Louvre is one of the most popular and well know gallery around the world. Now it is located not only in Paris but Abu Dhabi as well. It was on my list for quite some time and finally, I got the chance to visit it. Honestly, it was impressive to see it, such a stunning architecture and location. Great spot for some fashion photography since its designed in ultra-modern style. Plus the whole gallery surrounded by water which makes it even more incredible. Of course, the one in Paris holds more artworks but the art selection in the Abu Dhabi branch is great as well. I think to see everything inside you will need at least 4 hours. I will definitely recommend to all my friends and consider this place as a must-see for tourists.
The collaboration between Kenzo and H&M is the top exciting events for this season. After the huge success with Balmain last year, H&M decided to do it with the other luxury brand, Kenzo. For my readers, I am revealing the collection secrets, before it even arrived to the stores. In this line, you will see splash colors with lots of animal prints. I felt like each piece in KENZOxH&M line is the statement. I would also highlight the double sides jackets. I love the idea that by buying one jacket you can flip it and get another color. Such a cool and quick transformation. Besides, there are lots of amazing accessories as well with Kenzo logo. So if you always wanted to own luxury pieces in your wardrobe, it is a great chance to get it at an affordable price.
KENZOxH&M collection will be launched on 3rd November in selected stores. In Dubai, it will be availible in official H&M stores at The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Mirdif City Center and in Abu Dhabi at Yas Mall. Hurry up because it will be sold out super quick.
One of the biggest fashion events in Dubai is Arab Fashion Week which is dedicated to designers from all over the world. The event is semiannual and happens twice a year, usually in October and March. During Spring/Summer’17 runway, I saw designers from different countries such as Italy, USA, Saudi Arabia, France, Sweden and others. All shows were hosted at The Meydan Hotel, the top popular place for horse racing and big concerts. However, each season, the location of AFW is always different. I recorded a little video about the event, so you can see the ambience and shows which I attended this time.
The first day was mainly men’s collection and other days were women fashion shows. Each runway was very standard for 10-15 minutes with a break between different designers. Outside were mini clothing and accessory shops so during half an hour break, I went around and talk to some of the designers. Also, at the end of each day there was an afterparty and on the last day was a big red carpet event. I went for one afterparty at VII restaurant which was absolutely awesome, the other ones, unfortunately, I had no time to attend.
If you would like to participate or just attend next AFW, check it out the official website for more details. Personally, I registered as a blogger but it is possible to come and see fashion shows even if you are not related to the industry. So if you have a passion for fashion, you should totally attend the next one. Last but not least, I feel like each season Arab Fashion Week getting better and better, bigger designers participating in it and the whole organization moving to a larger scale.
Super fashionable brand Claudie Pierlot had a launch of Fall/Winter’16 collection. The event took place at The Dubai Mall in their store which is located on the ground floor next to Sephora. The new collection is absolutely gorgeous so elegant and simple at the same time. During the event, I learned something interesting about this brand. Claudie Pierlot, Maje and Sandro are under the same group, SMCP. Good to know because these three brands are my favorite in the affordable luxury category. I love trendy yet practical styles that they create, I find it perfect for day wear.
Also, for the new collection, Claudie Pierlot did a collaboration with a famous model, Marjan Jonkman. She helped to design lots of gorgeous pieces. Besides, she is the face of the brands for Fall/Winter’16. However, I feel like with or without collaborations this brand does a great job, keeping up with latest trends. Personally, I liked many things in the store.
Last but not least, I could also get my hair braided during the event so of course, I did. My cute hairstyle was done by one of the hairdressers from Firth Avenue Salon. She was very quick, I believe it took around 5-10 minutes. So the event totally exceeded my expectations. I had really lots of fun, great collection, delicious snacks, beautiful photos and lovely hairstyle.