Best of The Cannes Red Carpet | Part I

Best of The Cannes Red Carpet | Part I

The stars did indeed shine bright at the start of the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. Although it started off rainy and wet, that didn’t slow anything or anybody down. My favorite picks for best dressed are Cindy Crawford who looked incredible in a bright white Roberto Cavalli gown. Next up, Bollywood start Sonam Kapoor wore an elegant, floral Dolce and Gabanna dress that was only made better with her incredible smile.

Best of The Cannes Red Carpet | Part I

Best of The Cannes Red Carpet | Part I

Liya Kebede dazzled in this flouncy white Alberta Feretti gown accented with a bold striped belt around the middle. Cara Delevigne and her fierce brows and red lips rocked a sheer lacy number by Burberry.

Best of The Cannes Red Carpet | Part I

Best of The Cannes Red Carpet | Part I

Best of The Cannes Red Carpet | Part I

Lastly, Fan Bingbing and Frieda Pinto wowed the crowd in their stunners. Fan wearing Elie Saab Haute Couture and Frieda in Gucci with the perfect belt and braided hair to finish it off. Stay tuned for more on our favorite red carpet looks at the Cannes this year!

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The Effa Abaya

The Effa Abaya

The Effa Abaya

There are so many abaya brands out there, all accomplishing different things and meeting the diverse needs of so many wearers. Always the epitome of elegance, Effa abayas are one of those brands that keep you coming back for more. The designer has so many fashionable tricks up her bell sleeved abaya that every piece she designs always feels so fresh and new. Favorites include lace backed, circle cut abaya above with pleated lace front panels lined in rosy, pink satin. In keeping with her cohesive collection,  the same dusty pink colored chiffon ruffles down the front, while the light silky fabric keeps this signature cut abaya draped to perfection.

The Effa Abaya

Featuring the newly designed open abaya in an elegantly sequined jersey fabric, the silky satin sleeves and bottom panel add a modern twist. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional abaya or a modern piece with an elegant flair, Effa’s abayas always have what you’re looking for.

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How To Style An Orkalia Cape

How To Style An Orkalia Cape

In the last post you were introduced to all the amazingness that was an Orkalia cape. In this one, I’m going to show you two ways to style two different capes. For a more a more formal evening, wear the cape on the left- blinging it out in gold is always tasteful and bold. Keep it modern with a mix of monochromatic gold with spiky bangles and feathery earrings. A fun black and gold studded clutch and Intricate ankle cuffed heels lend a touch of cool to an otherwise sophisticated look.

For a more casual, yet still updated look on the cape- this short gray and black Orkalia piece is a simple and refreshing take for day. Keep it young and fresh with slim, bright pink ankle pants and work the clutch in the same color family. Short gray booties and a sparkly silver cuff on one wrist and a pink bangle and minimalistic silver watch on the other.

Styling both capes with a monochromatic feel- gold with one, gray and pink with the other, keep the Orkalia capes looking like they’re supposed to: fresh, unique and utterly captivating- a lot like the women who wear them.

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The Cape | by Orkalia

The Cape | by Orkalia

Orkalia, synonymous with elegance and grace, doesn’t let us down with these new pieces added to the 3abaya.com collection. The completely modern cape gets the Orkalia overhaul in this post. This structured piece in black (above) has us clamoring for more. And more we get- below are even more iterations on this classic piece, including a delicate and flowing ensemble that can be worn belted for more coverage. Almost opposites in their details- some structured pieces are counterbalanced with ethereal charm and pull together to form quite a cohesive collection.

The Cape | by Orkalia

The Cape | by Orkalia

The Cape | by Orkalia

The Cape | by Orkalia

The capes offered here can be worn for daytime events, even to work, or for a delightful surprise to evening parties or a casual night out. Extremely versatile, the cape is a definite style staple for the fashion forward. With exquisite attention to detail and a whole new level of style, Orkalia never fails to surprise and awe us.

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Slouchy Z Goes Geometric

Slouchy Z Goes Geometric

Take one look at these photos of abayas from Slouchy Z and the immediate impression you get is a dark, moody, almost goth vibe. The styling especially caught my eye and held it, to say the least. The peach and black geometric look of the abaya above is a little romantic, a little art deco, and a lot modern. Worn with a black tee and leather leggings, it makes the look riveting and a little unexpected. Maryam Selaich certainly outdoes herself with these incredible pieces.

Not only does Maryam create a wonderful over sized artistic abaya, her talent extends to make even the most simple of abayas anything but. Take the grey and black one below- it’s perfectly draped and belted with just enough lacy piping to keep it elegant and effortless. These pieces are to be worn with a confidence and an edge. Continue looking through all that Slouchy Z offers in the photos below and I dare you not to be enthralled with what you see!

Slouchy Z Goes Geometric

Slouchy Z Goes Geometric

Slouchy Z Goes Geometric

Slouchy Z Goes Geometric

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