Friday, October 30, 2015
Found a really nice statement necklace that won't break the bank! Spotted this greenish beaded necklace at Weekend by Maxmara at The Avenues the other day and it was selling for KD 35 only. The beauty of it, is that it can be worn as a belt, wrapped around your neck in a cute knot, or simply have it dangling on your neck. Just what a frugal girl needs to give an outfit an instant upgrade.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
I can’t help myself… I love fur (faux and real!). The chicest and easiest way to dress up your any boring coat, knitted top, or jacket. I just spotted this half striped and half bright fox fur collar at Weekend by Maxmara and it was selling for KD 77 ONLY! A bargain I would say! I truly felt like it was calling my name. I just may have to have it. It comes in variety of colors, which would make this a perfect fit for whatever you wear.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
I was looking for a gift for my relative's new born when I came across this super cool and exclusive collaborated collection from Liberty London for Mamas and Papas, at the brand's store in the Avenues Phase II. The collection included a range of strollers, clothes, and accessories completely decorated with Liberty’s striking prints; bold designs that let you stroll around in style. Needless to say I ended up buying the gift from this selection, one lucky stylish baby, ha?
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
I found out about the Peace of Art exhibition by coincidence while doing my regular walks at AlShaheed Park. The exhibition is organized by LOYAC Kuwait, a nonprofit organization working towards the overall development of youth within our region and to empower them through unique opportunities to evolve into highly humane effective citizens.
LOYAC is re-purposing oil barrels into seats that are going to be showcased throughout various venues in all of Kuwait’s governorates. The intention behind using oil barrels is to highlight the nation’s most prized asset, as a symbol of peace and contribution, further underlining Kuwait’s role as an advocate of humanitarian initiatives, activities and breakthroughs.
I was impressed by how organized the exhibition was and by the work of some of the participants/artists. My favorite barrel was this beautiful piece, shown in the first photo above, designed and painted by Ibrahim Habib who is a devoted fine arts educator. According to his bio on display in the exhibition, his dedication towards the development and appreciation of art in Kuwait can be seen through his dynamic roles as an Art Consultant, Instructor, and Head of Art Supervision at Kuwait University, Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah, and Bayt Lothan, respectively. I also liked the artwork done on the barrels shown below. Scroll down to find out who the creative brains behind them:
By the way! You can bid for this beautiful piece and more via this link.
This barrel is painted by Abdulraheem, also known as F160, one of Kuwait’s most promising artists. I personally own two paintings by the artist and one miniature wooden boat. His curiosity towards history, media, poetry and politics, allow him to develop an extreme level of depth behind his work.
I love this piece! It is painted by Amira Behbehani, one of Kuwait’s leading female artists. She has engraved herself into Kuwait’s history, as a pioneer in the world of art. I would love to have this piece in a corner at my new home.
Monday, October 26, 2015
I must apologize for the radio silence! I haven't posted in quite sometime. Having a full-time job and raising kids ain't easy! So I'm glad I managed to steal some time off to update my beloved blog. I'm more active on instagram (@confashions) nowadays I guess! Anyhow, here's a quick outfit of the day post. I took this photo right after work. I was wearing a Roksanda flared short-sleeves jacket, decorated it with a tiny ecru alphabet brooch, paired the jacket with Roksanda's striped top, TopShop's cropped blue pants, and Giambattista Valli's embellished pointy flats from AlOthman Boutique.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
I haven't shared my favorite pieces from Net-a-porter for quite sometime! Blame it on my super busy life! So what have you been eyeing for the new season? Shopping for the new season is always full of temptations, justified purchases, and a looooong wish list. Check out some of my favorite items of the season on Confashions' Picks, a dedicated page on Net-a-porter where you’ll get to see my absolute favorite picks on Net-a-porter. Click here to start shopping. I'm sure you'll find something that piques your interest...
Yup. I'm still wearing my caftans, mainly for our Friday's family gatherings. this week chose to wear my Kristella kaftan by C&M, the lower line for Australian brand CAMILLA AND MARC. I'm not sure if it's visible in this photo but if you look closely at the sleeves, you'll notice this huge knotted detail which I found unique and adds a modern detail to the basic striped Moroccan-inspired oversized silhouette. I paired it with my J. crew woven straw flats and layered beaded necklaces.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Boxy crochet fringed top from Melange Boutique paired with loose black culottes from TopShop, the perfect combination for a bloated-and-need-comfy-clothes kind of day. Finished the look with pointy flat slides and multi-layered necklaces.
Monday, October 5, 2015
I just got to know about this quirky-cool Italian brand called LEO Studio Design while browsing the selection at Harvey Nichols Kuwait. I love pieces with quirky flavor, but I know how I'll feel about them after a couple of months. I'll be like "What the hell was I thinking?!". HOWEVER! if the price points are not breaking the bank then there is no harm, right? I thought so too! So not only I loved the embroidery detail on the bags and shoes, but also their price tags! The shoes were selling for KD 53 only?!! Not bad at all! And the backpack was selling for 60 something?? I think I'm sold on this one! Scroll down to check out the other styles.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
The award of the boutique with the best selection of hairbands and hair accessories has to go to Mélange in Burj Jassim! If the name sounds familiar, it's because the boutique used to be in 360 Mall and it has recently moved to Burj Jassim in Kuwait City. I was quite impressed with the selection they had in store! Think Eugenia Kim leather hairbands with gigantic knotted details, golden 3D florals and leaves beautifully intertwined to create the prettiest crowns and hair brooches, and Jennifer Behr's handcrafted pieces mixed with sparkling Swarovski crystals on an intricate metalwork. I also loved their statement necklaces selection, very vintage-like and reminded me of the glorious 80's obsession with chain necklaces and pearls. Scroll down for more eye-candy!