By Zaid Taji Farouki

Category: Men

The Golden Globe’s Best Dressed

Whenever I watch an award ceremony my eyes aren’t glued to the TV when the awards are being handed out. My main focus is the red carpet, the moment where the celebrities walk in posing in the most glamorous outfits which are specifically designed for them by the biggest names in fashion. If the celebrities look their best and designers go all out with their designs, then why wouldn’t the red carpet be my favorite part? Here are my favorite outfits from the evening.

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Images were taken from Jason Merritt/Getty Images and The NY Times

From London With Love

Arguably the second most iconic family in Britain right after The Windsors are the Beckhams. They have had an eventful couple of days as Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) was named entrepreneur of the year and Romeo was featured as the face of the most recent Burberry campaign named “From London With Love” which was inspired by inspired by “the golden age of romantic musicals”. It is breath taking to see an iconic brand with so much heritage presenting to us a short film that just fills us with emotion.

P.S. Victoria and David when are we signing my adoption papers?

Alexander Wang For H&M

In a collaboration that’s meant to hit stores on the 6th of November, Alexander Wang and H&M gave us a preview of what is yet to come. In an interview with Wang explained the idea and motive behind the collection “H&M has done a great job in the past with archive-based collaborations, But I wanted to create a collection where most of the pieces have been designed from scratch. There are only a couple of items that are updates from past designs. Rather than creating affordable versions of expensive items, I wanted to design true performance pieces that are within the natural price points of sportswear of H&M, so we were able to create the best version of these pieces, through our vocabulary.”

Pictures taken from WWD and

The Iconoclasts Celebrating Louis Vuitton’s Monogram

In 1854, Louis Vuitton founded his House. In 1896 his son, Georges Vuitton, created The Monogram in honour of his late father.  The initials of the company – LV – are interlaced in such a way as to remain perfectly legible. Then a diamond. To give a specific character to the shape, he made the sides concave with a four-petal flower in the centre. Then the extension of this flower in a positive image. Finally, a circle containing a flower with four rounded petals.

Delphine Arnault, daughter of LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault, and artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière initiated a project, dubbed ‘Celebrating Monogram,’ inviting six of the world’s design pioneers to interpret the LV monogram for a new series of bags. The six pioneers are: shoe designer Christian Louboutin; performance artist Cindy Sherman; architect Frank Gehry; Karl Lagerfeld creative director of Chanel and Fendi; product designer Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.

Karl Lagerfeld shot each of the iconoclasts and their finished products for Harper’s Bazaar’s upcoming October issue.

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Milan Men’s Fashion Week – Throwback

Here are some images from Milan Men’s Fashion Week that I haven’t managed to share with you. They were taken on the first day of the fashion shows. I hope you enjoy them as much as you enjoyed the previous ones!

Milan Men’s Fashion Week – Day 3

DAY 3 of the fashion shows! After a sunburn and an intense shower to get the street dirt off of me, I am ready to share the outcome of today! Here are some of the images I took throughout the day! I hope you enjoy them!

Ps. Click on the images to enlarge them!

Milan Men’s Fashion Week – Day 2

The second day of Milan Men’s Fashion Week and it can’t get any better! Here are some images I took today, Enjoy!


Milan Men’s Fashion Week

So fashion week finals kicks in and Milan is going crazy as usual. Endless parties, endless outfits, and endless good looking people. Here are some images from today’s street style! Enjoy!

Daily Obsessions

So now that men’s fashion weeks have started and the streets of the fashion capitals are infested with greek deity figures. Lets present this post to all the men out there. With summer bringing in perfectly tanned bodies, open button down shirts, and endless beach parties; there is something we all have to agree on, there is nothing better than a perfectly accessorized man. With the perfect amount of layering, the man becomes so intriguing to others. Which creates an obsession of wanting to know the story behind this guy. As Evan Yurman puts it “From the beginning of time, man has had a need to adorn himself with things that mean something to him.”

David Yurman launched a new collection inspired by the SouthWest called the Frontier and I am obsessed with it!

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Featured on the blog The Milano Mode, when I was at the event for 1177.


As I may have mentioned before, I have a friend visiting me here in Italy, and we decided that we should take a trip to Rome as we both haven’t been there before. So we hopped on a train heading from Milano to Roma and decided we should spend three nights. Hoping that they would be enough to see this eternal city everyone talks about!

