There are plenty of things I LOVE about my job.
And one of my favorites will always be discovering new brands and designers that I think you guys will love just as much as I do. My latest obsession? Zayan the Label — the namesake brand of Zayan Ghandour, a Lebanese boutique curator turned designer. I was first introduced to Zayan’s work earlier last summer, when I was planning my late August trip to France and Germany. Their PR team reached out, asking me if I wanted to pick a few items to borrow from their most recent lookbook.
As you might have guessed, I ADORE getting emails like this — it’s such a serendipitous way to learn about and discover new brands. To hear about their story, their vision and the type of woman they design for. Needless to say, I found more than my fair share of pieces that caught my eye — and you may recall a few from these posts on Instagram, here and here (and a few more that I need to publish soon from that trip!). Her aesthetic is undeniably feminine and classic in construction, with just the right amount of unique design details that inevitably make you smile — kitschy embroidery done in a chic way, exaggerated ruffles for a healthy dash of drama and some of the most beautiful color combinations that are bound to get even the most neutral-wearing girl out of her comfort zone.
Plus, the inspiration direction for her latest resort collection is as follows:
“In homage to the princess’ journey, the collection follows a fearless Maharani traveling from India to Italy in the 1950s.”
If that doesn’t inspire you to go on a whirlwind multiple country adventure (or at least dress up for one), then I don’t know what will. To get you started, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite current pieces, including this tux one shoulder top I’ve borrowed here. Admittedly, the shirt is a sample size (generally a size 4) and I really could have used a size 0 or 2 here (because, hello, I have no boobs!), but I think belting it gave it a more fitted, cinched silhouette. And I’m always looking for ways to incorporate this Gucci belt into outfits. It’s easy to wear my Gucci earrings, although I am due a new set… My other ones will last me a lifetime but you can never have enough earrings in your draw!
Let me know what you guys think about her designs in the comments below! Which piece would you bring home with you?