Fashion Tips From the Top

25 Nov 2011

Viva’s Fashion Editor Kirsten Doak gives you some style tips for the month

Jean genius
Gap’s latest collection of jeans is called ‘1969’. Denim goes beyond the five-pocket blue jean to a more wearable ‘jeanswear’ meets ‘sportswear’ range–think stretch leggings, cords, tailored shirts and jackets. Looks like we’ll all be lounging in style this fall. From Dhs150.

Tech a chance
Keep fashion forward with these fancy iPhone apps
Camerabag - Ever wondered how your friends became seriously great photographers overnight? This app lets you rework your own images so you always look good.
Stylishgirl - This is like employing a full time stylist. Catalogue your wardrobe, plan what to wear and accessorise with other looks online.
Pose - If you’re not sure your look is really working, post your pic on Pose. Hey presto - a worldwide web of opinions on what outfits work for you.
Bargain calculator - Ever been so wrapped up in the purchase that you can’t put two and two together? With this app you’ll know exactly how much it is.

See it, love it
We haven’t seen a collection as shop-able as this in a long while. The new See by Chloe range combines 60’s tweed suits, tailored dresses and colour blocked separates with lots of comfy-cool casual wear. There’s pieces you’ll want to wear to work, after work, on the weekend – whenever! From Dhs300.

Looking Good
What do you get when two super-hip Downtown guys see things a little differently? Illesteva eyewear. They’ve only been going since 2009 but Daniel Silverman and Jus Ske have already hooked the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Julia Roberts with their acetate, wood, bamboo, titanium and natural buffalo horn specs. Exclusively at Symphony.

Pink Passion
We’re not sure if it’s the riveted handle or the placid pink colour but the new Givenchy Pandora bag is so hot, holes will be burnt in credit cards. From Dhs8,585

Spanish label Bimba & Lola
This label fills our winter wardrobe with happiness. Their latest collection has us squealing over the Marc Jacobsesque dresses, vintage-style blazers and preppy twin sets. The hint to shopping at the BurJuman store is to raid the back glass cabinet to reveal the quirky accessories inside. From Dhs110.