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Lexus and the city

Yesterday Lexus introduced their new car line-up. The collection includes fancy cars & SUV models with breathtaking interiors. As i’m not a big car expert, i took a lot of pictures for you guys to check & enjoyed the event that was really well organised, from the welcoming & setting, to the catering & art stations.

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Beirut Art Fair

Beirut Art Fair was held last week at Biel. For those who missed it here’s a small recap about some of the exhibited work. There was a big variety of artwork from artist around the world. It was inspiring to see all those colors and ideas. I just wish that all the Lebanese society starts visiting art fairs, and schools pay more attention to art in their educational programs. Because art is really a window to the soul, where you can replace all the negative feelings with colors.

P.S: If i didn’t mention the name of the artists for some pictures please don’t hesitate to mention them!

Benjamin Carbonne

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Elena Monzo

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Leila Shawa (Plastine) – ” Where Souls Dwell V “

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BDW: Plastik Pop Up Shop

Finally here comes the weekend and here comes the time to explore new places in town. If you’re looking for some inspiration or a special gift to buy then I have a store you must visit!

During the Beirut Design Week was the opening of the Plastik pop up store in Saifi Village. If you’re familiar with the Plastik magazine work, you will totally get the new concept store spirit. Fashion items, accessories, paintings, books, and cookies from designers like Corinne Martin, Nada Debs, Sarah’s Bag, Cocoa & Co. that reflect modern pop culture. You can find pretty much everything in this store but nothing you’ve expected, and that’s what I like about this kind of stores!

Will be posting more about the Blow Up event held during the Design Week 2014 so stay in touch and enjoy your weekend!

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Beirut Designer’s Week

Events like Beirut designer’s Week are a must to Lebanese society and designers as well. Our upcoming design talents need more support and coverage to access a bigger audience. As well out society needs to see more art and design; beautiful things are a therapy to the soul.

Some familiar names with unique talents where exhibiting like Nadine Zeeni, Aura headpieces, Lina brax the brand, Nicoletta Parodi, Pink aubergine & Oui.We got also introduced to new designers especially in the interior and accessories design field that we didn’t knew about but they showed a lot of uniqueness and creativity.

Though I have some notes taken:

–  I don’t think that bought online accessories belong to Beirut Designer’s Week. It’s disrespectful to the talented designers working so hard on their designs.

– Designers and exhibitors especially new ones should have their business cards ready, or else people will forget about them as soon as they hit the parking

– I know that renting a space at Zaytouna Bay is not cheap but it’s a designer’s week so a nicely decorated and organized stand is appreciated!

–  This year the exhibition was held next to the restaurants, unlike last year when it was on the upper side, facing the road. It was a nice move allowing more interaction between people and exhibitors. The space was bigger and it was more fluent to go from a stand to another.

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Crop it off

Hello all Monday survivor! To help you keep the weekend vibes in you, here’s a post about the MUST HAVE trends for this summer: the crop tops! It might not be the easiest trend to pull off especially if you’re not a 16 year old teanager with toned abs. But we all love fashion because you can & you should mold it to fit your body and personality. So don’t be afraid to go for the cropped top, you can pair it with high waisted pants for a modern off to the edge look or with a midi or pencil skirt for a classic extra feminin twist.
Here’s my selection to you!
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Trends Gone Blind!

Beirut is with no doubt one of the best fashion capitals in the world! Joining designers and people with different styles and sense of fashion. Different personalities expressed in the most classic and crazy ways. Go out for a drink at any of Beirut bars and you’ll definitely understand the Lebanese street style fashion scene. You’ll see girls in sky-high Loubis & others rocking outrageous sneakers!

That’s the Lebanese freedom of expression and our street art BUT some of those girls are just going too far with their fashionista diva look! It really pisses me off seeing those deadly fashion mistakes Lebanese girls do. Following trends is cool but it doesn’t mean u have to wear them the way everyone does or wearing them from head to toe or even wearing them when they don’t compliment your body or style!

I really get excited about new trends from the runaway then a couple of months I started seeing them on every single girl (styled in good & bad ways) like wedge sneakers, ombrée hair, neon colors, mirrored sunglasses…

So girls, trends are set by fashion people as a guide to serve you. You can play & experiment to achieve a unique look not a circus déjà vu!

P.S I’ll try to post pictures from Lebanese street style faux pas, fashion mistakes & trends taken to the edge! 🙂

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