Monday, January 28, 2013

Got some arm party?

One of my all-time favorite fashion terms is "arm party." What does it mean? In a nutshell, an arm party is all about layering your wrist(s) with different combinations of bracelets, bangles and decorative elastics.. and of course friendship bracelets.

I remember going through that phase of desperately trying to make friendship bracelets (I usually ended up with funny-looking knots)

Now you can easily get some lovely colorful arm party worthy bracelets thanks to Zeina Tantawy. Thanks to Zephyr, you can get the bracelets you want in the colors of your choice. I already ordered two and I can't wait to wear them :)

Order yours here

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mango January Lookbook - The Must Haves

Mango released a new style book for January featuring key looks from its Spring 2013 collection. Silhouettes are slim and androgynous; with a rock and roll attitude in neutral shades. A fresh mix of lightweight knits, form-fitting pants, casual denim and double-breasted jackets gives a relaxed vibe to the new year.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Shoes! :)

It's official. I'm a shoe addict.

Shoes- Clarks Jilli Tweed. Get them here

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Rihanna for River Island

River Island announced the launch of the most anticipated collaboration of 2013.The 24-year-old singer is debuting her first-ever collection with River Island at London Fashion Week in February.

‘Launching at London Fashion Week is a dream come true for me," Rihanna said in a press release. "I have wanted to design my own collection for a long time and to present my collection for River Island alongside all of the other great design talent at LFW is a real privilege. I can't wait to see the reaction from my fans and the fashion press!'"

The collection will be showcased at an event on Saturday 16th February before it goes on sale globally in River Island stores and online on Tuesday 5th March and exclusively in the United States and Japan at Opening Ceremony.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Galliano Gets a Second Chance

John Galliano, the fashion genius whose career collapsed when he made anti-Semitic insults in a Paris bar two years ago, has been thrown a lifeline by fellow designer Oscar de la Renta.

Women’s Wear Daily, a fashion industry newspaper, announced on Friday that de la Renta had invited Galliano to emerge from the shadows and work with him for three weeks in his New York studio.

“John and I have known each other for many years and I am a great admirer of his talent,” de la Renta said.

“He has worked long and hard on his recovery and I am happy to give him the opportunity to reimmerse himself in the world of fashion and reacclimate in an environment where he has been so creative.”

“Everyone in life deserves a second chance,” de la Renta said. “I think that life is about forgiving and helping people.” De la Renta did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

British-born Galliano was the superstar designer at Christian Dior when he was shamed over his public outburst, in which he professed his love for Adolf Hitler. He was fired by Dior and last year in France was convicted of anti-Semitism and fined. Galliano has said he is alcoholic and has been seeking treatment since his downfall.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

7 For All Mankind Now in Cairo

Cairo's fashionistas have been buzzing about this for the past few weeks, Cairo's first flagship store for 7 For All Mankind. The world's premium denim brand opened a new store just off of Lebanon Street in Mohandessin. 

The 100-square-meter boutique is the third biggest store in the Middle East after Lebanon and Qatar. 

The 7 For All Mankind denim collection is displayed on the signature denim wall that can be found in every flagship store. In addition, the newly-introduced ready-to-wear collection for both men and women is accompanied by the new accessories range for the ultimate 7 For All Mankind head-to-toe look. 

"We're thrilled that our customers can now enjoy our full collection and get the chance to access 7 For All mankind shopping experience," said Hoda Hosny, marketing manager. 

The branch appears to have a good range of styles, cuts, colors and sizes. The women's section is almost twice as big as the men's though. The fall/winter 2012/2013 collection is now on display, mostly in ordinary denim shades, and a few exceptions. 

Cairo residents, no more excuses for wearing bad-fitting jeans. Now you can get yourself some nice flattering jeans. 

7 For All Mankind’s Cairo Flagship Store, 32 Gezerit El Arab, Mohandessin, Cairo. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Emerald - Color of the Year

I hope you've had enough of Tangerine Tango (I wasn't such a big fan of it to be honest) because it's time to make way for 2013's color of the year - Emerald.

According to Pantone, Emerald is "Lively. Radiant. Lush...a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

Time for some color therapy and adding Emerald to your wardrobe! Here are some easy ways to do that 


1. Jil Sander Leather Bag

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2013

French fashion house Louis Vuitton introduced a women's pre-fall 2013 collection. Designer Julie de Libran was inspired by the movie 'New Wave' directed by Francois Truffaut. The collection is sixties inspired, with square jackets, dresses in satin-like lace, and bulky coats. Julie de Libran paid attention to the accessories, adding femininity with neat leather handbags and elegant pumps with velvet bows and bold jewelry adding drama. The collection definitely makes you think of French cinema in the 20th century.

Guess by Marciano

The Guess by Marciano collection. Floaty materials, structured suits (don't you love the blue patterned suit?). Class and chic vibes!

All images c/o Anouska Brandon