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
Clutch: Lulu Guinness
Shoes: Debi.R Biutique Beirut
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
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…
Jeans: Frame Denim
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.
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.
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!
Shoes: Joshua Sanders
Jacket: No Brand
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!
Sunglasses: Markus Lupfer x Linda Farrow
Bag Charm: Tchitchi Doll
Shoes: Minna Parikka
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
Hat: Sole Society
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! 🙂
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.
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 🙂
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
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 🙂
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 🙂
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.
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.
Shorts: No Brand (Sungei Wang Plaza Kuala Lumpur)
Fire Fly Necklace: Franca Indelicato
Slippers: No Brand (Sungei Wang Plaza Kuala Lumpur)
Indian snake pearl earrings
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
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
Booties: Les Petites
Top: No Brand (Sungei Wang Plaza Kuala Lumpur)
Bag: Chloe Marcie
Bracelet: Hermes Kelly
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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.