Monthly Archives: May 2019

Cara Delevingne and Balmain Spike It Up in Handbag Collection

Cara Delevingne and Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s Creative Director, are no strangers to fashion collaborations. Now, the supermodel-turned-actress has teamed up with the designer to create three new handbag styles: Romeo and Twist, which just launched and the BBag, will be available mid-July. The collection gives of the ’80s biker gang vibe, the bags mix a classic quilted, black leather base with thick straps and spiked gold accents....

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Chiara Ferragni X Lancome: A Makeup Collaboration with a Wink

Chiara Ferragni, blogger-turned-entrepreneur has partnered with Lancôme to launch her first makeup collaboration with the beauty company. The collection comprises of a lip and face palette, three exclusive shades of the L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine lipstick, a trio of the L’Absolu Lacquer lippie and a limited-editi on Hypnôse Drama mascara — all designed with pink packaging and the winking eye motif signature to The Blonde Salad brand. “I wanted to create a makeup collection that is 100-percent my style,” Ferragni speaks of her new product launch in a press release. “This is the reason why I joined forces with Lancôme. We worked on a product and communication that is relevant for the girls of my generation.” Drawing inspiration from Ferragni’s go-to makeup looks and action-packed lifestyle, the Flirting Palette is made up of four lipstick shades, four eyeshadows, one rosy blush, three shimmering highlighters, a lip gloss...

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Sandra Kheir Sahyoun Brings Out The Cedar In Us

Ever since she was a little girl, Sandra Kheir Sahyoun intuitively saw painting as a hyphen between her inner world and reality. In 2014, during a walk in a cedar forest in Lebanon, she found herself seized with emotion, full of the energy that emerged from the gigantic millennia-old trees. This was when Sahyoun discovered, in some form of revelation, the answer to all her identity-related questions. Here we talk to the artist about her approach to her work and the pieces she produces. Sahyoun taught herself to observe, feel, and understand what is visible in order to internalize it and analyze it and then create realistic images that can sometimes feel like actual photographs. Tell us about your relationship with the cedar and why it is the focus of your new series. What was your main inspiration and why? The canvas has always been for...

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Limited Edition Bvlgari Le Gemme Collezione Murano

Inspired by the art of High Jewellery, Bvlgari entered the world of Haute Parfumerie with Le Gemme collection. Bvlgari Le Gemme Collezione Murano, limited to only 300 bottles, forges a new path, a rich trail that leads to the enchanting streets and canals of Venice. In this collection, High Jewellery and Haute Parfumerie are joined by a third tradition of artisanship: glassblowing. Each of its six scents is encapsulated in a bottle made of handcrafted Murano glass....

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From Bankruptcy to Sublimation: Monetary Landscapes on View in Lebanon

See money in a different way! Gallery artists, Samuel Coisne and Yann Dumoget, destroy banknotes in order to retain their aesthetic value, thereby sublimating their triviality. Their monetary artwork is on display at Alice Mogabgab Gallery until June 29. Discover how art and money get along in the art world… Art and money get along well. As far back as the 1st century, Pliny the Elder (23-79) spoke of the capital gain in art, of the riches accumulated by the artist, but also of a painting worth its weight in gold. If the price of an artwork is important to the artist, money often holds a central place in a composition: from a shiny gold coin to a simple silver ditto, from a bank note to a monetary symbol, representations of money, whether metaphorical or realistic, fluctuate up through the history of art, between vice...

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Why Vegan? A First of its Kind Event in Lebanon

“WHY VEGAN?” A change for a Better World, is the first-of-a-kind Vegan Conference and Food festival to take place in Lebanon. The goal of this conference was to spread awareness and inspire the Lebanese people to put their compassion for animals in action to save the environment and give humanity a better change. The event’s Slogan and trending Hashtag was #Why_Vegan. The conference included Speeches from Georges Hayek & Roland Azar (From the Lebanese Vegan Society), Samira Oufan (Dietitian), Joelle Ghali (Holistic Nutritionist) as well as Georges Achkar & Rami Merza (Anonymous for the Voiceless) followed by a Vegan Expo, Food Tasting, Networking and Live Music. The conference was hosted and sponsored by Hayek Hospital and supported by: Souheil El-Raii Cinematography, Fouad Abou Hamdan Photography, Better’fly Lebanon for Digital Marketing and Think-Luxe for the organization and PR. Participating partners: Ada’s Kitchen – Vegan Cheeses Badass...

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