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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Dior Boxy Clutch

Dior Boxy Clutch at Euphoria

I wish I was wearing this clutch with my dress last night!!! It would have matched perfectly and added a kick. I WISH…

Bag found at Euphoria Boutique in 9 Midan Gomhoriat el Motahida, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt

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When you blog about fashion, you have to tribute the ubiquitous little black dress which was first introduced in 1926 by one of the world’s fashion geniuses, Gabrielle ‘CoCo’ Chanel, the designer of ever-lasting, versatile, simple clothing flattering all shapes and sizes.  The LBD transcends time and trends as the essential item in every woman’s wardrobe “it can always be thrown on and feel best dressed,” said Scarlett Johansson.

In 1926, the little black dress, unveiled in American Vogue was sneered by many critics mainly because black, at the time, was only worn when mourning.  That all changed when women of all social classes started wearing this elegant yet sexy dress.  From your average day women to celebrities and famous political figures, the LBD has survived more than 80 decades.

The lbd in the early 1900s

The LBD in the early 1900s

The LBD in the late 1900s

The LBD in the late 1900s

The versatility of the little black dress makes it available in all materials such as crepe de chine, lace, tulle, leather, to jersey and lycra.  It can be worn from day to night, at work or a cocktail party, every woman feels worldly, chic, glamorous, and sexy when she dons a little black dress.

The all-time classic way to wear a little black dress is to channel the Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany’s look with a perfect sleeveless LBD, a pearl necklace, and a headband.

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's

Or just keep it simple with no jewelry, black tights, and black pumps like these socialites do!

Julia Restion Roitfeld keeping it simple in a LBD

Julia Restion Roitfeld keeping it simple in a LBD

Cutout LBDs are one of this seasons’ hottest and sexiest trends.

Cut out LBDs worn by Halle Berry & Megan Fox

Cut out LBDs worn by Halle Berry & Megan Fox

A fall trend found everywhere and looks especially cool in a LBD, strong/accented shoulders, also voted by you as your favorite fall trend.

Strong Shouldered LBDs on Balmain model & Selena Gomez

Strong Shouldered LBDs on Balmain model & Selena Gomez

When used as a cocktail dress, try to find a statement LBD.  Depending on the dress, choose your accessories, but if it is a true statement dress, i’d keep them simple or if your as cool as Penelope Cruz you can wear a huge turquoise ring, purple pumps, and a fish net hat! She really rocks it!

Megan Fox & Penelope Cruz in Statement LBDs

Megan Fox & Penelope Cruz in Statement LBDs

As a fun party dress, you can accessorize brightly with sexy red pumps or booties and red lips or you can toughen it up with a leather jacket or buckled booties, depending on your style.

Add some fur to your fun party outfit, a fur vest is the key item to top off your winter wardrobe.

Eugine Niarchos in a statement fur vest with her LBD

Eugine Niarchos in a statement fur vest with her LBD

At work, wear your LBD with a cardigan, thin belt, and simple pumps to get a more classic look.  Example below is not exactly a LBD, but it gives you the idea.

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Victoria Beckham in a belted cardigan

Below are fall’s latest LBDs found around town!

This dress can be worn all the time.  Its a classic, perfect fit LBD.

Karen Millen's Perfect LBD

Karen Millen's Perfect LBD

Perfect dress for a night out with the parents, or meet the parents for dinner dress!

Karen Millen's Sweet LBD

Karen Millen's Sweet LBD

French Connection Ruffled Sleeve dress, a classic with a small twist, very feminine!

French  Connection Ruffled Sleeve Dress

French Connection Ruffled Sleeve Dress

Another perfect little black dress with the statement stripes looking like they would be very flattering.

Euphoria Perfect LBD

Euphoria Perfect Stripped LBD

Now here is a version of the Cut Out LBD, if your going for the sexy look!

Euphoria Cut Out Dress

Euphoria Cut Out Dress

This is a perfect jersey LBD with a belt and a chiffon bottom!

French Connection Day LBD 71FH1

French Connection Day LBD

BEBE has a couple of cocktail statement dresses, two of which are below.

BEBE Statement Cocktail Dresses

BEBE Statement Cocktail Dresses

For the Marina Rinaldi shoppers, below are two LBDs found in store!

Marina Rinaldi LBDs

Marina Rinaldi LBDs

BEBE, French Connection, Karen Millen, and Marina Rinaldi are all found in City Stars Phase 2!

Euphoria Boutique is at 9 Midan Gomhoriat al Motahida, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt

As promised, if you didn’t attend the highly awesome Loolies Fashion Show, I was going to keep you posted on what you’ve missed.  20’s music playing in the background, the adorable boutique was filled with attendees all dying to get their hands on the new fall/winter collection.  The show comprised of a mix of local as well as global design talents with the likes of Manoush, Amina K, Touch Luxe, Bishette, Horreya, Hebz, and more.  As always, Manoush was the highlight of the show, with my favorite being the silver sequined tank dress with floral embroidery throughout the bottom and a huge fatima hand on the back.  The dress will probably be worn by me in my dreams tonight! Their Manoush collection also featured a fabulous white vest with gold embroidery and buttons, an off white half sleeved brocade coat with embellishments at the bottom and a black scarf with pastel colored fringes.  The new Touch Luxe collection is quite fabulous for the fashion risk takers with a leopard printed vest with a reindeer on the back and an adorably feminine brown and pink cardigan.  The collection featured many cute dresses whether sequined, embellished, frilled, or studded.  As an accolade to winter, the collection also contained pretty coats from off white to canary yellow and then to grey and black.  Bishette Bags are now available in store, as well as Hebz’s, Amina K’s, and el Horreya’s autumn/winter 09 collections!

Below are the pictures from today! Hurry up and get yourself to the store or else you’ll miss out!

Manoush Silver Sequined Dress

Manoush Silver Sequined Dress

Fashion Show Spread - Neutrals

Fashion Show Spread - Neutrals

Fashion Show Spread - Black & Greys

Fashion Show Spread - Black & Greys

Fashion Show Spread - Black with Colors

Fashion Show Spread - Black with Colors

Bishette Bag

Bishette Bag

Location: 37 Ahmed Heshmat St. Ground Floor, Zamalek, Cairo Egypt