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    In pics: Handé Erçel threw a Gatsby-Themed party for her 30th birthday


    by Sarah Joseph
    44 mins ago

    Turkish Handé Erçel goes back in time to the Roaring Twenties with a Great Gatsby-themed party to enjoy her 30th birthday in an elaborate setting.
    A series of stunning photos from the night were shared on the actress’ Instagram account to her 31 million fans.
    By taking it back in time to the period of the 1920s, Erçel bought the American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story back to life as she looked beyond gorgeous in her matching looks. She also had an exquisite silver cake topped with red cherries and long candles to complement the evening.
    The superstar was donned in two completely different white-hued looks. In the first, Erçel wore a jacket and hot-shorts and held a stick. However, while cutting the “white” cake, the Turkish actress wore a short white dress. In both outlooks, the model made a special hairstyle to match the party theme.
    A host of guests attended “The Great Birthday’ and were also seen wearing clothes to match the theme party of the Turkish actress. Hande Erçel’s sister Gamze was of course one of the main party guests who attended the celebration along with her husband Caner Yıldırım.
    Swipe through the gallery to see snippets of the lavish celebrations.
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    9 refined accounts to follow on Instagram this month


    by Sarah Joseph
    3 hours ago

    A curated guide of refined accounts to #follow on Instagram this month.
    Jimmy Choo@jimmychoo
    Seriously slick accessories.
    Refined minimalist wardrobe staples.
    Lulu & The Beanstalk@lulus.bean
    An independent social club with a cool interior.
    Classic chic with a modern spin.
    Ganache Chocolatier@byganachechocolatier
    A handcrafted, homegrown chocolate experience.
    Reiki-energized slow beauty rituals for the modern world.

    The Berkeley@the_berkley
    Top tier luxury at its best.
    Avant-garde pieces designed with surrealism at its core.
    ICD Brookfield Place@icdbrookfieldplace
    An all-in-one space where art, food, workplace and lifestyle meet.
    November – The Refinement Issue with Jimmy Choo  – Download Now
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    The Emirates Woman editor-approved guide to all the hotspots in D3

    Bringing you all the best hotspots in Dubai, our editor-approved guide to another bustling hotspot is back. This time featuring Dubai Design District (D3).
    As the region’s hub for design, fashion and culture, this community inspires talented individuals to constantly think outside the box.
    From all the luxe eateries to enticing shopping avenues, Emirates Woman has curated a guide for where you need to go on your next visit.
    Restaurants & Cafés
    Café Otaku

    Offering authentic Japanese cuisine in the heart of Dubai Design District, Otaku embodied the philosophy of home throughout its layout. From a welcoming entrance to modern aesthetics, the café celebrates the minimal elements throughout the experience. Known for their speciality coffee and delicious Japanese pancakes, the café reflects the overarching simplicity of Japanese design. It’s open daily from 8am to 11pm.
    Home Bakery Kitchen

    Known for its wide range of irresistible desserts and seasonal savoury dishes, Home Bakery continues to have an undisputed reputation for authentic offerings. From their delicious chewy melts to fresh chocolate fondants, there’s more than enough on the menu to relish, whether you dine with your friends or family. Looking to continuously experiment with new flavours, the list on the menu keeps growing. Located in building 7, it’s open daily from 7:30am to 12am.
    For more information visit
    The Lighthouse

    This restaurant and concept store sits at the intersection of food, creativity and design. With a menu focusing on Mediterranean-inspired delights, guests can choose from a myriad of dishes prepared with fresh seasonal produce. By incorporating the principles of fresh eating, each dish is prepared with nothing but the best ingredients. Adding to the venue’s charm is a minimal shop that boasts a handpicked selection of gifting merchandise including glassware, travel and lifestyle accessories by a pool of unique designers. Located in building 6, it’s open daily 8am to 4pm and Sunday to Wednesday 6pm to 9:45pm, Thursday and Friday 6pm to 10:45pm and Saturday 6pm to 10:30pm.
    For more information visit
    Joe & the Juice
    With the flagship store found in d3, this popular Danish concept emanates a vibrant, uplifting environment where guests can savour their mouthwatering sandwiches and juices. For bites, Joe & The Juice serve up salad bowls, breakfast bowls, and sandwiches including spicy tuna and Joe’s Club – a signature chicken, avocado and vegan pesto delight. Vegans, try the green bowl and avocado sandwich. With an in-store retail section, visitors can purchase various cups, coffee capsule sand more.
    For more information visit
    Akiba Dori

