Bloggers Unite with The Fashion Hub

On 09/16/2012 by udblogger

Sisters Parisa and Lydia from The Fashion Hub share their sartorial secrets with United Designers

What trend will you be showcasing this F/W 2012?

Parisa: For this season I will probably be dressing in darker more earthly tones like greys and blacks. Most definitely I will be wearing a great trench coat, or a well tailored blazer. But I do love to add a touch of excitement to an outfit, therefore, a handbag or an oversized statement necklace will be included in my daily fashion this season.

Lydia: This season I will most defiantly be trending khaki tones as well as army print as seen on fashion socialites such as Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung. I think its a great way to add a bit of masculinity to an outfit, yet still having a touch of femininity, with a great heel.

What advice can you give to someone who wants to freshen up their look but doesn’t want to buy too many items?

Parisa: As a fan of the whole ‘minimalistic’ look, I don’t like to over dress myself personally. Therefore, for someone who doesn’t intend to buy a range of items, I advise to search for a great tailored, shoulder padded blazer, as they are so classic and are great for every season, preferably in black or navy. Also, a statement shoe, either a flat or a heel, as it can add so much to an ensemble.

Lydia: Following the ‘less is more’ rule, I advise one to stick to the basics when it comes to fashion. For the Fall/Winter season, I always love a great fitted trench coat, which Burberry have an amazing variety to choose from, however, for a more affordable approach, H & M have recently launched their new collection and have some fabulous coats and jackets available.

Whats the best thing about winter in Dubai?

Parisa: One of the best reasons I love Dubai during winter is that I can still go out and not feel like I have to layer more and more, like in the UK. I think a thick scarf and a warm trench coat would do the job fine.

Lydia:  The fact that I can go out in something comfortable at the same time on trend is great, as in colder climates like Europe, its more about the constant layering and keeping yourself really warm.

What will you be packing for your winter break?

Parisa: As an avid wearer of black, I will be sure to pack a blazer, coat, leggings, and some of my scarves to pop the outfit, I really recommend the McQueen classic skull scarf, as every fashionista should have one in their winter closets. Also, a great ankle boot such as the military inspired Louboutin ones.

Lydia: An oversized knitted ACNE Marl jumper is top on my list for this winter, its simple yet so suitable for this seasons colder climate. Also, I’m in love with biker jackets, especially the one I recently purchased on holiday in Munich, from H&M.

 What is your favourite upcoming trend?

Parisa: Both Lydia and I don’t really follow trends, of course we do take inspiration from current fashions, but we both believe that people should dress how they want to reflect themselves. But as for the upcoming winter season, I think Dolce & Gabbana’s Winter 12 collection is the best yet, and I love the heavy embellished pieces like the skirts, which I would personally pair with something simple and basic, making the perfect ensemble for a winter occasion.

Lydia: Yes, I agree with Parisa, we don’t really follow trends, however, I am very found of the latest Balmain winter collection. As the monochromatic look really inspires me and my daily outfits. The patterns and geometric shaping of the clothing, is a great trend that I believe everyone should look out for in the upcoming season.



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