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Mademoiselle Epaulette!


Mlle Epaulette celebrates style and femininity in a truly contemporary setting. In a visual diary of endless wanderlust, Remi Sabbah mixes together an eclectic array of color, texture and print with ease. Romantically sensitive, her quirky edge reflects a wearable, yet sophisticated, style. ”The MLLE EPAULETTE woman is confident, unique, and most importantly has a strong sense of her own personal style.”


The New Spring/Summer 2014 Collection follows the spirit of Mademoiselle Epaulette but with an extra note of color in each design. It is named “The Blossom” since it is the first complete ready to wear collection of the designer. Inspired by the first blossoms of spring the designer features bright vibrant colors and lively flower prints, the fabrics used are soft, fine and light denoting thus a flirty note to the collection.

Flirty skater skirts, colorful crop tops, sparkling bodysuits, exaggerated vintage midi skirts and sophisticated monochrome dresses. The new S/S 2014 collection makes up a complete wardrobe with ready to wear designs that suit every occasion. Her desire is to create designs that would appeal to women with different styles, that would make them feel truly unique.


The brand is based in Europe/Cyprus and it is mainly sold through the official online web store and in selected luxury boutiques. http://www.mlleepaulettegirl.com/.

The designer herself features pieces of her collection in her personal blog – Visual Diary of style and Wanderlust. 


I loved the Spring/Summer collection, but if you know me well, you will know that my favorite is the yellow dress and the mini pink dress.

Which one is your favorite?




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Around two weeks ago, I was invited to the opening of Dina Jsr‘s boutique in the chic Saifi Village in Beirut.

I loved the tones of the set; so soft, feminine and sorbet… with pink ice cream and cotton candy, pop corn, finger foods and champagne…

The models were mingling between the fashion lovers, the colors of the Spring/Summer 2014 collection are so serene and the designs are so breathtaking…

A designer renown for her meticulous attention to detail and supreme quality, the boutique was a testament to Dina’s eye for perfection. And with a location as perfect as this one, the boutique is set to become a must see destination for fashion lovers in the city.

You have to check it out!

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


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).


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.

Discovering: Santiago Beirut


After I started noticing the chic and colorful outfits on my timeline, I had to check the store in person.


What initially started as a small jeans and sportswear store in Kaslik during the civil war in 1979, gradually grew to become a multi-brand fashion boutique.
Since its establishment, Santiago has been a pioneer in bringing cutting edge designer clothes and accessories from around the world, and in the process making its distinct mark on the Lebanese fashion scene.


In addition to its current locations in Kaslik and Ashrafieh, Santiago has recently opened its doors in Downtown Beirut.

Santiago carries numerous exclusive and well-known American, Belgian, French, Italian and Spanish brand names. They include Antonio Marras, Essentiel, Hache, Hartford, Henry Beguelin, High, Iro, Isola Marras, Malandrino, Maliparmi, Malloni, Sita Murt, Fani Xenophontos, Anika Lena Skarstrom, Sophie d’Hoore and Amaya Arzuaga. Also available are swimwear collections from Fisico.

Their Spring/Summer collection is so fresh and full of life, you have to check it out 🙂

Introducing: ForeandAft.

I know that I have a lot of men fans, but they can’t always follow my blog, because it’s all about women stuff…

Today, I bring good news for all the men who follow Le Blog De Chanty, I will be having a new section dedicated for YOU… YES YOU!

I know that men don’t really enjoy shopping and styling as much as women do, so I’ll be introducing new shops for you with styles to give you inspiration. How cool is that? 🙂

The first shop that I will be introducing, opened recently in Mar Mkhael and is bringing the top Italian fashion to Lebanon.

Now Open

ForeandAft brings to Beirut an exclusive selection of niche Italian brands that will revolutionize your casual and formal attire.

ForeandAft menswear, the new kid on the Mar Mikhael district, selects brands that guarantee the best materials and manufacturing processes, set the trends in the fashion scene and offer the highest quality to price ratio.

“Driven by modernity and change, yet with an expertise in fashion that goes back two generations, we will transform your retail experience”.

Their stylist from Milan has chosen some of today’s most innovative and trendy menswear brands and developed a curated multi-brand collection to address all needs of a modern man of style.


For the spring summer 2014 season, ForeandAft carries the following Milan based brands: Alesandro Gherardi, Department 5, Diadora Heritage, Fausto Colato, Plusultra Milano,  Rosi & Ghezzi, Stewart, Tagliatore, Velasca, K-Way and 40WEFT.

Think multi-brand, think total look, think ForeandAft!

Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, twitter and Instagram for their latest collections 🙂

Monique Lhuiller Collection at ESPOSA

Bride to be? Looking for that unique Dress?

Then you should check Monique Lhuillier Spring 2014 collection!

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One of the top names in bridal fashion, the spring 2014 collection from Monique Lhuillier is stunning! With a nod to vintage designs, Lhuillier has created an extensive collection sure to please any bride. Short hemlines are on trend with spring and summer weddings and there were plenty of options coming down the runway. Brides looking for vintage style gowns will love the Monique Lhuillier collection!

Midcentury modern designs and silhouettes create stunning options for brides looking for that Mad Men-style dress. The ‘Jackie’ is an homage to stylish former first lady Jackie Kennedy, while other designs, such as the ‘Dee’ look very much 1960’s in style. Sheer lace and overlays were prevalent through much of Lhuillier’s spring 2014 collection.


Which dress describes you the best?

Valentine’s Day with Nina Ricci and Paule Ka

What better way to gift your loved ones this valentine’s then a gorgeous 2014 piece from Nina Ricci and/or Paule Ka.


Both collections are full of bright color bags to fulfill the spring craving, to shiny accessories to boost up your winter mood, every woman deserves some Valentine’s spirit in their closets 😉


Nina Ricci 

Paule Ka


I’m in love with the yellow bag ❤

What would you like to get this Valentine’s? 😉  

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