By Zaid Taji Farouki

Tag: Armani

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!

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I don’t know why I haven’t blogged about this before. (Insert slamming my head) I have to actually keep up with my blog I cant keep work taking over like this. Hopefully the next two days will put me back on track.
Well let’s go back in time and talk about the second day of Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
After being able to access the runway shows the day before we decided to try to get into the other shows as well. We ended up going to Ports as well as Etro. The first show we went to was Ports and trust me it was a spectacular day, Ports’ venue was just magical. A small show room that is pure Italian that created this couturier ambiance.
After Ports we decided to go test our luck with going to Gucci, but of course it was tight as Fort Knox and there was no way to enter but luckily I got to meet Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist.
After the show started we decided to head to the next fashion show event, Etro. We got there early and waited and during the show we saw Anna Dello Russo again and Franca Sozzani. The Etro fashion show was just pure genius, I loved every moment of it as well as sending a signal as they are a multi-generational brand where both old and young models went down the runway together. Sending the message that they are still relevant to the consumers no matter what their ages are.
And like that we ended fashion week, as we had to catch up on so much work we didn’t do during these two days.
You can find the pictures below and stay posted so I can update you about my trip to Verona, discuss the couture shows, and the random people I meet in my life. I hope you enjoy the images!

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

First of all I would like to thank everyone that has followed me and liked my pictures on Instagram so far. If you haven’t gotten the chance yet it’s @zaidfarouki. A special thank you for everyone that did! So today was my day off from school. In the morning I had to go run some errands as I had to prepare my papers for tomorrow when I go get my residency in Milan. While I was running my errands I passed by my favorite place for gelato here, its the best I have tasted so far. So I had gelato for breakfast yes I felt like I deserved it on my day off with my stressful week. But I must admit as I lay in bed reviewing what I ate today I feel guilty hahaha.. Later on in the day I went shopping, I knew I had to be ready by 7:15 as I was invited to an event at the BVlGARI store at 7:30. And it is a 15 minute walk from my apartment. As my friend and I arrived to the event it was going really well until it started raining, it wasn’t just raining but it was a torrential downpour. So here is how I look before I got home soaking wet. I can hear the rain now while in bed. I have an early start tomorrow as my class starts at 8:30, Good night everyone!!!

1377453_10153319270855596_714925865_n I was wearing An Armani jacket, Theory pants, and Fratelli Rossetti shoes

Happy 4th of July!

Yesterday I had to wear red, white and blue but I had to add the cowboy hat, I couldn’t be more American. Yesterday was a really long and busy day but the good thing about it was that I got to catch up with a couple of friends. At first, I met up with two friends around The Washington National Cathedral we went out for lunch and then walked around.Then later on in the day I met with two other friends and we ended up going to The Kennedy Center to watch the fireworks.

The cowboy hat I bought when I was in Dallas, TX visiting my aunt, Shirt is from Joe’s Jeans, Shorts are from Armani, Sunglasses by Burberry, and the loafers are by Barney’s


My Look

The other day I went to the Italian embassy in DC in order to apply for my residency for next year. Afterwards I went sightseeing with a friend from Lebanon.

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Massimo Dutti shirt, Armani pants,  Façonnable shoes, and a Coach messenger bag.

Daily Obsessions

To the men out there, are you looking for summer shorts? Look no further, Emporio Armani has them. Here are my favorite shorts from Armani this season. They are perfect for a beach getaway or even if you live in a city that has access to a beach.

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I just graduated from American University on the 12th. The feeling was great but I was so scared at the same time. Because the next few years is the time I need to prove myself. I hope everything works out like I want and I can pursue my plans for the future. But for now lets talk about what I wore to the events. There was the graduation outfit and the dinner party outfit.

For the graduation ceremony I wore a black and white double breasted jacket with white pants and shirt and velvet blue Del Toro shoes.

For the dinner party I wore a gray-ish blue double breasted jacket and pants with black laced shoes.



Yesterday I was out shopping for a graduation suit and at the end I couldn’t settle for one because there are so many options. I saw a full suit at Hugo Boss. Its a normal black suit but its a great slim fit. On the other hand I saw these two jackets at Emporio Armani that I loved. But the downside is that I will have to go looking for matching pants.