Top 10 facts about Market OTB

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You think you know all there is to know about the hottest alfresco shopping destination in town? Think again. See below and tell me how many of these 10 facts did you know of about Market Outside The Box (aka market OTB and MOTB); no cheating!

  1. There are 60 retailers exhibiting at MOTB (such as Mochi, Bullets & Butterflies, FMM by Fatma Al Mulla, Neon Edge, The O Jewelry and West LA)
  2. It’s the second year for MOTB in Dubai
  3. 95% retailers at MOTB are home-grown.
  4. Two movies are being screened at Cinema Akil during MOTB
  5. Tania Saleh will be performing live on Jan 23 2015 at the MOTB venue
  6. Admission to MOTB is free
  7. Three sessions with experts to discuss sustainability
  8. There are 14 F&B outlets for a diverse dining experience (including Baker and Spice, Raw Coffee, Mama Tani and Mantoushe)
  9. You can even get sporty at MOTB with FAST circuit training by Hautletic, Urban Yoga by Hauteltic and RAGE Mini Ramp for skating enthusiasts
  10. The adjacent park has bicycles to rent and you can leave your man to it while you shop until you drop – howzat?

Now, how many did you know of already smarty pants?

H&M x Coachella

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Coachella isn’t until April, but it’s already having a major moment in 2015. People seemed to be quite excited when the lineup was officially announced last week, and now the powers that be at the music festival have shared that they will be teaming up with H&M on a line of clothing inspired by Coachella’s fashion aesthetic. (Read: boho-chic.)

According to WWD, the H&M Loves Coachella collection will launch in North American stores on March 19, and will be available online and worldwide March 26. “The H&M Loves Coachella collection features all the boho touch points,” WWD reports. Translation: lace tops, rompers, graphic tops, crop tops, and wide-leg pants for the ladies; graphic T-shirts and shorts for dudes. Prices will range from $5 to $50. Continue Reading

NSFW: Calvin Klien SS’15 Campaign

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Oh boy… I do love this time of the year. Most of the brands are on the verge of launching their SS’15 collections and roll out fashion treats (aka ad campaigns) just before their collections hit the shelves.

We recently did a post on Cara Delevingne for Topshop and if that got you excited, this one will blow your socks off. Justin Bieber and (might I add a decade older) Lara Stone revealed their Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear global ad campaign for spring’15 and it’s steamy, sexy and will never let you think of Biebs as ‘just a kid’.

The campaign is shot by fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in New York City, and brings together music and fashion in a retro-vintage setup.

This is not the first time that the brand has had icons for the campaigns; we previously did a post on the drool-worthy Beckham for CK, and the brand has worked with Taylor Swift, Drake, Sam Smith, Kanye West, Harry Styles, Ciara, Usher, Future, Rita Ora, Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Iggy Azalea, Fergie, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Common, Solange Knowles, Big Sean, and Tinie Tempah over the years.

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Cara Delevingne for Topshop SS’15

2015 is going to be one big year for Chanel’s favourite supermodel, Cara Delevingne. She has been announced as the contributing editor for Love magazine, has five films set to release this year and now she has let us in her SS’15 campaign for the street-wear brand Topshop.

The looks feature all that’s quintessentially Topshop, from distressed denim to simple cuts and a variety of basics. Delevingne adds her signature rebel undertones with styling (unzipped leather jacket with denim short-shorts and lace bra), low-key ombre and brows to kill for.

Here’s a sneak peek into what Topshop’s SS’15 campaign looks like – picture courtesy Cosmo ME.

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Resolutions for 2015? None!

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Hello my lovely cherries,

Very happy New Year to  you all. 2014 Was a fantastic year, with lots of new experiences and invaluable friendships. Also, thank you all for believing in Cherry Cross and supporting me. I wouldn’t have reached the milestones that I did if it weren’t for you. So thank you everyone.

Now about those resolutions that we make every 1st of January and forget by 31st of the same month (at least I do). This year, I am making none. This year, I will do what makes me happy and is good for me.

Come to think of it, all resolutions circle around these basics anyway. Lose weight, be a better friend, learn to ride a bike, enroll in masters program, manage money better, etc etc.

If making resolutions works for you, then you must. After all, a new year is as much a clean slate start as you can get, and is a perfect time to vow to be a better and happy person.

I think that’s enough preaching for the day *guilty*.

I will go back to my cereal breakfast. Amm, yes if is after 5PM. Sleeping late makes me happy and I have resolved to be happy! So on track *wink wink*

You know who Leandra Medine is…right?

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Man Repeller is all about fearless, funny and fabulous lifestyle.

The woman behind the infamous blog – Man Repeller. Rings a bell?

Leandra Medine writes in a way that engages and amuses at the same time, and she refuses to take the world too seriously. She experiments with fashion, loves not wearing pants and is one successful business woman (she earns more than a million dollars annually, at 26 only!). Her blog has its own team of contributors now, and she has collaborated with almost all fashion industry giants that matter.

Medine has managed to stand out in the blogging herd, and WhoWhatWear named her as the boss of blogging. For all the right reason. Don’t believe me? Then check out below some of the reasons, listed by WWW, that rightfully earned this woman the blogging guru title.

  1. She transformed her blog Man Repeller into a fully functioning fashion website.
  2. Her killer style is adventurous, totally cool, and inspiring.
  3. She has a humorous and refreshing approach to fashion.
  4. Her style is constantly evolving.
  5. Her new video series is insightful.
  6. She’s a young female entrepreneur. How cool is that?
  7. She’s already written a book—and she’s only 26!
  8. She was listed as one of the 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company.

To read the complete post, please click here.

To check out Medine’s blog, click here. I dare you to not fall in love!

HO HO HO!

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It doesn’t matter whether you celebrate Christmas or no, for it’s a festive season and calls for a celebration!

To all those celebrating, Merry Christmas. May secret santa get you the best present ever.

And for those who aren’t, happy holidays my lovelies.

xoxo,

SNZ

Celebrating 30 Years of Makeup Forever at Pacha Ibiza

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There is always one night (usually during the week) that has more events than all week combined. 18th of this month was one such day, with five events in a span of 6 hours. And all of that after work!

I excused from the two, started my night at Vhenier’s 30th anniversary private media exhibition at ArtSawa Gallery in DIFC. Then I headed to Atelier M, who was celebrating their 1st year anniversary with Sohad Accouri’s fashion show and unveiling of world’s most expensive dish.

The night ended at Pacha, where Makeup Forever was celebrating 30 glamorous years. I arrived during the end of the jamborees, where most people were a little tipsy with free-flowing drinks and the remaining bewitched by dancers and performers.

Dany Sanz, Founder and Artistic Director, of Makeup Forever sketched the looks of the shows and brought them to life with a team of makeup artists during the Continue Reading

Movie Recommendation: Rajkumar Hirani’s PK

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Aamir Khan never disappoints. I won’t disclose anything about the story for that’s half the charm.

It’s hilarious and the subject matter will hit home, esp after the atrocities in Peshawar recently.

Do watch, and let me know if you liked it as much as I did.

Cheers, and happy weekend people!