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Feature: From Tunisia — The Wedding Dress Stor(ies)

The Wedding Stor(ies)

  The magic of a timeless piece inspires new fashion reverence.    By: Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia     For me, this outfit stands as the best illustration of what vintage and second hand stuff is all about. And I can speak of it in full knowledge and brimming consent, as I actually...

Feature: The Pink Sock Diary

Amel's pink socks

A story of colour and convo.     By Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia    When I woke up that morning and decided to wear pink socks under my blue sandals, I knew my sartorial choice wouldn’t go unnoticed. Puzzled, many of my friends and co-workers called me “The Brit” that day, thus...

Feature: Affaires à Suivre from Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis' latest retail offering: Affaire à Suivre

  Where second hand becomes chic and glam.   By: Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia     Affaires à Suivre is the name of a clothes and fashion accessories outlet that recently opened in Tunis; fortunately for me just around the corner from my office. Linda Zribi Smaoui, the shop owner, who also happens...

Feature: Vintage Room: From the world to Foligno and back

A classic marching band jacket

A trip to Italy proves that there’s always room for vintage love.  By Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia    This summer I was lucky enough to return to a small town I had once visited when I was a student: Foligno, in the Italian province of Umbria. Also known as...

Feature: Highlights from Fashion Week Tunis 2012

Runways of Fashion Week Tunisia

      Curating Fashion Week Tunis: zoom on Salah Barka, Amine Bendriouich and Ahmed Talfit.   By: Amel Gaaloul Tunis, Tunisia       Guess where the Fashion Week has been lately? To church.   For the second consecutive year, Tunis’ historic  Acropolium de Carthage has been the theatre of a week’s worth...

Feature: IZIS by Wallyscar is the haute wheels of Tunis

IZIS by Wallyscar

        Take a ride Tunisian style! By: Amel Gaaloul and Moez Achour Tunis, Tunisia   Introducing IZIS by Wallyscar, Tunisia’s very first locally made all terrain vehicle.   We had to tell you about this newly introduced groovy car: because it’s cute, stylish and 100% Tunisian. Perfect for a “sun & the...

Feature: Meet the new face of Lancôme: Tunisia’s Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

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(slideshow)   Our Tunisian team sits down with their country’s Isabella Rosselini who is now the new face of Lancôme   By: Amel Gaaloul & Moez Achour   She’s young, she’s gorgeous and we love her short hair and dark eyes! Introducing Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Tunisia’s very own Isabella Rosselini. We had the...

Feature: Bountiful bargains at Tunis’ flea markets

Fabulous jeans at the flea market

  Timeless treasures abound at Tunis’ endless flea market stops.    By: Amel Gaaloul & Moez Achour Tunis, Tunisia   Vintage. Hmmm, a foreign and somewhat alien word to the daily Tunisian dialect and preoccupations. Here, “brand new” is generally the favoured trend, especially when it comes to clothing.   Yet, the growing number of...

Global Designer Spotlight: Salah Barka from Tunis, Tunisia

Salah Barka

(slideshow) Former model, costume designer and now fashion designer, Salah Barka, sits down with us and chats over coffee about the Tunisian fashion world and his new line Oshy by Salah Barka. By: Amel Gaaloul and Moez Achour Tunis, Tunisia   Moez and I didn’t personally know Salah until recently, but we had caught sight...

City Style Snapshot: Tunis

Tunis

    The Arab Spring brings forth the dawn of a new Tunisian fashion scene. By: Amel Gaaloul & Moez Achour   Until recently, Tunisia was most famous for its sandy beaches, its roman ruins, its jasmine bouquets and its pottery, and constituted a popular holiday destination for tourists from around the world. Indeed, Tunisia’s...

On the streets of…Tunis, Tunisia

Sabrina Bis

      On the streets of Tunis, the look is simply fierce. Full stop.   Fashionista: At first sight, you wouldn’t guess Sabrina Farhani is a trained doctor — especially if you’ve spotted her posing for the camera during her free time. Indeed, Sabrina works as a model now and again, which enables her...

Feature: SISI Store of Tunis, Tunisia

Sisi Store

This elegant boutique presents unique treasures for Tunisia’s style savvy hunter. By: Amel Gaaloul & Moez Achour Tunis, Tunisia     It has been a year since SISI Store opened on Habib Bourguiba avenue in Carthage, just a few steps away from Roman ruins, which constitute the hallmarks of the capital’s northern suburb.   As...