BCBGMAXAZRIA

BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway launched their a/w2015 collection in a very cool event at the newly opened YNOT at the Intercontinental hotel in Dubai Marina.  

About the event

Ynot received the fashionable crowd and models with the beautiful clothes of this coming collection that you can find in the store already.

The runway was quite difficult I must say and probably the models had to concentrate to walk stylishly over cylindrical logs of different heights.

THE NEW COLLECTION BCBGMAXAZRIA

For me it was a pleasure to be there, not only because it was after my return from South Africa and with all the latest news I needed to feel back to normal and get to see my fellow bloggers and peers. To this event I took my friend and photographer Ayreej. I don’t know how he manages but he always makes me laugh even if we are talking about serious topics.

We took pics, met people, chat with everyone around and dance the night away.

The PR agency of BCBG is Sticky Ginger. These girls are a powerhouse of ideas and details and the event was very well organized indeed. Before we left they gave us a goody bag and I love the little cute presents. A very delicate bangle, a Fashion Survival kit with really cool contents to save your look in any given situation and the brochures with all the looks of the collection.

About the Collection

For me BCBG means feminine silhouettes, and I always find their cuts to be very flattering especially the dresses. This collection plays with ethnic patterns, leather and fur appliques, mixed with wool, fringes, quilts and sheers. It feels cozy and chic. I like it when winter clothes are warm and you can really use them for the cold weather.

The colours range from off whites to black, with greys and browns. Dont miss the coats and jackets of this collection, they are so much fun. Same as the accessories, boots, bags and scarves. We see again boots over the knee and the heel is a mix of stiletto and wedge. 

BCBG mix (1)

I was really lucky and BCBGMaxAzria lent me a dress to wear to the event. Claudia, the shop manager of the MOE branch was so helpful and fun, assisting me to choose that I really need to mention her. Sorry but accustomed to the lack of quality service in Dubai, when you meet somebody passionate about what she does and nice and sweet and easy going and attentive to details, they deserve to be praised. At the end, I picked a black lace dress that looked great on me so don’t miss the photoshoot that Ayreej did.

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About the brand

BCBGMAXAZRIA was founded in 1989 by Max Azria. You might wonder where from is the BCBG part or what does it mean. I did, so I researched and BCBG means in french ¨Bon Chic, Bon Genre¨, which means ´Good Style, Good attitude´ and it is the motto of the brand.

The woman inspiration behind the BCBGMAXAZRIA is sophisticated, feminine and  independent.

Even though he, Max Azria, is French /Tunisian, the brand is American -from 1998 Max Azria is part of the CFDA- and is expanding very fast, having already plenty of stores. In Dubai we can enjoy 6 shops already.

Celebrities love the brand and we have seen Angelina Jolie, Rachel Bilson, Eva Mendes, Sharon Stone, Halle Berry, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Lucy Liu, Fergie wearing them.

BCBGMAXAZRIA is not only a brand, actually is a group of companies, all fashion related. This is the timelime of how the lives of Max Azria and Lubov Azria -the brand is a husband and wife team- developed while creating this fashion emporio.

1981 Max Azria moves to USA and launches Jess offering French fashion to American women.

1989 BCBGMAXAZRIA is launched.

1991 Lubov joined the company as a designer.

1996 First Runway in New York. Lubov named Creative Director.

1998 The brand buys Herve Leger and Max is inducted to the CFDA.

2004 Max Azria Atelier for Hollywood clients.

2005 The group buys Alain Manoukian and Don Algodon.

2006 The group buys G+G retail -that was bankrupt and had more than 400 shops.

2006 In NYFW they performed 2 runways, one for BCBG and Max Azria.

2008 BCBG Generation and 3 Runway on NYFW with BCBG Max Azria Runway, Max Azria and Herve Leger by Max Azria.

2009 Launch a collab collection with Miley Cyrus for Wallmart.

2010 Lubov is also part of CFDA.

BCBGMaxazria

Today the group has more than 12 brands- BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway, Max Azria Atelier, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Herve Leger Couture, BCBG Generation, Max and Cleo, Lola, Manoukian, Parallel, Dorothee bis and Dorotennis.

