Watch - 89 Styles Bridal Edition May - 2014 / Issue 35
Right! Planning Your Wedding from A to Z…
Love Is In The Details The Finishing Touches Every Bride Needs
What’s Your Aisle Style? Take Our Quiz on Page 84
Brilliant Rings For The Fashion Forward Brides
Tiers of Joy
The Dresses Daydreams Are Made Of
THE AVENUES 1ST AVENUE MARINA MALL RETAIL FLOOR
Get It Right! Planning Your Wedding from A to Z… Literally!
Tiers of Joy : The dresses daydreams are made of.
Love Is In The Details: The finishing touches every bride needs.
The Stone: Brilliant rings for the fashion forward brides.
What’s your aisle style?: Are you glamorous? Romantic? Or modern? Take our quiz and find out what kind of bride you are.
Highlights 136 Beauty: Tested and true, Kyu Care Center facial review.
110 Glam Cam: Baby It’s You! Newlywed,
new beginnings, new wardrobe by Yalda Golsharifi.
162 Insider : The Outnet celebrates its 5th birthday by unveiling an exclusive limited-edition collection of 17 iconic designer items.
Inside St yles
Styles Your Wardrobe 34 Trendss 34 35 36 39 42 46 48
Tiers of Joy Short & Sweet Macaroon March Modern Miracles Love Is In the Details Sexy Dreams Yalda Golsharifi’s Styling Tips
64 The Stone 64 65 66
Do You Know Your Stone? Heavenly Halos Tiffany & Co.
68 Twinkelss 68 70 72
Mouawad Wedding Collection Piaget Rose Passion Damiani Say “I Do” In Style
80 Tempo 80 81
Korloff Gossip Lady Watches Collection Piaget Limlight
Styles for You Stylesperation
122 The Piece: Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue 128 The Beauty Report: Wedding Worthy Hair 125 Fashion Avenue: From the Streets of L.A. 160 Beyond Trends: Armani Caffé 162 Happenings: A Day In Carven 188 A Fashionista’s Guide: Where to get your favorite pieces 192 Trendscopes: Your monthly style guide featuring Aerie
82 Insiders 86 88
Wedding Day #selfie Ralph Lauren Presents:The World Tour of the Giant Ricky Bag
90 Trackers 92 94 98 99 101 104 106 108
Lanvin Collection Blanche Carolina Herrera Bridal Reem Acra Alberta Ferretti Monique Lhuillier Christophe Guillarme Paule Ka Black Carpet Collection Simone Perele
114 Cover Story: Planning Your Wedding from A to Z… Literally!
128 128 130 131 134 136
Heaven Scent Kiss n’ Make-Up Just Breathe Waterproof Warriors Big Day Beauty
82 144 151
Insider: Tips on How to Dress a Bride on a Budget by Eve Thomas Illustrations: Once Upon a Wedding by Abrar AlZankawi Travel: Heavenly Honeymoons
140 Health 140 Give Me Some Sugar 142 Power of the Plus
144 Living in Style 144 Modern Bride 145 Romantic Bride 146 Feng Shui Wedding Tips by Crystal AlShatti
Alberta Ferratti P. 99
From us to you....
Special Edition Style’s Bridal P.74
First we would like to extend a huge congratulations to all of our newly engaged couples. Welcome to wedding season and the month of love. When you’re a bride the most important thing that matters on your wedding day is what makes you happy. No, we’re not saying to go all bridezilla but it’s your special day to feel like a princess where all the attention is on you. It’s your time to shine girl. That’s why every May we dedicate our entire issue to all the beautiful brides-to-be, from bringing you the most trendiest gowns straight off the runway, the most dazzling rings, wedding worthy hair, to big day beauty tips. Here is where you’ll find it all. Dreaming of that big beautiful wedding but don’t know where to start. Don’t sweat it, we got you covered sister. In our cover story we help you plan your wedding from A to Z…literally! And don’t forget to rip out our wedding checklist on page 120. The key to planning your dream day is meeting your objectives. We want you to enjoy planning your wedding, enjoy being a bride and most of all enjoy being in love. After all, you’ve been waiting to start this new chapter with that perfect someone. The Styles team wishes love, happiness and fulfillment to all our newlyweds. Enjoy our Bridal Edition!
Stay Fabulous xo
Editor’s Tips & Picks To avoid hassle on your big day, go to the restroom before you put on your wedding gown. Also, avoid fizzy and colorful drinks and coffee. However, you should still keep yourself hydrated with water we don’t want any fainting brides!
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SAINT LAURENT Gold Metallic Long Sleeve Mini Dress [Saint Laurent Boutique]
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NEW YORK BEVERLY HILLS MONTRE AL LONDON PARIS MADRID TOK YO THE AVENuES MALL 965 22597069
your wardrobe JENNIFER BEHR Champagne Veil Headband [Harvey Nichols]
REED KRAKOFF Metallic Silver Tone Sanda [Al Ostoura Thuraya Mall]
MONSOON Double-Tiered Veil [Monsoon Boutique]
ALESSANDRA RICH Lace Peplum Gown [harrods.com]
DAMIANI Nature Masterpiece Earrings with White Diamonds [Damiani Boutique AlThuraya Mall]
REEM ACRA Tiered Lace Gown [La Mariee AlThuraya Mall]
ALICE + OLIVIA Embellished Faux Feather Gown [Alice + Olivia Boutique]
ROSA CLARA Layered Organza Gown [Rosa Clara Boutique]
H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection Lace Gown [H&M Stores]
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CASADEI Metallic Gold Tone Heels [Harvey Nichols]
LE SILLA Crystal Cap Toe Transparent Pump [Le Silla Boutique]
SIMONE ROCHA Pearl-Embellished Neoprene Dress [modaoperandi.com]
VERSACEE Tulle Sleeves Dress [Versace Boutique] FRED LEgIHTON 18-Karat White Gold Diamond Earrings [net-a-porter.com]
DSQUARED2 Draped Strapless Dress [stylebop.com]
BLUMARINE Apllique Detailed gown [farfetch.com]
MONSOON Iris Bridal Dress [Monsoon Boutique]
ZUHAIR MURAD Pleated Strapless Mini Dress [farfetch.com]
N in a Ricc i
TEMPERLY LONDON Pia Lace Gown [net-a-porter.com]
NICOLE MILLER Embellished Cage Veil [nicolemiller.com] JIMMY CHOO Ivory Satin Platform Peep-Toe Sandals [Jimmy Choo Boutique]
MENBUR Adelia Peep Toe Lace Heels [Menbur Boutique]
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MARCHESA Strapless TexturedTulle Gown [net-a-porter.com]
ARUNASHI White Moonstone Diamond Earrings [farfetch.com]
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Floral Peplum Couture Gown [AlOstoura AlThuraya Mall]
ZUHAIR MURAD Embellished Tulle Gown [mytheresa.com]
IRENE NEUWIRTH Pink Opal, Diamond and Rose Gold Octogonal Drop Earrings [barneys.com]
JASON WU Duchesse-Satin Gown [mytheresa.com]
LANVIN Duchesse-Satin Gown [net-a-porter.com]
GIMABATTISTA VALLI Crystal-Embellished Satin and Mesh Pumps [modaoperandi.com]
GIANVITO ROSSI Crystal-Embellished Satin and Transparent Pumps [mytheresa.com]
May 89 STYLES 36
IRENE NEUWIRTH Diamond Rainbow Moonstone and Gold Ring [mytheresa.com]
COAST Layered Tulle Dress [Coast Stores]
SERGIO ROSSI Rginestone Leather T-Bar Sandals [shoescribe.com]
LE SILLA Rhinestone Encrusted Box Clutch [Le Silla Boutique]
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ROSA CLARA RebrodeĚ Lace and Tulle Dress [Rosa Clara Boutique]
PIAGET Limelight Diamond Watch [Piaget Boutique]
REEM ACRA Isabella Sweetheart Tulle Gown [Le Mariee AlThuraya Mall]
May 89 STYLES 37
JUDITH LEIBER VINTAGE Oval Box Clutch [farfetch.com]
IRENE NEUWIRTH Four Drop Diamond Earrings [farfetch.com]
Mo niq ue Ll hu ill ier
BOTTEGA VENETA Intrecciato Detail Clutch [Bottega Veneta Boutique]
THEIA Faith Strapless Tulle Mermaid Gown [shopbop.com] LANVIN Strapless Faille Gown [net-a-porter.com]
NOTTE BY MARCHESA Embellished Lace and Tulle Gown [net-a-porter.com]
REEM ACRA Mermaid Tulle Gown [La Mariee Althuraya Mall]
DSQUARED2 Floral Embellished Pumps [farfetch.com]
May 89 STYLES 38
SOPHIA WEBSTER White Leather Liza Flower Pumps with Striped Leather Trim [colette.fr]
DAMIANI Sophia Loren Collection [Damiani Boutique The Avenues Mall]
BALMAIN Ruched Silk-Satin Gown [net-a-porter.com]
SAINT LAURENT One Shoulder Puff Sleeve Dress [Saint Laurent Boutique]
MARCHESA Iris Liard Box Clutch Bag [neimanmarcus.com]
DAMIANI Sophia Loren Collection [Damiani Boutique The Avenues Mall]
ROCHAS Woven Silk Gown [net-a-porter.com]
VIONNET Silk Georgette Gown [stylebop.com]
St ephan e Ro lla nd
ROBERTO CAVALLI Plunge Neckline Gown [farfetch.com]
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Aqua Ronda Sandals [matchesfashion.com]
DELPOZO Off The Shoulder Flare Dress [AlOstoura AlThuraya Mall]
APERLAI Scallop Detail Leather Heels [Harvey Nichols]
May 89 STYLES 39
REPETTO The Cendrillon Leather Ballet Flats [net-a-porter.com]
White Wonders TOMS Bridal White Glitters [toms.com]
SOPHIA WEBSTER Eva Patent Leather Pumps [brownsfashion.com] CASADEI Calf Python Effect Blade Pump [luisaviaroma.com]
BADGLEY MISCHKA White Satin Peep-Toe Pumps [heels.com] DOLCE & GABBANA Flower Brocade Heels [Dolce & Gabbana Boutique]
Powder Pink KATE SPADE NEW YORK Sandal Heel in Rose Petal Pink Sandal [Kate Spade New York Boutique]
RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION Barton Calfskin Ballet Pumps [ralphlauren.com]
VIKTOR & ROLF Leather T-Bar Bow Sandals [AlOstoura Boutique]
May 89 STYLES 40
Change The Color
Lovely Lace GIANVITO ROSSI Mesh Lace Suede Pumps [luisaviaroma.com]
ZARA Shiny Ballerinas [Zara Stores]
REISS Crossover Front Sandals in Emerald [Riess Stores]
SOPHIA WEBSTER Kiki Lace-Print PVC and Leather Sandals [net-a-porter.com]
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Body Straa Embellished Mesh Point-Toe Flats [net-a-porter.com] MANOLO BLAHNIK Lace Pumps [barneys.com]
LE SILLA Embellished T-Bar Sandal [Le Silla Boutique]
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Lace Captoe Pump [oscardelarenta.com]
TAYLOR SAYS Striped Slingback Heels [heels.com]
VALENTINO Pink Lace Ballerina [Valentino Boutique] JIMMY CHOO Rhinestone Leather Pumps [luisaviaroma.com]
May 89 STYLES 41
BRISTOLS 6 Heart Nippies [shopbop.com]
EDIE PARKER Bride Box Clutch [matchesfashion.com]
NANCY GONZALEZ Bird Cage Clutch [Harvey Nichols]
ROSAMOSARIO Amore Senza Confini Silk-Lace and Embroidered-Tulle Long Chemise [net-a-poter.com]
TATJANA Gold Grop Earrings [Harvey Nichols]
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Embroidered Satin Ribbon Belt [oscardelarenta.com]
STELLA MCCARTNEY Minnie Sipping Lace and Stretch-Silk Garter [net-a-porter.com]
H&M Slip-On Dress [H&M Stores]
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Rock On Pandora Clucth [charlotteolympia.com] TRIUMPH Kiss Spotlight Satin Robe [Triumph Stores] SIMONE ROCHA Faux Pearl-Embellished Tulle Gloves [net-a-porter.com]
LEIGHTON White Wedding Parasol [ellaumbrella.com] CHOPARD Chopard Enchanted
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Crown Goa Swarovski crystal-Embellished Satin Clutch [net-a-porter.com]
May 89 STYLES 42
MOD CLOTH Lace Enchantment Fan [modcloth.com]
ZARA Swiss dot Ballerina Flats [Zara Stores]
OPLYMPIA LE-TAN Love Story Embroidered Clutch [net-a-porter.com]
THALE BLANC Morning Dew Box Clutch [farfetch.com]
MANUELA MERK Eye Silver Bracelet with Topaz [jades24.com] CHAUMET Liens Collection [Chaumet Boutique] COACH Lightweight Stole [Coach Boutique] CRUCIANI C Hand of Fatma Bracelet [cruciani.net]
Simone Perele Blue Lace Bra and Thong Set [k-lynn Boutique]
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Satin Pump in Light Blue with Fan Detailing [charlotteolympia.com]
ESSIE Borrowed and Blue Nail Polish
May 89 STYLES 43
your wardrobe ERICKSON BEAMON Ballroom Dancing Silver-Plates Swarovski Crystal Headband [net-a-porter.com]
Crowning Glory Headpieces made a huge comeback in the past few years, not only for brides but for different occasions too. As for brides, there are a number of ways you can go. Let’s start with the basic veil, did you know that there are over 10 different types? Pick one to suit your dress and features. Want to add a bit of “oomph” to it? Add a headpiece or maybe a flower. Don’t forget that SJP had a bird with her veil in Sex And The City Movie. We’re not asking you to put a zoo on your head, but maybe just something to wow the crowd. COAST Bridal Veil [Coast Stores]
LELET NY Oscar Swarovski Top Knot Halo Headpiece [shopbop.com] TEMPERLY LONDON Heart Shaped Veil [temperlylondon.com]
LANVIN Embroidered Headband [Lanvin Bouitque] ROSSANTICA Picolla silver-Dipped Pear Headpiece [net-a-porter.com]
NICOLE MILLER Fingertip Beaded Bridal Veil [nicolemiller.com]
LANVIN Swarovski PearlEmbellished Silk BlendBlend Tulle Veil [net-a-porter.com]
May 89 STYLES 44
KATIE BURLEY Millinery Harvest Flower Crown Headwrap [urbanoutfitters.com]
NARIDA FRAIMAN Pearl Fascinator [harrods.com]
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SOPHIA KOKOSALAKI Silk-Chiffon Veil [net-a-porter.com]
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Sexy Dreams Now for the exciting part; the lingerie. Depending on what you like, this should be different and special than your ordinary lingerie as it is your wedding night. White is a cheesy but you are the bride. White is such a calm color too. Want something over the top? Some Agent Provacteur in red just simply screams out hot. Want to look a bit mysterious but classy? A black lace babydoll will do the trick. Add red lips for color.
