Monday, June 30, 2008

Soho's Su-Do System


It's summertime and everybody wants to get that sun kissed look whenever it's NOT dusty outside. However, how many of us realize the hazards of baking under the sun? So here's your solution for a UV-free tanning that will get you the color you want in no time. Soho Salon provides a Super su-do tropical spray tan system- all the bronze you like without the sand and heat - in under 10 minutes.

Su-do tropical breeze spray tan comes in bronze, dark bronze and clear - each takes under three minutes to apply with a fine mist spray gun, takes 5 minutes to dry and develops to a beautiful sun-kissed bronze in the next 8 hours.......bliss. You can be in and out of the salon in ten minutes, perfect for those busy fashionistas and ladies on the move. KD 20 or KD 25 if you need a full body exfoliation first.


Soho Salon Spa opening hours are Saturdays - Thursdays 8am to 8pm, Friday 10am - 6pm. Soho is located in Fintas, Road 209, Lulwa Tower, opposite egaila beach. There is a "Papa Jones" branch as part of the building. For appointments or inquires, please call (+965) 3902077 / 9240270.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

News Flash...

Starting today further reductions at Villa Moda Mubarikiya. Up to 60% off on all brands. Also, additional luxury designer brands are now on sale at Villa Moda Shuwaikh, Manshar, and Al Fanar.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Focus On The Foot



I love flats with bold shades. They add some tang to even the simplest of looks. Featured here are my latest shoe finds. These Rupert Sanderson aqua blue patent leather peep-toe flats are the ideal match to almost any floaty romantic summer dress and would look even hotter with tanned gems. And best of all? They're 50% off! Were KD 189 and now they're KD 94.

Rupert Sanderson shoes are sold at Al Othman located at Mariam Complex, Salem AlMubarak St, Salmiya. For inquires, please call (+965) 575-4954.

Friday, June 27, 2008

A Cultural Treat at DarUSHA

Now that Ramadan is just around the corner, your body-conscious diet can be put on hold since you'll be wearing loose darra'a (traditional dress) most of the time for iftar or ghabga. If you still didn't buy a fancy darra'a to wear during Ramadan, then you need to check out the new collection of vibrant and multicultural darra'at at DarUSHA.

The collection offers a vast choice of colorful darra'at that are long with full sleeves. Most designs included the must-have waist cinching belt to add a touch of femininity and definition. And at the same time, they are loose enough to hide your overstuffed and bloated tummy after iftar. Here's a quick look at what's available in-store now.






DarUSHA is an exclusive villa boutique, tucked away in one one of the historical Behbehani houses. The boutique offers a variety of dresses, darra'at, and tops which have a mixture of east-meets-west and give a modern twist to some traditional outfits. DarUSHA is located at Qibla, behind Church. Beit AlMazar (17). For inquires, please call (+965) 2466570.

For more pictures, and info, you can log to DarUSHA facebook group: darUSHA
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2342518742

Thursday, June 26, 2008

News Flash... Melissa Odabash Bikinis


New Melissa Odabash bikinis have arrived at Pink Moon Boutique. They are a wonderful Italian brand and have an amazing fit.

Pink Moon Boutique is located on the Gulf Road, next to Burger Hub. Opening Hours: Sat-Thurs 10am-1pm, 5pm-10pm. Closed on Fridays. For inquires, please call (+965) 246-5545. Or you can shop online here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

News Flash...

Whistles store at Arraya Complex has just received new floral-ish summer collection. For inquires, please call (+965) 299-7741.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Lucky Dress


I have heard of the "it" bag, and the "it" shoes, but this season the fashion industry came up with a thing called the "it" dress. But of course, it's the type of dress that apparently flatters all body shapes and has been donned by several celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson (shown here in her black version of the dress), Kiera Knightly, Madonna, and Kirstin Davis in one of her SATC movie scenes (it was a red dress). And it's called The "Lucky Dress" by Issa.

When I first saw it, I wasn't too impressed. But after giving it a thorough look, it became interesting. It has that vintage look and feel to it and best of all it can be dressed up with platform heels and long strands of pearl necklaces, or dressed down with a pair flats, a hobo bag, and stacked bracelets.

