M for Miu Miu, M for magical forever and ever and always. While this is a very cheesy introduction Miu Miu has a very special place in my heart for God knows what reasons. I suppose you are attracted to things that resonate with you. Miu Miu always strikes that balance between quirky and princess and it has yet again. What’s interesting about this collection is the mix of textures used on any one bag. Think snakeskin with calfskin with hard leather with smooth suede interiors all in one bag put together in perfection. My personal favourite is the leopard flap bag with pink snake skin. It’s an exciting not-everybody bag for day and will fabulously see you out of office and into the swanky new bar / event. It comes in three different versions (See pics and take you pick :p).
If you’re in for something more quirky try the yellow patent small bag with a twisted / braid-impression strap. Somehow very retro this one!!!
We’ll always have classic back!!! That which never goes out of style with classic Miu Miu pattern.
Another cool piece is the Orange and leopard open bag. It’s very fun and bright and will surely make grey sky blues in London more bearable with that basic colored oversized overcoat. Oh how I love winters and everything that is oversized??!!!! Oh and pls do notice th magical key on this bag. The devil is always in the details. It is what makes life all that but more special. The little things that only you notice.
Another fall winter item to consider is this beautiful fall-winter shoe from the fall / winter 2015 show. Think looks 31 and 36 from the runway and almost any and every drab outfit can be uplifted by the power vested in these shoes.
If there’s one coat or may be two coats that you will but this fall-winter let these beauties be the ones. With the softest feel ever this green leopard print beauty is so so uplifting and fun yet so luxe. Put this snake skin baby on for a retro take on life and put on some big stone earrings and nice heels and walk into Fall / Winter stylishly.
Go on now and purchase your Amiulet bag that which will save you from many kritically dangerous fashion choices this season. Until next kriticious thing. xoxo
It’s just what we need in a place where parlours are plenty but not too many with soul and ART. SOH is the perfect place for us girls to spend our precious time unwinding away from the eyes of the big big confusing world whilst looking at art and speaking to the lovely lovely staff who make you feel so at home. The moment you walk in you feel like it was just designed for you to come and lounge around and talk your heart out with your friends and just be. It’s the place that promises you a fabulous space wherein you can have your space.
The treatments at SOH are especially unique too. I treated myself to the Mermaid pedicure and some nail art slightly prepping for my best friend’s wedding. The mermaid pedicure is all fancy and all with caviar to really soothe your feet and give it that softness after those long hours in those uber high heels and also to make you feel like a true blue Dubai girl. But obviously the nail art is the best part about this place as it’s hand painted. It’s not those sticky things that ruin your nail with all that glue rubbish. It’s clean and old school art. The best part is the fact that they can paint anything that you can dream of. The child in me wanted bride and groom themed nail art. So we searched up some options and settled on this (see pic) slightly quirking it up along the way.
Moving on to the art there is some really fun stuff on display by the super funky Morgan Britt Buttler. Love her quirky take on our childhood cartoons. When something is done with love it always shows and love is available in plenty at SOH. Go there and feel loved up.
What’s that??? A beautiful one-of- a-kind store that has everything any man could ever desire and is sure to leave you feeling wowed once you have been there and shopped that. From simple classics to flamboyant pieces Vavci has it all covered. If you’ve got a knack for style and want to put yourself on the critical style radar of every passer by then you’ve got to head down to their fabulous Dubai store and update your new season wardrobe asap. The designer has a very imaginative mind, which can be seen in the ties, scarves, pocket squares in vivid colors and beautiful prints, something that is rare to find at other stores for men. A man has no longer got to worry about his accessory game. The devil lies always in the details and they can be found aplenty at Vavci from the buttons to the embroidery or the way a collar is accentuated. I’m particularly mad about the vast variety of Bandis and Bandhgalas and the traditional well devoted weddingish section. The differentiating factor for me is the ability to contrast and contrast well. To be different, to stand out let Vavci wow you all the way…Here’s lots of pictorial evidence…Feast on it!!!
Oh oh and before I forget there was also Vikas Khanna – the super awesome Michelin star chef to grace the event with his handsome presence.
