Fashion Tips From the Top
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
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.
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.
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.