29.08.2010

*new*

colourful *magic* from the desert....
a few new *sahara shawls* made from handpicked fabrics.....
a *breeze* far away from the desert....
now online in my dawanda-shop! :-)

images: hassan krifa for ranipink

24.08.2010

*the bride*

hundreds of handstitches & stitches by machine....
a *hand* filled with sparkling crystals, freshwater pearls and tiny glassbeads in the colours of the beach...
meters of handloomed, shimmering cream & seaglass *silk* from a country far away & traditional moroccan trim...
and here she comes....
the *bride* :-)
she was *dancing* in my atelier :-) :-)
wrapped herself *cozy* in layers of silk...
preparing for the day....the most *beautiful* day in her life...and she smiled so much... :-)
looking forward the *wedding* day...
somewhere on the *beach* on a tiny island....
and she was *happy*...
what a bliss!

handstitched with love for my dear friend Christin :)

images: petra hassan

22.08.2010

*happy sunday*

sunday, sunshine....warm weather...what a bliss!
I want to say *thank you* so much for all the lovely comments left on my blog the past few week *wow* :-)

today; the bride will pick up her wedding dress later this afternoon, I will write soon about this, too...I have to finish some more clients orders and want spend time updating my dawanda shop later this evening again...

*inbetween*....I will take from time to time a *cardamom* mocca break, closing my eyes for a moment and flying on the magic carpet to the *white* camel :-) but...the adventure is going on, soon....

*happy sunday*

image: petra hassan

*atlas mountain garden*

one day in *spring*....I went over the mountains....over the *atlas* mountains...
little *gardens* passed by...on the left and on the right...and I was not at any time tired watching.... watching the colours...yes...sometimes I was falling asleep....12 hours in a moroccan *style* CTM bus is a looooong time on the way to the *desert*.... ;-)
the strongest *greens* I never had seen before... mountain rocks in pink and red shades...and the famous pink *roses* in the valleys...
inspiration *overload* :-)
for a few, handmade & limited pieces of *atlas mountain garden* pillows in the *strongest* green & pink shades :-)

images: petra hassan

15.08.2010

*happy sunday*

it´s *sunday*...again....
I am listening the late summer rain...*splish*splash*...drinking fresh *mint* tea....some kind of moroccan & sahara style tea.....working on a few clients orders....and watching/listening the film *hotel sahara* ....makes me thinking about how happy I am...I am free to decide going wherever I want, whenever I want....at any time....thanks god for my family & friends!

*happy sunday*

image: petra hassan

14.08.2010

*Dar91*

come with me....I will take you to another *pretty* home in Essaouira :-)
next to the *pretty* home.....the *green*green* curtain is blowing in the wind...my friend told me that there is hidden *magic* behind the colours....some kind of *Essaouira magic*...
so...let´s take a look! Come with me and step into *Dar91*...
and watch all the little details :-)
the *colours*....
the painted *art* of morocco...
the *vintage* details...
the *comfortable* ones....
the *green*green* cactus under the *blue*blue* sky....
the *shabby* details...
listening the *atlantic* sea waves...the sound of 1001 seagull....and *enjoy* the great view under the *north african* sun :-)

check out the *Dar91* website for more pictures & information...in case you want to spend a *relaxing* time in my beloved Essaouira, you will *love* this place, for sure!

images: petra hassan

P.S.: ah...and don´t forget to ask for the *magic*...in case you passing by the *green*green* curtain ;-)

13.08.2010

*essaouira house inspiration*

come...come with me... :-) but...hold on for a while....just for one moment...
and *chouf chouf*..this means *watch* ;-) ..the pretty moroccan tiles...oh I love this simple ones.....
take a look in the simple *kitchen*....hot water is ready for fresh *mint* tea....
or may you want *coffee*? ..moroccan *rock* sugar additional....;-)
oh....so *bright* the colours....
of a kitchen....in my beloved *Essaouira*....
follow me, please....again...
we should have a look on the little *details*...
and a little faded *blue*room...for relaxing *blue* hours & seaview guaranteed :-)
close your eyes now, please....can you hear the sound of the magic *gnaoua* music, now?
this way, please.... :-)
and *enjoy*...the *blue*blue* sky....the azure *atlantic* sea....the faded, chalky whites...the sunbleached colours :-)

I *love* you, Essaouira!

images: petra hassan

P.S.: merci to the Lady I never meet for staying in her Essaouira house...filled with so much *inspiration...

09.08.2010

*sneak peek*

come with me.....and take a *look* :-)
I am very inspired by the *faded*.....
the *sunbleached*....
and the colours of the baby *camels* :-)
during my stay  in the desert I worked with my eyes & my hands...but just a little bit ;-) on new ideas....
*voilà* here it is....3 new, limited colours for linen dresses.....*camel milk white*.....*faded desert green*......*sunbleached stone grey*...with matching glassbead embroidery :-) coming, soon!

images: petra hassan

08.08.2010

*happy sunday*

come with me...
and take a seat, please...
may you want to share a cup of  *fresh* cardamom *mocca* with me? more sugar? 

*happy sunday* :-)

images: petra hassan

P.S.: special thanks to lovely Souade for this! *shukran bezzzafff* Souade!!

05.08.2010

*style of the week*

this week: something *blue*...*blue*...and *blue*... ;-)
today I was wearing one of my silk skirts, I love the iridescent *saltwater* colour...I always remember a day in Essaouira....I woke up in the morning....fresh brewed *moroccan* coffee....climbed up on the rooftop and watched the colour of the atlantic sea....like my skirt :-)
for a hint of  *desert* style I added the *all time* favourite, oversized sahara shawl....yes..the *blue* one...
and wore it in a different style than usual with a handmade silk & vintage indian brocade waistbelt, black basic shirt and *aqua* coloured, pointed moroccan leather *babouche*

seriously...I felt like a little *princess* today who just felt off the *magic carpet*...

images: petra hassan