Saturday, 28 December 2013

Singapore’s Fide Fashion Week

Japanese labels, with their highly-innovative and practical design approach, are steadily finding a firm foothold in almost all fashion arenas in the global society.
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Apart from the western side of the globe, the eastern fashion world has also started taking interest in Japanese fashion. Recently at Singapore’s Fide Fashion Week, which showcased collections from nearly 30 European and Asian designers, the Japanese couturier Yumi Katsura’s catwalk show was largely appreciated. 

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 Aliza
@oozescouture

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Designer Profile - Sati Thakar


Whilst this name might not shout out to a lot of guys.. I’m sure to many women this is a guy of many talents.

Sati Thakar gave up a career in Law to pursue a more creative industry… fashion. When his sister got married, he stitched her wedding outfit and spent a long while looking for the perfect shoes to match. Once people had seen how beautiful the outfit had turned out, Sati had found himself getting requests for more.

I was lucky enough to have a little chat with the very man himself at the Sati Thakar 10th anniversary event a few weeks ago. see that post here One of the most inspiring things about such a successful individual – is how humble and modest he is. They say behind every successful man is a strong wise woman – and working alongside Sati is his very own Aunty-ji. The brides attending the event not only looked up to Sati as a friend, but also to Aunty-ji as a guide and support during such a chaotic time.

The Sati Thakar name has gone from dressing his own sister to a number of celebrities and many fortunate women (and men) too. When talking to Sati about his inspiration behind each unique creation, he said “his vision comes from personal touches or particular looks to incorporate personality and individuality into every design”.

Sati Thakar is such an inspiring individual – who has so much passion and care for his clients. He and Aunty-ji don’t just offer a service to their clients, but they offer a heart and an individually tailored service.

Congratulations on 10 years of happiness, Sati!

Kiran Seeley
@Kiwi_0801

Friday, 6 December 2013

What is in my luggage bag?

Packing for trip
Photo Credit: Ryudiculous
As we welcome December, we are also counting the days to our next trip overseas with out family or friends. The most important thing to check off the list is how to pack my luggage? Whenever you travel, you want to make sure you don't over bring items or under bring them to make sure you don't have to panic while enjoying the perfect trip to release those stress. Well, let me make things easier for you... I'll share with you some tips that you can follow to make sure your luggage is perfectly packed for you.

Prime tip: You have to pack according to the weather, location and activities planned. Be sure to include important items like toiletries, medications and valuables in another small pack where you can bring it anywhere easily.


Holiday packing
Photo Credit: Andrew Stawarz
Check out the weather at your destination(s) before you go.
Weather is the most important thing we have to consider before packing our luggage. You can't be packing winter clothes for an area that experience all-time summer. Check if you might need shorts, bathing suits or thick clothes to keep you warm according to the latest weather update online. If you have friends who have been there before or is residing there, you can ask them for the exact weather update, just to be extra prepared. Expect the unexpected.

Plan each day in advance.
Pack just the right amount of clothes that you need. You might want to be an extra set of clothing, just in case. Point to note, never over pack your luggage as you can always buy a cheap T-shirt, if you need. Also, over packing your luggage will not leave space for you to keep gifts and souvenirs.

Put large or heavy clothing at the bottom.

Always remember to put heavier or bulky outfits at the bottom. It will not be a pain for you when you unpack or when you need to rush to find an outfit. It will keep your luggage neat and not to messy to handle.

Lightweight layers does wonders!
This is for both men and ladies, pack lightweight outfits that you can layer with a cardigan or just a simple casual vest. This works for both hot and cold weather. A great tip to follow!

Fold or roll
You can choose to fold or roll your items in the luggage. To avoid outfits from having more wrinkles, you can fold them... otherwise, you can roll those items like towels and sleeping suit.

Use inside if your shoes as storage space.
To avoid eating up too much of space, you can roll up socks and stuff it in. If you have other small trinkets, you can put that in your shoes too.

Pack fragile items in the center of your case.
This way, they are less likely to be broken. If possible, avoid bringing them! :)

Put shoes in a plastic bag.
This is so that after you wear them, you can put them away without damaging other items.

