I have just received my brand new pink Adidas Energy Boost running shoes and I am loving them, not only for their hot pink color! If you are a runner and enjoy trying different shoes as I do then you should definitely give them a try.
The newly introduced shoe provides more responsiveness with heel to toe BOOST™ foam that stores and returns energy to ensure the more energy you give, the more you will get.
The new Running shoe provides comfort with elegance. The upper stretch mesh hugs the foot shape while allowing added ventilation to keep your feet cooler during runs, which is what I have always loved about most Adidas shoes, the ventilation.
Also, the BOOST cushioning remains consistent in any weather under and circumstance while the standard EVA expands and hardens in varying temperatures.
“Energy Boost allows runners to focus on the path ahead by providing a consistently comfortable and energetic run every time they lace up,” said Adrian Leek, senior vice president of adidas running. “BOOST responsive cushioning and the supporting technologies in Energy BOOST eliminate unwanted variables and provide runners with complete confidence.”
My new shoot for Galleria40 featured a Barbie inspired second outfit. We tried to create a pink world around inside their super cute Ovio restaurant in which we enjoyed numerous delicious pastries and juices.
I was wearing a gray skirt by &OtherStories which I styled with my favorite top by Manolo which has James Bond embroidered on it in a fun way! Be sure to check out the fun video as well on my social media.
Jacket: Roberta Biagi
Shoes: Sophia Webster
My second project with Galleria40 just started. The high end mall is about to finally launch next month in Cairo and I couldn’t be more excited to share this experience with you.
For the first shoot here I was working it citrus colored. I was wearing this gorgeous new MSGM dress with metallic MSGM wedges and my mustard peek-a-boo Fendi bag with matching monster.
La Fille à Papa
Feels good to be back home and have my Dad in town as well. This morning I was heading out to grab a quick Coffee and then to lunch with my dad and family. I was wearing Kate Spade. You are either a Kate Spade kind of person or you’re not! I am all the way.
I have been a bit lazy carrying the camera around lately so I took some snaps today with my phone (so please excuse the quality).
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Charlotte Olympia
I love wearing anything flowery! I just can’t explain how I fell in love with this gorgeous two piece set by The Egyptian design company Three Fifty Nine. The skirt can be worn with or without the tulle underneath which is a big plus point as you can easily switch the outfit from a night out to a dressy day outfit. Their entire collection is hands on and as a matter of fact all their pieces are.
I paired it with my Marsuma Design clutch “The Green Turban”. A painting by the famous artist Tamara de Lempicka who was the first woman artist to be a glamour star (1898-1980).Two Piece Set: Three Fifty Nine
Clutch: Marsuma Designs
Shoes: Sophia WebsterTouch Down Blues
Here is the third and final outfit Hadia Ghaleb and I styled for ourselves during the shoot at Egypt’s new high-end mall Galleria40.
Everything was provided for us by Ego and Neri Karra.
I styled this gorgeous Dsquared2 dress with Barbara Bui heels, an Atos Lombardini denim vest and an YSL royal blue bag. I’m personally a big fan of everything Atos Lombardini as their designs inspire me. Their pieces are always simple with a small twist and I was very happy to have met the designer in person at their new boutique opening during Milan fashionweek.
Hadia was wearing a Givenchy Skirt also with a Dsquared2 top, Barbara Bui heels and a gorgeous Neri Karra royal blue bag.Venue: Galleria40
Photography: Abu Samra
Outfits available at: Ego & Neri KarraI was wearing:
Denim Vest: Atos Lombardini
Heels: Barbara BuiHadia was wearing:
Bag: Neri Karra
Heels: Barbara Bui Holly Golightly
Aren’t we all fans of Holly? 🙂
In my eyes Audrey Hepburn had beauty and an aura of innocence and class which is what gained her fans and success.
This outfit is obviously inspired by Holly Golightly. I was wearing the Audrey hand painted clutch by Marsuma Designs. My collection of their customized hand painted clutches and Converse shoes is increasing fast as I’m a huge fan of anything hand crafted. Being unique is key in this world of carbon copies! I mean what’s better than having your own thing painted on a clutch that nobody else will ever have…customizing your bags and shoes is definitely a trend nowadays and I’m enjoying having my own thoughts and ideas painted on what I wear thanks to Marsuma. Sky is the limit. I will not cross the line though and start experimenting on my designer handbags (even though I have considered) 🙂 We have all seen the celebs do it and until today the Hermes Birkin has been the one bag that has seen excessive art projects performed on it and at times it made me feel sorry for it.
I finally got my hands on one of the top notch Neri Karra bags and I’m loving it.
Neri Karra, an originally Italian global leather products and accessories brand also worn by celebrities is bound to launch soon at no other but Egypt’s Galleria40 mall.
They have wallets and bags ranging from big and small, classics to more modern seasonal designs and I honestly had a hard time choosing as they’re all so pretty and I couldn’t be more excited for their upcoming launch in Cairo.
Here during my second shoot at Galleria40 I was wearing a mustard yellow NK bag which I styled with Barbara Bui kicks and those gorgeous Twinset ripped jeans which have some great pearl embroidery.Venue: Galleria40
Photography: Abu Samra What I was wearing:
Bag: Neri Karra
Top: Atos Lombardini
Shoes: Barbara BuiWhat Hadia was wearing:
Dress: Just Cavalli
Pumps: Jimmy Choo
Clutch: Stella Mc CartneyOutfits available at Ego Egypt About Galleria40
I know I have been swamping your newsfeed with my Galleria40 shoots this week. It’s all due to the fact that I am truly excited about this new project.
