Category Archives: Luxe Crushes

Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City on November 13th, 2013

#LingerieCrush: The $10 million bra & the Victoria’s Secret Angel

Yep, you’ve read correctly. $10 million! That is how much the recently launched Victoria’s Secret Royal Fantasy Bra is worth! The glamorous bra and matching belt set are adorned with 4,200 gems handset with rubies, diamonds and blue and yellow sapphires all set in 18 karat gold (which explains the price tag). It was exclusively designed by world renowned jeweler Mouawad

The World's most expensive bra

The unveiling event coincided with Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima‘s first visit to the Middle East to celebrate the 2013 Holiday Collection launch.

And yours truly got a chance to not only check out the Royal Fantasy Bra but also to photograph the amazingly stunning Brazilian Angel!

Photo by Loomi Photography

Photo by Loomi Photography

Adriana’s Holiday gift picks include the Dream Angels Bra (AED 245), one of the most romantic bras in the Victoria’s Secret collection. Delicate lace gives the super-soft piece a dreamy feel while memory foam on the inside molds to your shape offering the ultimate comfort.

For relaxing nights in, the Dreamer Flanner PJ set (AED 245) is soft and cosy. With three lengths and over 20 colours to choose from, prints such as snowflakes, plaid and polka dots, there’s a style to suit everyone on your Christmas list.

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Perfect as a stocking filler, the VS Night fragrance (265 AED) is a bold and seductive scent. Provocative and glamorous with a blend of luscious apple, black plum and velvet woods, VS Night is a must-have fragrance for evenings out during the festive season. (I actually checked this one out and LOVED it! – Mr Mr if you’re reading: YES that’s a hint!)

Have a VS Christmas!

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Tuba Buyukustun - ARTE Madrid brand ambassador

#JelleweryCrush: Turkish Superstar Tuba Büyüküstün Unveiled as ARTĒ Madrid’s Celebrity Ambassador

ARTĒ Madrid, the European designed and handcrafted jewellery brand, has announced its first ever brand ambassador in the Middle East, the award winning actress, Tuba Büyüküstün.

Famed for her role as Lamees, the Turkish soap opera sensation, Tuba Büyüküstün, will represent the luxury fashion jewellery brand in the UAE together with key growth markets across the Middle East and will be the star of its upcoming campaign.

Tuba was discovered by famed Turkish Director and producer Tomris Giritlioğlu before embarking on a successful TV and movie career. Currently on screens across the Arab world in MBC 1’s 20 Dakika soap opera, Tuba has won wide-scale industry acclaim and a legion of fans across the region.

The Turkish style icon will feature in ARTĒ Madrid’s advertising campaign and PR for the upcoming Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer collections. The campaign was shot by renowned photographer Ayaad Damouni in Dubai.

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Take part in ARTE Madrid’s competition to win the chance to style ARTE Madrid‘s beautiful new celebrity ambassador, Tuba Büyüküstün and choose a piece of ARTĒ Madrid jewellery that will suit Tuba’s complexion and style.
What piece would you choose from our Dark Allure range? Check out our pieces on our website (link below!) and enter your choice in the comments. Our favourite answer will win their favourite ARTĒ Madrid piece! #TubaARTEMadridMiddleEast


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#JewelryCrush: Just Rich Collection by Just Cavalli, exclusive at Paris Gallery

I am usually not a jewelry fan and much rather make do with my usual knick-knacks from New Look or Accessorize BUT I’ve recently been thinking of investing in a couple of ‘proper grow-up’ jewelry pieces and was delighted to receive this news release from Paris Gallery!

I never even knew Just Cavalli had a jewelry range, that’s how clueless I am about all things sparkling and expensive!

Roberto Cavalli created the Just Cavalli line in 2001. Drawing on his eclectic and imaginative style, the designer created a collection with a strong personality, making constant use of innovative materials and experimental graphics: the traditional heritage of the Cavalli Maison.

Apparently, the Just Cavalli ‘Just Rich’ Collection targets women who relate to a free and contemporary style that carries out experiments and continual research… hmmm… not quite sure that me there!

Never the less, there are some really nice pieces and so I will be sure to check them out next time I walk in to Paris Gallery!

All of their necklaces, bracelets, pendants, earrings and rings  are made in silver and yellow gold & their prices tags are fairly reasonable…

What do you think?

Just Rich Collection

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#SparkleCrush: Mauboussin (finally) launches in the UAE!

After New York, Singapore, Tokyo and Beirut, the Parisian luxury brand finally launches in Dubai, marking a new milestone for the brand’s international presence.

Alain Nemarq, President of Mauboussin stated: “We are delighted to be launching Mauboussin’s universe of artistic, modern jewelry for the region’s discerning luxury customers. We are confident that our signature creativity, and distinguished color combinations will captivate regional women with a sense of femininity, luxury and romance”.

“After all, at Mauboussin we believe that luxury should be the universal language of emotion,” added Nemarq.

Since 1827, the House of Mauboussin has distinguished itself with its unique color combinations, contrasts of materials and exceptional capacity for renewal: bold, creative and accessible, the creations of this master artist jeweler have marked the world of jewelry globally.

In addition to being considered The jeweler of color, Mauboussin has today become the symbol of modern jewelry and a reference in creativity, addressing contemporary, urban and worldly women.

From rings to pendants, the brand lists several symbols: The star symbolizes beauty; the triangle, the divine; the flower, harmony; the oval, eternity; the diamond, humanity.

With evocative names such as «Tu es mon soleil», «Vertige de toi», «Parce que je l’aime», «Saphir de toi», Mauboussin’s collections are set to offer women in Dubai a flair of Parisian glamour and sophistication.

In Dubai, Mauboussin is now exclusively available at Galeries Lafayette in Dubai Mall.

View the collection:

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About Mauboussin: Mauboussin, the French fine jewelry house founded in Paris in 1827, is synonymous with artistic heritage and sophistication. The brand is well known globally for its coveted offering of luxurious gemstones.

Mauboussin’s international footprint includes flagship boutiques in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Beirut and Kuwait. Check out their Facebook page:

Launch event pics:

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