February 26, 2014

GRAZIA Style Awards 2014

The Fashion Industry in the U.A.E has grown heaps and bounds over the past few years with Dubai becoming one of the main shopping destinations of the world. As a result, people in the industry and in society in general are incredibly stylish and fashion-conscious. 

Enter the Grazia Style Awards - an awards ceremony dedicated to recognizing those with impeccable style, stand out designers, influential bloggers, regional websites, cool boutiques, and many more. This year the awards will be held on March 25th and voting is now open for the public to cast their votes. How exciting! :)

Nominate your favourite fashionistas for the chance to be recognized in the fashion industry. 

Log onto http://events.ahlanlive.com/grazia_style_awards/ and vote now! You will be entered into a draw to win 2 upper class flights to the UK with Virgin Atlantic and a shopping voucher from Harrods worth AED 25,000.  I'd say that's a great reason to vote!! 

February 24, 2014

Loving the Floral trend this Spring!

Florals on the Spring 2014 runways
Clockwise from top left: Christian Dior, Burberry Prorsum, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace
(Source: www.style.com)

I love it when the new Spring collections start trickling into the stores. Everything is always so fresh and colourful compared to the duller winter clothes. This season, I am especially coveting the Floral trend. Flowers have literally popped up everywhere on clothes, bags, shoes, and even pjs!  Here are a few of my favourite picks...

PINKO Floral Skirt
(At all PINKO boutiques in the UAE)

Will you be wearing the floral trend this season?

February 19, 2014

Competition Alert: Le Coq Sportif Wedge Trainers

Are you stuck in between seasons - sick of your Winter clothes and want to buy Spring/Summer clothes but it's still quite chilly out? Today is your lucky day! The French brand Le Coq Sportif has teamed up with me to offer you these cute wedge trainers. They are perfect for the in-between season weather we are having right now and are SUPER comfy! I own a pair :)

Competition Question:
Where does Le Coq Sportif originate from?

How to Enter:
1) Like 'Le Coq Sportif MiddleEast' on Facebook (Link here) 
2) Like  'My Small Obsessions' on Facebook (Link Here)
3) Provide your answer in the comments section below or on 'My Small Obsessions' Facebook Page (Link Here) 
4) Provide your shoe size, email address, and name in your answer

Terms & Conditions
If your size is not available, then you will receive an AED 500 gift voucher to spend at Le Coq Sportif. This competition is only open to residents of the U.A.E. 

Good Luck! :)

February 17, 2014

Collaboration Alert: Valentino & Havaianas

Every once in a while a collaboration comes along that makes me REALLY excited! For Cruise 2014, Valentino has collaborated with Havaianas to bring us super cool flip flops to adorn our feet all summer long. If you were ever worried about looking underdressed in your Havaianas, then these couture slippers are your answer! I personally adore both brands and wear them RELIGIOUSLY so this collaboration for me is like a dream come true :) 

There are two versions: plastic rockstud straps and camouflage coloured heels or plain with croco straps
 (The plain ones can be worn by men & women)

The Valentino Havaianas will be sold in Valentino boutiques and I found a few versions for sale on Net-a-Porter (Link here)  and on Mytheresa.com (Link Here)
Hurry cause these are selling out FAST! 

Will you be wearing the Valentino Havaianas this summer?

February 14, 2014

Be Safe with UBER this Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day I have teamed up with UBER to provide you a cooler and safer way to get to and from your romance destinations. 

UBER is a company that provides chauffeur driven cars (usually a BMW or other luxury car) that can take you anywhere you like. All you need to do is download the app onto your Iphone (UBER), put in your personal details and credit card number and their drivers will locate you using their GPS. I have used the service before and it is very safe, reliable and gets you to your destination on time.  The cars are super clean and the drivers understand English so you won't waste time trying to explain your drop off destination. The BEST thing is that your credit card gets automatically charged upon arrival so there is no need to carry lots of unnecessary cash. 

For this Valentine's Day, UBER and My Small Obsessions are giving you DHS 80 off your first trip. Just enter the promo code 9qclb on the app. 

Better yet, snap some pics in the car, tag them on Twitter and Instagram with #UberLoveAD and the pic with the most likes will win a surprise at the end of the week. 

Remember to use the promo code 9qclb to get dhs 80 off!
Don't risk drinking and driving- just use UBER.
I hope you have a FABULOUS Valentine's Day :)

February 9, 2014

Dazzle in RED this Valentines Day

With Valentines Day just around the corner, I was inspired by all of the Golden Globes red carpet dresses this season. Many celebrities chose to wear different shades of red and finished off their looks with black heels, minimal makeup and bold red lips. They looked RADIANT! 

Emma Watson in Christian Dior Couture (Absolutely OBSESSED with this dress!)
Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren
Taylor Swift in Carolina Herrera 
Amy Adams in Maison Valentino

If you intend to wear red this Valentines Day and are looking for the PERFECT red dress, here are a few of my picks that are eye-catching and won't break the bank. I would team them with a black or white simple heel (nothing too over the top) and a simple clutch. Let the dress take all the attention. 
Happy Shopping Ladies! :)

Complete your look with a bold red lip to look absolutely FABULOUS
It is an intense, long lasting lipstick that feels like satin on your lips!!!