    Adding to Dubai’s unique dining scene, the trendy restaurant has a range of classics inspired by Tokyo. From Neapolitan pizza to a licensed food hall-style indoor alleyway, the options are endless in this unique haven. With hints of the anime culture of Akihabara in Tokyo infused there’s more than enough for everyone who visits. Located in building 8, it’s open daily from 12pm onwards.
    For more information visit
    One Life Café & Kitchen

    With an all-in-one combined co-working space, catering company, coffee roaster and restaurant, this quality-driven café offers nutrient-dense meals to all its visitors. With plenty of options to suit your nights, the kitchen ensures fresh and natural ingredients are always its core feature. From freelancers to wanderers, the place is open to all. Located in building 5, it’s open daily from 8am to 10pm.
    For more information visit
    The Espresso Lab

    Leaving no bean unturned, this coffee haven lets guests embark refreshing journey. With a deep-rooted culture of innovation, the café continues to source, prep and serve the very best characteristics of each variety. From aromatic flavours to bringing the technical knowledge of the baristas to the table, there’s an intense drive for perfection that runs deep in the concept’s DNA.
    For more information visit
    The Host

    This one-of-a-kind concept is a luxe space bringing world-class food, deserts and service caterings for small intimate gatherings or large formal events. With a chic minimal aesthetic, this haven truly brings something different to the market, with the purpose of celebrating special moments together. Located in building 8, it’s open from Thursday to Saturday 9am to 11pm and Sunday to Wednesday 8am to 10pm.
    Mrs. Keepa

    Designed to bring out a woman’s edgy side, each piece is an avant-garde modern interpretation of previous eras’ glamour. Without following seasonal trends, each eclectic silhouette embodies a vintage spirit, making its mark in the fashion industry. By incorporating sustainable elements, the brand is mindful of the environment and any ethical practices. Located in building 6, it’s open daily from 10am to 7pm, except on Friday.
    For more information visit
    Kristina Fidelskaya

    The luxurious ready-to-wear fashion label is known for its intricate leather-cut pieces, bold silhouettes are structured suits. Presenting pieces that can seamlessly be worn from day to night, the brand has all the pieces that best fit your new season wardrobe. Both the office and showroom are situated in building 7 and it’s open daily from 9am to 5pm except on Friday and Saturday.
    For more information visit
    Maison Yeya

    From haute couture to delicately embroidered bridal pieces, this Egyptian label is one of the most prominent brands in the industry. With pieces designed for any special occasion, visitors can shop for pieces that cater to each and every clientele. Known for their functional yet powerful designs, each piece strives to embody the qualities of a modern independent woman. With its headquarters located in D3, it’s open daily from 10am to 6pm, except on Friday.
    For more information visit
    Maison Des Fleurs

    Born to express your love for any special occasion, this bespoke floral boutique has a wide range of bouquets under one roof. From fresh flowers to luxe arrangements, visitors can choose one that best suits their needs. Whether a corporate occasion or a set up for an event, this space offers the best in floristry, all under one roof. Located in building 1, it’s open daily from 10am to 10pm.
    For more information visit
    The Warehouse Gym

    To ensure your fitness regime is on track, Warehouse Gym offers a wide range of facilities for you to stay motivated no matter what time of the day you visit. From bodybuilding to a CrossFit area, guests can enjoy the services to reach their fitness goals. There’s even a juice bar for visitors to refresh themselves after a class or workout session. Located in building 8, it’s open from Sunday to Thursday 6am to 10pm and Friday to Saturday 7am to 5pm.
    For more information visit
    Design School
    Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI)