Galleria40 is going to be Egypt’s first “green building” as well as high-end luxury mall where you can enjoy some glam shopping and dining.
Versace, Ego, Neri Karra are just a few names of the many high end brands and concept stores that are about to launch there.
I was happy to be one of the first lucky visitors and also to be one of the stylists along with Hadia Ghaleb for Ego and Neri Karra while shooting there along side their breathtaking green-wall.
This is the first outfit and it screams Dolce&Gabbana as they always tend to pierce the eye and stand out in any outfit with their gorgeous designs. Hadia Ghaleb and I decided to pair our outfits here. Hope you enjoy it…Venue: Galleria40
Photography: Abu Samra
Outfits available at Ego Egypt.
I was wearing:
Wedge Shoes: Jimmy ChooHadia Ghaleb was wearing:
Bag: Stella Mc Cartney
Necklace: Tory Burch
Pumps: Dolce&GabbanaThe Marilyn
I had such a fun time joining in in the painting at the Marsuma Designs studio. Here you can spot their “The Marilyn” clutch which is another piece in marsumas’ SS14 handpainted clutch and Beach bag collection. Originally the Marilyn Diptych created in 1962 is a silkscreen painting by American pop artist Andy Warhol who is one of my favorite artists. His work is phenomenal that I even have mugs at home with his paintings on them. The painting was named the third most influential piece of modern art in a survey of 500 artists and critics. The clutch is made of canvas handpainted with acrylic medium, faux leather and clear PVC which makes it perfectly water resistant as well! 🙂
The Birth of Venus
Marsuma Designs have an endless collection of beautiful hand painted clutches and I was really happy to shoot with the talented artist Nour Omar of Marsuma Designs. Her new line is inspired by the masterpieces of iconic art.
In this shoot I was going for a romantic feminine touch as I was holding “The Birth of Venus” Clutch. “The Birth of Venus” was painted in 1486 by Sandro Bottocelli. It represents the goddess Venus who had emerged from the sea as an adult woman arriving at the sea-shore. The painting is currently displayed in Florence, Italy.
And Venus was her name! 🙂
Vartan for Zamalek 11211
Finally we have a magazine for our beloved Zamalek Island “Zamalek 11211”. The magazine will be providing in-depth coverage of Zamaleks Issues, events and much more. The best of all is it’s made of wood-free paper! 🙂
Vartan for Zamalek 11211I joined them for a shoot in collaboration with Zamalek’s finest Jewellery store, Vartan. Vartan, an Armenian/Lebanese family run bussiness produces yet the finest gold, diamond and stone Jewellery. I personally only visit Vartan for Jewellery in Cairo and also in Beirut. Their quality and Jewels are top notch.
Magazine: Zamalek 11211
Photography: Abu Samra
Cairo has plenty of sunglasses stores that carry various international brands. One of the top stores is definitely C&Co which belongs to the Baraka Group which also own yet another great sunglasses store Baraka. They carry everything possible ranging from Chanel, Miu Miu, Prada, Italia Independent to Rayban.
I went for a shoot with some other bloggers in the breathtaking streets of Cairo’s beautiful island Zamalek.
I chose to shoot no other than a pair of Italia Independent and a limited edition pink Miu Miu with Swarovski details.
One foot in the pool and the other out! Hmmmm….what people do to get creative during shoots! My third shoot for Ladybird magazine’s June Issue.
I was wearing this gorgeous dress which I has received from ShopAustique. I love the blue patterns and prints in this design.
I styled it with simple navy blue shoes and a Frillu necklace.
Frillu has become one of Egypt’s top accessory brand. They have it all! Anything you need for anytime of day it’s there and I’m loving all their pieces!
The Infinity Pool
I fell in love with the Sofitel el Gezirah Cairo and their stunning infinity pool. I seriously believe it’s one of the best and definitely most beautiful hotels in Cairo and I was very happy shooting there for Ladybirds June Issue.
This is my third shoot for Ladybirds June Issue. There was not much styling needed to this gorgeous pink beach cover-up Dress by Nillens and Beach Bag by Marsuma Designs. They complement one another and are both made in Egypt. I found some flowers during the shoot and slipped one into my hair, Voila 🙂
I’m loving all the new talented young Egyptian designers. I had already introduced to you the young Egyptian artist Nour Omar (founder of Marsuma Designs) when I was wearing her Marylin Monroe Converse shoes during Milan Fashionweek. Now the artist went one step further and is creating the most adorable bags and beach bags as well! Inspired by Van Gogh and Pop-art Marsuma Designs are 100 percent hand painted and hand made. Be sure to check out the Shoes as well, they’re amazing.
My family was just here visiting from Beirut last week and like any other tourists they were looking for pure Egyptian cotton bed sheets with high thread count. I immediately advised them to visit Nillens. Also founded by yet another young Egyptian designer. I love their designs and products ranging from Beachwear to fluffy gorgeous bed sheets 🙂
By the Pool
Being dressy by the pool is always tricky as you don’t want to look overdressed. Here is my second shoot for Ladybird magazine’s June issue.
In cohabitation with Mango, Suite Blanco and Aldo I paired this plain white blouse with linen shorts and matching wedges. I wanted to create a simple but still chic look. I added some light bijoux to the look like this gorgeous hand chain I received from Ayten Bijoux who is a truly talented young Egyptian Jewelry designer whose work I admire.
The Braid Up
My first shoot for Accessorize featured how one can simply braid their hair up at home especially on a hot summer day.
