Never tried painting, so I create outfits instead. Styling is another form of art I enjoy: breaking patterns, mixing colors & adding a final accessories touch! It often leads to a piece of art, and every time the result comes up different, as it’s basically mood oriented.
This outfit was picked randomly for a Sunday lunch. I built it around this gorgeous top I felt like I HAD to wear that day!
Broke the top femininity with structured “work” pants I would never wear on weekends. Not the usual combination but the colors combined really well with that autumn mood creating an edgy look.
Even if it’s important to follow new trends, don’t let yourself get caught by them to end up looking like everyone else. Try experimenting with your outfits instead, mix the old and the new & dress for your personality!
I’ve been through a love/hate relationship for Beirut. As I lived most of my life in the mountains, they have always been the closest to my heart.
But growing up, especially during my college years, I have grown love for the city as I lived there for a couple of years.
A love I never expected to have for the crowded streets & the things I used to hate became a different kind of inspiration.
The part I don’t like is still there, but I’ve found ways to enjoy my fondness to Beirut:
Walk through it: With the traffic of the city, the only way to enjoy it is to park your car somewhere & walk. Capture new things & discover the small details!
Schedule it: Beirut has a lot of mood lifting & inspirational activities to offer. Things to be experimented differently from day to night. So try to alternate timing / activities as much as possible to keep that love!
A simple morning walk, a tasty cup of coffee while finishing some tasks, late lunch with your friends or drinks with your co-workers. A whole range of activities through day & night to fit everyone, without forgetting that everything can be done in the same area. So can you help not falling in love with Beirut?
Top & Jeans: Zara – Bag: Mango – Sandals: Charles & keith – Choker: Forever 21
Yesterday was the opening of the first Tanya Heath shop in Lebanon & the Middle East. The footwear designer was present to explain everything about the revolutionary shoes brand with interchangeable heels.
So you can now forget about the heels pain & about taking your “shame” ballerina bag everywhere with you, because with Tanya Heath you can switch heels with just one click. And what surprised me more is how light the heels are, even the chunky ones!
Cynthia Esber (in red) & Tanya Heath (in Black) with Roudi Rahme and Maya Acra
Welcoming Tanya Heath “á la Libanaise” with a Selfie!
Event organized by Cynthia Esber & “Luxury Limited Edition”
Location: Ghandour El Saad Street, Ashrafieh
Shoes price range: 350 – 600$
Heels price range: 39 – 80$
It’s the time when you transform the unexpected chaos into something beautiful!
In this post I’m introducing a new theme on the blog that came up unexpectedly. As I like being behind the cam more than in front of it, every now & then I will be hosting guests for photo-shoot sessions, they will answer style questions boosting your inspiration.
My first guest is P, one of my closest friends. This girl has the most chaotic closet with tones of colors & textures that end up in perfect harmony, making great looks!
Your fashion inspiration: Instagram fashion profiles and celebrities like Kylie Jenner.
The beauty product you keep on buying: Becca Backlight Priming Filter, Mac Cream Colour Base & Radiant Magna Lash mascara! Those are my go to products every time!
Your favorite wardrobe item right now: Definitely the jacket from Topshop I’m wearing in this photo shoot & my dark lipstick. Perfect for this season!
What makes or breaks a look: Every item we wear makes a difference starting from the bra! But I think that the hair plays an important role in making or breaking the look, after all “A happy hair day is a happy day!”
Summer or winter fashion? Definitely summer fashion & hot stuff! Winter fashion is just cool… not too cool though!
I usually don’t buy drugstore foundation because I have a very sensitive skin, but I gave this NYX foundation a try. And my shot was on point as this foundation turned out to be super lightweight & has a buildable coverage thanks to the drop formula so it works well for everyday make up if you want light coverage. The only thing I found trouble with is the direct application on the face as things might get messy! NYX recommends using the special total control brush for application: http://bit.ly/2gm8Oiy
NYX DREAMCATCHER PALETTE in Golden Horizons
Welcome autumn with this palette 10 different colors, mixing between mattes and shimmers. The mirror & a double-end sponge applicator are well hidden underneath, you just have to slide the top part. Be careful not to miss it!
As for the shadows quality I have mixed feelings, some colors aren’t as strong as they appear to be, like the purple shade. But others have really nice pigmentation like the goldy orange one (I loveeed this shade).
Final verdict: I’m not sure if I would buy it again, I think you can find better drugstore palette with the same price range, but the colors shade range/combination is a winner!
Products bought from NYX shop – ABC Verdun, Lebanon
Put a bet on red, put a bet on love, put a bet on new chances & put a bet on yourself!
Put a bet on red because it will give glam and power to any look.
Put a bet on red because it will give you strength when you feel like everything is black & white.
Put a bet on yourself because you know more than anyone else what you’re worth.
Forget about keeping things low profile while trying to kill the cold, this season fur variation will make you feel fabulous facing the storms.
So unleash your wildness from the forgotten part of your closet and wear your fur anytime & anywhere.
Dare to wear it big & colorful as seen on the catwalks. Dare to wear it in the day time with your favorite jeans to keep it hip!
One simple question to answer this season: Brown or Berry?
Although i’m not a big fan of brown when it comes to clothing, this fall i’m crushing over this colour in all lipstick shades (Matte terracotta, creamy coffee, deep brown, burnt brown…) giving us a throwback to the 90s. It’s suitable for every skin color & flattering for all lips shapes!
As for the berry shade, we’ve already seen it on different catwalks but this season it would be exciting to try the darker shades of it like plum and purple. Those shades will guarantee a dark romantic touch to every winter look.
Now tell me which of the innovative shades will upgrade your winter makeup, brown or berry?
Temperature might be dropping down but the Potter’s Clay pantone is here to warm things up!
The color of falling leaves will add refinement to your outfit with its earthy tone and hint of orange & ochre.
Whether layered with other neutrals, color blocked or worn from head to toe, this pantone color is one of my top picks for this season on all fabrics & it’s the perfect substitute for the classic brown.
P.S: I rarely wear brown; I basically hate it…unless it’s about makeup, than you have to wait for upcoming posts 😉
Last weekend I passed by Bickfaya to check one of their events that locals became used to “Marché aux fleurs” (Flower Market). For people who don’t know, Bickfaya a town in Metn area, is well known for – beside politics – it’s beautiful nature & yummy peaches!
The flower market is not just a place for people to meet & catch up but also for locals to display their products from flowers, home appliances & accessories, which is needed in a town that’s barely active during the weekdays.
So take a tour on what you’ve missed & have a nice day!
To check all the events & news related to Bickfaya, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BiBickfaya/
Featured handmade accessories from SHINE: https://www.facebook.com/shinebypamelazeinati/?fref=ts
Can you resist those little ones?
Handmade necklaces by SHINE
Celebrating flowers in accessories
Oh La La
LOVE Photo Booth
Loved the lemonade/orange station!
Food section & kids 🙂
The main road with Bickfaya famous trees in the background