House of Bazaar Junior
I was totally honoured to have been part of the extraordinary House of Bazaar event at the Mall of Emirates last month. The House featured four rooms: a closet, filled with the most special high fashion pieces; a gallery, featuring works by Arabic calligraphy artist El Saeed; a well-being kitchen, hosted by Dalia Dogmouche; and a living room styled with the most gorgeous furnishings.
Events held at the House’s five days included VIP tours, celebrity appearances, an Etoile fashion show and on the third day, a Junior Katakeet show, curated by yours truly.
From my side, this involved styling 20 looks from designer kids fashion boutique, Katakeet's Autumn/Winter collection and learning a ton working with show producing legends, Dubai Performing Arts, on the casting and choreography of the show.
Other than three professionals, the wonderful models were keen - and gorgeous - amateurs, kindly lent to us by friends. But from walking in a shoe size a pinch to small, to rehearsing their walk repeatedly all afternoon, they were all very professional.
The fashion was colourful and fun and designers shown included Baby Dior, Fendi, Little Marc Jacobs and Sonia Rykiel Enfant. Click right through the image slider below...
I got to work with the inspiring, Bazaar Junior Editor, Elle Timms on the project. And I was able to introduce the show alongside my lovely friend, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia Editor in Chief, Louise Nichols, our kids in tow (and Louise’s daughter, Leo, on the mic).
It went with a bang - literally when one of the balloons that were meant to spell out ‘Katakeet’ burst back stage. I think everyone had a great time.
I hope we get to do another soon and none of us can wait to visit Katakeet’s new store in the Mall of Emirates soon!
Big thanks to Eva, Ela, Star, Jet, Jaden, Saesha, Shivrav, Layla, Chrissie, Inara and mommies of. To Beth at DUCTAC and Johnny and Lisa from Dubai Performing Arts!
Don't forget to get the full story in the Junior supplement of October's Harper Bazaar Arabia, out today!