I’ve always had a weakness for russian dolls… they are a fun symbol of maternity and I thought they would make the perfect party favor to embody the close bond I share with my two daughters whose initials are featured on the medium and small dolls. On the large doll I chose to feature a bouquet as my daughters’ names are floral. Those Matryoshkas are also pretty cosmopolitan themselves as they were designed in the US (per my guidance), the wooden dolls were made in Russia (by Golden Cockerel), while the packaging (the printed boxes and stickers) were made in Lebanon (by DELF / Dar El Founoun).
Can I cab it to the finish line?
Since I’m avoiding ice-skating (more like ice-slipping!) on the black ice covering Manhattan today and because it’s Thursday! I thought it would be a good occasion for some tbt…
Here’s one of my very modest attempts at Haute Couture for a gown I wore as a bridesmaid for my little sister’s wedding in summer 2012. With the assistance of an up and coming lebanese designer (Ghassan Antonios), I was able to create a gown inspired by Marie Antoinette gowns’ silhouette. What made me go back in time and take a look at my sister’s wedding photos is the fact that this very similar style has been making a come back on Elie Saab’s runway both for his SS 2013 and the very recent SS 2014. Nice try, though I admit I still have a very long way before comparing my creations to ES’s! Always in awe of ES!