First I decided to style my hair with a necklace, yes a necklace was inserted within the braid. You simply have a friend or your hairdresser start the braiding process from down going up in a french braid. Once you hit the top of your head if you have long hair like mine you can attach the braid to the side (see pictures for details).
Once the braid was all set on my head I did a second shoot with a head piece placed on the side.
So, I happened to go to bed at 3am, woke up at 5am and started my first shoot for Ladybird magazine’s June Issue at around 9am. In other words please excuse my frown and puffy eyes in this first shoot 🙂 I loved styling the gorgeous jewelry pieces by Ayten Bijoux. Here I wore her headpiece with some of her X rings.
I chose to style this off-white top with plain white shorts as I wanted the headpiece and rings to stand out in the outfit. I was provided with clothing from Mango, Suite Blanco and Aldo as a collaboration for most of my shoots for this Ladybird Issue.
Jewelry: Ayten Bijoux
When I wore this statement dress by Marie Louis Bishara for the shoot I couldn’t help but think of it resembling Cleopatra. Maybe it’s the Jewelry that goes with it? Then, after going through her pictures I can’t find much in common but still I wanted to call this post the Cleopatra outfit. If anyone had the same thing come to mind please do share your thoughts with me 🙂
I couldn’t call this post anything other than “In Love” as I’m too in love with this design by Marie Louis Bishara. One of the very first pieces that caught my eye during my first meeting with the designer and I was ecstatic to walk the runway for the opening of her evening dresses during her fashion-show wearing this exquisite dress.
The All White
It’s easy to go all black and always a life saver but going all white is just as easy and elegant! All white to look chic and cute, black to look sexy I believe.
Here is another one of my favorite shoots for the great Egyptian designer Marie Louis Bishara. I was wearing white plain pants with a plain top. Only the jacket had some light sewing pattern with circles which was absolutely stunning. I wore white heels to it and nothing else. The all white look is definitely a classic and can never go wrong 🙂
My second shoot for Marie Louis Bishara featured this stunning transparent top.
I was wearing the black top on a pair of navy blue pants which includes some black stitching. I’m personally very fond of transparent tops and I believe this is a stunning outfit for a business meeting for the woman who had enough of wearing the usual shirts and blazers. This look passes as formal business attire and is extremely attractive when worn with matching heels.
The Fairytale Gown
This is by far one my favorite evening gowns by Egypt’s top designer Marie Louis Bishara.
The dress is not only simple and elegant but also sparks some fairytale vibes which is what I love about it 🙂 Her entire evening wear collection is as breathtaking. I couldn’t decide which pieces to wear and shoot as they were all so pretty.
Wearing it made me feel special and I can’t wait to wear it again next time at an event 🙂
Dress: Marie Louis Bishara
Since the day I started blogging and shooting around the world I’ve been wanting to shoot at one of Egypt’s most beautiful landmarks, the Kasr El Nil bridge with it’s wonderful Lion statues.
This shoot is my fourth shoot with Egypt’s streetstyle blog Vichi. It was out collaboration with 69, one of Egypt’s best stores selling various European brands. Photography was conducted by my favorite photographer Abu Samra.
Streetstyle Blog: Vichi
Photography: Abu Samra
Top, Jacket: 69
I was very ecstatic when I received my Triangl Bikinis. Triangl (an Australian based swimwear brand) has taken the swimwear fashion industry by storm with their neoprene fabric bikinis. Everyone wants in on the Triangl fun!
Their bikinis range from silver to pink to shiny black to leopard prints. Each piece is seriously amazing and a must have for the summer! Here I wore my Ruby Capricorn bikini for a fun weekend on the Red Sea 🙂
The Old Trees of Zamalek
Zamalek (also known as the Gezira Island) is one of Cairo’s well known Islands for it’s greenery and beautiful trees. The residential island has some very beautiful streets, old buildings, and villas making the Island one of Cairo’s favorite locations for expatriates.
This shoot was taken on a quiet street near the famous Cairo Tower which is one of Africa’s tallest structures and a must visit for tourists in Cairo as you can see a beautiful view of the entire city. Some of the very old beautiful trees of Zamalek can be seen in the pictures.
My third outfit collaboration with Vichi (Egypt’s finest streetstyle blog) and Cairo’s famous Sixtynine (A store who has a branch also in Zamalek with some great stuff) shot by my favorite fashion photographer Abu Samra.
I was wearing this gorgeous silver top that feels like a sweater from the inside (jersey material kind of). Since it’s a bit long I styled it with this black skirt toning the whole silver mood a bit down since it’s a day time outfit I didn’t want it to be too flashy.
My final shoot for ladybird magazine featured this gorgeous butterfly print dress by Yumi SS14 which you can find in many department stores as for example Galeries Lafayette in Paris.
I styled it with my denim washed Manebi Espadrilles and a rose hat.
Lately I have been wearing my Manebi espadrilles nearly on a daily basis and I must say they are terrific especially for this warm weather we have in Egypt. Whether I choose to wear the linen or the denim or the suede ones they’re always comfy and above all very pretty!
All about Pastels
Here’s my second shoot for Egypts great store 69 and Egypt’s first and leading Streestyle blog Vichi.
Mixing pastels has always been one of my favorites when it comes to playing dress up. Here I was wearing those perfect gold shimmering pants with a fluorescent print top and a green statement necklace all from 69. The store 69 carries mainly Spanish and Italian brands such as Fornarina for example. Most their items are funky and eye-catching. I believe the talent lies in the buyers 🙂 I have been obsessed with midi rings once again and I was lucky to receive some by Frillu so be sure to check them out here. What’s better than infinity midi rings…heaven!
