Thursday, April 25, 2013

Put your shades on

New in: these new Prada sunglasses. Just in time for spring.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

You're not a sketch

From viral videos and imagery to the creative use of Photoshop, advertisers are getting really creative. Brazilian modeling agency Star Models has recently released an eating disorder awareness campaign featuring your typical fashion sketch on the left, and models photoshopped to look like a human version of the same on the right. You might have noticed how disturbing it is. 
If you're familiar with fashion illustration, you know this sort of impossibly long-legged, waify figure is absolutely standard practice for almost all designers. It's an art, and we personally appreciate it as a beautiful step in the design process. But has it gone too far? These ads do make you wonder: At what point do designers have a responsibility, as artists and also as creators of consumer products, to help foster a more body-positive society? 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

You're my muse..

If you like the Facebook page, you'd know that I got home the other day to a lovely gift from MUUSE.
Based in Copenhagen, MUUSE collaborates with designers to give you well-cafted original pieces. They make sure that you get high-quality pieces.

I got two lovely silk tops. I decided to wear this silk blouse by Hellen Van Rees today (found here). I paired it with snakeprint jeans from H&M, and my Dr Martens (which are too comfy I'm wearing them most of the time now). The blouse is made of really soft silk, and it's in a really nice print. 
I can't wait to show you the other top I got :)
Check out MUUSE's website here

Shirt: Hellen Van Rees x MUUSE
Jeans: H&M
Jewelry: Hermes bangle in Blue + Vintage Cartier ring
Boots: Dr Martens

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Adam Elwan Jewelry Design

Young designer Adam Elwan has designed a collecion that is nothing but fresh, clean-lined, beautiful pieces of art. He uses sterling silver or 18oct gold and precious and semi-precious stones and wood.

Tucked away in Maadi, his shop Adam Elwan Bespoke Jewelry Designs has a variety of beautiful and affordable pieces.

Elwan's jewelry stands out with his use of materials and experimenting with different colors. Adam is also happy to customize pieces and create unique pieces on request.

Check out his Facebook page for more beautiful jewelry. And you can always pay the shop a visit.
The address is Rd. 231 Block 19, First Floor (above La Rosa Restaurant), Digla, Maadi, Cairo

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Nasty Gal's Anti-Prom Lookbook

Cat ears and creepers are not exactly what anyone would wear for prom, but leave it to Nasty Gal to turn them into absolute must-haves for prom night. They recently revealed their anti-prom lookbook with not a single tiara in sight (just studded hair combs)

These looks guarantee you won't be the subject of a "Who Wore It Best?" conversation the next day. Just remember: This is supposed to be the best night of your life — why wear toe-pinching heels when you could dance the night away in flat-forms and socks?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Red Lips and Black Leather

There's no doubt that the color black is an absolute all-rounder. No other color is so easy to style and as elegant as this.
Refine your simple T-Shirt and Jeans outfit with black leather pants. For a night out, transform this outfit in seconds by putting on some red lipstick and these stunning satin pumps by Jimmy Choo.

Pants: Patricia Faux Leather-Paneled Jersey Skinny Pants by Karl

T-Shirt: Cotton and Modal-Blend Jersey T-Shirt by Splendid

Lipstick: Color Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Sydney by Le Metier De Beaute
Shoes: Taper Metcallic Elaphe and Seude Sandals by Kimmy Choo

Friday, April 12, 2013

My Favorite Color is Sparkles

If you're like the page on Facebook, or following on Twitter, you'd know how much I enjoy wearing these hair bows. 
A few weeks ago, I got a package in the mail from the beautiful Anna of Anna Sparkles. She makes the  prettiest hair bows, hair bands, and studded bracelets. Perfect for pretty much every occasion and they look amazing with short or long hair. 
The girls at the office were in love with them that they insisted they take pictures wearing them haha
Check out Anna's page here for more sparkles :)

 Bracelets: Zephyr, DIY, Hermes, and Anna Sparkles Studded bracelet

Free People cropped Tshirt, 7FAM Jeans, Dr Martens boots, Jewelry: Hermes, Cartier

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

H&M Conscious Exclusive

You've seen stars wearing it, now you can wear it too. H&M launched its new Conscious collection, as it continues to focus on eco-friendly fashion. The Hollywood-inspired dresses are made from sustainable materials.

The chic pieces seem more red carpet than eco-friendly. It’s hard to believe the pretty partywear is made from recycled polyester chiffon and organic cotton

Tulle dress, $199

Left: Long Dress with Bare Back, $59.95; Right: Rose-trimmed Dress, $129

Left: Dress with Beaded Embroidery, $129; Right: Satin Kimono, $99

Left: Dress with Pleated Ruffle, $79.95; Right: Embroidered Dress, $299

Left: Satin Jumpsuit, $69.95; Right: Top with Peplum, $69.95

Left: Asymmetrical Dress, $69.95; Right: Grosgrain pants, $49.95