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Sorbet Shades

Summertime calls for fabulous sorbet shades to make anyone feel like a true summer princess. And so, parents…what are you still waiting for to dip your little darlings in a whirlpool of yummy sorbet shades?

That said, the Spring-Summer 2019 kidswear collections were chockfull of colorful pieces and adorable accessories – all of which were lighting up the runways with cuteness and style. Generally speaking, sorbet shades can range from lemony yellows to strawberry pinks, blueberry blues, minty greens and frosty lilac, and they’re all good contenders to create a much-need happy vibe in the dead of summer. And with brands offering a wide selection of sorbet-colored pieces, who wouldn’t want to frost their kids in this delicious palette? From adorable dresses, to cute tops and lightweight trousers, your little princesses will be spending the warmer season in nothing less than sheer style and fabulousness.

To help you wrap your head around the sorbet palette, we’ve scoured the most inspiring runway shots that will have you wanting three scoops of ice cream right away!

Gardner and the Gang
 
Abel & Lula
 
Bangbang Copenhagen
 
Moque
 
Moque
 
Tartaleta
 
RaspberryPlum
 
Nokolia
 
L’Orsobruno
 
Abel & Lula
 
Amaya
 
Mayoral
 
Stefania
 
Tuc Tuc
 
Piccola Ludo

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Fresh Summer Shorts

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/Orlebarbrown

Who wants to wear a pair of jeans, heck even chinos, when it’s so incredibly hot? Well, the good news is you actually don’t have to wrap yourselves in unnecessary layers. Meet this season’s best summer shorts – you know, the ones that will take you through the warm weather in sheer dapperness and style.

You might think that summer shorts are only fit for beach days, but here’s where you’re wrong. These shorts can take you from day to night in elegance, should they be styled right. Granted, we’re not saying you can wear them to your 9-to-5 job, but what’s a bit of style when you’re going to brunch with the guys or taking your loved one on a weekend getaway? The trick here is to style them correctly; meaning, pair them with linen blouses or basic tees and throw on a pair of espadrilles or boat shoes. Add a fedora to the look and you’ve got yourself a recipe for smartness!

Here’s a selection of fresh summer shorts that will make you want to take the whole summer off.

Polo Ralph Lauren
Via MRPORTER
 
Orlebar Brown
Via Matches Fashion
 
Massimo Alba
Via Moda Operandi
 
Prada
Via MRPORTER
 
J.W. Brine
Via Matches Fashion
 
Ralph Lauren
Via Moda Operandi
 
Club Monaco
Via MRPORTER
 
Oliver Spencer
Via Matches Fashion
 
Jil Sander
Via Moda Operandi

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The Champs-Élysées Welcomes Dior’s New Boutique

Like magic, the most beautiful avenue in the world – the Champs-Élysées – witnesses a breath of fresh air thanks to Dior’s new boutique. Paying homage to L’Hôtel Particulier of Christian Dior that’s currently closed for radical renovation, a trompe-l’oeil show takes place to highlight the beauty of the façade on 30 Avenue Montaigne. In true Dior style, this entirely hand-made display redefines magic and showcases in the dreamiest of ways the house’s latest collections.

A selection of mesmerizing creations unfolds their beauty amidst a spectacular luminous dome, ribbon-like stairs and poetic embroidery that reflects the savoir-faire of the Dior ateliers. To this captivating setting, the French house adds masterpieces that embody the iconic Lady Dior bag as well as exclusive furniture pieces designed by contemporary artists.

Bringing together audacity, innovative experiences and architectural perfection, this new chapter by Dior invites you to indulge in its beauty.

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How to Dress Fashionably for the Office… When it’s Piping Hot

We all know a thing or two about the heatwave struggle, especially in the Gulf region – hello long summer! And it’s during that exact same season that we all just want to be dipping our toes into the “Lazy pool”. But when reality sets in, we’re all bound to think of better ways to make these super-hot days a lot less exhausting. Granted, it’s easier said than done, especially when you have to head to your 9-to-5 job every morning, but it’s completely doable!

The good thing about summer outfits is that they can brighten up your day with no effort – think pop colors, funky patterns and more revealing cuts. That said, how will you ever withstand the heat…..with style? Below, we’ve scoured a few tips and tricks to help you get through the warm season in sheer elegance.

