My Love Affair with Manolo Blahnik

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My love affair with Manolo Blahnik began with Sarah Jessica Parker when her ‘Carrie’ character had an obsession with the art behind each shoes.

Manolo Blahnik

I had a love affair.. with Manolo Blahnik

It was only natural that I tied up with the designer himself on my Love Affair collection with Victoria Casal back in 2009. It was the beginning of my never ending journey with Manolo Blahnik. Each part of his shoes are perfectly crafted to awaken the dormant princess within the woman. Much like my designs, they are simple with their silhouettes, inciting with their effect.

Here’s a throwback


Aiisha in Grazia Magazine.. The birth of a new project

Just before I left to Paris 6 weeks ago, Grazia Magazine supplied me amongst few other designers with a straight forward Little Black Dress from H&M worth 49 Dhs (13 USD) to transform for under 100 Dhs (27 USD) worth of materials.

I love changing existing designs. Since I was young, I used to get basic garments such as a denim pair of jeans and have it altered to fit me and my out of proportion hips. I also love playing around with my dresses, adding trims to them and maneuvering their lengths.

I had about 1 week to get


Aiisha in The National Magazine

Below is the latest coverage from the National – Weekly M Magazine edition. I love the visuals.. reminds me of my (mostly) favorite things!

Aiisha in The National M Magazine (Click for PDF)

Thank you to the National and to Alexandria Gouveia.

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M for My first and only Manolo…

As you know, we’ve had one of the finest collaborations with the living legend Manolo Blahnik during our previous collection, Love Affair. Needless to say that posing next to Manolo was a moment to cherish as I made sure I scanned him from his bow tie down to his fuchsia shoes. As I always tell the sales person at any shoe boutique- I have no need of a particular shoe color or style. I have a need of a shoe. Period.

Photo shoot (Victoria Casal, Manolo Blahnik, Aiisha Ramadan)

So among few other styles I got, specifically 1 crazy … Read more...

The Team Behind The Love Affair

This by far is the longest post that this site has so far, and its there to thank every individual who has provided us with support and has been a part of this great success. So I list them at no particular order.

A Love Affair
A Love Affair


Stefan Cebula, an amazing human being. You look at him and you realize that everything will be alright. Building the stage on ice, hanging himself from the rooftop, taking care of every (production) aspect was never an easy job. Stef has produced Valentino shows and The World Summit in Johannesburg among many Read more...