Fashion Forward Dubai Season 5

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 11:  A model walks the runway at the Hussein Bazaza show during Dubai Fashion Forward April 2015 at Madinat Jumeirah on April 11, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Fashion Forward)
The BnB team spent an amazing day at the 5th edition of Fashion Forward, the Middle East’s definitive fashion platform. The four day long event was a bevy of talent with an amazing lineup of regional designers showcasing their designs on the catwalk along with inspiring talks and panel discussions led by global industry experts and fashion academia. In the midst of high fashion you also have The Garden, The Fashion Gallery and Fashion Café exhibiting an assortment of accessory designers, retailers along with social events and parties.

Fashion Forward Season 5
Fashion Forward Season 5
Decked up in our Blogger badges, cameras in hand we were ready to roll. Day 2 had a great mix of designers from the region: Aiisha Ramadan, Yousef Al Jasmi, Maral, Jean Louis Sabaji, Zareena, Starch Foundation, Hussein Bazaza. Each designer presented a different spin on their local traditions and cultures, marrying it perfectly with contemporary aesthetics. And although the event was propagated as a medium for exposing local talent, the designs would have felt right at home at any of the fashion capitals. Which is not surprising considering that these designers have dressed the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger, Paris Hilton, Lady Gaga, Shakira and more.

Fashion Forward Season 5
The venue was teaming with fashionistas sporting stylish and stunning outfits. Our heads were spinning with the snazzy assault on our fashion sixth sense by the time we were ready to go home.A tight schedule did not permit us to attend all the shows but we were more than happy to attend and cover the ones we could.

EZRA

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Ezra presented The Maria Clara Collection inspired by the gorgeous mestizas clad in their finest Maria Clara and the days of the Spanish occupancy in old Manila. The collection uses Piña, a fibre made from the leaves of pineapple plant mixed with silk to create a very organic textile, along with tulle, jacquard, crepe silk and neoprene. The whole experience was a mix of fairytale meets high fashion.

YOUSEF AL JASMI

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Jasmi’s collection was an absolute feast on the eyes with shiny works of art gliding down the runway. The collection inspired by the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, used beaded mesh in a blast of gold, silver, black and was probably the most daring of the collections showcased. The Kuwaiti designer, who began designing at the age of 17, displayed his signature flair using an enchanting mix of rich textures and lavish materials with a heavy emphasis on luxurious detailing and embellishments.

Spring ‘15 Beauty Trends To Try Now!

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This year ‘Cool Girl’, defines the Spring beauty trends which have already started popping all over! And with winter almost over, its time to herald the warm season with bohemian loose waves, graphic liners, pastel nails and more.

Keep scrolling for BnB’s top spring beauty trends to try now!

Bare Minimum

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Unless you’ve been living under the rock for the last year, you know that perfectly contoured look is passé. Instead clean, “I Woke Up Like This” skin with a post-workout flush and imperfections peeking through have taken precedence over the “Made-Up” look from last season. Bonus for us gals since it simply means we won’t have to fret in the morning perfecting our skin.

Just-Bitten Lips

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The Spring lip is rich, soft around the edges and supersaturated in the center. An effortless lip pressed on with a fingertip giving a stained just bitten berry effect. Try whatever shade that catches your fancy: pink, berry or red keeping in mind that you shouldn't be able to tell where it starts and where it ends.

10 Bobby Pin Hair Hacks to Master

Bobby Pin Hair Hacks
1. Prevent bobby pins from slipping through the hair by flipping the pin over so that the wavy side is against your hair.

2. Amp up any hairstyle using the exposed bobby pin trend and get creative with designs. Use either a triangle, chevron or hashtag pattern to add fun to boring hair.

10 Bobby Pin Hair Hacks to Master
3. Make your ponytail perkier by sliding a couple of bobby pins halfway inside the elastic and facing downward toward the crown of your head, fluff and flip over for a fuller looking ponytail that won't sag.


