USA Road Trip 2013 – wardrobe

7 Jun

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For my fella’s 30th Birthday this year, we took ourselves on a three-week road trip across America.

…IT. WAS. GLORIOUS.

 

The above picture demonstrates the areas we drove through and from visiting The Grand Canyon, to The Gentle Barn, to Universal Studios, to Sequoia National Park (with awesome friends), to San Francisco (with awesome friends again!), and much more! We had the most amazing time.

 

As per my usual holiday wardrobe rundown, here’s a peek;

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Last MIA Park Bazaar for the summer – This Saturday!

1 Apr

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Hi all!

I can confirm that Tribe of Mannequins will be at Table 47 at the Saturday 6th April MIA Park Bazaar, between 12-4pm. This is the last one until summer is over, so come along and see the Tribe of Mannequin’s loot while you can! :)

It will be hot, so bring water, a sunhat and suncream.

 

 

See you there!

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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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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

https://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! :)

Winter wear

30 Nov

I LOVE winter clothes! I am really into layering; and I think it suits my body type more than summery dresses etc.

Which is tough as I live in the Middle East!

Luckily, Air Conditioning is inconsistent at the best of times, in malls, at the cinema, in restaurants, at work; so you are still able to don your favourite sweater and not sweat too much!

It is always advised to take a cover-up around with you in the Middle East, the main reason of course is due to appropriate dressing; the second reason; as I mentioned – chilly A/C.

When I first moved to the Middle East around five years ago, I emulated the usual expat look of bringing a shawl/ or wrap with me to wear around the malls etc. But once I found my footing, and salary – I could experiment more!

Wraps aren’t for everyone, and sweaters aren’t for everyone either. Our body types are all different, and so we are lucky to have choices.

This post will just have a few snaps of the types of winter wear I’m fashioning currently. These mostly consist of boots (ankle and knee-high), leggings or jeggings, long t-shirts, sweaters/jumpers (no wool, angora, animal products etc), waistcoats, light jackets, baggy men’s bobble hats, and light cotton scarves.

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Some layered looks I covet:

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And don’t forget to check your labels! To avoid wool, angora etc!

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)

https://www.facebook.com/LesCherubinsArt

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:

 

15 Nov

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Tribe of Mannequins

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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…

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