I'M SLIM SHADY

Slim fit jeans have been around for quite some time now. They’re to pants what the petite robe noire is to dresses.

NO POST-VACATION BLUES FOR ME

Mid-January. We can now officially say the festivities are over. We’ve eaten to the point of exhaustion, we’ve reached a type 2 diabetes, and a few pounds have taken up residence on our bottoms. Rather than falling into mental distress, let’s focus on the positive aspects of this period. And I’m not talking about the “new year, new me” irritating hashtags we see everywhere.

Audrey Hepburn wearing Courreges
COURRÈGES, THE ANTI AGING BRAND

Some designers are known for their aesthetics, others for their inventions. French designer André Courrèges, who passed away last Thursday, was known for both.

JUMP AROUND WITH PHILIPPE HALSMAN!

On a scale of one to ten, how bothered are you by friends, anonymous and celebrities polluting your screen with pictures of themselves jumping in the middle of the street or next to an art piece?

“VOLEZ, VOGUEZ, VOYAGEZ”, LOUIS VUITTON EXHIBITION (PARIS)

The Grand Palais retraces Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 to today. The choice of the venue is quite symbolic. The monument was built in 1900 during one of the most spectacular Universal Exhibitions.

HOW TO COPE WITH TRENDS

Bucket bags, studded accessories, pompons, skinny jeans, I’ve welcomed them all with open arms. My latest acquisition? A pair of Stan Smith. I know… I’m late on this one! I tried so hard to fight the “Phoebe Philo look”, tired of that minimalistically chic and cold allure everybody was (and still is) falling for, but I miserably failed.

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE FURRY

Fake fur vs real fur. The subject clearly stirs up passions. Whatever the team we root for, when winter comes, all hair types are out and about.

The difference this season? Fur is not only seen on coats and hats. Too boring, too easy. The fashion industry, lately (re)discovering the concept of humor, has stuck up fur on every possible item.

THE UNITED CANDIES OF CHEZ HELENE, PARIS

How can anyone say no to desserts? That’s just strange and it freaks me out! What’s not to love about sweets? The word itself is music to the ears.

The Perfume Museum, Fragonard (Paris)

Paris will never be overrated. Every time I come back, I’m as amazed as surprised by its beauty and richness. No matter how well I know the city, I keep on discovering new gold nuggets.

FASHION EQUATION
SHOULD WE FALL FOR THE FURBALL?

If Sophie Hulme’s Monsters collection (picture 1) and Fendi’s Karlito (picture 2) were huge fashion hits last winter, this season the hairball trend is back in full force.

THE MAN BUN TREND

We’ve stolen their button-down shirts, their jeans, their tuxedos, so it’s only fair men steal our hair.

WHEN A LEBANESE WELCOMES A NON-LEBANESE

Even though I grew up in Europe and I’m third culture kid, when my Parisian friend came visit me in Beirut last week, my Lebanese side took over. I felt entrusted with the sacred task of showing her the best of our everyday life.  If partying is the obvious bit, the following habits are nonetheless typically Lebanese.  

The esthetic life

MACLE JEWEL COLLECTIVE, BEIRUT

For those who think this post is going to be totally biased since I used to work for jewelry designer Selim Mouzannar and stated (still do!), loud and clear, that he was the coolest boss ever, have a look at his work and you’ll agree with the following lines.

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