Tuesday, April 13, 2010

S/S 2010 Trend: Boat Shoes

Hey everyone, I know it's been a while since I last posted. I've been working on something very Top Secret, which I might (or might not) announce later on.

My sincerest apologies for not posting anything sooner!

The weather in Kuwait has been bi-polar the last couple of days, now however, we can look forward to clear, sunny summer days.

And with sunny, summer days, come sunny, summer shoes!

A new trend for this season?
Boat shoes!

Boat shoes are perfect. They go with shorts and they go with jeans. Pair them up with a plain white tee and slim fit khaki's or a summery polo shirt with shorts.

You can find them everywhere from Sergio Rossi to Zara, boat shoes are the next big thing and best of all? They're available in almost every color!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Halston is Back!

Roy Halston Frowick, known as Halston was a popular clothing designer of the 1970s. Everyone who was anyone in the 70's was spotted wearing his designs at the discotheques.

He was fired from his own company in 1984 and in 1990 he passed away.

In 2008, however, Halston was revived. Liza Minelli reviled the new collection along with new investor, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Along with the creative aid of Rachel Zoe (an avid fan and collector of Halston herself) the relaunch was a success. And earlier this year Sarah Jessica Parker was confirmed as the new Creative Director.

Halston was aptly renamed Halston Heritage and the brand was a success!

And now?
Halston announced this morning that it is relaunching menswear with luxury and heritage lines. These lines will be managed by Neema Clothing and designed by Studio Mauro Ravizza Kreiger in Italy, unlike the label's womenswear, which is made in-house.

The collection will be inspired loosely by the late designer's aesthetic, with roots in New York fashion, but still relevant for the global luxury consumer.

Can't wait to see what they cook up!

Halston with Bianca Jagger

Monday, March 1, 2010

S/S Trends: Plastic Aviators

Aviators have always been a classic pair of sunglasses. They look good on anyone and everyone. I always thought that buying a pair of aviators was like an investment; they never go out of style!

A new trend this season is aviators with twist. To be more precise, Plastic Aviators.


Carrera Champion

Dior Homme

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Smoking Shot #2

Paul Newman, uber-coolnessness.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

RIP Alexander McQueen.

British designer Alexander McQueen was found dead on Thursday morning, after committing suicide. He was 40 years old.

The devastating news has shocked the fashion world. His mother passed away last week and his best friend and confidant Isabella Row had also committed suicide three years ago.

McQueen's office confirmed the news saying "It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family."

McQueen is perhaps most known for his one most enduring motif which he transported from catwalk to the High Street, that being the skull.

His trademark scarf bearing the design has become a celebrity must-have. Johnny Depp, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Ritchie and Cameron Diaz are among the stars who have been snapped wearing it.

Alexander McQueen's contribution to fashion could not in anyway be denied. The runways will never be the same.

Rest in peace Lee Alexander McQueen.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Men's the Word.

Jimmy Choo high-top sneakers

The fashion world have gone gaga for trainers.

It seems that shoe designers everywhere are targeting the male market with their trainers.

Reggie Bush and Swizz Beats with Louboutins.

First, we had Christian Louboutin (better known for making heels that make women swoon) debut his first ever collection targeted at men in his Spring/Summer 2010 collection (a pair of which, which will set you back about 250 KD)

Now we have world-renowned shoe designer Jimmy Choo launching his first ever collection of high-top sneakers which cost roughly around 180 KD.

Converse All Star Lo White Plimsoll

Luckily, there's another trend going on and it's the PE plimsoll renaissance. Fred Perry and Vans have their own variants and the No.1 bestseller is Converse's All Star Lo white plimsoll.

And for 15/20 KD it's at a price both you and I can stand.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


For those of us who are always on the go with their laptops, I'm proud to introduce my latest find: Marc by Marc Jacbos Neoprene Laptop Sleeve.

The sleeve comes in Black which fits most 10" inch laptops and Turquoise which is the right size for the 13" MacBook or MacBook Pro.

It's perfect for lugging around your laptop in style and you can also use it as a document case to carry around papers and the like.

The sleeve is available at both Nordstorm and Bloomingdale's online store for $58 which is roughly 17 KD.

They're(at least not yet) not available at the Marc by Marc Jacbos store in the Avenues Mall, Phase 2.