Thursday, August 21, 2014

HENNES AND MAURITZ STUDIO






Photography by Mark Ross  

What i wore: Suit (H&M), Shirt (AEO), Pocket Square&Menvelope (Zara), Sunglasses (H.E. by Mango), Timepiece (GUESS), Shoes (ICONIC

It was a bright sunny day in Dubai, and was invited at the H&M Studio AW14 launch at the Media One Hotel, just right next to my workplace. Had my lunch break and sneak in to the studio to see the impeccable collection, and was fortunate that this time they have wide selection of Men's Wear Collection, see the full blog here>>> 

In my office attire, wearing my Navy Blue Double Breasted Blazer rolled-up to look more casual but dapper as usual, looking so fresh with this linen tropical hawaiian shirt that matches my white pocket square with blue lining detail, Navy and Brown are always so good together lately I've been portering around different shades of blue, the tassel loafers matches with my menvelope, such a stunner. Finishes it off with my Guess Watches timepiece and tortoise shell sunnies. 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

H&M UAE STUDIO AW14 PRESS PREVIEW

 Autumn- Winter is the best part bring out that stylish heavy texture clothing item in your wardrobe, and time for that layering session in front of your mirror, the time to showcase your styling skills. Yes, we are in Dubai and literally we don't experience that long winter season, but we still enjoy this kind of creativeness while we're having fun. And H&M has all of the key pieces to spices up your closet, as they launch their AW14 collection in the H&M Studio at the Media One Hotel, Dubai last Tuesday, 19th of August'14 


For men, Autumn 2014 is about the wardrobe of the modern mod, mixing Parisian cool with the attitude of London and the sleekness of New York. The pieces are worn with a rebellious attitude, with updated biker and wool city coats. The collection will be sold worldwide and online from September.
“This look is straight from the city - an urban silhouette where the key details are in the pieces themselves. The zips of the biker jacket, the cut of the city coat, the stitching of the leather trousers all define the season,” says Andreas Löwenstam, H&M’s head menswear designer.

THEMES
- Leather adds rock’n’roll spirit, from a black leather biker to leather trousers, while classics have new youthful energy, especially the check flannel shirt worn untucked.
- Staples are given a fresh update, such as the elongated bomber that extends to mid-thigh. Padded outdoor pieces add a sense of urban protection, while zips add sharp detail.
- The three-button blazer with skinny lapels works everywhere, from day to night.
- Crewneck sweaters in mohair blends add a contrasting texture, while tailored track pants are the trouser choice.
FABRICS
- Leather for the new urban outlook.
- Wool for 21st century updates traditional garments.
- Cotton for the sharpest shirts.
- Nylon and padded fabrics for future-now feel.
- Mohair blends for texture.
DETAILS
Zips as both functional and decorative items, traditional tailoring techniques, such as jet or welt pockets, hybrid garments fuse together the classics of menswear.
COLORS
A strict colour palette for the city, focused on black, greys and whites.
KEY GARMENTS
Wool coat, biker jacket, elongated bomber jacket, white shirt, check flannel shirt, reinvented crewneck, tailored track pants, leather trousers.


 I absolutely hype all the pieces from the collection, as usual. From a Dapper Gentlemen to Rocker Up-town Guy, impeccable detailing from the moto-leather pants, boots and the transition to well-made blazers and dress shirts down to black brogues are just simply worth waiting for until September 04, of this year till it hit the online and Worldwide stores. 

While browsing the magnificent collection, got the time to mingle with my favorite PR's and Dubai Based Fashion Bloggers, since I just moved to the busiest city in the UAE (finally!)

with Ayman Fakousa of The Qode, Elif Okten of H&M Middle East and Andy Scott of AndyScottFashion Blog 

with uber gorgeous Sam Francis of Style Is Necessity
Double Dapper Male Bogger

with Elif and Karin 

with the stunning Kat Lebrasse of www.lebrasse.com 

To get more details and information from the collection, visit www.hm.com 
Follow them on Instagram at +H&M 
Follow H&M Middle East o Twitter @HMUAE  

Sunday, August 17, 2014

THE REMY RUE POP-UP STORE AT D.TALES

 Remy Rue is an independent online store, created to provide like minded, self-styled people in the UAE, with a gateway to some of the world's finest and unique clothing collections. Started in Dubai by a small team of people who all share a mutual interest in fashion - our vision was to create a shop that would allow access to selected products that are not readily available in High Street Stores or Main Stream Shopping Malls.

