BasharatyanV SS14 Lookbook

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Basharatyan V is a newly launched label by the talented & young fashion designer Veronica Basharatyan. The label specialises in creating outstanding, individually tailored women’s clothing using unique, luxurious fabrics. Collections are made of feminine and elegant pieces with silhouettes from simple cut dresses to over-sized shapes and body-con forms with some pieces featuring delicate prints of images and symbols.

The designer has recently took part in London Fashion Week 2014. She showcased Iceland-inspired, exquisitly fitted pieces featured in her AW2014 collection, which you can view through this link. You can also shop the label on the designer’s website, here, or through rtister.com

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Hot Label Alert: D’Albert

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D’Albert is the brainchild of Yorkshire-born and London-based Julia D’Albert. Having won the prestigious Silver Shears Award from the Merchant Taylor’s Company, Julia went to complete her post-graduate studies in Pattern Cutting at Central Saint Martin’s and Creative Couture in Paris. She Launched her first collection SS2014, and she is the one to watch in 2014! All her pieces are Made in England.

Her first collection features a Modernist take on paneling and the perfect fusion of leather, wool and silk. The mix of colors she used is definitely an eye-catcher. Shop her collection on rtister.com.

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Now in the Middle East: The Leather Satchel Co.

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A sartorial craving for handcrafted & gorgeous leather goods? Desado.com, your online discovery destination for all things design, gives fashionistas across the Arab world the chance to emulate socialites and style icons, such as Alexa Chung, Zooey Deschanel, and Dakota Fanning, with original satchel styles from The Leather Satchel Co.

Creativity is essential for a company that caters to high-class customers and celebrities and over the years, The Leather Satchel Co. has had some pretty unusual requests. From clogs for Freddy Mercury, to matching satchels and guitar straps for AC/DC, The Leather Satchel Co. made sure to style-up their patrons, with the highest quality saddler leather that is made to last for years.

Celebrity or not, the original handmade design is what any fashion victim wants, so get your hands on your very own bag from The Leather Satchel Co., exclusively available at Desado.com, starting from AED 585.

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Superstar Glamour With Celebrity GlamBox Edition

The celebrity lifestyle is a heady mix of beauty and glamour. One minute stepping out in style for a premiere, the next posing for a photo shoot, and always managing to look flawless. It does leave us wondering how on Earth DO they do it? Well, the secrets are out!

GlamBox has proudly collaborated with five of Dubai’s most influential beauty and fashion celebrities to curate a special edition for summer 2013. These inspiring fashionistas are now revealing their favorite beauty products especially for you Glamistas! So, who are they?!

Celebrity GlamBoxes 20131- Huda Kattan: an award-winning blogger and Hollywood-trained celebrity make-up artist. Inside Huda’s Glambox you will find:

– Huda Beauty Lashes – A beauty creation from Huda herself, these lashes go to great lengths and unbelievable volume
– Lush Lip Scrub – enriched with a blend of exfoliating fair trade sugar and jojoba oil, leaving your lips super soft
– Vaseline Cocoa Body Lotion – smoothes away rough skin and the appearance of dark spots, igniting skin’s natural glow
– Vaseline Petroleum Jelly – especially effective in healing dry skin and minor cuts and reducing the appearance of fine lines
– Ciaté Nail Polish – famous for its caviar nail collection, this is the trendiest nail polish in town

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2- Tala Samman: a celebrity blogger, stylist, editor and consultant who knows the beauty world inside out. Her GlamBox is filled with:

– Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel – an exfoliating cream that smoothes, brightens and clarifies the complexion

– Bioderma Sensibio H20 – a gentle solution that cleanses the face, and removes even water-resistant make-up

– MAC Lipstick – the lipstick that made MAC famous: colour plus texture for the lips

– Bio Oil – multi-award-winning specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone

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3- Actress Tamara Al Gabbani is also a TV presenter and a talented fashion designer. Her beauty must-haves for you to try are:

– Syoss Professional Shine Boost Mask – an intensive, 1-minute mask that provides radiant shine and smoothes your hair like never before

– Bioderma Sensibio H20 – a gentle solution that cleanses the face and removes even water-resistant make-up

– Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara – coats every single lash without weighting them down, for a wide-eyed look

– La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream – luxurious treatment that targets fine lines, wrinkles, dark under-eye circles and much more

– L’Oreal Color Riche Balm – provides a hint of luscious kissable color, full 8 hours of continuous hydration and smoothes lips instantly

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4- Award-winning TV and radio presenter, Simone Heng, is delighted to be bringing you her GlamBox, featuring:

– Ponds Gold Radiance Serum – diminishes early signs of ageing and boosts your skin’s youthful radiance

– Ponds Gold Radiance Day Cream – infused with the goodness of real gold and clinically proven to lift away skin dullness

– Dove Hair Therapy Damage Solutions – targeted root action for superior hair fall protection and stronger hair

– Herbline Essentials Cucumber & Rose Skin Tonic – a beautiful and natural skin toner from the popular organic range

– Lipstick Queen founded by Poppy King – the result of a lifetime devoted to finding the perfect lipstick

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5- Former Miss Lebanon, media doyenne and digital stylista of Gheir.com, Zoya Sakr lets you in a few of her beauty secrets with her GlamBox:

– Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Spray – nourishes, repairs and softens face, body and hair in a single step without a greasy residue

– Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment – award-winning professional hair mask spray that offers 10 real benefits

– Middle Eastern Rosewater blend – 100% natural toner, with mineralising, pore minimising astringent and anti-inflammatory properties

– Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Body Butter – richly hydrating and soothing natural butter that regenerates the epidermis and combats dry skin

– The Cure Gift Voucher – Dubai Media City’s spa sanctuary to get away from it all and be preened, pampered and polished to perfection

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How do you get your hands on these GlamBoxes full of celebrity beauty secrets?

