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In a faraway land, there is a magical place called Sophie’s Closet. In this land, accessories roam free and there is plenty for everyone. Its founder Sophie is an ambassador for all sparkly things that women all over the world dream of...

Monday, November 11, 2013

ICONIC IDOL: Elizabeth Taylor

One of the most famous and iconic film stars of all time, Elizabeth Taylor, will forever have a place in our hearts. She displayed her love of fashion and fine jewelry by adorning herself in the most exquisite, oversized, sparking, and even occasionally provocative, jewels.

Ms Taylor was also renowned for her fun nature and impressive selection of costume jewelry. Here we take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of her most treasured images and deluxe jewels...

AED 895 (US) $ 244

AED 975 (US) $265

AED 1380 (US) $376

AED 3150 (US) $857

AED 2580 (US) $705

AED 690 (US) $188

Monday, October 28, 2013


Chanel is getting back to basics by revisiting their exquisite vintage designs. The retro revival returns in the form of timeless classic designer jewellery and hair accessories.

Many of our favourtie celebs are tapping into the trend, with Victoria Secret’s model, Alessandra Ambosio, adorning a whole host of beautiful creations, as well as the recently engaged Kim Kardashian and the stunning Nicole Scherzinger...

Alessandra Abosio

Rare Vintage Chanel Earrings from 1980's
Price upon request +971 (0)4 380 4600

Alessandra Ambosio

AED 2,540 (US) $691

Nicole Scherzinger

Rare Vintage Chanel necklace from 1980's
Price upon request +971 (0)4 380 4600

Kim Kardashian

AED 5,200 (US) $1,415

Classic Chanel jewels will never go out of style and will always be adorning fashionistas and celebrities alike. We say it is time to invest! This beautiful brooch will take you from season to season and turn any ensemble into something front row savvy. 

Rare Vintage Chanel Quilted Brooch
Price upon request +971 (0)4 380 4600

Monday, October 21, 2013

Tanya Taylor SS14 featuring SHOUROUK

Tanya Taylor (Fashion Designer) and SHOUROUK collaborated for Tanya Taylor's Spring/Summer 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week. 
Parisian designer Shourouk Rhaiem is a favorite at sophiescloset.com. Her use of bright colors and embroidery with contrasting materials like Swarovski crystals, metal sequins, silk, and industrial elements to create luxurious pieces of jewelry teamed perfectly with Tanya Taylor's fresh, young and bright printed designs.  
We can't wait to see what comes next from the talented SHOUROUK! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Runway Jewelry Edit: Spring/Summer 2014

Get runway ready by simply following our quick jewelry guide on what to wear next season. Whether it’s a buy me now impulse or something to save for, these key pieces will take you through this winter and into Spring/Summer 2014. 

Moschino, Givenchy, Missoni and Valentino showed us that punk is still in and a top trend for Spring Summer 2014. 

Moschino SS14
Kenneth Jay Lane, Ornate Gold Necklace 
Available upon request +97143804600
AED 1,895 (US) $520

Givenchy SS14
AED 2,995 (US) $815 

Missoni SS14
AED 1,500 (US) $408 each

Valentino SS14
AED 820 (US) $223 
AED 1,300 (US) $354

Spring summer trends wouldn't be the same without classic florals. Alberta Ferreti and Ocar de La Renta emphasize the orange floral hue from their collections with orange statement earrings...

Alberta Ferreti SS14
AED 1,875 (US) $510 

Oscar De La Renta SS14
Pink Pave, 
AED 115 (US) $35 
Available upon request +97143804600

And of course pretty pearls! Diesel showed us that its ok to style our girly pearls with edgy, statement separates for elegance with a twist. 

Diesel SS14
AED 995 (US) $271

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Trend Alert: Ear Cuffs

Ear cuffs are the latest accessory craze to hit our hotlist at Sophie's Closet HQ. Eccentric or elegant, embellished or feathered, whichever ear adornment you choose, you’ll surely soar in this season’s style stakes. Clips around the ear were awash on the AW13 runways, with Dries Van Noten, Roberto Cavalli, Chloe and Moschino Cheap & Chic just a few of the designers donning the key trend.

