Saturday, August 31, 2013

Outfit of the Day

If I could paint all the walls in my home with stripes, I would. I love stripes, florals, and colors. Such a happy and summery combo. I bought the striped black and green top a 2 years ago maybe? from Zara, and I paired it with my white and navy striped skirt from TopShop. Finished the look with a pair of my favorite Miu Miu Tri-Color double-Buckle Mary Jane sandals, they're 2-3 years old now? A Wide belt, my Marni clutch in exotic skin, and my niñas de papá floral hairband. Apologies for the quality of the photo, it was taken using my iPhone. It doesn't get more lazy than that! 


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Newsflash: Selfridges.com will Ship to Kuwait Soon!

Selfridges.com is going global with the launch of international delivery. Beginning in 11 countries in Europe 2 days ago (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden), over the next few months our beautifully-packaged parcels will be winging their way to U.S., Canada, the Middle East and beyond.

With a straight forward pricing structure and inclusion of local duties upfront, the new service is straight forward and fuss free.


1. Look out for the international icon
Most of our products are available for International Delivery but they’ve added a plane icon so you can be sure.

2. Checking out is easy
When you reach check out, you just need to select International delivery and choose the country from the drop down menu.

3. They’ll take care of local taxes and charges
To keep things simple, they’ll remove UK taxes and calculate local taxes and charges so there are no surprises when your parcel arrives.

4. Look forward to something extraordinary
That's it - they'll send you an email to confirm your order and then all you have to do is wait for your beautifully-packaged parcel to arrive.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Webby Wednesday: StyleBop.com

If you love shopping net-a-porter.com and matchesfashion.com, you'll add this one to your list of shopping sites! Luxury online retailer StyleBop.com, both a male and female retailer, has become one of the world's largest luxury shopping internet sites. Launched in 2004, STYLEBOP.com is currently home to over 200 brands, designers range from the more established fashion houses like Missoni and Valentino; to younger, fresher labels such as Rag & Bone and Vanessa Bruno to name a few. 

And if you're like me, a street style stalker, then you're probably familiar with the name Leila Yavari, who is the Fashion Director of StyleBop.com and who has become a very influential player in the e-commerce online world. Every fashion week  Leila Yavari is usually stalked by street style photographers and from the photos below you can tell why, Impeccable style and classic beauty. 

Visit StyleBop.com and don't forget to check out the Shop by Look segment for easier browsing. 

Photos credit: le-21eme.com and NYmag.com

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Marni on Sale at TheOutnet.com

THE OUTNET.COM
Go mad for Marni! This label is all about statement-making prints and striking embellishment. Stand out from the crowd in the brand's signature dresses, bags and jewelry at up to 60% off!


Friday, August 23, 2013

Shopping at Boutique 4

I haven't passed by Boutique 4 for quite sometime, so the other day while I was in the neighborhood I decided to check it out. I'm glad that it closes late and opens on Fridays. I wish the stores around that area did the same, because at 9pm the area's like a ghost town. Anyhow, Boutique 4 is always worth a visit and the ideal place for an avant-garde fashion lover. They carry the coolest  and edgiest stuff and once you get to know the sales team, it becomes a pretty fun shopping experience.  It's a good place to find unique gifts in the form of small leather goods; interesting jewelry, and home accessories. I got a pair of adidas SLVR sneakers, shown below. They're the lightest pair of sneakers I have ever seen! It's a new line by Adidas and is made from eco-friendly materials. They also had a new selection of book clutches by Olympia le-Tan. Scroll down for more cool finds. 

The split-personality plates and shoes too!
Clothes and accessories for the coolest kids in k-town


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Flavor of the Day: Hermes 35Cm 6 Color Birkin

Not one, nor two, but 6 different color combinations on this Hermes 35Cm clemence leather Birkin. What a beauty huh? Buy it here or you can view more styles here.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Madame Mantis

After so many failed attempts, I have finally managed to visit one of the hippest home accessories and lifestyle boutiques in K-town, Madame Mantis. And I wish I visited this place earlier because as I started browsing its stock I realized I must have missed on so many cool stuff. Madame Mantis is the kind of place that sells items that can create the perfectly decorated room, which expresses your unique sense of self, and helps you find the perfect items for gifts or everyday. These are things that can make a difference in the overall look of your room or your look. It displays a carefully curated collection of home accessories, art, home furniture, fashion accessories, lighting and more. I spent at least an hour in-store skimming through each item. And compared to other boutiques in Kuwait with similar concepts, this one is quite budget-friendly. Scroll down for a look at my favorite things.

