Category: Fashion Inspiration

Fashion Inspiration: Joshua Tree National Park

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I’m hoping my spring and summer will be full of this beautiful desert light and breezy whites. I have no idea if these were actually taken at Joshua Tree, but this is awfully similar to the California park 3 hours outside of Los Angeles. I’ve been. It’s amazing. You must go.

Model Alla Kostrovichova by Gregor Hohenberg for Elle Germany April 2015.


Fashion Inspiration: Swiss Alps

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Winter is a-comin’ and these photos just make it look fun. After 3 years of New York City winters, I can tell you it’s not all crop tops and mini-skirts, but fashion is about fantasy, right? I’m sure when I’m tired of all this sun and heat, I’ll wish for a day in the snow –  especially if it involves wraparound sunnies and fur booties.

Model Karlie Kloss shot by Gilles Bensimon for Vogue Paris November 2014.

Fashion Inspiration: Zanzibar

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Did you know that Oman used to have a close relationship with Zanzibar? For anyone who needs a geography refresher, they are not anywhere near each other, but in the 18th century the island was under the control of the Sultan of Oman. Many Omanis have retained their African heritage and some still have family ties to the island. Just a fun fact that makes me want to visit this fascinating island off the coast of Tanzania even more.

Model Sarah Tammers shot by David Gubert for Marie Claire Australia.


Fashion Inspiration: India

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Colorful caftans and bejeweled harem pants sound about right for me in this desert heat. On my India bucket list? Jaipur, colonial coastal towns in the south, and the camel fair. One day…

Megan Irwin shot by Simon Upton for Harpers Bazaar Singapore May 2014

Fashion Inspiration: Peru

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My good friend (and a fabulous fashion designer) Ivy just moved to Peru to work with indigenous weavers. The food of Lima, Machu Picchu, and the epic hikes have been calling my name for years. Looks like it’s time to bust out my technicolor brights, statement necklaces, and woven shawls and head to the Andes. See you there?

Isabeli Fontana and Ayemeline Valade shot by Mario Testino for Vogue Paris April 2013.


Fashion Inspiration: The American Southwest

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Get your Georgia O’Keeffe on with masculine cuts and leather lace-ups. It’s a three-week countdown until I return to Oman, and these bright caftans, painterly tunics, and patterned earth-tones are perfect for my time in the desert.

Model Sasha Pivovarova shot by Mikael Jansson for Vogue Februrary 2014.

Fashion Inspiration: Salvador, Brazil

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Oh Brazil, how I heart you (even though I’ve never been). Colonial buildings, sexy atmosphere, and color color color. See more fashion inspiration from the beaches of Brazil here.

Model Denisa Dvorakova shot by Nicole Bentley for Marie Claire Australia March 2013.