19 May 2008

The Burj

Having been to Dubai more than 6 times in the last few years I’m ashamed to say I still have not been to the Burj Al Arab. It’s always there outside my hotel bedroom window yet it wasn’t a priority to visit as much as it was priority to shop and soak in the sun. Now that I’ve written about tribal wear, and have gotten around to blogging and researching about it a bit more, I see many things differently in the Burj Al Arab interiors. There was so much fuss about it and still is it just seems to easy or tacky even to brag about it, but looking at the stimulating interiors of the atrium and underwater restaurant.

I can’t help but see ethnic , ethnic, ethnic patterns and prints and burst of color+inspiration.I can't help seeing a dash of Missoni as well. For those of you who haven’t a clue what I’m on about, the Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 meters out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat. Inside the building, the atrium is 180 meters tall and has characterized itself as the world's only "7-star" property. I guess fashion blogging has allowed me to see inspiration in fashion almost everywhere including teh Burj which I think would be a great location for a shoot.

1 comment:

belle.chantelle said...

URGGHH!! I love your posts! Your finds are fantastic in each one. Every day is different from the next. fantastic way to keep the readers [aka me] on their toes!