Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Flavor of the Day: Miu Miu Flower Accent Top

Give your evening look some retro 60’s charm with this Miu Miu flower accent top

Buzzing Over Bones

I first saw this photo on Twitter and I immediately fell in love. This Bone Bracelet beauty is made using 24K yellow gold and oxidized silver and decorated with rubies and 2.15CTS diamonds. It was designed by a Turkish company based in Ankara Turkey called Atelier Minyon.  

It really takes a certain amount of confidence and cool to carry off such a little odd yet astonishingly beautiful piece. I just can’t seem to shake the idea of wearing it all year long. Yes it is a bit more dramatic than the usual cuffs and bracelets, but I feel like it generates 1,000 watts of gothic glam effect that’s insanely fashion-forward.  

Here’s a little something about Atelier Minyon, In 2008, Atelier Minyon was created to expand Jewel House of Minyon in the United States. Atelier Minyon is a jewelry design house that melds the romantic history of Turkey with modern design and offers fresh innovative collections never before seen in the United States. they have opened their first US store in SoHo, NYC in 2008.  And EVERY piece is hand made and one of a kind so they pride themselves on no two pieces being the same. 

I'll leave you with some more of my Minyon favourites. To find out more about Atelier Minyon, visit their site or facebook group.

Fashion's Front Line

theOutnet.com Fashion Buzz!

TheOutnet.com showcases fashion's front line - the next generation of fashion pioneers blazing a trail through the style stratosphere. Who are we talking about? Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Peter Pilotto, Erdem, Richard Nicoll and Poltock and Walsh. At up to 65% off, there's never been a better opportunity to experience the dramatic prints, bold color and intricate embellishments from the designers designed for the fashion hall of fame. Christopher Kane's cocktail dresses are already collector's items, stylistas clamor for Peter Pilotto's digital print designs and Jonathan Saunders' graphic print tunic tops are timeless. Click here to start your own archive today! 

What's on Chanel's Window Display?

My friend was in Italy a couple of weeks back and sent me this photo of Chanel's window display.  I liked how the wool scarf is covered with Chanel's signature white Camilla. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

In Loving Memory...

I vividly remember the first time I saw Nejoud Boodai on KTV, or was it MBC, and got to know about her journey as a fashion designer.  It was probably 10 years ago and I remember during her interview, she showed us a sketch of a men’s suit designed by her and I was blown away by her creative design and how she used the buttons of the blazer and made them somehow attached to the button-down shirt. I was mesmerized by her creativity, confidence, and motivation. And I think she won an award for this specific design. Years later she ventured into different businesses and one of them was the launch of N.B. Boutique which I have featured on my blog on numerous occasions, actually the above photo was the first photo I've taken of her boutique. It’s one of my favorite places for unique gift ideas and lovely hard to find accessories.

Sadly, Nejoud Boodai passed away two days ago. Gone but definitely not forgotten. She will always be remembered as one of the first Kuwaiti fashion icons. For fear of sounding cliché, I’ll end this post with a link to Nejoud Boodai’s bio

Beauty Promo from Eden

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Well Hello Henry

Fans of House of Holland will rejoice over the brand’s lower-priced collaborative line with Debenhams which is now available in-store at the Avenues. The H! by Henry Holland collection includes clothes, shoes, and accessories, bearing Holland's signature bold prints, quirky cool style, and bright hues.  You can pick some of Fall’s key trends, like the great outdoors and military chic from the collection. Here is a sneak peek of some of  H! by Henry Holland's pieces, starting from top: Muliti colour lip design romper KD 21, liberty inspired print fedora, blue fox scarf jumper KD 21, Khaki lightweight patch detail military jacket KD 27, green babylon gilet KD 23, and finally the shoes, which I didn't like but thought of sharing anyway. 

Flavor of the Day: Wicked Ring

Love this Wicked ring by CC Skye from Goji Boutique's latest arrivals. Get it here.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Real Thing

Spotted! Isabel Marant's pointy-toed pumps lookalike with the floppy bow detail at Zara shown here on the left. Of course, ain't nothing like the real thing baby.

Haifa Kaftans Goes Online

Haifa Kaftans are now just a click away! The collection of pretty kaftans infused with Liberty of London prints is now being sold on karkoosha.com and world wide shipping is available.  Get your kaftan here.

