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Kuwaiti fashion designer Bazza Alzouman’s womenswear collections use an exquisite mix of textures and fabrics in a muted palette – resulting in the ultimate in sophistication and femininity.

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Designed to flatter the female form, Bazza’s designs are to be worn and enjoyed, giving the wearer an ethereal quality. Her designs feature fun and flirty dresses alongside more demure and understated looks, appealing to a broad customer base, for a wide range of occasions. The ‘limited edition’ collection (only a select number of each style is produced), further enhancing their exclusivity – and appeal.

Having displayed a talent for creating outfits and an eye for fit during her early childhood, Bazza pursued her fashion ambitions, enrolling at New York’s Parsons School of Design, earning an AAS Degree in Fashion Design (2012). Her multi- cultural upbringing has influenced her aesthetic – which combines a streamlined, simplified silhouette with distinctive feminine detailing. Having worked with designer Naeem Khan, this cemented her interest to focus on eveningwear, where she can be at her most creative, designing with fluidity and ease of movement in mind.

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This exclusive showcase at 4 is a unique opportunity to preview Bazza Alzouman’s fist collection and meet the designer.

For further information, please contact: Haya Al Abdulkareem at: haya@thenumber4.com

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Shuwaikh Industrial Area, Block 1, Street 6, Plot 21 Shuwaikh, Kuwait
965 24925444 www.thenumber4.com

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TAG Heuer, the world leader in prestigious and high-end chronographs, is proud to announce the signing of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to a long-term partnership as a TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador.

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Two-time Ballon d’Or winner, Real Madrid forward and Captain of the Portugal team for the coming World Cup in Brazil, Cristiano Ronaldo joins an illustrious roster of TAG Heuer sports stars and celebrities that includes film actors Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio, WTA tennis champion Maria Sharapova, Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier and the entire crew of 2013 America’s Cup winner Oracle Team USA. Past members have included actors Brad Pitt and Uma Thurman, golfing great Tiger Woods, and the most legendary names in the history of Formula One, from Ayrton Senna to Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

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“TAG Heuer is by far the best at what it does,”said Cristiano Ronaldo, “and has been for more than 150 years. No other luxury brand has such strong ties to the highest levels of sports. It is incredibly glamorous yet also so unconventional, and we share exactly the same determination: to totally change the game, push the limits and make our own rules. It is a great honor to be a part of such a powerful and pioneering legacy.”

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“Every TAG Heuer creation celebrates intense life in the contemporary arena, and no individual represents this more powerfully than Cristiano,”said TAG Heuer CEO Stéphane Linder. “Like TAG Heuer, Cristiano demands perfection and pushes himself harder than anyone in his domain. This is the first time we enter the world of football, and it’s a perfect fit to do that with Cristiano, opening a new trend and a new way to engage with our fans. Sports is part of our tradition because we share the same values: self motivation and discipline, pushing one’s limit, never giving up. We’ve been in the sports world since signing on as official chronograph of the 1920 Olympic Games. We started timing ski events in 1928, Formula One and regatta racing in the 1970s. Adding football alongside our longstanding link to motorsports, especially with its number 1 icon and most powerful player, is incredibly exciting.”

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Born on the island of Madeira in 1985, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (named Cristiano Ronaldo or CR7) first played professionally in his native Portugal before joining Manchester United in 2003, where he scored more than 100 goals in 6 years. He became the most expensive footballer in history when he moved to the prestigious club of Real Madrid in 2009, and his current contract makes him the highest-paid player in the world. Portugal’s top goal scorer of all time and the first top European league player to reach 40 goals in a single season in two consecutive years, he scored an astonishing 69 goals in 59 appearances in 2013, and was thus awarded his second Ballon d’or in January 2014. Several time winner of National Championships and Cups in Portugal, England and Spain, winner of the Champions League in 2008, no doubt Ronaldo will continue to break records in the coming months and years, as he pushes his play to new levels.
Cristiano Ronaldo and TAG Heuer. Breaking the rules. Changing the game.

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I thought I’d share with you the amazing news of American Tourister’s sale that’s going on from now up until July 21st. They have an amazing amazing range of new bags in various new colors and shapes.

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Here are some things I didn’t know about the brand and traveling:

When you purchase a bag, you get a 3 year INTERNATIONAL warranty on all it’s accessories (wheels, lock, handle etc.) If you mess it up yourself IE scratch it and bang it up, it doesn’t count! Neither does it count if the zipper jams. They’re only responsible for manufacturing mistakes, so keep that in mind!IMG_1297

American Tourister has been around since 1930, where the owner wanted to originally sell luggage for 1$ and the brand grew from there.

