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Dressember Day 30 In Collaboration With Sarah Bond


Today is the last day of my Dressember 2014 challenge, if you don’t know what it is, you can check my previous post here.

I kept the best dress for the last, as it’s a reveal of a collaboration with the creative Sarah Bond, you can see her latest work that she showcased in the Christmas trunk show that she did in White Sur White here.

I loved her collection and for today I chose a dress that spoke to me with its vibrant colors and fit cut.

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I chose this one shouldered / strapless ready to wear dress, bleu gitane with a touch of yellow (my favorite color <3) that is pleasant to wear, comfortable, elegant and attractive!

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The photos were shot in the streets of Achrafieh using my canon 7D and Sarah Bond behind the cam.

Thank you Sarah for this lovely collaboration, wish you all the best :*

Stay tuned for a recap on my whole Dressember 2014 challenge!

Goodbye Summer Party on the top of Square Lounge!


I am a summer person and it’s really hard for me to say goodbye to the season that is full of life, activities, parties and fun.

I should have posted this post a while ago, because the party took place at the end of September, but I still don’t want to let go…

Movenpick Hotel’s goodbye summer party was on top of the heap! We were well welcomed at the door of the hotel, with a special setting of the living fountain romanesque statue to take pictures, then we were accompanied to the Square Lounge.

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The Square Lounge was full of good vibes, amazing beats and delicious bites.

Enjoying the breathtaking sea view, we were also entertained with acrobatic art and cute memes.

It was a splendid evening, wishing Movenpick Hotel a great winter season!

A Vivid Indian Night With Le Royal Hotels


I was invited last Friday to enjoy a charming and exotic Indian night at Le Royal Hotels and Resorts in Dbayeh. The event was in collaboration with the Embassy of India in Lebanon.


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We were welcomed warmly, all the ladies we wearing beautiful sarees and were introduced to our table, that was right by the pool and facing the amazing bollywood performances by Gurukul, who flew in especially for the evening!

Two chefs, Chef Rubal and Chef Arjun came specially from New Delhi to prepare the sumptuous Indian buffet.

I have been attracted to the Indian culture a while ago, when I had the pleasure to meet a dear friend V. She used to narrate to us a lot of details, which captured me and always made me wanna know more about this unique culture.

And this dinner was a step further, where I had the chance to taste their food and enjoy the distinctive folk Indian dances.

It was a wonderful and charming night, thank you Le Royal for making it happen!

 

What I wore for the Indian night

Black shorts jumpsuit from Vestiti – Jdeideh

Suede Bordeaux Heels from Nine West

 

Have you ever been to an Indian Night?

Do you like Indian food?

L‘ECLAIREUR PRESENTS VINCENZO DE COTIIS


 

L’Eclaireur settled in the heart of the Puces in Saint-Ouen, in Habitat Vintage clothing. New destination from L’Eclaireur, this gallery hosts design talents, selected by Martine and Armand Hadida.

With the opening of this space, the couple offers a reconstructed face of fashion and design. The Eclaireur creates places as well as spaces of life and discovery suitable for informed aesthetes.

Today, the workshop which housed the collections of chandeliers in the famous Maison Steinitz welcomes contemporary designers such as Vincenzo de Cotiis, and a selection of
design Vintage clothing.

Fashion is presented virtually through new technologies : a new invitation by L’Eclaireur to be enjoyed from Saturday to Monday.

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Imperfection in Perfection

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Trained at the Milan Polytechnic, Vincenzo de Cotiis marries the sense of space of an architect with the sensibility to materials of a visual artist.
He forges pure forms – either design objects, ambiances – following an organic process that allows the final product to retain traces of this process.
Touch is as important as sight: the choice of precious materials, raw, sometimes salvaged, always with an intense evocative power, characterizes each project.
Cotiis’ activity includes design for companies like Ceccotti Collezioni, Rossana and Busnelli, interior design for private customers and commercial spaces.
Among his most recent projects are: the Excelsior in Milan and Verona, the new concept for Sportmax shops and Straf Hotel (Milan, 2004).

 

PROGETTO DOMESTICO

The series of limited editions from PROGETTO DOMESTICO offers an experimental conception of non-duplicable furnishing pieces more akin to sculpture than design with a functional purpose.
PROGETTO DOMESTICO reinterprets furnishings using materials and salvaged parts
that have been treated with experimental procedures and techniques. This interpretations goes beyond the limits of pure design and its obsession with lines, proposing a vision which is closer to contemporary art than to design.
Unusual shapes give a second life to design elements and prototypes made with recycled
materials, characterized by the passage of time.
The salvaged materials are treated with experimental methods, according to a criterion of industrial reproducibility. The unusual appearance of hand-treated surfaces with texture-effects on objects and material that characterize the production of PROGETTO DOMESTICO as recycled wood, fiberglass, resin, leather, brass and iron are true visual and tactile experiences.

