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May 08, 2019

Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes

 MY OOTD: Outfit PapaDontPreach by Shubhika | Make up & Hair DressYourFace |

With the overwhelming positive responses on my wedding looks, especially the Floral Fantasy Mehendi Look, I thought of doing a creating a new Mehendi inspired Wedding Look as florals are over done now, so I wanted to come up with a theme that was completely unique whilst still being something realistic, something I would consider doing if I was a bride today.

Envisioning that this Mehendi event would is be set by the Beach. Btw is not a traditional Mehendi concept, its mostly just a party where Mehendi application can also be done whilst eating and boozing by the beach. There would also be a stall for the Henna tattoos in gold, silver and white colour.

I imagined a beautiful bridal stage decorated with shells, and starfishes, and maybe some green seaweed looking plants on the side of the Bridal sofa which could be a shell opened.

For this event, I imagined myself looking like a dreamy Mermaid Princess, a look that was a mix of fantasy & fusion. I worked together with my favourite and the best DressYourFace to help execute my idea. She kept the make up ethereal and fantasy and the hair we added soft braids on the side to go with the Mermaid vibe.

For the outfit, I searched for ages to find something that would suit this theme, finally I stumbled upon this PapaDontPreach outfit I knew this the one. The corset top looked like it could be a swimsuit or bustier that a Mermaid could wear, and the drama of the skirt is what really sold it to me.

Accessorizing it with peal and gold necklace and earrings to give it an ethnic touch.
I imagined guests to be in beachy dresses, with pearl or shell necklaces (since they are in fashion at the moment) or starfish earrings and men to be in swim shorts and vests, so very casual vibes.

This event would just turn in a party, with everyone dancing and just having fun. Like I said, its not a traditional Mehendi concept.
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March 11, 2019

Gown Goals

MY OOTD: Gown Zayfashion

Stumbled on this stunning gown in Bahrain, and just had to share it here!

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March 07, 2019

#ThatPoshTravels | Dubai

This is another list that I keep getting asked for! It was a tricky one to write as each time I visit there’s so many more new things to see and experience.

Personally, I think the best area to stay is Downtown Dubai or Sheikh Zayed Road, as its considered the Central area of Dubai. It’s basically the area around Burj Khalifa. But then again, it really depends on what you want from your holiday and ultimately budget will dictate where you’d end up staying. Im going to just list my favourite hotels, not because I would stay there but hotels to visit as Dubai focusses heavily on luxuries of life.

#ThatPoshLuxuryHotels
Madinat Jumeirah Hotel* - Abraa ride
Four Seasons Jumeirah
The One & Only in The Palm - only if your going alone with your partner - honeymoon feels
Burj Al Arab - iconic hotel in Dubai

#ThatPoshSights
Burj Khalifa 
Dubai Mall
Dubai Aquarium - inside Dubai Mall
Dubai Fountain - Water Dance outside Dubai Mall 
Souk Al Bahar
Bastakia - Old Dubai Heritage site
Dubai Frame - old & new Dubai
Desert Safari Experience - Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, Camel Riding
Dubai Creek & Al Seef District
The Pointe - Dine & Shop at The Palm Jumeirah with view of Atlantis The Palm
Ski Dubai - Mall of the Emirates
Aqua venture Waterpark - kids
Dubai Miracle Garden
The Palm Jumeirah - helicopter or seaplane ride to actually see the famous man-made palm shape island 
Dubai Opera 


Abu Dhabi is a 45 min drive, so you can also take a day trip to see the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

#ThatPoshBreakfast
La Serre Bistro* - truffle scramble egg
Arabian Tea House Cafe* - Emirati Breakfast 
Society
Happy Egg
Stomping Grounds
The Sum of Us
Tom & Serg
Cocoa Room
Tasha's
Myocum


#ThatPoshCasualEats
Salt
Parkers

#ThatPoshBoozyBrunches
Bubbalicious
Maiden Shanghai - Candypants Dim Sum Disco

#ThatPoshLebaneseFood
Makan

Ewaan
Em Sherif
Khaymat Al Bahar
Amaseena

#ThatPoshHighTea
At.mosphere - @ Burj Khalifa - stunning 360 view
Raffles Salon
Sky view Bar - @ Burj Al Arab - view of Palm Jumeirah & The World Islands