There you go...8 tips to check when packing your bag before you leave. If you are going to be on a long flight, don't forget to keep your makeup bag with you. Refresh yourself before you start your journey.

Get your cameras ready and snap your moments away!


Nasheerah Salim
@NasheerahNash

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Window Shopping - Khushboos By Chand

After we saw this facebook update  from Khushboos by Chand in October we had to go and do some window shopping.

Window shopping - when one visits a store or mall to admire goods rather than to purchase them. The 'shopper' seems to be looking so intently at the glass in storefront windows that he appears to want to buy the window itself, hence 'window shopping.


We had to capture an oozes couture exclusive of this display for our readers, we hope you like this as much as we do...


Khushboos by Chand window display
Khushboos by Chand window display

Aliza
@oozescouture

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Sati Takhar - 10th Anniversary Party

Our team attended Sati Takhar's 10th Anniversary Party at Coombe Abbey this week and we have some great shots of the glamorous brides. It's worth mentioning these are real brides who are showing of there true beauty and elegance to motivate us all.

More photos will be uploaded on our facebook page very soon...
We also have an exclusive Interview with Sati Takhar click here for the Interview

Sati Takhar oozescouture


Sati Takhar oozescouture

Sati Takhar oozescouture

Sati Takhar oozescouture

Sati Takhar oozescouture

Sati Takhar oozescouture


Designer: Sati Takhar
Date: Sunday Thursday 14th November 13
Venue: Coombe Abbey


Aliza
@oozescouture

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Mens Fashion - Nafees Snapbacks

The hip-hop industry has greatly promoted snapbacks. Snapbacks are advertised in music videos, lyrics, images, interviews, billboards etc. In recent years celebrities have used snapbacks as a key feature to their fashion trends.
Singer Nafees Oozes Couture
Singer Nafees Photo credit: ZulfPhotography

More and more fans have adapted this tendency and the snapback usage has increased. Hip-hop artists Chris Brown and Tyga have promoted snapbacks in both their lyrics and music video for the song Snapbacks Back. Furthermore, Singer Nafees has featured them in his fashion trends and in most of his music videos, such as in his video "Bukhaar" video below



We hope to bring you more fresh content when we get the chance to interview Nafees about his contemporary asian style.

Aliza
@oozescouture

Creidts : 
Singer Nafees
Zulf Photography
Wiki Snapbacks



Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Asian Bride Live 2013 Fashion Show

As promised below we have some exclusive outfits showcased in Asian Bride Live 2013 Fashion Show.

Its a Fashion Packed Month in 2013 with the Asian Bride Fashion show. Asian Woman & Bride magazines showcase the finest in wedding outfits

Our full in depth review is to follow shortly but be the first to get a glimpse at what was on show last weekend.

Shyamal and Bhumika Bibi London
Shyamal and Bhumika

Shyamal and Bhumika Bibi London
Shyamal and Bhumika

Monga's Oozes Couture
Monga's

Monga's Oozes Couture
Monga's

Ekta Solanki Oozescouture
Ekta Solanki

Ekta Solanki

Get the full details here 

Credits:
Asian Bride Live  www.asianbride.me
Photography: Shahid Malik


Aliza
@OozesCouture

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Asiana Omar Borkan Al Gala UK Couture Catwalk - Highlights

OMAR BORKAN AL GALA
Asiana Omar Borkan Al Gala UK Couture Catwalk
 If you missed the Omar Borkan Al Gala UK Couture Catwalk on Sunday 29th Sept 2013.  Here we have the main catwalk highlights 2014 Collection as featured in the Asiana Couture Catwalk Couture Catwalk Fashion Show 10 Designer Brands On The Runway At London's Most Prestigious Venue

OMAR BORKAN AL GALA
the supermodel who was reportedly deported from Saudi Arabia for being too handsome!
Since then he has built up more than 1.3 MILLION Facebook Fans and has wowed
thousands of screaming fans on his incredible World Wild Tour.




