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Red, White & Blue in the U.S. of A

red white and blue in vegas

God help me, but I do love a theme. So much so that at some point in my meticulous, weeks-long Vegas wardrobe planning, my brain went into leitmotif overdrive and decreed that my packing list of exclusively teeny dresses be only red, white or blue. I don’t know who I was planning on amusing, other than maybe myself, given that my cunning idea could only ever been seen in all its glory afterwards, triptych-style. Entertained?

Oh sod off, I happen to think this is a more than adequate manoeuvre to earn me a visa.

RED – Dress, ASOS (similar here), Bag, Chanel

WHITE – Dress, Nicole x Missguided, Bag, River Island (similar here)

BLUE – Dress, Topshop (similar here)

Shoes throughout, Office (highly unimaginative to wear the same pair every night, I know, but I needed heels that weren’t going to fail me even when my motor skills did. Similar here).


Du-byeeee! Life After London

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

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Sunglasses: Illesteva at Boutique 1, Dress: Bedouin Studios, Clutch: Corto Moltedo, Shoes: Christian Louboutin at

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Dress: Osman at By Symphony, Bag: Christian Louboutin, Shoes: Christian Louboutin at net-a-porter.comScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 21.58.30

T-shirt: T by Alexander Wang, Bag: Moschino, both at Harvey Nichols Dubai, Shoes: Christian Loubtoutin, Jeans: Tu Es Mon Tresor at S*uceScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 21.57.09

Beach day with the homies at Zero GravityScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 21.58.06

Taller = better. The Burj KhalifaScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 21.56.33

View from my office. Beats Pret on High Holborn. Having said that, I do miss the Chef’s special chicken salad.Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 21.56.54

Drinks and dinner at Shades on the roof of The Address Hotel, Dubai MarinaScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 21.58.47

Top: Zara, Wedges: H&M, Trousers: Clover Canyon at West LA BoutiqueScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 22.01.48

My balcony view. I pray I will never take this for granted.Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 21.58.59

Blue Marlin UAE opening party. Every one of these bikinis are from Victoria’s Secret.Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 22.01.37

Chanel clutch of dreamsScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 22.00.26

Ok, now I’m just showing off. Flying Emirates Business to New York. Headphones: FrendsScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 21.59.14

Top: Ashish, Skirt: The Kooples, Shoes: Office, Clutch: Patricia FieldScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 21.59.38

Shisha and cocktails at Nasimi Beach Club, Atlantis. Bikini: Accessorize, Sunglasses: House of HollandScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 22.01.13

On the FROW at the Hasan Hejazi show at Fashion Forward Dubai. Dress: Christopher Kane, Shoes: Sophia WebsterScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 22.02.02

A cheeky bit of Moschino in the officeScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 22.00.04

Wearing Middle Eastern brand Kage in the September issue. Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Shoes: Sigerson Morrison.Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 22.00.56

Bloomingdales Dubai red carpet wearing skirt suit from H&M, shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood.Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 22.00.42Ok, 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.

What I Wore: Tuesday

photo 2Vaguely channeling Cher from Clueless with a Kitsch hairband, 90s-tastic metallic mini and a healthy dollop of bubblegum pink for drinks at The Ice Bar with the lovely Becs from BPR.

Sweatshirt, J. Crew (similar here)

Skirt, H&M (similar here)

Hairband, Kitsch