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07 Apr 2017

The Edit: Seven Ways to Win Spring Summer

As seasoned fashionistas will know, the Summer brings with it fresh new clothes in bright colours. But which shades are bang on trend this season? And do prints beat florals? We've shortlisted the hardest working wardrobe essentials to keep your fashion game strong during the hotter months. Read on for seven fail-safe ways to win Spring & Summer.

Embrace fuchsia
The colour of the seasons is pink – but not the neon kind. The catwalks of Paris were decorated in fuchsia, with the colour starring in the shows from the likes of Topshop and Bottega Veneta.

Deconstructed shirts
Think oversized shirts, eccentric cuts that show off some shoulder, or widened sleeves and large collars and cuffs. If you don't have a large blue shirt in your wardrobe, now's the time to pick one up.

The eighties are back
Designers took heed of eighties excess this season, with oversized silhouettes becoming the hero of many collections. While Gucci's eighties looks were more proper, Dior went with slogan-T-shirts and vintage neon sweaters.

Meet tulle
Tulle – which you'll probably recognise as the material that makes up a ballerina's tutu dress – is the fabric of the season. You'll find elements of it in both formal and casual tops and dresses.

Superior sportswear
This catwalk favourite isn't going anyway. The rise of casual wear continues, and the fad of comfy – but stylish – sportswear was spotted in most collections, from Versace to Stella McCartney (who has even partnered up with Adidas).

Tiny bags
Handbags are always necessary and useful, but prepare for them to shrink in size in the Spring. Expect vintage snap fasteners, gold chains, and tiny pouches.

Ruffles at the ready
The humble ruffle has been re-invented for the season. Catwalks were brimming with ruffle dresses, some made in formal blacks – with sequined embroidery – and others frayed and made out of linen.

 

 
07 Apr 2017

The Edit: What to wear in 2017

Fashion is ever changing. The moment you get used to itself, another 'next big thing' comes along. With all designer brands presenting new collections every six months – or sooner – staying on top of it is sometimes a full-time job. Thankfully, when it comes to menswear, there are a few key staples that never go away. This style guide will showcase some of the Spring/Summer's most wearable trends.

Embrace your inner punk
Expect to see antique rings and stacks of bracelets on men, and we're pleased to report that denim is back in a big way. Expect blue jeans and subtle patters that channel the counter-cultural musical movement that grew out of the 1980s.

Hide in plain site
Camouflage is one of the fashion's most resilient trends – it never quite disappears.  True to form, this Spring it returns – but in a radically different form. The general idea of camouflage remains – a mishmash of overlapping layers in colours or textures – but in a cool new way.

Prints are charming
You'll remember this look from last summer. Yes, the billowed short-sleeved shirt made in colourful silk is very much this year's big thing. And why not? They're perfect for strolling along at the height of the heat of summer. Expect them in all shapes, sizes, and patterns.

The return of retro
Sometimes fashion chooses to focus on the past on purpose. This season sees jackets go back to the 1970s, with a renewed popularity of vintage-style jackets (like the bomber, and denim jacket – see above). The old styles have trim silhouettes – which keeps them bang up to date.

Polo's are popular
Invented by French tennis pro and businessman, Rene Lacoste, the polo shirt is no longer used solely in sports. This season sees their return to the catwalks, but in new materials (such as soft cashmere). Expect slim cuts and shorter sleeves.

Colourful suiting
Men's fashion will never stray far away from the suit. This season sees lighter materials (so you don't bake in the sun) in spring-friendly colours. Forget the boring old navy suit, why not embrace burgundy, tan or beige?

 

 
01 Apr 2017

New Season Style Saviors

A few of our favourite pieces to hit the shops this month

Supermodels Lexi Boling and Catherine McNeil at Isabel Marant
The brand-new Fashion season calls for a dose of retail therapy with a shopping trip to the mall.

We’re bidding farewell to the wintery days of wrapping up and embracing all that Spring/Summer 2017 has to offer.

From mirrored sunglasses to the perfect printed dress, get set to fall in love with the most coveted new items to hit the shops.

Scroll down below where we present the best pieces to buy now.

Happy shopping ladies!
ShopShop for printed chiffon dress by Karen Millen at Mall of the Emirates for printed chiffon dress by Karen Millen at Mall of the Emirates

Printed chiffon dress, Karen Millen, Mall of the Emirates

From the ruffled waistband down to the batwing sleeves, this snakeskin printed chiffon frock is the perfect transitional piece to take your wardrobe into Spring/Summer 2017. Style it up with black heels and layered bohemian-inspired jewels.

Shop for double-breasted jacket from Mango at Mall of the Emirates

Double-breasted jacket, Mango, Mall of the Emirates

Spruce up your workwear wardrobe with a sleek double-breasted blazer in a Spring-worthy pastel shade. This mint green jacket by Mango is topping our wish list – simply wear with white tailored trousers and a button-down shirt for easy professional elegance.

Shop for mirrored metal sunglasses from Bershka at Mall of the Emirates

Mirrored metal sunglasses, Bershka, Mall of the Emirates

Nothing says Spring like a new pair of shades. These rose gold oval frames are bang on trend for the coming months - get them quick before they sell out!

Shop for printed trousers from H&M at Mall of the Emirates

Printed trousers, H&M, Mall of the Emirates

Available in an array of bold prints, these classic drainpipe trousers will be a sartorial staple in your new season closet. Be brave and wear with a clashing striped print top and spindly stilettos for a fresh take on after dark glamour.



 
01 Apr 2017

Red Carpet Rundown: Oscars 2017

We reveal the best-dressed stars from this year’s Oscars and how to get their glamorous look


Ruth Negga’s scarlet Valentino gown was nothing shot of show-stopping. While the Loving star lost out on the best actress trophy later on in the evening, she certainly won when it came to fashion on the red carpet.

Red gown by BCBGMAXAZRIA from Mall of the Emirates
Shop the look: Red gown, Dhs 1,200, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Mall of the Emirates


Nicole Kidman on the red carpet at the 89th Annual Academy Awards
Every head turned as Nicole Kidman stepped out of her car upon arriving at the Academy Awards with husband Keith Urban in tow. Decked in a crystal-encrusted nude Armani Privé column gown, the Oscar-nominated Lion actress certainly knows how to leave a lasting impression.

Peach tulip gown by Merchant Archive at Boutique 1 at Mall of the Emirates
Shop the look: Peach Tulip gown, Dhs 4,855, Merchant Archive at Boutique 1, Mall of the Emirates


Alicia Vikander arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood
Last year’s best actress winner Alicia Vikander once again stood out from the pack on the red carpet at the 2017 Oscars. As the face of Louis Vuitton, The Danish Girl star chose to wear the French fashion house for the big occasion. Equal parts romantic and gothic, the black lace frock featured a corset and a sweetheart neckline.  

Black lace gown by Self Portrait at Harvey Nichols Dubai at Mall of the Emirates
Shop the look: Black lace gown, Dhs 1,300, Self Portrait at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates


* All prices are subject to change without notice at any time and are based on the brands pricing updates.



 
01 Apr 2017

Hit Refresh: The Only Guide You’ll Need To The New Season Trends

What you’ll what to wear in the coming months

Floral fashion at the Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017

We’ve combed the collections to bring you the key trends to try for Spring/Summer 2017 along with the IT pieces to buy from Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

Scroll down below to discover out stylish edit now…

 

HELLO SUNSHINE

A model walks the runway at the Tibi Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2017 fashion show during New York Fashion Week

Tibi S/S 17

From the Spring/Summer 2017 catwalks to the well-heeled girls on the street and front row, sunny shades of yellow were the colour du jour at Fashion Week. We spotted a spectrum of hues running from primrose through to canary and acid yellow at shows such as Dries Van Noten, Tibi and Emilio Pucci.

Shop the trend:

Yellow high-rise trousers from Zara, Mall of the Emirates

Yellow high-rise trousers, Dhs199, Zara, Mall of the Emirates

 

SPIRIT OF THE 80’S

A model walks the runway at the Rodarte Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2017 fashion show

Rodarte S/S 17

Exaggerated frills, look-at-me neons and enough metallic lamé to light up a dance floor, the eighties are back (again) and this time around, more is more! The retro resurgence was lead by fashion houses including Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton

Shop the trend:

Ruffle denim jacket by Sara Battaglia at boutique 1, Mall of the Emirates

Ruffle denim jacket, Dhs2,730, Sara Battaglia at Boutique 1, Mall of the Emirates

Style tip: A key layering piece for the new season, wear this bright blue ruffled denim jacket over tees and summery dresses for any occasion.

