Sunday, September 30, 2007

Exhibition: Collection Privee

Come and discover the exquisite high-end jewelry at Villa Moda Shuwaikh. There will be a Jewelry exhibition held by the name "Collection Privee" by Ibtisam Saab from 1st till 3rd of October 2007.

Armani For Dessert?


You all have probably been to or heard of Armani Casa located at Sun City - Shuwiakh which is an upper-scale home decor store. Armani Casa line features furniture, lamps, linens, and dining essentials by fashion guru Giorgio Armani.


Armani Casa
at Kuwait now features two new additions to it's store: First, Armani Dolci which is a line of yummy and heavenly chocolate in different flavors: dark, milk and white chocolate, and various other sweet morsels. What I liked about Armani Dolci is the packaging. Very modern with a Japanese twist. The second addition is Armani Fiori which provides flower arrangement services in a very original and hip mixture.



To get a preview of Armani's creations, head to Salhiya Complex as they are currently displaying their "work of art" in a stand-alone booth. Call them for Valentine's or any upcoming special occasion to give those who appreciate the finer things in life.


Location & contact details: Armani Casa at Sun City Shuwaikh, off Canada Dry/Pepsi Street. Store #205/Block F. Tel.: (+965) 224-1055 or 244-1077.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Exhibition: Quatre Filles at Marina Waves

A few days back I posted about "Quatre Filles" exhibition which will be held today at Marina Waves. Well, we are so lucky to have exclusive photos for you to see what they'll be displaying for sale. They will be exhibiting unique handbags, hand made brooches, mosaic jewelry from Venice as well as one of a kind bracelets in Silver (absolutely my fave!). They will also be taking orders for items already sold.


Flower diamante - KD 7


Flower brooches - 2 pieces - KD 4


Flower brooches - 3 pieces - KD 5

One of a kind bracelets in Silver KD 15


Mosaic bracelets KD 4 each



Adrienne Vittadini Seraphina in Grey KD 109



Rina Shah Spider bag KD 45

Paige Navy Blue clutch KD 40

Quatre Filles
will be held at Marina Waves (under Maki) from Saturday 29th September till 1st of October from 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM. For inquires, please call (+965) 636-6771 or e-mail them at 4filles@gmail.com.

New Product at Soho Salon

Soho Salon have launched a new facial line this week. Peter Thomas Roth from New York. The line includes incredible home care product called "Unwrinkle peel pads" which acts like a mini peel you can do at home in between facials. The pads clarify, firm, help even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and resurface the face, neck, hands and decollete. What more does a woman need! At KD 15.500.


Soho Salon also stocks "Unwrinkle Serum" which is an intense wrinkle facial expression serum - basically botox in a bottle. Trust us, you will get great results in 5 weeks. Not only designed for mature skin, these products are ideal to give any woman an incredible glow. Contact Soho Salon for Octobers Beauty Offers.


Contact details: (+965) 3902077 / 9240270
Opening hours: Saturday - Thursday 8am to 8pm, Friday 10am - 6pm.
Location: Fintas, Road 209, Lulwa Tower, opposite egaila beach. There is a "Papa Jones" branch as part of the building.

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Race for Fall's Evening Dresses

Jewllery? Check. Evening bags in almost every imaginable metallic color? Check. Hair and make-up appointments? Check. The smashing, show-stopping, glamorous evening dress? *Beep*! That's bad. That's very very bad. Watchya waiting for girl?! You better get your claws on the dress now before anyone else beats you to "it".


And "it" my friends refers to my first catch, shown here, for this season's race for the perfect evening gown/dress. Allow me to introduce you to Erdem's printed navy and french lace evening dress. It's short and sweet shape makes it just the right thing to sport for a small wedding or party.



As shown here on the model, you can wear it with opaque tights. And if it's too girly for you, add a pair of studded heels for a more reblious look. or better yet a scarlet red patent shoe-boot.



Loved the backless french lace detail. Gives it a sassy look. So how much does it cost? KD 349. Worth every penny. This beautiful and simple dress is available at Alothman Store located at Mariam Complex. For inquires, please call (+965) 575-4954.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Row at Alothman


Remember my previous post on Mary Kate & Ashley's line "The Row"? Well guess whaaaat? The super minimal collection will be available at Alothman this October. Yup, and you heard it hear first.

I have seen some items of their collection online and in magazines. And I think it suits those who look for a very modern & no-fuss collection. It’s all about plain basics such as T-shirts, stretch leather pants, and clingy dresses, the kind that won't flatter all body shapes that's for sure! Pretty much MK & Ashley's style. I'm actually looking forward to see the collection here in Kuwait and try their clothes on.
Alothman is located at Mariam Complex, Salem AlMubarak St, Salmiya.

