Alexandra-March-13-ManifestEver on the lookout, team EW brings you their top picks for the new season ahead.



New season buy: Cruise into spring

“Goodbye fog, rain and cold weather. Hello sunshine and blue skies. Nothing welcomes spring more than a gorgeous sandal from Sergio Rossi’s Cruise collection. I will literally be stepping into the new season with these monochrome fringe beauties.” 

Sandals, Dhs3,420, Sergio Rossi at Bloomingdales



IMG_8697New season buy: Artistic arm candy

“The constant weekend style dilemma is what to wear for that girl’s brunch. Nothing too flash – you don’t want them thinking you’re showing off – and nothing too dowdy – you don’t want them thinking you’re failing. Something on trend, designer but still affordable is key, which is why this origami-style Le V Clutch by designer Dareen Hakim is ideal. It’s the perfect example of fashion meets art.”

Le V Clutch, Dhs1,425



5G0B5465New season buy: Colour essentials

“After sorting out my winter wardrobe to make way for spring’s essentials, I couldn’t help but notice how dark my colour palette has gotten. It’s time to inject some much needed bright hues, starting with a pop of mustard – a colour that can be difficult for us blondes to wear. Keeping the rest of my ensemble neutral, I let the skirt do the talking, shunning the dark side and embracing the new season.”

Pleated skirt, Dhs239, Forever 21



5G0B5555New season buy: A classic carryall

“Despite owning an extensive collection of arm candy – from roomy totes to box clutches – I’ve recently been reaching for this simple carryall by Zara. A steal at Dhs350, this black leather bag comes complete with padded pockets (ideal for holding my laptop) and has plenty of useful compartments to keep my cards, cosmetics and keys organised. What more could a girl want in a bag?”

Black carryall, Dhs350, Zara



5G0B8380New season buy: Lipstick crush

“Bright lips are on the beauty radar this season, so I made it my mission this month to find my perfect hue. Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in La Favourite (Dhs170) comes top of my list – a vibrant coral shade that really packs a punch.”

La Favourite lipstick, Dhs170, Chanel



Alexandra-March-13-ManifestNew season buy: New brand on the block

“There is nothing quite like finding a new up-and-coming label to fall head over heels in love with and this season I’ve done just that. KAGE is a super-cute brand locally grown by two best friends. What’s more, the designs are ultra-feminine and chic with unexpected detail like the lace back on the shirt and braces on the trousers. The colours are amazing as well, making the pieces ready to throw on and go wherever the world might take you. “ 

Shirt Dhs650 and trousers Dhs700 both KAGE available exclusively at Boutique 1