At Cairo Gossip, we like to get up close and personal with Egypt’s VIPs – because, after all, they’re human just like you. Haute couture designer, Farida Temraz, has been on Egypt’s radar since she started her brand Temraza in 2012.
It’s not just us fawning over her dresses, either; her participation in pretty much every Fashion Week to exist (NYFW, LFW, PFW & LAFW) has turned her into an internationally acclaimed couturier, whose designs have been worn by the likes of Carrie Underwood and Laura Bell Bundy on red carpets worldwide. We sat down with Temraz to find out what makes the fashion designer tick. These are a few of her favourite things:
Favourite fabric: Crepe.
Favourite colour: Black.
Favourite neckline: Sweetheart.
Favourite artist: Coco Chanel.
Favourite food: Pizza!
Favourite guilty pleasure: Chocolate…
Favourite music: ‘Kollo’ – I love music in general.
Favourite person: My grandfather.
Favourite fashion model: Gisele Bundchen.
Favourite TV commercial: The Volkswagen one where hotel rooms open with their car keys, so when you’re on a European roadtrip you don’t have to drive all night.
Favourite weather: ‘Tab3an’ summer weather!
Favourite location for a photo shoot: Grand Palais, Paris.
Favourite holiday destination: New York and Amsterdam.
Favourite app: Snapchat.
Favourite makeup brand: MAC.
Favourite hairstyle: Curls.
Favourite TV show: Sex & the City.
Favourite memory: When I received the acceptance for London Fashion Week.
Favourite type of shoes: Peep-toe.
Emoji: Kissy face.
Style Era: 1920’s.
Now you know! Check out our full interview with here.
By Salma Thanatos Rizk
Cover image by Fatheya El-Sisi