    For an immersive experience, this design university offers students the opportunity to learn and grow in an innovative environment. From product design to fashion design, this research-based learning mechanism develops pioneers who solve complex problems with a future-oriented mindset. To inspire the next generation of learners, the university has also tied up with international institutions including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Parsons School of Design.
    For more information visit
    To know more about this artistic community, which is on a mission to enhance Dubai’s culture of creativity visit
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    October’s – The Fearlessness Issue with Chaumet


    by Amy Sessions
    3 hours ago

    Words & Creative Direction: Amy SessionsPhotographer: Sandra ChidiacFashion Editor: Camille MacawiliMakeup & Hair: Ania Poniatowska at MMGCover Star: Mona Bin KalliStyling with thanks to Epiphany
    One of our most inspiring issues to date, we are privileged to have real relationships where incredible women can show up for us and discuss facing their fears and doing it anyway.
    Having spoken to so many in this issue, it is for many not the absence of fear in their lives that has driven them forward but the courage to face this and still forge ahead. Big or small, overcoming fear is what will set you on the path to success. Everything we want lies beyond the feelings we think we cannot face, and the things we think we cannot do.
    For our cover we are very proud to have partnered with Chaumet and Mona Bin Kalli, someone who has fearlessness in her DNA. We discuss doing life on your on terms in Strength & Beauty.
    We also have exclusive interviews with Christopher Esber who shares what it takes to seize opportunities fearlessly, creating pieces that push boundaries and delivering work you believe in, Cut to the Chase on. New York-based, globally renowned jeweller Jennifer Fisher discusses creating, scaling and having the fearlessness to start in The Baller and designer Tamara Ralph discusses being ready to take on a challenge and having the fearlessness to build again in A Serious Comeback.
    Yann Moujawaz Martini, Co-Founder – Juana Skin, also shares what it takes to build a brand from scratch, believe in your dream and push the boundaries of convention in the beauty industry in A Fearless Approach, Roxie Nafousi, Author of MANIFEST – 7 Steps to Living your Best Life, shares how you can elevate your life through the power of manifestation in transform and Emirati falconer Ayesha Al Mansoori takes us through her journey of courage, consistency and commitment to the craft in The Highflyer.

    This year also sees the return of the EMIRATES WOMAN – Woman of the Year Awards. This event returns this year to shine a light on those achieving outstanding achievements in their industries and those living with the values we align ourselves with of integrity, authenticity, excellence, and grit. We champion these incredible women in The Nominees.
    The top picks

    We are so proud to be in the company of such incredible, fearless and inspiring women. Thank you for being part of the EW family.
    October – The Fearlessness Issue with Chaumet  – Download Now
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    Create your capsule wardrobe with these 10 fashion basics to own ASAP


    by Sarah Joseph
    16 mins ago

    Ever felt the need to pack less? Or simple spend less time in the morning decided what to wear?
    With endless options in the sartorial world, a decluttered wardrobe rarely lets us make quick decisions on what to wear without spending too much.
    To curate the perfect capsule wardrobe it’s essential to invest in timeless high-quality items and statement pieces in basic hues such as black, white, camel, beige, brown and off-white.
    It all begins with a meticulous edit of impeccably crafted pieces that can stand the true test of time. By focusing on classic pieces that transcend seasons and trends, you’ll be able to purchase must-have pieces that that can successfully create a seasonless closet.
    The key is to curate a collection that exudes sophistication and can be edited accordingly for any occasion.
    So if you’re thinking of revamping your space and starting from scratch, we’re here to guide you with all the basics to buy on your next shopping spree.
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    Fashion Designer Mara Hoffman’s Mexico Travel Diary


    by Camille Macawili
    3 hours ago

    In her summer photo diary for Emirates Woman, Mara Hoffman takes us to Mexico – a remarkable destination that resonates with her design codes centered on beauty, spiritualism, environmentalism and humanity.
    Her carefree and energetic approach to exploration permeates through her collections with a sense of utility, fun and ease. Through this, it has led to an exciting partnership with One&Only Resorts, where she has spent an intimate summer holiday with family and friends at the stunning One&Only Mandarina.
    Here, the sustainable fashion designer and wanderlust shares unforgettable behind-the-scenes moments during her summer getaway as well as her favourite local finds and hidden gems.
    Scroll through the diary above to soak up the sights and energetic vibe of One&Only Mandarina in Mexico.
    Beachside Bliss
    “My personal recommendation is always the laid-back and friendly atmosphere of San Francisco or as it is lovingly called by the locals “San Pancho.” It has this wonderful mix of boho-chic surfer town and a place you could see yourself retire.”

    Keep It Local
    “San Pancho has a beautiful beach, plenty of local eateries to please every palate, and some boutiques selling very tasteful and authentic Mexican handicrafts. I absolutely love the shop Huapango.”

