The Six: Fashionable footwear from the Middle East

Flatter your feet with these footwear brands. (Shutterstock)
Updated 22 October 2018

The Six: Fashionable footwear from the Middle East

DUBAI: Whether you’re into heels or high tops, these Middle Eastern shoe brands will have something unique to flatter your feet.

Andrea Wazen
Andrea Wazen is a Lebanese shoe designer who creates high quality, handmade footwear for women in Beirut. She just designed her own wedding shoes — white platforms with a slinky strap at the ankle.

Poise Design
Founded by Emma Boutros in Lebanon in 2010, Poise Design creates custom-made footwear for discerning clients.

Nora Aytch
US-Lebanese shoe designer Nora Habbal is the face behind the London-based brand, which is sold in high-end department stores around the world.

Amina Muaddi
Amina Muaddi, a Jordanian-Romanian designer, dreams up her creations in Paris before they are produced in Italy.



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Darmaki
Sultan Al-Darmaki is an Emirati shoe designer known for his elegant yet bold styles. The brand has become a staple in many department stores across the world and is known for its signature origami-style heel.




Darmaki design shoes with staple origami heel. (Darmaki supplied)

Katrine Hanna
Born to an Australian mother and a Lebanese father and raised in Dubai, Hanna launched her eponymous brand in 2017. Her designs are inspired by the concept of combining the surreal with the real.


How Chrissy Teigen was inspired by her Moroccan meals

Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram late on Monday to show off her latest kitchenware product, which was inspired by a trip to Morocco. (AFP)
Updated 22 October 2019

How Chrissy Teigen was inspired by her Moroccan meals

DUBAI: Social media darling, model and queen of sassy clap backs on Twitter, Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram late on Monday to show off her latest kitchenware product, which was inspired by a trip to Morocco.

The model has a cookware range with US retailer Target called the “Cravings by Chrissy Teigen” collection and she just launched the latest product — a mid-sized tagine.

“My new tagine is here!! This is just like a Dutch oven, so you can make stews (or chili — this is John’s recipe). They remind me of my trips to Morocco and look pretty cool in the kitchen,” Teigen posted alongside a video of her cooking chili in the tagine, referring to her husband John Legend.

Teigen last visited the North African country in January and took to social media to document her trip, including a relatable post about her love of Moroccan cuisine.

 

“Gained seven pounds in 2.5 days. Love you, Marrakech,” she posted on Twitter on Jan. 27 about her 3.2kg weight gain due to the country’s famously delicious treats.

 

Teigen was in Morocco to take part in a photoshoot for what she described as a “top secret project,” but the mother-of-two and TV show host took time out to enjoy the sights and sounds Marrakesh has to offer.

She explored Moroccan markets, went on a camel ride and indulged in local cuisine.

Morocco has become a playground for the world’s rich and famous, with plenty of international celebrities flocking to its history-steeped cities for high-end holidays.

 

In November, US model and actress Emily Ratajkowski shared snaps of her holiday in Morocco on social media.

 

The model was in Marrakech and seemed to have been taken in by the stunning souks and views the city has to offer.

Ratajkowski posted a photograph on Instagram where she is gazing out over the city’s rooftops, captioning it “Marrakech moonrise.”

In October 2018, Halle Berry shared from her stay in Morocco with her millions of Instagram followers, including one snap in which she rides a camel. The 52-year-old posted a string of photos of her time in the country, including a snap of a souk — which she captioned “Khamssas in the Souk” — and one in which she posed with a cat.