Last Saturday, August 16 at Scandinavian design shop D.tales in Jumeirah, Dubai. The most exciting collaboration in Dubai's Gulf rising sun. D.tales is a new retail concept offering objects with a high level of design based in the Scandinavian traditions. 
 Remy Rue collections are all about good quality, well-made, exclusive pieces available in limited numbers, to maintain the individuality and creativity of our customers, The buying team have many different influences, from music to fashion, from architecture to photography, we like the classic style combined with forward thinking design, this keeps our product lines unique and fits to our non-comformist vision.
 Amazing designs perfect for the Middle Eastern lifestyle, the fabric and colors are irrevocably intertwined. The trending pocket tees with different colors and patterns are such a stunner, you will not just walk around town with a simple tee or inner shirt.  

 "We believe style is about individuality and creativity, it has no rules, limits or boundaries" 

"The Remy Rue Clothing Store for those who like to take the road less travelled"

"If you share this ethos - Remy Rue is for you."



 So obsessed with this bespoke mens leather bags in different style and sizes. 



Incredible interior designs, furnitures and home supplies. Absolutely worth paying a visit, you'll brace yourself with the wide range of art and crafts, only at D.tales 
 In D.tales Jumeirah concept store you will find inspiration, ideas, tips and suggestions for that personal touch to your home. You will also have the chance to meet visiting Scandinavian designers launching their products or just paying a visit to tell their story. And to take the Scandinavian experience one step further, soon will going to have a coffee shop inside the Jumeirah store - They are after all the heaviest coffee drinkers in the world!






So what are you waiting for guys? Have the Scandinavian experience!!! 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

STARBUCKS RESERVE

  I am a certified #CoffeeLover and there's no any place on Earth to get a amazing cup that field of happiness but Starbucks, aside from your daily dose of caffeine you can enjoy zipping while relaxing or just browsing in a very comfy couch or have a meaningful convo with friends in a incredible ambiance and cheerful greetings from the crew. 
Aside from having a full-time job and a full-time blog, I definitely need a energy booster to keep me wide and awake to keep my post up-to-date. Coffee is not just a necessity for me its my indulgence, whether breakfast, lunch, dinner or just for snack, i always hang-out at Starbucks. 


Few months ago at the World's Largest Mall,The Dubai Mall. Starbucks Reserve just launched, where you can find the World's exotic coffee bought and shipped from Farms that are exceptional in locations. Starbucks travel the World to discover some truly remarkable coffees- some available in very limited quantities. These very rare coffee beans are being roasted to bring out the unique flavours offered by the truly exquisite coffees. 
 The Clover brewing system uses innovative Vacuum-Press technology which pulls the coffee through a 70-micron filter, resulting in an amazingly flavorful rare cup of coffee. 




Kay, demonstrate to us how to use the Clover Brewing Machine that is very exclusive for the Starbucks Reserve. And she showed us the difference between the Zambia and Sumatra Coffee. Very informative and  i gain more knowledge about my favorite coffee. 

 Zamba Peaberry Terranova Estate is from Africa, it has a citrus aroma, apple and vanilla notes and a cocoa mouthfeel.

These handpicked peaberries- rare, single rounded beans- represent the final coffee crop to come out of Zambia's Terranova Estate, a longtime supplier of premium arabica beans fro some of their finest blends. 
Aside from the Zambia hot coffee  we tried as well the col Sumatra Blue Batak coffee, it is a smooth and earthy with deep, syrup body and sweet herbal notes. Its from Indonesia and very native taste like cheesy, chocolaty, savory herbs and spice. 

I have learned that after the ripest cherries are handpicked, they're painstakingly wet- hulled in small batches, and the unique processing method, which requires constant attention due to humid climate, gives the unroasted beans a distinct blue tint and contributes the complex herbal flavor, redolent of the lush, fertile land.   

 Massive thanks to Gaj and Sureesh for showing me around Starbucks Reserve. Keep that in mind guys that there's only 2 branches of Starbucks Reserve in the UAE, one in The Dubai Mall and one in the Shangri-la Hotel Abu Dhabi. So what are you waiting for #CoffeeLovers ? Get your daily dose of caffeines in one of the branches of Starbucks Reserve! 

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