Friday, May 31, 2013

Confashions Featured in Viv Mag

Guess what? More shameless self promotion!! I was recently featured in Jordanian-based lifestyle magazine Viv Mag as part of their feature titled Fashionistas in Cyber Space, where they profiled three of Middle East's top fashion bloggers. It's such a great honor to be named that and be among my fellow top bloggers.

So to the editors at the Viv Mag – a huge thanks for the shout out and for choosing me!

Outfit of the Day

I call toady's outfit the first-graders big art project. I bought it last year from boutique N and it was my first Vika Gazinskaya purchase. For some reason, it has the ability to lift my mood in an instant. I guess there's something about the scribbles of crayon on plain canvas, they just make me happy. I paired it with my green mini-Chanel perforated cross bag, which I bought ages ago, and a pair of this season's Pierre Hardy heels, which I bought from Symphony boutique in Dubai last month or so.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Video: The Backstage Video of Lanvin Women's Winter 2013 Runway Show

It really is interesting to get to see what happens behind the scenes of a fashion show. This backstage video is of Lanvin's A/W 2013 collection. According to the description of the video clip "the Lanvin studio is a laboratory of emotions in which fabric is the means to express every metamorphosis and bright idea. Stories are told in sparkling letters, and the words "Love", "You", "Hot", "Cool" become medallions that glitters in the night."


Webby Wednesday: DesignedByCulture.com

We normally associate shopping online to buying mass-produced merchandise that fills the shelves of  a retailer. DesignedByCulture.com is anything but that. This is not your typical online store. It's merchandise selection is driven by travels to faraway cultures. Everything in this website is chosen and selected for its handmade qualities and uniqueness.

"I love to travel so I am a backpacker at heart. During my trips to places like Kenya, Nepal and Peru I come across beautiful cultures and sometimes local artists." expressed the owner of DesignedByCulture.com. "This is where the idea of starting DesignedByCulture.com a kinda blogshop where I bring back some pieces i found from my trips or (mostly now) work with artists that i came across and believe in their work and hence introduce them to Kuwait."

I fell in love with the Munecas dolls, they're hand-made and dressed with hand-woven alpaca wool which, according to the site, can be felt from their weight. 

The owner of  DesignedByCulture.com will be holding the wevsite's first exhibition at Treak located in Al Tilal Complex on 4th of June. It will be for a Peruvian artist Vacidel. She designs handmade recycled art to be worn rather than accessories. Her work was also exhibited in NY, Chicago and Latin America Bienale.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Accessories That Define a Look

Accessories are often overlooked. As a wardrobe essential, they can make all the difference in your outfit. Actually sometimes when I'm thinking of what to wear to a certain occasion, I first scan my accessories, shoes to be more specific, and try to build my outfit around the chosen accessory. So buying a bag or a belt, or even a pair of new shoes is a big deal to me. They have to do all the talking. And you know what's the best part is? These accessories are super easy to grab or put on and manage to make a huge impact, without worry about gaining weight!

I was browsing the shop floor of AlOthman boutique and spotted 4 items in the accessories category that caught my fashion radars. The first item is Victoria Beckham's two-tone oversized clutch shown in the photo above. It looks so practical and roomy! As for the jeweled box clutch shown below by Jason Wu, it looks like something you'd fetch from your mother's collection of gorgeous vintage pieces. And then I fell head-over-heels in love with Tabitha Simmons fishy heels! The print is just beyond cute! And last but not least, that Edie Parker box clutch, I love it, but I can't justify another purchase of Edie Parker since I already have one, previous post here


Sunday, May 26, 2013

ORA Boutique

Last week I had the pleasure to attend the re-opening of ORA boutique. They owners, Ahmad Al Reshaid and Marco De Nardi, have relocated the boutique from Omniya Mall in Salmiya to the mezzanine 1 of Salhiya Complex. A great decision they have made as I felt the boutique is more accessible now, not to mention the convenience of having a huge parking space all around the area. 

The interior of ORA, which means "now" in Italian, is a mix of industrial and hip. The style selection is  amazing and so unique  I ended up buying a skirt and a vest. The selection is mostly representing Italian fashion brands, 13 to be exact and exclusively stocked at ORA, from new and emerging fashion designers with a focus on premium streetwear. Brands such as Carlo Contrada, who won the famous VOGUE ITALIA new designer to watch, Isabel Benenato, a Central St. Martin alumni who has unique edgy deconstructed designs using top notch natural elements like Italian pure wool and silk, Misuraca, who worked with British designer John Richmond and is known for its elegant designs, Avelon offers an uber-chic selection of pieces using interesting materials like viscose, silk, and wool ideal for women of all ages, Barbara Gongini, a Danish designer who studied and is currently working in Milano offers a selection of extremely edgy designs using simple cotton, and so much more.

ORA boutique's future plans includes regional expansion, I wonder where they're planning to launch next, as well as hosting various in-store events. Here's a quick look of the inside of the store.



Saturday, May 25, 2013

Exclusive: Want to Win KENZO's Tiger top?

Yup, you read that right. Through my blog, you could actually win one of the hottest and the most wanted piece around, KENZO's Tiger top. For S/S 2013 KENZO had translated that raw natural energy into an urban language for Spring, with jolts of ice blue and pale pink, with geometric and organic patterns. They’ve combined their love of utility, found in versatile multifunctional pieces, with sensuality and fluidity, baring a lot of skin, and pairing tailoring with looser silhouettes.

