KEORO Resort Wear

Evelyn Virag Keoro

Today we interview Evelyn and Oana two young and talented UAE based Italian designers who created KEORO, a luxury resort-wear collection born in Dubai.

The collection is a direct reflection of Dubai’s lifestyle with year-round summer-like climate and mix of sea and desert that is shown through the collection by the usage of aqua green, blue, bronze and white. The prints are inspired by the culture and the sight of the region: paisleys as an ancient Persian and Indian motif, dégradé as the shades of the magical sunsets and hues of blue that denote the sea. It embodies the modern and sophisticated woman who desires to be elegant and sensual, yet looks for multi-functionality and comfort. The collection is multi-faceted and can be worn on a casual day at the beach or to a glamorous yacht party and further into the evening as the kaftan transforms into an evening dress

Evelyn, Oana what inspired you to start a resort wear collection?

Our collection is inspired by our travels, our love for the sea and our free spirits. We also realized it was difficult here in Dubai to find something different other than heavily ornate and embroidered beach kaftans, so we decided to create a clean and sophisticated design that would appeal to women like us.

What are your greatest influences or fashion icons?

Other resort wear designers like Melissa Odabash, and Heidi Klein but mainly our inspiration comes from observing people on the beach all over the world.

How would you describe the KEORO woman?

She is modern, sophisticated and sensual. Who appreciates multi-functionality and comfort.

Challenges of starting your own fashion collection?

The biggest challenge is reaching out to the target audience. Creating a collection from start to finish requires a lot of effort, dedication, and patience. Also because we decided to produce the collection here in the UAE finding the right factory that could provide the highest standards of quality.

Favorite boutiques?

Candela, Boutique 1, Sauce, Salinas

Thank you girls for the interview anything else you would like to share with our audience?

All we want to say is that we must all follow our dreams. It is our dreams that define us, our spirit that guides us and eventually our hard work that helps us grow. We all have it in us to think beyond the traditional boundaries.

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Favourite Make Up Products

Everyone have their cult favourites, which they keep going back to again and again. Here my cult favourites; fingers crossed that they won’t be discontinued so that I can buy them in the years to come!

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation

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MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

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Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal

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Maybelline New York Colossal Volum Mascara

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Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

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Tom Ford Black Orchid

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Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette

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– Neha Prasad

How to Get the Perfect Cat Eye

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So everyone seems to have trouble when it comes to eyeliner. Even me! one line is always thicker than the other… which then leads to panda eyes by the time I finish fixing it.

Want to avoid the panda look? here’s some tips and tricks!

  • If you are a beginner, its better to start off with a pencil eyeliner and move up to gel and eventually the “scary” liquid liners. The pencil gives you more control and helps in practicing.
  • Draw the line bit by bit, dont attempt to draw the line at one go, this is where it usually gets messed up. Unless you’re a pro, stick to dashes.
  • The wing. This can be tricky sometimes. the wing should be drawn upwards from the corner of the eye. Draw another line from the end of the wing to the middle of your eye. colour it in.

Here’s a fun video by YouTube beauty guru Michelle Phan, showing you a couple of tricks for liquid liners and getting that perfect cat eye.

 

– Neha Prasad

How to Keep Your Skin Blemish Free

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Here are a couple tips to keep your skin blemish free and beautiful all year long!

  • Water is your best friend. Add lemon or mint to flavour your water.
  • Always wear sunscreen. SPF 30 is a minimum if you live in UAE.
  • Avoid touching your face with your fingers as much as you can.
  • Exfoliate! Removing the layer of dead cells will lighten blemishes.
  • using lemon juice also lightens/ bleaches the blemishes and helps in achieving an even skin tone.
  • Cleanse, tone, moisturise. This is the golden mantra.
  • Regularly wash your pillowcase. Any surface that your face comes into contact with needs to be clean.

– Neha Prasad

Hairstyles For Summer

Looking to try out new hairstyles for the summer? Here’s some hair inspirations from the runways!

