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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Yay! It's officially summer time again! Time to show off your newly pedicured toes with season's bright, happy, and colorful sandals and flats. If you're still on the lookout for some really nice selection of sandals ad flats, you better go check out Sergio Rossi boutique at Salhiya Complex. I was browsing the shop the other day, and and what I've found there is definitely worthy of a post here. Neon colors, metal-covered wedges, very nautical thong sandals, and see-through peep-toe sandals, which happens to be my ultimate favorite!! So Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto! Def gonna be a hot-seller!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Last night I attended Roksanda Ilincic's Trunk Show which was held at Al Othman Boutique in Salmiya. And what a night it turned out to be. We got to preview Roksanda Ilincic's Pre-fall 2012 collection and pre-order the pieces we liked. They also had her S/S 2012 collection on display, which obviously you can buy on the spot. It was certainly quite an evening for so many reasons, putting faces with names (I was humbled by your presence), browsing fashionable clothes and accessories on display, and last but not least meeting Roksanda Ilincic of course, which was the highlight of the eventing. And I can't begin to tell you how sweet and down-to-earth she was, which I think is a rare trait when it comes to fashion designers. I have met several of them during my blogging years when I visited Beirut, Dubai, and Paris and some were either having a really bad day or had a really bad attitude problem. Anyways... moving on...
On the evening of the event, I scanned Roksanda Ilincic's signature color-blocking dresses on display from both collection. I love how her designs are always about playing with volumes and silhouettes and mixing unexpected colors. Such a fun and happy combination of colors. The dropped-waist dress in red and turquoise with one huge ruffle (featured on the sitting mannequin in the photo below) instantly got my vote. The designer, dressed in her designs (that skirt is beyond fab!), expressed to me how thrilled she was to be in Kuwait and get to know more about the preferences and the tastes of clients in our region.
Thank you to Al Othman for such a fantastic event...one that I will not soon forget. I'll leave you with a few photos to remember the evening by...
The gorgeous heels worn by Roksanda Ilincic are especially designed by Nicholas Kirkwood (heart!) for her S/S 2012 collection. I have posted about them previously here.
Beautiful gown by Roksanda Ilincic
Loved the bright orange belt.
Now it's time to have a look at the beautiful and uber-chic people that filled the event...
That Repossi armor ring is TDF!
Now this is some serious arm party! from the rings, to the nail art (done at The Boudoir Salon in Surra), to the killer bracelets! Gorgeous!
Yup! The Isabel Marant blue tie-dye Weez embroidered quilted jacket in flesh and blood! looked even more stunning up close! Le sigh! One last size available here.
Sergio Rossi's electric blue fur and animal print sandals. So cute!
Yowza!! Look at this stunning statement bib necklace!
Two-thumbs up for the printed suit..
Eddie Borgo cone bracelets.. heart!
A very chic mohajababe with some serious class and style. She paired her statement Prada necklace with her Roksanda Ilincic's outfit. Loved it!
Pastel colored sneakers! Super cool!
I loved the hem detail of these men's pants. And then I found out that they were designed by Dina Al Rujaib and Yousef Al Ibrahim, whom I posted about here. Very well cut and the fit looked amazing. The designers were there too to meet Roksanda.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This Tuesday at THE OUTNET, get ready to shop NYC's fashion superstar - Alexander Wang! Super luxe and super wearable, the designer sums up what it means to be cool right now – think sleek basics, easy-glam cocktail dresses and covetable accessories. Give your look the Wang factor with up to 65% off fine knits, asymmetric dresses, leather jackets and more.
I can't get over the fabulousness of Louis Vuitton's space-age multi-strap pointed toe mule from the brand's S/S 2012 runway collection. I spotted it while shopping with my sisters at the brand's boutique in Salhiya. The design of the mules just hit all the right fashion notes! Mint color? Check. Futuristic? Check. A little bit of see-through? Check! Pointy toes? Check Check Check! I tired them on and I fell in love! I looked up at my sisters expecting compliments? A recognitions? A "Gaaasp! GET IT!!" But all I got was one thumbs down from one sister because they "Make you look old", excuse moi?!?!. And I got "They're nice but didn't you say you weren't buying anymore shoes this season??" from my other sister. Thank you for taking me on a guilt trip. Next time I'm shopping alone.
As promised, today I'll be sharing with you some great finds in the women's accessories department which I spotted during my visit to Kico Kids @Panacheous boutique in Discovery Mall. My favorite would have to be the rings collection. Check out these organic metal ringr with crystal detail opening in front. They can be worn separately or stacked together. And the great thing about them is that their fit is adjustable. Price tag? KD 22 each.
Studded collar necklace would look smashing with buttoned up top
Arm or ankle metal cuff
The famous Banana Taipei "Birkin" beach bags
A colorful selection of clothes and scarves mostly in organic materials. I liked this dip-dyed scarf by Gypsy. It makes a great beach cover up for the summer and a great neck warmer for chillier days.
Now this is so cute and unique! The Kico Kids @Panacheous gift boxes where you get to highlight the greeting message using a word puzzle printed on the cover of the box. You'll find messages like "Happy Birthday", "Get Well Soon", "Congratulations"... etc.
Another cute gift idea is Kico Kids @Panacheous's gift vouchers. You can take your pick from the credit-card-in-a-wallet-shaped gift voucher or a cute-tote-shaped gift voucher.