Friday, October 31

PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

This year the family are spending Christmas in Paris which I'm absolutely delighted about as I have never been before.  So in the midst of holiday planning, arranging the theatre shows we want to see, ensuring I've included all hot spots from the Da Vinci Code and Sex In The City, I have also been day dreaming about my ideal Paris wardrobe.  It does appear that my taste exceeds my budget, however lets believe in Law of Attraction and hope I can at least realise a couple of things off of my wish list! Queue mood board:




1. Bracelet: Gold cuff from Nordstorm AED190
2. Shoes: Louboutins around AED5,500 ish
3. Coat: French Connection Coat 299GBP
4. Jumper: Ted Baker Jumper 99GBP
5. Skirt: Reiss $195
6. Bag: Fendi AED8,649
7 & 8. Floral Twin Set: Taluha from Sivvi.com AED1,700
9. Shoes: Louboutins around AED4,000 ish

Monday, October 27

This Is How I Rolls


Look at me being little miss fancy pants, firstly meant very literally in these floral cotton trousers from New Look and secondly for posing on this regal green 1975 Rolls Royce.  Unfortunately this classic beaute is just a prop and belongs to a friend but made a great setting for my outfit post today.  Fortunately these pictures were taken outside my house in a very quiet street so I did not look like the tourists you see at the malls having their pictures taken next to the exotic cars that Dubai attracts, otherwise that would have been a bit cringe.

Sunday, October 26

A BITE TO EAT AT JAMIE'S ITALIAN


As I write this blog post I am sitting in Jamie's Italian feeling very lethargic and self indulgent after consuming double-rounds of carbs.  I love the setting here.  It is very urban, very chilled, but yet has a premium feeling with the high spec features such as the huge rustic chandeliers that dominate the room.  The metal chairs, retro glasses, stainless steal tables and rippled windows are very reminisent of a 1980s England with a revolutionary modern twist.


Thursday, October 23

BEAUTY | TODAY'S #FOTD

I had a bit of a make up replen at the weekend, some new introductions and some old faithfuls so a face of the day post felt necessary.  I had a long day ahead, a full day at work (as a pose to what I do not know) followed by an after work event - an Alexander Wang collection launch which I'll post about later! - so I needed product that would last 14hours with minimal touch ups.  Please let me introduce you to the finalists that made the cut, quite heavy products but I went for softer tones so I hopefully didn't look too caked.

Tuesday, October 21

FASHION | NEW LOOK MONOCHROME LOAFERS


Isn’t it great that the weather is cooling down and we can switch our sandals for loafers?  I have a love for these flat sole kicks, something comfortable to walk down the street in whilst still looking stylish.  I found a great pair of patent monochrome flats New Look last week, very Bugsy Malone with the black and white contrast, great for smartening up the simplest of outfits.

Sunday, October 19

WHAT I WORE | REISS KAMILA TOP


What I wore today, an outfit I only bought the night before but was so excited to sport my new threads that I had to wear it to work the very next day.  Before I delve into the details of this outfit post I firstly have to excuse the backdrop of my photo - I'm actually outside Spinny's in Jumeirah en route to do my weekly food shop, not ideal, but trying to fit in blogging, work and play is quite challenging at the mo - so I hope I'm excused!


Friday, October 17

MY WEEK | LUXE, LACE & LIPS

A little fash-diary of my working week, where I went, what I bought and a few lifestyle snaps in between.  This week I had a very successful shopping haul, new make up and new outfits for work (both justifiable spending) plus I attended the lingerie brand, Boux Avenue's press day.

Wednesday, October 15

Eid Break to Sri Lanka

TRAVEL


Having just returned from an amazing five day break in Marissa I wanted to share my travel diaries and photos from the beautiful country that is Sri Lanka.  A destination that has been on my travel-wish-list for sometime, I am happy I am now able to put a big strike through it and start daydreaming about my next globe trotting adventure.  

I had the most enchanting time in the jungle that is Sri Lanka, and here is why I fell in love with the little southern Indian island of paradise.

Monday, October 13

BEAUTY | LOUBOUTIN BEAUTE

Taking coordination to the extreme our nails can now match the bottom of our shoe soles with the launch of Louboutin's array of nail polishes.  The nail polishes come in the most beautiful edgy packaging, a ruby red gem bottle with a 6inch spike lid resembling the heel of your stiletto, designed to be displayed as an ornament on your dressing table and not hidden away in your make up box.

I purchased this in the Level Shoe District and is available in all UAE Louboutin stores retailing at AED240.  Red is the only colour available in the UAE at the moment, but this was definitely going to be my colour of choice - because if you're going to have red nails, you might as well make them Louboutin red!

Wednesday, October 1

REISS AUTUMN/WINTER 14 NEW SEASON COLLECTION AT ATELIER


Admittedly my favourite event of the season, Reiss launch their autumn/winter 14 collection at the extravagant Atelier M at Pier 7 in Dubai Marina.  The chic soiree showcased the key items for the season ahead for women and for men along with the must have accessories to complete the look.  In this post are the outfit details of what I wore for the event and a preview of the new season lines ahead of the fash-pack.

I was dressed in Winnie dress, a navy blue pleated maxi that retails at AED1,549. Navy is such a traditional colour that seems to be revived every couple of seasons because it's such a smart, sophisticated shade that opens up the possibilities of colour matching.  I accompanied my Winnie dress with a peachy pair of Manolo Blahniks and gold accessories.  Blue and orange are complimentary colours on the colour chart (according to Emma, my interior designer friend) and this is so true. You can mix and match the different shades of these colours and together they really enhance a look.