The Numaish Festive Fair is taking place from Fri 28 – Sat 29 Sept at the Godolphin Ballroom in Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
As always, Numaish has curated an enticing lineup of the latest in Indian designer wear, and one of my favorite labels showcasing this month is Anavila.
‘Anavila’ translates to ‘pure’ in the ancient Indian tongue of Sanskrit, and is also the name of the founder of this beautiful fashion label.
I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 12. When I first turned four-eyed, I thought it was pretty cool and grownup. As I entered my teens I got all self-conscious thanks to the ‘geek’ stigma attached to being bespectacled. I constantly saw the world through stiff, dry contact lenses. Times have changed and goggles are more of a fashion statement now; my view on wearing glasses has had a 360 degree turn.
Girls with glasses are cool! Make the most of your frames, and read on for tips to take your style quotient behind goggles many notches up.
Whoever said modesty can never be fashionable needs to pay a visit to the UAE. The humble Arabic Abaya is worn here with so much style and panache. Traditionally a long, black cloak that covers its wearer from the shoulder to the ankles, this simple, loose-fitting garmet has morphed into a whole new array of styles and colours.
Would you wear beachwear for a night about town? With the beautiful pieces from Blue Ink Beachwear, this is absolutely a ‘can do’. We showed you how to take swimwear to the boardroom (click here) and how to cover it up stylishly by the pool (click here). The girls and I are now back with the Night Out edition 🙂
My beautiful young friend Darshana is visiting from Australia this month. How time flies! I saw her last as a frisky little toddler, and here she is, on the threshold of womanhood. Britney Spears’ “I’m Not a Girl” blares loud and clear in my head.
As you can see from my recent posts, December has been a very indulgent month. The foodie in me is taking center stage, and its starting to show around the midriff big time!
The colour black really does hide a multitude of sins, and an LBD (‘Little Black Dress’) in my opinion, is a closet essential every girl should own.
I found this gem of a dress at Anotah, the rather quirky, outlandish fashion label hailing from Kuwait. Their collections are far from mainstream, and they never shy away from the use of unusual colour combinations. My kind of place I tell you!
This however, one is a plain, plain black.
Shahin Mannan has created a niche in the Indian fashion industry, and effortlessly blends everyday Western silhouettes with quirky new-age Indian art.
She will be showcasing her latest collection at the Numaish Winter Show, the Indian fashion event scheduled to sizzle Dubai on Saturday 19th December.
When I saw this cotton midi-length summer dress at GAP, I knew I had to have it. It is lightweight and perfect for hot UAE summers, and I love the versatility of a simple silhouette.
I’ve worn this dress on shopping errands, to the beach, on a girl’s day out (see me wearing it in a previous post here), and even jazzed it up to be office-worthy under a contrasting well-fitting blazer.
Last weekend, we dined at Pharaoh’s, the new Egyptian themed restaurant at Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa. My trustworthy GAP dress did not fail me, and I dressed it up with a Zara statement necklace and the Steve Madden Hercules Sandals.
Moda Operandi, the online fashion boutique, never fails to impress me. Curating the best of fashion, the site seems to have a style form to fit every taste.
I love the sophisticated yet simple silhouette of the Antonio Berardi dress on Moda Operandi.
I’ve paired it up with the big guns; Gucci, Chanel, LV and Louboutins. A girl can always dream!