As we’re seemingly <ital> constantly <ital> on the hunt for that perfect little dress, we’re over the moon about the UAE launch of Dannii Minogue’s Project D collection of colourful and classic dresses next month. The range, which she co-creates with her friend, fashion designer Tabitha Somerset Webb, is inspired by vintage shapes and in their words, produces “gracefully feminine and effortlessly wearable dresses” that work with, not against, women’s curves. The range will be stocked at Boutique 1 stores from October, and we hear the Australia’s Got Talent judge will be heading to the UAE to talk up the collection at the end of the month -- so she’ll probably be travelling with her sis Kylie, who performs in Abu Dhabi on November 2. Check out our favourites.
Marc Jacobs new perfume
“I don’t think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot.” And with that, the trend-making designer launches his latest fragrance, simply titled Dot, a floral and fruity mix of red berries, dragonfruit, honeysuckle, coconut water and orange blossom. The perfume, from his own range, has a bottle designed by graphic artist Sayuri Shoji, but we can’t help thinking that Jacobs has gone simply dotty -- his latest collection for Louis Vuitton, where he is creative director, is also completely polka, and involved a collaboration with dot-crazy Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The eau de parfum is Dh340 (50ml) and Dh450 (100ml).
SoPritti presents Araaish
Check out this one-day exhibition of fashion and art on Saturday. Works by local artists will be showcased alongside pieces for purchase by fashion and jewellery designers including Sabyasachi, Vikram Phadnis, Shyamal and Bhumika, Mana Shetty, Isha Mehra Atosa and Ensemble. The exhibition is in partnership with Indian events organiser, Araaish, who will also be raising awareness about its fundraising arm, Save the Children India. Check it out at the Al Murooj Rotana Hotel, Dubai, from 11am-8pm.
Lovin My Bags bag care products
You always make sure your beautiful handbag gets a seat of its own at the cinema or restaurants. So why shouldn’t it get its own beauty range too? Bag spa Lovin My Bags -- which promises to pamper your little beauty and restore it to youth at its Palm Strip location -- has released a range of products to use at home to keep your leather (and ostrich, and snakeskin) pieces in mint condition. The Handbag Care Kit includes a protector, which repells oil and water and prevents dyes from entering the leather; a cleanser to wipe off stains; and a moisturiser. The products are created with handbag leathers in mind and are suitable for all types of leather and skins. They’ve also got a product to prevent dye transfer from abayas and jeans. Call 04-3866081.