20 November 2018Last updated


Fashion diary

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

By Danielle Elmes-Hughes
27 Dec 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Cate Blanchett.

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Get the look

I buy an updated LBD every December and this year I was on the hunt for a budget-friendly version of the Schiaparelli dress Cate Blanchett wore at the London Film Festival.
I found the perfect one at Zara, which I’ll wear with these sparkling heels for parties and with bright colour tights and boots during my trip to the UK.


Dress, Dh495, Zara; Heels, Dh549, Dune; Earrings, Dh125, Coast

Where I’m browsing


Shedd App is the new must-download fashion platform in the UAE (I’m already hooked!), where you can buy and sell second-hand fashion items. Browse through thousands of pieces from local sellers and sell your own too, adding filters to your images and even taking part in a live chat with potential buyers. So if you’ve been thinking about having a wardrobe cleanse, now’s your chance. Available on iStore.

What I’m buying this month


I recently bought this gorgeous snowflake earring set (Dh325) as a present for a friend from Pandora’s winter festive range. The designers say the inspiration was “a faraway kingdom covered in shimmering, translucent stones and crystal in frosted hues”.
It’s an instant Christmas spirit hit.

Designer collaboration to watch out for…


Zoë Jordan, a hip new British fashion designer who debuted at London Fashion week last year and is loved by Cara Delevingne, Sienna Miller and Lady Gaga has recently collaborated with River Island. The 11-piece collection flaunts clean lines and dramatic textures for subtle glamour. I love the smoking-hot graphic prints and faux leather that are a moodier alternative to sparkling party wear. Prices from Dh200.

Psst… style alert


When getting ready, there’s nothing worse than pulling out the perfect frock for the occasion and realising it is creased. Luckily the new Philips ClearTouch Essence Garment Steamer has changed all that as its perfumed steam not only irons out creases in your clothes in seconds but leaves them smelling amazing. Dh599 from selected stores.

In stores now

3 of the best party earrings


Dh40, Aldo; Dh59, Mango; Dh95, Zara

By Danielle Elmes-Hughes

By Danielle Elmes-Hughes

Fashion and Beauty Director