Pondichery Bomb

Pondichery Bomb is a French music band that is based in Paris. It will be performing a concert at the famous l’OPA de Bastille on the 5th of June. Crystal Carnival caught up with the guys after their rehearsal to talk to them about their music and inspiration. Interview by Maya AlShabab….

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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…


An Exclusive Interview With MICCI & MISHI’s Designer

By Cannes Swilton. Once a upon a time a little girl from Saudi had her first love with fashion, but unlike any other girl, she lived through fashion and throve on her success. Mishael Alrajhi, a young Saudi designer & Owner of MICCI & MISHI brand, takes our readers into a journey…

Look of the Weekend

Look Of The Weekend

By Arwa Alotaibi.   This look is perfect for a night out with the girls! Whether you want to go dancing or maybe lounging, you will draw some attention. 1. A light lime colored Valentino dress with some details on the back like an opening and a little bow giving it…

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Société Nouvelle

By Jessica Dameron; photos by Romy Prendergast. The up-and-coming French label Société Nouvelle (created in 2013) hosted an event in Paris on March 26th to showcase its new collaboration with contemporary artist Mick Peter.  The items with the print are featured in a limited edition collection.   The event took place at…

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Finding Emotions: Omar Chennafi

By Maya AlShabab. We make our way together down the winding streets of the old Medina Fez, a maze of fabric covered walls and colorful copper work; fragrant herbs envelope the senses. Among the hustle and bustle, Omar Chennafi – photographer – yells back a hello or stops for a quick…

Saudi Fashion Week

Saudi Design Week

By Arwa Alotaibi For the first time ever, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia hosted ‘Saudi Design Week’ this Fall. I was lucky enough to be one of the invited guests. The experience was great and unlike anything the Saudi fashion scene had known before. I loved every minute of it! And even though…