 

IN BLOOM

Floral trend on the Balenciaga S/S 2017 fashion runway

Balenciaga S/S 17

While florals for Spring is nothing new, this season designers Balenciaga and Chloé took it up a notch and decked their models in a dizzying display of head-to-toe bud prints.

Shop the trend:

Floral jumpsuit by Zimmermann at Harvey Nichols Dubai, Mall of the Emirates

Floral jumpsuit, Dhs2,655, Zimmermann at Harvey Nichols Dubai, Mall of the Emirates

 

* All prices are subject to change without notice at any time and are based on the brands pricing updates.

 

 
10 Dec 2016

Starry Nights: The Most Glamorous Evening Make-Up Looks

These Instagram IT girls certainly know how to make a big impact on the beauty front. Scroll down below where we reveal the best make-up looks to try and the products to buy for the festive season.

SHEA MARIE: THE SMOKEY EYE

Instagram: @peaceloveshea
Followers: 1m


Pictured here with her BFF and fellow streetstyle maven Caroline Vreeland (left), Shea Marie is an American model, blogger and designer behind bikini brand Same Swim. While the blonde style star is usually the epitome of Californian beach beauty with natural sun kissed make-up and soft waves, in this snap the two friends can be seen rocking heavily smoked-out eyes.

The intense look can be easily achieved at home, simply apply of wash of gunmetal grey or matte black shadow to the lid (making sure to blend upwards), followed by a slick of liner on the upper lid and waterline and lashings of jet black mascara.

Shop the look: Tattoo Liner, Dhs99, Kat Von D at Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

SOFIA SANCHEZ DE BETAK: THE BERRY LIP

Instagram: @chufy
Followers: 103k


Sofía Sanchez de Betak (also known as 'Chufy') is an art director, fashion consultant and founder of online fashion shop underoursky.com. A regular face on the Fashion Week circuit, here the Buenos Aires-born, New York-based beauty dons an edgy deep plum lip. Follow Sofia’s lead and paint you’re a pout a statement shade, keeping the rest of your make-up paired down to avoid overkill.

Shop the look: Lipstick in ‘Rebel, Dhs104, M.A.C at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

HUDA KATTAN: GOLD RUSH

Instagram: @hudabeauty
Followers: 15.6m


Huda Kattan, a Dubai-based blogger turned beauty businesswoman, first started her brand Huda Beauty with a line of false lashes at Sephora Dubai. Her successful make-up empire has now expanded to include nail polishes, liquid lipsticks, henna tattoos and her most recent launch, eye shadow palettes.

In this Instagram snap, Huda showcases the beautiful results of her Textured Shadows Palette in Rose Gold. The mix of highly pigmented mattes, chrome pressed pearls and 3D metal shadows come in a flattering array of smokey metallic, neutrals and berry shades to achieve a variety of different eye looks.

Shop the look: Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition, Dhs250, Huda Beauty at Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates


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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

Images: Instagram: @chufy, @peaceloveshea, @hudabeauty

 
10 Dec 2016

How To Dress Like…Sienna Miller

A young Sienna Miller first came onto the scene in 2004 with roles in two hit British films, Layer Cake and Alfie starring opposite Jude Law – who she would later go on to to become romantically involved with.

The beautiful young couple made waves in the press, largely due to Sienna’s innate sense of style. She is often credited with resurrecting the boho-chic fashion trend movement throughout the 2000s - think floppy hats, prairie skirts and crochet gilets with low-slung leather belts and pirate boots.

In the years that followed, Sienna was featured on the covers of glossy magazines across the world, including both British and American Vogue, in addition to fronting campaigns for Hugo Boss and Burberry.

While the blonde actress’s relationship with Jude ended in 2006 (although the pair later rekindled their romance in 2009 only to break up again in 2011), her professional career took off with roles in Factory Girl, Interview and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, followed by The Edge of Love opposite Keira Knightley.

In recent years, Sienna has been seen in a slew of critically acclaimed box office hits including Foxcatcher and Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, as well as Burnt, alongside Bradley Cooper, and The Lost City of Z. Her next film will see her star opposite Ben Affleck and Zoe Saldana in the hotly anticipated crime drama Live By Night, set for release in January 2017.

Nowadays the 34-year-old mother-of-one (Sienna gave birth to her daughter Marlowe with ex-fiancé actor Tom Sturridge in 2012) takes a more streamlined approach to her wardrobe, as seen just a few weeks ago, when Sienna attended an event for women in film in New York City.

The British beauty looked polished in leather shorts, a white tee and tights topped off with a checked red tweed jacket.

Here, we show you how to get her on-trend look from the Middle East’s leading shopping malls.

Suede boots, Dune, visit City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain

Leather look shirts, Mango, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum

Printed coat, Zara, visit City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
www.malloftheemirates.com, www.citycentresharjah.com, www.citycentreajman.com, www.citycentrefujairah.com, www.citycentredeira.com, www.citycentremirdif.com, www.citycentremeaisem.com, www.citycentreshindagha.com    

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com    

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com, www.citycentrequrum.com

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com,   www.citycentremaadi.com    

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com


 
01 Dec 2016

December’s New Season Style Must-Haves

With the winter party season in full swing, we’re looking to update our look with a handful of shiny new season fashion finds.

Make your way to Mall of the Emirates, one of the most-loved attractions in Dubai, where you’ll discover hundreds of your favourite fashion shops, department stores and beauty havens.

Here at the mall, our pro fashion team has taken on the task to comb through all the aisles and find you the most in-demand pieces for the festive season ahead.

Be it the end-of-the-month payday or a last-minute weekend spree before the holidays, we think you deserve to spoil yourself with a little something special from the mall this month.

Happy shopping ladies!

Ruffled skirt, Dhs269, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates.
As winter arrives in the UAE, rich jewel tones have taken over the neon shades of summer. Case in point, this green ruffle-tiered skirt. We’ll be teaming this frilly mini with slinky blouses and lace camisoles for cocktail hour.

Leather bag, Dhs2,895, Burberry Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates.
Decked in shocking pink metallic leather, this mini buckle bag is topping our wish list for party season. Pair with your trusty little black dress for an instant pop of colour.

Style tip: Look for evening clutch bags that come adorned with dainty straps so you can dance worry and hands-free.

 

Black fringed dress, Dhs4,275, Jonathan Simkhai at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates
A love-forever find by New York-based women’s wear designer Jonathan Simkhai. We think this strapless fringed LBD is made for twirling - wear with your favourite dancing shoes for all of the festive soirées ahead.  

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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 
07 Nov 2016

The New Season Staples

How to wear and style the ultimate love-forever pieces



Fashion can be a confusing world – even for those who work in the industry! Each year there are several seasons, capsule collections and a continuous roster of trends – many of which you may have seen come round before.

Case in point: last seasons’ mega choker necklace trend, or Autumn/Winter 2016-17’s huge seventies revival. And while we’re all for dabbling in the latest trends and splashing out on IT pieces, here we’re looking to the failsafe fashion items that will never go out of style.

Scroll down below to discover our essential buys from the shops at Mall of the Emirates.

The pick: Leather trousers
Smarter than denim and edgier than tailored trousers, leather pants are a go-to for a multitude of occasions. New season updates include leather culottes and cropped styles, but we say look for a flattering drainpipe style. Wear this wardrobe staple with polished pieces such as fine-knit sweaters, slim-fit blazers and spindly heels.

Green leather trousers, Dhs5,610, Frame Denim at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

If you prefer your look with a little colour, go for an ink blue or forest green leather. We’re currently lusting after this pair of skinny leather trousers by Los Angeles-based brand Frame Denim.

The pick: White shirt

There is no fashion item with more clout than a crisp white shirt. This unisex piece can be updated with a few simple style tricks. Steer towards an oversized fit, accessorized with a nipped-in waist belt, statement brooches and jewels.
White shirt, Dhs119, Mango Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

Tuck it in, roll up the sleeves or pop the collar; whichever way it’s worn, a white shirt will forever have a place in our closets.

The pick: Court heels  

Pointy high heels win major points in the style department. Modest for the office and incredible flattering to the pins, these glamorous soles will instantly amp up an outfit. Pick a pair in either black, nude or metallic.  
Silver leather heels, Dhs269, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates   

These ombré silver stilettos by Zara Dubai will go with almost everything in your wardrobe.


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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 
04 Nov 2016

How To Dress Like Hailey Baldwin

We look at the American model and reveal how to get her fashion forward look



If you follow Gigi Hadid or Kendall Jenner on social media, chances are you would have come across Hailey Baldwin. The 19-year-old daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin is fast becoming one of fashion’s new favourite faces.