Madame Mantis is located at Shuwaikh Industrial area, AlMutawa Complex, next to Spring Flows

This pop-up model is part of one of the coolest coffee table books I've ever seen. In celebration of the Neiman Marcus's 100th anniversary, the iconic department store published this pop-up book which uses seven spectacular pops to tell the story of a girl's journey through Neiman Marcus from past to present. It does make such a  unique gift for a true collector or the fashion obsessed. Unfortunately, it is NOT for sale. I know what a bummer! 

A wall decorative piece made from real insects.. creepy and pretty at the same time! The sales guy then informed me that this piece is by an artist named Christopher Marley. His Pheromone collection incorporates everything from insects, fossils, crystals, and even feathers. He collects and arranges these pieces by hand. Each insect or object is laid out symmetrically and become studies in both color and scale. I honestly have mixed feelings about his work, pretty? Yes. Creepy? very! Definitely not something to hang in your dinning room. 

 I bought one of these colorful trash cans, they're reasonably priced at KD 19 each

 Unique handmade necklace

These tables are beyond stunning! They're like nothing I've ever seen before! One table would set you back KD 1,000+ though.

I bought 4 different illustrations of these. They're quite unique.  

Head pieces that would make Anna dello Russo green with envy. My favorite is the "Love" headpiece shown below.
Remember the clutch that I posted about which got lost in mail and the designers sent me another one to compensate for the lost one, previous post here? Well they're here and in different styles too.




Webby Wednesday: Melijoe.com

If you're looking for chic and on-trend "mommy and me" kind of outfits, then Melijoe.com is the answer to your prayers. Dressing up your baby girl or boy in that Kenzo tiger top, while you're rocking one yourself, is no longer a fashion faux pas. If Harper Beckham and Suri Cruise can get away with is, so can you.

But we can't limit Melijoe.com to "mommy and me"outfits only. In fact the site is a luxury children's fashion e-tailer, which houses more than 60 of the world's most coveted international designers and fashion houses such as Dolce and Gabbana, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Chloe, Roberto Cavalli and Fendi among others. Launched in 2007, the site currently delivers to over 75 countries using its website, which is translated into 11 languages. The most recent language to be introduced is Arabic. Melijoe.com offers an eclectic selection of clothing for every occasion, shoppers are sure to be amazed by the vast selection of style and sizes and dedication to superior customer service.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Come into my World

Come, come, come into my world won't you lift me up, up, high upon your love.* Givenchy Resort  2014 heels. L.O.V.E.

*A Kylie Minogue song.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Outfit of the Day

When it comes to dressing in the Summer, Nothing excites me more than wearing pieces with tropical prints and lots and lots of vibrant colors. Brazilian brand Isolda's prints and designs were pure perfection. I previously posted about them here. I bought the top from Boutique N but its matching skirt was sold out, so I searched online and luckily found my size on Moda Operandi. I paired my outfit with my favorite woven leather heels by Prada.  And voila! A simple and easy summer outfit!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

New Designer: Xiao Li

I was skimming through RCFA's blog, when I came across a new London-based designer called Xiao Li. So I did some online research and apparently, the designer's collection was shown at the Royal College of Art fashion show last June.

Xiao Li is a 2010 Royal College of Art graduate. She has interned at Central Saint Martins College of Art Innovation Fashion Lab, Gareth Pugh Studio and Alexander McQueen. She has won a couple of prestigous awards, which you can find out more about here.

Inspired by modern architecture and 60s Balenciaga, the designer used a soft candy-colored palette for her latest collection to highlight the large thick sleeved jumpers and crochet neck detailing. I instantly mesmerized by her ability to present knitwear in a very modern, quirky-cool, and innovative way. Yes her designs might not be the most flattering, and I'd probably look like a balloon/super-sized cotton candy if I ever wear those pieces, but honestly I don't care! I'm totally hooked and I could just imagine myself wearing her oversized yellow jumper with my favorit skinny and cropped pants.

Photos credit: dezeen.com

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