Here is the teaser of my first editorial for Yalda Night in collaboration with The Tehran Times. Yalda is a traditional Iranian festivity celebrated on the night of the winter solstice.

On this night, Iranian families get together and stay up as long as they can; snacking on watermelon and pomegranates while the elders read poems by Hafez for everyone.

Earrings: Nazanin Ebadi | Top: Bonzelfi | Belt: Gazad Paris

“Morning breeze, its fragrance will exhale;
The old world will once again youthfully sail.” —Hafez

 

Brooch: Azadeh Aiden | Trousers: Sahar Jaberian

“Friends, unlock the locks of the Beloved’s head;
On this joyous night, let the story spread.” —Hafez

 

Jacket: Bonzelfi

“Openly I admit, with much joy and such glee;
Enslaved to your love, from both worlds I am free.” —Hafez

 

Top: Sahar Jaberian | Brooch: Azadeh Aiden

“Rose petals let us scatter
And fill the cup with red wine
The firmaments let us shatter
And come with a new design” —Hafez

 

Kaftan: Roopaak | Earrings: Solmaz Panahi

“In the land of the Magi, none like me, can be lost;
Pawned my gown in a place, in another, my books, I must.” —Hafez

 

Photographer: Sasha Mongin

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