Date: Sunday 29th Sept 2013
Time: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN
Film & Editing Zulfphotography.com


Aliza
@oozescouture

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Bridal Wear Special


It’s time to get back on track. Let’s bring all those old school articles I wrote before. Yes, you got it right. Let’s get back to bridal wear.

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The colour red is mandatory when we’re talking about a wedding outfit. It’s impossible to create a wedding outfit and not have a little bit of red in it, from my point of view. This piece is perfect for you to feel like the Queen of the day. I simply love the intricate designs on this piece, perfect to signal the others that you’re holding the fashion throne that day


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As soon as I got my eyes on this, I fell in love with it. It’s such a pretty piece! Not only will people look at your outfit from the front, they will have to turn their neck to look both front and back. The perfect detail does not stop only at the ends of the neck area of the outfit. The designer spread the whole design equally to catch all eyes.
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This piece is just amazing! I love the way the designer pushed the attention to the lehenga skirt and the ends of the dupatta and the neck area of the top. Not too much and not too little for your special day. I especially love the colour combination of red and gold. Perfect shehzadi colour, they say. I’d advice to tone down on the accessories when putting on this piece as you might not want to overdo the beauty of this outfit. It’s beautiful on its own but you can’t make do without accessories on your wedding day, can you? Put that bun up on your head and walk down the isle with full confidence because you know you’ll get all eyes on you with this piece. Simply beautiful.


Well, here we go again with the top three latest bridal outfits that you can get your inspiration from. Now that the wedding bells are around the corner, it’s time to check this post out and get your planning ready.

Comment below and tell me what you want to read further.

Till then, stay fashionable ladies!

Nasheerah Salim
@NasheerahNash

PBCW 2013 - Zainab Chottani


Zainab Chottani is a Pakistan based fashion designer who started as a bridal wear designer but has then included prĂȘt and haute couture in her forte. She is one of the well known designers in Pakistan for bridal wear and has displayed her creations in Pakistan as well as in Dubai, USA  and London.


Zainab Chottani Studio

PRET - COUTURE - BRIDALS
 

Nadia Hussain wears Zainab Chottani "Jashn" Showcased at PBCW 2013

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Aliza
@oozescouture

Henna Art

Historically, henna was used for cosmetic purposes in the Roman Empire, as well as other parts of North Africa. It was also popular among women in 19th-century Europe. Today, bridal henna nights remain a tradition in many Asian Wedding.

Shamim is a freelance henna artist with her own artistic personality. We love the work influenced by style and culture. Below is some of her work.
Photo Credit: hennabyshamim
Photo Credit: hennabyshamim
Aliza
@oozescouture

Top 3 shopping places – Pakistan


Pakistan is known for its beautiful culture, outfits and amazing food. I assure, you will never regret shopping here especially when you can get everything under one hub. Shopping in Pakistan will turn anyone into a little kid in a candy store.
Credit: Syed Tirmizi
First up, we have the Anarkali Bazaar in Lahore. Anarkali is the oldest bazaar of South Asia named after legendary girl named “Anarkali.” Here, you can find beautiful outfits that will always remind you the beauty of Pakistan and its lovely culture.

Credit:Hemanshu Kumar


Credit:Hemanshu Kumar

Second, we have Hunza on the list. The Hunza hats are famous throughout the whole world. Yes, you got it right… they are known worldwide. What is so special about their hats? They are embroidered by hand and are a must buy in Hunza.


Lastly, main bazaar in Nathia Gali. If you are looking for a place where you can buy everything at one go, then Main Bazaaar is the right place to complete your last minute shopping in Pakistan for everyone back home. Everything under one hub, you can find everything from handicrafts, clothes, food and lovely souveniers.
Credit: Navnetmitt

Credit: Navnetmitt

Filled with beautiful culture and just so much of love, Pakistan is definitely a must visit for you to have a great vacation. Now that I am done with this four-series shopping places listing, it is time for you to update your vacation plans and grab a ticket to fly away and have fun!


Credit: Navnetmitt

Till then,

Nasheerah Salim
@NasheerahNash

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The outfit for any occasion - Kiran Seeley

Don’t know what to wear for that one special occasion?


