Monday, May 26, 2014

DUBAI FASHION & STYLE .....KAFTAN GLAMOUR :-)



A thousand apologies my fashionistas, I know, you MUST be thinking "Who does she think she is? To be missing in action all this time?) But Mama's been very busy, she laughs. 
Anyway, how are u all? Yes, I missed u too. 
Very quickly, 2 keep up with what I'm up to, please follow me on my instagram page which is the same name as my blog, fumisfashionfiles
So without any further ado, I was in the beautiful Dubai for a few glorious weeks and listed below are some of the "Outfits of the Day" I sported there.
I'm going to post another blog-post of all the details of my trip and what I got up to later on. But 4 now,  I'll do fashion!!! 
Since that's what we all truly love. 
Dubai is HOT (which I love) so u have to wear a lot of loose & light fitting clothes to stay cool.
Not with-standing I still wanted to look GLAM & Dubai gave me all the inspiration I needed. Ha! Enjoy.
These pictures were taken at the beautiful Hilton Jumeirah Hotel where we stayed.
Hat - Primark
White earrings - Lekki beach , Lagos, Nigeria
Maxi wrap dress Diane Von Furstenberg
Clic H bracelet Hermes
Love bracelet Cartier
Tank Française watch @ Cartier
Orange Phantom luggage handbag Celine
Shoes (called Jojo) @ Sophia Webster
The Cut Crease. 
Being in Dubai inspired me to do this beautiful cut-crease eye. 
@anastasiabeverlyhills Dip brow pomade in Ebony. Browbone in Honesty @maccosmetics Eyelid in Mugshot @urbandecaycosmetics Naked3 palette. Lashes @houseoflashes in Noir fairy Crease in Coffee by Mac, higlighter in Heat Wave @esteelauder Lips in Coco Ravish @tomford 

At the Sheikh Grand Mosque
Hair accessory @ Top Shop
Mint green shawl @ Primark
The "Nate" Necklace @ Diana Broussard
Green maxi wrap dress @ Diane Von Furstenberg
Love bracelet @ Cartier
Classic Beige 2.55 Quilted leather bag @ Chanel
Baby blue tribute sandals @ YSL (YvesSaint Laurent)
A closer look after we got back from the beautiful Grand Mosque. 
Details of the visit will be in the next blog post. 
Diana Broussard 'NATE' necklace
DVF Maxi wrap dress
Cartier 'love' bracelet
Chanel bag
(links posted above)
Sandals, @ Pucci, although u cannot see them, Oops! 
 More make-up inspiration from the Middle East. 
@anastasiabeverlyhills Dip brow pomade in Ebony @urbandecaycosmetics liquid Blk liner in perversion, browbone in Limit from the naked3. Blusher from @narsissist in ExhibitA, highlighter @esteelauder in Heatwave & lipstick in Coco Ravish @tomford
Chanel classic Beige 2.55 Quilted leather bag
This a beautiful Kaftan I bought in Dubai at the Old Souk Market.
Orange flipflops @ Havaianas
Baroque sunglasses in Red Gradient @ Prada
Jewellery bought in Dubai @ the Old Souk Market
Kaftan also bought in Dubai.
The kisses are free. :-)
Celine & Havaianas& White toe polish by Essie called Blanc.
White necklace @ River Island
Kaftan @ Lagos, Nigeria
White chunky bracelets by Marni 4 H&M @ H&M
Beach monogramed bag @ Louis Vuitton.
White thong sandals @ Primark.

Poolside at the Hilton Jumeirah Hotel.
Sunglasses called "Grace Cat-eye" in blue @ Tom Ford
Pink kaftan bought in Dubai.
We don't have Sephora in London, so u can imagine how happy I was to see the store in Dubai. This was my go-to store when I lived in LA & NYC! I miss the store sooooooo much b'cos they're always the 1st to have the latest brand of cosmetics & fragrances. Anyway I've been salivating over the Marc Jacobs nail polishes as I've heard super great reviews about them & I'm happy to let u all know that they're all true and more. The 2 factors that I love about them are: 
A) They dry SUPER fast.
B) I love all their "nudes"
You MUST try:
104 Funny Girl
106 Baby Jane
142 Fluorescent Beige


At the breakfast lounge at the 
Hilton Jumeirah Hotel.
Purple turban & Kaftan bought at the Old Souk market
Necklace & bracelet @ Zara
Black open-toe mules @ Roberto Vianni


Outside the Souk Madinat Jumeirah with 
The Burj Al Arab building in the distance.
Head band & Top Shop
Earrings @ H&M
Blue maxi dress u can find here @ H&M
Beach monogramed bag @ Louis Vuitton
White thong sandals @ Primark
No make-up today.
 Decided to let me skin breathe & enjoy the heat. :-)

At the Red Dunes of the Habib Desert.
@anastasiabeverlyhills Dip brow pomade in Ebony. Browbone @urbandecaycosmetics Naked3 palette in Buzz & transition in Mugshot. Entire lid in Carbon @maccosmetics blusher @sleekmakeup in Lantern @lorealparisuk in Voluminous Carbon Black. Lips in @tomford in Coco Ravish. Highlighter in Heat wave by @esteelauder 
Happy + Dancing = Blessed
Grean turban @ Old Souk Mkt
Baroque sunglasses in Red Gradient @ Prada
Earrings @ Butler and Wilson
Necklace @ Butler and Wilson
Tiger bracelets @ Accessorize
Ruby pear-shaped ring @ The New Souk Mkt
Embroidered white long-sleeve shirt @ The NEW Souk Mkt
Aladin pants were bought a few years ago in Cannes
Slippers at the Old Souk Mkt
Dubai was nothing short of fantastic, I had a wonderful time and highly recommend that u at the very least, go once in a life time.
It's the perfect get-away during the Winter months.

Look out for the next blog-post on all the fun details of the trip coming up soon. 
Ciao for now & sending u lots of love. 
Muah! 

F.D.V. 

All photography by the wonderful @OLEDESALUVOLD