A regular face among the glamorous young Hollywood set, which includes the Hadid and Jenner sisters, Hailey first made waves after appearing in shoots for Tatler and LOVE magazine, before landing her first campaign for French Connection in 2014.

Hailey has also snagged coveted campaigns for GUESS, Topshop, Philipp Plein and Tommy Jeans, as well as fashion shoots in top glossy magazines including L'Officiel and Vogue Brazil.

Throw in a whirlwind romance with Justin Bieber, countless paparazzi streetstyle shots and nearly 8 million follows on Instagram, and the celebrity offspring is now one of the industry’s most-watched IT girls.

A fixture at Fashion Week, Hailey was recently spotted attending a host of shows across the capitals last month in addition to striding down the catwalk for Elie Saab, Dolce & Gabbana and Julien Macdonald.

Stepping out in Paris, Hailey looked chic as she made her way to a show in the Tuileries Jardin wearing a statement velvet coat with an asymmetric miniskirt and thigh-high heeled boots.

Here, we show you how to get her on-trend look from the Middle East’s leading shopping malls.
Wrap skirt, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

Velvet boots, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi
Printed coat, Mango, visit City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum
 

For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com    
 
BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com    

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com    
www.citycentrequrum.com    

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com    
www.citycentremaadi.com    

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com
 

 
01 Nov 2016

Dress Codes Deconstructed

From black tie to cocktail attire, we reveal exactly what to wear for any occasion



The last two months of the year are a time filled with celebrations. With so many parties on the horizon, what is a girl to wear?

We’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide to after-dark dressing. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect cocktail bash look or something for a more formal black tie event, we reveal the sartorial solutions for any dress code.  

The dress code: black tie
One of the most formal dress codes, black tie usually requires a full-length gown for women and a dark suit or tuxedo for men. If you have yet to invest in a gown, look for something you will be able to wear for years to come to justify the price – which usually runs higher for a gown. Harvey Nichols Dubai in Mall of the Emirates offers a huge selection of designer dresses in every shade and style imaginable. If you’re after a more purse-friendly option, head to BCBGMAXAZRIA or Mango Dubai where you’ll find floor-length gowns and maxi dresses to suit all tastes.

Style tip: Formal events are the perfect opportunity to feel like a princess for the night. We say go all out – wear your favourite shoes, long gloves and even a tiara if you fancy!

Green gown, Dhs499, Mango Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

The dress code: cocktail attire

Whether it’s an office party or a friend’s celebratory bash, cocktail attire calls for a fabulous frock or jumpsuit. This semiformal dress code is less dressy than black tie, but still glamorous. Opt for a party dress, LBD or tailored jumpsuit in a luxe fabric, such as velvet or silk.

Style tip: This sleek black jumpsuit is the perfect wardrobe staple for cocktail events. We love the culotte trousers and strapless bodice. Jazz up with statement accessories such as a jewelled waist belt and gilt box clutch.

Black jumpsuit, Dhs329, Topshop, visit Mall of the Emirates

The dress code: smart casual
The easiest and most relaxed of all dress codes, smart casual allows extra breathing room in the style department. Steer clear of denim and old T-shirts, and instead don tailored trousers with a beaded top or a floral dress with flats or heels.

Floral dress, Dhs129, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates

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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 
31 Oct 2016

The Best Deals On Winter Clothing In Dubai

If you believe that summers last forever in a desert, think again. One of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities in the GCC, Dubai welcomes winter just as well as it embraces the heat of summer. It is a season that calls all the fashion forward people in Dubai to experiment with a variety of styles meant to beat the winter chills.

If you’re looking for a place to find great options to stock up on winter wear, your search ends here.  Be it simple and chic or high fashion trends, you will find the best of winter fashion to match your taste and style at the Mall of the Emirates.

Contemporary chic
One of the brands that you can confidently turn to at the Mall of the Emirates is Punt Roma. This Spanish fashion giant offers a great variety when it comes to good quality winter clothing. If contemporary chic is your definition of style, Punt Roma is the place for you.

Best of winter wear
H&M, one of the well recognized brands among fashionistas doesn’t hold back from providing stylish clothing options for all seasons. You can expect to find winter wear with a touch of drama in an H&M store. Be sure that you’re going to walk out with an outfit so tasteful, you wouldn’t even mind sporting it in the summers.

If your style is edgy and upbeat, the Mall of the Emirates has the brand that serves you with the best in winter clothing. From casual hoodies to comfortable pullovers, Pull & Bear won’t let you down when you’re shopping for winter clothing in Dubai. They even offer you accessories to complement your winter look.

Now that you know the right places to shop for winter wear in Dubai, you’ll be surprised to see the wide range of options to gear up for the chilly weather in the desert. You’ll realize that winter wear is far from boring and lets you experiment in style in more ways than one. So go ahead mix and match and put together the perfect winter ensemble at the Mall of the Emirates.

 
25 Oct 2016

Top Perfume Boutiques in Dubai

Mall of the Emirates is one of the premier malls in UAE where you can uncover the most exclusive and exquisite perfumes in Dubai. Here’s a list of their best perfume boutiques categorized for your convenience.


Arabic Fragrances:

Ajmal
When you think of traditional Arabic perfumes, you’re likely to think of Ajmal, thanks to their rich collection of signature scents and concentrated perfume oils blended from Oriental fragrance ingredients.

Yas Perfumes
If you want to gift a fragrance for someone with decidedly classic tastes, Yas Perfumes might be the place to look. This young perfume house has a relatively limited collection, but their scents are one of a kind and come packaged in sober, elegant glass bottles.

Swiss Arabian
Arabic perfumes have a long history that is reflected by Swiss Arabian's heritage. The brand is one of the pioneering perfume makers in the region and known for creating unique fragrance mixes for every individual.

International Fragrances:

Wojooh
Perfume, makeup, and skincare are at the heart of Wojooh’s brand. They retail an impressive collection of fragrances from the world’s most prestigious houses, including Lancome, Yves St. Laurent, Burberry, and Cartier.

Jo Malone
This very British fragrance maker is known for their elegant, mostly unisex scents and luxurious bath and body care. But Jo Malone also offers something more – the chance to indulge in some pampering with their complimentary bespoke services at the Tasting Bar™.

Body Mists and Sprays:

Crabtree & Evelyn
Another British perfumer, Crabtree & Evelyn offer classic Eau de toilettes and body mists starring notes of fruits, flowers, and herbs that come packaged in delicate glass bottles.

L'Occitane
Their scents have crisp floral overtones and are perfect for daytime. We especially recommend their collection of solid perfumes that come in small, cute containers – perfect for touch-ups throughout the day.

The Body Shop
Check out their beautiful Scents of the World, each one starring an exclusive ingredient from a particular region: Japanese cherry blossom, Madagascan vanilla, Indian jasmine, to name a few.

The perfume you choose is as unique as you. So invest a bit of time and care when selecting a fragrance because it can sing volumes about your personality.

 
17 Oct 2016

Traditional Menswear In Dubai

A region’s clothes and fashion is always influenced by its history, climate, and religion. Clothing is an expression of its unique culture and heritage. And Dubai is no exception to this rule. Even though it is one of the most progressive cities in the Middle East, a large population in the city still wears traditional Arabic clothing on a daily basis.

Traditional men’s clothing in the UAE is dominated by three items: the thobe, the keffiyeh and the agal.Thobe (also gandurah, dish-dasha, and kandura) is a loose, white, ankle-length robe worn by men. Originally used as a protection from the harsh rays of the sun, keffiyeh or ghutrah is a headscarf used by men in the UAE. The agal is a black band that’s used to keep the keffiyeh in place.

If you're in Dubai and looking to buy traditional men’s clothing, Al Madani Tailoring is definitely the place to visit.

Al Madani Tailoring
– A Class Apart
Founded in 1965, Al Madani Tailoring, at level 1 of Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, is one of the foremost tailoring brands in the Middle East. The company is well-known for its superior tailoring, high-quality garments, and innovative designs. In fact, Al Madani’s reputation is such that it counts even members of the royal family among its clients.

One item that rocketed the name Al Madani into fame was its unique custom-made thobes that were designed and embroidered to match individual tastes and styles. Al Madani set itself apart by its attention to detail and impeccable tailoring, realized by skilled craftsmen and tailors from across the world. Al Madani’s garments are created using the finest quality of products sourced from countries like United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland and India.

Al Madani has grown from strength to strength over the past 50 years. Known today as the Al Madani Group of Tailors (AGMT), the company operates 10 stores spread across the UAE and its product portfolio has expanded to include multiple brands across a range of product categories like shamagh, ghutra, aqal, cap, cufflinks, baniyan and alwar.