THE SELECTION OF L’ECLAIREUR

 

‘Exbroideries’ Exhibition by Anita Toutikian


“Exbroideries” is an analytic art installation by Anita Toutikian at Badguèr in Bourj Hammoud. 

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During one of her visits to see her family living in Istanbul, Toutikian came across an embroidery done by her grandmother Hripsime Sarkissian (1908 – 2000). She picked up the colorful yet old and left out tissue without any clear intention. In the years that followed, Toutikian continued to collect more of her grandma’s works.

After gathering these special embroideries, Toutikian noticed her grandma’s unintentional artistry in these “brut” informal artworks.

Today, the artist is performing a curatorial and analytic art installation using the embroideries she collected… It is an “exbroideries” of the ready-made and intimate objects she has.

I attended the inauguration, and the launch of the program “I am and I can”.

The exhibition runs until May 18, 2014 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Don’t Miss It!  

Spring Brings Outsider Art Fair to New York May 8 to May 11, 2014


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For twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair has been the world’s foremost annual show of Outsider, Self-Taught, and Folk Art. And for twenty-one years, the Outsider Art Fair took place in winter. In 2014, for the first time, the Fair will take place in the spring, from May 8 – 11 at Chelsea’s Center 548, the former home of the Dia Art Foundation, located at 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY10011.

“For anyone who has been paying attention to what’s going on in the art world, the Outsider Art Fair is a must-see event,” says Andrew Edlin CEO of Wide Open Arts.

Wide Open Arts is pleased to announce its exhibitors for the 2014 Outsider Art Fair. OAF has always showcased work by artists who have been obscure, neglected, or invisible. Eleven galleries who’ve been with the Fair since the beginning will return, offering a mix of the newly discovered with works by legendary outsiders.  For the first time since 1999, Philadelphia’s seminal Fleisher/Ollman Gallery will be present. Other dealers from the original line up include Ames, American Primitive, Bonheur, Henry Boxer, Carl Hammer, Cavin-Morris, Gilley’s, Marion Harris, Ricco/Maresca, and Luise Ross.

With a total of 47 exhibitors from around the world, this year’s Fair features artists from countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (where Rigobert Nimi makes intricate, science-fiction-inspired sculptures from recycled industrial materials, exhibited by Galerie Degbomey in Paris), New Zealand (where Susan Te Kahurangi King’s striking Donald Duck drawings from the late 1950’s will be shown by Chris Byrne and Marquand Books), and Brazil (where Alcides Pereira dos Santos made his biblically-inspired, boldly geometric paintings of nature and technology, exhibited by Sao Paulo’s Galeria Estação).

The 2014 Outsider Art Fair also welcomes new exhibitors like Marlborough Chelsea (soloing the embroidered cut-and-paste works by skateboarder Tony Cox), Hirschl & Adler (with drawings by Edward Deeds, a longtime Missouri state mental hospital patient whose work was rescued from a roadside trash heap) and Zieher Smith (featuring vernacular photographs from their recent acclaimed Photo Brut exhibition).

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Anna Zemínkoví, Untitled, c. Mid 1960s, pastel on paper, 24.8 x 34.65 inches, Cavin Morris Gallery

 

Amos Ferguson, Bahamas, Boats by the Hotel, 1984, Enamel on board, 36 x 30 inches Galerie Bonheur

Amos Ferguson, Bahamas, Boats by the Hotel, 1984, Enamel on board, 36 x 30 inches Galerie Bonheur

 

Susan Brown, Her Mother Mixed Grid, Mixed Media on Board, 24_x 18_,2014

Susan Brown, Her Mother Mixed Grid, Mixed Media on Board, 24_x 18_,2014

 

 Tony Cox, 1 Foot Universe, 2013, needle and thread, acrylic paint on canvas, 12 x 12 in. 30.48 x 30.48 cm, Marlborough Chelsea


Tony Cox, 1 Foot Universe, 2013, needle and thread, acrylic paint on canvas, 12 x 12 in. 30.48 x 30.48 cm, Marlborough Chelsea

 

For more information, you can check the Outsider Art Fair Website and Facebook page.

Ladies’ Sunset Chill at Mövenpick Hotel Beirut


I attended last Wednesday, with a group of my best Girl friends, to the opening of Square, the Ladies Sunset Chill at Mövenpick Hotel!

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We arrived there just on time for sunset, the view was really amazing! We saw the pools and boats underneath us, some people were diving…

On the sound of nice music, we enjoying our drinks and yummy bites (Sushi, chicken, mini burgers, mini sandwiches…)

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At the end of the evening a draw took place to determine the queen of the ladies night, who won a dinner for four along with a premium bottle of alcohol at Square.

The Ladies Sunset Chill at Square will be taking place every Wednesday from 6h00 p.m. to 9h00 p.m. throughout the Summer Season, where ladies can enjoy complimentary drinks while enjoying endless conversations. Be sure Not to Miss it!

 

 

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