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The Queen’s collection FW13 – by Pretty Little Things

(BAHRAIN, 2013) – ‘Pretty Little Things’ launched their FW13 collection, “The Queen’s collection”. The collection was inspired by Nada’s latest summer vacation to London, United Kingdom where she was inspired by the royal British Empire, Victorian buildings and castles. Queen Elizabeth II is known and admired for her elegancy and jewelry. The Queen’s collection is a hand-picked selection of statement necklaces and accessories that brings out the royal and elegant side of every woman.

The collection adds a splash of color and character to Fall/Winter’s dull outfits and is truly a statement. The collection is displayed as the Queen’s dressing table, with silver shabby chic jewelry boxes, silver side mirror as well as some British inspired props.

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Pretty Little Things initially started back in March 2009 by two friends Nada and Noora where they made the headbands as a hobby. The brand started on the basis of handmade headbands which was the trend back in 2009, then expanded to different types of statement accessories and customized jewelry. Earlier this year, the brand celebrated its 4th anniversary with the floral headbands collection.
Today, Pretty Little Things latest collection is available at PINK Boutique in Al Aali Mall, Yazi in Seef Mall Bahrain as well as Walkin Closet in Burj Jassim Kuwait. For more information, follow @prettylittleposts_bh or email prettylittleposts@gmail.com

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PRETTY LITTLE THINGS – SS13 FLORAL COLLECTION LAUNCH

PRETTY LITTLE THINGS BAHRAIN TURNS FOUR YEARS OLD THIS MARCH!

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I cant believe its already been four year since me and my friend Noora launched PLT back in 2009. We were inspired by the TV show Gossip Girl back then and Blaire’s beautiful bow headbands (we are TOTALLY over that phase). We decided to start doing them at home – this just started as a hobby but then with the encouragement of family and friends and their support it started to expand into a business. We expanded to different kind of accessories and jewlery and participated in many many exhibitions and charity events. Four years later- HERE WE ARE- bringing the headbands back!

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‘Pretty Little Things’ just launched their SS13 floral collection in celebration of the brands 4th anniversary at one of Bahrain’s most famous monuments – Bab Al Bahrain. The launch took place at Bab Market at Bab Al Bahrain – an event organized by Ministry of Culture in Bahrain which is also part of “Spring of Culture” initiative. The floral collection consists of a selection of handpicked artificial flowers and put together into a beautiful headband which is hand made by the designer herself. The collection is inspired by the artists Frida Kahlo and Lana Del Ray- two iconic artists in history and in our modern world which has a very similar style of the SS13 collection.

Pretty Little Things initially started back in March 2009 by two friends Nada and Noora where they made the headbands as a hobby. The brand started on the basis of handmade headbands which was the trend back in 2009, then expanded to different types of accessories and customized jewelry. Now as the brand celebrates their Fourth anniversary – they are bringing back the headbands with a floral twist for this season.

The brand will be participating at Bab Market again on the 21,22 and 23rd of March and will be available at PINK Boutique in Al Aali Mall – Kingdom of Bahrain.
Thanks to all who visited our stall at the market – we loved meeting many of you! Thanks to all the posts and the bloggers who featured us! Some features below:

http://www.closetjigsaw.com/post/45488046030/prairie-girl
http://maramostafa.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/pretty-little-things-floral-headbands/
http://www.bahrainipreneur.com/2013/03/pretty-little-things-floral-headbands.html
For more photos and information please follow us on instgram on @prettylilposts or follow our blog http://www.prettylittleposts.wordpress.com
Check it out on:
http://in.5thvillage.com/u/prettylilposts/

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Pretty Little Ad- BCC summer campaign

Woke up this morning with this in my inbox..

So excited about this Summer campaign by Bahrain City Centre. Not only because its SALE SEASON, but also  because the beautiful model in the advertisement is accessorized by our brand Pretty Little Things, wearing a hand made double statement necklace. The mix and match of the statement necklaces is so pretty and is a great addition to her colorful summery outfit.

