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Introducing: Noisy May by VERO MODA


She’s noisy, but she’s nice!

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NOISY MAY  is an unconventional, high-caliber, fashion forward jeans based brand offering authentic, raw, cutting-edge jeans and a full-range collection of knits, jackets, tops and sweatshirts.

NOISY MAY is a fast-fashion high street brand, ready to invigorate any fashion follower’s wardrobe with added coolness, edge and an unconventional take on trends.

NOISY MAY’s first collection is inspired by the contrasts of rough black diamonds carved out and brought into the light. Vibrant prints and colors – as well as effective detailing inspired by a rich, lush jungle – complement cool and authentic jeans, and will take the collection even further into the wardrobe of the fashion-savvy woman who dares to express uniqueness in her fashion statements.

 

I went discovering the new collection in VERO MODA’s branch in Beirut Souks, check out some of the pictures

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Meet The Blogger #12: Lana from L’Armoire de Lana


Today’s blogger is young, and dynamic… She’s stylish, fresh and in love with fashion… Meet Lana Sahely from L’Armoire de Lana 🙂

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1-      Can you tell us more on how you decided to start your own blog? And why a Fashion Blog?

L’Armoire De Lana is not my first blog as I used to co-write a blog where I used to post poems, my thoughts on politics, economics and the Lebanese society. I’ve always loved writing and although I had wanted to pursue a journalist carrier, I ended up studying economics.

After completing a couple of internships in Fashion Magazines (U Magazine and Aishti Magazine), I fell in love with the work of a fashion editor and I decided to launch my own blog. It was the fastest way of owning my very own “fashion magazine” without any high costs and inconveniences. Also, nowadays everything is online and I wanted to make to mark my place on the web before the explosion of local blogs.

2- What’s your favorite fashion time period and why?

I love the late 1920s-beginning 1930s because it was like a short period of glory right after the first world war and everyone was into very daring parties, love of fashion and accessorizing. Opulence was the rule for dressing up. The fringes, the headbands, the embroidered short dresses, the shimmery kitten heels, the curled-up hair and the pink lipstick. The Great Gatsby is the best example of that fashion time period.

3- Describe your style in 5 words?

I tend to dress according to my mood so my style greatly varies. I could say: ecclesiastic, refined, sometimes classic, sometimes crazy and surprising.

4- Who/What influences your style the most?

My mother is my greatest influence in fashion, I grew up greatly affected by her picks and by her love for everything that has beauty (whether it’s fashion, food, furniture, art, etc.).

I also read a lot of magazines and international blogs every single day so it inspires me to try new things. Sometimes, I can be walking in the street and see a graffiti that surprises it and me can make me want to wear a specific piece. Inspiration is everywhere, as Coco Chanel once said fashion is everywhere.

5- What are your 4 fashion staples for winter?

For this winter, I would say: a bright purse, a pair of modern combat boots, a patterned pencil skirt and a brimmed hat.

For more updates from Lana, you can check her Blog, Like her Facebook page and follow her on Twitter 🙂

Meet the Blogger #11: Patricia from Fashionicia


Today’s blogger is innovative, likes to try new trends and always with a new look.

Get to know more about the sweet Patricia here…

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1- Can you tell us more on how you decided to start Blogging? And why about fashion?

