Lebanon

Jamalouki con

Loved being a part of the amazing Jamalouki con in Beirut this year! Loved meeting everyone at my meet and greet and all the amazing make up artists and products available was really fun!
At the dinner I was wearing this gorgeous Madator dress by For Love and Lemons . You can find the dress here on shopbop  or shop similar dresses here.

Dinner outfit:
Dress: For Love and Lemons
Bag: Dior
Shoes: Gucci

كنت مبسوطة جدا عشان كنت في Jamalouki con   في بيروت السنة دي! جميل انك تقابل كل اللي بتحبهم و تشوف روعة التنظيم و الماكيب ارتيست، يوم في مجمله اكتر من رائع! كنت في العشا لابسة فستان فوق الرائع Madator dress by For Love and Lemons  و طبعا فاكراكم زي كل مرة و من اللينك ده تقدروا تشتروه here on shopbop  او تشتروا موديلات شبيهة من هنا shop similar dresses here.

Dinner outfit:
Dress: For Love and Lemons 
Bag: Dior
Shoes: Gucci

Sursock Museum


It was my first day back in Beirut yesterday and it felt great to be back here while I enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Sursock Museum!I was wearing a knee length silk skirt which has sold out online but you can find similar here . I styled it with this beautiful lace multi colored Sandro top. Lace is going big this season especially with amazing brands like AlexisFor Love & LemonsUlla JohnsonLittle White Lies,St. RocheCLUVelvetRachel Zoe which you can all find on Shopbop.com.I just need to let you guys know about the amazing friends and family sale on Shopbop.com! Seriously don’t miss out, I just ordered myself a yummy Sara Battaglia bag and two gorgeous dresses that you’ll be seeing very soon! The sale officially starts today and will only last 3 days! You can get 25% off any item using the code “inthefam” at checkout!

Top: Sandro
Skirt: Shop similar here
Sunglasses: MiuMiu 
Bag: Gucci
Shoes: MiuMiu

Dash


If you’ve been to the Far East you will be familiar with the strange no brand/ far eastern brands available there with many truly amazing eye-catching pieces. Prints like the one on this amazing jumpsuit which actually states “no brand” and underneath it says made in Hong Kong is a piece to die for! I fell in love with it the moment I saw it and I seriously miss shopping those narrow streets in the Far East 🙂
I styled it with my Tatoosh glitter slippers and Leo Dash clutch for a sunny day out in Beirut!Jumpsuit: No Brand
Sunglasses: Dior
Slippers: Tatoosh
Clutch: LeoFlorals

Our fifth summer trend discussed during Beirut Designers week was about florals. I’ve personally always been a fan of florals. It’s girly thing to like floral prints and I guess more than fifty percent of women will like floral prints once at least once in their lifetime.The floral theme is endless, it’s a classic let’s say. We can’t call it a trend of the season because it can always be integrated in any season and merged with other trends.In our shoot here which was featured in Ladybird Magazine’s July 2015 issue you can see three different floral outfits, the message we tried to give is don’t be afraid to mix patterns with florals. Try different looks and try merging different styles.Outfits available at Debi.R boutique Lebanon.Photography: Lara Zankoul
Magazine: Ladybird July 2015Those Lips

On this sunny day in Beirut on my way to Zaytuna Bay I was wearing more of a casual look. I’m in love with Everywhere is Runway and their gorgeous shiny pieces such as this Lips tank top from Debi.R Beirut! I have a thing for lips 🙂
I styled the top with studded Pinko jeans, classic Valentino rock-stud heels and my Les Petits Joueurs Lego Love bag.Top: Everywhere is Runway
Jeans: Pinko
Heels: Valentino
Bag: Les Petits JoueursThe Color Blocking Trend

My first subject during the live styling workshop I gave during Beirut Designers Week was about color blocking.
What is Color blocking? It is taking super saturated hues and adding them together creating one sharp eye-catching look. The outfit revolves around a palette of two or more colors which are usually in bold and bright shades. Prints and patterns are usually not used in color-blocking as they take away the blocked visual but some designers such as Clover Canyon mix blocking with patterns and prints as you can see here on the dress I’m wearing.
Color blocking is not merely a summer trend it can be easily achieved in winter as well.
Many high end designers have used color blocking in their collections over the past few years such as Gucci for example in 2011.
Obviously there’s still some basic rules here. First it’s good to understand the color wheel (see pictures) and how colors match or don’t match. Let’s think of the primary colors blue red and yellow.

