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The MIA Bazaar 02.02.2013

3 Mar

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That time of the month arrived; the Museum of Islamic Art Bazaar – yesterday, on 02.02.2013.

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(Photo from QATART)

 

The first Tribe of Mannequins Bazaar!

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It went very well, and business was great – considering the weather was so hot.

The last one until the summer closure will be the first Saturday of April. I shall bring a fan with me next time.

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(Photo from Museum of Islamic Art)

 

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(Photo from Museum of Islamic Art)

 

My friend Dominique at her gorgeous table!:

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(Photo from QATART)

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(Tribe of Mannequins table)

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(Tribe of Mannequins table)

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(Tribe of Mannequins table)

Thank you to all that came!

 

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Katara trunk show; post-event

15 Nov

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Katara Cultural Village was surprising! I didn’t expect it to be so…Beautiful! Having not been there previously; I was taken back by the detail there.

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The trunk show was great! People were lovely, designs are creative and over all atmosphere was welcoming, a lovely evening. I got an instant feeling of calm entering the art center, I felt right at home. The pop up reminsicent of the Chelsea Market Pop Ups in NYC.

Chelsea Market Pop Up:

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and:

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These are from yesterday’s trunk show:

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Here are some snaps from the trunk show:

What I wore to the event in the end:

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Some of the designs on offer:

Love the body and shoulder chains:

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Beautiful patterns and colours:

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Some pieces by Carla Malari at CALA MARI, and of NOMAD* fame. Innovative and bold.

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(I have bags just like the below from my Boutique: Tribe of Mannequins’ – launch: TBC.: In Silver, red and gold).

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A piece from FRQ called ‘Billy the Bulldog’. I asked them if they had a similar one, but a ring with less bling, they did not – but this one is a cutie for sure. Love the pink tongue detail:Image

I ended up actually purchasing another of their pieces from their collection, a pink skull ring. It’s so well made and is a base of gold with pink on, and…Wait for it…Glitter!: (all other rings I am wearing below are all from my boutique: Tribe of Mannequins. Launch date: TBC):

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Pink skull ring below from FRQ. The sandlewood prayer beads I sourced from Thailand. All other items featured here are from my Boutique ‘Tribe of Mannequins’ – launch date: TBC:

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Broken mirror designs by L.A.S:

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Some pieces from Dominika at Les Chérubins (Artist/Illustrator)

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I’m a fan of the Russian Dolls, very cute:

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I want to go back and get one of the cute snowmen in a cupcake case. Adorable:

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Another piece from FRQ:

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Following the trunk show, we wandered around the rest of the site; from art exhibitions to photography shows, from installations to a Dhow Festival on the beach; it was bustling down in Doha, by The Pearl last night, and a good time was had by all, I’m sure.

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A beautifully golden mosque:

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One of the grand doors to the amphitheater. I believe Jeremy Irons has been here:

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An exhibition. Elizabeth Taylor in Iran:

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This is from an exhibition from Iranian-American artist Eric Parnes. It’s titled called ‘I dream of Jeanie: I see demons':

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http://islamicartsmagazine.com/magazine/view/i_dream_of_jeannie_i_see_demons_by_eric_parnes/

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I hope to get my collection and Boutique up and running for the next trunk show!

Check out these artists/illustrators/fashion designers:

 

Katara trunk show, opening night!

13 Nov

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At Katara Cultural Village; the Art Center(re) specifically; tonight you will find the launch of the ‘Common Thread’ pop up shops; an exclusive trunk show featuring 16 local artists and designers, each of whom designs or makes their own products.

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According to the Gulf Times; designers participating in this month’s trunk show include Cala Mari, Fufi Design, Dana Jewelry, two4joy, Common Thread, Moda Key, Twenty30Forty, Nikki Newman, Roqaya al-Thani, Selina Farooqi, Ardoin Collection, Michella, Gabi, White Stain, Giovanile, Veil Art and Dana Riad.

I aim to get my own Boutique: ‘Tribe of Mannequins’ up and running by the next trunk show, where I shall be showcasing my jewelry collection and wares.

I am currently working on the branding and website; I already have stock ready to go!

This blog, of the same title will then be the sister blog to the products website.

