|We know it's a little late, but Hend Hassassi and I promised we would do a fashion recap of the incredibly diverse, colourful and creative ensembles we saw at the World Social Forum (FSM) in Tunis last month (March 2013). So here it is!|
Meg: The African women at this conference won the fashion contest, hands down.
Hend: No one said you can’t be an activist while being fashion forward.
|This is Meg. Please note the epic jam session happening in the background.|
|This is Hend. She's reppin' the FSM canvas bag. Thanks for those by the way, organizers! :)|
|Meg: Another Amazigh flag. We can't get enough. Hend: This screams awesome. Loving the headband. And she’s rocking the Amazigh colours.|
|Meg: We hope we will be as stylish as him when we grown up. Hend: Is it John Lennon?!|
Hend: Words fail me. Beard, camera, cargo pants...
Meg: He’s got that journalist thing going on.
Hend: I love this. This is right from every angle. Happy hippy. Both of them.
Meg: This is why we love the Tunis frippe! Because this happens.
Explanation- This guy was juggling during one of the concerts.
Pants, top, scarf, hair...all of it is very good.
This lady was from Egypt and so sweet.
Hend: Her necklace was a clock. I loved it.
Meg: I really liked that her hair scarf matched her sandals.
Meg: These girls were so cute!
Hend: They rocked the maxi skirts like no other FSM attendees could. There is a fashion lesson to be learned from this picture.
Meg: These hijabis put our outfits to shame. Check out Ons' Tumblr page.
Meg: I had to capture his tweed coat. It was amazing.
Hend: This guy is hipster without being too hipster.
(Our friend Oumayma, on hearing this, said “WHERE IS THE HIPSTER?!” Yeah...we may be a little obsessed.)
Meg: This woman’s painted t-shirts were exquisite.
Hend: I love her earrings. SO TALENTED! Eeek.
Meg: THE SWEATER!
Hend: I think this is a blend of hipster meets reggae/rastafarae. And my bag is in the corner of the picture!
|Tunisia Live, present and accounted for!|
Meg: I like their scarves :)
Hend: Can I get a “hey-a” for that skirt?
Meg: Yes you can.
Hend: These pants would be the sister of Hamza’a pants. They would be the cool siblings who love each other.
Meg: (Is laughing too hard to comment)
Hend: She deserves a prize for the perfect outfit. Bohemian, perfect. Even her shades. She had to be so perfect she made us all feel bad!
Meg: She looks like she’s at Coachella. And her friend’s pants are so cool.
Hend: I dedicate the song “Something” by the Beatles to this guy.
Meg: Sometimes simplicity is best.
Meg: I had to add this for the culture in the stiches.
Hend: I love the traditional Palestinian embroidery.
Meg: And their dancing in the background! :)
|Meg by a fountain.|
|Meg, trying to control her hair on a windy day.|
|Hend in the sun's rays.|
|Meg: Your necklace is amazing! We were both wearing Senegalese necklaces that day :)|
Meg: I took this picture for Hend.
Hend: Those shoes! I’m already in love with the Oxford trend, but what I like about these is the mixture of tan and brown. They’re unique.
Hend: This one, seriously. It’s beyond being effortless. It reminds me of Rachel Bilson. Or a model.
Meg: This is what I want to look like every day. The end.
Hend: Her pants! The sandals, the scarf, everything. It’s like the perfect outfit to sport this time of year.
Meg: I loved how comfortable she looked. And the colours were so pretty and spring-like.
Hend: Yeah, it’s effortless.
Meg: She was wearing a hair feather! :)
Hend: I really like the two colours- red and navy. And both of those girls, really good. It has hipster/street chic influence but not too much.
Meg: Again, effortless. Sensing a theme here?
Hend: I don’t know what to say. This is what FSM is all about. People hanging out.
Meg: And if your clothes don’t let you do that, you’re not wearing the right ones.
Hend: Beanie, pants, jean jacket, right on. Also, I love your sandals! Those are the sandals you should wear with those kind of pants.
Meg: Thanks, they’re by iPanema. And I really loved your layers. Again, the frippe is our fashion haven.
PS- If you missed it, check out my (Meg) multimedia reportage on the Palestinian presence at the forum here!