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Photographed by Norman Jean Roy, Vogue, January 2012
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Photographed by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen, Vogue, December 2011
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Most women strive to get that extra something that differentiates their personal style from everyone else. We all want to be timeless and striking but in a complete category of our own. So we’re very pleased that Persian style, in particular, just got some lovely coverage in the latest issue of Vogue. It goes through an eclectic list of fashionably dressed Persian women from past to present. We are especially taken with Caroline Issa, who continuously chooses big, bold patterns and interesting details. For a more traditionally Persian approach to style, film maker Shirin Neshat goes along the the traditional route of black-rimmed eyes and embellished clothing.
- Princess Soraya Esfandiari-Bakhtiari
Empress Farah Pahlavi
Caroline Issa, Fashion Editor
- Shirin Neshat, Visual Artist and Film Director
- Yasmin Le Bon, Model
- Forough Farrokhzad, Poet
- Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Retailer
- Marjane Satrapi, Illustrator, Filmmaker
- Golshifteh Farahani, Actress
- Shohreh Aghdashloo, Actress
Read more about these Persian women and their Persian style in the Vogue Article –
From Empresses to Disco Queens: Meet These Unsung Persian Style Stars!
Need a quick no guilt pick-me-up? These leather boot-style sandals are going to be the only shoes that matter come spring. The slightly avant garde, futuristic design will pair impeccably with the on-trend nostalgia throw back looks we are seeing on the streets. Both professional and impossibly cool; wear these cut-out sandals from work, to dinner, to the after party.
Leather Boot-Style Sandal, Zara – $99.00
The end of the holiday season brings with it a feeling of movement and change. If you are looking to add some freshness to your wardrobe you can add an element of chicness throwing by putting high and low end items together for a brand new you without breaking your post-holiday budget. We recommend trying sharp neutrals and effortlessly androgynous silhouettes. A top with a draped profile, such as this ultra affordable pussy bow blouse from H&M or Zara’s on-trend turtleneck, is comfortable and professional without being overdone. These tops go perfectly with Zara’s faux-leather culottes to up the cool girl factor. A monochromatic or graphic design is a fresh take on the classic shift dress, and this one from Zara is on sale. If you are wearing fast fashion be sure to correspond your outfit with classic accessories. Choose sharp, androgynous finishing touches like these semi-matte leather loafers or these mix set earrings, both from Coach. The raw cut wool fedora from Forever 21 is a easy way to add interest as well as Nasty Gal’s boxy, structured bag.
- Pima Cotton Turtle Neck, LL Bean – $29.95
- Raw Cut Fedora Hate, Forever21 –
Was $29.90 – Now $13.99
- Crinkle Chiffon Blouse, H&M (UK) –
Was £19.99 – Now £12.00
- Pave Wish Bone Mixed Hoop Earring Set, Coach –
Was $75 – Now $45
- Indie Loafer, Coach –
Was $275.00 – Now $129.00
- Printed Dress, Zara –
Was $69.90 – Now $22.99
- Square Enough Leather Bag, Nasty Gal –
Was 279.70 – Now $139.85
- Faux Leather Culottes, Zara –
Was $45.90 – Now $15.99
For our final post of 2015 we thought a little last minute gift inspiration was necessary. Men’s fashion have come a long way since the bygone days of sloppy cargo pants as acceptable polite company attire. We have included fail-proof presents for the gentleman in your life with refined tastes. For the man in your life who likes the youthful and unexpected try COMMES DES GARCONS. French for “like boys,” they are a Japanese fashion label with a laid-back contemporary feel featuring a little tongue-in-cheek humour in their designs. Their classic cardigan featuring their logo is a great example of their aesthetic. Or go with their leather zip pouch or their unisex fragrance with notes of black pepper, black tea, and tree moss.
For the discerning gentleman in your life that wants nothing but the best, we suggest a watch by renowned Swiss architect, painter, and designer Max Bill. A master in the art of balancing form and function; the body of work he has left behind continues to be an inspiration. The 027/4002.44 Max Bill Automatic features a date and a metal bracelet. It is a beautiful streamlined design, simple and elegant at a slim 10mm. The kind of watch a man would wear for a lifetime.
For something just as discerning but a little more urban, get the sneakerhead in your life a pair of Raf Simons kicks. The black Stan Smith Adidas leather low-top sneakers are a understated cool that have an effortless confidence about them.
For those on a budget, as always Zara is offering some great fashionable pieces. Go with something classic and easy to wear, like this chambray button-up with polka dots or these cuffed skinny jeans.
FFF will be back in the new year with fresh ideas and the usual sass. We hope that you, our lovely readers will have a very happy and safe holiday, and that all your wishes and resolutions come true.
- Commes des Garcons Play Cardigan, FarFetch.com – $833
- Junghans Max Bill Automatic Watch, StevenAlan.com – $990
- Nanamica Gore-Tex Shell Coat, StevenAlan.com – $1100
- Demin Shirt, Zara.com – $60
- Commes des Garcons Classic Large Zip Pouch, StevenAlan.com – $137
- Skinny Jeans, Zara.com – $50
- Commes des Garcons Series: Play Black Eau de Toilette, LuckyScent.com – $110
- Raf Simons Black Stan Smith, Ssense.com – Was
$500, Now $280
Offering some holiday inspiration for our sorely over saturated eyes.
Royal Doulton, an institution of British kitsch has teamed up with street artist Pure Evil for their 200th anniversary to take their brand in a new direction. The limited edition collaberation carries a vibrant, expressive collection of conversation starters. The perfect gift for someone with a bright spirit of their own.
1. Royal Doulton, Street Art Pure Evil Gold Bunny Figurine (Limited Edition of 1,000), $35
2. Royal Doulton, Street Art Pure Evil Bunny Fingers Plate (Limited Edition), $65
3. Royal Doulton, Street Art Pure Evil Beautiful Thing Plate (Limited Edition), $65
4. Royal Doulton, Street Art Pure Evil In the Pillory Plate, (Limited Edition), $65
More details on the Royal Doulton website