Sunday, September 29, 2013

Shout Out Of The Day: Cairo Fashion Festival's Casting Call

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Crush Of The Day: Yazbukey Red Legs Necklace

This statement Yazbukey necklace will never be ignored with it's laser-cut plexi glass flaunting not one but five legs dressed in red pumps and an adjustable shoe string will instantly perk up your collarbone and can be used to add a touch of mischief, even with the simplest ensembles.

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*Photo: Courtesy of Anthem Wares

Save The Date

Gallery Ward Dubai is pleased to present a collection of works by Ayman Elsemary, a multidisciplinary contemporary Egyptian artist whose work is being shown in the UAE and GCC for the first time.

Ward is located in AL Qouz district St. 6, next to The Courtyard, Al Quoz, interchange 3, Al Manara, Dubai.

Opening hours : Saturday - Thursday
Timings            : 10 am - 6 pm
Telephone        : +9714 3883204
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Beauty Buzz: Affordable Luxury At De La Mer Day Spa

De La Mer Day Spa is a hidden gem.With an enviable location on Jumeirah Road, and a 14,000 square foot garden it really is a haven in a busy city.It offers women an array of facilities and treatments, a serene environment, and all at reasonable prices for such a premium spot.

The ground floor hair salon caters for all hair treatments and a well equipped gym, even comes with a personal trainer who has seen some of her former students go on to win Olympic gold metals.

Whether you are nipping in for a quick manicure or spending a day by the pool with friends, the spa’s priority is that everyone feels at home.Family run, it has a personable feel to it with an international and experienced team at hand for your every requirement.Even the little twists show that the client is front of mind: the hair salon uses filtered water, fruit from the garden is used to flavor drinking water, and recommended deliveries are an option for anyone wanting to order meals. 

A hammam and a VIP room on the second floor encourage relaxation.Guest and members can hire the VIP room for group of friends or a party and enjoy treatments, the Jacuzzi and relaxation with total privacy.Similarly the walled garden offers privacy with more space.A pool, Jacuzzi and seating areas encourage members to enjoy the outdoors.Weekly yoga classes also take place in the garden.

Membership is affordable; a day pass to use the spa’s facilities (excluding treatments) is 80AED, and a monthly pass for the same is 300AED.

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Save The Date

OTT is pleased to to announce the launch of their new line "OVER.'' A new selection of high-end women’s exotic leather handbags.

The collection will be launched during the Vendome Luxury Trade show.So don't forget to check them out during Paris Fashion Week this September at the Park Hyatt Vendome hotel, 5 rue de la Paix, Paris. 

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Crush Of The Day: The Secret Life Of Heroes

It’s time to channel your inner superhero because the latest fashion craze is all about loud comic pop prints.These comic inspired tees are perfectly suited for any geeky fan looking to pay tribute to their favourite crime-fighting character.Pair with some skinny denims, wedge sneakers and a biker jacket for an urban, rock-chic look.
Available at The Oddfish.

Spider Food

Super Finger

Wonder Breast

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*Photo: Courtesy of The Oddfish

Save The Date

Bijoux de Famille is pleased to invite you to view their Spring/Summer 2014 collection at TRANOI Carrousel du Louvre from the 27 to the 30th of September, at stand B10bis, salle Le Nôtre.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

First Look: Zayan Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

A super romantic collection packed full with alarmingly stylish and universally-flattering staples that will definitely breathe life into your urban style identity with the hottest seperates included in the Autumn/Winter 2013 lookbook.Whether you want to get out there and flash your oh-so-girly party perfect looks or update your semi-formal wardrobe, Zayan has all it takes to turn you into a modern trendsetter.The feminine combos should find a prominent place in your perfectly-polished wardrobe.

Put on these voguish tutu skirts, suit jackets and brocade pants to show off your devotion to unconventional silhouettes and eclectic sense of style.

See more photos from the collection, here.

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*Photo: Courtesy of Zayan

Monday, September 23, 2013

Crush Of The Day: Bird On A Wire Necklace

A breathtaking and original collar neckpiece that blurs the boundaries between jewelry and art.The Bird On A Wire structured necklace features a bladed skeleton that lends an unexpected geometric dimension to your neckline.Throw this piece around your neck over a décolleté dress or a luxe tee for an instant wardrobe talking point.And best of all? It can be hand sculpted from wood or plated according to your own personal preference - a bargain that's almost too good to be true!

