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. Continue reading “The Junk Gem”

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

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

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!

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

The Thread Top

A while ago we were introduced to Milia M and we couldn’t help but love their iconic thread top. The approach to wearing it is simple and just like Milia herself puts it: Just wear one item that feels like home and make sure your total look is tuned with the activity of the moment. We love the flow of the maxi skirt and the elegance of the top, both beautifully combined to create a dreamy yet confident look.

Top: Milia M

Skirt: Zara

Sandals: Zara

Headband: Zara

Look Back

Tops with interesting backs and simple fronts have always been a favorite. There’s a subtle attractiveness in the back of our body that if shown strategically can be very striking. Look out for summer tops that make your exit more memorable than your entrance and you might actually find out that sometimes it’s good to look back!

Top: BCBG Generation

Jeans: Zara

Sandals: Zara

Bag: Carolina Herrera

Shades: Ralph Lauren

Pursuit of Effortlessness

And the pursuit of effortlessness continues. Summer is all about a laid-back feel and your outfit is the first verdict. Loose tops, denim shorts and colorful flats definitely make the list every summer. Carrying all essentials on Mansur Gavriel’s tote bag and ready to put some effort into just having fun!

Top: DKNY

Shorts: Pull & Bear

Flats: Zara

Bag: Mansur Gavriel

Hat: H&M

Fashion Flashback

They say that one shouldn’t get distracted by the hype of fashion and the hundreds of looks offered every season. You should chose whatever you like the most and make it work! Well, it’s definitely easier said than done and there is always that space in the closet reserved for items with intact tags- those things you happen to buy on the spur of the moment after having read vogue or gone for a stress-relief shopping spree. But we honestly think that dungarees are not one of those items you only wear once. Their versatility is wide and with the bare midriff trend at its peak, we can now easily style this childhood staple. Fashion flashback at its best!

Dungarees: Asos

Top: ONLY

Shoes & Bag: Michael Kors

Bracelets: G Accessories & Too Late

It’s getting HAT

Some people get away with wearing hats even if it’s at night. We’d rather keep it safe and stick to sunny days! And we have plenty coming ahead so a casual tee, fitted jeans and the deal is set!

T-shirt: Criminal Damage

Jeans: Noisy May

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Bag: Louis Vuitton

Hat: H&M