Saturday, 27 September 2014

Love Abu Dhabi Year 2 Anniversary: Souk Central Market


Eyeglasses: zeroUV
Watch: Make Time Watches
Sweater and Button Down Shirt: Jules
Leather Bag: Aldo
Trousers: Pull & Bear
Socks: Cotton On
Shoes: New Balance Limited Edition Three Peaks 576 Sneakers

FINALLY! MY YEAR 2 JOURNEY HAS REACHED IT'S END! WHOHOO!!!!

I dedicate all the effort, the editing, illustrating, photoshoots, videoshoots, all that I've done not only during this amazing series but since the start of Lo's Closet to you, my readers and followers! You have made this journey so fun and amazing and whenever I look back I still get this unexplainable feeling of delight, excitement and happiness which makes me want to push further!

We end this series to what I consider a magical place called...



 THE SOUK CENTRAL MARKET

This place has a lot of history. It is more popularly know as the "New Souk" by the locals and residents who lived here during the 90's



Remember this scene from Sex And the City? What you've seen in that movie is how the "old souk" looked like. The Abu Dhabi officials decided to develop this location to a more up-scale, cleaner, tourist friendly location and this is how it looks now:

Displays of well crafted wood carvings are all around the area

Beautiful eccentric shops that you wont easily elsewhere 

There are a lot of stunning and breathtaking items that are only sold here like these lamps and chandeliers

The architecture looks like a big warehouse with traditional Arabic designs

Fully air conditioned so you can visit anytime, tourist friendly and lots of shops to discover
I felt like a tourist living in my own city. It's so amazing that I can still discover new things in Abu Dhabi and rekindle old memories from the places I've visited.


Some of its "Roof Gardens" are already open, which is the highlight of this look. It is a perfect photography location, especially for OOTDs. ^_^



I just want to say that went all out on this look! All of the stuff I wore here are new and I haven't featured in my previous posts. Lets start with the hair. I'm sure you guys know by this time that I like changing my hairstyle time to time. When I started Year 2, I had bangs so I decided to grow my hair back a little bit so I can replicate it on my last look for Year 2.

I wanted to do a mix match, school-boy look that is open to new adventures! :D

I wore a nice shirt with a cute striped sweater (Jules), a leather backpack (Aldo), skinny trousers (Pull & Bear), added some details with those adorable printed socks (Cotton On) and a Limited Edition New Balance Three Peaks Sneakers I'm currently obsessing on!

Get this classic Vintage European Clear Lens @ zeroUV: http://www.shopzerouv.com/collections/mens-sunglasses/products/vintage-european-clear-lens-small-round-glasses-8403

Eyeglasses are from zeroUV which is just perfect for this look. I like that it adds a little bit of vintage vibe on this look and matches so well with the leather bag.

Build your own custom watch using this Make Time Watches Build and Buy link: http://www.mt-watches.com/customize
I'm wearing a super cool and funky watch from Make Time Watches. I used the Mustache Man Face with a blue band and red loops that matches with my sweater and shoes.

I'm so grateful and I cant say thank you enough to zeroUV and Make Time Watches for being a part of this Anniversary series. I also want to thank Milanoo for being a part of this too.


 WAIT! I'M NOT DONE YET!

Why would I make a video teaser if I wont make a video of the series as well right?!

Well here it is guys! The much awaited LOVE ABU DHABI Year 2 Anniversary Video!!!





Again, thank you all so much for your continuing support and I cant wait to show you guys more!!!

 












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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Love Abu Dhabi Year 2 Anniversary: The Corniche



Sunglasses: ZeroUV
Shirt, Vest and Trousers: Zara

We've been to the Corniche Family Park, its only obvious that we go to...


The Corniche

The Coniche is the city's bay walk area that is very popular not only with the locals, but  also with the tourists and expats living in Abu Dhabi as well. They have modified it for years and it  keeps on looking better and better. There are now restaurants and cafes around which is a very nice place to got to during the dry winter and it has now its own public beach as well! You can now play beach volleyball and football and of course a bike line and a runner's lane.

That's the Emirates Palace, the most luxurious hotel in Abu Dhabi

We did the shoot in the bay side area near Marina Mall. Its more quiet and relaxed than the one near the parks and the city

Corniche also boast its own beautiful Arabian sunset. It's absolutely one of the my most favorite things in Abu Dhabi. 

Now I think by this time you guys know why I love Abu Dhabi, that's why I did this beach wedding inspired look. If Abu Dhabi was a person, I would completely and utterly propose in an instant! ^_^

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I'm wearing a nice white tailored vest, with a linen collarless shirt and a linen trousers (all from Zara). Finished this look with a nice and classic designed zeroUV sunglasses that I adore so much. This would most likely be the outfit I'm going to wear if I'm going to attend a beach wedding or probably mine in the future. :)

Next post would be the last of the series, I would also release an awesome video so Im ending this with a big bang!












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Friday, 19 September 2014

TheFashSet Presents: FLORANA!


Hey all you Abu Dhabi people! :D

Everybody who works in the fashion industry knows that September is the holy grail of fashion. NY Fashion week, London Fashion Week, Vouge Anniversary Issue... Lo's Closet's anniversary? See what I did there! lol!

Well before the month ends lets end it with a big bang! TheFashSet is organizing a launching event of the fashion line called "Florana" designed by a young and talented local Emirati designer.

So what are you waiting for? Mark this event as a must do on your calendar this coming September 27th from 4:00pm-10:00pm at the Fotouh Al Khair Shopping Center (Mark & Spencer’s Building). There will also be a fashion show featuring Florana's 2014 fall collection. Food and fashion will be served during the entire event!

