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Rosa Clara 2014

The new collection of Rosa Clara wedding dresses for 2014 is truly stunning. Structured dresses with billowing skirts, lace overlays and intricate detailed embellishments reminiscent of haute couture. Rosa Clara is stocked all over the Middle East but unfortunately not yet in the UAE; a quick hop over to Qatar it will have to be.

L: Ceilan R: Carol

L: Ceilan R: Carol

L: Cedro R: Cerdena

L: Cedro R: Cerdena

L: Cintia R: Cecilia

L: Cintia R: Cecilia

L: Celta R: Calima

L: Celta R: Calima

L: Copla R: Celia

L: Copla R: Celia

L: Cueta R: Cauce

L: Cueta R: Cauce

L: Cameron R: Ciclamen

L: Cameron R: Ciclamen

L: Cabo R: Cancun

L: Cabo R: Cancun

L: Camino R: Clarisa

L: Camino R: Clarisa

L: Cazorla R: Clio

L: Cazorla R: Clio

Romona Keveza Spring 2014

Celebrity red carpet couturier of choice, Romona Keveza’s Spring 2014 collection paid tribute to timeless style. Named ‘A Passage Through Time’, Keveza’s latest offering fused great fashion moments of the past with a modern sensibility. Each gown within the collection represents a particular era; from the elegance of the 1920’s right through to the millennium and into the future, this collection is exquisitely diverse.  01_Romona-Keveza_Couture-Spring-2014_RK525-Front (2) 02_Romona-Keveza_Couture-Spring-2014_RK526-Front (2)03_Romona-Keveza_Couture-Spring-2014_RK527_Front (2) 04_Romona-Keveza_Couture-Spring-2014_RK528-Front (2) 05_Romona-Keveza_Couture-Spring-2014_RK529-Back (2) 06_Romona-Keveza_Couture-Spring-2014_RK530-Front (2) 07_Romona-Keveza_Couture-Spring-2014_RK531-CloseUp (2) 08_Romona-Keveza_Couture-Spring-2014_RK532-Back (2) 09_Romona-Keveza_Couture-Spring-2014_RK533-Front (2) 10_Romona-Keveza_Couture-Spring-2014_RK534-CloseUp (2)

Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Holding true to the timeless style she is known for, Rita Vinieris Fall 2014 collection embodies sophisticated elegance. Romantic details and subtle embellishments guarantees this collections popularity among brides looking for a classic look.

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Francesca Miranda Spring 2014

Intricate lace overlays and elaborate laser-cut detailing define Francesca Miranda’s Spring 2014 collection. Known for her celebrity clients, her bridal gowns have a distinctive cut and style. My favourite of this collection is her final look; a stunning combination of an illusion lace neckline with a blue and white floral-patterned A-line skirt.

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Sareh Nouri Fall 2014

New York designer Sareh Nouri unveiled her fall collection at bridal fashion week and it has made me want to go bridal dress shopping again; I want the grey ‘Marie Antoinette’ and the jewel encrusted ‘Ziba’ and the dramatic mermaid finish of ‘Field of Love’. You see, I want it all. 

Classic couture and contemporary lines make for a totally dreamy collection. You’ll want it all too….don’t say I didn’t warn you! 

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Beach wedding style

We are on the brink of the Dubai wedding season and with that in mind I have put together some moodboards for wedding guests. It always feels slightly strange here that when you need your summer wardrobe the shops are full to the brim of the winter collections.

Beach weddings are by their very nature often relaxed affairs and as a guest you can take complete advantage of this. Here are some of my ideas for beach wedding looks:

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The Maxi
The maxi was made for beach weddings. Loose and elegant, it hits all the right notes. This bright maxi is particularly chic and from our very own Boutique 1. With an obviously large amount of time being spent on the sand, wedges are often a god-send and these Jimmy Choo ones are both beautiful and practical. The whole look is accented with sun kissed gold and these Victoria Beckham shades are a particular favourite.
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Short and sweet
A short and floaty number screams beach chic and this one from H&M hits all the right notes whilst saving vital pennies. Teamed with Greek sandals and a statement bag – my latest crush is this structured shoulder bag from Victoria Beckham (there goes the saved pennies). As beach weddings often mean spending a lot of time outside in the blazing sunshine, a hat or some kind of shade is vital which is why I’ve added this fedora hat to the look.
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Elegant and formal

As all expats here in Dubai know, a beach event does not always automatically mean a relaxed day is in order. This look is for the smart beach wedding. I won’t lie, this look evolved around the shoes for me – studded Valentino’s…my heart melts. Next came the bold but classic dress and a timeless bag finishes the whole thing off perfectly.