All wooden designs are currently sold at The Oddfish store, while both gold and silver plated versions are available upon request.

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*Photo: Courtesy of The Oddfish

Sunday, September 22, 2013

First Look: Lum By Lama Taher Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Fabulous, Lum By Lama Taher designs were on display in New York at the recently held Nolcha Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014.The event saw a host of designers exhibit their eclectic labels on the ramp, combining innovation and style, to introduce glamorous collections.Lama Taher was one of the designers who were part of this year's line-up.The new range of lavish-looking seperates and evening wear was a rich melange of floral embellishments, minimalist shapes and sultry silhouettes.The highlight of the collection was in it's black lace detailing that enhanced the femininity and elegance of the designs.

See a rundown of the fashion show in pictures below.

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*Photo: Courtesy of Zimbio/Nolcha

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Crush Of The Day: The Chain Of Life

I have a soft spot for gothic jewelry pieces they make me weak in the knees and I believe they add a touch of new life to any ensemble.Currently I'm lusting over those pair of earrings above and the 'Phase Of Love' choker from a Turkish label called Selda Okutan Jewelry which I stumbled upon the internet a few days ago.Definitely not for the faint hearted!

Circle Of Life Earrings

This glamorous novelty cigarette holder is sure to make you feel elegant at the corner of your lips.

Phase Of Love Choker

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*Photo: Courtesy of Selda Okutan Jewelry Design Studio

Beauty Flash: A LUSH Winter Worth Celebrating!

If you are not familiar with LUSH, now is the time to check them out.Their limited edition winter 2013 collection is surprisingly huge and sees some exciting new developments worth celebrating - the replacement of glitter with popping candy, agar jelly stars and cool shapes for a spectacular bathing experience.In addition to, two new luxurious limited edition hand and body lotions which are 100% unpreserved as are most of their other products.

 festive range also contains some of their all year-round popular fragrances, so if you fall in love with a limited edition winter product you will still be able to enjoy something similar for the rest of the year.So go ahead splurge on all those lushies and make your boudoir pampering session so much fun.

Take a peek at the new line of products I am ecstatic about!

Bath Ballistics
Each one is formulated with the finest ingredients and essential oils to cleanse both the mind and body.Simply drop into a ready run, warm bath and watch as it fizzes around the tub with abandonment, emitting its goodness into the water.

Shoot For The Stars
Creates an out of this world, enchanting bath as the stars inside whizz and swirl about the bathwater, leaving you submerged in clouds of colour.Fragranced with Honey I Washed the Kids – LUSH's best selling soap.

Pop this ballistic into a warm bath for a nourishing and softening soak.The simple vanilla and cheeky ylang ylang fragrance helps you warm up for winter and the cocoa butter chunks dissolve to moisturise your skin.This is the Christmas version of all year round, Butterball bath ballistic.

Golden Wonder
Drop this gold dusted gift into a warm bath and watch in wonder as golden stars burst out, dissolving in the water before your very eyes, turning the bath water a vibrant blue.The fragrance of sweet orange oil and lime oil will uplift your spirits.

Bubble Bars
Are a solid alternative to bubble bath that are unpreserved and packaging free.Using a simple base of tartar and sodium bicarbonate, all sorts of essential oils and fresh ingredients are added to create the solid bubble bar slices we know and love.To use, simply crumble under warm running water to create masses and masses of luxurious, softening, film star bubbles. 

The Christmas Penguin
Crumble this fun fellow under running water for a bath scented with refreshing orange flower absolute and Sicilian mandarin oil and masses of white bubbles to build glaciers with.

New Candy Mountain 
Candy Mountain creates mounds of fluffy, fragrant, pearly white bubbles with a drift of pink. Crumble in your bath for a sugar sweet treat you won’t feel an ounce of guilt for indulging in.

Bath Melts
Bath Melts are one of the most luxurious things you can put in the bath.Immersing yourself in beautiful, emulsifying and wonderfully fragranced butters is like luxuriating in a bath of moisturiser.

