Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Moda Mall.. Bahrain's New Shopping Destination

What's better than to end my 2008's posts with a fashionable visit to Bahrain's much anticipated new shopping destination, MODA Mall. I LOVED it! The ultra-exclusive high-end shopping mall is located on the ground floor of Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC).

This ultimate dream destination for shopaholics visiting Bahrain has the following designer boutiques: Burberrys, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Tods, Fendi, Hermes, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Blumarine, Kenzo, MaxMara, Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Agent Provocateur, and Dior all under one roof. And of course you'll also find my favorite Kuwait luxury fashion retailer: Villa Moda (just look at the amazing door entrance of the store shown in the photo below) and Al Othman.

And for fashionistas who love to dazzle, there's a whole section called the Jewelry Garden Court, where shoppers will be dazzled by jewels from world leading jewelers such as Van Cleef & Arples, De Beers, Piaget, Chopard, and Chanel.

I'm so thrilled that such an amazing shopping hub is sooo close to us in a country that I simply adore. Makes me wonder, which brand/store/restaurant do you wish it would open at Moda Mall?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Event: Pecha Kucha Night

Pecha Kucha Night is a non profit event, conceived, inspired, and performed solely to strengthen creative talent of various presenters. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes and 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentation concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Pecha Kucha Nights function in 159 cities worldwide, including regional cities of Dubai, Beirut, and Doha. It will now be hosted in Kuwait. This was made possible as a result of a written proposal submitted to Klein and Dytham architecture (KLa) by Dr. Aseel al-Ragam.

PKN will be hosted 4 times a year; the first one will be launched in the second week of March.

Target Audience: Artists, architects, cooks, entrepreneurs, flâneurs, dandies, sport jocks, scientists, mathematicians, engineers, fashion designers, photographers, and more.

Click here to learn more about Pecha Kucha Night. Last day for registration for Pecha Kucha Night is 31st of December 2008. For more info send an e-mail to:

Al Othman Sale Picks - Part VI

This dress would definitely appeal to all the "Lily van der Woodsens" of the world. A chic alternative to basic black, this formal Lela Rose black and semi-white curve-hugging dress has a cute bow on the neckline and bubble shaped short sleeves. Adorn it with extravagant cocktail ring, a Kelly bag, and a pair of killer stilettos to complete the look. Was KD 349, now KD 174.500.

Rockin' The Reptile

Yazi has a new selection of exotic python clutches in-store now. The python clutch instantly livens up an evening look. It's an investment piece you'll use time and again.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Burberry to open childrenswear stores in Dubai and Kuwait‏

Burberry is pleased to announce the opening of two Burberry childrenswear stores in Dubai and Kuwait, scheduled to open in February and March 2009 respectively. The 110 square metre Dubai store will be located within the newly opened Dubai Mall, where Burberry also recently opened a flagship store. This store carries men’s and women’s ready-to-wear from the Burberry Prorsum and Burberry London collections, as well as accessories, fragrances, timepieces
and sunglasses.

The 150 square metre childrenswear Kuwait store will be located within the Avenues Mall and will be the third store to open in the country. The other Burberry stores are located within the Arraya Centre and Salmiya’s Marina Mall.

Burberry childrenswear collections are directly inspired by styles in the Burberry men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections and reference the signature trench coat, trademark check, British heritage and technical sport.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

NET-A-PORTER International Sale Extravaganza

The NET-A-PORTER Sale Extravaganza is now on! With up to 50% off from top designers including Chloé, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli, Christian Louboutin, Stella McCartney and many, many more. It really is something that you shouldn't miss.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Event: Flea Market

You are cordially invited to attend FIVE60's first Flea Market featuring handcrafts and arts, anime cartoonist, fashion & accessories, gardening & nurseries, food vendors (candy + pancakes + desserts + corndogs) and more.

The market is held on December 26th - 27th from 4:00PM to 10:00PM in FIVE60 HQ @ Al Rawada - Block 5 - St 60 - House #4. For more information please call (+965) 9785 3033 or drop us an email

Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Curious Case of Black Lace

I saw these daring Gothic Lace Leggings at TopShop the other day. What do you think? A fashion do or a fashion don't? And if it's a DO, how would you wear them?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Al Othman Sale Picks - Part V

They're Christian Louboutin, they're perfect for chic daywear, AND they're on SALE!!! Need I say more?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Event: FIVE60 Exhibitions

FIVE60 will be open for three days (21-23 of December) from 5:00PM to 10:00PM to host a three participants' mini event for selling fashionable items, shawls, and shahtooshs. FIVE60 is located at Rawdha, Block 5, Street 60, House 4.

