Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Confashionful Year


May 2010 puts you on top of high-end luxury retail’s VIP list
May 2010 brings you a bundle of recession-unfriendly gifts from your loved ones
May 2010 brings you stacks of neatly packaged black boxes tied in a black & white ribbon from your fave online boutique
May 2010 brings you diamonds and pearls and stacks of furs (faux if you wish)
May you stay fierce, fabulous, and fashionable in 2010

All together now: “Living in a material world… and I am a material girl!What would be your superficial wish for 2010?

Now that we got all our superficial wishes out in the open, it’s time to wish all my fab readers a genuine and sincere wish from the heart: Hope you have a very healthy and happy year with your family and friends. And let's start supporting good causes for a better life. Need inspiration?

Flavor of the Day: Shourouk Wild Jaipur Necklace





Check out the latest addition at Goji Boutique, the very avant garde accessories line of Shourouk. A French  line that is inspired by the retro of the courtesans mix with technicolor p├ęplum movies.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Still Strong?


Structured shoulders hit the runways the past two seasons in all shapes and forms. And of course that’s no news to you. But now that the sale’s all over K-town, would you still scout for  this trend or are you over and done with the strong shoulders?

I spotted this Paule Ka purplish dress with a cute side bow. The shoulders details were mix of sharper/softer structure with more compact to them. I actually liked the fitting AND it was on sale. I think the price tag after sale was around KD 200. I found another dress with the same shoulder effect but it was kind of shapeless; maybe it would look more flattering paired with a thick multi-buckle belt. 
 
 
 
 

Paule Ka boutique is located at the Avenues Phase II, close to the English Tea Room. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

All Dressed up


Even though I know a lot of of people who shop at Designers' Lounge, for some reason, I rarely shop at their Salhiya boutique, maybe the merchandise display was not very inviting. And up until yesterday, I have never been to their Avenues branch. So when I decided to have a look at their Avenues branch, I was taken by surprise by how discerningly stocked boutique it is. 

Designers' Lounge is very heavy on women's casual chic/semi formal clothes and accessories, with a scant supply of evening wear & accessories tucked in a corner of the shop. I found the display to be  a colorful and had a well-edited selection of different lesser known and established brands popping against the shop’s bright white interior. Here I picked some of my favorite items from two lovely brands called All Dressed up and Maje which are also currently being sold at net-a-porter.


Adorable mint cropped leather jacket with ruched details by All Dressed up for KD 160. It can be worn with long flowy dresses or high-waist pants



An extra unique and beautiful cropped black jacket with layers of scalloped fabric by All Dressed up for KD 198. Would look smashing with wide long pants






Perfect top to wear with jeans for casual outings. Love the embellished details on one shoulder. Price tag?
KD 72




OK, this top might not look that great on the hanger, but once you try it on, you'll see that it has so much character. Price tag? KD 90



Another top to wear with tapered pants, ruffled skirts, or jeans with ballerinas. Top by Maje and has this really cute sketch of a girl with a huge black bow. Price tag? KD 46

Designers' Lounge is place to dress and accessorize in casual-chic style, at not-extremely-expensive prices. The boutique located at Salhiya Complex mezzanine 1. Also at the Avenues Phase II. For further inquiries, please call (+965)2249-0044 or 2259-7766.

Monday, December 28, 2009

She's a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll


Skulls were seen all over the runways the past couple of seasons. You can infuse your casual chic wardrobe with an edgy rock 'n' roll touch with some subtle skull accessories. Check out Alexander Mcqueen's range of skull accessories. Over your budget? then you might want to check out River Island's crystal-encrusted skull ring shown here for KD 7 only.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Exclusive Offer from Frock Boudoir

As a Confashions reader, you have an exclusive 20% discount on any of your purchases on Frock Boudoir. You will be entitled for a FREE stylish gift AND a 20% discount. This offer is valid until 31st December. So Hurry up and order today.

Event: D Boutique's First Exhibition‏


Got this from one of my readers: Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone... just your best friends!you are invited to D boutique's first exhibition in Beit Cedra on Monday & Tuesday: Dec 28 and 29 from 4:30 to 9:30pm. Limited pieces only and many different styles.

More From Marni


Remember last March when I posted about Marni's project which aims to give less fortunate children a brighter future through producing a line of 240 cotton shopping bags with paintings from children living in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Tibet, and India? The bags were sold out at Marni Boutique's in Villa Moda. But now I found another batch, not sure if they are from the same project (neither the sales assistant), but  from the looks of the bags and the drawings on them I'm assuming they are. They look cute..

