Archive for October, 2011

Jennifer Lopez in Temperley London

Jennifer Lopez looked ravishing in red when she attended the “Samsung Hope for Children” event in this one-shoulder Temperley London dress. The dress accentuated her curves in all the right places and the ruffled sleeved added just enough drama to the look.

 She wore it with complementary nude heels and a matching clutch. J Lo wore her hair pulled back and elegant, and surprisingly kept her make up very fresh. I think she could have pulled off a scarlet lipstick to match the dress, but the neutral hue definitely worked too. This Temperley London dress is available at AlOthman.

Nina Dobrev’s Dress Online!

Spotted! The one and only Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries wearing one of our own Vena Cava dresses. I love this show and this actress, who actually plays two parts on the show (herself as a human girl named Elena, and a centuries old evil vampire named Catherine). The actress is absolutely stunning on and off the show, and was recently spotted in Canada wearing this Vena Cava dress that is now 50% off online. Get it here.

Get The Look: Anna Dello Russo

The legendary style icon Vogue Nippon editor Anna Dello Russo has always showed her love for French label Balmain. Here, she is wearing one of their signature rock and roll looks. This embellished jacket is a fit for a real fashionista like Anna. She paired it with black leather pants to complete her fabulous look!

Get Anna’s look without breaking the bank with this embellished Balmain jean jacket now 50% OFF! Add your favorite pair of black pants and shades to wear the look à la Anna!

Emma Watson in Azzaro

The talented actress that brought Hermione Granger‘s character to life in the Harry Potter films wowed us in this Fall 2011 Azzaro dress. She looks extremely happy and comfortable in the short black and white dress, complete with layered ruffles and a feminine bow. Emma kept it simple by wearing the dress with plain black pumps.

This Fall 2011 Azzaro dress is available at AlOthman.

New at AlOthman

This week at AlOthman- our favorite simple yet chic collection has arrived: Joseph. Grab one of their essential Fall 2011 pieces such as a fabulous rabbit fur top, leggings that are leather down the front and cotton down the back, plus plenty of simple and elegant separates! Also new in-store, more shoes from Christian Louboutin‘s fall collection. Calling all fur lovers-this one is for you:

Alternatively, you can go for the modern-day Dorothy look with these amazing red sequined pumps.

We hope to see you soon at AlOthman.


Just in @ AlOthman Outlet!

Today we have show stopping pieces from designers Balmain and Oscar de la Renta. Not every jeans jacket is typical, as we can see from this white and red faded jacket with more safety pins than you could even imagine! If you’re searching for a jacket with a serious rock and roll edge, this is the piece for you.

For more classic and feminine options, look no futher than Oscar de la Renta. Beautiful pieces such as this black textured and polka dotted cocktail dress are now online.  For a lighter daytime look, the white cotton and lace dress is extremely elegant.

Browse all of our New Arrivals now!

Marisa Tomei in Preen


Marisa Tomei is a big fan of Preen and has been spotted more than once in a piece from the collection. Here, she is wearing the bold orange and black dress with beautiful silver work on the front and a unique cross-over slit. The elegant T-strap sandals were perfect with this dress and really elongated Marisa‘s legs. Her hairstyle was a bit outdated for my taste, I wish she had gone with a modern blowdry to match the dress rather than a flipped out style. Still, the actress looked beautiful! This Fall 2011 Preen dress is available at AlOthman.

Bridal Fashion Wk- Day 4

I began my morning ritual of enjoying a freshly toasted bagel and a latte while watching Channel E!, but ironically E! was playing Kim K‘s wedding episode. Why I did I say ironically? Well today was going to be my appointment with Vera Wang‘s team. I closely watched the part leading up to Kim‘s dress rehearsal and how she went about wearing a different gown to each part of the wedding. I was sure that at least one of these gowns was going to be part of the Fall collection.

Before I headed to Vera‘s showroom, I went to see Carolina Herrera. The designer has always been known for her understated elegant and classic gowns, and this collection was no exception. It was all about the detailing in the fabric and extremely flattering silhouettes. What I’m really excited about is that Carolina‘s team and I are working on some customized pieces that will be exclusive to AlOthman Bridal.

Next up was Vera Wang. As I entered their new office (which by the way has the most amazing view), I was surprised to see that the gowns hung on the racks were all in black and nude!  We were told  tha the  theme of the collection was “witchcraft” and Vera wanted the gowns to look mysterious while maintaining some of her classic shapes, ruffles, and pleating. Ofcourse one gown was mainly inspired by Kim‘s third wedding gown since it looked exactly the same but with an exaggerated ruffled train. I had to see the fabric up close to understand how it fitted Kim’s curvaceous body and to my (and probably her) delight it was actually stretchy! It was hard to imagine how  the gowns were going to look like in the ivory shade, but that didn’t stop me from drooling over some of the pieces there!

Following the appointment I headed to the Vera Wang boutique on Madison Avenue and the welcoming sales staff showed me around and answered all of my questions. I surely had to ask about Kim’s visit to the store and the process of choosing her gowns (You can definitely sense my obsession with her by now). The staff actually showed me all of the pieces that Kim tried on to get inspiration on her couture gowns … I must say that there were some styles that I wish she had considered but I’m sure she was ecstatic about every gown she chose.

Before leaving Madison Avenue I had to stop by my favorite cafe there called Lady M to enjoy a taste of their mille crepes cake …it literally looks like a thousand layers of crepes are placed on top of each other and it tastes like heaven!

This is it for my Bridal 2012 Fashion Week diary! I look forward to receiving the gowns I was mad for in our captivating AlOthman Bridal store.

Trendsetter: RED leather dress!

There’s a new trend in town, and celebrities have already been spotted rocking it: the RED LEATHER DRESS. We always see black leather everywhere, but this is a fierce and daring change! Here, blonde beauties Brooklyn Decker and Elizabeth Banks show off their fabulous figures in mini red leather dresses.

Get into this trend with our newly added red Balmain leather shift dress.

Then, pair it with these gorgeous Nicholas Kirkwood statement heels to make it even more stylish!

Bridal Fashion Week- Day 3

I’m so thrilled that the weather has been warm all week long, it just makes me want to walk everywhere (which is much needed after all the amazing food I’m having here).

Today started with Oscar de la Renta‘s captivating bridal collection.  I was blown away with the amount of elaborate work  put into their guipure fabric, and  new veils and belts were introduced to give each gown the perfect  refined touch.

Later it was all about the romance and femininty at Monique Lhuillier‘s showroom.  I couldn’t keep my eyes off of the ruffles and the lace that were embedded into her gowns.  It was like watching a fantasy over and over again …

The day ended with a splendid dinner at Abe & Arthur’s restaurant in the meat packing district (right beside Matthew Williamson’s boutique).  I ordered the mouth watering goat cheese and beet root salad and ended my perfect steak meal with a deep rich molten cake… I must say that it was one of the most delicious meals I have ever had! I strongly recommend it to anyone visiting NY anytime soon.

Looking forward to a new day and a new collection ….