Dubai style news

Wannabe model contest, hair ties to save your locks and a new way to give gifts

Can you pull a Blue Steel face better than Zoolander? Next week, aspiring Dubai-based models will have the chance to bag a contract with iconic international model agency Elite Model Management. Open castings for Elite Model Look 2013 begin on Friday April 19 at Dubai Festival City Mall (04 454 8684), with the final to be held in the UAE in September. To register, see or email

Long-haired ladies will be chuffed to know that barely-there snag-free hair elastics Blax (04 344 2557) are now available in the UAE. Sold in black, clear and amber to match most hair types, they’re made from smooth, reusable plastic, are practically invisible and glide out of the hair.

Finally, we’re noticing a trend in online gifting of late. Following in the footsteps of newly launched social media gifting service Just Gift It, a new ‘online gift card mall’ has just launched in the UAE. offers gift cards from popular retailers in the UAE, including Virgin Megastore, Boutique 1, S*uce, Sensasia Urban Spa, O De Rose, Y-3, Vox Cinemas and more. Step to it and get gifting.

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