Contemporary New York city-based fashion brand alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet, made its Kuwait debut with the opening of its first store at Grand Avenue – The Avenues, in partnership with the Alshaya Group, the leading international franchise operator.

The opening was attended by members of the local media, fashion and lifestyle influencers, brand loyalists and customers, who were welcomed to discover the brand’s latest collection and explore the iconic exquisite décor which aptly reflects the whimsical spirit of the brand. A highlight of the evening included exclusive alice + olivia souvenirs designed by one of Kuwait’s leading illustrators, Abrar Zenkawi. 


“Every new chapter of Alice + Olivia’s story is fueled by a pursuit to create a greater impact. I hope alice + olivia allows modern Kuwaiti women to express themselves and their personal style through our playful, yet sophisticated outfits and fashion-forward styling,” said Stacey Bendet, the brand’s CEO and Creative Director, at the opening.

The brand was born in 2002 from Bendet’s personal quest to create the perfect pair of pants and has grown into a full collection label including clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories. Today, alice + olivia is loved by many celebrities in Hollywood including Gwyneth Paltrow, Gigi Hadid, Kourtney Kardashian and Jessica Alba.


The brand’s contemporary and feminine appeal is inspired by Bendet’s love for vintage and all things feminine. With its use of exquisite fabrics and intricate embellishments, alice + olivia is synonymous for its colorful prints, flattering cuts and glamorous tailoring. The store features an exciting collection of bohemian styles for the season, oozing a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors and patterns that are perfect for holiday dressing. 

To further explore alice + olivia’s colorful collection, visit the newly opened location at Grand Avenue - The Avenues, and follow @aliceandolivia on Facebook and Instagram.[...]

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H&M will launch its´ third H&M Limited Ediiton Collection; a colourful expression of style. The new collection will be available in H&M stores and online in two drops, April 18 and May 16. The collection is timeless yet modern, focuses on elegant spring/summer pieces such as long floaty skirts, kimono-tunics, kaftans, sets and embellished tops in cool, breezy fabrics. Along with the women’s stylish pieces, there will also be adorable dresses available for girls. It is perfect for the special occasions!

“There’s a confidence and positive feeling throughout the entire H&M Lmited Edition collection, from the flowing silhouettes to the head-to-toe prints and the matching sets with flattering cuts that women all over the world will really relate to,” says Maria Östblom, H&M’s Head of womens wear design.


Key items in the womenswear include effortlessly chic kimono-tunics, kaftan-style dresses, long statement skirts, and ruffled blouses or tunic tops with coordinating trousers. There are also intricate embroideries and embellishments to be found, with softly draped fabrics and stunning jacquards.

In the first drop, the colour palette features a vivid range of bright accents, kimono styles – fresh pomegranate red and shades of green accompanied by tones of white. For the second drop, leafy greens and dusty pink reign alongside vivid flower prints and dashes of white.


First drop

A modern take on festive clothes, rich in both details and graphics with a focus on embroideries and broderi anglais. The layering to create the full look is important, dresses over trousers soft lightweight materials such as linen and viscose. Graphics get the inspiration form the nature with subtle or blurred modern florals in natural midtones in sand and desert hues together with fresh bold and vivid accent colors.

Second drop

Shimmering fabrics, embellishments and embroideries in qualities that add lightness as fluid viscose, silk sateen and brocades sum up the second part of the Limited Collection. With inspiration from Art Deco as well as modern florals this is an all-in party and celebration wear collection. Kimonos and dresses with mixing and pairing contrast panels, with color combinations in natural mid-tones with lighter shades and pastel tones.[...]

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Sunflowers Offer Fresh Take on Festive Collection at H&M HOME

Sunflowers take centre stage in our special occasion collection this year, influencing anything from colours to patterns to creating a bright and modern collection with a sunny and warm feel. Combining sunny yellow of sunflowers with warm greens, natural materials and floral patterns brings the outdoors in and creates a happy spring vibe in any home. The kitchen of course is central to ever celebration and items such as sunflower mugs and leaf-shaped plates are key to this collection along with linen seat cushions in neutral tones perfect for those long Easter meals. Rustic materials, like the jute of a round rug, and details such as insects and butterflies highlight the inspiration from nature while elements such as luxurious velvet, pretty embroideries and coloured glass add interest and elevate this beautiful collection.

