Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wrap-Up ... in a Pink Ribbon


It's a wrap! 

Bras for a Cause Middle East held two major events in Beirut and Dubai and showcased the fabulous creations that were submitted for this one of a kind competition in the Arab world.

It was amazing to see the sketches coming to life on the runway....

Of course in my case, I wish I could have attended at least one of the events live. Instead, I've had to settle for whatever I could find on the net. 

I was looking forward to the Beirut show and was so excited to be in town at the time. Unfortunately, I couldn't get out of the house due to some difficulties with my pregnancy. Everything is OK, but at the time, I couldn't stand straight... Let's leave it to that (now is not the time to rant).

So I started counting the days to Dubai's Edition of BFAC. Again, pregnancy strikes and wins. I could not travel. I still am stuck in Beirut, weeping at my laptop screen!  

If like me, you're still craving for some pink glitter by the fabulous and sexy squad, fear not.

The winning designs are now available for sale at all the supporting outlets! Yes!

Basically, I'll have to settle for my own private fashion show:
  • Date: Post-delivery 
    I'm not ready to look at myself in a sexy bra right now... Pregnancy hormones (and extra kilos) can be scarier than your 75 year old neighbor dressed up as a pumpkin and knocking at your door asking for candy this Halloween
  • Location: My bedroom
    Improvise, always improvise. I have a very large bed which will make for a perfect runway

We can all find our favorite designs at:

  • Galeries Lafayette (Dubai)
  • K-Lynn Lingerie (Lebanon, Kuwait and Dubai)
  • Pink Dust (Amman, Jordan)
  • Amuse Concept Store (Cairo, Egypt)
  • Cream (Beirut and Jeddah, KSA)
  • (Online Boutique)
  • Maison Bo-m (Riyadh, KSA)

    Source: One Wig Stand
The Look Good Feel Good CollectionT-shirts display at Galeries Lafayette Dubai
Image Courtesy of  Galeries Lafayette Dubai

Of course, I can't help but make a special mention of Yasmin Khlaifat's Cupcake Fantasy as I was the blogger who represented her design and supported her during the competition. After we found out she was one of the winners and her piece got picked up for production, I couldn't wait to see how that fabulous sketch would turn out in fabric! Curious?

Here's the actual Cupcake Fantasy you can purchase at the partner-boutiques:

Image courtesy of Galeries Lafayette Dubai

Not forgetting one of my favorite pieces from the Designers category; the Return of the Queen by Joe Challita:

"The exquisitely hand-made Joe Challita bra for Bras for a Cause Middle East"
Image Courtesy of Joe Challita

Image courtesy of Galeries Lafayette Dubai

And Rana Mouawad's sexy t-shirts:
Image Courtesy of The Fierce Diaries
Image Courtesy of Pinkdust
Image Courtesy of Maison Rana

Interesting web references and coverage of both fashion shows include:

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Yasmin said...

great post! Thanks for mentioning me :) you really supported me back in the competition. I just remembered how fun it was *wishing it'll happen again next year* . yet I'm kinda sad because I didn't have the chance to attend any of the the fashion shows :(

oh, and please take care of yourself :)

rouba said...

Thanks sweetie! And well done once again ;) Best of luck with your new endeavors!