I decided to start blogging right when I thought that fashion is my thing. I am not the type of people who over-think, totally believe the iron should be hit as it is hot. So I decided to have my own blog, and took less than two weeks to bring it online with the complimentary social media. I believe that successful endeavors make most of their success in the early beginnings; I was blessed to experience this effect only a few weeks after the start of the blog.
I blog about fashion and beauty, not only fashion… And sometimes I expand into fitness and lifestyle. It is simply a huge industry in which women are totally immersed; it appeals to me because I am addicted to it and I tend to be really opinionated and expressive. Having become a luxury marketing consultant and trader lately; I thank God I decided to join the industry through my blog; which took me way further than blogging (not going to abandon my blog though, I have huge plans for it when it turns 1 year old) !
2- What are the topics that you like to Blog the most about?
I blog my personal style a lot, it is the section where I experience the most evolution; seeing how my style changed and evolved through the weeks. I also like the kind of posts people can benefit from so I post a lot of fashion, beauty and fitness advice and reviews. I spread some fashion rumors here and there at times too ;); and I post my takes on fashion weeks and cover events I attend!
3- Do you have a Good Luck outfit or item that you always keep with you?
I do not have a good luck anything, this to be really true; but I have a confidence formula. When I need an extra boost to sharpen my attitude, I make sure my fierce makeup, bold accessories, dark nails, heels and a clutch rather than a bag are the pillars of my look ;). Trust me, these can do wonders to your luck!
Fore more updates from Patricia, follow her blog, Like her Facebook page and follow her on twitter 🙂
If you’re a fashion blogger and would like to feature on my blog, don’t hesitate to send me a DM  on my Facebook Page or follow me on Twitter 🙂

 

The Prix Émile Hermès 2014


Founded in 2007, and sponsored by the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès since 2010, the aim of the Prix Émile Hermès is to reveal and promote emerging talents in the field of design and assist artists in the development of their career. Winners receive significant financial aid, as well as partial funding for the production of prototypes that will help them to canvass producers.

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For the third annual competition, the Hermès Enterprise Foundation has chosen the theme “Time to yourself” reflecting our increasingly vital need for a moment of peace, some time out, a brief pause – a chance to escape the relentless activity, ideas and obligations of the super-highway of modern life.

“Exposed as we are to a constant stream of news, amid the speed of communications and trade, and confronted with the abolition of distance, the Hermès Enterprise Foundation is committed to highlighting issues arising from modern-day realities and our changing societies”. For this new edition of the Prix Émile Hermès, the Foundation is focusing on our lifestyles and on the urge of “Giving ourselves a break”.

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Within the scope of its efforts to promote Culture in Lebanon, Galop sal, exclusive concessionaire of Hermès in Lebanon, took the initiative to introduce the Prix Émile Hermès to the Lebanese public.

This competition’s guidelines are wide and flexible, thus being able to adapt to the ideas and concepts of each participant. But its final goal is an innovative conception that valorizes the respect of material economy, durability and sustainability. It should be produced for a general or a domestic use, while resulting in a useful and reproducible object.

Participation rules and further details are available on the website:

http://www.prixemilehermes.com

The Prix Émile Hermès does not cover fashion or clothing. Designs should in no way echo or make reference to the house of Hermès (the parent organization of the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès), nor to its logo, brand colors or style specifications.

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Schedule:

• Submissions are due until November 17, 2013. From September 1st, 2013, participants can register online at http://www.prixemilehermes.com

• January 1 to March 3, 2014: Selected finalists will produce a prototype.

• April 2014: Jury deliberations.

• End of May 2014: The Jury, chaired by Italian designer Michele De Lucchi, will award the prizes in Paris on May 2014 after examining the prototypes.

 

The prize amounts for the Prix Émile HERMÈS are:

1st Prize: Euros 50,000

2nd Prize: Euros 25,000

3rd Prize: Euros 15,000

The Prix Émile Hermès is open to designers and engineers aged under 40 on November 17, 2013, and belonging to the following categories:

•  Professional graduates from schools of design, engineering, architecture, and the visual or applied arts.

• Non-graduate professionals with at least three years proven experience in professional design.

• Final-year students at schools of design, engineering, architecture, and the visual or applied arts.

Good Luck!

 

Meet the Blogger #10: Dalia from The D Scoop


Today’s blogger is young, sweet and simple. She’s also a fashion designer and fashion editor in U magazine… Now you know who she is… Dalia of course 🙂

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1- We know that you have a deep love for fashion, can you tell us more how it started and moved forward into a carrier?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been altering my clothes at home, cutting out inspirational photos from magazines and so on. When it was time to choose a career, I pursued a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design at Esmod. When it was time to work, I chose to target fashion from a more subjective angle; hence I got a job as a fashion Editor at U Magazine. I soon discovered that I preferred to write and judge fashion rather than design it.