She’s wearing a Fuschia multi-sized beads in addition to the multi-colored stones statement necklace. They’re both available at Pretty Little Things corner in PINK Boutique in Al Aali Mall.

 The ad is all over the newspapers, internet, and outdoor media in addition to the in-mall banners and drop downs. Notice it the next time you pass by and remember us 🙂

Peace, love & high-fives,

NT

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Lulwa Al Amin – Not only a friend, but also a Brand!

Hello readers!

Today, i would love to introduce you to my lovely friend, Lulwa Al Amin..

Who is she?

Lulwa Al Amin is a lovely friend of mine since childhood, and today i am proud to say that she’s not only a friend but she’s also one of my favorite designers worldwide! Her sense of style and taste in texture design makes a beautiful clothing line that brings out the uber feminine side of every women that wears a ‘LULWA AL AMIN’ dress.

Her passion and interest for fashion and design began at a very early stage of her life. She grew up reading Vogue and other fashion magazines which inspired her as she grew up. She developed her skills early by taking summer courses at the University of the Arts and decided to pursue her passion for fashion further by going to one of the best fashion schools worldwide which is  Central St. Martins in London where she studied Textile Design.

My FAVORITE! Definition of femininity. I love.

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Before launching her own label, Lulwa had already had some work experience from leading brands in the fashion Industry, such as Matthew Williamson and Browns. In addition to a number of freelance projects. Her open mind, education, experience, passion and inspiration pushed her into launching her own clothing line which now speaks of her beautiful experiences that she had.  Lulwa Al Amin was founded in 2010, launching her first collection in 2011 based in London.

Today..

Her pretty office. Where the magic happens...

Today.. Lulwa Al Amin is a luxury Bahraini brand based in London. Other than Bahrain and London, she has stockist in the Middle East, and probably expanding to Europe and other places around world soon! Her stockists are as following:

Saudi Arabia

D’NA

6611 Tukassisi Street, Al Rehmania
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 3670 – 12341
Tel: +966 1 419 99 66

United Arab Emirates

s*uce Dubai Mall

First Floor, Fashion Section, Dubai Mall,
Tel: +9714 3399696

Tomorrow…

I had a little chat with Lulwa asking her about her aims, objectives and where she sees her brand in 10 years.

She said: “With this line i am fulfilling a life long dream, that i am very passionate about! Yet there are many aims behind this dream. Creating printed garments that bring out the breathless charm in a woman , with the practicality one needs in this time is one of my objectives. Alongside creating quality clothing that will last forever , and be passed down from generation to generation.”

In the long run, Lulwa has many plans for expansion! “In ten years i hope that my line would have expanded worldwide . I also would like to know that i will have a  headquarters for the company with design, PR, sampling, and production departments. There would also be a charity that gives from a percentage of sales. Finally by 2022 we should start seeing a new line by Lulwa Al Amin other than the main line, but its a little too early to give away all the details!” she said.

She also has an event coming up and YOU’RE ALL INVITED where you can view all her unique designs..

 

Pretty Little Advice from Lulwa

I always say you have to start somewhere, dream BIG, and if you have the will for it YOU CAN DO IT!

Lulwa’s advice for you is:

“My advice would be to plan ahead, and always look into the future. Before university i was already planning on graduating from Central Saint Martins. While undergoing my studies I was considering setting up my own line, so i interned at Matthew Williamson to experience how a fashion house is run. After graduating i was ready to start my company but still wanted to experiment in other fashion fields before i came with the final decision. So i got some work experience which gave me more confidence to establish my line. I consider myself a beginner ! Yet i am much better at what i do now in comparison with my last collection. I learn new things everyday, and am anxious to learn more. You must have an open mind and be ready for the positive or the negative from others. Make sure to absorb the positive . As for the negative , it will only make you stronger. Finally organization, which makes anything possible. I learnt this trait from my parents and i believe in it the most. I carry my “red” diary  , which my father gave me everywhere . Without it im lost , with it i can do the impossible. “

For more information on this beautiful brand please visit her website http://www.LulwaAlAmin.com or email her info@luluwaalamin.com.

Lots of love.

@Nadateee

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