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 

Sister Sister

Sister Sister

It’s not every day that I have time to pack up and head back over to London, so of course I really appreciate it when Reem makes time to come over to Dubai so often. When I was invited by Farfetch to jet over to London for a weekend to join the rest of their global ambassadors along side Reem, I of course had to say yes.

Reem and I cozied up in a beautiful suite at the Chiltern Firehouse and finally had time to shoot together for our latest style collaboration with one of the newest boutiques to be added on to Farfetch’s impressive roster, The Shop at Bluebird. It’s so much fun working when it’s with my sister, we bounce off of each other so easily and our ‘sisterly bickers’ just make the process that much more energetic, or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. We headed to the beautiful space that is The Shop at Bluebird, which is basically like being in a playground, (if the swing set was designed by Phillip Lim or the sand box was embellished by Marni), and spent a very fun few hours putting together three looks each for this series of articles which we’re so excited to share with you.

I can’t remember the last time we had an opportunity to shoot together, so it’s extra special for us. Styling is such a fun way to express your mood and for this set of images, it was all about feeling comfortable and warm in chilly London. What we both came up with really compliments each other and I love it, it made for synchronising with each other in the images, just that much easier.

Sunglasees by Tommy Hilfiger AW14 collection. Photographed by Kit Lee, edited by Reem Kanj.

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Reem wears: Cape: Dusan | Jeans: Hudson | Jumper: Dusan | Bag: Fendi | Boots: Reiss

Natalya wears: Jacket: Ravn | Sweater: Chinti & Parker Jeans: J Brand | Clutch: Marni | Boots: Laurence Dacade