By Admin N : ما عندك شنطة أل في؟ أو أم جي
Fyunka describes a “fyunka girl”as follows:
The fyunka girl enjoys a cupcake on a late afternoon
Takes pictures of colorful macaroons
Carries a million things in her bag
Doesn’t feel guilty after eating sweets
Keeps refreshing her twitter page
Can’t leave the house without earrings on
Has an Audrey Hepburn poster in her room
Loves the sound of a Polaroid camera
So what is Fyunka exactly?
Alaa Balkhy of Saudi Arabia simply did not want a 9 to 5 job so she created fyunka, a Jeddah based line of Fashion inspired designs with the influence of popular culture and Arabic type. A satirical approach to the increased materialization in the Arab world, fyunka launched a collection of fabric handbags with different famous designer’s bag printed on them, Birkins and Chanels along with other well known shapes and designs. Along with these bags, fyunka created the very cool shopping bags with famous pop culture quotes translated to Arabic, from Carrie Bradshaw’s I like my money right where I can see it… hanging in my closet to Coco Chanel’s Fashion fades, only style remains the same, and what kinda became their trademark: daddy, I want a Birkin (بابا ابغى بيركن).
Fyunka managed to evolve from a fashion brand to a lifestyle that every genuine Arab trendy fashionista can relate to, A fresh breath of fun Arabic pop in a world suffocating in bling bling. Good luck you guys we love your bags! Still waiting for you to come to Lebanon though!