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Thursday, 24 October 2013

miss b loves ......... the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience

What a stroke of luck that we happened to be in Dubai for the Vogue Fashion Experience in the Dubai Mall!

Organised by  property developers Emaar Properties and Vogue Italia, this glamorous celebration of fashion, was held for the first time in the Middle East.

I headed straight to the atrium near Bloomingdales department store .......

..... to see a very special Haute Couture collection by such iconic names as Dior, Valentino, Armani, Chanel ...........

Atelier Versace
Spring/Summer 2009

.... but this Elie Saab gown was most definitely my favourite ....

Elie Saab Haute Couture
Spring/Summer 2013

and look who I spotted as we were walking along level one .....

Donatella Versace

A host of events had been organised including catwalk shows and exhibitions and all for a good cause too ......the charity Dubai Cares which helps to improve children's access to quality primary education in developing countries.

Our next stop ..... Level Shoe District, the largest shoe store in the world which was also celebrating its first birthday with a special extravaganza 'Let The Shoe Begin' and it all looked so glitzy and glamorous .........

Dancers had been flown in from London's West End to perform different genres of dance from ballet and tap to hip-hop in each area of the store and they were all wearing amazing shoes from Level, of course.........

Solange Knowles, Beyoncé's sister entertained with her live DJ session ........ 

Limited edition T-shirts featuring a sketch by luxury shoe designers had been commissioned and were on sale and I was pleased to see that the full 100 dirhams (about £18) was to be donated to Dubai Cares. 

So how could I resist this one by Aquazzura ...... ideal for wearing at my next Zumba class!

 and I love the quote on the back..........

Throughout the mall, stores were participating in the Vogue fashion event by offering shoppers drinks and nibbles, cupcakes, entertainment and special discounts too. 

The real human mannequins in Saccoor Brothers store window attracted quite a crowd. Amazing that they could be so still!

The  Waterfall Atrium was the location for the eco-friendly section. Short films and videos featured eco fashion projects such as Green Carpet by Livia Firth and Estethica by The British Fashion Council.

Later, high-profile guests including Naomi Campbell and Roberto Cavalli attended a gala fundraiser dinner at the foot of the Burj Khalifa in the Armani Pavilion followed by an auction of exclusive experiences including ........ Valentino's offer to create a unique dress with the opportunity to visit the atelier to watch the creative process. Chanel offered an invitation to the 2014 show and a visit to the private apartment of Gabrielle Chanel at 31 Rue Cambon....... Now that's what I call a very special experience!

Vogue Italia Covers in the Grand Atrium


  1. How lucky for you to be able to take part in such a fun fashion experience! Getting to see couture up close is always such a treat :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  2. I would love to have seen that.....have a great weekend:)

  3. Wow,wow and WOW.....:)))
    You are such a lucky girl,you has a chance to see all these iconic and high style fashion with your own eyes!

    So generously good event was in Dubai,thank you so very much for share it here,dear friend!

    Wishing you lovely weekend,
    Hugs from Moscow:)


  4. Incredible!!!!!!!!!! Truly wish I could be part of all this hoopla!

  5. How fortunate you were to experience this. I always love it when there's live mannequins, it's such a fun little detail. Wishing you a lovely weekend. xx/Madison

  6. I'm green with envy! Haha. Was talking to my sister who lives in Dubai about the Vogue event and coz she's heavily pregnant she couldn't go. I'm jealous of your Aquazurra shirt. My fellow Zumbarettes would be happy to have one also. Have a good day x

  7. Lucky girl!!! Dubai is such a fun place and the malls are amazing!

  8. Miss B, this is truly a big stroke of luck! I believe it must have been an amazing and super special experience indeed. Looks like a big blast, the Elie Saab gown just caught my attention too!:) I like the shirt, you did right to buy it, plus is also for a great cause. The giant Vogue Italia covers are impressive! Happy weekend dear, kisses! xo

  9. Can't believe you saw Donatella! So close to her too... How exciting.

  10. fabulous ....lucky lucky you to attend this event Have a GREAT weekend!

  11. Oh Donatello is she better in reality because she does not photograph well.the Ellie Saab dress is stunning. I also love to look at chanel so dateless.
    Great photos. Have a fun weekend

  12. wow.. what an amazing event! those dresses on display are to die for!!!

  13. What an event but I'm disappointed : Dubaï has now the largest shoe store which I thought belonged to the Galeries Lafayette in Paris; we really have to clean up our act in France if we want to stay in the competition !xo

  14. Oh, how much fun! Looks amazing. Love that Chanel suit!

  15. OMG Miss B, the fashion events that you attend have just blown mine out of the water ha ha. Yours make mine look like a day in Primark. How lucky of you to be around when this event was taking place. You've captured some great images, I don't know where to start - perhaps Donatella, closely followed by Solange closely followed by the real-life models.

