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

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Boho Gallery Zamalek Opening

A week ago, we were all teased on Instagram by a surprise from the most famous gallery in Heliopolis BOHO GALLERY, something exciting was in the making and when we knew Bazarna events would be part of it we knew how amazing it would be. Few days later, we received our personal invitation to the opening of Boho Gallery with a pretty customized mug with our names on it.
The location of their new branch is no other than the craziest island in town Zamalek, where lately everything has been happening!! A new shopping addition for fashion lovers, who live on the other side of the city.
our invitation
 In 2011 Boho Gallery opened its doors, a bohemian place displaying local and finely selected designer pieces. It is a super cozy place with flowery wallpapers and pastel interiors. Lina Maklad (the owner) didn’t fail to keep this ambiance in her new place, with a lovely window decorated with flowers, a prettier entrance with wallpaper claiming to be The Wall of Fame.Upstairs is the gallery where you can shop all from the various designers like Nada Akram Designs, Zaam, Arabian Princess, Simply Moka, Pieces Design and many others, from casual to evening and party stuff, including bags and accessories. You can also find a corner for home accessories and decorations, a corner for local beauty brands, you can simply say it is a one stop shop.

The event was Boho inspired as well, with a photo-booth entirely decorated with flowers so we can snap selfies in. The lovely set-up was designed by Bordure Events who entertained us for some treats as macaroons, mini cupcakes and red velvet cake pops by Devour. But our favorite part was certainly the fondue station by The Fondue Pot .And the giveaways were sponsored by Hairdresser Ahmed&Abdou.
Words and Photos by our Editor Assistant: Mervat Ben Gaied.

Friday, December 19, 2014

What's In Her Bag? The Artistic Hands

Today we get in the bag of  the talented Saudi Makeup artist and beauty blogger Wafa Ahmed, better known as The Artistic Hands. Wafa is a makeup guru, and I learned a lot of makeup tips from her. I was curious to know what she caries in her bag, and the makeup she uses for quick retouches.

So when asked what's in her bag she said: "Honestly I’ve always been a fan of huge bags and I used to carry so much stuff with me that I don’t even need I’m sure a lot of you girls can relate with me! Lol But lately I’ve switched to smaller/mini bags. It’s just so much easier and lighter for everyday.My bag is Fendi Baguette in dark navy I got it last year. I like that it fits a lot of stuff but it doesn’t feel heavy at all!
My wallet is the Glitter Bug Stacy in rose gold from Kate Spade. I LOVE this wallet sometimes when I’m in a hurry I only take it with me and it has a pocket that fits my phone, which it’s perfect!

For makeup touch ups throughout the day I always have my Diorskin Forever Pressed Powder. Lip butter or lip balm and I like to give myself a couple of options for the lips hehe!
Something I can’t forget is my hand cream I have dry hands that need to be moisturized all the time and my favorite one at the moment is Clarins Hands and Nails Treatment Cream. I keep them all in a mini makeup pouch I got from Benefit. Lastly I like to carry my little notebook with me to list down any ideas or things I don’t want to forget.
Follow Wafa: @theartistichads

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Artistic Thursday: Arts-Mart

Last Friday marked the highly anticipated launch of acclaimed online gallery Arts-Mart’s first permanent physical art space, Arts-Mart The Gallery. The innovative online platform now presents Egyptian artists a tangible space where they can interact with their audience whilst providing the public with meaningful experiences and encounters with the visual arts in a relaxed and modest environment.

Founded in Egypt in 2009 by the inspiring founders Lina Mowafy, Dina Shaaban and Hatem Zaazou, Arts-Mart is the first and largest online gallery in the Middle East. With its new addition of The Gallery, Arts-Mart will offer a holistic approach to the art scene and further solidify its hold as becoming a cultural epicentre and a microcosm of the best the city has to offer. “The Gallery is conceived to unify art enthusiasts and our artists under one roof by their mutual interest in art. Whether you are just discovering art or an art expert, we wanted a physical space for our artists to interact with their audience and an exciting setting for our clients to experience,” explains co-founder Shaaban.

photo credit: www.Cairozoom.com
photo credit: www.Cairozoom.com
  To celebrate the opening, Egyptian artist Mohamed Abla displayed an exclusive collection of his work spanning across 30 years. The prolific artist, renowned for capturing intimate moments within Egypt’s history and concerns in society, presented to viewers the rare opportunity to glimpse his homages to the country. 

photo credit: www.Cairozoom.com
photo credit: www.Cairozoom.com

photo credit: www.Cairozoom.com
 Like its digital sister, The Gallery is able to establish itself  among the cultural leaders within the world of art by guaranteeing art aficionados across the globe unrivalled access to work from an eclectic mix of today’s contemporary up-and-coming Egyptian artists including Ibrahim El Tanbouli, Omar Abdelzaher, Abdelwahab Abdelmohsen, Mohamed El Damarawy, Mohamed Rabie, Aya El Fallah, Mohamed El Sharkawy, El Zaeem Ahmad and Arts-Mart very own Lina Mowafy among others. 
photo credit: www.Cairozoom.com

photo credit: www.Cairozoom.com

photo credit: www.Cairozoom.com

photo credit: www.Cairozoom.com

photo credit: www.Cairozoom.com
Arts-Mart possesses a forward-thinking creative vision; which they hope to keep renewing for years to come with plans to host education programmes and stimulating exhibitions at its new permanent space, acting as a hub of culturally diverse artwork that is accessible to the public for buying, research and appreciation.

