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Chic Numbers
Chic Numbers
Women's style | October 11, 2017

Chic Numbers

Autumn/Winter’s envy items, from 1-10

Beasts of leisure

Fantastical beasts are all the rage lately, and Burberry’scollection is a fun way to spice up your handbag and wallet collection with a colourful range of animals, including this quirky sun-inspired tag. Our other collection favourite is the fish-shaped clutch bag.

Banner bag in Beasts print Dhs825, available at Burberry, The Galleria Level 1

Black beauty

While Roger Vivier is known for its fabulous shoes, the piece we most want for autumn is the Viv’Cabas handbag in statement black with eye-catching cutout detail and the famous Roger Vivier buckle in gold.

Viv’Cabas handbag, Dhs9,800, available at Roger Vivier, The Galleria Level 1


These gorgeous, rose-cut asymmetrical eternity bangles from London jeweller David Morris are mounted in platinum or 18ct white or rose gold and are the perfect gifting option for a loved one or yourself!

Eternity band, POA, available at David Morris, The Galleria Level 1

rose gold

These Gucci vintage-style rose gold classic ’60s sunnies sport gorgeous, hand-applied crystals and a satin-lined case.

Gucci glasses, POA, available at Gucci, The Galleria Level 1

Havana style 

Haitian-Italian designer and Giorgio Armani’s protégé, Stella Jean, has collaborated on her second capsule collection with Italian brand Marina Rinaldi. The collection is a tribute to Ernest Hemingway’s famed short story The Old Man and the Sea. And one great things about Marina Rinaldi is that it promotes healthy-sized models, using a mix of women in all its campaigns, including world-famous model Ashley Graham.

Available at Marina Rinaldi, The Galleria Level 1

the goddess

One of the longest names in perfume history, Bulgari’s newest is a tribute to Rome and to Diana, the Roman goddess of the moon. Its scent profile is chypre floral and it’s perfect for evening.

Goldea, The Roman Goddess, Dhs500, available at Bulgari, The Galleria Level 1

song of scent

Villa 515 is a charming perfume shop founded by three passionate perfumiers representing 20 niche fragrance brands, such as this gorgeous, spicy/citrus scent from Parisian fragrance house Room 1015. 

Power Ballad perfume, POA, available at Villa 515, The Galleria Level 2

Scents evoke very, very powerful memories, whether it's the scent of someone that you know and someone that you love, or if it's a meal that your mother made. ~Blake Lively

desert love

Huda Beauty’s newest collection for autumn pays tribute to the severe, gorgeous colour often found in desert climates. The Desert Dusk eyeshadow palette perfectly suits natural dark brown eyes such as Huda Kattan’s, but whatever your eye colour, grab some colour-popping power and go! 

Desert Dusk eyeshadow palette, Dhs250, available at Sephora, The Galleria Level 2


Ultra posh cruise line Seabourne, which specialises in private cruises to secluded islands, has teamed up with Molton Brown to create The Seabourne Collection. The main notes are samphire, vetiver and basil. 

Samphire Eucalyptus body lotion, Dhs170, available at Molton Brown, The Galleria Level 2

Workin’ it

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna has just launched across 17 countries, including the UAE at Sephora found in The Galleria. The brand is inspired by Rihanna’s struggle to find products that worked across all skin types and tones. Hoping to help women worldwide, Rihanna created Fenty Beauty to offer formulas that work for all skin hues, and pinpoints universal shades that work across the spectrum of the UAE’s beautiful, diverse pigments.

Fenty Beauty, available at Sephora, The Galleria Level 2

soft intricacy

Known for its adherence to understated opulence, Van Cleef & Arpels has created yet another collection that’s no exception. The Snowflake line is delicate and powerful, just like its namesake. The collar necklace and earrings are crafted from platinum with a variety of white, round cut, brilliant diamonds.

Snowflake necklace and drop earrings, POA, available at Van Cleef & Arpels, The Galleria Level 1


Monochrome love is all the rage at Max Mara this autumn, and the Italian brand has shown us a new approach to monochrome layering. The key is in combining fabrics (sheer cashmere with wool and suede; velvet with knitwear) and in choosing separates that are just a shade lighter or darker. When trying this look for the first time, opt for a hero piece — a pair of thigh boots, a jacket or a skirt that’s a show-stopper — and then layer around it to create the perfect autumn one-colour look.

Available at Max Mara, The Galleria Level 1