Thursday, 5 December 2013

Winter Haven!

Winters are here and we are talking about how to keep warm, stay on trend and be your stylish self – all at the same time! You think that’s hard? We think it’s a piece of cake with these lovely designs that we have in store for you!

If you love jackets - and let’s face it, who doesn’t really?  They make a design look hip, edgy or simply classy. Try out this slim fit twill jacket design that is stylishly cut and will do you just ice for any formal event as well.  Try Jacket Up or Modern Lines, with a solid black jacket and printed shirt that will hit the stores really soon. So don't miss out on it! 

If you’re the type of girl that loves cosy sweaters and warming up your toes in front of a warm fire and hot chocolate in hand, you are definitely going to love Elegantly Wrapped and Hold Me Close cotton knit designs. With sleek straight lines – these comfortable designs will make you feel elegant and fashion forward at the same time!

Off beat designs catch your eye straight away and you know exactly what you want and how to make it Shawl Night Long is a spectacular addition to your winter wardrobe and super stylish with its cowl neck and bold cuffed sleeves. Slip into this classy number and head out to a movie and dinner date in style or host your own winter rooftop party for your friends! 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Dress To Impress!

There are some dresses that stay in our minds long after the moment is gone! Here are three of the dresses that belong in the fashion hall of fame that we totally love! From the archives of music, fashion or film, whether famous for their association with a specific celebrity, event or simply a snapshot in time these dresses wow, dazzle and make our hearts skip a beat with sheer delight!

Audrey Hepburn

There's almost no dress more iconic than the Givenchy sheath that Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn, wore to go window shopping at her favorite jewelry store in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). Paired with a pearl necklace, elbow-length black gloves, a tiara, a pair of dark sunglasses and a cup of deli coffee, Hepburn's look continues to define New York chic.

And if you'd like to try something just as structured and in lovely basic black, we'd love to suggest this fine LBD that is bound to catch admiring glances!

Julia Roberts

The most romantic scene in Pretty Woman (1990) is not when Julia Roberts' character, Vivian Ward, first kisses the debonair Edward Lewis, played by Richard Gere. Rather, it's when she appears transformed, Cinderella style, in an elegant red dress. The finishing touch? A diamond-and-ruby necklace.

Something red is just the right thing to get someone's attention though, isn't it, ladies? Go the extra mile and steal the scene, quite literally with this amazing red ensemble!

Marilyn Monroe

When William Travilla designed the white dress Marilyn Monroe wore over a subway grate in The Seven Year Itch (1955), he probably didn't realize it would become the centerpiece of one of the most reproduced images in film history. The design went on to fetch a price of $5.6 million at an auction in 2011.

Go easy, breezy with this version of a toga in cream color and style with braided headbands for the Greek Goddess look!

Monday, 5 August 2013

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth this Eid!

Ramzan is almost at an end and we now into the final week and looking forward to celebrate Eid! And you know the best part of Ramzan has to be the fun at the end: preparing all kinds of sweet delicacies for Eid ul Fitr and enjoying them with our loved ones!
New deserts come and go, but some traditional ones remain top favorites indeed, just like sheer khurma with us. We’ve rounded up some of the best treats from around the world… and they already have our mouth watering!
Baklava: In the Middle East one of the most popular sweets is 'baklava', a crispy dessert made with layers of phyllo pastry, nuts and a sweet sugary syrup. In Turkey, this dessert is almost as popular as the country's famous Turkish delights.

Cakes and Pancakes: Delicacies like 'basbousa', a sweet semolina cake, or 'kunafa', a specialty of Nablus reign supreme in Palestine, which is a pastry filled with cream and garnished with crushed pistachio nuts and sugar syrup. 'Qatayef’, a special dessert that is a mini pancake filled with sweet cheese or nuts with cinnamon and sugar, fried or baked and then soaked in sugar syrup is really famous in Arab countries.
Cookies: In Egypt, cookies remain a top favorite. NoEid is complete without 'kahka', cookies filled with nuts and covered with powdered sugar. In Palestine, ‘hab el hal’ (cardamon) cookies are popular during Eid celebrations. Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei favor a common pineapple-filled variety that melts in the mouth.

But besides the sweets that will come our way and the eidi that we will receive, the other best part about Eid is getting to dress up in new clothes – a very important tradition too! And if you’re still on the lookout for that special dress that makes all the difference in the world, do make sure to check out our formals range and place your order. So little time left till the celebrations start and we are so looking forward to it!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Fun, Flirty Summer Hair Dos!

Summer is in full swing and we have just the way to help you work your way around – or shall we say work 'with' the humidity! Ladies you are in luck! Runways all over the world are celebrating curly hair – learn to work with your natural hair texture and let the fun times begin now!

We’ve chosen a couple of styles for you to play around with that just absolutely took our breath away.

Braided Up

Braids are still huge this summer and the weather is just perfect to get the texturized look! Here's how to make a fishtail version similar to Jennifer Morrison's: Divide your hair in half and hold the left side in your left hand and the right side in your right hand. Pull a half-inch section of hair from outside the right side and add it to the inside of the left side. Repeat with a piece from the outside of the left side, adding it to the inside of the right side. Continue down to your ends, and secure with an elastic. Position the braid over your shoulder and tug out a few pieces for a breezy effect.

Beachy Waves

Kate Hudson's tousled style is sexy year-round, and now you have the warm, humid air to help enhance your natural texture. To get the look, divide damp hair into three sections and loosely braid each. Unravel your locks when they're dry, then set your waves with a texturizing spray.

Top Knot

On those days that it's SO hot you have to get your hair off your neck, copy Krysten Ritter's messy-but-cute topknot. Flip your head over and use your fingers to rake your hair into the highest ponytail possible. The trick is not to make the top of your hair smooth — the more texture, the better. Wrap your hair around the base of the pony and pin so your ends stick out.

Play around with your hair and try some of these fun looks for a whole different you - and ladies, about time you love your curls!!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Our Favorite Grammy Looks!

This year, even if the Grammys sent out a memo for “appropriate attire”, most of the glamorous stars ignored this memo... but who are we to complain about that! We rounded up three of the hottest looks off the red carpet for your viewing pleasure!

There was Kelly Rowland in a beautiful black Georges Chakra mermaid gown with shear cut outs that  were clearly not a part of the new Grammys “Dress Code”. Regardless, the dress was absolutely breath taking, and showed off just enough to keep us guessing and that halter neckline shows off her sculpted arms. Simple hair and makeup and gorgeous earrings top off a stunning look.

Rihanna surprised us by wearing something so romantic (no comment, however, on her romantic choices). Her crimson Azzedine Alaia gown showed off her toned upper body and complemented her ombré hair while the dreamy train was pure glamour.

We totally loved Taylor Swift looking ethereal and goddess-like in her white J. Mendel gown accented with silver cutouts… and it was a total win with her braided up-do.   

These are the top three that we chose after much debate at work and boy, we sure wanted to add a lot of other names to the list. As an honorary mention, we did love the clash witchy Florence Welch's red hair had with her green sequined Givenchy number, though we would personally have liked it a little more elegant.... 

And, as a special mention, did anyone see Justin Timberlake in the Tom Ford suit and bow-tie? The man really can do no wrong!