Hiding Behind Blandness

The other day I was having a conversation with my very talented dressmaker/designer/illustrator friend Alfia (who made my wedding dress) and we were talking about how hard it is for women ‘of a certain age’ to find interesting, flattering and non-frumpy clothing if you’re not someone who shops regularly or widely (and many women over…

What I Wore in Dubai

I didn’t have much time to take photos of my outfits while I was away in Dubai (the itinerary was packed with activities back to back!). But here is a little taste. First night in Dubai on my way to the China Grill.   Casual on top of the Burj Khalifa (read about my experience…

No Ordinary Dress

One of the experiences that I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to have whilst here in Dubai, is to visit the showroom and design studio of DAS Collection, the brainchild of Reem & Hind Beljafla. As traditional but fashion forward abaya designers, they have created some incredibly beautiful, hand-made garments that retain…