#ThatPoshCoffee
Stomping Grounds
Comptoir102*
Amongst Few
Seven Grams
Life in one
Raw
Seven Fortunes
Leto
Secret Garden*

#ThatPoshBoozyDining
Miss Lilys* - Jamican Reggae
La Petite Maison
Zuma
Coya*
Tomo* - Japanese hideaway with a view  
Flamingo Room by Tashas*
Ill Burro - Truffle Pizza
Scalini
Opa
Katsuya
Mythos Kouzina & Grill - Greek
Akiba Dori
Ramusake
Loca
Asia Asia
Nus-rt  


#ThatPoshSheesha
Smoky Beach
Mezza House
QD’s
Khan Murjan
Shades
Sunken Garden
Cove Beach - Sheesha with stunning view of Burj al Arab
Shakespeare and Co.
Buhayra Lounge 


#ThatPoshBeaches
La Mer - lots of restaurants, shops and activities - 
Jumeirah Beach Park
JBR Open Beach - original public beach in Dubai
Umm Suqeim Beach - stunning view of Burj Al Arab - but no cafes or restaurants

#ThatPoshBeachClubs
Soho Garden
Nikki Beach
Cove Beach
Dre's
Play Nomad
Drift Beach Club

#ThatPoshLounges
Iris*
Penthouse by Eve
Seven Sisters
Mercury
Ambar Lounge
Level 43 - Sky Lounge
Siddhartha Lounge
Socialista* 
Hotel Cartagena


40 Kong 

#ThatPoshClubs
Base
White Dubai - clubbing with a view
Industrial Avenue - underground club
Zero Gravity
Gotham
Billionaire Mansion
Armani Prive 


#ThatPoshShops
Dubai Mall
City Walk - outdoor shopping complex
Mall of Emirates
Dubai Festival City Mall 


#ThatPoshSalons
The Dollhouse Dubai
Pastels


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November 25, 2018

Fierce in Faraz Manan

MY OOTD: Outfit Faraz Manan | Jewellery Kamyen Jewellery |

Had the privilege of collaborating with the king of embellishment & pakistani couture; Faraz Manan. All I can say its that his collection looks even more dazzling in person. The intricacy of detail and beautiful embellishments and embroidery, which he has incorporated with Western silhouettes.

I love his use of soft pastel colours - beige, nude, blush, peach, ivory, cream, dusty rose, taupe, dull golds, subtle shades of pink and other muted hues

Photography by @safa.photographer
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November 17, 2018

Blazer Comeback

MY OOTD: Crop top PrettyLittleThing | Shorts Topshop | Blazer Zara | Bag Topshop | Shoes Gucci | Sunglasses Asos

There aren’t too many certainties in life, but one sure thing is that the blazer is, and always will be, a wardrobe classic. A tailoring wonder perfect for adding instant smarts and working-girl structure to any outfit, it’s just a matter of picking your spring cover-up of choice.

This light transitional layer can be the finishing touch to a trend-led outfit.
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August 12, 2018

Jungle Fever

MY OOTD: Dress Asos | Jacket Zara | Necklace Asos | Bag Gucci | Shoes Balenciaga | Sunglasses Asos

Let your wild side out this summer because animal prints are back and they are here to stay throughout Fall too! 

I opted to style this dress with my favourite Balenciaga shoes and Gucci Bumbag. These two main accessories have been my essentials all summer, and now too when transitioning to fall wear. 

Photography by Michaela Efford

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August 11, 2018

Eazy Does It

MY OOTD: Top PrettyLittleThing | Shorts PrettyLittleThing | Hoodie Jacket Asos | Trainers River Island | Sunglasses Topshop

Cycling shorts have taken over my wardrobe at the moment! Got them in several neutral shades because aesthetic minimalism is back! This athletic chic trend is the most effortlessly cool way to look with pieces that transition throughout the year. This has become my go to look when I'm running errands, groceries, going for shoots & meeting friends. Its comfortable & fashion forward.

Shop the Look below:

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