Dubai, The City of Art & Fashion

This time of year is always exciting in Dubai! You have the Art season, Art week, Dubai Design Days, Art in the city, Sikka Art Fair and of course, Dubai's own fashion week, Fashion Forward. So for us design geeks, it's heaven on earth!

Unfortunately we could not attend all these fabulous events since it's collided with a very longed for- trip to South Africa (a whole other blog post for that later). 

We were invited to attend the glamorous event for Guess's 35 year celebrations and SS17 catwalk. The amazing Shereen Mitwalli was the host and Paul Marciano himself was there to tell us more about the history of Guess. We brought our Allegra with us of course!

Lovely, glass, interior and geodes plus alot more at the Dubai Design Days! We also met the lovely Cecilia Setterdahl, a Swedish carpet print maker. So exciting to see more Swedish designers in Dubai.

We managed to spend two lovely evenings at the Fashion Forward. Attended some lovely talks, saw amazing presentations and the best part, the Amato Couture show! It was beyond gorgeous! I've always been a fan of Furne Amato's work, very Alexandre McQueen (my favorite fashion designer). We love the theatrical, magical and powerful setting and dresses. Spectacular! 

Dubai is the melting pot for the fashion and design in the middle east. So much talent, so much creativity. People flying in from all the MENA countries to be part of this hub of design. Amazing. We feel so blessed to be part of it. 


Inspiration Is All Around!

What an amazing start to the year. Fashion week after fashion week, London, Stockholm, NYC, Paris and then we've had the Grammys, Oscars, Gold Globe and the Swedish Grammies to just mention a few. We've barely covered haft of them but of course, we have been influenced! 

Jewellery isn't just a craftmanship and treasure, it is fashion! It's very important still to distinguish fashion jewellery from fine jewellery BUT if we just look at the concept of fashion, jewellery is very much part of it. We complement or even build our entire outfits on our jewels and that is always clearly shown on the red carpet. 

Fashion weeks and awards of course differ a lot from each other. Fashion weeks are all about the creative, the art of wearing and styling while the awards highly glamorous and thrilling! Oscars was definitely a favourite!


Jessica Biel's choker from Tiffany & Co. was an absolute masterpiece! From Tiffany's Blue Book Collection, the "Whispers of the Rain Forest" piece has over 200 baguette Diamonds and over 350 individually shaped petals. 18K gold, platinum and Diamonds is a master combo!