Saturday, February 28, 2009

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 Collection‏ As Described by Christopher Bailey

Modern nostalgia – Great British icons…

The Burberry trench coat
Vintage Burberry check
Tweeds, tartans, fair isles and tapestries
Florals and barbs
Kilts and pinstripes
Charleston, Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth, Countess of Devon

Uniting the past and the present using Burberry iconography with a collection that reflects our strengths, softness and contradictions.


Christopher Bailey
Burberry Fashion Designer since 2001

Friday, February 27, 2009

Zero Is The New Two


How many of you decided to "East Healthy." every Sunday only to end up ordering a big fat juicy burger and fries for lunch? Do you have constant dilemma on how to shed some pounds safely and still enjoy your meals?

Kcal is a dietitian/nutritionist in Kuwait and have just started a blog called Zero Is The New Two. It offers nutrition, health, and eating right information amongst other related issues. Interesting!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Exude 1980's funky tunes and embrace the Cyndi Lauper within with this fun and modern 80's day-to-night iridescent multi-colored shoulder bag with gold chain strap from Jimmy Choo. Its the perfect finish to a plain cocktail dress for night or with strong shoulders jacket paired with faded blue skinny denim.

And if you're looking for neon-colored bags and shoes, you will find them at Jimmy Cboo boutique at Salhiya Complex. I didn't like the entire collection (my fave was the above pictured bag), but there were some really fabulous pieces for casual day-wear.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Event: Beat The Beast Workshop

What is Beat The Beast Workshop?
It's a workshop that aims to address the main source of our Agony & Problems, THE EMOTIONAL BODY, and learn how to release emotions so that they don’t get stored in our organs & on the long run cause ILLNESS.

Who Should Attend?
Any female who cares to improve the quality of life she’s living & enjoy good health till very old age.

Where? When? Who?
9-12 Mar ‘09 from 5 pm to 9 pm @ Movenpick Al-Beda’a. Presented by: Dr. Hana Shams of Resonance Center ©– Egypt. Fees: 90 KD.

For details, please call: Aida Al-Rushaid (+965) 9940-1916.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Seeing Doubles

Zara is having fun this season by taking inspirations from the most coveted shoes of Spring runways (more like copying). Take your pick from Zara/Balmain-ish punk-rock studded and blinged sandals, Zara/LV-ish tribal embossed snake-skin sandals, and Zara/Chloé-ish futuristic modern sandals in cobalt blue shiny leather (from last season's collections). All shoes are under KD 40.



Monday, February 23, 2009

Paint it Black (And Green)

I adore the colors and the shape of this Oscar de la Renta embellished cocktail dress with green and black brush-like strokes. And even though I'm not an ODLR girl, I would definitely wear this beautiful dress 10 years from now. It's the kind of dress which will be treasured forever and would undoubtedly look (dare I say it!) even better as a vintage piece.

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

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oscars Alert: Guests to Wear Burberry to The Academy Awards 2009


Burberry is to dress the following actors at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles tonight:


  • DEV PATEL
    Wearing a custom-tailored black shawl collar two button tuxedo by Burberry

  • DOMINC COOPER
    Wearing a custom-tailored black notch-lapel two button tuxedo by Burberry

  • RYAN SEACREST
    Wearing a custom-tailored black tuxedo by Burberry

Burberry, which is headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange, was founded in 1856.

Event: African Art Exhibition

Dr. Massouma Habib, an Ophthalmologist for over 20 years had a hidden talent that she finally decided to master. Almost 6 years ago she decided to take classes to master her skill in Italy, Lebanon and other places. She is fascinated with the African culture and traditions and explores that in her art work. After 6 years of practice and exploring her hobby, she finally decided to do her first Art Exhibition at an Artistic designed house; Beit Aladdin in Fintas, block 4, Street 9, house #21. It will take place from Feb 25, 2009 to Feb 27, 2009, 6:00PM to 9:00PM everyday.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Jimmy Choo worn at the BAFTAS

Several years ago, I have given loads of love to Jimmy Choo especially during the Sex & The City era (the series, not the movie). But somewhere between SATC's 6th season and my first Louboutin buy, Choo kind of lost its magic. Its designs became a bit redundant and blah!

But now It seems that Choo is back with a stylish vengeance. Here are images from the Bafta weekend in London which you can find At Jimmy Choo Boutique at Salhiya Complex.

