Burjuman’s Calling Out all Shoe Lovers

BurJuman Celebrates Shoes And Their March Through Time!

November sees the Mall taken over by all things shoe-related!

Put your best foot forward, a spring in your step and head down to BurJuman this November where, the humble SHOE, in all its glory will be celebrated.

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During the month of November, BurJuman Centre offers fashionistas and shoppers alike the opportunity to be part of its Shoe Crush events. A number of exhibits and installations, along with some vibrant live dance performances, will highlight the huge impact that shoes have made and continue to make throughout the decades of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as their general influence on the evolution of fashion trends and styles.

Watch out for The Shoe Show Exhibition being organised in partnership with the Virtual Shoe Museum from Holland. This retrospective, will feature an exclusive collection of rare footwear creations by internationally renowned designers, architects and artists, ranging from futuristic boots to jewel encrusted shoes. Marvel at the spectacle of six pairs of freestanding giant shoes, which all stand over 1.5 metres high. Be entertained every weekend in the Pavilion Garden and throughout the Mall by Irish and Vintage Tap dancers respectively. And finally, participate in the weekend raffles whereby when you spend AED 300 or more, you stand the chance to enter a prize draw to win AED 40,000 weekly. And double your chances of winning by shopping at any fashion store and receive two vouchers instead of one!

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A big thank you to Ela Eldem, Marketing Director of BurJuman Centre for the private tour she offered me and DubaiLoving!

See you all there!


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@DubaiCatOfficial

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Gisella by Nana – A beautiful fashion moment in the heart of Dubai

On the 3rd of November I found myself in the heart of Dubai, at the beautiful Fortnum & Mason in Dubai Mall, where the Co-Founder and Creative Director of British luxury fashion label “Gisella by Nana” Ms. Nana Agyeman Ennuson invited us for the launch of the new collection.
The carefully selected models, showcased a collection inspired by the designer’s African roots and her life in UK.
Soft, aerial fabrics, feminine yet elegants lines for women who are ready to make a statement in every appearance they make.
Enjoy a small video as well as some of my favorite garments from the collection.
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Thank you for the lovely morning and I can’t wait to see more from you 🙂


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@DubaiCatOfficial

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TRIBECA Night Market

Tribeca Night Market is an eclectic mix of fashion, art, lifestyle and wellness vendors set in a lounge bar environment.

In keeping with the venue’s ethos of promoting home grown talent, the launch of Tribeca Night Market will see one of Tribeca’s resident artists, Martin Beck exhibiting from his ‘We Can Be Heroes’ collection. Further information can be found from www.martinbeckphotography.com

Promoting a social vibe, there will be live music from a guest DJ and organic wine tasting.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary welcome drink on arrival and then take advantage of HAPPY HOUR till 8pm.

See you tonight!

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@DubaiCatOfficial

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“Why You Need A Pair Of Maui Jim” – Play along and win

Maui Jim Sunglasses invites you to join in the summer fun! Show us “Why You Need A Pair Of Maui Jim” and get a chance to win a pair of sunglasses. Post a creative picture/video that highlights why your on-the-go lifestyle deserves a pair of the sunglasses that offers four different lens materials that are designed for optimal optics for a wide range of outdoor activities. Simply use the hashtag #INEEDMAUIJIM and add a link of their social media pages (Facebook / Twitter/ Instagram links below) to enter the game.  The post with the most likes and retweets will win the trendy pair of Maui Jim sunglasses!

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Voted Reader’s Choice Sunglass Company of the Year and Women’s Sport Sunglass Brand of the Year by Opticians, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists, Maui Jim’s patent nine-layer PolarizedPlus2® lens technology combats harmful UV rays, 99.9 percent of glare from above, below and behind each lens and increases definition and depth perception. What’s more? Maui Jim sunglasses have been awarded the Seal of Recommendation from The Skin Cancer Foundation  as an effective UV filter for the eyes and surrounding skin.

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So don’t miss out on the summer fun, and be a part of the game to win a pair of Maui Jim’s stylish PolarizedPlus2® lens sunglasses to enjoy the great outdoors this summer without worrying about your eyes. Beat the Dubai heat with a pair of Maui Jim!

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@DubaiCatOfficial

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Meet Mulham and ArchiwareLtd

No introduction needed for this young man. Take the time and scroll down his Instagram profile and you’ll have it all. A tall (!) passionate architect who’s fascinated by the impressive architecture of UAE, loves his family and friends and likes to keep things simple yet interesting!

