PHILIPP PLEIN’S SPRING/SUMMER WARDROBE IS WHITE HOT

Shereen Philip Plein
I’m going to lose weight – in my own chilled out laid back way of course as one has to make exceptions when there are yummy treats coaxing my senses at Bloomsbury’s. You will know what I mean when you check out their Christmas mince pies and plum cakes. Anyway….the reason I want an hourglass figure is so that I can wear white. I look horrid wearing white when my body turns voluptuous on me so this New Year, I aim to lose weight and wear white.
For inspiration, I am now checking out the Philipp Plein SS14 collection that is now available at its flagship store in Dubai Mall (same venue as Bloomsbury’s of course hence the reason why the demons in my head are fighting).
With the spring/summer fashion hitting the stores now, Philipp Plein reveals a pure and fresh take on the New Year. The new Philipp Plein collection for next Spring/Summer 2014 plays with balance and harmony: all elements conceived to mix and match perfectly, for an impeccable aplomp. Beautiful, avant-garde, high-tech materials demolish any preconceived concepts of luxury in a melting pot without frontiers, for an astonishing dream-like effect. The selection of whites in the new collection makes a perfect start to the New Year….can someone please make a note and give me a good hiding if I don’t wear more white next year!

Impressive whale skeleton welcomes visitors to Bahrain Science Centre

Shereen Bahrain Science

Bahrain Science Centre, a part of the Ministry of Social Development, has revamped the external look of the building with a giant skeleton of a whale mounted on the top of its entrance archway.

The whale, known by the name of Bryde’s whale, had been washed up on the shore of the King Fahd causeway between Umm an nasan island and the main island about 18 years ago. Bryde’s whales reach a length of about 15 m and appear in warm seas throughout the world.

Bryde’s whales have no teeth but, like the great whales, they have two huge baleen plates in their mouths that they use to sieve small shoaling fishes, such as sardines, anchovies and pilchards. Like all whales, they are air-breathing and rise to the surface every 5-15 minutes to take a gulp of air. They can dive to depths of over 300 m and swim at speeds of 6 to 24 km/h.

Interested visitors can download the weekly programme on the website www.bahrainsciencecentre.com for more information. The Bahrain Science Centre is located in Building 334, Road 109, Block 801, Riyadh Avenue, Isa Town, Kingdom of Bahrain and can be contacted on 17686466

Ostoorah – what do you think of it?

Ostoorah by Ajmal

I am going through a fragrance phase…after a dose of musky perfumes in the last 2 weeks, I am ready for a new smell to sooth my senses and I can’t wait to try Ajmal Perfumes new Oriental fragrance, Ostoorah a Unisex concentrated perfume oil which I am told is similar to the strong scents I prefer.

Ostoorah is supposedly designed for those who are deep-rooted in tradition and appreciate fine Oudhy blends. Staying true to its meaning, The Legend – the fragrance  sends an invitation to be a part of the magnificent aura. In the opening, Rose brings a ray of light made sensual by Musk and the unexpected encounter of these two combined with Oudh and Amber and blended together with Sandalwood gives birth to a mystifying fragrance. I am told the intense fragrance engulfs you with its rich, warm, woody feel with playful hints of floral notes.

If anyone has already tried it, I would love to know your thoughts….if  I get my hands on it soon, I will let you know if it is all it touts to be.