Those of you who follow my Instagram would know that I was recently in Marrakesh, Morocco. Morocco has been on my bucket list for a while now for its amazing colors, patterns and scenery. There were many must-sees in and visiting Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakesh was of course one of them!
Ben Youssef Madrasa is an Islamic college built next to the Ben Youssef Mosque. It is the largest madrasa (Islamic college) in Morocco and was closed down in 1960. The madrasa was refurbished and reopened to the public in 1982 and is now a major tourist attraction in Marrakesh. Its main attraction is the center courtyard that features a pool (which was empty when we visited) with walls and pillars decorated with the most amazing tiles and patterns. Before I visited I did my research and knew that I had to come here and shoot with its beautiful architecture and gorgeous tiles. My job as a lingerie designer requires that I design many geometric prints and many of them are Moroccan-inspired. So to be able to be in Morocco and see all the patterns is amazing for me!
*If you are visiting Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakesh it is a good idea to go EARLY. It opens at 8am, and if you can, go at 8am. We arrived around 8:45 and it was already crowded with tourists trying to take the perfect shot. It’s difficult to get a clean shot without people in the background, but if you’re patient and persistent, you can wait for that moment.*
I knew I had to pick a nice outfit that would complement the settings and colors around me so I chose this tile print maxi romper and this fringe necklace from The Shopping Bag. This really was the perfect romper/dress to be matchy-matchy with Ben Youssef Madrasa. The Shopping Bag has several other outfits like this patterned kimino and many statement earrings that would make for the perfect outfit for your next vacation.
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Tile Print Maxi Romper by The Shopping Bag
Fringe Bib Necklace by The Shopping Bag
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Stay tuned for more photos and guides to Marrakesh, Morocco!