 

Tom Ford

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Balenciaga

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Rachel Zoe

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Nicole Miller

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Rebecca Minkoff

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Jason Wu

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Rodarte

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Valentino

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Issey Miyake

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Anna Sui

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Honor

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– Neha Prasad

How To Get The Perfect Smokey Eye

I’m pretty sure all of us love to do a smoky eye, but my smoky eye usually looks like someone punched me than sexy and smouldering. Here are a couple tips that helped me out tremendously.

Primer

A primer helps the eyeshadow you apply last for longer. It also prevents it from creasing. My favourite primer is Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

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Concealer

The downfall of smoky eyes are dark circles. Using a concealer below your eyes will cover up those pesky dark eyes. Set it with loose or transparent powder. My favourite concealer is MAC Pro LongWear.

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Highlighter

Use a highlighter below your brow bone and in the inner corner of your eye. This makes your eyes seem more bright and open. My favourite highlighter is The Body Shop Shimmer Waves.

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Mascara

Your lashes play a big role in a sexy smoky eye. Make sure you curl your lashes before you apply a coat or two of mascara. My favourite Mascara is Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes.

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– Neha Prasad

Beauty Products In Your Kitchen Part Deux

One post isn’t enough to sum up all the amazing natural beauty products that you can find in your kitchen, so here’s part deux…

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  • Oatmeal – Oatmeal is known for being a acne remedy. It removes the excess oil from your face and exfoliates dead skin cells. Add honey or tea tree oil to cooked oatmeal to use it as a facial mask. Let the oatmeal cool and then apply. Rinse off after 15 minutes.

 

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  • Sugar – Brown sugar is amazing for exfoliating skin and keeps it healthy and from breaking out. You can use for your face, body and hair. For making a simple scrub, add olive oil to brown sugar. The consistency of the scrub should be more grainy than liquid.

 

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  • Avocado – Avocado is a triple threat. Other than being yummy to eat, it’s also fantastic for your hair, skin and health. It helps reduce wrinkles, moisturises your skin and nourishes your hair. For a avocado hair mask, add a  finely mashed avocado, yoghurt, olive oil and a egg yolk. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse.

 

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  • Cucumber – Cucumber helps in reducing and lightening dark circles around your eyes, they also reduce puffiness. Place two slices of cucumber on your eyes for 20 minutes and relax.

 

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  • Lemon – Lemon juice is wonderful in reducing scars and helps in fading dark spots. It helps in brightening skin and makes it soft. For a moisturising mask, mix equal parts of lemon juice , honey and olive oil. Keep it on for 10 minutes or until dry and rinse with warm water.

 

– Neha Prasad

Beauty Products in Your Kitchen

Before the various coloured goop in neatly packaged bottles and jars, you had your humble home made beauty remedies made from things you could find in the kitchen. Other than being cheap, these remedies are, obviously, au naturel. So ladies, Ditch the goop for some time and get concocting.

Aloe

  • Aloe Vera – The plant has healing properties and can be used to heal scars and spots. It helps supply oxygen to the skin cells and it also increases the elasticity of the skin making it more flexible through collagen and elastin repair. The best way to use Aloe Vera, is to cut it in between exposing the fleshy part that contains the sap. Apply it to a freshly cleansed face.

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  • Olive Oil – Olive oil has anti inflammatory qualities and can be used as a moisturiser, a mask and even as an exfoliator. extra virgin olive oil or cold pressed are best for using it on your skin. Olive oil does not clog pores. Mix olive oil and sugar to make a body scrub.

Almond-oil

  • Almond Oil – Almond oil is used mainly for hair. It promotes hair growth. Its also strengthens the roots and makes hair shiny. You can apply the oil hot or cold onto the scalp directly. Let it soak for about an hour and wash your hair.

Turmeric

  • Turmeric – Now this ingredient is really common in indian curries. It has antiseptic  properties. It helps in reducing acne and hair growth on the body. But it gets messy and tends to stain everything you touch. You can mix it with any oil of your preference, milk or water and apply it on your skin. This helps lighten the appearance of stretch marks.

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  • Honey – It’s full of antioxidants, which are good for wrinkles and aging skin. It is antibacterial, which helps with acne treatments and prevention. It clarifies skin by opening up and unclogging pores. Apply honey on your face like a face mask and let it sit for 15 – 30 mins and rinse it off with warm water.

– Neha Prasad