Tuesday, October 25, 2016


For the very first time, I'll be completing the 3 Days of this season's Fashion Forward Dubai SS17 Season 8. Fashion Forward (FFWD) is the definitive fashion platform of Dubai and Middle East, providing development, exposure and a progressive direction for the regional fashion industry. Attended by Bloggers, Multimedia Influencers, Buyers and Fashion Enthusiasts. Held bi-annually in April and October at Dubai Design District, the key component of FFWD includes Runway shows and presentations by the best couture, ready-to-wear, and accessories designers in the Middle East. Addition to that, Fashion Forward also conduct series of interesting Fashion Talks led by global industry and experts and fashion academia. 

 The Millenium Plaza Hotel Dubai, my home during the 3-Day Fashion Event, located at Sheikh Zayed Road where taking a taxi or access to the Metro Station is not a problem. The room is very cozy, stylish with complete amenities, comfy king size bed, flat screen television and I have the most amazing view which is the Sheikh Zayed Road. The closet is good enough to fit all my outfits for the 3-day Fashion Event. The location of the hotel is absolutely perfect. 

After I checked in, unpacked all my stuff got dressed and went straight to Dubai Design District for the Day 1 of Fashion Forward 

D A Y  1 
wearing White Linen Pin Stripe Double Breasted Suit ( Gatsby Aliph )
Monogram Slippers ( Bachelor Shoes )
Menvelope ( Louis Vuitton )
Eyewear ( Ray-Ban )

with Nicoleta of @reinventyourself 

with Marj of blog Boho Wanders @marjanne.ph 

Frowing with Kat Lebrasse-Phillips and Mohammed Sultan at Ezra Couture runway show in Fashion Forward Dubai 

A formidable influence in the region, Ezra creates modern and classic sensibility with a twist. Drawing attention to the female silhouette with the perfect fusion of minimalism and opulence, his approach to essential lines and shapes lies in masterful cutting and tailoring with refined embroideries and embellishments.

Breathtaking collection once again! The attention to details are always on point, astonishing embroidery at its finest, Ezra never fails to impress. 


SPLASH - "Into The Wild" Winter'16 Fashion Show, debut at Fashion Forward and threw a spectacular After-Party to end the amazing first day of FFWD 
Headquartered in Dubai, Splash is Middle East’s largest fashion retailer and part of the Landmark Group, one of the biggest retail conglomerates in the Middle East, India, and Africa. They have stunning pieces for all ages with an amazing affordable price!

Back in my room at Millennium Plaza Dubai 

My fave spot in my room, where I answer all my email, draft a blog and have a cup of coffee. 

The bathroom is so spacious and has an open window, where you can have a view of the room while having a warm bath at the tub

The buffet has few options only, but I enjoyed this mini pancakes, pastries, and sausages with watermelon on the side

D A Y 2
wearing Double Breasted Camel Jacket, Trousers and Penny Loafers (Banana Republic)

Catching up with some old (Blogger) friends and making new one
From left to right: Rebecca @damselindesert, Nicoleta @reinventyourself, Neha @neha_style_diaries and Bettina @bettinamicu

 H U S S E I N  B A Z A Z A

Only watched the Hussein Bazaza show on Day 2, not really feeling the weather but went back to the hotel and enjoy the Infinity pool!

D A Y  3
wearing Gatsby Aliph Houndstooth Linen Double Breasted Jacket from our SS 17 collection
Menvelope (Louis Vuitton)
Timepiece (Henlein Peter)
Flower Lapel Pin (BOXKnocks)
Bracelets (Black Pearl DXB)

Dubai-based fashion designer of Indian origin will present his signature style of imperial inspired menswear for the first time this season. Marwah draws upon his Indian roots to create clean lines, contemporary silhouettes and attention to detail.

What an amazing season! Hope to have more Menswear Designer on the 9th Season of Fashion Forward

Photo Credit to Getty Images, @reinventyourself , @potiks  +Marj Reyes  and +Joy Caasi