Working with Victoria villasana Was a joy. It all started when i discovered style marmelade and loved this fabulousely creative fashion blog from London. I became a fan and commented regulary on each post . A friendship came out from this internet relationship. Victoria came a first time to Marrakech and we met and liked each other. I then invited her to shoot my collection and to my surprise and delight she did it and the result is stunning.
Here is our beautiful Kamilia kimono . It is a chic Kimono Jacket with leather collar and front pocket. What makes this Kimono special is the fact that it is reversible. Kamilia kimono can be worn as a Black kimono Jacket or as a Beautiful Printed kimono. We use a lot of different prints . Please kindly e-mail us and we will be more than happy to send you pictures of our available choices.
It was a unique experience –Hanoutboutique‘s first fashion show.
26 outfits all inspired by Meriem Nour Rawlings recent trip to India : Leather jackets customised with vintage indian fabrics . Mirrors , embroidery and a wonderful array of colours made a true impression in the mind of the crowd present .Then dresses with a retro chic vibe worn with vintage kilim clutchs . To end with magnificient gold capes and a long white coat .
The Show was stunning and it was we hope the first in a serie of more creative adventures.
Our Moroccan Kilim ponchos are handmade from vintage kilim rugs by skilled artisans in Marrakech. Kilim is a flat weave carpet that features in most Moroccan homes.
We source one by one and we are very often in awe at the beauty and originality of the kilims.
The lovely Caroline taking pictures of Dounia for the Hanout Summer collection.
The location was great despite some challenging things such as a crowd of curious little boys hanging near by. It was also 40 degrees in the shade !
I always try to dig out the perfect kilim to make each pair of boots unique.
I love the leather i used in this serie* of boots.It looks old and succeed on taking the edge from the sometimes colourful vintage rugs.They complement each other.
What do you think?
Colour me Pink
Pink or nothing . Every shade of pink is in my radar.
Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson
Intense, dark ,manipulative, arrogant , rude, emotional but also extremely creative,perfectionist, spiritual,talented and Visionary.He created two of the most iconic brands : Apple and Pixar.His fantastic attention to details and obsessiveness about great and simplified designs gave us devices like the Ipod and the iphone that are so much part of our life that we forget to notice how magics they are.
I was fascinated reading Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson .
As a young entrepreneur two questions he regulary asked interviewing job seeker at Apple:
When did you lost your virginity?
Did you ever took LSD?
If you read one book this year make it this one.
Jimmy Hendrix: Move over let Jimmy take over
I received a nanoIpod as a present for Christmas . I play jimmy wile running and the sexy mesmerising voice of his, make my morning workout a moment to look forward to.
I Found this photo wile browsing on internet. What a Fantastic couple and what a great photo.
Quote: Albert Einstein
Imagination is more important than knowledge
There is something real about this Beige Linen.I added the hand made Sabra fringes to give it a funky touch and make a lovely everyday handbag .