News Flash: Donna Karan Opening Launch‏

The official opening of Donna Karan Boutique located at Salhia Complex, Mezzanine II, will be on Monday 22nd December 2008, at 11:00 am.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bling It On

I'm not a big fan of bling bling but occasionally I do find some really nice accessories subtly encrusted with swarovski crystals. Like this easy to carry Yazi hard case clutch with a long shoulder chain. It's a chic & comfy way to carry your evening essentials.

Yazi Boutique is located @ Al Aali Mall in Bahrain. To know more about Yazi and to view photos of their collection, click here.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Food is Art

I'm sure most of you have seen the Chocolate Festival hosted by The Avenues Mall a couple of days ago, they had different booths for people in the chocolate business to display their work. What caught my attention was a booth called "Food is Art" which was displaying deliciously amazing chocolate sculptures. The lady at the booth, who turned out to be the business owner, was working on a huge sculpture of Kuwait Towers entirely made out of white chocolate. YUM!!

Anyways, to cut a long story short, the UK based shop owner was kind enough to show me samples of her work and I instantly fell in love with hand created life-size chocolate sculpture of a Gina shoes and Ruby red shoes (featured below).

She can create shoes and bags with dark, milk or white chocolate, or a combination, depending on style of your favourite shoes. Each shoe can be decorated with edible sparkles, roses, swirls, spirals, dots, zig-zags, or whatever you have in mind. The good news she does deliver to Kuwait. So you can have your yummy shoes delivered via ARAMEX or DHL to your door step. Nice! For more information on Food is Art, please click here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Al Othman Sale Picks - Part IV

Nothing says comfy chic cool like this Vera Wang white strapless shirt with two thick ribbons decorating the sides of the top. One ribbon forms a deconstructed black pleats and the other ribbon is small white ruffles. Wear this top with skinny & cropped satin pants, patent towering heels and gem-encrusted bold cuff. Was KD 779, now KD 389.500.

Al Othman is located at Mariam Complex, Salem AlMubarak St, Salmiya. For inquires, please call (+965) 2-575-4954.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Al Othman Sale Picks - Part III

Working some florals into your style this fall, or what's left of it, will add some feminine flare to your look. Wear this sleeveless David Szeto draped dress with opaque tights, shiny platforms, and a structured tote to compliment the chic silhouette. Was KD 319, now KD 159.500.

Al Othman is located at Mariam Complex, Salem AlMubarak St, Salmiya. For inquires, please call (+965) 2-575-4954.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Event: Luxury Sale

Prada, Dolce, Gucci, Marni, and more at The Luxury Designer Sale which is held currently at Movenpick's tent, Free Trade Zone - Shuwaikh. Up to 90% off clothes, shoes, and bags for men and women. The event will end on December 29th. Open from 10 AM to 10 PM.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tux Delux

I can't seem to get enough of boy blazers and tux jackets. I found this tailored black velvet cropped jacket with white spot detailing at TopShop. The perfect cover up for a cocktail strapless or sleeveless dress and it gives your look that refined finish. The Jacket is part of TopShop's premium range Tux Delux. Loves it!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Al Othman Sale Picks - Part II

Any true fashionista with an eye for investment pieces and luxury goods would want to have one of RM by Roland Mouret's iconic dresses in her closet. And to have this Mouret sleeveless midi dress with its geometric folds and pleats at a discount makes it even more appealing. The design guarantees to flatter almost all body shapes. Was KD 579, Now KD 289.5.

Al Othman is located at Mariam Complex, Salem AlMubarak St, Salmiya. For inquires, please call (+965) 2-575-4954.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Marks & Spencer Hearts The Environment

These are Marks & Spencer version of "I'm not a plastic bag" bag. The 100% organic cotton carrier bags feature portraits of two fashion icon Twiggy and supermodel Erin O’Connor. The bags have been exclusively designed for M&S by illustrator David Downton. Cost? KD 2, a very small price to pay for such beautiful illustrations and most importantly, to help save the environment. Grab one (or 5 for your friends/family) now.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Som Day

Any fashionista who wants to stand out in a sea of Traina & the Olsen sisters wannabes this party season would want to wear this beautiful Peter Som cropped fur jacket. Its striking mix of soft fur will definitely spice up even the most simple outfit. And I just love the cute detail on the collar. Price tag? KD 898.

Al Othman is located at Mariam Complex, Salem AlMubarak St, Salmiya. For inquires, please call (+965) 2-575-4954.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

50% Sale @ Al Othman

Al Othman is having its seasonal major 50% sale on Fall/Winter 2008 collection with discounts so great that many of items which you thought were slightly overpriced are now very affordable. You will find fashion's most sought-after designer items on sale, like this David Szeto red velvet ruched jacket. Was KD 498, Now around KD 244. I'll share more items with you in my future posts.

Al Othman is located at Mariam Complex, Salem AlMubarak St, Salmiya. For inquires, please call (+965) 2-575-4954.


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