August 25, 2014

Hoss Intropia AW14 Press Preview

What possible reason is there to be excited about summer being over other than the release of new articles in stores for the upcoming seasons, that is, fall and winter? I don't know about you but even though fall and winter aren't my dearest seasons, I'm always more excited about F/W collections than S/S and Resort collections. And why not, designers and brands never fail to proffer cool, chic ideas to wrap up for the colder days. The sexy combo of leather + lace? Stylish sweaters and maxis? Ponchos and capes? You name it. 
It was early June when I was invited to a press breakfast to exclusively preview Hoss Intropia's Autumn/Winter '14 collection. I decided not to spill anything too soon and reveal what I previewed at the time when it's already relevant, i.e., now.

August 21, 2014

Playing Dress Up at Per Lei Part II + Special Sale Alert

What I felt for this boutique was love at first visit. I only popped in on this fashion wonderland once and I swore that I'll be back again. And so I did. It was another day well-spent at Per Lei Couture a.k.a. Doha's new ultimate shopping destination. I had two main goals for my second visit: 1) to put together more looks and 2) to search for new gems. I seriously have to thank the ladies at Per Lei for indulging my incessant mania for dressing up. 

Just as I expected, the boutique was more jampacked than ever - with their bestselling pieces like the Moni&J bags and new finds such as the Maleficent flats by Chiara Ferragni and various designer's Pre-Fall collections. And what had me even more excited was their special SALE! I'd been tight-lipped about it for a while and I just can't wait to tell all you about it. Read on for more details! ;)

August 17, 2014

Blogger Playlist

I hate to break this to you, but summer is now coming to an end. And while a normal person's instinctual reaction to this is distress and anguish, I'm actually happy that the temperature here in Doha is finally gradually dropping. In fact, while the summer season is ending for the rest of the world, beach-appropriate and outdoor weather is just starting to arrive here in the Mid East.

To digress a little, here is a compilation of the playlists that my fellow Doha-based bloggers have been listening all summer. I can't bring summer back but this will lift your spirits up, maybe? 

August 12, 2014

2014 Teen Choice Awards Best-Dressed

Top: (left to right) Shay Mitchell, Lea Michele, Nina Dobrev
Bottom: (left to right) Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Janel Parrish
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I'm already 3 years past my teenage years, but that won't stop me from voting at Teen Choice Awards. It's been quite an annual habit since I was 16 and now I already have to fake my age for my votes to get counted. It's so unfair that TCAs are only for teens - or maybe it's just that I still can't get over the fact that I'm already too old for TCAs. Anyway, enough about the rant. Behold my 2014 TCAs best-dressed picks.