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Bur Juman – Hats Off To The Dubai World Cup Horse Race

Many Thanks to the Bur Juman Team

I received an Email from the Bur Juman Department Store in the first few weeks of January 2011. The Email served to invite me to exhibit at Bur Juman International Millinery Exhibition, which is held just prior to the Great Dubai World Cup Horse Race. Only seven Milliners are invited to this event and I was determined to make the most of this amazing opportunity. I set about creating a whimsical range of model millinery head wear, which included cupcakes and ladybugs to mention a few. I worked late into the nights in the run up to the exhibition but it was worth every ounce of energy I could muster up. I also had the wonderful opportunity of meeting other Milliners from the UK, Australia and Nigeria!

Below is the press release which was sent out from the Bur Juman Advertising Team

The world’s leading millinery designers will descend on Dubai just in time for you to pick out the perfect hat for a day at the races as the Bur Juman International Millinery Exhibition returns from March 16-26. In its tenth year, the popular exhibition will once again gather a bevy of award-winning milliners who will showcase hand-made hats, headpieces and fascinators to stylish race-goers looking for the perfect piece to top off their Dubai World Cup outfit.

Celebrated designers at this year’s exhibition include long-time favorites Valerie Corona, Marilena Romeo, Walter Wright Ltd, Catherine Povey and LBF Trade Limited by Christiane, along with a few exciting new names, such as Liza Georgia, Jacqueline Kolbe (JK Millinery), John 3v3 Hats by Eme and Borsalino. A sneak peak at some of the signature pieces up for grabs include extravagant creations festooned with peacock feathers, sunny flowers and net veils, as well as delicate fascinators and bang-on-trend 20’s-style silk caps to complement more conservative tastes.

Sabina Khandwani, Bur Juman Head of PR and Marketing said, “The milliners at the Bur Juman International Millinery Exhibition are among the most sought-after in their profession and their one-of-a-kind creations have been sported at races across the world, from the Royal Ascot to the Melbourne Cup. Hats are one of the most prized statement pieces in the world of fashion, and race-goers looking to make an impression at this year’s Dubai World Cup can be sure to find a hat worthy of the occasion at the exhibition.”

This year will also see the return of the popular Bur Juman Grazia Style Lounge from March 17-19, offering fashionistas expert advice on race-wear, makeup and the perfect hairstyle to show off that brand new head-piece. Top stylists will offer complimentary advice on putting together the perfect race outfit, while make-up artists and hair-stylists will demonstrate the right look to wear for the day.

“As Dubai’s most established luxury fashion destination, Bur Juman has been the go-to mall for the city’s style-conscious race-goers for many years and we are looking to welcome them once again this racing season,” added Khandwani.

The millinery exhibition will be on display opposite Saks Fifth Avenue, BurJuman Level 1, from 10 am to 10 pm March 16-26, with the Grazia Style Lounge open alongside from March 17-19 for walk-in consultations.

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