Monthly Archives: January 2015

“Haute” Lebanese Designers to Flaunt the Runway this Week

Paris Haute Couture fashion week is here… Bringing together international and prestigious designers to showcase their latest “haute” Spring-Summer 2015 couture collections trends to the world. Six of these designers are of course Lebanese… including Elie Saab, Georges Hobeika, Zuhair Murad, Tony Ward, Dany Attrache and George Chakra… Sum up: Georges Hobeika will kick off the presentations Monday at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Salle Melpomene in the 6th arrondissement. Tuesday,Tony Ward will show his collection at the Place Baudoyer in the 4th arrondissement. On Wednesday the renowned Elie Saab will show his creations at the Theatre National de Chaillot in Trocadero, while Dany Atrache will unveil his latest frocks later in the day at the Hotel St. James et Albany on Rue Rivoli in the 1st arrondissement. Designers Zuhair Murad and Georges Chakra will also showcase their work on Thursday at the Palais de Tokyo on Avenue du...

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Converse SS 2015: Andy Warhol Art Finds a New Canvas

Looking forward to seeing the new spring 2015 Converse All Star Andy Warhol Collection in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation. Marrying Warhol’s distinct vision with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, the partnership between two pop culture icons celebrates creative self-expression and pays homage to the visionary artist. The new collection features bold Warhol imagery across an array of expressive Converse tees and footwear for men and women. Hailed as the preeminent artist of the 20th century, Warhol was an iconic visionary whose legacy continues to inspire rebels and artists everywhere. He creatively merged pop culture, film, music, screen printing and performance, opening the door for millions of artists and performers. Since 1987, Warhol’s vision and creativity lives on through The Andy Warhol Foundation, who fosters innovative artistic expression by supporting work that is challenging and experimental in nature. To help further the non-profit’s...

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Inspiration: Sunny Times Ahead with Roula Nahas

If you haven’t heard of the SunshineDiary you must be living under a rock. Here we speak the lady behind it all, Roula Nahas, a mother of two who’s taken it upon herself to add a little positive thinking to our lives. Who is the person behind SunshineDiary? I’m Rola Nahas. I am no supermodel or Hollywood actor, I am a Lebanese woman who has grown up to believe that you can do anything and become anyone if you set your mind to it… I have two kids, a boy and a girl. I work on myself, I build on who I am and want to be, brick by brick… Where did the idea for SunshineDiary come from? I am active on social media and realized with time that my number of followers was increasing and people often sent me messages telling me that I...

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En “Vogue”: Walk Up the Stairs with Beirut’s Dihzahyners

A photo from a Lebanese Instagram account, Dihzahyners, was surprisingly featured on Vogue’s website, sparking international interest in a flight of stairs in Beirut’s Mar Mikhael. When you’re featured on the website of one of the world’s most famous fashion and lifestyle magazines, you know that things just got serious and that’s exactly what happened when Dihzahyners was featured on Vogue’s website in a photo feature about the world’s most interesting stairs. This is how the stairs look before any work… Here, we speak to Dihzahyners… to learn more about them, their work and more… Did you know you were going to be featured in Vogue magazine? No we didn’t, we were told by our friends and people started to tag us in it, also started to share it on their private accounts. How did the whole process start…Did you ever imagine that you will be...

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Photomed: Celebrating Mediterranean Photography in Beirut

Photomed, The Festival of Mediterranean Photography, which will showcase the work of photographers from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea is finally here. Here’s the chance to celebrate and get inspired by the very best photographers in the region… As one of the trends to look out for this week, Photomed is spread across venues such as Beirut Souks, Saifi Village, Institut Français du Liban, Byblos Bank Headquarters and Le Gray Hotel and Station, the event aims to showcase the work of the very best international and Lebanese photographers. Presenting their work will be artists such as Mimmo Jodice, Barbara Luisi, Patrice Terraz, Paolo Verzone, Bernard Plossu, Leila Alaoui, Arslane Bestaoui, Keiichi Tahara, and Serge Najjar and many others. It is an invitation to the public, including professionals and visitors to discover and rediscover renowned artists and to better understand what Mediterraneans have in common. Note: Main...

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First Time Paris Couture Comes to UK – Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal

If you’re a fan of  Yves Saint Laurent, then planning a visit to London soon is a must. The Bowes Museum and the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent are collaborating to create Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal, the first exhibition in the UK to present a comprehensive display of the French fashion designer’s work and life between July 11 until October 25 Photo: Marina Schiano wears a short evening dress from Saint Laurent’s 1970 autumn-winter collection. Photograph: Jeanloup Sieff The YSL show will highlight the defining elements of his vision, and the significant influence it has had on fashion and the way we understand womenswear. “Fashion fades, style is eternal” Yves Saint Laurent once said. Articulating this idea, the exhibition will present fifty garments including some iconic pieces from the Russian Collection, the Mondrian dresses and the Tuxedo. The show will also open up a dialogue with The Bowes Museum’s collection, creating...

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