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Your Definitive Guide to the Vogue x Amber Fashion Weekend

Photographed for Vogue Arabia, September 2017

Prepare to elevate your shopping experience in Dubai with the Vogue x Amber Fashion Weekend.

On September 14 and 15 from 6-10pm on each evening, Vogue Arabia and Al Tayer are rolling out a series of bespoke shopping experiences at The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates to celebrate 10 years of the retail group’s customer loyalty program, Amber.

The Vogue x Amber fashion weekend includes a plethora of activities and experiences. You can be the star of one of our covers, be styled by Vogue editors and enjoy beauty masterclasses with the experts.

More than 30 international brands are taking part in the extravaganza, which will see in-store brand activations at retailers including Alexander McQueen, Coach, Giorgio Armani, Gap, and Banana Republic.

Other highlights include bespoke in-store events with Vogue editors, including an exclusive meet-and-greet with Vogue Arabia’s editor-in-chief, Manuel Arnaut, at Armani at The Dubai Mall; a special celebrity appearance by Olivia Palermo (more information below); and a warm Vogue-a-ccino (yes, really). Read on for the complete schedule of events. Trust us, you won’t want to miss a thing. #VoguexAmber

THE DUBAI MALL

With some of the world’s premier brands, all under one (enormous) roof, The Dubai Mall is a shopper’s paradise, and during the Vogue x Amber Fashion Weekend it promises to be even more extraordinary. With a special guest appearance by Olivia Palermo at Banana Republic, an exclusive meet-and-greet with Vogue Arabia’s editor-in-chief, and a full slate of activities at Bloomingdale’s, including Vogue styling sessions and a Vogue photo studio with Vogue photographers, you won’t run out of activities.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Fall 2017 ready-to-wear. Indigital.tv

Alexander McQueen
Browse the latest pieces from the Fall 2017 collection and enjoy an exclusive display of Alexander McQueen evening gowns.

Armani Junior
Check out the Fall 2017 collection and receive a gift with purchases for your little ones.

Coach
Enjoy an exclusive Coach monogramming service. An added bonus: you can win a handbag from the new Fall 2017 collection, signed by Selena Gomez.

Emilio Pucci
Discover the latest pieces from the Fall 2017 collection and indulge in a custom Emilio Pucci-inspired manicure from an in-store nail art specialist.

Armani/Dubai
Enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet with Vogue Arabia’s editor-in-chief, Manuel Arnaut, from 6.30-8.30pm on Thursday, September 14. There will also be a special display of Giorgio Armani evening gowns, as well as red carpet photo opportunities, alongside Armani Privé fragrance layering tutorials and luxurious gifts when you shop.

Rag & Bone
Take the lead from Rag & Bone’s global photo campaign and join a leading fashion influencer in-store for your own photo moment.

Diane von Furstenberg
An exclusive fashion illustrator will be in-store to bring the brand’s Fall 2017 collection to life.

Moschino

Moschino Fall 2017 ready-to-wear. Indigital.tv

Moschino
Celebrate the new Moschino boutique and launch of the B Pocket bag. Also meet Vogue Arabia’s managing editor, Alexandria Gouveia, on Friday, September 15 at the Moschino party from 6.30-8.30pm.

Armani Exchange
Be among the first to discover the newly launched Armani Exchange children’s capsule collection. Create expertly styled mini-me looks, check out the live graffiti window installation, enjoy beats by DJ Scott Forshaw, and receive A|X branded gifts when you shop.

Banana Republic
Banana Republic’s global style ambassador Olivia Palermo makes a special guest appearance in The Dubai Mall flagship store at 8pm on September 14 to launch her capsule collection for the brand. Be one of the first 50 people to shop the collection on the day and get the chance to meet the star. Plus, visit the store the next day for insight into the creation of her collection.

Mamas & Papas
Get a sneak peek of the latest collaboration between baby brand Cybex and Moschino’s creative director, Jeremy Scott, available for pre-order exclusively during the Vogue x Amber Fashion Weekend. What’s more, stylish moms and moms-to-be can indulge in an express nail spa service, and complimentary shoulder and neck massages.

