Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Special Offer From Babylicious Boutique


Just a quick reminder for all you trendy mamas out there, there will be an exclusive VIP "Confashion Reader Day" at Babylicious Boutique on November 1st (Thursday) and whoever brings a print-out of this article/post, will instantly receive a 20% off selected merchandise.

Babylicious Boutique is located at Galleria 2000 on the mezzanine floor, which is on Salem Al-Mubarak Street in Salmiya. Opening hours are 9AM-1:30PM and 4:30PM-9:30PM.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Get yourself some Ksubis from Closet Candy

Thanks to Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie, now we all know and love Ksubi (formerly Tsubi) jeans, the hip and youth-oriented Australian denim label. If you're ever looking for a killer pair of jeans, then hunt these puppies down at Closet Candy.

It was very fabulous and thoughtful of Closet Candy's owner to share this fashionable news with us. Currently There are 2 different styles of Ksubi’s jeans and 3 color washes for each available at Closet Candy. The sold-out and sought-after Ksubi jeans are easily identified by the classic Ksubi detail (+ +) on the leg or the waistband of the jeans. And you know what's interesting? Ksubi designers make their point on global warming and other related issues on stickers stuck on each pair of jeans. They're super sassy and street-chic looking.





Here are some of our favorite celebrities spotted wearing Ksubi's in the same washes available now at Closet Candy.


Closet Candy is located at Mohamed Thunayan Alghanim St, Al-Salhiya, Kuwait. For inquires, please call (+965) 241-0667.

Lifestyle Event: Funkyture Couture by Optimus


Funkyture Couture by Optimus Group welcomes you to its furniture expo 2 at Optimus in Qadsiya, block 1, Bader Street, house #11. Opening hours are from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The event is on until 1st November 2007. Click on the above image for a larger view.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Latest Beauty Buzz at Soho Salon

Here's the latest at one of my favorite beauty destinations Soho Salon:


  • Soho Salon have just received Acrylite odourless nail extensions from Akzentz of Canada. Great results for those who are into nail extensions and with absolutely NO ODOUR! Unlike the usual 'powder' acrylics, Acrylite are incredible, available in french or natural tip.


  • Feed your skin with this delicious Bella Lucce luxury pumpkin glow body treatment (Getting into the Halloween mood?). The treatment leaves your skin radiant, clean, and soft.


  • Soho Salon have also given two of their facial rooms a makeover. Peter Thomas Roth facials are in their Boudoir suite. and They will also be offering June Jacobs facial treatments which will also have its own dedicated facial suite.


    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.

News Flash: Gucci at Villa Moda

New deliveries for Gucci Autumn/Winter 2007 have arrived at Villa Moda Shuwaikh and Al-Fanar.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Wild Wild Westwood

Whenever I want to look eccentric and effortlessly chic for a casual or a semi-formal outing, I simply turn to Vivienne Westwood creations. Westwood designs the most amazing and spectacular casual chic and semi-formal clothes I have ever seen.

Yesterday I went to Villa Moda Shuwikh as they have received new deliveries of her Red Label collection. The eccentric British designer Vivienne Westwood Red Lable collection is one of her a ready-to-wear collections that is for everyday use with a Westwood design signature.

The mouth-watering collection included sassy tailoring, knits, shirts, and dresses. And I must say the prices of the Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label collection are reasonable compared to other big shot designers. Prices range between KD 100 and KD 400.

Here are 3 of my favorite items from Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label collection available now at Villa Moda Shuwaikh:


The lovely peachy pink dress which I can imagine being worn by the queen of style Carry Bradshaw. The dress is fitted and very flattering to my surprise! And this was the dressiest item in the collection.

If you’re going out for lunch with the girls and want your look to make a statement, pair this unconventional fitted black blazer with slim-leg jeans and a rock/punk t-shirt.



For a more toned down look (toned down in Westwood’s perspective), get this modish dark blue dress and pair it with patent accessories.

Villa Moda Shuwaikh is located at Kuwait's Free Trade Zone, Ghazalli Street.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Madame La Reine Vintage in Kuwait

We had a post a couple of weeks back on Madame La Reine which is a new Saudi concept in this region where you can "Recycle" your designer bags, shoes, accessories and clothes by sending them to Madame La Reine and they will sell them for you so you could use the money for your next "it" purchase or better yet for charity.

Guess what? Now Kuwaiti fashionistas can send in their stuff to Madame La Reine - Kuwait. They now have a representative in Kuwait. Her Name is Shaima and you can contact her by dialing (+965) 786-0809, or you can send her an e-mail to: kuwait@madamelareine.com.

