Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shopped Till I Dropped

When traveling, I take shopping as a mission that needs to be accomplished with perfection (yes, THAT bad!). I had already planned my shopping routes weeks in advance. I had 4 sectors to cover: Midtown, Upper East Side, Soho, and Meatpacking District. Armed with my 4 Cs: cash, cards, converse, and comfy clothes, I started with 5th avenue as it was a few blocks away from the hotel. My first stop was Bergdorf Goodman, the window displays had "An Extreme Beauty in Vogue" theme/gallery. Needless to say that the displays were breathtaking. Bergdrof is definitely my all time favorite 2nd place to shop in NYC (1st is Barneys). Almost all of my favorite brands under one roof, it doesn't get any better than that. Especially if you don't have time to visit every designer's boutique. Plus I believe they have the best selection of beauty products, jewels, and accessories. Let's take a look at the dramatic window displays of BG.

Loved the Dolce & Gabbana animal print outfit with extreme shoulders but it's kind of a repeat of previous season's design?

LOVED this forest green outfit I can't remember the brand. I think it was Gianfranco Ferré.

Lovely jewel tones on the window display.

Tomorrow's post, Bergdorf from the inside...

Something For Everyone

Unless you're blessed with a super model figure, some brands are just not meant for us regular planet earth people. Ahem.. I'm referring to body shapes here not super model pay cheques. Example, Jennifer Hudson and Balmain don't mix well. However, Bodyamr's Spring/Summer collection could be the answer to all body shapes. BodyAmr's latest collection has something for every taste and shape. He has gone short, long, draped, ruched, twisted, edgy, fitted, loose, grecian, black, pastel, deluxe, and simply glamorous. And I loved them all. Here are my favorite looks of BodyAmr s/s 2010. You can view more here.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Autumn in New York

OK, I have so many things to share with you that I don't even know from where to begin! I stayed at the most stylish and tallest boutique hotel in the heart of Manhattan, The London NYC. The service was impeccable and you don't need to worry about bookings of any kind because with their internationally renowned concierge department, Quintessentially, you'll have access to any venue you wish to go to. And what appealed to me the most is the fact that it has the first Gordon Ramsay restaurant in the states (YUM!). I took some photos of the room, but they don't do the place justice. So click here for their official website photos.

After a long flight from London to the other London (NYC), a fashionista needs a "blissful" experience to unwind and re-energize for loooong shopping sprees ahead.

For a change of view and to try out new places, I had breakfast a couple of times at "Cafe Metro" which is located just around the corner from the hotel. They serve fresh and healthy food.

Times Square is so overrated. It's not my first time to be there . but since I was in NYC, might as well check out the latest animated neon ads and television-style signage in this area. I stayed there for a maximum of 10 minutes and fled.

Remember This Name


This season we all want shoes with a subtle injection of punk attitude to channel our inner rock chic-ness. I was honored to be introduced to a new shoe designer that translates punk-rock-chic beautifully. His name is: Abel Muñoz. Inspired by fashion and a lifetime interest in accessories, Abel studied shoe design at the world renowned ARS Arpel Institute of Shoe and Accessory design in Milan. Upon graduation, he returned to his home base of Toronto to continue to develop his skills as an accessories designer. His handmade collections are influenced by time spent at a number of ateliers in Milan and the artisinal work of shoe designers in the 1930s and 1940s prior to the introduction of worldwide mass industrial production. His current elegant, ladylike collection is made entarily in Italy and focuses on the highest standard of quality materials. The impeccable construction, workmanship and in-depth attention to detail is unparalleled. The 2009 Abel Muñoz collection was showcased at The Bata Shoe Museum on October 17, 2008 to critical acclaim.

Here's a preview of his Spring 2010 creations...


Abel Muñoz Creative Director, 205 Frederick Street, Suite 805, Toronto Canada M5A 4V3. For any inquiries, please send an e-mail to abelmunozaccessories@hotmail.com.

Twist Grand Sale Bonanza

Twist Boutique is currently having their "Grand Sale Bonanza"with all items prices at KD 15 or KD 8 only! Including a pure silk dress by VOOM. Better yet, buy any 2 sale items and get the 3rd 50% off, or, buy 4 and get the 5th FREE!! That means you can have 5 designer pieces for a total of KD 32 only, at KD 6.400 each! What a bargain!

They also have their new collection out including: Maxi dresses, tops, cardigans, Jumpsuit, and Harem pants.

Twist Boutique is located at Shaab, block 8, Ibn Salam st. off of Ibn Khatib rd. Behind European telecom. For any inquires, please send an e-mail to info@trendswithatwist.com or visit their Facebook group: twist boutique.

Monday, September 28, 2009

From New York with Love

If shoe shopping in New York City seems too farfetched for whatever your reason is, then Shoebox NY brings the shopping experience to you right here in K-town. The place puts women on their tip-toes.. literally! It stocks top women's multi-brand luxury footwear and accessories such as: Loeffler Randall, Joie, Vince Vamuto, BCBG Max Azria, Matt Bernson, Boem, Frye, Calvin Klien, Casadei, Luciano Padovan, Shoebox NY, and Cynthia Vincent. And if that's not enough to kick-in your shoe taste-buds, they will be receiving footwear by Marc By Marc Jacobs, Giuseppe Zanotti (heart!), Thakoon, See by Chloe, Dolce Vita, Donna Karen, and Emillio Pucci. I know! I can't wait either! Here's a sneak peak of the store in case you haven't been there already..



Shoebox New York is poised to become the first multi-brand luxury women's footwear franchise in the world. To learn more about Shoebox NY click here. Shoebox NY is located at 360 MALL Ground Floor. For any inquiries, please call (+965)2530-9929 or you can send an e-mail to shoebox360@aaw.com.

Burberry With a Twist

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2010 womenswear collection was the BEST collection I have seen so far from the fashion house. The classic trench was given a major twisted, new, young, and edgy attitude. Everything seemed to be tied and twised in a lovely pastel colored twist. The knotted epaulette shoulders, loop knot dresses, braided bodice dresses, and reef knot skirts. And here are my favorite looks.



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Eidiya from Nuwany.com

Until October 1st, anyone who places an order at Nuwany.com will get a 10% discount on everything! Simply, enter the following discount coupon code at checkout: Eid09.

Burberry closes London Fashion Week

How about some photos of Burberry's after-party? Creative Director Christopher Bailey and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts hosted an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week and the recent opening of the new Burberry Global Headquarters in London.

The event at the Horseferry House headquarters was attended by over 1500 guests including Emma Watson, Liv Tyler, Mary-Kate Olsen, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Agyness Deyn, Alexa Chung, Anna Wintour, Mario Testino, Victoria Beckham, Julia Restion Roitfeld, and Jaquetta Wheeler.

Music on the evening was provided by British band The Kooks who played a live set as well as British model Agyness Deyn and British TV presenter Alexa Chung who both DJ’d at the event

The ground floor showrooms at the headquarters were transformed for the event with giant video screens projecting innovations of the Burberry check, catwalk looks, behind the scenes footage of the show preparation as well as live comments from social media sites including Twitter and Facebook. A state of the art blogging suite was also set up here guests were able to blog directly from the party, posting comments and status updates on the evening’s events.



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