About Me

I am an Egyptian girl with unhealthy appetite for makeup. clothes, and everything pink and girly.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Conscious Collection from H&M

Hollywood glamour comes to H&M this spring with Conscious Exclusive – a party wear collection made from more sustainable materials. The collection features clothing and accessories for both men and women, and is part of H&M’s Conscious work to offer more sustainable fashion. Materials used in the collection include organic cotton, recycled polyester, recycled polyamide and Tencel. The Conscious Exclusive collection will be available in around 140 stores worldwide as well as online from April 4, 2013. This collection is to die for, i simple can't wait, i want every piece in it.



Friday, March 22, 2013

What's inside Nihal Zaki's Jewelery Box ?!

Nihal Zaki is one of Egypt’s prominent, most talented and most professional interior designer, Nihal or "Tsunami" (according to her friends) graduated from Inchbald School of Design, London in 1999.  She then established 'Nihal Zaki Interiors' in Cairo, Egypt.

“I confess, I am a confused decorator with a magpie’s eye for all that glitters. I love to mix Gothic and Islamic, Egyptian and Revival, while trying to preserve my sanity. I love vivid colors yet I go through color phases… I am on a mission to deliver ‘happy vivid interiors’ yet I deplore kitchens and Trompe l’oeil and would be content with nothing in my house but a disco ball and a trampoline”. Nihal Says.

Her work has been published twice (2007 & 2010) in Andrew Martin International Interior Design Review, a yearly catalogue that picks and features the best 50 international designers.  She is famed for her cool and contemporary interiors with critically acclaimed residential and commercial projects including Helene Boutique in Cairo’s First Mall, Kyoto Restaurant Sharm el Sheikh, Wabi Sabi, amongst others. She has recently forayed into the world of event design with her stylings to add more glitz to ByGanz’s  ‘El Shagara’ Lounge in Ramadan, 'Eden Garden' party and the naughty Nostalgia series of events at Cairo’s most exclusive hot spot Tamarai and last by not least, TURQUAZ beach club at Marassi North Coast, Egypt.

‘Nihal Zaki Interiors’ has recently launched its own furniture line, a tailored – custom made mixture of classic-reproduction and modern, which debuted at Cairo’s trendy fashion boutique ‘Villa Baboushka’.

 I got introduced to Nihal Zaki, few years ago through her pretty published photo in Enigma magazine, where they had a very lovely interview with her, as she guided them through her incredibly beautiful- Venetian style- house. What caught my attention the most was an antique looking statement necklace she was wearing, I fall in love with that necklace, and I tried to know its designer but I couldn’t. But today I get to go inside the personal jewelry box of Nihal, go through her beautiful statement pieces, and know the story behind each piece.  

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Bracelets: I am all about colours and different shapes, lines and textures. I believe a woman's bracelet should be over sized and catchy, this is a glimpse of some of the bracelets i have, as u can see i have a mixture of art-deco vintage, tribal, shiny beads and basic fabric colourful summery bracelets.

  Brooches: I never leave home without a brooch, I am a freak for pop art as u can see in my Gaga and David Bowie series of pop art brooches (sold in Colette Paris). I also love anything Sonia Rykiel and Gaultier (the cool black Mosquito brooch). Again, vivid colours are a must in summertime for me hence the cool neon butterfly brooches by Patrizia Pepe!

Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld:  This is a picture of my 'Special' drawer :) it’s all vintage! vintage Chanel, vintage Karl Lagerfeld, vintage porcelain dog brooches I purchased from a 'Christie's' auction, a vintage art deco ivory face pendant that i found at Portobello market and last but not least my shades: I am mostly proud of my Alexander Wang gold shades a very special limited edition.

Lacroix: Now Christian Lacroix has always been my favourite designer, he designed the most exquisite accessories of all time with impeccable details and materials. Here's a glimpse of 2 of my very special Lacroix brooches.

Lebanese artisanal: I am a freak for up and coming Lebanese designers! Especially the ones you find around 'Saifi village'..  My favourite piece is this hand woven shoulder necklace made out of zippers, glamorizes any basic dress I wear.

Mawi necklace: MAWI need I say more? This piece stands out on a basic white shirt and you are good to go!
Rings: Again, I am very much into over sized rings that make a statement. My skull ring by Alexander Mcqueen is the closest to my heart.. I also love my vintage Gothic middle finger ring I found at Portobello market, my Mawi parrot ring and my vintage sapphire stone one.. As for my bracelets, vintage vintage and more vintage! Came across this gorgeous white plexy one at Le Marais in Paris and my other crystal cuff bracelet was a special piece i found at a vintage shop in Soho New York.

 Satellite necklace: Satellite is one of the most stylish French accessories brands, this piece kinda reminded me of tribal/neo-grec/Roman style... It looks marvelous on empire style evening gowns, and of  course a la greque up hairdo!
Victorian sleeves: I am a freak for anything medieval, I wear capes not jackets and i love wearing short sleeves or gloves that match! I came across this hand made pair at the Stylish Marais district in Paris and it was love at first sight!

Vintage Belt: This feather belt makes anything look wonderful! Found it at a small Boutique in Bond street London.. Its very renaissance and always makes a statement especially on a white T-shirt and Jeans.

Nada Akram's Summer Collection

Finally designer Nada Akram has released her newest summer collection, take a look at what Nada has been working on lately.

DON"T FORGET: you can win an amazing Nada Akram piece presented from the blog, know more by pressing on this link

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tommy Hilfiger New Collection

 Just last week I was shopping with my best friend at Tommy Hilfiger, we went to check the new spring collection, and I really liked the collection, it's called the Prep Passport, and it is inspired by a whirlwind world tour, with three distinct adventures to share. Each one is unique but all of them celebrate the beauty of clean lines, riotous color, rich textures and special finishes. Traditional styles are mixed with contemporary counterparts and reinterpreted with unexpected fabrics and bold new silhouettes.

All journeys inspire change: this one is no exception. American classics have been reinvented with bold patterns, reminiscent of exotic locales.

The adventure begins in the seaside town of Cape Town with Nautical Prep. The color palette in this first fashion group runs from bright white and tomato red, to the clear blue of the Turkish sea, and pumice.

The second fashion group takes its inspiration from India. Ethnic Prep is a kaleidoscope of warm colors, including pinks and oranges, interspersed with bright greens and yellow.

The third  and last story continues in Africa as the strike out into the desert for Safari Prep.It goes native with neutral shades blended with tribal influences.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Saudi Chic :Celine and Yves

Spotted in Jeddah Lama wearing a top from Topshop, jeans from Zara, heels from Zara, abaya by Nawal AlMaimani, Celine handbag, and YSL ring.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Experiment 1

Two weeks ago I had the chance to personally met the wonderful designers behind Experiment 1, a local brilliant talent coming straight from Kuwait city. Experiment 1 had an exhibition at the Tashkeil Studio. I got to meet and interview two of the three designers who could make it to Jeddah, the interview will be exclusively published soon on www.evetalkonline.com

I will leave you now with some of the photos I took from the exhibition.