Monday, October 31, 2011

Couture Arabesque, No Really...!

Over the weekend I was googling Couture Arabesque to keep up-to-date with any mentions or internet coverage of my blog and/or shop. (Side note - I think this is an important thing for us bloggers to do in order to stay on top of our brand. I've found several link-backs to my blog that I never knew about and it is a good way to connect with even more bloggers and network yourself) Anyways... upon my googling I came across a recent runway review of the Cairo based designer, Soucha, and his show was described as ..... yes, Couture Arabesque! And I quite agree.. look at these beauties..
Love the mixture of traditional African garb and Middle Eastern lines... and the colors are amazing! Good to know Couture Arabesque is catching on... ;)

Oh and p.s., CAV had it's first sale yesterday!! This lovely pair of Givenchy Earrings... 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pierre Cardin Now Available at CAV...

Pierre Cardin was one of the leading innovators of '60s fashions.. helping to create the New Look at Dior, then heading the space race of fashion design, Cardin was always on the cutting edge. And as we can see, he loved a good belt....
Vintage Pierre Cardin Brown Leather Belt with Gold, Red and Black Buckle, $30.
Vintage Pierre Cardin Beige Leather Belt with Silver and Gold Hardware, $35.

On sale now at Couture Arabesque Vintage! PS - I'll be adding some wonderful new pieces to the shop this weekend, including Gucci, Balenciaga and Versace... so stay tuned! xoxo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chanel Now Available at CAV.....

I'd like to share some posts highlighting some specific items in my new shop, Couture Arabesque Vintage, and what better way to start than with Chanel.... sigh...
Vintage Chanel Silk Blend Scarf in Rose and Pink, $195.
Vintage Chanel Silk Blend Scarf in Navy and Powder Blue, $195.
Vintage Chanel Red, White and Blue Cotton Scarf, $125.
Vintage Chanel Blue Silk Constellation Scarf, $250.

I seriously spent a half hour contemplating keeping this last scarf before I finally decided to list it in the shop... It really is gorgeous.. but felt I needed to show of my best pieces for this new venture.. so it is currently up for grabs! Let's move on before I change my mind.....

Vintage Chanel Gold Crescent Clip-on Earrings, $185. 
Vintage Chanel Leather Flats in Cream, Size 9-10, $175.

Trust me, there are lots more goodies I'll be letting you know about and plenty more fabulous pieces that will be listed soon... Click on the pics above to be directed to the listing, or just go here... xoxo!

Oh Lord... They're Everywhere!!

Just got word that along with Christie's, the Kerry Taylor Auctions will also be selling some of Liz's gowns including the Balenciaga Saree pictured above.. I'm curious to know how the auction house got ahold of the Taylor threads since I thought Christie's had the exclusive on this, but perhaps this is somehow unrelated to the mass sale happening in December. 

Oooh ooh! And I also just learned that the Christie's auction will also include an online portion for those of us who may not be bathing in a pool of dollars, it includes accessories and jewelry pieces that are of lesser monetary value than the major collection... the online auction opens for bidding on December 3rd, so mark your calendars! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ta Dah!! Couture Arabesque Grand Opening!


This morning Couture Arabesque Vintage is up and running and I couldn't be happier! I've been scouring estate sales and resale shops for months and have stocked up on some very special pieces which are now available to you all... so far we have 12 items in the shop but that is just the beginning.. I have tons of designer bags, more exotic accessories and clothing items that will make you salivate...

Simply click on the image above to be directed to the shop or click HERE... can't wait to hear what you all think... I've also added a few more attractions to the blog like pages for CAV, my new lookbook and another Etsy Mini widget... all of which will redirect you to fabulousness! I'd like to thank all of my lovely readers for following me on this journey and I hope you enjoy this new chapter with me! xoxo...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lookbook: Couture Arabesque Vintage...


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A few weeks back I posted a sneak peek at my Lookbook and today I wanted to share the entire shoot with you... This editorial features some of the best pieces I have for Couture Arabesque Vintage, which will be available via Etsy! 

The above looks feature:
St. John Knits, Escada, Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Valentino, Ungaro, Diane Von Furstenberg and of course Chanel...

I cannot tell you how excited I am to unveil Couture Arabesque Vintage, which will be open for business tomorrow! It's been a long time coming and I am so looking forward to getting this new venture off the ground! xoxo...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Couture Arabesque Vintage Preview...


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Coming soon, very soon... This week I've been previewing just a small taste of my Couture Arabesque Vintage inventory and I am so excited to launch the shop next week!! It's been quite a long time coming but I've found some fabulous items that I know you'll all adore... so far we've had some amuse-bouches by the likes of Dior, Givenchy, Gucci and Chanel but there are so many designer items for you all and I just cannot wait to unveil them...

I'd also like to draw your attention to my photographer, Lauren Dumas. She's quite young but I think she has some amazing talent (and she just happens to be my lil' cousin) please check out her site here. If you live in the LA area give her a ring and she'll fix you up quite nicely. 

Have a fabulous weekend and make sure to check back next week for Couture Arabesque Vintage! xoxo

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011