Follow Her: Dressing for Success

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  • 9:00AM


    Dressed in a white top from Karen Millen, cream trousers from Joseph and heels from Dolce & Gabbana, Clarita steps into the office to get work done before the day gets away from her. “I love how challenging and versatile the fashion business is. I tend to spend at least 5-6 hours a day over here to focus on aspects that will lead to it growing at a steady pace.”

  • 12:00PM


    Clarita changes into a top and skirt from Missoni, a bag from Christian Dior and shoes from Christian Louboutin to head to lunch with her friends. “I like to feel comfortable with what I am wearing. With this outfit, I love the mix of colours. It is joyful and reflects the season.”

  • 5.00PM


    Donning a Karen Millen dress from the new collection and pairing it with Fendi heels and a Louis Vuitton bag, Clarita heads to high tea with the international Karen Millen team. “I like this new trend of dresses with fringe. And with this piece, it is sculpted and of an appropriate length, which gives you a more serious look.”

  • 9.00PM


    For a night out on the town, Clarita slips into a Robert Rodriguez dress and complements it with Charlotte Olympia shoes and a Valentino clutch. “With this outfit, I wanted to show my figure in a more dramatic light. Plus, this dress makes dancing so comfortable!”

Clarita Attalah’s journey with fashion began in 1998 when she launched the first Karen Millen store in the UAE. Since then, she has spearheaded the opening of 13 stores for the brand in the region and has expanded her portfolio to include stores like Whistles and Ivy. Juggling her roles as mother and businesswoman, the vivacious woman always finds time for friends and family. Sharon Carvalho spends the day with her to find out more

Photographs by: Sarfaraz Ali Photography