If you know anything about the Middle East specifically the Gulf region (Kuwait,UAE,Saudi Arabia,Qatar,Bahrain) you would know that the Abaya is the official dress worn by local women in the area.
The Abaya is traditionally a long cloak that is worn open or closed and has so many style variations according to the talented designers who create them.
Here we have a unique blend of Middle Eastern Persian style take on the traditional cloak in whimsical, fun, quirky designs and colour combinations, with a mix of beautiful fabrics unique to this brand.
I have been following the brand for a few years now and had to make a post about it so you would get to know about it to.
You can shop the designers collection on Instagram @nofuxlabel and here.
I am a fan of artistic expression in clothing and believe that a woman feels her best when she looks her best.
That being said, I absolutely love this Indian fashion brand I came across called Papa Don’t Preach.
The designer is a London College of Fashion student/graduate who created the Papa don’t preach brand in 2010. She managed to create a fusion between western and eastern culture appealing to both worlds respectively.
Designer and creative director of Papa Don’t Preach, Shubhika Davda, caught the entrepreneurial bug at a young age. Having made her first business acquisition during her college days at age 19, Shubhika took over a small boutique where she started to explore her passion for fashion. Armed with this invaluable experience and a fashion diploma from London College of Fashion, UK, she eventually launched her own label, Papa Don’t Preach, in 2010.
Seeking inspiration from music and the arts, her designs are very individualistic, kitschy and effortlessly stylish. Remaining true to her essence, Shubhika’s Indo-western, high-street culture, exaggerated and dramatic design ideologies are immaculately expressed through the medium of clothes and accessories.
Her designs are a juxtaposition of Indian and Western aesthetics aiming to give a new definition to contemporary Indian bridal dressing and vibrant red carpet dressing. Her experimental hand embroidery techniques, quality conscious craftsmanship, inherent need to keep breaking the rules and most importantly her constant endeavour to make her viewer/buyer go “Oooo ! how did you do that! is what according to her keeps her going!
This brand makes me excited and happy looking at all of the embellishments and color patterns used to create these beautiful statement pieces.
If you are ever in Mumbai India and want to take a look in at their flagship store then you will not be disappointed at what you will find and experience there.
Until next time, stay as fashionable, beautiful, and chic as can be.
Far long have designers who were admirers of the classic arabian sandal from the gulf region, danced with making their own version of the unique ethnic footwear.
I must admit there is something quite special about the sandals donned by royals and layman alike of Arabia.
Here is a glimpse of the original, authentic , ethnic style of the sandal
Now take a look at Jil Sanders version of the classic
I personally like them and thinks she did an excellent job on modernizing an otherwise very ethnic looking shoe to meet the eclectic updated taste of the western world.
Here is an even more detailed version of the Saudi sandal by Jil Sander
Jil Sander isn’t the only designer making this sandals a part of her season collection. Last SS 2019 British Columbian designer Esteban Cortazar created a beautiful detailed version of the Saudi sandal in both flat and heeled styles.
I am all for designers venturing out into other cultures and putting their own touches and twists on the original design. After all that is what being an artist and designer is all about.
There are many versions of the sandal created by many designers and local brands in the Middle East. Take a look and get yourself a pair to stand out from the crowd.
Created by local Emirati brand Tamashee. Can be purchased Here.
I hope you loved the collections just as much as I did. Until next time , stay as chic and fashionable as you are unique and special.
We picked some vibrant beautiful pieces from the Patricia Nash brand. Have a look and learn a bit about this brand.
About this brand: The quintessential embodiment of style, form and function, Patricia Nash Designs creates handbags, accessories, and footwear that are made of beautiful leathers and constructed with vintage hand-craftsmanship and detailing. Each Patricia Nash product is a unique work of art, crafted and finished with signature techniques. Patricia Nash products come with a lifetime guarantee against manufacturer’s defects and offer an amazing value for the quality and exceptional attention to detail. The company was founded in 2010 by the designer Patricia Nash who was inspired by memories of international travel and discoveries made along the way.
Drawing on her extensive travels, personal style, and vast knowledge of accessories, Patricia Nash provides simple silhouettes with quality materials and a reserve of rich, often antiquated details. Each bag is a uniquely exquisite work of art, hand-dyed, hand-cut, and hand-sewn, with hand-burned edges and accoutered with a hand-embossed logo.
Focusing on the fashion essentials of style, form, and function, Patricia Nash handbags are made with love and are built to last.
For any questions or inquiries feel free to comment below.
If you haven’t heard of Donald J Pliner then today is the day to learn who he is and take a look at some of collection.
Since 1989, Donald J Pliner has built a reputation for innovative materials, unexpected design and quality craftsmanship in women’s and men’s footwear and accessories. The brand is known for combining impeccable design with a commitment to fit and comfort.
In Donald’s words, “A shoe needs to be fashionable, a shoe needs to be comfortable and a shoe needs to be special.”
Key Donald J Pliner branded design elements such as unusual haircalfs, printed leathers, stretch fabrics and elastics are included season after season for the utmost style and comfort. Beaded elements add textured embellishment across the line. Uniquely crafted heels, silhouettes and colors along with meticulous attention to detail make Donald J Pliner shoes works of art.
Inspired by energy. Drawn from destinations. From the beaches of Spain to the mountains of Italy, Donald J Pliner shoes, boots and accessories are infused with uniquely bold, unexpected and modern styling.
Thank you for looking at our picks for this chic designer and we will see you in our next post.
What I love so much about what I do is never getting board of the new talent that I find in the world. People are unique individuals and they produce things that are unique to them as individuals.
I have stumbled upon a new quirky accessories brand based out of Russia called Plyaka Accessories and they make avengers styled footwear accessories that double as earrings which I thought were so creative.
The accessories have various animation of animal faces , beautiful colored patterns and human animated faces and fringes as its design. Beautiful paired with your favorite shoes to jazz them up or wear them as earrings. From the looks of the brand page on Instagram they also have clothing with some of their designs printed in them which is a plus for those ladies that aren’t into shoes or jewelry.
I absolutely love these creations and find them to be so unique and beautiful. They don’t have a website unfortunately so if you want to purchase then you must contact them through Instagram and their what’s App. @plyaka_accessories