As the saying goes, while in Rome, do as the Romans do. So while you are in Dubai, walk into Al Madani and get attired in traditional Arabian wear.

 
12 Oct 2016

Where to Shop for Evening Wear in Dubai

Black-tie, casual, semi-casual, festive-formal – no matter where you are, choosing the right attire can be confusing, especially when it's time to select appropriate evening wear.

But Dubai's fashion market is up to the challenge. From floor-length gowns to fashionable abayas, women have the whole world to choose from at the Mall of the Emirates. Our shopping guide will help you choose from some of the best stores for evening dresses in Dubai.

Al Motahajiba
Dedicated to the Arab woman who wears the latest trends without compromising on her identity, Al Motahajiba is the perfect destination for Arabic formal attire. The brand is famous for their premium in-house collections of traditional wear like abayas, sheilas, and jellabiyas. They love to play with patterns, and their styles frequently range from classic to experimental.

Alice + Olivia
Alice & Olivia Dubai is all about embroidery, frills, and prints, creating a line of clothing that's colorful, playful and whimsical. If you're in the mood to experiment, sample their eclectic collection of printed skirts, lacy dresses, and quirky cocktail wear. Recommended for a night out with your BFFs.

BCBG
If you’re looking for exquisitely cut dresses and gowns that make you feel like a goddess, look no further than BCBG Max Azria Dubai. From peplum dresses to floaty chiffons, BCBG serves up fashion fresh off the runway. Their collections cater to almost every occasion, from formal and corporate events to casual and cocktail dos.

Cocoon
This Hong Kong-based fashion house is a name to reckon with in the high-end bridal and evening wear segment. They provide design services for the complete wedding collection, including bridal gowns, evening gowns, and cocktail dresses. Cocoon attire is handmade with high-quality fabrics and intricate detailing. So if you're a bride in need of the perfect gown or a guest in need of a chic wedding dress, Cocoon is the place to be.

Halston Heritage
With its luxe fabrics, sleek styling, and timeless elegance, Halston Heritage Dubai embodies black-tie sophistication. It’s been worn by fashion icons like Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Halle Berry, and Gisele Bundchen. Halston Heritage is the perfect destination to pick up formal evening wear that is as classy as it is cutting edge.

Karen Millen
If you prefer understatement, and you're looking for something to transition from day to night, you can't go wrong with Karen Millen Dubai. Their silhouettes are all about low-key trendy with an emphasis on solid colours, floral patterns, stripes, and checks.

Monsoon
Lace dresses, silk shrugs, flowing maxis, funky cocktail numbers - Monsoon is incredibly versatile and caters to every taste and personality. Thanks to their wide range of quality evening wear, Monsoon is the place to go for the times when you're rushing to pick up a dress before the event.

From black-tie events to wedding receptions – the incredible diversity of evening wear in Dubai will have you prepared for any occasion.

 
04 Oct 2016

October's New Season Style Must-Haves

With the winter months just around the corner, we’re looking to update our look with a few new season fashion finds.

Head now to Mall of the Emirates, one of the most popular attractions in Dubai, where you’ll discover hundreds of your most-loved fashion shops, department stores and beauty havens.

Here at the mall, our fashion team has taken it upon themselves to comb through all the aisles to source the most in-demand items for the season ahead.

Be it the end-of-the-month payday or a weekend spree, we think you deserve to treat yourself to a little something special from the mall this month.

Happy shopping ladies!

Leather effect jacket, Dhs399, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
One of the latest pieces to land in high street favourite Zara Dubai, this white leather-look biker jacket is topping our monthly wish list. Decked in rock ‘n’ roll silver studs, this punk-inspired staple is the perfect piece to add a little edge to your evening attire.

 

Leather handbag, Dhs18, 670, Fendi, visit Mall of the Emirates
This jet-black handbag is one the newest arrivals to hit the Fendi floor in Mall of the Emirates. The Peekaboo Mini comes adorned with glossy 3D flowers decked with leather petals.

Pro closet tip: Keep your special designer bags in pristine shape by spraying with a leather protectant and storing in cotton dust bags upright with a small pillow or scarf inside. This will ward off dust and ensure the shape remains intact.

Flat shoes, Dhs2, 675, Charlotte Olympia, visit Mall of the Emirates
The perfect themed soles for Halloween later this month, these web-embroidered flats are saving our soles. Created by whimsical British shoe designer Charlotte Olympia, we love the slipper style and crystal embellished spider on the toe.

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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 

 
03 Oct 2016

Fashion Week Special: Our Favourite Front Row Looks of the Season

In September, the industry’s most fashionable faces stepped out in New York to mark the beginning of the month-long whirlwind that is fashion week. Stopping off in three further fashion capitals, London, Milan and Paris, the stylish global event never fails to attract some of the world’s best-dressed woman.

Here we highlight our favourite front row style mavens of the season and show you how to get their chic look from Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

Poppy Delevingne
Showcasing her expert street style credentials, model and socialite Poppy Delevingne took to London Fashion Week decked in a ’70s-inspired getup. The British beauty wore a retro printed jumper paired with a tan suede mini skirt and metallic heeled boots. To top off the look, Poppy wore John Lennon-esque oval shades along with an ornate pearl box clutch.


Suede skirt, Dhs99, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates

Olivia Palmero
Olivia Palermo, the American reigning queen of off-duty style, took to the fashion capitals in fashionable form. Also bucking the ’70s trend, the 30-year-old model was spotted in Milan attending the Max Mara show. Teaming her brown tailored trousers with a co-ordinating printed blouse, Olivia accessorised with a fringed scarf, a smart leather tote and oversized shades.


Sunglasses, Dhs795, Burberry Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

Ellie Goulding
Decked in a fiery red frock, English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding made her mark at Milan Fashion Week. Taking a well-deserved break from performing at festivals and concerts, the Love Me Like You Do singer wore a scarlet babydoll dress teamed with a printed white cape and statement stiletto soles.


Red lace dress, Dhs329, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

 

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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 
12 Sep 2016

How to Dress Like.... Margot Robbie

After a horde of hit blockbuster films, a handful of rumoured Hollywood romances and countless best-dressed red carpet appearances, actress Margot Robbie is well on her way to becoming a fully-fledged movie icon.

Born and raised in Australia, the young talent moved from her hometown on the Gold Coast to Melbourne to pursue an acting career. Landing roles in various Indie films, Margot soon got a part in the popular show Neighbours for which she won two awards.

Hollywood quickly took notice and the actress moved to Tinseltown to star in ABC’s drama, Pan Am.

As the series drew to a close, Margot snagged her breakout role in Martin Scorsese’s biopic The Wolf of Wall Street alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. In the years that followed, the 26-year-old went onto appear in went onto appear in a slew of successful films including About Time, Focus with Will Smith, Z for Zachariah and the Legend of Tarazan. Most recently Margot has been promoting her latest flick, Suicide Squad, co-starring Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis and Jared Leto.

Margot has also been busy making waves in the fashion and beauty industry, fronting glossy magazine covers, including Vogue and Elle, in addition to landing a contract with Calvin Klein to be the face of their Deep Euphoria fragrance campaign.

Busy promoting Suicide Squad in New York City, Margotrecentlystepped out in a flirty floral dress by Gucci paired with black patent platforms. Looking every inch the movie star, the Aussie actress finished off her ensemble a matching embroidered bag and oversized shades.

Here, we show you how to get her chic look from the Middle East’s leading shopping malls.

Floral dress, Cinq à Sept at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

Black heels, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

Bag, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum

 

For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
http://www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com          

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 

 

 
11 Sep 2016

September Style Must Haves

As all of the new season goods flood into the shops, we’ve picked out a few of our favourite fashion finds.

Head now to Mall of the Emirates, one of the most popular attractions in Dubai, where you’ll discover hundreds of your most-loved fashion shops, department stores and beauty havens.

Here at the mall, our fashion team has taken it upon themselves to comb through all the aisles to source the most coveted items for September.

Be it the end-of-the-month payday or a weekend spree, we think you deserve to treat yourself to a little something special from the mall this month.

Happy shopping ladies!

Embroidered dress, Dhs9, 275, Simone Rocha at boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates
This star-spangled dress has us dreaming of balmy nights spent on the Greek Islands. And while we might now be back home in the UAE, we’ll definitely find a few occasions to throw on this shimmery frock.

Stylist’s tip: The ankle-grazing length is ideal for those with a host of weddings or black-tie events on the horizon. Wear with high tie-up sandals and a rack of metallic bangles.

