Dune London AW15

Dune previews are always highly anticipated for me, I don’t know whether that’s just the London girl in me but I think its because they always have really nice collections that are always conceptual and completely different to the last. This season had an apparent seventies influence with rounded saddle bags in rich chestnut and berry croc. The different shapes and textures were also reminiscent of the seventies. The deep auburn, navy and brown tones were suggestive of autumn and the beautiful nude hues played with the idea of bareness in an opulent season.

The collection has something for everyone, whether your a modern girl who loves colour blocking and in your face prints or a classic girl looking for a brushed saffiano leather tote. The beautiful velvet clutches embellished with brooches and feathers may speak to the flapper girl within, its a must see collection and you are likely to find a bag perfect for you.

The shoes very much mirror the bag trends, from casual ankle boots to embellished stilettos and mesh detailed pumps. A predominantly autumn palette however this collection spoke to the all-year-round open shoe wearing Dubai girl in me. There were wedges, platform stilettos and even clogs…I don’t think I could pull of the clogs but they would definitely look great on the right girl.

Plums and burgundies are my favourite autumn hues and I love my customised Zizzleblog croc bag, its small but has pockets for EVERYTHING and it comes in a variety of prints and textures, head to your nearest Dune store to find your perfect accessory!

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Nine West

Nine West’s gorgeous SS15 launch was a breath of fresh air and really got us in the mood for Spring. The terrace was transformed into a summery garden adorned with fabulous women’s shoes. Whatever the occasion, we love that Nine West is sure to have something suitable, be it wedding shoes, office shoes, party wedges or a cute pair of summer sandals. The dancers injected more fun into the event and the key trend pieces certainly did the same for Nine West’s SS15 collection.

The La Feme theme had great pieces for a night out on the town. Stiletto spikes embellished with crystals or the statement 3D florals  were mesmerizing. The Apprentice style had great shoes for the office or to complete a classic look, they were definitely our favourite and we could not get enough of our customised pair pictured below initialled Z.B. The World Tour pieces definitely spoke to the traveller within, the braided details and buckled booties certainly had an artisanal touch. The Exhibitionist shoes were exactly that, loud and screaming for all eyes on them, they were like leather and canvas Toms shoes, the prints and playful slip-ons will be sure have you standing out from the crowd. We enjoyed trying on the array of hats, if you still haven’t found your head-gear for the races, head to Nine West!

Call It Spring Launch


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One of my favourite shoe shops opened its first ever International Flagship store in Ibn Battuta Mall. Call It Spring’s stunning new store was like walking into a dream. The new space blends sleek, contemporary materials and striking textures, with eye-catching colours and neon-lit designs. In this new concept, the product spaces are gender specific: the ladies shop amongst floral detailed walls, mint accents and playful bird statues, while the gents find their picks amid bold concrete-like shelves and glowing red neon accents. Both customers find each other in the seating area located under an impressive white, life-size tree fixture, hence the theme ‘A boy and a girl meet under a tree’.

I can’t think of a better love story, the key to my heart quite possibly hides in a pair of stilettos and I have to say the new collection was stunning. I realised I definitely have a thing for black shoes as you will see from my selection! I suppose I had a neon overload last season and autumns all about those neutral shades. Call It Spring have expanded their collection to include a shoe for everyone, I loved the selection of leather boots in store for this season, In Dubai you only feel the seasons changing when you go shopping  (any excuse…) I have shared some of my favourite shoes with you, don’t forget to check out your nearest store! (To my Londoners, there is also a flagship store in Oxford Street)  

London Fashion Week

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On the 19th September I went to London Fashion Week at Somerset house. I love attending Fashion events and this was so last minute I didn’t really get time to get an outfit together so I woke up bright and early and began viewing my options. My mum had this beautiful red vintage coat probably from when she was my age but it still looked brand new! I decided that would be my statement piece and I think monochrome really makes red pop so thats what I went with. I even managed to match one of my nails to my dress haha and then just finished off with some nice chunky jewellery.

I arrived at 11am and was supposed to watch the PPQ runway show however they cancelled it which was annoying 😦 they gave me tickets to a “Trends Show” instead which was pretty good so I was back in good spirits. As it was the end of fashion week they put together a show of the most popular trends, Pretty In Pink, Back to Nature, Victorian and Mixing Prints. My favourite was the brown ombre textured jumpsuit, I want it!!

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While watching the show, you could charge your phone under your seat! I love how they took all the bloggers and journalists into consideration, they even had phone charging stations all over the event which was sponsored by Vodafone.

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Somerset house had been transformed into a 2 storey shoppers paradise, labels such as Vivienne Westwood, Gucci and Prada were available at up to 50% off and they had some beautiful boutiques. The jewellery was stunning and I loved some of the hat and accessory boutiques. Of course I had the best time in the shoe and bag department, I was lucky enough to bump into Mo Helmi while I was admiring his sparkly creations. He recently opened a concession in Dubai Mall’s Shoe District and he really has some amazing pieces.

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I got lots of goodies which you can read about in the beauty section so I’ll finish with my highlight which was the talk by a few members of the Elle Team, it was inspiring and uplifting and they were so young and had already worked at all the biggest fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harpers Bazaar! I got involved in the Q&A session and got to the bottom of  a few things, mapping out my next route in life as I write lol. I absolutely loved Antonia O’Briens satin get-up, she was at the top of my best dressed list, it was unusual and simple and classy which are 3 ingredients for a great outfit.

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I finished with a divine massage and chocolate bars in the Kinder Bueno lounge,definitely another highlight!

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It was a great day out filled with things I love, you can read reviews of my new Maybelline makeup, Label M hair products and Beauty in treats on the beauty page!

Dune AW13 Collection

Zizzle went to the unveiling of Dune London’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection and it was everything we imagined and more. We expected a boy meets girl collection as Autumn/Winter is all about that sharp androgynous look however we loved how Dune managed to incorporate femininity which kept the collection sexy. From the furry leopard prints to the tri-tone brogues and kitten heels, the contrasting colour panelling added boldness to the range. The muted autumn hues gave a gothic nod to the punk-influenced collection and we dug the retro low block heels with ankle straps.

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The handbags were absolutely stunning, again a lot of  Tans, Browns and Blacks but the collection was Blingjected (Zizzle Dictionary Definition: Injected with a splash of sparkle) with embellished bags and flashes of vibrant colour. It was love at first sight with this leather and suede tassled beauty and we thought it would be rude not to invite her home with us.  
 
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WARNING: She will be spotted about town possible teamed with our gorgeous Dune sunglasses.
Take a trip to your nearest Dune store to shop the new collection 🙂 
Zizzle x

Neon Accessories

Neon Accessories
My wardrobe has definitely brightened up this season! These are a few of my favourite neon accessories x