More details on their site: http://www.thefashset.com/event/thefashset-presents-florana/

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Friday, 12 September 2014

Love Abu Dhabi Year 2 Anniversary: Corniche Family Park


Blazer: Milanoo
Watch: Make Time Watches
Shirt: G2000

I'm so so so happy that I got very nice reactions from you all my readers on my LOVE ABU DHABI series!

This time we are going outdoors! ^_^


CORNICHE FAMILY PARK

I love this park ever since I was a child! For most of you who don't know, I did move to Abu Dhabi Two years ago, but since my mom worked here when I was a child I've been visiting the country since I was a kid.

Anyway, as I said this park is my favorite park here in Abu Dhabi! There's so many things that changed here through the years. There used to be a nice fountain with a big rock here before years ago but unfortunately, for some reason they removed it so I'm kinda bummed about it but they did add some awesome stuff here too.

An awesome and fun water park!

A skating rink! :D

A colorful Basketball Court! ^_^
Don't you think its so fun? Aside from the cool activities you can do here, the scenery is very nice and green so you can do picnics here with your family. I don't suggest going here during summer cause it can still get very hot even if there's a lot of trees here. 
 
We did a lot of fun and cute videos here, I cant wait till you guys see it! I've always wanted to do in the city shoots, but I don't have enough courage. But now, because of you guys and because of this series I cant wait to do more! :)
 
I want to look a bit more like someone who will go to a park in autumn to read a book, eat a sandwich and a cup of coffee, take pictures while still looking stylish. It my sort of idea on how I would dress up if ever I go visit New York and go to Central Park. I wore a yellow polo shirt from G200 with a Milanoo blazer. I accessorized it with an awesome interchangeable watch from Make Time Watches. Completed the look with a nice pair of sneakers, a big shoulder bag to hold my stuff and a comfortable chinos. A wonderful walk-in a park look.

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I so so so love Make Time Watches!!! They sell these cool interchangeable watches and they have a huge choices of bands, faces and loops. Build you own and buy via this link:  


You guys may use the code MT_LOP to get a 10% discount on all your purchases!

Aside from making you look cool and stylish, part of their sales goes to suicide prevention initiatives. Don't you think they're amazing? You get to have your own self customized watch while helping others continue to live on and enjoy their lives.


This look is also partnered by Milanoo, where they sell very stylish and classy clothes both for male and female. There are good deals everyday up to 80% off so sign up now cause they give $10 voucher if you sign up on their news letter. They also sell cosplay costumes too! Halloween is very near so go visit their site and get cool items.

Thank you Make Time Watches and Milanoo for sending me your items! You'll get to see more of their stuff soon on Lo's Closet so tune in, check-out their links and go buy their stuff! :D



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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Love Abu Dhabi Year 2 Anniversary: The Galleria Mall



Shirt, Trousers and Hat: Zara
Bowtie: Splash

Finally!!! My 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration is here!

For some of the people who doesn't know whats going on, let me give you guys a brief information about the LOVE ABU DHABI series. This year is all about Abu Dhabi and my favorite places in the city. This is the city where my style blogging career started and I guess its about time to give homage to the city where it all began.

Fist in the series would be...


THE GALLERIA MALL

This is my favorite mall, not just in Abu Dhabi... But the entire UAE! Now I know you guys must be thinking why I featured a mall in my Anniversary series, why not the Grand Mosque, or the Emirates Palace? Why? Well like I said I will only feature locations that are significant in my life as a Style Blogger.

Having said that, The Galleria Mall would be a great fit for that. Its a mall that sells High End products and brands. No retails stores in this mall, its the 5th Avenue of Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately, as of now most of the shops here I could not afford, but I usually go here for inspiration on the latest fashion trends in the market. On top of that, this mall is not overcrowded and most of the people who shops here dress themselves up so whenever I go here I don't feel out of place.


This mall also features a park and a sea view overlooking Abu Dhabi's growing amount of buildings. The mall itself has a very nice architecture and it feels very luxurious the moment you step in. Unfortunately, I was not able to take a lot of photos inside the mall cause I was too busy taking videos so I have to take note of that on my next post. However, like I said I took a lot of videos of the mall and by the end of this series, I will upload a fun video which hopefully you guys will like (Yes! That's a surprise I just casually revealed there! lol!). :)

One more thing I love about this mall is that it has a quiet and not so crowded food court plus nice coffee and pastry shops. One pastry shop I particularly like is the Magnolia Bakery!

A wide variety of yummy pastries and cupcakes!!!

Blueberry Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cupcake and S'mores Cupcake


Magnolia Bakery has a very cute and homey ambiance and I always get excited whenever I go in. Its my little pastry paradise! ^_^
This look would probably one of my most fashion forward outfit to date. I'm wearing a traditional straw hat, a crisp white shirt with a minimal artsy Pollock-ish print and a textile print trousers all from Zara. I accessorized it with a bowtie from Splash Fashions, a nice formal handbag and simple black leather loafers.

I'm just getting started! So keep visiting my site for more of the LOVE ABU DHABI series!




 










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The 2nd year has officially started!

This year its simple: Complete The List and to make things even harder... GET FIT!

This year let's talk about health, lifestyle, and of course fashion.

An author named Jess C. Scott once said "A fit, healthy body - That is the best Fashion Statement."

So get ready to sweat and look good at the same time! This year will be all about moving that damn lazy body and be gorgeous!

Always have fun!