 

2- What is your favorite Summer trend? And which trend would you like to see GONE?

One of my favorite pieces this year is the “Flatform”- aka a flat platform. Flatforms have become my on-the-go shoes since they’re comfortable like flat sandals yet give me a boost in height, since I need it! Also, I’m loving the Bermuda shorts in a wide cut; I think they’re really classy yet tasteful.

I’d like to see everything neon to be gone; this trend is so over and done with. I’ve never really been a fan of phosphoric colors anyway, except if it were really discrete or in details.

3- From where do you get your inspiration? 

I get a lot of my inspiration from the runway shows. I’m so obsessed with fashion week, I feel like I literally drop the world just to follow-up. When a designer or brand go big on the catwalk, or do a little twist that makes all the difference; the hard work and creativity really inspire me. I love seeing new ideas; that’s basically what I’m always on the look out for.

4- What is the one thing that you can’t leave the house without?

My portable iPhone charger. I must admit, I get cranky when I run out of battery and lose connection.

Don’t forget to follow her blog for more updates,  and follow her on Twitter and Pinterest 🙂

Meet The Blogger #9: Tracy from Fashion To Tracy


It has been a while I haven’t introduced a new fashion blogger, I was on vacation and didn’t feel like writing at all… But now I’m back and full of life 🙂

Today‘s Blogger is young, fun, very active on Social Media channels, who likes to share with us her latest outfits, whether a lazy day outfit or lovely dress customized especially for her. Here’s more about her…

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1- How did you decide to start with your own Fashion Blog?
I have always wanted to blog about my lifestyle mostly but I didn’t know how to start or what feedback I was going to get  so, I decided to start a personal style blog and I named it “Fashion To Tracy”, a window to the stylish side of my life in January 2012.
2- What are the colors that you feel more comfortable with?
I always try to stay away from Black. I was never that comfortable while wearing this color. I usually go for brights like blue, pink, coral during the Summer and white a lot. For Winter, I follow what colors are trending on the catwalk and what suits me best of course.
3- Do you have any new projects coming in?
I recently styled some pieces of the Kardashian Kollection available at Dorothy Perkins Beirut City Center. But, an upcoming project? I will leave it as a surprise!

For more updated from Tracy, you can check her blog, Like her Facebook page and follow her on twitter 🙂

Meet The Blogger #8: Lara from Lara Speaks Style


Today’s blogger shares with us her passion with fashion, her favorite styles and the latest trends, get to know more about her

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1- Can you tell us more on how you decide to start your own Fashion Blog?

 I have always browsed so many blogs and thought of them as a wonderful way to portray my passion for fashion. However, I thought that they needed lots of connections in the fashion industry which I didn’t have. Later on I figured out that a blog needs effort and passion and you can always start from the bottom in everything, so I decided to go on with follow my dreams in finding my own space in the massive fashion industry. I started my blog in the first day of the year 2013 as a new challenge and adventure in my life.  Today I proudly say that the best step I ever made was following my dream and starting my fashion blog, and I encourage everyone to take this step and never doubt his/her dreams.

2- You’re more into Style, what are the colors that you like to combine together the most?

Playing with colors is something I really love. I usually love to add this pop on color in any clothing item and this is something I really stress on the blog because going matchy matchy is not always the key for a stylish look. I don’t have any specific favorite color combination but I like to do it in most of my outfits to create an edge.

3- Who/What is your biggest source of inspiration?

Ever since I was a little girl my mother was and still is my biggest source of inspiration. Each day I learn more from her since her style is timeless and very creative. After I discovered more about the blogging scene I found myself getting more inspiration from bloggers like Chiara Ferragni, Kristina Bazan, Shea Marie, and many more. However, my favorite blogger is Alexandra from Lovely Pepa since we both have petite bodies and I can get ideas from her on what can be suitable for my body type. Moreover, she is always updated and I love how she combines colors and prints in a very stylish way.

Don’t forget to follow her Blog, on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram

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