Beachroad Magazine meet up with Tariq Fedda on Kite Beach shooting the new lookbook for his footwear brand ShipShib.
Shipshib sandals are designed in Dubai and built for the beach. Inspired by the traditional Arabic leather ‘shibshib’ sandals found in the markets of Damascus, Shipshib reinterprets the shape and silhouette in high-tech rubber for a modern-day take on a classic style.
Why choose Kite Beach for your photoshoot? //
Although I live in Ibiza, when I visit Dubai I do love to spend time around Kite Beach,there is a great vibe here. Also I love to eat at an Alexandrian seafood restaurant called Barracuda on Beachroad.
What prompted you to start ShipShib? //
I started my own business to get away from having a boss and spend more time by the beach – luckily the business even requires it!My main challenge is getting off the beach to do the computer work needed as part of any business.
Tariq answers the Beachroad Magazine Q&A.
NAME? // Tariq Fedda.
YOUR FIRST JOB? // Investment banker.
YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION // Flip-flopper.
YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // My Children.
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Loss.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Can't remember.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // I cannot remember.
WHAT IS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // Pair of Shipshib.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE CHILDREN? // They should listen to their father.
YOUR WORST TRAIT? // Impatience.
THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Ignorance.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? // Travis Fimmel.
FAVOURITE MUSIC // Reggae.
LAST RECORD YOU BOUGHT? // The Power of Mantras.
FAVOURITE BOOK? // Cloud Atlas.
LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // Secret Walks in North Ibiza.
THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // Appendicitis.
FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Ibiza.
LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Amman.
HOW DO YOU RELAX? // Lie in the sun.
WHY DUBAI? // I was living there at the time.
ARE YOU SPORTY? // Yes.
BEACH OR DESERT? // Beach.
URBAN OR RURAL? // Rural.
CATS OR DOGS? // Cats.
COFFEE OR TEA? // Neither.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Jokes.
WHATS MAKES YOU CRY? // Death.
YOUR MESSAGE? // Buy my slippers, I think you'll love them.