Archive for January 26th, 2010

Pre Fall Begins Right


So here I am, back in Paris in the freezing month of January for the Pre Fall collections. The weather is so amazing, that earlier today when I skipped my way down to a cafe to meet T before our appointments, the snow started to glide down onto me.

Our day began looking at a brand, we are considering picking up, and it looks quite positive. Look out for this one.


We then went on to see Giambattista Valli’s collection. He has changed from his regular showroom and when I walked my way up the unstable steps of a Parisian apartment, I found myself gawking at the absolute magnificence of this place! I wanted to take photos to show all of you, but because they have a publication deal that is exclusive, I will not be able to show it to you until main collection. The pieces were beautiful, with a lot of jersey draping, tweeds, and feathers. Best of all- Giambattista himself was there and agreed to be photographed for all our lovely readers. Isn’t he just amazing (he does have his signature pearl necklace on, my photograph didn’t catch it though)?


Then we had a bit of time, so stopped by Chanel on Rue de Cambon. luckily enough, the Chanel Haute Couture show had just been let out and we caught the models leaving the venue. Below are some shots.


Once inside Chanel, I was surprised to see this Amazonian woman wearing a a gold lame dress that covered her legs, arms, and full head! You could only see her thick boots and her face. And standing by her side was Kanye West. This was nobody but the musical artists and his ‘interesting’ girlfriend Amber Rose. She stepped out of the photograph- but I guarantee you will see her in that outfit on another site soon enough!


We then went to J.Mendel and a stop over at Clements Ribeiro then back home to spend a quiet evening making some pasta with pesto and letting you all know about my day. More to come tomorrow!

Bon Nuit.



Shimmer on X Factor

Sheryl Cole in MW

I have never seen a single episode of the X Factor (I’m not even sure if there are any channels in Kuwait that play the show), but I am highly aware of the nearly perfect wardrobe choices Cheryl Cole donned each episode.  Whether it was Couture or Ready to Wear, Cheryl sure knew how to carry each  gown with much poise and charm.

During the primary episodes where the finalists were being chosen in Morroco, Cheryl graced the show in a sweeping Matthew Williamson black gown with a heavily beaded bodice.  This gown was definitely a wise choice since it meshed well with the Morrocan theme setting, and I love how Cheryl wore her hair up in a ponytail to bring all the attention to the bodice.  I can totally see myself in the Williamson gown while attending a beach wedding or a small soiree … where all I will have to do is slip on my favorite silver heels and bangles and then I’m good to go!

The Matthew Williamson gown is available in a grey shade with turquoise and gold embellishment and a fuschia shade with orange and silver embellishment at AlOthman for KD  879.

A short version is also available for KD 599.

MW Resort Sheryl Cole in MW 2