Gap
Design your own denim with the help of Gap’s in-store experts. Create fashion-forward looks with distressing, studs, glitter, and limited-edition Vogue patches, while children can get creative with an exclusive Vogue coloring book.

Caffé Nero
Try your hand at coffee art with live demonstrations. There will also be iced drinks samplings and limited-edition “Vogue-a-ccinos” to try.

Bloomingdale’s
From styling sessions and a Vogue photo studio to exclusive fashion presentations with Amanda Navai, Lady Fozaza, and more, the Vogue x Amber Fashion Weekend is taking Bloomingdale’s to a whole new level. Acquaint yourself with the latest products and treatments at the Discover Beauty pop-up, learn Magnolia Bakery’s signature icing decoration techniques, or try your luck at the Hub Zero retro arcade, complete with the chance to win Bloomingdale’s merchandise.

Ground Floor
#1: Immerse yourself in the Discover Beauty pop-up with an Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Bar, PRO Team makeovers, Fasson lash applications, and one-on-one consultations with Vogue Arabia’s beauty editor, Alexandra Venison.

#2: Write a message on your favorite fragrance bottle at the engraving stations.

#3: Enjoy exclusive shoe and bag personalizations courtesy of SoH Dubai.

#4: Peruse bespoke wrapping services from Maska.

#5: “Spin the Heel” to find your shoe personality and the perfect pair of heels to match under the guidance of influencer Natalia Shustova.

#6: Add a touch of sparkle to your look with Glitterbox.

#7: Try your hand at the subtle art of fragrance layering, with help from the experts at Neom.

#8: From soft waves to slicked-back styling, get a new hairstyle courtesy of ghd.

#9: Indulge in mini manicures from the Nail Visionary herself, Deborah Lippmann.

First Floor
#1: Take part in your own fashion photo shoot with Vogue Arabia’s photography team.

#2: Discover must-have styling tips and tricks of the season from the Vogue Arabia fashion team and Natalia Shustova.

#3: Get braided by hair experts from Aveda.

#4: Let Aveda’s holistic beauty experts take you on a journey from chakra balancing to tea rituals and mini-massages for some much needed TLC.

#5: Make your denim your own with exclusive denim customization. Or opt for a lesson in eco-fashion made chic and take part in a styling workshop to discover how you can recycle your old denim into covetable accessories.

#6: Stop by DJ Cherelle’s Because We Can lounge for some of Dubai’s favorite old school hip-hop and R&B beats.

Second Floor
#1: Visit the Aveda Grooming Lounge for a tailored consultation on the best haircare, as well as a dry-styling service.

#2: Master the craft of T-shirt personalization with tutorials from the founders of Emirati brand Hoodielistic.

#3: Indulge your little ones with a stylish range of activities. From the limited-edition Vogue coloring book to a must-try cupcake decorating class from New York’s finest Magnolia Bakery.

Bloomingdale’s Home
#1: Join the icing classes from Magnolia Bakery or learn how to create exquisite savory dishes and desserts with Almaz by Momo on September 14.

#2: Make “serendipitous” sliders with the pros at Serendipity 3 and discover how Italians do pasta with the Armani/Dubai Caffe on September 15.

#3: Make your home truly your own with a bespoke monogramming station.

#4: Learn how to give your home a mini-makeover by taking part in a series of interactive in-store workshops.

#5: Customize your new homewares with intricate calligraphy.

MALL OF THE EMIRATES

With an extensive range of in-store events and fashion-forward activities, the Mall of the Emirates is the place to be next weekend. From one-on-ones with a Milanese tailor at Emporio Armani to exclusive fashion illustrations at Diane Von Furstenberg, denim customization, Vogue cover photo experiences, and a myriad of pampering and styling treats at Harvey Nichols, your weekend will be jam-packed.

Alexander McQueen
Browse the latest pieces from the Fall 2017 collection and enjoy an exclusive display of Alexander McQueen evening gowns.

Armani Junior
Let your children embrace their inner creativity with a series of arts and crafts activities, from face-painting to cookie decorating. There will also be gifts with purchase to keep everyone happy.