Here is a top secret, sneak peek of some of my collection/s for my boutique’ Tribe of Mannequins. I also am working on my cute pieces with themes; such as ‘Fairytale’, which, for example – are chunky necklaces featuring castles, carriages and princesses on them.

And of course a range of cupcake related pieces.

There are also larger pieces such as clutch bags and some other surprises, yet to come – so stay tuned!

Some special beads I sourced personally in Thailand ready to custom create pieces with, some rings and knuckle-duster rings:

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Some more beads:

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Some stock and pieces already created!:

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Katara Art Centre launched in 2011, it’s aim being to foster and and encourage creativity. The Art Centre has provided gallery spaces for several successful exhibitions including Desine Espoir, which brought together the biggest names in fashion for a humanitarian project.

Designers included Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin, Viktor & Rolf, Yves Saint Laurent and Emmanuel Ungaro *drooool!* – two of my favourites there!

I am very much looking forward to heading on down there and meeting local creatives, networking and eyeballin’ all the eye candy on offer – clothes, bags, custom, one of a kinds, wheee! :)

A blog-spot post I came across earlier led me to Les Cherubins; who showcased some handmade crafts in May 2012. Check these cuties out!: http://les-cherubins.blogspot.com/2012/05/common-thread-pop-up-boutique.html

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The pop up in May 2012:

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Another of the showcaswers/contributors is ‘Fashion Rocks Qatar'; http://www.fashionrocksqatar.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/FashionRocksQatar

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Another one of the showcasers, is also the creator of the infamous NOMAD* Blog, Carla Mallari.

http://nomadstyle.tumblr.com/

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I contacted her yesterday, to branch out network and she let me know she’s also showcasing her clothing collection: Cala Mari.

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This is one of her bold pieces:

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http://calamaribycarlamallari.tumblr.com/

I LOVE her tornado skirt designs. Gorgeous. Maybe I can bag me oneuv’ ‘em!

Here is one of them featured bottom left:

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I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to wear down to the trunk show all day! I wish I had my branding for the boutique up and running as I’d love to bring some business cards with me; but hey-ho. I’m donning some of my own designs and usually when people ask me where I got something from, I can tell them! It’s wearing your own billboard, in the form of a jacket/ring/bag – perfect!

This is what I’ve decided on wearing:

  • - Yellow peplum half sleeve top
  • - Orange ‘Hand of Hamsa/Fatima’ rosary bead style necklace; from my collection ‘Tribe of Mannequins’,
  • - All rings from my boutique: ‘Tribe of Mannequins’.
  • - All bracelets from my collection: ‘Tribe of Mannequins’.
  • - Black standard leggings
  • - Black boots
  • - Black studded shoulder ‘Kayley’ jacket from Celeb Boutique, USA. (I have purchased many studs like this now so shall be custom-making pieces featuring them).
  • Pink large Chanel quilted bag, with added ‘Paul’s Boutique’ keychain.
  • My Canon EOS 60D!

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Geek Chic: Glasses

20 Aug

Everyone…Okay, maybe not everyone, but a lot of people are aware of the Meme ‘Hipster Glasses':

I’m not saying that copying this is tre cool. But I am saying that funky, usually shaped glasses ARE cool.

Geek chic is awesome. And if Dita Von Teese says it’s okay…Then it’s okay, people!

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(I picked these bad boys up from TopShop’s MALE section) ‘tortoise Shell effect’

Claire's Accessories

Claire’s Accessories



(These are directly from China via ebay)

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(The black ones I ordered from Ebay, from Japan, but the Colt blue coloured ones I got from Claire’s Accesssorie’s. Apparently my friend in the UK with the same ones say they glow in the dark!)

The great thing about Wayfarer type glasses, geek chic-inspired glasses, 50’s or 60’s-inspired glasses, or just giant glasses is that they suit almost any face shape, you can mix and match them to your mood, and they come in so many different colours and types, you can match them to almost any outfit! :)

Summer holiday wardrobe rundown

20 Aug

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Hey guys! So I’ve been fairly rubbish with blog entries of later, however it’s been all change here. I went on holiday to Thailand (Phuket), came back from said holiday, quit my job (as Manager of Client Services at a Corporate Communications and Design agency), gained a new job (as Operations Director at a company that provides to the Oil and Gas Industry) , and am soon to be moving countries. So lot’s of planning, boxes, stacks of books everywhere, and lot’s of pretty ornaments and whatnots have been packed away, ready for the move.