  1. You hear summer, we hear colors. The sunny season is the perfect occasion to drench yourself in the fabulousness that is the summer color palette. So instead of going for dark tones, bask in the beauty of light colors and show off your sense of style by mixing and matching all kinds of prints, from stripes, to polka dots, floral patterns and so much more.
  2. Warmer weather doesn’t necessarily mean less clothes – at least not for the office, that is. What you need here is office-appropriate clothes that are light enough to get you through the hot weather but modest and stylish enough not to leave you with a dress-code warning.
  3. A printed sleeveless suit is all you need to show that you’re fashionably serious. You’ll equally look professional and stylish when donning one, and most importantly, you’ll be able to sustain the heat while doing so.
  4. Turn heads with a modest midi dress and make sure you don’t flaunt your cleavage. Your best bet here is to pick the dress that shows off your shoulders and doesn’t have a deep-V neckline.
  5. Sandals may not be your best option, but sling-back kitten heels are definitely the wisest ones!
  6. The midi-skirt is your best friend. Pair it with a logo tee, a blouse or any refreshing item and you’re golden!

 

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Chic Day Dresses

When it’s so hot outside you don’t even want to leave home, then it’s maybe time to rethink your wardrobe. Sure, jeans are your go-to choice wherever, whenever, but have you given chic and flirty dresses some thought?

Sundresses are the best pieces to wear during the sunny weather, considering their versatility, their color variety and the fact that they don’t demand much effort. Couple them with a pair of sneakers, fancy mules or cool sandals and you’ve got yourself a fabulous outfit! To top it all off, the colorful-print craze has been playing in our favor this season and probably anything you can find has already been infused with prints and patterns. But if you’re not a print-kind-of-person, then solid-colored dresses are also a wardrobe mainstay and can go with pretty much anything. From the office to the mall, day to night, elegant and chic dresses are your go-to pieces this season.

Want to know what’s in store for you? We’ve scoured 10 gorgeous day dresses that will make you forget about your denim jeans.

Johanna Ortiz
Via Moda Operandi
 
Chloé
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Lisa Marie Fernandez
Via Matches Fashion
 
Figue
Via Moda Operandi
 
Rotate Birger Christensen
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Zimmermann
Available at Harvey Nichols-Dubai
 
Proenza Schouler
Via Matches Fashion
 
Mara Hoffman
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Agua by Agua
Via Moda Operandi
 
Bottega Veneta
Via Matches Fashion

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Last-Minute Short Wedding Guest Dresses

Finding ourselves in a little fashionable rut, are we? Fear not, miladies. We’ve got just the solution for you…

We all know that weddings are not the easiest occasions to choose dresses for. First, you’d have to know the theme of the wedding, the location and well, the dress code. And of course, you can’t wear any shades of white, you can’t steal the bride’s thunder – because how dare you – and you can’t wear billowing gowns if it’s a casual wedding. Yes, the restrictions are endless but the styles you can pick from are even more so. That said, short dresses are the perfect companion to any wedding you have to attend, from the wedding of a family member to that of your close friend or that of a distant one. Luckily, we’ve seen a lot of beautiful short dresses lately, embellished with bouffant sleeves, nice patterns, luscious sequins or asymmetrical cuts.

The important thing here is to accessorize like you’ve never accessorized before – meaning, epic shoes, evening bag, jewelry and all that comes in-between. Check out what we’ve picked for you and choose your favorite!

Dundas
Via Moda Operandi
 
Saint Laurent
Via Matches Fashion
 
Gucci
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Isabel Marant
Via Moda Operandi
 
The Attico
Via Matches Fashion
 
Oscar De La Renta
Via Moda Operandi
 
Prada
Via Net-A-Porter
 
Johanna Ortiz
Via Moda Operandi
 
Alexis
Via Moda Operandi
 
Ralph & Russo
Via Net-A-Porter

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Get the Eighties’ Look…à la Runway

Probably considered as one of the most recurring trends out there, 80s references are truly taking over our favorite runways – and rightfully so, might we add.

Some people might remember this trend as the “walk of shame” of all decades, while others simply love its eccentric signatures. Either way, it was a game-changing time in the history of fashion and looking back at its best features can’t do us any harm, can it now? We are all guilty of watching too many 80s movies, getting inspired by their costumes and shouting out Cyndi Lauper’s lyrics as we listen time and time again to “Girls just wanna have fun”. But do we really have what it takes – in terms of inspiration of course – to fully channel those funky looks? Luckily, the Spring-Summer 2019 runways did the decade justice, as many brands infused their collections with 80s references, from big and bold shoulders to 80s prom dresses with a lot of taffeta and ruffles, to spandex – yes indeed – oversized suits and cinched waists.

Of course, we’re not asking you to look like an 80s TV commercial, but looking for a bit of runway inspiration can do you wonders!

Celine
 
Saint Laurent
 
Ermano Scervino
 
Oscar De La Renta
 
CHANEL
 
Balenciaga
 
Roberto Cavalli
 
Dior
 
Stella McCartney
 
Mugler
 
Celine
 
Saint Laurent
 
Ermano Scervino
 
Oscar De La Renta
 
CHANEL

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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