MK learns to rock Filed on August 18, 2017
MK learns to rock

Five objects of desire that we thought we should pick up/try out right away - in case stores run out of them!

I've written earlier on this page about my penchant for buying bags - at times, without a thought as to whether I really need one more or not. This MK carrier has me stoked. The colour, the shape, the strategic snatches of gold chain - and the golden lock, of course (I already have one MK in my baggy closet, but that's a black one). Can't wait to bag this.
Available at: Michael Kors
Price: Dh1,310

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Shimmer and shine
This set is called the Eyeshadow Quad in Summer Dance. Part of D&G's new "sun-kissed" summer makeup, I'm loving the colour scheme - which manages to be glittery, yet earthy. The colours complement each other so beautifully! A seriously cool box that can be popped into my handbag. I have my eye on this eye shadow quad!
Available at: Any Dolce & Gabbana beauty counter
Price: Dh295

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What a cushioning effect!
It's always been my dream to get a piece of art from The Rug Company - the name sounds so cosy, I'd love to acquire some bragging rights. I hear this Vivienne Westwood cushion, called the 'Rose Dust Cushion' and stuffed with goose down, is up for grabs. Who doesn't love the touch and feel of goose down? And look at those oversized blooms that Vivienne has crafted! If Alice had to choose a cushion in Wonderland, I have a feeling she'd pitch for this.  
Available at: The Rug Company (Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai)
Price: Dh4,048

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Perfecting the athleisure stride
I'm a huge fan of Clarks. Huge. This is a shoe brand that stands for comfort - which is key when you're standing on your feet - and their shoes make some pretty great style statements as well. When I spotted this pair, the first thought that came to my mind was: I'm feeling comfy just imagining being in these shoes. That apart, super snazzy, amazing colour, can be worn almost anywhere (I'll take my chances and go formal with these too). I'm also reminded of our past cover story on athleisure: sporty chic. This takes the cake.
Available at: Clarks, Price: Dh575

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No guilt chip on my shoulder
Whoever thought I'd say, "Let's have chips - it's time for some healthy eating"? Terra Chips have been launched in the UAE, and they come in some real fit 'n' fun flavours; they're gluten-free, use real root vegetables and even have a no-salt variant. I've even tried the sweet potato option; I hate sweet potato fries, but these chips I loved! Feeling chipper.
Available at: Spinneys, Carrefour, Choithrams
Price: Dh19.95


Sushmita Bose

Sushmita, who came to Dubai in September 2008 on a whim and swore to leave in a year's time (but then obviously didn't), edits wknd., the KT lifestyle mag, and writes the Freewheeling column on the Oped page every Friday. Before joining Khaleej Times, she'd worked for papers like Hindustan Times and Business Standard in New Delhi, and a now-defunct news magazine called Sunday in Calcutta. She likes meeting people, making friends, and Facebooking. And even though she can be spotted hanging out in Dubai's 'new town', she harbours a secret crush on the old quarters, and loves being 'ghetto-ised' in Bur Dubai where she is currently domiciled.


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