Coachella 2012…. What the stars were wearing.

Coachella kicks off the festival season this weekend in Indio, California with music lovers and celebrities sunning themselves under the desert skies with a beer in one hand and friendship bracelets on the other whilst singing along to Radiohead, Azealia Banks and the Arctic Monkeys to name a few.

Last year, Dita von Teese gave us high-end festival chic looks wearing Dior and Moschino Cheap and Chic.

Alessandra Ambrosio did luxe boho in Rebecca Taylor.

Vanessa Hudgens gave us part boho, part Navajo in a variety of looks and Kate Bosworth was effortlessly chic in Topshop, channelling Americana with Parisian flare via her Isabel Marant wedges.

Fail-safe looks that guarantee rock chick edge that will take you from the stage set to pool parties in style include denim shorts, vest tops, crop tops, wedges, gladiator sandals, ethnic jewellery, a crossbody bag, a bikini and a chic straw fedora.

Mulberry, A|X Armani Exchange, Lacoste and H&M are hosting events during the weekend, so we can expect to see many celebs toting Mulberry bags and wearing the brands.

Which is your fav look?

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EVOLVING INFLUENCE – The Evolution of the Abaya

The UAE is a melting pot of nationalities, seeing over 202 different nationalities from all over the globe, seeing all different religions coexist.

As the predominant religion is of the Muslim faith in the UAE, seeing a women wear an abaya or traditional wear is as common as seeing women wearing high heels.

But many Western expats are left struggling with questions such as;

– Why do some women have to cover their entire face and others don’t?

Or the most common question, is an Abaya a fashion statement or a tradition.

The Abaya has evolved thanks to designers such as Chanel, Dior, DKNY and many more high couture designers.

Grace and Garbo PR saw a lack of education regarding Abaya’s and decided to put into place, a cultural initiative “Evolving Influence” –  a platform that provides a forum of cultural exchange through fashion. The debut event will focus on the evolution of the Abaya and how the traditional garment has inspired many designers today. Some of the topics will include the influences; new wave of abayas; the abaya marketing local & international; the future of abayas etc.

The panel includes Abaya designers: Amal Murad; Rabia Z; Sarah Madani to name but a few

Date: 15th April 2012

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: 4th floor – Pullman Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

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