Metallics by Day

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When wearing metallics, we definitely don’t want you looking like you just fell out of space or like the famous disco ball from Studio 54. But the bottom line is, metallics are in and it looks like they’re going to be around for a while. Granted, you’re already daydreaming of those silver leather pants you want to wear to your next soiree, but a little bit of daytime excitement every now and then never hurt anyone!

The thing is, runways have already proved time and time again that metallics will prevail, whether as accessories or even better, signature pieces in your wardrobe. But if we’re being completely honest here, metallics are not exactly daywear material, unless you make them so. And how can you turn something that has been long associated with nocturnal habits into a day-worthy investment? Here’s how:

  1. The trick here is not to go over the top while wearing metallic during the day. Which means, you can first start off by reserving these feisty hues for your shoes. Pick metallic ballet flats, brogues or ankle boots to go with a pretty neutral outfit.
  2. Another way to limit the metallic effect is to wear a metallic bag instead. It can easily upgrade an outfit and make a statement in the simplest kind of ways.
  3. A silver metallic blazer or perfecto can go a long way, especially if you’re aiming to up your everyday ante. Pair it with a simple dress and some fancy sneakers, and you are golden!
  4. A casual day look can be very well achieved with a pair of silver metallic trousers, from skinny pants to gauchos or wide-legged trousers. The trick here is to tone down the look with neutral basics, such as a black top or a pair of sneakers.
  5. Let the metallic piece be the one standout item in your whole look and keep everything else simple and toned down.
  6. A knife pleated metallic midi skirt is always a go-to alternative, especially when mixed and matched with a cozy knit and some white sneaks.


Cindy Menassa

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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!

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Everything You Need for a Glamorous Pool Party

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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!


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Style Your Child the Easy Way

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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.


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Dima Ayad and Nadine Kanso Join Hands for a Meaningful Collection

Remember Dima Ayad’s special line of ‘YOU… AS IS’ slogan t-shirts, supported with a meaningful campaign calling for the celebration of each other? Well ladies, brace yourselves. The Lebanese designer is now collaborating with jewelry designer Nadine Kanso to bring forth five limited edition t-shirts with ‘YOU… AS IS’ translated into Arabic -  أنت... كما أنت - with Nadine’s moniker calligraphy imprinted in Dima’s gold and silver signature metallic colors, alongside other black and white iterations of the slogan.

“’YOU… AS IS’ is a message that stems from inspiring and motivating people to be content and to celebrate themselves in the moment as they are. We’re surrounded by people working towards the future and striving to be better – that is definitely worth celebrating, but I think it’s also important that we don’t miss being in the moment; being content with who we are right now,” said Dima.

Looking forward to wearing these meaningful t-shirts, are we? You can now shop Dima Ayad x Nadine Kanso’s limited edition t-shirts for a limited time only at Facilité, Ground Floor, Building 2, Dubai Design District – or online at

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A New Story with Bvlgari’s Serpenti Viper Novelties

Check out Bvlgari’s Serpenti Viper novelties here.

Spring is the season of renewal and Bvlgari definitely knows a thing or two about this. So, the Italian high jewelry house unveils new Serpenti Viper marvels – adding charm and mystery to this iconic collection.

These novelties take snake scales, which constitute a cornerstone in the design and aesthetic of this line, to new levels through 3 bracelets crafted from 18-carat pink gold and colorful touches that recall the multi-colored skin of the snake. From the rich green of malachite to the fiery red of carnelian and the elegant black of onyx, you will get to explore its sources of inspiration that never cease to impress us.

Under the title of “Little Secrets of Seduction”, Bvlgari launches a new digital campaign that depicts the powerful and elegant personality of the Viper woman as it unfolds her irresistible charm. And for this campaign, the Roman jewelry house taps Nadine Nassib Njeim as 2019’s face of Serpenti Viper in the Middle East. The Lebanese actress embodies the spirit of the iconic collection through her outstanding beauty and her captivating charm.

In a series of short films, Bvlgari accompanies Nadine Njeim to different locations in order to capture the character of the Serpenti Viper woman. Her journey starts when she wakes up and turns off the alarm then starts preparing herself and wearing her jewelry as a true Bvlgari woman does. It continues with her passing through the hotel corridor, where she drops her necklace and a handsome man catches it and gets charmed by her elegance. As she sits in an Italian café and waits for her coffee, she realizes that her necklace has disappeared. Soon enough, the waiter comes and brings her the coffee along with the pendant. A bright smile illuminates her face when she discovers that the handsome man gave her back the pendant, predicting the start of a treasured love story. A true Bvlgari fairytale…

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Let’s Make High-Waisted Swimsuits Great Again

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We’re in the midst of the 21st century and yet we’re all still fawning over retro and vintage trends – oh hey, little round sunglasses! So yeah, basically, if it’s timelessly vintage and all, we want it. Therefore, it only seemed fair we would make high-waisted swimsuits trendy again, right?

There’s something about high-waisted swimsuits that is both so comfortable and alluring at the same time, that one would be really remiss not to get in the retro mood. You’ve probably seen Taylor Swift looking gorgeous in them and you’ve probably wanted ones just like hers. Well ladies, you’ll be happy to know that the styles are endless and the options even more so!

And so, what better way to spend a day on a breezy beach than in a comfortable and trendy two-piece swimsuit? But if you need more convincing, we know how to change your mind in just two words: incredibly flattering. So what are you still waiting for? Check out our selection of exquisite high-wasted swimsuits and pick out your favorite(s) – oh, and we can’t promise it will be an easy choice.


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