Last Thursday I traveled to Dubai for Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, a major fashion event hosted by Mrs. Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, and Mr. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties at Dubai Mall. There were so many events that night that I couldn't physically be present at all of them! Imagine a fashion show celebrating emerging talents such as Razan Azzouni, Ashi Studio, and Simon Rocha to name a few, fashion exhibitions, interactive events, celebrity appearances and, of course, plenty of shopping opportunities. You can view some photos of my fashion adventure on my instagram @confashions.
One of the many events I was invited to was Level Shoes District's Let the Shoe Begin. And in a nutshell it was beyond spectacular! I spotted many international fashion icons in the circus/showtime-themed event such as Nicholas Kirkwood, Edgardo Osorio of Aquazurra, Dean and Dan, the twins behind DSquared, designer Phillip Plein, Bollywood favourite Shilpa Shetty, Sofia Guellaty (one of my favorite style icons and the Senior Editor of Style.com/Arabia and who I had the pleasure to meet with later at the lobby of mu hotel for a friendly chat), Chinese actress and supermodel Cathy Chow and Maya Diab. AND guests were entertained by an exclusive DJ set by music and style sensation Solange Knowles. How cool was that?!! During the evening, I was amused by marvelous and overwhelming shoes selection, they also had professional mini shows on each corner to entertain guests. I also had a great pleasure chatting with Sofia Guellaty and Laurence Vely of Vanity Fair magazine (French edition). Below you will find some highlights of the evening.
And then I quickly headed to Symphony Boutique's event held at their store, to celebrate their 3rd birthday, gustes got a preview of their upcoming online shopping site, and guests rubbed shoulders with none other than street style star Miroslava Duma, the founder of Buro 24/7, a killer lifestyle website. I almost fainted when she complimented my outfit and she was beyond sweet. I was also warmly greeted by Salama AlAbbar and Holly Williams, the dynamic team behind Symphony Boutique.
What makes Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience a meaningful event is that a portion of the proceeds from that fabulous fashion night, went to Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organization working to improve children’s access to quality primary education in developing countries. I leave you now with highlights of the evening...
Maya Diab... I wish she would tone down her sex appeal a little.
Aquazurra lace-up heels
Balenciaga rings and DVF skirt
Sofia Guellaty and Laurence Vely of Vanity Fair magazine (French edition)
Love that clutch worn by Sofia! I have previously posted about it here
CHic heels by Kuwaiti girls
Pretty Zubaida of boudoir.ae
Here's Nicholas Kirkwood
At Symphony's event