From there you can choose your color block outfit with which you can go three ways:
1. Complimentary as in choosing colors from opposite sides.
2. Monochromatic as in choosing the same color in different shades.
3. Analogous which is choosing color shades that neighbor each other on the wheel.

Possibilities are still endless when it comes to fashion! 😉
Remember brights will attract and darks will conceal. So if you don’t want the attention on your hips wear a bright and vibrant jacket along with vibrant shoes and no one will notice your hips.

Outfits available at Debi.R Boutique Lebanon
Photography: Lara Zankoul

During my speech I was wearing a dress that revolves around color blocking by Vintage Story Boutique Lebanon (which you can see in the picture).

Hearts Lips and Matches


Talk about prints…I’m a print addict. Whether it’s a cheap or high end brand, I fall head over heels if the print is fun!
This dress by Molly Bracken has a very cute print consisting of matches lips and hearts which can’t get any cuter!
I styled it for a lunch date with my boo in Beirut. The baby blue straw hat is by Grevi and has paillettes on it and is absolutely adorable.

Dress: Molly Bracken
Hat: Grevi
Clutch: Lulu Guinness
Shoes: Debi.R Biutique Beirut

Pop Art

Here is the third style trend we chose to discuss during our live work shop.
Pop Art, which is one of my personal favorites.
Pop Art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. It presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc.
Let’s admit the bond between fashion and art is a strong one! This partnership goes back to the first half of the 20th century when Salvador Dali had a Lobster painted on an Elsa Shiapparelli dress. Ever since that time art and fashion have had a strong fruitful relationship!
In he 1960s there weren’t many creative people around which made designers, musicians and artists more likely to work together and cooperate as they were setting the trends and he cultures. During that period fashion designers clearly starting using pop art in their clothing.
Not only did fashion designers use pop art in their designs but artists also made portraits of famous designers as for example Andy Warhol who painted Yves Saint Laurent in 1974.
Pop art is a form of art that uses popular objects or scenes from everyday life.
Bright colors and bold graphics are features that are popular in fashion this season.

Outfits available at Debi.R boutique Lebanon.
Photography: Lara Zankoul

Eagles


My first day to wear a crop top again was last week in Beirut! I enjoyed the feeling very much…it took me a few weeks to feel this comfortable again with my stomach as it was quite a bit bloated right after delivery.
I was wearing this very cool Eagle crop top with pearl detail which you can buy from Debi.R in Beirut.
I paired them with my tipped black Frame denim jeans and this super cool Supertrash coin belt. I personally love this look very much…

Top: Debi.R
Jeans: Frame Denim
Shoes: Uterique
Bag: Chanel
Belt: Supertrash

Lace Affair

Here is our second trend discussed during our live styling workshop during Beirut Designers Week.

Have you ever wondered how long Lace has been in fashion and why the royals love it so much?

Lace making started off in Northern Europe in the 17th century where it was used for decorating nearly everything from furniture to skirts and hats but it’s occupancy quickly died out until later on during the French Revolution in the 18th century where Marie Antoinette made it very popular again.
Ever since lace remained a common trend amongst the royals until the 20th century where it was spotted on dancers at the Moulin Rouge, on women in Mexico, and amongst others worldwide as for example Grace Kelly during her wedding in a beautiful lace dress in 1956.

In 1985 a big boom happened when Madonna wore a cheap stretch lace sportive look during her concert. According to statistics her look was copied by 94% of the worlds teenage girl population during the time:)

Nowadays designers have become playful with lace giving us exquisite results! Lace can be styled in summer in white while during winter black lace never disappoints in giving a sexy edgy look. Colored lace dresses are always a good idea…

Outfits available at Debi.R boutique Lebanon

Photography: Lara Zankoul

Black and White


One of our discussed styling methods during the live styling workshop at Zaytona Bay last week for Beirut Designers Week was “Black and White”.When it comes to black and white one has to be creative. Add patterns to the outfit and make sure it doesn’t turn out boring.During our photoshoot here we made sure to add a pop of color to the look. In our case it was yellow.

Adding a pop of color to black and white definitely makes the outfit pop out and more fun! 🙂

Outfits available at Debi.R boutique Lebanon.

Photography: www.larazankoul.com

Fantasy 82


The weather is getting hot and we are enjoying the windy fresh air by the beach here in Lebanon.

