The Dubai Diaries: Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Inside

Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah 360

Ok, mes amies, it’s time for The Dubai Diaries part III. A little belated I know (more tech issues on my end involving broken phones, misplaced hard drives, unexplained laptop failures and assorted other debacles that can ensue when you’re trying to do a million things minute as a team of une) but better late than never! And with 2016 fast approaching, now is most definitely the moment to start scheming trips for the New Year and maybe even exploring places far afield without booking a flight… But I’ll be telling you more about that later in this post…

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Look Du Jour: Spots & Shine

What:   Where:  And so my magpie like obsession with all things shiny continues! I could go down the whole "it's appropriate at this time of year route" but that would be total rubbish. As fas as I'm concerned there is never, ever a wrong time to wear metallics... Or sequins... Or glitter...   This winter has so far been a weirdly warm one which has led a lot of people, myself included, to complain that aside from anything else, things don't feel festive as a result. I was having this sort of minor moan the other day when the recipient of my rubbish called me out, perhaps just in an attempt to get me to shut up but she had a good point. The weather not being freezing means you can style out winter attire in a purely aesthetics driven way i.e. no or minimal tights, thigh skimming hemlines, breezy blouses, open billowing coats and necks free from fifteen layers of thermals and scarves. This look involves all of the above and I'm pretty in love with it.  Remember a few weeks ago when I announced that amazing designer resale site, REBELLE named me as the brand ambassador for their UK launch and told you about our dinner? Well, I was not exaggerating when I said that the site stocks some seriously beautiful pieces. The 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse, vintage Chloe skirt and classic Chanel bag in this ensemble are all from there and these delights are just the tip of the iceberg. We're talking ever Valentino rocketed style imaginable, vintage Miu Miu, lashings of Louis Vuitton, Carven, Celine, Prada and SO MUCH CHANEL! I'm fight a losing battle with myself not to basically empty my bank account pretty much every time I look at it. What do you think of this look?   Love Ella. X

What: 3.1 Phillip Lim shirt, Chloe skirt & Chanel bag (all from REBELLE) worn with Kate Spade NY coat and Zalando boots

Where: Christmas shopping in London

And so my magpie like obsession with all things shiny continues! I could go down the whole “it’s appropriate at this time of year route” but that would be total rubbish. As fas as I’m concerned there is never, ever a wrong time to wear metallics… Or sequins… Or glitter…

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Introducing: Heist

Heist

So, let’s talk about tights… At first glance/read that perhaps doesn’t sound like the most gripping of opening sentences I know, but bear with me. While hosiery may not – in theory at least – have the instant appeal of, say, an arm-candy-for-days handbag or glittery pair of stiletto ankle booties, it can be a truly beautiful, fascinating thing. And a thing that goes way beyond pure practicality. Case in point, Heist

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