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April 2016

‘It’ Girls Of Arabia: The Top Fashion Faces To Know Now

From bloggers to models and Instagram stars, we look at the new wave of stylish ladies leading the fashion scene in the UAE and reveal how to get their look from the Dubai shopping malls

TALA SAMMAN 


One of Dubai’s leading fashion and lifestyle bloggers, Tala Samman first launched myfashdairy.com back in 2009. Since then the Dubai-based beauty has gone onto win a host of awards and collaborate with brands such as Net-a-Porter and Tom Ford, as well as host events across Dubai, Doha and London. The Middle Eastern fashion fan has recently turned her attention to a career as a DJ and can often be seen spinning at industry parties across the region.
Instagram followers: 84.5k
Often seen at: Cipriani Dubai, La Serre, CrossFit

Get Tala’s look

 

Sunglasses, Dhs49, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif 

Gold bracelet, POA, Cartier, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

NATALYA KANJ


Meet blogger and stylist Natalya Kanj, one half of the force behind fivefivefabulous.com, an online fashion site she founded back in 2012 along with her sister Reem. Originally hailing from Lebanon, the Dubai-based duo created the website as a platform to showcase their journeys in fashion, beauty and travel. Since launching, the stylish sisters have gone on to collaborate with some of the industry’s biggest brands such as Louis Vuitton, L’Oreal Paris and Nike.
Instagram followers: 34.3k
Often seen at: The Jetty Lounge, Frioul, Culinary Boutique

Get Natalya’s look

 

Sandals, Dhs475, Massimo Dutti, visit Mall of the Emirates

Culottes, Dhs149, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

 

ZAHRA LYLA

Born and raised in Dubai, Zahra Lyla is a bonafide fashion ‘IT’ girl and blogger with a roster of loyal followers. The graphic designer turned fashion content creator behind website justlyla.com, has turned her love for design into a fully-fledged career since launching the style blog seven years ago.
Instagram followers: 60k
Often seen at: Angelina Dubai, The Sum of Us

Get Zahra’s look

 

Coat, Dhs11,995, Burberry, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

Bag, Dhs580, BCBGMAXAZRIA, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

Image credits: myfashdiary.com, dialasdiaries.com, justlyla.com

* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point

Visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/http://www.citycentremirdif.com/ and http://www.citycentredeira.com/

 

 

 
April 2016

Trend Alert: Printed Trouser Suits

Not to be reserved solely for office hours, this tailored wardrobe staple has been given an instant Spring/Summer update with bold colours and big prints for a new spin on cocktail attire.

While we’re all for a failsafe little black dress, sometimes a girl needs to mix it up - case in point: a statement trouser suit. Just look to fashion icon and designer Victoria Beckham, who once known for her flashy body-con frocks, now favours sleek suits tailored to perfection.

This style staple offers a timeless appeal and can be worn for a multitude of occasions for the office and beyond.

Gone are the days of bland navy suits with shapeless fits, this season we saw designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Zadig & Voltaire offer a fresh spin on the classic two-piece for their Spring/Summer 2016 collections.

Suits were tailored and form fitting with skinny trousers and shrunken jackets, splashed in eye-popping colours with look-at-me prints and embellishments.

We’ve trawled all the shops to find you best pieces available in the Dubai shopping malls now.

Floral printed jacket, Dhs399, printed trousers, Dhs269, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

The soft blush shade and romantic bloom print gives this suit a feminine touch. Wear with patent flat brogues or strappy stilettos.

Stylist’s tip: Play up your best attributes by experimenting with the dimensions of the suit. For example, if you’d rather hide your thighs look out for wide-leg palazzo pants and pair with a cropped jacket to accent your waist.

Black printed jacket, Dhs379, printed trousers, Dhs239, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

We love the long boyfriend-style fit of this blazer. Pair this printed suit with leg-lengthening pointy heels.

White blazer, Dhs2,505, printed trousers, Dhs1,540, Paul & Jo at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

Stylist’s tip: If top-to-toe prints are too loud for your taste, pick one printed piece and team with a solid block colour.

 

* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point

Visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/, http://www.citycentremirdif.com/ and http://www.citycentredeira.com/

 
October 2015

What To Wear To… A Halloween Party

As Halloween nears, we’re celebrating with the best creepy accessories to top off your fancy dress costume

With the little ones eagerly planning their trick or treat routes and your friends adding the finishing touches to their DIY costumes, it’s time to up the ante and pick up a few Halloween-inspired items.

 

From feline accessories to a witchy cape, here are the best spooky picks from the Dubai shopping malls.

 

                    • Metal bracelet, Dhs518, Joomi Lim at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates We love the punk twist on this skulls and spikes bracelet.

                    • Black cape, Dhs495, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif
                      A chic take on a witch cape.

                    • Cat ears set, Dhs50, Claire’s, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif
                      Embrace your feline side with this fluffy headband.

                    • Printed silk scarf, Dhs1,700, Alexander McQueen at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
                      Add a ghoulish twist to your look with McQueen’s skull printed silk scarf.

                    • Lipstick in Diva, Dhs104, M.A.C at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
                      A wicked red pout is the perfect finishing touch.  

Visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/, http://www.citycentremirdif.com/ and http://www.citycentredeira.com/

 
September 2015

How To Dress Like… Jessica Alba

A lauded actress, a respected businesswoman and a bona fide style icon, here’s how to get Jessica Alba’s look.

When Jessica Alba stepped out in a fabulous party frock to attend the Giambattista Valli fashion show at Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture autumn/winter 2015, she caught the attention of the style elite.

The 34-year-old Sin City actress stopped traffic in a printed mini dress paired with chic thigh-high black boots, accessorising with a dainty box clutch and a simple gold bangle. The mother-of-two kept her make-up minimal with a swipe of natural pink lipstick and her cropped ‘do blow-dried straight.

  • Printed dress, Dhs4,150, Mary Katrantzou at boutique1.com, visit Mall of the Emirates

    We love the intricate jewel print of this unique dress

  • Thigh-high leather boots, Dhs955, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.

    This leather boots look great paired with either a mini dress or jeans

  • Cuff bracelet, Dhs145, Massimo Dutti, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif .

    This elegant gold bracelet adds a touch of glamour

  • Navy leather clutch bag, Dhs199, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif.

    We love a bargain buy! This classic clutch will go with nearly everything in your closet

  • Lipstick in ‘Heroine’, Dhs104, M.A.C at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates.

    This petal pink lip shade suits all skin tones

Visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/, http://www.citycentremirdif.com/ and http://www.citycentredeira.com/

 
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