Category Archives: Fashion

Orientalism, advertising and fashion

Advertising really makes me laugh sometimes. Orientalism and fantasies of Egypt and the desert are not confined to centuries past. We see these fantasy images in films, music videos and fashion magazines as well as in advertising. Now a cosmetics … Continue reading

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Design exhibition looks to the future, with inspiration from Egyptian heritage

If you are interested in the future of design and in Egyptian cultural traditions, the exhibition Design Is a Verb! is an essential experience. Opened in Alexandria this week, Design Is A Verb! continues to 4 August so if you … Continue reading

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Seeing differently

“In my life, I’ve lived, I’ve loved, I’ve lost, I’ve missed, I’ve hurt, I’ve trusted, I’ve made mistakes, but most of all, I’ve learned” author unknown I have been living in Egypt nearly 1 and a half years. I am … Continue reading

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Egyptian design moves forward, with respect for the past

People come to Egypt to see the antiquities, to sail on the Nile, for pilgrimage, and many more reasons connected to the past and history. But some of the most exciting things to see in Egypt are about Egypt NOW. … Continue reading

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Cairo as you may not imagine her

Two days in Cairo, but no antiquities or tourist sites on this visit. Some different views of this exhilarating and sometimes exasperating city known as “the Mother of the World”. The plant nursery along a bank of the Nile I … Continue reading

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Summer and religious seasons

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell Summer is here. As I found last year, Egypt gets about a week of … Continue reading

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Birthday bliss

Yesterday I enjoyed a relaxed and almost work free birthday. Family and friends called early in the morning, and I left the house by 8.30 as I wanted to have a special breakfast and walk to Cleopatra Spring before the … Continue reading

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