Fashion

Azyaamode’s Skiing Apparel Guide

This season, get ready to hit the slopes in style with our own little guide to your next winter ski vacation! Indeed, the time to flaunt your incredible ski talents – and great fashionable sense – is finally here and since you’ve been looking forward to this moment since the beginning of winter, we’re betting you’ll want to take a look at the outfits we’ve gathered for you this year.

One thing to keep in mind is that you’ll have to brave the cold and harsh weather with the utmost style and elegance. In other words, you need to keep yourself warm but very in in terms of outerwear and snow-ready essentials. So if you’re already packing for that long-awaited cozy getaway in the mountains, brace yourself to look like you were born to swoosh around the snow. Keep a list of all the things you’ll be needing, from thermals to ski jackets and pants, socks, gloves, helmets and so on. To help you out, we’ve carefully curated a few looks for all you ski-goers that will cover all your basic snow-related needs. Scroll below to see how you’ll gracefully show off your ski talents this season!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Dress like a Milkmaid

You know those dresses and tops that make you look like you’re leaving the city for good to find the ultimate simple life? Yeah, they’re back. It’s not so much about looking like you’ve just come back from an afternoon at the farm milking cows, as it is about pulling off a trend that seems to contradict all masculine vibes you’d already picked off.

You’ll probably know it’s a milkmaid trend if there are ruffles, printed cotton-voile, poplin dresses, squared necklines, puffy sleeves, corset details and a galore of off-the-shoulder looks. And you’ll probably know it’s in if you’ve already had a déjà vu from all the Instagram feeds you’ve stumbled upon. This ultra-feminine trend is not one to be undermined, as its authenticity and simplicity is what makes it one of the most up-and-coming trends out there – all of which are reason enough to drop everything you know and make yourself comfortable in one of these gorgeous milkmaid pieces.

So vegan friends, brace yourselves for some dairy-free, head-turning ruffle-infested fashion!

Dolce & Gabbana top
Via Matches Fashion
 
Molly Goddard dress
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Jonathan Simkhai dress
Via Mytheresa.com
 
Zimmermann dress
Via Matches Fashion
 
Reformation top
Via Net-A-Porter
 
MiuMiu top
Via Mytheresa.com
 
Alexis dress
Via Moda Operandi
 
Dolce & Gabbana top
Via Mytheresa.com
 
Luisa Beccaria dress
Via Matches Fashion
 
Self-Portrait dress
Via Matches Fashion

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Beat the Heat in Beach Trousers

Mastering beach style is an art in itself, one that shouldn’t be underestimated. Sure, you could always go the easy way, wear a pair of denim shorts with a little tee and go on about your day, but what does that really say about you?

Granted, during the warmest months of summer, you just want to be left alone while you sunbathe by the pool, but any woman who loves fashion automatically loves to make an entrance. And so, this season, we’ve watched yet again the rise of beach trousers; you know, the ones that come with either matching crop tops or that you can pair with any fresh blouse. The great thing about these pants is that they come in so many colorful and eclectic prints, that you’ll see them coming from a mile away. Not only are these trousers lightweight, slouchy and comfortable for the pickiest one of us, but their fabric is also as versatile as ever. We’ve seen fabrics ranging from broderie Anglaise, to summer knits, silks and poplin cotton. To complete the look, go for summery slides, a big straw beach bag and fabulous shades!

Take a look at our selection and pick your favorite beach trousers!

Zimmermann
Via Matches Fashion
 
Chloé
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Missoni
Via Mytheresa.com
 
Alexis
Via Moda Operandi
 
La DoubleJ
Via Matches Fashion
 
Elena Makri
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Jonathan Simkhai
Via Mytheresa.com
 
Suboo
Via Moda Operandi
 
Adriana Degreas
Via Matches Fashion
 
Faithfull the Brand
Via Net-A-Porter

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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CHANEL Re-Opens its Dubai Mall Boutique

It’s at the heart of the Dubai Mall that CHANEL has reopened its largest boutique in the UAE –a boutique that was first unveiled in 2009. Spanning over 715 square-meters, the new store features a two-story design and a ground floor dedicated to showcasing the latest CHANEL creations, Ready-to-Wear, bags, shoes and accessories, fragrances, as well as a selection of Fine Jewelry and Watches. 

But what does the new concept look like? Well first off, it was designed by New York-based architect Peter Marino, who’s been known for his uncanny ability to constantly translate and reinterpret the aesthetic codes of the House. With that in mind, the boutique is comprised of an interior mall façade featuring folded stone screens, and a beautiful display window introducing the latest collections. There are two main entrances introducing the spacious ground floor, where clients can step into the Accessories world, with a handbag display to the left and a modulable wall to the right – a wall that will continuously be transformed to feature the newest creations, immersing clients into new experiences with each visit.

