Our undisputed girl crush Blake Lively is set to hit Dubai’s sandy shores on January 3 as part of her promotional duties as the face of best-selling scent, Gucci Première, and, quite frankly, we can’t contain our excitement.  

The former Gossip Girl star will appear at Galeries Lafayette in The Dubai Mall on Friday January 3 for a meet and greet with fans and media to talk about her relationship with Gucci and celebrate the success of the fragrance, which has proven very popular in the Emirates. The actress’ visit will coincide with the opening day of the Dubai Shopping Festival, and will mark her first trip to the UAE.

“We are so honoured to be hosting Blake Lively – a world-renowned Hollywood actress and true modern icon – here in Dubai,” says Menno Oosterhoff, P&G Prestige Director for the Middle East. “Last year’s launch of the Gucci Première fragrance here proved to be immensely successful, so we are thrilled that Blake will be visiting Dubai to celebrate with us.”

The new fragrance, Gucci Première, was inspired by the theme of old Hollywood glamour. Frida Giannini, Gucci’s Creative Director, chose long-time friend of the brand, Blake, to be the face of the scent, citing her as the embodiment of a modern day idol. As one of the best-dressed women on the red carpet, the beautiful blonde, who is married to Ryan Reynolds, cemented her fashion icon status without the help of a stylist –­ she picks and chooses her own looks with a little help from BFF Christian Louboutin, who reciprocated his love for the actress by naming a shoe after her. Jealous? Us? Well maybe a little. Not only does the 26-year-old have it all in terms of fashion and beauty but she’s also set to launch her own lifestyle range, a la Miranda Ker, early in the year.

No word yet if hubby Ryan Reynolds will be tagging along on the trip but either way, we’ll see you there.


Emirates Woman