Oh the thrill of spotting a runway piece while browsing the designer boutique in Kuwait, after all they are a rare breed. The other day, I was checking the selection at Fendi's boutique in the avenues and spotted these sorbet-colored PVC heeled sandals, the ombre gradient shades reds, oranges, and pinks are just so mesmerizing and perfect for our Summer! Those are the kind of statement shoe that will work well with any plain dress or a mix and unmatched printed outfits. They'd look equally amazing with a pair of cropped/boyfriend jeans too. I wish they had the flats version of these heels, especially that I noticed that recently I don't wear much heels.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
I'm loving fashion's recent furry feet frenzy, from Celine fur soled Birkenstocks, to Fendi's mink decorated heels. They all looked cute enough to
almost cuddle. And here's one pair to add to the list, Isa Tapia pink fluffy flat sandals. The only issue here, I can't seem to find this style from the brand's resort 2014 collection anywhere. Bummer!
Saturday, March 29, 2014
I do realize that today's OOTD's location is not the most appealing, but sometime's you've got to work with what you have. Anyways, so we've all seen the hype over Victoria by Victoria Beckham's sky-blue drop-waist voluminous dress, she was seen wearing the dress during the SS2014's fashion week. I was personally surprised to see such silhouette as part of her collection, especially that she is known for her skin-tight/zero-fat dresses. I never imagined that I could possibly fit into any of her dresses, until I saw this! This is perfection! The ultimate easy-breezy summer dress! This is THE Kuwaiti dress! I'm pretty much sure that it will be copied in a zillion way by local businesses, especially that Ramadan is just around the corner.
I paired my Victoria by Victoria Beckham dress, which I got from AlOthman Boutique, with my brand new Balenciaga straw clutch, my
worn-out not-so-new Fendi perforated sandals, and my new Mouzannar necklace, which I decided to wear sideways to add some character to my outfit.
Friday, March 28, 2014
It's amazing the amount of events being hosted this month by various retailers and exhibitors in Kuwait, and the fact that the Arab Summit was held a few days ago in our town did not help at all with the events-hopping. Most main roads were either completely jammed or closed for security reasons, and as a result I missed quite a few of the events which I was planning to go to (sorry to all of those who invited me to their events and I was unable to show up).
Anyhow, I managed to pass by Shanghai Tang's Spring/Summer 2014's trunk show at the Avenues Mall last Tuesday. The Chinese fashion lifestyle brand showcases various products ranging from ready-to-wear, bespoke tailoring, fashion accessories, to home and decoration. They main focus of the event was to highlight its Spring/Summer women and men's collection, they had a mini runway show, I posted a few photos on my instagram. They also had a Chinese calligrapher who instantly illustrates your name in chinese beautifully. The collection appeals to those who are in the look out for something modern yet with an oriental twist, a new sense of volume, fresh use of colour and relaxed silhouettes. And here are some highlights of the evening...
Heba Al Mansour of Kuwait's Shanghai Tang elegantly dressed in the brand's top and jade-decorated belt
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Yesterday I was invited to the exclusive preview of H&M's Conscious Exclusive collection. The clothes and accessories were very bohemian chic with a touch of traditional flamenco inspired glamor. All pieces were made from high quality materials, think organic leather and cottons, and mulberry tree-cultivated silk, with a palette of nudes, creams and navys. I personally think that the trophy piece was the scrupulously detailed open-toed block heels. A sure hot-seller!
H&M's Conscious Exclusive collection will be out on April 10th, so make sure to mark your calendars if you're eyeing any piece of this exclusive line.
The lovely H&M team dressed in H&M's conscious evening gowns as seen on Actresses Emmy Rossum and Penelope Cruz.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Yesterday I had the pleasure of passing by Kuwait Confidential exhibition at Dar Al Funoon, where Beirut-based brands such as the quirky cool handbag and accessories brand Sarah’s Bag, the award-winning jewelry designer Alia Mouzannar, and the glamorous designs of Dori Mouzannar of the leading multi-generational House of Aziz & Walid Mouzannar, are hosting a special exhibition in Kuwait City.
