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With the festive season in full force and Dubai International Film Festival on the EW radar, my diary is running rife with red-carpets, cue panic.
So what better time to reveal my my red-carpet survival checklist:

1. The Dress

To really work the red-carpet you must feel confident in your ensemble and look exquisite from every angle – flash bulbs can be very unforgiving.

EW’s Fashion & Beauty Assistant Alexandra and myself both sported runway Gucci gowns for the IWC Schaffhausen event at DIFF 2012.

Referencing the runway: Vintage Vs new season

gucci-fall-2006-gold-dress-profileGucci Autumn/Winter 2006 runway    

Gucci+Fall+2012+15oSL7l4hEXl-1              Gucci Autumn/Winter 2012 runway                                                                                              

2. The make-up

Make-up needs to last all night so primers and powdershould be your best friends.

My trick to make eye-shadow po,p is to press it onto a thin layer of clear gloss.

Here I am using the Tom Ford Eye Color in Enchanted.

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Tom-Ford-Eye-Colour-Quad-EnchantedDhs345 available from Bloomingdales Dubai

Here’s a tip from the top. Over breakfast, my friend, Basma Masri, Revlon’s Ambassador and make-up artist in the Middle East, gave me a lesson in shading. This season’s hottest colour is aubergine and she applies Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow in Addictive on my eyelid.

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021 2Glossy nails are a must. My go-to shade is Nail Enamel in Fearless by Revlon. It’s the perfect fire engine red.

3. The bling

At the plush new Levant store opening at The Dubai Mall, I had the chance to try on a myriad of beautiful jewels. From white diamond parures, emerald cocktail rings and the spell binding yellow diamonds, one can only dream…

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071If diamonds aren’t within the budget, don’t fret, there’s an amazing array of statement cocktail jewellery pieces to covet.

_MG_1257At the Moët & Chandon Dubai International Film Festival Event I gave my Oscar De La Renta Gold leaf necklace its red carpet debut.

_MG_1236Talking finger bling with fashion designer Essa.

Enjoy the rest of the festive season, with a little added sparkle.

Ciao for now,