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.
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
We are presenting a blast from the past for us, meaning finding this shoe brand again was so nostalgic for me that I could taste it.
Sergio Tomani was one of the shoe brands that I used to drool over in my teenage years while visiting the only store in my city who carried them which was dudes boutique on South street in Philadelphia,Pa.
I am so happy to see that they are still going strong and have kept the same aesthetic that makes them unique and grungy in my opinion.
If you would like to see more of their collection visit the site here.
I love finding out about new shoe brands. Especially ones that are female-driven & incredibly original, like Dondoks, designed by two fabulous Parisian show girls with flare!
When shoes are this extraordinary, there’s usually an exciting story behind them. And Dondoks — a Paris-based, Brazillian-made shoe brand — is no exception, as it was born from a deep seeded love and friendship!
Carmen and Charlotte met while working together in wondrous places: as showgirls at the Moulin Rouge, the Lido in Paris and modelling for Jean Paul Gaultier. And of course, they became instant friends!
Both ladies are professionally trained dancers from Mexico and France, respectively. Charlotte, while working, was also studying fashion business at ESMOD in Paris, which helped the duo with creating their brand. And of all places, because she and I are actually fellow alumni!
The ladies’ shared passion for shoes, the Parisian lifestyle & a flair for the exotic is how Dondoks was born. And if anyone is curious as per the name, it comes from a Brazilian expression that means “daddy’s girl”.
The brand’s motto is high quality and high fun & the resulting product is just that!
Colorful & stunningly creative, Dondoks shoes are not your average ho-hum footwear!
The polar opposite of ubiquitous mass production, the Dondoks brand wants to raise awareness of high quality materials & local production and ethical practices. Handmade from stunning leathers & materials in Brazil by artisans, Dondoks’ current Spring/Summer 2018 “Candy Rainbow” collection — composed of 4 shoe designs — embodies fun, glamour & sophistication.
There’s a definite Moulin Rouge feel throughout the collection, which I’m totally here for! I love that their designs are whimsical & girly, yet not unwearable. They have girly pink frou-frou styles, yet you can also achieve the same vibe in more neutral colorways such as black & peach. And as all shoes should, they will add panache to any of your outfits this season!
As per the fit of the shoes, they do work best for a slim to medium sized foot. The black & white Mely sandal fits true to size, while the Frida flat (pictured in this post in blue and emerald), does fit rather small. I would size up. Each pair of shoes is shipped in a solid color-blocked shoe box & includes a pink branded satin shoe bag.
These artistic woven mules remind me so much of Figue shoes. The Pom Poms make them so fun and colorful, as well as feminine and versatile. If you are looking for a unique shoes that is handmade and customizable then this style from Thaqafah shoes is it.
They are called Pom Adad and can be checked out Here.