FLAMINGO? HELL NO!

Barely recovering from last year’s unicorn and swan hysteria, I already have to face another summer trend that has invaded every single shop and household.

DID YOU KNOW? 6 FACTS ABOUT SANDALS

If clogs, kitten hills, wedges or thigh-high boots are questionable, everyone agrees on sandals right? We’re talking about a style adopted by many real/symbolic/religious/fictional characters like The Statue of Liberty, 300 Spartans (including Gerard Butler!) and Jesus. Pretty hard to turn our back on that…
Some facts about the world’s largest-selling shoe design:

BIKINI VS MONOKINI

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the bikini. When it first came out, religious and cultural groups were highly against it, criticizing the degree of exposure of the female body. Bikinis actually became popular when movie stars like Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch and Ursula Andress began wearing them on public beaches and in films.

THE GUCCI PRINCETOWN SLIPPER SYNDROME
Gucci Princetown leather slippers

Living in a trendy capital like Beirut is accepting the fact that from the minute a strong look comes out, the whole city embraces it.

My Fat Lady by Ghida Younes
‘MY FAT LADY’ IS EVERY LADY

She’s a lady and she’s fat. Don’t see any mockery in her name as this special character is all about love.

agnès b.
DID YOU KNOW? 8 FACTS ABOUT AGNES B.

French designer Agnès b. entered the fashion world as a style editor for Elle magazine and worked as a stylist for Dorothée Bis before launching her own brand in 1976. Simple, timeless and basic cuts characterize a brand that celebrated its 40th anniversary few months ago.

MODELS VS MORTALS

Lately, I’ve been spending some time with a man who’s clearly not interested in simplicity, sanity and harmony. Sadly he’s not the only one.

HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLETTE!

This month, Paris first concept store turns 20. Founded in 1997 by Colette Rousseau and her daughter Sarah Andelman, the “meeting place” (as Andelman calls it) quickly became an institution. On top of their amazing talents’ radar, they presented something new in France. The idea was to combine style, design, art and food in one place.

DO WE DRESS UP FOR MEN OR OURSELVES?

We can criticize fashion all we want, affirm that it has become commercial, that it has failed to reinvent itself, but we can’t deny the fact that customers can choose amongst many styles. From preppy to romantic, classic to eccentric, the trends are countless. A new movement seems to have entered the industry though. It’s what I call the “stand out movement”.

ONLINE SHOPPING VS IN STORE SHOPPING

“The future is online”. That’s what my friends told me when I shared my doubts about starting a blog.

RACHEL K BRINGS COLOR INTO OUR LIVES

Artists are usually believed to be tortured souls. Well, a quick look into Rachel’s world is enough to sweep away that misconceived idea.

Born with a pencil in her hand, Rachel Koleilat learned a lot from her father, himself an artist. “Papa magie”, as she likes to call him, most certainly awakened her creativity and imagination.

TO BANG OR NOT TO BANG

While it’s ok to make wrong sartorial choices, a bad haircut is a tragedy. It takes weeks, sometimes months, for everything to come back to its right place. Throughout my teenage years, I’ve explored many styles: the short spikey look, the dreadlocks, the bob, the center part and finally the bang.  

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