Monday, May 16, 2011

Catching up with Ifrah

What are summer trends you'll be rocking this season?
Pastel shorts and floral/sheer palazzo pants and anything maxi

What is inspiring your 2011 spring/summer looks?
I adore what fellow Somali ladies behind the lovely brand Mataano (which means 'Twins' in Somali) are doing. Their SS11 collection is pretty spot on. I'm also inspired by classic feminine pieces, the early 70s, young Cher, white dresses, ladies in fiction, and everything everyone wears in the film Broadway Melody of 1940.

What's your dream color palette?

How do you typically spend a friday night?
My friday nights are usually spent dining out and/or cuddling by the record player to a good vinyl record. On occasion I have been known to go to a function of sorts.

What's something you never leave the house without?
I never leave the house without (my) soul.

Do you have any plans you're looking forward to this summer?
Living in San Francisco with my boyfriend. I'll be interning for law and civil rights. 

What is a fashion faux pas of yours?
One fashion faux pas that I see committed a lot is the wearing of UGG boots. They are ghastly; I have no clue how they ever became popular. Two fashion faux pas that I also cannot stand are when men look sloppy and also when women look the opposite of classy. I try not to commit any of the fashion faux pas I've listed above.

What's on your spring soundtrack?
So much fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel, and Tchaikovsky.

What were your thoughts on the Royal Wedding?
Loved the dress! I totally called Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

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