Red Carpet | Nicole Kidman Takes the Plunge in Giorgio Armani

When Nicole Kidman arrived to Cannes in head-to-toe Dior, I thought it couldn’t get any better than this; but surprise, surprise, it did! First she wowed us in a sexy Alexander McQueen and then she slipped into a glamorous Dior frock that made her look poised and polished for the premiere of The Great Gatsby.

The Cannes closing ceremony was no different; on her last night serving as a festival judge, Nicole turned to her friend Giorgio Armani who designed this stunning bustier white silk gown. The stunning creation featured silver detailing and a sexy plunging V neckline with swarovski crystal bow detailing across the bodice.

 

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Equally glamorous was Nicole’s hair; the Aussie actress wore her hair in a messy updo with fun braid details here and there. She completed her look with sexy fake lashes, red lips, and stunning jewels from Harry Winston!

 

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Images are Courtesy of The Daily Mail.

 

 

Spotted! | Sharon Stone Brings a Gold Snake to the Red Carpet!

Sharon Stone had jaws dropping as she walked the red carpet for the amf AR charity event in Cannes last night. Yes, the Hollywood megastar was joined by a rather large gold snake that got the audience talking and papparazos fighting to snap a picture.

 

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While Stone really did bring along a snake, it wasn’t of the alive kind (relax!). The actress was spotted wearing a white evening gown by Roberto Cavalli that featured a large gold colored snake down the back.

 

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At 55, I must say Sharon still looks stunning! After all, no one other than The Basic Instinct beauty could pull this look off! Don’t you think?

 

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Images are Courtesy of The Daily Mail.

Red Carpet | Supermodels Add Sexy Glamour to Cannes

Why are supermodels attending movie premieres at a film festival? Who knows… Did they bring a whole lot of sexy to the red carpet? They sure DID!

Not that I’m complaining about their presence, on the contrary, it’s pretty tough to put a model in a designer dress and not expect her to look stunning. It’s safe to say that some of the most famous faces in modeling have turned the Cannes red carpet into their very own catwalk!

Kicking it off with every guy’s favorite, Irina Shayk wore this black cutout and very sheer Roberto Cavalli dress (I guess you can call it a dress). The Russian beauty kept oh so very little to the imagination and even avoided a few wardrobe malfunctions.

 

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Erin Heatherton was a bit more discrete on the red carpet, appearing twice so far wearing gowns by Roberto Cavalli. Just last night, the Victoria’s Secret Angel chose a white lace number by the Italian designer for a bash on his yacht.

 

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For the premiere of The Great Gatsby, British model Cara Delevingne wore a plunging black dress by Burberry with sheer panels of lace. Red lips, a smokey eye, and sparkling diamonds completed her look.

 

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Doutzen Kroes is another model currently attending the Cannes Film Festival. For her first appearance, the Dutch beauty chose a blush pink gown by Versace that featured a plunging neckline and a high thigh slit. For her next walk down the red carpet, Doutzen wore a jaw dropping white dress by Calvin Klein, complete with a slit up to there and that put her back on full display.

 

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I saved the best for last, and the best is non other than Alessandra Ambrosio. The Brazilian model has been seen all over Cannes tanning, enjoying the sites, and having lunch with friends in comfy outfits. However, when it was time to hit the festival, the model brought the glam! For the De Grisogono party, Alessandra wore a stunning yellow gown by Elie Saab and accessorized with a matching belt and sandals. To attend Roberto Cavalli’s boat party, she chose a royal blue gown by the designer that featured a lacey sheer back. Back on the red carpet, the model looked like she was dripping in silver in another Roberto Cavalli metallic creation that covered her frame, but showed off her sexy physique.

 

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Trends | The Devil Wears Prada Sequel is Coming and its Title is…

I’m so excited to share this with you! If you loved The Devil Wears Prada- both the book and the movie- then get ready to fall in love all over again! Lauren Weisberger who penned the first book is coming out with part 2 of the much loved fashionable story.

 

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The upcoming sequel entitled “Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns”, picks up almost 10 years after the original book was released. Here is an excerpt from Good Reads detailing the plot:

“Revenge Wears Prada picks up eight years after Andy parted ways with Miranda on bad terms. Andy is now editing The Plunge, the hottest bridal magazine around, alongside Emily, her one-time Runway nemesis turned current BFF. While Andy is planning her own wedding to Max, a handsome media scion, she remains haunted by her impeccably heeled former boss — and the magazine world being as small as it is, it’s only a matter of time before she hears the dreaded syllables “Ahn-dre-ah!” again.”

 

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Revenge Wears Prada is to be released on June 4th in the US, and hopefully it won’t be long before the book is available in Lebanon so we can enjoy it as well. It’s also a matter of months before Hollywood comes knocking to adapt the story into a multi-million dollar big screen movie!