Friday, October 26, 2007

News Flash: New Collection at Villa Moda

New deliveries for YSL, Bottega Venetta, Martin Margiela, and Vivienne Westwood have arrived at Villa Moda Shuwaikh.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Brands at Bahrain's Alothman

Remember my previous post on the new Alothman store? I got an interesting question by e-mail from few of my readers, they were inquiring about the brands carried by Alothman at Bahrain, so I've done my homework, and here are they:


ALEXANDER WANG
AZZARO
BADGLEY MISCHKA
BALMAIN
BEHNAZ SARAFPOUR
BILL BLASS
CAROLINA HERRERA
DAVID SZETO
DEREK LAM
DEVI KROELL
ELIE SAAB
ERDEM
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI
GILES
LELA ROSE
MALANDRINO
MARIOS SCHWAB
NAEEM KHAN
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
PETER SOM
PROENZA SCHOULER
REEM ACRA
RUPERT SANDERSON
And..THE ROW


Hmm, I guess I covered them all.
Update: I have just been notified by Alothman that there was a slight misunderstanding on the brands carried by Alothman at Bahrain. The list have been updated and corrected as shown above. Sorry guys about that.

Nomudal.com.. A New Kuwaiti Online Showroom


Forget Bayt Lothan in the forever congested Salmiya or the construction catastrophe next to Bait Badra. The new way to exhibit your stuff is online through NoMudal.com.

NoMudal.com is a new Kuwaiti website that offers virtual showrooms to display and sell your products if you're a business owner, or a chance for you to see what other people are exhibiting and purchase whatever you like. So you need not to worry about exhibition opening hours, parking space, or (the most dreadful thing which we all have been through) buying a thing you don't like simply because the exhibition owner is your friend/relative/colleague.

Currently they are running a couple of exhibitions. "In less than 2 weeks the number of our website viewers increased from 102 to 260, 127 new viewers in less than 2 weeks and we haven't started our marketing campaign yet!", NoMudal.com owner stated.

NoMudal.com is running a special offer currently, you can display your products for FREE until the end of October. All you have to do is send details and photos of your products by e-mail to photo@nomudal.com and they'll take care of the marketing aspect of your business.

If you have any questions or comments, you can drop them a line at customercare@nomudal.com or you can call/SMS them on (+965) 733-4344. kindly note that NoMudal.com office hours are from 9 am - 2 pm and from 4 pm - 9 pm, Sundays to Thursdays.

If you have any questions or comments, you can drop them a line at customercare@nomudal.com or you can call/SMS them on (+965) 733-4344. kindly note that NoMudal.com office hours are from 9 am - 2 pm and from 4 pm - 9 pm, Sundays to Thursdays.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Webby Wednesday: BunnyHug.co.uk


If you are after that “must-have” sunglasses or the “IT” piece of jewellery, then you'll find it right here on BunnyHug.co.uk. The online boutique presents you with the hottest and most hard to find designer items and accessories such as: sunglasses, handbags, swimwear, jewellery, and shoes.

It provides a broad mix of the hottest and freshest brands including French Sole, CC Skye, Linda Farrow Vintage, Ksubi, Karen Walker, Gucci, Vita, Kenneth Jay Lane, Primp,Ella Moss, Sas & Bide.. etc.


And here are my favorite Webby Wednesday items for this week, and they're very "Madonna in the 80's":


  • Karen Walker Deep Freeze Sunglasses in Bright Blue (KD 76)

  • Alice McCall Roaming Moors Love is a Drug T-Shirt Black/ Green (KD 38)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

News Flash: Marc by Marc Jacobs at Topaz


Head straight to Topaz today at Zahra Complex, they have received new deliveries of Marc by Marc Jacobs shoes.

Copy Cat: Carmen Electra Diane Von Furstenberg Dress


So here's Ms. Carmen Electra at one of those full-fledged celeb event dressed in turquoise and black Diane Von Furstenberg frock. At first glance you might think that the dress is too plain, but give it a second thorough look, and you'll notice how the design of the dress is so unconventional of DVF, so trendy in shape, and so practical to wear for day and night. You can purchase the dress online now at BrownsFashion.com. The dress costs around KD 160. Very appealing price for a very appealing dress.

For day, pair it with a black blazer and black opaque tights. Or for a 70's mod meets art-deco look, pair it with a black fitted turtle-neck top and patent platform and accessories. For night, semi-copy Carmen's look and wear the dress alone with platform heeled shoes.

