Sunday, November 30, 2008

Copy Cat: Carrie Bradshaw Eiffel Tower Bag

If you think you're Carrie-ish enough to get away with carrying a funky little Eiffel Tower bag and you've been yearning to tote it around town, then you'd be pleased to know that Yazi gained exclusive distributorship of TIMMY WOODS Beverly Hills for Kuwait and Bahrain.

The limited edition Eiffel Tower clutch is available now and its $3000 ready to ship in 15 days. Click here for further details.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The It-Shoes are in K-Town

I know one specific reader will be over the moon when she reads this. Villa Moda is now stocking the new quirky-chic footwear brand Charlotte Olympia. I can't blame her, the collection is very eccentric in design with structured platforms, mix & match of gorgeous vibrant colours, and a modern feel with 50's retro chic spin to it. I wanted to buy the entire collection! These shoes will def add fun to any look and only for the daring type. Oh! and by the way, not all Charlotte Olympia designs are on sale.

I Like Girls That Wear Abercrombie & Fitch

Remember this song: "New kids on the block had a bunch of hits, chinese food makes me sick.... etc..... na na na na... I Like Girls That Wear Abercrombie & Fitch"? I loved it! Perfect for lazy summer nights. Anywho, Abercrombie & Fitch is now being sold at Truth or Dare located at Beit el Mazar, behind the church. Opening hours are Saturdays – Thursdays, from 10 am – 2 pm and from 5 pm – 9 pm. Here's a sneak peek...

Marella Autumn Winter Collection

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Friday, November 28, 2008

15% Off @ Brown Booteek

Enjoy 15% discount on Fall/Winter collection at Brown Boteek (excluding accessories) on Saturday and Sunday, November 29th and 30th, 2008 at 9:30am. I like the dress featured here, very retro chic and very Kate Perry-ish. Would look fabulous with this Alexander McQueen Corsage vinyl sandals or Lanvin Metallic pointed pumps or Miu Miu Sculpted heel pumps. By the way, Brown Boteek will also have a separate store for all goodies on sale from previous collections.

Brown Boteek is located at Tala Center - Basement in Salmiya. For any additional inquiries, you may contact them on (+965) 2571 3019.

Tis The Season To Go Shopping at Villa Moda

Whether you're looking for holiday gifts or your new Eid ensemble, this Saturday head straight to Villa Moda. They're having their seasonal 50% sale tomorrow Saturday at 10:00 AM. I have never seen so many shops go on sale that early! Recession.. Recession...

Send us a photo of your bargain buy and why you bought it to and I will post it here to share with fashionistas around the region.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Charming Charity Bracelets

Quatre Filles has designed the most adorable Charity Bracelets. Bracelet prices range between KD 25 - KD 95. All profits from the sales will go towards Bayt Abdullah Children's Hospice.

In 2004, KACCH (Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital) decided to expand their efforts by creating the Bayt Abdullah Children's Hospice, under the umbrella of KACCH, to accommodate the needs of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families, in Kuwait.

The hospice building itself is part of a continuum of care that offers children and their families the maximum freedom of choice without compromising the quality of that care, whether at home in hospital or within the hospice itself. This fully comprehensive service will offer day care facilities, residential respite, emergency and terminal care.

The design has focused on the needs of children and their families with the emphasis on an attractive, child friendly, inter-active environment and a comfortable, homely atmosphere, supported by trained, highly skilled pediatric nursing and medical staff.

KACCH needs to raise another 6 million KD to get the hospice up and running and Quatre Filles is helping to raise money by selling these charming charity bracelets. They will also be designing charity necklaces and they should be available in 2 weeks time. Come on fashionistas, show me the money for a good cause.

