Saturday, April 28, 2012

Event: Visiting Pretty Little Things

Whether hip home furniture and accessories you are looking for or an uber-chic pair of earrings is your thing, my roundup of things to do and see at Pretty Little Things event, will make it an easy browse for you. Held at   Al Sadu House from Saturday April 28th - Tuesday May 1st  and with the help of Abyat, the event will aid in the effort to renovate a local orphanage. 

I remember when I first attended PLT's event last year, which I covered here. This year's the selection is bigger and also sees an exciting lineup of regional brands by the likes of Saudi Arabian labels Razan Al Azzouni, Fyunka, and Sotra Boutique, whom I unfortunately missed to meet due to the fact that I came in a tad bit early. I was bummed out as I didn't get to meet the designers and see their stuff (except for Razan's). Oh well, there's always tomorrow. Other exciting participants included Boston-based Anakatarina Eco Gioielli, May Jewelry, Pieces By Farah, Th'haba, Paper Design Nest, So Lulu, The Yard, Baby B, Lina Jewelry Design, and Muneera Alsharhan. And also there was a line of scents, perfumes, bukhoor and scented candles from Saudi Arabia.

My first booth was AnaKatarina Eco Gioielli's where I had a close-up of the stunning18k rose gold, diamonds and mammoth bone ring with "Ishq/Lust" engraved on it. The designer, featured in the photo above, explained to me how she designs ethically sustaiable jewelry, all her diamonds are imported from Canda, one of the key players in the diamond industry as it aims to help with the dimond crisis in Africa. Or as they call it Blood Diamond. So that means her diamonds do not finance an insurgency or  help in invading army's war efforts in Africa, where around two-thirds of the world's diamonds are extracted. Remember the movie?

I have previously featured AnaKatarina Eco Gioielli' on my blog here.

Next was Pieces by Farah, also previously featured on my blog here, of course her work needs no introduction. Designer Farah Al-Humaidhi, shown in the photo below, debuted her Ramadan collection or tea cups and mini serving plates with cute florescent colored covers. The tea cups were quite reasonably prices, around KD 27 I think for a dozen? Not bad. 

Next we have Fudha Al Ateeqi's Paper-design.net, where she showcased a pretty selection of cute travel bags, colored notebooks, greeting cards, accessories, white silk tops with blotches of blue paint and more. 

Words of wisdom... 

Fudha had the most adorable mini-fashionista as a sale assistant by her side. Actually as soon as I asked the little girl to pose she immediately gave me this cute smile. What can I say! The camera loves her, she's a natural and her place belongs in front of the camera. Karlie Kloss who?

Me and my obsession with statement necklaces... as seen on Fudha Al Ateeqi

And then I met the lovely family of jewelry designer Muneera Alsharhan. The designer showcased an exclusive handmade and hand-carved collection inspired by a visit to Beit AlSadu. You can see that some of the patterns used on Sadu's woven rugs are reflected in her jewelry pieces. 

Muneera AlSharhan graduated with a Bachlor of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Very impressive indeed. Below are some of my favorite pieces of her collection, they're all perfect for everyday wear.

Loved how the designer's sister decorated her ear!

Another statement necklace to love by Muneera AlSharhan

I can't have enough of May's Jewelry! They're so simple and sweet in design, and the way some letters are designed??? Makes you wish your name started with a different letter like an "H" or an "A" or even "S"!


I must add that her display was the prettiest! Below designer May Al Qassar posing in front of her pretty jeweled garden. 

The oh-so-pretty things at The Yard's display! How adorable are these baby bibs? And the selection of Console Tables they had were beyond gorgeous. I think I fell for the green one, shown below, the most!

More from The Yard


Cute and delicate tops by Saudi designer Razan Alazzouni, whom I previously featured here. I wish I had the chance to meet her. She also had a selection of caftans and formal wear on display. 

Next we have  So Lulu's handmade jewelry designed by Lubna Al-Nakib, they had a nice selection of accessories to complement your Ramadan Caftan or even for everyday's use. 

My favorite piece of So Lulu was this coral necklace which reminded me of Dolce & Gabanna's red hot chili peppers prints for S/S 2012. 


Designer Lubna Al-Nakib of So Lulu
Cute tassle earring by Lina Jewelry Design. Loved the way how the designer, shown below, displayed her jewelry.

Th'haba's  is of course not a new name on the blog. We've always loved their stuff and of course still do. Check out the flat sheet diamond bracelets worn by the sweet owner.


Neon yellow statement necklace? What else can we ask for? As seen by one of the event's chic visitors.
Thank you Noaf Hussein, featured above and the organizer of the event, for inviting us to the event. Looking forward to next year's PLT. 




5 comments:

Dudette said...

When am i ever gonna meet you? :P

Noaf H. said...

Thank you so very much for stopping by! So many beautiful pictures, had I not been there, I would live it through them. xx

Lina said...

Thank you for your comment, your support is highly appreciated hope we meet again in the next exhibition.

Best Regards,

Lina
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Confashion said...

Dudette
ee wallah! shal 7ath! hopefully one day soon :)

Noaf H
It was my pleasure :)

Lina
I hope so too and I wish you the best of luck :)

LadyB said...

That baby girl is a copy of my niece, soo adorable !

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