Currently Craving: Bing Bang Evil Eye Fob Necklace

I’ve always had somewhat of an obsession for “evil eye”- embellished accessories. In the East especially, the blue “evil eye” charm has become a popular image icon, and is often found on delicate bracelets, necklaces and rings. Never before had … Continue reading

Currently Craving: Dior 001 Beauty Gun

Part of a series titled “7 Necessities for a Woman to Feel Like a Woman Through the Eyes of a Man,” jewelry designer Ted Noten of Atelier Ted Noten has designed the Dior 001- the ultimate spy-inspired product for modern women. The design is based off of the vintage spy concept, where weapons were hidden in cosmetic bags. In this iconic twist however, the makeup (and other fierce feminine necessities) are hidden in the weapon!

The classy white pistol contains a place to keep your Dior lipgloss…

a container for your pills and vitamins…

an antique hairpin…

a hidden USB for the tech-savy…

and, a bar of sterling silver?

Perhaps if the silver bar were made of chocolate, the Dior 001 Gun would be more of use to me. Nevertheless, it would make the ultimate high-fashion gag gift!

The Chanel 001 Gun is also part of Ted Noten’s collection:

The exclusive pieces were exhibited at the Ornamentum Gallery, part of last week’s Design Miami/Basel.

Photos courtesy of Ted Noten; Source: Frame Magazine

Currently Craving: Chic Cases by Diane Von Furstenberg at Boutique 1

Schools and universities may just be coming to an end now, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start back-to-school shopping for some trendy and chic accessories for your electronics and school supplies. Graduated and working? Not a problem! These accessories will add some character to your everyday office materials.

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Carry your laptop in style! This laptop case will protect your computer, and is so much more preferable than the laptop cases in store, that are either too drab and boring, or too neon and tacky.  The golden tassel adds a stylish accent. It’s on sale now for AED 687 AED 481!

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This matching phone case will hold an iPhone or a Blackberry. A perfect case for those who don’t like to dress their phones in rubber skins, or plastic or metal covers. It’s on sale now for AED 295 AED 207!

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Lastly, this pencil case can hold anything from pens and markers, to makeup and cosmetics. The zip closure is decorated with a golden tassel, matching with the one on the laptop case pictured above! It’s on sale now for AED 230 AED 161!

Visit Boutique1.com to view more Diane Von Furstenberg items available for purchase.

Photos courtesy of Boutique 1

Currently Craving: T-Shirt by √FML²

I’ve had my eye on Qatar-based T-Shirt brand √FML² for a while now, but it seems that every time I fall in love with one of their designs, they sell out! The funky and innovative brand produces casual T-shirts displaying  graphics of fashion icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, as well as staple high fashion pieces such as the classic Chanel bag and red-soled Christian Louboutins. Here’s one my favourite designs:

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Founded by two students attending the Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, the brand has been taking orders online via www.fml-2.tumblr.com. But the good news is, the T-shirts will now be available to shoppers living in Dubai! This morning, s*uce boutique confirmed that the shipment has arrived, and is set to be selling in stores by this weekend!

Photos courtesy of √FML²

Currently Craving: Paper Eyelashes

Chinese paper brand Paperself came out with these intricate false eyelashes over a year ago, and I’m surprised that they haven’t become a big beauty hit with celebrities.

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Paperself eyelashes are selling for US$15 online at Asos.com and in Dubai, paper eyelashes are available for purchase in six different designs at Bullets & Butterflies Boutique located on the ground floor of Mercato Shopping Mall.

Photos courtesy of Paperself

Currently Craving: “Berrypolitan” scarf by Mia Jafari

Mia Jafari is a Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths graduate who launched her own line of unique scarves last year. Her creative collection combines prints of Christian Louboutin heels, gem-entrusted birds and beetles, skulls, shades, cosmetics and Hamsa hands on square pieces of silk. Here are a few photos of her “Berrypolitan” scarf:

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Mia Jafari is one of the designers taking part in the Bras for a Cause Middle East competition this summer. It will be interesting to see how her design aesthetic will translate on a bra or t-shirt!

Mia Jafari scarves are available for purchase at Debut in New York, Crème in Bahrain, S*uce in Dubai, and online at Dia-Boutique.

Visit Mia Javari’s website for more information about her and her designs.