the Maria Grachvogel show experience

The minute my tights went all crazy on me I thought this is a bad day but  reality is I couldn’t have wished for a better day. It was a one day Internship to help backstage at the Maria Grachvogel show at London fashion week . Oh boy , I was overwhelmed , psyched and my brain was dancing . It took place at the Savoy Hotel which is BEAUTIFUL ! I got to know other interns who looked so put together and had this oh I’ve done this a million times before attitude but reality is they are just as psyched as me. Okay so the day went as follows I unloaded champagne boxes from a Limo , Packed the gift bags for the FROWS ,  helped set up all the racks, clothes and models boards , and finally got assigned to a Model which I later on dressed for two different looks . It was so surreal and In my head i was all like Damn yes this could be part of a reality show. I am so lucky to get such an experience and meet so many people from the Industry and I thank god for that and I thank him for giving me strength to stay true to who I am in such a pressuring industry . I was also really lucky to get some pictures in between tasks so here you go !

Orla-one of the coolest Irish person I've got to meet - and I

MAC Makeup artist grooming the model

One of my fav models , Renee , getting interviewed by Fashion TV

THE frontstage

Rehearsal

Maria Herself !

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the embellished cinderella

I am talking oscar de la renta here , a man of legend , who has a very feminine  aesthetic and you can always guess that something beautiful is going to show up on that runway . The colors of the Fall 2012 collections were not all so dull there were lots of pastels and icy colors also the models looked impeccable with all the gorgeous headbands embellished with crystals . You can also see a lot of the 3D thing going on thats slightly more vera wang-y and structured silhouettes  . I wish I could post every single picture of the collection but i guess thats what style.com is for , so yea go get some eye candy now !

Monochrome..Again ?

Can you believe it’s fashion week  already ! It’s crazy how all the Fall 12′ collections are out when we haven’t seen a bit of spring yet. For Fall12′, Im guessing its monochrome all over again. Errrmm.. I am not big on black but I’m big on peplums, fur and leather accents which I’m seeing a lot with Alexander Wang , Prabal Gurung and even DVF. My favorites looks are from Jason Wu (Left) featuring a sleeveless trench coat with a huge fur trim and some leather accents . And my second favorite is Preen (Right) , If you look closely you you’ll see how they play with different fabrics and add a pretty peplum at the bottom which turns what might have been a boring black coat to a really exciting one.

Images via Style.com

So fashion Week , people get all artsy at a hope of getting shot by a sick fashion blogger . I mean everyone’s dream is to get shot by the Sartorialist and Citizen couture . Needles to say , the best style is usually shot on the streets (not seen on the runway) with all the NY Cabs outside the show tents. Now this is “Monochrome” street style thats utterly cool and worth a look at

Image via fashionolgie and Harpers Bazzar

Updates + my published work @WWW Mag (2nd edition)

Good News : About the Amina K. Internship its on hold now because I’m leaving for london fashion week and will stay there for a while.

Heres the published work @ the magazine i used to intern for :

miu miu and micheal kors faceoff

okay , obviously they are not EXACTLY the same but 1. Both shades of pink  2. Both have same size  3. Both are satchel-like bags . What triggered this post was the obvious 500 GBP price difference ( ehhhm ) and my search for a less priced version . Both are really feminine and can be the perfect way to spice up my underdressed/sometimes tomboyish  style . Oh and it’s something i see Alexa Chung wearing . So , Who wins ? Miumiu or Micheal Kors ?

On the left : Micheal kors ( image via selfridges ) . On the right: Mimi ( image via miumiu )

Egyptian version of the “White out” trend

I love white , sheer , lace and anything that sparkles so if one of these go up to the spring 2012 trend category , i’ll be more than happy to be a trend follower. Below are pictures of little black white dresses from the spring 2012 fashion shows , you can see some are quite structured while others are loosely flow-y.

image via Fashionlogie

 

By now you are wondering , where/what/who is the egyptian version of that trend setter. It’s ” Nana’s Closet” , a brand run by Dina Said , a brand that started by an inspiration of vintage items hence the name Nana ( Grandma ) Closet. Enough talking , below is a great ensemble of hers for SS’12 shown at london fashion week . Isn’t it great that we have such talent in Egypt ?

image via Dina Said Facebook profile

 

asymmetrical love

I love the whole asymmetrical skirt/dress trend for Spring 2012 . Its amazing what these skirts do for your body shape. I am quite short but they give me an elongated flowy kind of feel and anything that makes me look tall is on my love list .