    “Sayulita is also great, my favourite shop there is Manyana and a close second would be Anncla, a beautiful boutique. Restaurants to check out in Sayulita would be Sur38 and Zingaro – absolutely exquisite cuisine.”

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    7 dreamy full-length mirrors for the most aesthetic OOTD pictures


    by Ruman Baig
    3 hours ago

    Aesthetic full-length mirrors are pivotal for your OOTD pictures because they allow you to capture your entire outfit in one shot, providing a better perspective and showcasing your style more effectively.
    The aesthetic appeal of the mirror’s design does not just enhance the overall look of the photo, it also elevates the charm of the room it’s placed in.
    Having a well-designed full-length mirror has now become a lethal part of all the content creator’s production arsenal. Whether you’re taking a simple picture or using it in the backdrop of your GRWM video, it adds a sense of sophistication with a glimpse of your personalised space.
    You can always jazz it up with complementary rugs, vases, tables and coffee table books to create the perfect nook. Whether you’re looking to up your Instagram game or just simply in the mood to spruce up a spot in your house with a statement piece, these mirrors will make for a perfect addition.
    From curved arches and rimless to backlit and abstract shapes, the options are endless. To make it a little more hassle-free, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of aesthetically pleasing full-length mirrors you can now buy. Scroll above and view the gallery to make your pick.
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    4 luxe beach club takeovers to add to your summer holiday itinerary


    by Camille Macawili
    3 hours ago

    Let the battle of the beach clubs commence!
    The biggest names in luxury fashion continue to take over beach clubs around the world this summer season. A fusion of luxury and leisure, these iconic names both in the fashion and hospitality industries are redefining summer indulgence.
    Here, Emirates Woman rounds up the places to see and be seen in, with each takeover presenting an opportunity to relax and explore the brand’s heritage through an unparalleled experience.
    FARFETCH x METT Hotel & Beach Resort Bodrum

    Running until August 6th, METT Hotel & Beach Resort is Bodrum will be all-decked in bright yellow as they play host to FARFETCH’s Getaway Series.
    Taking over a prime stretch of the Turkish Riviera, sun and party seekers alike can revel in a lively and vibrant atmosphere and lounge in style on Folie Sun Deck & Beach’s sunbeds in FARFETCH signature branding for a summer celebration like no other.
    Those looking to leisurely shop the curated METT Vacation Edit can do so within the comforts of your sunbed or VIP cabanas via a QR code or by visiting the FARFETCH app and website.
    For more information and reservations, visit
    Louis Vuitton x Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

    Head to the Turkish Riviera to discover where the epitome of luxury style meets the art of relaxation.
    For the launch of its new city guide to Bodrum, Louis Vuitton will be occupying Mandarin Oriental’s Blue Beach Club & Bar. Re-designed and meticulously curated for the summer with signature patterns and brand detailing in a natural color palette.
    Browse through the ready-to-wear collections or journey to seaside bliss and relax on sun loungers with an exceptional view of Bodrum’s bay.
    Missoni x Nikki Beach Costa Smeralda

    In Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Nikki Beach Costa Smeralda becomes the canvas for Missoni Resort Club to express the Italian brand’s vision via an exclusive collaboration.
    A barefoot luxury lifestyle experience like no other, discerning guests can immerse in the breathtaking beauty of Sardinia’s coastline while relaxing on customised sunbeds, umbrellas and other decorative items adorned with Missoni’s signature prints showcased in a mesmerising colour palette of deep blue and ocean turquoise and vivid pops of emerald green.
    Dior x One&Only Desaru Coast
    Image by Eric Chow
    For the ultimate seaside showcase, venture out on the tropical shores of Desaru Coast, where Dior takes over the sleek Ember Beach Club in One&Only Malaysia.
    With an air of exclusivity and sophistication, the luxury French fashion house transformed the idyllic oasis with an all-new pop-up store and café for the Dioriviera capsule collection launch.
    Here, guests can bask in the sun-dappled cabanas, loungers, and pools adorned in the brand’s lustrous reimagined prints in a soft colour palette of pink, grey, cream, and blue. Or indulge at Dior Café which offers Mediterranean-inspired flavors that pay homage to Malaysia’s fresh local produce with a French twist, complemented with the warm service for which One&Only is known for.
    For more information and reservations, visit
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