Oscar night favourites

Was it just me, or did pretty much everyone look their best at the Oscars?

Now, I’m not one to keep my eye on who is wearing what, but I couldn’t help myself when I noticed two stars wearing couture designs by one of my favourite couture designers, Elie Saab!

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Emma Stone

How gorgeous is this couture design? I think the colour is something unique to the Oscar red carpet; it certainly suits Stone’s skin tone and accentuates her ever curve oh so perfectly.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

She does look like a princess! I love the flowy bottom half and the colour of this couture design on Lopez. Of course, I am also in love with the intricate detailing on the waist and upper half of the dress. It does add a touch of glitz and glamour. Personally, I believe this tops the best dressed list of the night.

Xoxo

 

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

Weekly Snap

Charm pair of earrings

For my Weekly Snap, I’m featuring an oh so favourite charm pair of earrings I had customized by Firefly.

This Facebook page is by a lady who makes her own jewellery pieces by hand, inclusive of beautiful and intricate charms, beads and wires. The charms that make up my earrings were a part of a longer pair of earrings so I contacted her and asked if I could have it with only the charm. A few days later, it was done and ready! How cute is it 😀

Xoxo

ALKE

Unique handmade designer jewellery
Unique handmade designer jewellery

I had a fetish once for handmade jewellery. That was all I wore and was interesting in buying whenever I went shopping. This fetish has somehow toned down a bit over the years however but I do appreciate hand-crafted jewellery every now and then.

Recently I came across a new handmade jewellery brand that was initiated by a very close office colleague of mine. ALKE is all about jewellery, restoring and repairing your all time favourites. I’m not all too sure about the restoring and repairing part of her business but her handmade products are beautiful and truly one of a kind.

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Take a dip in the ocean

I love that her pieces of jewellery are unlike others found available here in Sri Lanka. Who would have thought a gold sprayed sea shell pendant necklace would look so cool with a day look? I just love this piece and perhaps will get my hands on it very soon!

I’m also a huge earrings fan and she makes these lovely woven thread earrings, that also go along the lines of having a ombre and mixed toned look. Her bead and wire pendants are a huge rave and I find them to be extremely chic because of the pop of colour beneath the wrapped around wire. The pearls are mixed in colour as well which add a very unique look to it on the whole.

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Bead and wire pendants
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Woven thread earrings

I don’t usually wear much on my wrists but I do love the occasional bangle or two and her handmade ones are striking pieces. They’re made of woven thread around the circular hoop and then further topped with gold wire to give it an additional pop of colour and chicness. So cool!

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Pop of colour

So if you want to get your hands on any of these beauties, head over to her Facebook page and drop an inbox message or email her at 20alke@gmail.com 🙂

Have a great day everyone! Xoxo

Archaeology of being

I would possibly have mentioned that I love visiting art galleries in Colombo. I tend to go to my favourite one – Barefoot Gallery – once every month.

So I was contacted yesterday to meet the artist who is currently exhibiting at the gallery. Alex Stewart created a fine line between cultures and methods in his work. His fine detailed and intricate works of art are a thrill to the eye.

I love that each individually give way to a larger and more complete subject and that the viewer is able to make up his or her version of these stories as per the eye sees.

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Trouble on the shoulders?

This one in particular caught my eye for some reason. Firstly I admit it was the colour that was used but the longer I looked at it the more I realised it was about the struggles and hardships we have to bear on our shoulders every single day. They are hard and heavy as rocks but when the hurdle is crossed, lightness will come. That lightness is depicted by the angel holding wings at the top of the mountain.

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Jack-in-the-box

There’s the appearance of the Trickster. The inage that fools around, causes trouble and pain in our lives. He makes appearances in almost every painting but occasionally so does the Angel. This painting in particular reminds me of the good and evil in the world.

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An intimate moment

A couple shares an intimate moment in this painting. Once again I simply love the colours in use and the beautiful detailing. It almost looks like a fairytale night, a sensual feeling feeling the air with love and affection, the stars shining bright above and a glow surrounding the couple. There are good times in life that need to be cherished. We need to be grateful for what we have in order to be happy in life. What we have, we hold in our arms. The rest doesn’t matter. 

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Guardian angel
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The second son

The exhibition will run through the month of May at the Barefoot Gallery. Do pay a visit if you happen to be around the corner.

Xoxo