The Grazia Style Awards were held on Wednesday, May 4th at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in DIFC. Elaborately embellished abayas, bold printed silks, draped gowns and a few sparkling saris were spotted amongst the crowd of Dubai’s most fashionable. The event was hosted by famed British designer Henry Holland, and co-hosted by Dubai based stylist, socialite and PR director, Rosemin Manji.
Along with the general style award categories, hundreds of Grazia readers sent in their pictures as part of the magazine’s “Most Stylish Reader” award, and I was honoured to be one of the top three shortlisted contestants.
I attended the event in a self-designed dress from my own clothing label, (soon to be launched!) and bumped into good friend Sarah Aziza.
This year, 8,958 Grazia readers voted for their favourite style brands, fashion destinations and icons. Congratulations to all of the winners!
Best Boutique: S*uce
Best Department Store To Blow Your Salary: Saks Fifth Avenue
Best Department Store To Shop on a Budget: Debenhams
Best Shopping Destination: Dubai Mall
Best Online Retailer: Boutique1.com
Best Shop to Spend Dhs500: Zara
Best Shop to Spend Dhs1,500: Massimo Dutti
Best Regional Designer: Essa
Best International Designer: Giorgio Armani
Best Accessory Designer: Chanel
Best Shoe Brand: Aldo
Best Grazia Insider Partner: New Look
Best Style Blogger: Nadia Baker of The Fashion Collection
Most Stylish Reader: Dija Ajit