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Kanye West Shows @ Paris Fashion Week

2 Oct

The West man went East – but not for a concert.

Kanye West landed in Paris not as his rapper self, but as a fashion designer. His much anticipated fashion line finally hit the Parisian runway last night.

I personally feel like the 23 pcs shown were rather confusing – is this his AW or SS line? (Psssssst its SS12 Kanye) The use of leather and fur definitely threw me off season-wise. I must admit I’ll only be buying his albums for now. I think he needs a few more seasons before he can enter my closet!

All images from Style.com

 

LITTLE sister

A visit to Lucy in Disguise

27 Sep

Lucy in Disguise is a vintage store owned by famed Lily Allen and her younger sister. First of all can I just mention how STRIKINGLY COOL their shop front is. You can literally spot the gold glitter a mile away!

Walking into the store I was surprised with how organized the store looked. It didn’t have that typical London vintage store feel to it – nor smell at that matter. I started going thru the clothes and quickly realized, this isn’t your everyday vintage store – this is high-fashion-couture vintage! HELLO! CHANEL. DIOR. YVES SAINT LAURENT.  In between my gasps I managed to speak with the store manager who basically told me that Lilly Allen and her good friend Karl Lagerfeld (oooh laa laa) travel the world to scout for these pieces from different collectors. And because of how rare the pieces are, some are on a rental only basis.

Vintage Dress by Christian Dior

Bow detail on Dior Dress

Vintage Chanel Accessories

The store is located near Carnaby street.

LITTLE sister

Rest in Peace D&G

26 Sep

Dolce & Gabbana announced this week that there will no longer be a D&G line. They said that they will incorporate it into their main signature Dolce & Gabbana collection.

Now my question is, what will the prices look like because we all know there is a big price difference between the two collections?

The D&G show that just took place in Milan Fashion Week is officially their last. Tear.

Here are my favorites:

*all images from Style.com

 

LITTLE sister

Selfridges Anyone?

25 Sep

So OF COURSE my first post about my trip is going to be on one of my most favorite stores in London – Selfridges.

Did some great shopping and better window shopping since the AW11 collections were waaaaay too heavy for a girl living in Kuwait. The gorgeous furs and wools do me no good as I’m (what I like to call) a practical gal. Most of my purchases speak to me and have a task to fulfill. Some say “hey, I’m good for the office”, while others say “yo, I’m so comfy yet trendy you’ll wanna wear me for breakfast”. But then again a few do say “MUST BUY ME NOW. MUST BUY ME NOW.”

Here are the few that spoke to me:

Adorable Tee by Red Valentino

Printed blouse by ALICE by Temperley

Bold dress by DVF

Leather jacket by Tory Burch

LITTLE sister

Hervé Léger by Max Azria = Bleh

20 Sep

Since I’ve mentioned my favorites at New York Fashion Week, the time has come for me to bring light to my least favorite: Hervé Léger by Max Azria.

Tough. Heavy. Rigid. Rough. These are the words that come to my mind as I look at this collection. Plus the gladiator boots do not help.

*all images from Style.com

LITTLE sister

Man Fashion

20 Sep

Let’s hope our Middle Eastern men don’t get any ideas!!

Mandals: Man + style = men's fashion math for beginners

The Mandals

Man-bag

The Man-Bag

Murse

The Murse

Mewelry

Mewelry

Meggings

The Meggings

Marfists

The Man-Scarf

Mantyhose

The Mantyhose

Mirts

The Mirts

Meels

Meels

Mankini

The Mankini

BIG sister

Source

Emmy’s Best Dressed

19 Sep

Normally, we’d leave this post for LITTLE sis to do, but she’s in London for the week….

so I’m covering for her 🙂

These are my favorite picks

 

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Paula Abdul

Lea Michele in Marchesa

Gwyneth Paltrow in Emilio Pucci

Heidi Klum in Christian Siriano

Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan

Ian Somerhalder in Emporio Armani

Jennifer Carpenter

Cat Deeley in Monique Lhuillier

 

Kelly Osbourne in  J Mendel

Claire Danes in  Oscar de la Renta

Martha Plimpton in Zac Posen

Christine Baranksi in  Zac Posen

Julia Stiles in Georges Hobeika

Julie Bowen in Oscar de la Renta

Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab

Kathy Griffin in Oscar de la Renta

 

Aubrey Plaza in Juan Carlos Obando

 

Emily Blunt in Elie Saab

LL Cool J

Connie Britton

Archie Panjabi

Rashida Jones in Alberta Ferriti

Kerry Washington in Zuhair Murad