By Zaid Taji Farouki

Tag: Valentino

Valentino X Net-A-Porter

Rouge Absolute is a collaboration between Valentino and Net-A-Porter for a charitable cause. A percentage of the profits go to three nonprofit organizations in Africa. The product line includes leather jacket, a clutch, bracelet, and ankle boots which will all be in red.


Picture taken from Vogue.

Color Inspiration

I am obsessed with this yellow shade, a statement color that can be seen in many upcoming collections. Here is four clothing articles that I am obsessed with. The floor length dress by Cédric Charlier, short dress by Valentino, shoulder bag by Valentino, and the necklace by Ek Thongprasert.

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Pictures taken from Moda Operandi, Valentino, and Barney’s

A Day With Me, Myself and I

Today has been an interesting day. I woke up at 9 am then went back to sleep but at around 1 o’clock i woke up dreaming about food. I realized that because my windows were open the smell of my neighbor’s cooking had entered my apartment and it smelt so good. Afterwards I showered and got dressed and went out in search for a trash can to put in my bedroom/sitting-room as well as a side lamp. After visiting a few stores and not find anything, I decided to have lunch. While I was looking for restaurants, they were either closed, or full because it was Sunday. Walking around I passed by the Four Seasons, so I decided to go in and have lunch there (you can see the photo below). After filling up my belly “Kirsh” I decided to continue looking for a side lamp. I went two department stores Excelsior and La Rinascente.

On a side note am I the only person that their eyes water up when they see beautiful clothing? I was just wondering, am I the only one weird like that? Anyways I saw way to many god looking clothing articles that I may have felt like I was in my own Disney land. Well I may have fallen in love with a few things in the store. At first I saw these amazing camouflage shoes by Valentino and formal sneakers by Hogan. I later saw two sweaters by Kenzo. One of them I didn’t really like, but what grabbed my attention was how products are specifically tailored to the Middle – Eastern market. I must admit its a creative twist, but after thinking of it for a while, the sweater might look like a parody. An example of these parodies have come up in the past two years with t-shirts instead of saying Hermés it says “Homies”. Or Comme des Garçon which they turned into Comme des f**kdown.

Well anyways here are a few photos of the things I loved and came across today. I will update you with what happens with me tomorrow with my first day at Istituto Marangoni.

Ps. Click on the images to enlarge them.

Pictures were taken from Keno, Hogan, and Valentino.

New York Fashion Week

As Fashion Week kicks off in New York and designers preview their collections I am sitting here in Amman with my cup of chamomile tea viewing all the collections.  Meanwhile trying to finish a course introductory book that the university sent me before I leave for Milan.

Back to fashion….. So today many designers previewed and my favorite out of all of them are Robert Rodriguez, ZAC Zac Posen, and Red Valentino. Bellow you will find slideshows made of my favorite looks from each show.

Robert Rodriguez

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ZAC Zac Posen 

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RED Valentino 

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Pictures taken from RED Valentino, Robert Rodriguez, and ZAC Zac Posen


Valentino – Fall 2013

Today is a very eventful day in Paris. Chanel, Valentino, Alexander McQueen and Hermes have their runway shows today. Here are my favorite looks from Valentino:

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Photos were taken by Yannis Vlamos / indigital/gorunway

Valentino – Spring 2013 Couture

Below you will find my favorite pieces from the collection, but by far what I love the most were the cape dresses, I also loved the pipping and detailing on the white dresses. I have mentioned yesterday about how capes are this season’s “it” piece, here is another designer that included capes in his collection, so keep an eye on them when shopping. Enjoy!

PS to reduce page clutter I am going to make a slideshow. So in order to see the pieces just click left and right on the slideshow to see the entire collection.

All photos were taken by Marcus Tondo / go runway