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Have you heard? Waist belts are back and there’s only one way you can get rid of the daunting “Do I look fashionable enough” thought: wear them. So what’s really the difference between your average belt and the waist belt?

It all comes down this: if it can be worn through the loops of your jeans, then it’s not a waist belt. While some might prefer a softer silhouette, these particular belts can really define your waist and can take you from day to night in style and flair. How to style them? You can always leave them for those savvy nights out, but bear in mind that waist belts can fit any outing, from your 9-to-5 days at the office – worn atop a blazer – to your night out on the town on a little black dress. If it fits, it’s lit. Now the most important part is to understand that incorporating a belt into your outfit can work wonders if you understand your body correctly. Ergo, don’t wear a belt that’s too tight – hello unwanted curves – and don’t wear one that’s too large (it defeats the purpose of it all).

Here are the best belts that you should definitely own this season!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Go Beret, Or Go Home

Some feelings you have when wearing an accessory are uncontainable, especially if said accessory is a gorgeous beret, reminiscent of your love of Jolie Paris. Now we’re not saying you should hold a baguette in one hand and a paintbrush in the other, but it doesn’t hurt to get in the mood of it all! So why berets, might you ask?

Well aside from the fact that everyone wants in on it, this trend has been gaining huge momentum for as long as we can remember. It’s a story as old as time – woman gets cold, woman needs a warm fashionable statement, woman goes to berets. And with fashion trends veering towards the osé, one must wonder: what’s the new and insured way to make sure all eyes are on you? The answer lies in the power of hats and more specifically, novelty berets. In fact, it doesn’t matter how you wear them or what you wear them with as long as you’re sporting the right attitude. If you’re still wondering which beret you’ll be treating yourself to this season, then search no more. We’ve compiled the best styles out there for you and only you!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Benoit Missolin
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Maison Michel
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Beton Cire
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Etro
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Lola Hats
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Alaia
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Ruslan Baginskiy
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Eugenia Kim
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Marine Serre
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Adorable Hair Accessories

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The Holidays are soon approaching and you’re already racking your brain as to find the perfect hair accessories for your little princesses. And who can blame you really? Who doesn’t want to see their girlies shine as bright as they’re supposed to? Come to think of it, no outfit is complete without a set of shoes, bags and accessories, from belts to hats and more importantly, hair accouterments.

Luckily, kidswear is aplenty with lavish hair accessories and at the end of the day, it all comes down to what your children want and what will ultimately be the least dramatic for them – because let’s face it, if they’re not happy with it, it’s over. Cue the tantrum.

But no matter how you spin it and how you do it, one thing’s for sure: your little girlies will look as adorable as ever covered in beautiful hair accessories, from statement bows, to cute headbands and little barrettes. 

Here are our top choices to prepare for all the celebrations ahead of you!

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Young Versace
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MarMar Copenhagen
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Dolce & Gabbana
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Il Gufo
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Petite Olivia
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Oscar De La Renta Kids
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Meri Meri
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Billieblush
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Milledeux
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Don’t Forget Your Chunky Boots

I feel pretty oh so pretty…stomping into winter with fabulous combat chunky boots! Yes ladies, we’re in the midst of the 21st century and nothing spells out “Feminine” more than a fabulous pair of chunky boots. Because who needs labels anyway?

The great thing about chunky boots is that they’re so versatile, they probably look gorgeous on any outfit you might wear, from micro shorts and skirts to baby doll dresses, midi-skirts and surely, trousers! But what is it about these comfortable boots that makes us want to buy the first pair we spot? Could it be the great feeling of power lent to its wearer? Or maybe the sweet memories of the nineties pending over our thoughts? Whatever it is, it’s successful enough to make us buy the whole array of styles! For a more nuanced look, pair yours with a pair of denim jeans, a chunky sweater with statement sleeves and top it all off with a mysterious bucket hat.

Here are 10 styles to get you started!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Sophia Webster
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Miu Miu
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Giuseppe Zanotti
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Glamorous Bags to Match Your Modest Look

Have you ever had a bag so fabulous you didn’t know what to do with it? Or better yet, have you ever worn an outfit so modestly glamorous you didn’t know how what to style it? Same.

There’s something about a perfect outfit that begs for simplicity, but in the most elegant kind of ways. A modest outfit prides itself with minimalism and ease, all the while putting into sight the wearer’s unabashed glamor and femininity. But more often than not, there’s always one little detail that could make or break the outfit, and in this case, it’s the ever-so iconic bag. And so the only obvious thing that comes to mind when picking an outfit is the accompanying purse, bag or clutch. That said, it doesn’t matter what size the bag is, its color or its style, as long as it is well in line with the outfit in particular. From shiny bags to more discrete ones, we’ve chosen the most trending bags right now that would go perfectly well with your modest choices.

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Chloé
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Valentino
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Vanina
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Rosantica
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Gucci
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The Row
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Altuzarra
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It’s All About XXL Totes

When it comes to bags, size does matter. Lately, all we’ve been hearing about is Gigi Hadid’s absolute adoration of micro-sized bags. And while we think they’re adorably glamorous, there’s nothing like having to carry an oversized tote à la Mary Poppins. After all, it’s all fun and games with these micro bags until you really have to make room for your important stuff – and yes, miscellaneous receipts, lost in the depth of your wallet, really areimportant. 

With that in mind, we’ve come to find that the bigger the bag, the bigger the heart. True story. Ask the industry’s biggest designers! Stella McCartney sent out models with colorful XXL bags, while Dior was home to a slew of gorgeous big-sized totes – amongst other designers. 

Of course, you don’t have to go overboard with your bag and fill it up with your entire neighborhood, but we know a couple of things that you wouldn’t want to live without, from your makeup kit to your big new wallet and everything in between. So join us in this journey as we show you the best XXL totes out there, will you?

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Victoria Beckham
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Off-White
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Valentino
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Gucci
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Dries Van Noten
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Stand Studio
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Saint Laurent
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Chopard’s Happy Must-Haves

Diamonds are there to always make women happy and what actually make them happier are dancing diamonds! Exuding joy and elegance, Chopard’s Happy Diamonds collection - which is available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons - makes the heart of every woman who wears these playful creations skip a beat. With every new selection of pieces that Chopard unveils under the name of Happy Diamonds, elegance gets redefined and jewelry proves once again to be a reason behind the smile of a sophisticated woman who never misses the chance to update her jewelry box with novelties.

In addition to carrying a message of love and joy, Chopard’s new Happy Hearts and Happy Hearts Wings jewelry pieces earn their place as the house’s new talismans of happiness, accompanying the modern woman through her daily adventures and drawing a smile on her face with nothing but a simple look at them every now and then.

One heart became a bouquet of hearts – spreading even more love through a necklace that embraces your neck with elegance. The same goes for the earrings, in which the heart has doubled to leave one resting against the earlobe and another positioned beneath the ear. More freedom and lightness is expressed through the new Happy Hearts Wings pieces – which bring together three hearts to create a butterfly effect.

With these novelties, Chopard proves once again that “Little Diamonds Do Great Things”. Join us and check out the new “happy” must-haves.

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