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Blossoming Into Spring

SPRING BEAUTY TRENDS: These freshly picked offerings from Women’s Wear Daily, include extracts and inspirations from the flowers and plants found in a blossoming garden. The scents are fresh and airy and the make-up palettes are light and rosey. These classic products with subtle updates for a new season are deliciously delightful.


Bobbi Brown Orchid Color Strips Palette


These ladylike shades of lilacs, pinks and reds can be used on eyes, lips and cheeks for a fanciful, flower-inspired spring color statement. $90 (Bobbi Brown counters, bobbibrown.com)

Jo Malone London The Red Roses Fragrance Chronicle


First introduced on Valentine’s Day in 1996, the original Red Roses fragrance is updated in a set that pairs it with complementary scents to reveal its various facets. $95 (Saks)

MAC Give Me Liberty of London


MAC partners with Liberty, whose floral fabrics are a favorite of fashionistas everywhere, for its spring collection. Colorful, garden-inspired patterns add a chic edge to the makeup brand’s classic packaging. $14.50 to $25 (MAC counters and boutiques, maccosmetics.com)

Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio


For their latest effort, perfumers Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen took as their inspiration the gardens of Ninfa, near Rome, home to medieval ruins, lush evergreens, ripe citrus, fig trees and the picturesque Ninfeo River.
$120 (annickgoutal.com)


Tarte Flower Child Limited-Edition Best-Selling Eyeshadow Palette


Within the violet, flower-filled packaging is a wardrobe of muted bright shadows inspired by vintage flowers. A double-ended brush and two liners, in jade and brown, ensure eyes pop. $44 (Sephora)

Photos courtesy of WWD
-J.SAAB
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Get Familiar with BESS

COVET: Bess Cropped vintage leather biker jacket | $1,195

Bess’ vintage black leather biker jacket is the ultimate in rock ‘n’ roll rebellion. Embellished with hand-placed gold-tone pyramid studs, this cropped style will instantly transform every urban look.

Photo courtesy of net-a-porter
-J.SAAB

in hair, product review

Kiehl’s Styling Cream: Gorgeous Silky Hair

Looking for a styling cream that fights frizz and will tame your do? This Kiehl’s styling cream is incredible! I worked with a well-known Swedish makeup artist and she recommended this product–and wow! This cream will literally give you the sleek look with all the shine. Want Veronica Rabbit soft curls, this is your answer! It literally transformed my sisters frizzy locks to super smooth shiny tresses instantly. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants gorgeous hair! It’s a total must!

Thanks to everyone at Kiehl’s for all the great help! You guys are always so awesome!
photo courtesy of kiehl’s

-H.Kattan
in beauty

Galliano: Fur, Feathers, and Oversized Bows

John Galliano is known to push the fashion envelope and boy did he! The s/s 2010 runway show at Paris Fashion Week was very, well, Galliano. Large GaGa-like bows, with fur covered vest, skirts, and jackets dominated the runway. The over-embellished-everything, was just what we expected from Galliano and simply fabulous!






photos courtesy of style
H.Kattan
in celebrity

Mango looking Delicious


Doesn’t Scarlett making everything look tasty. She looks absolutely stunning in this Mango ad for their Spring Summer 2010 campaign. The smokey eye is impeccable and compliments the soft cheek bones and flat-pink lips. Whatever she’s selling, we’re buying!!


H.Kattan
in beauty

Summer Never Looked So Good!

There’s nothing like a fashion story to let us know that summer is just around the corner, and David Roemer does exactly that with his most recent work for Marie Claire US. Styled by Nina Sterghiou and starring Hana Soukupova in a vibrant wardrobe of swimwear and standout accessories, Hot and Heavy has all the perfect ingredients for a beach shoot with pieces Missoni, Christian Dior and Eres.-FGR-




Photos courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue
-J.SAAB
in Makeup, product review

There’s a Fine Line


This eyeliner is a must have in your makeup bag! After trying several dozens of different pencil, liquid and gel liners, there seems to be no question as to what takes the cake. This multi-award winning formula (Elle, Allure, and In Style magazines) gives easy control but a line that willl literally stay all day. I love this liner, hands down the best gel liner around! ($21 available at Nordstrom, or 102 AED at Bobbi Brown, Dubai Mall or Harvey Nichols)

H.Kattan
in beauty

Chanel Gets Furry

Chanel’s showcase for s/s 2010 in Paris showing off their signature Chanel tweed with more than a hint of fur. The runway was covered with fur bags, boots, and jackets. PETA fans hold your paint! Deisgn genius, Karl Lagerfeld chose faux fur this season–more than one reason to fall in love with this gorgeous collection!

photos courtesy of maryska’s daily and style.com 

-H.Kattan
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Behind the Scenes: Maniac Magazine (US)

I had an amazing day yesterday shooting with LA-based fashion photographer, Melissa Rodwell. The Serbian goddess of a model (Zeljka Budimir) came straight from Milan and was insanely talented. We had the red camera on set too, which made everything even more exciting. Here are some photos from our shoot. The spice souk made for a perfect background and will be featured in Maniac magazine in the states.

my hand working fast

Zeljka looking gorgeous

We had a pretty big crowd at one point

The venue could not have been more beautiful

Looking hot, nothing like designer couture in the rough necks of Dubai

Her legs go on forever
H.Kattan
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