The group boasts more than 550 shops, with 180 BCBGMaxAzria Shops. Although the brands also are sold in plenty of specialty shops like Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols, Bergdorf Goodman etc increasing their reach even further.

About the designers Max y Lubov

They have so many awards it would take 3-4 pages to list them all but what i love most is the fact that they are such a great team together. Max has taken the role of CEO, Chairman and Head designer.. he is the one with the business nose and the vision. Lubov is full of creativity and is very detail oriented, she is the keeper of the vision of what each of the brands symbolize and how to keep them fresh and chic. She holds the position of Chief Creative Officer.

But how did they met? A French of Tunisian origin, and an Ukranian. Well, Lubov moved to USA in 1980 and studied fashion at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. In 1991, a friend of Max referred her for a job opening with Max. Who would have told her that one year and a half later they will be madly in love tying the knot?.. Destiny.

Lubov y Maxazria

I hope you enjoyed this post, sorry if it got a little long. I also want to share with you another story, this time personal.. I used to live in Jamaica, there I worked as purchasing manager of a hotel project. From pipes and cement to furnishing and bathrobes for our future clients, all was going through my desk. The hotel chain that I worked for is Spanish, I am Spanish and as we were such a small community of Spanish people on the island we were all very close. The Ambassador was a phone call away and he always showed care for the investors and nationals. One day, I received an email.. The king of Spain was coming to Jamaica to meet us. I jumped!.. Jamaica is a paradise, but working on a construction site and living by the beach where all you need is bikinis, shorts and flip flops, all the glamourous clothes were left in Spain, back home, 9 hours away if flying direct.

Immediately I booked a ticket to Miami, went to the BCBGMaxAzria shop and bought 2 dresses and a pair of shoes. That day was a success, I looked and felt like a million dollar girl. I have some pics but I can not find them.. Too bad! Not every day,you get to meet your King.

 

One Love,

 

Araceli Gallego

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Mary Katrantzou

She is hardworking, imaginative and with such a down to earth personality that you have to fall in love with her and her pieces of ART.

For real, I have always liked Mary Katrantzou, the joy behind her pieces, the self confidence in her smile and that easy happy feeling about her personality. In Stylist Arabia super Cressida (a journalist I like a lot) did a special edition about her .. Maria, Maria.. Like that Carlos Santana song..

In this issue and some extra research in Mr Google, I learnt a lot about Mary Katrantzou. Let me share it with you.

  • This coming season s/s 2016 is inspired in a movie called Time of the Gypsies and it is about the Balkans and the Romani culture.
  • Mary Katrantzou has a good friend called Sabine G, a jewelry designer. She married with a gorgeous cape from Schiaparelli couture.. It is so Dali, so El Greco, so religious,..so from my own roots, that I dreamt about that cape!
  • You guessed it.. with that surname she is of Greek origin!. but she lives mostly in London. Her mama is an interior designer and her father trained in Textile Engineering. (the print love might be coming from here!).
  • She has some very colorful bags that my friend Marta would love.. why? because Martita is all about small bags, the smaller the better.. and this one is just cute, small and full of color and personality. Check it out. The Mini MVK bag.

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  • We knew about her crazy funky prints.. but these dresses are not to be missed as now they are iconic..
    • the Typewriter from a/w 2012.
    • the lampshade skirts from s/s 2011
    • the Pencil Cage with real pencils from a/w 2012
    • the Dam C coat with plastic embroidery and a foam waist and a matching foam clutch from a/w 2015.
    • the Jewel tree with velvet and silk, swarovskis and embellishments from a/w 2011.
    • the Expandit printed silk dress with swarovskis.