Meet the ambitious and talented Mulham Jazmati and his brand new, super promising, ArchiwareLtd.

WHO ARE YOU?

I am Mulham Jazmati. I am an Architect and an Artist. I am a Photographer and a Designer. I am an Entrepreneur and a Company Owner. I am the change that I want to see in the world.

Where does your artistic influence come from and when did you start making clothing?

I am mostly influenced by the architecture and art that is surrounding me in my everyday life. Most of the designs that I produce are inspired by the architecture and art of the United Arab Emirates. I started designing clothes about a year ago, however, I just decided to make use of it by starting my own clothing line recently.

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How do you describe your fashions and style?

It’s basically being loyal to where you’re from and representing your hometown in style. So I’d say somewhere along the lines of Stylish/Artistic/Architectural Ethnicity?’

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Do you try to send out a message or theme in your clothes?

As I mentioned in the previous question, ArchiwareLtd is basically about representing your hometown. It’s about representing your favorite spot or building. If you live in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, why not wear it with pride? If you really like how the infinity tower looks, why don’t you show it to the world? There aren’t any clothing lines out there that are solely dedicated to architecture and art and that’s exactly what makes ArchiwareLtd so special.

What is it like working for yourself now and who is your dream client?

It’s pretty hectic….in its own awesome way. I am still not completely “working for myself” I work as an Architect in the day and I manage ArchiwareLtd at night. It’s like I’m batman but a lot less dangerous.

 As for my dream client, I’d be more than happy to see any of the royal family in the UAE wearing my designs or supporting my movement.

Favorite Landmark/Building in Dubai?
 

This is a really tough question to answer. It’s like taking a kid to a toy store and asking them which toy do they like most. Each landmark in the UAE is beautiful in it’s own aesthetic, but if I were to be completely honest, I’m always in favor of simple and elegant design principals. I’d have to say that D1 Tower in Dubai really relates to my style in designing (Not the shading devices at the podium level though,I’m definitely not a fan of those).

Favorite designer?

If I were to give a cliché answer I’d say Carolina Herrera, but since I’m really not a fan of clichés, I’d have to say I’m more influenced by Kanye West. I like his simplistic style in designing clothes and I really appreciate his struggle and effort in making a name for himself by always pushing the envelope in every field that he’s involved in. I feel like I can relate to that on a much smaller scale.

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What brought you to Dubai and how do you like it so far?

I’ve actually lived in the UAE my entire life, however, my family’s based in Abu Dhabi. After I finished my undergraduate studies at the American University of Sharjah, I decided to follow my dreams by starting my career on my own in Dubai. So far, it has been a great experience. It has really allowed me to explore and find myself as an artist and more importantly, as a human being. Dubai is now my home that’s not so far away from home.

Favorite saying?

Family First.

Future Plans?

Taking ArchiwareLtd worldwide and allowing everyone around the world to wear their culture and their architectural landmarks with pride.

Person in Dubai you’d suggest your followers to follow next and why?

Well, since my mother keeps telling me that I’m the best at what I do I’ll have to say you should follow me, @mulhamjazmati, on every social media.

On a more serious note, I have had the pleasure of being associated with some of the best and most talented artists in Dubai. If you’re into photography and the urban scene, follow @caterinawesome and @andri_ibenk. If you’re into illustration and water coloring, follow @fixthesky. Finally, if you’re into fine arts and film follow @aalsadr .

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A coffee with him and a few questions and you’ll be able to see the real person behind the dark clothes, with the childish enthusiasm for everything artistic, stylish and unique around him, with the clever humor and kind eyes. We’re looking forward to see more from him.

Thanks Mulham and ArchiwareLtd. It was a pleasure hosting you in our website.

xoxo,

DubaiCat

@DubaiCatOfficial


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Meet Sarah from Bowery & Fourth

Do you remember our article about The Bureau Dubai? What do you mean “no” you little goldfish?? Here: http://bit.ly/1yeXydc

While I was having a coffee with Shahzad, one of the co founders of The Bureau Dubai, and I explained him DubaiLoving’s concept (sharing interesting profiles and initiatives in Dubai, based on a “pay it forward” concept where you nominate someone to take part and share their story), he suggested Sarah from Bowery and Fourth and I couldn’t be happier to get to know her and her interesting brand. I’m always amazed by young people who find a gap in one field and try their best to fill it and create their own success story. That’s Sarah. That’s Bowery & Fourth. Enjoy!

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WHO ARE YOU?

