Friday, April 30, 2010

Helloooo Philooooo

I was shopping around at Arraya complex when suddenly! Lo and behold... there they were, this season’s most coveted items from one of the most incredible designers of our generation were right there in front of me, the crisply chic safari jacket, the impeccably sharp collarless white shirt neatly tucked in high-waisted, wide-legged pants, the clog-ish/wedge sandals, and the canvas & leather day bag in palette of camel, navy blue, and khaki. Yes my dear readers, those were the latest Céline S/S 2010 collection designed by the super genius Phoebe Philo.
There is this incredible aura about Philo. Anything she touches turns into gold. Remember her designs for Chloé? Almost every piece on the runway was just perfect. And this legacy continued with Céline’s latest collections. Practical, timeless, and flattering, just what every woman wants.

According to the sales assistant at Céline’s boutique, the new collection has arrived almost a week ago. Needless to say that I spent at least two hours inside the store (God bless the sales assistant) and unfortunately, the short sleeved leather top was not available.  But that's OK, I got over it with a snap after seeing this and Céline’s classic box bag (you can see it in the last photo peeping behind the canvase tote).

Event: Summer Exhibition at Brown Booteek‏

Brown Booteek is hosting its Summer Exhibition from Saturday 1st May until Monday 3rd May where you can get ‏10% off their entire summer collections. Designers include Yoanna Baraschi, Tracy Reese, Trina Turk, Free People, Circus and Co. and more. I've browsed through Brown Booteek's photos and picked some of my favorite items like this munchichi monkey doll pearl necklace. OMG! It brought some good ol' childhood memories. If you're an eighties child, then you'd def remember munchichi! Moving on.. The following are my top favorite dresses from the Brown Booteek new Summer collection (I also liked the white blazer on the 2nd photo.

Brown Booteek is located at Tala Mall between Laila Gallery and Mariam Complex in Salmiya.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Animal Planet

How quirky-chic is this Behnaz Sarafpour’s animal-sequined short-sleeve cardigan?! This eccentric piece can easily do double duty by wearing it for day outings over a cute romper or a tank top and flared jeans. Or you can wear at it night as a statement making cover-up over strapless cocktail dresses.

Oh! And just in case you’re wondering, this jacket was spotted at AlOthman Boutique in Mariam Complex, Salmiya.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Labels For Less

Love labels for less? Who doesn't! I've just stumbled upon this small outlet store in Zahra Complex which might have been there for god knows when but I only noticed it recently. The store is owned by Al Ostoura Group and you can get hold of designer clothes, shoes, and accessories up to 80% off. I've spotted these two Chloé bags, one was like KD 60 and the other was priced at around KD80 more or less. Bargains!
The store is located opposite to Areej lingerie store, closer to the side exit on the ground floor.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NET-A-PORTER.COM Launches Denim Boutique‏

Stop press! Introducing NET-A-PORTER .COM’s one-stop denim shop. Launching on April 28th, and offering the most fashionable selection of jeans, jackets, shirts and more from across the globe, it is set to become the ultimate destination for the latest styles, trends and brands.

The boutique will offer over twenty of the hottest labels including J Brand, Superfine and Notify as well as exciting new names like Ksubi and DRKSHDW by Rick Owens.  And look out for Victoria Beckham Denim, a mainstay for jeans addicts. Her fashion-forward silhouettes are not to be missed.

Event: Block 1 Boutique

Block 1 Boutique is a brand created by Dalal Al Marzouk and Lulu Al Ajeel, two young Kuwaiti girls, mixing and matching different fabrics and colours to suit your sizzling summer style.  Think Summer dresses, maxi beach dresses, and jumpsuits. They will be holding their exhibition on April 29th-5pm to 10pm, April 30th to 1st May-10am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm at The Exhibition located next to Slider Station.

Word from our Sponsor: Wataniya Telecom

Monday, April 26, 2010

Taupe-d Toes Anyone?

Chanel taupe nail polish 505 is available now at Triple Salon located in Surra, Block 6, street 11, Mubarak Center, 1st floor. For any inquiries, please call (+965) 2534-6488.

N is for New and Nice

Remember when I posted about the opening of N Boutique at at Villa Darat Al Zuhour located in Maidan Hawalli, block 11, Uhud street? Well, if you haven't been there yet, check out these pics to get a taste of the urban-cool and chic items out there which will sell out if you don't act fast. The boutique stocks outfits by Rachel Comey, Dress Gallery and, shoes from HWilliams.

