One of my favorite designers, the UAE based Eman Fathy, recently sent me a package of goodies, including the quirky, fun, and bold skirt below and other amazingness that you’ll see more of in the future for sure (a fab heavy crochet lace maxi skirt and ethnic-style coin belt will be up with my next ootd). What is unique about Eman’s designs is that she is no stranger to fusing the traditional handicraft look – coins, cotton, heavy bedou style embroidery, bold colors, and folkloric patterns and symbols – with a more refined touch – tulle, lace, etc – for a unique and eclectic modern Middle Eastern style. What can I say? I love almost everything she does, and there’s a big chance you will too, if you’re into that stuff! More than anything, I highly recommend her belts and clutches for a dash of boho chic to any ordinary outfit. Check out her Instagram here and Facebook group here.
Update: As expected, I received a lot more mixed reactions to this outfit than I usually do, especially on my Facebook page. I realize the combination and colors are unusual and not for everybody. I personally still love the outfit and as I responded on my page, fashion and personal style is all about having fun and feeling fabulous and so I encourage doing what one thinks is cool regardless of potential negative reactions 🙂 Still, I always appreciate your feedback, guys!
What I’m wearing: Scarf: Egypt, leopard print peplum top: River Island, black chiffon shirt: Vero Moda, rainbow colored maxi skirt: Eman Fathy, clutch: Francesca’s, velvet flatforms: H&M.