4. To make your braid look more organic & chic, tie the ends of the braid into a knot and then slide a bobby pin upwards into the knot to secure it.

5. Always wanted long lasting curls. Easy peasy. After curling a section of hair, roll up the section into a flat coil and pin against your head using a couple of bobby pins crossed over. Once all the sections have been pinned wait for them to cool before spraying them with hairspray and removing the pins for curls that are guaranteed to last.

Maybelline InstaGlam Bag Review: Valentine Edition

Maybelline InstaGlam Bag Review: Valentine Edition; Colossal Kohl in Turquoise, HyperCurl Mascara, Bold Matte Lipstick, Color Show Nail Paint, Fruit Jelly Lipgloss
Since time immemorial boyfriends have ransacked their brains (and pockets) to zero in on that perfect Valentine gift for their special girl. No stone is left unturned to get that one gift that will please the girlfriend without burning a hole in the guy's pocket (or his parents). Now here's a gift that every girl(without exception) is going to absolutely adore. Presenting Maybelline InstaGlam bag specially curated for Valentine’s, available in Coral, Pink and Wine. A gift with which you can never can go wrong.

Let's start with where can you get it. These are available online via Flipkart and Snapdeal. If you are lucky you may get further discount on one of these sites.

Maybelline InstaGlam Bag Review: Valentine Edition; Colossal Kohl in Turquoise, HyperCurl Mascara, Bold Matte Lipstick, Color Show Nail Paint, Fruit Jelly Lipgloss
The packaging itself is droolworthy. The bag is a vibrant pink piece with a sparkly heart at the center making for a perfect valentine’s gift packaging. This glamorous piece can be easily used as a bling accessory to your next party.

Let's have a look at the items inside. There is everything that a girl needs to prep herself for that special date.

Stunning Looks from the 57th Grammy Red Carpet

Think of Grammy’s and you can’t help but think of bright, jaw-dropping and almost always extravagant beauty & fashion trends and the 57th Grammy sure did live up to our expectations.
From cat eyes, purple lips to crown braids and sleek hairstyles it was an excess of fabulous this year. Keep scrolling for our favorite picks from the 57th Grammy Awards!

Katy Perry 57th Grammy

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That tousled violet lob(a.k.a. long bob)is definitely on our must try 2015 list with Katy as our inspiration. She effortlessly pairs her Zuhair Murad dress, Sophia Webster heels with flawless cat-eye and neutral taupe on her lips.She completes the ensemble with a Harry Kotlar yellow diamond ring.

Chrissy 57th Grammy
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Perfectly complimenting her bronzed glowy makeup, was Chrissy’s beachy hair, perfect taupe-nude lips and Emilio Pucci dress. Greek goddess did anyone say? She completed her look with jewellery from Norman Silverman, Jimmy Choo sandals and Giuseppe Zanotti clutch.

Jessie J 57th Grammy

Jessie J
Matte burgundy lips are definitely on our Spring ‘15 trend list(done and over with spring brights) and Jessie rocks it amply with slicked down hair and semi-sheer gown by Ralph & Russo.

Rihanna 57th Grammy

Rihanna 
Rihanna rocks the strong brow statement which is perfectly balanced with minimal makeup and a polished updo, letting her gorgeous Giambattista Valli dress take center stage.

Beyonce 57th Grammy

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When it comes to effortless glam, Queen Bey gets it always right. Luminous skin and loose mermaid waves was all she needed to glam up the red carpet in her Proenza Schouler dress.

Rita Ora 57th Grammy
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And another celeb bites the pixie dust! We mean pixie cut although we completely approve. Steering away from her signature red lips, Ms. Ora opted for a nude lip instead to go with smoky eyes which she pairs with her Prada dress and Stuart Weitzman heels.

Kim Kardashian 57th Grammy

Kim Kardashian
Kim paired her signature bronzed look with pale pink lips and to go with her brand new shoulder length textured mane. The Jean Paul Gautlier dress looks stunning on her.

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