Guide to hats at the races
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HATS THE WAY, GIRLS
There’s no bigger occasion to wear a fab hat than at the races, so get some expert help from Belgian milliner Valerie Corona, who has flown to the UAE to tantalise fashionistas with her 2012 Dubai World Cup collection. Corona specialises in beautiful, limited-edition hats and hair accessories. Her unique designs come in uncomplicated but flattering shapes with quirky details as she combines humour and elegance with contemporary fashion. See her collection at Mercato until Saturday – 12pm-8pm weekdays, 10am-9pm on weekend. For information, call 04 344 4705.
Catch a Bollywood treat tonight on TV as Fox presents ‘Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman’ dubbed in Arabic. The movie stars Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji and tells the story of a woman who sacrifices her own happiness and reputation by taking up a difficult line of work, in order to support her family. The drama starts at midnight.
POINTS OF STYLE
IF you fancy trying out a new look, the Al Ghurair Centre’s signature ‘Styling Event’ runs until Saturday. Get top tips from Hollywood fashion stylist Farah Kabir. There are free instruction sessions, makeovers to be won and Q&A rounds in ‘Women Only’ coffee gatherings. For more info, call 04 2055309 or visit www.alghuraircentre.com
Celebrate the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, with a fascinating insight into ancient Persia’s rich and mystical culture that has influenced civilisations for thousands of years. ‘Legends of Persia’ is a cultural evening celebrating ancient traditions. Learn about the heritage, food, language and etiquette in a fun environment. The event is free and runs tonight from 7pm-9pm, at the Language Studio, Eton Institute, Dubai Knowledge Village, Block 3. Call 800 3866 or go to www.eton.ac