23 September 2018Last updated


Fashion diary

Fashion stylist Gemma Jones gives us her pick of the month’s top style events and launches

Gemma Jones
24 Apr 2016 | 01:55 pm
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Get the look

Heidi Klum’s lilac Oscar gown might have been a controversial pick, but there was no faulting this strapless Versace number she wore to the after party. Channelling the printed bodice and tulle skirt, we love this lookalike 
high-street buy.


Dress, Dh3,000, BCBG; Heels, Dh149, Shoe Mart; Clutch, Dh250, Miss Selfridge; Ring, Dh49, Aldo.


When a trend meets technology...

We have all been there – browsing online, lusting after those oversized super-cool (but slightly out there) Prada sunnies… wondering whether we could possibly pull them off as well as the model wearing them.

Specsaddict has made things a lot easier by introducing an innovative virtual glasses-try-on tool, allowing us to see how we will look in them before we buy. The virtual mirror, found in your shopping cart, enables you to channel your inner celebrity by trying on a range of brands, from Ray-Ban to Christian Dior, using just your smartphone, tablet or laptop.


Style tip of the month…

If you’re a bit cash-strapped but want some new shoes, resist temptation and jazz up your favourite classics by checking out new brand Madiso. I am loving the ankle strap jewellery designs that you add to classic shoes for a completely different look. Genius!



If there was ever an excuse to splurge a little on yourself, it’s this: Dubai-based fashion influencer Nadya Hasan has launched her own stylish shoe label, and you will want them all. She has added her unique finishing touches to Italian-made classic shoes such as the brogue and court designs. Invest in the collection – remember, it won’t date – from Dh2,200.


Where I am shopping online…

Marks and Spencer has launched its online store in the UAE! offers a door-to-door service and a click-and-reserve option for items you want to pick up in store. Hurrah!

In stores now

3 of the best cold shoulder tops


Dh85, New Look; Dh95, Zara; Dh65, Dorothy Perkins at

Gemma Jones

Gemma Jones