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“Shwayit Souwar” : Tania Saleh’s 4th album

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After a long period of reflection and research, Tania Saleh has decided to go for a crowdfunding campaign with Zoomaal, the fundraising platform for Arab talents in arts and


“There is no other way to find a proper production support when the political situation in

the region is in its worst times, and all the production companies are busy with other money-making dolls. So either I continue making music or I stop, I decided to take a chance on this

crowdfunding campaign because there is no other way…”

“Shwayit Souwar” (A Few Images) is Tania Saleh‘s 4th album, co-produced by Norwegian

producer Erik Hillestad. It is a romantic trip describing a Lebanese Arab woman’s intimate

story riding through this insane world. The album is a musical search for love in the middle

of hatred, blood and infinite divisions. It raises questions about the meaning of life, the

inequality between sexes and the fragility of our existence on this planet.

“Arab men might be at war but Arab women are at peace. A woman in this part of the world

is hard-working, full of hope and positive energy. Rain or shine, she has always been there for

her father, brother, husband and son, spreading her endless love and showing them where the beauty is, hoping they would listen. This album is dedicated to her.” explains Tania.

“For ‘love is like war, easy to begin but very hard to stop’, as one great philosopher once said”.

This album comes with a totally new sound arrangement, unlike anything Tania Saleh has

done before. She is grounded in her roots, she idealizes the Arabic melodies and rhythms and

marries them to international vibes of classical, jazz and Bossa Nova because, when it comes

to music, she believes in a borderless planet.

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Since 1997, Tania has independently released 2 studio albums and one live album and wrote

songs for films like Nadine Labaki’s “Where Do We Go Now?” and “Caramel” and Philippe

Araktinji’s “Heritages”.

She has previously collaborated with many Lebanese and international musicians: Ziad

Rahbany, Issam Hajali, Charbel Rouhana, Khaled Mouzanar, Toufik Farroukh, Toni Hanna,

Rayess Bek, Natasha Atlas, RZA, Charlotte Caffey, Nile Rodgers, Steven Last and many more.

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For this new album, “Shwayit Souwar”, she has collaborated with some of the best musicians based in Lebanon. Lebanese composers Issam Hajali, Charbel Rouhana and Claude Chalhoub also appeared as very precious special guests on the album.

There were also outstanding special guest appearances by Norwegian artists Kjetil Bjerkestrand (composer and arranger for artists like Ray Charles, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ute Lemper), Mathias Eick (jazz musician who has collaborated with Manu Katché, Chick Corea and Pat Metheny) and musicians from the Norwegian Radio String Orchestra who played beautiful string arrangements written by Edouard Torikian.

While many forces around us try to eliminate our heritage, ridicule our culture and annihilate

our identity, Tania, like a few other independent artists from the region, is on a noble mission

to make a fresh statement with her original words, eclectic music and unique illustrations and

travel with it to the world to portray a positive image of who we really are.

“After all, I believe that this is my duty as long as I may live”. Tania Saleh


Celebrities Style: Marilyn Monroe’s “Curly Waves”


Marilyn Monroe’s “Curly Waves” topped the list after a poll conducted by, hair & beauty salon suppliers.

The poll invited 3500+ Customers, Hair Stylists and Facebook Fans to vote on which Celebs, new and old, have caused generations of people to ‘copy’ and ‘be inspired’ by their hairstyle.

Notable entries include Audrey Hepburn’s ‘Beehive’ and yes, even ‘The Rachel’, Jennifer Aniston’s famous look from ‘FRIENDS’.



Marilyn Monroe was blonde by choice. Millions of women emulated her style and the way she styled and coloured her hair. Once again, her glamour waves make the top of the chart


Marilyn Monroe‘s hairstyle was one of her most prominent features, the part that pulled her appealing image together. While it may not have made her a style icon, her lively blonde hair was certainly a memorable part of her appeal. Glamour waves are in style now as they were fifty years ago. Since it is also the Hollywood style of the 1940s and 1950s, you may call wearing those generous waves retro style. Whatever the name, they are feminine and appealing.


Who can have the Retro Style Glamour Waves? 


Marilyn Monroe looks as feminine as ever wearing the tousled version of her characteristic hairstyle

Retro style glamour waves enhance round faces more than small long ones.

The hairstyle characteristic of Marilyn Monroe is chin-long, layered, and platinum blonde. Her waves were large and there were not too many of them.

The sensuous hairstyle goes well with bright red lips and black eyeliner.


Stay tuned to know more on how to get the look 😉 


Celebrities Style: XINYUAN ZHANG wears LANVIN

Born in Wuhan, Hubei Province, Xinyuan Zhang is known for her heavy eyebrows and flame lips, dubbed as the number one beauty in China.


She is a fashion icon, loved for her good girl image, a combination of classic and cute features.


Lanvin : Front Row  - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Picture Courtesy of LANVIN


She was spotted during the Lanvin Hiver 2014 Women’s Ready-to-Wear runway show wearing pink metallic taffetas lamé blazer, silver “Dream” liquid lamé t-shirt, gold liquid lamé skirt, and star “Altair” necklace, crystal bracelet, gold stitched cross-body bag, all from the Eté 2014 Runway Collection, and black sandals from the Eté 2012 Runway Collection.


What do you think of her metallic look?

Do you like the combination of accessories she did?



Celebrities Style: Kylie Minogue wears NINA RICCI

During my childhood, I used to watch  Kylie Minogue act in “Neighbors” the Australian series, do you still remember it?

Yeah, and since then, I was amazed by her style, and her voice.

She has recently been spotted wearing Nina Ricci’s lace and knit sweater.

Kylie Minogue - 27 janvier 2014

The iconic sweater is from NINA RICCI’s Spring Summer 2014 Pre-Collection.

The sweater takes a certain stylistic ambivalence. At once, sensual and feminine, it can be worn nonchalance or sophisticated style, in a classic or a contemporary manner, for day or night.

It offers myriad possibilities for women who consider fashion a playground that gives them total creative freedom.

This simple basic in silk and cotton has a crew neck underscored with lace inlay, and it comes in 5 colors: white, acid yellow, coral, cashmere pink and midnight black.


So chic and simple!


 Lanvin Star

“LANVIN ALTAÏR” reflects the sumptuousness of our galaxy, made of a thousand stars in diamond strass, medallions on metal plaques or sculpted directly in transparent resin, tied onto metal chains and ribbon.


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Aren’t we all in love with the stars? 🙂


A New year brings New feature on #LeBlogDeChanty: Celebrities Style

This section will be dedicated to my favorite celebrities and they’re awesome outfits.

Today I’ll be presenting Matthew Mc Conaughey‘s outfit that he wore, to attend the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.





Matthew McConaughey, Critics’ Choice Best Actor nominee for his work in “Dallas Buyer’s Club,” was wearing LANVIN – silver silk textured houndstooth tuxedo with black satin peak lapel, black silk pant, white tuxedo shirt, black silk “Bristol” bow tie, and silver “Sartorial” cuff-links.

Isn’t he adorable? 😉

10 Most Expensive and Beautiful Engagement Rings

They say Diamonds are girls best friends, and the most expensive diamonds are celebrities best friends 😉

Check this infographic and find out which celebrity has the most expensive engagement ring, and you’ll be amazed…


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