New Star Light Star Bright
Crush this under running water and marvel as the star slowly melts, leaving a silvery lustre spread across the water in a magical trail of starlight through turquoise coloured water.

New Fragrance The Melting Snowman
This year Snowman’s got a beautiful, comforting, spicy and warming hot toddy fragrance of cinnamon oil, clove leaf, lime oil and sweet orange oil. 

All LUSH soaps have been made with palm oil free soap base!

Mr Punch
This soap certainly packs a punch with a concoction of fruity essential oils to help fend off the winter cold – there’s cleansing juniperberry oil, blackcurrant absolute, uplifting lime oil and softening coconut oil …it also helps tone the skin.

New Noriko Soap
Named after its inventor this soap is made with Japanese-inspired ingredients like tofu and rice. Delicate rose absolute and ylang ylang oil calm the stresses of the season while creamy tofu nourishes the skin.

Snow Globe
Lemon myrtle, grapefruit oil and ylang ylang make this soap an invigorating choice for the depths of winter. The whole soap is in the shape of a snow globe, with white circles to imitate the snowflakes.

Shower Gels
LUSH shower gels are spectacular; you'll smell lovely all day after a top to toe shower.

Rose Jam

Inspired by LUSH's love for roses and the benefits of nourishing argan oil, this shower gel is a decadent as it gets. Skin brightening goji berry juice and Sicilian lemon give your skin a boost, while rose oil and rose absolute leave it soothed, softened and beautifully fragranced. 

Snow Fairy
A festive favourite and cause for celebration, this year Snow Fairy is unpreserved and they’ve replaced her non-biodegradable glitter with environmentally friendly shimmering lustre.But don’t worry, she has the same sweet, magical scent of soothing vanilla.

Cold weather can leave lips flaky, sore and chapped – which is not a good look for under the mistletoe. Choose from LUSH’s range of unpreserved lip scrubs, balms and tints to ensure a soft, smooth, extremely kissable pair of lips.

New Santa’s Lip Scrub
The caster sugar in this scrub will gently exfoliate away any dry skin from your lips, whilst the extra virgin coconut oil moisturises, leaving them soft and conditioned.This lip scrub has the fragrance of fizzy cola sweets for delicious tasting kisses, with a hint of festive red. Scrub lips before applying colour for a flawless pout.

New Santa Baby Lip Tint
A classic red, this tint is a colourful moisture boost for the lips.Loaded with Fair Trade butters to soften and nourishing carrot oil to care for the lips; with extracts of cherries and dates to give a sweet hint of festive flavour; and extracts of cinnamon stick to plump up your pout.Use after scrubbing lips to be mistletoe ready.

Body Care
This year LUSH has a selection of festive unpreserved body care products to help you keep your skin in tip-top condition, softened and fragranced beautifully too.

New Snow Fairy Sparkle
The Snow Fairy fragranced bar is full of moisturising butters, oils and shimmering silver lustre to leave you smelling candy sweet and ready for your party dress. Smooth this bar over your arms and shoulders for soft shimmering skin that catches the light as you flutter.

New Formula Sandy Santa
Keep your skin looking and feeling amazing during winter with this limited edition sugar scrub.This year it’s even more beneficial for the skin, with added coconut oil and butters, such as murumuru and organic shea butter, to intensely moisturise your skin while sugar and sand add the gentle polishing effect.

Skin Care
Cleansing your face is one of the kindest things you can do for yourself; especially if you’re using one of their gentle inventions.

New Rudolph Fresh Facemask
A soothing, nourishing mask to calms skin from the cold.Fresh cucumber and aloe vera gel reduce redness, fine oatmeal nourishes, calamine powder soothes.Organic lavender oil balances the skin and green tea powder has antioxidant properties to help fight free radicals.

Bûche de Noël Cleansing Roll
This cleansing roll is food for your face, containing lots of softening and nourishing ingredients to care for any skin type during the winter months.With ground almonds to gently exfoliate the skin; dried cranberries and fresh satsumas to tone and brighten; nutritious almond oil to soften; and cocoa butter to act as an emollient.Helps lock in moisture and keep skin soft against the cold.  

Available worldwide as of October 2013.

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*Photo: Courtesy of LUSH

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