Fashion Forward Season 4 Highlights

Fashion-Forward-Season-4The regions most definitive fashion platform took Dubai by storm last weekend with runway shows, fashion talks and workshops being held by fashion’s leading lights. Fashion Forward has already held three successful seasons, showcasing the work of Middle East designers and bringing together over 45,000 members of the fashion world. The 3 Day soiree bought together several leading designers offering consumers in the Middle East an up close and personal way to connect with their beloved labels.

Read on to know what The Beauty Blog Me thought of some of the on-the ramp renditions this season!

Dima Ayad 

Dima Ayad stole the show with her display of fabulous ready to wear outfits. For her Spring Summer 2015 collection, Ayad offers a range of options and garments that come in a variety of clean and feminine cuts, the key being simplicity. Her range includes a combination of gazar organza, jacquard and jersey in fresh block colours including sunny yellow, lilac, silver, navy blue, and hints of nude undertones. The silhouettes are a combination of classics re-engineered, voluminous skirts with matching fitted tops and of course her signature crop top re-introduced in this collection with a twist

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Amato By Furne One

Fabulous as always Amato’s line up was a complete show stopper. Leaving the crowd ooooing and aaahing Amato truly lived by his well earned reputation. The inspiration behind this collection comes from a space odyssey, neo classic imagery, cloning and sci- fi movies but also from love stories. It is like a waltz in space.The colour palette is mainly white, with various textures such as lace, tulle, linens, ribbons and ceramics creating an effect that is futuristic and minimal yet romantic and intricate at the same time.

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Taller Marmo

Bold, beautiful and Daring, for Spring Summer 2015, Taller Marmo combines influences of the oriental West with occidental influences from the East. This Season, Riccardo Audisio & Yago Goicoechea, introduced sleek silhouettes within the collection, adding a 1970’s touch and incorporating early 1900’s ornamented detailing.The collection, predominantly composed of body conscious evening dresses was intended to bring about a resort lifestyle feel, consisting of cocktail dresses, kaftans and swimsuits.Taller Marmo’s SS15 dresses come in a variety of different lengths to symbolize the sunrise, the morning, the afternoon, the sunset and the night on the dunes of the desert, an indication of exoticness. The intarsia techniques were employed by sewing together the sun and the half-moon with the rest of the dress to bring about a special and refined finishing.

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Two Words- Absolute love. I do not need to say anything more, the pictures speak for themselves. Have a Look!

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246893053,00CBB39CBDD86E17748That’s all from me lovelies, comment below and let us know what you thought were some of the Hit’s and Misses of this years Fashion Forward season!

Until next time xx….

– The Beauty Blog ME

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Lets Get Fashion Forward Ready!

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It’s that time of the year again when it’s all happening in Dubai, at least as far as fashion is concerned. Fashion forward, the biggest and most definitive fashion event in the Middle East is all set to take off with all of Dubai’s glamour and glitterati in attendance. You might think you are prepared, but are you really ready to go?

With the event almost upon us, our schedules have filled up up with dress to impress events. Deciding the dress for the occasion or perhaps the make-up to go along with it is important but not before your skin has been given its share of attention. With the long week almost over, and the awaited weekend almost here it is time to begin prepping up your skin for the coming few days. After all you wouldn’t want to be caught looking tired or dreary in one of the tabloids now would you?

 

With a few simple tips and tricks though, you can ensure your skin looks picture perfect for the big day. Be sure to follow the skin regime for healthy looking skin that will guarantee you a party-perfect look.

 

Facial Care

Moisturize generously – Apply an extra dose of moisturizer prior to a party to help keep skin hydrated. Ideally use a moisturizer containing Hyaluronic prior to applying makeup to help keep skin hydrated.

 

Exfoliation – Exfoliate your skin 1-2 days prior to your event. This will help to achieve a flawless glow and will allow make up to be applied easier. The process of exfoliation rids the body of any dry, dull skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface of the epidermis. By removing these dead cells, exfoliation can help keep pores from becoming clogged leading to visibly brighter and healthier-looking skin.

 

Face Masks – A facial mask is a great way to give yourself a boost before a party or a special event. Using a face pack is also the easiest way to get healthy and supple skin in minutes.  Face masks help to improve the overall appearance of your skin — helping to make it look smoother and healthier

 

Body Care

Body treatments are essentially a facial for your whole body and leave your skin feeling velvety smooth and soft. The idea behind a body treatment is that is just as important to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin on your body as it is the skin of your face. Pamper your skin with seasonal body scrubs and polishes such as dark chocolate, coconut, almond, apricot and walnut scrubs. These skin treatments are especially created for the colder months that help in gentle skin exfoliation, followed by a thorough moisturizing process.

 

Dietary Considerations

Along with all the other hard work we put in for healthy looking skin let’s not forget ‘we are what we eat’. Your skin reflects how healthy your diet is. Ensure to avoid salty foods for at least two to three days prior to a party to prevent puffy eyes. Also take in at least 2 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. It goes a long way in keeping the stomach clear and the skin healthy looking.

 

Liquids, Liquids and more Liquids

This one has been going around for decades now, not a new tip but always works – 10-12 glasses of water, every day! In addition to cleansing your system, water aids digestion which in turn rinses the toxins off your body and skin. For better results, drink 4-5 glasses of warm water every day. Increase your water intake to keep yourself hydrated and counter the effects of alcohol and caffeine.

 

Here is a quick rundown of a few products that will help you quickly achieve your pre-party glow.

 

Skin Perfecting Lotion by Murad

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The skin perfecting lotion, containing Hyaluronic acid is the ideal moisturizer to be used for a pre-party glow. It’s ultra-light, oil-free moisturizing formula minimizes pores, refines texture and soothes redness and irritation.

Rescue Mask by Eve Lom

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Containing Almond and Honey-infused Kaolin Clay, it is the perfect weekly deep clean to keep your complexion in radiant condition. As the name suggests the rescue mask takes care of any blotchy, irritable break-outs, jet-lag, or morning-after puffiness.

Renew Rose body Crème

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The renew rose body crème deeply moisturizes and conditions the skin. Dab on a little before the big event. If you’re looking for soft skin and a lovely lingering fragrance, indulge yourself with this soothing, conditioning cream that is suitable for all skin types.

Tranquil Touch Body Polish by Elemis

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The special cupuacu butter infused with patchouli, mandarin and ginger formula gently buffs and nourishes the skin. The skin is left feeling soft, glowing and radiant.