It’s gettin’ hot out there…
And since you may not quite be able to take off all your clothes … And spend the next 3 months in a perpetual state of beach-ready (un)dress, we thought we’d give you a little something to help you stay cool!
So, with every purchase of 500 AED or more at suce boutiques, you get a sucy LED ‘stay cool’ fan, all summer long!!
(Or while stocks last!)
Look! All the cool kids are doing it!!
Happy SUMMERRRR!!! :D
Who has been to gifts recently and not fallen for the gorgeous Pieces by Farah? Hmmm?
Seriously, how totally gorgeous are those pieces!
And turns out, so is Farah!
We caught up with the beautiful Kuwait-based designer recently, to find out about the method behind the fabulousness!
suce: We looove Pieces by Farah! Can you tell us a bit about your process? What materials do you use?
Farah: Thank you! Well, the piece of fabric is mixed with our secret mixture that transforms the fabric in to a plastic like material which is then formed using moulds. These moulds are then pressed with our pressing machines and left to cure. This process will take almost 2-3 days where it needs to be dried, cooled and re-heated to make sure the shape is correct. When the perfect shape is reached we leave them for a couple of days to make sure that they are completely dry. They are then sent to be sanded and trimmed then painted with several coats of a hardening agent. They are then left to completely become solid for a day or so. At this stage they get inspected before being painted if more sanding and smoothing is needed. Then they get painted with the selected color. The color is then left to dry before sealing it with the last coat of sealing agent and protector which protects them from water and from fading!
suce: Wow what an amazing and long process! How did you come up with that method? It’s awesome!
Farah: I wanted something unique and new.. something that can adapt to any pieces I imagine to design.. I also wanted to give people the freedom to select their colors. This final method was developed after several failed trials using different materials and mixtures! With my production team we were able to tweak it and change it until we were happy with the final result. The production method evolves every time we come up with a new piece!
suce: That’s so cool! Love the attention to detail. Were you always into materials? When you were young, what did u want to be when you grew up?
Farah: Surprisingly I always wanted to become a dentist! I always loved detailing! And I felt there was a lot of detailing in dentistry. I loved to work using my hands and especially working on tiny items, how I turned into what I am today I have no idea..!
suce: That’s super cute. :)
If you had one tip to give people when decorating their homes, what would it be?
Farah: Never depend on an interior designer 100 percent to design every piece and corner of your house. There is nothing prettier than walking into a house where you can feel the personality of the person living in it. And if you are going to design it fully yourself, good for you, but be sure to be organized and know what you really want and stick to it when you develop your design. Do not get pulled away with all the opinions you hear or see. Don’t get me wrong, give yourself space to develop your design, but let the core idea remain as it is.. or you’ll never actually finish!
suce: So basically love what you love without hesitation? ;)
Pieces by Farah is available at gifts.
Remember when we held our annual Design A Dress competition? And Khushboo’s coins dress won first place with its 2,500 coins and intricate detailing?
Well, as promised, Khushboo is now working on her own unique collection exclusively for suce!
First she met with Zayan Ghandour for a one-on-one brainstorming consultation …
And she came back a few weeks later with even more ideas and sketches!
Loving it all!
We can’t wait to launch Khushboo’s first collection for suce! Autumn/Winter 13, here we come!
Everyone hates missing out on parties. It’s absolutely no fun. And then everyone’s like, “Oh remember that time when we were all there? And it was so awesome?”
“… no… ”
(ps The above is a giff. Hope you can see it!)
But there’s no need to reach out for the ice cream just yet…
Lucky for you, we caught it all on video, (well the folks at Capital D Studio did) and so you can now pretend like you were totally there!!
Remember when we planned our own little PUNK party to coincide with the Met? And we got our awesome designers to Punk Up their favourite pieces?
(Please click on the below image if you can’t see the video.)
And remember when we launched gifts? With a big. huge. massive carnival themed party? And you got to customise your own totes? And start your own story? Wasn’t that so fun?
(Please click on the below image if you can’t see the video)
Soooo glad you were there!! :D
(Nudge nudge wink wink)
Ok so here’s the deal. There was once a Wall, in Satwa.
And we loved it so.
It was our Wonderwall.
We shot the Zayan the Label AW13 campaign in front of it …
We shot the Grazia video behind it…
Please click on the above image to view the video!
And THEN we ventured insiiiiide for our Ballgowns gone PUNK photoshoot!
Let’s just say it was an adventure!
And then, one day, just like that…
It was gone.
We dedicate this song to you, Wall.
We will miss you …
Please click on the image to see the video and hear the song!
(Ps This is a giff file. Hope you can see it!)
