Posts Tagged ‘Dubai’

Little Bugs by Little Farasha

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As the sun shines in summertime, the flowers continue to blossom in the garden blessing us with beauty, color & life.. So does the Little Farasha fluttering across the blossoms and buds.
As she spreads her wings to dance in the wind she introduces us to a beautiful cute & adorable little collection..
A Little Bugs Collection.

Little Farasha – meaning Little Butterfly translated from Arabic is comprised of a collection of hand-crafted Middle Eastern inspired accessories for trendy babies and glamorous yet modest mothers. Little Farasha continues to bring us cheery designs and jovial collections.. as she brings to life Little Bugs.

The Little Bugs Collection is a newly launched line of clothing for your trendy little ones. From babies and up including mommy and me styles.. Little Bugs is the most adorable collection embracing all our delightful and familiar little friends in the garden.

Let us congratulate Little Farasha as she embraces culture and creativity through her unique designs.
Breezy little bees, spirited little snails, dreamy little dragonflies.. your little ones will be the cutest Little Bugs.

For More Information Please Visit
Little Farasha

Noura G xx

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NGS Architects Invites you to Sustainablity

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I love to surround myself with beauty in all ways, I love fashion, living a beautiful healthy life, nature is the ultimate beauty that surrounds us, music is beauty expressed in such a jovial manner. Architecture is another realm of it’s own..

Living in Dubai you can’t help but acknowledge the architecture that surrounds us.. High rise buildings, icon buildings, residential communities, indoor ski slope, the biggest mall in the world, the only man-made Island in the world (The Palm).. I could go on but I think you have an idea already.

Simply, we must appreciate the beauty that surrounds us on a daily basis.. Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion is Architecture – It is a matter of proportions” As we experience fashion in the sense of it’s unique style and detail of silhouette , we must appreciate architecture for it’s uniqueness in design and materials used.

Living in the 21st century we have become more aware than ever about the effects of global warming on our world, we must take action everyday to improve our ecosystem.

NGS Architects is a Dubai-based architectural practice founded by Nabil Sherif, a company built on, Design excellence, creativity, responsibility and sustainability.. and now has recently introduced NGS Materials into the UAE Market.

NGS Materials offers consumers, designers and architects an organic approach to designing spaces with its range of reclaimed materials. No two items are the same which provides an individuality and character to designs.

NGS Materials includes sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood for flooring, beams and walls; reclaimed bricks, which can be used for architectural exteriors as well as urban and organic interiors; reclaimed metal, reclaimed stone as well as variety of landscape pavers.

The company has already completed a number of projects including Touchline (Abu Dhabi- Twofour54), Fred Perry (Dubai Mall- Level Shoe District), Cotton On (Worldwide and Deira City Centre) as well as St. Tropez Bistro in Mall of the Emirates (pictured).

Design you home, office or retail concept with an environmental-friendly approach.

Stay Sustainable 🙂

P.S St.Tropez Bistro has quite a delicious selection of a la carte brasserie. Definitely a taste of France in Dubai.

For More Information Please Visit

NGS Materials 

or Please Email
enquiry@ngsmaterials.com

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Noura G xx

A Fusion you can’t miss.. Yogalates Bliss

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I’ve always been dedicated to the practice of yoga, due to it’s many health & spiritual benefits. In an hour of yoga you can target key muscles, joints, organ functions as well as learn about the discipline of silencing the mind allowing it to focus and remain calm. The combination of bodily postures & mental well-being is completed through a spiritual peacefulness which yoga brings.
Pilates has also always been a favorite, where the focal point of the class is to strengthen your core / spine.. in order to achieve lean beautiful muscles.

Yoga is an ancient Eastern practice that harnesses the power of the mind, body and spirit, with meditating, relaxing and flexibility being the main focus. In practicing Yoga, you move from one pose to another, enhancing strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and mental clarity. Through developing a conscious awareness of the body, mind, breath and life force (prana), Yoga has the ability to be deeply relaxing and health enhancing.

Pilates, on the other hand, was invented by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s as a way to build strength in the postural muscles and prevent injury.  In a Pilates class, strengthening the core is the main objective. Each pose is combined with movements of the limbs, improving spinal flexibility, posture and alignment. Pilates is known globally as a system of muscular skeletal exercises that augment sporting activities, assist in injury rehabilitation and supports those with back problems through re-educating the body’s postural muscles to create a very safe and strong foundation for movement.

Now think about the fusion of these two.. Yogalates Bliss comes in offering a middle ground, combining the best of both worlds by fusing principles of core stability with the foundation of Yoga Therapy. It infuses a meditative aspect that is the core of yoga class but not present in Pilates class, yet concentrates on strengthening the core as in Pilates class. Yogalates, fuses the best of both worlds.. where you can achieve the benefits of a yoga practice as well as the conditioning from a Pilates class in one go !