AGENT PROVOCATEUR Gloria Floral-Embroidered Tulle Contour Bra, Tulle Suspender Belt And Tulle Briefs [net-a-porter.com]
PASSIONATA Love Mood Garter Bodysuit [Debenhams Stores] VICTORIA’S SECRET Designer Collection Unlined Bra, V-String and Garterbelt [Victoria’s Secret Stores]
KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE Grand Fleur Lace-Appliqued Stretch-Tulle Bodysuit [net-a-porter.com]
SIMONE PERELE Black Lace Body Hugging Night Dress [K-lynn Boutique]
VICTORIA’S SECRET Designer Collection Bra, Matching Thong & Garterbelt [Victoria’s Secret Stores]
VICTORIA’S SECRET Body by Victoria Longline Demi Bra and Hip Hugger [Victoria’s Secret Stores]
May 89 STYLES 46
TRIUMPH Kiss Spotlight Brief Spotlight Bra [Triumph Stores]
PASSIONATA Miss Joy Bra and Briefs Set [Debenhams Stores]
VICTORIA’S SECRET Designer Collection Flowered Longline Bra & Matching Cheekini [Victoria’s Secret Stores]
PASSIONATA Fairy Night Lace Bra, Thong and Garter Set [Debenhams Stores]
PASSIONATA Love Mood Noir Baby Doll [Debenhams Stores]
FLEUR OF ENGLAND Blush Thong And Boudoir Bra [farfetch.com]
TRIUMPH Kiss Spotlight Night Dress [Triumph Stores]
VICTORIA’S SECRET Designer Collection Bustier & Matching Thong [Victoria’s Secret Stores]
PASSIONATA Whoops Bra and High-Waist Briefs [Debenhams Stores]
May 89 STYLES 47
Styling Tips by Yalda Golsharifi
DOLCE & GABBANA Swarovski Crystal Headpiece [net-a-porter.com] ALEXANDER MCQUEEN The Skull Studded Leather Box Clutch [net-a-porter.com]
GIVENCHY Mother-of-Pearl Cone and Pendant Obsidia Earrings [Givenchy Boutique]
AKONG LONDON Deco Spiked Earrings [luisaviaroma.com]
ESSIE Professional Bond With Whomever Nail Polish
LANVIN Crystal Embellished Resin Box Clutch [net-a-porter.com]
HERVE LEGER Breton Metallic Bandage Dress [net-a-porter.com]
MARCHESA Floral-Print Silk-Gazer Dress [net-a-porter.com]
SHOUROUK Lady Cocktail Ring [farfetch.com]
JIMMY CHOO Metallic Suede-Toe Pumps [Jimmy Choo Boutique]
JASON WU Ankle Strap Sandal [farfetch.com]
May 89 STYLES 48
OCTIUM Alpha Collection 18-Karat Rose Dold Ring with Diamonds [Octium Boutique Harvey
LARA BOHINC Apollo Drop Earrings [Harvey Nichols] DAMIANI Masterpiece Peonia Ring in Pink Gold With Diamonds and Amethystes [Damiani Boutique AlThuraya Mall]
NATHALIE TRAD Black Dysdera Clutch [AlOthman Boutique]
GUERLAIN Gloss Dâ€™enfer Nail Lacquer
MATICEVSKI Scarlett Off The Shoulder Envy Gown [avenue32.com]
NAEEM KHAN One Shoulder Ruched Bust Gown [bysymphony.com]
ANDREW GN One Shoulder Gown [bysymphony.com]
May 89 STYLES 50
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Peep-Toe Red Laeather Heels [AlOstoura AlThuraya Mall]
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Strappy Glitter Sandal [Chiristian Louboutin Boutique]
CH CAROLINA HERRERA Bow Embellished Ankle Strap Leather Sandals [CH Carolina Herrera Boutique] CHANEL Pink and Orange Plexiglass Clutch [Chanel Boutique]
OCTIUM 18 Karat Rose Gold Earrings with Diamonds [Octium Boutique Harvey Nichols]
POMELLATO Victoria Collection Earrings and Ring [Pomellato Boutique AlThuraya Mall LARA BOHINC Gagarin Ring [Harvey Nichols]
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Embellished Crepe Peplum Gown [Alexander McQueen Boutique]
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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Silk Cady One-Shoulder Couture Gown [matchesfashion.com]
KATIE ERMILIO Yellow Silk Faille Hem Gown [avenue32.com]
May 89 STYLES 51
ALEXANDER WANG Chastity Metallic Leather Clutch [matchesfashion.com] SAFIYAA Strapless Gown [boutique1.com]
PRABAL GURUNG Color-Block Satin and Chiffon Gown [modaoperandi.com]
ANTON HEUNIS Gold-Tone Jewel Encrusted Necklace [Harvey Nichols]
Ralph Laure n
CHANEL Golden Metal Pearl Ring [Chanel Boutique]
GIANVITTO ROSSI Glitter ankle Strap Sandals [farfetch.com]
SAINT LAURENT Panther Head Earrings [Saint Laurent Boutique]
May 89 STYLES 52
SEPHORA Rouge Infusion N째14 in Fig Ink [Sephora Stores]
ANTON HEUNIS Gold-Tone Jewel Encrused Earrings [Harvey Nichols]
SAINT LAURENT Sequinned Mini Dress [Saint Laurent Boutique]
SAINT LAURENT Chain Bracelet [Saint Laurent Boutique]
LANVIN Grey Lame Long Dress [Lanvin Boutique]
VERSACE Gold-Tone Clutch [Versace Boutique]
TED BAKER Strapless Metallic Dress [Ted Baker Boutique]
RIVER ISLAND Silver T-Bar High Heeled Sandals [River Island Stores]
DELPOZO Floral Print Gown [AlOstoura al Thuraya Mall]
May 89 STYLES 53
CLAUDIA CANOVA Color Block Shoulder [Limelight The Avenues Mall]
MSGM Daisy Print Metallic Top [Limelight The Avenues Mall]
MSGM Coral Maxi Dress [Limelight Arraya Mall]
KRON BY KRON KRON Floral Print Shift Dress [Limelight Arraya Mall]
JEAN PAUL Printed Sleeveless Dress [AlOstoura The Avenues Mall]
MSGM Daisy Print Metallic Pants [Limelight The Avenues Mall]
RACHEL ZOE Metallic Silver Flat Sandlas [Limelight The Avenues Mall]
SEMILLA Sling Back Pumps [Limelight Arraya Mall]
May 89 STYLES 54
SEMILLA Wedge Leather Sandal in Red [Limelight Arraya Mall]
JEAN PAUL Button Front Jacket [Limelight The Avenues Mall]
DOHO Sleeveless Silk Dress [Limelight The Avenues Mall]
LUCAS JACK Enamel Bangle [Limelight the Avenues Mall]
STELLA FOREST Belted Sheft Dress [Limelight The Avenues Mall]
DOHO Jewel Encrusted Cuff [Limelight The Avenues Mall]
LUCAS JACK Large Hoop Earrings [Limelight The Avenues Mall] DOMINIQUE DENAIVE Large Stone Ring [Limeligh The Avenues Mall]
JACKY & CELINE Cut-Out Leather Tote [Limelight The Avenues Mall]
UNITED NUDE Leather Tab Heel Pumps [Limelight The Avenues Mall]
SEMILLA Lether Metallic Trim Peep-Toe Ankle Boots [Limelight The Avenues Mall]
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Once Upon a Wedding by Abrar AlZankawi @notsi
ELIE SAAB Couture Wedding Dress [eliesaab.com]
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VERA WANG Margarat Wedding Dress [Vera Wang Boutique]
DOLCE & GABBANA Strapless Lace Gown [luisaviaroma.com]
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ELIE SAAB Coral Pink Strapless Big Volume Dress with Flower Applique Bodice [eliesaab.com]
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OSCAR DE LA RENTA White Embroidered Organza Floral AppliqueĚ Flowergirl Dress [AlOthman Boutique]
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Ivory Bouquet Corded Chantilly Lace Sweetheart Peplum Gown with Ivory Silk Faille Trumpet Skirt [AlOthman Boutique]
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Model is wearing Elie Saab lace-top biascut gown, Jimmy Choo motive elaphe and leather T-bar sandals, Kimberley McDonald 18-karat rose gold diamond earrings, Anita Ko 18-karat gold diamond bangle, Ileana Makri triple bond 18-karat gold diamond ring, available at net-a-porter.com. May 89 STYLES 60
Model is wearing Oscar de la Renta embellished silk gown, Christian Louboutin glitter-finished and leather sandals, Sophie Bille Brahe 18-karat gold earrings, Inez and Vinoodh 18-karat gold diamond interlinked bangles and Ileana Makri 18-karat gold diamond eternity thread ring, available at net-a-porter.com. May 89 STYLES 61
Model is wearing Mary Katrantzou printed satin-will dress, Proenza Schouler minaudiere silver-tone box clutch, Jennifer Meyer 18-karat gold diamond stick earrings and Anita Ko 18-karat gold ring, available at the net-a-porter.com.
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Model is wearing Jason Wu sequin embellished silk-chiffon dress, Victoria Beckham two-tone leather clutch, Jennifer Meyer 18-karat white gold diamond stick earrings and Anita Ko 18-karat gold diamond ring, available at net-a-porter.com.
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Do You Know Your Stone?
Four C’s of Diamonds: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat
by: Yasmin Tavakoli
The cut of a diamond can be very important for the brideto-be. After all, it is the cut that determines the amount of sparkle your ring will have. There are basically 5 cuts: Ideal Cut: The top 3% of diamond quality that reflects nearly all the light entering the diamond. It is very beautiful and very rare. Very Good Cut: The top 15% of diamond quality that reflects nearly as much light as the ideal but without the cost. Good Cut: The top 25% of diamond quality that reflects most of the light entering the diamond Fair Cut: The top 35% of diamond quality that will not reflect as much light and will not be as brilliant as a good cut. Poor Cut: These diamonds are so deep and narrow or shallow and wide that they lose most of the light and therefore are the cheapest of all cuts.
FL: Flawless diamonds that have no internal or external imperfections. IF: Internally Flawless and have no internal imperfections. VVS1/ VVS2: Very, Very Slightly Included diamonds that barely have any imperfections and are of excellent quality. VS1/VS2: Very Slightly Included diamonds with few imperfections that aren’t typically visible to the eye. SI1/SI2: Slightly Included diamonds with imperfections that may be visible. I1: Included diamonds with imperfections that are visible. I2/I3: The lowest grade that is generally not available in fine jewelry stores.
Carat The carat defines the weight of the diamond. The amount of carats you may want for your diamond may depend on the shape of diamond you want. There are generally 9 famous shapes to choose from: (Round, Princess, Emerald, Asscher, Marquise, Oval, Pear, Heart, and Cushion). There is no set amount of carats that’s best. It all depends on your taste and budget. A smaller ring of 2 carats with a higher clarity and cut may be much more expensive than a 6 carat with low clarity and cut. Determine your budget, diamond shape, cut, color, and clarity to distinguish how many carats you may want in your ring.
Color When referring to the color of a diamond, we are basically determining how white the diamond is. The less color a diamond has, the higher its color grade. The color ranges from D to Z. D: This is the highest color grade and is extremely rare because it is absolutely colorless.
E/F: No traces of color can be detected other than by an expert gemologist. Also rare. G/H: The color is difficult to detect unless compared directly next to something grade E or higher.
I/J: These colors are a great value and have only slight tones. K/L/M: They have noticeable color and would be more affordable than previous grades. N/O/P/Q/R/S/T/U/V/W/X/Y/Z: These are of the lowest color grade and are generally not carried by high-end jewelers.
Clarity The clarity of a diamond is measured in the imperfections of the diamond. Most of the imperfections usually are microscopic, therefore the less imperfections the diamond has the higher clarity grade it would have. May 89 STYLES 64
Round Tapered Baguette Heart
Heavenly Halos PIAGET Multi-Cut Diamond and Platinum Ring [Piaget Boutique]
The wedding ring symbolizes eternal love. Get ready to fall head over heels in love with these beautiful engagement rings and wedding bands. Finding the perfect ring is just as important as finding the perfect partner - it’s pretty serious business. To make your life easier we’ve selected a fashionable assortment of rings that will win over even the most pickiest brides-to-be. From show stopping solitaries to dazzling halo wedding bands these rings will definitely melt your heart.
TIFFANY & CO. (From Left): Tiffany Novo® Band Ring with diamonds in 18 Karat Rose Gold, Tiffany Bezet™ Band Ring with Diamonds in Platinum, Shared-Setting Band Ring with Diamonds in 18 Karat Gold, Tiffany ® Diamond Wedding Band in Platinum, Etoile ThreeRow Band Ring with Pavé Diamonds in Platinum [Tiffany & Co. Boutique]
CHOPARD Ring from the Red Carpet Collection in 18 Karat White Gold Set with a Rectangular Brilliant Diamond (28.07ct) and Diamonds [Chopard Boutique]
TIFFANY & CO. Tiffany Embrace Diamond Ring in Platinum [Tiffany & Co. Boutique]
CARTIER Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection Diamond Pave Ring [Cartier Boutique]
VERSACE Versace Forever Solitaire Ring [Varsace Boutique]
CARTIER Paris Nouvelle Vague Collection Diamond Pave Ring [Cartier Boutique]
CHAUMET Josephine Collection Diamond Ring [Chaumet Boutique]
VERSACE Versace Forever Solitare Ring with Pave Band [Versace Boutique]
TIFFANY & CO Tiffany Soleste PearShaped Diamond Ring with a Diamond Border in Platinum [Tiffany & Co. Boutique]
TIFFANY & CO (From left): Tiffany Bezet™ Band Ring with Diamonds in Platinum, Etoile Narrow Band Ring with Pavé Diamonds in Platinum [Tiffany & Co. Boutique]
TIFFANY & CO. (From left) Tiffany & Co. Band Ring in Platinum, Tiffany Metro Diamond Ring in 18 Karat White Gold, Flat Band Ring in 18 Karat Gold, Milgrain Nand Ring in Platinum Tiffany Bezet Band Ring in 18 Karat Rose Gold, Tiffany Band Ring in 18 Karat Gold [Tiffany & Co. Boutique]
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The engagement ring as we know it today, and the romantic traditions that surround it, are in large part the creation of world-renowned jeweler Tiffany & Co. Diamonds have long been an expression of affection and power. But it was Tiffany & Co. that turned these gems into the most exquisite and dazzling jewelry the world has ever seen. Tiffany’s insistence on absolute perfection produced diamonds of superior beauty. Each is a symbol that is worthy of true love and the promise of a lifetime of shared happiness together.
Tiffany Soleste Tiffany Soleste is a cushion modified brilliant diamond encircled by a double row of exquisite bead-set diamonds.
Tiffany Novo, a brilliant cushion cut inspired by the faceting of the famed Tiffany Diamond, epitomizes style now and for all time, with every subtlety of chic and originality brought to stunning fruition. Set in a customized mounting of four sleek, tapered prongs, the diamond generates an extraordinary show of light.
With the introduction of the Tiffany® Setting in 1886, founder Charles Lewis Tiffany started a trend that grew into a cherished custom. This innovative setting lifts the diamond off the band into the light, maximizing the stone’s natural radiance. It remains the world’s most beautiful diamond ring and a popular symbol of true love, celebrated in literature, art and film.
The Tiffany® Setting, a design classic that holds the diamond away from the band on six prongs, permitting a more complete return of light through the diamond.
Tiffany Legacy These five icons are joined by other masterpieces such as Tiffany Legacy®, inspired by a period design from the early 1900s. It features a cushion-shaped modified brilliant-cut diamond (exclusive to Tiffany & Co.) surrounded by a frame of bead-set diamonds. May 89 STYLES 66
Tiffany diamond engagement rings in platinum (from left): Tiffany Legacy®, Tiffany Bezet, Lucida® and Tiffany Novo.
Tiffany Etoile Tiffany Etoile is a brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by the gleam of platinum in a smooth bezel setting and band. Tiffany Embrace is a ring of true romance, starting with a round brilliant center diamond. The stone is complemented by a circle of beadset diamonds that also accent the band.
Tiffany Bezet Tiffany Bezet is a fresh interpretation of the traditional bezel setting in square or round shapes. The bezel-set profile sits closer to the hand, following the contours of a diamond to emphasize its shape and beauty. on brilliance.
Lucida Among them is Lucida®, an exclusive diamond cut with a setting of clean, sensuous curves. The diamond’s square mixedcut shape combines the classic elegance of a step-cut crown and a brilliant-cut pavilion. Together these two faceting styles strike a balance between period cutting, with an emphasis on line, and modern-style cutting, with an emphasis on brilliance.
Tiffany engagement rings in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold (clockwise from top): Tiffany® Setting, Jean Schlumberger Rope ring, Tiffany Novo, Tiffany Bezet, Tiffany Legacy®, Lucida®, Cushion-cut yellow diamond ring, Jean Schlumberger engagement ring, Tiffany Embrace.
Tiffany Grace Tiffany Grace pairs a princess-cut diamond with a band of round brilliant diamonds. The exquisite faceting creates a ring of pure radiance Tiffany & Co. Boutique is located at AlSalhiya Complex, Al Fanar Mall and The Avenues Mall-Prestige Area
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Unsurpassed Elegance to be Treasured Forever After Every woman dreams of unsurpassed elegance on her wedding day and the Mouawad Wedding collection brings this dream to life with stunning splendor. Once again the Mouawad craftsmen have excelled themselves, bringing forth a selection of sets, each one designed to find particular resonance with its wearer. Just as wedding traditions are laden with symbolic beauty, so the Mouawad Wedding Collection offers up a deeper meaning behind their shimmering reflections. The harmony of a wedded union is embodied brilliantly in each set of perfectly matching necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring, while the combination of white diamonds and white gold recalls thoughts of innocence and purity. Classic motifs of flowers, petals, hearts and teardrops are united in designs that range from delicate simplicity to magnificent grandeur, giving every bride the luxury of choosing the perfect complement to her beauty. Born to be worn on the most special day in a womanâ€™s life, the Mouawad Wedding Collection is crafted to be treasured forever after. Just as every true love story is eternal, this is jewelry with an everlasting promise to enchant all those within its gaze.
Mouawad Boutique is located at AlHamra Luxury Mall
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Piaget Rose Passion Piaget has lavished the full force its expertise and jewelry-making skill in this especially large collection, since it comprises a hundred pieces embodying a wealth of creativity. It encompasses watches, jewelry and high-jewelry items, connected by the theme of the rose. Entirely manufactured in Piagetâ€™s jewelry workshops, the collection features jewelry items that can be worn in many different ways, such as combs, tiaras as well as the brandâ€™s cherished cuff-watches and secret watches. The collection rediscovers the classical techniques of high jewelry and all the artistic crafts of which the creative sensitivity is successfully associated with jewelry-making precision. The Piaget Rose Passion Collection is based on a luminous choice of colorful and precious stones such as yellow diamonds, emeralds and pink sapphires as well as hard stones such as chrysocolla, chrysoprase, chalcedony with a predominance of pink echoing the color of the flower, and green for a fresh touch. May 89 STYLES 70
Piaget is located at AlSalhiya Complex and 360 Mall
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Damiani Say ‘I Do’ In Style D.Icon Damiani’s New Jewelry Collection Crafted with Ceramic Details The Italian jewelry tradition of Valenza gets an elegant addition in the form of ceramic. Damiani debuts the D.Icon jewelry collection represents the ultimate evolution of an old goldsmith tradition by introducing discreet black and white ceramic in jewelry and combining it with precious elements like gold with diamonds to create an iconic new trend. The collection comprises rings and pendants in gently curved shapes made of innovative glossy black or white ceramic. A small ‘D’ that signifies the Damiani logo is inlaid in yellow or white gold, and set on the ceramic either with an inset single diamond or in full pave. The sophisticated look makes the D.Icon collection perfect for aficionados of true glamour.
