With a wave of new brands that keep coming in and industry household names hitting the town, Doha's fashion and social scene has been packed and abuzz since the start of the year.
Big, well-loved brands keep rolling in: American Eagle Outfitters inaugurated their first store in Qatar earlier this year with an exclusive media preview, while luxury brands such as Karl Lagerfeld, Alice + Olivia, BCBGMaxazria and Ted Baker opened their doors recently hosting stylish in-store soirees. Two fashion industry heavyweights - Carolina Herrera de Baez and Christian Siriano - paid our sunny city a visit, unveiling their new exciting ventures with a personal touch. Speaking of fresh ventures, emerging bag designer Manar of Moni&J and mega-blogger Ascia (from The Hybrids) launched their collaboration handbag collection in an exclusive event hosted by Doha's very own Per Lei Couture. Qatar's top bloggers were spoilt with sweets, childhood joys and lots and lots of shoes at The Closet's secret Head Over Heels event, and most recently, Lancome Paris treated the city's makeup enthusiasts to a private makeup application class with Lancome's award-winning makeup artist Dania Bawab.
And though it seemed like I've only been sleeping all the while, I was there.
Read on for full scoops.