Saturday, October 31, 2009

Neo Goth Glamour

I passed by MAC the other day and noticed that they have launched a new lookk of black makeup called MAC's Style Black collection which features black nail polish, eye shadows, and an unusual shape of black lipstick. Seeing this goth make-up trend on nails and eyes is not surprising to me. But Gothic black lips is a trend that is very hard to pull off, unless your last name ends with a "nova" and you're a size zero! Would you rock this trend (other than for Halloween or a masquerade party)?!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

I love seeing the creativity of window displays and visual merchandising techniques when traveling. Especially when there's a special holiday coming soon. So during my last trip, I have taken some photos of Halloween-themed window displays in different places in NYC such as FAO Schwarz and other under-the-radar stores.

Candy Corn brings back good memories of my childhood and my Halloween trick-or-treating. I wonder if they sell those here in Kuwait. By the way, what was your favorite Halloween costume? Happy Halloween everyone!

Video: Frankenfashion

The sumptuous Mist sandals from Rupert Sanderson's S/S 2010 collection were recently featured in Alex Turvey’s Frankenfashion: a new fashion film project commissioned by Dazed & Confused. Please watch the short clip and check out the shoes on the girl in white. Here's a description of the video:

"Exclusively commissioned by Dazed & Confused and featured as part of onedotzero and Dazed's Fashion in Film program at the BFI, Frankenfashion is being screened alongside the works of Chris Cunningham, Solve Sundsbo & Saam Farahmand. In his contribution, Turvey takes inspiration from the mythical Dr Frankenstein who took parts from different bodies to make a new being. Here, a macabre sequence of events sees fashion follow suit, leading to a surreal and transformational climax."

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Paillette and More

How cute is this see-through paillette-embellished white cocktail dress by Miu Miu?! Spotted it at Villa Moda Shuwaikh and it came in one size only. All the accessories you need are a pair of patent leather heels, a small plain clutch, and MAC's Russian red lipstick.

Flavor of the Day: Metallic Blazer

Gold tone cotton elastic blazer by Sally Tseng at Goji Boutique

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Sweet Torture

The torture I endured while shopping around for the "it" evening gown took a whole new level when my eyes caught the sight of these Pierre Hardy watersnake sandals with patent leather trim at Al Othman. The shoes exude hippy chic vibes with a blend of futuristic touch. There is only one word that describes them so well: FIERCE.
I HEART!

Into Too Many Details

I came across this magazine at Kuwait's Bookshop called "Show Details". The mag is published in Italy and it's not your typical fashion magazine. Actually it has a new concept, it's like a runway photo catalogue highlighting details of a designer's fashion show such as certain looks, models, and small details of the designed items. I think this magazine is beneficial or those who work in the fashion industry. Oh, and for some reason, the bookshop only had one old copy of this mag (Fall 2008) and it costs around KD 20 (!).


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pretty & Exotic Bow

Allow me to introduce you to my latest bag fetish. A Python bow bag by a fairly new Italian brand called Villador. The luxurious powder-pink top handle bag is decorated with a pretty large and soft bow. The bag can take you from casual jeans at daytime to something slightly dressier at night. It also comes with a hefty price tag, £4,100. The same shape and style can come in sheep skin, ostrich, and calf leather. The natural python has been so far the most popular and i must say it is the most beautiful! Each bags comes with it's own certificate of real skin.

The bag has been recently featured in Vogue Italia. And according to Villador's rep, pre-ordering usually takes approximately between 2 to 4 business weeks. Fine out more about it here.

Take Some Me Time

With this crazy wedding season, you're in your loubs all night and sleepless and stressed all day, not to mention the agony of make-up and hair style appointments and sudden cancellations! urgh!! So having a chance to recharge and rejuvenate is critical. How about you carve out some precious moments of "Me Time" while you're shopping?

Me Time Nail Spa is the latest addition of nail salons to the Kuwaiti scene. Trained to implement the most up-to-date beauty techniques, Me Time nail technicians use treatments and products that are carefully selected to address your every need. They also ensure the highest level of hygiene with medical autoclave sterilizer and unseal the individually sterilized pouches in the presence of the client.

What's really popular in their menu is of course the MINX nails, They are a mess free, green alternative to polish. They have quickly become the latest fashion accessory for celebs, being worn by Beyonce, Rihanna, & Victoria Beckham, just to name a few. They’re chip free and can last up to 2 weeks! Available in a variety of metallic’s and designs.