I’m loving this backless Mo&Co official top! In fact their entire collection is stunning be sure to check them out…

This top can be styled with anything but I wanted to glitz it up a little with this blue shiny skirt, my Chanel hot pink clutch and my new amazing LEO sandals from Debi.R boutique here in Beirut.

Top: Mo&Co
Sandals: LEO
Skirt: H&M
Bag: Chanel
Sunglasses: Le Specs

Back to life

For the first time in nearly three years I haven’t posted on my blog for over two weeks. But then again I have the once in a lifetime excuse as I just delivered my second baby two weeks ago. Adjusting to two kids at home was quite new but everything falls into place and I can proudly say I’m back all the way! 🙂
On this sunny day today with friends in Saifi Village I was wearing this cute simple Valentino tweed dress. I styled it with my new Joshua Sanders metallic kicks, a Fendi bag and a no brand jacket which I am head over heels in love with!

Dress: Valentino
Sunglasses: MiuMiu
Shoes: Joshua Sanders
Jacket: No Brand
Bag: Fendi

The Bunny Shoes


One of my latest on-the-go low budget maternity outfits while I’m wasting time here in Beirut waiting to pop includes this pair of H&M bling sweat pants and those gorgeous Minna Parikka Bunny shoes.
The bunny shoes are quickly becoming a big hit and since the designer is doing lots of different colors now you can rest assured you will find your perfect match!

Top&Pants: H&M
Vest: TopShop
Sunglasses: Markus Lupfer x Linda Farrow
Bag: Celine
Bag Charm: Tchitchi Doll
Shoes: Minna Parikka

Birdies

A fun evening in Beirut strolling around downtown I was wearing my new favorite new Stella Mc Cartney Jeans from her new SS15 collection with birdies on them. I love jeans embroidery in general…anything sparkly or eye-catching gets my attention.
The best thing about Beirut is the amazing weather during warm winter days you can easily wear spring pieces like this gorgeous Cici Sweater top I wore which you can find at Topshop London.

Top: Cici London
Jeans: Stella Mc Cartney
Shoes: Marni
Hat: Sole Society
Bag: Chanel

A Casual Day

It was just another casual day walking around Saifi Village in Beirut. I visited some of my favorite boutiques and spent some quality time with a friend over tea.
I was wearing this gorgeous khaki colored leather top by Zara with a black beaded vest. The statement choker is one of my favorites by Topshop this season! 🙂

Espadrilles: Manebi
Sunglasses: Chanel
Bag: Fendi
Top: Zara
Vest: Suite Blanco
Jeans: J Brand
Choker: Topshop
Rings: Topshop


The Statement


A sunny day on Beirut with friends and family I was wearing my new statement necklace from Topshop. The necklace consists of 3 layers worn together. I’ve always loved Topshop for their magnificent jewelry.
I was wearing the necklace on this perfect seethrough crop top by Bershka and a slightly high waisted skirt by Topshop.

Top: Bershka
Jewelry: Topshop
Skirt: Topshop
Bag: Chanel
Sunglasses: Prada
Shoes: Isabel Marant

I Believe In RED


I somehow love the red boots with the boy-bag and the hat! I seriously just thought they are the perfect combination only requiring a simple dress with an elegant straight cut!
I’m usually not a big fan of red it’s not my favorite color but when it come to shoes and lipstick I believe in RED 🙂

Dress: Topshop
Rings: Topshop
Bracelets: Topshop
Bag: Chanel
Hat: River Island
Boots: Office

LoveByN for The Sahara Collection


A sunny day in Beirut I finally got to style this gorgeous and extremely special top by the Sahara Collection. The top is basically a tank top with a transparent cape on top with light embroidery.

What I changed about the tank top is I made it shorter and tucked it up in order to have the cape transparency become more visible. I wore it with this printed Topshop skirt and my new Stella Luna wedges.

