Weekend In Review: Jaden and Willow Smith, DSS Kids Fashion Fest

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Activity in Dubai is picking up again with two big stars visiting the city over the weekend, the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) Kids Fashion Fest, and the opening of a new restaurant from British chef Darren Velvick at the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites.

Jaden and Willow Smith in Dubai

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Jaden and Willow Smith

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Jaden and Willow Smith, the multi-talented son and daughter of Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, were in Dubai over the weekend to promote their fashion brand MSFTS. They gave a concert as part of the DSS Starz concert series at The Dubai Mall on Thursday, marking the first time they have appeared on stage together. Then the famous siblings were immediately thrown into a whirlwind of activities, starting with a meet and greet session after the concert.

Jaden and Willow Smith also heldĀ a styling session on Saturday night at the Fashion Catwalk. They showed off the three exclusive pieces they designed based on inspiration from Dubai and personally styled a few members of the audience. TV host, producer, and voice-over artist Shadia Bseiso hosted the event.

The DSS Kids Fashion Fest

The DSS Kids Fashion Fest showcased the Autumn/ Winter 2015 catalogue from Bloomingdales and some of the world’s most popular designer brands.

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The DSS Kids Fashion Fest showcased the Autumn/ Winter 2015 catalogue from Bloomingdales and some of the world’s most popular designer brands.

Photo Credit: The Media Centre of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment

Jaden and Willow Smith’s appearances were in conjunction with the DSS Kids Fashion Fest, the annual three-day catwalk event featuring the latest styles from haute luxury brands like Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Burberry, Monnalisa, Ermanno Scervino, Marimekko, Armani Junior, and others. Bloomingdale’s kicked off the event on Thursday. The DSS Kids Fashion Fest wrapped up on Saturday with a fashion show at Galeries Lafayette.

Darren Velvick’s The Croft opens

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Darren Velvick’s The Croft is now open for business.

Photo Credit: Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

There are always new restaurants opening up in Dubai, and now there’s a new restaurant from internationally known British chef Darren Velvick. His previous restaurant, Table 9, which was located at the Hilton Dubai Creek, shut down within the last few months, but Velvick has chosen to keep his talents in Dubai.

His new restaurant called The Croft opened up on the fifth floor of the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel on Sunday. The Croft has an open kitchen design, and the menu features modern British dishes with a dab of inspiration from the small British village where he grew up. Velvick’s talent is known in multiple countries around the world, as he has trained under world-renown chef Gordon Ramsay.