Saturday, December 5, 2009

Why do we pay loads for Haute Couture?

Haute Couture is French for very high fashion. The word “couture” means hand working, needlework, dress making and "haute" means high.

Haute Couture is the opposite of mass production, where it's intended for mass distribution and consumption. Couture is perfection, artistry, fine crafting and high style all joined to create a garment of fine art.

The majority can't afford haute couture for it costs a fortune. Dresses can run up to hundreds of thousands! it's crazy I know.

We live in times where nothing is personalized anymore. Mass production and copying is the norm. And if you want personalized, it's comes with a "haute" price tag. 30 years ago, all the big brands were so exclusive and all about bespoke tailoring. Each piece possessed so much thought and passion which shows in every single detail.

People are now hungry for exclusivity, thus the vintage clothing industry has been blooming ever since mass production took it's toll on the fashion industry.

nowadays girls became more brand conscience and aware of every new trend, and the accessibility to designers through magazines and the internet has made it easier.

Whenever you walk into weddings/events, you just hope that no one is wearing what you're wearing, for people start playing the game of "who wore it best?"

It's always fun to watch 2 or 3 women wearing the same article of clothing, but when it comes to me, although I try to ignore it and I know I have my own personal style and touches that aren't comparable, it still feels icky being conscience about it the whole time. I might sound vain, but it's the truth.

It's always best to invest in key pieces of each season that are timeless. shift your ideals to start thinking about quality rather than quantity. let's say you have a budget of KD 5'000 annually for handbags, try distributing it wisely. Instead of buying 6 bags, you might end up buying 1 or 2 beautiful bags that aren't so mainstream to last you the whole season and beyond.

If you want to stand out and be different, here's my tip to avoid such situations. Basically you have five choices:

1. Look for new upcoming, freshly graduated, designers that you admire and no one has heard of

2. design your own clothes

3. buy one-off Haute Couture pieces. (costly and time consuming, worth it if it's an immediate relative's wedding)

4. buy Vintage

5. never wear the same designer from top to bottom, always mix and match to create your own style.

et Voila!! :)

Friday, November 27, 2009

I want..

her face is hideous.. hence the smiley face :)

Lanvin S/S 2010

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Gift of.... NOTHING..

"Ever been so mad at someone that not giving them a gift seems to be an understatement? They might just think you forgot or couldn't afford to get them something. No, nothing says you intentionally left them out like the gift of nothing. Show them exactly how much they mean to you, give them the gift of nothing."

YES!! Now we're talking!
(grin.. ordering in bulk)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

عندك خلفيه؟

6:53 LOL

Godiva Chocoiste in Harajuku

Wonderwall designed this new concept flagship store adding a breath of fresh air to the more traditional image of Chocolatier Godiva. The shop features humorous design details such as the “melting chocolate” ceiling combined with the primarily classical interior design.

My Verdict
: LOVE IT to the point of licking the walls!
And why does anything in Tokyo look a 1000 times better than anywhere else!

Check out Pierre Herme designed by Wonderwall too

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monsoon Wedding

Why don't we have something like this?

Where did all our beautiful traditions disappear?

Sunday, October 25, 2009


International Modern and Contemporary Art
Auction Date: October 27th, 2009.
Location: Dubai

Here's a collection of my favourite paintings in this upcoming auction. (in case ya3ni a7ad yitkaram o yakhithli wa7da lol)

(149 X 200cm.)
ESTIMATED: US$15,000-25,000

Two Girls
(121 X 121cm.)
ESTIMATED: US$30,000-40,000

Family Paradise (from the burning wings series)
(73 x 109cm.)
ESTIMATED: US$25,000-35,000

Visage de ton autre
(238.8 X 198.7cm.)
ESTIMATED: US$15,000-20,000

Cutting Objects
(170 X 250cm.)
ESTIMATED: US$20,000-25,000

View of the Golden Horn
(120 X 180cm.)
ESTIMATED: US$20,000-30,000

(160 X 130cm.)
ESTIMATED: US$50,000-70,000

Thursday, October 22, 2009

بالعكس بالعكس بالعكس بالعكس بالعكس بالعكس بالعكس بالعكس

Warning: the songs sticks with you all day.. so you'll probably end up making your own words as you go along.. :)

Mako 3ala...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I see Stripes and Dots

I'm . so . glad . Stripes . and . Polka . Dots . are . so . in . next . season .
I'm . a . HUGE . fan . of . both . and . a . sucker . I . might . add . so . YAY! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

prepare to be annoyed..

a dedication to my lovely friends.. especially F.. lol :*


Monday, September 28, 2009

Ice Ice baby!

Update: I took them out of the freezer, left them out on the counter for 30 minutes.
Ice was still super hard, I had to break the part that was out of the peep hole in order for it to "slide" out.
my shoes were wet, my feet were cold, and it was eh.. a bit stretched, but still snug.
So, not really worth it.

I have a pair that was brought to me as a present.. half a size small.. will try it and let you know!

^ ready to go!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pet Peeve 3

GUM smacking/snapping

Friday, September 25, 2009

I want this Jacket..

paired with YSL bondage shoes.. yum..