The Opening of the Contessa Bridal Boutique and The Yolancris Fever


Dubai is the house of international fashion stores. That’s why it’s very hard for fashion enthusiasts to resist from buying unique and beautiful creations from different boutiques opened up in City Walk, most especially from the Contessa Bridal Boutique.


Contessa Bridal Boutique in City Walk

One of my favorite shops in City Walk is Contessa Bridal Boutique. As a fashion influencer, I enjoy trying on clothes that I like and I choose my own style depending on my mood.  What else could a woman need more than wearing whatever she feels like? You can wear long sleeves, short sleeves, off-shoulder, no shoulder, and just about anything. Everything is attractive if it shows off parts of your body the way you want, whether it’s modest or not. After all, it’s not about the dress revealing too much or too little, but about the story it speaks. The best part is when it speaks the story I want, it leaves me quite and excited.

Moreover, I fell in love with Contessa Bridal Boutique because this is the shop where I got my gown for my wedding (my emotional attachment) in 2016. I just can’t be more than happy to congratulate Mohammad with the opening of his second store in City Walk. After working so hard on it since 2 years and 8 months, it’s finally here! You don’t want to know how much effort Mohammad has put into it. I could live in that boutique not because I bought my gown here. I could live here because it would be a dream waking up to those beautiful dresses every morning. They bloom my eyes and give butterflies in my stomach.


Masterpiece Gowns at Contessa Bridal Boutique

Shirin Van Dort wearing Yolan Cris New York International Bridal Week Studio Collection 2017


I was invited to the majestic opening day of Mohammad’s second store. As soon as I arrived, I saw this gorgeous dress by YolanCris that I got my eyes glued on. I just couldn’t walk away from it! Mohammad offered me to try it on and “Yay”! Who wouldn’t want to be in that pretty ‘V’ neck back and front dress. It was really a pleasure to be the first one to visit the store. I had so much fun meeting people who are dear to Mohammad, the Managing Director of Contessa. He introduced me to this dear wedding organizer, Rania, who manages The Day Eventsmanagement and consultancy in Dubai & Beirut (@the_day_events ), one of the invitees to the Soft Opening of Contessa Bridal Boutique. She also has mentioned that Contessa is one of the best Bridal Haute Couture Collection Boutiques in Dubai.

YolanCris is a very well-known Spanish Haute Couture Wedding Gown and Evening Dresses designer sisters (@yolancris). They have designed a special edition 4-5 types of dresses which you can find in only 3 countries worldwide, including Contessa in Dubai. If you are the kind who likes to be unique, one-and-only bride with that particular dress, I advise you to rush and buy that dress, as you may not be able to find one after a year.

Really, finding the dress of your dreams will not be easy. Yes! I am damn serious. it is not easy to find your dream dress. It’s either that you will not be sure what your dream dress is, or best dress is, or you will not know what could suit you best. Moreover, if you look for your dream dress in the Contessa Bridal Boutique, things will most likely be much easier for you, as you would be able to define every single dress in this shop as your dream dress! Don’t forget to mention my name as Shirin Van Dort when you get to the store, as you will receive 10% discount.

The light touch of florals & stones and the very beautiful, very long veil in a cape style on the beltline encapsulating the flower design on both hips are detachable. That means that you can wear the dress with or without them, giving you the freedom to style the dress the way you want and allowing you to create many different looks in one dress. Designed with an open V-neck line, this dress is best for those who want to show off their cleavage and back or cover them up.

YolanCris lands multiple celebrities from Red Carpets, fashion weeks, award-winning nights, and other glamorous events. Who are those mysterious celebrities, you may ask? Well, that would be my question, too.


Don’t be shocked when you hear that Indian actresses Shilpa Shetty and Niddhi Agerwal chose romantic Empire shape evening gowns to wear and they looked stunning!


Beyonce, a winner of 8 different awards, wore this dress on stage while performing five songs from her “Lemonade” album. She wore the dress for 16 minutes during her concert in Madison Square Garden in NY at the VMA’s (Video Music Awards). This dress is from CALAMO style from the latest Haute Couture bridal collection 2017.



Beyonce’s white dress at VMAs by Yolan Cris


Shakira was slaying the spring/summer 2017 all black sheer Haute Couture in the Vanity Fair Italia in June. Shakira’s famously big curly beach look hair looks amazing on any dress. And yes, her look once again rocked with her Bohemian Transparent Tulle of YolanCris sister’s creation. The loose bottom and tight top fit the ‘Hips don’t Lie’ singer very well.


Lady Gaga wears fall/winter 2016 collection in her performance in one of the iconic fashion shows of Victoria’s Secret. The evening gown is covered with about a million roses to signify her new single “Million Reasons”.



Lady Gaga’s floral dress at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016


YolanCris latest Studio Collection 2017 was showcased at New York International Bridal Week. Two styles of those dresses are now available in Contessa Bridal  Boutique in City Walk.



New York International Bridal Week 2016


All content in this blog is curated and written by Shirin Van Dort.

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