Simply spend AED 500 on GlamBox.me to either purchase a subscription or a product from the GlamShop in July or August to receive a Celebrity GlamBox of your choice. And keep following the GlamBox Facebook page for further chances to win them, too. Remember, these GlamBoxes are limited edition and the offer will only be available while stocks last.

7th Annual Grazia Style Awards: Get Ready For The Most Stylish Event of The Year!

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The Grazia Style Awards 2013, the most anticipated and certainly the most stylish night of the year, will see the region’s fashion elite come together on March 26 at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai to toast the finest and the most influential individuals in the industry. As anticipated, the event has – once again – attracted the most glamorous and sought-after names on today’s global fashion scene: bright young things Amber Le Bon and Zara Martin playing hosts of the awards ceremony and hip young designer duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, to name just a few of the international talents who will descend upon Dubai.

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Model and muse of the moment Amber Le Bon, the daughter of supermodel Yasmin and Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon, has been making waves in the modelling world as an ambassador for Moschino Cheap & Chic, the face of Smashbox cosmetics and this season’s Karen Millen campaign. She has graced the pages of American Vogue, British Vogue, Tatler and Harper’s Bazaar magazines and this season, even launched a capsule collection with Michael Kors, part of the designer’s ‘Kors Collaborations’ series.

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With her unique rock ’n’ roll image and imitable fashion sense, the multi-talented Zara Martin has been generating incredible hype as the young woman tipped for big things in the worlds of television and fashion. Suffice it to say, she has proven her worth every time: as a model for Agent Provocateur and a designer for the Body Amr & Zara Martin collection; as a presenter at London Fashion Weekend and a DJ, providing the tunes for the likes of Chanel, Versace, Fendi and New Look.

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Created in 2007 to champion, nurture and honour those who are pushing the boundaries of fashion, propelling the industry forward and setting the style agenda on a local and regional scale, the Grazia Style Awards celebrates the breadth and depth of talent in the fashion industry from emerging stars to established designer brands, from retailers to fashion enthusiasts – readers and bloggers – across 18 categories.

Two additional categories will be celebrated at this year’s Grazia Style Awards: the Best Regional Accessory Designer, which gives recognition to an individual who has carved his or her own niche and is taking the industry by storm, and the Emerging Talent, the highest accolade bestowed on a promising fashion talent in the local industry, whether that be an influential photographer, illustrator, model or stylist.

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“The Grazia Style Awards is a celebration of the entire fashion community, from designers to retailers and influencers. We’re delighted to recognise the exceptional individuals and brands who have defined our fashion industry over the past year, and look forward to announcing them in style at this year’s awards ceremony,” says Elaine Lloyd-Jones, Editor of Grazia Middle East.

Voting is open to public who can cast their vote for their favorites until March 22 through Ahlanlive.com. Voters will automatically enter a prize draw to win a fabulous Dhs18,500 capsule designer wardrobe for spring/summer 2013, selected by the Grazia team. Tables for the Grazia Style Awards ceremony can be booked until March 22.

Topshop Marina Mall Opening Event

I was invited to this weeks opening of Topshop Marina Mall, and oh boy! Found myself in fashion lala land! The store is huge! The biggest Topshop in Kuwait by far, and it’s packed with amazing items and all sorts of hot trends of the season!

I love peplum. in all colors, shapes, and ways! I think it’s absolutely feminine and very flattering. you can dress it up or tone it down, but it’d guarantee a great polished look.

Casual wear at Topshop has always topped the stylish charts. It’s comfy, cool, and hip.

Denim section has also grown in size and variety. Different cuts and colors to suit all tastes.

The lovely staff at Topshop gave us personalized tags to place on our favorite piece in the store for shoppers to see through the opening eve. Mine said ‘The Side Talk Blog Loves’ and since it was impossible to choose just one favorite, I went with this peplum dress because of how many things you could do with it. It’d look great with statement accessories, or with leather jacket and boots, and so many other looks to experiment with.

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The gorgeous accessories stand at Topshop is always a destination when looking to make a statement! I love their collection, it’s fierce and trendy, and always eye-catching.

Now, moving on to my favorite part, that’s when I died and woke up in shoes heaven! literally! Their shoe closet is out-of-this-world! I LOVE IT!

An exciting addition is ‘Topshop Personal Shopper’ lounge; available only at the Marina Mall store, you can now book you appointment for free and enjoy the season’s hottest looks. It’s a perfect time-saver; you’ll be able to reserve key pieces, receive invites to exclusive previews, and it’s free of charge!

Topshop’s personal shopper, Hannah, prepared a little personalized scavenger hunt game for us, my hint said ‘I’m very delicate, but I’m the Cobra queen’, we had to find the item that fits the description and if we do, we get to keep it.

First attempt: those earrings. Well, failed 😕

Second attempt: this skirt, and it was a keeper!

Food and pass arounds also came in style to compliment the ambiance; very royal and foggy.

Thank you so much Topshop for a fun evening full of style and lovely people. Had a blast.

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