Every day, team EW offer our avid readers a snapshot of what we wear to work on a daily basis, just take a look here.
More often than we’d care to admit, our outfits are more head-to-toe high street than high end, saying that we enjoy the indulgence of splashing out on a new pair of Kirkwood’s or like to throw in a bit of vintage. Labels aside, everyday you will always see 100% our own style.
Last month Senior Editor Sophia received a call from Chanel, offering us the chance to wear the Chanel tweed jackets around town in true EW Wearing style. Well, lets just say they didn’t have to ask twice? With the Little Black Jacket Exhibition coming to Dubai at the end of the month, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for us to play dress up with the timeless style classic.
We can officially report that the 10 Chanel jackets that arrived were the cream of Karl’s crop.
From the structured black jacket, embellished with pearls, to the Cruise Collection SS/13 tailored pink jacket complete with interlocking C’s embossed buttons, not forgetting the nautical navy number with white piping and oversized pockets. It was almost impossible to pick a favourite. To simply see and touch one of these iconic tweed jackets would make many a fashionista squeal with delight, but to wear one is something special.
Now remember, we are fashion writers and stylists, not fashion models. Yes, we’re more than used to having our snap taken for EW’s Wearing each morning, but this shoot was definitely on another level, especially as the shoot had to fill 10 glossy pages in Emirates Woman April issue – no pressure then!
To ensure the shoot went to plan we had a sprawling suite in the Ritz Carlton DIFC as a dressing room, a hair and make-up team and a top fashion photographer flown in from Germany, well we don’t do things by half when working on this stylish title!
Want to know more? Delve behind-the-scenes and see what happened when the entire team, for a change, went in front of the lens.
We started the day with a little room service, lattes, fresh juice, pastries and lashings of butter; the breakfast of champions. No model diets for us!
Senior Editor Sophia arrives in style, driving the new pearl white Maserati.
Deputy Editor Alexandria falls for a pair of nude spiked Louboutin Pigalle pumps, who wouldn’t?
Beauty Editor Elizabeth’s goes for BIG hair with the help of Pastel’s Hair Salon.
Fashion and Beauty Assistant Alexandra is ready for her close-up.
La Petite Maison, the venue choice for the first shot of the day.
Wearing tweed in the heat is no easy feat, so we take break for refreshments.
Deputy Editor Alexandria sparkled in the sun wearing sequined trousers by Le Grana at S*uce.
Alexandra and Assistant Fashion Editor Cherith opt for colourful dresses to team with their tweed.
Elizabeth wears the navy jacket with white piping, while Annah goes for the classic black jacket, flecked with green threads.
With DIFC as their backdrop, Alexandria, Jade and Sophia stride the pavements in their highest heels.
Beat this Mr Bond. Our favourite shot of the day was when team EW drove around in a Maserati.
Annah kicks off her heels in favour of flats in between shots.
Sophia and Alexandria go for statement necklaces and blackout shade
This modeling business is mighty hard work – Annah and Jade take a well-deserved rest.
And that’s a wrap!
See the results in the ‘Word On The Street’ shoot in our April issue, out now.
The Chanel Little Black Jacket Dubai exhibition will kick off on April 27 at The Venue, Downtown Dubai. You can watch the teaser video below and trust us when we say this is something you won’t want to miss…
Photography by Norbet Kniat
Make-up by Najette Ezzarqu from Chanel
Hair by Pastel Salon