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Naomi Chadderton on Belen Rodriguez to H&M's summer collection
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10 Minutes With Belén Rodríguez
I sat down with the Argentinian bombshell and the face of Guess’ new spring Marciano campaign to discuss all things fashion…
Congrats on your new role! How do you relate to the Marciano brand?
To me the Marciano woman is the symbol of sensuality and femininity and I have always adored this kind of woman. I immediately related because it’s able to show a very strong and elegant female who knows what she wants and where she wants to go in life.
How would you describe the Marciano woman?
She’s sophisticated and fashion-forward, and willing to make a statement with her wardrobe. She is confident, beautiful, and multi-talented – and I’m so honoured to be representing this wonderful brand!
Talk us through the new season collection. What were the inspirations?
The collection is full of sartorially savvy pieces that will turn heads all season long. Sophisticated pencil skirts are paired with matching crop tops to show just the right amount of skin, and the floral hues throughout the collection add the perfect amount of femininity to your spring wardrobe.
What are the hero pieces?
I instantly fell in love with two dresses from the collection – the black Ravi sequin lace gown and the Marlana gown. I found these to be the most elegant pieces in the collection, with the most flattering silhouettes that are just perfect for the Marciano woman. I also love the white floral pants – they are extremely elegant and refined but colourful.
If you could give us one top style tip for our Middle East-based readers, what would it be?
Every woman has her own personal style, and I think that all women look their best when they are in a silhouette that they feel great in. Confidence is the most attractive quality in a woman!
Summer at H&M
The new season drop has finally hit H&M and it’s got all the essentials for a super-stylish summer. From Boho kaftans and long flowy dresses to loose-fitting separates perfect for those sticky afternoons, throw on some accessories and you’ll be good to go, whatever the occasion. INFO: Available at H&M stores nationwide
With a new focus on flats, the über-glam Colorado collection is all about punchy metallics and colour-pop hues for the fanciest feet in town. INFO: Available at Gina
Olympia’s Quirkiest Collection Yet!
I’ve always been a huge fan of Charlotte Olympia, but I literally can’t get enough of her pre-fall collection. She gets more inventive every season, and this time around she looked to the Machine Age and Art Deco influences that inspired these playful, futuristic accessories. Time to start saving! INFO: Available at Charlotte Olympia, Mall of the Emirates
Pink Crush at Max&Co
The stunning Oliva Palermo once again fronts the new Max&Co campaign, with a collection filled with delicious, sugary-sweet hues. With powder-pink separates and feminine candy stripes, it looks like this summer is the time to unleash your inner girly girl! I couldn’t be happier… INFO: Available at Max&Co stores nationwide