Sunday, October 31, 2010

Event: Goji Boutique's Open House


Goji Boutique would like to welcome you to their A/W10 Open House, which will be held at Al Tilal (Above Frette) in Shuwaikh from 31st October to 2nd November. Join Goji to shop brand new collections from a wide selection of new talented designers. Come and indulge into the world of celebrities' fashion secrets, hard to find labels and one-off pieces.
 Also enjoy a Sale Extravaganza on all past collections at amazing prices. Goji Boutique will be offering some wonderful promotions on must have items. This will be a unique opportunity to get stylish and get your loved ones fabulous finds.

Designer Deal Hunting


You can score really no-nonsense designer deals at Underline Boutique! Let’s take this glamorous metallic clutch by Louboutin as an example, before price was KD 390 and now it’s around KD 109?!?! Dead-on deal! I’d be wearing and tearing this clutch forever! Me like a lot! I have also spotted this cute exotic skin flap front mini bag by Jimmy Choo which also comes with a detachable gold chain strap. It was priced at KD 400+ and now it's sold for around KD 180 if I’m not mistaken. Not bad at all for designer deal hunting!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Video: Matthew Williamson's Book Launch


Watch Net-a-porter's exclusive interviews with Sienna Miller and Poppy Delevigne as they celebrated the launch of Matthew Williamson's new coffee-table book at London's Somerset House. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Event: Join Fashion's Night In!


Cancel all your plans for Monday night: style savvy women across the globe will be staying home on Nov 1 for Fashion's Night In hosted by Vogue.com. I finally don't feel left out any more! And to give you another excuse to shop, 10% of the night's sales will go to Kids Co. For one hour only, between 9pm and 10pm GMT, you will be able to:
  • Take a sneak peak at Net-a-Porter's brand new Party Boutique and shop sensational pieces that will be exclusively available for the hour.

  • Enjoy free shipping during the hour, with next day delivery for London-based shoppers. Stay tuned for the free shipping code going live on Facebook and Twitter at 9pm on the night, and remember to share with your readers!

Venomous Villains! Finally!




So yesterday I tweeted that the much-anticipated Venomous Villains Collection has hit MAC stores around K-town. Luckily for me, I have managed to get some lipsticks, lip glosses, and eye shadows that I have been eyening before they sell out, to add to my humble Venomous Villains collection of.. erm.. one lipstick! And as usual, the packaging was just adorable.  The collection makes a perfect gift for your female friends, beauty junkies, and those who lived their childhood watching theses Venomous Villains on screen.


Visual Pollution and Creative Explosion


I'm sure by now, everyone knows Nuqat. But for those of you who have been living under a rock, here's a small brief. Nuqat, firstly known as "Nuqat Ala Al Huroof", started off with one objective in mind and that is "to develop Arab creativity on all levels". The first consortium occurred in May 2009 with a focus on arabic branding and copywriting. This year, the 2010 edition is focusing on Visual Pollution, in which several graphic design and architecture disciplines were integrated together in the aim to move the bar one level up. Nuqat also held seminars and workshops by some prominent graphic designers, entrepreneurs, and architects in our region. The events were so inspiring and the evenings were even more magical. I personally applaud all the people who were behind this amazing initiative for their dedication, organization, and professionalism. And I can't what to see what they'll have for us next year, which is not going to be easy because you guys made our expectations high.  

The fab MeBlogging did a great job in covering the events here and here. So, in fear of sounding repetitive, I'll try to shed some light on things that I liked from the exhibition that was held throughout Nuqat's 3-days event. 


I know that business cards should be the last thing discussed in featuring such great and well organized event, but I just couldn't not compliment how fabulous and utterly unique these business cards are. The first one on top is by Experiment:1. Notice the stitching on the side. Beautiful! And the fish tank business cards are by a local brand called LocalTees.



The above photo is a close up of one of the multi-talented Abdullah Al Awadi's marvellous creations.  I'm sooo mesmerized by his work. I loved his attention to detail and how he has carefully created patterns using regional icons, geometry, calligraphy, and vintage images.  Abdullah has already collaborated with Sarah's bag and created a limited collection of clutches and handbags (where can I purchase them pretty please, with a cherry on top?) I can just imagine seeing these beautiful graphics on dresses and jackets too. They'd make HAWT pieces! 


A close up of Sketchbook's corner of the exhibition
I think this corner is by Reuse
Boutique 4 was part of the exhibition as well. They had these colorful charm bracelets by Aurélie Bidermann on display. 


An emotionally charged painting and a teaser by the young, stylish, and talented Aziz Al-Miudhaf. Don't miss out his solo exhibition next week.


LOVED this bag by Experiment one, a project by three Kuwaiti architects who take the local know-how as an essential part of their design process. I have featured them previously here. I looked closely at their bags and I was beyond pleased by the quality of their work and the finishing! And I cannot wait to see what these creative minds come up with next. 