Mary Katrantzou

 

  • She studied first Architecture, from there jumped to Fashion at Central Saint Martins.
  • Mary Katrantzou is the queen of prints. The kings are the duo from Peter Pilotto.
  • Only 6 years after launching, she won the Vogue Fashion Fund. Now she is close to open her standalone shop.
  • She travels a lot, her agenda is insane.
  • Mary Katrantzou makes decisions on instinct but tries not to second guess her designs, otherwise insecurity will arise.
  • She splits designers in 2 major categories: the ones that edit and the ones that have their own handwriting.
  • Mary Katrantzou has a very pretty vision of the fashion sector,.. for example praises the feminine camaraderie and she doesn’t feel you have to ¨be cool and thin¨to be in fashion, .. are they maybe cliches, Mary is just very lucky or was she just being politically correct?
  • Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Taylor Swift, Lupita, Keira Knightley etc wore her designs.

Mary Katrantzou is a real inspiration for me. It is the consummation of a lot of effort, a good instinct and a flooding creativity… and on top of that she seems such a good person!

If there is a designer you like and you can not find in the blog, drop me an email and we can feature him or her with pleasure.

One Love,

 

Araceli Gallego

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS A LOOKBOOK IN FASHION?

Hi dears,

And the new word for the Fashionese- English dictionary is Lookbook!..We hear it everywhere, every season..but what is it? What is a lookbook ?

It is a collection of photos..  For models to show their beauty, for photographers, make up artists or stylists to show their talent, for bloggers to show a style or some outfit. In the case of designers, a lookbook is created to show the designers collection for the current season. It tends to focus on the clothes themselves so the pics don’t need to be very creative but be actually very illustrative.

Also there is web called Lookbook.nu that allows you to see and post your looks. It is great for inspiration and I think I created even a profile some time ago. Thing is, there is so much stuff around I just can not handle all of it. There other pages similar to lookbook.nu called Chicisimo.com, Polyvore. com or Trendtation.com if you are interested.

These are a good example for standard printed lookbooks..In order 1. From Serena Fagence.. 2. Markus Lupfer and 3. From Jota Mas Ge.

Examples of lookbooks

What is a lookbook in Fashion?

What is a lookbook? LOOKBOOK MARKUS LUPFER 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a lookbook? lookbook jota mas ge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any other word you want to add to the dictionary, don’t hesitate to drop me a comment!

On the meantime, enjoy this beautiful month of February that just started. I love this month as it means.. Valentines! and on top of that, the weather is just gorgeous now here in Dubai. I am still not sure what to do, but lets see.. it has to be something cool, something unique .. My husband deserves only the best! Any ideas?

Araceli

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At the Grazia Fest

Darina calls me – Hey! What are you doing later on?

Me- mmm. Not much.. (on weekends, I can not really think fast for some reason..)

Darina- Well, then I pick you up and we go to Grazia Fest.

Me- mmm.. Ok!

So there we went! At around 17.00, even though the event was starting from 12.00 and the day before was on already.

Grazia was organising a festival type of event, the idea being a Coachella of sorts.. well, we are in Dubai, I guess we can not help it,.. so just when we were going in, some amazing ladies where coming out with stiletos and totally glamorous dresses.. Ok, maybe we should have checked the dress code.. what the lol!

Still, after our first impression, being beside the Barasti beach it was more relaxed than most of the events in Dubai and we enjoyed the time at the booths and with the familiar faces we were finding around.

There was an stage where some fashion brands where showing their pieces every now and then and DJ music, you could have a henna tattoo and get your make up or your nails done at Sephora booth or at Shiseido. The popo up shops were really cute and I saw some of my favourites ( Michele Belau, Vitrine designs, Charlotte Hudders, O’de Rose etc).

My lovely friend Viola was there too witha little booth. From her trip to Japan she brought really cool stuff. It is called Floats and they are toe rings, but like really pretty and rich. I bought one! I will show you in another post because I love it too much!.

Another stand that was a bit different was Cryo. They offer cryogenic treatment to lose weight and to smooth lines in the face. You could see how it works and well, it is cooooooold. Definitely the body treatment it is not for me (so prone to flus and cold feet and hands), but the face one, could be interesting to try.

