“Hi, I’m a Mac.” “And I’m a Trench Coat.”

Did you know? Even though Burberry claims credit for the invention of the trench coat in England at the dawn of the 20th century, something intriguingly similar had already existed in the North for close to 100 years. The mackintosh, born in Scotland in 1823, was created by Charles Macintosh as a raincoat using water-repellent, rubberized fabric.

Must-buy of the week: Vitaly Design

Men don’t have a lot of options when it comes to jewellery. Unless you’re a mafia don or the pope, there’s really not much you can spend a lot of money on apart from the wristwatch (timepiece, for you affectatious folks out there). That’s why we have allowed the watch  industry to jack up their prices … Continue Reading

It’s a steal

Ever have one of those days when you go shopping and run into something so cheap and so pretty that you think to yourself, “This is a steal. I gotta have this.”? You must have. And it certainly doesn’t make it any easier to decide against the purchase when you’re told that it’s the last piece. … Continue Reading

Bombardiers are lifesavers, despite the name

About a century ago in the heat of the first World War, two pilots from different countries, one from America, the other from France, were about to cross each other’s paths after flying a joint mission near Saint-Mihiel in Lorraine. The French guy, looking warm and cozy in his thick leather jacket, saw the American shivering furiously … Continue Reading

Making the switch

I’ve been part of the local fashion industry for quite some time. As founder and editor in chief of La Moda, Dubai’s authoritative online resource for fashion and beauty, I have plenty of experience in the field, and I’ve seen many people in this exclusive style circle come, claw their way in, fail miserably, and eventually … Continue Reading