Tuesday, April 29, 2008

H&M's tribute to Marimekko at the Avenues


H&M's tribute to Marimekko hit the Avenues store recently. Marimekko who?! Marimekko is a Finnish design company famous for it's bold graphics and prints from the 1960s and 70s. The limited collection is all about colors and huge crazy patterns. What do I think of designed items of the collection? Nothing really stood out besides the actual fun and bold retro prints. The collection carried wardrobe basics in addition to swimwear.

I have to admit though, the collection really made me long for a nice tropical getaway. To view the entire collection, please click here.

Monday, April 28, 2008

News Flash: New Collections at Villa Moda Mubarikiya

New deliveries for Elie Tahari, D&G Kids, Helmut Lang, Car Shoe, ans Veronique B have arrived at Villa Moda Mubarikiya.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I need a Cocktail.... Dress

Aren't you tired of that little black dress? I am! So I've decided to do a my homework and now I'm on the lookout for a daring and unique cocktail dress to complement my new sky-high heels and fake-tan. My first shopping destination was AlOthman.


I came across this stunning Proenza Schouler navy one shoulder dress, ruched from the front and adorned with one of spring/summer's most surprising trends.. Feathers! I'm not a huge fan of feathers but the way it is used on this dress makes it unbelievably chic and unique. The dress is retailed for KD 749.





My second option was this red hot Malandrino cocktail dress fir for a true fashion princess. Pair this Silk Chiffon Pleated red dress with gold accessories and cascading waves for a fresh evening twist. The price tag of the dress? KD 629.




OK, to me, this dress would not be an option for a cocktail dress, but I fell in love with it because it's sooo colorful and fun. It's nice for dressy formal occasions. The loose & bubbly shape of this Malandrino dress makes it easy to wear by skinny and curvaceous women. You can add a patent skinny belt if you want some definition. Finish the look with a peep-toe boots and you're ready to go. The dress is priced at KD 629.

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

Friday, April 25, 2008

Event: Munna Bhasin and Kiki Siddiqi Exhibition

Munna Bhasin and Kiki Siddiqi (London) invite you to view a collection of hand embroidered western wear. The event will be held at Sidra Hall, Bayt Lothan from 27th - 29th April 2008. From 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Madonna in Dubai!!

Who would have thought that Madonna Hard Candy World Tour 2008 would have a show in Dashing Dubai!! According to MSN Entertainment, Madonna will be paid $25 million to perform a show in Dubai this November. However, this has not been confirmed yet by Madonna's rep.

I'm a die-hard Madonna fan. So attending Madonna's concert whether in Dubai, London, or Mars is something I HAVE to do this year. As of today I can't stop thinking about the possibility of me going to Madonna's concert! I want to experience what it is the phenomenon of being in a Madonna's concert.
So what was the best concert you have ever been to?

Event: Palestinian Crafts at Women's Cultural Society

Palestinian embroideries, books, paintings, and ceramics at Women's Cultural Society located at Khaldiya, block number 2, Al-Orooba Street. The event will be held from April 28th until May 1st, from 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM. For further details, please call (+965) 9376608.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Event: Hue Summer Exhibit‏ion


Looking for floral & festive dresses? Fresh & eccentric tops? Delicate bracelets to complete your romantic look? Visit HUE, a 2 day exhibition of one of a kind pieces. The exhibition also features the return of Smag(R).


The event will take place on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 11:00am at Bait Cedra, Sharq Street, Facing Amiri Hospital. For any inquires, please feel free to call (+965) 9025777.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Brown Boutique Special Summer Sale

Girls, set your mobile calendars to alert you on the 26th and 27th April for Brown Boutique's special summer sale. You'll instantly get 10% off when you buy any item of their new summer collection! Click on the above image to enlarge.

Brown Boutique is located at Tala Center's basement, Salem Al-Mubarak Street, Salmiya. For any further questions, you can call them at (+965) 571-3019.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Event: Andre Marcha Jewelry Exhibition


Iris Group invites you to attend a fanciful and unique Jewelry Exhibition "Andre Marcha Creations" on 21st, 22nd, and 23rd or April. The exhibition is held in Messila, block 1, street 31, Villa No. 34. For any inquires, please call (+965) 390-7300 or 390-8002.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The "No-Joke" Joke Bag


"Every time i meet a girl who can cook like my mother ... she looks like my father."
"My wife went to the beauty shop and got a mud pack. For two days she looked beautiful. Then the mud fell off."