Crystal embellished heels, Dhs6,490, Christian Louboutin, visit Mall of the Emirates
Mr Louboutin’s latest creation is setting are hearts a flutter. The reigning king of soles has brought out his best-selling Sova Broda style in black patent leather bedazzled with rainbow-hued gems. We’ll be donning these shiny stilettos from September through to the festive season ahead.

Stylist’s tip:
Keep your prized designer soles in pristine condition by storing in linen bags inside a shoebox. For extra organizational points, pop a Polaroid snap of each pair at the front of the box so that you know exactly what you’re reaching for.

Wool blazer, Dhs499, Massimo Dutti Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
Looking to spruce up your office wardrobe? Opt for a finely tailored knit blazer in a bold shade, such as this lilac staple by Massimo Dutti Dubai. The statement piece will look sleek paired with white white-leg trousers and spindly heels.



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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 
10 Sep 2016

Welcome to the New Season

The brand new fashion season has arrived and with it, an excess of exciting Autumn/Winter 2016-17 trends and threads to buy for the many months ahead.

Filled with all of your favourite shops, the Middle East’s leading shopping malls are packed with glossy new items to transform your look.

Here, we countdown the top trends to look out for and the pieces your wardrobe needs now.

BORROWED FROM THE BOYS
The tomboy trend of past has been updated with a focus on more refined and tailored pieces. At big name shows such as Isabel Marant, Balenciaga and Gucci, we spotted masculine silhouettes including boxy coats, natty chequered trousers and pinstriped suits.

Stylists tip: Play with contrasts and proportions by pairing an oversized man’s shirt (belted at the waist) with skinny-fit denim and a spindly pair of heels.

Culotte trousers, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

CAPED CRUSADER

The cape is back in the spotlight for Autumn/Winter 2016-17. From beaded and floor sweeping at Marc Jacobs to cropped and trimmed with fur at Prada, we’re lusting after the parade of fashion’s new IT piece.

Stylists tip:
This chic cover-up will complete any outfit in a flash - layer over everything from evening cocktail frocks to office attire.

Black cape, Ted Baker, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

MAGPIE EYE


Jumbo jewellery was a huge trend at the various Fashion Weeks. Oversized earrings, bejewelled knuckledusters and a mash-up of chunky necklaces were seen across all four fashion capitals. At Marni, we loved the chandelier earrings decked in baubles, while at Dolce & Gabbana the models were adorned with crystal-encrusted velvet chokers and hairbands.

Earrings, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com          

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com






 
06 Sep 2016

Autumn/Winter 2016:17 Street Style Special

With the invites delivered, the world’s leading fashion folk were sent into a flurry; organizing show schedules, calling in samples and styling looks suitable for their prestigious front row seats.

With photographers capturing their every move and legions of social media followers coveting their every outfit, street style stars are now more popular than ever.

The original best-dressed IT girls have included powerful influencers such as Anna Dell Russo, Olivia Palmero and Miroslava Duma to name just a few.

Now, we turn our attention to the new wave of fashion mavens causing a stylish stir at the recent Fashion Weeks and give you the insider scoop on where to shop their look at Mall of the Emirates.

Shea Marie at London Fashion Week A/W 2016-17

Boots, Dhs4, 255, Alaïa at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

Spotted everywhere from Milan to London, in recent years swimwear designer and blogger Shea Marie has become a permanent fixture on the fashion map.
While her accessory of choice is quite often her BFF and fellow style-setter Caroline Vreeland, the blonde Californian native never steps out without a killer pair of statement soles.

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Erica Pelosini at Paris Fashion Week A/W 2016-17

Red blazer, Dhs179, Mango Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

Erica Pelosini, Vogue contributor, designer and model, boasts a never-ending fleet of front-row worthy outfits ranging from embellished Balmain minis for morning meetings to her custom Pucci by Peter Dundas wedding gown.
Decked in a top-to-toe scarlet look, the Italian beauty was recently spotted posing up a storm for a host of snap-happy bloggers and paparazzi at the Giambattista Valli show in the French capital.

Kristina Bazan at Paris Fashion Week A/W 2016-17

Leather bag, Dhs595, Massimo Dutti, visit Mall of the Emirates
With more than 2.4 million Instagram followers and a beauty contract with L'Oreal Paris, blogger, singer and model Kristina Bazan has risen the ranks in the blogosphere within just a few years.
Regularly attending all of the biggest shows of the season, including Dior and Stella McCartney, the Swiss beauty always snags the must-have accessories of the season.

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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/









 
03 Sep 2016

Autumn/Winter 2016-17: The Shows

This season the catwalks across the globe were awash with brand new trends and coveted threads for Autumn/Winter 2016-17.

With the FROW taking to their seats for the fashion capitals’ most anticipated shows, the supermodels cast and the designer’s eagerly awaiting the industries flurry of media, the first shows of the season at New York Fashion Week kicked off.

Here, we reveal our favourite shows of the season and share our shopping finds from Mall of the Emirates for A/W 2016-17.

There was an athletic vibe at New York Fashion Week, evident in sporty collections by 3.1 Philip Lim, DKNY and Coach. Follow suit by donning bomber jackets, mesh tops, tailored track pants and bright trainers.

Bomber jacket, Dhs299, Mango Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

Over at London Fashion Week the theme was a decidedly more feminine than previous years where grunge and punk once ruled. The new mood was glamorous with ruffles and frills at JW Anderson, marabou feathered trims at Christopher Kane and gold-flecked capes at Alexander McQueen.

Sequin dress, Dhs14,465, Chloé at Harvey Nichol’s Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

It was all high drama and glam rock at Milan Fashion Week. Party girls will love the sequinned frocks, candy-coloured furs, velvet blazers and bedazzled dancing shoes as seen at Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli.

Thigh-high boots, Dhs899, Zara Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

To cap off a fashionable month, some of the industries’ most renowned designer’s showcased their wears in Paris. Key shows included Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and most notably Balmain – where designer Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain Army, including IT supermodels Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, took to the runway. We loved the corsetry detailing, suede thigh-high boots, fringe embellished mini dresses and shiny metallic wait belts.

 

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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 

 

 
13 Aug 2016

How To Dress Like Selena Gomez

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    With a colossal 90 million fans eagerly awaiting her daily photo updates, it’s little wonder why Selena Gomez is the most followed person on social media. There’s the six studio albums, more smash hits than we can count on both hands and the very high profile romance with Justin Bieber.

    Selena stepped into the spotlight at the tender age of seven joining the cast of Barney & Friends. The budding actress soon rose to fame after landing the leading role in the Disney channel series Wizards of Waverly Place.

In the subsequent years, the busy 23-year-old has also starred in a slew of films such as Spring Breakers, Monte Carlo and Hotel Transylvania.

But her true success lies in the stream of megahit songs, which include Same Old Love, Good For You, Hands To Myself, Come & Get It and most recently, Kill Em With Kindness – all of which has amassed hundreds of millions of downloads and video views on Youtube.

The American beauty is currently on her worldwide Revival tour with a stop in Dubai on the map at the Autism Rocks Arena on November 18th.

Selena has also made waves in the fashion and beauty industry, covering countless glossy fashion magazines, including Vogue, W and Elle, as well as campaigns for hair powerhouse, Pantene.

Before heading off on her big tour earlier this summer, the superstar was snapped at an event in Los Angeles. Pairing her blue jeans with a rleaxed white tank, Selena topped off the look with a bright yellow coat and camel coloured heels.   

Here, we show you how to get her chic look for less from the Middle East’s leading shopping malls.

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    Blazer, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum,

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    Heels, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

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    Jeans, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut


For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com          

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 
13 Aug 2016

Skincare 101- How To Give Yourself An At-home Facial

  • Skin 101

    We all know the importance of a daily cleanse, tone and moisturise, but once in a while your skin deserves an at-home treat.

    Turn your bathroom into your very own spa with our guide to the best beauty products to buy from Mall of the Emirates and learn the essentials tricks to ensuring your complexion is in tip top condition.

     

After removing all of your make-up thoroughly, jump in a hot bath filled with Epsom salt (great for detoxifying) and add a few drops of nourishing skin oil. We love using kitchen-cupboard staples such as olive oil or coconut oil – both of which can be easily sourced at the supermarkets in Dubai.

Next, get to work massaging in a cleansing milk or gel – the steam from the hot water will help open up your pores to ensure you get a really thorough wash. Finish with a splash of cold water to close your pores.

Once your skin squeaky clean, it’s onto exfoliation. While many of us use a scrub, we advise trying an acid exfoliant which is much more gentle and effective way to remove dead skin. Grainy scrubs tend to rip the delicate epidermis of the skin and can spread bacteria resulting in blemishes. Rodial’s Exfoliating Pads are one of are favourites and come soaked with fruit acid to help renew your skin.

