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    so long, morocco

    Apr 26, 2010

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    some final inspiration from morocco… photos taken by our producer. i hope you’ve enjoyed our journey through morocco this month!  what are some other places you’d like to see us go? i’d love to know! (…) Read more »

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    morocco in the sixties

    Apr 23, 2010

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    during the 1950s and 1960s, morocco was a refuge for writers and musicians from abroad, including the rolling stones, jack kerouac and william s. burroughs, who wrote the legendary naked lunch while staying at a hotel in tangier.  morocco was to the rolling stones what india was to the beatles – they traveled there in (…) Read more »

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    down by the seaside

    Apr 18, 2010

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    the house where our team stayed in essaouira (and shot several images in the book) was so special it deserved its own post.  named “atlantic,” the house is located right off of essaouira’s medina and looks so cozy and relaxing i would never want to leave.  wooden stairs climb towards the sky and rooftops fade (…) Read more »

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    artwork from morocco

    Apr 17, 2010

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    continuing with our exploration of morocco, today i wanted to share some of the work of moroccan artist, andre elbaz.  i was first drawn to his landscapes…they have such amazing texture and color that capture the energy and spirit of morocco.  the use of cubism gives them a surreal quality but the varying sizes and (…) Read more »

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    castles made of sand…

    Apr 16, 2010

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    about a three hour drive through the desert to the west of marrakech will bring you to the seaside town of essaouira in morocco.  from the pictures you can feel the laid back vibe of a quaint fishing town, but essaouira also has an artistic culture that is very much alive- its medina houses several (…) Read more »

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    shooting the morocco catalog

    Apr 15, 2010

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    the morocco catalog was shot by photographer dan martensen – he also shot our february catalog – we love him. the team also worked with morocco-based producer fred fantun, who has worked on numerous fashion editorials, and his familiarity with the area saved our team on multiple occasions. one obstacle? the lack of cars- our (…) Read more »

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    inspiration from marrakech

    Apr 12, 2010

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    photos taken by our producer in marrakech… let them take you on a journey through a world of lights, color, activity and inspiration as far as the eye can see. (…) Read more »

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    a taste of morocco

    Apr 11, 2010

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    much like the culture itself, moroccan cuisine is extremely diverse – a literal melting pot of berber, moorish, mediterranean, arab and african influences.  spices, dried fruits and vegetables are used extensively in most dishes, often served with couscous.  meals are also typically served with bread, which is used as a utensil for scooping up food (…) Read more »

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    where to stay in marrakech

    Apr 09, 2010

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    when our team went to morocco to shoot the april catalog their first stop was marrakech.  they stayed in a gorgeous spot just outside the city, where small streets and alleyways recede into a vast grove of palm trees.  the sounds of the city are a distant memory as you enter a peaceful oasis where (…) Read more »

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    thursday poll – edition 89

    Apr 08, 2010

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    so have you all seen our new april catalog yet? if not you can check it out here – the catalog was shot in morocco and features some really beautiful dresses for spring and summer.  which one of these moroccan-themed beauties do you love most? the barbary coast dress: the casablanca dress: the kasbah dress: (…) Read more »

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    a suitcase for morocco

    Apr 06, 2010

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    the climate in morocco is warm almost all year round, although temperatures do differ depending on where you stay – coastal towns are much cooler and marrakesh can be pretty hot, especially in summer months.  an item like the fes romper would be the first thing in my suitcase because it’s casual and cool for (…) Read more »

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    riding on the marrakesh express…

    Apr 06, 2010

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    in 1966 graham nash took a train from casablanca to marrakesh, and the experience moved him to write about the sights, sounds and feelings in what became the song named after the train, “marrakesh express.” the line that stands out to me is “had to get away to see what we could find,” a sentiment (…) Read more »

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