Shourouk My World

In terms of personal style, I’m pretty much a die-hard minimalist.  My version of Heaven is a never-ending closet filled with Alexander Wang, Narciso Rodriguez, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander and Celine.  As for color, I prefer black, white, navy, grey and nude.  Even on my nails.  I wear black nail polish (if any) in the winter and nude in the summer, despite my pedicurist’s pleas for a change.  I believe that less is more and that’s that, my dear friends.  Call me boring.  I don’t care.

Occasionally, however, I like to add a little surprise to my mostly neutral, mostly monochromatic outfits.  A neon yellow clutch here, a red lip there.  Daring, I know.  What can I say?  I’m a risk-taker.  But really, I’m more likely to move to a different continent on a whim (true story) than be caught wearing prints.  And as far as bling is concerned, I usually don’t want to have a damn thing to do with it.  Which is why I was so confused when I discovered Shourouk.  I say confused because I suddenly found myself experiencing strangely surprising feelings of delight when I stumbled upon these very ornate, extremely blingy pieces of jewelry.

Shourouk was established in 2007 by designer Shourouk Rhaiem, a Parisian of Tunisian descent.  She uses painted stones, PVC, climbing rope and Swarovski crystals to create decadent statement pieces that I just can’t stop staring at.  And don’t even get me started on the turbans…

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Could this mark the beginning of the end of a personal style era for me?  Will I soon be a recovering minimalist, preferring Baroque over Bauhaus and mentally replacing my celestial inventory of Jil Sander and Calvin Klein with Cavalli and Galliano?  I don’t know.  What I do know is that these pieces are gorgeous.  And if I could afford them, I might even wear one.  With a white t-shirt, black cigarette pants and black ballet flats, of course.  Anything more and my whole world might come crashing down.

Until soon,



About wanderingmuses31

We are both from the USA, and now we live in Thessaloniki, Greece. We are friends with similar interests and hobbies - namely photography and all things aesthetically pleasing and lots of laughter. We don't claim to know about a lot of things, but hope that you find inspiration in some of the things that inspire us. Thanks.
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