With your face all prepped it’s onto a mask. Pick a formula suited to your skin’s need, be it oily, dry or congested. Bobbi Brown’s Radiance Boost is a brilliant multitasking mask to purify, balance and nourish the skin. Allow the product to dry for at least ten minutes before wiping off with a warm, wet cloth.

If you only invest in one area of your skincare regime, let it be serum. Thin in texture and highly concentrated, serums should be applied on clean skin before your moisturiser. These potent liquids come in an array of formulas for different skin types. If anti-ageing is your main concern, give Clinique’s Smart Custom Repair Serum a go.

Allow your serum to skin in for a few minutes before followed by a rich night cream and a pea-sized amount of eye cream.

  • Skin 101

    Buy: Radiance Boost Mask, Dhs235, Bobbi Brown at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates | Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum, Dhs551, Paris Gallery, visit Mall of the Emirates | Rodial Glamoxy 15% Fruit Acid Exfoliating Pads, Dhs330, Paris Gallery, visit Mall of the Emirates | Boots No7 Protect Perfect Night Cream, Dhs165, Boots Pharmacy, visit Mall of the Emirates

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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 
12 Aug 2016

Beauty Buys

  • Beauty Buys  01

    Let’s face it; flying is terrible for your skin. From re-circulated and moisture-free cabin air to bacteria-ridden seats and surfaces, airplanes might be the most convenient way to jet around the globe, but they are certainly not the most hygienic when it comes to your complexion.

    What’s the secret to in-flight skin care? Arrive at the terminal prepared. For flights over four overs, you’ll need a hydrating arsenal filled with cleansing wipes, nutrient-rich creams and balms.

    Here, we reveal exactly what you need to pack in your carry-on to land looking fresh.

    Head to Mall of the Emirates in Dubai to stock up now before you travel.

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    Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution Make-up Removing Wipes, Dhs52, BinSina Pharmacy, visit Mall of the Emirates

    Wipe away the day with Bioderma’s soothing skin wipes. Free of parabens and hypoallergic, these gentle cleansing cloths will instantly fresh a tired complexion and remove any grime from the skin.

    In-flight skin secret: Flying is one of the only occasions where make-up is a total no-go. Foundation, powder, concealer and anything else will simply clog up your pores and further dry out your skin.

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    Shiseido SBN Pure Retinol Face Mask Set of 4, Dhs345, Areej , visit Mall of the Emirates

    While you may feel look Hannibal Lecter while wearing this white sheet mask, the beauty benefits will be well worth it. The concentrated treatment regenerates your skin’s natural recovery as well as injecting a rich does of moisture. Best bit? You won’t have to wash it off, simply remove the sheet after 30 minutes and massage in the leftover liquid serum for an extra skin treat.

    In-flight skin secret: We’ve heard that the industry’s top beauty pro’s turn their plane seat into a spa by applying a face mask upon take-off. While it may sound extreme, we have found it to be the perfect way to wile away a few hours in the air - and you’ll arrive looking a whole let better for it.

  • Beauty Buys 04

    Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado, Dhs130, Harvey Nichol’s Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

    The delicate eye area is always the first spot to show signs of fatigue and jetlag. Combat dark circles with a super hydrating cream such as this pot by Kiehl’s. The best-selling formula comes packed with vitamin-loaded avocado oil to replenish and protect your eyes.


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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 
11 Aug 2016

August Fashion Favourites

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    Mall of the Emirates is one of the most popular attractions in Dubai. And for very good reason – this sprawling retail supermall is filled with hundreds of your favourite shops, delicious spots to grab a bite, beauty salons and the best entertainment activities, including Ski Dubai and 3D mega screens at Vox Cinema.

    The retail haven also throws a number of annual events, including the ever-popular Dubai Shopping Festival.

    Our fashion team has taken it upon themselves to comb through all the aisles to find the most coveted items to hit the shop floors this month.

    Be it payday or a weekend spree, we think you deserve to treat yourself to something special from the mall this month.

    Happy shopping ladies!

  • Sweet Dreams Home 02

    Denim dress, Dhs690, All Saints, visit Mall of the Emirates All Saints, one of London’s most-loved shops has finally arrived in Dubai at Mall of the Emirates. This cool, contemporary brand is heaving with wardrobe staples such as buttery leather jackets, rock ‘n’ roll tank tops and boyfriend-fit jeans. Our top pick goes to this easy denim dress - we’ll be wearing it all weekend long.

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    Fur embellished bag, Dhs6,630, Paula Cademartori at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates Fluffy, colourful and made in Italy - All key words in our fashion vocabulary! We’ve fallen hard for this rainbow-splashed bag by Milan-based designer Paula Cademartori. The ultimate statement accessory, we’ll be toting this bag on our trips to the UAE shopping malls and nights out on the town.

  • Sweet Dreams Home 04

    ] Metallic leather sandals, Dhs947, BCBGMAXAZRIA, visit Mall of the Emirates Thanks to BCBGMAXAZRIA we’ve finally found the perfect summer sandal. Super comfortable yet still smart enough to wear out in the evenings, this crisscross metallic style comes with a low, chunky heel to save your soles. From little summer frocks to denim cut-offs, this staple shoe will go with almost anything in your closet.


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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 
27 Jul 2016

Beauty Flash: Discover a few of our favourite quick-fix grooming treatments to try now

  • Beauty Flash  01

    Glow-Getter

    If your skin is showing the strain of long office hours and late nights, book in for a quick facial at NStyle. The popular salon now offers a speedy 30-minute service dubbed ‘Facial on the Go’. Using celebrity facial therapist Deborah Mitchell’s best-selling products from her Heaven line, your pores will be thoroughly cleansed, buffed and moisturised to ensure you leave glowing.

    Take the multitasking to the next level by enjoying the service while having a manicure and pedicure.


    The details: Facial on the Go is priced at Dhs200. NStyle Nail Lounge in Mall of the Emirates, call (04) 341 3300
    Deborah Mitchell Heaven Bee Venom Mask, Dhs1,025, NStyle Nail Lounge

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    Crowning Glory

    Double-duty beauty at its best – get freshly washed bouncy locks with a side of glossy nails at Sister’s Beauty Lounge. While the pro hairstylists tend to your tresses, the expert nail technicians will get to work smoothing and polishing talons.

    The details: Blow-dries start at Dhs120 depending on hair length, nail shape & polish change is priced at Dhs70. Sister’s Beauty Lounge in Mall of the Emirates, call (04) 379 2992

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    Kérastase Elixir Ultime Nourishing Hair Oil, Dhs192, Sister’s Beauty Lounge

    Power Brows

    Groomed brows are a sure-fire way to look more put-together in a flash. Neaten your arch with a trip to Benefit’s Brow Bar located within Sephora Dubai. In just 15 minutes, your brows will be gently waxed, tweezed and topped off with a natural tint to make them look fuller.

    The details: Eyebrow tint and wax is priced at Dhs140. Sephora Dubai in Mall of the Emirates, call (04) 395 1978

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    Benefit Gimme Brow, Dhs125, Sephora Dubai


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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 
26 Jul 2016

Your weekend wardrobe sorted

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    #TGIF! The weekend has arrived and it’s time to ditch your corporate threads and open up your off-duty closet.

    Whatever your weekend plans, these are the new season buys you need in your life. And don’t panic if you’re trying to save for the summer holidays, as these fashion favourites all ring in at a budget-friendly price.

    Shop our top picks form the best shops across the Middle East now…

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    Dress, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum,

    Nothing sets our hearts aflutter quite like a sparkly new frock. This glitzy racer-back minidress features hundreds of light-catching silver sequins.

    Style tip: Our go-to for party season, sequins can also be worn during the day, simply pair with a denim jacket and gladiator sandals for easy summer style.

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    Kaftan, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

    Covered, cool and oh so comfortable – our love of kaftans never wavers. This electric blue number features a deep V neckline and flattering side splits. If this is the silhouette for you, buy it in ruby red too.

    Style tip: If a billowing kaftan is swamping your figure, nip in with a wide waist-belt, or for a more Grecian take, tie with metallic rope.

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    Printed neck scarf, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

    In case you have missed it, chokers are having a major moment in the world of fashion. We’ve spotted every IT girl, from Kendall to Gigi and everyone in-between, sporting this sought-after accessory.

    Style tip: If the goth-esque black velvet chockers of the nineties’ don’t fit your aesthetic, steer towards pretty printed neck scarves instead, which can also be used as a head band for the beach.