For any inquiries, please call (+965) 9931-7658 or 9902-9885.

Borbonese 101

I just received by e-mail that a new selection of Italian brand Borbonese have arrived in Villa Moda Shuwaikh, I’ve never heard of this brand before so when I looked it up online, I was surprised to find out that the brand has a long history. Originally, they started making luggage in the late 1800's, but have recently branched out to include RTW and handbags. Several seasons back Italian designer Allessandro Dell'acqua, who is more famous for his own label, designed for them.

In celebration of its first centenary, the brand collaborated with Roy Lichtenstein Foundation to create a new project: the Art Bags (last 2 photos), twelve bags produced in limited edition that reproduces some of the pop artist’s masterpieces shown at the exhibition at the Triennale di Milano. Click here to find out more about the brand.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

From a Very Special Retailer

I was doing some “sole” searching and shopping for wardrobe staples at MaxMara boutique in Salhiya the other day when at the cashier, the sales assistant surprised me with a box of Green & Blacks Organic Chocolate as complimentary gift. YUM! On the box, the following was printed:

A very special chocolate for a very special customer, from Al Yasra Fashion

Now how sweet can your shopping spree get!? Thanks guys.

So Passé Bahrain Style

If you haven't been to Bahrain's Moda Mall for the "So Passé” Vintage Evening wear event, then here's a sneak peak of the event.  The event was held in Villa Moda boutique which is beautifully designed by Marcel Wanders. The heavily patterned interior includes mannequins with mirrors in place of heads. Such a magical ambiance.  The exhibition will be on for the next 3-4 weeks, so if you're planning to visit Bahrain, take a little trip to Villa Moda at Moda Mall.
 Thanks R for sharing..

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Crème de la Crème

It was no surprise seeing the fabulous Rasha and Rawan Al Mannai, owners and fashion buyers of Bahrain’s hip destination for everything uber-chic Crème Boutique, being featured in Dia online magazine where they talked about the challenges of owning a boutique, their fashion inspirations, and their future plans. In fact, the gorgeous girls might have gave us a fashion tip or two in fabulous, pared-down glam-chic dressing with their smashing outfits. Click here to read the interview. They were also featured in fellow bloggerista Me Blogging's blog.  

You can get Crème Boutique's latest update through their website, blog, facebook group, and Twitter.

Groovy Groovy Jazzy Funky

I can just feel the beat just by looking at these striking jazz shoes by Christian Louboutin, which I spotted the other day at Al Othman boutique in Mariam Complex. I’m glad that jazz shoes are back, they’re a nice change from ballet flats. The studded ones are out of this world! And the metallic blue! ooooh, the color! Such a mad touch of glam chic.
Now jump to the jam boogie woogi jam slam…

Yes.. moving on.

Event: Goji Boutique Open House Event

Goji Boutique are planning to re-launch very soon and to celebrate that, they are hosting a 3-day open house event at Al Tilal. They will be showcasing new Spring-Summer 2010 collections, special offers on past collections and impossible to miss, one-off deals.

Friday, April 23, 2010

True Blue

ATTENTION CHIC-ONOMISTS! You've got 72 hours to find the perfect blue for your spring wardrobe with an extra 40% off! From cobalt to midnight blue, choose the shade that screams true blue to you. Click on the image above to get access the Outnet's True Blue Sale.

Over The Top and Loving it


I can believe I’ve found this hidden gem of couture-like dress at Balenciaga’s boutique in Thurraya Complex. The printed and embroidered dress has a short tiered lampshade skirt attached to it. It doesn’t look that enticing on the hanger but I tried it on and I loooooved the way it moves. It has to be worn with a belt though to control all this “anti gravity” volume. Click here to get to see how beautiful it is.

Nicolas Ghesquière's, you are super genius.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Football Fever

This post is dedicated to football fanatics. The football World Cup is just a couple of months away and fuelling a whole retail universe of world cup-themed apparel. Hackett has already jazzed up its store at the Avenues Phase II by showing off its world cup spirit and their limited edition World cup t- shirts available for adults and kids sizes. With every purchase, you get a free dust bag which has the flag of the country you’ve picked to buy printed on it.

Who are you going to cheer for during the World Cup 2010?


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