Tip-Toe walking in style and comfort

shoesI hear a lot of women opposing the idea of wearing high heels especially when they have a long day ahead filled with work, chores, driving or running after the kids… But none of them argues the fact that high heels are the ultra elegant accessory that gives you a magical – on the spot – feminine posture and movement, elongates the legs, tones your figure and tops up your fashion stakes and confidence.

It surely takes some practice to walk on them confidently and some women have certainly mastered the art of tip-toe walking more than others, however for those who by just looking at a pair of high heels feel that comfort is sacrificed over gracefulness, fashion made it easy for them this year and provided the perfect solution:
Wedges!!

Wedges provide a much better support so you can practice your “catwalk”, they come in all heights so you can wear them from morning to night, plus you won’t have to be afraid of destroying your perfect high heels while walking on a bad maintained road.

This summer’s top trends:

Espadrilles, the casual staple is back (actually never left the scene for some summers now). Cork wedges in patent leather preferably in nude color, snake skin and python details, canvas pumps in mute and bold colors, luxe  sneakers and METALLICS all over!  And let me not forget the color of the season which is no other than bright orange!

We have few suggestions for you on the spot, from left to right: Jimmy Choo nude cork wedges, Christian Louboutin, Tory Burch snakeskin embossed wedges, Tory Burch orange low wedges, Prada metallic silk wedges, Jimmy Choo metallic wedges, Giuseppe Zanotti  metallic wedge sneakers, Michael Kors canvas wedges and you can find them all at Saks Fifth Avenue or the respective boutiques.

Now, don’t go to the other side of the fence where you wouldn’t take them off even if you’d go on a safari in the desert, unless your name is Carrie Bradshaw…

*Fashion – Safety Tip: Always have a pair of flats in your car !! Simply store them under the passenger’s seat and wear them for driving, this way you won’t have to sacrifice your style or damage your precious high heels while stepping on the accelerator. And you drive safely too!

Still not sure what is best for you or need tips on where to find amazing deals? Contact us and arrange for your appointment with a Personal Shopper! It will save you time and money.

DVF Gap Kids is back again!

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Hurray!!!  back again this summer in GAP Kids – Bahrain included – our beloved DVF with a color explosion that will thrill our little girls, not to mention proud moms!

We want all of them! The DVF’s wrap dress (the “twist” on the girl’s edition are the shorts that come with it), the faux wrap swimsuit, the playful skinny jeans, the drawstring shorts, the military jacket, the shirtdresses… These are some of my picks for my little DiVa Fungirl!!!

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Check the full collection online at gap.com here. They offer free shipping to US on all orders above $50. Or visit GAP in Bahrain City Center Mall.

So cute. I love DVF. My daughter too.

Trends We Love in “Like A Fairy Tale”

We teamed up with Umer Sheikh | Photography to bring you three Fairy-tale characters that inspire this season’s top fashion trends.
It’s true, I was initially approached by Umer Sheikh to simply model for his portfolio, but could not let this opportunity get away. It had been a long time I wanted to style a photoshoot to involve fairy tale characters dressed in the latest trends. Umer liked the idea so we decided to get on with it.
We didn’t have much time available or resources but I believe we gave a good shot.
However, for a consultant like me, it’s one thing to “picture” the concept of a photoshoot and instruct a model how to act and totally ANOTHER to style myself while being the model at the same time. Now I would have to get in the role of the characters I had chosen and prove what I preach my clients: Confidence is the ultimate accessory.
It wouldn’t be “like a fairy tale” if there weren’t any fairies of course. Vee Situmorang my make-up fairy transformed me instantly into Cinderella with her magic brush-wand and Ocha gave my hair some curls with a simple touch.
The good news was that when the clock struck 12 I wasn’t back in my jeans… instead I was Robin Hood… and then.. A Diva!!
Et voila!!!
Credits:
Concept/Styling/Model : Evie Varthi – Idol Image Consulting
Photography : Umer Sheikh | Photography
Make-up : Vee Situmorang
Hair Styling : Ocha
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“Cinderella”
The Trend: The Ball Gown
Strapless Dress – BCBG Max Azria
Shoes – Roberto Cavalli
Pearl Necklace – Chanel
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 “Robin Hood”
The Trend: The Alpine Hat
Leather Track Pants and Alpine Hat – Juicy Couture
Top – Top Shop
Shoes – Balenciaga
Handbag – Chanel
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DSC_0285“Robin Hood”
The Trend: The Leather Track Pants
Leather Track Pants -Juicy Couture
Top – Top Shop
Blazer – Gap
Shoes – Balenciaga
Handbag – Chanel
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“Modern Diva”
The Trend: Leopard Print
Leopard Print Dress – Moschino
Shoes – Alexander McQueen
Earrings – Chanel
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Umer Sheikh | Photography

If you like these photos you might want to have a look at the full album here. 

We so much enjoyed it !!

So tell us who is your favorite fairy tale character?