Sunday, July 31, 2011

I see Polka Dots Popping

Yup, the polka dots have popped up everywhere on high street stores and now Polka Dots can pop into your wardrobe too without breaking your bank. I spotted, no pun intended, this red polka dots jacket at Zara for the price of KD 39.500 which you can pair with plain separates. Or you can go a little bit fashion forward and pair it with a dress that has even bigger polka dots and polka dots covered heels. The navy polka dots dress is priced at KD 32.500.

Dear Confashion: More from the Modern Mosque

Remember the modern which I have featured previously here? Well, the creative brains behind this amazing work, bab.nimnim Design Studio, have emailed me a selection of the current Mosque photos as it stands today.

About the concept of the design, bab.nimnim represnetatives stated that "The 2,800 sq.m Mohammed Jassim Al-Saddah Grand Mosque, located in Dahiat Abdullah Al-Salem, showcases how a modern approach to designing an Islamic structure in Kuwait. The main concept behind the building revolves around the oneness of Allah through the repetitive use of the circle. A sense of continuity was applied with the use of one pattern and one font type. The particular pattern used derives from six interlocking circles around a hexagon, which originates from a Damascan mashrabiya screen. The pattern was proliferated on several surfaces such as the woodwork, metal work, internal walls, mashrabiyas, minaret and dome. The portrayal of the 99 names of Allah and Quranic verses on the wall uses the squared Koufi font type. The font is extremely modern yet is one of the oldest forms of Arabic calligraphy"  

The Mohammed Jassim Al-Saddah Grand Mosque is located at Dahiat Abdullah Al-Salem, Block 2, Street 25 and is set to open its doors to its neighbors for the first time on the first day of Ramadan (Monday August 1st, 2011).

Friday, July 29, 2011

Dear Confashion: Hand Made in Kuwait

I have received this e-mail about a newly launched collection of chairs made by local Kuwaiti brand called BOOZ. Featured here is a sample of their work done on Louis XVI Chairs. To find out more details, please click here.

Video: Twenty/Ten by AKF 2011


Remember this cool looking muhajababe who goes by the name AKF? Well the talented AKF has just released her new S/S 2011 collection for her line Twenty/Ten by AKF, and it's available now at 52 Degrees, located in Al Tilal Complex-Shuwaikh, whereas the Pre-Fall collection will be available mid-August.

"The line is very close to my heart, and I work tirelessly on each piece myself: studding, shredding, and at times even sewing. Hand shredding takes up to 4 hours, so when you wear a piece you can be sure that it is a labor of love! My aesthetic has always been something a bit more edgy than the usual in Kuwait, and I know Kuwaiti fashionistas are starving for more studs and shredding to spice up their wardrobe." expressed AKF.

I loved the shredding detail on the cotton shirts, so very street style chic. You can view more of Twenty/Ten by AKF by clicking here


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just Like The Row...

Sigh.. The LBLD (aka the little black leather dress). I saw it and I fell in love with it. Do I have an occasion to wear it for? Nope. Is our weather cold enough to justify the "cost per wear" formula? Nope. And never mind the fact that I already have two leather dresses and one leather skirt which I haven't worn yet. But it would look sooo gooood with my Isabel Marant gava pumps. I spotted this black MANGO shift dress and fell in love with it because it looks a lot like The Row LBLD, which I saw on Boutique 1's site, minus the savings damage of course.  I have to warn you though, this leather piece from MANGO doesn't come with a high street price tag. The dress is priced at KD 95.

And from black leather dress to a black leather bag, I spotted this very Céline-ish Zara bag. Price tag? KD 32.500.


Forever Charming

How cute are these pendants with lacquered girly charms. No I wouldn't wear the one featured in  the first photos as I think they're more appropriate for girls in their teens or even little girls dressed in colorful little caftans. Cute! I did get the golden ballerina girl and wishbone necklaces for myself (shown below). I think they'd look cool paired with layers of chain necklaces. Getting a heap of these necklaces at Forever 21 won't cost you much, they're priced at KD 1.500 each!

Around K-town

Wanna find out what's new and happening in K-town? Click here


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Noon by Noor Celebrates their Brand Hollywood Style

Hollywood Celebrities came out to Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles a few days ago to celebrate the launch of Bahrain-based brand Noon By Noor. The star studded event was attended by Kim Kardashian and Lo Bosworth, both of which wore pieces from the collection. 

I am so happy for the talented and skilled girls behind Noon By Noor because they followed their dream and managed to launch their own clothing line not only regionally but also across the Atlantic! I wish them a safe trip back home and the best of luck. Here are some photos of the event...


Reality TV star Brittny Gastineau and actress AnnaLynne McCord of Beverly Hills 90210
Far left Joyce Bonelli (Kim's personal make-up artist) is wearing headpiece and gloves by Noon By Noor

On left: Kim Kardashian and Brittny Gastineau with Command PR mavens, Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck. Kim and Kris Humphries on the right side photo. 



News Flash: First Look at BodyAmr's Abaya Collection

London-based brand BodyAmr has just released new sensual silk abaya collection available in black.  BodyAmr will also offer abayas in a multitude of colors which can be worn as caftans for Ramadan or Eid. The collection will be available in UK's luxury department store Harrods. For further details, please contact BodyAmr by sending an e-mail to bodyamr@gmail.com



News Flash: Fluo Balenciaga's Exclusively at MyTheresa.com Tomorrow

For fall, Balenciaga's has reinvented its iconic City bag in three fluorescent shades of Electric blue, pink, and orange. And guess what? they're exclusively available at MyTheresa.com as of tomorrow, 28th August! Price tag? €1.045,00/$1.445,00 (which is around KD 416).

