C.Wonder launched in the Middle East. The Mall of Emirates store in Dubai is the very first C.Wonder store outside the United States. For my US readers, you’re probably quite familiar with the brand, but for those who aren’t it’s a wonderful fun brand. Think bright colours, bespoke monogram home accessories and layered jewellery.
I was asked to be a celebrity stylist at the event and it was my first time working one on one with VIP customers. I absolutely loved the interaction. The creator of C.Wonder, fashion billionaire, Chris Burch (yes, his famous sirname may be familiar to fashionistas) also flew over from New York for the launch and was a hugely charismatic character.
We had a wheel of wonder giving away prizes, lolly cart and styling sessions with me and fellow fashion blogger Teresa Karpinska. Check the fun below:
You can find out more about C.Wonder in Dubai by following them on Twitter and Facebook.
It was a dream of mine when I started this blog to be able to collaborate with cool brands like GAP to come up with cool projects for their events. Their “Made to Love” event in Dubai was exactly what I dreamed of. Noughties RnB played while grown men crafted their own bow ties, I would love to do events like this for the rest of my life.
I devised 3 different quick projects, a 5 minute no-sew bow tie, denim bangle and denim detachable collar. All of these were made from old GAP stock, so it was right inline with this blog also.
A couple of weeks ago I hosted a workshop at Homes R Us in Ibn Battuta Mall and it was so successful my heart runneth over. It feels like DIY and the handmade movement is finally seeping into Dubai life and I feel very happy to have played a part in that. The class demographic hailed from the Arab World to Russia to South Asia.
Here is the video of the day if you weren’t one of the 10 lucky Homes’R'Us customers to win a place:
Here are some pictures from the workshop:
Thankyou so much to Homes R Us for being the brand who had enough foresight to really invest in a big campaign around DIY. For all of us here in the UAE who are involved in the handmade movement, this is a big win.
A few months ago I was flattered to be asked to be part of TheCurve-me.com’s expert academy. The Curve is all about courses and learning and allowing learning to continue long after school ends. It’s so in line with my “self-improvement” philosophy.
Learn how to make fabulous, fashion-forward curb chain-based accessories using embellishments and simple crafting techniques!
This class is suitable for all ages and abilities, no prior crafting expertise is needed. All supplies come included with the course cost. Celebrity broadcaster and DIY maven of the blog Cheapnchic.net, Simone Heng, will take you through the class and punctuate it with her usual approachable spunk. Every participant will walk away with a gorgeous accessory to wear for the party season!
This class takes place at the gorgeous new Elken Community Cafe overlooking the marina and includes food and beverages for each student. Advanced online booking is required.
To register you must pre-pay, so do check out the site to reserve your place.
I was so flattered to be asked by Crate and Barrel to host the launch of their festive season event. Once again, my day job seems to be moving in perfect synergy with my love of DIY.
The event activities included making traditional Gluhwein, wreathmaking and how to wrap the perfect gift. I learnt how to tie the perfect bow from floral expert and fellow craft-lover Nadine Shamas. Nadine and I both agreed we wanted to see more crafters and DIY activities happening here in Dubai.
Here are some images of the gorgeous Crate and Barrel store and the festive Tree Lot. The event was packed!