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Giambattista Valli’s Fluffy Dream

Vast skirts, layers and layers of tulle and organza, and sometimes just a bit over a silky dress, a burst of flowers, that’s how Giambattista Valli wanted to honor the city of gardens, Paris. Taking his inspiration from the flowers of famous Parisian gardens – Jardin du Luxembourg, Jardin des Tuileries, Parc de Bagatelle, Palais Royal, the collection features two trends : short dresses and fluffy (very fluffy) gowns. Valli loves flowers, princesses’ skirts and colors. His collection is like a fluffy dream.

It may be way far from meeting “practical” expectations, but who said everything has to be practical? Sometimes, a fluffy dream is all what we need….

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Elie Saab’s Journey to India!

Saree-inspired gowns with a twist wowed the audience at the 2016 Elie Saab Couture Show in Paris. Princesses enchanted the guests in delicately embroidered pieces featuring grayish waistcoats, glittery bustiers, chiffon skirts, thin belts underlining thin waists and tiny wallets that suit the dreamy adventurous lady Saab is dedicating to his collection.

With a stroke of genius, the Master Elie Saab succeeded in merging modernity and traditions, offering us a trip into the Indian jungles and culture. His color palette is composed of powdered shades of beige, silver and grey, with delicate white and a generous touch of blue, the only “explosive” color of the show. The loose pants and the dupatta (India scarf) highlight the Indian inspiration.

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The bride is a vision in her fully and generously embroidered gown featuring a unique veil which carries a hundred stories about Elie Saab’s Indian dream and journey.

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Imagination is served at Schiaparelli’s 2016 Fashion Show

At the prestigious Hôtel d’Evreux, Schiaparelli served food for imagination through a collection featuring dinner plates, tea pots, vegetables, fruits and flowers.

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Rami Kadi’s Stunning Parades Nuptiales!

A magical Eden blossomed on Rami Kadi’s magnificent gowns on display at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée during the 2016 Paris Fashion Week.

Inspired by mythology and Botticelli’s Primavera, the collection is pure amazement with its delicate details featuring birds and angel wings.

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A Doll Box at Chanel’s Fashion Show

At a doll house-themed fashion show in Paris, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld launched his SS Couture Collection surrounded by Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Diane Kruger among major figures attending the show which featured Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

Ivory, gold, sequins, capes, a new accessory we identified as what could be a phone case on the models’ waists and a stunning Jenner in a plunging black dress were the main signature of this event.

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SS2016 – Paris Fashion Week: A Sneak Peek into Georges Hobeika’s Gorgeous Couture Collection: A Wind of Flowers and Delicateness

He never ceases to amaze us. As a matter of fact, he is always ahead of our expectations. He is one of our favorite designers and we can’t but be amazed by everything he does.

Georges Hobeika’s SS2016 Couture Collection was unveiled today, January 25, 2016 at the Monnaie de Paris in a glamorous atmosphere accentuated by a glowing audience.

The collection is a burst of beautiful pastels and flowers. It is distinguished with its incredible small details and the finest embroideries on rich fabrics. A bouquet of splendid flowers wrapped around fingers and arms along with the marvelous small clutches bearing the designer’s initials complete the look.

What is bold and daring about this collection is the flats Hobeika opted for instead of high heels for short and mi-length dresses, accentuating the cuteness, softness and delicateness of the collection.

The dresses suit all tastes and heights: petites would love to try the short and mid-length dresses and match them with ballet flats of floral derbies. Taller gals would go for gowns with capes and fluffy long skirts.

We salute Hobeika for this masterpiece and will reveal the whole collection once the official photos are out. Stay tuned!

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The King of Elegance and Boldness is Gone

We all remember the glowing Georgina Rizk at the 1971 Miss Universe Pageant, wearing a daring emerald costume which matched the color of her beautiful eyes. The amazing look is still considered one of the few looks which shattered pageant stereotypes worldwide (Girls Who Shattered Pageant Stereotypes).

Thanks to that unforgettable look, Georgina stood out among all contestants and won the title and the crown. Since then, few, I could even say no Miss Lebanon was able to stand out the way Georgina did in her William Khoury masterpiece.

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William Khoury is gone… On Thursday, January 21st, 2016, the famous designer died in his home in Beirut. He was 75.

William Khoury is locally known for his collaborations with great figures like Sabah, Majida El Roumi, Salwa Katrib, Najwa Karam, Najah Salam, Samira Tawfik and Iran’s Empress Farah Diba making him one of the very first Lebanese designers to step into the fashion world internationally.

He designed more than 400 dresses for Sabah, making her the queen of elegance and matching her style with empresses’. He was well-known for his abayas as well as for his bold and unforgettable creations.

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Sabah’s fitting session with William Khoury

He organized an exhibition for Sabah’s gowns and displayed at Beit Eddine venue 25 dresses he carefully chose from a collection of 100 dresses he cherished and preserved.

