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I hear all too often from brides in Dubai that it can be a real struggle to know where to go for so many items. So today I’m listing some of my recommended places to go to for bridal accessories, from veils to jewellery and of course my favourite accessory of all time, shoes.


Level Shoe District, they have a dedicated Bridal section as well as the usual gorgeous designer shoes

Esposa, they are the exclusive stockists of Freya Rose amongst other designers

Priceless Dubai Outlet Mall, designer shoes at a snip of the price

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Calling all brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, wedding guests and all round shoe lovers! Do not let the opportunity to win a £200 voucher to spend at one of the UK’s leading show couturiers, Freya Rose.

Renowned internationally for her intricate detailing and innovative approach to couture shoe design, her shoes are stocked at the legendary Browns Bridal in London, Alice Temperley and now right here in the UAE at Esposa Boutique.

The competition ENDS TONIGHT and entering is super duper easy…..just click here and follow the instructions.

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For those of you that follow Lace in the Desert on instagram you will have seen that last month I met the beautiful and talented Freya Rose, the lady behind the most exquisite collection of shoes. This folks can only mean one thing, Freya Rose shoes are in Dubai! Stocked at Esposa Boutiques in Jumeirah and Yas Mall, her shoes are wonderfully classic, feminine and are the perfect extra special shoe for your day.

To celebrate the launch of Freya’s presence in the UAE she is giving away a £200 online voucher to spend on shoes and/or shoe clips to one of our lucky readers and entering the competition could not be easier: follow @freyaroseshoes and @laceinthedesert on instagram and fill out the form below. Ta-dah! You’re in the draw!

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{Terms and Conditions of Competition Entry}

1. This competition is open to all readers across the globe. You do not need to be getting married to enter this competition.
2. Only one entry per person/couple.
3. Lace in the Desert and Freya Rose will retain the email address of all entrants for their general communication database only. Email addresses will not be shared with any third party.
4. This competition offers the opportunity to win a £200 online voucher which will be redeemable against any full priced pair of shoes or shoe clips NOT INCLUDING couture shoes or couture shoe slips.
5. Returns and exchanges cannot not be accepted.
6. All entrants must follow the Freya Rose and Lace in the Desert INSTAGRAM page.  We may ask for verification that the follows have been made before we confirm the winner.
7. This competition will commence on Thursday 16th April and end at midnight (Dubai time) on Thursday 7th May 2015. The winner will be announced on the Lace in the Desert Facebook page shortly after.

Best of luck ladies!

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I know that for many Brides getting the shoes right is a big thing. It certainly was for me, in fact, my shoes were my very first bridal purchase.  It was love at first sight when a shiney pair of blue Pradas caught my eye and I still love  the glee with which they are pulled out of my wardrobe today.

I have always advocated buying a pair of shoes you truly love, not just ones that will ‘do the job’ on the day.  Whether that means they are your dream pair of hot pink Louboutin’s or a classic pair of white strappy sandals, my advice to use this as a chance to buy a pair of shoes you will wear time and time again.

Today I wanted to focus on neutral colours without being too boring….after all, beige doesn’t have to be beige now does it…

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I have long advocated choosing wedding shoes that you will love and wear forever. ‘Bridal shoes’ are not something that will ever grace these pages I’m afraid. However, if you want something a little different and something that will shine and catch the light when you lift your dress up then you have come to the right place.

I am currently in shoe heaven and my wish list has outgrown any reasonable desire for a closet full of shoes.

If you are a fan of the traditional wedding shoe then one of the best websites I came across is Girls of Elegance.

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