Gap styld by LoveByN
Visit Gap Egypt stores now and look for the “Love By N” sign to find my styled items and my favorite Gap items! I styled around four outfits for Gap which you can all see here and I truly love their collection as you can find everything you need especially basics and classics. If you like simple comfy casual wear yet chic then this is the place to shop!
The first outfit I decided to crop a denim shirt and tie it above the stomach 😉 The second outfit was the orange dress which I styled with a simple scarf and a hat making it a fresh summer outfit.
The third outfit is actually my favorite I totally loved their denim bomber jacket to which I added the classic Gap cap!
The last outfit was extremely casual but also a favorite of mine I simply put on their striped shirt on top of a plain white tee with washed ripped jeans.
I’m loving everything sold on the carbon38 website their brands are seriously bringing fitness fashion to another level and they ship internationally too yay!
Here I’m wearing the amazing Hydrangea jacket as a wind breaker over the matching top, bra and ink blue pants. I’m not only enjoying the beauty of this outfit but the quality is truly A1 as well 🙂
I did the shoot during my morning workout with my favorite photographer Abu Samra for the Vichi Streetstyle blog in Cairo as this outfit is super cool and will featured as Streetstyle 🙂
The Fifth One
My fifth shoot for Ladybird magazine was all about spring colors. I wore this gorgeous Max&Co top with this pair of lovely two toned Belair jeans.
Be sure to check out the detailed work on the collar along the ear cuff, it’s truly a breathtaking match.
Last but not least I added those gorgeous &other stories heels with my Chanel clutch spiced with some vintage rings.
Red Lips on Zebra
My fourth shoot for ladybird was more about a casual look with a touch of glam which was all about the red lipstick on a total black and white color schemed look with washed boyfriend jeans.
I’m loving the new Isabel Marant Etoile runway collection. Not only because I worship the bows on the shoes but the entire collection is special especially the shoes as usual 🙂
You can have the slippers tied up as far as to the knee which gives them a superb look and if worn with jeans the tie can go all the way down or even be completely removed.
Photography: Abu Samra
Magazine: Ladybird Magazine
Champagne and Romance
Styling my third outfit for my Ladybird magazine shoot I thought it was vital to have a french braid on the back giving a classic romantic look to the outfit.
I wanted this outfit to spark romance which is usually easier when you use white but here I used Champagne tones instead.
The sequin crop top was just the ultimate match with this gorgeous Eleven Paris high waist leather skirt.
Photography: Abu Samra
The Dawgs Out
My second shoot for Ladybird magazine included my babies. Shooting with those wasn’t easy as one of them wasn’t very fond of the crew 🙂
I was wearing a plain strapless dress by BCBG with my all time favorite jeans jacket by Claudie Pierlot which you have to check out on the pictures as the batches on the back are superb!
Yes We are the Shit
Finally I get to show you how I styled my gladiator “Yes We are the Shit”
boots that I received by Sole Struck who have a beautiful collection of YES shoes along with many other brands. I wore them for my first Ladybird magazine shoot with the great photographer Abu Samra which also landed their Cover for the April2014 Issue.
Yes We are the Shit as their name already implies have truly “The Shit”
shoes 🙂 I wore the boots with this printed dress by SeeUSoon which is a french brand that I’m truly admiring lately. If you want to see their pieces online you can find them at one of my favorite online stores Asos.
I must say I literally have been wearing this amazing cardigan by Aya Afify for one week almost daily! It’s truly amazing and fits over anything. The leather sleeves give it a very cool look and it’s extremely comfortable and the perfect replacement for a spring jacket.Today’s outfit is simple with a twist. I loved adding some detail by wearing my Roberta Biagi studded jeans to my Lowf Tassel shoes by YRU. Don’t they look gorgeous together? I enjoyed this outfit very much today as it was very comfortable with eye catching details.
Spring it on
It’s February but it feels like Spring has already arrived here in Cairo. Today I was wearing this gorgeous faux fur jacket and I was feeling pretty hot even though I only had this Playboy Tee on underneath.
Lots of Italian designs in my outfit today! The jacket is by Sisley who are one of my favorite Italian brands, the Espadrilles by Manebi and the tee I bought in my fav boutique in Rome who only sells exquisite one of a kind pieces 🙂
Daniel Wellington watches are one of the best selling watches these days and I can clearly see why. They are for to be worn at any occasion. I am loving mine with the pink and blue strap. It makes any outfit look fresh.
Today I was headed for lunch and since the weather was nice and warm I wore my washed blue Manebi espadrilles with those amazing ripped jeans by Hidden which you can find at Lulus.
I’m loving my Qlouds by Yru! They’re extremely funky and believe it or not very comfortable as well. I actually walked a lot with them today and I could have gone on all day without any complaints even though they don’t look it 🙂
I wore them with one of my favorite jackets I had bought from one of the most amazing boutiques I discovered last time in Rome.
The top underneath is by a Lebanese designer and all hand painted with butterflies and sewn with beads. It’s one of those “love at first sight” tops I came across last time in Beirut.
The Designs by Aya Afify
I’m loving the new emerging Egyptian fashion designers. I was truly amazed by the high quality and fabrics of the Aya Afifys designs.
Aya Afify, a young talented Egyptian released her first collection in the summer of 2013. Her designs are characterised by the quality of fabric she uses, solid colours and reserved simplicity. Aya afify believes that to be a successful designer one must always be on the look for what’s new, talent itself is not enough. She studied design at the Italian fashion academy in Cairo, Egypt. She also attended a one month job shadowing internship at Maxmara in Italy.