Belle Époque Damiani’s Tribute to Cinema The Italian jewelry tradition of Valenza gets an elegant addition in the form of ceramic. Damiani debuts the D.Icon jewelry collection represents the ultimate evolution of an old goldsmith tradition by introducing discreet black and white ceramic in jewelry and combining it with precious elements like gold and diamonds to create an iconic new trend. The collection comprises rings and pendants in gently curved shapes made of innovative glossy black or white ceramic. A small ‘D’ that signifies the Damiani logo is inlaid in yellow or white gold, and set on the ceramic either with an inset single diamond or in full pave. The sophisticated look makes the D.Icon collection perfect for aficionados of true glamour.
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Damiani is located at Althuraya Mall and The Avenues-Prestige Area Mall
Diamonds Are A Brides Best Friend What bride wouldn’t love to receive pretty shiny gifts? If you have a best friend that’s getting married it would be a great idea to shower her with diamonds. Also, if you’re the bride and looking for gifts to give to your bridesmaids or maid of honor we’re pretty sure they would be jumping in joy after receiving one of these shiny stone pieces. At Rola’s Beauty Lounge Boutique they carry an assortment of highquality certified diamond jewelry pieces from Lebanon in the most stylish and trendiest jewelry settings. It’s your big day and your time to shine.
Rola’s Beauty Lounge is located at Symphony Mall
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A Royal Affair Bridal fashion for the modern day princess. Location: AThuraya Mall Hair and Make-up: Kyu Care Center Flower Bouquet: Au Nom de la Rose Photographer: Samir Saleh Models: Roula Arab, Yalda Golsharifi, Leila Al Mosawi and Ryan Bseiso
Yalda is wearing a long-sleeved lace dress by Antonio Berardi and gold-tone box clutch by Nina Ricci. Items all available at AlOstoura, AlThuraya Mall. Roula is wearing a tulle with embroidered detail wedding gown and silkâ€“tulle bridal veil by David Fielden with crystal crown by Philippe Ferrandis, available at La Mariee, AlThuraya Mall. Flower Bouquet by Au Nom de la Rose
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Roula is wearing a mermaid strapless gown, draped on the waist with a detachable overskirt and oval shape veil in tulle with silk organza trim by Peter Langner, available at La Mariee, AlThuraya Mall. Diamond Jewelry set by Carla Amorim, located at AlThuraya Mall.
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Roula is wearing a sweetheart tulle gown by Reem Acra, available at La Meriee, AlThuraya Mall. Diamond earrings by Carla Amorim, available at AlThuraya Mall. Rose bouqhuet by Au nom de la Rose. Ryan is wearing a white collared-blouse and kneelength shorts by Armani Junior. Holding a diamond jewelry set by Damiani, available at AlThuraya Mall.
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Yalda is wearing a black tulle strapless dress by Delpozo, butterfly knuckle clutch by Alexander McQueen and embellished heels by Casadei, available at AlOstoura, AlThuraya Mall.
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Leila is wearing a navy blue with white collar dress by Armani Junior. Ryan is wearing a white t-shirt and light denim wash jeans by Armani Junior.
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Gossip Lady Watches Collection Gossip lady Watches Collection is characterized with elegant and shiny design with a hint of drama. It brings together creative design and watch manufacturing authenticity. This collection is the latest collection of Korloff Paris trademark established by the partisan young designer, Daniel Paillasseur, who now has a long history in jewelry manufacturing for more than three decades during which he has offered his clients luxurious collections of jewelry, watches, perfumes and accessories. Gossip collection watches are introduced with 35mm case luxuriously decorated and inspired by Voyageur launched by Korloff in 2010. The watches of this collection are made of stainless steel in two colors or in a rose gold tone.The watch dial is inspired directly from the graphite colors and lines which are unique for Korloff Paris. It is made of innovated mixture of materials such as mother of pearl and contains Korloff logo “K” at the bottom of the dial scattered as set of stars decorating the dial. May 89 STYLES 80
Rendez-Vous collection when invention meets creativity Women have a date with time. With their own time. On their wrist is the new Jaeger- LeCoultre: Rendez-Vous. More than a watch, it embodies a free-spirited and spontaneous personality that is constantly reinvented and perpetually surprising. Behind the regular beat of its manufacture movement lies a concentrated blend of the creativity that has pervaded the history of the Grande Maison. More than a watch, an encounter. A state of mind. Born at the heart of the Vallée de Joux – the cradle of Swiss Fine Watch making, far removed from the frantic pace of the city where time is no longer counted but instead rushes relentlessly by – the Rendez-Vous collection proudly proclaims its roots. It embodies the full range of expertise developed by JaegerLeCoultre for over 180 years. Within it blossoms the beauty of authentic horology: that which transcends time, the better to tame it. It epitomizes the charm of the most beautiful creations, those that set a date with techniques and aesthetics, uniting them in a disarmingly natural manner. Its femininity is conveyed through every detail of its graceful silhouette. The perfectly matched case and dial provide the perfect backdrop for the mechanical movement. The automatic caliber entirely developed, crafted and assembled in the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshops stages a day/night indicator amid a hand-guilloché décor reflecting the finest Haute Horlogerie traditions. Time serenely takes its place, bathed in the glow of the diamond-set bezel that illuminates each passing moment.
Inspired by a model from the 1970s, this Limelight exceptional piece watch features a distinctive baguette-cut diamond setting known as â€œjuponâ€? or petticoat, named after the petticoats that caused the haute couture dresses of the period to sway. Todayâ€™s interpretation, with a double jupon setting, demands an impressive level of creativity and expertise: extreme precision in cutting the baguettes, defining their position, adjusting their tables and setting. The perfect undulation and fascinating shimmer of the diamonds, carefully held in place by prongs without any additional gold between them, depend on this expertise. Here, the creation has been produced with baguette-cut diamonds.
Lady Collection It is clear that women want it all, or more particularly the choice of it all. Tissot, who has always been dedicated to providing their customers with what they desire, has created the Tissot Lady Collection to answer those wishes. The Tissot Lady not only exudes femininity with its petal-like hands, bezel and smooth lines but it is also available in various models with different colours and style to answer the diverging tastes and with a revolutionary Powermatic 80 automatic movement. For women that cherish the mechanical prowess, the Powermatic 80 will still offer the possibility of a time-off and well-deserved break thanks to its amazing 80 hours of power reserve. A rose is always engraved on the caseback of every Tissot lady watch with a quartz movement. It is the flower represented on the Tissot Coat of Arms. Through the representation of the rose, Tissot honours women, their strength and essence and remind them to live life to the fullest. Thanks to the Powermatic 80 movement, it is the first time that Tissot is able to send that message with an automatic piece. . May 89 STYLES 81
Tips on How to Dress a Bride on a Budget
by Eve Thomas, Styling Director at The Outnet 1. The bride’s dress is often one of the biggest expenses when budgeting for a wedding. Rather than opting for a dress from a celebrated wedding designer – which is sure to cost a lot – look for white and ivory styles from ready-to-wear lines from designers such as Alberta Ferretti, Temperley London and Chloé. 2. If you want to wear something original, consider choosing a vintage dress. Vintage dresses often work out cheaper than traditional bridal dresses and also work as your ‘something old’. 3. Discount sites such as The Outnet are also a great place to look as wedding dress styles don’t date and nobody will know which season they’re from. 4. Be open-minded when it comes to discount sample sales. Although in some cases the dresses may be slightly damaged or in need of cleaning, these are small costs compared to the amount you will spend on a full-price dress. I bought my own wedding dress at a sample sale! 5. When there’s so much to organize, being able to browse and shop online is wonderfully efficient. Use filters to look for specific items or to restrict your search by price, and always remember to narrow your search by size. This will help stop the temptation to buy a dress that is too big, too small or too expensive! 6. Accessories are an area where you can also save money. Your shoes are likely to be hidden underneath your dress, so ensure you invest in a pair that you can wear again and again. 7. While the traditional white lace dress usually springs to mind when the word ‘wedding’ is uttered, more and more people are choosing to channel current trends on their big day. There are plenty of chic alternatives to traditional wedding dresses – why don’t you consider wearing a full-length skirt and top in complementary shades, or a dress in a soft pink tone? These can be great alternatives to the traditional white gown and offer you the chance to really let your personality shine. These dresses often work out far less expensive too. 8. Don’t forget the details! Although intricate headdresses, hairbands and brooches certainly have their place, these touches don’t have to be expensive. A single fresh flower in your hair can look beautifully romantic and won’t cost the earth. 9. Brides-to-be may also have the chance to borrow a beautiful piece of heirloom jewelry from a friend or relative. This can be a lovely way to honor those closest to the bride and will also save the cost of buying expensive jewelry.
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10. Shop around for your bridesmaids’ dresses and look at ready-to-wear lines from designer capsule collections such as Temperley London, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti and See by Chloé. A nice way to reflect the different personalities and body shapes of your bridesmaids is to dress them in different styles. Just be sure to go for a common theme that ties them all together, such as color, style or texture.
KENNETH JAY LANE Kenneth Jay Lane GoldPlated Carved Resin Clip Earrings [theoutnet.com]
ISSA Dondi Gathered Stretch-Jersey Gown [theoutnet.com]
NINA RICCI Lace-Trimmed CrinkledSatin Gown [theoutnet.com]
ALICE + OLIVIA Rudie Embellished Crinkled Silk-Chiffon Dress [theoutnet.com]
ISSA Printed Silk Halterneck Maxi Dress [theoutnet.com]
CARVEN Cutout Woven Straw Dress [theoutnet.com]
BALENCIAGA Square-Frame Acetate Sunglasses [theoutnet.com] IRIS & INK Printed Shirt Dress [theoutnet.com]
Alaia Metallic leather sandals [theoutnet.com]
IRIS & INK Penelope Crepe Dress [theoutnet.com] SUNO Jacquard and Metallic Brocade Dress [theoutnet.com] OSCAR DE LA RENTA AppliqueĚ d Cotton Peplum Top [theoutnet.com]
ALBERTO MORETTI Snake-Effect Leather Pointed Toe Pumps [theoutnet.com]
MELISSA ODABASH Sicily Triangle Bikini [theoutnet.com]
ALEXANDER WANG Suede Pumps [theoutnet.com]
Quiz: What kind of bride are you? So, you’re in the middle of all your planning and you have all these ideas in your head that you’re trying to describe in one word or one theme. Did you ever stop and ask yourself “which bride am I?” Are you the romantic bride? glamorous? modern? mysterious? We’re making it easier, just take our quiz and you’ll find out. 1.What wedding designer describes you most? a) Vera Wang b) Monique Lhuillier c) Oscar de la Renta d) Elie Saab
2.What type of veil would you go for? a) Blusher veil b) Cathedral veil c) Fingertip veil d) Chapel veil
3.What flower would you most likely have in your wedding bouquet? a) Dahlias b) Roses c) Orchids d) Peonies
4.Take a look at your finger, what diamond cut is more you? a) Emerald b) Princess c) Trillion d) Pear
5.Where do you picture your wedding, or where do you plan to have it? a) Art gallery b) Beach c) Destination wedding d) Ballroom
6.What shoe designer describes your bridal taste? a) Alexander McQueen b) Valentino c) Giuseppe Zanotti d) Jimmy Choo
8. If you’d choose one song that’ll play over 4 times in your wedding, what would it be? a) Bluebell: Cinderella b) John Legend: All of Me c) Coldplay: Paradise d) Beyonce: Halo
9.The night of…! What lingerie designer stole your heart? a) Kiki de Montparnasse b) La Perla c) Dolce and Gabbana d) Agent Provocateur
7.Wedding favors and giveaways! What do you prefer? a) Nothing, they should give me something as I’m the bride b) Scented Candels c) Massage gift vouchers d) Macaroons
10.What would be the most important thing to register for? a) Candelabras b) Baby blue Kitchen Aid c) Crystal Vase d) Fine China set
Mostly As: Mysterious Bride Mostly Bs: Romantic Bride
Mostly Cs: Modern Bride
Mostly Ds: Glamorous Bride
As edgy as you may seem, your wedding will be the BOMB! Different, yet sticking to the basics, you’re our beloved mysterious bride
Basics with a bit of edginess is all for you. You’re all about equality, and women’s rights but hold on, you still enjoy being daddy’s little princess.
It’s all about making an impression for you. Your aisle style is red-carpet worthy and you will leave your loubi-wearing guests with a lasting impression!
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Sweet as sugar, your personality reflects on your taste. You’re going to wow your guests with the calm and romantic atmosphere. Roberta Lojacono
Choosing a well-lit area as good light is a very important aspect when taking any picture. Natural light is the best lighting to take selfies in.
Post and hashtag #selfie!!!
Edit the hell out of that picture! Don’t be shy to add a filter or contrast to emphasize a specific feature or specific color. Saturation is your friend.
Take tons of pictures so you have options to choose from.
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Check yourself out to make sure you look your best.
Wedding Day #selfie The new craze with selfies is getting out of control. You go into and event and you see people holding out their phones trying to take pictures but most of them end up blurry or out of place. People have to realize there are certain steps to achieve the perfect #selfie. Here’s how to do it:
Pose with a flattering background. Nature is a good idea, or a nice wall or display.
Consider the angle at which you are taking the photo. We don’t want to see any double chins!
Check if everyone is in the photo, take a deep breath, and stand still.
Itâ€™s like 26 tiny trampolines.
Enjoy walking on air.
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The World Tour of the Giant Ricky Bag To celebrate the launch of the newest “Soft,” “mini” and “Chain” variations on its iconic Ricky Bag, Ralph Lauren is proud to exhibit a spectacular “Giant Ricky Bag” at stores around the world. Taking cues from the Soft Ricky Bag, its beautifully crafted archetype, the Giant Ricky took a team of four expert artisans approximately one month to create. Echoing the supple silhouette and handwork throughout — from shaping to creasing to tacking — the Giant Ricky is beautifully outfitted with all of the Soft Ricky’s authentic details, from Italian-made leather construction to its key bell, grommets and functioning lock. Six feet tall and five feet wide, the Giant Ricky Bag is over four times the size of the Soft Ricky and weighs approximately 250 pounds. The Giant Ricky Bag, in vibrant red, made its debut in September, 2013 at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City before greeting visitors in the stunning entryway of the New York women’s flagship store on Madison Avenue and the Ralph Lauren Greenwich, Connecticut store. In February of this year, the red Giant Ricky traveled all the way to Isetan Department Store in Japan, while the bi-color (black and white) Giant Ricky set up shop first on Madison Avenue and then the Ralph Lauren Beverly Hills store. This month, the exhibit is traveling to the Galeries Lafayette flagship in Paris (31st March–13th April), where a pop-up shop will be installed to showcase the new Clementine Giant Ricky Bag. Next on its journey is Paris: first the Ralph Lauren store on Saint Germain (14th –27th April) and then the recently reopened Palais Galliera, the museum of fashion (28th April). From there, the Clementine Giant Ricky will travel to the Ralph Lauren stores in London, at the New Bond Street flagship (30th April–14th May), and Munich, Maximilianstrasse store, (16th–22nd May), before finishing its epic adventure in Ralph Lauren stores in Middle East (from 24th May).
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Elie Tahari Launches Edition 1974 for 40 th Anniversary Designer Elie Tahari announces the launch of “Elie Tahari Edition 1974” in honor of his 40th anniversary. The collection features updated iconic silhouettes from the past four decades that were first shown during his Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week presentation on September 10th. The collection features a modern take on the cage mesh swing coat, jumpsuit, laser cut shift dress and signature leather pieces. The entire collection will be available at Elie Tahari boutiques and wholesale partners worldwide in Spring 2014, also a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity. Elie Tahari’s 40th anniversary celebration kicked off NYFW when Elie Tahari was honored by Mayor Bloomberg and the City of New York with a Mayoral Proclamation declaring Wednesday, September 4th “Elie Tahari Day.” The ceremony took place at Tahari’s design center on 5th Avenue and was hosted by Joan Rivers, a close friend of the designer. VIP’s from the retail and fashion industry were on hand to pay tribute.Tahari spent his early years as an orphan and in his 20s made his way to New York City. While moonlighting as an electrician at a boutique in Greenwich Village in the 70’s, he was introduced to the world of fashion. Inspired by the dazzling disco era, Elie popularized the tube top and from there his eponymous label was born. Tahari’s creations were so well-received that he was one of the first fashion designers to open a boutique on Madison Avenue in 1974. In the 80s Elie turned his attentions to the tailored suit– a design effort that redefined a decade. Today, with his keen ability to predict what a woman wants Elie Tahari has become one of the most sought after designers in the world with a global presence on five continents.
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Elie Tahari is located at 360 Mall
Collection Blanche Lanvin Blanche 2014 is designed for everyone who loves fairytales and girly stories, with fifteen Couture dresses to wear for the best day of your life â€Ś. Straight out of a princess dream, the first is created from metres and metres of net, flared from the waist, creating a fairytale look. In echo, an ingenious play on seams sculpts the silhouette of a little bubble hem dress in pearly duchess satin, highlighted with a wide bow at the back, which skims across the brideâ€™s bare back. Another graceful long gown comes in ivory pleated taffeta deployed in three big ruffled flounces. This princely gown contrasts with the sobriety of a strapless model adapted from the show and moulded with neoprene, highlighting the modern material used.
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Lanvin is located at the Avenues - Presitge Area and AlThuraya Mall
For an alternative bride full of American mischief, a T-shirt dress draped at the back is worn with big link accessories - an idea for any future bride who dares to divert from traditional couture codes. Playing the glam’humour card, she could also choose a “Prom Dress”, a long asymmetric strapless dress in pinkish-beige duchess satin with wide flounces and a draped effect at the side. A Greek vestal with bare shoulder reveals a collar of colored crystals and a pleated lace dress, right out of the wardrobe of a Russian Ballet, poses like a little ballerina in a travelling circus. A cream-colored modest straight dress is adorned with embroidery whilst an airy chiffon dress exudes amused romanticism.Finally, for another occasion a long skirt worn over a slant-cut neoprene swimsuit is perfect for… the athlete bride!