Top: The Sahara Collection
Skirt: Topshop
Bag: Fendi
Sunglasses: Chanel
Rings: Topshop
Shoes: Stella Luna

Rediscovery of the Cape


I’ve been buying and receiving a lot of Capes/Kimonos lately. The fluorescent printed ones emerge during summer and the darker woolen materials during winter. They all come in different styles including buttons, zippers, belts or nothing at all. Some have collars and some don’t. Even if they don’t bombard the fashion industry you can be sure they are always “in”. In the past few years Capes and Kimonos have been around more than ever and I am starting to consider the plain colored ones as classics in my wardrobe that can be worn every season.
I’m loving the rope necklaces by Lindsay’s Jewelry! You can see the one I’m wearing here is a black rope with a hot pink stone. They’re just perfect for the summer and look especially gorgeous on bikinis! It’s rare to find necklaces that blend so well with swimwear without appearing overdressed 🙂

Necklace: Lindsay’s Jewelry
Cape: Topshop
Sunglasses: Prada
Bag: YSL
Shorts: Topshop
Shoes: Isabel Marant


Kapow the language of Comics


I finally learnt what the real meaning of the word “Kapow” is right after I bought this skirt. Yes, everything I learn is solely for the sake of fashion 🙂 There’s loads of words used in the world of comics such as bam, zap and kapow. Basically what is means is a cry within a battle or noise made after a success. It can be used for describing anything ecstatic and has no specific definition.
So, I scored this no brand skirt from an amazing boutique near my house in Beirut and I’m loving it along with my new Fendi peek-a-boo…. Kapow 🙂

Skirt: No Brand
Bag: Fendi Peek-a-boo
Sunglasses: Chanel
Rings: Frillu
Rings: Topshop
Shoes: Isabel Marant

My Isabelli


I’m sure many of you have lately noticed the trend of those colorful bags. The Mochila bags by My Isabelli are handwoven by the Wayuus who are a group of indigenous people inhabiting the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia. Each bag is unique. Weaving those bags is a means of living for this tribe so when you buy this bag you are truly supporting craftsmanship 🙂 On this day in Beirut I was heading to the graveyard to visit my grandma who had passed away recently and I had to wear something long and also not black as she always disliked black on me 🙂 So I wore this long white dress by H&M and my straw hat to avoid Beirut’s strong sun especially that I would be standing in the sun for some time.

Bag: My Isabelli
Infinity Midi Rings: Frillu
Dress: H&M
Sandals: Accessorize
Sunglasses: Tods
Hat: Topshop

Silk & Vintage

A sunny day in Beirut where I had lunch at my favorite restaurant with friends and family.
I wore a pure silk top by Warehouse from London paired with a no brand short with fringes on the sides from Sungei Wang Plaza Kuala Lumpur. Styled them up with some vintage rings and my favorite snake pearl earrings from India.

Zum Lunch in meinem Lieblingsrestaurant in Beirut trug ich ein Seidentop aus Warehouse in London, Fransen-Shorts aus Malaysia (Sungei Wang Plaza Kuala Lumpur) und Vintage Ringe sowie grosse Perlenohringe mit einer Schlange aus Indien.

Top: Warehouse 
Shorts: No Brand (Sungei Wang Plaza Kuala Lumpur)
Bag: Hermes
Fire Fly Necklace: Franca Indelicato
Slippers: No Brand (Sungei Wang Plaza Kuala Lumpur)
Vintage Rings
Indian snake pearl earrings
Watch: Rolex
Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Saifi Village

When I visit Beirut I can’t resist paying a visit to the beautiful small Saifi Village filled with local designer boutiques and cafeterias.Strolling around the boutiques wasting time until my next appointment i wore my brown suede shorts by Guess along with my favorite Booties by Les Petites which i bought while in Paris from Gallerie Lafayette. The top is a no brand top from Sungei Wang Plaza in Kuala Lumpur.

Wenn man nach Beirut reist, kann man dem Charme von Saifi Village nicht widerstehen. So bin ich auch diesem Zauber eines kleinen idyllischen Ortes erlegen mit seinem lokalen Designer Boutiquen und charmanten Cafés.Auf dem Weg zu meinem nächsten Termin trug ich braune Suade Shorts by Guess, Ankleboots by Les Petites (Gallerie Lafayette Paris) und ein Top aus Sungei Wang Plaza in Kuala Lumpur.

Sunglasses:  Ray Ban
Shorts: Guess
Jacket: Dsquared
Booties: Les Petites
Top: No Brand (Sungei Wang Plaza Kuala Lumpur)
Necklace: Oysho
Watch: Rolex
Bag: Chloe Marcie
Bracelet: Hermes Kelly
Vintage rings

Birdy

Enjoying early drinks by the sea with friends and family in Beirut… If you have visited Malaysia before you would be aware of the local designers selling all their pieces for low prices for a one size fits all. If you are a size small you can fit into almost anything they sell like this birdy design dress that i bought for a great bargain approximately 30 dollars. I love the design and the colors. Its short, comfortable and does it for a hot day.