Video: John Galliano S/S 2011


Yousef Al Taher covering the John Galliano S/S 2011 during Paris Fashion Week. Recognize the background music? ;)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sole Survivor


I have a bunch of flats and only recently I have noticed that my collection has a pattern, almost every season I tend to buy a pair of French Sole because I get weak when I spot their new seasonal colours, and use my favourite excuse to purchase a new pair: I tend to wear my flats out. Anyhow, if you're a fan, you might be interested to know that French Sole boutique has recently received its new collection of flats in irresistible colours, featured here. The ostrich flats are sold for KD 69 only.


French Sole is located in Al-Salhiya, Mezzanine 2, next to Moda In, and parallel to Bouquet.

Trick or Chick with Boutique 1


It’s all Treats and no Tricks this Halloween at  Boutique 1Trick or Chic will be starting on 28th October in all Boutique 1 stores and online. You will be entitled to a 25% off on all the seasonal must haves, enabling you to celebrate this Halloween in style. Click here to start shopping.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Flat Shipping Rate on MyTheresa.com

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Event: Aziz Al Mudhaf - Solo Exhibition


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Wishing For a Cold Cold Winter


Am I asking for too much? I just want a cold winter in Kuwait like we used to 15 years ago! Blame it on global warming! It would be really cool to rock this beautiful suede jacket with sheep skin detail, here in K-town rather than keeping it in the closet and waiting for a winterish trip. The jacket is available currently at Uterqüe in the Avenues.

Fur, Fabulous, and FashCode


I've found some really cool statement pieces for fall at FashCode boutique in the Avenues Phase II. There was a luxurious line of coats and vests made from fine fur, suede, and leather garments called Rizal that caught my attention, It mixes classic tailored jackets, coats, and vests with some interesting details. Think  studded vests, structured shoulder pads. 

Also if you're a fan of the always quirky cool and colorful Japanese brand Tsumori Chisato, then you might want to check out her Fall arrivals (shown in the last photos).  Gorgeous runway pieces including silk dresses, long flowy skirts and blouses and awesome and so-on-trend oversized cape.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

TopShop Make up Hits The Avenues Soon


If you have been following my tweets, you'd know that TopShop's Make up will be available at Topshop boutique in the Avenues on 28th October. Get a first look of their new A/W pieces and tutorials here.

Photo credit: TopShop

Flavor of the Day: Love Home


Yes I do. And I also love these decorative vintage plates, which make a perfect house-warming gift. The plates are currently being sold at The Yard - Kuwait

Let's Luxuriate

theOutnet.com Fashion Buzz!

Let's luxuriate in fall's hottest cover-up - shearling! Prepare to be seduced by TheOutnet.com's selection of  timeless styles by Karl by Karl Donoghue, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan and more at up to 70% off. Choose from biker-style jackets or sumptuous belted coats day or night with sleek leather pants and sky-high heels! Or nod to the trend with a super stylish stole or shrug. Wear it with everything!

Pump It


We all need a pair of classy and elegant pumps, that's a given. But if you're tired of the same old black high heel pumps and you’re on a tight budget, then you may want to check out these budget friendly versions from Zara and Uterqüe. Zara’s version, featured in the first photo, has a zipper detail from the back which hold the feet in while walking. And I love Uterqüe’s cutout leather pumps shown below, which obviously were inspired by Lanvin.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Bag Update

theOutnet.com Fashion Buzz!

It's time to turn our attention to the forever-cool shoulder bag. It's the chicest carry-way for city girls and TheOutnet.com has got an array of styles to suit whatever your fashion mood. Make a statement with python-embellished Marc Jacobs, keep it chic with dove gray leather by Sara Berman, or go all-out urban hippie with Vanessa Bruno's coral fringed num ber. With discounts of up to 65%, it's the perfect time for a bag update!

Event: Charity Exhibtion at FA Gallery


The amazingly talented Amira Behbahani in collaboration with Kiehl's has painted this wonderful exhibition of paintings in support of the Ghalia Charity which supports children with kidney disease. The event is being held at the beautiful FA gallery on Tuesday 2nd November and will run until 5th November and 50% of the proceeds go to this great cause.

Kiehl's will also be launching a product called Midnight Recovery, and the super creative designer Michelle Roberts of Jake and Gigi will be specially designing 10 limited edition bottles beautifully encrusted with Swarovski crystals. These will be unveiled on the night and the proceeds of these will also go to the Ghalia Charity.

It's All In The Details


First of all I’d like to give a warm welcome and a big hug to Bottega Veneta! Finally!! You have been truly missed!  The brand now has its own boutique which recently opened at 360 Mall, unfortunately minus the clothes! Nevertheless, It’s back for good. So that;s good enough for me.

Bottega has this timeless glam appeal to its shoes and accessories. Just take a sharper look at the meticulous stitching, beautiful leather, flawless quality, and exquisite embroidery.  These are just a few of Bottega Veneta’s fine details that bring any outfit to life. I still own a pair of Bottega heels and a couple of bags which I bought at least 8 years ago and they still look brand new.  Love it!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

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