I fell in love with so many pieces of her new collection and it gave me a hard time choosing as I wanted it all 🙂
This gorgeous Cape I wore today is extremely stylish. The great thing is that her designs are reserved but at the same time super stylish which ads a good factor to traditional conservative appearance.
I decided to wear it to a small gathering which took place again at the famous Mit Rehan House in Cairo. Being in private events gives me the privilege to go a bit more bare in Cairo. I wore my own designed boots I had designed in Beirut along my orange Birkin.
Today I was lucky to be invited for a Barbecue at the beautiful Mit Rehan house which is a neo-traditional house in Cairo, Egypt. The house was built by the famous architect Hassan Fathy and completed in 1981. Mit Rehan is owned by the Kazerouni family and is one of the most stunning houses of the architect Hassan Fathy. The house is in the countryside on the Sakkara Road in Giza.
The beauty and design inside is never ending and I can’t wait to show you more of this house in my upcoming shoots. Starting from the bathrooms to the Hallways every space inside this house is special and beautiful. I was also quite amazed by how cool it is indoors which is how Fathy used to build houses to keep people cool from the outside heat. Fathy’s outstanding concept uses traditional materials and forms.
The Kazerouni house is called “Mit Rehan” meaning “the way of the basil”. The architect had a good ability for dealing with and exhibiting traditional Egyptian vocabularies and items such as mashrabiyyahs for example (wooden lattice work). I have included links underneath to those of you who wish to read further about Mit Rehan.
To read further on the Mit Rehan house visit:
Finally I get to share with you my all time favorite coat. This coat by Elisabetta Franchi has the ultimate style for anytime of day. Sometimes I wear it evenings over a dress and sometimes mornings with a pair of jeans for a more laid back look as I did here. This coat will always remain a classic and it was worth every penny.
I personally love investing in classics more than seasonals when it comes to fashion. I like pieces that last and that’s probably why I always go for classic bags like Hermes, Chanel and here you can see my classic limited edition Lady Dior.
I paired everything with my Roberta Biaggi ripped jeans and cut-out Balenciaga booties. The top by Alexa Pope added the perfect flair to the outfit. Hope you guys like it:)
How gorgeous are those Kelsi Dagger heels I received by Heels.com? Seriously their collection of shoes is outstanding, imagine or wish for a shoe and look no further!
When something is funky it means it’s different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion. I realized this jacket is extremely funky when I found random people inquiring about it last weekend.
That Classy Glitz
Heading out for early cocktails with friends I thought I should finally wear my Elisabetta Franchi feather jeans with my Bluchers fringe shoes. Adding even more glitz like this sequin blazer was necessary. As I mentioned before mixing tones of rose with gray will always give a calm effect no matter how much glitz and shine you decide to add I assure you those two colors combined won’t go out of line. They also give a classy and feminine effect which is what I love most about them.
Today I ended up getting so much compliments on this outfit as it was a real eye-catcher among the small crowd.
It’s amazing how The T-shirt Swag come up with the most authentic fashion related slogans! Always been and will be their fan and happy to be in continuous collaboration as they’re collections never fail to impress me and my readers! 🙂 Now have you also seen those awesome new kicks by Capriccio Shoes Monte Carlo? An eye catcher all the way! The minute I laid my eyes on them it was true
Today I wore my tied-up Alexander McQueen jeans I had found in Trois Pommes whilst in Zurich with this gorgeous Dsquared2 leather jacket from Bon Genie Zurich. Truly two of my favorite shops on earth. I wore them with my new hand-tooled camel leather bag by Vania and David, a bag to die for with beautiful engraving. To add some spice to any outfit be sure to get your hands on a Delfina Delettrez single ear earring like my red Lips here. I love my Lips, do you?
Last but not least the gorgeous brogue shoes by Not Rated and my “Shit Fucking Happens” tee by Silver Spoon Attire which you can also find in Browns London.
Finally I got to wear my Gorilla Head buckle by Badichi Belts along those perfect vintage ripped Alexa Pope boyfriend jeans! This Gorilla Head buckle belt is just one of thousands of gorgeous buckles and belts one can choose and customize on the Badichi Belts website and not only that, they ship worldwide as well!
I love wearing cropped tees during winter even if it’s cold outside cropped tees look awesome under cozy jackets allowing a sexy vibe to slip in between those cold boring winter days. So instead of layering a thousand layers one might as well stay warm with just one thermal cropped tee 🙂
The Sole Society
You all know how I admire new upcoming emerging fashion designers! Today I’m dressed from head to toe in emerging designers! Those gorgeous boots, the outstanding hat and the orange bag as well are all pieces by the perfect online shop Sole Society where you can find everything fashionable and cute, it took me forever to choose 🙂 Meet Ana Karolina, a Mexican jewelry brand, designed by 21-year-old Ana Carolina. The designer, Ana Carolina, started designing at age 16, securing a deal with Nordstrom at 17 and most recently at Nordstrom-owned Treasure&Bond in New York City. I received two breathtaking pieces by her and here you can enjoy seeing one on my neck, what a statement!
This dress is by UK talented designer Minkie, be sure to check out her designs too! 🙂
Here is a matchy-matchy outfit I adore 🙂 I am totally loving this mini dress by Motel Rocks and the fact that I received it around the same time as my Yogy red lips necklace gave me no excuse but to pair them up! It’s always good to go matchy-matchy when you are heading out for dinner on a short notice! I only had five minutes to get dressed, seriously (therefore the bun!) 🙂
The Juno Poncho
If you are the type who’s always in a rush but still have the urge to look stylish then believe me you are lucky to have discovered this piece, the Juno Poncho by Threads for Thought! The minute I put it on I saw the perfect flattering fit it had to offer. I styled it with simple black leggings on my way out to a girly brunch! 🙂
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I Heart It
Today was a day full of surprises between family gatherings and lunch I barely had enough time to shoot this lovely outfit to which I was receiving many compliments! Pairing these gorgeous printed leggings by Threads for Thought was fairly easy as they truly make any outfit stand out (and keep you warm). I just had to add a plain black pullover and voila!
