As if the excitement of the new season landing into stores wasn't quite enough on its own (hello, new wardrobe!), City Centre Mirdif is treating us all to a schedule of fabulous events, activations and experiences running until the end of this month - its aim to show that 'Fashion Is Power'. We couldn't agree more.
By the looks of it, neither can Grazia fave Alanoud Badr - aka Lady Fozaza - who has teamed up with the mall in inviting fashion fans everywhere to explore the latest arrivals in stores, as well as sharing her much-sought-after insights into what she loves, what she'll be buying and - importantly - how she'll be styling it.
"I'm really excited to collaborate with City Centre Mirdif where there are so many fashion choices under one roof from designer to high street," Alanoud says. "I think fashion gives you the power to introduce yourself to the world without saying a word, and this season there are so many exciting ways to show who you are via key trends, colours and pieces. My top trend for the season is the return of leopard print and snakeskin, and key colours are browns, burgundys and bright blues. Camel or teddy coats and cowboy boots are a must in my winter wardrobe."
And speaking of styling, you can't miss the Style Lounge pop-up. Located on the ground floor, the space will stage influencer meet and greets, fashion shows and panel discussions on the hottest trends of the season, plus there will be coffee and mocktails. You don't need to tell us twice - we're sold.
In the Central Galleria you can expect presentations and shows from brands we love such as Desigual, L'Occitane, Lacoste, Lululemon, United Designers and Sfera. The cherry on the top, however, is the incredible prize of a Dhs20,000 shopping spree that they're giving away every week and a two-hour styling session with Fozaza. Yep, you read that right - any shopper who spends at least Dhs500 in the mall can enter into the prize draw, with those whose spend includes clothing, footwear or accessories doubling their chance of winning.
We'll see you guys there!