Thandie Newton wearing the Char bag from AW08 and the Bonnie shoes from Pre Fall 09 to the Finch and Partners Pre Bafta Party 09

Yasmin Le Bon wearing the Chad bag from SS09 and the Verity shoes from AW09 to the Finch and Partners Pre Bafta Party 09

Karolina Kurkova wearing the Kase from AW08 and the Corsica from SS09 to the Bafta Awards 2009

Frieda Pinto wearing Billie from Pre Fall 09 to the Bafta Awards 09

Friday, February 20, 2009

A Dream Job For A Day


Now this is something I would def try! Al Othman's Fashion Buyer for a day?!?!? COUNT ME IN! Even if it was Fashion Buyer for a minute! Fellow Fashionistas, this is not just any retail shop fashion buying… this is Al OTHMAN's, experience the fun of being the one whose taste dictates what other women in Kuwait buy (ok ok.. I know it's only 6 looks and ONE brand, but where else would you be able to do that in this region! Read the O Blog to find out more.

Are you in?

Event: My Q8

As you all know, February 25th and 26th are days for celebrating. Come and join us in celebrating Kuwait's National and Liberation Days at The Exhibition! We're all here to show our love of Kuwait. 'My Q8' is a night where these talented photographers and poets can display their beautiful and personal photographs and poems at The Exhibition. They want to make you see what Kuwait means to them and they will be doing that by expressing their love of this country the best way they can: through their art and poetry! Artists and poets will be donating a percentage of their profits to various charities.

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.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shop 'n' Drop... Coming Soon


Shop'n'Drop is a new boutique with a unique concept which will open soon in Salhiya Complex. The concept will not be revealed for now, Just wait for the launch of the store and keep an eye on my blog to find out more about it.

At Shop'n'Drop, you’ll find a vast array of casual chic labels to choose from such as: Rachel Pally, Twinkle, Dorothy Lee, Wildfox, Gypsy 05, Rory Beca, Beckerman, BChyll, Pencey, Tucker, Myne L.A, Otrera, Amanda Uprichard, and many more.


And we have some great news for you. Shop'n'Drop has a special offer for Confashions From Kuwait readers, the first 10 customers who buy from Shop'n'Drop will instantly get a 10% discount on items that exceed KD 40. More details will be shared with you once the store is launched.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Goji-fication

Shrinking economy hasn't stopped Goji Boutique from further growing their portfolio of hip, young, and up coming designers, and I'm not complaining.. way to go guys!

This week, Goji Boutique introduces Grace Sun. Sun's contemporary designs capture the whimsical silhouettes of the female form. The brand has been worn by the hottest Hollywood celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, and Charlize Theron . And you might as well check out their latest arrivals section online while you're at it.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Perfect Purple Bargain

With all the shops displaying their new Spring/Summer collections, the last thing you want to read here is anything related to winter sale. But I had to share this with fellow fashionistas on the look out for bargain classic items to build their wardrobe with.

A purple satin evening clutch from Christian Louboutin with a brass snap closure in the shape of Louboutin's trademark glossy red soles covered with mini Swarovski crystals. Adorable and classy addition to your wardrobe for year to come. The clutch is on sale at MaxMara Boutique in Salhiya Complex and it's only around KD 150!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

In The Spirit Of Post Valentine's

Nope. I'm not done yet with this overrated lovey dovey occasion! Here's my last post on sharing the love... The love of red dresses. Attention loving fashionistas would go ga-ga over these hot hued dresses.


Featured here is a gorgeous red asymmetric dress with fold detailing by RM by Roland Mouret. Pair it with neutrals accessories for a settled look.

Here's another Cute and simple Catherine Malandrino dress with ruffled hemline suitable for curvaceous women. Price tag? KD 169.

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

Saturday, February 14, 2009

In The Spirit of Valentine's


Spotted, this oh-so-pretty red top with ruffled sleeves in a recent episode of Gossip Girl worn by the beautiful B. So imagine how thrilled I was when I saw it at Al Othman for KD 139.

Blazing red is a hot hue for Spring and beyond. So it’s a no brainer to invest in such a top. Mix and match this vibrant Catherine Malandrino silk blouse with brights or wear it with cigarette leg jeans for a captivating casual look or with a structured pencil skirt for a strong office attire.

Event: Paladine Bags Collection

Please click on the image to enlarge.

My Beauty Bar


Register and get 35% discount on your first purchase when Beauty Bar launches at P2BK. Go to www.mybeautybar.net and sign up today.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I Heart Flats


Footwear doesn't always have to be so serious. Especially when you're looking for casual flats. I fell in love with these fun red patent heart with black suede flats from Sergio Rossi's new cruise collection. It would make the perfect Valentine's gift to receive (hint hint). Price tag? Around KD 125.

Sergio Rossi's boutique is located at Salhiya Complex.

