Giambattista Valli Haute Couture SS17

untitled-1Giambattista Valli decided this time to pick his couture inspiration from the reality of life. He dropped the fantasy of haute couture. Valli cited the inspiration as a girl who is traveling, unpacking and found her clothes from being stored in a suitcase. All had pressed creases, an idea exposed before into the runway by Alessandro Michele at Gucci as well as Celine and Prada. (more…)

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture SS17

russo8Ralph & Russo is a brand which has a strong Red Carpet presence. Since launching their house, an enviable number of Hollywood A-listers shined in their beautiful gowns. For this couture show, Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo presented a more contemporary and urban collection: A good range of daywear options accompanied some Red-carpet worthy gowns. (more…)

Chanel Haute Couture SS17

chanellAfter adopting an exaggerated theme and décor in so many shows, Karl Lagerfeld kept it calm. . There was neither immersive set nor overt theme. In fact, it was a mirrored circular runway inspired by the famed Art Deco mirrors of Coco Chanel’s stairs at her atelier on the Rue Cambon. (more…)

Elie Saab Haute Couture SS17

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How does it feel when your favorite designer presents a collection as a  tribute to your country? For those of you who don’t know, I am originally from Egypt. While I was watching the show ( live on Instagram lol), I got goosebumps, literally: These dresses inspired by Egyptian actresses in the 50’s era and Oum Khoulthoum’s song in the background left me speechless. You know why? (more…)

SAG awards 2017: Best &Worst Dressed

The Screen Actors Guild Award  is finally here. So there is many red carpet looks to evaluate. This season, I was disappointed more than impressed: A lot of awkward and unsuitable dresses made an appearance. Unfortunately,  Nicole Kidman, Taraji P. Henson, and Emma Stone made it to the worst dressed list. Amy adams was  absulotely on the top of the Best dressed list. You will find in the following what I like and what I did not.  (more…)