The full KACCH bracelets say the following GIRL/LOVE, BOY/LAUGH, GIRL/CARE, KACCH LOGO, BOY/PROTECT, GIRL/SUPPORT, BOY/CHERISH, BACH LOGO, KISS (with thank you engraved on the back) For more information about Bayt Abdullah or to make a donation, please visit To purchase a bracelet, please send an e-mail to

Event: The Timeless Shawl by Munna Bhasin

Munna Bahasin presents the 2008/2009 collection of "The Timeless Shawl", an exquisite collection of shawls, jackets, and blankets, from 30th November to 3rd December 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The exhibition will be held in Audailiya, block 1, Abdullah Al-Hajri Street, house # 19 (side entrance on Jaddah 17).

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Kiehl's Now Open At The Avenues

The original New York Pharmacy which offers skin care, hair care and body care products made with the finest natural ingredients, Kiehl's, is now open at the Avenues (Phase II). The store is located right next to Nicole Farhi.

I simply adore Kiehl's products and I have to admit, the customer service at this store took me by surprise, in a nice way. Staff were super friendly and they actually gave me a bag full of free goodies just because I purchased a couple of items. Fab!

So, what is your favorite Kiehl's product?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Event: AC Art by Ali Cha'aban

Ali Cha'aban, a talented Lebanese graphic designer, will be showcasing his original artwork from Dec. 1-3 (5:30 - 10:30pm) at The Exhibition. The event will also include Dessert Coffee House in the outside seating area.

Event:Giuliana Michelotti Jewelry Exhibition

Italian designer Giuliana Michelotti "An Art To Wear" jewelry 2008 collection is being showcased at Villa Moda Shuwaikh today. The collection is inspired by the tribal and ethnic traditions of Asia and Africa, the designs are bold, modern and sculptural. Click here to learn more about the designer.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Kit Mooi

Kit Mooi is a handwoven textile designer based in UK. The concept of Kit Mooi is woven fabrics that play confidently with colour, shape and textures. And one of my readers has e-mailed me some photos of cushions, bags, brooches, scarves, and other small accessories made out of Kit Mooi fabrics.

In case any one is interested, you may send in your request to It will be delivered within 6 working days after the payment.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Event: Boots Lab

Boots Lab! Snuggle your feet into these fabulous handmade custom designed must-have boots. Visit us at Bayt Lothan from Sunday 23rd November until Tuesday 25th November. From 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Zaina Alanjari & Besma Alabdulrazzaq

I'm A Barbie Girl

Ever since I turned 10 years old, I've decided that I'm too old to play with Barbie. That was not so.. ahem.. long ago. Anyways, and today I saw this chic Barbie dressed in a hot pink Chanel suit, with a boxy cropped jacket and slim tailored skirt, Chanel pearl necklace, and Chanel's signature two-tone heels. And suddenly I felt I'm 9 again! Honestly, I don't care how old I am, I sooo want this chic doll! It's like the blondish version of Blair Waldorf! Simply fab.

Friday, November 21, 2008

New Burberry Check‏ For Men & Women

Burberry Creative Director Christopher Bailey has developed a new Burberry check for women, inspired by the energy, attitude and modernity of the Burberry The Beat fragrances for men and women. Launched as part of the Burberry London Collection Spring 2009 womenswear collection, the new check in black, charcoal and white features across accessories for women including bags, small leather goods, soft accessories and shoes as well as ready-to-wear pieces.

The new black and white check also features on the lining and collar of outerwear styles including the treItalicnch coat. The Lowry bag, previewed on the Autumn/Winter 2008/09 catwalk is also available in the new check. The new check for the brand will be available seasonally.

Thanks to Burberry's PR Office

Thursday, November 20, 2008

For The Love of Lanvin

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The Exhibition

Whether you’re an artist looking for somewhere to showcase your art, a jewelry designer seeking a place to display your pieces, or an entrepreneur wanting to show everyone your products, you can now showcase your products and creations at The Exhibition. A new gallery for people who are looking for something different.

