Midi rings

7 Mar

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Midi rings, first Knuckle Rings, memory rings or tea rings…Wearing rings higher up on your fingers was actually popular during the Renaissance.

Five hundred years after they signified a wearer’s wealth, mini rings, worn on the foremost joint of the digit—are back on the fingers of trendsetters.

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“Wearing one at that time signified a degree of wealth, an indication that “You were of a family that didn’t work in the field or ride horses—you had someone to do all of that for you,” Michael Coan, the chair of FIT’s jewelry design department, explained to The Daily Beast. Just look at Bernhard Strigel’s Portrait of a Woman (above), as proof. The painting, created between 1500 and 1525, features a wealthy woman in a bejeweled collar, also wearing a first knuckle ring”

(http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/30/first-knuckle-rings-popular-during-the-renaissance-return-to-fashion.html)

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Me with midi rings:

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At Tribe of Mannequins Boutique we stock midi rings:

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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!:

https://www.facebook.com/LesCherubinsArt?ref=ts&fref=ts 544093_10151463256344446_503521217_n

https://www.facebook.com/LesCherubinsArt?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

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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!

 

https://www.facebook.com/QatARTcommunity?ref=ts&fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/MIAQatar?ref=ts&fref=ts

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SS13 Look-book!

13 Feb

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Some of the most interesting looks I could find for SS13! Excited to see more.

Statement necklaces

12 Feb

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At Tribe of Mannequins Boutique, I have been working on a lot of statement necklaces for the past fortnight.

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For me, as soon as I have a vision or inspiration of what I want to create; I have to ‘get it out there’.

I feel so much better once I’ve made it, it’s very relaxing to finish a piece.

 

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Nothing completes an outfit quite like a striking necklace.

Here are a few of the pieces new in. All prices listed on the Tribe of Mannequins facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tribe-of-Mannequins/199696716792980

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MIA Park Bazaar – March

12 Feb

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Since I decided to participate as a vendor at the next MIA Park Bazaar…(Um, today!). I finished up making some necklaces and special bracelets and tested out my potential table layout for the bazaar.

Yes, I’m a geek. But every detail is important to me.

Maybe it’s made even more ingrained into me from my background in branding and design. Everything has to look right. Everything has to be branded and consistent. Image

Next, I need to keep my eye out for a pink calculator.

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Some information on the bazaar;

‘Held on the first Saturday of every month, this open air market showcases an eclectic mix of food, jewelry, arts, crafts, clothing, books, souvenirs, perfumes and more. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed family outing, interested in some serious shopping or just looking for an excuse to see friends, the bazaar offers a wealth of entertainment options for both young and old’.

 

This is a fellow vendor, she is an amazing artist; ‘les-cherubins’, and often showcases her work at many markets and art fairs. She has been very kind and has assisted me quite a lot with the facts, admin questions and more I had re: arts & crafts markets here.

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http://les-cherubins.blogspot.com/2012/02/bazaar-at-museum-of-islamic-art-park.html

 

 

 

I’ll keep you posted!

Featured on ‘AllDolledUp.com’

3 Feb

Tribe of Mannequins received a wonderful shout out on ‘AlwaysDolledUp.com’!

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What is “contouring” and why does it matter?  Contouring is the strategic placement of different shades of makeup in different places to create an illusion.  I find it fascinating how quickly this “art” can transform your facial features.  Check out Kim Kardashian below for prime example of the power of contouring, and read this blog post for an amazing step-by-step guide and photos of other transformations.

http://www.alwaysdolledup.com/2013/01/the-power-of-contouring-kim-kardashian.html

http://tribeofmannequins.wordpress.com/tag/highlighting-shades-especially-below-their-eyes-beautiful-kim-kardashian-her-cheekbone-contouring-is-blended-extremely-well-and-naturally-her-brow-bone-looks-amazing-as-usual/

 

My post on contouring has received 80 comments thus far. I’m glad it has interested you guys and gals, just as it interests me to write these articles. I enjoy researching, find great visuals, structuring the posts and putting everything together.

 

Keep stopping by! :)

Tribe of Mannequins Boutique: new pieces!

3 Feb

tribe of mannequins boutique AND BLOG header new FACEBOOOOK

There are lots of new pieces at the Tribe of Mannequins Boutique!

Key fobs

'Princess Pea' Acrylic swivel mirrorQAR 45.00 / 12.36 USD

‘Princess Pea’ Acrylic swivel mirror
QAR 45.00 / 12.36 USD

Shoulder embellishments

Studded epaulettes  QAR 100.00 pair / 27 USD

Studded epaulettes QAR 100.00 pair / 27 USD

Studded epaulettes  QAR 100.00 pair / 27 USD

Studded epaulettes QAR 100.00 pair / 27 USD

Studded epaulettes  QAR 100.00 pair / 27 USD

Studded epaulettes QAR 100.00 pair / 27 USD

Bracelets

"Black

"Multi-coloured

"Purple

"'Spiked

'Spiked Yellow Buddha' braceletQAR 67.00 / 18.41 USD

‘Spiked Yellow Buddha’ bracelet
QAR 67.00 / 18.41 USD

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Pendants

"Bird

Earrings

Long-spiked earringsQAR 35.00 / 9.62 USD

Long-spiked earrings
QAR 35.00 / 9.62 USD

Short-spiked earringsQAR 35.00 / 9.62 USD

Short-spiked earrings
QAR 35.00 / 9.62 USD

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Cuffs

Large cuffQAR 180.00 / 49.45 USD

Large cuff
QAR 180.00 / 49.45 USD

Medium cuffQAR 160.00 / 43.96 USD

Medium cuff
QAR 160.00 / 43.96 USD

Short cuffQAR 125.00 / 34.34 USD

Short cuff
QAR 125.00 / 34.34 USD

Masks

"Butterfly

"Masquerade

Bags/purses

"Knucker-duster

"Skull

Rings

Knuckle-duster key ringQAR 75.00 / 20.60 USD

Knuckle-duster key ring
QAR 75.00 / 20.60 USD

Knuckle-duster Arabic evil eye ring  QAR 75.00

Knuckle-duster Arabic evil eye ring QAR 75.00

Necklaces

'Orange Hand of Hamsa' necklace QAR 55.00 / 15.11 USD

‘Orange Hand of Hamsa’ necklace
QAR 55.00 / 15.11 USD

'Duck Egg Blue - Skull Rosary' necklaceQAR 115.00 / 31.59 USD

‘Duck Egg Blue – Skull Rosary’ necklace
QAR 115.00 / 31.59 USD

'VEGAN' Letter necklace; with animal print feature beadsQAR 100.00 / 27.47 USD

‘VEGAN’ Letter necklace; with animal print feature beads
QAR 100.00 / 27.47 USD

'Finders Keepers' Happy-Ever-After necklaceQAR 112.00 / 30.77 USD

‘Finders Keepers’ Happy-Ever-After necklace
QAR 112.00 / 30.77 USD

More to come!

Skull purses
(Burnt orange, dark teal, brown)

QAR 175.00 each / 48.08 USD

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