Father’s Day is but 5 days away!
Is your dad pretty cool and awesome?
Yeh, we thought so. (After all, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!)
So, we thought you might like some Father’s Day inspirations/ideas, fitting for someone as cool as he.
How about a plexiglass Backgammon set?
Or maybe a ‘MANLY’ candle in a real vintage tin, or a funny journal?
A cool T-shirt, perhaps?
How about something for him to remember you at the office?
Is your dad an intergalactic geek? He’ll looooove you for these!
Perhaps your dad is calm, sophisticated, debonair? Like a Middle Eastern James Bond?
In which case we strongly suggest these cufflinks!
Or maybe, this year, you want to make it SUPER SPECIAL and treat your parents to a romantic getaway in a boutique hotel?? The Cle Privee range allows you to do JUST THAT with a 1-3 nights stay at one of a handful of super-curated, awesome hotels in Europe!
All Father’s Day items available at gifts!
Let’s face it… Dads ROCK!!!
We’re all familiar with uber awesome jewellery designer Mar Mar and her brand of insanely too-cool-for-school nail rings, earrings and other fabulousnesses …
Well the good, no, GREAT news is, Mar Mar has now launched her cufflinks line! JUSSSSTTT in time for Father’s Day might we add!
We caught up with Mar Mar recently…
suce: Mar Mar! We are sooo loving your foray into men’s jewellery! What brought this on?
Mar Mar: Both of my brothers and a few guy friends kept asking when I was going to start designing for the “cooler” gender. lol! I kept putting it off until gifts opened. Once the shop was open it was so easy to design knowing there was a perfect space for boys to come in and pick out pieces for themselves.
suce: What famous person would you looooove to see wearing your designs? Who do you think would rock Mar Mar cufflinks?
Mar Mar: Tom Ford!
suce: What do you think of jewellery for boys in general? Yay or nay?
Mar Mar: Huuuge YAY! In some cases the boys rock the BLING like nobody’s business. Jay-Z, Kanye and Pharrel Williams make you wish you could flaunt insane chains and get away with it.
suce: Have you given any of your cufflinks as gifts so far? If yes, to whom?
Mar Mar: Yes. I was super excited to give a few pieces to friends. My younger brother has the gorilla cuff links, great friend of mine has the lion and a training buddy has the switch blade cufflinks. It suits their personality and I love seeing them wear it.
suce: What’s next for Mar Mar’s men jewellery line?
Mar Mar: Some of the new items that are coming out are dog tags, pinkie rings and bracelets. I am also super excited to be working on a few his/her items that couples can buy and wear together. A couple of guys have told me that girls are always trying to wear matching items with them and whatever is on the market doesn’t reflect what they want to say or their style. I’m hoping the new “couples” pieces make everyone smile.
suce: OH. OUR. GEE!! We can’t WAIT!! Love you Mar Mar!!
Mar Mar cufflinks available at suce and gifts.
Here it is folks, our first #TuesdayTreat is but one day away!! That’s right – just ONE! #YAAY
Tuesday Treats is that 1 Tuesday per month where you can get something super-duper-awesome at gifts! Something only available on that one day. All day.
Our first treat? Well, we’ve all seen the gorgeous visors and caps in fashion spreads, ads, editorials, on celebs and streetstyle stars… and we’re inspired!
So, tomorrow, you can pass by gifts, any time, all day, and pimp your own caps/visors!
You get to choose from a selection of navy, green and white caps/visors and a gorgeous selection of different coloured lace to create your own TOTALLY unique hat du jour.
Et voila, that’s what we call summer ready!
See you tomorrow at gifts!
‘Tis the season to wear some grunge inspired denim, right?
But the cherry on top absolutely has to be the deconstructed references to one of our fav Disney characters: Minnie Mouse!
We are so loving these totally sucy and very ghetto jackets and tees new in at suce!
Kinda reminds us of a super awesome artist whose work we’ve been admiring for some time now… James Holsdworth!
It looks like everyone’s favourite hair accessory, thanks in no small part to the lovely miss Del Rey, is here to stay. And that just makes us super happy.
Because nothing says scrumptious summer, (not to mention festival fabulous if you happen to be planning a music pilgrimage soon), like a floral headband!
And the best part? You can pick yours to suit your own personal style/mood… We looooove these by Pretty Little Things at suce! (In fact we really want them all)
Need some more?
Don’t forget this month’s Facebook Competition where you can, like, TOTALLY, win one of our headbands by Crown of Eden and get Festival Fabulous yourself! Even if you’re staying right here in Dubai :)
CLICK HERE TO ENTER NOW!