As always, we are pleased to bring you a sensational selection of outfit-enhancing ear cuffs from the acclaimed New York designer Joanna Laura Constantine.

Lend a tough-luxe edge to all your ensembles with these gorgeous-glam pieces:

AED 560 (US) $152
 A covetable clip-on comprising 18K gold plated frame.

AED 895 (US) $244
Featuring an 18K gold plated outer and post back for pierced ears.

AED 520 (US) $142 
An 18K gold plated cuff with shimmering Swarovski crystals and 
clip-on fastening.

AED 895 (US) $244
Gunmetal plated enhanced with Swarovski crystals and clip-on fastening.

AED 695 (US) $189
Gunplated with gunmetal plated exterior, Swarovski crystals and post back for pierced ears. Also seen on style-setter Myriam Fares.


Myriam Fares wearing the Joanna Laura Constantine 
Multicoloured Mohawk Ear Cuff available at sophiescloset.com

Visit again soon for more up-to-the-moment trend reports and our latest product news.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Trend Alert: Pretty Punk

As the punk trend grows ever more popular, its anarchic spirit is infused into accessories, onto shoes and all over leather separates. Not only was punk a key theme on the AW2013 runway shows with Chanel, Saint Laurent and Versace just a few of the designers embracing the trend, the style set also know how to rock punchy punk (we’re talking influential fashionista’s Rita Ora, Pink and Jessica Alba).

Rita Ora

Stand-out spiked necklaces and bracelets add edge and a quirky-cool dimension to every ensemble, plus punk is always appealing and contemporary.

To bring revel references into your new season style, here are some spiked jewels that are sure to get the sartorial seal of approval.

AED 1,600 (US) $436

Grunge meets girly glamour with this stunning spikey Punk Princess piece. Crafted from 18K rose gold plating and Swarovski crystals, it’ll lend a tough-luxe accent to all your attire.  

For a classic rebellious vibe, infuse your outfits with punk power pieces such as this Joomi Lim Gunmetal Chain Bracelet with Single Spikes. Edgy and androgynous for an of-the-moment modern update.

AED 420 (US) $114

For a subtle way to adorn spikes, try these eclectic Maxi Large Pave Spike Pearl Earrings. The offbeat jewels and adornments will add instant drama to upgrade all your day or after dark looks.

Olivia Wilde wearing the Mawi Pave Spike earrings 
from sophiescloset.com on the cover of Harper's Bazaar

Necklaces don’t come more statement-making and trend-topping than this Joomi Lim Metal Luxe Crystal Spike Necklace. Meticulously made from a 16K gold plated chain and Swarovski crystals, it’ll wow whenever.

AED 1,725 (US) $470

Emma Stone

Blending color and glitz with craftsmanship and spikey embellishments, this covetable cuff will ensure everyday allure.

AED 400 (US) $109

For more punchy accessories, visit Sophie’s Closet’s online treasure-trove today…

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Ninth Emirates Woman of the Year Awards 2013

It's that time of year again and yes you guessed it we need your votes! Voting is very simple, with 21 nominees and just 4 categories all you need to do is select your top 4, and that's 1 from each category...

This year Sophie Katirai, the founder of sophiescloset.com has been nominated in The Artists category and we need your vote to win! "Why The Artists category?" you may ask, well the women who express their passion through art, design and performance are all placed under The Artists. Sophie's passion for costume jewelry is undeniable and we hope you can help to reward her for bringing such beautiful jewelry to the Middle East by simply clicking here and casting you vote. 

Still need convincing? Here is a little more about Sophie Katirai... 

Founder and Owner of sophiescloset.com

With a gemologist for a mother, an antique dealer for a father and two grandmothers with large private jewelry collections, Sophie has jewels in her blood. Her ethos is that costume jewellery should have the quality and longevity of finer pieces. Sophie’s Closet started with a handful of designers in 2008, and now carries over 50 designers in the online store. Her goal is to share her love for beautiful jewelry with women across the UAE. She believes her eye for detail came from her father, who passed away in 2010. Sophie says: “As a girl I didn’t understand [when my dad said] something old and hand-painted was special, but as I grew his words remained with me and now inspire me to find those rare jewels for my business...

To read all about the nominees and place your vote please visit emirateswoman.com/vote