Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Butter Good!

There is a fantastic shop in Dubai, called Butter, that is always looking for new designers. If you think you have what it takes to be a unique and successful designer, then make sure you contact Butter. Westin Hotel Mena seyahi lobby level Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 102728. I will be sure to visit and check out the collections of clothes soon!
It's like Butter Baby!!!

Dubai Diva & The Upper Eastside Girl


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Salma Khan Dubai Fashion Week 2009


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Amir Adnan Dubai Fashion Week 2009

If you are a Dubai Diva with a New York Upper Eastside mentality like myself, then you will add at least one of these fabulous creations, by designers Salma Khan and Amir Adnan, to your closet!

Salma Khan’s flirty dresses remind me of something that Sara Jessica Parker’s TV character “Kerry” (Sex in The City) would wear while walking down the street shopping on Madison Avenue on a sunny day. I love the movement of the garment and the vintage inspired printed fabrics. All her designs are ultra chic and say, “I’m rich, stylish, and fabulous, and I don’t apologize for it!”

Amir Adnan, on the other hand, offers a Dubai Diva (or an Upper Eastside Girl) a more glamorous approach to “a night on the town.” Imagine yourself walking down the red carpet of the Dubai Film Festival, or entering a gala at the Museum of Natural History in New York wearing an Amir Adnan creation like the one shown above…you would be named one of the best dressed of the evening guaranteed!

I really do love these designers. I too hope to add their clothes to my growing closet.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Photoshoot Friday: Behind The Scenes With Eros Goze






Ok....So these would be the behind the scenes pictures from fridays photo shoot with Eros Goze. They are great! And the funny thing about them is that they look like they could be much more then just behind the scenes. I love them! Eros is truly amazing!

Dubai's It Girl: Photoshoot Friday with Eros Goze

Dubai's It Girl: Photoshoot Friday with Eros Goze

Photoshoot Friday with Eros Goze



Thank you Eros so much! I really learned alot from working with you on this photoshoot. I can't wait until the day you come out with your own clothing brand. Love the photography and the designs!! Until next time...xoxoxo

New York City Shopping


One of my readers asked me if I knew of any places where she could shop in New York City and not brake the bank...well I had to think about it and came up with some places you all might be interested in if you ever visit my home town.


Great Districts to shop:
125st in Harlem, Chelsea, Soho, Greenwich Villiage, Lower Eastside, Chinatown, Canal Street, Delancy Street, Houston Street, The Essex Street Market, Fulton Street in Brooklyn, Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, 7th Avenue Park Slope in Brooklyn, Fordum Avenue in the Bronx, and Jamaica Avenue in Queens. (There are more.)
All of these locations are great for finding uniques boutiques and bargains.


Some list of stores:
2Blondes Boutique-upper eastside, INA-upper eastside or downtown, Sacco Shoes on Columbus Avenue at 75th Street, Giraudon Shoes on 8th Avenue in Chelsea, Tip Top Shoes on West 72nd Street-upper westside, Century 21, What Comes Around Goes Around (a popular vintage clothing store), Pink on 7th Avenue, No Relation Vintage, Beacons Closet, Buffalo Exchange, and c21 in Brooklyn to name a few!!!


I will be going to NYC for a few weeks this summer...Hope to see you there, and maybe we can shop together.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Whats Color Got to Do With It!!!

I though you all would be interested in viewing this interview with super model Iman and Uban discussing black models in the fashion industry. Video: Courtecy to Life of Brian08(http://lifeofbrian08.blogspot.com/) and YouTube.com

Don't forget to leave me your comments!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Anna Sui!


So... A while back I posted a few pictures of the Anna Sui SS09 collection. All her runway looks are just Fabulous! I had to have one. Who wouldn’t want one!? Anna Sui is amazing with a capital A! I’m wearing the Silk linen embroidered shift dress. I love it!! It took me ages to actually pick out ONE dress... I wanted them all!! LOL, but this dress caught my eye. What do you think? Is it great or what!? Anna Sui's SS09 collection is a must have! You can order yours straight off the runway at http://www.net-a-porter.com/

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fashion Editorial Results: East Meets West




OK...so here are the results of the East Meets West photo shoot I had not to long ago. They came out great!!! Dont you think? All thanks to 77th Street Productions.


Rock'in That Baby Phat!

