My Sheena Sujan Barclay Tote

As one of the world’s most exclusive purveyors of luxury leather handbags and accessories, Sheena Sujan’s tradition of excellence shines through. Sheena Sujan, announced the release of her first collection last September 2013 in Los Angeles. Her leather goods are crafted in the same Italian province where the top global luxury brands have produced their accessories since the early 1900’s. Every Sheena Sujan design is constructed by expert artisans and masterfully cut and stitched together by hand, using only the finest Italian leathers and exotic skins. This heritage equates to an exquisite collection of simplistic-timeless elegance.

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I was so excited and lucky to be contacted by the designer, Sheena Sujan, herself, offering me one of her infamous Barclay totes in a color of my choice. I chose the camel brown, sent her office my shipping address, and waited.

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Few days after, I got a package delivered my the door, and I couldn’t wait to open it. I haven’t been familiar with the brand earlier to my communication with their team, however, with a bit of google, I was able to find amazing reviews on the quality and the designs. And I was not disappointed. The bag came in a beautiful black satin pouch with the Sheena Sujan emblem stamped on it in deep gold. The leather of the bag is clear to be of top-notch, fine skin, and the interior is made of what looks like gorgeous red chamoi.

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The details of the bag were of pure classic delicacy. The Sheena Sujan emblem, is the first little thing that caught my eyes while I unwrapped the tote. And I found the story behind that powerful emblem; The Sheena Sujan emblem is fabled in ancient history as a creature of regal beauty. The two-headed tiger stands strong; she’s the master of her own destiny, a legend in both the ancient and modern world. Her majesty and exclusivity foretell tales of royalty and might. A true representation of such a strong coming brand.

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I definitely wore the bag out the same night it arrived to its new home. It was a 9 degrees kind of freezing-cold night, so I styled it casually with my denim, and a salmon pink coat that covered a hundred layers under. I will be wearing out a lot and will share with you guys the different looks through my instagram page.

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For more details on the Sheena Sujan brand, visit her website, here, or check out her instagram page, here.

Coco Chanel, The Return: A Film by Karl Lagerfeld

In December 1953, Coco Chanel began her incredible return to center stage. The designer reopens her Haute Couture house after fifteen years of absence. The collection is welcomed by the French press with an icy silence. Only the American media supports the looks that define the rebirth of Chanel’s style.

“The Return” retraces this determining period, that shaped the legend of the designer of rue Cambon forever. “The Return,” imagined, written, and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, features Geraldine Chaplin in the role of Gabrielle Chanel, Rupert Everett, Anna Mouglalis, Lady Amanda Harlech, Arielle Dombasle, Kati Nescher, Vincent Darré and Sam McKnight.

Soundtrack:
Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 185_Scherzo
Music by Francis Poulenc
© (1962) Chester Music Ltd
Courtesy of Première Music Group
Indésens Digital License:
Alexandre Gattet, oboe
Emmanuel Strosser, piano

Bakchic Arabic Calligraphy Capsule Collection

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Bakchic just launched a capsule collection of ready-to-wear sweatshirts for guys and girls celebrating the Arabic Calligraphy through a selection of beautiful letters, and the Arabic word “Inshallah” in a sporty chic style. The Collection is available to order online on their website bakchic.com.

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Nuqat: Executing Culture Shock

The purpose of this year’s conference is to challenge and examine the experience of cultural change and its effect on artists and designers. It will also assess the role of creatives in executing change within a transforming culture through the exploration of its transitional levels. It will be taking place at Al Americani, Kuwait City, on November 7th – 12th, 2013. For more info, visit Nuqat’s website, here.

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Kate Moss For Topshop Reignites!

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Three and a half years after the last collection was created for Topshop, Kate Moss is confirmed to return to the brand to deliver a new take on her style inspirations and unrivalled position as the true British fashion icon.

The Kate Moss Collection for Spring Summer 14 will be sold globally via Topshop stores in 40 countries. The collection is currently in the design process.

Kuwait Young Entrepreneurs: a Non-for-Profit Charity Exhibition

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Kuwait Young Entrepreneurs (KYE) is a non-for-profit charity exhibition for small Kuwaiti businesses that is going to be held during the Holy Month of Ramadan at the newly renovated Aladdin Center in Salmiya. The idea behind it is to create an open forum for Kuwaiti Entrepreneurs that are trying to start a business to showcase their creativity and innovation without having to gauge their wallets, and hence the non for profit nature. All are proceeds go to charity. Period.

The idea is simple, in order for them to weed out the undesirables there will be a process of elimination in which a handful of applicants are called back to present their business/project to a panel of judges, if they succeed in wowing the panel then only can they participate.

For more information, checkout the video below, or drop by their website, here.

H&M & Mentor Arabia Promoting the Prevention of Drug Abuse

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H&M Middle East just announced a collaboration with Mentor Arabia to promote the prevention of drug abuse in a T-shirt slogan competition!

The competition will be held on Mentor Arabia’s Facebook page, between the dates February 18-28, to encourage young people to express what keeps them motivated and drug free, now and in the future. The winning anti-drug slogan will be featured and produced on a cool T-shirt designed by H&M.

These one-off T-shirts, for both men and women, will be sold in the H&M store in Grand Avenue – The Avenues, Kuwait in April this year. The T-shirts will retail for 4.900KD and 50% of the sale proceeds will be donated to the work of Mentor Arabia. The first place winner will also receive a 500 KD gift voucher from H&M.

These H&M and Mentor Arabia T-shirts will communicate an important message about drug prevention and provide an engaging and creative way for youth to express themselves in regards to this issue and help influence their peers to develop healthy and positive lifestyles.

The second place winner will receive a 300KD gift voucher from H&M. The third place winner will receive a 150KD gift voucher from H&M.

To participate, visit the competition facebook application link, here.

Thorns Design Fashion Course

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Thorns Passion are organizing their second Fashion course in town for all of you who are interested; the designer is well established in Kuwait and has her own line which is sold in four countries in the GCC, including Boutikee Casual Chic in Kuwait.

For more details, find them:

Facebook : Thorns Passion
Instagram : thorns_passion
Twitter : @passionkw

Studio AIO: Your All In One Design Destination

I recently learnt about Studio AIO; a startup Kuwaiti business, that specializes in graphic and web design. It’s a design agency based in Kuwait that pretty much does everything that a rising business requires, from logos and stationary, to packaging and websites, they take care of a business’ or individual’s design needs.

The services they offer are:
- Branding and Creative Development.
- Packaging and Stationary.
- Web Design and Implementation.
- Banners and Advertisements.
- Art and Illustrations.
- Professional Photography.

Check out some samples of their photography, web design and prints. They seem to be very talented, all the best of luck to them!

Follow them on Twitter for more details.

Kanye West S/S 2012 Collection

I don’t understand how I didn’t hear about this before! But Kanye West made his official debut as a fashion designer on October 1st, during Paris Fashion Week 2011!

Presenting his DW by Kanye West line, the Grammy Award-winning musician took his first bow as a designer for women’s fashion!

I like most of the pieces in the collection, and I think it’s very Kanye! But I didn’t quite get the use of fur and leather in a spring/summer collection! overall, great job for a debut! Can’t wait to see more evolved collections in upcoming seasons! Way to go Mr. cutie!

LOVE the details on the shoes! So modern yet tribal! H.O.T