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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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Whenever there is such a high calibre event taking place, other than the international designers, I get so excited to see which regional GCC designers get to shine and show their talent.  VFDE have chosen some smoking hot designers from the region and one of them is our very own Bahraini Lulwa Al Amin!!

Lulwa Al Amin was born and raised in Bahrain, and graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009 with a BA in Textile Design. The brand, which is based in London, was founded in 2010, and Lulwa launched her first collection in 2011.  Lulwa’s design are feminine, graceful and beautiful but what stands out the most is the intricate and sometimes bold prints and patterns.  All the prints are hand painted before being applied to the fabric and the collection she will be showcasing at VFDE is inspired by India.  Below is an exclusive picture to this blog of the beautiful Maharani dress.  Thank you Lulwa for sharing and giving us a sneak peek into your collection.  I can’t wait to see the whole lot.

Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience (VFDE)  takes place on October 10th The Dubai Mall.  The fashion shows will be held at the Fashion Catwalk in the Fashion Avenue where eight international designers will showcase their latest collections, as well as a gala dinner attended by international celebrities.  Lulwa Al Amin is one of four Gulf talents to be featured in the event and we are super proud!!!

Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Lulwa Al Amin ..

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Just when fashion week came to an end you thought you could kick off your heels and take a breather.  There is so much fashion happening this month of October in Dubai, that you better jot them all down in your calender.

Starting on the 10th is a spectacular fashion affair and a first of it’s kind by Emaar that is taking place at the Dubai Mall,  ‘VOGUE FASHION DUBAI EXPERIENCE’.  The evening – brainchild of Mrs. Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, and Mr. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties – will offer fashion shows, exhibitions, interactive events, celebrity appearances and, of course, plenty of shopping opportunities.  It’s not all just about the glitz and glam but also for a good cause to promote education in developing countries through Dubai Cares.  Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s been all about fashion, from the fashion weeks in all the capitals to fashion exhibitions and events.  We are celebrating fashion in all it’s forms.  If you have a passion for fashion and fashion history, you will be blown away by this exhibition.

Did you know that the Sharjah Art Museum is the only museum of modern art in the UAE?

The Sharjah Art Museum is holding an exhibition titled  ‘The Lure of Beauty’ that brings together yet more fine examples of extraordinary artistic endeavors, in a collection never seen before in the UAE, starting today Sept 25th -30th Nov 2013.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Who is as excited as I am for season 2 of Fashion Forward in Dubai??? The first one was such a hit and I was so proud to see such a caliber of an event held in the Middle East and especially Dubai <3, I am seriously counting down the days for this one.  There will be catwalk shows, talks and fashion seminars, fashion networking opportunities and so much more.  The vibe is always pumping and the adrenaline before each show is high.  Today registration for the event has opened, so for everyone who is interested in visiting… sign up fast.

I am looking forward to a fashionable October in Dubai.

For more info about Fashion Forward, click here.

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It’s summer time and a hot trend now is all about the arm candy!  Whether you like to stack your bracelets high or low this gorgoues peice from Swarovski is great for that summer boho look.  Thanks to Swarovski, here is your chance to win this trendy Navy Crystalised Entwined bracelet to add to your collection (giveaway open to readers worldwide).  It will look great on it’s own or with other stacked bracelets.  How do you like to stack your arm candy? Do you like to pile it on ? or go minimal?1176321_CRYSTALIZED_ENTWINEDGLAM_00002

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is click here and follow the simple steps.

***The bonus entries increases your chances of winning..so fill them all if you can.***

This giveaway is open to all.. Good luck!

Arm candy inspiration pictures below

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PRET A PRIER is a super awesome product that is practical for all muslim women whether you cover or not.  Translated in french, Pret a Prier simply means ready to pray.  It is a carry along prayer gown aimed at making it easy for you to stop and pray anywhere and anytime.    This compact pouch 20cm pouch opens up into a 5m fabric praying gown. It will fit in your bag and comes in a variety of stylish, fun prints enabling you to pray on the go.

This is a perfect  ramadan gift to give to your friends and family and just great for the holidays too!!  Imagine being able to gift someone the ease and comfort of being able to pray anywhere; that’s priceless! I cannot wait to get my hands on this product.  Pret a prier’s site is under construction but in the mean time you can find them on Abaya Addict, Sauce Shops in Dubai, Boom and Mellow and Galaries Lafayette at the Dubai Mall.

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Guess what my belles.. Swarovski Elements, is partnering up with Persil Abaya Shampoo for an awesome-you-must-not-miss-out offer just in time for Ramadan!! With every purchase of a Persil Abaya Shampoo, you will obtain a discount coupon for 25% off select limited edition collection of abayas adorned with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS from participating stores in the GCC, from the 1st of June  till July 31, 2013 (list of participating stores below).  That’s right!! That is for stores that are located in Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi, Qatar and Oman!! That is how much Persil Abaya is spreading it’s love to all the women in the region.  Taking care of our abayas is always a delicate issue, but not with Persil Abaya. Read the rest of this entry »

cover Ramadan is just around the corner and everyone is starting to gather recipes to impress their families and guests during this season.  The launch of ‘From Our World to Your Plate’ at Kinokuniya Book store (Dubai Mall) has cooked up quite a stir with everyone trying to grab a copy and get cooking in the kitchen.  At the moment this cookbook is only available in the UAE (will be online soon) but I have just one copy to giveaway to one very lucky reader in Bahrain, just in time for Ramadan!!!! To enter the giveaway just click on this link.

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The cookbook is a collection of recipes gathered from parents and teachers at Jumeira Baccalaureate School in Dubai. The idea started as a group of friends sharing food, and evolved into an exquisite book filled with recipes from all around the world. The cookbook, which is expected to inspire people of all ages, comprises over 150 recipes, and saw people sharing recipes that have been part of their families for generations.

Producing this book aims to support Dubai Cares, the UAE based philanthropic organization that is close to the parents’ hearts. The parents are blessed with happy, healthy and well fed children and therefore the aim was to find a charity that improves the lives of children who are not as fortunate.

Mrs Si Youcef, one of the founders of the cookbook said: “Creating the cookbook involved hard work such as preparing the food, styling, photography, graphic design and editing. In spite of this, it has been an absolute joy putting together this precious book, especially knowing that children, just like our own, somewhere in the world, will benefit. It would not have been possible without all of the recipe contributors and advertisers.”

For more information visit www.fromourworldtoyourplate.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram (FOWTYP)

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