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Nasiba Hafiz: Interview

Interview by Maya Alshabab. Nasiba Hafiz is a Saudi designer based in Jeddah whose name has been emerging on the fashion scene during the past two years. A creative, vibrant designer whose pieces remind you of no one else! Crystal Carnival had the opportunity to interview Nasiba, and ask her…

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‘Just Different’: G. Kabirski

Article: Maya Alshabab. G. Kabirski brand offers designs created by German Kabirski, an “out of the box” designer bent on creating jewelry that is defined by being exceedingly unconventional and ‘rugged’. Above all he seeks creating precious unique masterpieces that reflect both the harmony and the raw senses of nature….


Lati’s Journey in the Fashion World

By Maya Alshabab. How many times have you dreamt of a paradisiacal boutique where the dresses are feminine and soft, the styles are trendy, and the price tags are just right? Well, this mythical, treasure-box of a destination is now available thanks to Latifa Salman, the visionary and founder of…


‘Limited Edition Square’ Paris, a particular fashion boutique: Interview

Interview by Maya Alshabab. Limited Edition Square is an art gallery, vintage shop, and fashion boutique located a minute’s walk away from the banks of the Canal St Martin in the heart of Paris. The concept behind Limited Edition Square revolves around creating a welcoming, warm space where customers can…

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Louis Vuitton Homme SS15

Written by Maya Alshabab . While women’s prêt-à-porter fashion weeks are all the rage for fashion globe trotters, the world’s famous fashion houses also adorn us with the latest in men’s fashion for the spring/summer 15 seasons. Louis Vuitton has revealed their latest men’s formal collection for Spring Summer 2015….


Abayas by Marwa Al Saffar: a Canvas of Embroidered Stories

Interview by Maya Alshabab. Dubai-based brand Marwa Al Saffar introduces the concept of bourgeois-bohème design (bobo) to the world of abayas. Here you find flowing variations of velvet, silk and kashmir encrusted with embroidery and eastern motifs. Crystal Carnival’s Maya Al-Shabab had the chance to interview the woman behind the…

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HARPE: An Exclusive Interview

Harpe is a French haute couture brand, that manufactures each piece by hand. It is based and produced exclusively in Paris. Crystal Carnival met with Marina Benesty, Harpe‘s Creative director. Interview by Maya AlShabab. Tell us about the driving idea behind the creation of Harpe  … Harpe is a young brand, which is distinguished…

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Look Of The Weekend

By Arwa Alotaibi. Two words: Met Gala! Every year, the whole world awaits this glamorous event. For this week’s looks, I too was inspired by the Met Gala’s theme “Charles James: beyond fashion”, the 20th century American fashion designer.   1- Zac Posen’s seamed OFF-shoulder drape gown. 2. This Christian Louboutin…



By Maya AlShabab. Dubai based handbag brand FLASHBAG first appeared in 2012 in an array of summer-evoking colors. Following its first collection, the popular design and the labor of creativity launched again this time in glittery soirée hues and crocodile leather. The creative director Fahd El-Gammal had taken inspiration from…


Look Of The Weekend

By Arwa Alotaibi. Let’s go cruising! Ever thought about what to wear to a cruise trip?  Well, here’s the outfit for you. 1. A white cold shoulder shirt to protect you from the sun. 2. A pair of light wash boyfriend jeans, for that breezy feeling. 3. Some striped Jeffrey…