Sunday, 31 January 2010

Dandy Dior Duo Deliver Deliciousness

Oh good ol' Dior! I can be on either side of the fence on CD but this shoe and bag combo sits well with me. The color, the material (crocodile) the shapes and textures are all classic, elegant and timeless. We all know crocodiles don't come cheap but if looked after properly a classic shoe such as this can become a centerpiece of your wardrobe for many years.
On that note, start saving your money!

Black Halo Dress

I have always been and always will be a sucker for assymetry and in particular one shouler tops and dresses. I suppose there is a suggestiveness with the one shoulder look that suggests playful possibilities.
This is a number done by Black Halo, a brand that is gaining some serious momentum. The draping effect of the sleeve and its contrast with the tight fit around the waist make for a tasty visual effect. I would have paired the dress with a pair of shoes with some serious POW! factor. But you can do that yourself by going to and purchasing it for your collection!

Grace Hats Anzu Watch hat and scarf

I know this one has limited use in Dubai but everyone else who experience a real winter will certainly appreciate the importance of a cute hat. These are done by Grace Hats a Japanese company that brings a fresh take to beanies, hats and caps. The detailing on the beanie is really cute and the color would really make you stand out on a gray dull day!
They come in various colors and cost about US$ 70. Go to to buy

Elizabeth and James Jumpsuit

This really really got me. The jumpsuit, the shoes it is paired with and even the stance of the model is attractive to me. You would be able to get a lot of mileage out of something like this. It would work all year round in Dubai, it is in a versatile color, would fit most women and is simply hooooooot!

Now go out, buy one and let me hit on you!

Military lives on! Atteeeeention!

By now the military jackets that Balmain put out last year have reached legendary status. There are at least 7 knock offs that I know of and everyone still lust after them.

Well Balmain is back at it for their Spring 2010 collection. This one is olive green, has medals, tassles and ample amounts of attitude. It was paired with leather pants for the runway show but dark denim, mini skirts and shorts would work as well.

Just don't ask about the price!

The boots that started catfights; Merci Isabel Marant

These boots created a frenzy, a stampede and a rush to stores like never before. No joke!
When these Isabel Marant Otway boots came out, they created such a buzz that every boutique that carried them got mobbed by ladies eager to get their hands on and feet in the booties. And it seems for good reason as these babies would look hot with mini skirts, dresses as well as leggings.
You will turn quite a few heads assuming you were savvy, resourceful or a martial artist enough to have wrangled these out of some one's hands!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Platform Boots

I am quite partial to chocolate/dark brown as the main color of choice for the winter season. And Nicholas Kirkwood has taken that color and plastered it on one of the most beautiful ankle suede boots I have ever seen. These boots really work well with so many different colors and can be incorporated with jeans, stockings, short dresses, winter jackets, you name it.

One of the best pieces I have seen in recent months.

Matching highlighters optional!!!

Continuing with my recent trend of focusing on accessories, I present to you these latest creations from Micheal Kors!!!

I know at first glance you might roll your eyes, raise your eyebrows or wonder if my recent sinusitis has damaged my brains. However I assure you that these bags will work!
Pair one with an elegant black dress and proceed to sit back and enjoy all the attention the colors will get you. Again to remember to keep the rest of the outfit relatively simple and quiet

Say Hola! to Sr. De La Renta!

I have always emphasised the power of unique accessories; they can elevate an ensemble from average to breath taking and give an oomph of exclamation to your attitude. Every once in a while I come across a piece I find so powerful that I would make it the center of an idea and build and outfit around it. This is one of those pieces.

Designed and put together by the multi talented Mr. Oscar De La Renta, this necklace will get you noticed, envied (it's green after all!) and peppered with compliments all at once. The only thing to consider with a piece like this is to keep the rest of your outfit relatively simple. You don't want to get it wrong by having too many loud components competing against each other.