One of the stands at the entrance ( Neutrogena if my memory doesnt fail) had the great idea of relieving stress the greek way.. by breaking plates with the sources of stress written by you.. Boy! not sure the science behind, but it works!

We enjoyed also some fire works and there was some concerts later on.. Our day it was Eliza’s Doolittle.. sadly I couldnt stay for that long. Friends that stayed said that she was good but maybe her performance was too short.

My thoughts on the Grazia Fest,.. It is really nice to have an alternative beachy- festival type of event- now that the weather is better-, the price thought was too high (150 Dhs), the food and drinks stalls were not too well organised like if you wanted coke it was a different queue than water ( somebody explain please!). Some booths were giving great goodies ( Iconic was really cool!) but still it feels like a pilgrimage of giving personal data and emails at every single booth. Still, I enjoyed it, but I enjoy whenever I am with my friends. By the way, do you know my lovely Darina has been nominated as Young Communicator of the year!! Yallah! I am so proud!!

Ok, enough for now.. Now let me show you some pics!

Luv,

Leli

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REEMAMI at The Cartel

Hi dears,

This Thursday was great! Yep! Normally my favorite day of the week is Friday ( I was born on a snowy Friday, which in Madrid is kind of unusual!). But this Thursday was great because I had a blast. After a very intense week of work and many sleepless nights because I miss my hubby, I gathered the energy to get to The Cartel with my friend Rizza to see the special edition of Reemami.

You might have seen already the Frida print everywhere… but in color. For The Cartel it will be in Black and White, their signature colors. The event was great, with VBP (very beautiful people) and with Reema Al Banna around for questions and pics. I like her a lot. We meet at an event when she was the face of Samsung, kind of a fashion incubator and she was the mentor.. I dream of having such a cool mentor, but I was far from ready to join the program.

Reema had a great idea and now her brand is easy to identify. The print is totally unique, coming out of children’s version of Frida’s self portraits. Unibrow is the name of the collection by the way. Frida was unique, her art, her life, her intense love and despair.. in one of my trips to Mexico I visited her house, now museum, in Coyoacan, Mexico DF. It was just one of the most enlightening experiences.. out of pain, beauty.

Natasha D’Souza, my lovely neighbor, is now part of The Cartel’s team. She is so much fun and really the event was so very well organized I need to praise her and the team’s work. There were Nail art, a DJ, live painting, yummy sushi and finger food, colorful drinks, models posing around and I got to see some fellow bloggers and friends. Honestly, it couldnt have been better!

The Cartel’s pieces are out of the ordinary and every time I visit them they have new cool stuff. I recommend you to visit them. Although is off the beaten path in Al Quoz is not difficult to find and it is absolutely worthy.

Here you have some pics!

Besito,

Lil

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The VMAS.. my sincere opinion.

Oye eso!

Everybody is talking and tweeting and instagraming about the VMAs. Who wore what, What wore who and Who is who anyways. I am a bit lost within this celebrity sphere, specially now with so many teen series that bore me to death and for some reason, they looked the same to me (vampires and girls killing and bitching).

Lets review, as I am not too impressed at all with the looks of this year….

As usual Queen B was awesome. She looked perfect and she performed perfect. Boy! she is amazing and look like things in the house are getting better as Jay Z and the baby Blue Ivy ( is that a real name?) were there. Solange also went, she wore a H&M suit, but I kind of feel she forgot the Tshirt or something.. better do a check list for next time, dear.

Solange Knowles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iggy Azalea was wearing a silver Atelier Versace dress.. Very pretty in the front, but made her rear a bit too much. The dress is great, she has a beautiful silhouette but.. mmm.. no. Not sure, too stiff, not comfy or something.. she doesn’t feel like enjoying it.

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Nicki Minaj came with a re short snake dress.. very much Nicki. In this VMAs there was a lot of animal print in the looks.. check Charli XCX as a tigress (terribleee!), Michelle Williams  with Giraffe print or Cynthia Watros with the zebra dress. I guess over there is a bit like the jungle and it shows somehow.

