Name: Farah Malik / Dana Arbib
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
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.
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.