Sunday, 29 September 2013

Jumping On The Lace Ear Trend

Victoria Beckham With Chanel Lace Ears

When my girl VB takes on a trend, she sure takes it to a new level.  Come on now, there are BCBG lace rabbit ears, and then there are the coveted Chanel ones for the privileged few.  VB works it,
and works it well. 

Rihanna In Chanel Head To Toe

RiRi was able to bag herself a pair of Chanel ears too.  She let loose when she was at the Chanel boutique on 31 rue Cambon.  That's my favorite Chanel boutique in the whole world.  I think it must be RiRi's too, because she got an invite to go upstairs to CoCo's apartment as well as VIP gifts.

Beyonce Rockin Her Lace Ears.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

MSGM Is Patch Perfect

MSGM F/W 2013 Top

This brand hit my radar last season, and I've enjoyed wearing MSGM all summer long.  The moment I laid eyes on this top, I knew it would be perfect with these patch jeans.   

Customized River Island Jeans

These jeans have the Lo_we F/W 2013 vibe going on.  I felt they needed more patches to make these jeans pop.  I'm quite pleased with the end result.  

    Louis Vuitton Pouchette Reverie

This baby is going to be getting it's mileage this season.  I actually was in search for a red tartan bag, now I'm thinking, "what the heck was I thinking?"  


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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Hermes Birkin & Justin Bieber

   Hermes White Birkin with Rose Gold
This is our good looking cat named Justin Bieber.  He has a sister named Selena Gomez (I call her Miss Gomez).

 Justin is making a run for it, he's getting scared  from the camera.  I rescued a pure grey Persian that had been badly abused, he's a couple of years older than Justin and Selena.  Unfortunately, Justin is starting to copy our grey Persian's paranoia.  If anyone knows of a "cat whisperer" here in Jeddah, please get in touch with me.

Justin's Close-Up

Jennifer Lopez with her white Birkin.

Here is Jennifer Lopez shopping in Beverly Hills with her arm candy.  I love her Valentino sandals.

 Hermes Twilly

I have finally found a pair of twillies that I like for my white gorgeous Birkin.  I had a 5 hour connecting wait at Dubai Airport, which was fine by me.  They have 2 Hermes Duty Free boutiques, which made the time fly by. Remember, there are no hoighty toighty sales people in Duty Free.

Yes, I'm guilty of opening every single Twilly box in both Duty Free stores.
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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Willow Smith Works It

     G-Star Dungarees & Givenchy Shark Lock Wedge Boots

The moment I saw Willow Smith workin the red carpet in these dungarees, I knew I had to find a pair for my daughter.  Willow may only be 12 years old, but she sure has fashion cred in my book.  I know her dad has buku bucks, but trust me a stylist can only suggest and do the leg work.  Miss Willow has the final say, and makes it blatantly clear, she owns her own style.

Inspired by Willow Smith


Armani Exchange Red T-Shirt


Stella McCartney Eagle T-Shirt

I zeroed in on this Stella McCartney applique eagle t-shirt, unfortunately, the price made me give it a pass.  Anyways, I remember, I own a smokey grey Swarovski crystal eagle tee from my "Rock Chick" phase.  I just need to locate it somewhere in the depts of my closet.

***Useful Tip***

I hand wash my designer tees with Woolite  (the pink cap).  I use one capfull in a bowl of cold water and swish it around with my fingers.  I don't do any unnecessary rubbing because I don't want to risk getting a pinhole or snag.  Come on lets face it, none of us are workin a sweat in our designer tees.  Now, I never have to worry about my tees coming back from the cleaners dinghy white.

Chanel Cashmere Hat

I love this super soft cashmere Chanel hat.  This hat was sold the moment it was put on top of my head.  Funny how nostalgic a pom-pom can be.

Proenza Schouler PS1 iPad Case

My daughter was actually the one that found this beauty, she didn't even know that it was Proenza Schouler.  This red just happens to be her favorite color.  The front reminded me of my PS1 bag, so you can imagine my surprise to discover that it was a Proenza Schouler PS1 iPad Case.  This baby is so discretely chic, I use it as a clutch.  I can always spot my fellow fashionistas in a room, because they do the 180 stare when this PS1 passes by.  I understand why the launch of their S/S 2013 PS13 was M.I.A. without a picture in sight.  They wanted to create a buzz factor, very clever.  Unfortunatley, PS13 didn't do anything for me, even with the buzz factor.