Haha?? And I thought my cousin had a bad sense of humor. The pictured bag is one of the latest arrivals at Louis Vuitton's boutique at Salhiya Complex. This is the type of bag I refuse to spend a fils on. I would only accept it as a prank gift on April Fools Day, and on 2nd of April I would gladly recycle it to be used as a trash bag. I have to admit that the soft leather orange-ish LV python trimmed bag is practical in shape but has the most sexist jokes splattered all over it. I won’t be caught dead carrying it. The bag retails for KD 600+. If you think the bag is funny and would like to purchase it, they also carry a bigger purplish joke bag that looks pretty much like a shopping bag. It retails for KD 800+.

Moving on, I also found these LV runway pointy black patent pumps with pink rose patched on the front of the heels and visible stitching. The heels were a perfect combination of sexy and sweet. They are available in black and scarlet red for KD 338. Of course my picture does not do them justice at all, so I found another picture of them on style.com. But honestly? I wouldn't buy them for the summer?


Do you think LV's Joke Bags are funny? Or are you one of those people who find the beauty of the joke bag by how controversial and unfunny it is?

Friday, April 18, 2008

In the News...


  • You are invited to attend "The Beautiful Past", an exhibition of modern accessories. The event will be held this Monday 21st April at 6:30 PM at Gallery Bikar located at Salmiya, Salem Al Mubarek Street, North Salmiya Building, entrance number 2, 2nd floor. The event is hosted by Jaber Al-Faisal and Huossam Al-Rushaid.

  • New deliveries for Juicy Couture bags and RTW have been launched at Villa Moda Mubarikiya and Al-Fanar.

  • New collections from Marc by Marc Jacobs and Milly have arrived at LimeLight in Dana Center, Salmiya.

  • New and colorful Spring/Summer collection have arrived at Cacharel. For inquires, please call Cacharel Arraya on (+965) 2997727 or Cacharel Al Thuraya on (+965) 5711071.

Monday, April 14, 2008

News Flash: New Collections at Villa Moda


New deliveries for Gucci, Dries Van Noten, Etro, Missoni, Prada, D&G, and Salvador Ferragamo have arrived at Villa Moda Shuwaikh, Free Trade Zone.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Event: Zein Bilbeisi Jewelry Event at Closet Candy‏


Seems like this week is a fashion-events-packed-week. Mark your agenda for an upcoming Jewelry event which will take place at Closet Candy this Wednesday, April 16th. Zein Bilbeisi, a young jewelry designer from Jordan will be launching her new line "i". There will be music and cupcakes and you will get to meet the designer at the store too.

Zein's jewelry line is contemporary, yet chic with edgy designs using semi-precious stones and 21K gold. The collection varies from string bracelets to mother of pearl necklaces. Just what you need to spice up your summer dresses. Click on the above image to enlarge.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Event: Gojiboutique.com Soft Launch at Dar Al Funoon


Don't miss out the soft launch of Gojiboutique.com which will be held at Dar Al Funon Gallery, from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM on 15th and 16th April.

The online boutique will offer the latest Greek fashion designs, shoes, and accessories embraced by the Halim Karim art exhibition. Gojiboutique.com will be fully operational soon, but the exhibition will give you a sneak peak of what’s to come.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Event: L'Inc Day & Night Fashion Show


Mark your agenda for this year's fashionable charity event and the first of it's kind in Kuwait: The L'Inc Day & Night Fashion Show. The event will be held Saturday April 12, 2008 at Movenpick (Free Trade Zone- Shuwaikh), from 6:00pm till 9:00pm.

Make sure to buy your tickets first to attend the event. Tickets start at KD 7 for regular and KD 15 for VIP. Call (+965) 613-6389 for tickets or email: lincfashion@gmail.com. Clothes featured at the fashion show will be sold after the runway show.

Participating Designers:

  • Brown Boutique
  • Jenan Al- Fares
  • NohaNoor
  • Pink Moon
  • Masooma Abdalla
  • Reem Al- Mudhaf
  • Noora khuraibut

All the money collected will go to building schools, dorms, and Boarding schools in 3rd world countries mainly (Kenya and Yemen).