As soon as we arrived we checked into our rooms and off we went to explore, yes we embraced our inner Marco Polos and headed out. On our first day we got to see the Spanish Steps, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Navona and The Pantheon. We have these two sayings in Arabic that perfectly define our experience:

قليل البخت لا يتعب ولا يشقى ( 1  (He who has no luck should not waste his time working)

2) قليل البخت يلاقي العضم في الكرشة (He who has no luck would find a bone while eating a sheep’s intestine- which usually has no bones)

We went to the Fontana di Trevi and it was under construction. We went to the Spanish steps and part of it was also under construction. Exhausted from the long walks we decided to head back to the hotel to freshen up and get changed for dinner. I can safely say I gained 5 kg within a week. Here are some images from yesterday:



To kick off the world cup in style and fashion I was invited to the Shiseido event in Sephora in Milan. The theme of the event was “Brazilian Summer Party”. Everything there was perfectly setting the mood for the first game of the season! The music, the drinks, the fruits being passed around, and not to forget the scorching heat! (Yes Milan has been having an abnormal heat wave, where two showers a day won’t even cool you down). Here are some images from the event!

Also an update on my life I just got to Rome today! I will update you about my first day here in Roma tomorrow! But for now I better start getting ready for dinner! Arrivederci!

P.S. It looks like I am doing some sort of a dougie but trust me I wasn’t. I was just rocking some great harem pants (shirwal), a top from Zara, a shirt from Ralph Lauren around my waist, and my favorite Dolce & Gabbana shoes.

World Cup Fashion

So the world cup has started… SURPRISE! Whether you live under a rock or somewhere on another planet you’ve probably heard the fans screaming at their TV’s. You’ve probably seen this phenomenon that even Freud didn’t predict, men stocking food and drinks but don’t get me wrong its not for apocalypse its for the games. Yes, if there were aliens studying our habits they will conclude that the TV is hypnosis and its not a relaxing one. It’s a drunk, screaming, anxious spell that has been cast on 95% of the world’s Men and a mere 35% of women’s population.

We always know that when men compete their cave man instincts come out and there is nothing stopping them from doing things that would piss off the opposing team. Some teams want to compete on every level that took their competition to their looks and how they present themselves. In comes England and Italy, two countries known for their men’s tailoring, with Marks & Spencer on the left with England in grey and Dolce & Gabbana on the right with Italy in navy blue, LET THE MEN COMPETE! I will let you be the referee on who wins the best suit! Keep in mind, a suit for a woman is the equivalent to what lingerie is to a man!

Pictures were taken from GQ, Getty, Huffington post, and Dolce & Gabbana

Manolo Blahniks Under A Burka

Today was one of these relaxing saturdays, waking up at noon I rolled out of bed and read texts from my friends that they are planning on going for lunch later in the afternoon asking me if I would like to join. After meeting them for lunch, off I went to the gym, for a much needed workout. Spontaneously afterwards, I decided to end up at Parco Sempione, I texted a few friends if they wanted to join, bought magazines, and off I went for a relaxing day at the park. Yes as relaxing as it gets, forgetting the fact that mosquitos somehow find their way to a place where the sun don’t shine, or the fact that I am probably allergic to 70 % of all plants, or how irritated my skin gets from the sun because of how white I am. Well lets put all these beautiful things aside, and focus on the few hours of relaxation I ventured out to get. None of my friends showed up so by the end of the day I had 4 hours of me,myself, and I. See we are always punctual to any plans I have thats the good thing about this friendship or lets put it that way companionship.

After going through many pages of Times, Vogue, I finally stumbled upon an article at L’officiel Hommes that grabbed my attention “Modesty” by Glenn O’Brien. Glenn O’Brien is an American journalist that writes about art, fashion and culture. He is best known for being “The Style Guy” for GQ magazine. And in this article he had a subtitle called “Manolo Blahniks Under A Burka”. He argues that no longer are high heels and thongs sexy “on a contemporary beauty there is nothing more alluring, except Manolo Blahniks under a burka. Modest fashion is made to be removed, layer after layer. Trying to look sexy is so f*&^ing out”

I will leave you to wrap your heads around it, as I still haven’t stopped thinking about it for the past few hours. It reminded me of a verse from Usher & Ludacris’ song Yeah “I want a lady in the streets, and a freak in the bed.”. I’ll leave you to this and some images from throughout the day.