Festive Collection at H&M HOME

“Taking the sun and light as our source of inspiration, we wanted to inject energy and happiness into this collection. Yellow is not only a typical festive colour, it’s also a colour that makes you happy and the sunflower is a perfect statement flower with its beautiful colour and size”, says Concept Designer Johanna Malmgren.

Celebrate Easter in style with:
• A leaf-shaped egg holder that injects humour to any table setting
• Beautiful ornaments with a palette ranging from pastels to sunny yellow
• Sunflower duvet cover sets with a bright and sunny feel perfect for a seasonal bedroom update

H&M HOME’s festive collection will be available in selected stores and online during the month of April.

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For Spring 2019, the new H&M Conscious Collection launches with a vision for a sustainable fashion future. The collection unites modern romantic designs and every piece in the collection is made from a sustainably-sourced material, such as 100% organic cotton, Tencel or recycled polyester. From the floral-printed coordinated separates to the floaty dresses, all in a colour palette of earthy tones, blush pink and white, this is a statement of intent to take responsibility and lead the change towards a more sustainable fashion industry. The campaign features thirteen inspirational women from all around the world, including Naomie Harris and Rosario Dawson. The H&M Conscious Collection for Spring 2019 launches in the beginning of April and will be available worldwide, in store and online.

H&M’s Conscious Collection 2019

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have this spring collection made out of sustainable materials. With feminine, easy-going silhouettes, dreamy floral prints and separates all created by our in-house design team that can easily be mixed and matched, it shows how style and sustainability can work together beautifully, says Maria Östblom, Head of Design Womenswear

The floral prints and earthy colours of the H&M Conscious Collection for Spring 2019 are a perfect complement to the feminine details, such as ruffles, off-the shoulder necklines and balloon sleeves. The warm brown pleated tube top with a string halterneck in recycled polyester looks equally stunning with the matching tiered lace maxi-skirt, also in recycled polyester, as it would with a pair of jeans, while the white floral print voluminous mini-dress with ruffled v-neck, three-quarter length sleeves and a dropped waist in organic cotton is beach and brunch-ready.

H&M’s Conscious Collection 2019

Throughout the month of April, H&M will not only celebrate their sustainability actions and goals as a company, but also highlight the Conscious Collection in stores all around the world. H&M are proud that the entire collection has been made from sustainably-sourced materials, which not only emphasises the H&M Group’s status as one of the world’s largest users of organic cotton, Tencel and recycled polyester, but also shows the continued efforts, commitment and progress we are making for a sustainable fashion future.

“This Conscious Collection is a wonderful step towards meeting one of our main goals – to use only 100% recycled or other sustainably-sourced materials by 2030. Sustainability is one of our core values and while there is a lot of work going into this throughout the entire value chain, it’s always exciting to see the more consumer-facing campaigns really showcase our conscious way of thinking,” says Isak Roth, Global Sustainability Manager at H&M.

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H&M Selected by Emre Can - classic suits and laid-back key-pieces for fashion-conscious young men

H&M is very pleased to present the H&M Selected by Emre Can collection for the second time. Consisting of an exclusive selection of classic suits and cool key pieces, the collection offers the perfect look for every occasion and will be available from March 28, 2019 in selected H&M stores with men's department.

"I can’t imagine my wardrobe without H&M, that’s why I am even more pleased to present my favorites of the season. I am firmly convinced that a cool outfit does not have to be expensive. The H&M Skinny Fit suit I have chosen for you is the best proof – it´s my absolute favorite, which makes me feel good and dressed perfectly at the same time! ", says Emre Can.