The Exhibition allows you to have your own space, instead of sharing it with others. This isn’t your typical exhibition hall with hundreds of booths, and it isn’t an old Kuwaiti-style house with five or six rooms to shre with others. For a number of weeks or months, this could be your own space to do with whatever you please.

The Exhibition is located at the Strip across from Alseef Palace and next to Prime & Toast - Jibla. For further inquiries, please call (+965) 9-406-6226

Yazi-lle Dazzle

First of all, allow me to start my post by saying I heart Bahrain. I love everything about it. It's people, the culture, everything. So it is my pleasure today to highlight a new boutique in Bahrain called Yazi.

Yazi is the brainchild of Bahraini Designer Yasmin Salahuddin. Her creations consist of handmade accessories and clutches encrusted with Swarovski crystals, beads, leather, wood, acrylic, and murano glass. Her collection can be defined as modern, abstract, and different.

In addition to Yazi's collection, the boutique also sells brands from Timmy Woods Beverly Hills, Frandami 1960, Paulette ltd NY. Here are some photos of Yazi Boutique currently open @ Al Aali Mall Bahrain and the bags they sell. To know more about Yazi and to view photos of bags/clutchs she sells, click here.

I'm loving the fact that we're seeing more young designers from this region and see the creativity flowing out. It's very inspiring for many. It truly makes me feel proud.

Welcome to DKNY

Here's a sneak peek of the Newly opened DKNY Store located at The Avenues - Phase II. I have been to the store recently, and although I'm not a DKNY fan (or so I thought), I ended up buying two tops for my casual outings. The prices are very reasonable and a lot of the pieces (NOT all) look very chic and on-trend, not like it used to be (boring an predictable). Judging by their magazine ads and some items stocked in-store, I think DKNY has become more sophisticated and fun to wear. The final verdict? This is the place where you can buy casual chic items for everyday use.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Event: Let's Goji @ Al Tilal‏

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Webby Wednesday: Lanvin @ Net-A-Porter

Have I got some thrilling news for you! The highly anticipated Lanvin collection will be going live today on Net-A-Porter. So you will be able to purchase Lanvin shoes, bags and jewelry online. This is considered a massive coup for any retailer to be able to stock Lanvin online so it is exhilarating to have such an exciting designer on the site. You heard it here first.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Without a doubt, Bottega Veneta is the leader in luxury leather goods and fashion. Season after season I'm tempted to buy something Bottega-ish, whether it's a bag, a pair or shoes, or any of its heavenly dresses. So here's my latest BV infatuation. This bag literally took my breath away, a refreshing take on the famous Cabat. it’s the perfect size for every day use.

The bag has a squarish shape and mixes two different textures. The edges of the bag is black snake skin, The middle section is made out of a beautiful woven leather in cobalt blue. This bag is effortlessly chic and it will carry you to Fall and beyond without a glitch. Price tag? a little bit less than KD 2,000 at Villa Moda Shuwaikh, Free Trade Zone.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Quit Following Me!

Recently I have noticed that anytime I walk in casually to TopShop the sales people start stalking me the moment I step inside and watch me rather closely. I thought nothing of it, until I began to browse through the store. I would turn around and bump into the sales person, literally! And then they start recommending things I should try out or buy, AND how to wear it! WTH!?!?!? Since when did TopShop turn into Alostora?! Did you also noticed that? When I want to shop at TopShop, I want to shop ALONE thank you very much. And If I need help, I will simply ask for it.

So, please, whoever is in charge of the staff there, your selling strategy is pushing clients away rather than increasing sales. Please do something about it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Comme des Garcons For H&M in Kuwait

The Commes des Garçons collection for H&M has finally hit all H&M stores throughout Kuwait. The verdict? The collection of fashion's most avant garde label was, unfortunately, mediocre. Nothing special and some of the black gothic jackets were not available. Plus the material used in most items was too heavy for our weather. There were lots of polka dots and lots of black. Check it out, the collection might appeal to you.


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