Iconic AW15 Fashion Trends

Zizzle went down to the Iconic AW15 Launch In Tribeca Dubai and we were really impressed with the new collection! There were a few key fashion trends spotted, a collection with something for everyone.

The Mod Modernism collection was very 60’s inspired, A-line dresses were scattered about in monochrome prints juxtaposed with midi skirts and tailored jackets in yellow and blue hues.

Another Iconic fashion trend this season is the Neo Sports look made up of day and sportswear with a luxe feel to it in bonded mesh, scuba and lasercuts. The metallic silver pieces gave a galactic feel to the 90’s inspired collection. I loved the Military Tribe trend pieces, olive green really suits caramel skintones and the military inspired jumpsuit was definitely my favourite piece of the collection. The Dark Delicacy pieces were extremely glamorous in rich lace and velvet with intricate beading to embellish.It was certainly the most lavish of trends.

This was my favourite collection from Iconic, it is so versatile and you can pick anything from edgy club-wear to elegant evening gowns. The tailored jackets and dresses were perfect for business chic and my wardrobe has quite a few new additions from the AW15 collection which I can’t wait to wear!

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Tribeca Dubai Food Review

DSC_1117  DSC_1111 DSC_1109 DSC_1108 I just came back from a meal at Tribeca Kitchen and Bar and thought I should give you all food envy by sharing my delicious experience. This New York inspired hotspot is fast becoming my local haunt, I even kicked off my birthday celebrations there this year. It is such a wonderfully creative space that just captures that NY swag, the graffiti art, lighting set in plumbing pipes and the antique inspired furniture with an urban chic twist are just some of the charming quirks. I have to say the fact that it has a platform to showcase local talent is a big plus point for me. Us Dubaians just don’t have enough spaces to display our home-grown talent and I feel this little piece of New York is very welcome to park on JBR. Now the good part…FOOOD! So another reason I love it is because It filled a gap for a funky organic eatery. The kitchen is headed by award winning Chef Giovanni De Ambrosis, who passionately couples exquisite food with artistic form, hailing inspiration from Mediterranean cultures and fusing them with American Contemporary Cuisine.The bar features all the classic beverages as well as organic wines and signature cocktail options. Tribeca is committed to organic produce wherever possible and I loved the simplicity of there menus – paper pinned to a piece of cardboard with a clothes peg and it actually looks really cool, all these little touches of using recycled building materials wherever possible display Tribeca’s commitment to global sustainability. DSC_1135 DSC_1125 DSC_1127 DSC_1123DSC_1137 The meal was delicious, I think you can always taste the difference with organic food! The Burrata was to die for and the Prawns with Polenta in A Coconut Sauce were yummy! Chef Giovanni cooked the Beef Tenderloin to perfection, it was literally melt in your mouth amazing and the Honey Glazed Chilean Sea Bass was also divine, the sweetness really worked with the fish. All finished with delicious desserts, the apple crumble with Ice cream tasted like Christmas in a bowl and my partner in crime was stumped with her dessert because she had no idea how to eat her deconstructed cheesecake tower but when she finally figured it out it was also amazing, the sourness of the passion-fruit coulis complemented the sweet creamed cheese and crumble. Yea we ended the night in a food coma, you should definitely check it out if you are in JBR, (in the JA Oceanview Hotel.)DSC_1140DSC_1144DSC_1142 DSC_1143  

A Jam-packed January

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I can’t believe January is already over! My memories of travelling are slipping further and further away and I am getting back into the swing of life in Dubai. I still have many travel stories to write and hope I will find the time this month. Although I am embracing being back in Dubai I am missing South America a lot. I am grateful for January’s array of events and being able to catch up with old friends as well as meeting many new people. I also had my grandma in town so it was nice to spend time with her, she loves flowers so I took her to Dubai’s miracle gardens which was lovely! There are lots of new venues opening up and it was a great but busy month here are my highlights:

New Years fireworks in Dubai are always fantastic but this year they outdid themselves by placing the worlds largest LED screen on the Burj Khalifa, they had a wonderful light show combined with the fireworks, the lightshow remained on until January the 8th. I booked a table on the balcony at the Rivington Grill in Souk al Bahar so that I could have a delicious dinner accompanied by a fantastic show:

I was happy to be back in the sunshine so enjoyed Market OTB which was a daytime event in Southridge park. Another nice family day out was Dubai’s Miracle Gardens, It takes about an hour and a half to see it all with stopping for pictures and they have little restaurants and cafés. The flowers are all the same but beautiful nonetheless and its incredible how they have made monuments out of them such as the Burj Khalifa, beautiful peacocks, houses and cars.

Theres a fantastic new restaurant in town called Tribeca Kitchen & Grill in JA Oceanview hotel in JBR. It was a really cool venue, huge and artsy and had a real cool loungy feel. They provide a platform for local entertainment – I loved the band they had for the launch. They have healthy and organic food, I tried a couple of the salads…they were ok, the cheesecake was pretty good. Will have to go back and sample some of the food, it serves Mediterranean and American contemporary cuisine. I think its definitely got a great vibe and is a nice place to hang out, it fills a gap in the market with it being a lounge that is also a creative space, it felt unpretentious despite the launch crowd which was full of Dubai’s socialites.

Another great restaurant that has opened up is the Delphine Restaurant at the H hotel. It has a chic art deco inspired venue with marble floors and crystals fringing the bar. The original restaurant is a popular celebrity haunt in West Hollywood, California. It certainly was a fine dining experience, the service was perfect and the food was delicious, I enjoyed everything…even a raw meat “kibbeh” dish which I was apprehensive to try. Afterwards we headed up to the 40th floor to check out 40 Kong, it is a beautiful venue but was very crowded as anticipated. I think its somewhere you can fully enjoy with a table reservation.

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It was V-Cloud’s one year anniversary party,  V-Cloud offers a world of unique opportunities, refined tastes and unparalleled exclusivity. It is a one of its kind rewards and privileges program designed to enhance your experience in the lap of luxury. We had a wonderful night at their lavish birthday party.

My most anticipated event was the Latin American festival, it was the first of its kind in Dubai and I was really excited to see what it would be like. I think they underestimated the turnout as it was jam packed but it was a really fun event. It was in an alley in Al Quoz, the street was lined with stalls selling Art, South American food and there were crowds around the salsa dancers who were performing. I picked up a few trinkets and was happy to practice my Spanish. I hope they have more events like that, it was a great night!