March 31, 2015

Q&A with Handbag Designer Nour Toubia

Lebanese bag designer, Nour Toubia, has made it her mission to empower women one luxuriously handmade bag at a time with her brand inspirited by yet another awe-inspiring woman, Nicoletta Parodi, Italian megastar of the 40's.

"Behind every successful man, there is a woman" - that is how the saying would normally go. But for Nour Toubia, handbag designer  and interior architect, it's a case of a woman behind another woman's success, naming her brand after her late grandmother, one of the biggest Italian actresses of the 1940's, Nicoletta Parodi. 

In this interview, Nour talks about her work, her muse and her future plans with her brand Nicoletta Parodi.

January 30, 2015

Dressing to Impress 101

This post is by this month's fashion contributor Rebecca Watts.

Dressing to impress is an art form. You may want to look great for a special event or night out, or better yet, you want to look your best just because - you know you really don’t need an excuse to want to look on point with your outfit. Here, I’ll share everything you need to know so you can dress to impress with confidence.

January 21, 2015

Going Out Out

Relishing the perfect weather to go out on outdoor coffee dates and to get clad in layers and leather, nothing less.

January 14, 2015

Pomellato's New Jewels

Glamorous, yet wearable around the clock, the Italian jeweler's signature mesmerizing gold and brilliantly colored gemstones never fail to exude understated luxury.

January 7, 2015

Bloggers Talk: New Year's Resolution

As the New Year approaches, we are all contemplating clean slates, fresh starts and new beginnings. It's that time of year again when many of us vow to do a whole host of things that - well, as ironic as it sounds - most of us will not follow through on. Eat healthier. Drink less. More exercise. Less shopping. Get organized and put life in order. HA HA HA, good luck on that. 

Kidding aside, it is perfectly normal for the initial motivation to gradually dwindle throughout the next 300+ days, but that's not a reason enough to completely ditch your New Year goals. Studies show that the secret to achieving a New Year's resolution is making only one and focusing on it. Channeling your energy into changing only one aspect of your life promises greater success. Break this one resolution down into smaller (specific, measurable and time-based) goals. Put your plan into action, take tiny steps, don't expect a miracle. If you're trying to get fit, it's not enough to just stare at Candice Swanepoel's photo and mentally photoshop your head onto her body (I do that sometimes though, lol kidding). Remember, the power of intention. The Power of Intention.* This way, fulfilling your resolution won't feel like a mountain to climb.

While you're making your own New Year's resolutions, take a moment and check out these four stylish bloggers from different parts of the world as they talk about their New Year's resolutions.