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Spring / Summer 2014 Collection
The Spring 2014 bridal collection is all about a whimsical play on lace. In the new collection, Carolina Herrera explores the romance and lightness of lace in many ways from exquisitely intricate chantilly lace appliqué to dresses in hand-painted lace motif on silk organza – with touches of platinum, gold, silver and whispers of gray, creating a trompe l’oeil effect, very amusing to the eye.Carolina Herrera designs each wedding dress to be unique, evocative 2014day – with never a reference to trend. As the of the bride’s personal style and embodyingBridal the spiritSpring of the wedding ultimate expression of a bride’s personality, the Carolina Herrera wedding gown is a reflection of her most beautiful self.With the introduction of the Spring 2014 collection, Carolina Herrera launches her _rst blog titled, “the Carolina Herrera Bride”. This digital destination provides a resource for brides globally to experience all things synonymous effortless elegance sophistication from designer,play Carolina Spring 2014 bridal with collection is alland about a whimsical onHerrera. lace. In the new
Carolina Herrera explores the romance and lightness of lace in many ways from exquisitely intricate Chantilly lace appliqué to dresses in hand-painted lace motif on silk organza – with touches of platinum, gold, silver and whispers of gray, creating a trompe l’oeil effect, very amusing to the eye. Carolina Herrera designs each wedding dress to be unique, evocative of the bride’s personal style and embodying the spirit of the wedding day – with never a reference to trend. As the ultimate expression of a bride’s personality, the Carolina Herrera wedding gown is a reflection of her most beautiful self. With the introduction of the Spring 2014 collection, Carolina Herrera launches her first blog titled, “the Carolina Herrera Bride”. This digital destination provides a resource for brides globally to experience all things synonymous with effortless elegance and sophistication from designer, Carolina Herrera.
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Carolina Herrera Bridal is available at AlOthman Boutique
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Roberta Lojacono Spring/Summer 2014 Collection
The Roberta Lojacono’s 2014 bridal collection develops the delicate theme of soft and unstructured shape. A mood inspired by the Sicilian liberty atmosphere with sinuous silhouettes, veiled décolleté or in the deep backlines. Whites are bright and varied in organza, nets and wrinkled gauzes backdrop to chantille laces, macramé or embroidered as an old grandmothers shawl. Jackets are an important sign of Roberta’s inspiration, with macramé, chantille or precisely embroidered that give a surprisingly dual version, covering the underlying generous necklines, and thin corsets.
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Roberto Lajacono is available at La Mariee AlThuraya Mall
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Reem Acra surprised us all at New York’s Bridal Fashion Week Spring/ Summer2014 when her models came out on the runway holding their veil as whimsical parasols ! We call them “vei-rellas”. These beautiful veils are for those rebel brides out there who want to make a statement. Reem Acra really outdid herself this time with a selection of wow-worthy gowns and body hugging mermaid silhouettes.
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Reem Arca Bridal is available at La Mariee AlThuraya Mall
From Dreams to Reality by Alberta Ferretti The bridal collection by Alberta Ferretti Forever takes inspiration from timeless palaces like Alhambra, Balmoral, Buckingham, Hermitage and others. The gowns are like haute couture creations, with unique details like light pleating, delicate ruffles, and jeweled embroidery on ethereal fabrics like chiffon, organza, lace and taffeta. The dresses are suspended between dreams and reality, like a modern fairytale told through yards of floating fabrics.
Alberta Ferretti collection is available at La Mariee AlThuraya Mall
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Spring/Summer 2014 Bridal Collection The Oscar de la Renta Bridal Spring/Summer 2014 collection embodies gorgeously feminine gowns with a fairytale feel that took over the collection. From a strapless frothy blue gown embellished in organza flowers and silver embroidery to a parade of dreamy white ball gowns. These are the things brideâ€™s daydreams are made of.
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Oscar de La Renta Bridal is available at AlOthman Boutique
Spring/Summer 2014 Bridal Collection Monique Lhuillierâ€™s Spring 2014 collection has a little bit of everything a bride could ask for. A range of her signature designs using lace and corsets dominate the collection with a splash of femininity and elegance that hallmarks her collection in every single gown. Wouldnâ€™t you now want to rock a Lhuillier creation on your big day?
Monique Lhuillier Bridal is available at AlOthman boutique
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StĂŠphane Rolland Haute Couture Collection
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The new Stephane Rolland Spring/Summer 2014 Haute Couture collection is a burst of light. Between dawn and dusk, StĂŠphane Rolland sculpts material like never before, in a minimal palette of yellows and whites, subtly eclipsed with black tones. Each creation defies the rules of space in an organic, vegetal and adaptive way. The opening jumpsuits of the presentation are adorned with oversized suspended gazar and organza arches. Basques raise and reveal lichen embroideries; skirts veil and unveil the leg under organza windows. Ribbed foliage lands on the shoulder and wraps the leg, swaying the walk. Finally, every design is punctuated with vinyl and varnished leather sculptures. The silhouette is uncluttered, the cut is assertive and the look is sensual. Determined and luminous, the Spring/Summer 2014 StĂŠphane Rolland woman impresses a new modernity, delicacy and subtlety.
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Christophe Guillarme Spring/Summer 2014 Collection
Christopher Guillarme’s first collection was launched in 1998. The designer uses traditionally creative approaches to his dresses, and offers a mix of glam rock and couture. He rethinks glamour by offering an ultra-feminine perspective on contemporary evening wear. Guillarme’s youth belies his calm maturity and chic designs. He stands firm on the crossroads of modernity and classicism, creating “exotic yet chic” ensembles. May 89 STYLES 104
Christophe Guillarme is available at Limelight The Avenues Mall
Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Issa was first shown at London Fashion Week in the year 2006. Soon after its launch, Issa became a fashion phenomenon, and was spotted on some of the most high-profile celebrities, including the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore an Issa dress to her engagement announcement and created frenzy for the design. In 2011, Camilla Al-Fayed became Chairwoman by acquiring the brand. Today, the in-house design team, based in London, is led by Creative Director Blue Farrier. Issaâ€™s vibrant femininity and timeless appeal have made it a worldwide favorite.
Issa is available at Limlight Salihiya Complex, Limelight Zahra Complex and online at www.alostoura.com
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Beguiling… in an abovethe-knee silk charmeuse dress with an ostrichfeather trim.
Black Carpet Spring/Summer 2014 Collection
Glimmering… in a taffeta dress
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Enchanting… in a sweeping crepe satin gown with a plunging backline.
Stirring… in a sheath dress slit up the leg in taffeta and softly draping jersey.
Everlasting… in a floorlength crepe back satin gown and layered organza top. May 89 STYLES 107 Paula Ka is located at The Avenues - Phase II
Celeste Bridal Collection Exquisite Chantilly lace with delicate scalloped edges for true romantic styling. Stretch Chantilly lace, acclaimed for its ultimate fit and supreme comfort, is elegantly designed with an inlay effect for ultimate styling. In addition, Chantilly lace offers comfort and support in highly seductive styles, full cup styles, and are perfect for special occasions such as weddings.
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Simone Perele is available at K-lynn boutique
Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Whether you’re a bride to be or setting out for a second honeymoon plan, looking and feeling your best should go hand in hand these days, and what’s better to insure your high good mood than prepping for the most important days of the next chapter of your life? H&M spring/summer 2014 collection will have you set and ready for to take on one of the greatest, fun filled days of your life with beautiful, romantic designs, including cascading light cotton dress, cute gold embroider shorts, and perfect body-hugging bikinis.
H&M is located at Salmiya Salem AlMubarak Street, The Avenues Mall- Phase I, The Avenues Mall -Grand Avenue and Marina Mall
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Baby It’s You!
Yalda Golsharifi is wearing floral crowns, heart-shaped sunglasses, printed t-shirt dress, pink leather duffle purse and multiple beaded bracelets. All items available at Threads & Trends.
Newlywed, new beginnings, new wardrobe…
Photographer: Samir Saleh Hair and Make-up: Kyu Care Center Clothes: Threads & Trends, Discovery Mall - Ground Floor COS , The Avenues Mall – Grand Avenue May 88 STYLES 110
Hassan Al-Mosawi is wearing lightweight red chinos and printed round collar shirt by COS.
Yalda Golsharifi is wearing sheer striped blouse, yellow brocade tapered-cut pants, gold-tone leaf necklace and gold-tone bangles. All items available at Threads & Trends.
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Yalda is wearing floral-print fedora hat, denim lace sleeve shirt, heather grey t-shirt, ripped boyfriend jeans, Acne Studios nude clutch and leather braided bracelets. All items available at Threads & Trends. May 89 STYLES 112
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Get It Right Planning your wedding from A to Z… Literally! Planning a wedding could be hectic, but the joy of preparing for your big day should be enough to keep you going. Whether you’re on a tight budget, or carrying a visa with no limits you can still have your dream wedding. Follow our steps and points you should think about and you’ll be good to go! Also, check out our checklist of things you should be doing 6 months prior to your big day. Congrats and good luck our beautiful brides, Rawan Qabazard writes. May 89 STYLES 115
Ambience Ambience and inspiration are important to consider when planning your dream wedding. Ask yourself a few questions. Would you want it to be loud and vibrant? Or quiet and romantic? Would you want the reception to have a specific theme? Or would you just decide that whilst picking out everything, a go-with-the-flow kind of thing. At this stage we suggest you buy lots of bridal magazines, browse the internet, create a Pinterest account and explore it all for inspiration and ideas.
Attendants A small wedding reception of 70? Or a wedding bash of 500+? If you want it to be a quiet wedding then we suggest you invite your immediate family and close friends. Here you have to decide who makes the cut. If you’re going all out then expand to 2nd cousins, co-workers, friends etc. You might want to ask your parents if they want to invite any of their friends too, you don’t want any old family friends getting upset. What age range would you want your attendees to be? A piece of advice, avoid children under the age of 12 to steer clear from any mishaps.
Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party It’s time for you to celebrate your last days as a miss! Whether you prefer a bridal shower over brunch or a bachelorette party it’s all up to you! A few cute ideas for a bridal shower would be a tea party or a 20’s themed dinner. As for the bachelorette party you can go all out with your ideas. Another idea would be a bachelorette getaway. Plan a weekend away at a spa retreat with your besties to chillax before your big day.
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Budget It all comes down to this. The budget should be set before planning because everything follows that. Talk to parents, spouse, and dig into your savings and come up with a final number that’s suitable. After planning major details, subtract the costs. Whatever is left is for you to go crazy with extras, like a live band or maybe a pouffier dress sounds good to us.
Cake Yuumm! Now for cakes you have to research places first. We suggest scheduling tastings before making your final decision. You can go for the traditional vanilla and chocolate, but nowadays people are upgrading to rose and pistachio and other exotic flavors. As for the design and size, again, we suggest going through magazines and pinterest to get ideas and inspiration. Do you want a traditional 3 tier cake or maybe something with a bit of flowers? It all depends on the theme.
Catering If your venue is a hotel with the food being taken care of then you just need to schedule a tasting to choose the menu, again it will depend on your budget. However, if your venue doesn’t include the food, then it can be a hassle, but on the bright side you can be flexible with that. You have several options when it comes to food. You can have drinks and finger food passed out during the party before dinner time. Later on you can go in two directions: 1) A set menu which includes a 4 course meal, or 2) A buffet with a lot of choices for the guests.
Ceremony Whether a religious ceremony or something traditional, it’s always nice to include a ceremony of some sort in your wedding. Exchanging vows can be romantic, passionate and nice to remember. Here in the Middle East we have the “Jalwa” pronounced “yalwa.” This is when the bride sits on a chair whilst wearing a kaftan, gold jewelry and a gold headpiece called the “hamma.” The young girls hold a green satin cloth above her head while singing a traditional song. It’s a very old yet beautiful tradition.
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The hunt for the dress begins as soon as that ring is on your finger. Never leave this till last minute because finding your perfect dress is difficult. There are many details to think about like the color, style, and whether you want to wear a veil or not. Other than the dress you have to think about the shoes, what color would look nice and if you want a pop of color or are you going to go for neutrals?
Engagement Party Some may choose to skip this event, whilst others prefer having a small intimate gathering on this occasion. It’s always nice to have an engagement party so the guests would get to know each other before the big day, it can be done in a restaurant or at home or at a hotel too depending on your budget. Same rules apply as for the wedding, however try not to go too overboard. Leave the awesomeness for the wedding.
Favors Party favors for the guests can be anything you want! The most important thing is the packaging. The packaging has to match the theme and having the bride and groom’s initials would be nice too. Again, the favors depend on the budget and number of guests attending. The most important question to ask yourself is that will it be any use to them? A safe idea would be a piece of engraved chocolate or a macaroon in a box. A candle would also be a cute idea. If you want something a bit more extravagant a small bottle of perfume would be nice.
Florist and Flowers Your flowers should define the theme and you at the same time. Stick to a specific color palette. Roses are always beautiful classics and can be used in centerpieces and the bridal bouquet too. If you want something a bit classier but pricy then go for orchids, you can never go wrong with these! Never try to go overboard with your hand bouquet, remember that simplicity is the key!
Hair and Make-up Heard the saying “look good feel good”? You’re going to be stressed and overwhelmed on your wedding day but that doesn’t mean you should look your best. It’s the same with the dress hunt, hunt for a hairdresser and makeup artist at the beginning and schedule a testing session to make sure that they meet your expectations.
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The period after the wedding is the most important for most couples, it gives you time to relax and get to experience being alone with the one you love. Carefully plan this vacation with your fiancée whether you want to travel or escape to a resort. Choose a quiet place at first to relax after being overwhelmed with the wedding planning and leave busy cities for a different time.
Invitations Save the date cards ,or even if it’s just a text message, it should be sent a month or two before the big day. Beautifully printed invitations should follow 2 to 3 weeks prior to the wedding.
Lingerie Now that’s something you cannot forget! Start shopping for beautiful lingerie pieces for your special night after the wedding. Keep it delicate yet sexy, trust us, it will take you a long way.
Music You may choose to have a live band or just the DJ playing. In both circumstances you must provide the person in charge of the music with a playlist of what music to play. Try to play a variety of genres. If it’s a traditional Kuwaiti wedding, we suggest you stick with one artist throughout the whole wedding, it’ll sound better for the guests. If it is more casual then you can pick and choose your favorite songs. Remember to pick your favorite song for the bride and groom’s first dance.
Photographer What’s a good wedding without memories to go with? You will need several photographers and a videographer too. A cute idea people are going for these days is having a photo booth for the guests to fool around with whilst taking pictures. Also, a press wall is a nice idea too!
Registry Now there are all these people ready to congratulate you and buy you gifts but don’t know what you need. But you know what you need! Make sure to register for things your husband would enjoy too like that knives set which freaks you out or maybe something for the wonderful barbecues you’ll be having as a couple!
Rings Shopping for rings is the fun part of all this. Your wedding band is something that you will wear for the rest of your life. Opt for something simple and add an engraving inside, maybe your initials or the date of your wedding.
Venue The venue is an important aspect of your wedding. You have many options. Hotel or at your house? Indoors or outdoors? Destination or at your hometown? Think about the details, your budget, and your guest list. Also, if you’re considering an outdoor wedding, check the weather forecast for possibility of rain, fog, or dust.
Wedding Planner Want to make all this 80% easier on you? Hire a wedding planner to take care of all the details! However, you shouldn’t give them the full responsibility because you still want your dream wedding not theirs. Share ideas and follow the planner step by step with everything. As for the dress, you can hire a stylist but our opinion is that it should be all you!
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Wedding Checklist Follow this six-month timeline to smoothly get you down the aisle in style. DATE:___/___/___
Choose a wedding date. Decide on wedding budget. Create a wedding website (very important if you’re having a destination wedding or have a lot of guests flying in to attend your wedding).
DATE:___/___/___ 4 to 5 months Start shopping for your wedding dress. Start pre-wedding beauty regimes; schedule facials and work out plans. You want to look your best once your big day starts getting closer. Start planning your honeymoon.
Book a wedding planner. Narrow down your wedding style, color palette and theme.
Select wedding cake and book a baker. Research hairstylist and make-up artists.
DATE:___/___/___ 2 to 3 months Shop buy wedding rings. Choose wedding dress and have your first gown fitting. Attend bridal shower or bachelorette party. Finalize playlist with DJ or band. Purchase special lingerie and kinky stilettos . Shop for wedding day accessories; shoes, head piece, garter…etc.
Outline Guest list. Finalize guest list. Research DJ, band or if you really want to be fancy guest singer.
Book florist. Finalize invitations.
Research Photographers and videographers to capture those special moments.
Buy wedding favors for guests.
Research wedding venues.
Reserve venue for welcome party or nextday brunch if you have outside guests attending your wedding.
Research wedding dresses.
Book DJ or band.
Sort out caterers and menu options.
Make sure passports are up-to-date.
Checkout florists and research flower arrangements.
Gather necessary documents for travel.
Schedule hair and make-up trial appointments to take place three to four weeks before wedding. Attend food and dessert tasting with caterer. Decide on your “something old, new, borrowed and blue.” Confirm order with florist.
Research cake bakers and cake inspiration.
Book room for your wedding night. Sign up for gift registry.
Research wedding invitations.
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Send out invitations.
