8.27.2010

TANGIER: a little shopping






TANGER 
LES PETITS ACHATS


I will delay my south of France post till tomorrow to show you my treasures. 


It is so easy to get carried away in Morocco and I have done my fair share of shopping, but the more I go, the more I wish for custom or redesigned piecesrelookés as we say in French-  be they jewelry, scarves, or decorative objects.


The girls wanted silver something from the adorable silversmith who makes almost anything you want in 2 to 3 days.


A custom basket weave ring and simple bangles



I LOVE kaftans and I wear one every morning now. They take the place of a robe but the look is much more presentable; maybe you are like me: I like to start the day with breakfast before dressing when I have the time. 
This is the one I had made this time around from fabric I brought from the States- as usual; very simple, ankle length, with color coordinated contrasting fabric details and handmade cord and buttons (they look a little like the Charvet cufflinks). The tailor even made drawstring pants to go with it. Just the very bottom of the leg shows and it's great fun.


We also found a weaver who is a genius at colors- Moroccans are color pro's- ( though I suspect some passing designer might have planted the little seed which grew into his divine collection) I can't wait to wear it this winter. 
I don't think anyone will miss me, it's so bright! just what the dull winter days of New York require...
Not a huge amount of buying during this trip, mostly discovering new places and meeting new people and catching up with the others.
Great fun as usual.
au revoir.





4 comments:

  1. That ring is fabulous! Simply lovely, enjoy your trip!

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  2. oh my god i thank you so much for following me, its such an honor :)

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  3. Acquired Objects: merci, and I am back ... sigh...
    Cheaper than Therapy: I really enjoyed your blog and I'll be back there often. Bravo.

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  4. Love the jewelry, esp the ring.... Love Morocco...Maryannexo And the food......

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