31 October 2012

Event Follow Up | Furla & Liu Jo Opening

We've invited you earlier this month to attend the opening of Furla & Liu Jo in Jeddah's prestigious Stars Avenue Mall...Read more...
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28 October 2012

Londonize Me Please!


 www.londonize.me
Londonize.Me launched a new shopping online experience for those of you who love owning their own london designed dress, frock and more, you name it they've got it! They are dealing only with London fashion designers who aren't available in the region in order to bring the latest London Fashion Trends to the GCC region. They have participated in many events to promote their collections and concept, like pop-up show case events, fashion show at Burj Khalifa. It is more than selling clothes they also offer fashion tips and share the latest fashion trends to our subscribers so get on to their site Asaaap!

Londonize.ME new collection debut at Armani Privée, Burj Khalifa

Photos:courtesy of londonize.me team
Collage & Editing: lamodarabia team
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26 October 2012

VERSACE BOUTIQUE OPENING - SOHO COCKTAIL PARTY

"NEW YORK CITY - On the 24th of October 2012, on the occasion of the Versace boutique opening in Soho, Ms. Donatella Versace hosted a cocktail party on location at the boutique on Mercer Street and then hosted a dinner as well at the Waldorf Towers.  A huge variety of celebrities chose to attend both events, with everyone from Gerard Butler and Kanye West to supermodel Linda Evangelista and close friend of the House and international sensation Lady Gaga." We were very excited to receive this news in our mailbox yesterday, the shop looks amazing and the event was star studded & beyond! couldn't choose favorites from the photos so we made a collage of all..do let us know which outfits you liked most and retweet please..enjoy!

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24 October 2012

Nahar for A\W Collection Harvey Nichols, Riyadh

Every one heard few weeks ago about the amazing event held at Harvey Nichols in Riyadh and seen their ad campaign showing the man behind the mask for their Autumn-Winter Collection, we got an exclusive interview with Nahar Mohammed who along with Harvey Nichols brought to light this amazing event which is one of it's kind in the kingdom, we really enjoyed the answers he shared with us so honestly & humbly about fashion, style and how it can make an impact to change society to the better..here's what he had to say:

What does fashion mean to you?    
As many of the designers around the world says, fashion is something that comes after style,  fashion for me is a behavior, its an element you can play with to present your personality as I always say (The way you style yourself is the way you present your personality).
Tell us about your collaboration with Harvey Nichols?                   
Harvey Nichols this A\W collection is very different from head to toe , the accessories and everything was  Epic, I'm so Glad that Harvey Nichols picked me to present their collection in my fashion agency and to be the face of so many wonderful designers,  such as  Y3 , Daniele Flesoli and many others. I tried to do mix and match with each  item to present to the man who is confident and comfortable but in a more stylish way .
What do you think of the fashion scene in the kingdom?
I see the fashion industry in the kingdom  is growing so fast witch is super, even though we still don’t have  many talented designers specially for Men's wear plus poor support from the officials but I believe  if we keep going in this same level we can do the change .   
When did you realize you wanted to become a fashion designer or in fashion?
I'm not a fashion designer at the moment yet, but I can tell that it was a dream to make the man of my country look much better and more confident in his look, and try to give the knowledge, it's dosn't matter how handsome or ugly you are, what actually matters is what you are wearing because that's how you can speak out about your personality .
 
Who are some of your favorite designers? 
Locally I have seen Nosh designs by Nora, she's doing great, specially when she takes the risk to design for men and also RK designs by Reem Al Kanhal, she is a super talented girl in the everyday wear and Razan Azzouni as well. Internationally I adore Karl Lagerfeld,  I consider him the smartest man ever for keeping Chanel  House in the same touch and Paul smith.

 Do you consider yourself an artist? 
I'm different that’s what I consider my self, I have an imagination which is the most important element for any artist around the world and I have a concept which also keeps me producing my creativity  .

 How would you define your personal style?
My style is the reflection of my personality, I'm a classic person who adores shirts and vintage wear, I do wear blazer jacket with shorts during the summer time, black and gold are my favorite colors and trying to make my style timeless .

 What advice do you have for aspiring fashion designers in KSA and the world?
Study the history of  fashion, have the knowledge, it doesn't matter to have a course in fashion or classes , try do designs what you feel about yourself and make your brand reflect you own style, focus on one thing and to be known for it, your imagination is your weapon . 

 What are some of your fashion goals?
To correct all the misunderstanding about the fashion industry among the Saudi Society and to help the new generation & young people  to understand their style and to come up with new ideas to destroy all the bad habits in the fashion in our community.

What are some of your favorite fashion websites, magazines, channels or books? 
Lucky us we have many and many of fashion websites and fashion bloggers but sometimes I don’t have the time to go through it but yours is one of my fave, I'm more into books and magazines, these days I'm reading Chanel The Black Book

  Where can our readers find out more about you and your work?
Naharfashionistas.com is the first thing in my life now, where you can find me in details, its my first fashion agency and it’s the 1st fashion agency in KSA, have a look at it hope you like it .



                      
Photos: courtesy of nahar & harvey nichols
Interview by: Amal Ismail
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20 October 2012

World Luxury Fashion Week in Abu Dhabi 2012





WORLD LUXURY FASHION WEEK will make a much anticipated debut appearance in Abu Dhabi this year and is set to become an annual fixture for the UAE capital city. WORLD LUXURY FASHION WEEK will bring together some of the world’s leading high-end fashion brands over a four day invitation-only fashion week hosted at the spectacular Jumeirah at Etihad Towers from 25-28 November 2012.The four-day show schedule opens with two evenings of BMW Haute Couture shows, followed by two evenings of some of the most prestigious prêt-à-porter brands, featuring, amongst others, the likes of Carolina Herrera NY, Hervé Léger, Paule Ka ‘Black Carpet’ Collections, and acclaimed regional designers, Walid Atallah and DAS Collection who recently returned from a successful London Fashion Week. In addition to this already impressive line-up, BMW will host exclusive customer evening events where several top Haute Couture designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier will present their latest Haute Couture collections.


