Last week I popped along to The Space at the TwoFour54 Building in the Khalifa Park area to have a wee looksee at The Exposed House Concept Launch. I’d spotted this event on Instagram, which BTW is my new found addiction (sadly Twitter has fallen by the wayside in favour of it! Sorry Twitter, but the pictures! It’s the pictures, I can’t resist!) I thought it looked kind of interesting and sure enough it was.
The Exposed House is an online shopping concept set up by talented UAE National siblings from the Al Omaira family. Their aim was to cater for artistic enthusiasts in the region by bring together unique pieces of art and fashion, in doing so, they not only acknowledge but also embrace the thin line between these two creative worlds. Through the venture the siblings also aim to provide a platform and support for other local or regional creative individuals to showcase their talents. The Space itself is such a great venue for events like this, I find the room has a really great energy, perfect to get those creative juices flowing.
There was some great artwork on display including this pair of chairs by visual artist Shamsa Al Omaira. A lovely lady very kindly explained to me that the artist often works with chairs as a theme and that this pair represent a man leaning on a woman as he is in need of support. I found this quite moving actually, it made me think of how I can be more supportive to my husband and how my parents relationship has endured undoubtedly due to mutual support for almost 40 years now. I think that in marriage if one of you has a wobble you really need to be able to count on the other person to be strong and steady to help you through it.
Along with the artwork there were also beautiful clothes and accessories. I was asked to take a picture of my favourite item on display for the picture board, I chose the lovely silk dress (pictured above) by Geeks and Stiches, as I thought the print was really something special and unusual. I also absolutely love these Playing Card Clutch Bags by Urania Gazelli, which I note are selling out on the website fast, and no wonder!!
I was given a sneak preview of a jewelry collection entitled “Heart Beat” which is launching soon and lets just say I would be more than a tiny bit excited if I managed to bag myself a piece!
I think The Exposed House is a fabulous concept by some exceptionally talented ladies and I look forward to seeing how it progresses.
Do you see fashion as a form of art? Do you like to show your creativity through what you wear?
Peace and Love
Ginger and Cream XOXO