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14 Aug ’11

New Luxury Phone | Nokia Oro

Filed under: blog,Fashion,Reviews — Tags: , , — Sahar @ 11:05 pm


Nokia Oro is a luxury phone by Nokia made with the finest finishes: 18 carat gold contours, fine Bridge of Weir luxury leather backing, and sapphire crystal home key. The combination of the three materials is exquisite, I got the chance to try it out while I was on vacation and enjoyed it very much. I’m not usually much of a Nokia person, but the luxury feeling of this phone was different.

With most people owning Blackberries and iPhones, this unique  luxury phone is for those who like to stand out from the crowd.

With an 8 megapixel camera, 8 GB internal memory, external memory slot, integrated GPS, web browsing and all the works, this phone is a luxury piece you will enjoy very much if you want to have something different that looks as good.

All the features and technical details of the phone can be found here.

It comes in two colors, white or black.

Price estimate: around $1300.


Missoni Collaborates With Target

Its cool how affordable brands like Target are collaborating with top notch designers. This time Target will be providing a limited edition line designed by Missoni. The brand known for its beautiful colors, stripes, and zigzags will introduce over 400 items. The line will include clothing ranging from $7.99 – $199.99 in addition to personal and home accessories such as bed sheets and dinnerware. Take a look at the photos below and if you are in the U.S. or have access to Target stores, I advise you to grab a few items!









Info and photos from: styleite  and All the way up here

2 Aug ’11

Michael Kors Debuts A Jewelry Line This Fall | Fashion

Filed under: blog,Fashion — Tags: , , , , — Sahar @ 9:00 pm


Michael Kors will be introducing a jewelry line this August in collaboration with Fossil. The collection is supposed to be fashionable, accessible, and affordable just like the Michael Kors watch collection Fossil have been making since 2004. The line will include cuffs, stone rings, chains etc. Its expected to be a hit, especially with the rise in gold prices.


Prices will range from $45 to $395, and the collection is already in production to be in Michael Kors Stores in August 2011.

"I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit," Kors says. "Now, with my jewelry collection, I can deliver the full spectrum of the Michael Kors vision for a truly fabulous look."



10 Jul ’11

Karl Lagerfield to Design Pens for S.T Dupont Using Nailpolish

Filed under: Fashion — Tags: , , , — Sahar @ 10:54 pm



French luxury brand S.T. Dupont has asked the famous designer, Karl Lagerfield, to create a range of stylish highlighters and pens with a distinct feature. Lagerfield is known for using Shu Uemura nail polish to sketch his designs, and will be incorporating the polish into the ink of the pen to create a “burgundy lacquer,” even the pens will be “fan-shaped” so that they fit neatly between fingers and won’t roll off of your desk. The price, details of release and other facts however are still not clear.


Photo: WWD

22 May ’11

Yves Saint Laurent Promoting Its Own Cigarette Label

Filed under: Fashion — Tags: , , — Sahar @ 6:00 pm

As we all know we shouldn’t believe all we see. At the end all brands promote what the market needs or thinks it needs. Yves Saint Laurent established a great image among the ‘green’ community by coming up with their limited edition “Muse Two Artisanal” bag is made from recycled materials by impoverished women in Burkina Faso , on the other hand they’ve been selling their own cigarette label since 1989 marketed towards women in Asia and Russia, talk about double standard.

The advertisement for their cigarettes, features a model that looks  like Kate Moss, “who came under fierce criticism when she smoked on the Louis Vuitton catwalk earlier this year.”

With smoking being heavily responsible for many of today’s diseases, I hope such influential industries such as fashion would stop promoting smoking as “fashionable” and realize they have their social responsibilities as well.

[The Daily News]

21 May ’11

David Beckham to Launch Body Wear Line

Filed under: Fashion — Tags: , , — Sahar @ 8:45 pm



It seems not only Victoria Beckham is deep into the fashion industry, David Beckham with the help of  his business partner, Simon Fuller, are gearing up to launch a men’s bodywear line, a new men’s fragrance, and a number of other projects on the drawing board.

“It’s not my natural inclination to see myself as a brand, I’m just a person who has been fortunate to explore other interests and passions outside of the game I love,” said Beckham of his upcoming off-field ventures with Fuller. “I will always be associated with my sport but I am now working across other areas that will continue long after my career has finished.”


Beckham was the world’s fifth-highest-paid athlete last year, according to Forbes, taking home $43.7 million in salary and endorsements. His current and past endorsements, include Emporio Armani, Adidas, Electronic Arts, Diet Pepsi, Yahoo, Castrol, M&S, Motorola and Police sunglasses. Beckham, 36, and Fuller are mapping out a long-term strategy that will keep the soccer star’s name in the spotlight — and a steady stream of income flowing to the business partners — once he retires from the game.


9 Mar ’11

What Shoe Will the Princess Choose? | Fashion

Filed under: Fashion — Tags: , , , , — Sahar @ 10:00 am


With all the events taking place around us and with the easy access we all have to it, rarely does a story keep people’s attention for a period long enough. However when a new princess is to be crowned, and when a royal wedding for Lady Diana’s son is scheduled, news and gossip  keep flooding. With the royal event getting nearer, all media and fashion enthusiasts are just anticipating the every single detail starting from the wedding gown, jewelry, hair, makeup, venue, and in this post, the SHOES. When asked, some of the industry’s best designers sketched what she could possibly wear on her wedding. Below are the sketches and description of their vision.

 1.Manolo Blahnik
An ivory silk pump with organza lilies of the valley and sea pearls  is what famous designer Manolo Blahnik has in mind. “It represents springtime and everything fresh and new, which is what Kate Middleton is all about.”

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2.Giuseppe Zanotti



18 Feb ’11

Lebanese Jeweler Mouawad Introduces the World’s Most Expensive Bag

Another world record broken by a Lebanese company. This time its not hummus or tabbouleh, but an elegant purse. Taking its inspiration from one of the world’s most epic tales of romance, intrigue and fantasy, Mouawad introduces the “The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse”. With a value of USD3.8 million, this breathtaking creation from the globally renowned House of Mouawad takes its place in the Guinness World Record as the most valuable handbag in the world.

“Just as the tales of Scheherazade have captivated readers with their intricately woven plots of uninhibited passion and daring, so the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is designed to mesmerize with its lavish attention to detail and elaborate workmanship incorporating thousands of diamonds,” said Pascal Mouawad, co-guardian of the House of Mouawad.

The heart-shaped purse, handcrafted from 18kt gold, incorporates 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colorless) with a total weight of 381.92 carats. “To create this bejeweled masterpiece required the skills of 10 craftsmen working continuously over a period of four months and for a total of 1,100 hours” said Fred Mouawad, co-guardian of the House of Mouawad.

The exceptional level of craftsmanship exemplified by the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse has been a hallmark of the Mouawad name since the company was founded in 1890. From those early days Mouawad rose to global prominence through its passion for precious gems and mastery in the art of creating some of the world’s most breathtaking jewelry. “The 1001 Nights Mouawad Diamond Purse” is the second record-breaking creation from the House of Mouawad.

Source: Mouawad Press Release

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