For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com          

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 
26 Jul 2016

How To Dress Like Rihanna

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    Be it on or off the stage, Rihanna is never one to shy away from over-the-top outfits and hard-to-try trends.

    From a curve-hugging transparent sheath decked with thousands of crystals, to a traffic-stopping neon green fur coat teamed with thigh-high vinyl boots, and who could forget about the couture yellow-caped gown complete with a cascading train she wore to last year’s prestigious Met Gala – it’s official, nobody nails show-stopping style quite like Rihanna.

    While the 28-year-old’s standout wardrobe may not be to everyone’s taste (how many woman can pull off a fluffy pink mink minidress with matching bobby socks?), we have to hand it to RiRi, she is definitely a fearless fashionista.

    Famous for her smash hit beats Diamonds, Umbrella, We Found Love and Stay (to name just a few), a few weeks ago the Barbadian singer and songwriter released a powerful ballad titled Sledgehammer for the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack.

    Showing off her fashion IT girl status, Rihanna recently stepped out for a meeting in Soho, New York, looking sleek and sophisticated. Wearing a classic little black dress topped off with a tailored coat, the singer/songwriter jazzed up her ensemble with quirky white heels and gold space-age inspired shades.

    Here, we show you how to get her edgy look from the Middle East’s leading shopping malls.

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    Black cut-out dress, BCBGMAXAZRIA, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

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    White leather shoes, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

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    Blue mirrored sunglasses, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut


For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
http://www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com          

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON

www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 
26 Jul 2016

Supermodel Secrets: Skincare tricks and tips from the world’s most beautiful woman

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    What do the industry’s top cover girls all have in common? Years of runway shows, glossy photoshoots and luxury campaigns have armed them with the most sought-after beauty secrets in the business.

    From liquid eyeliner to bronzed contouring, here we reveal the insider tricks of the trade along with products to buy from the shopping malls in the UAE…


    Golden Goddess

    With nearly four decades in the fashion industry, catwalk icon Iman has certainly learnt a thing or two about make-up. The Somalia-born beauty maintains her runway-worthy complexion with bronzer, “Regardless of whether you're light-skinned or dark-skinned, wear bronzer. Put it on the periphery of the face, the décolletage, and the cheeks. It always makes you look like you just came from Ibiza!” she revealed to Elle magazine.

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    The beauty buy: Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder, Dhs250, Paris Gallery, visit Mall of the Emirates

    Fine Line

    Top model Karlie Kloss swears by the power of eyeliner for achieving her smoldering supermodel look. “I love to have a nice simple liquid liner on the eye - I use a cream liner or pen for a feline flick,” Kloss told Vogue, “I also like a mascara that gets right into the roots, it defines the inner and outer lashes.”

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    The beauty buy: Sephora Collection Long Lasting Eyeliner High Precision Brush, Dhs69, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

    Bright Eyed

    Model of the moment Kendall Jenner looks to her famous reality star sisters when it comes to seeking skincare advice. The 20-year-old American beauty told byrdie.co.uk: “My sisters," Jenner said, “since they’re a little bit older than Kylie and I, they’ve always wanted to help prevent anything that they’ve gone through when they were our age. So they’re like, ‘Never touch your face, never pick your face, always wash your face, and wear eye cream’. They literally give us everything that we should do.”

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    The beauty buy: All About Eyes Cream, Dhs370, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com

 
13 Jul 2016

June Style Must-Haves: Fashion-forward pieces to buy now

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    Before jetting off on your summer travels, stop by the shopping malls in Dubai to stock up on a few last-minute holiday essentials to top off your vacation wardrobe.

    With a well-earned summer break on the horizon, we think you deserve to treat yourself to a little something special from the mall this month.

    Our fashion team has taken it upon themselves to comb through all the aisles to find the most coveted items to hit the shop floors this June.

    Happy shopping ladies!

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    Embroidered dress, Dhs269, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates
    Meet this season’s most in demand silhouette, off-the-shoulder. This relaxed style has been spotted everywhere from fashion week to our favourite stores on the Dubai shopping scene.

    This purse-friendly sky blue tunic is the last word in easy summer dressing – ideal for throwing on for a day at the beach or a spot of shopping. We love the nautical pinstripe and splash of bright rose embroidery. Team with gladiator flats and a boho hair braid.

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    Straw beach bag, Dhs179, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates Stash your everyday workbag and reach for a beachy straw tote instead. Opt for a roomy size that fits all your poolside necessaries – and shopping finds! This plaited raffia piece by Mango comes complete with a bold green cactus motif and handy long leather straps.

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    Woven sun hat, Dhs1,107, Missoni at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates
    A large floppy hat will be your style saviour this season. Not only will this iconic accessory give your ensemble instant Riviera chic, a wide-brimmed sun hat will help shield your complexion from strong UV rays and hide bad hair days – a frequent beauty woe during the hotter months and humid climates.

    This striped colour block hat by Missoni is topping our current shopping wish list.


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

For more information visit http://www.malloftheemirates.com/

 
16 Jun 2016

How To Dress Like Kate Hudson

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    Award-winning actress and Hollywood royalty Kate Hudson is as well known for her coveted sense of style as her memorable movie roles and acting pedigree.

    The daughter of film stars Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell is never one to shy away from scene-stealing red carpet gowns. Off-duty, her wardrobe consists of a bohemian floral maxi dresses, layered jewels and western-style boots.

    Now a mother of two young boys, Kate first rose to fame in 2000 for playing Penny Lane in the cult film, Almost Famous. After collecting a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for the role, Kate went on to star in blockbuster rom-com hits including How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and Bride Wars.

    On this occasion, Kate showed off her style credentials in a flowing lilac gown as she attended a star-studded cocktail party in Cannes, France.  The ethereal dress featured a subtle train along with a delicately beaded bodice. To top off her feminine look, the 37-year-old starlet paired it with glittering diamond earrings and a metallic box clutch.

    Kate wore her blonde locks in loose waves and her make-up paired down with glowing skin, shimmering eyes and a pale pink lipstick.

    This glamorous look is ideal for both Iftar celebrations in the UAE or summer weddings. Here, we show you how to copy her beautiful look from the Middle East’s leading shopping malls.

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    Purple gown, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum,

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    Earrings, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

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    Beaded bag, BCBGMAXAZRIA, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif


For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
http://www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com          

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 
24 May 2016

The Lux Life of Dubai

With its magnificent skyscrapers and manmade islands, Dubai seems like a city from the future. From its impressive indoor ski resort to the tallest building in the world, everything in Dubai projects grandeur.

The malls of Dubai are home to most of the global luxury brands; a reason why the city has gained fame as one of the Fashion Capitals of the World.Fashion lovers look forward to explore the much talked about haute couture in this city.

Here’s our guide featuring some of the biggest luxury brands available in Dubai.

Versace in Dubai
Right from Elizabeth Hurley’s famous black dress in 1994, Versace has a special place in the minds of fashion-followers from around the world.With collections that come inspired from Neo-punk styles to the traditional Indian sari, Versace in Dubai matches up to the commitment and excellence of the brand. If you’re looking for something that’s bound to turn heads, be sure to check in at Versace at the Mall of the Emirates.

Dior Dubai
Nothing designed by this international house of fashion has ever failed to make a statement. Dior’s trends have redefined the rules of the industry every time.Dubai’s first ever Dior boutique opened in 2010 at Mall of the Emirates designed as a salon cum luxury apartment.Designed for both men and women, if you are looking for Parisian fashion in Dubai, Dior Dubai is where you will find it.

Chanel Dubai
Chanel’s innovative collections have withstood the test of time in a way that most brands can’t claim.Women of the world owe the brand for conceptualizing the Little Black Dress that now hangs in most of their wardrobes. Chanel Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates has internalized this spirit in every single piece they offer.Those who love refined, elegant luxury are in for a pleasant surprise at their store.

ArmaniDubai
Armani’s contemporary fashion collections have something for everyone. Including everything from sportswear, formal and casual wear, leather accessories, watches and jewellery, the brand offers a complete lifestyle solution for men and women. Armani Dubai, located at Level 1 at the Mall of the Emirates, is surely a treat for lovers of luxury brands.