Escada Navy Gloves

I've had these gloves for ages, so it was no big deal for me to cut off the finger tips.  Chanel boutique has a gorgeous pair on display to admire and inspire.

Sourouk Necklace

This necklace is by Parisian designer Shourouk Rhaiem.  She creates playful contemporary jewelry that bring on the "Wow" factor.  I remember meeting her a few years back in Paris at her first showing.  She shared with me pictures of her grandmother and told me how she gets inspiration from her.  I'm so happy with all the success on her jewelry line.

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Friday, 6 September 2013

Jeremy Scott Wings Hightops

Adidas by Jeremy Scott Wings Hightops
I first saw these on the Biebs (Justin Bieber).  My daughter found them when we were in the Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates level Shoe District.  Imagine NYC Bergdorf, Barneys, and Saks shoe departments all rolled into one place.  Eau yeah, we're talkin shoe heaven.  Unfortunately, they only had them in mens sizing. 

Hubby and I were browsing when I found these in Selfridges, London, England.  They have a gorgeous shoe department too. I've been quite lucky, a couple of times I found 2die4 runway shoes there.  The word must be out that too many of us can't resist beautiful shoes.  Shoe departments are taking all the legwork out of the hunt.  This is fine by me, it's trying to decide on just buying one pair.  I don't have the willpower to walk away, I really don't. 


Chanel  Crossbody Bag
I'm so glad I saved all my Chanel bags for my daughter.  They are so well made, the lambskin leather holds up, and the hardware doesn't tarnish after all these years.  I'm just too obsessed with taking care of anything that comes in a pouch and beautiful box.   

This Chanel bag used to be an evening bag with a double chain.  I altered it into a single chain with the help of some jewelry pliers.  Now it's a convenient and "very in" crossbody bag.

 Bracelet - I found this in a jewelry cart at the mall.
Necklace - Topshop
Cartoon Leggings - Wet Seal
Shirt - InWear

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Kenzo Grey Tiger Sweatshirt


I'm so glad I decided to go to Barneys in Beverly Hills before we traveled.  Otherwise, I would of missed out on this super comfy Kenzo sweatshirt. I remember trying to purchase a S/S 2013 one online, and by the time I pressed the check out key, it was SOLD OUT. After that happened, the sweatshirt went straight to the #1 position on my "have to have it" list.  It's a good thing, I love the thrill of a good hunt.  In the end, I managed to score a heather grey hoodie, and an orange and navy striped sweatshirt from the coveted Kenzo Tiger collection.  I'll have to share those tiggers later because they're in California.

***Celebrity Sighting***
While we were waiting in valet, Paula Abdul comes out of a car looking as gorgeous as can be.   


Chanel Wool Hat
This seemed like a splurge at the time, but I can't even count how many times I have used this.  It's my only winter hat that doesn't leave my hair flat, and I can pull it down to keep my ears warm. It even comes with it's own clear Chanel travel pouch that is large enough to store my scarf and gloves as well.   

Louis Vuitton Scarf
This is a Leo V Gris Rose Scarf by Stephen Sprouse.  It's wispy lightweight, and it's cashmere too. The sales girl showed me how to knot it into a new pretzel shape, which was "too cool". Why is it, I can never remember how to do it, once I get home?  Does this happen to anybody else?      

Louis Vuitton Hightops

Prada Crossbody Bag
Can a girl ever have too many pockets in a bag to organize her stuff?  NO!!!  This baby even has it's own luggage tag with a gold Prada plate.  How cute is that?

Hermes Extreme Leather Bracelet
I found this baby at the Geneva, Switzerland Airport.  I kid you not, our flight got delayed, and everyone around me was moaning and groaning.  I could barely contain my happiness.  I am convinced, there is not a better place to wait out a delay, than in an Hermes Duty Free.  The sales people aren't hoighty-toighty. I can look, touch, spray, and do my thang. Why is it Duty Free in Europe get to have the "good stuff"?  Isn't it funny, how much better we take care of our things when they come in a pouch and gorgeous box?   
Panther Hand Bracelet
This is a high-street find from a cart vender.
Ella Moss Leggings


Hi Fashionistas,

My name is Elle and I live in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Newport Coast, California.  I decided to start this blog to share my fashion finds, thoughts on trends, food, and my travels.  I love beautiful well-made bags and heels.  I find it easier for me to style my outfit once I've dedided which bag gets to come out of the closet.  Fashion has always been fun for me.  I tend to mix high-end and high-street.

I hope you enjoy my blog, and please don't hesitate to ask me questions.