Brunello Cucinelli
Enjoy a special evening of Italian food tasting and shopping. Customers who shop on the two nights will also enjoy luxurious gifts with purchase.

Charlotte Olympia Fall 2017 Presentation. Indigital.tv

Charlotte Olympia
Shop Charlotte Olympia’s coveted new An Accessory to Murder collection, and enjoy a selection of cinema-themed nibbles and refreshing beverages.

Diane von Furstenberg
A fashion illustrator will be in-store to bring the brand’s Fall 2017 collection to life.

Emporio Armani
Learn the basics of tailoring, while a DJ sets the tone.

Giorgio Armani
Be one of the first to experience Giorgio Armani’s Made-to-Order service, as it launches in-store with an Armani tailor from Milan hosting one-on-one sessions with clients.

Jimmy Choo
Join a celebrated fashion illustrator, on-hand to sketch your favorite pair of Jimmy Choos.

Marni
Browse the latest pieces from the brand’s Fall 2017 collection and discover the collection of Dubai-exclusive slippers.

Roger Vivier
Take a trip across the continent with a Parisian-themed salon tea time experience and viewing of the exquisite Fall 2017 Pearl Boudoir collection. Shoppers will enjoy a gift with purchase.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Fall 2017 ready-to-wear. Indigital.tv

Stella McCartney
Peruse the latest Fall 2017 pieces from Stella McCartney while indulging in refreshing juices and vegan delicacies.

McQ
Check out the new Fall 2017 collection and receive a special gift with purchase while shopping over the weekend.

Vince
Visit the Vince store to browse and buy the new Fall 2017 collection.

Gap
Design your own denim with the help of Gap’s in-store experts. Create fashion-forward looks with distressing, studs, glitter, and exclusive Vogue patches, while the little ones get creative with the limited-edition Vogue coloring book.

Photographed for Vogue Arabia, September 2017

Harvey Nichols
With a live DJ, styling workshops with Vogue Arabia editors, and the Spin to Win gifting station, Harvey Nichols is the place to begin your Vogue x Amber Fashion Weekend experience. Make your way to the photo booth in-store to see yourself on the cover of Vogue Arabia, get a blow out with Aveda, or try your hand at fragrance layering. Additionally, you can see the Vogue Arabia editors’ in-store style picks, make your favorite scent your own with fragrance engraving, and have your little ones try out a multitude of kids’ activities. There’s plenty to do and see.

Ground Floor
#1: Enjoy one-on-one treatments and consultations in the privacy of Harvey Nichols’ dedicated Beauty Rooms.

#2: Discover the secrets of backstage beauty fresh from the runway with Vogue-approved beauty looks, and enjoy mini-makeovers in-store.

#3: Discover must-have beauty products, tips, and tricks from Vogue Arabia’s beauty editor, Alexandra Venison.

#4: Engrave your favorite fragrance bottle.

#5: Try your hand at the subtle art of fragrance layering with help from the experts at Neom.

#6: Take part in an exclusive styling session and learn how to accessorize differently with an expert tutorial in jewelry stacking and layering.

#7: Indulge in nail art and preview your manicure on the red carpet with one of Hollywood’s famous mani-cams.

#8: If you’re feeling lucky, try your hand at Spin the Wheel for the chance to win a luxury gift.

#9: Add some personality to your accessories with bespoke shoe customization.

First Floor
#1: Add a touch of sparkle to your look with Glitterbox.

#2: See yourself on the cover of Vogue Arabia with a unique photo shoot experience.

#3: Receive personalized fashion illustrations.

#4: Make your denim your own with exclusive denim customization.

#5: Receive a hair braiding service from the hair experts at Aveda.

Second Floor
#1: Visit the Aveda Men’s Grooming Lounge for a hair consultation and a dry-styling service.

#2: Keep your kids busy with the fun and fashionable Vogue coloring book.

#3: Children are welcome to take part in the Harvey “Top Chef” experience to learn how to decorate and ice cookies in style. There is also a balloon modeler and face-painting to make the most out of.

Visit MyAmber.com to find out more.

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