Friday, December 24, 2010

New to ElIlhaam Family- Philippe Ferrandis

Yet another addition, New to ElIlhaam Family, Please Welcome “Philippe Ferrandis” Couture Jewellery. 




Philippe Ferrandis broke into the couture jewellery design limelight in Paris in 1986.
Since then he has designed for Chanel, Balmain, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta and Nina Ricci amongst others and his work has evolved both in technique and sources of inspiration ever since. He has always remained firmly at the forefront of cutting edge design.

For Philippe Ferrandis, women with strong personalities are a constant source of inspiration.  Philippe has been sought many times for his artistic collaboration on the Couture Daniel Swarovski collections.

Buy online, logon to http://www.elilhaam.com/ and adorn with classic selection of Philippe Ferrandis’s exclusive range.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

El Ilhaam family keeps growing, Please Welcome “Vincent Baral”

The El Ilhaam family keeps growing, New to ElIlhaam Family, Please Welcome “Vincent Baral” French luxury leather handbags. http://bit.ly/elilhaam27


‘VINCENT BARAL, Parisian élégance and excellence in craftsmanship’

The Vincent Baral handbag was created with a desire to combine the long experience of French luxury leather craftsmanship with the alliance of finest leathers and precious metals. It is a luxury article with the purest shapes which give it a contemporary spirit and a timeless character.

Vincent Baral, the well known designer who has worked for Courrèges, is an aesthete in love with perfection and feminity.

Elegance demands perfection in execution: the Vincent Baral handbags are made exclusively of leathers selected from the best French tanneries, benefitting from the ancestral know-how of French luxury leather craftsmanship.
The handles are made of stainless steel, in Switzerland and covered partially with the same leather.Fixtures to link the handles with the bag are made of polished stainless steel.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shana London arrived at El Ilhaam




New to #Elilhaam Family, Please Welcome “Shana London” The Dazzling Evening Handbag Designer.
Creator of the Ultra Luxe Collection of the finest handbags using various metals, enamels, Swarovski crystals and silks Shana London gives a rich texture to the creative shapes that create designs that provide handbags for the customer who demands wearable luxury.  Shana London handbags are handmade in Italy.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ilham Abbas Nominated as a Luxury Leader


I was enthralled and excited to hear from LuXplosion 2010, that I was nominated for ‘Who Defined Luxury For You This Year?’!!!.  I thought WOW, I must share my excitement and this great news with you.  To vote and support me, please log on to http://theluxuryhub.com/luxplosion-2010/, in the ‘Luxury Leader’ category. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New on El Ilhaam- Petite Mademoiselles Paris

New to family, Please Welcome the distinctive Parisian “Petite Mademoiselles Paris”
 
 




 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Monday, December 6, 2010

My Interview by Sina from China: Precise Channel of Diversification for Luxury Brands

My Interview covering my visit to Shanghai has been covered by sina.com! one of the most influential online portals in mainland china! (will get the translated version up soon!)
 
fashion.eladies.sina.com.cn
多样化奢侈模式 精准市场定位实

Friday, December 3, 2010

Damiani's Dinner in Dubai



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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sights from the City- Shanghai


Shanghai visit will always have a special place in my heart!
Its where I launched “El Ilhaam” on November 18, 2010 
I can’t say the journey ended rather It's Just Begun!
I leave you with behind the scenes pictures 

and Below Sights from the beautiful City.

Confucius Temple
Wishes from temple visitors tied to the courtyard tree
Confucius Statue
The Bund Shanghai
View along The Bund, Shanghai's favourite promenade

Xintiandi in Shanghai

Typical tea cup during the tea ceremony
Jasmin tea flower served during the Tea Ceremony

Yu Yuan Market, Shanghai

Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai
Male lion, YuYuan Garden, Shanghai

Vase-shaped gate Yu Yuan Garden


Coy Fish Yuyuan Garden Ponds
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sky Is The Limit!

Setting up a photoshoot in a simple balcony with a clear sky must feel very unglamorous!

Well! the only way to find out is to simply put the theory to test!
  
My verdict : couture glamour and clear sky is a super blend! 


         Photographed by Hussain Jian

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Birds of Fashion Flock Together!


