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#FashionCrush: New Look A/W14 Collection

And another one of my favourite fashion brands launched it’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection! This time it’s New Look (where half of my wardrobe comes from!).

The themes are a little ‘different’ than usual with a bit more of of a ‘British’ feel. A lot of checked shirts/jackets, lots of pretty feminine florals, the usual work/basics, cool & trendy cropped tops & knits, some really cute dresses and the shoes! OMG!

I better stop right there before I actually run off to my local store and shop the whole lot!!

Here are some of my favourite pieces for this upcoming season:

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Make sure to check the new collection out! Be also sure to like their Facebook page so that you can keep up to date with all of their new items/promotions…

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#FashionCrush: New Look A/W13 Collection preview

One of my favorite brands in the WHOLE world has released its new collection and I got the privilege to check it out before it hit the shops!

This season at New Look we’re going Russian doll-esque, new model army, grunge & 70’s glam!!

Here is the low down:


Rich colours, sumptuous fabrics and decadent prints give our Baboushka collection folkish flair and rustic Russian charm.

Faux-fur coats are worn over delicate, embroidered blouses and teamed with washed ripped denim and a colour-block beanie for a snug and stylish look. Shearling lined bikers sit next to floral pussy-bow blouses, whilst heavily patterned knits are perfect with a peplum jacquard skirt.

Burgundy, teal and navy are key tones of this cosy, wintry collection. Prints and textures are layered up with accessories to create an opulent look that is rich in autumnal colours, luxurious textures and statement jewels.

Baboushka focuses on sumptuous knitwear, intricate embroidery and statement outerwear that is effortlessly stylish and loaded with luxe.

Baboushka Collection

Baboushka Collection

New Model Army

Sharp lines, structured shapes and classic cuts work effortlessly together to give new model army its unique simplicity.

Fabrics are luxe, silhouettes are clean and colours are powerful and bold. Delicate sheer sleeves with a hint of shimmer add a feminine twist, whilst faux-leather panelling on coats and jackets give an alternative hard edge. Quilting adds a sports luxe touch to the collection alongside graphic tees, giving new model army’s fashion recruits casual, off duty style with a premium edge.

Monochrome is key and provides a neutral base that works to make the accent colours – scarlet and cobalt – hyper pop. Prints are statement with daring leopard and graphic checks used to transform must-have staple pieces. New Model Army is essentially a collection of wardrobe VIPs reworked with indulgent textures, luxe fabrics and injected with a burst of colour or print. The concept is simple, the outcome is anything but.

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A mash-up of hard-edged embellishment, bold print and tough texture gives Grunge a cool, carefree confidence. Leather pencil skirts, fishnet tights and distressed biker jackets give a harsh twist to feminine ditsy print dresses and oversized check shirts. Fur trimmed canvas parkas, textured cardigans and graphic print tees keep things casual and effortlessly edgy.

The colour palette is muted, lifted by florals and checks that are thrown into the mix. Studs, chains and spikes are key details that toughen up an outfit whilst a knitted beanie hat is perfect for pulling the look together.

This collection contrasts tough and rough with pretty, ultra-feminine highlights to capture the true spirit of 90s Grunge.

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Going Out

Going out is fun, fabulous and flash.

Think sequins, glitter and lots of bling – this collection is all about unveiling the inner diva. Trophy jackets transform a simple tee and disco pants automatically scream glam. Jewel colours sit alongside shimmering metallics whilst intricate beading and all-over sparkle create that ‘wow’ factor.

Classic blazers are paired with hero pieces, such as the embellished mini-skirt or bejewelled sleeveless blouse to give a crisp, sophisticated finish and a sculpted silhouette. More is more with Going Out which means accessories play a key role in completing any outfit. Statement necklaces, chandelier earrings and textured clutches are all perfect for adding a generous dose of shine.

70s glam is the essence of Going Out. It’s loud, it’s bold and it’s guaranteed to turn heads!

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Boots are a big message for the season; from grungy bikerboots to cleaner knee-highs. Shiny detailing is key – metal heels, metal plating and toe and heel tips add a hard-edge to an all-together more grown-up collection.

