When Chiara Ferragni came to visit

Hey everyone!

Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad came to Dubai last week(12th-15th)! How cool is that?! This was her third time in the Emirate and she came especially for the Chanel show and to launch her shoe line exclusive to Level Shoe District in Dubai Mall. It was a really special occasion because Chiara had her event on my Birthday! It was such a treat and really a dream come true because I’ve wanted to meet her for years now. I have been a loyal follower of her blog and instagram account and see her as my biggest fashion inspiration. So on the evening of my birthday I drove to Dubai Mall to go to this super swish event in the middle of Level Shoe District. I was quite amazed by the whole situation because there was red rope, security and exclusive assistants to help you pick put your special pair of Chiara Ferragni Shoes. There were baby sized pasta, sweets decorated especially for the event and even a nail station to have your nails match your brand new shoes. I bought a pair of Chiara Ferragni Blinking Glitter flats and I was so excited. It was so chic and the service was amazing, they made me feel so special. The most important part of the event was actually meeting Chiara, she is so sweet and beautiful and kind.  She signed my shoes and gave me a hug. It was such a pleasure and I will keep it in my memories forever! Don’t forget to dream big! Best Birthday ever!

 

I know it's not the best quality but it's worth gold to me <3

I know it’s not the best quality but it’s worth gold to me ❤

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I will definitely do an updated post on how I styled these babies.

Thank you for reading!

 

P.S. (Aren’t they a pair of  beauties?)

 

 

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Chiara Love’s Andrew

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The Blonde Salad by Chiara Ferragni is one of the most successful fashion blogs in the world and Italy’s most successful fashion blogs. Chiara is and has always been my most favourite fashion blogger, for a myriad of reasons(I’ll give a more detailed post on this!). The reason I began obsessing over blogs was because of her. She portrayed her life as a student in Milan, as a fashion fairytale parading her closet on the streets of the Italian City of Fashion. I loved watching her, following her on holiday and watching her grow her shoe line. However, her personal life was in the spotlight as well. Her relationship with business partner and longtime boyfriend Riccardo Pozzoli was especially fascinating, since they were soo good together, both on the business side and the relationship side. They were soo cute!!ImageImage

But alas, their six year relationship ended in 2013, to the shock of the fashion community and Chiara’s fans. Don’t worry, she wasn’t heart broken, they remained the closest of friends and shared the news of their breakup on social media, posting matching pictures and text that they had clearly decided on together. Saying that they will remain in each others lives and that they love and respect one another and will remain friends. How sweet!

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Sometime in the year 2013 Chiara met Andrew Arthur and fashion fans could gladly watch another love story unfold.

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Andrew Arthur is a Los Angeles based photographer and is the true subject of this post.  Since stalking their relationship on instagram and finding some insanely cute and romantic pictures of them I have well and truly fallen for the aesthetic qualities of his photography and his personal style. I also love the fact that they have so far made long distance relationship work. Their street style combined is relaxed, cool, with a rock edge. I am also, amazed at how beautiful and successful their collaborations have been. Andrew Arthur shot the campaign images for her jewellery line CAIA Jewels, which turned out incredible!!

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Other collabs include her shoe line with Superga 🙂 Image

Also some blog shots! These were taken in Paris, the City of Love.

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They also travel together, last year they went to Vietnam together with their friends. But I mostly just love the way they are together, it’s very understated, laid back and chic (their style that is). And they do love each other very much as Andrew frequently posts pictures of Chiara in support and love for her. It’s so adorable.  Andrew has shot a lot more ad campaigns and photographs for Chiara, but I’d like to focus on them fashionably together. Here we go!

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Long live the love birds, may they be happy and prosper.

Black Out Crew-the first photo is my personal favourite, which is yours? They are the epitome of cool!

Lots of love,

Vuyi

PS. Isn’t Andrew Arthur just perf? ugh seriously…

Check Chiara: http://www.theblondesalad.com/

Check Andrew: http://andrewarthurphotography.blogspot.ae/