But there is more excitement afoot with this move, more space, out own pool, and even getting our own chickens in our yard. It’s exciting, but like anything that involves change, scary. Wish me luck, guys!

So this post…

This, like the winter wardrobe entry for NYC, outlines; briefly, my summer holiday wardrobe…When it didn’t consist of loads of beads, flowers worn in my hair, sarong-type beachwear and flip-flops…Which happened…Mostly.

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New Look purchased outfit pretty much – the vest top, the sheer blouse, the denim shorts. The hat I purchased from a little shop in Kata Beach, Phuket.

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The green summery blouse/dress with wrap-around belt, I got from a little stall in Patong, opposite Jungecelyon Mall. The bikini (neon coral 3-D Flowers) I got from ASOS.com. The beaded necklace with elephant on – I got from Accessorize in Marina Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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The neon coral coloured bikini with 3-D flower detail (halterneck) from ASOS.COM. You can mix and match top and bottom sizes if needed. I am pear-shaped, there – I said it outloud. So I have to get one size bottoms and smaller sized top.

It’s brighter neon that I imagined. I didn’t even realise it would be neon when I ordered it, but I think it works well, and brings out the colour of your skin.

And ladies, should you have a smaller bust like me, the 3-D detailing on the top, is amazing for illusions! And being a halterneck, it practically has a Wonderbra effect.

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I got this dress/long vest from a stall in Patong, Phuket also. It features Ghanesh on it. The flower headband I got from New Look, the black beaded necklace from Accessorize and the wooden Sandlewood one smells amazing and is from a craved furniture store in Old Phuket Town. The two beaded skull bracelets I got very cheap from a stall near my hotel in Kata, whereas in a designer boutique in The Dubai Mall, it is more than treble the price for one featuring the same skulls. You can also get these on etsy.com for about 3-6 US Dollars ($).

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Black vest-dress with split up back is also from ASOS.com, for around 17.00 UK pounds – what a bargain! The hat I got in Phuket.

Embellished shoulders

8 Jul

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The 80s make a comeback…Again…Yes!

They haven’t yet stopped making a comeback, they’ve been ‘coming back’ some time as we’ve seen the return of -

  • Neons
  • Brights/bold colours
  • Acid wash! Add in the infamous smiley face and it becomes 90s!)
  • Wayfarers!
  • Leggings (and indeed jeggings)
  • Shoulder pads
  • Peplums
  • Floral prom dresses
  • And more!
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Embellished tops can jazz up an otherwise plain outfit. I can envision this paired up with dark blue jeans and strappy shoes. Pretty!
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The ‘Kayley’ jacket from Celeb Boutique. Those of you who have stumbled passed this blog before are aware of my love for this jacket and so I had to purchase it!
I haven’t worn it with a LBD like the model pictured above in one of the smaller pictures. But I like it paired with jeans.
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Gok Wan styling one of his wonderful outfits. I love it when he jazzes up an outfit by adding an uber embellished alice band as a shoulder embellishment! Amazing.
The pictured outfit is very romantic and pretty.
I have a pale pink tee with faux-feathered shoulders from Koton which is quite similar.
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What a gorgeous outfit! My favourite way to wear studded features is which paired down pieces such as grey/neutral sweaters and cardigans. Lovely.
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Militant! You can carry the style through to the boardroom, yes please!
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Sexy LBD with these shoulder pieces create a beautiful silhouette.
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Embellishments go casual – practical, workable and pretty.
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VB makes a statement!
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Amazing!! The shoulder embellishments are attached to your bag!
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If anyone pulls it off, CC does!
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Love this look! Carrying the trend down the arm? Why not?!
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Kim K wearing the look down her mac arms. CelebBoutique stock a great version of this!
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Many Moore donning a beautiful sticthed embellished shoulder with sleek, simple pony updo. Casual but pretty, A perfect day look for the office, or evening look.
Dinner date anyone?
One of the reasons I love this shoulder trend, isn;t just because it’s funky and unique, not just becuase it;s pretty and stands out – but because it does wonders for body shapes.
It can also balance out a pear-shape – the embellishment of the shoulders evens out visually the hips – creating an hourglass effect.
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