Thursday, December 8, 2011

Latest Designs from Malaak

Friends and I were discussing the creativity of Malaak's designs last season. It was stated that the one-off of the shoulder pads and studs (worn by fashion blogger Latifa Al Shamsi and that Emirati-Egyptian chick on 20-something) was something feirce, albeit, not for us personally. Or, many body types that our minds could imagine. Like I've blogged before, Malaak is like, the Balenciaga of abayaat. This season, shoulder pads remained extreme. I like it in some of the designs though I could not wear them myself, and in others, a bad 80s powersuit flashback came to me, and also, horrifying polyester shoulder-padded jilbab monstrousities of internet purchases in the past when Islamic designers were scarce and all that was available was Jordanian granny-wear. Thankfully, Malaak is not granny wear, even for those of us who are not skilled in all trends. When I made inqueries, all designs were available without shoulder pads. So congrats to MALAAK who are now in SAKS in Dubai ;). Gorgeous display. I like this one best;) albeit, I'd order it sans shoulder pads for I am no Latifa;):


Oum Sanaa said...

You mean Latifa Al Shamsi...?

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Oum Sanaa: YES I so did! But it was late, and net speed was sooooo slow loading the edit post page I gave up until this morning:) thank you for reminding me.

Oum Sanaa said...

No problem, keep up the good work, i love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Lol I love your post's on me!!! I always wonder what your gonna say next!!!Constructive criticism!!! hahahhaha
Um yes you do have the option to take the abayas without shoulder pads on some designs, others I do not recommend as it would'nt have the same impact!!

Never the less since you have inquired you can pass by me when your in Dubai, would love to meet the woman behind the words!! All my love xoxoxoxo

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