Abaya is the women’s official dress of the GCC. Wherever you go in Qatar, majority of women wear Abayas. I am a crazy Abaya lover. I love wearing Abayas, shopping for Abayas and simply gazing at them.
When I was invited by Darz Designs for the launch of their new “Raslan by Darz” collection, I was overwhelmed with happiness and excitement. Getting an Invitation for something you love so much is a surreal experience. The elegant, artisan, dazzling and luxurious designs offered by Darz Designs was more than magical.
The event setup for the night was by the Eventik Qatar, and I must tell you, surpassed all my expectation. It was like being in a magical purple wonderland, inundated with unlimited chocolate and coffee along with soft and melodious music. Miss Irene read the Harp which perfectly blended with the event. It was mere ecstasy. The experience is difficult to put into words. There were purple and pink flowers everywhere, and with all this I was feeling a little too pampered.
There was a small corner where ‘Bedaya’ was set up. ‘Bedaya’ is the Centre for Enterprenuership and Career Development for startups.
The chocolates where from Kwafee and there were exotic flavor creations, some of them were really remarkable. Most of all the chocolate decorations were amazing. We were offered different perfumes to try and also wash our hands in aromatic water. Experiences that I won’t ever forget.
I had the opportunity to meet the Managing Director of Darz Designs, Aisha Al Bedded, an amazingly talented woman, who is also a Board member of Qatar Businesswomen Association. She made sure to greet all the guests and made me really comfortable. I was waiting for the reveal of the designs like a baby.
The Abayas were showcased by two models, Anna and Lena . Darz Design made each Abaya different from one another. There was no repetition of designs. Talk about creativity! Elegantly stitched using the most beautiful fabrics, designs and embroideries, attention was given to each detail in the “Raslan” collection. Some of the designs were so good that made me wish they were in my wardrobe.
We had so many goodie bags while leaving, which had some really beautiful gifts that were from Ara Professional, Battitude Spa and chocolates from Kwafee. There was also a 15% dicount card for Darz Abayas. It was like I had done some great shopping. All in all the experience at Darz was surreal. I really did not want the night to end. Loved every moment of it and I am already looking forward to being at Darz Designs again. Here is wishing the whole team behind Darz Designs a beautiful and prosperous year ahead!