Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Wedding at Versailles

Dress; George's Mak Jessika
Bag; Dsquared2
Sandals; Brian Atwood
Earrings; Ashley Clarke
Ring: Hermes
Bracelet: Monica Vinader

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Boots Essentials Rose lip balm

Rating 5 out of 5

This lip tints and moisturises your lips. My lips are very prone to chapping and drying in the winter and this is a life saver. I only need to use it twice a day – morning and before I sleep and my lips stay moisturised without feeling “sticky”. Highly recommend it.

Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo

Rating 4 out of 5
This is a perfect solution for those of us who want to avoid washing our hair daily – certainly I find that very damaging and drying to my hair. This product refreshes your hair and smells amazing. It is very easy to use as well:

1. Lift your hair and spray in 2-3 random areas (especially any oily areas)

2. Massage it in

3. Brush & go

Mango tshirt

Love this T-shirt from Mango


Paired it with Alexander Mcqueen bag; Aquatalia boots; Bershka jeans and faceted onyx necklace

Stylish owls

Dress; Coast

Jacket; Daizy Shely

Bag; Kotur

Shoes; Manolo Blahnik

Earrings; Anoushka

Monday, 29 December 2014

Black gold - oil tycoon

Dress; Elie Saab
Bag; Salvatore Ferragamo
Shoes; Steve Madden
Necklace; Alexis Bittar

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Top 10 floral bracelet picks



        1.       Chanel 18ct White Gold, Diamonds And Onyx Camelia Bracelet (~€1,850)

2.       Burberry Metallic Leather Flower Bracelet ($295)

3.       De Beers Enchanted Lotus Diamond & 18K White Gold Chain Bracelet (~€1,300 – but may differ in stores)

4.       Astley Clarke 'Lotus' 18k gold white agate friendship bracelet - Peace & Truth (£260)

5.       Alexander Mcqueen Flower bracelet (~€320 at

6.       MAWI blossom bracelet AT (€595.56)

7.       Alexis Bittar Vert D'Eau Lucite Neo-Bohemian Small Ombré Bangle Bracelet (€140)

8.       Sharon Mills Vintage 1953 Paste Set Bracelet, Silver (£145 available form

9.       Oscar de la Renta Coral Flower Bracelet (~€370)

10.   By Malene Birger Soprana Leather Cuff (£59)

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Queen of style inspired by LK Bennett wedges

Dress: Herve Leger
Clutch: Kotur
Wedges: LK Bennett
Earrings: Juicy Couture

Monday, 22 December 2014

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick "Rapture" and Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss "Beso"

I was at the Urban Decay store in Covent Garden today and went in to buy some lipstick. I ended up with two great products - lipstick and lip gloss:

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick "Rapture" and Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip gloss "Beso" together with a free sample of Urban Decay's eye shadow primer potion

1. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick "Rapture" £15 [Rating 4 out of 5]
Both the colour and consistency of this lipstick are amazing.  It is not as dark as it looks - at least for tanned skin like mine but may be a tad dark on lighter skin colour. It is a very flattering colour. The texture is more of a lip balm than  a lipstick so makes your lips feel really luscious and best of all it lasts long without drying your lips. It is definitely a winter colour with a lot of warmth in it. I tried a few other colours but "Rapture" definitely rated highest. Also the sales girl gets full marks for being very helpful! She really knows her products!

2. Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss "Beso" £14 [Rating 5 out of 5]
I actually was just trying this lip gloss to see how it would look over my new lipstick but absolutely fell in love with it. It sis a warm pink and nude at the same time! Just gives you the right colour to get the perfect lips. It’s also hydrating and can be easily applied on its own on a make-up light day. It’s “Naked” because it only gives you a hint of colour without overtly colouring your lips and when applied over the rapture lipstick enhances its colour (see my photos). Highly recommended

Duchess of Style

Dress; Oscar de la Renta
Bag; vintage Judith Leiber
Boots; Versace
Necklace; Stephen Dweck at
Victorian earrings;

Friday, 19 December 2014

Style Spy inspired by Joseph skirt

Top: Emporio Armani

Jacket: Armani Collezioni

Skirt: Joseph

Boots: H&M

Bag: Fendi spy bag

Pistol charm:

Top: Emporio Armani

Jacket: Armani Collezioni

Skirt: Joseph

Boots: H&M

Bag: Fendi spy bag

Pistol charm:

Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Witching Hour inspired by Prada boots

Dress; 3.1 Phillip Lim
Bag; Gucci
Shoes; Prada boots
Hat; River Island
Necklace; Alexis Bittar
Cuff; Saint Laurent

Witching Hour inspired by Prada boots from CityChicLifestyle

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Malika Nail Bar in Westfield