Cut-out detail is a must-have transitional trend, evolving into multi-strapped sky high heels for the party season. Masculine detailing is still evident with loafers and brogues appearing on influential catwalks. Colours are striking, with fiery red, cobalt blue and flashes of textured metallics or rich jewel tones.

Jewellery makes a bold impact – we’ve gone more statement, more opulent and even more lavish. Necklaces have moved higher on the neck and are adorned with decadent gems and jewels whilst cuffs are a new direction for bangles with spikes and perspex adding a fresh feel.

The bowling bag is the shape of the season and is brought to life with colour-block panelling and metal features. Sporty silhouettes continue, with backpacks remaining crucial. Biker quilting, zip-edge details and grunge florals add a new dimension.

Clutches are on a larger scale, transformed with snake and croc textures, chains and metal plates.

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If some of the images don’t upload (I’ve had a hard re-sizing them for web use), do check out the Look Book here & don’t forget to give their Facebook Page a ‘like’!

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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:

Koton Denim Shirt

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!


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!

Accessorize Satchel - AED300

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!

Bourjois 1 Second polishes


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

Bourjois Blush

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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#AccessoriesCrush: I’m a NEW LOOK accessories junkie!

Over the weekend, one of my friends asked me where I get all of my fashion accessories seeing as 1. I have so many, 2. she always compliments me on how cool/cute/funky they look, 3. she’d like some of it!

And so, I thought to reveal my secret! NEW LOOK of course!

They are THE best at bringing all of the latest accessories trends as seeing on the catwalk, but for a fraction of the price!

Neon, spikes, tribal, Gastby-inspired pieces, you name it, they have it!

Check out their latest collection here:

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See you at New Look store soon :)


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#TrendCrush: Glam ‘Summer Essentials’ by guest blogger Haya

Hello my lovelies it is that time of the year again… that is of course SUMMER time!

And there are so many fab things to buy this year that here at The Glam Crush Chronicle we have created a special edition with our ‘5 Star buys’ of the month!

We shall start with a summer essential; the BIKINI. Now there are many great bikinis being offered this time around from all of your favorite high street and designer stores, so this choice was quite a difficult one to make.

But there is one bikini in particular which has stolen the hearts of leading fashion magazines such as Company UK and even Pinterest and the great news is that it is from none other then TopShop!


TopShop - AED225

TopShop – AED225

It is a Tropical green pattern 50s style bikini, and if you are only going to buy one this year it should be this one! In my personal opinion it suits everyone (yes that is a bold statement) however it really does and let me explain why:

It simply has the ability to add curves were needed and hide tough spots such as love handles and tummy bulges were needed. It also has the amazing power of lifting those lovely lady bits; thanks to the top being designed as a bra with some much needed support!

Last but not least don’t let anyone fool you into thinking a 50s style bikini cant be sexy because they are!

Next star buy of the month is actually an entire store! Accessories will be your best friends this summer and the collection offered at New Look was just too good to pick from, so we have included the whole store to bring you a Star Store of this summer, can we all say New Look? Yes we can! Check out their Facebook page for great offers, inspiration & look books!

Check out New Look’s Glam Gallery!

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Our third star buy is this amazing summer hat from Accessorize; it is the orange floppy hat. The colour is just oh so summery and floppy hats are definitely something you may want to look into getting, they are just effortless and you don’t need any make-up, the hat speaks volume.



The forth star buy is from none other than H&M, this butterfly sleeve beach tunic ticks all the right boxes for summer. It is bursting with colour, its tropical floral pattern screams summer glam and for AED49 its such a steal!


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H&M – AED49

Last but not least, let the animal in you shine with this animal print maxi from River Island. It also gets extra bonus points for not only sporting animal print (very trendy) but also a neon green neckline another right on-trend piece! This item isn’t yet available in the UAE but can be ordered online here! River Island has an amazing Beach Wear collection this summer so it is worth checking out their other items too!


River Island - £25

River Island – £25

There you have it the 5 ultimate Glam Crush star buys for you to chose from or get all to insure you are summer ready.

Bon Voyage Glamies!    

Haya  xo

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