By Zaid Taji Farouki

Tag: Women’s Clothing

12 Shoes For 12 Ex-Lovers

Never thought you could ever be inspired by an ex-lover?! Deep down the only thing you want is to forget them. But what if your inspiration from these ex-lovers bring you fortune and fame? Isn’t that the bet revenge?

A Chilean, New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz created 12 shoes that represent his 12 ex-lovers. The 12 shoes show each lover’s characteristics and eccentricities. Every shoe design comes with it’s own story that makes the names and designs even clearer.

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Pictures taken from Sebastian Errazuriz

McQueen & Hirst

For the 10th anniversary of the skull scarf, Alexander McQueen is collaborating again with Damien Hirst to create a new exclusive line of scarves. With 30 new designs and colors. Insects including: butterflies, bugs, spiders have been added to the scarf to create the signature skull logo. Take a look at the advertisement and the new collection!

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“The Showgirl In Every One Of Them”

Today was one of those days, where as soon as you get home, you hop into your PJ’s and eat a cake for dinner. I have been going to school for two days now and I can promise you, the work I have ahead of me this year is equivalent to the work I have done in the past four years for my Bachelors Degree. So here I am at 9 pm already in bed. Waiting anxiously for me free day tomorrow, where I can wake up go for a run, and get started on those 10 pages of drawings I have due on Tuesday (thats only for one class). You better love what your doing, or your going to have a melt down really fast. Yesterday I had class from 11:15am-8pm and today from 2:45-8pm. Yes those are my normal days. And the day I am dreading the most? Its Friday, my classes start at 8:30.
So back to the fashion world, which I have managed to disappear from for the past couple of days. Today we learnt that after 16 years Marc Jacobs will no longer be the creative director of Louis Vuitton. He was the person that introduced Vuitton’s prêt-à-porter before the brand was famous for its leather goods and luggage. Marc dedicated this show to the women who have inspired him and to “the showgirl in every one of them”. Marc Jacobs is leaving Louis Vuitton to focus on his own brand while it heads towards an IPO.

You can watch the Louis Vuitton show using the link below. For now, good night to all the showgirls in every one of you!

Daily Obsessions

Ever since I saw this print on Carolina Herrera’s runway I was obsessed. I even fell in love with it further after I saw the dress at a Saks Fifth Avenue store.

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Pictures taken from Moda Operandi

Oscar de la Renta

The name just describes it all Oscar de la Renta showed an amazing show as usual, I love the use of tweed and blue embroidery on white.

Pictures taken by Marcus Tondo /indigitalimages

Alice & Olivia – New York Fashion Week

Alice & Olivia previewed their collection today during New York Fashion Week. And I am obsessed with two looks they showed today: the first one being the green top and skirt by Alice & Olivia it reminds me so much of the 60’s and I love that aspect of it, It’s a pure throwback. My second favorite look is the embroidered jacket, that jacket will for sure make a statement when worn. The contrast of the blue, green and red with the beige background is just purely beautiful.

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Pictures taken from Alice & Olivia

Anna Wintour Smiles

Soooo my hiccups are still on since yesterday and they haven’t stopped. I think I should contact a famous DJ and ask them to create a remix of my 30 second hiccup intervals. Well on the bright side I contacted my doctor today and he said my hiccups are caused by the cold that I have and I shouldn’t be worried about it being a side effect from the antibiotics that I have been taking.

Well there is one thing that could make all my hiccups go away, its Anna Wintour smiling at me like she did today with Harper Beckham. If Anna Wintour ever smiles in a runway show of mine I would know I have accomplished something in the fashion world.

I am also seeing a trend with the see-through white material. We have seen it yesterday by Lacoste and today by Victoria Beckham. Here are the 7 looks that I liked most out of her collection.

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Victoria, Harper, and David Beckham with Anna Wintour

DAY 363

So today has been one of those annoying sick days, where you stay in bed all day and don’t know where the day goes until you realize its dark outside. Starting last night I cam down with a cold, a special thank you to my mom for passing the cold to me. Well anyways I have had these hiccups that started at around 3 am and they haven’t stopped up until now. I am literally dying, my back cramps with every hiccup. I have tried everything to stop it but no use what so ever. The hiccups have made me lose my sanity. Of course I tried googling “The hiccups song” so I can sing to it and after not finding anything  I chose to sing “You spin me right round, baby.. Right round like a record, baby…Right round round round..” I am of course singing The Dead or Alive version not Flo-Rida’s version. On the bright side today I got to see the sunrise, also I got to hear the people going to work blasting Fayrouz early in  the morning, and I think I got to watch every single TV show I didn’t get to see over the year.

Ok I better stop rambling before I prove myself insane and lose all the people I know……. “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A …..” (Ok joking) now back on track. As New York Fashion week is going on and I am stuck in bed, I think I have seen the fashion shows from all point of views. Thanks to Instagram, blogs, and runway pictures and video I have seen the fashion shows from all point of views  whether its from bloggers, fashion designers, brands, celebrities and magazines. OK THE HICCUPS ARE SERIOUSLY GETTING ON MY NERVES, I am starting to sound like Scooby-Doo right now.

Well today I am obsessed with Lacoste’s runway show, I actually liked the men’s clothing more than the women’s to tell you the truth. But here are my 12 favorite looks out of all 49 shown today.

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Photos taken by Fabio Iona/

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


Once Upon A Time

“Once Upon A Time” is a short 13 minute film created by Karl Lagerfeld which tells the story about Coco Chanel’s start and her inspirations. Although the short film was shown in May I just came across it today and I couldn’t help but watch it a few times before posting it here. In the film there are a few shots that inspire me as well and I have screenshot these moments below. The long neck-collar of the man in his car, the long boots on men, the obscene amount of pearls that can be worn by a woman without looking ridiculous, and the use of unusual material at the time to create custom made clothing.

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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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Material from Saks Fifth Avenue and Huffington Post.

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.

Pictures were taken from vogue

Dior – Secret Garden, Versailles

In May 2012 Dior launched a short film called Secret Garden – Versailles. A few days ago Dior uploaded a new short film named Secret Garden 2 – Versailles. I am fascinated by the gold necklace in the film, I tell you I would turn twice if I see a woman who wears that necklace. Underneath the video there are a few still shots that inspire me and help me visualize a woman that I would personally design for.

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Zuhair Murad

The tailleurs jupes are what I loved the most in this runway show. Here are my favorite looks from the Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 Couture show:

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Pictures were taken by Alessandro Viero/ inDigital/Gorunway


Two weekends ago I went with a group of friends to Miami in order to celebrate a birthday and graduation. During the visit I got to see an old friend of mine from Jordan that attended university there. It was great to catch up! One of the days we went to a restaurant called The Rusty Pelican and we took a picture that I really like. That day I was wearing a t-shirt in blue from Zara, wearing printed shorts from H&M, red penny loafers from Barney’s, and Persol sunglasses.