What do you get when you mix cosmopolitan Western fashion with glitzy Middle Eastern style?
You get a fun and eclectic label called Dinz.
The two masterminds behind this hip label are Spanish-born Palestinian sisters (and Haper's Bazaar Arabia favourites) Rima Zahran Matrooshi, 26, and Dina Zahran, 22, who currently live in Dubai.
What started off as a hobby designing custom-made t-shirts for friends and aquaintances soon turned into a popular, fast-selling designer label.
T-shirts, jeans, bracelets, necklaces and rings come inscribed in gold and silver Arabic statements like "Habibi" ("my love") and "7ayati" ("my life") as well as Arabic symbols such as the evil eye and the Hand of Fatima. And, paying homage to Dubai, Dinz came up with an adorable collection of bracelets and necklaces with Emirati flags and gold dirhams.
The Zahran sisters also like to give back. Proceeds from their collection of bracelets, tees and scarves with the peace sign in the colours of the Palestinian flag go towards helping Palestinian women and children.
Their aim? To break the US market and I'm sure they'll achieve it in no time.
Dinz is available at:
Salam Studio, Doha
Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates
50 Degrees C, Souk Al Bahar, Burj Dubai
Ounass, Madinat Jumeira
Ounass, Emirates Towers
Ounass, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi
Eye Candy, Muscat
I LOVE HISHMA, Jeddah
Spoiled Brat, Glasgow, Scotland
Shop online for Dinz items at the online Dinz Boutique-they ship worldwide (residents of the UAE get free shipping).
For more information on Dinz, visit the Dinz website, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org