Every year one of my favourite magazines Grazia (nope- not ass kissing here) recognises local and global talent by handing them out an overly heavy mantel piece that certainly means you have made it in life :-)
The event which was sponsored by Pandora, was a sit down dinner with some of the most influential and certainly “interesting” people in Dubai. Each year the sponsor of the Grazia style awards hosts an intimate 10 seat table with – what they believe – are the top bloggers in Dubai – And lucky me – I got a golden ticket!
While rubbing shoulders – and complaining about the extreme overdose of Hummous in our 3 course dinner – I shared my table with some of my favourite bloggers; Previously Grazia blogger of the year winner Nadya Hasan from the the fierce diaries – Paul Ramos from the Style Choreo – Talented dutchie beauty blogger Najla Kaddour and off course my fave standard PIC – Kat Lebrasse from Lebrasse.com.
What we did not know – or at least not until the whispers started while dining – is that one of the bloggers at our table would soon become the Grazia style awards Blogger of the year! And just as I am about to poor myself another Ciroc diet sprite in order to help me feeling more tolerant about the 25 minutes belly dance act that just finished, I hear a voice saying: And the Blogger of the year award goes to… KAT LEBRASSE! YES.. KAT f-ing Lebrasse! While spastically jumping off my chair to cheer and scream for Kat – who is one of the most hard working, friendiest and consistent bloggers in Dubai – I for a second don’t care what everyone thinks of my embarrassing happy dance in the middle of 45 tables x 10 people x 2 judging eyes! Luckily I soon decided to pull my dress straight, sit down, cross my legs and put on a porcelain face – to nicely blend into the crowd. Besides from that being one of my most favourite highlights of the night, there were also some other lucky nominees and winners. Congrats to Nadine Kanso for being nominated as jewellery brand of the year, Zeina, Shawn and their full team for working hard on making TheOutnet win the best international online retailer, and Stevie and his team at Christian Louboutin for winning the Best Luxury Shoe Brand! Christian Louboutin winning best Luxury shoe brand of the year
Me and our biggest winner of the night -Kat Lebrasse from www.Lebrasse.com // OUTFIT DETAILS / Dress – Shrekahnth / bag – Bvlgari / shoes – Zara // And with that said.. I believe my headache is finally over! Picture credits: Ajith Narendra – Dipesh Dipala – Paul Ramos – Kat Lebrasse