what is luxury for you?
what is luxury for you?
veni, vedi, vici kitty style - i came, they saw, they conquered all.
i never though i would write such a thing but it happened - i want a piece of kipling luggage.
i don't care if its not age appropriate or the fact that i don't wear backpacks or fanny packs. i have already been jashanmal store and assured that the collection will be arriving soon. will make sure to share it with dju hear once i get my hands on it.
almost forgot that gorgeous anouck leper is fronting the new campaign and the one before.
local designers are jumping onto video teaser bandwagon which a great way to give a little taste of what's to come and see how clothes sit and move.
dubai based label kage released a teaser for their cinema collection which is inspired by 50s and 60s and embodies bouffant chic kage designers say.
p.s. would like to congratulate kage girls on savvy use of social media with help of expose communications - keep it up!
dju likes to stay informed and in touch.
love when one of our own gets recognition out there, in big wide fashion world, more specifically italy.
congratulations are in order to the mysterious designer behind ott, whose identity i am not at liberty to reveal, but i can tell you just how amazing, witty, charming and talented this person is. totally ott in the best possible way!
p.s. ott is now in paris, at prestigious who's next trade show - good luck! dju wishes you ott orders.
yes, in tights and heels by the pool.
homage to h&m + lanvin collab. strange times in fashion world.
nonono dont get me wrong...i will be there on november 23rd.
some of you might remember that i have written about f.c. gundlach earlier on how dju wear it. i had come across one of his iconic images i am not even sure how ( the one below) and was blown away. investigation and discovery ensued.
not long ago i have received an email from empty quarter gallery who came across that particular blog post, letting me know that f.c. gundlach's work will be on display along with some other iconic fashion photographers as well as vintage harper's bazaar and vogue covers as well as display of vintage dress collection from archives of parveen shaath. images of parveen taken by aya atoui will be on display as well.
if you love fashion or photography or hopefully both, do not miss out on this.
as much as i love the digital age nothing can compare to receiving a letter or a postcard. surprise, excitement, joy - email got nothing on that postcard from paris or rajastan. i have been receiving few of those lately ( thank you sana and matt - you rocked my print loving world) and been thinking of bringing it up in style. that involves me sending postcards and hopefully receiving, hopefully more.
i will be sending digital ones via blog too - wherever my work and passion takes me. here is one from my recent work trip to cairo and a super short getaway to the coast, (sa7el, sahel) which was a somewhat shocking and unexpected experience. i don't want to discuss economy and politics here, not tonight anyways.
i hope your summer is less work and more play. will be sending more postcard soon andi suggest you do the same - your loved ones will love you more.
i agree with the statement above but i still love coppola's films, dreamy and melancholic and always about love. copolla's new film is titled "somewhere" and is about an actor with a rock star lifestyle, who is reassessing his life when his 11 year old daughter shows up. as in "lost in translation" a hotel plays an important role and copolla secured legendary chateau mormont for her new film. model maryna linchuk who she worked with on a dior commercial makes an appearance as well as erin wasson.
more on movies and models later. for now i would like to wish my dad happy birthday.
love you, your dju.
p.s. i've been waiting for stephen dorff to get a decent role ever since played a smoldering bastard in blade. thanks sophia.
do you have certain memories attached to certain pieces in your wardrobe? of course you do.
i have worn these shoes to a special new year's celebration with two girlfriends ( you know who you are) and also to 2many djs/groove armada gig organised by 9714. and the dress comes all the way from melbourne. petite marie and i exchanged dresses many years ago and i got this gorgeous peachy-coral pleated wonder. the rings are from aldo and are birthday gifts, memory free for now.
images courtesy of natasha carella.
yes natasha, i did look up your skirt a little.
i would like to rephrase that age old saying that " variety is the spice of life". i think randomness is and amor is that. a quarterly experimental publication by fn designs with a samizdat feel, featuring five people from dubai (natasha carella, james clar, aya atoui, evan collisson and myself) sharing images/stories in a, yes you guessed it, random way.
i am very happy to be part of the first issue, especially that i got to share the typical dialogue i have with people who ask me where am i from for last 15 years. apparently i am funny when i am completely serious.
amor is limited to 250 hand numbered issues and retails at 20 aed.
p.s.vivek, i haven't forgiven you for putting capital letters. you now owe me a huge artwork.
i am not big on posting ad campaigns, especially louis vuitton ones ( aren't you tired of madge? i so am) but their new fall campaign is definitely a future retro ( is this a patented phrase yet?). featuring supermodels from there different decades ( and three different hair colors) with most amazing ponytails that i can't stop staring at. since i have given up on long hair ( again) i urge all the women out there with ponytailable (!) hair to wear one at least once a month or better yet, once a week. your lovers/friends will thank you.
i am so twirling the next familiar ponytail i see.
p.s. oh everything else is perfect too in these shots. but dju knew that already.
i am not sure if you agree but for me THIS is the finest moment of met gala.
p.s. look at her arms! ok fine gladys (my pilates teacher), i will do weights.
lovely little shout of from one of my daily reads, an intelligent blog dedicated to freja beha (you have heard her name here before, many times). it's beautiful when a shared interest connects people, even when it's only on www. no, it's not stalking. it's love.
however, dju does not love the 295 $ pricetag and the limited quantity of 1500 copies.
surely it's better to make it more accessible to all those who love him in the spirit of remembrance etc. what do you think?
magazine comes out in june - reserve your copy of the spirit here
i got an email from my friend ebrahim mirmalek a while back, titled " you might like this" and when i saw these images my heart skipped a beat (not exaggerating, i am silly like that). thanks for sharing them with me, ebrashka.
p.s. i wish i knew something about these women and their lives. don't you?