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5 more days to go and the fashion world is buzzing, strategizing and planning their mission on how to get score their picks from the Maison Martin Margiela collaboration with H&M on November 15th.  Although ADR X HM was a month ago I am now drooling over this collaboration.  Below are my favorite picks and seriously need to start thinking how I am possibly going to narrow this down! OOOOhhhh but I WANT them all !! Don’t you just love the plexi glass shoes!! Sigh.. the gorgeous dresses.. and I don’t care f it’s part of the mens wear but I must have the white bow tie shirt!! Have you checked out the collection? What are your picks?

 Oversized Turtleneck, $149  Trousers, $99  Horizontal Dress, $199  Hitched Up Dress, $199  Fusion of Two Dresses, $199   Bow Tie Shirt, $99 Plexi Wedge, $299.


Am in love with this look!! 
 Silk Top, $149; Silk Skirt, $129; and Trousers, $99

I am so excited to share the pictures with you of the editorial shoot by photographer Ali sharaf and Bahraini label Monsoori by Shaima Al Monsoori.  I only got to attend the first day of the two day shooting as I had other commitments so to see the beautiful designs that I missed on the first day finalized and in print made my jaw drop! The team had a vision of  the theme, they worked hard until they nailed it and it truly paid off.  How stunning is everything in these shots! Monsoori is a delicate, feminine and stunning label and I need that gorgeous LBD (little black dress) in my wardrobe NOW!!! I am truly a fan!

The editorial shots in L’officiel magazine

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Last month the #bahrainbloggers were invited to attend a fashion editorial photo shoot by award winning photographer Ali Sharaf and award winning designer Shaima Al Mansoori.  The editorial images are out in the latest L’officiel magazine this week, so be sure to grab your copy! The two day shoot was split into two parts; an editorial shoot for L’officiel magazine and a Monsoori A/W 2012 campaign.  Being part of the #bahrainbloggers I was excited to attend as it’s always fun to be on set, see the whole preparation and be caught up in the action.  We got to chat with the lovely designer Shaima Al Monsoori who gave us a little background info on her label and who was bubbly and excited to have us on set. The location chosen for the shoot was beautiful! The house with it’s gorgeous architecture set on a beach front is a gorgeous ode to Bahrain. Ali Sharaf, Fahad Al Dosseri (stylist/director) and the rest of the team did an amazing job capturing the essence of Monsoori designs.  What I truly loved about being on the set was that mainly everyone working on the team from the makeup artist, photographer, designer and so on were Bahraini.  There is so much talent on this beautiful island and it’s always great to see the local talent being used and not outsourced.  I was introduced to Monsoori label on the set and fell in love instantly.  I love the intricate detail of the workmanship, the beautiful lines, structure and fabric chosen for the collection.  The beauty of Monsoori is the designs are timeless, graceful and will always remain appealing.

I have been so excited to share with you these pictures (if you follow me on instagram you may have seen a few) but wanted to wait to do the blogpost once editorial was ready.  Below are the behind the scenes pictures I took on the day.  The pictures are now officially out in L’officiel and I will be posting them in the following blogpost.

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The Moda Mall style lounge event just ended on the 30th of Oct.  I attended the opening along side other #bahrainbloggers and the lovely Joelle was there to talk about makeup, beauty, style and fashion.  If you didn’t make it to the 2 week event you missed out! The Moda Mall style lounge were offering free styling services.  On location there were hair experts, nail services, image and fashion consultants and so much more.  For those of you who followed our tweets.. did you manage to make it to the event? Did you make use of the free services?  Let us know and share your experiences.  Below are the images of the opening day.

       Left to right: THE Ali Fareed ;), me, Joelle, Mai from The Makeup Manual, Nada from Pretty little posts 

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