The summer version of the dress is currently sold out around the world. However, there will be 3 different colors versions of the dress for the Autumn/Winter collection, and I bet there is already a month long waiting list to get it.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Color My Closet


How to add a jolt of flamboyance to any of your daily summer outfits without looking over-the-top? Simply wear a pair of Marni's colored flats pictured here. My favorites are the first two from the left. I like the green shade on the last shoe, but I'm not too crazy about the style. Too bad they're not always as comfortable as they look.

I just realized I have been a little obsessed with shoes lately, maybe the word "SALE!" has got to do with it. But one thing's for sure, this season, there are so many gorgeous shoes to choose. And I don't this obsession will be going away anytime soon.

Marni boutique is located at Villa Moda Shuwaikh, Free Trade Zone. Tel: (+965) 482-7004.

Friday, June 20, 2008

It Won't Burst My Bubble


Hands (and feet) down, Bubbles is the best nail spa I have ever been to in Kuwait. For the first time ever, I didn't smudge my nail polish while paying for the heavenly service. And I'll just leave it at that. You have to try it out. An experience you will never forget.

Bubbles Nail Spa is located at Burj Jassim, On the Mezzanine floor (opposite to the Ice Skating Rink), Soor Street. For reservations or inquires, please call (+965)296 0929 or 296 0930.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

From Lebanon with Love


Once upon a time while skimming through my magazines, I found this picture of Mary Kate carrying a mysterious and exotic looking clutch which I instantly fell in love with. Unfortunately, back then, I couldn't find out who the genius designer behind this envelop-like-leather creation with a bracelet handle and a huge stone decorating the flap of the clutch. It was a heartbreaking ending.. and I moved on. Until one day...

I was shopping at Alothman and found the yummiest clutches in exotic skins and ruched patent leather and some were adorned with semi-precious jewels that looked very familiar. Suddenly I was having flashbacks of my "clutch love at first sight".


So I immediately investigated the situation and found out later on that the clutch was indeed designed by the same designer. And let me tell you that I was surprised (and proud) to know that the designers behind those marvellous clutches are two Lebanese girls Maya and Joanna Nakhle. Their brand is called Maia N. Everything about Maia N clutches is a complete perfection, the size, the skin, the shape, and most of all the price!

The list of Maia N's clients include Queen Rania of Jordan, Princess Alia of Jordan, Queen Sophia of Spain, Carine Roitfield (Editor in chief of French Vogue), and of course Mary Kate Olsen.

The clutches are available at Al Othman and prices start at KD 170. (and my fave clutch design is already sold out!). Al Othman is located at Mariam Complex, Salem AlMubarak St, Salmiya. For inquires, please call (+965) 575-4954.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Step into it

Ladies, I just had to share this photo with you taken from Villa Moda. The photo here really does not do justice to the those stunning turquoise Salvatore Ferragamo snake skin peep-toe heels (sizzling hot!). Here they look.. average. But in real, they're simply beautiful. Make sure you put on a bright nail polish, coral or fuschia, on your toes and apply a self tanner to your legs. The combination is deadly... in a good and stylish way. Price tag before the 50% sale? KD 200+.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Random Window Shopping




The other day I wasn't in the mood to shop (translation: maxed my cards & abused my shopping budget), so I decided to go for a walk at Avenues2 to do some "window shopping" and end the quick stroll with a delicious treat from "Crumbs". Anywho, here are some random photos of stores which recently opened at Avenues2 to share.

So far, which store at the Avenues2 is your favourite?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Al Othman's Super Summer Sale!

Al Othman boutique will start its seasonal summer sale tomorrow. Up to 50% off on its designer labels such as The Row, Issa, BodyAmer, Courtney Crawford shoes, Derek Lam, Erdem, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, Oscar De La Renta, Matthew Williamson, Bruno Frisoni shoes, Vera Wang.. and more. You do need to buy a new outfit for Ramadhan and this is an opportunity you don't want to miss.

Unfortunately Christian Louboutin, Devi Kroell, and all evening wear are NOT on sale. Hopefully, this would help me not to go over my so-called "Shopping budget".

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

I Got My SATC Book!

How to get through a really bad day? Gaze at more than 300 mouth-watering, dazzling, full-color images of Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda. And that’s how my day turned upside down. I finally got my copy of the Sex and the City book, which features the story line for the whole film, stunning photos of the movie and behind the scenes, a guide to the movie's multi-million dollar to-die-for fashion closet, and insights from style guru Patricia Field. Here's a glimpse of the inside pages...