DATE:___/___/___ The Big Day!
Create day-of schedule.
Eat a good breakfast and drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. Avoid coffee or fizzy drinks. Think about it, having to go to the bathroom after putting on your gown is not something you want to imagine happening.
Visit hair stylist and make-up artist for trial.
Get hair and make-up done.
Get final hair trim or color touch-up.
Have someone check on wedding site.
Finalize details with wedding planner.
Have candid photos taken with family.
Confirm date and timing for delivery of flowers and cake.
Get married and have a blast! You deserved it.
Finalize wedding day reception details. Have your last gown fitting.
Confirm honeymoon reservations.
After the DATE:___/___/___ honeymoon Preserve wedding gown.
DATE:___/___/___ 1 week Shop and pack for honeymoon.
Send out thank you notes for gifts as soon as possible.
Organize wedding day attire. Book manicure and pedicure appointments. Put together wedding day emergency kit. Create day-of to-do list. DATE:___/___/___ 1 day before Go through list of all things to do and make sure all bases are covered. Get manicure and pedicure. Pack wedding night bag. Take a steamy bath. Put wedding attire and accessories together. Get a good nightâ€™s sleep. May 89 STYLES 121
the PIECES KAYU Iris Shell Clutch [notjustalabel.com]
STELLA MCCARTNEY Giselle Charming Stretch-Lace Unerwired Bra [net-a-porter.com] CHANEL VINTAGE Pearl Brooch [farfetch.com]
MOUAWAD Diamond in Platinum Set [Mouawad Boutique]
STELLA MCCARTNEY Giselle Charming Stretch-Lace Brief [net-a-porter.com]
As the rhyme goes a bride must have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. For your something old go for something vintage or a family heirloom. As for your new, diamond set that youâ€™ll be rocking on your big day will make a perfect something shiny and new. Borrow a cute clutch from your mother, sister or friend, and blue will be that sensual lingerie under your wedding dress.
Irina Shayk Pairs Up with Patrick Dempsey Sacoor Brothers New Spring/Summer 2014 Collection They were fantastic together. They didn’t know each other personally but the truth is that the work relationship fit them like a glove. The girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo – the golden boot – was chosen to represent women in the new Sacoor Brothers collection. The selection took place in Los Angeles and the result was extremely positive, beyond all expectations. Styles: Modeling summer clothes in cold December... Are you used to it? Irina Shayk: Well, it’s normal. We’re here in LA, shooting this beautiful Spring/Summer campaign. The weather isn’t that great, but you couldn’t ask for more… To be in LA, among the palm trees, on a beautiful beach with a spectacular ocean and amazing comfortable clothes. S: But, as a Russian, you’re used to very cold weather, right? IS: Well, I think it’s wrong when people say: “You’re from Russia so you can lie naked in the snow.” I’m a human being, I feel cold like everybody else. But, yes, I grew up in the snow and it used to be minus 35 in my hometown, so I can’t complain. I love LA, I love working here. S: If you could choose, would you choose summer? IS: Oh, I love summer. I love summertime. But I love the snow as well. I love skiing. But today we’re shooting the Spring/ Summer campaign and we need a gorgeous backdrop of the ocean and white sand. It’s all about lifestyle, about beauty, beautiful clothes… that’s why we had to come to LA. S: What´s a perfect summer for you? IS: The perfect way to spend summer… for me is to spend it somewhere very quiet. I would say near the sea – that would be perfect. A peaceful and relaxing summer near the sea. S: Rio de Janeiro… it’s the theme of this Spring/Summer collection. Have you been there? IS: No, not yet. But it’s very funny, because a lot of people think I’m from Brazil. My father is Tatar and my mother is Russian, so people say: “You look like you’re from Brazil”, but I’m not. I’m from Russia and I’ve been to Brazil a couple of times. It’s a beautiful country with an amazing culture and good weather. Everything about Brazil is amazing. S: Are you thinking of going there next summer? Will you be there for the World Cup? IS: You know, with my job, you never know where you’re going to end up. So maybe, you never know.
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S: You have just been elected the sexiest Russian woman. How do you feel about it? Having the world at your feet? IS: Well I don’t wake up in the morning and say “Oh my God, I’m so amazing, I can just lie in bed and eat fries”. I think I’m a person who loves to get better every time. I love to push myself and just get better. The way I am, my professional life, going to the gym. I don’t really consider myself as the most beautiful or the sexiest girl. You know, I’m just a regular girl, who maybe hasn’t got a regular job. I’m a model, but you won’t see me strolling around the city in high heels, dressed to the nines. I love to be laidback. To wear comfortable clothes, no hair done and no makeup. Just very simple. So I consider myself more as a simple girl than anything else. S: You are an example of success and you’ve worked hard for it. Do you see yourself as a workaholic? IS: Yes, I am, for sure. I think, it’s because of the way I grew up. I grew up in a very small village in the middle of nowhere. My father passed away when I was fourteen and my mother had to quit her job. She was a pianist. She had to take another two jobs to provide for the family. I see my mother as a strong woman, who needed to work hard. Maybe that’s why I consider myself as a workaholic, certainly. I think success is the result of very hard work and... success doesn’t come easy. You have to work really hard for success. You have to really know what you want. Because once you go out there, people are always going to try to say things like “you can’t do this job, you’re not good enough”... So you have to have a very strong character. You have to really know what you want. And I think this is where success lies. You have to work really hard, so I consider myself to be a hardworking girl. S: You studied marketing. What would you be if you weren’t a model? IS: First of all, I finished music school, because my mom was a pianist, so I learned how to play piano and I sang in a choir. Don’t ask me to sing right now, because I’m a really bad singer. (laughs) I play piano, I thought of being a pianist. My favorite subject in school was literature, I love writing stories. I don’t know, maybe a journalist. You never know, but when I finished music school - I was there for seven years - and high school, I decided to study marketing, because I think it’s very popular and very useful. But in actual fact, I’m working in marketing now, as I became a model.
From the Streets of L.A.
Los Angeles is a virtual haven for brides to be. With hundreds and hundreds of bridal stores, flower shops, wedding planners, and venues, there is nothing lacking for the L.A bride. First off, LA is notorious for party planners and wedding planners. Some of them are so extravagant that they will not even plan an event under $1,000,000. Thousands of crystals dangling from the sky, acrobats, a larger than life cake, and a 300 pound dress would be normal for the L.A. bride.
Yalda wears: Top hand: Antelope, eagle head, and double tail silver cuffs by Kathy Rose. Black onyx bullet cuff by Zoe Chicco. Index and middle finger rings by One Jewelry Los Angeles. Knuckle “V” ring by Jacquie Aiche. Bottom hand: Snake cuffs by Kathy Rose. Finger bracelet by Zoe Chicco. Rings by One Jewelry Los Angeles. Evil eye knuckle ring by Jacquie Aiche.
Weddings in Los Angeles range from over the top to even more over the top! Mansions, castles, hotels, and ranches are rented throughout the city in hopes of finding the perfect venue for the big day. Some of the most well- known venues in the city are the Greystone Mansion, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Getty Villa, and of course the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Beach. Whether you want a beach setting, a city setting, or a large ballroom, Los Angeles has something for everyone. The most important part is choosing the right wedding planner. This could literally make or break your event. The right planner will let you relax as he or she plans your fairytale wedding. Some of the most well- known celebrity wedding planners in the city are Kristin Banta, Lisa Gorjestani, and Mindy Weiss who actually wrote an entire book about the art of planning a wedding. Of course if you want someone more eccentric you could go with Lisa Vanderpump’s favorite planner, Kevin Lee. Now let’s talk dresses! From known designers to haute couture, your perfect dress awaits you in this city. Monique Lhuillier has gained most of her recognition from her L.A. boutique, and attracts hundreds of celebs and socialites for bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses. With such a high demand for unique and elegant wedding gowns, many designers have actually begun a custom bridal line. Hanna Hartnell, a famed celebrity designer who is recognized for having dressed Beyoncé, has recently launched a new collection for the L.A. bride. Julie Harris, another celeb designer, has focused on custom veils and head pieces for her collection. Lastly, Chagoury, a famed designer of Lebanese descent who was raised in France, has been creating a lot of buzz over his designs that prove to be quite smoldery. His showroom in LA. attracts everyone from famous models, music moguls, actresses, and fashionistas. After you find the perfect planner, venue, and dress, you can focus on the little details that make a wedding exceptional. Flower arrangements are very important to the overall look of a wedding, and this is especially true in Los Angeles. Some brides wake up at the crack of dawn to go to downtown’s flower district to pick out the freshest and most unique flowers possible. Other brides leave it to the famous and overly priced Empty Vase to create their dream bouquets. Whatever you decide, rest assured that your wedding will be set in the most beautiful of cities with the most highly qualified stylists, planners, and florists.
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A #getsmartbag elaphe and brass smartphone clutch is at the top of our wanted list this month. Why you might ask? Well, the wedding season is here and our smartphones donâ€™t fit into our clutches. Solution? This clutch by Kotur has a place for your iPhone and also a place for your cards and lipstick inside. It also comes with a cross-body chain strap. Hurry up and get yours too, itâ€™s exclusive to net-a-porter.com.
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Glamorous Miss (soon to be Mrs.) Fashionista- you are that bride who likes being in the spotlight – and your wedding day is no exception. With your avant-garde gown and over-the-top décor, you’re looking for a scent that does just that: takes center stage.
Heaven Scent The Perfect Scent for Every Bride
cent is personality, and the key to creating unforgettable memories. Visit Parfumerie d’Exception for that unique scent that will make your special day complete.
It’s your big, day, the day every little girl dreams about – you have finally found your prince charming, your perfect gown, the perfect venue, and all that glitters. You can’t seem to make up your mind about your hair and makeup – you want it to be “au natural” one minute, and “avant-garde” the next. One this that stands true, however, is no matter how frustrating the whole planning process can be, your personality is always the same. What defines you as a bride more, than what gives you your individuality, your scent?
Depending on who you are as a person, every bride wants to feel a certain way on her wedding day, and with that feeling comes different scents that reflect the type of bride you are. Surely, no bride wants to be remembered as one that was just like everyone else – and that includes your scent . What we love about perfumes is the enchanting aura they create, not only around the person wearing it, but also in the overall atmosphere. The gift of the senses is one that brings with it distinctive familiarities, diverse emotions, and an abundance of memories. To say that each person is different and unique stands true not only with personality, but also with each one’s individuality and experiences. Each sense is linked to another, transporting one to another time and place, both filled with past memories, and future dreams. One of the most distinctive and prominent senses holds with it the ability to define a specific place, time, or a person: the power of smell. Adrift in the midst of all the choices, how will you know which scent is for you, on the most special day of your life? The following selection has all essential tips for every bride.
James Heeley Ophelia EDP 100 ml Too pretty for words - the absolutes of jasmine, ylang ylang and tuberose evoke the romantic, sensual femininity of Ophelia. Fresh green, aquatic notes combined with orange flower reflect her purity and eternal youth.
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Natural You’re the type of woman who believes “less is more”, are at one with nature, and is understated yet feminine. Scents that are “ clean”, green, fruity, with a hint of musk will match perfectly with your bohemian persona.
Puredistance ANTONIA EDP available in 17.5, 60 & 100 ml A green floral scent with a great lushness and warmth of heart, but at the same time pillow-y and gentle as can be. Key in the creation of ANTONIA is the image of a strong, positive, but at the same time, gentle woman.
Romantic You have found your prince charming, and your night as Cinderella is one that will be filled with flowers and love all around. For your starry night, a scent that is floral, sweet and innocent will prove to match the princess that you are.
Femininity meets seduction – you are elegant and sophisticated, yet sensual and mysterious- and your perfume is exactly the same: warm and exotic, with a touch of musk and woody undertones.
YOSH Ginger Ciao 2. 27 EDP 50 ml Courageous, daring, confident; Characteristic : alluring, dazzling, magnetic Ing: Neroli, Ylangylang, Ginger Basil, Arabian sandalwood –a charismatic, daring and scintillating fragrance that enhances the many facets of the bride who wears it. A seductive fragrance that has a habit of taking center stage, yet remaining mysterious.
Classic Your big day is one that will be timeless – just like your wardrobe choices: never old, always current, yet will never be outdated. Perfumes that are elegant yet sophisticated, not too old, but everlasting will be the perfect compliment to who you are.
Grossmith Betrothal EDP 10 & 50 ml MariaLux Truly EDP 60 ML The purity of white flowers and powdery notes give this fragrance the sense of infinite eternal love, engagement, and romance. Coupled with creamy shimmering floral notes of iris and rose, It is seductively feminine, and enchanting sweetness.
Launched in celebration of Prince William and Duchess Catherine Middleton’s wedding , it opens with a burst of citrus notes, the fragrance develops to reveal a ravishing bouquet of Rose, Jasmine, YlangYlang and Neroli, drying down to a warm sensuous base of woods and vanilla. May 89 STYLES 129
KISS n’ MAKE-UP
It’s your big day and after you’re done experimenting with just about 100 looks you’re bound to settle for one. Try a few colors from The Body Shop Palettes. Stick to neutrals it’ll look better in photos. To give your eye more volume at fake lashes from Huda Beauty that are natural but can transform your look for the better entirely. Feeling a bit pale? A self-tanner is needed but do not overdo it, an orange bride doesn’t really look good in pictures. Keep your lipstick light and preferably pink.
1. BASSAM FATTOUH - Kiss Kous Shimmer Lip GLoss 2. LANCASTER - Self Tanning Beautyfying Jelly 3. RIMMEL LONDON - LONDON Lasting Finish Colour Rush 4. SEPHORA - Rouge Infusion N°01 in Beige Extract 5. HUDA BEAUTY - False Eyelashes 6. CLARINS - Lip Balm Crayon in My Pink 7. THE BODY SHOP - Play With Color Spring Collection Eyeshadow 8. ARTDECO - Glam Vintage Blusher 9. GIVENCHY- Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow in Blanc Satin 10. GIVENCHY - Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow in Rose Dentelle 11. GIVENCHY - Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow Prune Taffetas 12. GUERLAIN - Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow Bleu Soie 13. GUERLAIN - Lip Event Rouge G in Rose Glacé 14. GUERLAIN - Gloss D’enfer Nail Polish 15. SOAP & GLORY - Glow Getter Face and Body Glitter Powder Spray 16. SEPHORA - CC Cream and Concealer 17. CLARINS - Skin Illusion Foundation May 89 STYLES 130
JUST BREATHE Romantic Aromas
Roberto Cavalli Gold Edition Roberto Cavalli Gold Edition blends the noblest perfumery ingredients. It opens with a sweet and luminous top note of saffron that gives way to the woody and animal tones of sensual oud wood— the gold standard in Arabic perfumery. The fragrance closes on a deep root note of incense that adds a subtle veil of mystery.
Guess Girl - Summer Limited Edition A floral citrus fragrance that is uplifting, carefully crafted and singing with summer freshness.
Chopard Enchanted Midnight Spell A floriental woody fragrance, that blends refined and voluptuous ingredients into a luxurious perfume that perfectly evokes the glamour of an enchanted night.
Victoria’s Secret Angels Only Playful. Confident. Generation next. Angels Only has a luscious freshness and modern florals, perfect for all the bright, young Angels out there. This glamorous new fragrance is made for Angels only.
Alien - Eau Extraordinaire A floral, woody, amber creation in three revelations; the freshness of a radiant bouquet, the generous warmth of mysterious wood and benevolent amber that’s comforting, like the warm caress of sunlight on skin.
Roja – Nüwa A warm, dry, spicy, leathery & sensual scent Inspired by the legend of Nüwa, the gentle and kindly Chinese goddess, who is said to have created woman and man; and according to the myth she taught her people to be creative and wise, introduced beauty through music, song and dance, and filled the field flowers with fragrance.
Chloé - My Little Chloés A limited edition collection of mini fragrances. This season, Roses de Chloé, the latest addition to the signature line joins the collection of miniatures that consists also of Chloé and L’eau de Chloé. All three in delightful 20ml miniature versions. Each fragrance captures a different facet of the rose, now the iconic floral embodiment of the Chloé House.
Victoria’s Secret Forbidden Victoria’s Secret Forbidden is a warm fragrance with a tempting, exotic twist.
Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique evokes the Italian sense of “la dolce vita”, capturing the quintessence of a different moment in the life of the Bottega Veneta woman. A unique new fragrance inspired by the generosity of cologne and constructed with the finest of essences. Fresh at first, this unexpectedly new interpretation of a classic cologne reveals richer notes, making it feminine.
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THE BEAUTY REPORT The big day is approaching and you don’t know what to do with your hair. There are a number of questions you should ask yourself before deciding on a hairstyle. Will you be wearing a veil? Will you have a headpiece on? Do you want it up or down? Will your hair color affect the hairdo? Here are a few tips to help you decide.
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Depending on your veil or hair accessory, your hair shouldn’t be too over the top. Opt for something simple for an elegant look.
If your hair is colored, get your roots dyed a few days before the big day and rinse your hair to avoid it looking too flashy in pictures.
If you have ombre done on your hair, let your hair down with soft locks, it’s more camera-friendly.
Add hair extensions to achieve the look you are going for, but don’t go overboard. For example if your hair is cut in a short bob do not add extensions to lengthen, only for volume.
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HAIR TRENDS Inspiration is everywhere, and you need to look around carefully to decide which wedding look is for you. Look through Pintrest and magazines you’ll find a lot of ideas. Here’s a few we picked out:
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“I’d rather have flowers on my hair than diamonds around my neck.” –Said no one ever! But, why not both? Add flowers to your updo or around your beautiful locks for a “flower child” inspired look.
