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July 2017

How To: Pack Like A Pro And Fly Like The JetSet

The insider’s guide to travelling in style and know how to save space in your suitcase.

Model Izabel Goulart arrives at Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival

Model Izabel Goulart arrives at Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival.

Preparing for a trip starts with the suitcase and more to the point what exactly to put in it.

If you’ve ever seen those well-dressed girls, the ones gliding effortlessly through the terminal with little more than a compact carry-on, and thought ‘how on earth do they manage to squeeze all their worldly goods in such a small case’? The answer is easier than you think, simply plan each and every outfit in advance. While this might seem like more work than it’s worth, you’ll reap the rewards and end up with a carefully curated holiday wardrobe, and no excess baggage!

Expert packing requires pre-planning and a thorough edit – after all, will you wear ten pairs of heels on a week-long holiday?

Scroll down below to discover our essential packing tips…

  • Look for lightweight luggage (always on wheels for ease) and invest in good quality cases by brands such as Samsonite or Tumi.

  • Pen a list of everything you want to take or lay everything out on your bed into piles, e.g. swimwear, sun dresses, sports gear, etc…before removing at least two items from each heap.

  • Think about your holiday itinerary, the activities you’ll be doing and the places you’ll be visiting. Embrace your inner stylist and piece outfits together, including undergarments, accessories, and shoes – heels are heavy so only take styles than can be worn with numerous outfits.

  • Pack versatile items (think little black dresses or tailored shorts) which can be worn for a multitude of occasions day or night - you can always jazz up plain pieces with statement jewellery.

  • Try rolling clothes as opposed to folding. This saves precious suitcase space and reduces creases.

 

The capsule closet 

To look the part on the plane (and perhaps bag yourself an upgrade), opt for foolproof airport chic such as skinny jeans (with stretch for comfort and in a dark wash to hide stains) paired with a bright printed blouse (because plane dressing doesn’t have to be boring) and always layer with a cosy cashmere or soft wool throw to ward off the fierce airplane air conditioning.

There is little need for towering heels, especially as feet can swell due to air pressure, instead go for embellished ballet flats or beaded sandals, and swap for in-flight socks once you board.

Look for a smart leather tote with enough space to fit your in-flight skincare essentials, reading materials and most importantly, a stash of snacks.

Skinny jeans available at H&M at City Centre Bahrain

Skinny jeans, H&M, City Centre Bahrain

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com/
http://www.citycentremuscat.com/
http://www.citycentrequrum.com/
http://www.citycentresharjah.com/
http://www.citycentreajman.com/
http://www.citycentrefujairah.com/
http://www.citycentredeira.com/
http://www.citycentremeaisem.com/
http://www.citycentrealexandria.com/
http://www.citycentremaadi.com/
http://www.citycentremallbeirut.com/

Flat shoes available at Steve Madden at City Centre Bahrain

Flat shoes, Steve Madden, City Centre Bahrain

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com/
http://www.citycentremuscat.com/
http://www.citycentredeira.com/

Leather Tote Bag available at Michael Kors at City Centre Bahrain

Leather Tote Bag, Michael Kors, City Centre Bahrain

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com/

 

 
July 2017

Fashion Finds You Won’t Be Able To Resist

The must-have buys that will see you through summer in style.

Summer style hits to shop now

Whether you’re prepping to jet off on a summer holiday, have a special occasion on the horizon or are quite simply in need of a few new season style buys, now is the time to buy as all the shops welcome their latest wears.

After combing through the new season collections, we’ve hand-selected a few of our favourite fashion finds from the City Centre malls.

These three coveted new arrivals (all available to shop now) will instantly spruce up your look for the months ahead.

Be it the end-of-the-month payday or a weekend shopping spree in Dubai, we think you deserve to treat yourself to a little something special from the mall this month.

Happy shopping ladies!

Floral printed dress available at Mango at visit City Centre Bahrain

Floral printed dress, Mango at visit City Centre Bahrain

Flowing, floral and splashed in rainbow brights – this printed maxi dress ticks all the right boxes. We especially love the waist tassel detailing.

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com/
http://www.citycentremuscat.com/
http://www.citycentrequrum.com/

Mirrored sunglasses available at H&M at City Centre Bahrain

Mirrored sunglasses, H&M at City Centre Bahrain

These metallic mirrored shades are well worth having passers-by check their reflection in your lens. Wear with summery tousled locks to the beach and beyond all summer long.