News, Exhibitions, And Offers

  • Check out the latest unique handbags and stylish accessories straight from Italy and the states at an exhibition called Quatre Filles which will be held at Marina Waves (under Maki) from Saturday 29th September till 1st of October from 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM. For inquires, please call (+965) 6366771.

  • New collections from Frankie Morello and See by Chloe have arrived at LimeLight at Dana Center, Salmiya.

  • Flex is having a special offer during the holy month of Ramadan. Join now and get 20% discount plus 1 additional month for free on all types of memberships.

  • Closet Candy have received the latest fall collections from Neines Lavi, Development, Madison Marcus. For inquires, please call them at (+965) 2410667.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Webby Wednesday: IntermixOnline.com


IntermixOnline.com is the site to visit when looking for stylish dresses and funky accessories at not-too-expensive or over the top prices. They carry many different looks to choose from, so no matter your style, you're sure to find something that reflects it.


My favorite item is this Herve Leger "bandage" like dark purple halter neck dress. The shape of the dress hugs the body snugly, outlining your curves. So make sure that you have it before you flaunt it. The dress will give you the Victoria Beckham look (I meant it in a good way, not the robot like pout). Now close your eyes and imagine you're carrying a matching color mini Hermes kelly bag.. Perfect!

In the News..

  • New collection of Jill Sander have been received at Alostoura at AlSahab Tower, next to Salhiya Complex.

  • New collection of Kenzo have been received at Salhiya Complex – Mezzanine 2.

  • Fall collection of Dries Van Noten have been received at Alostoura store at Zahra Complex.

  • A new hair and beauty salon has opened at Dhahiyat Abdulla Al-Salem called “Brush”. Brush is located at block 3 (Co-op’s Branch) behind KFH branch. For reservations, call: (+965) 2532006/7.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Copy Cat: Mischa's Shift Dress by Karta


Mischa Barton attended the New York Times Style Magazine Party in Milan, Italy dressed in this on-trend number by Karta. The dress is adorned with geometric appliqu├ęs with off-white stones. You can purchase the dress on Neiman Marcus's site here. It costs around KD 110.
The dress can be worn during summer and winter, simply add opaque stocking, stacked heel and cover yourself with a trench coat or a cardigan. Good Luck!

Take me to Rue Du Mail

Last month I was skimming through one of the fashion magazine, I can’t recall which one, and saw Cate Blanchett wearing a beautiful black and white bubble dress for one of those star studded events. The article mentioned that the designer of the dress is Rue Du Mail. I haven't heard of her before, so I did my research and found her entire collection here. I immediately fell in love with Rue Du Mail. A very smart mixture of bubble and lamp-shade shapes with sharp stacked heels and wire hemmed evening dresses. The kind of dresses that would set you apart from the crowd.


So I was thrilled to know that Rue Du Mail is now being sold at Villa Moda Shuwaikh. You have to go and feel the creations. I wanted to buy the whole rack, but I would get in serious trouble with the local authorities. Here's what's available now from Rue Du Mail at Villa Moda:






You probably didn't like the photos, but take it from me, these are the type of clothes that look much better in real life than on the runway. You can really see and feel all the beautiful detailing. Now, If only I had a black American Express Card....

News Flash: New Collection at Villa Moda

New deliveries for BV, Blue Marine, Easton Pearson, and Royal Rickshaw limited edition kaftans have arrived at Villa Moda .

Monday, September 24, 2007

My blog got featured in Dia Diwan

I just found out by coincidence that my blog was featured in the hip and uber-style Middle Eastern lifestyle portal Dia Diwan last July 2007! I was completely blown away. All of a sudden I feel like floating and flying on cloud 9. I am extremely flattered by Dia Diwan’s recognition. Thank you with all my heart. You have made my day.



I had reached a major milestone in my blog & daily babblings without even knowing it. This to me is a historical moment and it marks my journey in the fabulous blogosphere. A shameless self promoter? Moi?

And I would also like to thank YOU for your props, comments, and lovely e-mails. You keep me going. And last but not least, thanks to zahra for drawing our attention to Dia Diwan.

I Hope you'll always enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ramadan Exhibitions at Bait Lothan

The following Ramadan Exhibitions will be held at Bait Lothan from 22nd till the 25th September 2007:

  • Moroccan style women's apparel by Fatina Farka at Sidra Hall.

  • "Treasures of the East" specializes in Indian kaftans and jackets at Ethla Hall.

  • The popular Bahraini store "Sa'afa" will be selling Darra'at and kaftans at Thinda Hall.

