Thursday, May 31, 2012

Living on the Edge

I was at Burj Jassim the other day for my mani/pedi appointment at Bubbles Nail Spa when I realized that there was this one shop that always seemed to skip my radar, for some unknown reason, when walking around the mini mall. And since I had some spare time before my appointment, I decided to go to the mentioned shop, called Edge Boutique, and have a quick browse. I noticed that they didn't have a huge selection of clothes, but according to the sales lady, it's because they're in preparation for a big Ramadan exhibition set to be held this Sunday June 3rd at 7PM, where they'll be hosting an evening celebrating the talents of 5 local and regional designers and their caftan collections, more details here. However, when it comes to the accessories department, Edge Boutique had a big selection of mouthwatering statement accessories by Mawi jewellery, Dannijo, and a new brand (new to me at least) called Nowhere. Think strong, bold, and sparkly earrings, rings and necklaces adorned with skulls, crystals, pearls, and florescent accents. What's not to love!

Check out their facebook page here and follow them on instagram @edge_boutique for photos with better quality.


Rock a Repossi

Remember that stunning intricately patterned Repossi ring I have previously featured on my Meeting Roksanda post? Well now Repossi's cutting edge designs are just a click away. Prepare to make some serious damage to your savings. 


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oh. My. Gawd!

Oh my god, oh my god, OH MY GAWD!!! Nicholas Kirkwood on Net-a-porter!! Not one, not two, but twelve different styles to choose from?!? This is torture!! Feel the pain here.

Got My Mind Set on You

I got my mind set on you
But it's gonna take money
A whole lotta spending money
It's gonna take plenty of money
To do it right...

Remember this 80's hit song by George Harrison? I remember when I was really young, I used to play it on and on. Only very recently I found out that George Harrison was the lead guitarist of The Beatles! Probably one of his only solo songs? And all that time I thought her was an American singer. But that's not the point of this post. This song exactly describes how I feel about falling for 4 different bags at the same time. I spotted them at Givenchy boutique in 360 Mall and I couldn't decide which one to go for. And of course I wouldn't buy all of them at once. That would be ridiculous. Right? A current favorite is this Givenchy antigona bag. The drawbacks however are 1) its light shade, which means prone to stains, although I'm in love with its color-combo. 2) it was slightly on the heavy side, not sure if I'd have the strength to carry it around with all my junk inside. But I'm still in love with it.

So... back to the song I guess..

Its gonna take tiiiiime
A whole lot of precious time
It's gonna take patience and time...

Givenchy Nightingale Satchel bag is quite the classic and not as heavy as the antigona bag

Envelop clutch in one of my favorite shades, cobalt blue! So pretty...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pretty in Pastel and Pleats

Wedding season is upon us and my pet peeve as a wedding guest is struggling to find a dazzling yet not-so-over-the-top cocktail dress that speaks volumes. Of course AlOthman boutique, which always seems to save the day in the evening wear department, had this this pretty pastel-colored cocktail dress by Turkish designer Hakaan. The pleats and paneled details on the dress add to its beauty. I think this design only needs a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood strctured platform heels, and a pair of statement earrings in bright colors to complete the look. Voilà! Plain and simple. 



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Monday, May 28, 2012

Ready for Your Summer Getaway?

As I was browsing Goji Boutique to check out their latest arrivals, I noticed that a lot of the pieces posted make great additions to create that perfect capsule Summer getaway wardrobe. The key of course is to learn how to mix and match these pieces with existing wardrobe selection in order to give you a fresh yet varied look. So I picked these six pieces and imagined how I'd wear them starting with...
  • The maxi dresses by MYNE (KD 62 and KD 59). They're fresh, comfortable, and easy to wear. You can dress them down with a pair of gladiator sandals and a large shopping bag, like the one featured here by Ghibli (KD 345) or dress them up with bold accessories and wedges heels in the evening.

  • This cute and colorful striped top by Lemlem (KD 48) makes a great choice for when you want to shop or do some sightseeing. You can wear it with shorts or fitted cargo pants and an oversized sunglasses for a casual chic day look. 

  • OK, this pineapple printed collar sleeve.. thing by Eleven Objects might not be the most practical piece, but its prints are just calling to be packed inside a suitcase for a Summer getaway, and besides, if it's good enough for the Man Repeller, then it's good enough for me. Maybe it will look nice worn with  MYNE blue striped dress?
  • And last but not least, I'm in love with this A-line top by Daneh, it's the piece when you want to look chic yet relaxed for a dinner outing. 



Something for the Children

As a parent, you may feel as if you're always on the lookout for children’s clothing because a) our kids are growing like fresh green grass, b) well, since you're reading this blog it means you love to shop, and c) you simply want to update your kids' wardrobe to the newest trendy styles. 

If you're ever planning to visit Al Khobar in Saudia Arabia, I recommend you check out Noun Collection Boutqiue. It's a high-end brand boutique, that specialises in childrens and teenagers' fashion, accesories like shoes, toys, books, baby wear, baby accessories, and baby gifts. 

Check out the following photos of what to expect to find at Noun Collection BoutqiueTo find out more about Noun Collection, please click here.

I was impressed to find out that they have the PAPPINI little books with matching suffed animal. Pappini is a global children's lifestyle brand that is inspired by the unconditional love, care, and time given to children by their loved ones. I remember a few years ago Sultan Gallery once did an exhibition for this brand and had limited edition (for Kuwait only) toys. 



Sunday, May 27, 2012

Decking Out Your Home in Style with The Iris House

I want to live here.

I could just sum up my post on The Iris House with this one sentence and leave you scroll through the photos. But it wouldn't be fair not to dwell on the beauty that surrounded me when I first stepped foot inside the recently relocated home accessories shop.

Located in Messilah, The Iris House curates different home furniture and accessories from all around the world. The way their merchandise was displayed really felt like they were not only selling pretty things, but also focused on creating beautiful, and most importantly, complete and coherent environment for your home. Think furniture, paintings, antiques, sculpture, wall and floor decor, cutlery, hanging lights and chandeliers, mirrors, and so much more. Almost every piece complimented the other pieces around it. I was really overwhelmed by the number of beautiful items surrounding me, and I mentally started creating "I-want" list in my head! Again bad news for my savings, especially that most items don't fall under the "budget-friendly" category. But if you can afford to splurge, then it is definitly the go-to place to “dress up” rooms in style.

You can follow The Iris House on facebook by clicking here and also on instagram @theirishouse.

In love with this ceramic tray with an attached teapot, I think you can use the teapot as a flower vase or maybe for small snacks like dried fruits, candies, or nuts?

This huge chandelier had a wooden log as its backbone... gorgeous!


Spoons for istikanas (small tea cups)
The hip glass-in-glass style, for juice, tea, and coffee...

Naturally as soon as I saw these tray I remembered Mira Tiger Mood

Loved this retro-looking mirror

I have a weak spot for anything covered with mother-of-pearl...

Detergent/Chemical packages never looked THAT cool!

Through the window...




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