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 

 

All Black Everything

All Black Everything

It’s probably not a good thing that we haven’t put a blog post in ten days considering it’s my full time job, but I promise it’s all for a good reason so please forgive us. Things are very exciting behind the scenes, Natalya and I are busy putting the final touches on our new design for Five Five Fabulous and as soon as the holidays are over, we’ll be getting that bad boy to a screen near you, so watch this space.

Since you last saw me, I’ve had my hair cut, twice. It’s a huge change for me, I attempted a chop in Summer but chickened out and only went as far as the long bob, but ever since Reece got his fabulous hair cutting hands on me, my hair has been transformed. This is the cut that I’ve been wanting to make for so long but just never had the balls to do and I’ve finally let go of whatever was holding me back and I love it. So what better way to debut my chop then with a simple all black outfit perfect for Fall in London’s beautiful Greenwich?

Images photographed by Carrie, edited by Reem.

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Coat: NEXT | Jumper Zara (similar here) | Jeans: Hudson | Bag: Givenchy | Boots: Karen Millen | Rings: Monica Vinader