I have noticed that the wrap dress queen Diane Von Furstenberg has made a positive transformation the past couple of seasons adding new shapes & designs to her collection and slightly moving away from her signature wrap-dress look. I hope she keeps doing that for the new seasons to come.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Exclusive: Alothman's New Store In Bahrain


Our favorite Kuwait-based luxury department store Alothman is now within reach to all Bahraini fashionistas. Known for its ingenious blend of contemporary and high-end designers, Alothman has opened its store last week at La Fontaine Center of Contemporary Art. The location provides the perfect blend of old and modern cultures.



La Fontaine is a private owned historical monument dating back to a 150 years and located in the heart of Manama close to the old “Souk”. It features a number of contemporary art galleries, an open-air amphitheatre, an exquisite fine dining restaurant, an exclusive spa, a state-of-the-art Pilates & Dance Studio, and now the ever hip, stylish, and sophisticated Alothman Store is part of Le Fontaine too, giving the old building a chic jolt.

Needless to say that Bahrain’s new Alothman store offers trendy selection of the world's best brands in fashion such as: Derek Lam, Oscar De La Renta, and Reem Acra to name a few.

Confashions From Kuwait was lucky enough to get some exclusive photos for you to have a sneak peak of how lushly and luxuriously Alothman is decorated. Click on the photos to enlarge them and get a better view.


If I'm not mistaken... I see David Sezto and Oscar De La Renta in the photo above...


The beautiful short metallic Derek Lam dress (shown on the right) and is that Reem Acra on the left? So who wants to go to Bahrain for a quick weekend getaway? A shopping spree, some spa pampering, and a cultural experience all rolled into one. Perfect!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Rupert Sanderson.. Swept Me Off My Feet

Here's a new name to add to your shoe addiction list right below Louboutins and Choo's: Rupert Sanderson. I can't even begin to describe how thrilled I was to find that Alothman has started to carry Rupert Sanderson shoes! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the British line, allow me to enlighten you, Rupert Sanderson shoes exemplifies elegance and sophisticated 50's glamor with a modern twist in a very functional and timeless design.


for day, choose this forest green patent courts to add a splash of color to your winter gray and black wardrobe or complete an evening look with these black patent sculptural mary-janes.





Buy these shoes now before they're all snatched up! Rupert Sanderson is available at Alothman Store located at Mariam Complex. For inquires, please call (+965) 575-4954.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Heard It Through The Grapevine...

  • I have been informed by one of my readers that Villa Moda Al-Manshar will be opening in February 2008.

  • Ponti Home Fashion exhibition for home accessories will be held at Bait Lothan, Thinda Hall from 21st to 24th October 2007. The exhibition is held by Adeeb Nouri from Lebanon.

  • Rania Abu Al-Hassan will be holding Dot Exhibition to display her creations and designs for home accessories. The exhibition will take place at Bait Lothan, Ethla Hall from 21st to 24th October 2007.

  • Shaikha Alsinan & Nora Alabdul Hadi will be holding an art exhibition at Bait Lothan, Sidra Hall from 21st to 24th October 2007. Here's a sample of their paintings...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

No No Coco!

I'm a die hard Coco Chanel fan. I'm willing to buy almost anything with the double C logo (if only I had more zeros in my account!). And carrying a chanel bag (by hand!) makes me want to put on my pearls, wear my high heels, and put on my scarlet red lipstick. However, the idea of me carrying/wearing this new mini chanel pouch, from the S/S 2008 collection, on my feet makes me cringe! Actually, it makes me feel like I'm on a house arrest!

OK OK! I'm trying to have an open mind about this new trend... maybe it's practical if you're going for a quick snack with the girls? But how do I get my money out? Give the crowd the "bend-and-snap" pose*? Nope! sorry Karl, I don't want to look that hideous! I love your other Chanel creations but not this one.


Would you wear this trend?

*The pose is courtesy or Miss Elle Woods of Legally Blonde.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Webby Wednesday: AlohaRag.com


Aloha Rag is one of my favourite online destinations to get unique accessories which you wouldn't normally find at bigger online boutiques. The site offers the latest cutting-edge brands from European designers like martin margiela, chloe, lucien pellat-finet, ann demeulemeester, Thomas Wylde, KSUBI, Pierre Hardy, Corto Moltedo, and more. If you get Aloha Rag Membership Card, you can save 3%-14% on your purchases online. Another brownie point is that if your purchase total exceeds $500, the shipping is free worldwide. How fabulous is that!


