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Fashion diary

Fashion Director Danielle Elmes-Hughes gives us her pick of the month’s top style events and launches

By Danielle Elmes-Hughes
24 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
  • French brand Un Deux Trois.


What I’m buying this month

I’ll be going for a Parisian feel with my party wear this year. The French brand Un Deux Trois has just launched its winter collection here in the UAE. I have my eye on its gorgeous statement LBD (Dh789). The expert tailoring for a flattering fit never lets me down, so here’s hoping I’ll be the belle of the ball!

 Where I’m browsing this month is my must-see local site for gorgeous gems, and I am happy to report that its prices have just got a lot more reasonable – right in time for the party season. I love these wing and pearl sparklers, which are only Dh195 and a perfect festive season treat. Gift cards are also available, so nudge your husband in the right direction and all will be merry come Christmas morning! 


Earrings, Dh295; Earrings, Dh195. 

Designer collaboration to watch out for


Jenny Packham is the go-to girl for red-carpet gorgeousness and I love her collection for Debenhams right now. From floor-sweeping gowns for grand festive events, to girls’-night-out beaded knee-length numbers, it’s perfect for getting your glam on. Plus the 1920s accessories are so fab you’ll want to wear them even for the school run! From Dh200.

Get the look


Rihanna makes a hot party statement in a simple, shocking-pink Helmut Lang dress and strappy Christian Louboutin heels. Our high-street option will have you looking just as fuchsia fabulous for a lot less.


Dress, Dh475, Armani Exchange; Heels, Dh699, Kurt Geiger; Clutch, Dh229, Charles & Keith.

Psst… news alert


The new Buckles & Belts store just opened at Mercato Mall in Dubai has over 170 buckles and 80 belts to create your own made-to-measure design. They’d make a great unique gift for a fashionista friend – prices start from Dh380.

In stores now: three of the best statement necklaces


Dh34, Max; Dh50, Splash; Dh195, Zara.

By Danielle Elmes-Hughes

By Danielle Elmes-Hughes

Beauty and Fashion Director