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Holiday Gift Guide 2018 – When Night Falls

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When night falls, evening bags rise up – especially during the festive season. And with the holidays just around the corner, we can’t help but think of the countless ways we’re going to shine.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift to spoil your loved ones with or you’re just on the hunt for a little something for You, evening bags are your perfect companion this season. From tiny – but mighty – clutches, to cross-body bags and embellished purses, night-owl mode has gotten that much more interesting. And hey, with all the countless events you’re invited to, you’re going to need something to keep you sane amidst all the chaos. So ladies, without further ado, stay sane, and see below the festive season’s most luscious evening bags. Let the festive bells ring!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

Gucci

 

 

Saint Laurent
Via Net-A-Porter

Dior

Chloé

Oscar De La Renta

Roberto Cavalli

Moynat Paris

Bottega Veneta

Givenchy
Via Matches Fashion

 

The Volon
Via Net-A-Porter

Mark Cross
Via Matches Fashion

Sophia Webster
Available at Harvey Nichols-Dubai

Max Mara

Laura Lombardi
Via Net-A-Porter

 

Roberto Cavalli

Zac Posen
Available at Bloomingale’s

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10 Modest Flat Sandals for Eid

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/Ancientgreeksandals

Getting ready for Eid-Al-Fitr requires some preparations prior to the big day, in terms of fashionable choices of course – from outfit ideas, to shoes and bags and other miscellaneous accessories. Marking the end of the Holy Month, Eid-Al-Fitr is in no way the end of a stylish season! The unique celebration is dubbed as a wonderful occasion to dress to the nines for all the family gatherings, dinners and luncheons.

And while you probably already laid out your options, the issue here is how to find the perfect flat sandals to take you through the celebrations. Holiday preparations can surely drive a person mad – what with all the decorations, invitations and so forth – but if there’s something we’re pretty sure of it’s that wearing flat sandals can make the whole process a lot more easier. After all, what better way to top off your delicate Abayas and romantic, modest dresses?

So ladies, keep calm and check out all the fabulous sandals we’ve gathered for you to wear while you celebrate this blessed occasion in style!

 

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Fabulous Shoes for the Modern Princess Bride

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the sparkiest of them all? Why, the girl with the glitzy shoes, of course!

Before the wedding, a bride is usually drowning in last minute preparations, wedding dress appointments, cake-tasting and literally everything that has to do with the ceremony. Safe to say, she has little to no time to think about small details. And while shoes are usually not the biggest of our worries, in the bridal-world, they’re not to be underestimated. Some brides might go for the classic option and others might want to crank it up a notch. Either way, shoes should always go well with the chosen bridal dress and should be comfortable enough for the bride to say “I do” and dance the big night away!

We, at Azyaamode, are firm believers that a woman can never have too many shoes, let alone a bride-to-be! So, how about we take you on a trip down bridal lane? We’ve scoured the most glamorous bridal shoes you could walk down the aisle in sheer style and poise.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

Fabulous Shoes for the Modern Princess Bride

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the sparkiest of them all? Why, the girl with the glitzy shoes, of course!

Before the wedding, a bride is usually drowning in last minute preparations, wedding dress appointments, cake-tasting and literally everything that has to do with the ceremony. Safe to say, she has little to no time to think about small details. And while shoes are usually not the biggest of our worries, in the bridal-world, they’re not to be underestimated. Some brides might go for the classic option and others might want to crank it up a notch. Either way, shoes should always go well with the chosen bridal dress and should be comfortable enough for the bride to say “I do” and dance the big night away!

We, at Azyaamode, are firm believers that a woman can never have too many shoes, let alone a bride-to-be! So, how about we take you on a trip down bridal lane? We’ve scoured the most glamorous bridal shoes you could walk down the aisle in sheer style and poise.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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(Not So) Classic Headbands

If you’re thinking “too outdated”, think again. We’re not trying to channel any type of “Gossip Girl” related character, but yeah, headbands are back and they’re here to stay.

Headbands are so easy to style considering their versatility. After all, you have the most basic ones – i.e., the standard no-embellishments kind of headbands – and then you have the bedazzled ones, shining bright like a thousand little stars. Which ones will you choose? It all depends on the kind of woman you are and on the kind of attention you crave. Whether satin, velvet or even rhinestone-encrusted, headbands are nothing new to fashion. Heck, Dolce & Gabbana have been sprucing up their runway pieces with exuberant headpieces for the longest time. That said, designers have been bestowing headbands with a little modern revival, though reminiscent of with Grace Kelly’s hair accessories to Audrey Hepburn’s, Brigitte Bardot’s and so many more.