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Dear Confashion: Spice Up My Lanvin


Q: I have a fashion issue I want you to take care of, I have this Lanvin oversized tee and I really really like it but the problem is that I want to wear it! and you know what wearing means! To spice it up and to make a whole outfit out of it , when I tried wearing it with skinny, leggings and bubble skirt it looked boring. So what do you suggest ?

Regards,

Eve

A: First of all, allow me to congratulate you on your very stylish selection, I love this Lanvin shirt. It's light weight material is soooo perfect and comfortable for our weather.

To spice up your Lanvin shirt, Try wearing it with baggy work-like pants (not denim), stacked bangles, and chunky peep-toe shoe-boots (perfect for summer nights). To give it more of a boy-meets-girl look, try adding suspenders to it, but leave them hanging (if you don't have wide hips otherwise they'll add some bulk). If you're looking for a laid back and casual look, try pairing it with cropped skinny pants (again not jeans), a pair of chunky heeled patent sandals, and a structured bag. For a quirky look, try pairing it with full skirt (not bubble) and ankle boots (the shirt tucked inside).

Friday, April 4, 2008

a-MUSE Me


Forget Vogue for a day now and head straight to Alothman to get their latest copy of Muse, your Spring/Summer guide of what will be available instore. I have to admit, this edition of Muse is by far, much funkier, focused, and fashionista-friendly than the first edition.

Skimming through the pages of Muse allows you to browse hundreds of looks categorized either by trend or by brand name (listed alphabetically for our convenience, bless you Alothman). And what I really liked about it is that they had a dedicated e-mail for orders and inquiries, and a "Must Haves" page to list down your favourites. This is definitely not your typical store's attempt to be the next Vogue magazine. It's merely a lookbook focused on Alothman's merchandise and designers' inspirations behind their creations. Muse is a keeper for sure!




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

In the News: Villa Moda's Events

  • Villa Moda would like to invite you to the official opening of D&G boutique at Vila Moda Shuwaikh, Free Trade Zone. The opening will be held today from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

  • Villa Moda cordially invites you to Loudi Abilamas traditional art exhibition on the 4th of April 2008.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I Love VM But The Designer Doesn't!


Today I have received an invitation from Villa Moda to attend a special traditional Kuwaiti ceremony in honor of the opening of the new Villa Moda Almanshar, which will be held on Sunday 6th April 2008 at Almanshar Mall, Fahaheel around 8:00 PM.

I praise Villa Moda for their approach of hosting an event with a traditional Kuwaiti theme. I loved the concept of having a traditional Kuwaiti dance (Samri and Nagazzi) and requesting invitees to dress in traditional Kuwaiti attire: women in darra'as and men in dishadeesh. It would be very interesting to see who had the best looking daraa'a on.

However, I have 5 words to the person who designed the invitation shown above: "Seriously. What were you thinking?!!". Whoever came up with the invitation design needs to be punished! OK, that's a harsh word, so let's just say: he should be held responsible if anything goes wrong during the event, even if it's not related to design! Sounds fair to me. (Sorry VM guys, I love you all! but the truth needs to be told).

Anyways, this is an event I will make sure to go to as it sounds fun and will surely break our not-so-exciting weekly routines.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

MAC Fafi Spring Line in Kuwait

Finally MAC Kuwait received the much-hyped limited make-up edition by French graffiti artist Fafi. I checked out the make-up line, nothing we haven't seen before by MAC in terms of make-up colors, shine, and textures. But the packaging is sooo adorable that I couldn't resist buying a lipstick in a shade that I already probably had 3 of. I was also impressed that the Kuwaiti MAC store actually had the cosmetic bag, the see-through plastic Fafi bag, and a MAC Fafi brochure in an unbelievably cute Fafi envelope to give it to whoever purchases from the MAC Fafi line.

My only disappointment? They didn't have the MAC Fafi figurines which I was sooo looking forward to buy and decorate my room with.





What is your favourite MAC lipstick? And What is your Favourite Make-up line?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Event: High-end Accessories Exhibition


Unmissable summer collection of evening clutches from Shana London, necklaces by Scott Stephen, and more at Beit Alcedra (Noura Room) starting from 1st till 3rd April, from 11AM - 1:00 PM and from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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