Monday, November 28, 2011

At Home with Ishtar in Tel Aviv






The designer, Tamar Primak, of Ishtar during interviews!


In between shows during TLVFW, a few us of were invited inside the home of the designer of Ishtar, just off the coast of Tel Aviv. It was exactly what we needed at the time...to escape the fashion week tents and get a taste of the real Israel. The designer's home was just incredible and soo cozy. It's not only her home, but her studio where she embroiders and sews the clothes. I'm obsessed with the intricate colors and details to her denim pieces along with the beautiful, soft maxi dresses. Jenni Lee and I got a bit hands on and decided to go ahead and play dress up. I fell in love with that sheer Ishtar maxi dress and immediately put it on over a little slip. What's cool is that every piece sort of tells a story. The collection as a whole captures a girl in the desert, who has been there all her life, likes to walk barefoot, and is completely free. The way she describes the collection is really beautiful. Over tea and traditional Israeli pastries, we not only discussed the collection, but also got to share stories about this country and how it is viewed to the rest of the world. Tel Aviv is a bit like this little bubble in Israel: a place where you go in the country that is a lot more liberal. After hearing their stories, I knew that there was also much more to Israel that I didn't get to discover yet...there is the Dead Sea...there are the little towns that have completely disconnected themselves from the rest of the world. They really got my curiosity running wild and already, I'm dying to return just to explore everything else I didn't quite get to see this time around.

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64 comments:

Candy said...

I love the flow and texile of all the clothes you took pics of :) That sheer dress is cool...would look great with some shorts underneath too. So happy you had an awesome time Natalie!

xoxo
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Annika said...

your sheer dress is gorgeous! and the show must've been amazing!


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Laura said...

Great post honey! I love these photos


Xoxo
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Joanna S. said...

lovely photos :)

The Fancy Teacup said...

Those dresses look remarkable on you, Natalie. x

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L'art said...

You look breathtaking in that black dress!!! Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing your story with us!

Michelle T said...

I love your sheer dress Ms. Nat!
So beautiful :)

Mitch
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Joy said...

you look great! fashion week must be amazing.

Dena TsaL said...

Love the dress of the first picture!!
Kisses from
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the gorgeous said...

that's so cute, sounds you have had a great time, I love meeting new people with a profession as this.. I have a crush on your first dress, the color is so fab!

the sparkling dust said...

The sheer dress looks gorgeous on you! it looks like a lot fun :)

Raspberry and Rouge said...

It is gorgeous! And you should discover Israel, so mant hidden treasures! XO Rebecca

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Mary said...

LOVE YOUR BLACK DRESS LADY !



MUCH LOVE FROM ITALY
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Ria :) said...

i just love your black dress :) xxxx

Red to Yellow said...

you look stunning, amazing dress!!



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Yarden said...

aww i love ishtar! amazing dress!

Song Anh said...

I think it is the neatest to be able to visit a designer's home and better yet, studio, to have a glimpse of what the life of a designer is like. What a wonderful experience it must've been for you and the designer as well. For her to easily express herself and how she designs and for you to step into a bit of her world.

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C.A.R. said...

i like the dresses you wore in these photos :)

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Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Wow, that whole experience sounds phenomenal. Thats so cool you got to go to her home. In love with the maxi you're wearing as well.

<3Chelsea Elizabeth
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Mamen-Must Have said...

hello!! I like your photos!!!!

I invite you to see my new outfit!!!!

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Castle Fashion said...

I love that peach dress. It's so flowy and princess-y :D


Yasmeen
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Aida said...

You look stunning in that black dress and red lips!!


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Erika said...

You black dress is stunning!


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Emmy said...

I really do think the only way to get to know a foreign country is to talk to the locals. How awesome is that that the designer welcomed you guys in her house. Love that maxi dress btw:)

ellie estrada (noelle) said...

dress up tea party at a designer's house? oh my gosh what fun! It's like what I used to pretend to do as a kid <3

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sarahsilly said...

really great flowy dresses.

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Monse Fuentes said...

great pictures





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el_martina said...

amazing pictures!!!

modern Suburbanites said...

gorgeous photos!!
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Jo said...

Wow, Natalie! You look truly amazing! <3 <3 <3 I love love love that dress!

x
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Sarah said...

wow, the black dress is great !
lovely blog.


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Camilla said...

Those dresses are so pretty

xo Camilla

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Emily said...

You always look like you're having so much fun. I hope to be that happy in my pictures!! :)

-E
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kcomekarolina said...

stunning!!!


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So... said...

Love your outfits!
xx so
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Mary said...

Your dress is so cute!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

all of these images are just so elegant! i love your attire girl! and everything seems just so perfect!!
xo TJ

Hanna & Christel said...

wonderful shots! and that dress is beyond amazing !
<3

bravegrrl said...

what an amazing experience and her dresses are stunning :)

Egoitz Azcona said...

Me encanta la caida del vestido de la primera foto. Lo más.

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Leonie said...

Great pictures & both looks suit you so perfectly.

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Biser Sable said...

beautiful post!<3 love your outfit!<3

Senta said...

Wow, you are so tall! And the dresses have a really interesting design, I like the mixtures of fabric.

Cutting Edge by JS said...

I love your sheer dress,
lovely photos!!
xoxoxo


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Natalya's Closet said...

Beautiful photos! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Jenelle Witty said...

I have loved your coverage of the Tel Aviv fashion week. Hope to see more! So cool.

Jenelle

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Ms.Fashionista said...

Absolutely stunning of course!!

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xo

Zoey H said...

This looks absolutely amazing!!!

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Mary said...

Hi lovely,
I absolutely love your sheer dress!
So cool;)
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S + T said...

Beautiful designs, and great coverage of the fashion week over there!

xx T
Le Fanciulle

Michelle Lee said...

beautiful text and photos :)
great post!

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maggie said...

Beautiful designs and pictures! Israel sounds so beautiful, but it's wrought by civil war, which makes it such an interesting place.

xx maggie
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kathy said...

you look amazing!
i love your outfit :)
xxx

Life by Alice said...

Romantic look!
kisses from madrid ;)
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Sandra said...

the brown dress is lovely!


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Patrícia Matias aka dj Pat said...

I like the first dress. Beautiful!!
;)


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Rochelle Fox said...

how personal that really sweet of her loving the maxi xx A Fox That Meows ♥

Lolek said...

nice :)
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songbird said...

i wish you had more stories of israel too!!
the 1st maxi reminded me of the kind of mai dresses i wear at home ...in indian households women like to wear such flowy night gowns at home.

Starshine Weedhead said...

the dresses are beautiful natalie! i love every bit of them!

lifeisamaze said...

Beautiful photos !
:)

Lo said...

How fun! The sheer dress is beautiful!
xo
Lo
www.herlolife.blogspot.com

R and Y said...

Great pictures, you're beautiful!
Go Tel-Aviv! ;) Such an amazing city, you should visit us again!

Molly Steele said...

love the FIRST dress, the tan one...where can I buy that?