I nearly always prefer rose-gold over other color tones when it comes to gold hardware as sometimes gold tones are too strong and shiny. You can see the rose-gold hardware on my Pierre Satchel by Hayden Harnett which is what I admire most about this beautiful bag which makes it a real eye-catcher!
Promo: Enter the code NOUR15 for 15% off all style (excluding essentials) until 12/15/2013 at www.threadsforthought.com
The Nathan and The Nina
How do you love this gorgeous bag by Kooba? Must be a best-seller! Little Nina detaches and can be worn as a cross bag on it’s own, how convenient is that 🙂 My earrings by Artelier are my current favorites as I love skulls, always adding a funky touch!
The Final Splash
I couldn’t help but give you a final splash of summer tones before winter kicks in! Have you seen this gorgeous vintage Chechoslovakian necklace adorned with hand-knotted silk blend tassels? It’s called “The Dahlia”. I wore it with this super silk blouse and matching turban by Subtle Luxury who have some pretty amazing pieces!
Boudoir des Lubies
Loving my new “Boudoir des Loubies” bag so much! Adding some rose tones to a leopard print calms the cat down 🙂 Look at the shoes, roses with leopard print…what do you think?
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”…this ThreeFiftyNine creation is not your run of the mill dress and that’s what I love most about their designs. Originality and a flare for the unique, always make you stand out in a crowd!
That 50’s Glam
Wearing my Marylin Monroe flats by Monkey Garage i had no excuse but to inject some 50s Glam into my day. Nothing would have been more perfect than this beautiful Gianfranco Ferre leather printed skirt and my fabulous heart shaped shades! 🙂 Boop-boop-a-doop!
“The Dekkah” is a beautiful antique wooden bench where Egyptian doormen used to sit and socialize while smoking their shisha (waterpipe) and watch people walk by. Today i sat and admired the beauty of one of those almost extinct Benches 🙂
It’s the first time I wear a bodychain and must confess I love this Lust accessory. As luck would have it, I can pair it with these gorgeous Piper Gore shorts and Brandy Melville top to make the back statement even more appealing! Last but not least, I added my BFF boot of the moment, the “Bestie” by Koolaburra.
This one’s for all you marshmallow lovers! I truly enjoyed pairing this Marshmallow tank with those super phosphoric Quay Australia shades! This outfits speaks for itself as it also includes a very special charm necklace that I adore by Katie Mullally which can help you answer questions turning from “Yes” to “No” 🙂
Sevenly “People Matter”
This post is dedicated to Sevenly, a company I truly admire. They create weekly campaigns for causes where customers can purchase some great products like the tank I’m wearing here. Every purchase donates $7 to a weekly charity. Yes, cat ears are in and here I added mine for some serious fun! 🙂
About The Cause/Charity For This Week (Oct. 7-13):
CHARITY: Girl Up, girlup.org
+ Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, helps give girls the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.
“Be the change you hope to see in the world” Tank: Sevenly
A chilled out day requires a chilled out outfit. I can’t deny I’m in love with pajama pants in general as I’m usually always enjoying them when I’m on the go. Early mornings when I jump out of bed in a rush nothing beats a pair of comfy pajama pants and a “WTF” sweater to hit the streets!
Le Talon Rouge
Yes, red shoes make an ultimate statement and especially when they are coming out of the Aennis Eunis workshop! I started with the shoe and found myself adding this cool printed jumpsuit…black and white with a touch of red always makes a match! 🙂
“We Are Handsome” is one of my favorite brands. In my eyes they truly top the swimsuit industry in terms of sexy dresses, beachwear and especially their gorgeous bikinis. I can’t begin to describe their style, you just got to see their collections for yourself! 🙂
Riding the Harley by the Sahara with my love is always ecstatic but felt even better when I had the famous Lauren Moshi Cig Lip Vintage Tee on! Don’t you just LOVE this print? The HOGS (Harley Owners Group) truly enjoy not just their bikes but also their style while riding. Here I added my Naughty Monkey Booties to this beautiful ride. Being a HOG requires quite some style! Ranging from cool rider jackets to rider boots…this is the root of the fashion famous term “Rider”, quite a fashion world of it’s own 🙂
I have an intense love for furry Vests, they truly rock any outfit! Its a “leather jumpsuit season” and you can find them at Shoppiin they’re pretty cool and well priced too! 🙂
It’s a Mouse
I love mixing grey with rose tones as the outcome of those two colors mixed is always feminine and beautiful. When I received this beautiful dress by ThreeFiftyNine (who by the way have some amazing pieces) I immediately spiced it up with my mouse flats by Christa Garden who has a beautiful store in St.Tropez. The cute white rabbit ring is one of my favorite designs by AZooShop.
Rabbit Ring: A Zoo Shop
Clutch: Sunita Mukhi
Mouse Flats: Christa Garden
Bracelet: Hermes Collier de Chien
Eye-Butterfly Necklace: Melrose Boutique Beirut
Earrings: Melrose Boutique Beirut
Buzz du Jour
How do you love those Buzz du Jour Palazzo Pants I received by Shoppiin? It was a hot day so adding a Sombrero was necessary!