For short bobs, just curl the ends and add a headpiece.
Don’t want to go overboard? Then just a simple ponytail with curled ends is gorgeous.
For an elegant up-do, go for a sleek base and a ballerina bun, you can add the veil under or above.
Wedding Worthy Hair Honeymoon Hair Essentials
TONI & GUY Deep Barrel Waver
Every new bride wants to look her best on her heavenly honeymoon, and lucky for you Mrs. newlywed we have rounded up the best hair tools that will fit perfectly in your suitcase without taking up too much space.
REVLON Extreme Impact Diffusur Dryer
REVLON Voyage Travel Folding Dryer
REVLON Professional Ionic Hot Air Brush 1000 W with 3 Attachments TONI & GUY Twist and Crimping Straightner
Donâ€™t forget that simplicity is the key! Hair tools are available at Eureka Showrooms, City Centre Salmiya, Carrefour, Geant 360 Mall and Sultan Center.
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Waterproof Warriors It’s your big day and tears of joy are most likely a given. Therefore, you need major make up staying power that will last with you on your big day. Try these beauty products that won’t have a fighting chance to smear with any tear.
MAKE UP FOR EVEr Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow
Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara
SMASHBOX Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer ISADORA Waterproof Gel Eyeliner
LAURA MERCER Metallic Creme Eye Color in Rose Gold
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Seal
CHANTECAILLE Waterproof and Smudge Resistent Gel Liner Pencil
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GIVENCHY BEAUTY Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof Mascara
Big Day Beauty
GUERLAIN Orchidée Impériale Cream Foundation
Your big day is approaching and there are a number of things you have to think about like your dress, your reception, etc. But a huge thing that you can’t ignore is your skin. There are a number of steps you should follow to achieve that soft, glowing skin every bride should have under that veil. Don’t think that it’s a 30 step process with a thousand dollars’ worth of products, it’s actually very simple. Here are a few tips the Styles’ team came up with and tested:
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Drink plenty of water, up to 2 liters daily to flush out toxins. If you don’t like how it tastes add fruit slices or lemon and mint leaves. Water allows your skin to renew and glow.
GUERLAIN Orchidée Impériale Body Cream
CHANEL Hydra Beauty Lotion Moist
You should continue your daily beauty regime. This should consist of cleansing, toning, moisturizing, twice daily. Also scrubbing and applying a face mask twice a week. This should apply to your body too.
PHILOSOPHY Brighten My Day (from left) All-Over Skin Perfecting Brightening Lotion, All-over Skin Perfecting Brightening Essence,Expert Dark Spot and Pore Whitening Peel Pen.
SEPHORA Softening Facial Mist
L’OCCITANE Roses et Reins Body Milk
L’OCCITANE Angelica Hydra Vital Gel
SPF and moisturize! When buying makeup or any product that you will be wearing during the day, make sure that it has an SPF of 15 or more and that it moisturizes. You don’t want your skin to be dry and flaky before the big day.
NEUTROGENA Visibly Clear Pore and Shine Daily Wash CLARINS Fix ‘ Make-Up Long Lasting Make-Up Mis
1, 2 ,3 … CLEANSE!
INSTITUT ESTHEDERM Whitening Cleansing Mousse
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L’OCCITANE Roses et Reins Body Scrub
Monthly facials are a must! Never attempt any deep cleansing facials or anything before the big day in just a few days, which will leave your skin looking too red and blotchy. Go for something lightweight just for smoothing and rejuvenating to help the makeup appear smoother.
After showering, take a piece of ice, wash it, and rub your face in a circular motion.
SEPHORA Cleansing Gel with Exfoliating Brush
L’OCCITANE Roses et Reins Fresh Face and Body Mist
GIVENCHY Vax’In Vital Energy Infusion Mask
SOAP & GLORY Peaches & Clean Deep Purifying Cleanser
Tested & True Kyu Care Center Facial Review
o as the temperature gets warmer, our skin begins to feel dehydrated and flaky. As much as we try to keep up by using toners, moisturizers, and drinking lots of water, a facial is a must! For our beautiful bride to be, monthly facials are needed to keep your skin looking its best, Rawan Qabazard writes. I got the chance to try out Kyu Care Centerâ€™s facial. As soon as I got there I slipped into my fluffy towel and slippers and proceeded to the facial room where they performed a skin analysis test on my face. After they printed my report (hmm fancy!) they explained to me what type of skin I had and what products I should use. Now, it was time for my facial. I lay down and Alejandra (a.k.a Aliyah) started by cleaning May 89 STYLES 138
my face with a cleanser followed by opening pores over the steamer for 15 minutes. Whilst I was waiting, I got a foot massage! Relaxing, I know. After the steamer went off, Alejandra started the extraction process which is getting rid of blackheads and opening up pimples which will make them disappear faster (PS: never attempt to do that at home!). When all the squeezing was done (I know, gross but beauty is pain after all), she ran an ice-cold instrument all over the surface of my face to close the pores, which felt really refreshing! Quick tip: Alejandra told me to rub an ice-cube all over my face and neck after showers to achieve glowing skin and to avoid breakouts. Then she used a gentle exfoliator from Thalgo which suited my skin type, followed by an algae mask which she kept on for 15 minutes. Alejandra mentioned that it’ll not be a pleasant smell, but the outcome is magical. I was a bit tense for a few minutes, but afterwards she washed it off and applied lotion and a serum on my face. Now after all this I
expected to look in the mirror and see a red blotchy complexion, but seriously... a bit of redness and no blotchiness whatsoever. I felt really refreshed, I thanked her and left. “That was a great facial” I said to myself. But hold on, during the next few days I noticed a few things. First, all the pimples and blemishes that I had were gone. Second, when I applied my foundation, my skin was so smooth that by the second and third day, no foundation was needed. I really will take up Alejandra’s advice on having a monthly facial. In the meantime, a basic cleansing routine twice a week is helpful for keeping up the results I got from my facial. By basic, I mean the usual cleansing, exfoliating, and fifteen minute mask; apply a toner, and a serum before bed. For anyone who’s been looking around for a good place for a facial that’s not too harsh on your skin, I would advise you to call for Alejandra at Kyu Care Center.
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Give Me Some Sugar!
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You’ll need soft smooth hands if you’re going to be rocking some bling on your fingers! Do it in a minute; 1 TBSP Olive oil, 1 TBSP Sugar. Rub the mixture on your hands and around your fingers for 30 seconds, then relax and let it sink in your skin for another 30 seconds, then rinse!
Benefits of sugar on your skin; a natural exfoliator which does not clog pores and balances your skin’s oils. Leaves your skin glowing and feeling super smooth!
For your feet, elbows and knees; Mix ½ cup of brown sugar, ½ cup olive oil, ½ teaspoon of vanilla. Jump in the shower and massage on wet skin for a couple of minutes!!
To make a face mask, you’ll need; 2 TBSP non fat powdered milk, 1 TBSP powdered sugar, ¼ TSP cinnamon and mix in a bowl. Then in a separate bowl combine 1 TBSP honey and 1 TSP milk until blended. Next combine both mixtures until you get a nice paste and apply onto wet skin. Massage in circular motions and let it sit for 5 minutes before rinsing! To tighten pores, splash some cold water onto your face.
Soften your lips with a sugary mint scrub! Grab some jojoba oil or olive oil, superfine sugar, and a hint of peppermint. Blend, and massage onto lips!
How about a romantic body scrub? Mix in 2 cups of superfine sugar with ¾ cup grape seed oil. Then get 1 or 2 roses and gently tear the petals off into small pieces and throw into your mixture. Add a few drops of rosewater and store your scrub in a nice jar or container and store in the fridge for up to a month!
Sprinkle these sugar infused products into your beauty drawer. SOAP & GLORY Crush Fresh and Foamy Body Wash
FRESH Brown Sugar Body Cream
TIGI BED HEAD Sugar shock Bodifying Sugar Spray FRESH Brown Sugar Body Polish
BLISS Fabulips Sugar Lip Scrub REN Moroccon Oyyo sugar Body Polish
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ESSIE Nail Polish in Sugar Daddy
By : Yalda Golsharifi
Power of the Plus
By: Yalda Golsharifi
Swap out your old water brand for one with low sodium, most brands have a higher sodium level than necessary. The range you should be aiming for is below 5! This will help your body drop any unnecessary water weight. Try having at least two liters daily, it will help get you ready for your big day and that gorgeous dress that awaits you.
Put vitamins on your guest list. With the stress kicking in and your super busy schedule, you may forget to eat while your body is using up more of those precious vitamins than it usually would. Replace your body’s supply by taking a range of vital vitamins and minerals from your local pharmacy. We can’t afford to lose any precious fuel at these exciting times.
No matter how much health advise you listen to, it’s always easier said than done, so put your health in someone else’s hands. Delegate a bridesmaid the responsibility to book you in for two massages weekly and a few treatments that you will be committed to. Although it may seem inconvenient, you will thank us later when the wedding photos return and you are glowing like never before!!
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Alkalize your body by adding a squeeze of lemon to the water you drink and increasing your vegetable intake. Not only will your body become more efficient and drop unnecessary weight. You will notice an increase in your energy which you will need to dance the night away.
Take time to rest! We know you are on the verge of morphing into Bridezilla, but the stress will show on your face. Nothing is worse than the three month build up, only to look tired in all the wedding photos. Be sure to sleep well and not to push yourself too much during these hectic times. Turn to your local pharmacy for some natural sleeping aids when you feel overwhelmed.
Modern Bride You’re a contemporary bride with a modern taste. Trying to reflect your living space to match your personality is as easy as saying I do! If you’re the type of woman that has an appreciation for concept designs and contemporary cool furniture, you have landed on the right page. The B&B Italia Moon Chair designed by Zaha Hadid is a collectable piece that will make your guests jaws drop. Whoever said basics are boring doesn’t have an imagination just check out that living room set by Baxter. Mix contemporary white pieces with crystal and you’ve got a recipe for a modern and chic home.
SAINT LAURENT Classic Small Sac De Jour Bag in Fog Leather [Saint Laurent Boutique]
BAXTER Mirror Coffee Table Set [Baxter Showroom]
BAXTER Dining Room Set [Baxter Showroom]
POLLINI Color Block Peep-Toe Sling Back Heels [AlOstoura AlThuraya Mall]
Living in Style
LANVIN Metallic Gold-Tone Heels [Lanvin Boutique]
COS Silver Metallic A-Line Skirt [COS Stores]
SARA BATTAGLIA Lady Me Studded Metallic Leather Clutch [modaoperandi.com]
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TOM BINNS Barricade Babe Statement Necklace [matchesfashion.com]
B&B ITALIA Moon by Zaha Hadid [B&B Italia Showroom]
TORY BURCH Kaylin Embellished Dress [Tory Burch Boutique] FENDI CASA Tie Polo Chandeliers [Fendi Casa Showroom]
You’ve found your prince charming and tied the knot in a fairytale themed wedding. If this sounds like you then it’s your lucky day because we have a selection of home decorating ideas that will keep the romance alive long after the ceremony. Classic, cosmopolitan style requires just one thing: sophisticated taste. And you can’t get more romantic and sophisticated than Fendi Casa! From beautiful chandeliers to gorgeous bedding sets, you’ll feel like you’ve just moved into your own castle.
FENDI CASA Canova Dining Room Set [Fendi Casa Showroom] BADGLEY MISCHKA Satin Rhinestone Encrusted heels [zappos.com]
TIFFANY & CO . Tiffany Harmony Ring [Tiffany & Co. Boutique]
FENDI CASA Royal Bedding [Fendi Casa Showroom]
DAMIANI Nature Masterpiece Earrings with White Diamonds [Damiani Boutique]
KATE SPADE NEW YORK License Plate Clutch [shopbop.com]
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Living in Style
Feng Shui 风 水
Crystal Al-Shatti—Feng Shui Consultant
Feng Shui Wedding Tips Applying Feng Shui on the wedding day will add positive energy to your married life.
1. To choose the best day, a Feng Shui practitioner will need the couple’s date of birth and time frame of the wedding.
2. For the wedding dress, a cream or off-white color attracts good luck and fortune. This represents Earth energy.
3. Red is the color of happiness. Add some red to the flower arrangements or garter.
4. Flowers for the center piece and bouquet could consist of peonies which represent longevity, roses symbolize love and tulips for sensuality.
5. An outside ceremony attracts positive Chi, especially near moving water.
6. At the reception, round or oval tables attracts harmony among the guests.
*Professional training provided by Grand Master Raymond Lo, at the Raymond Lo School of Feng Shui and Destiny.
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Living in Style
White Almonds The Ultimate Luxury Wedding Gift Registry Sara Farah, the creator of the innovative wedding registry concept, White Almonds, is an artistic actress and entrepreneur with a keen eye for detail. Born in Dubai, Sara spent ten years in the region before moving to the UK. Upon completeing her Masters in History of Art from Edinburgh University, Sara moved to London to pursue her love for interior design and enrolled in an interior decorating course. Whilst there, Sara honed her artistic skills and developed her love for exceptional interior pieces. Her love for the fine arts soon came to the fore again and Sara made her way to Florence to study Tromp Loeil in a top school for restoration. Saraâ€™s life long passion has always been acting and she became adamant that she would give her acting career a chance by moving to New York City. In order to save the necessary funds, Sara began working in a renowned wedding store in London, little did she know that this would be the basis of her innovative White Almonds enterprise. After spending three years in New York, attending drama school, Sara returned to London to produce and star in a critically acclaimed one woman show, My Name is Rachel Corrie. Sara took a hiatus from acting and became compelled to bring her love for the Fine Arts and interior design along with her knowledge of all things wedding to Dubai, where she has launched White Almonds. White Almonds is an innovative concept that adds a delicate touch of luxury to your wedding registry. As the first personalized luxury wedding registry in the region, White Almonds offers flexible online and offline services to ensure that your wedding registry is both perfect and a pleasure to plan. White Almonds partner with a variety of leading brand stores offering you and your guests endless gifting options in furniture, home accessories, art, electronics and splendid travel destinations which you can purchase using your White Almonds Registry Debit Card. An exclusive private gallery in Dubai is also home to a carefully curated in-house collection of exquisite handmade products for your home. Online access to a vast array of luxurious gifts offer peace of mind and flexibility for couples who have demanding schedules. Guests have the opportunity to purchase from a carefully tailored wedding list, easing the gifting experience and ensuring that the recipient is delighted with their gift.
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Pretty n’ Pampered
ots of women think about their make-up and facial creams and products but neglect “certain” areas that need attention the most. There are a number of products you should consider before your big day, from wipes to cleansers to other feminine products. For starters you should always have “Femfresh” wipes in your handbag. Also, every morning apply Vagisil powder to keep your private parts fresh all day long. Need to wipe all that makeup off in under 5 minutes? Septona wipes will do the job for you! Never neglect what needs attention the most.
SEPTONA Make-Up Buds
IFEMFRESH Natural Balance Famenine Deodorant
FEMFRESH Natural Balance Feminine Wipes
SEPTONA Almond Cosmetic Wipes
SEPTONA Nail Polish Remover Wipes
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SEPTONA Fluff Free Cotton Pads
SEPTONA Triple Action Soothing Wash
All Co-ops, Super/hypermarkets (Geant, Lulu, City Centre, Carrefour), Boots Pharmacies and selected pharmacies.
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For Couples on a Budget
Chill in Style
Acapulco, Mexico This was the honeymoon destination for John and Jackie Kennedy, and remains to be a popular vacation destination for celebrities and honeymooners. The weather is generally nice throughout the year and the water is fairly warm and perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Most importantly, the cost of hotels and restaurants are much lower than the average vacation spot, so it will be easy on your wallet. The pick for this destination is The Camino Real Hotel. This hotel offers beautiful rooms that overlook the private Pichilingue Beach, and has a number of fine dining options. Also, the hotel is very close to the main roads so you can experience some nightlife as well while youâ€™re there. The hotel also offers dance classes, so you and your hubby can learn to Salsa! Donâ€™t forget to indulge in some Mexican food. And certainly take advantage of the spa. Some ancient traditions in this area have been known to have high healing properties and are great for relaxation.
Prep List MSGM Sleeveless Sundress [Limelight Boutique]
Sleep The Camino Real Diamante
GUERLAIN Summer Terracota Bronzer
NASTY GAL Quay Mirror Mirror Shades [nastygal.com]
TOPSHOP Vintage Floral Bikini [Topshop Stores] MELISSA Jelly Cut-Out Flats [Limelight Boutique]
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Dine El Cabrito, Su Casa
For a Winter Honeymoon
Lake Louise, Canada The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is located on the edge of the glacier fed Lake Louise. This hotel offers every winter sport you can think of from downhill skiing, to cross country skiing, to snowshoeing, and ice skating. You can even try something new by opting for the dog sledding. I personally suggest you take a romantic sleigh ride through the wilderness and enjoy the scenic beauty of Canada. If you arenâ€™t much into sports, donâ€™t worry. You and your honey can take some time to make snow bunnies in the powdery snow. And afterwards you can book a couples massage in their world famous spa. This hotel is so popular that some guests even come in the summer months to take advantage of horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and hiking.
