FORTNUM & MASON WITH BARDOU

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Bardou High Tea Party
Location: Fortnum & Mason Downtown Dubai

An afternoon filled with tea, cake & unlimited banter happened in Fortnum & Mason. My friend Cosmin who handles the PR for Bardou arranged a tea party attended by some of Dubai’s top Social Media Influencers.

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VIVA MAGAZINE AWARDS 2016

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What | Viva Magazine Awards 2016
Where | Waldorf Astoria The Palm
Wearing | Adriana Iglesias Suit, YSL Sling Bag, Zara Shoes

The recently concluded Viva Awards where some of the most recognized name in the beauty industry were in attendance was held in Waldorf Astoria The Palm. The event was hosted by Mona Kattan, Sheida and Nina Ubhi. The event’s dress code was glamorous and I opted to wear a suit from Adriana Iglesias. There’s something powerful about a woman in a suit, and I have included three of my favourite brands in the edit.

For more info, visit http://www.vivabeautyawards.com/

TSG’S NOMINATION BY STYLIST ARABIA

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(Wearing Deborah Henning)

Stylist Arabia launched it’s very first Social Media awards wherein some of the top social media influencers in the region were handpicked and nominated to bag certain titles pertaining to the topic that each belongs to. There were 9 categories and THESANDGYPSY were chosen under Fashion Social media Star along with the most distinguished names in the region;  Shoestova, Fozaza, StyleDrifter, ZahraLayla just to name a few.

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VOGUE FASHION DUBAI

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Dubai is famous for many things, this hundred mile high city glistens in the desert sun with extravagance and opulence found around every corner. The futuristic metropolis is a mecca for shoppers and for those with a taste for the finer things in life. One area in which Dubai has found itself drawing criticism however, is the perceived lack of culture, entertainment and events. This is something the leaders of Dubai have been actively seeking to address in recent times and various high-profile events and shows. Headline fashion events were a natural step forward in Dubai’s pursuit of westernized culture, building the city’s huge appetite for fashion and luxury goods. October 29th and 30th, marked one such event with the third edition of “Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience” which took place in the Dubai Mall, the world’s largest mall and an sprawling emporium of fashion. Within the center of the Dubai Mall lies a separate precinct dedicated to niche boutiques and smaller concept brands, its here where aspirational new designers are forged and propelled into the international spotlight. In stark contrast to these rising stars, some of the most world’s most prominent and best know fashion influencers were also in attendance. .. These included; Christian Louboutin himself, the Ex-Creative Director of Harpers Bazaar and founder of Buro 24/7, Mira Duma, Vogue Italia’s Editor-in-chief and co-founder of the VFDE event. There was Q&A portion wherein Christian Louboutin and Mira Duma were part off.

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WORLD ART DUBAI: DESERT ART ATTACK!

Dubai, along with its UAE sister territories, have often faced criticism for lacking in certain aspects such and culture, history and nature. Recently, however, the region has made a very conscious effort to overturn this sterile reputation. With the upcoming opening of The Louvre & Guggenheim galleries in Abu Dhabi, Dubai is also investing some serious time and effort into developing a thriving art scene. From wealthy local art enthusiasts to aspiring Western Bohemians & Hipsters, this recent art festival was another BIG HIT for this bustling local art movement.

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DUBAI DESIGN DISTRICT: NEW DESIGN HUB

A huge three-day weekend celebration of design, fashion, art, food and music was launched last April 2-4  to introduce Dubai’s new creative design hub. The community event sits in the shadows in Downtown Dubai and it offers boutiques, mix of office space and workshops and studios. Meet D3 will showcase the talents and abilities of the community to celebrate creativity in the region. Have you met D3?

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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION IN DUBAI

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Christmas 2014
Location | Zero Gravity

Dubai has been a home away from home for two years now and the old quote by Mitch Albom ‘Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know’ has never been truer.

Me and a few friends decided to celebrate Christmas together in Zero Gravity. The weather was a tad cold so we opted to dine indoors and the place was surprisingly empty, most of the expats probably left to spend the occasion back home whilst a few souls stays in Dubai to enjoy the winter weather and fireworks display.

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It was a lovely evening and grateful for new ‘family’.

Merry Christmas lovelies!

Sai