One interesting fact that was mentioned in the book was, Carrie wore 80 different outfit for the movie, while the rest of the girls had 40 different outfits.. each.


This is the ultimate coffee table book for all fashionistas out there. If you haven’t seen the movie, and don’t want to lose the element of surprise here, I suggest you wait until you see it and then buy the book. But if you’re like me, too obsessed with Carrie’s fashion to care about spoiling the movie, then click here to order it immediately. So far, I have already skimmed through the pages twice and I feel it's not enough! I’m so mesmerized and can’t keep the book down! Like a little girl in a candy store. I have a strong urge to shop and clean my closet.. Hmm.. Now, where do I start?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

And The Chaos Begins...


Villa Moda's Seasonal Sale has to be the craziest shopping day of the year. I love the thrill of spreading the word to my close fashionistas about the sale and getting a good deal, but queuing in line for hours and fighting over items is not my thing. My fashionable sources told me that people lined up outside the store around 9:30 AM even though doors open at 10AM. Girls were holding 6-7 Prada bags and 4 pairs of Gucci shoes to buy, it takes 45 minutes to an hour to add an item to your VM's card purchase and pay your bill, some women were extremely rude to staff and fellow shoppers. That is so surreal! I can't stand the attitude, the noise, the general craziness of it all. And that is why I avoid those sales on their first day.

I want to share with you couple of these crazy photos that I received from my lovely readers by e-mail.

Delly was nice enough to send us the above photo which she took before the doors open at 9:40am. I guess the weather was not an issue here.

Another fabulous reader sent us the other 2 photos posted here. One was taken outside Gucci and the other outside Miu Miu. You can clearly see how long and crowded the lines were.

I think Villa Moda needs to be more organized and maybe hire more staff to control the situation and help out with the fitting, sizes, payments... etc.

If you have any photos to share, please do send them to confashion@hotmail.com.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Villa Moda's 50% Sale This Saturday


Looking for luxury brands bargain hunting? Villa Moda's seasonal 50% sale will start tomorrow Saturday at 10:00 AM. Here are the locations of Villa Moda branches for your reference:

Villa Moda Shuwaikh
Kuwait Free Trade Zone,
Shuwaikh PortState of Kuwait
Tel: +965 482 7004
Saturday - Thursday 10am to 10pm, Friday 5pm to 10pm

Villa Moda Fanar
Al Fanar Complex, 1st Floor, Salmiya
Tel: +965 573 5886
Saturday - Thursday 10am to 10pm, Friday 5pm to 10pm

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

Thursday, June 12, 2008

News Flash...

  • New collection from Tibi has arrived to LimeLight in Avenues2...

  • Summer sale at American Retro up to 50% off. American Retro is located at Salhiya Complex. For inquiries, please call (+965) 299-6469.

The Mother Of All Shopping Bags

This unbelievably gorgeous display of Parda Spring/Summer collection is the BEST I have ever seen so far at Villa Moda Shuwaikh. Just look how huge the Prada shopping is. Makes me want to climb it up and stay inside with even MORE (full) shopping bags to carry. Were VM's people inspired by Chanel Boutique Opening on Robertson Boulevard in LA?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dries Van Noten Boutique at Villa Moda


Dries Van Noten fans, BEHOLD! Soon you'll be scouting through the fabulous colorful collection of Dries Van Noten at it's stand-alone boutique at Villa Moda Shuwaikh, Free Trade Zone. The fashion fairy told me that the boutique will be up and running for Fall 2008.

Dries Van Noten is one of those designers whom I really like for their directional yet original designs. His amazing way of mixing prints, textures, and colors makes his clothes extremely too irresistible to ignore. And I personally think that his silhouettes flatter every body shape. Can't wait for the opening!

Oh! And by the way, it's confirmed (as shown in the above photo), Villa Moda Warehouse has moved to Villa Moda Mubarikiya.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Max Azria Boutique Now Open in Kuwait

Max Azria's first freestanding boutique in Kuwait is now open at Arraya Complex. I was thrilled when I first heard about it, but all the excitement quickly gone away the moment I stepped into the store. MAJOR disappointment. I was hoping to find unconventional, stylish, and one of a kind pieces that I used to see abroad. The selection looked a bit outdated and too... blah!

