Get the look
Actress Rachel McAdams wowed in this all-black ensemble at the New York premiere of her new film Southpaw. You, too, can get this simple yet elegant look with this crossover top (H&M, Dh129), midi skirt (Miss Selfridge, Dh199), black heels (Dune, Dh429) and bracelet (Dorothy Perkins, Dh45).
What I’m buying this month
I love the transitional feel of Banana Republic’s new limited-edition collection. It’s perfect for bridging that gap between summer and fall with light fabrics in autumnal tones. I especially love the nipped-in waist and pleats of this super-flattering dress, Dh550.
Designer collaboration to watch out for…
British actress and model Michelle Keegan is back this autumn with her most fashion-forward collection yet for Lipsy. I love the fringed pieces and dark floral prints. She’s also created some must-have basics such as this gypsy-style dress (Dh299) and khaki shirt (Dh239), which you’ll get so much wear out of next season. Available at Lipsy, The Dubai Mall.
New store alert!
British department store House of Fraser recently opened a huge 100,000-square-foot store at Yas Mall, which is super-exciting for us fashion lovers! The new location will stock exclusive brands as well as some of our favourites, including Kurt Geiger, Diesel and Ted Baker and will also feature its own in-house collections. For those who need a bit of encouragement, there is a luxury personal shopping service too.
One of my favourite brands, Uterque, has opened a chic new store in The Dubai Mall, making it even easier to get your hands on its European-inspired collections. The latest pieces include gorgeous statement accessories and easy-to-wear basics. I love this flower necklace (Dh550) and these beige shoes (Dh550). Open on Level 1, near to the fashion parking.
In stores now
Three of the best denim pieces
Dh249, Miss Selfridge; Dh189, New Look; Dh199, Next.