The only rule related to their success is: fancy headbands come hand in hand with paired-down outfits. With that in mind, check out all the headbands we’ve scoured for you.

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The Beach Bags You Have to Own

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Are you really a beach-lover if you haven’t already thought about what beach bag you’re going to carry once you hit the pool? We all know the straw bags we love and cherish once the sun sets, but what we’ve failed to notice is the galore of other styles we can also adopt during summertime.

So imagine you’re going on a little weekend getaway with your family, your friends or your other half. You’ve got everything sorted out, from the outfits you’re going to don oh-so-glamorously, to the swimsuits you’re going to dazzle with, the accessories you’re going to wear and the destinations you’re going to go to. You’ve even handled the suitcase-part of the whole conundrum. But our question is, where are you going to store your sunscreen, towel, sunglasses and other miscellaneous accessories? Well fear not, milady. We’ve got just the solution for you. If you want to have a stress-free vacation, all you need to do is pick a fabulous beach bag to go with all your swimwear, and you’re golden!

That said, we’ve picked out the best beach bags to hit the market as we speak. Scroll away!

 

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The Ugly Trend is Back – The Sporty Sandals

Call them “tourist sandals”, “chunky sandals”, “sporty sandals” or call them what you may, these babies are 2019’s most proliferating trends. The hybrid shoes combine the sportiness of sneakers with the summerish vibes of sandals. Could one ask for more?

So how did the tourists-y, grandma-reserved shoes make it to the list of top trends for Spring-Summer 2019? Well, it’s always one designer or one brand to kick-off a fad, which may or may not turn into a full-fledged trend. This time around, big fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci and Chloé made it clear that the sportier the sandals, the better. But how will you ever turn such an everyday trend into something you can literally pull off with anything?

First, let’s just agree that the industry is rebranding the trend in a whole new revamped way – think animal print inserts, metallic and PVC hints, amongst other embellishments. Second, if you want to look less like a tourist and more like a fashion forward person, the trick here is to pair these sandals with a little flirty dress, cute shorts or even maxi dresses. Don’t know which ones to get, we’ve got you covered! Here are our 10 best sporty sandals!

 

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10 Years of Saving the Children with Bvlgari

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This year was not only about the 20th anniversary of B.zero1 for Bvlgari, as the house is also celebrating 10 years of partnership with Save the Children. It all started in 2009, when Bvlgari commemorated its 125th anniversary by committing to a better future. With this in mind, the journey with Save the Children debuted to help over 1.5 million children make their dreams come true through the power of education. 

In fact, this is a joint anniversary, as Save the Children is also celebrating its 100th anniversary and to make the celebration even more special, Bvlgari unveiled – in addition to the New Give Hope campaign – a new pendant in sterling silver and onyx inspired by the iconic BVLGARI-BVLGARI collection. Reimagining one of the Maison’s most distinctive designs, a hard stone disk is encircled by the bold double logo and topped by a precious red ruby. On its back, it unveils the charity’s emblem, as well as its promising and hopeful message.

This new piece, which celebrates Bvlgari’s commitment to this cause and the message carried by this NGO, joins the custom-made jewelry collection that now counts three silver and black ceramic creations inspired by B.zero1’s design: a ring, a bracelet and a pendant. Are you wondering how you can make a difference? We’ll tell you all about it. By simply buying any piece of the Bvlgari Save the Children collection, 100$ of your purchase will go to the charity.

This is not all, as Bvlgari took over the Bvlgari Resort in Dubai on May 1st to celebrate the launch of its first local campaign for Save the Children. Shot by celebrity photographer Rankin who’s renowned for his creative fearlessness, the campaign stars a series of local celebrities, influencers and public figures, which include Lebanese actress Nadine Nassib Njeim, Tunisian actress Dorra Zarrouk, Saudi actress and singer Aseel Omran, Egyptian actress Tara Emad, Lebanese actress Aimée Sayah, Tunisian model Rym Saidi and her husband, Lebanese TV host Wissam Breidy, Lebanese-Iranian TV figure Diala Makki, Saudi writer Abdullah Jumah, British Entrepreneur Louise Nichol, Bahraini entrepreneur Dana Al Khalifa, Saudi designer Alanoud Badr and Saudi entrepreneur Marriam Mossalli.

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