    I love your tee, I have a tee with that quote, but I love the design on yours!

    Have a great weekend!

  16. What an amazing event, Miss B - what lucky timing that you were in Dubai and able to attend! Vogue never fails to pull out all the stops for an amazing fashion experience and just the idea of seeing Donatella Versace in person gives me chills. I must say, I'm very envious :)

  17. I live in a small university town and shopping is nearly nothing unless I travel. I'm swooning over these fashionable images of yours. What a fantastic event-especially for us shoe lovers!
    xx, Heather

  18. You are such a lucky lady. I would love to attend an event like this one. I saw your fotos and everything looks so so amazing.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  19. What a high class event! Thanks for sharing all these pics; feels like I went there with you.

  20. Ohhh wow, this must have been such a thrilling experience, I would loved to stumble upon it while traveling too. That Elie Saab gown is gorgeous, we don't even have these types of designer stores here. And you got a shot of Donatella! Lucky girl!

  21. You lead the most interesting life, my friend. I would loved to have seen this fashion exhibit at the mall. I have always loved fashion, so this would have been a treat for me. I like the red shoe t-shirt, and that shoe store, oh my! This looks like a fabulous event.

    Have a nice weekend.


  22. I've heard so many great things about the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, looks like you had an awesome time :)


  23. Thank you for sharing this amazing experience Miss B! Oh that Elie Saab gown is truly breathtaking. And the dancers, how marvellous!
    Happy weekend dear!
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  24. Wow! It looks amazing. What a fantastic experience. I've just noticed that you're in Preston. I was born and went to school there. My parents live there still! xxx Love Liz xxx (whatlizzyloves)

  25. Morning Miss B, wish you a very happy Sunday! Hugs! xo

  26. Wow how wonderful of you to attend and share so much with us. Looks like this was quite a fabulous event. XO



  27. you are so lucky! I envy you for the amazing time you had and a chance to visit Dubai!

  28. How fabulous it looks, and fancy running into Donatella......first name terms now I am sure!! xx

  29. miss b, you couldn't have gone at a better time! how exciting and what a great cause! your camera made donatella look MUCH bettter! HAHAHAHA I can't get over those gowns. So gorgeous and on display! I would've been snapping pics too. HaHaHa I love that t-shirt!!! You lucky girl! I'm so happy for you. Thanks for sharing this! I was tickled pink just reading it. HAHAHAHA I love your adventures.

  30. What an amazing event! The grey Versace gown is to die for! x

  31. Really nice, I wish i was there with you, I am sure it was a great experience.
    And also being really close to Donatella Versace must have been a die for momment.

  32. Whoua il y a des robes sublimes!


  33. And all this in one day? Wow, it must have been a big excitement to you!

    Sun and Sany

  34. A Fantastic event and experience!
    Ciao ciao

  35. Wow, sounds like a great day! Love your pics! Greetings from Zürich!

  36. Lucky you to attend this event. It must have been so fun and educational too. The clothes must be so beautiful to see in this exhibit.

  37. Amazing! I really like the shirt you got and the quote on the back is perfect.


  38. It must have been a super fun event and it looks like there was a lot of entertainment too :)

  39. wow!!! between those dresses & donatella, i'm dying!! & the human mannequins are AWESOME! they really go all out in dubai!! love it!
    xx Corinne

  40. How cool to have a little Donatella spotting, she always seems such a great person in interviews!

  41. What a fascinating time! Sounds fabulous with dancers and running into Donatella .. my, oh my! I always love your trips and being able to tag along via computer screen with you! Thanks for stopping by last week, B, just now getting back to visiting my friends, my head has been so into trying to complete the calendar illustrations! Have a wonderful week! xo ~S

  42. omg, I cannot believe you saw Donatella! I would love to meet her some time. That mall looks beautiful, and I agree about the Saab dress, just gorgeous!


  43. This looks so much fun, glad you had a good time =)

    Corinne x

  44. Lovely to discover your blog and how wonderful to be able to have this fashion experience in Dubai. Loved seeing your fabulous photos - the Chanel suit is elegant.

  45. So glad you enjoyed the Vogue Fashion Experience and thank you for all these great comments. I was so fortunate to be in Dubai just at the right time especially as it all took place on one day!!

  46. Oh my gosh I would have been in heaven! How fun and very cool seeing Donatella!! Thanks for bringing me virtually along! Love the T too.

  47. Amazing exhibition! and to see Donatella! that's very cool.


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