While Chanel might have the most sell-out makeup collections, Dior’s been putting out some gorgeous collections in recent years. The latest Summer 2013 collection is no exception and is called “Birds of Paradise.” The collection features gorgeous hues of teal and blue and a new product I’m very interested to try out – the Jelly Lip Pencil!
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The holiday season is my favorite. In Dubai it means more time spent at the pool, driving around open roof and most importantly, shopping! Over the past few years, brands are getting more inventive with their Holiday collections and the Bobbi Brown Holiday 2012 collection is absolutely lust-worthy.
The collection includes 3 lip and eye palettes, a lip gloss trio, a limited edition shimmer brick (my favorite!), a loose eye shadow trio, 2 eye shadow pallettes, 2 brush sets and a travel kit. Since it is a holiday collection, we see a lot of shimmer and glitter along with some smokey hues of purple and charcoal.
Dollz Shopping List:
24 Karat Shimmer Brick
Caviar & Oyster Collection Mini Brush Kit
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As mentioned before, we are big fans of Benefit Cosmetics – especially their boxed blushes.
While a proper review on Dollz in Dubai is majorly overdue, if you haven’t yet tried them, we highly recommend you pick one up soon. We love how you can build up pigment intensity at the same time looking very natural.
Benefit has just announced its new lip gloss collection inspired by their cult-favorite blushes. Knowing the quality of the remaining items in the Benefit range, we expect these to be a hit as well. They release in the United States later this month and hopefully in Dubai later this summer. We can’t wait to get our hands on our favorites Bella Bamba and Coralista!
Updated: Sephora and Benefit are having a special one-day-only preview sale on the 10th of August on these box o’ powders lip glosses prior to their launch on the 1st of September. They will be available to buy at Sephora Dubai Mall in Dubai so mark your calendars!
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Wedding season is here! This year I’m especially excited since I’ll be attending my first Christian wedding and getting to be a bridesmaid for my BFF. The whole concept of a western wedding is foreign for me so I’ve been doing a lot of research and that’s when I came across UGG’s Bridal Collection.
The most hated-loved shoe line from Australia has launched a capsule collection that will allow brides to walk down the aisle in comfort: either in a sequined or leather signature UGG boot or fluffy flip flop.
Now while these do look comfortable, I would much rather go with a pair of sparkly flats. But knowing the craze for UGGs, I wouldn’t be surprised if these sold out.
Source: Bride Finds
Each year, there are mutiple fashion collaborations and exclusive collections, and the latest of these is a collection of saris by the French fashion house of Hermès.
Hermès recently opened up another store in the business and entertainment capital of Mumbai. With the Indian retail industry worth over US$1.5 billion, Bollywood stars who wear Dior and Vuitton on a daily basis, and mega billionaires like Lakshmi Mittal and Mukesh Ambani, it’s no suprise that fashion houses are looking to tap into the Indian market. Hermès has also found itself being referenced in Indian pop-culture as “Bagwati” in this year’s Bollywood hit Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara.
Saris by Indian designers such as Manish Malhotra, Satya Paul and Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor are generally prefered by Indian clientele but there is a market for these designer saris in India’s expanding luxury market.
The collection will consist of 27 silk saris, influenced by Hermès’ trademark silk scarf and shapes and prints identified with India. Saris will range from $6,000 to $8,500 and will be exclusively sold at the Mumbai boutique.
I’m sure there will be many more ‘Indianized’ collections from the luxury retailers. In fact, we’ve already seen the exclusive to India-Tod’s woven clutch and Prada’s Made In India collection. With the West weakening, it isn’t surprising that fashion houses are looking towards Asia to take advantage of increasing wealth there.
After all, they will always remain fashion-forward.
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