Explore the best of fashion right here in Dubai and feel truly pampered with the many premium brands from around the world like Aigner, Audemars Piguet, Balenciaga, Billionaire, Berluti, Boucheron, Boutique 1, Braccialini, Breguet, Breitling, Bugatti, Burberry, Bvlgari, Canali, Cartier, Celine, Carolina Herrera,Chopard, Christian Louboutin, Coach, De Beers, Dior Homme, Dolce & Gabbana, ELIE SAAB, Emporio Armani, ErmenegildoZegna, Etoile, Etro, Faconnable,Fendi, Furla, Gina, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci, Harvey Nichols - Dubai, Hogan, Hugo Boss Classic, Jimmy Choo, La Martina, Louis Vuitton, M Missoni, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Markati Palazzo, Marni, Michael Kors, Missoni, MiuMiu,Mont Blanc, Omega, Pal Zilleri, Patek Phillipe, Paul & Shark, Paul Smith, Porsche Design, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Red Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Rolex, Saint Laurent Paris, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., TOD’s, Tom Ford, UlysseNardin, Vacheron Constantin Boutique, Versace Collection, VertuandZilli

Happy shopping!

 
22 May 2016

Sole Mates: Step Out In Style

Carrie Bradshaw, television’s ultimate style icon, nailed it when she famously revealed: “The fact is, sometimes it's really hard to walk in a single woman's shoes. That's why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.”

Or how about the memorable episode where she dramatically decaled: “I've spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!”

While that kind of spending might be a tad extreme for most, we will admit to occasionally treating ourselves to a sparkling new pair of soles.

This season the shelves in the UAE malls are bursting with brand new shoes to suit all styles and budgets, from snakeskin stilettos to swingy, fringed mules.

Here, we present to you the top three SATC-worthy styles to purchase in Dubai shopping malls now – go quickly before they go!

 

Leather heels, Dhs399, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates

The classic court shoe gets an instant S/S 16 update with ombre blue python. This elegant pair of heels by purse-friendly Zara will immediately jazz up a bland office suit, taking you straight into the evening ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fringe leather sandals, Dhs2, 690, Proenza Schouler at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

Mules are having a major moment in the world of accessories and are officially this season’s biggest shoe trend. This monochrome pair comes complete with leather fringe tassels and a comfortable circular heel – perfect fun nights on the tiles!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leopard print heels, Dhs552, Dune, visit Mall of the Emirates

Nothing makes a style statement quite like a dash of wild leopard print. With contrasting panels, slim heels and an edgy lace-up front, this budget-approved pair by Dune will be a sartorial staple for years to come.

 

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

 

 
19 May 2016

Dive In: Swimsuit Special

Take a trip to the shopping malls in Dubai and upgrade your holiday wardrobe with an assortment of new swimsuits.

Tankinis, cutaways, bandeaus, Brazilian-style… the swimsuit market is filled with endless options. Where is a girl to start?

We’ve put an end to your shopping frustration and narrowed down your search to find the very best of the bunch.

Whichever body type category you fall into, be it pear shaped, athletic, slim or curvy, these colourful swimsuits will fit, flatter and stand out on the beach this season.

 

 

Multi-coloured print swimsuit, Dhs149, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates

The cut-away waist and back detailing on this floral printed will lend a feminine shape to narrow or athletic figures.

Style tip: From DVF to Ese Azenabor and Trina Turk, Spring/Summer’s 2016 catwalks were awash with bright tropical prints. Buck the trend and make a splash in this beautifully bold one-piece by Zara.

 

 

 

 

Bikini top in apricot, Dhs89, black bikini bottoms, Dhs49, both H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates

This balconette bikini is a brilliant choice for top-heavy silhouettes. The underwired top comes with moulding and padded cups to offer maximum support, while the halter straps add instant lift. Pair with contrasting black bikini bottoms.

Style tip: Who says you can’t wear accessories on the beach? Load up on island-inspired straw hats, corals beads and bohemian layered jewels.

Printed bikini top, Dhs129, Printed bikini bottoms, Dhs89, both Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates
A classic pick to suit nearly all body frames, this nautical blue striped two-piece is a wardrobe staple. Now all we need is a yacht to wear it on!

Style tip: While on your swimsuit shopping hunt, look for styles with removable straps to avoid tanning lines.

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

 

 
18 May 2016

How To Dress Like…Blake Lively

Long honey-hued locks, a 5’9” frame and legs for days, Blake Lively is no stranger to standing out from a crowd. Recently stepping out for the annual Cannes Film Festival in the Côte d'Azur, the stunning actress caused an even bigger stir as she decked her growing baby bump in an array of traffic-stopping red carpet looks.

Married to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, who she met on the set of sci-fi adventure film Green Lantern, Blake was a hit with Parisian fashion critics who praised the American beauty for her stylish approach to maternity wear.

The 28-year-old star shot to fame playing the role of Serena on CW’s hit show Gossip Girl and has since gone on to star in a long list of acclaimed films, including Savages, The Town and The Age of Adaline.

On this occasion, the actress was spotted attending a photo call in the French Riviera to promote her latest flick, a romantic comedy titled Café Society directed by award-winning cinema icon Woody Allen.

Draped in a flowing scarlet jumpsuit paired with delicate gold jewels, Blake certainly made a big impact.

Here, we show you how to get her glamorous look from the Middle East’s leading shopping malls.

 

 

Red jumpsuit, BCBGMAXAZRIA, visit Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif

Style tip: We love this tailored red pantsuit by BCBGMAXAZRIA. Wear with nude-coloured high heels to create the illusion of longer legs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Necklace, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ring set, Forever 21 Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Beirut.

For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE

www.malloftheemirates.com

www.citycentresharjah.com

www.citycentreajman.com

 
15 May 2016

Summer's most stylish must-haves to buy now

UAE shopping malls are one of the most popular Dubai attractions. And for very good reason – these sprawling retail havens are filled with a seemingly never-ending array of amazing shops, delicious restaurants and cafés, beauty salons and entertainment activities, ranging from in-door ski slopes to 3D cinemas.

Our fashion team has taken it upon themselves to comb through all the aisles to find the most coveted items to hit the shop floors this month.

Be it payday or a weekend spree, we think you deserve to treat yourself to a little something special from the mall this month.

Happy shopping ladies!

Leather strappy sandals, Dhs1,094, BCBGMAXAZRIA, visit Mall of the Emirates


Summer has arrived and it’s high time we ditch the heavy boots and opt for open-toe sandals. This pair of leather woven heels by BCBGMAXAZRIA has gone straight to the top of our wish list this month. We plan on wearing these soles with floaty printed frocks and tailored shorts for the warm-weather season ahead.

 

 

 

 

Printed cotton dress, Dhs1,045, Cecilie Copenhagen at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

Created by cool young label Cecilie Copenhagen from Denmark, this monochrome summer dress gives a nod to Arabia with a traditional black and white keffiyeh print. A style to suit all, we love the feminine tie-up shoulders and flattering silhouette-skimming fit. Team this pretty dress with gladiator sandals and a straw hat for easy beach chic.

 

 

 

 

 

Metallic leather bag, Dhs3,850, Burberry, visit Mall of the Emirates

Bucket bags are back in the spotlight this season and this dainty gold style by Burberry is a coveted pick for the months ahead. Embossed in the fashion house’s high-quality gold leather and topped with a gilt chain strap, this is an ideal carryall for any occasion day or night.

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

 
02 Apr 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/

 

 

 
01 Apr 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/

 
25 Oct 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.

 

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

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

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                      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.

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                      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.

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                      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/

 
01 Sep 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.

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

    We love the intricate jewel print of this unique dress

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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/

 
01 Aug 2015

August style must haves

Check out the top three fashion pieces we’re coveting from the Dubai malls this month.

Whether its payday or a weekly spree, sometimes a girl just wants to splurge on something special, and why not?

To help you find the perfect treat we’ve combed through the shops to find some of the most in-demand items to hit the Dubai malls this August. Credit cards at the ready…

 

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    Floral leather bag, Dhs690, Uterqüe, visit Mall of the Emirates or City Centre Mirdif
    Crafted in Italy, this beautiful ink-blue leather messenger bag by Spanish brand Uterqüe is our go-to tote for summer. Thanks to the handy cross-body strap, you can use this bag for both day and night. The delicate hand-sewn flowers and tassel detail will add instant glamour to any outfit.

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    Glitter embellished high heels, Dhs2,590, Christian Loboutin, visit Mall of the Emirates
    Nothing screams party time quite like a fabulous pair of killer heels, and this glitter-encrusted style by the brilliant Christian Louboutin deserves to be shown a fun night on the dance floor. Wear with a little black dress, a slick of bright lipstick and you’re good to go!

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    Swirl Pearl Drop Earrings, Dhs2,550, Balenciaga, visit Mall of the Emirates
    These statement earrings by Balenciaga are topping our wish list this month. The perfect piece to complement an elegant evening look, the swirling style comes studded with delicate diamonds and white pearls. To show off the beautiful design, wear your locks pulled back in a chic up-do.

 
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