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A Kite Beach Adventure With Gap Middle East

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Summer kit for every kiddo

Summer says seaside stripes, bright blue skies and ice-cream pastels; it means fun and family and sunshine. Gap has launched the perfect summer 2016 collection, evoking the very best of the season with a range of snappy styles for mamas and kids. From colourful shorts and tees to beach dresses and must-have separates, the Gap summer 2016 collection is all about sand between toes and playing at the park under trees.

Sassy Mama Dubai and Gap Middle East got together for an afternoon of fun and adventure on Kite Beach, bringing together a group of inspiring UAE mamas and their gorgeous kids, dressing up, having fun and loving this season’s wardrobe essentials. The mission? To photograph some of the collection’s key pieces. Sounds easy right? Well, with 12 kids all running in different directions, the threat of rain (in April!) and a few meltdowns (the children, not us) it was no mean feat. But the sun and the clothes shone and we all had a ball, even if there were a few ice-cream bribes along the way…

Gap Kids and Mama Photoshoot

Dani wears Blue Dress (AED 225); Amara wears Blue Dress (AED 75); Sienna wears White Dress (AED 175); Rio wears T-shirt (AED 65), Shorts (AED 125)

Gap Kids and Mama Photoshoot - Kaya

Kaya wears Maxi Dress (AED 250); Felix wears Polo shirt (AED 65) and Shorts (AED 125); Arthur wears T-shirt (AED 65), Shorts (AED 45), Shoes in the featured image (AED 145)

Gap Kids and Mama Photoshoot - Violet

Violet wears Pink Dress (AED 175) and Shoes (AED 85)

Gap Kids and Mama Photoshoot - polo

Myriam wears T-shirt (AED 125); Rayane wears Polo shirt (AED 85) and Cap (AED 75); Mael wears Polo shirt (AED 65) and Cap (AED 75)

Nina and girls (lipstock mommy) - Gap Kids and Mama Photoshoot

Nina wears Skirt (AED 195) and T-shirt (AED 75); Nour wears White & Pink Dress (AED 110) and Shoes (AED 110); Sophia wears Pink & Blue Dress (AED 110)

Gap Collage

Leyla wears Skirt (AED 195) and Shirt (AED 195); Isabella wears Pink & Orange Dress (AED 110)

Sofia and Chloe Gap fashion shoot

Sophie wears Dress (AED 275); Chloe wears Dress (AED 110)

With thanks to:

Hair by Aveda
Makeup by Areej
Photography by Louise Shrigley Photography

Mamas and Kids:

Dani, Sassy Mama Dubai with kids Amara, Sienna and Rio
Kaya, Sassy Mama Dubai with kids Felix, Arthur and Violet
Nina, Lipstick Mommy with kids Sophia, Nour and Ayan
Myriam, Founder of Kure Beauty & Spa with kids Rayane and Mael
Leyla, LeylaB with daughter Isabella
Sophie, Founder of Sophie’s Closet with daughter Chloe

And of course, a big thank you to Gap Middle East for the gorgeous clothes and accessories, to Dani for coordinating all the mamas and kids, and to Dubai for having such beautiful beaches.

Brought to you in partnership with Gap

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