Linda Farrow Vintage Gallery


Trust Alothman store to give us the perfect reason to splurge on the trendiest shades around. Linda Farrow Vintage Gallery is now officially open at Alothman. The thought of getting my hands on Linda Farrow's oversized sunglasses gives me a rush.


FYI: Linda Farrow is specialized in eyewear only and provides the most sought after shades in the fashion industry.


Alothman is located at Mariam Complex, Salem AlMubarak St, Salmiya.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Cruz Collection at Mango Kuwait



Penelope and Monica Cruz for MNG collection is now available at all Mango stores throughout Kuwait. Following the trend of celebs turning into designers, the exotic Cruz sisters designed and modelled the limited-edition collection. Prices range from KD 15 for a basic vest to KD 25 for jeans, and around KD 50 for an evening dress. You can view the collection by clicking here. And here are some photos which I've taken of the collection.







So what do I think of the Cruz collection? I think the clothes look.. ordinary. Pretty much similar to the clothing you already see in H&M or Zara. I think they could have tried to be more innovative, rather than depending on what they see on the high-street. Or maybe the collection reflects their classic style? Hmm.. I wonder who's the next celeb in line for a designing collaboration.

Topshop Unique is Finaly in-store

After a loooong wait and a very heated discussion with one of my friends on whether Topshop Kuwait will ever get Unique's collection for fall 2007 or not, finally TopShop Kuwait displayed the new collection at their store at the Avenues. TopShop Unique is a design-led collection created each season by Topshop's in-house design team.


Most items were already sold out (why do these things always happen to me!). Here are some photos taken from TopShop.com on what is available in store now.



Printed slash neck blouse 100% Silk



High-waisted wide leg lame trousers


Wide leg trousers with a self fabric tie at waist and an attached metal disc buckle (my fave!)

Metallic fitted swing dress with contrast skirt

Friday, September 21, 2007

Giles Deacon Gold Collection at New Look Avenues

If you thought you could never afford to buy Giles's fabulous creations, think again. Giles Deacon collaborated with New Look to offer a collection called "Gold", four times a year. And this week Gold by Giles collection hit New Look shop located on the 1st floor of the Avenues.

I was surprised that there was no big advertising campaigns to promote Giles collection through out the streets of Kuwait. It's so unlikely of Al-Shaya'a Group to do that. Maybe they thought that Giles is unpopular? (gasp!). Anyways, here are some items of the collection displayed in store now.





Black clutch with crystals KD 12



Stripped sandals KD22


Bracelets with golden studs KD 8 each


Black long t-shirt with metallic stripes KD 10.500



Stripped black & white skirt KD 15



Blue and printed pleated blouse KD 17 each



I heart Giles. Remember my previous post on the biker chic Giles for Mulberry bags? And how about that to-die-for Giles evening dress from Alothman? As much as I heart Giles, his New Look collection at Avenues Kuwait didn't do it for me. Well, except for his big bracelets with golden studs. It looked a bit cheap and redundant. And most of his pieces which I saw in magazines are not available yet. A big disappointment I know. But Maybe it will get better? No?


Giles Deacon designed 35-piece collection of skinny jeans, sequined cotton mini dresses, tulip hemmed skirts, silk tunics with vivid prints, fully lined sateen coats, and some of the most fabulous accessories, such as huge bracelets, tiger necklaces, diamante brooches and oversized sunglasses. Drew Barrymore is the face of Gold by Giles Deacon. And you can see her and his collection by clicking here. I liked all the stuff Drew wore. What do you think?

Red Hot Chili Bag from Miu Miu


If you haven't decided on your IT bag for this season, allow me to interfere. This ruby red aged leather handbag with gold hardware and a clasp fastening on front from Miu Miu is all you need to carry you throughout fall and beyond. Every fashion magazine I skimmed through lately had featured the bag in one of their articles or fashion shoots. The bag would go perfectly well with winter grays, blacks, whites, and pinks.

The bag is now available at Villa Moda Shuwaikh and is sold for KD 441. I have tried carrying it and it wasn't as heavy as it looks in the photo. And by the way, you don't have a lot of time to procrastinate as they only have 2 pieces of the bag available only. So you better make up your mind fast.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

My Weekly Zara Find

I know I know.. I'm getting to sound like a broken record. But I couldn't resist sharing this with you guys and I'll make it brief to lessen the damage. This is what I found this week at Zara, a gradient black and gray wool A-line coat. Does the design and the look of the coat ring a bell? Yup! Another "Prada" item at Zara. Bingo! You guessed right! Way to go! The coat is sold for KD 29.500. I must admit, the coat fits nicely which is not bad at all for the price you're paying for.


Concept 5.3.. When Art & Furniture Collide

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