H&M Selected by Emre Can

Currently, the fashion enthusiastic footballer proves his playing skills for Juventus Turin. But he also convinces with his personal style and is a role model for many young men. The campaign was filmed in Turin, his new home, it shows a typical day in the Italian metropolis - like Emre having his first espresso in a cozy café or a trip in a fire-red sports car, up to dinner at the favorite Italian restaurant and a large portion of pasta.

The Selected by Emre Can collection is the perfect mix for a confident and authentic appearance. The elegant pieces can be worn both on festive occasions and in everyday life. Tight silhouettes and slim-fitting suits reflect the latest trends in menswear. Fine patterns give classic blue shirts a special touch, ankle-length trousers are combined to sporty sneakers. The highlight of the H&M collection with Emre Can is the dark blue suit - suitable for graduation parties, weddings, family celebrations or just the classic for the office. 


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H&M unveils H&M Studio SS19

An adventurous, glamorous collection fuelled by wanderlust

H&M today unveils the campaign for its H&M Studio SS19 collection, “The Glam Explorer”, styled by Géraldine Saglio and photographed by Lachlan Bailey against the dramatic backdrop of Arizona. Inspired by a glamorous adventurer, the campaign sets the tone for H&M’s decision to swap the Paris Fashion Week catwalk for the desert of Sedona, Arizona, where the SS19 collection will debut in an immersive theatre format. The unique storyline can be followed on #HMStudio and the collection will be available for purchase online and in selected stores from March 21.

“The H&M Studio SS19 collection caters to a glamorous, adventurous spirit: we’re designing for a woman who doesn’t want to limit herself. She might be going to a party one evening in a sequined skirt, but the next morning she’s up early to go to yoga in her metallic-stripe leggings – so we’re thrilled to be able to present the collection in Sedona, Arizona, channelling the glamorous explorer spirit that infuses the clothes.”, says Pernilla Wohlfahrt , Design Director H&M.

H&M Studio SS19 Collection

“Working on SS19 with the H&M Studio team has been a very satisfying project for me. We wanted to capture the rich mix of high glamour and nature in its wildest form, inspired by the famous 1975 French movie, Le Sauvage, with Catherine Deneuve as a runaway bride on a tropical island. The combination of high glamour and more utilitarian pieces feels very ‘me’ – I like to dress in this way and I hope other women will too,” says Géraldine Saglio, stylist and creative consultant.

Taking a free-spirited glam explorer as its muse, the SS19 collection offers a versatile mix of thrilling, statement pieces with low-key, utility-led separates. With moodboard references that include the vibrantly-hued mineral ponds of Utah, the collection’s key pieces comprise a rainbow-hued printed dress, a decadent sequin-splattered skirt, and a structured utility jacket – all of which spell effortless glamour.

H&M Studio SS19 Collection

H&M Studio is H&M’s biannual, most fashion-forward collection. Created by a dedicated design team, the limited-edition collection of trend-led looks and statement pieces has in the past been unveiled during Paris Fashion Week with a runway show. In 2019 it will adopt an innovative immersive theatre format.


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The Bridal Affair

Icing brings an exciting range of bridal robes and accessories

Wedding season is in full bloom and whether you're the bride, the mother of the bride, bridesmaid or her closest friend, Icing’s range of stylish robes and all-time favourite bridal accessories are here to make that big day even more special.

Classic, vintage, edgy or modern, Icing has something for everyone’s style and personality. Selecting the right robe for the bride and the bridesmaids is a trend that has gained popularity in recent times. Setting the tone for those girly parties and photo ops, and available in soft florals, perfect whites or fuchsia pink, Icing’s collection of satin soft robes is perfect to wear when getting ready before the wedding and makes a great gift for any bridal party.

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Look effortlessly glam and sparkle in popular accessories from Icing. From fashionable novelty jewelry, hair accessories and make-up to glamorous bridal accessories, Icing’s beautiful range showcases all the must have pieces perfect for every occasion.

Add a special touch to your wedding with stylish robes and accessories from your nearest Icing store. Follow us on Instagram on @icing_me for the latest collections and styles.[...]

