Monthly Archives: November 2018

Elias Moubarak Shows The Wondrous and Probable Life of Mr H.

Lebanese filmmaker and photographer Elias Moubarak introduces ‘The Wondrous and Probable Life of Mr H’. The solo- exhibition at Art on 56th, tells the story of Mr H, a once real, living person, who now has a new life, through assembling vintage photographs and documentary material, the artist. Bridging the gap between fact and fiction, past and present, Moubarak embellishes the probably ordinary life of his character and sparks his narrative with magic, enigma and mystery. Photography is a draft of history, it captures, eternalizes and records moments and time. Moubarak adds a playful twist to this characteristic of the medium, by making fiction, instead of reality, real through photography. He gathers vintage photographs he finds, and produces a story around the unknown sitter, calling him Mr H and altering the meaning of his life. He de-contextualizes these images and re-inserts them into the present,...

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Designer Marine Bustros Talks About Noura’s New Flagship Boutique

One of Lebanon’s most loved pastry and chocolate brand just celebrated their 70th anniversary. Noura celebrates its milestone with a new flagship boutique in Downtown that refelcts a more modern and uplifted identity. Fashionrepublik.com takes a minute with Marine Bustros, the interior designer behind the new boutique. The boutique’s innovative design combines age-old tradition and modern-day novelty, via tones of wood and copper. Designed by Marine Bustros, the boutique is a chic, inviting space that displays chocolates and pastries in a unique way. The new concept will be applied in the existing stores in Beirut and all future new branches opening as of next year. Owners Julien and Pierre Khabbaz gave Bustros the opportunity to participate in a close contest to create the concept of the new boutique in Downtown while respecting the traditional signature of the brand. “The new design is sober and elegant...

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L’Occitane Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar: Treat Yourself Every Day

Indulge a loved one or treat yourself to a luxurious pre-Christmas gift with the L’Occitane Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar presenting a new gift each day with everything from shower gels, shampoos, soaps, eau de toilette. This year, the premium Advent Calendar of Constellations comes as imaginative, intriguing and impressive ! This Advent Calendar of Constellations is like the most exquisite puzzle. Hold it in your hands, twist, turn, rotate, and seek out the 24 treasures hidden within its 24 drawers. Illustrated by the fashion house Castelbajac Paris, these two Beauty Advent Calendars feature 24 of the brand’s most loved products. It’s the ideal way to countdown to Christmas.  It opens out like the doors to the sweetest dream, then reveals 24 further doors inside. Behind each one lies a surprise from L’Occitane. With a few dashes of color and inspiration, it embellished the entire Holiday...

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Puma Launches Muse Maia Luxe with Cara Delevingne

Get those dancing shoes on this festive season as Puma launches Muse Maia Luxe. Worn by Cara Delevingne, the latest iteration in the Muse range ups the streetstyle game with a sporty and chic sneaker drop. This is a holiday must-have. From offering a sophisticated look to a striking statement design, the Muse collection has ensured women have the right product to be fierce in everything they do. Muse Maia Luxe is a stylish low-cut boot with a split outsole inspired by dancing. The feminine silhouette features a mix of technical and fashionable details while retaining its original progressive fit. With a textile upper and rubber outsole, the sneakers are decked with a strap that crosses over the heel from one lateral to the other and fitted with a contrasting metallic TPU piece for a futuristic look and feel. The Muse collection echoes PUMA’s #DoYou...

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Catch the Christmas Light with Bottega Veneta Ornaments

The art of living is essential to the culture of Bottega Veneta and this year they have a few special items for the holiday season. The new gifts for the home embody and elevate this ideal, for example with blankets made from a blend of alpaca and wool—known for its lightness, warmth and texture. The new graphic Intrecciato Checker picture frames lend a fresh look to a signature piece that keeps treasured memories close at hand, while checkered nappa coasters and placemats help to create a festive table. And to trim the tree, a set of colored glass orbs are hand-blown by Murano artisans to catch the twinkling light just so.  ...

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