The Garden Opening at Dubai Fashion Forward

One of the highlights of my Dubai trip, was attending my first international Fashion Event – Dubai Fashion Forward Season 5.


I’ll be sharing some looks fresh from the catwalk soon, but for today’s post, I wanted to show you guys some of the amazing pieces I snapped at the Garden Opening Party.

The Garden is like a mini expo where you can view really cool pieces on display and even make a purchase. For me, I had already spent my allowance on my handbag, so it was purely window shopping for me.



Cute and very unique clutches from LA ROSE DE SIM. How cute is the little VW bug clutch and that evil eye one… Need!


Obsessed with these Grecian style cuffs by Francois Ayoub!



This piece by POSE/ARAZZI was absolutely amazing! My pics just don’t do it justice, but it was a very stiff jacket with horizontal boning to keep it upright. The back was even more wow worthy, with a spinal column effect. Details I tell you, Details!


RESId3NT had some really funky and unique iPhone pouches. Like the Arabic woman and the building cell phone holders.


I went crazy for this leather jacket with the most incredible shoulder detail by Syrian designer PONSOT PAR.


But the most stand out pieces for me were these RULA GALAYANI boxy clutch purses… drool!


How beautiful does the second clutch look when it’s carried? I LOVE IT! Who needs arm or finger candy with bling like that?!


You gals will die when you hear what happened, and how lucky/ unlucky I was!

So before the night was over, we were chilling outside enjoying some complimentary Pepsi, and this girl came up to me and asked me to pick a card for a lucky draw.

Guess what I won…


I mean!!! Talk about the prize of all prizes!

Sadly the tickets were for the Robbie Williams concert in Dubai happening on the 25th April, and since I wasn’t going to be in Dubai, I gave them back.

Crazy I know! But I feel I did my bit for other Robbie crazy girls of the world by allowing someone else the opportunity to go Robbie Crazy in Dubai.


Loved this fun instapic of Irina, Myself and Tyashnee of DTCM SA at the Evian + Kenzo photo booth that was sprinkled with artificial snow.

Dimi Ingle

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  1. Irina Doman
    April 17, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    I should be a hand model 😉 Such amazing memories xxx

  2. Moda Africa
    April 17, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Fashion Forward was amazing! As a SA living in the UAE for years now, I can really say the Arabic talent is unique and super stylish! As the co-founder of Moda Africa, a fashion agency – we represent and introduce African Fashion Designers into the Middle East by providing them with a platform to showcase and sell their collections. We have an office in Cape Town and in Abu Dhabi…we educate the Middle East on African Fashion and the amazing talent our continent has to offer! If you want more information you can email me at and check out our Facebook page.

    Love your page and have been following you from the start…

    • April 20, 2015 / 2:23 pm

      Hi Antoinette

      I’m so sorry I didn’t get a chance to meet up with you. As you can imagine, begin on a media trip our schedules were jam packed. I would have loved to meet you – so hopefully next time?

      Thanks for the support and glad you love my blog! PS I am super jelly that you live in Dubai! That must be pretty awesome! xo

  3. Mary
    April 18, 2015 / 6:11 am

    Very impressive fashion ideas. The jacket with the boning must be eye catching worn

    • April 20, 2015 / 2:23 pm

      My pictures don’t do it justice. It was phenomenal and the attention to detail was amazing!

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