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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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Finally Thursday! Felt like this week would not end. I came across this video and laughed so much more than I should have. It’s pretty old, but still hilarious as ever!

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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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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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So, the 86th Academy Awards were held yesterday and Jennifer Lawrence tripped. Again. She didn’t even make it to the red carpet before she made her stumble.

Allow me to take you step by step through her throughly embarrassing, yet adorable mishap.

1. The wave

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2.The fall

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3.The fall continued

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4. And finally, the laugh

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She’s the cutest! Moving on, poor Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t get an Oscar this year either. This man has recently become the joke of the internet. Here is his reaction at the exact moment at the Oscars, up until he found that he didn’t win anything.

First he sees his name up on screen, and is super super excited.

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Yay me, might actually win something this year.

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And theeeeen, Jennifer Lawrence announced that Mathew McConaughey for his role in Dallas Buyer’s Club.

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Then the awkward-it-was-supposed-to-be-mine-hug with Mathew

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It’s so sad it’s funny. I feel like such a horrible person, but I can’t help but laugh at all the jokes everywhere. Here are my top 3!

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Enough with Leo and the jokes, here are the winners for the 2014 Oscars!

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyer’s Club
Achievement in Best Costume: Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot
Animated Feature Film: Frozen
Achievement in Visual Effects: Gravity
Live Action Short Film: Helium
Best Documentary Short Subject: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year: The Great Beauty, Italy
Achievement in Sound Mixing: Gravity
Achievement in Sound Editing: Gravity
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Achievement in Cinematography: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Achievement in Film Editing: Gravity
Achievement in Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Original Score: GravityStephen Price
Best Original Song: “Let It Go,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez; Frozen
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Achievement in Directing: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

What were your thoughts on the Oscars? Who deserved their win? Who didn’t?

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Superstar Ragheb Alama began the first journey of his new fragrance Le Grand Amour in Kuwait today. A number of press and bloggers were invited to the Sheraton to attend the press release for this very alluring fragrance, which was then followed by a lunch with amazing food.

The women’s perfume named Le Grand Amour of big love, (El Hob El Kibeer, like his famous song), has a very rich aroma that is keen to make anyone who gets a wiff of it fall in love instantly! This fragrance was made for the everyday woman who wants to be attractive without trying to hard. The smell isn’t overpowering but it’s just enough to get attention! I absolutely adored it the second I tried it.

I loved Ragheb! He was so down to earth and funny that it showed why he’s been so successful throughout the years. I, of course, was fan girling. He does so much to give back to everyone who looks up to him, including building schools for the less fortunate and all his efforts with UNESCO. Everyone attending got a bottle of his new fragrance which I personally will cherish forever and ever.

With valentines in a couple of days, boys, go out and buy a bottle for your lover (or your mommy, I know I will!). I guarantee you she will be head over heels in love with this gift!

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