SKI SEASON AND THE POWER OF NEON

Mountain fanatics will probably get this post. Having grown up in Switzerland, I’ve been on the slopes at a very early age. Ski, monoski, snowboard, I’ve practiced every kind of winter sport. Whatever the genre, There’s something about wearing beanies, mask sunglasses and gloves that make us feel particularly cool, right? Swimming or running doesn’t bring out the same “coolness awareness”.

Empreintes Paris
EMPREINTES: THE FRENCH CRAFT CONCEPT STORE

Paris Haut-Marais is definitely one of my favorite neighborhoods. Trendy without being invaded by hipsters, it gathers a variety of singular coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques.

FASHION EQUATION
WHEN YOUR CLOTHING MATCHES YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Zach Braff Garden State

The more I grow up the less I make mistakes shopping wise. There comes a time, in every girl’s life, when every thing works perfectly well. Teenage years are to deal with spots and to explore new styles.

“PSYCHEDELIA”: SARAH’S BAG EVENT

Beirut friends, starting tomorrow, Sarah’s Bag is joining forces with some of Lebanon and the Middle East’s coolest designers to create a line of limited edition clothes and accessories inspired by “Psychedelia”, the label’s latest collection.

LA TERRE EST FOLLE: A BITTERSWEET BRAND

Those interested in fashion, and more precisely fashion in Lebanon, have probably noticed that the country is full of young emerging talents. If couture designers have already conquered the world, ready to wear designers are making their mark in Beirut and shaking up the local industry. Their biggest asset? Singularity.

DID YOU KNOW: LA PETITE VESTE CHANEL

The tweed jacket, one of Chanel’s signature pieces, is on top of every girl’s wish list, right next to the Birkin bag, the

WHAT TO DO WITH OLD FASHIONED ITEMS?

I used to pile up magazines, accumulate empty shopping bags, old notepads, broken hair clips… Those days are over now.

When you’ve lived like myself in various countries and had to move in and out of many apartments, you begin to develop an acute sense of practicality. You become a master of “keep or toss”.

BOOT CAFÉ: TINY, MINI AND COZY

Good things come in small package. Boot Café is no exception to the rule. The shoebox sized coffee place (4m2) opened in 2014 in Paris “Haut-Marais”. I read on their website that they once offered a 'free coffee week' to anyone who could rap an entire Biggie verse on the occasion of the rapper's birthday.

WE ARE ALL CREATIVE DIRECTORS

The last decades haven’t really been associated with specific styles. When you try to visualize the ‘70s or the ‘80s, the picture comes instantly. Those years had clear sartorial codes. Flared pants, wedges, printed tops and braids for the former. Straight jeans, wide shoulder tops, fluorescent colors and scrunchies for the latter.

NOUR NAJEM, BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT

A book, a painting, a song can bring back memories. It’s the same with clothes. We all have lucky panties, first date tops and travel sneakers haven't we? We associate outfits with situations and encounters, fragments of life that are positive or negative. But can a feeling initially inspire clothes?

FASHION EQUATION
CAROLINE ARDITTI : CECI N’EST PAS UN CHAPEAU

Drop your sequin top, your high heels and your printed pants, for you no longer need fancy outfits thanks to Caroline Arditti’s headpieces.

I’m crazy about any thing that can be placed on a head. Beanies, caps, fedoras, turbans, name it, I have it. Classic in their design, they’ve always spiced up my looks, whether they’re simple or not.

PUM PUM SOCKS, THE STATEMENT SOCKS

I spent the last three weeks in Paris, juggling between fashion shows, interviews, exhibitions and pastries. Though fall officially kicked in, the daily sun attendance and mild weather made me believe, at the beginning of my stay, that a higher force decided to spare me from thick clothes, itchy fabrics and waist tights’ marks.

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