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نحتفل بمناسبة مرور ٤١ سنة على الاتحاد Celebrating 41 years of Unity
Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy National Day from all at Symphony
Henna design and greeting by Shamsa AlabbarView Comments / Make a Comment
On the happy occasion of the UAE’s 41st National Day, a celebration of Unity, we developed a special window installation with local design talent Shamsa Alabbar. Shamsa used traditional Arabic inspirations and cultural elements to create a unique henna design, this design was then applied to oversized hands and installed in our windows alongside our local Emirati designer mix. Shamsa’s creative henna patterns are a modern approach to the old time tradition of henna, a beautifying natural paste which is applied to the hands, legs and feet of women to celebrate special occasions such as weddings.
Shamsa’s Henna Design for Symphony’s National Day Windows
The windows feature our local designer mix: USH, Malaak, DAS and a new addition to Symphony, Maryam Omaira.
We hope that you enjoy the windows and wish you and your loved ones a happy UAE National Day weekend.
USH, Malaak, DAS and Maryam Omaira pieces are available in-store at Symphony, The Dubai Mall now. Support local Emirati talent this National Day! See our Facebook Page for pictures and prices.
Special thanks to Shamsa Alabbar, viw Shamsa’s work: www.ShamsaAlabbar.com
Window dressing and styling by Symphony Visual Merchandiser Jose Balitian
Windows feature DAS, Malaak, USH and Maryam Omaira
Symphony | Ground Floor, Fashion Avenue | The Dubai MallView Comments / Make a Comment
The December 2012 issue of Russian Vogue features a beautiful fund-raising project by Natalia Vodianova and her charity Fond, a shoot entitled ‘Toy Story’. The toys featured within this special shoot were created by Russian designers especially for this project, they will later be sold at a fund-raising auction on December the 3rd in Russia. We think it is such a lovely concept and the shoot actually features pieces available at Symphony, such as the feather Prabal Gurung dress. Which is your favourite look?
Temperley London (available now at Symphony & Temperley London, The Dubai Mall)
Prabal Gurung (Available now at Symphony, The Dubai Mall)
Alexander Terkhov (coming to Symphony, The Dubai Mall for Spring/Summer 2013)
To see the shoot in full click here.
Images courtesy vogue.ru
The shoot is styled by Olga Dunina (Russian Vogue Fashion Director)
And the photographer is Danil Golovkin (http://danilgolovkin.com/)
Today’s Music Monday is a rather uplifting song called Original Love by the name-to-watch Josephine. What do you think?View Comments / Make a Comment
Tibi’s pieces can take you from the office to dinner, from the beach to the party, so it is no wonder that some pretty fabulous famous ladies, including Beyonce and Hilary Duff, have been spotted out and about in the new Auutmn/Winter 2012 collection…
Beyonce wearing Tibi blouse and trousers available at Symphony, The Dubai Mall now
Want a piece of their stylish pie? Well lucky for you, these pieces are available at Symphony, The Dubai Mall. Click here now to view the collection available at Symphony with prices.
We also wanted to share this beautiful feature Refinery29 recently posted of Tibi designer Amy Smilovic’s Greenwich home plus insight into Amy’s inspiring style, home decor tips, and fall dressing ideas. Click here to see the piece in full.
Photo courtesy of Refinery29.com
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Kyla La Grange – ‘Walk Through Walls’ – The Crypt Sessions: S3, Ep13View Comments / Make a Comment
Image courtesy of @MiraDuma Instragram account
Dear friend, and star of our Spring/Summer 2012 campaign with Tommy Ton (see here), Mira Duma, paid a visit to Symphony earlier this week, turning her favourite app – Instagram – on us. Click here for more pictures.
Mira loved seeing her BFF Vika Gazinskaya’s collection hanging at the boutique and was desperate to try out one of our abaya’s (unfortunately we had sold out – more coming soon!)
Vika Gazinskaya Autumn/Winter 2012 is exclusively available at Symphony, The Dubai Mall in the UAEView Comments / Make a Comment
Today’s Music Monday is a new track from Lana Del Rey called ‘American’. What do you think?View Comments / Make a Comment
Sudanese, London-based designer Omer Asim’s new collection for Autumn/Winter 2012 has just arrived at Symphony, this season’s collection includes a chic oversized scarf (see here), Omer shows us how to transform this into a chic turban with this step-by-step guide…
Designer Omer Asim
The secret of this headpiece lies in the character of the fabric used, which is both stiff and soft the simplest folds created by this fabric are self-supporting and elegantly structured.
Preparation: You will need to cut a length of 75cm from my AW12 oversized scarf/shawl, available at Symphony, The Dubai Mall now. Measure the length of the 75cm along the folds of the pleats making sure the pleats are closed and not stretched out when measuring. Explaining how to tie and wrap a headpiece/turban in words with the aid of visuals is bit tricky! I will keep it simple, but I do encourage you to play around with the suggested techniques and fabrics! Enjoy!
Lots of Love
1 // Fold the fabric into half along the pleat direction and drape on your head as shown above, this is a back view, but you can also tie it from the front for a different effect. Make sure the raw edges run along your forehead. The fabric should drape as shown, note the numbers on either side.
2// Looking at the head from the back, hold down side 1 and swing the two raw edged layers (side 2) over side 1 to the opposite direction.
3// As you pull side 2 tighter, a hollow structure resembling a shell will form (see above). Carefully twist the whole piece to place this shell-like form where you want it.
4// Carry on wrapping the end of side 2 around the head until it meets the other end of side 1.
5// Tie or pin the two side ends together to hold down the headpiece, and tuck in the ends for a clean finish.
Voila! The finished product!
Omer Asim Autumn/Winter 2012 is exclusively available at Symphony, The Dubai Mall now.View Comments / Make a Comment
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