Alongside the costume jewelry area, customers are welcomed into a display dedicated to Les Exclusifs de CHANEL fragrances, then into an expansive shoe area and later into a selection of CHANEL Watches & Fine Jewelry masterpieces. To top it all off, two Ready-to-Wear salons and three fitting rooms are decorated with specially-commissioned artworks by Shelter Serra, Martin Kline and Alastair Cook – yet another fabulous reminder of the House’s continuous relationship with Art.

The first floor unveils two beautiful VIP salons, decorated in CHANEL’s signature tones of light beige, burgundy and gold and offering clients the ultimate luxury experience.

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12 Comfy Day Rompers for a Fresh Summer

Why bother going through the whole matching process when you can just slip into a romper and pull off an effortless look? Whether you call it a romper, a jumpsuit, or overalls, there’s one – albeit simple – way to wear them: slip into them and let these onesies do the magic for you.

There’s something about jumpsuits that give off a statement without you even having to try hard. However, one major issue that comes with said jumpsuits is: what do I do if I want to go to a public bathroom?

While we think it’s not really an issue here, we consider the accessorizing part of the equation the single most important matter. Should you wear the wrong shoes, the wrong bags, heck even the wrong bijoux, your outfit can go from yay to nay in a split of a second. The trick here is to go with the flow of your romper and make sure you don’t over-do it. But if you’re still wondering which rompers you should own for a casual day out, then here are our options for you!

Valentino
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Citizens of Humanity
Via Shopbop.com
 
Acne Studios
Via Mytheresa.com
 
Temperley London
Via Moda Operandi
 
Max Mara
Via Matches Fashion
 
Staud
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Diane Von Furstenberg
Via Shopbop.com
 
Isabel Marant
Via Mytheresa.com
 
Zimmermann
Via Matches Fashion
 
Brandon Maxwell
Via Moda Operandi
 
Stella McCartney
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Dolce & Gabbana
Via Matches Fashion

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Everything You Need for a Glamorous Pool Party

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/Netaporter

Looking for a refreshing way to beat the heat in style? We’ve got two words for you: pool party. Yes ladies, summertime madness is at the tip of your fingers and all you need to do is throw a massive pool party.

With the sun never setting and the days getting longer, your summer calendar must be surely stacking up with back-to-back relaxing days by the beach. And so, one issue comes to mind here; how to look gorgeously swell when you’re obviously going to lose your stylish hairdo, not to mention your hydration – hello, sweaty days. The answer here seems to lie in the way you’re going to groom yourself, from your outfit, to your swimsuit, your accessories and pretty much everything else. It doesn’t matter if you’re just cooling off by the swimming pool or dancing the heat away, one thing’s for sure, the more stylish your outfit is, the better.

That said, to help you out, we’ve scoured the must-have essentials you’ll definitely be needing to knock this pool party off its hot feet!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

Zimmermann matching set
Available at Harvey Nichols-Dubai
 
Hunza G swimsuit
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Loewe hat
Versace sunglasses
 
Versace sunglasses
Loewe towel
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Muun beach bag
Available at Bloomingdale’s
 
Dior slides
 
Net-A-Porter Beauty beach kit
Via Net-A-Porter

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Style Your Child the Easy Way

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/Fashionkids

Probably one of the hardest tasks a mother can do is dress her kids in the morning. After all, not only does she have to face a more-than-probable tantrum, but she also has to actually get them to wear the clothes. Consider it a rite of passage to motherhood or consider what you may, it’s an inevitable fact that children are way more difficult to dress than anyone else. 

But it’s also an inevitable fact that kids fashion has come a long way. I’m sure that you’ve come across several Instagram pages where mothers dress up their daughters with the same outfit, along with the hashtag #MiniMe. If you haven’t, then you must have noticed that kids nowadays are a lot more stylish than they used to be. Parents play a huge role in this part, as they infuse a touch of their already-existing fashion sense into their children – which is completely normal as long as it does not cross boundaries. And so, with all that in mind, how will you style your child this season? Below, we share some tips and tricks to get the warm season kick-started!

  1. Contrary to adults, dressing children should never privilege style over comfort. If it’s not comfy enough, then abort mission. Your kids should be able to play, jump and act like kids in their clothes. And if their outfit gets in the way of them simply being kids, then that’s a clear sign of a no-no outfit.
  2. Always dress for the weather. Kids are more vulnerable to weather changes than adults, therefore, although said outfit might look cute at the moment of inception, it might not protect your children from a potential breeze, or from an unexpected shower. Even if they don’t want to, this issue in particular should not be their choice.
  3. Choose the appropriate attire for their age and make sure you don’t implement any premature options on them – i.e., no makeup, perhaps no sequins and so on. There are some styles that are probably a bit too old for them and they should enjoy their age as much as possible.
  4. If you don’t know the dress code of an event, it’s better to underdress them than to overdress them.
  5. Finally, let them have some input into their clothing options. When they feel like they’re free to choose their clothes, they’ll be less resistant to your options as well.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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