Beginning your day or ending your day with this restorative and revitalizing practice is definitely something to consider. In a soothing ambiance, on a relaxed rooftop amidst the beautiful Dubai city skyline, you are at a complete state of zen when the steady silent sky is closer to you than the city’s hustle & bustle.

Contact http://www.yogalatesblissindubai.com/contact-and-connect.php to book your Yogalates session today.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/yogalatesblissindubai for the latest Yogalates updates.

Yogalates Bliss is infused with Dolce-ness

Noura G xx
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Dreams are unlocked at The Fashion Vault

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Dubai is the city of Dolce Dreams..

I feel so blessed to witness the growth and success Dubai has achieved over the years. Living my whole life in this city of wonders, I believe that nothing is impossible. To have been able to observe the transformation Dubai has gone through over the years really does create a strong culture of people who believe in pursuing their dreams. H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoom once said, “We, in the UAE, have no such word as “impossible”; it does not exist in our lexicon. Such a word is used by the lazy and the weak, who fear challenges and progress. When one doubts his potential and capabilities as well as his confidence, he will lose the compass that leads him to success and excellence, thus failing to achieve his goal. I require you, youth, to insist on number one.”
This is what I grew up into.. and this is what I hold in my heart to succeed in making a difference in the world.

The Fashion Vault has just launched it’s boutique in Sunset Mall, embracing local talent in a treasury for Fashionistas.. This is the Dubai I love, a city where all is possible in the support for new talent, new creativity and state-of-the-art implementation.

Head down to Sunset Mall on Jumeirah Beach RD, to embrace the most fashionable pieces in town.
http://www.sunsetmall.ae

Noura G xx

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Fash-spiration

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I am one who is charmed by the evolution of Fashion & how it never ceases to flower and develop in more ways than one.

Mahani Dubai is elegantly nestled within the Emirates Towers Boulevard, this is one of Dubai’s most creative boutique concepts; combining a carefully curated selection of Fashion, Food, Art & Magazines.

The boutique is a place where young designers can showcase their talents in order to allow for them to flourish. In an urban yet stylish atmosphere Mahani’s interiors designed by London-based studio Togood creates an eccentric ambiance where finesse meets minimalism. Guests can also enjoy a selection of pastries and beverages created by Italian food designers Arabeschi Di Latte made by Fait Maison Dubai. Whether its looking through the stores innovative magazines such as Love, POP and Interview or checking out this season’s latest trends, Mahani has got the latest in Fashion for you !

Fashion is all about creativity and beauty, new designers today are confronted with many opportunities to showcase their talents. Having attended Mahani’s exclusive ‘Fashion Talks’ event, I was impressed with the latest in Fashion.

London- based Fashion designers, James Long, JJS Lee and Matthew Miller independently showcased their Spring-Summer ’14 Collection in a rather refreshing and interactive manner. Hosted by Mohammed Al Habtoor, Zahra Lyla Pedram and on behalf of Mahani – Farah Taqi & Cedric Lavens, 3 panels of discussions took place amongst the designers embracing Trend Analysis, Fashion History in Digital Times and the Business of Fashion.

“Trends start from the street on” It is really all about street style and free styling. Designers are particularly captivated by mixing and matching rather than wearing a particular brand from head to toe.

The designers agreed that SS ’14 must have items for every fashionista are a sweatshirt and a pair of chic trainers. As fashion re invents itself endlessly through the years we do find that certain trends are repetitive, white and blue are 2 color trends that have a regular occurrence. History plays a big role on the fashion trends of today.

As designers create new pieces the impact of the digital world has assisted in what we call ‘Fast Fashion’ today.

Designers live for their dream, which is to create masterpieces of work to adorn a man or a woman. The technological era today has allowed for designers to receive instant feedback on their fashion shows or simply their pieces. With the rise of fashion bloggers, fashion designers have also seen a rise of awareness for their brands. This positive impact has benefited designers all over the world who aim to increase appreciation of their creations & exposure of their brands.

Mahani hosted an enlightening event that allowed for new designers to share their experiences and know-how of the industry, as well as their reasons for exploring the Middle Eastern markets.

Fashion collaborates passion, culture and inspiration in a world of creativity and opportunity.. This is definitely where I belong.

Visit http://mahanifashion.com/concept.html for more on the boutique concept and designer brands.

Below are my SS’14 must have pieces.. what are yours ?

Noura x

Chloé Suede, leather and canvas wedge sneakers  AED2,588

Chloé
Suede, leather and canvas wedge sneakers
AED2,588

HOMIES Crewneck White/Gold  AED 440

HOMIES Crewneck White/Gold
AED 440

 

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