Enchanting Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2014 Collections


I have to start this list with the one and only Elie Saab! The Lebanese designer’s mind is a deep ocean of imagination and creativity and doesn’t cease to amaze us! This time Elie Saab has put together 48 breath-taking looks that are as dreamy and ethereal as he got us used to see. It’s hard to choose favorite looks !  He always manages to immerse you in the magical world of couture and charming elegance. I can already picture most of these dresses on the red carpet. My only hope is that the stylists will  work their magic and get them to the much anticipated Oscars. (more…)

This Summer’s Gold & Silver Accents


Before I start praising the Haute-Couture collections, I want to talk about one more trend that has been dominating the 2014 spring summer collections. It’s not the first time the palette of  gold and silver shades is trending. In fact,  these colors never left. Last year, I was showing you street style outfits incorporating gold and bronze elements. This year, they seem to have entirely taken over the runway. From Tadashi Sohji’s sheer gold evening dresses to Emilio Pucci‘s silver ensambles here are just a few of this year’s looks: (more…)

This Year’s Crossover Skirts

spring-summer-spring-2013-2014-trend-wrap-crossover-skirt-valentin-yudashkin-vionnet-kaufmanfranco-prabal-gurung-collection-runway-pictures-lookCarrying forward with the 2014 trends, today we’re putting the spotlight on the crossover skirt or any similar designs such as the wrap skirt. This year it’s all about one leg or another, and designers have found different ways to make sure we get the memo. Either using the classic skirt split or variations of it, the collections abound in revealing ensembles. I decided to focus on the crossover skirts.

Altuzarra is perhaps one of the most representative brands for this trend bringing to the runway an entire collection of simple, checked, see-through, silver, gold or fringe skirts with thigh-high splits.  (more…)

3rd Year Blog Anniversary!


Yes, I am back from this summer break that I took somehow unintentionally.

I honestly have no explanation for it. The truth is that I just didn’t feel like writing about anything anymore and for a moment there I almost decided to shut this blog down. Never has it been more than five days without writing on this blog, let alone almost three months.

But coincidentally or not, today I decided to log in again just in time to read the reminder from WordPress which says that today is the 3rd year anniversary of my blog! I cannot believe it’s been three years since I started it!

And also, I’m back just in time for the SS2014 Fashion Weeks which I am looking forward to. Although I am quite say about almost giving up this blog, I am feeling fresh and ready to write again. Perhaps this is what I needed. More to come soon!!!

Picture: 10 Crosby Derek Lam Spring 2014 RTW Collection, via style.com

Backless, Balmain Spring 2007


Finals have been keeping me quite busy so my posts are going to be few and short. I found this great photo of a backless dress that was designed for the Spring 2007 collection of Balmain. What is alluring about it is the combination of the ever elegant black and the volume in the sleeves which makes it so enchantingly feminine.

Details: Balmain Spring 2007

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