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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….

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Lalita Lebbaz: Exclusive Interview

Interview by Maya Alshabab. Lalita Lebbaz: beginnings An artist of academic origins, the Parisian artist Lalita Lebbaz first started as a doctoral researcher in Art and Cultural Studies before fully devoting herself to painting. Born in Germany and raised in Algiers, she moved to Paris as a student at the…


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…


Loud Art

By  Cannes Swilton. After their groundbreaking success in Khobar in 2012, Loud Art and Nuqat celebrated on the 20th of October 2014 the opening of their exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The exhibition, taking place at Naila Art Gallery is showcasing sculpture, paintings and installations under the theme “culture shock”….


‘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…



Written by Jessica Dameron . Since its opening in September 2013, Kôzy has quickly become a major contributor to the evolution of urban living.  It is, according to its co-founder Antoine Le Vu, an « expansion of home. »  Located on Avenue Bosquet in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, it truly merges…

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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…


Art Expo: “Hajj, le Pèlerinage à la Mecque”

By Maya AlShabab. The Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris presents an exposition entitled “Hajj, le pèlerinage à la Mecque” under the patronage of the IMA and King Abdelaziz National Library. The exposition showcases various sides of the historical journey to Mecca and its many social, spiritual and cultural aspects. The…


Qualia ” إدراك “

By Arwa Alotaibi. Friends and good company among some beautiful art pieces are the elements you need to make an event successful. At Qualia “إدراك” an event showcasing the work of the contemporary Saudi artist Ayman Zedani, I came across some beautifully constructed art pieces which spoke to me in many…