Subtle Safari

If you’ve had a look at the colors that retailers are churning this Autumn, you’ll recognize just a couple standouts – deep maroon and safari green. Let’s focus on the latter. While the hue reminds you of designer safari suits popularized by Saint Laurent and Ted Lapidus in the 70s, in the back of your … Continue Reading

Spending time with the Huawei smartwatch

As a true-blue watch snob, I have very strict criteria on what kind of pieces eventually make it to my collection. I’m an avid collector of vintage Swiss-made timepieces, so I’m not very easy to impress. Without even looking, I automatically say no when someone who’s not exactly learned in the art of horology tells me … Continue Reading

Why do people hate paisley?

For something that traces its roots back more than half a millennium, paisley doesn’t get enough love. Featuring a droplet-shaped vegetable motif, paisley may have an English name (from the Scottish town that recreated the designs in the Western hemisphere) but its origins are Persian and Indian. There’s no mistaking this is an Oriental creation despite the … Continue Reading

Fashion Parody: The good, the bad and the sad

In the last couple of years, a number of “fashion” companies have sprouted into existence and created a new category of clothing that has attracted celebs and hipsters alike. Let’s call them fashion parodists. Specializing in basic streetwear, they turned heads when they came out with funny derivatives and mockeries of iconic logos printed on tees, tanks, jumpers and hoodies.

How to wear print trousers

In all of men’s fashion, trousers seem to be among the trickiest to get right. They might appear like everyday items that don’t need much attention, but the truth is, getting the proper fit, color, length, et cetera to work with the rest of your outfit can be daunting. I can say I don’t own enough pants in … Continue Reading

Recycle Your Blues with Gap

Love Denim? Then you’re going to love GAP’s latest Recycle Your Blues campaign. In celebration of the brand’s American denim heritage, GAP is inviting everyone to come to the stores and donate their old jeans in exchange for AED 100 off on any pair from their 1969 collection.

Big City Preppy

I’ve always found preppy style interesting. As a manner of dress, it is impervious to seasonal trends, cuts, and colors, which means there is very little need to update one’s wardrobe every three months. It holds its own, and has continued to do so decade after decade.

How to choose the right luggage

Every time I travel, I have this idea of myself only packing the absolute must-haves so I don’t go over my baggage allowance. But as a fashion blogger something or other, that image unfortunately happens only in my head. I always have my outfits planned and just one look per day is not enough (gotta keep shooting them personal … Continue Reading

The Parisian Style Cheat

We all have this mental image of a typical Parisian on the street. They have effortless style. they look like they just threw on random pieces of clothing and the outfit works automagically. And it does 100% of the time. It’s not about some specific fashion formula, as many other ponderers before me have found out, but merely … Continue Reading