Monthly Archives: March 2019

Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette Launches in Lebanon

With 12 amped-up, cherry-hued shades that range from shimmering pinks and warm peaches to deep burgundies, the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette will have you creating ethereal daytime looks as well as wildly seductive smoky eyes. The edgy location, in the presence of global makeup artist Izabela Cruz introduced the Naked Cherry Palette and  shared her exclusive and secrets pro makeup tips. And cherry on the cake, Urban Decay also revealed that the brand is now available online on the website Loolia Closet!...

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Fluid, Organic Curves Defines Karim Rashid’s New Jewelry Collection

Karim Rashid joins the group of Lapponia designers as a Guest Designer in spring 2019, with the launch of his first jewelry collection for the brand starting today.    Rashid is one of the bestknown and most prolific designers of his generation. Over 4000 designs in production, over 400 awards and working in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. Half English, half Egyptian, Karim was born in Cairo in 1960. He was raised in Canada and has lived in NYC for the last 25 years. During his career he has explored numerous fields of design, from small everyday objects to grand interiors. His award-winning designs include luxury goods, democratic products, furniture, lighting, high tech products, brand identity and packaging. Brands and compa-nies Karim has co-operated with include Veuve Clicquot, Alessi, Citibank, Samsung and Hugo Boss, to name but a few. He also...

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A Store Window With a Story to Tell

Window Installation from Ja Studio featuring the Ura raincoat just won Window Display Of The Year’ Frame Awards 2019. In the Basque language ‘Ura’ means water. Ura’ considers the relationship between the individual and consumerism through the use of a dynamic interplay between structure and product. The social interaction between groups / individuals and material objects is changing and, as such, it is important to create shopping experiences that attract and draw in potential shoppers. Aside from the concept and the design of an unusual metallic structure, one of the most interesting aspects of this window installation is its occupation of an unconventional location, suspended above eye-level from the ceiling. Fourteen waterproof raincoats are suspended from seven bicompartmental metallic structures strategically placed on the ceiling of the store simulating drops of water. The shoppers’ attention is therefore drawn directly upwards to the product creating an...

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Behind the Scenes: Nada Debs x Fratelli Rossetti

A favorite at FashionRepublik, Lebanese designer Nada Debs is launching a limited edition sandal co-designed with Fratelli Rossetti, creators of some of Italy’s most desirable shoes. We go behind the scenes to see how Nada is creating these heels and learn more before the launch of this special piece, which will be available in 60 exclusive pairs only. The pair will be shown for the first time at the Fuori Salone on April 11 at the Fratelli Rossetti flagship store in 1, Montenapoleone. Available in two versions, a subtle off-white and a velvety soft red nubuck, these limited editions can be found in Fratelli Rossetti boutiques in Milan and Beirut and on online boutiques. Debs has created a stunning, signature heel made of contemporary mother-of-pearl inlay in solid walnut wood. The captivating zigzag pattern symbolizes the joined souls of Beirut and Milan, two cities with...

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Hudson Yards: An Extraordinary Megaproject Opens in New York

It was a busy weekend for New Yorkers as they went to get a first look at the the Hudson Yards megaproject that opened Friday. Located on the West Side of Manhattan, Hudson Yards was built above the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rail yards and is said to be the the biggest real estate project in the country, “and one of the biggest in New York since Rockefeller Center was completed 80 years ago,” according to New York Times. The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, New York City’s newest, most exciting and innovative shopping and dining destination, officially opened to the public. The one-million-square-foot retail center brings together an unparalleled collection of shopping and dining experiences found nowhere else in New York, including offerings from leading brands in every category from luxury to fast fashion, first stores from many digitally native brands and imaginative cultural...

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Florentine Artist Celebrates the Woman in a Creative Art Hunt

March celebrates the ‘woman’. Artists all around the world are paying tribute in their own way. An artist that attracted FashionRepublik’s attention is newcomer #LeDiesis. The Florentine artist, who wants to remain an incognito creative,  has devised a street art treasure hunt in Florence to celebrate the woman. First announced on Instagram with hashtags #LeDiesis #8marzo2019 #streetart, the incognito creative or collective has affixed eight iconic women dressed as Superwoman throughout the city in spaces formerly occupied by doors and windows. Rita Levi-Montalcini, Frida Kahlo, Margherita Hack, Princess Lea, Sophia Loren, the Virgin Mary, Nefertiti and Kill Bill’s The Bride are the women portrayed by the artist....

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