Saturday, 8 December 2012

Yara Yosif Collection

April 12, 2012

Yara Yosif Collection

You know I am a kaftan fan. They fit like an abaya but are much more colourful and have turned my usual all-black wardrobe into a refreshed little spring garden. Every time I open my closet doors and see these bright colours popping out at me it makes me a little more gleeful. I love my abayas, but sometimes I get sick of seeing black everywhere I turn, so kaftans are always a welcome alternative.
I came across Yara Yosif's collection of brightly hued kaftans a few weeks ago and fell in love with them. She does do the regular long kaftans, but I admire the shorter length gowns she seems to specialise in. I think they'd go well with a pair of white skinny jeans underneath them - creating a very summery/spring looking outfit.

They are great in general as they can be worn as formal pieces in a hijabified outift or slipped over swimsuit when you are lazing around the pool on a hot afternoon.
Below are some of my favourites from her collection. Yara is actually inspired by the gorgeous women of the Jordanian Royal House (Yara being Jordanian-American herself) and their elegant fashion sense (Queen Noor is famous for her kaftan collections) which is evident in her classic, enduring designs.
Loving the bright colours...

The most daring of pinks...

A bit too red for my pasty white skin, but would look gorgeous on ladies with olive/darker complexions...

So in love with this shade of yellow kaftan that has been dusted off with white crystals and standout turquoise detailing...

Royal purple plus sparkling gold. Gorgeous...

My favourite from the collection - such a cute innocent green with subtle yet feminine detailing. I have this in mind with a pair of white skinny jeans underneath, matched with a pair of nude heels. Such a perfect outfit for a hot afternoon!

There are so many more designs and collection updates on her Facebook, Tumbler and Twitter accounts, including a rather elegant light peach design I have my eye on. I believe they are still working on their website, which will be located here and up and running by next week.
Which Yara Yosif kaftan would you love to own? I have my eye on that green one!

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