Fashion Tips From the Top

Viva's Fashion Editor Kirsten Doak gives you some style tips for the season
Monday , 17 October 2011
Vintage Trifari Jewellery, From Dhs640, sophiescloset.com
Vintage Trifari Jewellery, From Dhs640, sophiescloset.com

More for your Marni

Italian clothing label, Marni, has blown our minds with a mischievous new line called Marni Foulard. Inspired by colour and one-of-a-kind prints, the A/W11 collection of clothing and accessories is high on the fun factor. Buy up big on the truly chic cuffs  made of vinyl from old records. marni.com

Lacroix Looks 

French couturier Christain Lacroix has collaborated with Spanish high street chain, Desigual, on a winter collection. The affordable coats, jackets, skirts and stockings are a mash of kaleidoscopic prints. Lacroix says of when he first saw Desigual clothes on a girl in Paris, “As I watched her, I could recognise a member of my own tribe. It was an explosion of colours and patchwork.” Pure style – but not for the shy. Prices start at Dhs434 for a scarf.

Something's Afoot

Looking for the perfect post-pedi shoe? You’ll love the mini-collection of flip flops and espadrilles by Missoni for Havaianas. They come with the Missoni zig-zag stamp of approval and are perfect for sunny Dubai days. In Missoni stores now. From Dhs89.

All the Kage

Local label Kage has just launched its Fall 2011 collection. The cult label has been inspired by the Pop Art movement, and Andy Warhol’s muse, Edie Sedgwick. Think coquettish dresses, tomboy skinny pants and edgy shirts. Get your Kage fix at Boutique 1, Sak’s Fifth Avenue or The Zoo Concept Store. Edie would approve.

Bling Bling

For truly stylish jewellery with a retro twist check out the vintage-inspired range by new brand Sophie’s Closet. Founder Sophie grew up in the UAE and her online boutique boasts pieces from all over the world - www.sophiescloset.com.