Sheer Basics

Sheer Basics

When it comes to feeling confident and sexy, it all starts with the sheer basics, so my Annoushka bra from Agent Provocateur is the subtle star of my latest outfit. A red lip can take your look from being so-so, to so fabulous but there’s nothing quite like a hint of delicate black lingerie to go that one step further. The other day I roped in Carrie to my suite at the Brown’s Hotel to help me illustrate the beauty of wearing lingerie every day, which I am slowly trying to get into the habit of doing. I don’t mean a full on sexy set, suspenders and all, I just mean something beautiful, preferably matching and with enough ability to boost my confidence levels with one clasp of a bra strap.

In collaboration with Agent Provocateur. Photographed by Carrie, edited by Reem. 

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Swarovski Perfect Gift

Swarovski Perfect Gift

I get so excited at this time of year. For me, Christmas is all about food and spending time with friends and family, but I have to admit one of my favourite pastimes during the festivities is choosing presents for my nearest and dearest. It’s got to be one of the best feelings in the world when you gift someone with a special something and enjoy watching the delight spread across their face when they tear open the wrapping paper. So in the spirit of giving and receiving for Christmas, we’re delighted to share our latest collaboration with Swarovski.

Natalya couldn’t be here to join in on the fun unfortunately but last week, Carrie, Liv and I got together by the beautiful Christmas tree in the lobby of the Park Tower Knightsbridge to reveal who our Secret Santa’s were and gift each other some beautiful pieces, which we each picked out from Swarovski. It was the perfect pre Christmas day, and now it’s time to spread the love and get you all involved. Each of us are hosting a give away of our perfect gift and Natalya and I have chosen this beautiful bangle in rose gold to be won.

From today (December 10th) until December 17th, you can tweet us to win, we’ll choose a winner at random and send you your perfect gift just in time for Christmas. You can see a copy of the Terms and Conditions here and details on how to enter below. Good luck!

To enter:

   Tweet us @FiveFiveFab and be sure to hashtag #SwarovskiPerfectGift. 

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Photography by Miguel Santana. Hair by Reece Walker, make-up by Ahmed El Ali (both at Neville Hair & Beauty).

Secret Souq

Secret Souq

During this time of year Dubai is at it’s best, the weather is perfect and with the recent National Day celebrations the atmosphere is incredible. I found a new favourite spot of mine in Jumeirah’s newly opened Souq Mall, it’s a tiny little mall situated behind Beach Road with a few restaurants and a fabulous view of the pier and yachts. Being a Cancer, it’s normal for me to feel at home whenever I’m by the water so this was the perfect spot to share a new look with you all.

Photographs by Erina Baftiroska.

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Bag: Mansur Gavriel | Skirt: Banana Republic (similar here) | Top: ASOS | Shoes: Shutz | Sunglasses: Quay Cara | Rings: Monica Vinader