Nadine du Toit, Jen & Kate, Samira Olfat

The Light Side of Denim

24 Jun 2015

We've rounded up Dubai's hottest social influencers to deconstruct how they style their Gap denim...

Jen and Kate Smith
Founders, Dubai Desert Twins

The 23-year-old twins started up their blog almost three years ago and it’s already one of Team Ahlan!’s go-to sites for fashion inspiration. Be it casual chic in Gap denim or evening dressing in Michael Kors, the pair sure know how to style up a storm!  

“You can wear anything with denim: casual tees, sparkly tops, heels or even denim on denim. It doesn’t really matter as anything goes!” Kate

Insta: @dubaideserttwins

Twitter: @dubaidesertwins

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Natalia Shustova
Founder and Creative Director, ShoesTova  
This Dubai-based lawyer is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about names in the industry thanks to her sophisticated and classic looks with a high-fashion twist. Spotted recently surrounded by the world’s biggest celebrities on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival, she’s all about sharing her style through her company, ShoesTova. 

“Denim is easy to dress up or down because it’s always in fashion!” Natalia

Insta: @shoestovainstyle

Twitter: @natalishustova

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Priti Malik
Co-host, The Kris Fade Show, Virgin Radio Dubai
Growing up, this pint-sized fashionista dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and hasn’t given up hope on that just yet! You’ll spot Priti out and about in casual separates and she always has a pair of flats handy! As long as she’s comfortable and stylish, which is always, she’s happy!

“Denim is the most comfortable fabric and easy to take from day to night ” Priti

Insta: @pritimalik

Twitter: @pritimalik

Snapchat: PritiMalik

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Nadine du Toit
Life Coach and Founder of GloryGirl Fitness
While you may associate this super-hot healthie with sport and fitness, she’s always had that ‘secret love of fashion’ card in her back pocket. Citing Michael Costello, DVF and Victoria Beckham as her fave designers, she believes that no matter what you wear, confidence will always make you look your best!   

“Denim just works with everything. It’s so versatile, you can dress it up or down no matter what the occasion” Nadine

Insta: @glorygirlfit

Twitter: @gloryfitgirl 

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Karen Mclean
Founder, Secret Squirrel Food

She’s our favourite food blogger with more than 104,000 followers on Instagram, but this culinary guru doesn’t just specialise in recipes – she’s a dab hand at fashion, too. A champion of upcoming designers from her native Australia, she swears by the mantra ‘life is too short, so just have fun with fashion!’. 

“Denim is versatile and always makes me feel comfortable– I don’t think it will ever go out of fashion!” Karen

Insta: @secretsquirrelfood


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