In the shoes of a Tunisian Designer…

We all like to travel and to discover new places. We love to feel how places blow up our minds and leave unforgettable impressions on us. Travelling just broadens our way of thinking, expands our imagination and triggers new sensations.

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Intro:

Dear blog readers, I apologize for being absent for a while. I decided to come back with THE FIRST article on my inspirations. We all like to travel and to discover new places. We love to feel how places blow up our minds and leave unforgettable impressions on us.

Travelling just broadens our way of thinking, expands our imagination and triggers new sensations. This is what every designer/ artist would ultimately need before kicking off any new artistic project.

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Today, without leaving your cosy cushion, I want to take you with me to an inspirational spot in my country, where I would go to fetch new sensations. It is about five hours away from the capital Tunis. Already I know that not many of you have heard of my country Tunisia. Today comes the opportunity ;).

One of my favourite locations in Tunisia, is a small town in the north-western part of Tunisia: Tabarka. It is a town which most of its inhabitants live on Tourism; whether they work in hotels, or they sell hand-made jewellery out of coral or they would sell wooden things. The most interesting spot is called in french: “les aiguilles”. What I like about it, is the wild nature: that sharp encounter between the rocky sea, the green mountain and the blue sky. For me that view is what one needs when in search for inner peace.

Enough talking, I will let the pictures speak up my sensations.

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People there lead a simple life style, as their incomes would vary remarkably from season to another depending on tourism. The city obviously lacks entertainment centre/ spots or youth centres.  It is one of regions that attracts visitors thanks to its virgin forests, pure air and calm atmosphere.

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To be honest, there aren’t many available activities that could be scheduled there. You can either go on a boat cruise, enjoy a walk and buy local souvenirs or go hiking. There is a jazz festival organized each year there. For sure, you will get up to a beautiful  scenery from you hotel room. Though, you will  get bored after spending three days there, sometimes we need to take refuge from the busy streets and the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

If you want to be there, I just advise you with this hotel: La Cigale. It simply won’t deceive you, the best one in the region. There are cheaper ones also.

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Talking fashion now, I decided to wear one of my favourites designs: My asymmetrical tweed coat. Sewn two years ago, I  still have the pleasure to wear it on special occasions. I feel the sharp cuts and the layered collar just fit well with that wild natural setting. I used two materials: brown tweed and suede to mark  the top’s cut. When designing that coat, I was inspired by haute couture cuts.  

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You can also check out the video I made out of these photos here:

Personally, I found in that small town some serenity and I was able to go back to my hectic lifestyle with a fresh breath. I really think that travelling becomes a vital need to come up with new ideas and positive energy because arts seem to be more experimental comparing to other forms of knowledge. You just needn’t to spend a fortune to travel, I am sure that there are undiscovered spots in every one’s country that are worth a visit. 

 I would be pleased to hear your comments and to learn about some of the little inspirational  locations you visited recently. 

Yosra,

Fashionably yours <3.