The world’s richest horse race meeting, the Dubai World Cup, will be held on Saturday 28th March. With three ARTE markets before this date, make sure to find your unique and individual style from our creative vendors. Stand out from the crowd and win the fashion race with these fabulous one of a kind handmade products.
Fashion for the fillies (her):
ARTE offers a diverse range of fashion and accessories. Wishing we could show you all at once, here is but a quick glance at a few of our regular vendors.
Hats by Nadege
French milliner Nadege Brunacci creates her unique hats the traditional method: hand blocked and stitched. Trained at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Nadege states “Quality is my motto, courtesy my hobby, inspiration is from the beauty in everyday life”. Using the highest quality materials, Nadege can also custom make her hats to complete your chosen outfit. Pictured here, is the process of making a hat courtesy of Nadege:
You can view more of her stunning creations on her Facebook page but here are a few ideas to plan your outfits for race day:
Handbags by Ragmatazz
Designer and seamstress Minakshi Nagu is the creative force behind Ragmatazz. Along with her two daughters Rohini and Ragini, this family business offers a variety of fashion and home accessories. Their colourful purses and clutches are a definite statement add-on to any individual and eye-catching fashionista. See more on their website.
Accessories by Sparklefairy
Laila Lambert’s connection with crystals started at a very young age and is a qualified Crystal Healing therapist and Reiki Master (see her extensive qualifications on her website). Helping to connect the mind, body and spirit, Sparklefairy blends together the spiritual and metaphysical with the logical physical, scientific aspects of crystals and gemstones. Not only are they sparkly and a beautiful addition to your race day outfit, but they might calm your nerves when your horse is competing and provide you with energy to last all night. Also watch this blog for news on Laila’s book release in 2015. See her Facebook page for more.
FASHION FOR THE COLTS (him):
ARTE offers an excellent variety of cuff links from various vendors to meet all different styles and fashion choices for these special occasions.
Jelena Dancetovic from Serbia has always been keen on anything vintage. Her Vintage Frost collection for men offers vintage ties (1960s – 1980s), comical and unique bow ties, as well as an interesting collection of cuff links made from old military buttons, watches and more (circa 1950s).
Silversmith Paul Townsend – our father/founder of ARTE- creates whimsical, topical silver cuff links. Also included in his accessories range are tie clips, perfect for the outdoors event on race day. See is Facebook page for more details.
Tanya Cramer’s vintage inspired Lola Accessories are unique designs created with a lot of passion. Her cuff links can be customized with personal information such as names or initials. View her Facebook Page for more designs.
It may be a little early for Easter ideas but it is never too early for chocolate!
Start planning your egg hunts or special gifts with these healthier vegan alternatives created by Lecia and Vivian Desserts. Available in 4 scrumptious flavours (dark chocolate, mint, orange and fruit&nut), these 30g solid eggs sweetened with coconut nectar are 100% organic, raw, vegan.
They are only available this Friday 13th March at the ARTE market so make sure to plan ahead so you don’t miss out on these treats.
All images in today’s blog are courtesy of the individual artisans and their web pages.
ARTE in Times Square Center is this weekend. See the poster below for all our contact details.