Globetrotter | Noor Fares

Globetrotter Noor Fares may live in London, but the inspiration for her eponymous jewelry collection could not be more global, incorporating both her Lebanese heritage and her love of travel into each of her designs. We recently caught up with this international design star and asked her to share style tips and addresses in the far-flung destinations that inspire her.
Globetrotter Noor Fares may live in London, but the inspiration for her eponymous jewelry collection could not be more global, incorporating both her Lebanese heritage and her love of travel into each of her designs. We recently caught up with this international design star and asked her to share style tips and addresses in the far-flung destinations that inspire her.
 
 
 
Describe Noor Fares. Who is the Noor Fares woman?
The Noor Fares woman is fun and daring, yet elegant. She knows what she wants from life.
 
 
Courtesy of TheGuardian.com
 
 
 
 
 
What are two of your favorite cities to visit and why? Please provide 2-3 must-see spots in the cities.
Jaipur ? The Gem Palace and Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. Tokyo ? Dover Street Market, Meiji Shzine, and Omae XEX.
 
The Gem Palace: MI Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Mirza Ismail Rd, Jayanti Market, New Colony, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India ?+91 141 237 4175. Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing: Sagar Road, Near Kheri Gate, Amber, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302028, Rajasthan 302028, India ?+91 141 253 0226. Dover Street Market: 6-9-5 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan. +81 570-000-601. Meiji Shrine: 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan +81 3-3379-5511. Omae XEX: 7-21-19 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032, Japan +81 3-3479-0065.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Describe your closet. What are some of your most treasured items?
My wardrobe is an infusion of colors in the summer and neutrals for the winter with vintage treasures, modern essentials, and ethnic pieces. I love my Olympia Le Than clutches and cannot live without my Rabih Kayrouz silk white shirt. I love the pieces that have been passed down to me by my Mother and Aunt; they both have such great taste and have always inspired my fashion choices.
 
 
Describe Noor Fares in 3 words.
Spontaneous, vibrant, daring.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emma Watson wearing Noor Fares rings in GQ
 
 
What is your favorite item that you have ever been given or purchased while you were traveling?
In India I bought some vintage Bollywood LP?s, which I have framed in my living room, and some Indian dolls from the Goa Night Market.
 
 
What are your wardrobe must-have's for the chilly weather?
High waisted tweed trousers by Dolce & Gabana, oversized men?s sweater by The Elder Statesman, Tod?s boots, and my Wool Mochila bag by the Muzungu Sisters.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What are three things besides your passport you never leave home without?
My Smythson notebook, my iPhone, and a charger!
 
 
What are your globetrotter tips for living like a "local" in London?
Accept that the weather is terrible and always carry an umbrella.
 
 
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
My mother because of her vision and discipline, and the way she experiments with design, fashion, and art.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Which city do you most identify with and why? How does that city inspire your collection?
London, it is my home and where I study. The people, architecture and vibrant culture directly influence me.
 
 
What are you most coveting from L-Atitude?
 
 
 
 
Globetrotter Stats
Souk or Department Store?
Souk
 
DIY or Concierge Service?
DIY
 
Buy Everything or Buy Nothing? 
Usually buy nothing
 
Camping or 5-Star Hotel? 
I love both!
 
Drive or be Driven?
Driven because I am dangerous behind the wheel
 
Room service or Street Food? 
Street Food
 
Lots of Luggage or Carry-on Bag?
Lots of Luggage