The glitzy week was all about bumping into the same crowd, listening to the
same questions; which Abaya is your favorite? and what you think of fashion
this season?
Fashion shows, weddings and finally being able to finish my lovely campaign.
I can’t wait to launch it!
BTW for those who are not from this part of the world, our fall starts next month J

Listing my Favorite Trio this week:

1@Lamya Abedin Queen of Spade Fashion Show at Atlantis Dubai 



                                          
                                                                     Photo courtesy of Lamya Abedin

Lamya as I recall follows a theme to inspire and guide her designs. This season she presented the Hanami collection - inspired by the cherry blossom festival of Japan.
Plentiful Japanese art forms and techniques have been used to structure the collection. Fabrics like hand-painted silks, Japanese suede, and chiffons were used galore.

Lamya always talks about how a unique look plays an integral part in her abaya style and the essence of turning a particular favorite garment into multiple styles.
This time I can see it was the two-piece loose-fitted trousers paired with a wrap-around top, created on the kimono,  Portable sleeves and reversible abayas.
Like the land of rising sun theme she is our rising star!

2@Amal Murad Fashion Show
Saks 5th Avenue introduced Amal Murad’s REDAA collection in an informal setting!
The collection, a sophisticated and modern abayas, mostly for cocktail and evening wears, matching clutch bags and a new addition of silk scarves.
I adored the simplicity and elegance of the set up and the chance to see the entire collection up close. 




                                         


                                                                       Photo courtesy of Amal Murad


3@Ilhaam Group Campaign
At Last my final campaign shoot done and ready to roll!!! I’m so thrilled and excited to announce it soon. Stay Inspired!


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Friday, October 29, 2010

Austin Powers, Carnaby Street, Mary Quant Minis, What is missing?


A: A Pucci Dress

I love the free-spirited and adventurous looks of the 60s era and what better way than to marry two famous brands of that period Austin Powers and Pucci.
For this photoshoot you can also see we used Carnaby Street in the background, a pyschadelic shopping full of funky boutiques selling Pucci prints and Mary Quant minis.


                                         Photographed by Hussain Jian 2005
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ilham’s confessions of the week!

                  
I must confess these are the 4 events that excited me this week.

Ó      Shows & Exhibitions at the Premier Class in Dubai at Madinat Jumeirah

Ó      Elham Rabi’s latest creations – Hobbies Worth having

Ó      Presenting Aqua Lib Creations by Nadia Abbas
    
Ó      Shooting for Ilhaam Group's Upcoming Campaign
                   
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                           Premier Class Entrance
                                                   Premier Class "Hall of Bags"


                                                     Marbella Fashion Show
             
Premier Class in Dubai at Madinat Jumeirah


        
                   Elham Rabi’s latest creations – Hobbies Worth having
          
           She is a fountain of inspiration, I was privileged to get a peek into her 
           latest Cake designs! Elham! I Admire the way you keep innovating and
           satisfying your growing list of customers J


                        Aqua Lib Creations by Nadia Abbas

A UAE National, fashion icon and an incredible host! My beautiful cousin called me up the week before last.  She was calling to tell me about how she is thinking of creating her own business.  Being an incredible host and a very stylish women she had an inborn talent that had to be discovered. Here she is two weeks later working day and night to give us this news. I leave you to review her piece of edible arts. The way she displays them is just beautiful. She places them just so on perfect unique platters.  You almost do not want to eat them as the display is so beautiful.  However that first bite is just so yummy you can hardly stop from eating another and then even another of these Entres. I am very happy for her and her business success


                                                      Ilhaam Group Campaign Photo Shoot
                                            

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Power of Minimilasm



                                               Photographed by Hussain Jian
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There are many approaches that you can use in photography that focuses on clothing, but going with a Minimalist background is sometimes a wise choice. For fashion photography, the goal is to draw the eye to the best qualities of a garment. A viewer sometimes can be distracted by an excessively elaborate backdrop on the picture. Excessive detail in the background can also be a problem when some feature of it might be unappealing to the viewers, which then makes the clothing less appealing by association. However, the potential value of a Minimalist background should never be underestimated and I was surprised to see how alive the details appeared allowing the clothes at the center of the picture to shine.