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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
12 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
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Get the look

Nicole Kidman wore a body-con LBD (with a rock and roll twist) from the Mugler Pre-Fall 2015 collection at the Grammy awards last month. Get her punk-edge look for a fraction of the cost with this gorgeous two-piece from the new River Island collection in stores now.


Top, Dh229 and Skirt, Dh199, both River Island; Heels, Dh350, Dorothy Perkins.

What I’m buying this month


Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I’m about to become a first-time mum, so I’m treating myself and my mother to a pair of fabulous sunnies from the new Love Beat by Vogue Eyewear. They have cute heart-shaped decoration and come complete with a card to personalise the gift. From Dh610, available at all major optical stores across the UAE.

In stores now

3 of the best figure-flattering swimsuits


Butterfly by Matthew Williamson bikini, Dh195, Debenhams; Pacha halterneck swimsuit, Dh220, River Island; Panache Veronica swimsuit, Dh335, TKD.

Designer collaboration to watch out for


Steve Madden has joined forces with red-hot Grammy-nominated musical artist Iggy Azalea. The Aussie rapper has delivered a capsule collection that features 1990s-inspired chunky platforms and sporty neoprene sandals from Dh329, so quick-step your way into a Steve Madden store soon before the collection sells out!

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Bebe’s new Viva La Diva Collection is modelled by supermodel Irina Shayk and is a riot of colour – perfect for that injection of summer to your wardrobe. I can’t wait to holiday in the breezy block-colour maxi dresses and party in the wild print separates. Prices from Dh395

Where I’m browsing this month


I’m often found browsing in Satwa for fabric to copy a gorgeous designer dress. The problem is the choice of fabric in the region can be limiting, until now! is a new online fashion fabric and dressmaking store where you can order either the fabric from one of its 300 globally sourced designs, or the dress itself, made by one of its seamstresses, for delivery to your door.

By Danielle Elmes-Hughes

By Danielle Elmes-Hughes

Fashion and Beauty Director