In today’s society it seems everyone is chasing the next big thing, especially in fashion. Whether it’s the new Jordan’s, Prada slippers, or Louboutin’s, everyone wants a piece of top products. This is fine but what about those with a weird sense of style? The person that marches to the beat of their own drum, while straying from the normal fashion market.
Have no fear because Wonderfully Weird has arrived. The weekly blog posting various fashion items including: clothing, jewelry, shoes, and styling tips considered odd by others. My style is different from most because it focuses on funky, different, and classy pieces others tend to shy away from. Here is a small sample of my taste, and I look forward to sharing my works with the group.
This week focuses on vintage as well as current Egyptian style couture.
Amina Khalil is an Egyptian fashion designer, born and raised in Egypt. She studied fashion design and marketing in London. Amina K was founded in 2009; the brand is dedicated to and inspired by Egypt. Aiming to use Egyptian resources in its details, fabric, and workmanship. Production is carried out in local workshops, mostly handmade, allowing Amina K. to pay close attention to details and always adding a personal touch. The collections express a lot about the character and vision of Amina K. as a designer. Egyptian garments, textiles & culture are the brand’s main inspiration. Amina K. believes that there are endless possibilities for one to create original shapes and looks that have not been experimented with before. Garments are designed to be mixed, matched and layered together. Collections are exclusive and limited. By combining traditional Egyptian silhouettes and giving them a modern Western twist Amina K. aims at introducing a new style. Source: Amina K
Amina K Knit Back Vest
Leather and kelim print double-sided vest features mid-back handmade knit. Fabrics: Black faux leather, multi-colored kelim print, and blue-white wool knit
Amani K Ruffle Chiffon Jacket & Suede Ruffle Vest
Jersey jacket features mid back chiffon pleat & layered ruffles, leather elbow patch and handmade crochet at jacket front. Fabrics: Rocky brown jersey, brick chiffon, black faux leather and black & gold handmade crochet.
Amani K Suede Shirt Vest & Yoke Hatchi Vest
Suede double-sided vest features kelim print collar & side details. Fabrics: Camel & brown suede, multi-colored kelim print. Jersey knit double-sided vest features a kelim print, leather as front panels and back yoke, Extended curved back hem. Fabrics: Teal jersey knit, camel faux leather, and multi-colored kelim print
Amani K Viscose Layered Shirt & Elastic Harem Pants
Viscose layered shirt features a double stand up collar & double button closure. Fabrics: Grey & turquoise viscose. Suede wide leg pants features a fold over elastic waistband and elasticated ankle.
Amani K Woven Back Dress & Woven Pouch
Linen buttoned down dress features cut-out handmade woven back & straps. Fabrics: Teal washed linen and yellow printed viscose
Amani K Woven Cuff Jacket & Chiffon Beach Pants
Viscose jacket features lined lapel & handmade woven cuffs. Fabrics: Indian tan and melon viscose
It all started when Azza Fahmy came across an art book about classical jewelry of the Middle Ages in Europe. The book was in German and cost 17.5 EGP – a fortune at the time- but neither language nor price barriers stopped her from buying it. Fascinated with the designs of the jewelry, this book was the light that ignited her inspiration. With a B.A. in Interior Design, Azza Fahmy had planned to join the Faculty of Fine Arts to get a second degree in the Applied Arts Department, she soon discarded this plan in favor for an on the job training in the field of jewelry design. Always searching for new sources of inspiration and innovation that would shape her creations, Fahmy began exploring the artistic, intellectual and cultural history of Islamic design. Combining her research with her love for architecture, Azza Fahmy began to design one of her first collections which won her wide appeal and gave instant recognition to the collection. The collection was titled ‘Houses of the Nile’ and was inspired by Nubia and the traditional architecture of Egypt. It featured jewelry in the shape of small houses gorgeously encrusted with palm trees or rocks. As one critic wrote at the time, “the beauty of this collection is that most people never thought of wearing mud houses…Azza Fahmy did.” Source: Azzy Fahmy
Azza Fahmy Silver/Gold Plates Ring Pharaonic Collection
Azza Fahmy Passe-partout Lotus Earrings Earrings
Azza Fahmy Rumuz Charms Gold Ring
Azza Fahmy Silver Ring with Golden Eye
Azza Fahmy Beaded Lotus Bracelet
Anna Sui Spring 2009 Collection
Pleaser Goddess-12 Goddess Cleopatra Egyptian Halloween Costume Sandals- Orange Clubwear Photo
Laced Up boutique “TUT” J SHOES series
Kanarian, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Grambling State University, shares a true passion for writing. Currently she’s the Wellness Editor for Everything Girls Love, a digital magazine/blog. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Kanarian currently resides in the Midwest penning her first novel set for a 2021 release.
Thank you to Kanarian Kindred for all her great writing and unique perspectives.
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Much gratitude to Kanarian Kindred for her adventurous spirit and fashionable tastes. She’s not like anyone else- and you shouldn’t be either! Don’t follow the trends, make your own.