February 18, 2014

Saudi Design Week

Hello Beauties! Today I'm going to be talking about my SDW experience! On Feb 9th, my cousin and I went to Harvey Nichols for the launch of the vintage Chanel pop up shop and to watch the screening of Versalles '73 as well. Before we went to watch the documentary we first met and chatted with HRH Reema Bandar Al Saud, Sanaa Makary and the Harvey Nichols team. We also talked with the one and only Cameron Silver, he was such a charming man! 
We then went in to watch Versalle '73, it was such a breath taking experience to watch the documentary, you could actually feel like you were one of the audience there in 1973, a lovely feeling indeed! In the theatre there were some delicious cookies, muffins and cupcakes all baked by Rabat Manzil
After the fashion screening, my cousin and I ate lunch at Lusin then went straight ahead to King Faisal Center for the Design conference. There we learned many things and met a lot of new people such as Deborah Draper the director of Veralle '73, Hala Alharthy whom is Cameron and Deborah's stylist, Dalya Fatani and heaps more.
I managed to snap pictures of my favorite looks at the conference as well as my favorite vintage Chanel pieces.




 Cameron Silver | @camerondecades
Vintage Chanel | Decades
Baked Goods | Rabat Manzil
Cameron's and Deborah's Stylist | Hala Alharithy
Feathered Abaya | Dimmy Boutique
Cape Abayas | Nora Alshaikh
Colorful Dallahs | Aura Living

Ayah B

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February 4, 2014

All About Saudi Design Week

Here is a very detailed description of what SDW is and what it holds for us quoted right from Basma Bouzo whom is the Co-Founder & Editor-at-Large of Oasis Magazine:

Saudi Design Week 2014 : February 9-15th, 2014

The first edition of Saudi Design Week will take shape as a boutique fair with venues all over the city of Riyadh. SDW will host a Design Forumevents and workshops that will be take place across the capital, which will sweep multiple disciplines from decorative art, design, to art, photography, typography, and fashion. SDW will also host the first Design Forum (taking place at The King Faisal Foundation 9,10,11,& 13 of February), which will bring together luminaries from the fields of fashion, design, art, and business to discuss, explore and debate some of the most pressing issues facing the design field in the region today. The forum will act as a center stage for a series of stimulating speeches, panel discussions, presentations and Q&A sessions to generate an enriching dialogue and set the tone for future editions of SDW.
*Design Forum (talks) will take place at The King Faisal Foundation (live translation Arabic/English will be available)

Any updates on the schedule can be found on the website: www.SaudiDesignWeek.com

The talks (Design Forum) will all take place at The King Faisal Foundation - to register click here

The workshops will take place at different venues, for more info on each and to book click here

The Fashion Screening "Versailles 73" will take place at Harvey Nichols - Tickets are available at Harvey Nichols

All other events are free to the public including the exhibitions at the galleries, the vintage Chanel pop up shop at Harvey Nichols, and the tours at the Islamic Museum at the King Faisal Foundation. 

I will be attending the Design Forums and will also be in Harvey Nichols on the 9th for the screening and pop up shop, hope to see you beauties there!

Ayah B