Zu Drinks mit Famile und Freunde…Wer schon mal in Malaysia war, kennt die tiefe Preispolitik von lokalen Designer mit der Philosophy “one size fits all”.Die kommt für alle Grösse-Small-Träger zugut!Dieses Kleid mit Vögel-Design war für ca. 30 USD. Ich liebe das Design, die Farben und das Fitting – kurz, bequem und perfekt für einen heissen Tag.

Dress: No Brand (Sungei Wang Plaza Kuala Lumpur)
Bag: Chanel
Vintage Rings
Earrings: Miss Selfridge
Necklace: Zara
Shoes: Ted Baker
Sunglasses: Vercase

Chimp

If you love Chimps then you’ll love this print! Also a lucky pick up from Kuala Lumpur for 150 dollars! Who doesn’t love easy slipping into dresses in hot weather especially when they have this look I’m in love!

Wer Chimps gern hat wird dieses Kleid bestimmt magen fuer 150 Dollars aus Kuala Lumpur! Ich bin verliebt! Perfekt für die Hitze!

Chimp Dress: No Brand (Burjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur)
Shoes: Nichii
Bag: Marc Jacobs Stam Bag
Necklace: Miss Selfridge
Bracelet: Hermes H Bracelet
Watch: Rolex
Sunglasses: MiuMiu

Pale Pink

Strolling through Beiruts Saifi Village again wearing this pale pink Marc Jacobs top with pearl detail along my favorite Elizabetta Franchi ripped jeans. The necklace is one of my own designs where i added an old coin to the center. The off white lace shoes i bought for around 30 dollars at a local lebanese shoe store…obviously its Valentino inspired 🙂

In Saifi Village geniesse ich Cafe Latte und die Sonne in einem altrosa Top von Marc Jacobs – mit Perlen verziert. Die Jeans sind von Elisabetta Franchi.
Die Kette ist ein Eigendesign von mir. Die bequemen Espadrilles sind natürlich von Valentino inspiriert worden, jedoch von einem libanesichen Designer produziert, ca. 30 USD.

Top: Marc Jacobs
Jeans: Elisabetta Franchi
Bag: Chanel
Necklace: Love By N
Shoes: No Brand (Boutique on Marelias Street Beirut)
Watch: Rolex
Sunglasses: MiuMiu

Jewel Dress

Here’s another Dress i bought from Kuala Lumpur for less than a hundred dollars. The print is lovely with colorful small Jewels perfect for a fresh day or even a Cocktail Party!
Und hier nochmal ein Kuala Lumpur-Schnäppchen für vielleicht nicht mal hunderd USD. Die herzigen Sujet mit kleinen Schmuckstücken sind perfect für einen frischen Sommertag oder sogar eine Cocktailparty.

Shoes: Miz Mooz
Bag: Chanel
Sunglasses: Versace
Rings: Vintage

Zaitunay Bay

This beautiful silk dress is a Singaporean design i bought in Isetan Malaysia. I donned it for a day spent by the sea in Zaitunay Bay Beirut with friends for a lovely lunch. I wore a vintage Emerald necklace and suede green local Lebanese designed slippers by Zele.

Dress: Isetan Malaysia
Bag: Hermes
Necklace: Vintage Emerald
Shoes: Local Lebanese Design (Zele Boutique)
Sunglasses: Miumiu

The Jumpsuit

People believe one must have guts to wear Jumpsuits because if they don’t look good then they go way off which makes it risky! Well yes they’re back and I truly enjoyed wearing it…for those of you who don’t like to waste time dressing up but still want to look good and fashionable make Jumpsuits your target the next time you shop! I wore the amazing smelling Melissa slippers..they smell so good you can confuse them with food yum 🙂

Jumpsuit: Bershka
Shoes: Melissa
Bag: Marc Jacobs
Jacket: No Brand
Bracelet: Hermes
Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Heart Shoes

A day shopping with my cousin in Beirut. These handmade shoes with a heart on one side are truly special and i got stopped by random people a few times who wanted to inquire about them. The Vintage style top is branded “Vintage style by Indy” from Kuala Lumpur.

Shoes: 2be
Top: Vintage Style by Indy
Shorts: Stradivarius
Bag: Marc Jacobs

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