Rings Galore

Make a statement with this season's piling-on-the-rings trend from the latest rings collection at Fortune Cookie Boutique located at Villa Karizma. Click here for more info and contact details.

If only Eiddiyas can turn from cash to gifts...

Just in time for Eid, check out Tabbah's latest two bracelet motif from the brand's Copacabana collection. Tabbah Boutique is located at Dubai Mall.  For inquiries please call (+971) 4 339 8977.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Here's a Peek

Feast your eyes my lovely fashionistas on these peek-a-boo beauties from Fendi's latest arrivals available at the brand's boutique at Salhiya Complex. Love the ones in the first and the last photos, the shape and the colors are just your ticket for getting you in the Fall mood.

Webby Wednesday: Moda House

ModaHouse.com is a designer online shopping boutique based in Dubai, with competitive prices compared to the conventional retail market. The online store currently offers an exclusive and dynamic range of lifestyle collections from top designer names and will continue to expand its unique selling point (top of the line fashion currently not discounted). Brands stocked include Miu Miu, Louboutin, Gucci and Prada.  ModaHouse.com features women’s wear, shoes, accessories, men’s wear and sunglasses. The majority of the stock cannot be found in regional stores. And customers will enjoy free delivery and free return options. 

Go GaGa

Last month MeBlogging posted about Lady GaGa by Zara t-shirts. And ever since then and I've been trying to find one, I lost hope and interest after a couple of weeks. Then, just recently while shopping around Zara, I came across several pieces left of Lady GaGa t-shirts AND one for Michael Jackson too! Price tag? KD 7.500. 

Under Construction

A close friend of mine who knows how much I’m obsessed with window displays sent me these photos of Moschino’s window display in Milan having its new face-lift for the season. Love the cloud-like faces of the mannequins!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Look for Lace

From boudoir to daywear, lace is no longer for lingerie or evening wear. I spotted these cute knitted  cardigans with pretty and delicate lace inserts at Oasis and Zara. So now you can sport this trend with your jeans, pencil skirts, or feminine 50’s full skirt and still look regal (with plenty of money to spend on something else). Featured black and beige cardigans are from Oasis and are priced at  KD 18 each.

Zara blush pink cardigan KD 15.500

Black lace print on pink silk chiffon scarf from Oasis

Proud to be Khaleejesque - Part II

Khaleejesque's second set of fashion editorial is just as lovely as their first.  The latest fashion batch is very casual and laid back, yet with a hint of contemporary sophistication.  Great job girls and now you have me hooked. Can't wait to see more. Check out the new editorial here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mulberry Hosts AW10 Fashion Installation and Party in Singapore

On Wednesday the 25th of August Mulberry hosted a fashion installation at Tanjong Beach Club , in Singapore, to celebrate the autumn winter ‘10 collection. VIP's were transported to the venue in London cabs.  Guests were served Prawn cocktail, mini fish and chips, mini burgers followed by mini lemon meringue pies and mini Alexa cupcakes.  After the shows guests were treated to Alexa Chung DJ'ing and proceeded to dance around the pool! Here are some photos of the event.

At first glance I actually thought this this Alexa bag IS a.. BAG! But actually it's a amazingly baked and decorated cake. WOW!

Love those mini Alexa cupcakes!!

Event: White by TirTir

TirTir Designs is hosting an exhibition to reveal the latest collection from its casual sister line White by tirtir.  The exhibition will be held for one day only today 25th August from 7.30pm to 12.30am in the Exhibition located next to Slider Station, Al seef Road.

For further information please call (+965) 9996-6249 or visit TirTir's website here.

Louboutin to Open in Dubai Soon

Christian Louboutin is set to open his first boutique in Dubai in The Mall of the Emirates, Fashion Dome, 1st floor, on September 1st, 2010.  The first Christian Louboutin boutique in the UAE will offer womens’ and mens’ styles from the high fashion and classic collections. The Dubai boutique marks the third Middle Eastern opening of 2010, following the openings in Jeddah, KSA and Beirut, Lebanon earlier this year.

A Name to Know

One of Net-a-Porter's recently added brands is Lot78, started by designer Ollie Amhurst in 2008 after ten years spent working for legendary fashion house, Giorgio Armani. The London-based designer creates ultra-stylish tailored leather and jersey outerwear that is timelessly cool. I love the hand-finished, vintage-inspired biker jackets with hardware detailing. Makes effortless weekend chic easy. Check it out here


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