Luckily I received the Rainbow shoe in gold by Wear Floggs along with this beautiful Sunita Mukhi golden eye clutch which opens up and turns into a shopping bag as well, who doesn’t love versatility? Pairing shoes with bags is not a necessity in dressing up but will always leave a neat impression. After spending an evening in my Floggs i can tell you to rest assured you can dance the night away in those heels as their foam sole is one hell of an invention! I decided to complete the outfit with this beautiful dress i got off a local Malaysian boutique and a stunning Runway collection windbreaker jacket by BCBG Max Azria.
Shoes: Wear Floggs
Eye Clutch: Sunita Mukhi
Fringe Earrings: Francesca C.
Bracelet: Francesca C.
Rabbit Ring: A Zoo Shop
Dress: No Brand Local Malaysian Design
Windbreaker: BCBG Max Azria “Runway”
They say patience is a virtue and especially when it comes to picking up pieces like this beautiful and flattering silk dress midst a crowded mall with over ten floors then yes, patience does payback 🙂 Midst the busy mall in Kuala Lumpur I was lucky to stumble upon this piece which I so truly adore! Here I styled it up to attend an afternoon wedding reception but it can equally be worn to a more casual event or dinner party.
Yellow Bracelets: Joo Jewellery
Crystal Bracelet: Darlin Jewelry
Silk Dress: No Brand Malaysian Local Design
Necklace: Vintage Gold and Emeralds
Earrings: Vintage Gold and Emeralds
Shoes: Badgley Mishka
As women we have the privilege to simply wrap a pareo around our body and make it look good. There are thousands of ways to wrap pareos but this is my all time favorite style as it always gives an elegant vibe no matter what color it is or where you wear it especially on a hot summer day!
Have you seen the amazing cool hashtag# caps I’ve received by Shopart? I always say the Italians have good taste! Today I’m a Pusher! 🙂 What’s your hashtag?
The Red Phinda
Striking furry bags and the classic plaid print are trends one should have their eye on this season! While strolling my babies down for a walk I wore the beautiful red Phinda bag I received by Okamia made of natural springbok skin. This is by far one of the softest to the touch pieces I’ve come across and as you know I’m quite the bag collector! The Phinda sparks off extremely high quality and beauty! My plaid skirt with black leather belts on the sides by Kira Plastinina adds a comfortable but hip vibe to the look.
Bag: Phinda by Okamia
Skirt: Kira Plastinina
Heart Top: Motivi
Boots: My Design
Rabbit Ring: A Zoo Shop
Necklace: Vintage Gold and Emeralds
Earrings: Vintage Gold and Emeralds
Today I decided to go Bohemian. A gypsy with free style. It takes a free-spirited and romantic state of mind to be an Haute Boho!
The Toureg Bag
Today thanks to Tosca and Salome I’m finally the lucky owner of the most exquisite Bag made by the Toureg Sahara Desert tribe. A symbol of their history and culture, with every geometric shape full of protective symbolism. Each bag differs in it’s vintage and has been lovingly hand crafted by the women of this Berber tribe.
Toureg Desert Bag: Tosca and Salome
Shoes: Dolce and Gabbana
Black Bracelet: Ambre et Louise
Turquoise Bracelets: Wish Handmade Jewellery
Heart Rings: Wish Handmade Jewellery
Necklace: Francesca C.
Celine Me Alone
Today I enjoyed the sun and just wanted to be “Celined Alone” 🙂
I’m an animal lover and I enjoy spending time with animals in every way possible so don’t be surprised if you find me posting future outfits from zoos around the world as it’s my usual hiding place and hangout. As a matter of fact my first date with my husband was at a zoo. Anything even an outfit like this one standing next to an animal will appear more alluring as each of gods creations sparks majestic beauty to the human eye.
You can’t sit with us
Spending an afternoon with my bestie, wearing Brandy Melville’s famous tee of the year while enjoying fresh juice after a good workout and no, you can’t sit with us!
The Lizard King
When I received my kaleidoscope crystal vision glasses i knew right away those have to be styled up with my Jim Morrison tee and my favorite Frankie B. Jeans. To me Jim Morrison invented some styles not only music! The tight leather pants he wore which ever since have been associated with Rock stars. His Chelsea boots mixed with his Bohemian shirts always gave an elegant feel.
He once quoted “Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts” and it’s one of my favorite quotes as I personally have had bad experiences in the field which led me to barely cutting my hair now.
Spikes Bracelet: Style Royale
Angel Wings Ring: Style Royale
Black Lace Bracelet: Francesca C
Glasses: Future Eyes
Heart Rings: Wish Handmade Jewellery
Bag: Lady Dior Limited
Bow Jeans: Frankie B
Jim Morrison Top: Forever21
Black and Gold
Today, I decided to go “Black and Gold” from head to toe. The top is orange and shines a hint of gold. My Mnologie clutch with “Belongs to LovebyN” engraved on it is the prettiest personalized item I have seen in the fashion industry. One can use it with or without the small pouch inside, and even wear the pouch by itself at times. I added one of my favorite Vanessa Mooney necklaces which can be worn at any time of day, and will never fail to make a statement. And last but not least, I was wearing the two cutest rings made with love and beads by Wish.
I can’t help but share with you what El Alamein actually means and the history behind this beautiful and hidden place on earth mainly familiar to Egyptians who enjoy their summer vacations here. El Alamein not only has beautiful beaches but also loads of untouched Sahara land.
