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

Walking on Air

We were born to the idea that heels are not a pair of sneakers or slippers and never will be. Despite the pain, we crave them and wear them. But what if aesthetics and comfort could be combined? This is what Silvia Fado had in mind while creating her latest conceptual solution: Kinetic Traces. By working with an architect, a photographer and an engineer, Silvia was able to further understand the process of human motion and combine mechanical methods (not typically used in fashion) that help absorb impact. Currently, the models are art pieces showcased to highlight the possibility that comfort can be highly attained but a new commercial collection with similar aesthetics is said to be launched during this month. We’ll just have to wait and see if we could really walk on air!

Photo Credit: www.silviafado.com

Yellow Fellow

In a perfect world, we all would have a closet full of the latest trends in all plausible colors the fashion scene would allow. But then again, reality has its perks and looking for ways to style a single piece is sometimes half the fun! You might tend to shy away from bright colors because it might feel that they can only be worn once before it becomes too boring. Just have a look at these styles and see how easily yellow can become your fashion fellow!

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Shorts: Zara

Tops: Zara, French Connection, Zara, INC

Shoes: Toms, Zara, Dolce Vita, Zara

Blocking It

The beauty of color blocking lies in its surprise effect. At first, it might seem odd to pair an orange skirt with an electric blue top but once you see it, everything makes perfect sense! You can also let the bold accessories and shoes do the talking!

Top: American Eagle

Shirt: Zara

Shorts: Zara

Shoes: Superga x Versus Versace

Bag: Balenciaga

Bracelets: Bimba y Lola, #livelovebeirut, Hermes, Pandora

 

Collaboration with Esposa Group

It’s the season! Bachelorettes, pre-wedding dinners, crammed hair-and-makeup appointments, not to mention the now famous destination weddings! No matter how many you attend, the first question your colleagues and friends always manage to ask is: How did the bride look? What about her dress? The trends come and go but one thing that is as important as it has always been is the bride’s dress. And the efforts to find the perfect one start almost a year ahead!

We are always excited by the countless possibilities of every day wear but let’s face it, a wedding day is one of the big days so when ESPOSA approached us to feature our favorite looks we were thrilled! We directly fell in love with the beautiful array of luxury designer dresses like Carolina Herrera, Rosa Clara, Lazaro, Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, to name a few.

Even for those who are not fashion addicts, choosing a dress for that day will make you one! They say the bride directly knows when she finds the perfect dress. Well, we think that the wide range of beautiful gowns available at ESPOSA will make it a bit harder!

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Last Night in Beirut: O Monot Luxury Hotel Rooftop

Let’s face it. We can’t really look at our “Summer in Beirut” albums and not see pictures of the city’s most renowned rooftops. It has become a summer staple and we are constantly looking for the town’s new heights and sights or enjoying the iconic ones. Yesterday, we were invited to O Monot Hotel Rooftop . Right in the heart of Beirut, this new luxury boutique hotel prides itself on being the first hotel in Lebanon to be part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) network. We were happy to be invited to enjoy a calm and relaxing night at the roof. Cheese and wine, chill music and lots of talks about upcoming projects for the blog…Can’t really ask for more!

Check their Facebook page HERE for more info!

Blast from the Past

Nostalgia kicks in and you can’t help but smile every time Mickey is printed on just about anything. This popular 90’s trend is not the only one that is making a huge come back but high-waist jeans and mid riff tops are a definite blast from the past. And it is all just Awesome.

Top: H&M

Jeans: Zara

Shoes: H&M

Belt: Ralph Lauren

Bag: Kate Spade

Personalized Scent

We  are living in an era where personalization marketing efforts are found everywhere, from initials engraved on your bag, to golden chains screaming out your name. Yet something as personal as a scent is kept rather generic. And that is why we directly fell in love with IDEO Parfumeurs. While walking in Gemmayzeh street, we came across this beautiful fragrance boutique that gives you the opportunity to discover and create your ideal scent. You can tailor fragrances by taking a quick questionnaire and smelling different aromas. The packaging is just beautiful and scented candles and handmade soaps are also available and can help you personalize your home. Smell is the closest sense linked to memory and now you can make them literally unique!

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Read more about IDEO Parfumeurs on www.ideoparfumeurs.com or their Facebook Page HERE