If there’s one high street collaboration I’m looking forward to at the moment, it would have to be Roland Mouret for Banana Republic coming out later this month. Fronted by Supermodel, Karolina Kurkova – the 25 piece limited edition and capsule collection is everything you’d expect from Roland Mouret. Classic Mouret dresses using Banana Republic’s signature fabrics in his style, highlighting a woman’s body. Read my interview with Mouret a few months ago http://marktgasse.info/2013/12/5-minutes-with-designer-roland-mouret/
The collection’s prices vary from AED275 to AED595 – incredibly affordable for pieces that are not only comfortable and extremely chic – yet still being able to own a piece made out of Roland Mouret’s designs and a one off collection. My favourite pieces include the pencil skirt, the colour block dress and the perfect little black dress. Stay tuned to see how I’ll be styling the pieces and see you all at the launch @ Banana Republic, Dubai Mall!
-PROTECT yourself from the sun
The sun has been incredibly strong, and it’s very easy to forget how the sun affects our skin and health. There’s no doubt that Vitamin D is healthy, but it’s important to be wise and add some protection to your skin as well. I’ve been over the moon obsessed with Lancaster’s Sun Sport Invisible Mist (available at stores like Sephora). As I’ve been trying to get a tan at the beach this month, I’ve been making sure I throw the bottle into my beach bags. The mist has a Wet skin application technology (which means you can spray it onto damp skin without drying yourself and still get the maximum protection.) It protects the skin against UVA, UVB, and infared rays yet still also having a tan accelerator – protection and a tan in one. Perfect for days by the beach, the pool and whilst playing sport.
-DRINK & head out to for Margarita Mondays
One of my favourite Casual eateries, Claw BBQ Crab Shack & Grill at Souk Al Bahar have just launched their Margarita Mondays every week starting from this month – they have a vast range of flavours from Starwberry to Passion Fruit. Perfect night out with friends, buy one get one free all night every week. Pair a Margarita with their amazing Buffalo shrimps as a snack or if you’re hungry, you must go for the Sloppy Joe. Ask for Donovan!
-EAT & try Magnolia Bakery’s S’mores cupcakes
Everyone that knows me, knows that I have the sweetest tooth. Magnolia Bakery (situated at Bloomingdale’s Home in Dubai Mall) have recently introduced the S’mores cupcakes (they also have a cake version) Perfect twist to a birthday cake or if you’re visiting a friend and need some sweet treats. The cupcakes are a honey graham cake base filled with chocolate and topped with a meringue icing. Yum.