So I’ve emigrated to the sandpit, got a shiny new job as the Fashion Features Editor at Emirates Woman and haven’t blogged in (gulp) four months. Come back with a bang, you say? Er, I’ll do my best but this inaugural new-life post might be more of a small, unobtrusive clunk to say hello, I’m still alive and you all have my permission to come out of your extended mourning. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible, but to tide you over here are some (possibly irritating) pictures from the land of sand…
Jacket: Mary Katrantzou at S*uce Boutique, Sunglasses: Miu Miu
Sunglasses: Illesteva at Boutique 1, Dress: Bedouin Studios, Clutch: Corto Moltedo, Shoes: Christian Louboutin at net-a-porter.com
Dress: Osman at By Symphony, Bag: Christian Louboutin, Shoes: Christian Louboutin at net-a-porter.com
T-shirt: T by Alexander Wang, Bag: Moschino, both at Harvey Nichols Dubai, Shoes: Christian Loubtoutin, Jeans: Tu Es Mon Tresor at S*uce
Beach day with the homies at Zero Gravity
Taller = better. The Burj Khalifa
View from my office. Beats Pret on High Holborn. Having said that, I do miss the Chef’s special chicken salad.
Drinks and dinner at Shades on the roof of The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina
Top: Zara, Wedges: H&M, Trousers: Clover Canyon at West LA Boutique
My balcony view. I pray I will never take this for granted.
Blue Marlin UAE opening party. Every one of these bikinis are from Victoria’s Secret.
Chanel clutch of dreams
Ok, now I’m just showing off. Flying Emirates Business to New York. Headphones: Frends
Top: Ashish, Skirt: The Kooples, Shoes: Office, Clutch: Patricia Field
Shisha and cocktails at Nasimi Beach Club, Atlantis. Bikini: Accessorize, Sunglasses: House of Holland
On the FROW at the Hasan Hejazi show at Fashion Forward Dubai. Dress: Christopher Kane, Shoes: Sophia Webster
A cheeky bit of Moschino in the office
Wearing Middle Eastern brand Kage in the September issue. Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Shoes: Sigerson Morrison.
Bloomingdales Dubai red carpet wearing skirt suit from H&M, shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood.Ok, I know how it looks. Highly filtered and more than a bit smug. But emigrating ain’t easy, take it from me. There’s been tears. Rows. Emotional WhatsApp exchanges. And I’m 90% sure all my mates from back home have unfollowed me on Instagram. I’m certainly not in Kansas anymore and fuck, do I miss it. But… *wades deeply into cheesy conclusive sentence* – it’s gonna be one hell of an adventure. I hope you stay with me for the ride.