Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"Resm" Azericarpets Jewelry

I didn't know of this artisanal jewelry brand from Azerbaijan up until October 2012 when two of my former schoolmates, Leila and Mina told me about it.

Here's the thing with Azeri women of my generation - they are smart, ambitious and inspiring.

Resm Jewelry was created by one of these young women about 8 months ago.  Resmina tells me that while the production is happening outside of Azerbaijan, she is hoping to bring it home soon.

Resm collection is based on traditional Azeri carpet designs and I think it is a thing of beauty.
Prices run from $300 to $5000 and come in gorgeously crafted boxes with small booklet enclosed.
Unfortunately, you have to travel to my home town of Baku to be able to make a purchase, but I'm wishing Resmina to conquer the rest of the world soon!

Pix via facebook with gracious permission from Resmina Qurbatova

Monday, February 4, 2013

Aiisha's White for Frost 2013

One of my favorite local designers, Aiisha Ramadan has done it again - second bridal collection!

They say don't look at any bridal dresses after you've chosen yours, because you'll be overcome by doubt and may want to change the dress.

I say, if you are about to get married, do take a look at Aiisha's Frost 2013.

It's modest - not much skin showing - and I think bride should be modest, blushing and a bit shy.  Even if she's been around the block a few times and just faking it.

Here's the collection, but first i just want to mention how much the model looks like the designer herself!  I'm sure it was an intention all along.  Another thing - I LOVE the small fact that Aiisha's team chose not to cover models' tattoos!  Edgy!

How beautiful is this train!

I'm not a big fan of lace, but this simple silhouette compliments complexity of lace

Saturday, November 3, 2012

ExpatsBlog Awards

Well, I'm not going to beat around the bush - I was extremely excited and flattered to find out that my blog has been nominated for Expats Blog Awards (see the badge on the right?)

Like, real psyched!


Anyway, if you have it in you, would you please go to this link here and vote for lil' ole me?

Here's the link and I thank y'all much!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Reiss Mid-Season Sale

Awesome people at Reiss were nice enough to inbox me with this great news :Up to 50% off at stores or online now till Nov 1st.

So go to your nearest Reiss and get a load of these (my personal favorites):

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Janet Jackson Is To Become a Qatari Wifey

Janet is 46 and kicking ass!

She's about to marry a super rich Qatari businessman, Wissam Al Mana, who owns whole bunch of luxury brands, Saks Fifth Avenue in Dubai is among them.

I've noticed that Janet has been dressing very conservatively lately - long sleeves, no cleavage, covered up to her neck. But no matter what she wears and no matter how old she is, she always looks so spunky, young and adorable.

Wedding is scheduled for 2013 and will cost an estimate of $24 Mill.

I hope they put this iconic image of the bride on their wedding invitations:

Future groom is about 10 years older than his blushing bride.  You rob that cradle, girl!

Looks like Janet is straight-up wearing abaya 

Janet photographed in Abu Dhabi 4 Harper Bazaar Arabia

Remember the 80's and 90's Janet?  She was so stinking cute in Poetic Justice with 2Pac.

My first name ain't baby, it's JanetMrs. Al Mana if you're nasty


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