Dubai's Fashionable Girls in the Know

Dubai’s chicest shoppers show us what they wear through the tricky trans-seasonal months
Thursday , 03 January 2013
Catherine Watson. Catherine wears Poca & Poca top, Forever 21 skirt and Gianvito Rossi heels.
Catherine Watson. Catherine wears Poca & Poca top, Forever 21 skirt and Gianvito Rossi heels.
Clara Strambio. Clara wears Zara top, vintage belt, Paul & Joe trousers and Fendi heels
Clara Strambio. Clara wears Zara top, vintage belt, Paul & Joe trousers and Fendi heels
Rohini Gehani. Rohini wears Jay Aher dress, Edmundo Castillo heels and Ettika bangles
Rohini Gehani. Rohini wears Jay Aher dress, Edmundo Castillo heels and Ettika bangles
Sophie Snow. Sophie wears a Warehouse jacket, H&M blouse, Mango shorts and New Look shoes
Sophie Snow. Sophie wears a Warehouse jacket, H&M blouse, Mango shorts and New Look shoes
Catherine Watson. Catherine wears Poca & Poca top, Forever 21 skirt and Gianvito Rossi heels.
Clara Strambio. Clara wears Zara top, vintage belt, Paul & Joe trousers and Fendi heels
Rohini Gehani. Rohini wears Jay Aher dress, Edmundo Castillo heels and Ettika bangles
Sophie Snow. Sophie wears a Warehouse jacket, H&M blouse, Mango shorts and New Look shoes

Catherine Watson
Communications Manager, Level Shoe District

What is your fashion style?
My style is classic with a twist. I wear simple pieces, then lift the look with a jacket, bag or statement jewellery.

Who is your style icon?
Blake Lively. She always looks on trend, elegant and polished.

What is your trans-seasonal must-have piece and why?
Beige patent pumps because they go with everything, from a little black dress to jeans and a tee. The coming season is no longer all about the platform. The single sole pump is making a comeback and it’s much more sophisticated and elegant.

What fashion/accessory item are you saving for?
I am lusting after the Frazier jacquard blazer by Stella McCartney. It’s the perfect spring piece to wear with some bold pants, a silk vest and heels.

Clara Strambio
Freelance Stylist

What is your fashion style?
Chic, minimalist and sleek.

Who is your style icon?
Grace Kelly, Kate Moss and Olivia Palermo.

What is your trans-seasonal must-have clothing item and why?Paul & Joe skinny cropped navy trousers. They can be worn in all seasons. I bought them a while ago but the cut is so classic and timeless that they always look current and I pair them with everything. Dress them down with a denim shirt and wedges or dress them up with a silk shirt and high heels. 

What fashion/accessory item are you saving for?
Anything from Tom Ford, either shoes or a dress. I love it all!

Rohini Gehani
Rivaage Boutique Owner

What is your fashion style?
I like to think of my style as simple and chic, however I always add that unique accessory which makes me stand out from the crowd.

Who is your style icon?
Nicole Richie, she’s a modern day icon.

What is your trans-seasonal must-have clothing item and why? This Jay Ahr dress. It is one of those items which I can throw on and not have to worry about how I look. It makes me feel chic instantly.

What fashion item are you saving for?
The mint green Hermes Kelly. I love it!

Sophie Snow
Communications Manager, Chic Outlet Shopping Villages

What is your fashion style?
Feminine, urban and vintage.

Who is your style icon?
Katharine Hepburn. She didn’t fuss over her hair or make-up, but was glamorous at every turn. Hepburn’s style signatures were simple, button-down blouses, sharply tailored blazers and polished loafers.

What is your trans-seasonal must-have clothing item and why? Either black cigarette trousers or a black blazer. I dress both items up or down with vintage accessories. They are the perfect canvas for any occasion or weather.

What fashion/accessory item are you saving for?
A classic Burberry trench. Paired with jeans and ballet pumps, it will always be a fashion staple.

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