The store had a selection of flowy chiffon and silk dresses, curve-hugging cardigans, and wide pyjama-like pants. The only thing at the store that was slightly satisfying was the small selection of shoes and handbags/clutches. They had an oversized pink salmon clutch which looked really cute. And I liked one pair of navy snake-skin heels trimmed with cobalt blue leather. But the price tag turned me off especially that they're not known to be shoe makers. It was retailed at KD 305. Check it out just to satisfy your curiosity, but don't expect too much.

Max Azria boutique is located at Arraya Complex (ground floor) in between Genki Sushi and Whistles.

Monday, June 9, 2008

News Flash... Let The Sale Begin


The Sale is on at Cacharel's Spring/Summer collection at Arraya Complex (+965) 299-7727 and Althuraya Complex (+965) 571-1071. Go there if you're looking for light and bright summery dresses at reasonable prices.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Copy Cat: Schouler Studded Sandals


If you've been keeping up to date with Sex and the City fashion, then you'd probably already noticed the forever fabulous Carrie sporting a pair of to-die-for Proenza Schouler 's triple strap python studded heels.

Luckily for you fashionistas out there in K-town, my fashion radars have spotted almost identical style of the Proenza Schouler Studded Sandals at our favourite shopping destination, Al Othman. My heart skipped a beat when I first saw them. Those are the type of sandals that pull your look together and make you look unique. You could be wearing a potato sack for all I care and still look gorgeous in those killer heels.


The only difference between Carrie's sandals and the ones at Al Othman is that it's a 2-strap sandals (instead of 3) and it's not in python skin, which means you'll be spending a whole lot less cash. The heels are priced at KD 219. I say get them while you still can.


And if you still fancy the look but dread the thought of wearing high heels, then get the flat version of the studded heels. Stylish minus the pain. Price tag? KD 149.

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

Friday, June 6, 2008

Alia Designs


Still on the look out for a Ramadan Darra'a or flowey summer dresses? We're delighted to introduce to you another Kuwaiti talent, Alia Designs. My fave piece of her collection is pictured above. I sooo want to pair it with my gladiators and chill out at home or chalet with my friends and cousins having a really good meal. For inquiries please visit the website or call (+965) 642-7400.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pssst..


  • New collection from Stella Forest have arrived at LimeLight located at Dana Center, Salmiya.

  • Some of Malene Birger's Summer collection pieces at Jade Fashion Boutique are already 50% off. Jade Fashion Boutique is located at Marina Mall. Picture shown above is from the S/S collection of Malene Birger. The dress is also available at the boutique.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Hermés Gets Knotty


What's the next best thing after getting a Birkin Bag? (I'm tempted to say nothing..!) Getting a complimentary gift from Hermés completely out of the blue. Well not exactly, but because you spent some cash too, but hey! Any free gift from Hermés for that matter is fun and exciting.


So you can imagine my excitement for getting Hermés Knotting Cards as a complimentary gift. Anything wrapped in an dark orange box with brownish/black ribbon would surely gets me over the moon.

These fabulous little playing cards will give you some tips and tricks on how to accessorize your wardrobe and truly make the most of your Hermés scarff. Each card has knotting instructions on one side, and on the reverse, a photo of the model wearing the style presented as shown below. Click on the images to enlarge. Easy, simple and fun. I never knew you could do soooo many things and come up with different looks with an Hermés scarf. Very interesting.





Do you own an Hermés scarf? If yes, how do you wear it? If no, are you planning to buy one?

Monday, June 2, 2008

Can I have some Caviar with that please?


Don't you just hate spending lots of money on beauty products that promise to give you Jessica Simpson's hair only to find out that your hair is as charming as Brittney Spears's hair after the infamous head shave stunt? Then head to Soho Salon Spa and give your hair a royal treatment with Alterna Caviar Treatments. It promises to give your dry and damaged hair all the moisture it needs minus the greasiness. Also, They have received Alterna Ten shampoo, conditioner and mask which are just what all uber cool girls like ourselves, need to face long hot and dry summer.

Soho Salon Spa opening hours are Saturdays - Thursdays 8am to 8pm, Friday 10am - 6pm. Soho is located in Fintas, Road 209, Lulwa Tower, opposite egaila beach. There is a "Papa Jones" branch as part of the building. For appointments or inquires, please call (+965) 3902077 / 9240270.

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