Sleep Fairmont Chateau
Dine The Fairview, Walliser Stube
MAISON MICHEL Destroyed Chain Detail Felt Fedora Hat [brownsfashion.com]
Prep List MSGM Peach Pencil Pants [Limelight Boutique]
JEROME DREYFUSS Navy Embossed Lambskin Ella Boots [ssense.com]
JIL SANDER Riverside Cotton Coat [matchesfashion.com]
MSGM Flower Embellished Sweatshit Top [Limelight Boutique]
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For the Romantic Couple
Bali, Indonesia The Amankila hotel is located on the tucked away island of Bali. The word Amankila literally translates to ‘peaceful hill.’ And that is exactly what you will get at this resort. You will feel calm and relaxed while overlooking the Lombok Strait and the beautiful 3 tiered pool of the resort. The Deluxe Pool Suites come with your own private pool, so you and your significant other can relax all day in your own private villa. Take advantage of the surroundings and arrange for a private in room dinner. Ask the staff to fill the room with candles and rose petals to give that extra feeling of romance. After dinner, arrange for the spa to come for a light massage or a couple’s foot massage. There’s nothing more romantic than a nice meal followed by a massage. If you feel bored at the hotel, you can always head out to discover more than 10,000 temples throughout the island. Bali is an island dedicated to peace of mind. So take advantage of the restful nature of your surroundings and enjoy the beginning of your lives together.
JOHNNYWAS Multi-Print Wide Leg Pants [Limelight Boutique]
ELIZABETH COLE Long Pendant Necklace [revolveclothing.com]
Dine Arrange for the hotel to create a number of private dining experiences on the beach or in your villa. VALENTINO Jelly PVC Bow Thong Sandal [neimanmarcus.com]
victoria’s secret Lei Twist Bandeau & VS Lei String Bottom
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H&M Black Sheer Beach Cover Up [H&M Stores]
For the Cultured Couple
Florence, Italy Florence exudes the type of old world romance you only come across in movies. Between the cobble stone roads, the delicious food, and tons of history, Florence is the perfect combination of romance and culture. The Grand Hotel is located in a former 18th century palace that overlooks the Arno River. All the rooms in the hotel look fit for royalty! They are all decorated with frescoes and marble. The hotelâ€™s location makes it perfect for the couple who likes to discover the city by foot. There are tons of beautiful things to see and those of you who love art should check out the Uffizi Gallery. The whole city looks like something taken out of a painting! You can take a walk to the Duomo or take a midnight stroll to the Ponte Vecchio. This idyllic scene will create the sense of romance you need to make your own history in this enchanting city.
La Giostra, Portofino
Prep List JULIE Floral Print Turban [Limelight Boutique] DOMINIQUE DENAIVE Stacked Bangels [Limelight Boutique]
TIBI Striped CottonBlend Dress [net-a-porter.com] SEMILA Wedge Sandals [Limelight Boutique] victoriaâ€™s secret Striped CottonBlend Dress [net-a-porter.com
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The Outnet Celebrates Its 5th Birthday by Unveiling an Exclusive Limited-Edition Collection of 17 Iconic Designer Items
Issa Blue Silk Printed FloorLength Kaftan
Vionnet Signature Color Block dress
The Outnet launched a limited-edition collection to mark its 5th birthday. The collection comprises re-issued, best-loved pieces from 17 of the most celebrated and iconic designer brands, including Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Chloé and JW Anderson.The accompanying global campaign features American model Chanel Iman. In addition, The Outnet has created a video starring seven influential fashion insiders who reflect on their memories and appreciation of the designers. The influencers include bloggers Garance Doré and Man Repeller Leandra Medine, rock ‘n’ roll royalty and DJ Alexandra Richards, Fashion Director of Tank Magazine and Because London Caroline Issa, Australian model Jessica Hart, The Misshapes’ Leigh Lezark and American model and DJ Harley Viera-Newton.
Balmain Signature Biker Style T-shirt
Equipment Black and White Striped Iconic ButtonUp Silk Shirt
Alexander McQueen Iconic Patent Leather Bow-Tie Shape Clutch
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The Top 10 Comedies
edding planning got you stressed out? Well duh! Even if you have a wedding planner doing most of the work you’ll still be up to your ears making decisions on how you want your dream wedding to turn out. It’s always a good idea to get your girls together (actually your girls should be planning this to help you unwind) and make a bridal rom-com movie marathon day with these top movie picks:
“Four Weddings and a Funeral” (1994) This film centers on Charles (Hugh Grant), and his friends who are all in search of finding a spouse. Charles runs into Carrie (Andie McDowell) at the first wedding and falls for her. He runs into her again at the second wedding and finds out that she is engaged. Throughout the next wedding and an unfortunate funeral, the group of friends find their mates and the story develops. By the end of the movie we are left feeling happy for all the friends and are left wondering what the fate of Carrie and Charles will be. Will they or will they not get married?
“The Wedding Planner” (2001) Mary (Jennifer Lopez) is an up and coming wedding planner who is extremely organized and likes to plan everything out. Her world turns upside down when she literally falls for Dr. Steve (Matthew McConaughey), who is the groom in the biggest wedding of her career. Trying to juggle, career, family, and love, Mary finds her true love in the end in Steve.
“Mamma Mia!” (2008) This hilarious comedy depicts a 20 year old girl, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), who is about to get married. The only problem is that she doesn’t know who her father is so she invites 3 possible men to Greece to figure out who should walk her down the aisle. Her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep) rekindles a flame, while Sophie is on a road for self- discovery. This hit Broadway musical features hits from the band ABBA and is fun for the whole family.
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“Father Of The Bride” (1991) A comedy centered around an overbearing father, Steve Martin, who is having a hard time dealing with the fact that his daughter is growing up and plans on getting married. He must come to terms with the fact that his daughter will now have a new man in her life and will no longer be ‘daddy’s little girl.’ The movie has a hilarious depiction of a wedding planner and shows the unbreakable bond between a father and daughter. By far one of the sweetest movies centered on a wedding!
“The Princess Bride” (1987) A classic fairytale fit for the whole family. This movie is sweet and adventure-filled and will leave you yearning for your very own prince charming. The famous line that Westley utters to his beloved Buttercup, ‘As you wish,’ is at the top of the list of most romantic lines of all time!
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“Bridesmaids” (2011) “Bride Wars” (2009) Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Liv (Kate Hudson) have been best friends since they were kids and both have dreamt of getting married at the Plaza hotel. As they get engaged at the same time and realize the hotel has double booked their weddings, the brides- to- be go to war! Though there are several attempts to sabotage one another, friendship prevails in the end and the movie leaves us valuing our best girlfriends.
This box office hit shows the complexity of female relationships and instead of showing a wedding as a joyful time exposes the jealousy, insecurity, and self-doubt in the bridesmaids. Annie (Kristen Wiig), who has failed in virtually every business venture and relationship, is jealous of the fact that her newly engaged best friend, Maya Rudolph, has a fancy friend who seems to have the perfect life, Rose Byrne. A series of hilarious events leads up to the wedding, and you will be on the floor laughing before the end of the film!
“The Wedding Date” (2005) Having to attend her younger sister’s wedding and fearing running into her ex-fiancé, Debra Messing hires a boyfriend for the weekend, Dermot Mulroney. While initially hoping to win back her ex, she tries anything and everything to make him jealous. In the end, she realizes he isn’t the man for her and that the man of her dreams was right under her nose this whole time.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) Toula (Nia Vardalos), a 30 year old single woman, feels the pressure of getting married from her traditional Greek family. After a complete makeover, Toula meets the man of her dreams, Ian (John Corbet). The only problem is that he’s not Greek! The story follows Toula’s parents who have a hard time accepting her non-Greek fiancé; all while show casing the over the top stereotypes of Greek culture.
“My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997) While in college, Julianne (Julia Roberts) makes a pact with Michael (Dermot Mulroney) that if they’re still single by their 28th birthdays they would get married. Julianne gets a call from Michael right before her 28th birthday that he is engaged to Kimberly (Cameron Diaz). Still in love with Michael, Julianne flies to Chicago in hopes of stopping the wedding, only to find that Kimberly has named her Maid of Honor. A light hearted comedy about letting go of the one you love.
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Armani Caffé Chic Eats with a Touch of Sophistication When we were told that we were going to try out Armani Caffé, how excited were we? Very excited because we’ve heard so many great things about the cafe, but usually it’s always a good idea to try the place out to give an opinion on it, Nouriah Al-Shatti and Rawan Qabazard, reviews. The café is located right across Emoprio Armani Boutique at The Avenues –Prestige Area. As soon we stepped into the café I could see elements that resembled a cool chic Italian feel, kind of like how one would describe Emporio Armani. We were greeted by the friendly staff that showed us to our table and began to explain the menu to us. Rawan was parched and mentioned that she haven’t had any coffee that day so she decided to go for the Torero which was lemonade with mint and red bull, yumm! I on the other hand always had a thing for refreshing drinks that has an extra kick to it. The waiter recommended I try the Gingerino. Boy, was it good, prickly and sweet just the way I like it. Rawan and I are huge fans of Italian mozzarella so it wasn’t a big surprise when we ordered the Caprese Salad as one of our appetizers and to be a little daring we ordered the Sauteed Polipo, a squid dish that turned out to be very yummy. To our surprise when the dishes were served they arrived covered with a cloche cover – those metal dome like plate covers. By then we were in awe at how delicious the food was, but at the same time it felt light and fresh. We took a break and gazed through the menu, so many options to choose from! From the pasta dishes to the pizzas to the grilled dishes, we certainly took our time choosing our main courses. Rawan comments “ I went for the Costoletta Di Vitello, and it took me longer to pronounce May 89 STYLES 160
it than to write it! This delicious breaded steak was set on a bed of arugula leaves and cherry tomatoes, it was easy to cut and just literally melts in your mouth!”. I went for Tagliata Di Manzo, which was sliced rib eye with asparagus. The meat was so tender and cooked to perfection. We both agreed that we’d definitely order the same dishes next time we visit, and yes, there will be a next time. When we were done with our main courses the waiter asked if we wanted dessert. From how much we have eaten already, we kind of hesitated. However, we gave in and said what the heck, we would be crazy to pass up Italian dessert. Rawan ordered a cup of Te Verde Al Gelsomino (jasmine green tea) and had the Tiramisu Café Armani. Have you heard the phrase “love at first bite?” Well that was what Rawan had experienced at that very moment! She describes “The cream, the scent of the coffee, the tiramisu ice cream on top! It was a spoonful of bliss”. I had the Panna Cotta and a cup of Te Nero Al Foir D’Arangio (an orange flower black tea). The Panna Cotta was delicious , so simple yet it sent my taste buds into a frenzy. The vanilla bean ingredient was so intense and combined with strawberries it just made my day. Overall it was a pleasant experience that we would definitely repeat. I’m sure Rawan can just hear that Tiramisu calling her name again.
A Day In Carven AlOstoura hosted A Day In Carven event to celebrate the new spring 2014 collection on Wednesday 23rd of May, 2014 in collaboration with Instagramers; Dalalid, Daneeda, Mrmr_4, VintageBaza and Spunsprinklez. For a full week leading up to the event the followers of the collaborated Instagramers had the chance to follow the teaser campaigne on their personal account. Also, they had a chance to see the Instagramers get Styled by Nadia AlKalawi – Managing Director of Styles Magazinefor their final look that they would showcase on the day of the event. On the day of the event, A Day In Carve took place right outside the Carven Boutique at The Avenues, Phase II. Invited guests had the chance to get styled in the brand’s lates collection by Yousif Abdulsaid of Athnain Magazine and got to take home a professional pictures taken of them wearing the collection. The aim of the event was to create awareness of the brand, showcase the brand’s latest collection as well as have guests spend a pleasant evening at Carven.
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@Spunsprinklez is waering a white perforated sleevless dress with kiwi print dress by Carven
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@Vintagebaza is wearing a silk long sleeved top, black pants and leather belt by Carven
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@mrmr_4 is waering a bow embellished open front blazer by Carven
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@dalalid is wearing an orange belted trench coat by Carven
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@daneeda_t is wearing a white short sleeave collared shirt and orange crepe pants by Carven
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Korloff and Behbehani Group Launch Gossip Watches Collection Behbehani Group (Morad Yousuf Behbehani Company), the exclusive agent of some of the most famous luxurious world trademarks in the field of watches and jewelry and one of the major retail companies in Kuwait and Korloff, the established world jewelry trademark announced the launch of Gossip lady watches collection for the year 2014. This new collection was launched at Korloff Boutique at 360 Mall in the presence of representatives of Behbehani Group and Korloff and mass media in addition to celebrities of the fashion world and VIPs. Gossip collection launching party was held at an atmosphere inspired by New York City. On this occasion, a promotion offer was made for this collection, namely draw on 4-night trip to New York. Each purchaser of any Gossip watch during the promotion period from 23rd April 2014 till 23rd May 2014 will have a chance to enter the draw and win a trip to New York. Gossip lady watches collection is characterized with elegant and shiny design with a drama hint. It brings together creative design and watch manufacturing authenticity. This collection is the latest collection of Korloff Paris trademark established by the partisan young designer, Daniel Paillasseur, who now has a long history in jewelry manufacturing for more than three decades during which he has offered his clients luxurious collections of jewelry, watches, perfumes and accessories. With more than 75 years experience, Behbehani Group owns and manages a chain of showrooms and boutiques of world watches and jewelry. These showrooms are located in prime shopping malls such as Al Salhiya complex, 360 Mall, The Avenues, Marina Mall, Souk Sharq, AlKout, Laila Gallery, Al Hamra Luxury Center.
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Madly Yours, The First Middle Eastern Mineral Makeup Brand, Launches at Harvey Nichols Kuwait Madly Yours, the first Middle Eastern mineral makeup brand in Kuwait has launched in Harvey Nichols Kuwait at Grand Avenue – The Avenues. Madly yours reshapes the concept of beauty by creating customized makeup for every skin tone, age and preference that reveals the natural glow in a healthy way. Madly Yours offers a wide range of beauty and makeup products including more than 450 different items and colors. Madly Yours makeup has become the favorite of so many women in a very short period of time as it inspires self-confidence and is the complete essence of femininity, creativity and glamour dedicated to beauty uniqueness and healthy skin for woman around the world, and for Arab women in particular. Madly yours makeup was designed for all the adventurous women with glamorous and unique looks. The custom made shades of colors allows all women to get the look they desire for any occasion. Madly yours makeup and wide range of products help to bring out the natural beauty of every woman. Maha Al Otaibi, the creator and founder of the brand, has a vision to create an innovative and gentle makeup beauty launch pad that provides a flawless all-natural look with the use of only healthy and purified ingredients. Providing natural long lasting coverage and establishing the perfect match for any type of skin has become the primary focus of Madly Yours. During the launch of Madly Yours at Harvey Nichols Kuwait, Maha Al Otaibi commented: “We seek to be the best mineral cosmetics brand offering the highest quality of skincare products in the Middle East and across the world. We aim to stay trendy and to constantly innovate and create new shades and lines of cosmetic products.” You can find the full range of Madly Yours products and makeup in Harvey Nichols at the Grand Avenue – The Avenues where a makeup and beauty specialist will assist you in choosing what suits your skin tone from the best foundations, eye shadows, lipsticks and other beauty products and cosmetics of the highest quality.
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MAT Fashion Opens in AlFanar Mall Creating show-stopping fashion in plus sizes, MAT Fashion has only one mission: to set new standards in womenâ€™s fashion business. Having successfully accomplished this goal from the very beginning, MAT Fashion, soon became a leader. Its collections of clothes and accessories, upgrade the total look concept, making women who wear them feel feminine and sexy. Having already crossed the borders of the Greek market, MAT Fashion designs, just landed a new address in the heart of Salmiya, Kuwait AlFanar Mall.
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Marc Jacobs Beauty Exclusive at Sephora Marc Jacobs proudly announces the launch of his namesake cosmetics line, Marc Jacobs Beauty. the breakthrough brand debuts with 120 products exclusively at sephora. As with his fashion, Marc`s rule-breaking creativity is at the heart of his makeup vision. For Marc, it’s about the spirit of youth, confidence and experimentation. He inspires you to push the boundaries and create your own style. So indulge in the impeccably-exquisite textures, take liberties with provocative shades, and play with daring designs. Marc redefines beauty as imperfectly perfect. “I see beauty in many things and I am attracted to all sorts of imperfection, to style, to confidence or experimentation. It’s unexpected and surprises you.” Inspiration stems from the spirit of “the girl” and her makeup ritual. “I think the idea of transforming into this person you want to be, is a lot of fun…it’s this idea of a young woman enjoying creating her look, getting ready for her night out, or her night after her night out.”