A girl’s first pair of super-expensive designer shoes is as sacred an occasion as any that could ever be in her life. It’s a special right of passage for any fashionista. Its selection is an even extra special process. Do you go for the classic Nude or black Louboutins or you go for something extra quirky and unconventional like a Charlotte Olympia?? Many questions in your mind with far too many answers. The more you see the more confused you will be. What you pick reveals a lot about you?! I picked these Miu Miu Swaroski heeled shoes out of the sheer madness offered at Level Shoe District, Dubai. Think of the options – Louboutins, Valentino, Saint Laurent and every other brand you can think of. Miu Mius stand out in the shoe masses. These shoes give you the ultimate Princess feeling. Just these pumps are needed to take any outfit to the next level of elegance and class. These are definitely the shoes I will feel proud hopefully someday handing down to my Granddaughter / Grandson if he so wishes to have them…Your shoes most definitely do define you. Pick yours wisely….xxx
Jumpsuits / Playsuits / The only reason I would ever think of prisons in the US is for that orange jumpsuit (retarded I know)
I can not not not not stress the importance of having at least one jumpsuit in your closet. It’s pretty versatile and can be dressed down or up as per your style and mood. Short or long!!It could be a great article of perfectly tailored clothing (think Solange Knowles’ uber chic well cut wedding jumpsuit) or loose and formless taking your own beautiful shape. It can also be easily reached for that day when you just don’t want to make an effort and still look pretty great. It’s my go-to for when i have not shaved or am waiting to grow enough hair to have them painfully stripped of me by a waxing demon (just kidding…i love my sweet waxing lady at Sister’s). Jumpsuit also provides for easy dressing ideas for that pms time of the month when all you want to do is be lounging around in your pjs yet still have to go out and flash that beautiful smile. You can combine it with whatever you like – high tops or even flatforms for that normcore comfortable feel or high wedges to feel sexier. If you feel the need for a pick me up or to take things a notch higher pull out those towering high pencil heels and roll with it. Try it your own way!!! I put mine randomly with my old silver Nike high-tops and combined it with a textured bag to keep it quirky and fun. And for the last thing before you leave home I just grabbed my mum’s Stole ( Dupatta) to add some colour. Oh oh and most definitely try the denim dungaree version that is oh-so on trend right now!!!
A bit late but what better post than a TOPSHOP post??!! Really..Topshop is where my soul comes alive and it dances without a care in the world. This deep deep love affair began at the Oxford Circus Topshop basement many many years ago, where I would and still can spend a day. The clothes and shoes with an edge that most definitely set you apart, the colours and the quirk of the accessories and the fabulous staff that is a living example of all that Topshop and London really is – Fun, crazy and fashion beyond imagination. If you’re part of this imaginary Topshop club you can literally sniff out a fellow Topshopper from miles apart in a crowd and you know it ;). I can rave about Topshop forever but what I really want to talk about is the Kendall+Kylie collab. The stunners in this collection include my favourite – a floral jumpsuit (which looks like a dress but is a jumpsuit) with a sexy back and a white Duster Coat.The Duster coat gives you that cool blogger feel, which is so covetable amongst Dubai’s fashionistas. Rest is very very basic. May be I expected a lot more from them and granted they look gorgeous in their own collection but it’s not something worth the money at all. I expected more crazy grunge from Kylie but but…Topshop’s very own pieces are more creative than this collection. It lacks the edginess that I look for and need to feel super super stylish.
There comes a point in your life when you stop being practical and just follow your heart and it is now. Now more than ever!! Criticious is the labour of my love for fashion and a super urgent need for freedom. It is all those things that I wish to be, do and have in my life. It is the people that I meet or the places that I go to that inspire me to be free. It is all those things that put that big world changing smile on our faces regardless of how simple, small or idiotic. This blog is dedicated to all those people who like me have gone on to do seemingly big meteoric important things only to realize that their heart is somewhere else. So no matter where and who you are just follow your heart and you will find a way. Anything is possible as long as you do it with critical style!!!!!!!! My inspiration to follow my dreams and the constant gentle push comes from a lovely person, a dreamer and someone who’s almost like a fairy, who ever so often sprinkles some fairy dust onto me.You know who you are!!!Love you!!!xoxo