Saturday, August 27, 2016

Remembering Sonia Rykiel

French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel died Thursday at the age of 86.

Rykiel, nicknamed the Queen of Knitwear, had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for some time before her death.

Born on May 25, 1930, Sonia started her career as a window dresser in 1948, with her first foray into design being when she knitted herself maternity dresses after marrying Sam Rykiel, the owner of a Paris boutique.

Rykiel made her breakthrough in 1962 with the so-called poor boy sweater, which had long sleeves and a fitted shape.

Nathalie Rykiel, managing and artistic director of the Sonia Rykiel fashion label, said: "My mother died at 05:00 this morning at her home in Paris from the effects of Parkinson's."

In her memory, check out some of the designer's pieces that made history:

Monday, May 2, 2016

Best Dressed This Week: Kate Hudson in Roland Mouret,Taylor Swift in 90s Grunge and more

Kate Hudson chose a beautiful laser cut Roland Mouret dress for her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel. She paired the dress with Christian Louboutin heels and a deep red lip.

Taylor Swift continues to embrace her 90's grunge style in platinum blonde hair, boyfriend plaid shirt, and Amuse Society oversize tee, FRAME ripped jeans and Keds

Birthday girl Jessica Alba opted for a boho chic vibe in a Self-Portrait Lace Trimmed Maxi Dress.

Gisele Bundchen looked relaxed and chic wearing a T by Alexander Wang Classic Bomber Jacket  and Alexandre Birman Clarita sandals leaving her Manhattan apartment building

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Chanel's Spring 2016 Couture

For Chanel's Spring 2016 Couture collection, the Paris Grand Palais was beautifully turned into a fascinating eco-friendly garden with fresh grass, a pavilion and a blue sky.

“I think it’s the first couture collection done in the ecological approach. It’s fun to do this after being high-tech,” Karl Lagerfeld said, referring to his collection last fall, which featured 3D printing. This collection has wood shavings used as beading, and string, straw, raffia, twine and raw cotton were transformed into embroidered tweeds, lattices and embellishments.

Models donned gauzy capes, and this season’s shoe silhouette, a cork wedge with a round toe as well as the show’s only jewelry – bees as broaches and single earrings. “Bees are disappearing” Lagerfeld said.

Cara Delevingne also made the news when she sat in the front row holding a dog in her lap. Choupette, Lagerfeld's Birman cat, was at the show too, in spirit at least, appearing as a picture inside Lagerfeld’s tiepin.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Farfetch - Cocktails in Wonderland

The holiday season is upon us, and while I still can't believe how this year simply flew by, I'm so excited about all the upcoming Christmas and New Year parties.

Of course, this begs the question of what to wear for the party season. Farfetch seems to have the perfect dresses for every occasion, and unquestionably every style. From McQueen's frills to Saint Laurent's dreamy dresses.

For more inspiration, visit Farfetch

Friday, October 9, 2015

Mango - now offering online shopping in Egypt!

All the busy Cairo ladies out there, rejoice! You don't have to get stuck in traffic to go shopping anymore. Spanish clothing brand Mango just launched their new online store in Egypt. The store offers free delivery on orders EGP 599 and above as well as free returns and you get your orders in 2-5 days. Happy shopping! :)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Watching 'Memoris' Pass By...

How many times have you had a trip down memory lane wishing you could stop time? How many times have you stared down your watch wishing you could make it stop for a while? Definitely not the case if you're wearing this watch!

With extreme level of dedication and passion, skilled craftsmen at Louis Moinet unveiled the beautiful and luxurious Memoris watch. In honour of the memory of its founder, and to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the chronograph, whose original inventor was Louis Monet himself, the brand has launched this timepiece that is not only a piece of art, but it also makes watching time pass seem so pleasurable.

The brand has taken a rather unusual approach this time. For the first time in history, the chronograph function has been shifted to the dial, making it the heart of the watch. The 'Energie Plus' automatic winding system allows the piece to be wound in both directions, while minimising travel and offering unrivalled precision.

This piece of art that has already taken Baselworld 2015 by storm is crafted in 18K pink gold, 18K white gold rhodium-plated mainplate and 18K white gold-blued mainplate. With uniqueness as key, the Memoris is released in 3 limited editions of just 60 exquisite timepieces each.

It comes as no surprise that the Memoris has already been nominated for the infamous and prestigious Grand Prix d'Horlogerie of Geneva. Honouring its heritage and embodying its creative future, Louis Moinet has created an impeccable timepiece that is the true definition of exquisiteness.

For more information on the Memoris watch, please visit

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Gucci Spring-Summer 2016

Gucci's Spring-Summer 2016 collection was a continuation of Alessandro Michele's passion for sensual lacy dresses, pussy bow blouses and tasseled loafers.

The collection featured sheer panels, floral prints and filmy shirts of the collection that maintained the soft and delicate aesthetic unveiled by Michele back in March in the Autumn/Winter 2015-16 collection. This year, the show also had a new bold, adventurous attitude. Maps formed the basis for large, silky motifs splashed across swishy midi dresses and pleated skirts, evoking an intrepid mood.