Next time you fly domestic in the States, take a closer look at the crew uniforms. US airline Virgin America has teamed up with smart-casual US brand Banana Republic (04 339 8462) to create a new line of modern staff uniforms, pictured below. The range features red trench coats, tailored pencil skirts, shirts and leather jackets for her, while gents get fitted grey cardigans and shirts with pilot-style epaulette stripes. The collection is reserved for cabin crew, but if you dig it, check out the label’s autumn/winter range in store now.
Fans of cosmetic brand Laura Mercier will be chuffed to know that Bloomingdale’s (04 350 5333) at The Dubai Mall will host the first ever Laura Mercier counter in the Middle East from September. The beauty brand, named after the French make-up artist who was renowned for her work in Hollywood and New York City, features a line of cosmetics, bath products and fragrance.
Getting hitched? Want to save your money for your dream honeymoon? Brides on a budget should check out the new bridal collection by high-street store Coast (04 325 3593). The range is affordable (from Dhs1,300 to Dhs3,250) and includes styles with the perfect hem for indecisive brides: the ruffled mini-maxi.