KENZO Dubai has collaborated with Confashions to give you the chance to own the "it" piece of the season. It's simple and easy. So what a girl gotta do to get the tiger top? All you have to do is answer the following multiple-choice questions:

Who designed KENZO's jewelry collection for S/S 2013?
  • Gaia Repossi
  • Delfina Delettrez
  • Stella McCartney 
What was the main inspiration for the S/S 2013 collection?
  • The jungle
  • Sea life
  • Rainbow
Name the designer duo behind the brand now?
  • Riccardo Tisci and John Galliano
  • Humberto Leon and Carol Lim
  • Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Send the answers via e-mail to info@confashionsfromkuwait.com with your full name, mobile number, and delivery address. The deadline for this competition is Monday 3rd June 2013

Speaking of KENZO, don't they have the coolest accessories?! The blue piping on the sunglasses  shown below look like neon lights, and remember those tiger arms in my previous post here

*Images via KENZO Dubai

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

S.H.O.E.S

Dubai is one awesome place, I don't think I could ever get bored there. Yes I was in Dubai (AGAIN!) last weekend. And my stay wouldn't be complete without a shopping trip to the mother of all shoe stores in this region, aka LEVEL. The shoes selection is just unbelievable! Shopping there is always an overwhelming experience. I won't dwell on how fabulous the store is because that's been already established several times here on my blog. So let's get straight to the point: my favorite picks, starting with these fabulous Alaïa circle-detail suede sandals.

Reed Krakoff mesh heels

Exclusive to Level? Wow! Impressive!

Jason Wu sandals with cute pearl details... looks so Chanel-ish

I know this sounds very crazy (very very crazy!) but how cool are these Maison Martin Margiela hair/something covered heels?!! I wouldn't dare to wear them.. or maybe with denim cropped pants? They're so quirky cool!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mise en Dior Necklace

You're always the belle of the ball when you pick the most gorgeous pieces to accessories your gown or party dress, wouldn't you say? I saw this mind-blowingly stunning Dior twisted multi-row necklaces with clusters of pearl beads, and embellised with satin finish metal, oval metal links, and grosgrain ribbon at the brand's boutique in Dubai. I was instantly hooked. The details of the design gave classic pearl necklaces a younger and modern feel. I can just imagine pairing it with cocktail dresses or even caftans for Ramadan. Such a beauty! I checked if it's available in Kuwait, unfortunately it's not. BUT I'm hoping with the opening of Dior's BIGGEST boutique in the Middle East at Grand Avenue in Kuwait, which is sometime by the end of this month, we'll get to have easier access to such beautiful statement accessories.


Outfit of the Day

I have a weakness for easy-breezy trapeze-shaped summery dresses. They're ideal for days when I don't want to think of what to wear, and especially on days when its over over 50 degrees outside! I found this dress at Cacharel boutique in Arrraya Complex. I liked the fact that it has a ruffle detail at the lower front part of the dress. And on the back, the dress is completely straight with a longer length. I wore it with my TopShop light denim skirt to avoid any unwanted "Marilyn-Monroe's-Seven-Year-Itch" moment (remember her famous scene where she stood over a subway grating??). I wore it with my favorite turquoise stones necklaces, my comfy fuchsia Prada sandals of S/S 2011 I think, and my Olympia le Tan clutch. I forgot to take a photo of my pony-tail, but I had it tied in a checkered silk scarf. It looked very retro paired with my 50's-inspired printed dress. 

Cacharel Runway photo credit Style.com


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Monday, May 20, 2013

Gaia Repossi for Zadig & Voltaire jewelry

While I was in Dubai over the weekened, I passed by Zadig & Voltaire's boutique at Dubai Mall. I wanted to see if they have received their latest jewelry collaboration with Hollywood's favorite rock'n'chic designer Pamela Love. Apparently they didn't receive them yet, they're actually expecting them in a couple of weeks. They did however carry a selection of rings and bracelets by another jewelry collaboration: Gaia Repossi, which I think was launched a year ago. The collection entitled Metamorphosis, have the same look and feel of the original designs by the designer which I think it's great! And I loved the fact that the rings don't break the bank either!


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Sunday, May 19, 2013

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hi! My Name is...

If you happen to look for a very special gift for your beloved fashion-maven friend, may I suggest that you get her Edie Parker's bespoke clutch? I recently received mine, bespoke nude pearlescent flavia clutch with gold confetti text, and it's just so pretty! And I love the fact that it comfortably fits my two mobiles, home/car keys, lipstick, and some cash. I must admit, the concept of trasnforming something commercial into a customized and personal item is very clever indeed. I got sucked in to the idea, especially after seeing the clutch carried by the likes of Anna Dello Russo and Giovanna Battaglia. It gives your accessory some sort of identity I think.

I placed my order through AlOthman boutique's personal shopper. Basically I selected the model, material, and colors from Edie Parker's palate. And received it within 3 or 4 weeks I think. Not bad at all ha?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sandals That Won't Break the Bank

These sandals might look plain-Jane due to the way they're displayed stacked next to each other, but when you look closely, like me you'd probably like a pair or two. Those on the lookout for comfortable breezy summer sandals with budget-friendly price tags, look no further, because Bimba & Lola has quite a fun and colorful selection in-store. I liked the grey sandal shown below, third style from the left. And the one next to it with yellow straps is not bad either!

These styles were spotted at Bimba & Lola boutique at 360 Mall.




Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Confashions from Kuwait Featured in VELVET Magazine

I have been recently featured in the June/July/August issue of VELVET magazine, a Dubai-based  monthly haute fashion and lifestyle magazine, as part of their fashion feature titled My City My Style. The feature shares the local views of prominent figures in the GCC region about the best destinations for shopping, eating, and pampering.  I'm truly honored to have been chosen and featured with some of our region's best talents. Below is a snapshot of my feature. 

Thank you VELVET magazine for selecting me. 



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