Monday, 6 April 2015

” La simplicité fait la beauté ” . Fabulous Fit and Fun's Interview with Firas Abou Hamdan!

” La simplicité fait la beauté ” (Beauty lies in simplicity) is the statement summarizing Firas Abou Hamdan’s beliefs and ideals. He is one of the major players in the Arab Fashion specially in Kuwait where he debuted his career.

Designer Firas Abou Hamdan. (Picture Provided by Firas)

Firas Abou Hamdan, a name that is taking the fashion world by storm. Born in Beirut- like Elie Saab, Firas is destined to be a household name world wide.

Influenced by his Father,  a fashion designer for men, Firas used to spend most of his childhood helping his father in his atelier. With time he discovered that his passion for that 'fashion' so to speak , grew. Firas says 'my father was my inspiration that pushed and motivated me to become who I am now'.

Firas, who speaks three languages: Arabic, French and English took time out of his busy schedule to speak to Fabulous fit and fun. During our interview (which took many telephone calls and emails - Sorry Firas!)I was struck by the fact that Firas was So humble, honest and accommodating, not to mention a meticulous fashion designer and a kind human being.

Firas who is 34 years of age, took me back to
 his childhood,
 " growing up in Lebanon was as though you live in a fashion house, Beirut was and is still headquarters to everything related to art, beauty and fashion.
Beirut is the only feminine capital in the MEA that's why I find her to be a beautiful women who knows how to be elegant in every way ... In addition I find that the Lebanese women are the most well dressed women in the world Thats why I am now a fashion designer ".

Firas studied and graduated from a Lebanese fashion college CAMM    ( college artistique de la mode moderne ) he has also designed a collection of bags and shoes and is now preparing for a new one (collection of bags and shoes including wedding accessories).

The most important thing when dressing a woman according to firas is the 'combination of simplicity elegance & seduction, each elegant, beautiful, well dressed & fashionable woman inspires me.'

Firas: "My favourite fashion looks from The Oscars 2015 was Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad mermaid gown And from The Golden Globes 2015 Was Amal Alamuddin Clooney in a simple black gown."
Firas, who has worked with many Lebanese Singers like Sarah Al Hani, Sabine, Mirva Kadi ... And lately with the Egyptian Actress Nelly Karim, Now boasts his newest collection- called 'Glow' it contains long and short colourful dresses, in beautiful pastel shades - a truly magical and magnificent experience for any woman to wear.

" In this collection I focused to show the beauty of body by using a special materials and fabrics ( flowers & Leaves ) that was especially made for Glow.
Each collection has a theme, that's why I have chosen a virgin forest as location because I want to show how a  woman can be fresh & stunning in a natural place ."

Gorgeous Gown from the 'Glow' Collection.

One of my favourite dresses from the 'Glow' Collection.

Firas who has also had his fashion house in Kuwait and often travels to Dubai to dress Brides in his magnificent Designs says "fashion is an art of beauty and creativity. It is not something that exists in dresses only, fashion has no limits, it is the way we live ... All that pushed me into this field"

To contact Firas please use the Details below.

Ghassan Boulos Bldg, 1st Floor Sin El Fil Lebanon
 Tel: +961 1 495 717 Mob: +961 3 464 717
 Instagram: firasabouhamdan Twitter: Abouhamdanfiras

Written by: Mishka Osman

Monday, 16 March 2015

Nailed It

As a lot of my FabFitFun readers would know and my Instagram followers too   ( @fabulousfitandfun ) , I have always been a fan of 'Bare is Best' Nails. (click here to read article).

Blogger of Fabulous Fit and Fun, Mishka Osman, wearing a Dark shades Nail.

Recently I have taken the plunge and decided 

to go all in and try new shades, don't get me

 wrong  I will always be a nude, barely 

there, nail colour person , but where's the

 fun if you don't live a little?

Mishka Osman wearing Essie Marshmallow

PALE NAILS WORN BY MISHKA OSMAN. Colour ; Essie - Marshmallow

With autumn just around the corner and a very slight chill filling the air, it’s not only time to start planning your new season wardrobe, but to think about updating your nails with some luxurious autumn/winter 2015 shades too. After all good nails is definitely your best accessory!

This season, it seems anything goes. The Red Carpet and the Runway have covered all spectrum's of nail art and FabFitFun has tried and tested it out just to share with you!

Worn By model on the runway.

Pale nails from bright whites to soft baby pinks were seen on the runway this season at shows like Tess Giberson, Naeem Khan, Alice + Olivia and more. It seemed like many celebrities at the red carpet followed suit.

Chrissy Teigen and Conchita Wurst both showed off the pale nail trend at the Golden Globes, and Emily Blunt doing the same at the Critic's choice awards, As seen below.

From left to right: Conchita Wurst, Emily Blunt and Chrissy Teigan.

Matte metallics were another hot nail trend showcased on Clover Canyon's runway. The illuminating trend was also used as an accent paired with nude hues, reverse French manicures or intricate patterns for such designers as Cushnie et Ochs, Tadashi Shoji and Creatures of the Wind.

Chanel Reverse French Manicure

new york fashion week reverse manicure - non- tradional french manicure
Reverse French Mani
Reverse French Mani

Matte Metallic Nails

One of my very favourite nail trends has been the Reverse french Manicure often done with Matte Metallics, when done in nude or subtle hues it definitely is a must try trend!

While other designers were playing around with the new nail trends -designers like Zac Posen, Jenny Packham and Carolina Herrera were keeping it classic. Some kept with classic red, while others did updated orange-reds or deep reds as well as charcoal and liquorice.

Essie - Scarlett O'hara . Keeping it classic
Essie - Liquorice
Ellie Kemper's crimson colored nails were a striking contrast to her Naeem Khan dress at the Golden Globes. Jennifer Aniston's vampy red nails were inspiring. She also wore red nails to the Critics' Choice Awards. At the People's Choice Awards, Olivia Munn in classic red nails.

Lupita Nyong'o and Camila Alves mix it up with soft french manicures in different shades.

What Nail looks will you be sporting this autumn/Winter 2015? Let us know by emailing us on or tagging us in your pictures on instagram : @fabulousfitandfun

Below are some of my Nail Looks.