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Sabah’s growns in the exhibition

William Khoury, the King of elegance and boldness … RIP

Who were the Fashion Winners at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards?

After the People’s Choice Awards’ fashion failure, the Critics’ Choice Awards scored bad choices and what could be some of the worst fashion moments. But very few nailed it with their looks. So here you go, our top best dressed ladies at the 2016 CCA:

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Regina King dazzled in a Krikor Jabotian two pieces silver beaded crop top and a high-waisted ruffle skirt combo from the Dahlia collection. This is not the first collaboration between King and Jabotian. At the 2015 Emmys, King was a vision in a beaded dress from Jabotian’s Spring collection.

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Krysten Ritter is pure perfection in a Zuhair Murad burgundy hued embellished gown with a plunging neckline and a tone on tone crystal embroidery.

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Kate Beckinsale: She is 42 and fabulous in a Monique Lhuillier light silver embellished gown.

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Marisa Tomei donned a Zuhair Murad short flared dress with floral embroided appliqués on lace and tulle.

January Jones

January Jones is beautiful in an embroided light blue Altuzarra dress which looked like a western version of a Chinese cheongsam or Vietnamese ao dai with its generous cuts on both sides.

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Who is the Lebanese Guest who made it to the Top List of our Best Dressed Men at the 2016 Golden Globes?

While ladies get the major spotlight at red carpets, we cannot ignore the fact that some men know what to choose to seduce the audience. The 2016 Golden Globes were dominated by black tuxedos. Nonetheless, some men were more distinguished than others. So who are they?

 

Sam SMITH

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In his Dior Homme tuxedo and this contemporary black tie, Smith was a perfect gentleman.

Ryan GOSLING

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We loved the classical look of Gosling who chose a beautiful white Ralph Lauren jacket. 

Chady MATTAR

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Lebanese Hollywood producer Chady Mattar made it to the top of our list. He chose a blue Bar III suit which he perfectly matched with CK shoes.

Gerard BUTLER

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Butler looked perfect with his Salvatore Ferragamo navy tuxedo and his amazing smile.

Michael FASSBENDER

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Fassbender nailed it despite the choice of a traditional tuxedo.

Leonardo DICAPRIO

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He is solo and amazing in a midnight blue Armani suit.

Dwayne JOHNSON

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The Rock rocked the Globes with his daring red velvet jacket.

Michael B. JORDAN

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A three-piece suit suits perfectly Jordan.

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The Golden Globes: Who Shined (Most) on the Red Carpet in 2016?

The Golden Globes is, along with the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival, one of the most glamorous times of the year! In 2016, some nailed it overall, while some others did not. Dior and Prada didn’t make it to our list… surprisingly? So who did?

Our time to examine the looks and exhibit the best has finally come… Check our best dressed at the 2016 GG!

  1. Eva Longoria in Georges HobeikaEva-Longoria Georges hobeika
    Eva Longoria is to die for in a magnificent white sleeveless Georges Hobeika FW 2015/16 white gown featuring on the hips beautiful colorful floral designs and a gold waist bow. Hats off for what is the classiest look of the evening!
  1. Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair MuradJenna-Dewan-Tatum Zuhair murad
    “Starry night” could qualify this amazing fully embellished dress signed by Zuhair Murad Jenna Dewan Tatum successfully chose for her red carpet appearance. Perfection at its best!
  1. Gina Rodriguez in Zac PosenGina-Rodriguez zac posen
    Rodriguez looks just stunning in this off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gem. She looks like a princess in the navy blue gown. Thumbs up!
  1. Lady Gaga in GivenchyLady-Gaga versace
    Lady Gaga comes right from a classic movie with her off-the-shoulder custom Givenchy. Her entire look is just stunning… Marilyn till the very end!
  1. Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista ValliJennifer-Lopez giambattista valli
    In her Giambattista Valli Couture gown, JLo is a radiant sun. Just ravishing and glowing… We love the cut, the marvelous cape and the color… not to mention the Harry Winston’s diamonds that shined bright on Lopez’ neck!
  1. Lily James in MarchesaLily-James marchesaJames looks like a fairy in her backless sleeveless tulle dress. It flows like a flawless and angelic fairy in the asymmetric neckline gown.
  2. Eva Green in Elie Saab
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    The actress shined in her lace overlay Couture gown. The perfection of her dress contrasted with her makeup and hairstyle … Still, the former Bond girl was a vision in Elie Saab!

  3. Laverne Cox in Elizabeth KennedyLaverne-Cox elizabeth kennedy
    For her first Golden Globe appearance, Cox donned a white dress. She is a vision in this simple yet elegant piece whose best part is the sexy low-plunge back which goes perfectly with the high-neckline, and the flowing train.
  4. Saoirse Ronan in Hedi Selman’s creation for YSLSaoirse-Ronan Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane
    The look might be safe, but still, when we see a roman style, we cannot pass by indifferently, especially when it is handmade, silky and draped.

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