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Alshaya’s Café and Dining Destinations Top the 2019 Dubai Mall Time Out Dubai Love Food Awards

Alshaya’s popular dining destinations; Starbucks, The Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang’s - have been voted winners in the 2019 The Dubai Mall Time Out Dubai Love Food Awards.

Starbucks was voted for ‘The Best Place to Grab Coffee’, The Cheesecake Factory won the award for ‘Best Sweet Corner’ and the ‘Best Pan-Asian’ Food award went to P.F. Chang’s.

Alshaya’s Café and Dining Destinations Top the 2019 Dubai Mall  Time Out Dubai Love Food Awards

The event was Time Out’s first-ever awards that were voted for entirely by the public to celebrate the best places to grab a mid-spree bite or to enjoy a post-retail therapy feast at the world’s busiest mall.

Coffee lovers voted Starbucks as the best place to grab coffee, besides breakfast, salads, sandwiches and much more. Diners loved The Cheesecake Factory for their extensive menu of over 30 signature cheesecakes and desserts, while P.F. Chang’s, known for their world-famous ‘Dynamite Shrimps’, won favour for expressing a perfect balance between Asian tradition and modern American style in their cuisine. 

“Amazing locations, lively ambiance, warm hospitality, and providing truly memorable experiences to our guests are synonymous with our food brands, wherever we operate,” said Mathew Holgate, President of Alshaya’s Food Division. “Winning the Time Out Dubai Mall Food Awards is a testament to the passion and dedication of our great teams.” 

Alshaya’s Café and Dining Destinations Top the 2019 Dubai Mall  Time Out Dubai Love Food Awards

“We are delighted to receive this recognition, a great achievement for the store and team. With additional “reserve” brewing methods, this store is really special to us and to our customers and we have a fantastic team who are proud and passionate about the brand and the experiences they deliver. They are what make us the best place to grab a coffee,” said Laura Murphy - Starbucks Senior Operations Manager - UAE.

Alshaya offers customers a choice of more than 25 food brands across the Middle East – including Starbucks, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s, Shake Shack, IHOP, Babel, Raising Cane’s and Pizza Express.[...]

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alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet

Launched in 2002, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is a brand that allows customers to express their personal style in a whimsical, unique and sophisticated way. The brand was born from Stacey’s personal quest to create the perfect pair of pants and has since grown into a full lifestyle collection including ready-to-wear, gowns, shoes, tech accessories and a newly launched collection of handbags. The brand is a Hollywood favorite with celebrity fans including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian, Drew Barrymore and Solange Knowles, and has several boutiques worldwide.

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Creative Inspiration for your home with Next Home Furnishing

This February 14th, NEXT introduces their Home Collection that comes to life in hues of frosted metallics, greys and soft earthy tones.

The Home collection from NEXT inspires ideas that fuse modern trends with traditional elements. Style your space with flowing curtains in gorgeous hues and prints, and match them with bed sets and pillow cases, or browse around and discover the latest trends in finishes and textures perfect for your interiors.

Next Home Furnishing

Inject colour, warmth and excitement into your living areas with the latest collections of rugs and table accessories. Make a cosy addition to your favourite seating area and dress your sofas and beds in patterned or plain cushions. Gorgeous bed covers, fitted sheets and warm duvets in will transform your bedroom in their vibrant shades of florals, blush and teals.

Balance utility and style with elegant bathroom accessories that can be coordinated for a beautiful update to your bathroom. Choose from pretty toothbrush holders and beautiful soap dispensers, or opt from NEXT’s range of soft bathroom towels to ensure an elegant finish to your bathroom. 

Whatever your style, space or scheme, you can explore the most recent home furnishing accessories and decor at NEXT. 

Next Home Furnishing

The NEXT Home Collection will be available at The Avenues (Phase 1) in Kuwait, Mall of the Emirates -Dubai, Yas Mall - Abu Dhabi, Sahara Center - Riyadh, and Doha Festival City - Qatar.

Whether shopping the latest home accessories or the trendiest styles, customers can use their PRIVILEGES CLUB card or app at NEXT stores in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar and have a chance to win entries into the Monthly or quarterly Super Draw.[...]

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