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All Over L'Officiel Ukraine Cover Story!

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Our most important editorial publication that we must share with you!

Our Dunas and Tropicalia collections are ALL OVER L'Officiel Ukraine Cover Story with Brazilian supermodel Luma Grothe.

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog L'Officiel Ukraine editorial press

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog L'Officiel Ukraine editorial press

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog L'Officiel Ukraine editorial press

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog L'Officiel Ukraine editorial press

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog L'Officiel Ukraine editorial press

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog L'Officiel Ukraine editorial press

Photography: Caleb & Gladys
Stylist: Newheart Ohanian
Hair: Akihisa Yamaguchi
Makeup: Caitlin Wooters

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Sahara Inspiration Summer 18

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Our recent trip to the Sahara inspired the Dunas Collection. A dream come true, a short stay in the desert made a deep imprint on our soul.

Everyday we wake in the dark, preparing to greet the sunrise, riding the dromadaires guided by Venus, the morning star.

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog about inspiration travel trip to the Sahara desert Morocco

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog about inspiration travel trip to the Sahara desert Morocco

The vast sky becomes immersed in changing light and all the stars disappear, the cosmos like a darkened stage set for its main act: the Sun.

And suddenly he appears, a bright beam of energy whose rays touch your skin. You cannot move, your eyes fixed in the golden light, mesmerized by the spectacle of a new day.

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog about inspiration travel trip to the Sahara desert Morocco

The silence of the Sahara is like no other, a silence that envelops you, that welcomes you to a state of deep meditation even with your eyes opened.

As the colors change with the position of the sun in the sky, you see the shadows from the curves of the dunes transform. Images that trick the eye: a black ocean in the sand here, angles and curves that disappear in the horizon there. The ever changing dunes etch an exquisite composition of reddish yellow hues below the turquoise blue of the sky.

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog about inspiration travel trip to the Sahara desert Morocco

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog about inspiration travel trip to the Sahara desert Morocco

Before sunset, the Sahara dresses in a pink lavender cap, reminding us that lady Luna and her court is about to take center stage.

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog about inspiration travel trip to the Sahara desert Morocco

The festival of illuminaries starts: millions of stars dancing with the milky way and posing in constellations, others shooting lights like fireworks, and the moon smiling at us as she shines full and bright.

We lie down in the sand, blissfully forgetting a time before we stepped into this dreamworld..

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The Very Best In Marrakech

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Marrakech is one of those entrancing places you know you will return to someday…

Where to start? 

The pink walls of the Medina, the exquisite rugs, the magic rooftop sunsets, the painted vases and tiles, YSL, the bloody meats of the butcher stalls, the craftsmen that make your product while you wait, the serpent enchanteurs, eating fried fish with your hands, the jewelry, the chants at prayer time, the Moroccan people – there’s no end to the charm this city holds.

As soon as you arrive to the Pink City, enter the Medina and lose yourself in wonder. There, the local artisans and tradespeople call out in every language to draw you into their stalls. Their stunning wares will feed your desire to outfit your home like the Moroccans, with intricate ceramic designs, brass lamps, antique rugs, beautiful pillows, painted wood furniture, and jewelry to die for. And don’t be too shy to try for a deal: bargaining is the national sport.

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog about inspiration travel trip to Marrakech Morocco

You can’t go wrong with the food. The street food is exquisite, not to mention inexpensive. Meat, sweets, and bountiful bread are staples for Moroccans. We loved the Henna Art Cafe for its yummy vegetarian options.

Moroccan sunsets are spectacular, so don’t miss your chance to catch at least one while you’re visiting. Enjoying glasses of wine on Café Arabe's rooftop was an unforgettable experience for us. When night falls, make sure to go to the legendary Djemaa El-Fna Square to witness snake-charmers. And why not take a culinary risk while you’re there? You can enjoy sheep's brains or snail soup at the lively food stalls.

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog about inspiration travel trip to Marrakech Morocco

Yves Saint Laurent, creator of YSL, made Marrakech his sacred escape, and we understand why. You can now visit one of his homes, Les Jardins Majorelle, and walk the grounds that boast more than three hundred cactus species, surrounding his iconic cobalt house.

Tip: Before you embark on your day’s adventure, buy tickets to the YSL Museum next to Les Jardins first. You’ll skip the long line to Les Jardins.

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The Saadian Tombs mesmerized us due to the detailed and exquisite craftsmanship of the main chambers: mosaic floors, gold sculpted arches, and spectacular marble tombs. It's a quick visit, but we recommend you visit outside of peak hours to get a closer look at the main chambers that can only be viewed through a door opening. We especially loved the colors in the garden where non-royalty were buried.

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog about inspiration travel trip to Saadian Tombs in Marrakech Morocco

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog about inspiration travel trip to Saadian Tombs in Marrakech Morocco

Where to stay…

Experiencing a Riad hotel is a must. Riads usually only have a few rooms available, situated around a dreamy patio with a fountain in the middle, so make sure you book well in advance. Our stay at Riad Jardin Secret was unforgettable and we truly fell in love with it while in Marrakech. Make sure you take some time away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Medina and recharge on the pink rooftop. And take advantage of the generous vegetarian breakfast, which is a work of art for eyes and belly.

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry blog about inspiration travel trip to Riad Jardin Secret in Marrakech Morocco
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Editorials Worth Sharing

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Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry editorial feature LadyGunn Magazine

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry editorial feature LadyGunn Magazine

Izaskun Zabala fine costume jewelry editorial feature LadyGunn Magazine

PHOTOGRAPHY: Fernando Paz
STYLING: Patricia Cedeño
MAKEUP & HAIR: Mayela Vazquez
MODELS: Jacqueline Fideles & Munira Maltity @ Wilhelmina

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