Sarah’s Bag is showcasing her unique pieces from her exquisitely handcrafted Spring/Summer 2014 Pop Art collection Brad Darling!, which has been making waves in some of the world’s most exclusive concept stores such as Collette Paris and Matches London and fashion editorials across the globe. She also has her brand new A/W2014 collection on display and for sale too, so we're technically the first to shop the collection.
Dori and Alia Mouzannar are showcasing their unique and limited edition pieces from their latest work that have been featured in the likes of Elle France and L’Officiel.
I have to say I fell head over heels in love with Sarah’s Bag's boardgame-shaped wooden clutch with a cute dice clasp, this bag was unlike any of her signature designs, which make it quite unique, and it's syrian craftsmanship makes it ideal to pair with Ramadani caftans. According to Sarah, this specific design is very hard to produce because it was not easy for her to find the right person to work on it, and it's completely handmade. I also loved Sarah's colorful tribal/mexican inspired-line (great for gifting).
As for the lovely Mouzannar girls, the jewelry designs are mind-blowing! From everyday arabesque inspired pieces to statement cocktail rings, to vintage inspired line, each piece screamed BUY ME! I highly recommend you bring along your hubby/finace/mother/father/Black Amex to help you with your purchaseSSSS.
Tomorrow is the LAST day of the exhibition at Dar Al Funoon Gallery, and they'll be open from 10am till 8pm.
Alia Mouzannar, the 6th generation of Mouzannar family, had one line inspired by the geometric designs of arabesque, the cuff earrings looked gorgous. She had one pair of earrings that can be worn several ways. Very smart!
The skull rings is part of their vintage-inspired line, they looked absolutely unique.
Cala Lily shaped ring with white diamond details, I'm in luuuuve.
I loved the floral line of Mouzannar, the photo below do not do them justice.
The jewelry line of Sarah's Bag is so quirky cool.
The lovely Sarah Beydoun, the Creative Director and Founder of Sarah's Bag
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Last Saturday I missed going to an exclusive shopping event hosted by Dana Al Khalifa, of TheOverdressed.com, and online retailer Avenue32.com in Bahrain's Green Bar’s headquarters.
Roberta Benteler, founder of Avenue32.com, explained to shoppers the novel concept of Avenue32.com which came to her when she started working with a young designer to gain experience in fashion. The concept for Avenue 32 is that it's a platform where designers can showcase their product in their own ‘shop in a shop’, accompanied by editorial.
Dana was dressed in Tanya Taylor while Roberta was dressed in Giles Deacon. The black brass rails were lined with the designs of JJS Lee, Charlie Brear, and Regina Pyo to name a few. The shoe ladder display was scattered with the sleek lines of Paul Andrew and the stunning designs of Alexander Lewis for Manolo Blahnik. The accessory section was draped in Degano and Elsa Marotta scarves, Venessa Arizaga necklaces and Lena Erziak clutches.
In the end, no one of course left empty handed, their giveaway bags contained a much coveted 10% discount card from Avenue32.com, Green Bar Body Oil, and Overdressed engraved William Di Carlo almond confetti all the way from Milano, because they know how to always end on a sweet note.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Earlier tonight I passed by Hannayome's annual exhibition at Al Hamra Tower. If you're clueless about Hannayome, then here's a quick brief basically it's your local wedding and special events guide for all bridal and wedding related businesses. Think wedding planners, wedding cakes, spas, jewelry local designers, hair and make-up salons, chocolatiers, caterers... etc. This year the team behind Hannayome expanded their display space so that not only it includes the basmenet of Al Hamra tower, but also on the ground floor they had a dedicated area where they displayed wedding cakes, and on the same floor, there was the Exhibition Hall, where Hannayome held a Jewelry Wonderland, and it was conceptualized by Hannayome's team and designed plus executed by Fresh Couture. You'll see more photos as you scroll.
I enjoyed seeing a lot of the businesses participating in this event, I strongly recommend you check out Showg Al Mudhaf's booth Ghain Ghada for caftans with a unique modern twist, Ricamo had a pretty selection of statement necklaces and home accessories, the vintage area was well set-up too with three mannequins dressed in vintage (or semi-vintage) designer pieces.
Scroll down for highlights of the event and close-ups fo super stylish ladies.
Hannayome's Jewelry Wonderland was held at the Exhibition Hall, Mezzanine floor. It was conceptualized by Hannayome's team and designed plus executed by Fresh Couture.