The GCC region remains a hugely lucrative market for luxury goods and achieved significant growth of 15 per cent in 2012, leading the strong performance of the global luxury market, which underlines the huge growth potential of the Middle East region. Globally, luxury goods sales are defying initial concerns and despite recent global economic pressures and this sector will exceed €200 billion in 2012, this according to Bain & Company Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study, Spring 2012 Update. Receiving this press-release was the best thing I've read all week! can't wait for this to event to happen..will keep you guys posted & updated about it..share the news & stay tuned!

Visit: www.worldluxuryfashionweek.com 
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19 October 2012

Best Dressed - Mahiki & Flair Fashion

 Photography: Ayaad Damouni - Blue Dress FW12 Dabya collection by Dabya Al Khuleifi
Few weeks ago Mahiki Dubai hosted their monthly fashion finale and we've teamed up with Flair Magazine to choose who was best dressed for that night. There were some disastrous fashion crimes to be honest but this post won't be the wall of shame!Anyhow, if you read this you've been warned, nxt time we wont be as kind. Now we've chosen the ones who we thought dressed to impress.


Lastly, if you're on this post, you are one of the best dressed and THANK YOU for making the effort. FYI: we don't personally know any of the people in these photos or their names and that's why it's great because it  proves that we were objective in our selections & have no biased opinions..

Written & Selected by: Amal Ismail & Hussa G.
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12 October 2012

2012 Fashion Trends I Liked & More


Check my daily updates on: http://amalzstylez.tumblr.com/
Welcome to my brain, this is my personal tumblr account where I post everything that I love, that inspires me, friends that I know, icons I haven't met yet, things I already have and things that are on my wish list, I use instagram to post all these because it's so much easier! you guys should try it too. If you have any style question please drop them, I don't mind giving answers or advice!ممكن الأسئلة تكون بالعربي او بالإنجليزي 
Photo Collage & Written by: Amal Ismail
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06 October 2012

Olga Nurek - Victoria Strange Label

I've come across an interesting fashion house that I didn't know about till today and I must say I'm so glad that I listened and checked it out immediately. I present to you Victoria Strange the couture label of talented designer Olga Nurek who's work is so rich and profound with detail that it makes it impossible for you to take your eyes off of her work, her dresses are getting a celeb buzz so keep your eyes and ears on alert mode for her, we've also been informed by Tara Sillery that they have some exciting new lines coming out  a "Little Black Dress" range and other big 2013 projects.
For more information & how to contact them please 
visit their website Click Here
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03 October 2012

ADR for H&M


It's finally here! tomorrow is gonna be awesome, everyone will get their favorite stuff from the ADR Collection that is gonna be probably one of the most unique collaborations H&M has ever done! let's face it, Anna is one of the most photographed persons in the world and her sense of style is beyond amazing no matter how flamboyant and look-at -me factor that it has, it's not really surprising though since she is Vogue Japan's Editor-in-chief..OMG can't wait to get my stuff seriously!

 I want the Necklace & Sunglasses
That Orange Necklace is to die for!

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01 October 2012

Style Icon | Sofia Guellaty


Photography: courtesy of Farès Cheraït 
We had style icons for the past year from different professions who were quite influential and famous for their ability to be effortlessly stylish like Lapo Elkann, Rihanna, Blake Lively and Nick Wooster. Now since we only choose people who we think make an impact in the fashion world globally for their style this time we decided on Sofia who's probably one of the few Arabs who's style gets snapped by street photographers then published onto very prestigious magazines & blogs around the globe! My favorite one was a great photo on The Sartorialist blog by the man known for his style eye Scott Schuman last year, so I think it's time we celebrated her and wrote about our fashionable princess already, don't you think? I believe that Sofia Guellaty really helps break the global stereotypes about women's fashion sense around here and she spreads a message that is loud & clear "Arabs are cool, hip, chic, lively and TREND setters". Here are some questions she answered for us quickly and hopefully now our readers will get to know more about the girl who fascinates photographers around the world.. We'd like to congratulate her on her new possession as Senior Editor for Style.com Arabia, always knew this would happen! xxx
 
-Describe your personal style..
It's all about mixing and layering. I break an elegant outfit with a casual note or a casual outfit with a big chunky bright accessory. I love my accessories like any good Arab girl would.  
-Which fashion week is your favorite and why?
 I love Milan because the city is small and the food delicious. It is a shopping heaven. Also Italian style is way more interesting than NY which is too casual, London which is too grungy and Paris which is too sophisticated. Milan is playful, they don't shy away from prints, and embellishments of all sorts. I love how Italian men and women dress in general.
-Who are your fashion icon/icons...
Diane Vreeland for sure, I also grew up watching Sex and the City so maybe a bit of Carrie Bradshaw too. 
-Name your most favorite fashion brands...  
Azzedine Alaia, Isabel Marrant and Fendi right now.
-Name 3 shops you buy from religiously..
I am a big online shopping afficionada, so everything I buy I get it either from Net-a-Porter or the Outnet for great bargains. Symphony is the most fashion forward store in Dubai, I like Montaigne Market in Paris, Barney's in NYC and Corso Como in Milan.
-Name 3 fashion items you can't live without..
 A black pair of jeans, my men's watches, my big statements necklaces and James Perse tshirts.
Here's a link to her FB page Click
 Written by: Amal Ismail
Photos: courtesy of google
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