Saturday, January 23, 2010

What's In My Wardrobe - Grazia Magazine 2010


As promised, here is a scanned copy of me in this weeks 2010 Grazia's magazine "What's In My Wardrobe." I had a really great time do this, and the staff at Grazia were super! Let me know what you think of my fashion picks in this editorial and don't forget to buy the magazine!  xoxo

Monday, January 11, 2010

Karama Adventure

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All Photos taken by 77 Street Productions & Friends.

Make-up and styling done by Anna Deleon.

If you have never discovered the Karama Souk (shopping area) located in the Bur Dubai area, then you are definitely missing out on finding little treasures. They have a variety of souvenir stores tucked away on its colorful streets. You can also find and array of scarves, bags, shoes, jewelry, bedding and a plethora of restaurants and shawarma stands. I always find really nice things when I visit Karama. Maybe next time I’ll see you there! Until then…tell’m I told you! Xoxo
(Jumper is from H&M/shoes are Steve Madden/Tote Louie Vuitton /Black sequence vest f can be found at New Look.)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Color Me Softly:PANTONE S/S 2010 Spring Colors

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Washed Silk Ruffle Dress, $960 /Vanessa Bruno Cowl neck sweater, $370 /Deployment Shorts, $195 /BRIAN ATWOOD - GATHERED SUEDE LOW BOOTS, 557 EUR /JIMMY CHOO - CHARITY PROJECT PHOENIX WEDGES, 325 EUR


The world is finally going to be seen in its true colors! Earth tones and palates of natural elements will govern this season’s collections. The top ten Spring/Summer 2010 PANTONE colors are all about calmness, serenity and positive energy. This is a welcomed change from all the black, white and dark grey I’ve been seeing lately. The world needs a splash of color, and I think this year we are going to see some remarkable and artistic fashion creations coming to our stores.

Included in this entry are a few designers, who describe their inspiration and color vision for the Spring/Summer 2010 season. I also put a collage together, in which the clothes and accessories where chosen based on the featured designers PANTONE color motivations. Your feedback is always appreciated, so do not forget to share your opinion with me please. :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

History Has Been Made! The Burj Khalifa

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Today, I witnessed history being made! It was a tiring, but exhilarating time for me and my family, as we witnessed the opening celebration of the tallest building in the world, “Burj Khalifa.” Thousands attended, and we all marveled at the spectacular fireworks and water extravaganza that took place to commemorate the event. While driving, the traffic was minimal, and we were able to get a park fairly quickly. However, trying to get through the crowds in Dubai Mall was a bit challenging. Thank goodness we were able to obtain a table at Al Hallab Restaurant, where we had a perfect view of the Burj. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic and the company was priceless! Burl Khalifa is the most remarkable development of its time. I can not wait to see the spectacular views, while shopping and eating in the Burj’s fine-dinning restaurants.

Not everyone around the world is so excited about Dubai’s record breaking building. The Burj stands over 800 meters and many Indian workers spent the last six years of their lives building it. Unfortunately, some construction workers have lost their lives building this modern day monument, as did the men who constructed the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Eifel Tower. Truly, the Burj is a testament to man’s hard work and sacrifice, which we should celebrate and not negate.

For many, the Burj is a symbol of freedom. As I watched the faces around me, I felt their joy, their hope and their pride. I know that the global financial crisis has hit us all hard, but do we have to lie down and die, or complain about it all the time? Well I’m here to tell you, that I’m not going to let my dreams of being "fabulous" everyday of my life die because of the problems that surround me…and you should not either! My advice to everyone is to live life fashionably well, love with all your heart, and let the color of your dreams come alive. This is what 2010 is all about!

Thank you Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum for your vision, and for making something extraordinary and beautiful!

I welcome all comments. Signing out…Dubai’s It Girl!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The New Prince of Fashion: Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi

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This humble and talented Sheikh may have his beginnings as Emirate royalty, but now he rules the runways of London Town! Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi is one of the fashion designers to watch. His SS2010 collection is all about youthfulness and Pop-u-lar-ity, which is exactly why celebrities, such as Lady Gaga, Florence Welch and Cheryl Cole are choosing to wearing the “QASIMI” couture label. Khalid’s dramatic and elegant style reflects the current trends of fashion today, as well as the idealism of fashion in the future. There is no doubt that this Sharjah born Sheikh will take over the fashion world by storm. I can’t wait to see what he will “wow” us with next at London Fashion Week this New Year.

I’m sure Sheikh Khalid Bin Sultan Al Qasimi would love to hear what you have to say about his designs, so don’t forget to leave a comment :). You can visit his website at www.qasimi.com

No Glass Slippers Here 2010

Shoe Designer Camilla Skovgaard

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Even though shoe crafter, Camilla Skovgaard, began her career in Dubai making couture footwear for the regions princesses, ( i.e. Sheikh’s wives and daughters), there are no glass slippers anywhere to be found in her phenomenal AW2010 collection! This award winning designer’s minimalistic yet sophisticated style is anything but understated. The feminine conscious engineering of Camilla Skovgaard edgy heels and wedges are the perfect combination of what I call the three C’s− Current, Comfortable and Classy. It’s no wonder why famous fashion designers, such as Matthew Williamson, have paired up with Camilla for New York’s Mercedes Fashion Week.

I love her shoes so much because they make sense! Any intelligent fashionista will love to wear her shoes as well. Plus, who wants glass slippers anyway? They probably hurt your feet and most likely don’t come with a Prince Charming guarantee! LOL

Camilla Skovgaard’s shoes can be found at Harvey Nichols Emirates Mall, Villa Moda Atlantis/DIFC and online at www.camillaskovgaard.com. Check her website to see the entire collection and list of other locations around the world.

Friday, January 1, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!

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Well, 2010 has arrived, and it ended with a BIG surprise for me! I was chosen as one of 2009 Dubai’s Best Dressed in Grazia Magazine’s December 23, 2009- January 5th, 2010 issue. I can only hope to do it again in the future, but all thanks goes to my readers and all the fashionistas, designers, models, PR executives and magazine editors who helped me have a successful blog in 2009! I believe the UAE and the world, for that matter, will offer me more opportunities to blog about what's new the fashion arena of 2010. So, look out for more of the fabulous and the fashionable in “Dubai’s It Girl” this New Year!