Al Ghurair Ladies Shoot

Taking notes from Dubai’s urban shopping hotspot, Al Ghurair Centre, five of its most stylish ladies share their tips on taking their outfit from desk to dance floor.

Al Ghurair Ladies Shoot

Dress H&M; Heels Jimmy Choo; Bag Christian Louboutin

Who: Irina Cooper | Age: 33 | Nationality: Romanian | Role: Shopping Mall Manager

Red-Carpet Ready: I love throwing on my favourite LBD or something monochrome. When it comes to a special event I’ll go for leopard print or something with a splash of red.

Handbag Must-Haves: Wet wipes, advil, business cards, hairpins, a sticky roller as I have cats and my perfume of the day.

Best Fashion Advice: A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous – Coco Chanel

Al Ghurair Ladies Shoot

Top Sandro; Trousers Dolce & Gabbana; Bag and Heels both Christian Louboutin; Earrings Mawi

Who: MaryLou Ruiz-Gray | Age: 32 | Nationality: American | Role: Marketing Manager

Personal Style: Chic and classic with an edge.

After-Hours: Ditch the blazer and add a chunky necklace or statement earrings.

Best Fashion Advice: It’s not about what you’re wearing, but how you choose to wear it.

Al Ghurair Ladies Shoot

Dress, MSGM; Bag, Jimmy Choo; Heels, Christian Louboutin

Who: Leeann Brittain | Age: 30 | Nationality: South African | Role: Events & Promotions Manager

Personal Style: My style depends on my mood, but I always love to dress up.

Red-Carpet Ready: I love adding blush to freshen up my look and of course, some statement heels.

Beauty Regime: I always make time to moisturise and finish my look with bronzer and lashings of mascara.

Al Ghurair Ladies Shoot

Top, Stella McCartney; Skirt, Marni; Heels, Christian Louboutin; Bag, Roger Vivier

Who: Julie Algoet-Leblic | Age: 34 | Nationality: French | Role: Tourism Manager

Personal Style: My style icon is Marion Cotillard – classy all the way.

Best Fashion Advice: Wear a maximum of three different colours at one time.

Beauty Regime: I never go to bed with my make-up still on, no matter how late it is.

Al Ghurair Ladies Shoot

Top and Skirt, both; Bag, Christian Louboutin; Heels and Hat, both Topshop

Who: Chelsea Lauren Walsh | Age: 24 | Nationality: British | Role: Leasing Executive

Personal Style: Elegant, sophisticated and formal.

Beauty Regime: Blow-dry, hair in rollers and then my make-up musts: winged eyeliner, black khol and lip liner.

Best Fashion Advice: Forget the rules, if you like it, wear it!


Main Image:

Irina: Dress, Zara; Heels, Jimmy Choo

Leeann: Dress, Dolce & Gabbana; Heels, Christian Louboutin

MaryLou: Dress, Topshop; Heels, Christian Louboutin  

Julie: Jacket, Alice + Olivia; Skirt, Kenzo; Heels, Dolce & Gabbana

Chelsea: Jacket, Topshop; Top, Sandro; Trousers, Topshop; Heels, Christian Louboutin; Necklace, Kenneth Jay Lane

Styled by: Alexandra Venison | Photographed by: Farooq Salik