Spiders, spooky masks, bats flying around and scary-faced pumpkins.. Halloween is almost here again!
It is not a particular fete that I enjoy that much as I don’t like terror stuff ( I dont enjoy horror movies, I get terrorized!), but well, once in a while, with the appropriate mood, it can be fun .. and elegant. So please don’t dress like a pumpkin!!
Morticia was very chic- Gothic (gochic!) and this year we could try to get her looks with a good dose of make up and some nice pieces.. I love this dress of Valentino although I know it is not for every pocket (not mine at least! This beauty costs almost 35.000 Dhs-around 7.000 Euros). It has black lace and leather in perfect harmony. I love the simplicity and elegance of Valentino. In Sauce you have a Rhea Acosta black long dress that is very similar to the Valentino and costs 7.000 Dhs (not Euros!).
There are other options of black dress that are much cheaper and even though not being the same silhouette still will give the gochic effect. Like these ones from Zara. To add the spooky festive part just go to Satwa and buy some pieces of tutu fabric ( hard one) and with a belt organize yourself a pretty, full of volume and irregular layer of extra tutu skirt around your waistline and in your back.
Halloween is all about accessories. So you could pair the dress with not only the tutu belt (leave some extra long tail for cooler effect) but also you will need a pair of shoes or boots. I love boots, although Dubai weather doesn’t allow for much real use- unless you work with me and have a cryogenic lab as office. Honestly! My office is soooo cold!-. Check my picks. One is like Mary Poppins style – I love it! It is super-cali-whatevaaaaword! and the other follows the theme of elegant black lace.
There are some hand or arm candy that depending how Gothic you want to go, it could work, like this roman cuffs in leather or this more delicate lace finger-wrist piece.
The face is critical in any costume so make up is required but also if you want to keep it more simple you could use a mask. Check this one I found on the internet… very much 50 Shades of Grey Style eh!. By the way the kind of tutu fabric you can use for the layers is similar to this one or with less spacing.
I also wanted to show you another creative way of using this fabric. Koton has it on this year collection and I find it really cool – and easy to do it at home, if you don’t have a Koton store close by. Winter warm knitted hat with a touch of glam.
Now we need to decide where to go to show our magnificent and gochic look. I found two parties in Dubai that look like the best of the best. One is at the Cavalli Club at the Fairmont Hotel in Sheikh Zayed. Cavalli will celebrate the Day of the Dead on the 31st of October between 21:00 and 3:00. It cost 300 Dhs but includes open bar from 21:00 to 00:00.They will have some special Halloween cocktails and shots Cavalli style! On the page where you can book they have this very spooky video that can give you one idea for make up.
The other Halloween party is in Studio F in Emirates Towers. This one is costume only and couples only ( sorry guys!). The price is 150 Dhs and it will be rocking to DJ Parham Loco and Armin Van Bango from 22.30 to 03.00.
Well, now it is all said. It is time to get ready and rock the Halloween mood.
By the way, this is a pic of a cat woman costume I wore- yes, it is me!- in one of the best Halloween parties I can remember, in my beloved Jamaica. Great times!!
Enjoy, be happy and scare your neighbors, before they scare you!