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Beauty on the Streets: A Peace Treaty’s Farah Malik and Dana Arbib

March 22, 2010

Farah Malik and Dana Arbib of accessories' line, A Peace Treaty

Name: Farah Malik / Dana Arbib

Age: 31/29

Occupation: Designers/Founders of A Peace Treaty

Location: New York, NY


A PEACE TREATY creates employment for skilled artisans working in places of socio-political strife, effectively supporting their craft while elevating their products to the level of high design for an exclusive, international audience.

My style is: FARAH: vintage mish mash of international flea market finds and TopShop. DANA: distressed bourgeois (as in layered silks, knits and jackets).

Designers I love: FARAH: Peter Jensen, Phoebe Philo (Celine), Wood Wood, Alexander Wang (everything before F/W 2010 -ew) , Prabal Gurung. DANA: Hanna MacGibbon for Chloé, YSL, Rag & Bone, Phillip Lim, Rodarte, Lanvin, Vanessa Bruno, Isabel Marant.

People usually compliment my: FARAH: eye makeup or accessories DANA: shoes, hair.

My favorite makeup tip: FARAH: Bronzer, Bronzer, Bronzer Dana: use oil-free products.

Current beauty product obsession: FARAH: essential oil blend for face as night cream!! DANA: YSL mascara

But I also can’t live without: FARAH: am loving Jurlique’s organic stuff right now – especially Jurlique Purifying Mask. DANA: Laura Mercier oil-free foundation

My favorite scent right now is: FARAH: Trish McEvoy – #9 Blackberry and Vanilla Musk. DANA: L’Occitane Mom & Baby Water

I love wearing my hair: FARAH: long hair half back in a clip like my mom in the 70’s. DANA: as a jew-fro.

My favorite product for my hair is: FARAH: Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom styling creme for hair cause it de-nappifies my south asian frizz and poufy hair. DANA: Deva Concept’s DevaCurl – because it taught me how to wear my hair curly finally.

I don’t understand people who don’t like: FARAH: brussels sprouts. DANA: tomatoes.

The restaurant I can never get tired of is: FARAH: Diner Williamsburg; entree: The Burger!! DANA: Cafe Mogador; entree: Haloumi eggs.

Though I can make a mean: FARAH: Root vegetables, wild rice and lentil soup. DANA: Couscous salad.

What inspires me: FARAH: micro-finance/social entrepreneurialism. DANA: antique textiles from around the world.

3 thoughts on “Beauty on the Streets: A Peace Treaty’s Farah Malik and Dana Arbib

  1. hajera a.

    i just went to hear muhammed yunus speak on my campus, he spoke all about micro-finanace and social busineses. truly inspired.

  2. Shaf

    peace treaty has the best scarves and jewelry. thanks for posting such talented young designers!

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