What to wear in Marrakech

by Fluffleberry on February 17, 2013

 

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I am wearing soft separates by Rag & Bone, sunglasses by Ray Ban, scarf by Louis Vuitton, Earrings from a collection at Net a Porter, dress by Malene Birger and chiffon cover up by Beach Flamingo. Snoopz wears a hand dyed Moroccan scarf with aplomb. 

I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last few days in Marrakech, soaking up the local culture and some much needed sun. It was our first holiday with the baby which was exhausting and involved much sterilising but it was utterly magical and everyone LOVES babies in Marrakech so I highly recommend it. Our Rhiad was beautiful and I was inspired by the carvings and colours I saw on my travels. We visited an ancient Mosque and what was once a palace and spent much of our time shopping in the souq where there are all sorts of treasures to be found. The highlight of my trip however was visiting the beautiful Majorelle gardens that were taken over by Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Laurent in 1980 (the year I was born) and restored to a thing of great beauty. Saint Laurent felt inspired there so it is the place his ashes are scattered. I felt so inspired and romantic whilst walking through the gardens.

Dressing for a holiday in Marrakech in February was a challenge. It’s perfect for a baby in that it is like an English summer during the day and only gets cold at night when he was tucked up in a heated room, there is no change of time and it’s only a few hours away, but for me it meant that I couldn’t rock all my dresses at night because it was way too chilly in the Rhiad. Frustrating as I had packed all my beautiful dresses to change into once the messy monster was in bed. Also, I found it hard to feel glamorous during the day due to the usual baby food/dribble issues and the fact that it’s respectful to cover up when out and about even when it’s hot. This means covering ones legs and arms to the elbow and preferably your hair although Marrakech seems very liberal so most tourists had their hair exposed. One thing I would recommend is packing some covered shoes as shopping trips can get a bit messy under foot! Anyway, this tired mummy had a wonderful time and did her best in the fashion stakes by mish mashing her summer and winter wardrobe together creating a kooky, grungy but  beautifully comfortable holiday get up.

 

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Liv wears a shawl from a market in Kerala, India with a top by Joseph, skirt by Miss Selfridge, hat by H&M and the Mulberry Travel Camera bag

Photographs by jMedia

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linda February 21, 2013 at 9:55 am

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Marrakech. I was there also in February & the weather was just glorious though I agree that it’s hard to feel glamorous in the evenings at this time of year -you’ll just need to come back!Beautiful photos.

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Fluffleberry February 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Hi, thanks so much for commenting on my post. I’d love to go back, in fact I’d love to live and work from Marrakech part of the year like Yves Saint Laurent. Here’s to dreaming x

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