Trends | Let’s Talk About Summer Lips

Summer is just around the corner,  and as it approaches, expect to attend countless events that will keep you up all night long. From bachelorette parties to weddings, and not forgetting your weekly pubbing/clubbing stops, having the perfect makeup is a must to keep you looking beautiful in all those pictures you will be sure to take!

Bold and striking lips are in for Summer 2013; hot pinks, perfect plums, and ravishing reds will add instant glamour to your look! Read on to discover my 3 quick & easy steps to getting THE perfect colored lips this Summer!

 

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Primer is Your New Best Friend! 

In case you’re unfamiliar with it, lip primer is the optimal product to achieving AND maintaining lip color. Its job is to prep the lips for color, moisturize, and define them. To apply, start at the lip line and gradually move inside, blending the product to cover the entire lip area. My favorite primer is Victoria’s Secret’s VS Pro Pout FX  Lip Primer & Definer, which not only does the trick, but also smells amazing!Primer will allow the color to last much longer and will keep your lips feeling soft and smooth all day long.

 

 

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Define, Define, Define

Some of us forget to outline our lips with liner or choose not to do so because doing it takes time. The thing is contouring your lips will actually make them look bigger and bolder, so make sure to never skip this step! The trick is to always pick a lip liner a shade or two darker than your natural lip color; one of my favorites is Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Pencil in Tawny. This liner easily glides on top of the primer and helps extend the lifespan of the lipstick, while prohibiting bleeding and feathering at the lip line.

 

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The last step is to color in your lips with your favorite shade; spread lipstick with a lip brush starting at the outer lines and then carefully blending in to cover all areas. You can also apply color by directly using the lipstick which will give you a stronger and bolder look. My favorite shade this Summer is Estée Lauder’s Rubellite from the brand’s Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick. It’s a rich blend of fiery red and strong plum that is infused with cremey satin and a touch of shimmer that literally lasts all day.

 

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Whatever shade you choose to go with this Summer, always remember to keep your lips moisturized and hydrated by using a medicated lip balm and drinking a lot of water.

 

 

 

Some Images are Courtesy of macys.com

Red Carpet: Cannes Beauties Shine in Elie Saab

It’s been an exciting few days at the 66th Cannes Film Festival; from Nicole Kidman’s stunning fashion picks to the long awaited premiere of The Great Gatsby, this yearly event is shaping up to be another big success!

Also basking in the Cannes glamour is non other than Lebanese master designer Elie Saab who has been dressing its international stars- not once, but sometimes twice- in his fabulous designs! Scroll down to take a look!

 

Fan Bingbing in Elie Saab Haute Couture (L) & (R)
Fan Bingbing in Elie Saab Haute Couture (L) & (R)

 

Aure Atika in Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2013
Aure Atika in Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2013

 

Carina Lau in Elie Saab Haute Couture SS 2013 (L) & (R)
Carina Lau in Elie Saab Haute Couture SS 2013 (L) & (R)

 

Paz Vega in Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013-2014
Paz Vega in Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013-2014

 

Clotilde Courau in Elie Saab Haute Couture SS 2013
Clotilde Courau in Elie Saab Haute Couture SS 2013

 

Nadine Labaki in Elie Saab Resort 2013 (L) & Elie Saab Pre Fall 2013 (R)
Nadine Labaki in Elie Saab Resort 2013 (L) & Elie Saab Pre Fall 2013 (R)

 

Aishwarya Rai in Elie Saab Haute Couture SS 2013
Aishwarya Rai in Elie Saab Haute Couture SS 2013

 

 

 

All images are courtesy of Elie Saab’s Facebook page.

Spotted | Nicole Kidman Lights Up Cannes!

Looks like Nicole Kidman is finally getting her face back! Yep, seems this Aussie actress is shying away from her previously much loved botox that made her look like a Stepford wife, and I’m loving the results already. Only 48 hours into the Cannes Film Festival and Kidman is undoubtedly the belle of the ball in not one, but four stunning outfits!

For her glamorous arrival in the southern French city, Nicole chose a navy sparkle dress and wrap ankle strap pointed pumps- both by Dior. Kidman dazzled the crowds with her simple straight hair and million dollar smile-yes she can smile again :D

 

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Later in the day, Nicole- who is serving as a judge at this year’s festival- appeared at a photo-op with her fellow judges in a beautiful LBD by Alexander McQueen. The dress featured a seductive low cut neckline and romantic bell sleeves. The actress completed her look with mauve Jimmy Choos- a brand she is sure to be wearing more often since she was just named its new face!

 

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For the screening of The Great Gatsby, Kidman slipped into a floral gown by Dior. She matched her strapless dress with patent pink pumps and had her hair pulled up in a glamorous updo.