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Also there was a lot of leather.. not only Miley Cyrus with her very futuristic and comfy ‘all is leather, baby’ look, Ariana Grande (Confusing look, confusing age, please don’t be Britney!) and many others choose leather as statement. I like leather, it is luxurious, soft and primitive at the same time. It is for me the material of choice. By the way, Myley says now she is retired from twerking.. No more comments.

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Katy Perry came with Riff Raff in all denim matching suits from Versace. Well, it is not my taste but it is very much hers.. always playing and breaking rules and being totally random. She is like this and I love her freedom. Besides, she looks like this Marvel Super hero. Go girl go!

 

I have a very similar outfit to Rita Ora’s.. red, sexy, showing skin, lots of it …mine is not a dress but a silky pj’s. Not sure my mom would let me got to the VMAs with it ..lol.

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Taylor Swift came with a fun bodysuit, in a cute blue color and full of letters stamped all over. It is a Mary Katrantzou piece and it is not easy to rock but Taylor with thoooooose legs of half a kilometer makes it look great. I wouldn’t dare to be honest!

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Charbel Zoe was the one dressing J.Lo and she looked amazing. It is the kind of dresses she likes and she looks so good in .. sexy, sensual and glittery ..very J.lo. When I went to his runway show, I was just picturing every dress for her. This is your designer my dear.

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I saw some lace.. most of it white, in dresses the colors red and silver metallics were all over but I think the king was black. Like Queen B, Miley, Jenner or Chanel Iman ( amazing in that Balmain dress). Talking about Balmain.. Kim, please.. cover yourself.. In general, there was a generous display of breasts (Kim, Demi Lovato, Rita…) and skin (you saw Amber Rose’s look?.. chains and knickers.. Yallah!I am ready for the VMAs!).

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Checking the guys outfits, it is all soooo different. Why we women need to show to sell, specially in this music business..? Boy! We need more Adeles in the World. Instead of the Music awards looks like a Cattle fair..

 

Anyways, there were outfits that I like, not because I would wear them but because they reflect the personality of the wearer.. like the one of Gwen Stefani.. totally her!. Or just because it was fun, like the one from Victoria Justice ( I don’t know who she is but I like the skirt and the #hastag bag and the fun around it!).

 

You want to check all these dresses and share your thoughts?… I checked them in this link from VMAs directly. The videos are there too. At the end of the day, it is about the music of these amazing performers.

Lots of luv,

Leli – www.whatijustlove.com

 

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STUDY FASHION IN DUBAI- NOW IN MAY

Hi dears!

 

I am one of those weird cases that loves studying. For me it is not an obligation, it is a pleasure and a privilege to learn. Well, this coming month of May is so full of short courses that I am doing here a short recap in case you are interested in joining. All of them are fashion related and are not particularly cheap. Fashion when it comes to this, it is not particularly democratic ( maybe one day….)

Let me show you the courses, as they are really interesting.

For example Domus academy, has put together 2 courses for Dubai that will take place at The Address Dubai Mall.

– Fashion styling and Image creation with Ildo Damiano. This course wll happen from May 30th to 1st June- from 5 to 9 pm. Ildo is celebrities editor at Vanity Fair and now mentor of the italian edition of Project Runway Italy.

– Shoe design advanced: The IT Shoe with Diego Dolcini. May 30th to may 31st- from 5 to 9pm. Diego is designer of super cool brands such as Vionnet, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Tom Ford…

To check prices and availability go to the Domus Academy website by clicking here.

www.whatijustlove.comMy school- the London College of Fashion- is going to have the following short courses in May. They always use the Vida Downtown Hotel to host the courses. That’s how I got to see this hotel and it is lovely! (I recommend you to go check it!).

LCF has quite a lot of courses so let me list them with their dates.

– Principles of Fashion Styling 1- Dates: 16th-20th May.

– Footwear Design. Dates: 17th-21st May.