I completely understand. It’s a common feeling for us women. A wardrobe full of clothes, a rack full of shoes, bags full of make-up and still nothing to wear! It’s a nightmare.


However, one outfit I feel fits all of the general social occasions a woman can attend is this one. The short black skirt, from Miss Selfridge teamed with a sassy pair of high heels makes legs seem longer and more defined.


The platform heels were from New Look and incorporate the two main colours I was wearing. One quick tip for any outfit – always always always ensure that your accessories match. If you’re wearing red heels, team it with a red handbag and red lipstick. It just looks like you’ve co-ordinated your style and helps create a smarter, sleek look.





I teamed the skirt with a plain pale t-shirt and a lace jacket from River Island. Sophisticated and elegant without looking too over-dressed all in one look. The pink lace jacket I’ve had for years and looks great teamed up with a pair of skinny jeans too, or any outfit for that matter. This is the type of jacket that I feel every girl should own.



Kiran Seeley
@Kiwi_0801

Monday, 2 September 2013

COUTURE CATWALK by Omar Borkan al Gala - Asiana Event

Omar Borkan Al Gala the supermodel who was reportedly deported from di arabia for being too handsome. Since then he has built up more than 13 million Fans and has wowed thousands of screaming fans on his incredible World Wild Tour.

Omar Borkan Al Gala UK Tour
Omar Borkan Al Gala UK Tour

Get your tickets here

Date: Sunday 29th September 2013
Times: 6pm– 11pm
Venue: Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN

Aliza
@oozescouture

Asian Bride Live - Fashion Show

Its a Fashion Packed Month in 2013 with the Asian Bride Fashion show. Asian Woman & Bride magazines showcase the finest in wedding outfits. Get the full details here 

The ULTIMATE Asian wedding exhibition
The ULTIMATE Asian wedding exhibition


The ULTIMATE Asian wedding exhibition
Wedding Exhibition

Get your tickets here


Organiser:
Date: Sun 13 Oct 2013
Time: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Venue: Novotel London West Hotel
1 Shortlands , London, W6 8DR
Nearest Tube:
Hammersmith Tube Station


Aliza
@oozescouture

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Casual Look

For a more casual look, you could always wear this coral crocheted top from New Look for only £16.99, with a plain white camisole worn underneath it
Adding some bleached out skinny jeans from Topshop for £38.00 and some crocheted New Look sandals for £12.00 creates a cute summery outfit.  I'd finish this daytime look by adding an oversized tote/shoulder bag, like this one from Accessorize, for £32.00.
Last but not least, when you're planning your outfits always remember the final finishing touches: Hair, Eyes, Lips and Nails. 
Feel free to add your own comments, tips and recommendations! And what other features do you want to see? 
Thanks for reading and Happy Shopping! :)
 
Leah J x
@Leah_Alexander_
 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Floral Summery Trends

The third and last look I’m going to share with you are some pieces from the floral summery trends.  I love the minimalism of this look, and all the nude tones.  But the geisha trends this season can start to tie in too, so I’ve found some gorgeous outfits that I’m dying to splurge on!
This stunning Floral Maxi Dress is £37.00 from Miss Selfridge and can be worn with these beautiful nude sandals, for only £24.99 at New Look.  
Next up, I am simply in love with this River Island kimono for £60.00.  
It can be worn with washed-out, faded skinny jeans in a pale blue or grey.  But personally, I love these linen trousers for only £16.99 at Mango.  They would go perfectly together to create soft, feminine look.
As for what to wear underneath the kimono, I would have to go for this beautiful Mango top for £29.99.  
Alternatively, wear the kimono and trousers with this pale pink ruffle top from Warehouse for £12.99.
Not forgetting a simple pair of ballet flats, £7.99 at New Look, which are available in a range of colours.

With items like this, you will most definitely need to stick to muted, neutral tones.  These pieces are so beautiful that the rest of the outfit needs to be very understated: natural hair, minimal make up and simple accessories.


Leah J x
@Leah_Alexander_

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