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#FashionCrush: Koton A/W14 Collection

We’ve established I was a Koton-addict a long ago, haven’t we? Well, I checked out their new collection for Autumn/Winter 14 and it’s a little different than usual.

The key theme this season is Brit Look with lots of 60s & 70s punk influences. Some Western Bohemian prints and quite a neutral colour palettes…

Not my favourite trends but I still picked out a few pieces which might well end up hanging in my ever-expending wardrobe soon!!

Yes I do like my classy, elegant & most importantly black pieces! :)

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#FashionCrush: The White Lace Dress

About time I posted a bit of a fashion-y post! I’d love to do more of these but the logistics of it is a little… complicated! This time though, I enrolled the help of my very good friend Liouaa who also blogs at jamtheglam.com and we played dress-up in her garden!

I recently went on a bit of a Summer shopping spree and picked some really good pieces. Things I wouldn’t normally wear but thought to try them out anyway…. cos that’s what fashion is all about right?

One of the things I got is this lovely white lacey dress from H&M. It was such a bargain too (AED149 I think)! I love the length of it, I love the lace details which makes it so feminine and I love the fact that it can be dressed down or up for a night out.

I chose to model the daytime/dressed down look by pairing it with a cropped denim jacket from Koton, a pair of leopard-print espadrilles from H&M and a little leather clutch from Gap.

 

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I’ll do a ‘going-out/evening’ version for sure so will share on my Instagram :)

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#FashionCrush: Koton SS14 Collection

I can pretty much describe Koton Spring/Summer 14 Collection in one single word. DOPE!

This edition will see a lot of Monochrome (suits everyone!), classy stripes & sharp prints, a more ‘Riviera’ type-collection with lots of blue, white and nudes embellished by rope detailing and anchors.

You’ll also find a drop of denim (thank God I can still wear my fave denim shirt for the next 2 seasons!) but also some safari & tribal prints to bring that wild fashionista in you out!

Add a bit of pastels, a pop of colour and some girly florals here & there and you have the most stylish, fresh & cool summer fashion

Check out some of my favourite pieces from the collection:

I can’t wait for pay day to come (another 5 loooong days) to hit my local Koton store! Will be sure to film a little ‘haul’ video 😉

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#FashionCrush: Koton A/W13 Collection Preview

As you all know, a good half of my wardrobe is from Turkish brand, Koton! I am seriously obsessed with this brand and am even on first-name basis with the staff at the Ibn Battuta Mall store….yep, this is how bad it is! I mean, if they had a loyalty card, which they should, I’d be a platinum member by now!

I like Koton because 1. they make really great stuff & on trend, 2. it’s affordable and we all know I am the Queen of the AED500 outfit, 3. I can use my Grazia Insider card and get an extra 20% discount on all my purchases etc… etc…

(If you don’t have a Grazia Insider card yet, you can apply here).

SO, I was very excited indeed to have been invited to check out their A/W13 collection at the Ramada Plaza on Wednesday.

Here are  a couple of pics from the event:

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Make sure to follow me on Instagram for more pics!

And here is the low-down on the new collection:

The Koton Womenswear AW13 collection effortlessly combines the Big Apple style with chic sophistication and tailoring. The mixture of pastels and shiny, bright textures will leave a lasting impression.

Punk is back! With it comes the 1970s fashion statement of contrasting patterns and designs.  Koton embraces the return of this influential trend and softens it with ultra feminine sweetness. Punk-Chic tames the loud punk style with floral patterns, lace textures and feathered embellishments. Trademark tartan, jacquard, velvet, leather, fur and mohair textures are embossed with ruffles and studs. Bright red, dark emerald green and metal grey hues give the collection the stand-out look punk is so well known for. Cigarette check trousers, satin short coats, velvet jackets and leather skirts are necessities to this trend.

The popularity of candy hues show no sign of a seasonal slow down and make an appearance in the Powdered Winter collection. Must-have pieces with a modernist touch are dresses, pea jackets and fitted trousers, available in icing sugar shades of rose, baby blue, crème, lavender and lemon yellow.  Three dimensional and lighter textures such as bright satin, smooth woollens, cachet, quilted and mohair are used to enhance the softer tones. Winter Sugars engages seasonal comfort with rounded shoulder pants, square skirts and tunic dresses.

The Koton Decor collection celebrates glamour with unexpected embellishments, decorated fabrics and over-the-top metal detailing. Bejewelled shirts, skirts and dresses are decorated with statement stones and carefully stitched embroidery in hues of rouge red, emerald green, lemon yellow, sugar pink and bright white.  Statement fashion crystals are complemented with small pearl drops and metal studs. Décor includes tailored blouses, square cut skirts and pea coats to create an eye-catching silhouette this season.

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The new A/W collection should be in-store very soon so be sure to check it out! Oh and I hear Koton is opening its flagship store at Mall of the Emirates… I cannot wait to pay them a visit (my Bank manager probably can but that’s beside the point ;))!

Talking of which, I’m attending the Splash Fashion Show tonight and kind of need an outfit so y’all can guess where I’m off to now!

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#RamadanFashionCrush: This week’s ‘Haute-Street’ Picks

This post is available in Arabic on Arabia.com. Check it out here.

 

Hey you guys!

So as promised, for this week’s ‘Fashion Post’ I decided to go back to my very first LOVE, the High-Street!! Or ‘Haute-Street‘ as I call it!

4 hrs walking about the mall later and I picked up a couple of really nice outfits which I wanted to share with you guys.

My first stop was of course at Koton (yes I am obsessed with that one too!).

Their Eid collection is out but we’ll keep that one for next week :). I did however pick up a really nice denim shirt which are so IN right now!

It looks very similar to this one below:

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I can dress it up and wear it with tailored pants OR go the ‘Festival Chic’ way and team it up with a maxi skirt.

Next stop, New Look of course!

I kind of went a little crazy in the store and ended up walking out with a whole outfit, shoes included!

These are my picks of the week!

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The skirt (AED95 – SO cheap!)  is beautifully cut and paired with a simple Tee (think this one was about AED45), this is #EffortlessChic in the making. Now, be prepared to wear high heels this is one long skirt! I picked these white beauties for only AED189! A total bargain which meant I was left with a little $ to ‘accessorise’ the whole outfit.

What’s missing here? A bag of course!!

I just felt madly in love with this really cute satchel from Accessorize! This one was around AED300 BUT it is so versatile you can literally wear it with anything!

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Now come on, this wouldn’t be THE perfect outfit without a little make-up & nail fancies would it?

I’ve just tried on Bourjois‘ latest 1 second polish in Turquoise Block and OMG, what a revelation! It literally goes on and dry in seconds! The one coat was enough to cover my nails beautifully and that colour is to die for!

I really want them all now!

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I also picked up one of their blushes, just you know, to round it all up!

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One word. FABULOUS!

I’ll be back in the next few days with my week’s lowdown on … guess what? BEAUTY of course!

I’ve scouted the bestest & latest products to have you glowing & looking good in no time at all!

 

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