My favourite item is Alexander Mcqueen skull scarf. tie it around the strap of your bag or around your neck. Pierre Hardy calf metal high heels in gold. Perfect for dressy outings.


News Flash: New Collection at Alostoura

New deliveries for Roberto Cavalli and Pucci have arrived at Alostoura Stores at Althurayya Complex. Also, new deliveries for Yohji Yamamoto have arrived at Alostoura store at Al-Sahab Tower, next to Salhiya Complex.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

LALTRAMODA is now open at Salhiya Complex



LALTRAMODA offers trendy collections with a very competitive style, price, and quality, this makes LALTRAMODA a much appreciated alternative for casual chic wear to other more famous and pricey brands of Italian fashion.

If I'm not mistaken, LALTRAMODA used to be sold at Villa Moda back when the luxury department store was located next to the old Mais Al-Ghanim (I miss that location!). And if I recall correctly, it was one of the most affordable brands offered there. And I remember buying several LALTRAMODA items and kept wearing them for quite sometime due to their semi-classic shape and durability.

Anyways, I went to the store recently and found some very appealing items for Fall 2007 . Like this beautiful big red patent leather bag shown in the pictures below and lame evening trench coat. Here's a taste if what awaits for you at LALTRAMODA store.





LALTRAMODA is located at Salhiya Complex, Mezzanine 2. Tel.: (+965) 299-6471.

Monday, October 15, 2007

News Flash: New Fall Collection at Villa Moda

New deliveries for Prada, Marni, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, and Manolo Blahnik have arrived at Villa Moda Shuwaikh, Free Trade Zone. Here goes your Eidiya savings!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Race for Fall's (Semi?) Evening Dresses - Part III


This is something I wouldn't wear for a big party or a wedding because, first of all, it's a knitted wool jersey dress. And secondly, it's missing the "WOW" factor. However, I wouldn't herniate for a second to wear this simple embellished dress for a formal dinner or a reception. The Vera Wang Lavender jersey shift dress is in this fall's newest color trend, black. The dress is embellished with light gray crystals on the neckline. Pair it with black opaque tights and patent ankle boots for a modern and glamours look. For a more daring look, pair it with bright fuchsia or purple thick tights.


This smashin' semi-evening dress is available at Alothman Store located at Mariam Complex. The dress costs around KD 190. For inquires, please call (+965) 575-4954. The dress is also available at net-a-porter.com.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Madame La Reine Vintage

This post is dedicated to our readers in Jeddah for the time being. Ever felt that your closets are filled with fabulous bags and shoes which have only been used once or twice? And have never been used again since? What to do with them? Send them to Madame La Reine.

Madame La Reine is a new concept in this region where you can "Recycle" your designer bags, shoes, accessories and clothes by sending them to Madame La Reine and they will sell them for you so you could use the money for your next "it" purchase or better yet for charity.




Madame La Reine accepts and re-sells an array of brands such as Gucci, Prada, Dior, Chanel and the list goes on. All items are in great and mint condition at fantastic prices. Heba Akki from Saudi Arabia is the brains behind this remarkable concept. They work by appointment to give their clients time and space to browse and try things on. Items for sale are done anonymously and names are not mentioned. Here are a sample photos of what's available:




Madame La Reine is currently available in Jeddah and will soon open in Riyadh. I fell in love with this concept. And I really hope we'll have similar vintage shops here in Kuwait. It's very convenient and it saves your old stuff from being trashed.

To learn more about Madame La Reine Vintage, you can check out their group on Facebook. Simply type in "Madame La Reine" in the search field to view their group. You may also e-mail them at info@madamelareine.com or drop them a line on (+966) 5640-47004.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wish You A Happy Eid

I would like to wish you all a very Happy Eid. May you look utterly stylish and unbelievably fashionable on this day.
عيدكم مبارك و عساكم من العايدين و الفايزين

Give Me Some Suga

Back in May 2007, I had a post about Suga Hair Accessories. Now, Suga has a new variety of hair accessories to adorn your beautiful crown. Here are some sweet samples (photos) to tickle your fashion taste buds.















Prices range between KD 8 and KD 20. You can order by sending an e-mail to Suga-accessories@hotmail.com. Make sure to mention your name, your contact number, item code, and your address. Purchased items will be delivered to your doorstep. If you wish to view more selection of Suga head bands, please click here. Or you can e-mail Suga to ask for Suga's e-Catalogue of their entire collection to be sent to you.

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