– Fashion Journalism: Print and Digital. Dates: 21st-23 rd May.

– Fashion Buying  & Merchandising 1- Dates: 20th-23rd May.

– Fashion Buying  & Merchandising 2- Dates: 25th-27th May.

– Fashion design1. Dates: 16th-19th May.

– Luxury Fashion Brand Management. Dates: 24th-28th May.

– Fashion Drawing. Dates: 25th-28th May.

Prices range between 4.500 Dhs to  6.600 Dhs aprox. There are discounts for ex alumni. I am not sure if I could let you use my discount but I will check with them to see if they could do something. Check the rest of details in their website here. The teachers are amazing, the vibe is super creative and the learning experience is superb.

The only thing that is left for me to say is… have you already join the amazing giveaway the blog is running now?. It is not to be missed! Click here to get all the details.

 

Luv,

 

Lil

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MULE MY WORLD

Well, they are back again and yes, they will rule your candy feet this summer… I see Mules in every magazine, in every shop window, I dream with them.. and aren’t they gorgeous? Well, I guess it depends. I like them but if they are too chunky,.. not that much. What it is true though is that they are great for summer.. super comfy and allowing for cross ventilation (does it sound too engineery?Lol).

Check the ones I have selected for you in case you want to have some inspiration.

By the way, have you seen the super cool giveaway we are partnering now with Glambox. Check it here .. You can thank me later.. 😉

Luv,

Lil

MULE GIANVITTO ROSI 577.50 POUND

Mule Gianvitto Rossi- Bellisimo!!!

MULE STELLA MCCARTNEY 2

Mule Stella McCartney- This gorgeous shoes are the Yasmin Pumps. According to the site they are unstructured for extra comfort and can be flattened at the back to slip on like a slipper. Cool! (Price around 765 USD)

MULE ZARA 395 DHS

Mule Zara- Cool, pretty and affordable! – only 395 Dhs.

MULE ZARA 425 DHS

Mule from Zara.. very similar to the McCartney’s and only 425 Dhs!

MULE CELINE 1

Celine has very imaginative approach for their mules.. I fell in love with this ones!

MULE CELINE 2

And these beauties are Celine’s too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX…MARKET OTB

Hi dears,

Dubai is a box full of surprises and these days, even more. I hope you had the chance to visit the new shopping spot. It is not a mall, no, not this time.

Located at the Burj Park and only during 10 days, we can enjoy the Market Outside The Box, but well, in a way it is a market in a box, in many boxes as a matter of fact. You know how I love all this portable, resilient and so adaptable containers. At the end of the day I have been doing procurement and logistics for a good part of my life and now I am working in some projects having containers as lego pieces… containers to be gas stations, to be schools, to be shops, to be businesses.. all for the off the grid areas, for cool-looking district areas, for temporary use like the Olympics ( or not so temporary, a container can last forever really). I have seen a project of luxury villas by the beach made totally out of containers and they look so amazingly chic and modern. Even the swimming pool was a container!!

Being Dubai, with Jebel Ali, the hub for so many shipping lines I just can not understand how this great idea was not implemented before. We could have -at the base of the Jebel Ali Palm for example- a fixed park with shops and cafeterias to enjoy the seaside and the views. Make it colorful, such as this one, make it hippie chic and people will go there to spend their mornings on lazy weekends. You can add cladding with branding and you will never know it is done with containers. Keep it as is, use used containers (reuse) and you will have the industrial look.

Create a chill-out music lounge and you can monetise it too during the nights serving mojitos and caipirinhas. These initiatives are aligned with the Sustainabilty that EXPO 2020 is aiming for and that, in my humble opinion, the city must work hard to achieve.

Well, enough for now.. Lol! and let me share for you the pics I took on that day.

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This is the general view of the area. My lovely Burj Khalifa is on the side. One day, I will live there or have my own office there, or something there.. I just love this building so much. My friends try to find kinky reasons ( Freud will be proud of them), but it is just that I like this clean, neat, sharp, unique architecture. Khalas!

