Handbag Crush: Dareen Hakim ♥

Major crush alert! Its one of those weekends when I am in serious fashion awe! And this time it’s not one bag – it’s the entire collection from designer Dareen Hakim.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Dareen grew up enveloped in a culture vibrant with the ancient beauty and sensual poetry of Lebanese life. Influenced by Lebanon’s dynamic landscape, a magical swirl of archaeological ruins juxtaposed with gleaming glassy high-rises, Dareen became intrigued by the fluid mosaic of modern fashion set against the country’s historical backdrop. This contrast of old and new influences her still today, contributing to the mix of authenticity and modern elegance in her coveted designs.

Having grown up surrounded by a vibrant culture filled with the richness of history and the beauty of modernity, Dareen’s inspirations reflect these intriguing contrasts and dimensions, bringing together the chic elegance of today with the flavors of the ancient, the rustic and the authentic.

Gorgeous right!? The sumptuous leathers, arabesque calligraphy, dramatic hues – all form the basis of style behind each Dareen Hakim creation. Celebrating tradition and function, the collection enjoys a favored status among women inspired to carry a contagious cool piece of art, one that instantly communicates both warmth and chic.

Aqua Clutch

Antique Clutch

Pink Le Siena Bag

Steel L’Ociel Bag

Gold Dust Clutch

Forest Le Capri Bag

Le Beiruti Bag

Sapphire Clutch

Nude Gold Le Monaco Bag

While beauty and design are distinguishing elements of the collection, quality and authenticity are of the highest importance. Using the finest Italian leathers and rich brass, gold and silver metals, each bag is individually crafted with dedicated workmanship and care. Every plaque is hand-engraved by metal craft artisans in Lebanon whilst local leather craftsmen in the fashion district of New York City design and mold each elegant, modern silhouette with precision and individual originality!

Saving the best for last, for your own customized Dareen Hakim bag, you can choose from one of 8 leather finishes, 6 plaque effects and 4 inscriptions and have your very own design made! Perfect for presents for a loved one or yourself!

Ladies – get shopping!!

For more information on Dareen Hakim, visit her website.

Dareen Hakim bags are also available on Boticca

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5 thoughts on “Handbag Crush: Dareen Hakim ♥

  1. Hi Candy & Couture- we LOVE the blog!!

    Just wanted to let all your readers know about the exclusive Dareen Hakim Fall 2011 Handbag Pre-Sale that’s going on right now!

    All new styles are 10% OFF! Check out styles and pricing at http://on.fb.me/eRbnGG

    Don’t miss out- bags are selling out fast!

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