By Zaid Taji Farouki

Tag: style

Men’s Bracelets

A few months ago I posted about the new line of enamel bracelets that Hermès has launched targeted towards men. The men’s version has a matte finish compared to the gold or silver as well as the flatted out H, which is different than the women’s bracelets. When I had purchased my bracelet as a graduation gift to myself the only colors available were black, brown, and chestnut. I chose the beige because the color does not restrict you from wearing it as much. But recently Hermès launched new colors and they look amazing. If I would repurchase one I would go with the Canary yellow, burgundy, or the Indian blue. The new colors include Indian Blue, Burgundy, Beige, Canary Yellow, Navy Blue, Black, and Brown.  Below is a photo of me wearing it with an Omega bracelet that I received as a graduation gift from friends of mine.

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My Cruella de Vil Moment

Now that I finally booked my flight to Milan on the 15th of September. I started thinking of what I should pack to take with me now that the summer is almost over. While browsing some collections online I came across these two fur coats by Tom Ford and my jaw dropped. Yes, I had my Cruella de Vil moment.  I couldn’t choose which fur coat looked better therefore I couldn’t decide which one to post. But I know for a fact that I would love to pull the black fur coat look. I also love the tuxedo underneath the black coat. Don’t get me wrong that I don’t like the brown one but I would probably go with the black one.


Tom Ford men's brown fur coat

Tom Ford Men's black fur coat

To Wear, Or Not To Wear?

I came across these belts by Ermenegildo Zegna and everyday I look at them and wonder if I purchase one how creepy would I look like. Would I be the guy that writes his name on a buckle, or like that has s*x on his buckle, or the guy with the LED scrolling message?  I wonder how stupid would I look with my name starting with Z and wearing a buckle with a Z, or would it be normal?  To wear, or not to wear, that’s the question.

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Maison Martin Margiela X Swarovski

Maison Martin Margiela recently collaborated with Swarovski to create unique pieces that can be worn in many different ways. An integrated clip mechanism enables them to be worn on the hair, clothing, or footwear.  The collection will consist of five different pieces which will include a  pendant, ring, and bracelet.

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Ward Off The Evil Spirits

In the past few days I have read about a research by the University of Minnesota that proves that when a woman flaunts designer products she signals to others to back off her man. Women that wear luxury products are seen as having a devoted and loving partner and therefore, other women are less likely to flirt with him. This even works no matter who purchased the luxury product, whether the woman paid for the product herself or her husband bought it for her.  The same study also proved that when women feel like their relationship is in jeopardy they are more likely to purchase and flaunt their luxury clothes and accessories.

SOOOO women everywhere pick up your credit cards and go shopping. No matter where you stand in your relationship. Think of it as having to wear garlic to ward off vampires, but “sadly” you’re substituting  garlic with Chanel pearls.

The first step into warding off those evil spirits is to show up carrying this Alexander McQueen clutch.

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Moncler M by Mary Katrantzou

Moncler unveiled their collaboration with Mary Katrantzou that will be available in stores starting August. My favorites by far are the ruffle layered coats.

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Bulgari & Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni the former First Lady of France stars in the new Bulgari campaign for the “Diva Collection”. The former First Lady may have stopped modeling, but she explains her return by pointing out how she adored a Bulgari bracelet her aunt when Carla was a child, and she had to model for the brand because it was part of her childhood.   “Like the stones of the Seventies bracelet that my aunt wore when I was a child. I loved that bracelet. I loved its joy, its fantasy,I dreamed of one day possessing such a wonder of my own! I was told that, like me, it came from Italy to Paris. Perhaps that was part of why I loved it, too.”

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MCM Craig & Karl collection

This summer MCM collaborated with Craig & Karl to create a collection. Here are my favorites out of them, but by far my most favorite is the briefcase and the green document case which can be used as a clutch.

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West Virginia

Saturday was a very spontaneous day. We went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast and our initial plan was to go The  Shenandoah National Park in Virginia for  hike. But after getting up at 9 am and going to Cracker Barrel we realized that the park closes on Saturdays. So after a lot of research we decided to drive to West Virginia and go white water rafting. The raft that I was in managed to flip and we were saved by another raft. It was definitely an amazing summer day! Here are some pictures from our trip:

I was wearing a customized FC Barcelona jersey, grey shorts from H&M, and orange running shoes from Nike.

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Balenciaga – Resort 2014

Here are my favorite looks from Balenciaga’s 2014 Resort collection:

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Dior – Cruise 2014

The Dior cruise collection was shown in Monte Carlo it was planned to be shown simultaneously with the Cannes film festival. Here is the video and my favorite looks from the collection.

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Pictures were taken by Yannis Vlamos/ InDigital/ Gorunway

Daily Obsessions

Today I stumbled upon a jewelry line called Fenton. Fenton was started in 2006 by designer Dana Lorenz she studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, she later worked for Gucci and Donna Karan. Here are my favorite looks from her collection.

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Daily Obsessions – Hermès

I recently found out that this year Hermès created a men’s version from their iconic H bracelets. The main difference is that the men’s version is matte rather than it being shiny gold or silver. The black bracelet may be found online but they also carry beige and brown in their stores.

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Statement Pieces

These are what I call statement necklaces, they go perfectly with a simple dress and they can easily go from formal day wear to evening. All three necklaces are by Gucci.

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