Monday, July 14, 2014

Nasir al-Mulk / Pink Mosque in Iran

It's not often that I see a mosque finished with stained glass windows. The natural light shines through these windows casting a kaleidoscopic look indoors. Japanese photographer Koach exclaims that the windows are meant to catch the morning light and is as good as gone by noon. The way the light refracts through the glass and then falling over the tightly woven Persian carpet is so bewitching and otherworldly, he adds. However, that's not the only thing magical about this house of worship. The interior design and architecture seems spectacular.

In some pictures, the ceiling of certain areas of the mosque looks like what I'd describe an origami flower trying to lay flat. That sounded a hundred times better in my head though. One thing's for sure, it certainly doesn't fall short on coloured tiles. The mosque, albeit a little out of the ordinary, does maintain the traditional Islamic architecture like a fountain for ablutions and iwan arches. It is called "The Pink Mosque" due to the dominance of this colour in its interior.

Credit Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

Credit MY2200

Credit Omid Jafarnezhad

Credit hn.

Credit Marie Lanelau

Photo from kickassthings

Photo from kickassthings

Credit Amin Abedini

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall Winter 2014-2015 / Palais des Lumières

As I've mentioned multiple times on this blog already, I an Elie Saab fanatic. The man is, I dare say, a genius. His work is impeccable and unlike any other. Season after season, he experiments with different colours, embellishments, etc but at the end of the day, it still captures that signature Elie Saab look — Embellished dressed made with high precision ready for the timeless woman empowered by femininity.

This time round, dresses were richly coated in pearls of different hues. The show opened with blue toned dresses - icy and midnight, transitioned to crimson-y colours and then nude, black and finally gray. For me, the one that gave the highest impact were the multicolored dresses. Red roses atop blue smokey/floral motifs. Well that gave the highest impact in terms of the print and colours used for me anyway.

My most favourite look is the midnight blue kaftan style dress. Third row, right photo. I have no words to describe how much I'd love to be donning that dress one day. Someone get that for my wedding day. Insert heart eyes emoji.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

DKNY Ramadhan

Pictures from DKNY
This capsule collection is styled and modelled by Yalda Golsharifi from Kuwait and Tamara Al-Gabbani from Dubai. The duo take on 12 looks from a printed sweater-and-jogger set to abaya-like dresses to floor-length cardigans. This collection also comes with its own hashtag, #DKNYramadhan. The collection features loose silhouettes and monochromatic tones, with a slight sporty feel. DKNY describes the collection to be inspired by cosmopolitan glam and pulled together with a fresh, festive vibe. At the moment, it is only available in the Middle East.

I personally love the joggers, pleather(?) jacket and jumpsuit. To more Ramadhan collections! Two posts in a day, am I overdoing it?