BTS: The Posh Fairy for L’Occitane Au Bresil

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My latest project for Posh Fairy was a shoot for the soon to be launched L’Occitane au Bresil; a new brand with a French soul and a Brazilian heart. Traveling through the waters of Brazil, Olivier Baussan; the founder of L’Occitane en Provence discovered rich and exuberant eco-systems with fascinating ingredient stories, this encounter of Brazilian liveliness with L’Occitane’s values inspired to create a new brand: L’Occitane au Bresil.

The concept of the shoot was obviously inspired by Brasil, the beauty, the vivid colors, and the tradition. After scouting a few potential locations, we decided to shoot at a nursery, and Home & Garden were more than welcoming of the idea, and offered us complete access to their showroom. I will be sharing the final shots with you very soon, as they are currently exclusive material to Styles Magazine June issue.

And lastly for now, I would like to bring your attention towards every person who worked with me on this shoot, the team was in amazing harmony and they made the entire project such a great experience. A big thank you goes to all of them.

– Art director / Stylist: Joumana Soufi @thesidetalk
– Photographer: Jean Claude Dib @jeanclaudedib.photography
– Model: Hannah Delaimi @stylenscones
– Outfits: Enti @entikw
– Accessories: Stylist’s own
– Hair: Aziza ‘Zizi’ Skaff @azizaskaff of @blushkwt
– Makeup: Amal Al Adwani @amal_makeupartist
– BTS photography & videography: Roqaya Shamo @rshamo_
– Location: Home & Garden Nursery @homeandgarden

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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

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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Register Now for The Protégés, Generation 3: UK Edition

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A few of you may know that I have been a proud member of The Protégés, 1st Generation that took place in 2010. It was an amazing experience, a journey like no other during which I met wonderful, positive, and powerful people, be it the students, the mentors, and even the organizers. A very enriching exposure that opens the doors of limitless possibilities, self-development, and life improvements. It was truly an inspiring adventure that until this day has its soft spot in my heart.

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After their first edition in 2010, The Protégés featured another edition, and now it’s time for the third! Generation 3, The UK edition.

The Protégés powered by KIPCO is an exclusive youth program for people between the ages of 16-24 that focuses on building an individual into ‘the individual’. The program looks upon different aspects of life such as: leadership, project management skills, elevated awareness and life skills.

The program is facilitated by Mentors who all specialize in different fields. This year’s mentors include: Shamlan Al Bahar, Rana Al Khaled, Abdulla Al Essa, Yarub Burhama, Mishari Al Mufareh, Abdulaziz Al Loughani, Abdulaziz Al Adwani and Mohammed Al Nugaimish; students will be guided by the mentors throughout the program, to learn first hand information to build on them and find their inner-self.

This year’s program is a 3-week adventure starting from August 12th in partnership with KIPCO, Kuwait Projects Company (Holding). The program will include 1 week in Kuwait and 2 weeks in the UK in association with the prestigious Kings College London. Through this experience participants will understand the meaning of having a role in society and be exposed to the feeling and hardship of what it takes to be successful.

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ARE YOU?

– Eager to learn
– Hard Working
– Charismatic
– Social
– Disciplined

The Protégés Generation 3: UK Edition could possibly have a spot for you in this Exclusive and life-changing experience!

Sign up now on theproteges.org

Registration closes on June 20th.

Tamtam – Little Girl: Vote Now For Your Favorite Remix

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Tamtam recently offered her fans the chance to remix her debut single ‘Little Girl’ and win big! The top remixes have been selected by Mouse Music and you can now vote for your favorite remix for a limited voting period. After voting closes, Zahed Sultan will pick one Grand Prize winner and two Runners Up from among the fan favorites. Get voting and spread the word today. Fans can vote once per day, every day!

Vote, here.

The Celebrate Exhibition

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Following a very successful exhibit last September 2012, The Celebrate Exhibition is back! Keeping brides, and those who love events, design and decoration in constant inspiration. Brides and people hosting events need many services; from planners to caterers to chocolatiers and beauty specialists, and also bed linens, dresses, and home accessories for gifts or for their new homes. The Exhibition will take place in the Al-Baraka Ballroom, near the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Farwaniya, March 5-7 2012, From 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

The talented and world famous cake designer Sylvia Weinstock will be guest of honor; visiting the event, and giving a wonderful speech about her life and her company, she will be showing slides of her creations and discussing the bridal Industry. With so many cake designers and bakeries in Kuwait. Sylvia, would be beneficial to helping them all learn and strive to be as amazing as she is. Joining in at the event as well, will be the creative and Savvy founder of the prestigious “thebridalcircle.com” to speak about the online wedding industry and all of her great connections and experiences. The talks will be held in the Al-Baraka Ballroom on the 6th of march at 8:30 pm, and will be limited to those who reserve and book seats in advance.

Through out the event there will be 2 sessions of floral arranging courses taught by the very famous Jane Packer floral school of London. One will be held Tuesday the 5th of march at 6:00 pm and the second course will be 6th of march at 11:00 am. The attendees will be learning how to make a hand tied bouquet as well as a table arrangement.

For more information on the dinner event or the floral courses, you could email at info@celebrate-expo.com or call +965-9711 5881

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Tamtam – Little Girl: Open Remix Competition

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Tamtam is a young lyricist and singer of mixed heritage. tamtam draws upon personal experiences to tell passionate and relatable stories for listeners, while leaving her songs open to interpretation. tamtam has been most influenced by Michael Jackson’s showmanship when performing live. Onstage, tamtam truly comes into-her-own.

After successfully launching tamtam into the music scene, Zahed Sultan’s record label Mouse Music now presents the “tamtam – Little Girl” Open Remix Competition. tamtam is offering her fans the chance to remix her debut single “Little Girl” and win $750!

Download track samples & official competition rules here.

Song Of The Day: Tamtam – Little Girl

A new talent meets a Zahed Sultan production! Tamtam unlocks her Debut Music Video with “Little Girl”! Once she reaches 10,000 views on YouTube, Tamtam will be selecting one lucky winner for a special prize! Be that lucky winner by commenting on her music video and liking it today!!! Such cool rhythms, love her style.

A Local Talent: Fashion Illustrator Notsi Haloola

I love talented people! Specially those who come with a talent I wish I had! And one talent that attracted my attention lately, as well as many others’, is local fashion illustrator, Notsi Haloola. The girl is gifted! she’s been popping up everywhere and she deserves definitely it, I saw her work the first time when she followed me on Instagram, and started noticing her more when she comments on my photos, and one day I was browsing the internet and I see her name as the 1st runner-up at #MyFozazaDream and I realize, this girl is going places!

I emailed her to know more, and here’s what she had to say:

I used to sketch since I was like 4! And won lots of drawing contests; at age 17 I won 2nd place in SASH designing contest, then after that I stopped! I recently started again after seeing Mia Al Maktoum’s designing contest ad on her blog & winning 1st place!

Since then, she’s been getting more active working hard on her sketches for celebrities and fashion, and getting some cool mentions:

Her latest project is a collaboration with tshirtpolicy! She’s illustrated a few designs exclusively for them which are being printed, and coming to us on stands very soon!

This girl is keeping busy for sure! and spreading around widely! Her goal is to work with a magazine or on a project where she gets to sketch fashion away!

To know more about Notsi, follow her on instagram: @notsiz, and stay tuned for the latest updates on the #MyFozazaDream and tshirtpolicy collaboration results!