me wanna fast-forward to resort and S/S seasons already.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
O.M.G! If Elizabeth Taylor was still alive today, she would've probably asked Richard Butron to buy her all of Irene Neuwirth's jewelry collection. I just recently discovered the Los Angeles-based brand thanks to CFDA's nominations. And when I browsed the brand's collection online, I was completely captivated by its uniquely modern and sophisticated designs. The color of the stones used in her designs are what intrigued me the most, they look like pieces of planets in our galaxy. Check out some of my favorite pieces.
The best gifts are always the ones which come unexpected, don't you think? I received a very special and exciting gift bag the other day from Sarah Beydoun, the founder and creative director of Sarah's Bag. Apparently the designer read my previous post about how quirky cool her newly launched necklace design and decided to gift me the golden version of the necklace. I'm incredibly touched by this gesture. Thank you so much for the lovely gift! It's gorgeous! I can't wait to wear it. Oh! And thank you to our common friend who was kind enough to deliver the gift to my doorstep.
I haven't done one of my "Just Like..." posts for quite sometime! If you're following me on instagram, you have probably seen this already. If not, here it goes..
So this is a no-brainer, Zara was "inspired" by Celine's rolled leather clutch, which I have previously posted about here. Apparently this comes with a long shoulder strap, which makes it borderline tacky. As long as it's held as a clutch, I think it will look ok.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Four letters, one word.... HAWT! I am obssessed with these heels from Dior's Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Featuring pointy toe and rose-colored shiny lacquer detail, these are probably one of the best heels I saw this season. I spotted them at the brand's boutique in the Avenues recently and I hoping they'll go on sale soon and I'd get to find them in my size too.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
If you're a neat freak like me, you will love this! I came across a very chic and practical clutch from Zac Posen's lower-priced diffusion line Z Spoke at AlOthman's Accessories Outlet the other day. The suede and leather travel clutch has one inside open pocket, one inside zip "Currency" pocket, and four inside compartments with "Tickets", "Passport", "Documents" and "Misc" labels. This will definitely keep me fashionably organized wherever I travel. And the best part? The price tag? If my memory serves me right, it was around KD 30 more or less.
AlOthman's Accessories Outlet is located at Maryam Complex in Salmiya.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Remember last week when I posted about the opportunity to win one of the hottest casual chic piece around, KENZO's Tiger top, curtsey of KENZO Dubai?? Previous post here. Well, today I'm delighted to announce the winner of our KENZO competition, who will receive KENZO's top shown in the photo above. But first, let's find out what the correct answers are for our competition's questions.
Who designed KENZO's jewelry collection for S/S 2013?
What was the main inspiration for the S/S 2013 collection?
Name the designer duo behind the brand now?
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim
Dina Al Rujaib
Congratulations to our winner, you will be receiving an e-mail from me shortly on how to claim your gift. And thank you to everyone who took the time to participate, better luck next time. Please note that the draw was conducted through random.org.
Claire Aristides Fine Jewels is an online fine jewelry brand based in Sydney. I have received an e-mail from their representative introducing me to designs. Their site offer a gorgeous selection of precious jewelry and exquisite fine cocktail rings in a selection of precious gems. You can actually choose your own stone in the shape, size you love and they can create your perfect cocktail ring. I have to say that my favorite is the horseshoe necklace, reminds me of Sex and the City. And the good news? As an international online fine jewellery brand, they ship all over the world. Their international shipping charges are $25 (Australian Dollars that is), which is around KD7 only! Very reasonable!
Featured here are one of Claire Aristides Fine Jewels designs, square bangles in solid gold which were recently featured in Harper's Bazaar China.
I have received this via the PR team of Qatar Museums Authority, apparently QMA and Fondazione Prada announced the launch of Curate, a global competition to find new curating talent, the first of its kind.
Curate opens up and challenges people’s ideas of what an exhibition can be. It will provide one winner with the unprecedented opportunity to curate their own exhibition, the exhibition of their dreams.
A world-renowned Jury will judge ideas on their creativity and social significance, rewarding those with a contemporary and culturally relevant point of view. Participation in the competition is not limited to aspiring or established curators, but is open to anyone with a great concept for creative expression, with the emphasis on encouraging young people to compete, whether as individuals or as collaborative groups.
Twenty finalists will be selected by the Jury, and will be showcased on the Curate website, giving an opportunity to the public to vote on their favourite project. The winner will be announced in Spring 2014.
The Jury is: Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, Chairperson, Qatar Museums Authority; Miuccia Prada, President, Fondazione Prada; Rem Koolhaas, architect, urban theorist, founder, OMA; Nadine Labaki, Lebanese film-maker and actress; Nawal El Moutawakel, the first woman from a Muslim majority country to win an Olympic gold medal; and Hans Ulrich Obrist, codirector, Serpentine Gallery, London.
This is amazing! I'd love to participate in something like that but I need to find a really original concept, AND someone who has the skills to create a video presentation! It's worth giving a shot, no?
To find out how to submit your entry, click here.