Me Time Nail Spa is located in The Avenues Mall, phase 2, 1st Floor, next to Obika Mozarella Bar. Opening hours are 10am-10pm, 7 days a week. For appointments, please call (+965) 2259-8025. For any further inquiries, please send an e-mail to info@IWantMeTime.com. Find out more about their services here.

To Chinchin or Not to Chinchin

I know a lot of fashionistas stand against the fur industry and support PETA's anti-fur campaigns. So if you're one of them, I suggest you skip reading this post. If you're not and money is not an object, then you might want to check out the softest and fluffiest fur coat I have seen in Kuwait so far at Fendi Boutique in Salhiya Complex. The chinchilla short coat comes with a pricey tag of around KD 10,000.

Monday, October 26, 2009

In The News...

My-secretcloset.com is an online shopping website that offers a various selection of fashionwear and makes it easy for you to copy the looks of your favorite celebrities. After two years of successful online business, My Secret Closet online boutique has opened it's own brick and mortar boutique at Karizma.

My Secret Closet is located at Karizma boutique, in sharq opposite to Amiri Hospital. Opening hours are Saturdays to Thursday from 10:00am till 2:00pm and from 5:00pm till 10:00pm. Fridays from 5:00pm till 10:00pm. Tel.: (+965) 2246-1249 .

Video: Murphy's Law

This is a new feature which I decided to add to my blog. I'll be featuring fashion related videos which interest me. And the star of my first video pick would have to be my super style crush and icon of the moment Irish singer Roisin Murphy. I'm totally addicted to this song (and her sense of style!) and I'm loving all the mind-blowing chic looks featured in her video. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Event: one-to-nine's Fall Trunk Show

You wouldn't want to miss it, One to Nine's A/W 2009/10 Contemporary Baby Wear & Accessories Trunk Show. The collection includes perfect for Eid ensembles that your baby will surely look most unique wearing. The event will start on October 26-28/2009, at I Love Souk, Al Corniche Club. If you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call, Tel: (+965) 9757-5267 or 2563-5424.

The Little White Dress


Sleek, chic and utterly modern, the Little White Dress is the ticket to dazzling new season style. From Alexander Wang's body-con number, exclusive to NET-A-PORTER, to Jil Sander's sophisticated shift, give your look a total whiteout.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Marni Cult

I love Marni's accessories. They always add an interest to whatever you're wearing. And this season Marni designed the most eclectic and uber-chic accessories compared to previous seasons. Just look at the photo shown above. I've seen Marni brooches and necklaces, but never Marni earrings! And they come in pink too (swoon!)

Colorful Swarovski encrusted sandals would look nice with flowy day dresses and Ramadan kaftans.

Cute doll brooches


Make a statement with Marni's felt-necklace. This charming piece is embellished with ceramic flowers, multicolored crystals and semi-precious stones.

Take your pick from Marni's whimsy and vintage-like iconic brooches. Over-used and abused by some girls here in Kuwait, but I still heart them.



Marni boutique is located at Villa Moda Shuwaikh, Free Trade Zone. Tel: +965 2482-7004. Open Saturdays - Thursdays from 10am to 10pm, Friday from 5pm to 10pm.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Copy Cat: Blake Lively wearing Burberry Snood‏

Spotted. American actress Blake Lively wearing the Burberry camel mega check snood on the set of her TV programme "Gossip Girl" in New York.

Tough-Luxe

If Christian Louboutin's studded heels and flats are waaay over your budget, check out American Retro's budget-friendly version. The black leather flats are covered with silver-tone studding and perfect to wear for your casual day outings. Just make sure you wear it with grey and black pieces to give that rock-chic effect.

American Retro is located at Salhiya Complex. Tel.: (+965) 2299-6468. And by the way, check out their fall collection here and in store. They have nice street-style pieces.

Custo Barcelona now at 360

Custo Barcelona second branch in Kuwait is now open at 360 Mall. The grand opening event covered a fashion show featuring the new Autumn/Winter ’09 new Collection.

CUSTO BARCELONA Boutiques are located at at the Avenues Mall (Phase II) and 360ยบ Mall in South Surra.