You get excellent value for the price you pay, and the bags are more or less a reasonable price for everyone!

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They are located in various locations, Marina, Muthana, Souq Al Kabir, and other outlets like Debenhams and some hypermarkets as well!

The maximum size for your cabin luggage (carry on) is 55 centimeters. It must also not weigh more that 7 KG. They make their bags extremely lightweight to ensure travelers don’t have to worry about extra weight!

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Large suitcases should not be more that 32 KG. I know that sometimes airports let that slide, but 32 is the international limit and that should be abided.

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There are 2 types of locks (I honestly had no idea) The TSA lock, that has a red logo on the lock itself, and the regular lock that has digits. The TSA lock basically means that it has a universal key that can be used at different airports. In places that are more strict about checking luggage, they usually have these keys, and instead of breaking your locks, they can use the key and check in a more civilized manner:P

All in all, they’re an amazing invest, both in style and in durability.

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If you follow Hashtags on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve come across the recent uproar for the “NoMakeUpSelfie”.

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This began as an effort to raise money for breast cancer research in the UK. It was a very very successful attempt at the beginning where more than a whopping 800,000 donations were made, almost 2 million pounds have been donated thus far. Amazing! All someone has to do is text BEAT to 70099, and they will have donated in 3 pounds.

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Girls take a picture (or 50) of themselves with no make up on, upload it with the hashtag #NoMakeUpSelfie, and tag their girlfriends to nominate them to do the same. Of course- this soon turned into girls ultimately looking for attention and fishing for compliments.

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Don’t get me wrong-I think the initial idea behind this campaign is amazing. It’s a fun way to get people, mostly women, to donate to a great cause we can all be effected by (men too). But the whole point is lost when selfies are being posted and no money is being donated.

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I’m all for natural beauty, but the entire point is being lost. No one is being helped other than the ego of the person posting the photograph. I say we go out and start out own campaign and raise money for important issues in Kuwait. Let’s all make a difference and help one another-in a way other than taking photos of yourself.

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Sorry guys, this post is for the ladies!

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Make up artist for stars like Nancy Ajram and Yara, is going to be in Kuwait on the 29th and 30th of this month for an exclusive training courses on makeup application for anyone who is interested.

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One of my favorite people in the world, Tara Sillery- mastermind behind PR Passion, has once again managed to pull off an amazing opportunity for women in the Middle East!

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Be sure to sign up as soon as you can for this once in a life time opportunity that I promise you, you won’t regret!

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Event will be taking place in Jumeirah Beach Hotel over the course of 2 days where all attendees will gain amazing knowledge about the application of makeup and all the trade secrets from the king himself!

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Bookings can be made through Rola’s Beauty Lounge’s brand ambassador, Ms. Tara Sillery on 6009 2720 through whatsapp, or through e-mail on tara@rola.bz! Mention Bananaq8 or my name (Nada Sbeyti) when signing up for amazing offers :)

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See you all there!

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We’ve all been having a hectic week, so here’s a very happy video from Kuwait.

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Hang in there, it could be worse!

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Everyone knows diamonds (or crystals in this case) are a girls best friend. This BEAUTIFUL online jewelry store is full of different customizable pieces that can be tailored to everyones taste.

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Everything is gold plated with exceptional pieces of Swarovski jewels that are to die for. Anything you can think of, they’ll be sure to deliver! Prices are so reasonable, there are tons of limited addition pieces and absolutely EVERYTHING is handmade.

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They deliver worldwide so it doesn’t matter where you are or where you want to send these goodies, they’ll find a way!

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If you’d like to see all their products for yourself, there are several different platforms you can visit for more samples. They will also be participating at the “Laha” or “For her” exhibition taking place this weekend at Costa Del Sol Hotel in Shaab block 8.

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If you weren’t sure what to get your mom  for Mother’s Day, you’re welcome!

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You can make your orders through whatsapp on +965 96012700

Facebook page is Beroea handmade accessories and the official Instagram page is Beroea_handmade

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I recently came across a gorgeous little boutique called Second Ring Road. Their dresses are tailored perfectly for all the trendy fashionistas in the region.

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Second Ring Road is a small boutique established by young Kuwaiti girls in 2011 to introduce new and exciting evening dresses and gowns. Their mission is to provide the customer with a product that has significant class and elegance with very good quality and price.

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They make efforts to travel to international fashion shows to find the best designers around the world and deal with them. All their products are extremely beautiful and on trend.

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I’m going to be purchasing a couple hundred dresses from there very VERY soon- as soon as I make up my mind on which ones I like the most.

You can find their stuff on their website www.secondringroad.com. You’ll thank me later!

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