She’s trained under the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Lacroix; now the American-Lebanese designer has brought her feminine-yet-tough looks to the UAE. Worn by the likes of Madonna and Mila Kunis, they are stocked at Galleries Lafayette. Our picks are this lace dress, Dh8,808, and a printed mousseline dress, Dh9,909.
Jimmy Choos, made-to-order
It’s hard to believe you might not find something to like in the regular Jimmy Choo collection, but if you’re feeling specific, the brand hears you. Made-to-order has been a core element of the London brand (for the very special requests); now they’re bringing it to their UAE customers. Choose from several colourways, textures and finishes in a number of popular styles: Anouk, Lance, Xenia and Tite — as well as varying heel heights. You can also monogram the soles. The service will be available at: Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai (October 15-18); Sofitel, Downtown, Dubai (October 20-21); Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi (October 23-24); and Rosewood Hotel, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi (October 25).
American Apparel in the UAE
If you’re in need of a brightly coloured leotard, leggings or miniskirt, we’ve got you covered. American Apparel will be available to shoppers in the Middle East through Dubai-based online retailer SIVVI.COM. As famous for their racy advertising as for their fashion staples (jersey T-shirts, tank tops and hoodies, for men and women, all items from the LA-based label are manufactured in the US. The website promises next-day delivery.
More fab things from Galleria, the new strip mall on Al Wasl Road. In addition to some cool restaurants and fashion boutiques, SoH, a beauty parlour with a difference, has just opened. Treats in store include organic argan-oil based products and art on the walls. The art’s not just on the walls, actually — they also offer nail art and “floral hair art” while you peruse the varying exhibitions. Currently on show is pop art by Melanie Pickup, Maria Iqbal and Mubarik Jafery. Call 04-3444147.