The heightened authentic and interactive experience that The Gallery brings coupled with the accessibility and affordability of the online boutique results in a truly distinct product that sets itself apart from anything else currently in the marketplace. 

For more information, please visit the website: www.arts-mart.com

Pashion's Fashion Night Out

Something is really amazing will be happening next Saturday 13/12 at the Four Seasons, First Mall in Giza. Pashion's 4th fashion night out, something that I have always to attend but always missed it because I was always traveling, but this year it came before I will just leave for my vacation. There will be more over 60 local Egyptian designers exhibiting their work. The designers are encouraged to show their work with a creative twist as there will be no tables, no stands to give the typical bazaar look. I am so looking forward to see what all of these designers have in boxes for us. There will be a lot of things happening in parallel to this, entertainment, workshops given by Azza Fahmy school, and also there will be private cocktail receptions.

 Here is a list of participating designers:
Dima Jewellery
18k Gold RB by Rawya Barrada
NAZEEKA, bags and more.....
Rola Bijoux
Dido Embaby's Calligraphy & Jewellery Design
Amina K.
Dans tout ses Etats By Nadine Chamaa
Georges Sara & Co.
NourZen Accessories
Dina shaker
Threads Boutique
Mohamed Al Sagheer Group
Fashion Jumia Egypt
Aya Afify
lina chawky jewellery designs
Air Marin Accessories
MEMA El Shafey
SHE designs
Cairo jewelry
AgroDolce Store
Sara Hegazy Masterpiece
Cairo Boutique
UU designes
La Toalla
MOJA Khafagi
Vintage Lab
Amany El Cherif
Villa Baboushka
Abdrabboh-S Design House
Fashion & Design Center -FDC-
Institut Technique de la Mode


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Chloe's New Perfume

Chloe is and will always be one of the special perfumes to me. I wore it on my wedding day :) And this month marks the launch of a new fragrance by Chloe. You can get it from Sephora, Areej and Paris Gallery across the GCC. I will be getting this. who wants a review ?


My Visit To Aura

Upon entering Aura furniture conecpt store at the Red Sea Mall Jeddah, I felt like a confused Alice in Wonderland, getting invited for more than one tea party at the same time. and I am lost and I don't know at which dinning table should I sit.And for a moment I thought Aura is like no other furniture store I have shopped in before. Aura is an independent home fashion retailer based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with retail stores in Panorama Mall, Riyadh, Dhahran Mall, Dhahran and a third location opening in Jeddah in July. The company offers affordable aura-branded furniture and home accessories to individuals looking for a distinct style that blends the best of the West and the Middle East.
 Aura offers super trendy contemprary furniture and home accessories, tableware and carpets. All reflecting the latest in the fashion world, yes they actually get their seasonal inspiration by the latest  colours and patterns in the fashion world. When I checked the prices I was surprise to find that all these lovely stuff are so much afforadble they have such great prices for such uber creative pieces and amazing quality.
I got so many lovely stuff that I am so looking forward to use in my house. I got the pink Arabic  coffee Dallah "pot" with the Arabic coffee cups set, couple of their signature cutlery sets, cupcake stands (you guys know my addiction to cupcakes)  and some other stuff, I am soon throwing a huge tea party for my girl friends and will be styling up some photos, wanna see photos? Follow me on Instagram: Nohayoussef and on Snapchat:nohaayoussef
 Aura ships their products worldwide, an info I heared that made me joyous as I am willing to get some chairs and sofas for our new house in Egypt. Because to speak the truth I could never find such beautiful things with these super affordable prices else where/ The company also will soon launch an eCommerce initiative to allow customers across the region online access to the collections.

Their products are manufactured in 25 different countries like Portgoual, India, Saudi Arabia, Italy,....etc.

This table's wood were taken from an old and real railway in Indian, how cool ?!

Open from Saturday to Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Friday: 04:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Aura Panorama Mall, Riyad, Opening hours Contact number: +966 (0) 11 2813502 
Aura Mall of Dhahran, Eastern Province
Contact number: +966 (0) 13 8687121
Aura Red Sea Mall, Jeddah Contact number: +966 (0) 12 2151362


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