What lies “behind the veil?” Morocco – a land of snake charmers, belly dancers, henna tattoos, exotic spices, musicians and endless souks with mysterious narrow passageways. Daily call to prayer collides with the modern European style of the “New Morocco.” Think camels, sand dunes, Sahara Desert, magic carpets, and Kasbahs. Riveting colors, sights and sounds. What to wear to such an exotic hedonistic destination? Travel in style with Flight Courtier, an internationally based travel company, which offers the comfort of First & Business class travel at reduced fares.
Extreme desert heat to the cool Atlas Mountains, winter in Morocco is temperate. Daytime rises to the 60’s,falling to 50’s at night. Attire encompasses soft shawls, leather jackets, flat boots, & brilliant bursts of colored accessories.
When venturing into the souks & villages deference to the Muslim culture is a sign of respect. Men and women should cover shoulders and knees. It’s the one place not to encourage unwanted attention! Three rules to observe: no eye contact, invent a husband and no touching!
Pack in layers. T-shirts, jeans, flat boots, leather jackets, beaded jewelry, colored scarves, pencil skirts & wide leg trousers. SPF (when riding that camel) earplugs, (call to prayer is loud) and an exotic backpack. Pack an empty suitcase.
33 Rue Majorelle – High style “Paris meets Morocco”
Michi –Edgy shop in the Souk, modern Japanese influence, unique pieces
Akbar Delights –Moroccan style, beaded, embroidered & ethnic fashion
Atelier Moro –Hidden with no signage, climb the steep staircase, gifts and bracelets
Aya’s – marrakech –If it’s good enough for Sarah Jessica Parker…
Tresors des Nomades – Unique interior home decor
What to Wear
While lounging in high styled Riads or resorts no rules apply. Moroccan attire spans from modest in the daytime to Haute Couture at night. Think metallic, leather, texture, billowy caftans, beaded jewelry and embroidered patterns.
Wander the endless maze of the Souks. Wear Acne wide legged pants with a Jonathan Simkhai asymmetric sweater. Carry a Valextra tote (perfect for purchases). Accessorize with Cutler & Gross sunglasses, a Meredity Frederick beaded bracelet and Alexander Mc Queen ankle boots. Stop for lunch at the rooftop Café des Epices.
Desert chic for the high Atlas Mountains. Wrap yourself in a Givenchy biker style coat, paired with Michael Kors jeans and a textured Martin Margiela sweater. Add Michael Kors gold sneakers to blend with the desert landscape. Wear a Givenchy knit pencil skirt and an exotic Nancy Gonzales backpack to the roof terrace of the Kasbah Tamadot (watch for owner Richard Branson.)
Sip cocktails at the No Mad Bar in the Palais Namaster Palace. Wear a MSGM metallic pleated skirt coupled with scaled leather Giorgio Brato jacket. Dine at La Grande Table Francaise (best rest. in Africa) in the Royal Mansour Marrakech. You will be the center of attention in ruffled Nicholas Kirkwood black suede pumps, red leather gloves accented by a Stella Jean stone necklace. Finish the look with a Charlotte Olympia embossed clutch. Perfect place for a married trieste!
Red hot interior of Le Comptoir Darna calls for a Givenchy gold pencil skirt or an Oscar de la Renta cut out lace midi with a fitted black turtleneck. Add a Bottega knotted clutch. Head to the Pearl Hotel’s Sky Bar, a perfect backdrop for music and cocktails. Traveling solo you never know what international star is next to you!