Tough question, I am still trying to find out for myself.

In this particular context I am a previous finance girl turned fashion entrepreneur on a quest to make women look and feel confident at work.

Where does your artistic influence come from and when did you start making clothing?

I know is sounds really random, but I really love the esthetics of Danish furniture design (Arne Jacobsen in particular) and most often I find my inspiration from there in terms of visual appeal.

I’ve been sketching and sowing for as long as I can remember, but my creative side was suppressed for quite some time while I was working finance.

How do you describe your fashions and style?

Simplicity and structure with a touch of details. Most often, “Less is really more”. Unless it’s fries.

Do you try to send out a message or theme in your clothes?

Very much indeed. Bowery & Fourth is about so much more than pretty skirts and nice jackets…. During my time in finance, I noticed myself and my female colleagues becoming lesser versions of ourselves, because we tend to feel insecure in terms of how we should portray ourselves in a corporate setting. So for me, Bowery & Fourth is about redefining women’s corporate identity and encouraging women to be strong and independent.

What is it like working for yourself now and who is your dream client?

Just like any other job, there are good days and bad days. Some days I am completely manic, running around like a mad woman, other days I feel like my sole purpose in life is to lye in my bed all day, while binging Netflix and scrolling trough junk on social media. My advice to anyone looking to start a business is that you really need to know why you are doing it and not just what you are doing in order to maintain a sense of purpose.

My dream client is someone who knows what she wants and recognizes good quality fabric and immaculate stitching.

Favorite designer?

From a historical point of view I would have to say Coco Chanel and Christian Dior because of how they revolutionized womenswear.

From current designers, I admire the effortless and simple designs of Phoebe Philo (Chloe and Celine), although I appreciate a bit more structure in my own designs. I quite like Karl Lagerfeld as a public figure.

What brought you to Dubai and how do you like it so far?

The opportunities and the vibrant start-up scene – everyone’s an entrepreneur in some sense! Being half Moroccan, half Danish I am also very dawned to the multinational scene.

Favorite saying?

There is no finish line.

Future Plans?

Make Bowery & Fourth a brand that stands for something and develop global presence.

Person in Dubai you’d suggest your followers to follow next and why?

I won’t just stay in one:
Justina is launching her super cool fashion and lifestyle blog, covering everything that is hip and happening in Dubai. While I am at times a bit skeptical of bloggers, this one is actually worth following. (Instagram: @justinfashion.today )
And Mona, founder of Fashion Process, a community looking to build bridges between designers, creatives, bloggers and other passionate people. I already attending one event and it is really something different. (Instagram: @mona_mdd )
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xoxo,

DubaiCat

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Dubai World Cup 2015

Dubai World Cup 2015, UAE’s biggest social and sporting events, took place on the last Saturday of March at the iconic Meydan Racecourse.

Let’s see the highlights of the the richest event of racing in the world (with a combined prize purse of $27.25 million USD), through your “instagram eyes”:

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The Mine Pops – Best of

#DubaiLoving paid a visit yesterday to the highly anticipated The Mine Pops.

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The Mine Gallery opened its doors and welcomed a selection of emerging artists, designers, musicians and food creatives to their Pop-Up event in Al Quoz.

See below our favorite picks:

The amazing wall display from @shaymartian
The amazing wall display from @shaymartian

The handmade coffee table by @TheDoDesign
The handmade coffee table by @TheDoDesign
The impressive white blouse by @dinzclothing
The impressive white blouse by @dinzclothing

The smart touches on the wall by @BoweryAndFourth
The smart touches on the wall by @BoweryAndFourth

The DishDasha Ultra t-shirt by @DigitalGravel
The DishDasha Ultra t-shirt by @DigitalGravel
...and the owner's big wasta smile @DigitalGravel
…and the owner’s big wasta smile @DigitalGravel
The sweet corner of @dulcedbakery
The sweet corner of @dulcedbakery
The Carrie Bradshaw inspired skirt by @amberferoz
The Carrie Bradshaw inspired skirt by @amberferoz

The Spider-Man Purse by @stash_dubai
The Spider-Man Purse by @stash_dubai
As well as the robot rings by @stash_dubai
As well as the robot rings by @stash_dubai

The impressive earrings by @virguleshop
The impressive earrings by @virguleshop

The Coca Cola blouse by @rocksandice
The Coca Cola blouse by @rocksandice

The vintage looking watches by @remyruestore
The vintage looking watches by @remyruestore

Till next year…

xoxo,

@DubaiCatOfficial