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karenwalker

Just a few more NYFW posts to go I promise ;).  For those who have followed it, this is a recap.  For those who haven’t a clue, this is what you missed.  loved Karen Walker’s collection and how functional all her pieces were.  The combination of the light colors, eastern prints and modest designs had me at an instant.   The pink blazer and coat were just beautiful and who knew baggy trousers could look so cool!  Words that desrcibe the collection; chic, comfortable, relaxed, free spirit and modest ❤ 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.

Mawi @ Saks Fifth Avenue - AED 1,647 BD 168 (2) 

Am really lovi’n Mawi’s F/W13 collection.  I love the subtle studs designed in a classic style.  The earrings above are beautiful and very art deco.   These peices are timeless and will last you a long while.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Prabal Gurung‘s was fun, modern, elegant 1950’s glamour.  Women that came to mind were Jessica Rabbit and Marylin Monroe (who happened to be his muse for this collection).   The juxtaposition of plastic harnesses, raincoats and pvc skirts alongside fabric, technicolor patterns and pastels is not uncommon to the designer who dresses Gaga.   I loved the interpretation of old glamour with techno modern.  For more images of his collection visit Style.com .  Below are my picks from his collection. Read the rest of this entry »

josieNatori

I know NYFW has ended and were on to LFW but I am still going to share my NYFW hits at my own pace.  Getting back into routine after a summer break is no joke with 3 kids.  SO here we go…

Philipino/American designer Josie Natori’s collection was a modern throwback to old Hollywood glamour.  Her designs are feminine yet structured, elegant yet powerful.  Josie  understands power dressing very well as she use to work on Wall St. and rose to the ranks as Vice President in Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch.  She left banking for fashion in ’77 and has never looked back.  Below are some of my favorite picks from the catwalk.  I really loved this collection.  The clothes were beautiful, modest fashionable clean cut designs.

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delpozo7

The inspiration behind this whimsical, dreamy, structured and volume-ful collection is a apparently a portrait of a gypsy woman with a tambourine.  This spanish label has everyone swooning after this collection.  Many are rushing to preorder dresses on Moda Operandi.  The dresses are romantic and feel like they have stepped out of a modern 19th century fairytale if that even makes sense.   Did you even see the shoes!!! Am obsessing over them big time.

Below are my favorite Delpozo picks!

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During ramadan Saks Fifth Avenue held a private styling event for a select few bloggers and a chance to view the latest Fall/Winter collection.  It was a lovely night meeting the Saks team and catching up with fellow bloggers; Wafa Obaidaat and her team, A Day in the Sandbox sisters Maha and Amal, Ali Al bana, Arabella, Nazli, Bahrainivents, Pretty Little Posts, Reem Buqais , The Style Council, Blonde in Bahrain and Ali Fareed. Read the rest of this entry »

9309342357_e8fb555efb_oItalian Street Style Blogger  Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad launched her shoe collection back in  2010 called Chiara Ferragni, which are made in Italy.  Her shoe collection is growing by the season and is available online and at various stores abroad.  I am always on the hunt for flat shoes and love Chiara’s latest F/W13 collection of quirky flat sequined loafers.  I must get my hands on the lip/lipstick pair!!

Here are a few images from her campaign and a fun video for you to watch.

Available online at Luisaviaroma

For retailers around the world, click here.
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lomar

Here’s a little something for the guys.  When you think of a thobe, you think of the traditional white thobe, which is very simple and classic in design.  There isn’t much to them except for a slight change in the collar and sometimes the colour of the fabric.  I came across this thobe brand which caught my attention.  It’s about time that the thobe had a facelift.  Lomar’s philosophy is to redefine the traditional thobes into more innovative designs to be more appealing for the older generation and fulfilling the taste of the younger.  These thobes definitely do stand out! They are fresh, modern and trendy.  Loving these thobes, wish more jumped on the bandwagon of designing this arab staple.

What do you think?

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ek3Am loving statement necklaces a lot past few seasons!!  For someone who covers like me, my main peice of jewlery other than arm candy is a nice statement necklace.  These EK Thongprasert silicone bejeweled necklaces and bracelets are definitely eye catching! Love the pop of color and the juxtaposition between the crystal stones and plastic silicone.  Looking for a summer statement piece.. this is it!! Limited pieces available at S*uce, Dubai.

You can even find them on netaporter

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