Dolce & Abaya

Dolce & Abaya

While most fashion designers would prefer to commit grievous sins against cultural appropriation, merely grabbing what they like from traditional cultural attire, some know how to respectfully incorporate other cultures.

By Shehan GomezFashion

My Travel: Becki Teece-Paye

My Travel: Becki Teece-Paye

Becki Teece-Paye moved to the Middle East from the UK at the age of 11. Her sense of cultural understanding stems from her experience growing up in Oman, mixing with different cultures; this planted the travelling seed and passion to visit new lands and seek new adventures. Now, at 29 years old, she is a graphic designer and art director living in Dubai with her husband and two adopted dogs.

By Shehan GomezLifestyle

Wedding dress to impress

Wedding dress to impress

Welcome to La Femme’s annual wedding special, where we’ve compiled the best tips for creating your perfect look: Aruna Seth advises on shoes; designers Rami Al Ali and Rani Zakhem give us the lowdown on SS17 and AW17 bridal trends. Rebecca Tay of TheOutnet.com champions unconventional brides, and Beauty Blender founder Rea Ann Silva gives us make-up tips. Akillis Jewellery’s Caroline Gaspard and Fergus Appleton of local wedding jewellery specialist Dubai Rocks tell us how to sparkle like a diamond. Highlighters at the ready, set – go! 

By Shehan GomezFashion

My Style: Nicoleta Buru

My Style: Nicoleta Buru

Moldovan native Nicoleta Buru is long on charm, talent and brains. The 33-year-old holds a BA in Journalism and Communications and an MBA in Business Communication. She’s worked in radio, magazines, PR and as a flight attendant before settling down in Dubai to make full-time blogging her work. Alongside her husband, Michele, who takes all the pics for her blog, Nicoleta is one of the few beauty bloggers in Dubai with a truly interesting blog and an actual talent for writing it.

By Shehan GomezLifestyle

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