YES! I had to post this. My friend and her gorgeous Baby Phat bag!! I love it! Its not too big, not too small, and best of all very fashionable, and you can wear it with almost anything!! I have a Baby Phat bag myself...and I must say... you can never go wrong with Baby Phat!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

For the love of RED VELVET

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During Dubai Fashion Week, I had the pleasure to meet and smooze with HSY’s designer, Hassan Shehryar Yasin and his lovely sister. Hassan (if I may be as bold to use his first name) is a very handsome and nice guy, as well as a true visionary in the fashion design world. His work is impeccable to say the least, and I absolutely loved his couture collection. One of my favorite pieces, is the Red Velvet Military inspired Jacket. The color is bright, it is structured perfectly and the velvet must feel fantastic to touch. It is lux to the max, and I want one! So, if you’re reading HSY…please send me one in a size 2! LOL No…really!

3 FAB GIRLS in Dubai!

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These three girls are do'in great thing and are go'in places! If you haven't heard of 77th Street Productions, NOW YOU HAVE! Anna is the make-up artist extraordinaire, and Cristina and Mariyah are the fabulous photographers. They are located in Dubai. I have been working with them recently and love their work. Just check out the photo shoot I did with them, and you can see the pictures on my past blog. Luv u Girls...keep up the good work!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vintage Appeal


I know it's not winter yet, however it is never too earily to get fashionably prepared. I am planning to buy this 1030's vintage funnel hat from vintagemartini.com. I love the burnt orange color and the simple zigzag outline stitching on the surface, which is finished off with a white deconstructed flat bow.
Can you say CHIC?!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Taking a Look Back

Charles Frederick Worth (1826–1895)
and The House of Worth

This dress was actually designed in 1925 by Charles Frederick Worth's two sons, Jean-Philippe and Gaston. The tube like dress is embellished with gold embroidery and a gold lame underlining that peeks out from the sides.

I love this dress. It is very modern and the length in the back brings a unique touch.

DIOR

"Abandon" afternoon dress, fall/winter 1948–49Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957); Christian Dior Haute Couture (French, founded 1947)

This black dress, with its plunging neck line, is so well done. I could go out and about anywhere in this dress today and no one would know it was made in 1948.

Cristobal Balenciaga 1959

Fuchsia pink has never looked better on an evening dress. Short in the front and long in the back is brilliantly crafted with an underlay of poufy layers of feathers. Although it was made over 50 years ago, this dress is trendy and ready to wear today. I really would love to find something like this to wear to my graduation.

Dragon Mart Value!



So…after looking at and showcasing Dubai Fashion Week’s high-end runway picks on my blog,
I though it would be creatively fun to take fashion to the other extreme of value.
Here is an outfit I bought and put together from Dubai’s own Dragon Mart in International City.
The dress cost 40 dirhams, the shoes were only 60 dirhams, the jewelry 35 dirhams and the hat was borrowed.
Total…AED135 (USD $37). How’s that for a bargain?! I was able to pick up three more dresses for less than 50 dirhams each with jewelry to match. If you would like to see the other dresses I found, just let me know.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

DFW: Chosen Best Dress 4 days in a Row!

On day one, I wore Marc by Marc Jacobs with shoes from Nine West. Sorry for the angle.


Day two, I wore an outfit that was inspired by Marc Jacobs F/W 2010 collection. I put together clothes I already had in my closet to look like the 1920's flapper girls. Sorry for the scary red eye. LOL


Day three, was an outfit I wore to resemble more if an Asian modern feel of clothing. The purple jumpsuit is from Zara, the jacket is from Stradivarious, and the shoes are from Steven Madden. Guess what....it didn't cost a million dollars!


Day four, I went back to the 80's with this ensemble. The modern twist lies in the chose of fabrics and prints. The sandle boots are from Nine West, the leggings are from Pull and Bear, and the top is from Forever 21, all in Dubai!

Day Four DFW A/W 2009

BODYAMR

BODYAMR (Click image above to view collection)

What can you say about BODYAMR other than WOW!!! With this designer dressing superstars like Rihanna, what could anyone expect other than pop-a-licious perfection! If you are a girl who knows who she is, and not afraid to stand out in a crowd...then this collection is perfect for you! Trust, I will be rock'in BODYARM this season, and so should YOU!

Amal Murad


Amal Murad (Click image above to see the collection)
Amal Murad took the abayah to a new level of fashion with this collection! There was definitely a modern twist to these brilliantly crafted garments. Any woman who wears these abayah's will turn heads in the right direction! Great work.

Reem & Hind Ali Beljafla

Reem&hind Ali Beljafla (Click image to see the collection)

The sisters have done it again!!!

The Reem & Hind Ali Beljafla's collection was truly a Muslimah’s (Muslim woman) dream! Actually, any woman can wear their clothing. The abayas where all elegant, the fabrics where rich, and the design was timeless. These flowing garments are definitely for people with exquisite taste.