fashion q&a

Fashion Features Editor Olivia Phillips answers this week’s most pressing fashion questions from what to buy the girl who has everything to how to master summer wedding style…

Olivia von Halle

PJs have never been so chic thanks to Olivia von Halle

Q.) It’s one of my best friends’ birthdays and I want to get her something really personal. She’s a girl who’s got everything and enjoys the finer things in life. Any ideas?

A.)  Lucky girl! The best thing to buy someone who has it all is something bespoke – it’s also a way of showing you’ve put a lot of thought into your gift-giving. I love a monogram and think there’s nothing more decadent than a pair of silk pyjamas. The two combined are very Gatsby. Olivia von Halle leads the way in this department, with beautiful rich tones, vintage-inspired motifs and classic cuts making her tuxedo PJs the very best. Get them monogrammed with your friend’s initials. I guarantee she’ll love them.



This Milly dress at is only Dhs2,721


Q.) I’ve been invited to a summer wedding, want to stand out (obviously) but don’t have a ridiculous budget. Help!

A.)  Your one-stop shop should be as their buy ranges from high-end designer to more affordable, contemporary brands like Milly. I’ve picked out this Grecian-inspired, floor-sweeping number. Not only will it not break the bank (it’s only Dhs2,721) but it’s also super-flattering with a nipped-in waist and racer-style front. Add a chunky gold cuff and finish with a herringbone plait.


Mary Katrantzou 

Q.) I’ve just found out that I’m pregnant and, aside from being thrilled, I’m worried about what this is going to mean for my wardrobe! What do you suggest?

A.) You’re very much in luck, as new luxury fashion site for expectant mothers, Nine In The Mirror, is set to launch imminently. From style advice for particular events to a hand-picked selection of perfect silhouettes to suit a pregnant figure, its got everything a stylish mum needs. They’ll carry everyone from Joseph to Mary Katrantzou. Looks like you picked the right time to get knocked up!


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