‘Tis the Season to be Shopping

There’s an art to Christmas shopping.  So many gifts in so little time need some sort of preparation and inspiration! So to make things easier, we wanted to share a list of beautiful things that we have tried or encountered online or in events for the past few months.  It ranges from distinctive jewelry to amazing beauty products, to cool accessories and home decoration.  It’s the thought that counts so make them beautiful ones!

 

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(From left to Right) Uzbek Blue Embroidered Velvet BagMr. Naiman Necklace Blue Canvas Shoulder BagGas Bijoux Bracelet, Dina Khalife Earrings, Rubik’s Cube Ring“Waiting for” RingThe Alysha Nett Purple Pipers Shades

 

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All Products available at ABC and selected Beauty shops.

 

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Chloé ring, Lulu Guinness clutch, Key Chain, Nike Airmax, Lanvin Printed Iphone CaseSaint Laurent leather bracelet

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Sandra Macaron Multipurpose Box, Pomme by Discipline from CorkPieces of Time by Discipline, Home Fragrance: Zara Home

Failing to Fall

Just when we think fall has taken control, the sun starts shining so bright that wearing your favorite shade of yellow is not only allowed but also encouraged. Warm-mornings and cool-nights definitely call for a coat at hand and a dash of color that will never fail to wow.

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Tshirt: Zara

Coat: Zara

Legging: Calzedonia

Shoes: Philippe Model

Bag: Poupee Couture

Sweet Grunge

Even before sneakers were having a fashion moment, we were avid lovers of the trend and would wear them all week and weekend long. Now that it has become a statement we couldn’t be happier!! No need to drop your skater skirt or look like you are heading to the gym, just pair them together and enjoy a sports -luxe look!

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Sweater: Asos

Skirt: Bershka

Shoes: AirMax Nike

Bag: See by Chloe

Bracelet: Gas Bijoux

Let’s Bow

A bow tie is to fashion what salt is to cooking, the ingredient that can make all the difference! It is by far the most versatile accessory you can have in your closet and no matter what shape or color you decide to wear, it will always pop up as the central piece of your outfit. We particularly love how the black leather skirt and denim shirt are tastefully harmonized by the magic of this black bow!

 

Bow:Asos

Shirt: Zara

Skirt: H&M

Ballerinas: Repetto

Clutch: Whistles

Everybody Loves Alex

Waking up to H&M’s latest collaboration with Alexander Wang definitely tops your favorite cup of coffee. At the very least, it will invigorate you and kick start your day! It was great to attend the preview of the American designer’s collaboration with H&M and get to see closely the athletic inspired collection that will definitely make you want to work out on the spot! It is cool, edgy and very well priced. The moment we’ve been all waiting for is finally here! The collection will officially hit stores tomorrow at 8 am in ABC Ashrafieh.

 

 

 

Bejeweled Dali

Salvador Dali has produced so much in his life that even though we’ve been hearing and learning a lot about him since our childhood, we still manage to discover new things about his artistic and incredible diverse creations. It is quite hard to find someone who hasn’t heard about one of the major figures of Surrealism and it would be harder to find somebody who doesn’t marvel at this genius’s wits and more-than-often puzzled work. From his extensive repertoire, Dali’s Jewel Collection is our new favourite. A permanent exhibition at the Dali Theatre and Museum in Figueres, Spain shows a set of unique jewels made of gold, platinum, and precious stones among others. The precise drawings and detailed paintings that Dali made with the intent of creating such jewels are also display and clearly show his artistic evolution throughout the years and the love he had for the eccentric and extravagant.

Postcards from Barcelona

It has been a while but here we are! It is just incredible how easily days bundle up into weeks and we just find ourselves wanting to share but with no time to spare.  In a nutshell: October has been great and the cherry on top? Our escape to Barcelona! Is it the eternal blue sky, or the delicious ham? Seeing La Sagrada Familia’s change or watching your team play? Maybe the works of Gaudí or the craziness of Dali? It was not our first visit to the Catalonian capital but for some reason it always feels like it. Here’s to expanding one’s horizons, to getting lost in the unknown, to laughing until your belly hurts, to sharing hotel rooms with your loved ones, to eating while enjoying new sceneries, to screaming at the top of your lungs when your FC Barcelona scores even if you won’t hear your own voice, to taking hundreds of photos and videos because you want to live that exact moment all over again. But most importantly, here’s to travelling and the dire need of doing so, not to escape life but for life not to escape us!

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One reason to Fall

Layering is one of the few reasons we have to happily welcome Fall. And since it seems hard to let go of summer shorts and their careless flair, we can gradually settle into the new season by adding a blazer jacket. Think Autumn hues for a striking contrast!

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Top: Theory

Shorts: French Connection

Belt: Marc Jacobs

Jacket: PJK

Pumps: BCBG Generation

Bag: Lollipops

The Junk Gem

As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and Junkyard surely puts this into perspective. Junkyard is Beirut’s latest Junkyard. It is quite difficult to come up with a definition since it is the first place of its kind. It serves food, so it qualifies as a restaurant. It has three bars, so you can call it a pub. It has street art and graffiti so it can be an exhibition. And you do feel super laid back, so it might as well be your backyard. There’s a beauty in giving things a second chance in life and seeing how wittily second chances are given at Junkyard will definitely make you smile.

It is a pop up concept so make sure you visit before it starts raining and the junk goes back inside to be interestingly recycled for the next time!

Life is a Joke

We are over a month away from November and we are already paying tribute to the moustache that appears during that month to raise awareness of men’s health issues. And what better way than by choosing our latest crush: ELEVENPARIS. This French brand is known for its photo printed t-shirts which have gain huge popularity due to their comedic value and the famous faces used. With its slogan “Life is a joke” you are bound to find humor in their hipster designs, minimalist spirit, and music references. Need another reason to smile? It is opening soon in Beirut!

T-shirt: ELEVENPARIS

Skirt: Zara

Clutch: Whistles

Shoes: Dolce Vita

Bracelet: GAS Bijoux