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Oscars is the biggest deal when it comes to award ceremonies and you know when the celebs walk done that red carpet they will be glammed up to the max!  I loved the outfits this year. Lots of geometric, linear inspired gowns, classic structured silhouettes and some really beautiful intricate detailing.  Below are some of my picks that I narrowed down.  I have to say I did love Amy Adam’s gown; it truly was beautiful but it didn’t make my cut because it was expected and typical (don’t get me wrong, it was beautiful.. but still).

What were your hits and misses?


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Indria Miranda is from Jakarta, Indonesia; a place I am dying to visit! She started her label Ria miranda back in 2007 focusing on designing clothes from muslim women.  Her designs have modesty in mind mixed with beautiful fabric and drapery. lasting design and daily wear products with detail and quality maintained.

I keep coming across her designs and love the simplicity, clean lines and flow of her clothing. I get so happy when I come across designers who target our needs. Now all I need to do is get to Indonesia!! One day … one day .. sigh ..

You can follow her on instagram @riamiranda

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I was invited a few weeks ago along with my @bahrainbloggers group to attend the tasting for the upcoming Friday brunch menu on the 15th Feb at Al Aali mall.  We showed up knowing we would be filling our tummies with yummy goodies but Ohhhh My!!! .. plate after plate of delicious food came our way one by one… I didn’t think we could make it through the whole menu.. but you will be proud to hear we succeeded (lol).. we stuffed our faces but all for the cause of “tasting”.. it’s a tough job :p  The crab thermidor, salmon tikka and aubergine penne arabiatta were soooo good!!!

I am still trying to get the hang of taking pictures with my iphone5 so please bare with me till I get the quality right.

 

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I am so excited to introduce you all to the fabulously shabby chic – Pachachic launch.  Bahrain be prepared to see the perfect dainty, floral, lace inspired tea party ever to hit the island and you are all invited!  The perfect setting to introduce the soft launch of this soon to open concept store.  Two sisters who are avid admirers of unique furniture & accessories have brought their love to reality by offering high-quality, affordable shabby chic products and services.  They know from first-hand experience when they were furnishing their own homes, they couldn’t find any appealing shabby-chic furniture or accessories and ended up ordering from abroad.  It didn’t take long for them to realise that there was no dedicated shop focusing on shabby-chic furniture and home accessories in Bahrain. That is how ‘Pachachic’ was born, Bahrain’s first shabby chic store offering unique and affordable shabby chic, vintage style home accessories to compliment any home.  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Reemami is a Dubai based label by Reema Al banna. Born and raised in Dubai, Reema who started off as a graphic designer pursued her love for fashion and created her label Reemami.  I did a blog post a while ago on the Charm Ever After wedding concept which featured the gorgeous dreamy wedding dress by Reemami (picture below).  Reema’s designs are always unexpected.  She thrives on creativity and cleverly uses cuts and lines to not only create clothing but to create wearable art.  Below are images from her Fall 2012 campaign and video.  Reemami is a fun, quirky, unique label that definitely is one to keep an eye on.   You may have come across the infamous spiked lace trousers which I am head over heels for in many of the magazines.  Grazia had a feature on how Dubai’s fashion pack put their own twist and style on it.

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