Also available at:

http://www.citycentremirdif.com/
http://www.citycentremuscat.com/
http://www.citycentrequrum.com/
http://www.citycentresharjah.com/
http://www.citycentreajman.com/
http://www.citycentrefujairah.com/
http://www.citycentredeira.com/
http://www.citycentremeaisem.com/
http://www.citycentrealexandria.com/
http://www.citycentremaadi.com/
http://www.citycentremallbeirut.com

Tailored jumpsuit available at Karen Millen at City Centre Bahrain

Tailored jumpsuit, Karen Millen at City Centre Bahrain

This white lace jumpsuit is the perfect tailored piece to add to your capsule wardrobe for the current season. Team with a sharp blazer for the office or sky-high heels and big hoop earrings for the evening.

Also available at:

www.citycentremallbeirut.com
http://www.citycentredeira.com/

 

 
October 2016

A Fashion Blogger's Guide to the New Season

Born and raised in Dubai, Zahra Lyla is one of the region’s most loved fashion bloggers.

The graphic designer turned fashion content creator behind website justlyla.com has garnered a loyal following on social media platforms since launching her blog seven years ago.

The IT girl can often be found combing the shops at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. “It’s my one-stop destination for everything I might need (or want!), from high-street fashion at Zara, to high-end labels such as Gucci and Burberry,” Zara told us. “I love the location as it has everything under one roof and isn't too big a mall that you can't navigate and walk around it easily.”

Zahra also visits Mall of the Emirates for a spot of pampering. “As well as fabulous fashion stores, MoE also has my favourite beauty brands – I shop at Sephora Dubai and go to get pampered at the new TNS location,” she revealed.

Here, Zahra shares her top new season picks from the Middle East’s leading shopping malls.

Jumper, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

“What is better than a cosy grey knitted sweater? One with ruffles of course. Two of my favorite things in one piece! I would pair this H&M sweater with my trusty boyfriend jeans for a casual day look.”

Dress, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

“Floral prints are all the rage this season so I just have to have this Zara dress in my wardrobe. I will keep it casual with a pair of sneakers during the day or dress it up with my highest pair of heels.”

Shoes, Alameda Turquesa at Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates

“How can a girl say no to pompoms on her feet? These Alameda Turquesa flats are going to be my wardrobe staple this season.”

Sequin top, KOCHÉ at Boutique 1, visit Mall of the Emirates

“I am a total magpie, so this sequin top by Koché is calling out my name. Paired with some skinny jeans and strappy heels and I am ready for a night out with my girls.”

Visit Zahra’s blog http://www.justlyla.com/ and follow her Instagram https://www.instagram.com/zahralyla/

For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
http://www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com          

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 
July 2016

Your weekend wardrobe sorted

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    #TGIF! The weekend has arrived and it’s time to ditch your corporate threads and open up your off-duty closet.

    Whatever your weekend plans, these are the new season buys you need in your life. And don’t panic if you’re trying to save for the summer holidays, as these fashion favourites all ring in at a budget-friendly price.

    Shop our top picks form the best shops across the Middle East now…

  • weekend wardrobe   01

    Dress, Mango, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum,

    Nothing sets our hearts aflutter quite like a sparkly new frock. This glitzy racer-back minidress features hundreds of light-catching silver sequins.

    Style tip: Our go-to for party season, sequins can also be worn during the day, simply pair with a denim jacket and gladiator sandals for easy summer style.

  • weekend wardrobe   01

    Kaftan, Zara, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, Centre Alexandria and City Centre Maadi

    Covered, cool and oh so comfortable – our love of kaftans never wavers. This electric blue number features a deep V neckline and flattering side splits. If this is the silhouette for you, buy it in ruby red too.

    Style tip: If a billowing kaftan is swamping your figure, nip in with a wide waist-belt, or for a more Grecian take, tie with metallic rope.

  • weekend wardrobe   01

    Printed neck scarf, H&M, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Me'aisem, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat, City Centre Qurum, City Centre Alexandria, City Centre Maadi and City Centre Beirut

    In case you have missed it, chokers are having a major moment in the world of fashion. We’ve spotted every IT girl, from Kendall to Gigi and everyone in-between, sporting this sought-after accessory.

    Style tip: If the goth-esque black velvet chockers of the nineties’ don’t fit your aesthetic, steer towards pretty printed neck scarves instead, which can also be used as a head band for the beach.


For more information on store locations within our malls visit the below:

UAE
http://www.malloftheemirates.com
www.citycentresharjah.com
www.citycentreajman.com
www.citycentrefujairah.com
www.citycentredeira.com
www.citycentremirdif.com
www.citycentremeaisem.com
www.citycentreshindagha.com          

BAHRAIN
www.citycentrebahrain.com           

OMAN
www.citycentremuscat.com       
www.citycentrequrum.com              

EGYPT
www.citycentrealexandria.com          
www.citycentremaadi.com                 

LEBANON
www.citycentremallbeirut.com

 
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