Oct 23, 2014

Gucci Re-Opening Celebration at Villagio Mall

Qatar's Gucci flagship store has gone through a revamping and re-opened last night with a little celebration at Villagio mall.
I had a sneak peek at the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, which is full of winter pastels in classic 1960s cuts, fluffy mohair pieces, oversized coats, animal prints and gold and silver embellished dresses.

The Gucci flagship store is located in the VIP section of Villagio mall. For enquiries, contact 00974 4413 4612.

Oct 20, 2014

Layla Asgar: The Jet-Set Collection

Those of you who have been following UNDER YOUR ABAYA since the beginning may remember my post about talented Doha-based designer Layla Asgar Siyabi and her brand L.A.S. Fashion. Layla recently rebranded it to Layla Asgar and what we have are even more classy, chic, bold and confident designs.
Jet-Set is her recently launched collection, a beautiful array of feminine and ladylike pieces that nail this season's winter pastels and ladylike 50s trends.
Based on pearls and their formation, the collection consists of both lightweight and heavier fabrics (suitable as the weather grows colder) in pretty pearl and sea water inspired hues. Layla has also used fabric manipulation to create chic textures. The collection includes peplum tops and skirts, A-line frou frou cocktail dresses, wide-legged trousers, oversized coats and kimono style wraps.
My favorite piece has to be the oversized pastel pink coat with the leather trim. It nails that retro ladylike trend perfectly!

For more information and to place orders, please email lasfashion.info@gmail.com.
Check out their fabulous new website here. And don't forget to like their Facebook page!

Oct 19, 2014

Fashsquad & Grand Hyatt Doha Annual Charity Fashion Auction

It's Pinktober, or Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Qatar's Fashsquad has joined forces with Grand Hyatt Doha and Qatar Cancer Society to hold a fashion auction for charity. As well as the auction (all proceeds going to Qatar Cancer Society) there will be some yummy treats and live entertainment.
When: Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Grand Hyatt Doha Garden
Admission: 100 QAR. Tickets can be bought at the entrance. For more information and reservations, email dohgh-marketing@hyatt.com.
There are a whole load of fabulous goodies being donated by local and international brands, spas, salons and hotels for bidding.
What will you bid on?

To check out the rest of the auction lots click here.