l'occitane

I love L’Occitane products.  They’re so luxurious and I am always going back to get more.  This summer I wanted to try out their perfumes and now I am hooked! The scents are beautiful and long lasting, it’s crazy not try them out.  Last month I was invited by L’Occitane to check out their winter collection at a launch at The Domain Hotel.  We got to learn more about the products, view the whole collection, have a fun craft session  and gifted some of the items. Read the rest of this entry »

image_15 Firstly I would like to say, my pictures don’t do the food justice.  The lighting is really dim at the restaurant but I tried my best to capture images of our order and the exquisite food we devoured.  I was invited along with friends to come and try the new menu at Zoe.  It was a fun night of catching up and yummy food; and thats what it should always be about.  We all ordered different stuff form the menu to keep it the choices varied.  The food was so good that night and definitely worth a second (and more) visit.

Adliya block 338 has become such  a great place to hang out, walk, soak in the arts and just a great atmosphere day or night.

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 It’s going to be an early start and a long wait on the 14th of Nov queuing for the launch of H&M’s newest collaboration; but it will be so worth it!  Going to these launches it’s always important to have an idea before hand what the collection will look like so you can start narrowing down what it is you must have and what is on your maybe list.  This way once the doors open you know exactly what it is you’re looking for.  After going to a few of these it is so funny to actually just watch the craziness going on; but that only lasts a split second since making sure you get your wish list is at stake and time is tickety tock.  Try and go with a friend, examine each other’s lists; and make a run for it when doors open.  This way your chances double to get the stuff you want and you help each other out.   I have seen some ladies come with their house help and have print outs with sizes written on, to make it easier for them and for her to get her hands on her items.  I must admit that was quite amusing to see but I guess everyone has their own tactics and plan of action.  Have you been to any of the H&M collaborations? I would love to hear your experiences and how you prepare for these launches.

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It has been a while since I did a post on Pregnancy, birth and Mama-hood and what better way to kick start again than by informing mums to be about a movement I truly am passionate about.  A lot of the times when women get pregnant, it’s just tick tock tick tock till it’s time to push.  Not many take the time to educate themselves about pregnancy, birth, birthing techniques, doulas, cesarians, pain reliefs and so on.. they just listen to the Dr and take everything face value.   Read the rest of this entry »

bambah My favorite vintage boutique and concept store Bambah in Dubai is holding a vintage CHANEL trunk show this week, Wed 30th Oct!!!  I adore with a passion vintage CHANEL bags and it’s not that easy to get your hands on authentic genuine ones in great condition.  Here is your chance to check out some beautiful pieces along with some other rare designer vintage bags as well.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Mark your calendars ladies as Nov 15th is the date Isabel Marant X H&M collection hits the stores and online!! I was excited to hear the news when it was first revealed and couldn’t wait to see what the collection will look like.  Isabel Marant’s signature style meshed with H&M’s affordable high street fashion has given birth to a hip collection.  The collection includes clothing for women, men, kids, shoes and accessories.  I am loving the bohemian rock chick look!! There are quite a few pieces that I am eyeing and hoping to get my hands on.  I will do a blogpost of my picks later on.  What do you think of H&M’s collaborations? Who would you like to see jump on the collaboration bandwagon? This is definitely something to look forward to.

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I recently did a blog post of the behind the scenes photo shoot for W by Walla look book.  I loved the collection, the detailing and more important that it was designed by a Bahraini designer!  The images below are my picks from this collecton.  The lookbook was photographed by award winning Bahraini photographer Ali Sharaf who is amazing at what he does.  I got the chance to interview Walla, who is a busy mum and a designer to find out more about inspirations, love for her country and a lot more.

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Eid Mubarak !!

May your Eid be blessed with lots of love, joy, laughter, gatherings with loved ones

and may Allah return all the hajjis safely home and accept their pilgrimage.

 

(had an issue with the internet today, hence the delayed post)

xoxo

HFW

For all those in London or heading there, you’re not going to want to miss this! Here is a fashion platform that finally represents US!  Hijab Fashion Week is celebrating the concept of the veil in an ever increasing fashion conscious world. Packed with catwalk shows, creative arts related events, inspirational workshops from high profile speakers, this is set to be an exciting week dedicated every year to promote strong influential women who wear the veil and deserve recognition in mainstream media. Read the rest of this entry »

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