The finely embossed calfskin leather combined with shiny metallic studs  fit perfectly with the “color block” in vogue this season. A worthy addition to your bag collection? You bet!



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Party Special

THE OUTNET.COM
It's never too late to stock up for the party season coming ahead after Ramadan. So get ready to dance at your friend's or cousin's wedding all night long in fabulous party looks from Hervé Léger, Matthew Williamson, Halston Heritage and more at up to 70% off. Shop to it!

Spring.. Fall.. and Beyond

As much as I'm thrilled to see new pre-fall collections hitting K-town here and there, I can't help but fall for designer deals from last season's collection. Especially when they're the classic/basic type that gets me through my daily grind and can be worn for seasons to come. I've found a few budget-friendly pieces at Al Othman boutique in Salmiya which I'd like to share with you starting with this cool Elizabeth & James light blazer. Was KD 155 and now it's priced around KD 77.500.

T by Alexander Wang light black cardigan (comes in light grey too). Was KD 69 and now it's priced around KD 34.

Elizabeth & James silk sailor pants. Were KD 179 and now around KD 89



Kahramana Goes Arabesque

KAHRAMANA and caftans go together like apple pie and ice cream or like a Kardashian and her loubs, or Coco and her pearls. OK, you get my drift! KAHRAMANA by Samar Said has just introduced her new collection for Ramadan. The geometric details and the arabesque inspired shapes makes them a caftan's perfect match. For further details, please click here. 

Does the name ring a bell? I have featured KAHRAMANA previously on Confashions here. The brand is currently stocked at Aura-b.com.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Get Ready for the OUTNET's Clearance Sale‏

THE OUTNET.COM
If you're a bargain hunter, here is some news that is guaranteed to make your heart leap. The OUTNET is having a clearance sale! The massive clearance sale begins this Friday July 29th. Everything in the clearance sale, that’s a whopping 2,000 + styles, will be reduced by 85% off! Clearance ends Monday, August 1st. Make sure you register at The OUTNET to ensure you don’t miss out.


Fancy Frocks

Ahhh.. the joys of finding pretty cocktail dresses at great prices! I do love pretty things! Pretty, romantic, girly, feminine, and most importantly affordable things! I was in the Avenues the other day so I popped in BCBG boutique and found these dreamy dresses staring back at me. I swiftly and delicately embraced them and rushed to the fitting room to try them on. They were all so flattering and the white one actually reminded me of Dolce & Gabbana's white dresses from the brand's S/S2011 collection. 

Now for the price tag: the pink dress was priced around KD 173, the yellow strapless dress was priced at KD 228, and the white dress was around KD 228.

Get this Modish Multi Colored Jacket

If you haven't already, don't forget to participate in Modish Channel special giveaway to Confashions readers. They are offering you the chance to win this cool multi colored jacket which costs around KD 50. All you have to do is answer the following question:

What is the twitter account name for Modish?

Follow them, and then send me an email with your answer, your full name, your twitter name, and contact details to confashion@hotmail.com. Hurry! Last day of entry is Tuesday 26th July.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dear Confashion: Pack a Bag

My fellow bloggerista Just noon has initiated a campaign with a great cause called Pack a Bag to encourage people to donate their clothes, toys, and unwanted stuff in good condition to the less fortunate. You can found out more about it by clicking here. I have already started the packing! Thank you Just noon for inspiring me!


Good Golly Miss Dotty

Well, they're more like magnified and glamorized dots! I am head over heels in L.O.V.E with Pierre Hardy's so-on-trend retro polka dots sandals. Fall shopping... here I come!


Just Like Vaelntino...

Spotted this cream and black dress at Mango store the other day from its new arrivals section and it looked like the exact copy of Valentino's dress from S/S 2011 collection. Price tag? KD 24 only.

*Runway photo from style.com



Dear Confashion: First Impression

Impression boutique is a new multi-brand boutique opening soon in Doha Qatar and it will bring you all the hottest goods you need to make that second-first impression a strong and lasting one. With accessories and clothes that will have your drool-o-meter skyrocketing and get you falling head-over-your-six-inch-heels in love with them, you won’t have to worry your about first impressions ever again. Impression boutique has a variety of products ranging from chic accessories to fashion-fierce shoes and clothes, from successful well-known brands and local designers including: Rachel Gilbert,Yazbukey, Ruthie Davis, CC sky, sass & bide, UAE killer heels brand DARMAKI, kerin rose eyewear collection, and more. 

To find out more about Impression boutique, please click here.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Final Countdown

Yup! The NET-A-PORTER sale ends tomorrow! Did you snap up anything?


It runs in the Family

The lovely dynamic duo Bahraini sisters Rasha and Rawan Al Mannai, one of the  reasons why I love Bahrain so much, were featured in a recent issue of Grazia Bahrain and they looked dashing as always. The feature was showcasing how great style runs in the blood.

Loving Rawan's digitally printed caftan designed by Dubai-based designer the multi-talented Shrekahnth, which is also stocked at their boutique Crème Boutique.



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