Bikini Trends 2021

After so many months at home and under lockdown everyone is dreaming about a holiday. Despite the current situation we should do our best to stay optimistic and plan for some days on the beach in the summer (I had the chance to go to the beach this year already during my visit to Dubai). In that line of thought I want to share with you some bikini trends for the upcoming hot days.

Asymmetric bikini – they flow along the body and set interesting accents with unusual cut-outs or reversed straps – for instance one-shoulder or cut-outs on the waistline in pink or other „sweet“ colors.

Exotic prints in zebra, snake or leopard looks, but not in bright colors. Instead of that in pastel, toned-down colors, because that makes the animal patterns look elegant.

Multi-functional bikinis – the ones that are not only for the beach, but can also be worn on the way there or even when going out – for instance a short top with boxer pants.

But all in all remember that trendy is what fits you the best, no matter the trend – even a sweater with bikini pants, matched well, on a beautiful sunset.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Fashion in the middle of the Dubai Dancing Fountain Show

Since its launch in 2009, the Dubai Fountain show continues to be one of the main attractions in Downtown Dubai. Set on the 30-acre Burj Lake, it’s one of Dubai’s most ambitious projects which have now successfully resulted in a resplendent repertoire of choreographed aquatic performances. As the show begins, the water bursts into the air in a perfect tune to the music that is mostly timeless. Interestingly, each of the fountain shows conducted here is distinctly choreographed to a catalog of amazing musical pieces. The whole setting is magical with the exquisite views of the mighty Burj Khalifa, the sprawling Dubai Mall, and the traditional style Souk Al Bahar in the backdrop.

I have been many times in Dubai in the past and always dreamt of being able to make a photoshoot there, especially among those magical fountains. We made those great shots on a moving platform stretched in the lake itself, right between the fountains, which was amazing. 

I chose this blue outfit to match the surrounding water and completed it with my currently favourite Alexander McQueen sneakers. The icing on the cake comes in the form of this cute little Kenzo bag, in a fashionway. 

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Dubai fashion – a fairy tale

I have already posted a lot about the Dubai Fashion Week and I think that it is time to stop now – not because there is nothing more to tell, but because everything is like a big fairy tale, that just cannot be put into just a few posts. The whole event is one big adventure, that can only be fully experienced when you are actually there, even though the covid-19 situation is making it very different. 

Meeting new people, making new contacts and acquaintances, sharing the emotions and feelings of the attending designers and their shows – all that is just magical. Especially with most of the dresses being as if made for princesses – somehow in line with the local culture and style. Dubai itself is also magical and adds to the whole experience, being very different to Europe. 

On the third evening of the IFWD I wore this pretty wine-red dress – one more piece from my collection – again very simple, but still eye-catching.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

International Fashion Week Dubai – Season 11

My post today is an unusual one, as it is not only about an outfit, but more about a big event that I had the honour to be invited to by the organiser herself – Cheryle Dias (our photo together you can see below) – namely the International Fashion Week Dubai, season 11. This top fashion event took place at the Sofitel hotel in the Dubai The Palm, which is one of my favourite areas in Dubai. Top designers and international models were taking part. Among the guests were local royal families, famous models, fashionistas and designers. 

On the first evening I wore and presented a piece from my fashionway collection – a plain but eye-catching red dress. In the following posts I will show you some more of my fashionway dresses, so stay tuned!

Special thanks go to Mr. Shehenshah Zaidi for his his help and connections in Dubai.

Photography by Plamena Mileva