Two important World War II battles were fought in the area. Nearly every monument and landmark within El Alamein environs is dedicated to this event and the soldiers who gave their lives here. There are separate memorials for the soldiers from each of the countries who fought on this battlefield.
Le Petit Jardin
I’m very fond of Hayden Harnett’s handbag designs and one of my favourites is their Trophy Satchel. It’s rare to find a handbag so pretty and yet so spacious. Since I’ve been sunbathing I decided to sparkle my tan by wearing a Pearl necklace by the talented designer Oksana Belo. Last but not least a colorful striking dress like no other, my Hale Bob dress.
This is where I’ve been hiding for the past few weeks. As you can see the Mediterranean shore at Egypt’s North Coast has some hidden treasures. This little gem is one of my favorite spots.
While living the beach life up in Egypt’s North Coast, I am truly enjoying all my new Ulli Mahler shades especially the Juist. It has the wide oval beatle eye look yet still fits perfectly on a slim face like mine which makes it exquisite!
While spending a weekend by the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt’s North Coast, I paid a visit to some wild Camels. The camels were being nurtured by a Bedouin in midst of the Sahara Desert. I was wearing a beautiful knitted Brandy Melville top with a backless Heart cut out along my favorite Les Petites booties. The Bracelet saying “Prometo Ser Buena” in Spanish meaning “I promise to be good..” is one of my favorites by Dolores Promesas.
Top: Brandy Melville
Booties: Les Petites
Shorts: Suite Blanco
Prometo Ser Buena Bracelet: Dolores Promesas
Necklace and Earrings: Vintage
Bag: Celine Nano Luggage
The Nile Cruise
Ever since I was a child I’ve always enjoyed speed boat cruises and especially island hopping. It’s magical how relaxing cruising the Cairo Nile can be. Today i enjoyed being isolated from the city’s noisy streets by viewing it’s lovely landmarks and some fantastic scenery by boat. I was wearing an entire outfit by Maison Scotch. A beautiful beaded pajama pant with it’s matching vest to which I wore one of my favorite Indian necklaces. Namaste!
Shades of Jade
As the daughter and granddaughter of jewellery designers, I grew up collecting, learning and reading about different stones and their energies. This post is about one of my favorite stones Jade. Jade is believed to have healing energies, warmth, as well as protection of loving heart energy. In China a carved Jade Butterfly represents a successful love. In feng shui Jade is used for giving a feeling of balance and harmony. Today, I was wearing one of my grandmothers vintage designs made out of carved Jade leaves 🙂
Skirt: Maison Scotch (scotch and soda website)
Top: Suite Blanco
Jade Tree Necklace and Earrings: Vintage Design
Bracelet: Hermes Collier de Chien
Sandals: No Brand (Burjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur)
Hello 🙂 I’m in Cairo at the moment and I tell you the weather is hot reaching 40 degrees celsius and more. Today was a relaxing day by the pool with friends at home. I wore Agua Bendita which is one of my favorite swimwear brands from Colombia. The word bendita means “blessed”. Some of the garment work beaded on the Bikini is hand-made. It has cute little details. Yes I feel blessed 🙂
Khan El Khalili
All women in my family are jewellery designers starting from my mom, my grandma and me…as a child i grew up between Zurich, Cairo and Khartoum designing my own lines of jewellery made with plastic beads displaying them in my moms exhibitions. Khan El Khalili has always been one of my favorite spots to visit with my mother whenever in Cairo…today i still know many local shop owners as well as all the tight alleys by heart. Khan El khalili is one of the most beautiful markets in the world with a charm like no other… Since the Egyptian revolution in 2011 most local shop owners no longer afford the rent and only visit their stores three days a week which is truly sad. Walking trough all the dusty alleys i wore comfortable pants by Kitschen which i just bought from Kuala Lumpur. A lovely brand with a good slogan “kitschen baked with love”.
The top is one of a thousand beautiful tops you can find at the local Phuket weekend market for nothing…
Durch meine Grossmutter und Mutter entdeckte ich meine Liebe zum Schmuck, denn beide sind talentierte und leidenschaftliche Schmuckdesigner. Ihr Inspiration verleitete mich dazu, meine eigenen Kreationen in den Familienexhibitionen auszustellen.
Der einzigartige Bazar von Cairo “Khan el Kahlili” war schon seit meiner Kindheit einer meiner Lieblingsplätze. Mit seinen vielen engen Passagen, unendlichen Farben und einzigartigen herben Düfte ist es immer noch mein Ort zum Steine, Ketten und Accessoires einzukaufen. Seit der Ägyptischen Revolution in 2011 sind die Gassen und Geschäfte leider nicht mehr so viel besucht.Während meinem Ausflug dorthin trage ich bequeme Hosen by Kitschen aus Kuala Lumpur. Mir gefällt der Slogen von Kitschen:”Kitschen baked with love”. Der Top ist einer von vielen wunderschönen
Oberteile, die man auf dem Wochenend-Markt in Phuket finden kann.
Ain’t Laurent without Yves
Spending a family day in the garden in Cairo before heading out interrupted by my girl and my French Mastiff i was wearing comfortable Pants by a local small shop down Hamra street in Beirut with a T-shirt printed “Ain’t Laurent without Yves” by Hibzilicious a young Lebanese designer. I love independent rising local designers of all regions don’t they always have special pieces? 🙂
Ein el Sokhna
Spending the weekend with my family by the red sea in Ein el Sokhna Egypt. I wore casual ripped denim shorts along a beautiful butterfly print top that can be worn as a one shoulder top or as a scarf and many other ways. The flower necklace is one of my latest designs with the many colorful flowers 🙂