The holy month of Ramadan brings with it ample time for socializing and catching up with near and dear ones. Ramadan is a time for giving, and if you are looking for ideas on festive gifting, I’ve found a few options you can consider.
The UAE is truly the platform for blending East with West. When it comes to the world of fashion, Adam Irija is the perfect example.
Adam Irija is a Swedish designer from Stockholm. Taking a leap of faith outside his comfort zone, the suave young designer has established himself as a creator of stunningly beautiful abayas (the gracefully modest dress worn by Arab women).
Adam is a qualified architect. A chance encounter with fashion led him to apprentice with a house of fashion for over 8 years. This helped Adam strengthen his wings, and he soon took flight into the colorful, magical world of fashion.
Today we talk to Adam about his journey into fashion, how he seamlessly blends East with West, and what he believes every fashionable person should have in their wardrobes.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Oh wait, it has already passed!
In the UAE and the neighboring GCC countries, Mother’s Day falls on 21st March but having been raised in New Zealand (where my mother resides!), my calendar always alerts me to the second Sunday of May.
This year, Mother’s Day in the West falls on 10th May (the second Sunday of May), and I thought it would be apt to dedicate a post to this special date.
I had the pleasure of attending Fashion Forward Season 5 this month, and on Sunday 12th April Lebanese born Lama Jouni debuted in the Dubai fashion scene with her Autumn-Winter 2015 collection.
I shared a few sneak peaks from her collection with you here, and in today’s post we talk to Lama herself; her enviably fashionable background, her passion for design, and her invaluable tips every woman should be aware of.
The catwalk was ablaze all weekend with show-stopping creations by the Middle East’s finest designers, many debuting for the first time round. Each lent a different element of drama to the show. From folklore and fairytales, to new-age symmetry and grunge, FFWD Season 5 was a feast for the eyes.
Below is a pictorial summary of some of the jaw-dropping catwalk creations seen at FFWD. All photography used in this post is courtesy Getty Images.
I had the pleasure of attending a number of shows at Fashion Forward (Season 5) these past few days, and will be sharing a few glimpses from the shows with you.
This Sunday 12th April, Lama Jouni debuted the Dubai fashion scene with her Autumn-Winter 2015 collection.
Deadly Companions is a stylishly edgy fashion label from Australia.
It was created by Sydney design duo Isabelle Guillemot and Lucina Mason, and has been creating waves in the fashion world.
Isabelle was in Dubai a couple of weeks back, and I had the pleasure of having a chitchat with her. She shared her experiences as a designer, and listed invaluable fashion tips every girl should know. Read on for details.
Al Ghurair Centre is a landmark in the UAE shopping scene. It was the very first mall in Dubai, built on an empty plot of land that is now the heart of a bustling Deira city, Dubai.
Over the years, Al Ghurair Centre has been overshadowed by the bigger, newer malls in its vicinity. However, in the recent past, Al Ghurair Centre has taken on a new persona with its tagline ‘Soul of the City’.
The mall went through a major reconstruction last year, with an expansion that brought in many new fashion labels, some debuting for the first time in the UAE market.