American heiress, fashion designer, DJ and LA socialite Paris Hilton talks to us about her new summer fashion collection, her favourite trends and style idols... What fashion and beauty trends are you loving right now? I love prints and metallics for summer this year. It’s always fun to experiment with different prints. Also sparkle and glitter are feminine and confident, which I love and all of these things inspired my S/S 14 collection, Parisian Rebelle. It’s available at all my stores across the UAE, and is simple and easy to wear, yet glamorous. What’s the one fashion item you just can’t live without? A great handbag that goes from day to night. I also love sunglasses. You’ve launched 15 fragrances, which one do you like best? My last fragrance, Dazzle, was one of my favourites to create. I’m involved in every aspect of the creative process, from picking out and mixing the different scents, to designing the bottle and naming it. Who are your style icons? I’ve always looked up to women who are strong and confident. My mom has such amazing taste and I always loved playing dress-up in her closet. She taught me how to dress for my body, not trends. I also love Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Victoria Beckham. What is it you enjoy about Dubai? I love visiting Dubai, it’s one of my favourite places. It is so beautiful and the people are so sweet. Women in Dubai are so passionate about fashion and are on top of the latest trends, so it is the perfect place to reinforce my fashion brand, especially my collection of handbags and accessories. What do you enjoy doing during your free time? I really try to have a balance. I have a lot of projects and these, together with meetings and travelling, makes things pretty busy. I just try to surround myself with people who make me feel good and who I can relax with. When I have a day off I make sure to enjoy it! Name five classics every woman should have in her wardrobe A little black dress that you can dress up or down is a must. I also think every woman should own a pink dress for when they want to feel feminine. Big sunglasses never go out of style and you can never go wrong with a great pair of heels and a big handbag. Beautiful accessories make a woman look more polished and put together. Do you have any beauty tips to share with our readers? Every woman should take the time to invest in a good moisturiser – one that will leave skin dewy and glowing. T hen, of course, a great light pink lipgloss, to plump your lips. The finishing touch is always a beautiful fragrance. The wonderful thing about perfumes is they can evoke emotions, making you feel feminine and as if you’re dazzling from within.