Good service, bad nail treatment

Malika Nail Bar is in Westfield so I thought I will get my nails just shaped and polished
They take walk-ins so that was really good but here is a sum up of my experience:
1. She shaped my nail well but started to put the polish without actually cleaning the debris of filed nails! I had to point that out to her so then she cleaned it!
2. Once she had put the polish, I had little black dots from the polish all over my hands, which again I had to point out for her to clean
3. Then she told me they do not have any nail dryers there and I had to dry my polish under a lamp - not very effective for regular polish, I thought
4. At least she gave me a free nail polish before I left!
The girls were very polite but not very competent so 1 out of 5 for service. Definitely would never visit again.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Vince Camuto

Love my new Vince Camuto shoes!
Check out shop in Kensington High St - really nice shoes and bags

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Alexander Wang The Rockie cross-body bag

Final item-Alexander Wang Rockie cross-body bag. So I went to check out whether the bag is available in Matches at Richmond They didn't have it but the helpful salesgirl will bring it in for me to look at tomorrow I am becoming a fan if this trendy designer - very rock chic looking bag!



So next step on my shopping trip was to check out fan brushes at Chanel in House of Fraser, Richmond
Unfortunately they had run out but the Chanel salesgirl showed me this wonderful eyeshadow from Chanel's Christmas range. 

It's like a nude gloss for your eyes which gives you a great neutral look for daywear while adding a glow to your eyes and can make the perfect finishing touch for an evening glam look
Absolutely loved it and highly recommend it
Also - very good salesgirl!

Bobbi Brown Make-up brushes

So I went today to House of Fraser in Richmond to buy a fan brush from Bobbi Brown. They didn't have any fan brushes but I managed to find a bronzer brush and a foundation brush that I liked.
So next step, find a sales girl who is willing to show me how best to use these etc etc. So I found one who, ummm, to put it politely looked like she has never used a brush in her life. Awful skin and terrible make up. To top it all, she made no attempt to sell it to me. What's happened to good sales staff??
I loved the brushes but the the sales girl and her make up put me off  :-(


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Celebrating Holly

Dress: Marchesa
Bag: Dolce & Gabbana
Shoes: Louboutin
Earrings: Kate Spade
Brooch: Jones New York

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Snow queen

Jacket, bag and hat: Burberry
Boots: Saint Laurent
Gloves: Mango
Top: Alberta Ferretti

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Dress: Cynthia Steffe
Shoes: Paul Andrew
Necklace: Chanel

Monday, 8 December 2014

Latin flair

Dress: Dsquared
Bag: Dolce & Gabbanna
Ring: Mango

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Chanel bag deal

Secret Sales have this vintage Chanel for £899! Deal available for only 2 more days I think

Bloomsbury by Burberry

I recently went in Burberry store to look at the new Bloomsbury bag - well it was being sold to me as a "hold-all" very convenient and perfect for the working woman
But guess what guys? Its heavy when empty, it's difficult to carry with that handle which can really hurt your wrists and carrying it with the strap resulted in pain shooting through my shoulder because it's a bulky bag
To top it all off, it's not very pretty and somewhat reminiscent of YSL's Muse bag - except that the Muse bag had a better handle and was not as bulky as the Bloomsbury
Very disappointed

Animal masquerade

...with BCBG gown, Louboutin shoes & Alexander Mcqueen clutch

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Queen of kelp

Ninna Ricci's gown with Jimmy Choo clutch and Givenchy sandals

Friday, 5 December 2014

Modern Nefertiti

My take on Nefertiti for my luncheon tomorrow
Dress:Juicy Couture; Bag: Chanel; Sandals; Prada; Necklace: from Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Red Valentino Apple bag

just saw this
Love it!

Science and fashion

I found this innovative website which led me to think about women in science and their attiti=ude towards fashion:

It’s a quirky website, featuring designs inspired by science – like conveying complexity of neural networks in a dress!  However, what about fashion inspiring women of science? Generally, as a rule, I get this impression that most people think if you are a scientist you are not likely to be fashionable. I don’t think agree with this, especially among Arab women, and I know my colleagues from the Middle East will concur with me.

In fact, many women of science are very stylish and indeed have contributed their scientific knowledge towards fashion items –

The Newtonian Physics of Manolo Blahniks by the physicist Debbie Berebichez:

On that note, Arab women of science – please send your photos to me is stylish outfits so we can claim that women scientists are every bit as stylish as any fashioista and on that note, here is a little outfit for future congresses:

Dress & jacket from Chanel (vintage); Bag from Balenciaga & Shoes from Valentino (vintage)

Christian Louboutin Python pumps

Love these from Bergdorf Goodman

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014