Ever on the lookout for on-trend and senational pieces, team EW bring you their top picks for the new season ahead
SOPHIA SERIN | Group Editor (main image)
The way to my heart has always been through shoes and these see-through specials are at the top of my list. A practical gift? No. But one that sends my heart a flutter every time I lay my eyes on them? A resounding yes.
Miss Rigidaine stilettos, POA Christian Louboutin, The Dubai Mall
JADE SPROWSON | Style Director
For me the Kate Spade store is the ultimate one-stop shop for fun, frothy and delightful gifts. With gem-encrusted rings, eccentric clutch bags and wrist stacking bangles in every colour, this month you’ll spot me buying KS goodies for my best friends, family and myself!
Rio book clutch bag Dhs1,440 | Jade green ring Dhs350 | Lemon bangle Dhs440 | White turnlock bangle Dhs310
SAMANTHA HAMILTON-RUSHFORTH | Beauty Editor
A bug’s life
Dubai-based talent, Lilian Afshar’s signature bags have been seen on every street style star worth her salt. I’m crushing on this insect-printed clutch, a signature piece in her latest collection. Perspex clutch, Dhs1,656, L’Afshar at S*uce
ALEXANDRA VENISON | Junior Fashion Editor
To me, there’s nothing better than a super standout bag. So when I spotted this leather encased gold shopping basket on exposedhouse.com it went straight to the top of my ‘need now’ list. I’ll be swinging it around the mall, at the beach club and on the red carpet.
Deer shopping basket bag Dhs5,895 Savas Milano at theexposedhouse.com
SARAH GARDEN | Features Writer
Say my name
Ever since Carrie Bradshaw hit our screens in 1998, name necklaces have been the ideal gift for fashion-loving ladies. Having an Arabic necklace made in the gold souk is a way of wearing jewellery that’s both personal to you and the UAE.
Name necklace, prices vary, Gold Souk, Deira
CARMEL GILL | Fashion and Beauty Assistant
Every summer I like to treat myself to a new scent and this July it will be the new Dolce&Gabbana fragrance, Velvet Rose. The light floral-infused perfume reminds me of long summer days in the park back in England. Nostalgia at its very best.
Velvet rose 50ml, Dhs931, Dolce&Gabbana