Traditional with a Twist

I got this by e-mail and I thought it might be of interest to fashionistas who wear hijab. If you're interested in new designs of laser-cut Hijabs or Abayas made out of lace and chiffon, check out this new local label called "AlKadi". All the abayas were designed and tailored in the UAE. The owner of the label can deliver them within 48 hours through a company with KD 1 charge. They also happen to have a same day delivery at a cost of KD 5 but that's optional. If you're interested, please call (+965) 6767-7957. The collection can be viewed here.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

That Shoulder!

With all the numerous Balmain jacket knockoffs I came across in high-street stores, there's not a single jacket that has the same dimensions of the brand's structured shoulder. I'm yet to find one that has the same Balmain-ish effect and shape. Anyhow, if you have dough to spare, you can get this Balmain jacket at Al Othman.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Event: The Reveal of Brown Booteek

Now here's an excuse (not that you need one!) to shop and mingle with your girlfriends and have some November cup cakes too! Brown Booteek will be hosting a special shopping event to reveal their new and improved look. 15 new collections will be shown at the event AND they will be offering 10% discount on almost all items.

Joining the event is the finely-made and unbelievably budget-friendly regional handbag brand Aila collection where the latest Fall handbags and clutches will be showcased. The prices for the genuine python collection will range from KD 140 to KD 320. As for the plain leather, the prices will range from KD 45 to KD 99.

Also Deena's collection will be joining the event and will feature modish, chic and edgy pieces such as chunky sequin blazers, embellished jumpsuits, and girly colorful cocktail dresses at irresistible prices.

The event will take place on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday October 24-26, 2009 from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Brown Booteek is located at Tala Center, Basement. Salmiya. Between Leila Gallery and Mariam Complex. Find out more about the event here.

Boutique39 Modify Their Return & Exchange Policy

Boutique 39 have modified their Return & Exchange policy. Customers may choose whether they would like to exchange or receive a refund. Exchanges may only be made for the same item of a different size or color, subject to availability. For Refunds, customers may choose to have a cash refund, of which KD 10 will be deducted as processing charge, or, have a gift voucher of the full amount. In the event customers wish to return an item, we require that they return the new and unused goods to Boutique 39 with all the original labeling attached within 3 days for Kuwait and 5 days for International customers of receiving the goods.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Peek-a-Fendi

The Peek-a-boo super-luxe Fendi bag has become the bag to covet and already has created a cult of followers due to it's classic and timeless chic shape and beautiful leather. Fendi Boutique received only one of this to-die-for peek-a-boo bag in glossy snake skin leather interior and exterior. Heart this exotic looking bag. Price tag? Around KD 1,500.

Fendi boutique is located at Salhiya Complex, Kuwait City. For inquiries, please call (+965) 2249-3985.

Join the Jimmy Choo Competition


Jimmy Choo and Elton John AIDS Foundation have launched a photo competition to support the launch of Project PEP, a charity collection that donates 25% of sales to the Simelela Rape Centre in South Africa. The money goes towards providing the HIV-preventative treatment PEP (which must be taken within 72 hours of exposure to HIV) and counselling to victims of rape in South Africa, which has the highest count of rape in the world.
The theme of the photo competition is ‘You, Your Shoes and 72’. The competition is global which means anyone from around the world can participate. Those who submit their entries before 26th October will be shortlisted for an exhibition at the celebrity launch event at Selfridges London on 29th October. On this night Tamara Mellon will launch the ‘PEP-Up Shop’ at Selfridges, which will display the Project PEP collection and the selected photo entries for 72 hours thereafter.

The overall winners will be announced after the competition close on 7th December. On offer is a Grand Prize of 7 pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes and 2 handbags, plus over 100 exclusive Jimmy Choo prizes. Visit the competition website to find out more.
Thank you to the representatives of this project for sharing this info with Confashions From Kuwait.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pink is the New Earring

I like the color pink, especially if it was in soft pastel shades. I don't think I'll ever grow out of this color. I'd be 90 years old dressed in pink head to toe, which at that age, it won't be a fashion faux pas. And to have two of my favorite things combined together (Pink AND Jewels). Now that's a killer combo! I got excited over some of the pieces displayed at the new jewelry section at Al Othman. I just want to adorn myself with a dash of pretty pink sparkle like these beautiful pink stone earrings. I think the ones shown in the photo above were like KD 350 if I'm not mistaken. The jewelry line is by a Lebanese designer called Randa Khalil Raad who has designed a collection exclusively to Al Othman.

Al Othman is located at Mariam Complex, Salem AlMubarak St, Salmiya. For inquires, please call (+965) 2575-4954.

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