Haute Couture: Georges Hobeika SS15

I’ve been in love with his designs for years. There really are no words to describe how creative Georges Hobeika truly is. For those of you who are unaware of who he is, Hobeika is a Lebanese fashion designer of haute couture and ready-to-wear clothing. I became acquainted with his work when he came down to Sri Lanka a few years ago for a fashion show.

I did a review of one of his collections sometime last year (Monet’s Midnight Stroll) and so this would be my second but first for Spring and Summer 2015. Hobeika showcased his latest designs at Paris Couture Week and here are a few of my favourites!

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You’d notice that his entire collection consists of full and knee length gowns and dresses. It’s easy to admit that he hardly ever designs pants. His love for somber and soft shades are also once again highlighted. As for the silhouettes, I find that the full bloom effect complements the coming Spring season and is therefore far more than ideal and appealing.

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I’d describe the collection as utterly and entirely feminine – dainty like and sweet unlike some of the other collection showcased by fashion designers this season. I also absolutely love the intricate detailing in each of his designs, be the florals or the sparkles.

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Hobeika has a liking towards using crepe and silk chiffon to create both captivating and sensual silhouettes for the ideal woman in mind. I find that this is also what makes his designs stand out from the rest.

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I’d like to know what your thoughts are on this collection – comment below and let me know!

Xoxo

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Clothing haul!

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of shopping for clothes, also because I’m leaving for Hajj in a matter of two weeks, and I need a couple of staple pieces to take with me. Amidst all of that, I have also been buying some extra clothing pieces to wear when I get back because… well, because I just can’t help myself! I used to shop a LOT at Odel but of late I have been going to Cotton Collection a hell of a lot as well my other favourite store Mondy. So I’ll be showing you guys some of the clothing items I got 😀

Pants, pants, pants and pants!
Pants, pants, pants and pants!

I can’t help myself when I come across cotton pants. I got four of the same type in different colours simply because they are too soft and comfortable when worn. They are also a loose fit so I will be taking these with me to Saudi. Here’s a closer look: (oh please don’t mind the crease!)

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I got these pants from Cotton Collection for just about Rs. 1,600 each which I think is a really good price for something that’s super soft, comfortable and easy on the eyes.

I love shopping at Mondy simply because they have a good understanding of body types and sizes unlike some of the other stores. Their clothes always fits so well on me and looks just as great which is why I continue going there. Here’s a look at what I got from there:

Teal shirt top
Teal shirt top

I don’t own anything in this shade so I knew I had to have it the moment I saw it. Plus, I did purchase two palazzo pants some time back and I thought this would really go well with one of them. It’s got cute frill detail on the shoulders, a little pocket highlighted with a black rim and more detail on the back that you can pull back and tie into a bow. It’s unfortunately got like the longest ever sleeves but I plan to fold them over a couple of times when wearing them so that it does not look sloppy on me. This retails for about Rs. 2,000-2,600.

Tunics
Tunics

The one of the right is another I got from Mondy whilst the left and one in the middle are gifts from my mum who took a trip to India a few weeks ago and bought them at my favourite store – Global Desi. All three have unique prints on them which I love and can be worn for different ocassions. I do not know how much the tops from India retail for but the blue and white from Mondy retails between Rs. 1,800-2,400.

So what’d you think? 🙂

Xoxo