What we found in Satwa to wear this National Day!

We went trolling through Satwa, to see what little nuggets of fashion and knick nacks we could find, to wear / use for the 40th National Day of the UAE. We love looking throuat places like Satwa, Downtown and the Souk’s as you can find things, you would never find in the malls.

 

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While on our adventure around we stopped for an authentic Shwarma… I love street food!

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This just made our day, we want this on a large white canvas, hanging over our bed.

Dubi Gold Souq

Every week we will post up images and stories that, are linked with the “Real UAE.” Not just the shinny glittery version (not that we don’t HEART that part as well) we want to focus on real places and real people. Last weekend, saw us travel to the Gold Souq in Dubai, the gold souq reminded us of being in Egypt, you couldn’t walk 10 seconds without someone screaming at you to buy there stuff, or look into there stores. Once they realized that we were not tourists, they left us alone. We didn’t realize how many people come to Dubai, especially to purchase gold, even at 5pm on a Saturday afternoon, the gold souq was heaving with shoppers. Gold as far as the eye can see diamonds and pearls The Gold Souk isn’t just full of gold, we drooled over these hand crafted earrings and necklace set.

Another day, another dollar, A souq worker taking a break.

Gold Souq

Every week we will post up images and stories that, are linked with the “Real UAE.” Not just the shinny glittery version (not that we don’t HEART that part as well) we want to focus on real places and real people.

Last weekend, saw us travel to the Gold Souq in Dubai, the gold souq reminded us of being in Egypt, you couldn’t walk 10 seconds without someone screaming at you to buy there stuff, or look into there stores. Once they realized that we were not tourists, they left us alone.

We didn’t realize how many people come to Dubai, especially to purchase gold, even at 5pm on a Saturday afternoon, the gold souq was heaving with shoppers.

Gold as far as the eye can see

diamonds and pearls

The Gold Souq isn’t just home to gold, it also includes beautifully hand crafted jewelry items, we drooled over these.

Another day, another dollar. A worker taking a rest from hauling his items through the souq

To keep a slender figure, no one can deny…

We came across this smoking advert, from the 1950’s. We would laugh if it wasn’t so tragic, how the advertisement departments (we are getting a very ‘Mad Man” vibe right now) back then, lured women in the fashion industry into thinking that smoking would make them skinner.

What’s more sad, is even after many scientistic studies proving it is not correct, people today still believe it!

Who said Chanel can’t be cheap?

I bet we grabbed your attention with that headline, didn’t we?

Fashion doesn’t need to be, who is wearing the most expensive bag or dress, fashion is also about individualism.

We fell in love with this badge, which is DIY and found on, one of our favorite websites www.etsy.com 

For 1 dollar you can wear your, Chanel on your shoulder!

Source http://www.etsy.com/listing/75356089/chanel-addict-fashion-125-in-pinback?ref=sr_gallery_33&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=Fashion&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

Wish List – House Of Harlow 1960

Remember when the name, Nicole Ritche was synonyms with Paris Hilton, Ed Hardy, ugly hair extensions and rehab?

Over the last 5 years Ms. Ritche Madden, has turned her image around, not only creating 2 gorgeous children, but creating her jewelry line House of Harlow.

While trolling through our favorite site, ASOS we came across our new WANT item, 14ct Gold Plated Triangular Zig Zag Tribal Earrings

 

Fabric Souq –

Now that winter is finally upon us, it means we can continue to explore the city we live in, without sweating off our make up and having not so fashionable sweat stains. The great thing about winter is we no longer have to spend all your time at the Mall, so we decided to explore the “Real” Dubai for some fashion spots….

Do you ever wonder, where the fabric comes from, when you see Dubai based designers designs, or creative jewelry? Well we did, and on the weekend we decided to head to the Fabric Souq.

We had a very ‘Sex and the City” moment here, remember when Carrie sees similar shoes and falls in love.

Getting ready for the 40th anniversary of the UAE, UAE branded fabric was out in full force!

We fell in love with this tiny little ally way store, it was full of fun bright pieces of fabric and lace. We ended up purchasing some of these, to use as Statement Shoelaces.

We’re ashamed, of just how much stuff we bought, in this one tiny little store!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Versace’s collaboration with H & M

It’s all the range these days to combine high end fashion with high street. Do you remember when target and Stella McCartney teamed up, we waited in line for 2 hours to get one of her dresses (which we have only worn once, come to think of it where is that dress).

High street stores know, a guaranteed way to sell out of a collection, is to team up with a hot designer, who ordinarily you would never and could never afford to buy.

This is your chance to own a piece of  Versace labeled clothing, judging from a sneak peak of the collection, bright and bold colors seem to be the central theme along with studs and touch of jersey shore leopard print… Yes we are officially drooling!

New Blog Features.

This blog isn’t just about the glitz and glam that is renowned in Dubai, it’s also about the real Dubai and real people in Dubai. Every week we will be doing a feature “Real Street Style” Or we will focus on the Dubai that people don’t think about, when they think of fashion.

 

 

 

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