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The shops were very nicely done, with space inside and outside. Some created this mingle area outside and were serving limeade and other drinks.

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Shoppers were really cute at this market. Don’t you think? 😉

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Jamjar had organised quite a lot of activities for all ages during these days. Children definitely always have a blast. Look at the little blond Van Gogh painting!

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The shops inside are really cool and I fell in love with this one selling Maria Iqbal’s bags and turbans. It is called Be You and they have some T shirts with super positive messages from Lorna Jane. This is their facebook page.

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Pink is back to my heart and when I found this bike, I couldnt help myself. I come from a family of cyclists. My daddy was even a professional back on the days- but he had a bad lesion and had to stop it. My brother is everything about soccer and bikes. I have never compete but just to be around, it kind of grows on you. Oh! All those memories of childhood holidays with the bikes on top of the car and once I got my driving license, my duty as Support car. Lol.. Time has passed but these memories will stay with me forever!

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And this is the Market’s photocall. Ain’t it cool? By the way, Yallah is like “Lets go”, “Hurry up”,”Come on”, “Venga, vamos”, “Geh mal”, “Allez, depeche toi”.. in arabic is used all the time. Also means like “all right” depending on the context.

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One of the shops is called Bullets and Butterflies. There I found this gorgeous wooden frames. I like them a lot, My only concern is if I could replace the glass with my prescription ones ( me cant seh, dah!). I have to go to the optician and find out! Check their website if you want to see their cool stuff.

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We spent most of the afternoon there as you can see and when we were about to leave, something beautiful happened. This!

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Honestly, it is the best place to enjoy the fountains and there is not too much people, so it is great for videos and camera addicts ( such as me..).

I hope you enjoyed me sharing my day with you. Please share the love and like and share on your page the facebook page and the blog’s dominion.

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Thousand of kisses,

Lil

 

 

 

 

WHAT I WORE SERIES- BLACK AND BLUE

 

Hi dears,

Dubai’s weather is amazing now.. with temperatures during the day of 25C and in the night of 20C. It is just paradise!

Still, we have some AC issues in the office and you will always see me with some jacket or scarf in work days and lately with a very stubborn flu. This is what I wore few days ago to go to work and I got quite a lot of compliments.

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I love the colour combination – black and petroleum blue. Normally, I love colours but I am pretty conservative when it comes to the business attire. The skirt is from Fabrika, the blouse is from New Look and the jacket from G2000. The pendant is from Tous and the chain bracelet and bag are from Aldo.

The earrings are part of my precious collection of earrings of the world. These ones are a beautiful present from Nacho and Elianne- Luv u guys!- when they went to Italy some months ago. They have a beautiful story behind as they are handmade by a very special artisan and are made of opaque glass.

I love earrings. Whenever I travel, I always buy at least a pair and I have a nice collection by now. I love the ethnicity, uniqueness and the recovered memories of that trip or of the people that bought them knowing of my weird addiction.

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Maybe I shouldnt say addiction, I dont like the connotations of that word. My husband loves this picture- for some reason I dont understand- I look like a shar-pei! Sorry..  Mmm.. looking for a better word for my ehem.. addiction.. the English Theasurus brings this up..

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2013
addiction

  • dependence
  • habit
  • fixation
  • craving
  • compulsion
  • habituation
  • inclination
  • bent
  • enslavement
  • substance abuse
  • alcoholism
  • monkey on one’s back
  • jones
  • obsession
  • need
  • acquired tolerance
  • drug addiction
  • withdrawal symptoms
  • dipsomania
  • binge drinking
  • heavy drinking
  • problem drinking
  • drug dependence
  • nicotine addiction
  • chain smoking

Uff!.. well, you can choose. I stay with cravings…My God, I need a therapist or another dictionary.

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This pic is much better. For some reason my hubby always enjoys taking pictures of me when I am talking or eating or sleeping but when I pose, with a  beautiful landscape behind, all smiles and with my better angle, it doesnt interest him. Lol.

Luv,

Lil

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