Suhad Shtayyeh
Amman, October 9, 2017
by Suhad Shtayyeh

New York Fashion Designer Raya Kassisieh NAILS IT!


I really did go to Wadi Finan Gallery to see the art, all the wonderful pieces of work by Raya Kassisieh in collaboration with Silsal at Ruwwad, Lamba Neon’s gems and of course Katia Al Tal’s latest collection. What stayed with me most however was Raya Kassisieh’s style. This New York based fashion designer has style and it shows…



Dressed in mustard, not the easiest of colors to pull off, Raya was a vision of Fall’s fashion splendor. The color actually accentuating her rich olive skin tone. The cut of the sleeveless Rosetta Getty high-waisted dress highlighted her waist, the ribbon detail at the side grabbing our attention, and drawing the eye upwards towards her handmade Ruwwad ceramic necklace, that in turn accentuated her jawbone.



The crossover nature of the dress meant that although it was plain there was plenty going on with the satin trimming that ran down the dress.



As for the accessories, could they be more perfect… That Balenciaga beauty of a handbag, perfectly mismatched to the mustard of the dress creating depth and variety. As for the Celine ‘Sh-andals’ ( we just coined this term) sealed the sweet modern-yet-still-interesting look perfectly. Then there were the sunglasses, hot, hot, hot!

The cherry on top were of course Raya’s collection of silver rings, some family heirlooms, others more recent.



Don’t you just love it when a fashionista nails a look!









Oct 9, 2017