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An Italian Opera and Fashion Night by Royal Food Service to Celebrate the Opening of Boccini Pizzeria Royal Food Service, one of the leaders of catering services in Kuwait and the GCC took on an Italian theme for a celebratory evening for Boccini Pizzeria’s opening. Planned by Richter-Creative office, the buzzing celebration was held with the presence of CEO Mr. Sulaiman Al Wazzan, Vice President Mr. Mohammad Al Wazzan and Executive President Mr. Maher Alaadin among guests from the food and fashion industry, and VIP’s with taste for music, food and fashion. A red carpet welcomed the fashion savvy guests, and just like any red carpet event, the guests were asked about their dress choice for the night with press cameras flashing and videos rolling. Since fashion was taken seriously, four celebrity judges picked the best-dressed guests for Boccini Pizzeria’s opening. The night didn’t only shed light on Italian fashion, but it charmed the guests with an orchestra of 11, lead by the famous Kuwaiti Opera singer Abdulrahman Al-Mahmeed, who enchanted the audience with well-known Italian classic songs. The highlight of the evening was the special menu by Boccini Pizzeria, made specifically for the Italian themed night to give the guests a taste of Italy that they will never forget. Truly authentic regional Italian cuisine takes center stage at Boccini Pizzeria, a Casual dining room Where You Can enjoy Neapolitan wood oven pizza and other simple rustic dishes in the most casual Dining Trattoria. Dining at Boccini is a culinary escape to another world. what is more incredible is that even being one of the world’s most popular foods, so few people are aware of what makes real Neapolitan pizza. Boccini, a truly authentic Italian dining experience, with fashionable pizzeria concept, it ranks a unique compassionate for Italian pizza favorites and beyond. At Boccini, where the creation of the authentic pliant crust that made the original and most famous Neapolitan pizza satisfying customer cravings with its signature dishes all over the town, offering as well a vast selection of the authentic Italian fresh pasta dishes. Boccini can be distinct as a unique Casual Eatery Pizzeria serving a wide range of savory dishes, from Appetizers, Salads, Fresh Pastas, Pizzas & Various dough lovers freshly baked from wood-fired oven, , , do not miss out our thrive Desserts and beverages. May 89 STYLES 176
Editorialist.com Trunk Show at Sadu House Hosted by Zainab Al-Abdulrazzaq Hosted by Zainab Al-Abdulrazzaq, Editorialist.com founders Kate Davidson Hudson and Stefania Allen invited guests to Sadu House on Wednesday 30th of April, 2014 to exclusively shop their curated selection of the seasonâ€™s luxury accessories. Editorialist is a hybrid online fashion magazine and e-commerce site devoted exclusively to the luxury accessories market. Editorialist provides the curation of a fashion magazine with added click-to-buy access to luxury products, servicing its reader and consumer with the highest level of engagement. Editorialist is the only destination, brick-and-mortar or online, focused exclusively on covering the full scope of the luxury accessories market, from an editorial and ecommerce perspective. The site carries pieces across all designer accessories categories including shoes, handbags, designer costume jewelry, fine jewelry, belts, sunglasses, and hats along with one-off designer exclusives that are informed from a high-editorial design perspective. The site has no price cap and carries a strong roster of luxury brands and fine jewelry designers including Balmain, Valentino, Jason Wu, Giuseppe Zanotti, Tabitha Simmons, Givenchy, ChloĂŠ, Anita Ko, David Webb and Loewe. It also has an on-staff concierge to facilitate styling, bespoke, and customer service inquiries.
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Salvatore Ferragamo Opens In AlHamra Luxury Mall Salvatore Ferragamo, one of the world’s most renowned luxury brands, is pleased to announce the opening of a Salvatore Ferragamo boutique in Kuwait City. The boutique is situated in the prestigious Al Hamra Tower, a mall for international brands, including several luxury labels. Strategically located at the gates to the city’s commercial centre, the tower is an icon of Kuwait City’s commercial business district. The boutique offers all Salvatore Ferragamo product lines: Ready-to-Wear and leather accessories, eyewear, watches, perfumes and, for the first time in Kuwait, Ferragamo Jewels. The jewellery line was launched in late 2011 in Europe, and Kuwait City is third the location to sell Ferragamo Jewels in the Middle East, where the brand boasts a total of 12 stores. The store’s interior – spanning a total surface area of roughly 230 square metres - is elegant and luxurious, in line with Ferragamo’s signature style, and exudes a refined ambience with special touches. The boutique entrance, affording guests a complete view of the Salvatore Ferragamo range, opens up to a space devoted to bags. Next, the shoe and women’s Ready-to-Wear collections follow, featuring ivory raffia upholstery. The final room, which displays the men’s collections, is more masculine with its walnut panelling and cream-coloured Vendome stone floors throughout. At the opening soirée, a master goldsmith from Italy will demonstrate a few processes in the crafting of these precious jewels. In addition to engraving numbers on the jewellery purchased by guests, the goldsmith will create specially madeto-order pieces from the Galuchat line, offering a selection of a wide array of ray-skin colours and varieties of precious stones.
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Porsche Macan Unveiled at an Exclusive Event in Kuwait The world’s first sports car in the compact SUV segment - the Macan, was revealed to an ecstatic audience by Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company at an exclusive event held recently. The introduction marks Porsche’s pioneering move into a new era, following in the footsteps of the Cayenne - the brand‘s previous successful model launch in the SUV segment. Under the theme “Life, intensified” - a phrase, which exemplifies what the Macan represents; guests at the event were taken on a journey through the senses as live musicians, exquisite food and vivid dance performances built the evening up to a thrilling crescendo - the reveal of Porsche’s most awaited sixth model line. Poised to set new standards in driving dynamics and enjoyment - both on and off the road - the new Macan boasts the distinctive sporty handling characteristics that have become synonymous with the Porsche brand. Many of the design and performance elements have been inspired by the brand’s sports cars, including the iconic 911 and the revolutionary 918 Spyder, making it clear that the compact SUV heralds the first of its kind. The name “Macan” comes from the Indonesian word for tiger – a spirit the car truly embodies. Featuring pure Porsche power and assertiveness, the Macan is also a nimble yet tenacious off-roader. The latest stage of evolution of the all-wheel drive known as Porsche Traction Management has produced one of the world’s most powerful drive systems. A glance at the performance specifications reveals that the Macan has been designed with agility in mind. The 3.6-litre V6 biturbo engine, which is being used in a Porsche model for the very first time, achieves an unrivalled 400 horsepower and catapults the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds (with Sport Chrono package), reaching a top speed of 266 km/h. The Macan S and the Macan Turbo are now available for order at Porsche Centre Kuwait.
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Corneliani’s Mantegna-Inspired Rings Come to Kuwait City Corneliani operates in the Middle East with several single-brand stores in the region’s major cities: Dubai, Doha, Amman, Beirut, plus a new store in Kuwait City. This strategic, rapidly developing location is emerging as a key luxury hub, given the country’s wealth and significant numbers of international visitors. Another Corneliani store is also scheduled to open in September 2014 at the Moda Mall, Bahrain. Cristiano Corneliani, the Group’s Global Sales Director, will personally attend the April 16th launch of the new Kuwait City boutique with His Excellency Fabrizio Nicoletti, Italian Ambassador to the emirate of Kuwait, and Mr. Hussni El-Azem from Dananeer, the brand’s strategic partner since 2006. With a total surface area of around 150 m², the boutique is located at the Arraya Centre. Echoing the latest boutique openings – including a flagship store at Shanghai’s Citic Square Mall – the brand’s identity is reflected in the new store windows and façade with a striking interlinked ring pattern inspired by Andrea Mantegna’s frescoes for the Bridal Chamber, Mantua. Corneliani has taken this decorative motif world-wide as a symbol of the culture, history and art of its hometown, Mantua, which reached the height of its splendour in the 15th century. The distinctive design features of the façade are inspired by the Renaissance concept of spatial symmetry. Two side panels decorated with the Mantegna motif house an LCD screen (also found inside the store) showing videos of the runway shows, Corneliani quality and the Made-to-Measure service. They flank the main entrance, an elegant opening between the store windows giving a glimpse of the chic interior, which is divided into three spacious sections. A welcoming atmosphere awaits customers at the store. They are greeted by the sight of Corneliani’s luxurious accessories, as well as a suede wall – home to the leisurewear collection, Corneliani ID. The tailoring collection is housed in exclusive corners, where customers are served with the utmost discretion. Polished steel and ebony, suede, pale grey velvet and anthracite grey leather (hand-embossed with the interlinked ring pattern) cover the surfaces of the store’s coordinating décor. The overall look is simple and refined, mirroring an Italian form of sartorial elegance which blends tradition, quality and modernity in an expression of style and exceptional attention to detail. The investment, commitment and enthusiasm which Dananeer and Corneliani have poured into the new boutique have positioned the Italian fashion house among the luxury brands available at the prestigious Arraya Centre, bearing testament to the attention it dedicates to the Middle Eastern market.
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30th Anniversary of Boodai Aviation Group Amazing travel packages during Boodai Travel Mart 2014 on 9th and 10th of May at 360 Mall Mr. Monzer Najia, CEO of Boodai Aviation Group announced, during a press conference held at the Sheraton Hotel Kuwait in the presence of his Excellency the Malaysian Ambassador representing Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, the main sponsor of Boodai Travel Mart, amazing packages that will be offered to all visitors during BTM. He revealed that more than sixty hotels, tourism Boards and Airlines will participate in this special event offering fabulous deals. He stated: “The story began in 1984; in the past three decades, the hard work and determination has paid off. From representation of reputable airlines to our comprehensive Travel, Tour and Cargo services and the creation of Skyline institute, Boodai Aviation Group is unquestionable one of the fastest growing aviation conglomerates in the Middle East”. His Excellency Dato’ Adnan Haji Othman, the Malaysian Ambassador in Kuwait had praised the collaboration of over 5 years between Boodai Aviation and Malaysia Tourism Board in promoting Malaysia in Kuwait Market. He highlighted the special added values that Malaysia offers to the Kuwaiti travelers in particular family park likes Hello Kitty and Lego Land as well as beautiful beaches, rain forests and shopping malls. Mr. Robert Hayek, Senior Sales & Operations Manager of Boodai Aviation Group announced all participants’ names and underlined the participation of Jazeera Airways offering special discounted rates during the event. He emphasized on the facts that the special offers will be valid only during the two days of the exhibition 9th of May from 4h00 p.m. to 10h p.m. and 10thof May from 10 a.m. to 10h p.m. Mr. Najia concluded the press conference by inviting all Kuwaitis and Expatriates to visit BoodaI Travel Mart and plan their summer vacation benefiting of the amazing packages.
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IKEA Celebrates 30 Years of Furnishing Kuwait’s Homes IKEA held a press conference at their store in The Avenues to celebrate their 30th anniversary in Kuwait. The Anniversary event was hosted by Mr. Marino Maganto, CEO of SYH Retail and Mr. Ahmad Al Humaidhi, Store Manager of IKEA Kuwait. Both of them highlighted the importance of the 30th year milestone. Since opening its doors on April 24, 1984, IKEA Kuwait has provided well designed, good quality home furnishing solutions to Kuwaiti homes. For 30 years, IKEA has helped the many people of Kuwait to make a better everyday life at affordable prices. Commenting on IKEA’s history in Kuwait, Mr. Marino Maganto, CEO of SYH Retail said: “For the last 30 years, we have offered our customers a fun day for the whole family, with more than 25 million visitors, and we will continue to welcome them for many years to come. At IKEA we are proud of the long and rich relationship we have with the local community. Since 1984 to today, we continue to support different social initiatives. As an important part of our values, sustainability is always considered in everything we do. Two good examples: we recycle all the cartons we use and very soon all the light bulbs we sell will be LED. These lights use 80% less energy than normal light bulbs.” IKEA refurbished the original showroom to reopen in 1995 and launched an even bigger store in The Avenues in 2007, with a showroom that more than doubled the number of room settings from 20 to 42. “Over the years IKEA has grown to play an important role inspiring the many people in Kuwait by providing functional, good quality home furnishing solutions,” said Mr. Al Humaidhi, “we continuously work to understand the needs of the Kuwait market to be able to offer solutions that are relevant to our local customers,” he continued. Accordingly, IKEA has also become a second home for many families in Kuwait, with a restaurant, a bistro and a supervised children’s play area, Smaland. In fact, IKEA Restaurant has served more than 45 million meatballs since the opening in 1984. The original IKEA Kuwait had the first navigation tower of any IKEA worldwide. Since 1984, IKEA’s iconic catalogue has been distributed in Kuwait. Al Humaidhi highlighted the importance of the customers and the coworkers in the history of IKEA: “From our launch in 1984 to the launch of our new store in The Avenues, the people of Kuwait have built a special bond with IKEA and many customers have shared with us memories of our first location in Shuwaikh. We have several coworkers who have been proudly working with IKEA for these 30 years and we encourage them to continue with us for many years to come,” Mr. Al Humaidhi concluded. May 89 STYLES 182
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa Unveils New Seafood Restaurant Salt Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, has announced the opening of Salt, its signature seafood lover’s paradise. The fine dining venue presents a large à la carte menu of international and contemporary cuisine and focuses on fresh fish and seafood. It also offers live lobster and different kinds of fish from its eye-catching fish tank at the entrance of the restaurant which is divided into four sections. Three sections are for live fish while the fourth section is for live lobsters. Served with a selection of vegetables, potatoes and guest’s choice of sauces, the sumptuous seafood dishes are cooked to perfection according to the personal preference of guests. Open every day except Sundays from 7pm until midnight, guests can also indulge in the Chef’s favourite Seafood Platter of lobster, king crab, mussels, prawns, scallops and marinated salmon for two, while enjoying the marvelous views of the hotel’s gardens.The venue offers indoor seating with a capacity of 70 and a further 25 outdoors. The Lobster Table offers the tastiest lobster set menu on the largest round table in the restaurant. With its comfortable seating artistically surrounded by the colors of the sea, the overall seafood theme and experience is accompanied by a selection of beverages from creative mocktails and fresh juices to coffee specialties and range of high-end teas. The General Manager of Salt is Hassane Ait Biga, whose vast experience in other seafood restaurants around the world guarantees a truly superb dining experience for all guests.
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Al Jothen Unveils World-Class LCN Nail Polish Across the Region The rise of nail polish brands in the Middle East emphasizes on the traditional importance to this sector across the region as the nail beauty sector continues to witness a healthy growth with the glow of this sector growing in spite of competitive upheavals in the region. Al Jothen – one of the leading distributors of well-reputable professional beauty brands across the entire Middle East, announced the launch of LCN – the world’s leading manufacturer of nail products across the Middle East which had been ranked Europes number 1! The launch of LCN Nail Polish, held at the Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai, was very well attended by Sheikhs, dignitaries, company officials, well-known salons from K.S.A., Qatar, Kuwait & U.A.E., beauty experts, distributors, leading retailers and members of the media. A winner of 8 beauty and industry awards within the past two years, LCN offers a large selection of over 180 Nail polish colors additional to a minimum of 6 seasonal collections every year. The color shades are designed based on the world’s top fashion capitals with a unique long lasting wearibiity and extremely shining formula like no other brand, re-assures that German standards is always on top when it comes to quality.. A 100 year old company, LCN, has carved a niche in the nail industry and is currently present in over 80 countries across the globe. LCN represents a full brand portfolio with a wide range of products from hand and foot spa to nail art trifling down to all what nail sculpting and coloring requires. Mohammed Madi, President of Madi International Group (Known as Al- Jothen in Kuwait), said: “The Middle East region is a key area of interest for global brands, and we see an emerging trend for world-class brands. We are proud to bring Europe’s leading nail brands such as LCN to the Middle East and we are confident that the brand will be very successful within the beauty-conscious consumers in the region.” Mr. Michael Kalow, President of LCN, said: “We are excited to be part of this partnership with Madi International, which has carved a niche in the regional beauty business. We are committed to continuously focus on excellent product quality, high-end ingredients and raw materials, and develop ongoing innovative market oriented products. These are top priorities for us and we look forward to making a mark for ourselves in the region.”The high quality LCN products, ingredients, tolerability and the constant development of innovative, market-oriented products make LCN a class of its own. Developed by professionals and recommended by experts – LCN untaps the greatest professional and retail opportunity for nail polish colors and of course nail care products. May 89 STYLES 184
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May 21 - June 20
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June 21 - July 22
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July 23 - August 22
When Venus, planet of beauty left a passionate and change focused part of your chart this month she left you with a desire for change, but what you may have lacked is the confidence to take the plunge. That has all changed, with Venus in a more adventurous part of your chart giving you the confidence to try on some new looks or styles for size. It’s time to move out of a rut.
September 23- October 22
Venus, planet of beauty and your ruling planet is now on the opposite side of the sky to your Sign, putting her halfway between her last visit and the next. On the other side of the sky she’s challenging your excuses, both when it comes to a lack of confidence and creating challenges where there are none. With this is a reminder to express the real you.
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The biggest impediment to both dealing with last month’s professional challenges and the opportunities that this is still giving birth to, is feeling the part. This makes Venus’ return to your career sector this month a game changer, for returning to help update your professional image it’s when you both look and feel the part that you’ll really hit your stride.
September 23- October 22
With life getting busier time is becoming a precious commodity that needs to be rationed carefully. Because Venus, planet of beauty is right in the middle of this, this is going to create a week where your approach to fashion can make things easier or harder. Find a balance where you’re organized enough to save you time and lowering your expectations, refusing to create fashion emergencies where there are none.
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November 22 - December 20
Venus, planet of beauty has returned to a fun, playful and colorful part of your chart this month, on a new mission to bring more color and fun into both your life and your approach to fashion. Where fashion has been more functional and something that if running smoother and there were no fashion emergencies was enough, there is a new desire building to spice things up.
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January 20 - February 18
After spending the previous 26 days working to boost your confidence Venus, planet of beauty began a new mission this month, one that allows you to take a smart approach to fashion. Now the focus is less on dressing to impress or to boost your own confidence and more to send the kind of message and statement you want to send.
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January 20 - February 18
Venus, planet of beauty’s departure from your sign this month and has left you with some clear likes and dislikes, not only on the fashion front but across the board. This has been a chance to discover and express the real you in all you do, with Venus’ mission now focused on giving you the confidence needed to walk the talk. AERIE Audrey Multi-Way Lace Detail Lightly Lined [American Eagle Outfitters Stores]
March 21 - April 19
Venus, planet of beauty’s return to your sign this month will be been a game changer on many fronts, but especially when it comes to your fashion focus. While your birthday month ended last month and your new solar year is already underway, it’s only now that you’ve got the interest or desire to focus on developing a new look for this new solar. The past has lost its hold on you.
April 20 - May 20
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