Créme Boutique‏ Coming Very Soon

Créme Boutique‏ is located at Bahrain's Al-A'Ali Complex. Click on the above image to enlarge.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Event: Hairband Creations


New additions from Hairband Creations will be sold at P2BK (Proud To Be Kuwaiti) at Arraya Ballroom on the 22nd and the 23rd of February from 5.00 to 11.00 pm.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Event: ZAY Traditions & innovations


Al Sadu Society cordially invites you to an exhibition of Kuwaiti Fashion “ZAY Traditions & innovations”. The event is hosted by Shaikha Altaf Salem A. AlSabah , an Anthropologist as well as author of two books on the arts and culture of Kuwait .

Shaikha Altaf is the Patron and Honorary president of the AlSadu Weaving Cooperative Society, this venture into design on her part is with the main objective of focusing more on some of Kuwait's intensely vivid creations from the past which can work well in our modern world.

The event will be held from Sunday 15 February (6:00 pm) to 22 February at Al Sadu House - Arabian Gulf Road. For any inquiries, please call (+965) 2243-2395 or you can send an e-mail to info@alsadu.org.kw. Proceeds of the sales will go to the HAYAT Charity, caring for cancer patients in Kuwait

Event: Eccentric: Past in Present‏


For those who look for distinctive pieces that make their living rooms and bedrooms, head to "The Exhibition" on February 15th where you will find a collection of vintage designer furniture pieces. Items include couches, stools, armchairs, cabinets, mirrors, and much more. All furniture from Lulu Al-Mishari's collection.


Featured here are photos of some of the items which will be on display. The event will be held from February 15th - 21st, 2009 3PM-10PM @ The Exhibition, located three stores to the left of Slider Station on 'The Strip', across from Alseef Palace - Jibla, Kuwait. Tel: (+965) 940-66226.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

U.G.L.Y

Louis Vuitton's new Graffiti and Rose Collection is now available in LV store at Salhiya Complex. The collection includes bags, shoes, and clothes using artist Stephen Sprouse's famous motif and graffiti designs in shades of neon pink, green and orange over traditional LV Monogram print. The verdict? UGLY.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Event: Kingdom Of Attachments


The Talented Kuwaiti Artist Amira Behbehani will be holding an art exhibition titled "Kingdom Of Attachments" from Tuesday 17th February 2009 at 6:00pm till Thursday, 19th February 2009 at 9:00pm at Sultan Gallery.

Sultan Gallery is located in South Sabhan, Block 8, Street 105, building 168. For any inquiries about the exhibition, please call (+965) 996-78890. Or you can send an e-mail to agfa_kw66@mac.com.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Event: Fallamank By Tarfa Itani

November Boutique is hosting a unique antique vintage jewelry exhibition "Fallamank, by Tarfa Itani" from February 8th to 10th, 10:30am-1:00pm and 5:00pm-8:30pm.

November Boutique is located at Tilal Complex, Al Jahra Road, Shuwaikh, next to City Center.

From Giles With Love


Smythson have produced a collection of to-die-for quirky haute couture stationery with Giles Deacon. The limited edition box of stunning correspondence cards has a sketch of 5 stunning fashion gowns which have been die-stamped on Smythson White Matt correspondence cards. Now I feel like sending out "Thank you" notes to all my friends and relatives, just because.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Where I Want To Be Right Now

Departing from London on British Airways to see Terminal 5, which is exclusive to BA. It has been designed to make your journey fast and stress-free. On your return journey, you’re through to Departures in about 10 minutes. Where 38 shops, from World Duty-Free, to top brands' stores such as Harrods, Tiffany & Co, Bulgari, Dior, Gucci, Mulberry, Prada, Smythson , Kurt Geiger and Reiss awaits you. Many, such as Paul Smith’s Globe, offer exclusive Terminal 5 pieces.

Also you will find 29 top restaurants, such as Gordon Ramsey’s airport first, Plane Food. If you’re flying First or Club World, you can also choose to relax in one of the many luxurious lounges, or be pampered at the Elemis Travel Spa (source). Just exactly what you need after looong shopping sprees in Notting Hill, Knightsbridge, and Oxford.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Step In Style

I thought I was soooo over Loubie Loubs and the classic red soles, until I saw these Jefferson peep toe sling back shoes with a cute lace up detail from Christian Louboutin Cruise Collection at AlOthman and my heart skipped a beat. They're perfect to team with the new season's boy-inspired pieces, or with sailor pants while vacationing in Saint Tropez.

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

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Blog On The Block


As if MUSE wasn't addictive enough, AlOthman unvails their latest and most fabulous addition, The O Blog. The easiest, most convenient, and most exciting way to get all the latest AlOthman news.

The blog is managed by 3 true fashionistas covering topics that include fashion, celebrity style, trends, and day-by-day buying trips diary. They also share with readers their personal views, style comments, and recommendations.

Speaking of MUSE, check out its fourth Spring/Summer 2009 edition filled with some serious eye (and feet) candy.

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