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Friday, November 21, 2008

Something For The Weekend

The grand opening of Atlantis The Palm, Dubai took place on the 20th of November. Wow! And we all thought the city of Atlantis was lost forever. lol! Well Dubai went ahead and made a magnificent island of their own.
The resort Boasts 1539 rooms starting from $454 per night, water adventure which include underwater exhibits, a maze of underground tunnels offering underwater views into the boulevards of the ruins of Atlantis and dolphin Bay. It also hosts award winning cuisine - 17 restaurants, bars and lounges. The Avenues, a sophisticated retail promenade also home to a nightclub and over two dozen shops featuring top names in fashion, design and local artistry.


There were a host of celebs on hand to party it up at the Grand Opening - kylie Minogue performed at the star studded event.


My favourite style stars this week...

BEYONCE  photo  Beyonce Knowles
The detailing on Blake's dress is gorgeous! Don't think I'd go with pointy covered shoes though.

I can't decide if SJP's dress is chic or dowdy.

ASHLEY OLSEN photo  Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen's dress looks really comfy but still elegant and I really like that shade of purple Rihanna is wearing - her love affair with Gucci continues with this beautiful gown.


Both Robin Thicke and Solange's new videos premiered this week and there seems to be a black and white theme going on with them.

Have a great weekend x x

Trends for Less : Plaid Princess

It's been months since the Plaid/Check/tartan/Heritage (so many names!!) trend's debut but I have only just began to embrace this trend. I guess I've always had a fear of it because I associate it with table cloths and kilts.

Recently though, I've noticed the various fabulous interpretations in stores and on celebs - fresh colours, dresses, tights, jackets. You could go posh, punk,'s pretty versatile!
Here are three different looks for all of us normal folk who don't have bank accounts resembling that of these famous celebrities.

Click images to see stores and prices

Jane Norman at ShopStyle

Lauren Conrad Plaid Look by oyinkan

Peacocks at ShopStyle

Monday, November 17, 2008


This is a video I've been waiting in anticipation for mostly to see what Riri's hair is doing and what she is wearing. Lol! And ofcourse Mr. Timberlake - he's hot and we like the purple water shower but he looks a little like the terminator with those sunglasses.



Thursday, November 13, 2008

A quick note on Zoe

I just came across this picture while doing my rounds online and just had to share. I love Zoe Kravitz style but I've never got round to posting about her.

I love the way she accessorised this Matthew Williamson pink's just the shade of pink i can cope with. I think the sparkly multi-color jacket compliments the dress quite nicely the orange clutch adds the right contrast and the shoes are nice too.
With daddy and mummy's rock and style credentials, how could she not be so uber-cool!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Yay or Nay

Another week full of busy (yea right!) celebs out and about town. It's our right to judge them...well their outfits anyway.

Nicole Richie in a floral gown by Dsquared and a shrunken leather jacket. I have mixed feelings about this one. One minute I love it, the next I don't.

This is an outfit that on first glance looks like it doesn't work but I find myself really liking it. Love the lilac shoes with the light blue flower sheath - I'd loose the weird belt!

The best thing about this outfit is the colour combination. I don't think I have ever thought about pairing red with metallics.

Jessica Szohr trying on a dress at a French Connection store in New York. I really like the dress and that detailing.
It's nice, she looks nice. Mmm it's just a little meh. Maybe it's the lack of a handbag or the poker straight hair that doesn't do much.

This is a very sexy look. Amy Adams' red hair combined with this lace dress is so fierce.

I like the whole look in general but the scarf really gives an extra lift.

Lindsay Price in a blazer by Alexander Wang, shoes by Courtney Crawford for Furla and a Furla bag. I would like a similar pattern skirt, I have no idea where hers is from.
Lauren Conrad in Diane Von Furstenburg (yay!). This is another lovely lace number...she looks very ladylike in this.
So what do you say, Hit or Miss? Hot or Not? Yay or Nay? lol ok i'll stop now.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Everything I Can't Have

Hello!!! I seem to be apologising with every new post but I really can't help it. A mixture of being preoccupied with other things and feeling rather uninspired has resulted in less and less updates on the blog. I just want to say thank you again for those who keep coming back time and time again. I really appreciate YOU!

So what have i been up to, i hear you ask. Mostly job-hunting which is proving quite difficult in the midst of the credit-crunch plus the obstacle of not being a British citizen (boo!). I'm also about to finish up a short course in bag making at Central Saint Martins - it's been fun to get an insight into how much time the design and construction of a bag can take. I discovered that my talents lie in designing and NOT sewing and construction, lol! I might give you guys a little preview of my work if I'm not too embarrassed :-)

I got to go to Robin Thicke's show in London's Shepard's bush empire 2 weekends ago. He's one of my favourite artists and I'm so happy that he came over to the UK especially since he is not as well known over here (I'm pretty lucky with that - i got to see John Mayer this summer too which was the most amazing experience) .

So anyway, I was listening to one of my favourite jams by Robin - 'Everything I Can't Have' which is a Latin flavoured tune when i got the inspiration for this post.
These are a few items I've spotted while window shopping but wouldn't dare think of buying ......

Paul Smith has never really been on my fashion radar but this Chiffon bow blouse is enough to catch my attention. You'll be guaranteed to get noticed in this sexy red number and its just in time for the Xmas party season too.

I think I'm in love with an inanimate object! As we know, fringe detail and deep purples are all the rage this Autumn/Winter. It also comes in black which is also TDF. I have the perfect pretty dress that just needs a little edge and I know this Botkier Fringed Morgan Satchel bag is IT!

Alexander Wang is shaping up to be one of my favourite designers this year and its no surprise with this Herringbone Jacket from the collection. Classic herringbone with contrast collar and edgy exposed zipper pockets. What I love the most about this jacket are the three quarter length sleeves and the length of the jacket.

Lurrrrve these! Wrinkled cotton dress with pleats at the waist and ruched shoulders by Charlotte Ronson. Worn here by Joy Bryant (one of my celeb style faves), this ticks two boxes for me - effortless and on trend (plaid). Like the laid back accessorising too.

That's it for now. I hope i'll be back again soon - i'm not gonna bother promising again :-)