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Marvelous Mirzam Manifesto

 
I have posted about this event a few days back, but honestly after visiting the exhibition earlier today, the photos I have seen on Mirzam Manifesto's blog did not do them justice. I'm not surprised that all the work of Anas Al-Omaim and Jassim Al-Saddah has sold out within hours of the exhibition's launch. All their artwork was impeccably well done and creatively mesmerizing. They incorporated old Kuwaiti proverbs and popular slang into digitalized photos of things that reminded us of our childhood in a very pop-artish/Warhol-ish way. Both Anas and Jassim were present and they walked us through the exhibition explaining the idea behind each art piece. Very friendly and very well-spoken. I have taken few photos featured here. But for more, you can check Mirzam Manifesto's blog or Puddle of Red's.
 

Also displayed at the Mirzam's exhibition, were piece of Established & Sons furniture and home accessories, here are some cool items from Established & Sons at Boutique 4
 

Get Your Shanta


Shanta is a result of two friends, Muneera Al Naibari and Sirine Sadeddin, with discerning eye for unique designs who wanted to portray their creativity in designing not just another clutch but a style that has the right mix of timeless elegance with funky edge. What I personally like about their designs is that they're fun to wear and has this an unintimidating nod to the 80's.

"The concept behind our brand is designing pieces that portray a new facet in creative designs. Each detail of our collection is handpicked to make unique and original pieces", expressed Al-Naibari.  "Our latest collection of handbags and clutches for Fall/ Winter 2010  play with the finest details of dainty femininity and harsher chic style".

Shanta will be hosting an event to showcase their Fall/ Winter 2010 collection at The Exhibition. The event will be on the 28th and 29th of December from 10am- 10pm.



Shanta is currently being sold at PickYourTag.com , Q8chic.com, and CREAM boutique in Beirut. Visit their Facebook group for more info. 

Event: Reina’s Collection Debut at Al Othman



I got this by e-mail from local designer Rana Al-Naqeeb. She will be debuting her latest collection from her unbelievably comfy, casual, perfect for vacay line Reina’s at Al Othman. Here's what you need to know:

When? 6th Jan 2009 6pm-10pm
Where? Al Othman Boutique in Salmiya
Why? “Perfect timing to buy your holiday wear”
Who? Meet the designer Rana Al-Naqeeb
What? “Be unique and express yourself with fashion”
How? “Accessorize Reina with your winter accessories, a scarf, cool boots,a cute hat and you look fabulous”


 

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Merry Mulberry


I just got this piece of news for you! The Mulberry after Christmas sale will start tomorrow the 26th December 2009.  The sale will be applicable to the Mulberry Kuwait website only. They haven’t actually finalised the sale in the boutique yet. Temptations temptations!!

Events: Some Call It Noise‏


Ali Cha'aban will be hosting his next exhibition called “Some Call It Noise”. This is the third installment of his work, the name of the event illustrates that the notion of art can transcend beyond the visual senses and appeal to even more than one. The event will take place on January 13-15 on the land across the Souq Shark on the gulf road; it’s a street art theme so the place serves a righteous atmosphere. Take a sneak peak at what will be on display...




Thursday, December 24, 2009

Frock Boudoir's Exclusive Offer to Confashions Readers


The lovely Frock Boudoir team has informed me that they are giving all of their customers free stylish gifts when they place an order online. This offer started on 8th of December and will finish on 31st December.

Aaand if that's not tempting enough, they have decided to be even more generous and give Confashion readers an exclusive 20% discount on any of your purchases starting TODAY untill 31st of December. You know what that means? You will be entitled for a FREE stylish gift AND a 20% discount. Aren't they lovely? Thanks Frock Boudoir.

Net-a-Porter's Sale Starts This Saturday


Mark your agendas girls! Net-a-porter.com's international end of season sale will start this Saturday December 26th.You will enjoy up to 50% off of Christian Louboutin, Miu Miu, Rick Owens, Stella McCartney, Balmain, Alexander McQueen, Chloe, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Burberry and many, many more….

My Top Al Othman Sale Picks


If you haven't been to Al Othman's seasonal sale yet, I recommend that you go there especially if you're looking for formal outfits and cocktail dresses. Here are some of my tips: Buy anything Erdem. All of his pieces are elegant, timeless, whimsical and oh-so-pretty like this dress, and the one featured here. Just look at the beautiful floral print, the pretty little details, and the clean embroidery. Gorgeous!




And if you're looking for an exceptional cocktail dress for New Year's party or a wedding, Look no further than this avant-garde Marios Schwab cocktail dress. The front of the dress is covered with mat colored sequins. A piece of art!




The Row trench coat is another classy and classic piece


Loubs thigh-high red suede boots look aaamaaaaazing!



And finally (for now) Peter Pilotto's long sleeves printed dress which even though it's from the fall collection, it's so light to wear for summer nights. 

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