 

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Finally, for an event honoring Calvin Klein last night, Nicole wore an S&M inspired leather dress by the label and added Fred Leighton earrings and grey captoe pumps by Jimmy Choo.

 

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Are you loving Nicole’s style? Which look is your fav?

 

 

All images are courtesy of The Daily Mail

Favs | The Great Gatsby: Hunky Actors, Tiffany Sparklers, & A LOT of Prada

After having its release date pushed back several times, The Great Gatsby has finally landed in theaters all over the world. Based on Scott Fitzgerald’s book, the movie tells the story of Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) – a mid westerner who moves to New York and is introduced to the lavish world of his neighbor Jay Gatsby, played by (the still very dreamy) Leonardo DiCaprio. Set in 1922, Gatsby is a mysterious party-throwing millionaire who falls for Carraway’s married cousin, Daisy Buchanan, played by Carey Mulligan.

 

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The movie had its world premiere in New York last week, but its long awaited moment came last night when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan (in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang) at a Cannes Photo-op (L) For the premiere at night, Carey wore a blush pink gown by Dior (R)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan (in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang) at a Cannes Photo-op (L) For the premiere at night, Carey wore a blush pink gown by Dior (R)

 

Why should fashion lovers care about this movie? Two reasons! One is fancy jewelry, and two is the luxurious designer wardrobe.

Legendary New York based jewelers Tiffany & Co designed flawless pieces for the movie made from platinum, pearls , and diamonds. Tiffany was chosen because its diamonds portrayed the epitome of American glamour during the jazz age and positively defined it in the 20s. The most notable item is the Savoy headpiece (worn by Carey Mulligan throughout the movie) made from freshwater cultured pearls and round brilliant diamonds, weighing in at a whopping 25 carats! Want to own it? Well you can if you’ve got $200,000 to spare by simply clicking  here.

 

Carey Mulligan's Savoy Headpiece made with freshwater pearls and round brilliant diamonds is worth $200,000!
Carey Mulligan’s Savoy Headpiece made with freshwater pearls and round brilliant diamonds is worth $200,000!

 

As for the wardrobe, director Baz Lurhman approached Miuccia Prada to design over 40 outfits with the help of the movie’s costume designer Catherine Martin. The pair selected a few classic Prada designs and modified them to fit the 20s. The result was stunning gowns that were featured in most of the Great Gatsby party scenes!

 

Design by Miuccia Prada (Top Left) and Looks from the Movie
Design by Miuccia Prada (Top Left) and Looks from the Movie

 

I am beyond excited to watch this movie; aside from the jewels and the glamour, Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies are rarely a disappointment to his fans. The Great Gatsby is now showing at Lebanon’s Grand Cinemas theaters.

 

 

All images are courtesy of Google.

 

LB’s Night Out | Virgin Radio Lebanon Launch Event at White Beirut!

Virgin Radio Lebanon was finally launched yesterday and to celebrate this milestone, the people behind it threw a super-fun launch party at White Beirut. Positioned as the home for 10 hits in a row, Virgin Radio  promises 10 interrupted commercial-free songs that is sure to make listeners (including me) tune in frequently.

 

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The event attracted a large crowd from the advertising and media industry and was mostly MCed by Anthony Salemeh, a Lebanese Australian expat who will be presenting a daily morning show. Anthony introduced the majority of the team including Frankie- who will be co-hosting the morning show, as well as DJ Kris Fade. The radio’s GM, Naji Cherabieh took the stage next and thanked all the parties involved in launching Virgin Radio and discussed the station’s major strengths that include being the only radio that plays commercial music on the weekends (YAY!).

 

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Shortly after, Sir Richard Branson took the stage and charmed the attendees with his friendliness and laid back attitude. Sir Richard said that he was pleased to be back in Lebanon (he was last here around 15 years ago when the first Virgin Megastore was launched in DT). to launch Virgin Radio and was looking forward to part-take in the evening’s festivities.

 

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It was a great night at White; from the great music, to the many dance performances, to the man of the hour Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Radio is poised to be a huge success!

To tune in, simply turn your radio to 89.5, Virgin Radio Lebanon- your home of 10 hits in a row!

 

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Much thanks to Rachel for making me her plus 1 for the night :)

Trends | Victoria’s Secret What Is Sexy? List

8 years and counting, one of my favorite brands- Victoria’s Secret- put out its “What is Sexy?” list last night.      The list features a number of the world’s sexiest celebrities and the brand’s angels Behati Prinsloo, Karlie Kloss, Erin Heatherton, Candice Swanepoel, and Alessandra Ambrosio announced the names of the lucky winners! Check them out below!

 

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Sexiest Actress - Jessica Chastain
SEXIEST ACTRESS – JESSICA CHASTAIN

 

SEXIEST INTERNATIONAL IMPORT - EMILIA CLARKE
SEXIEST INTERNATIONAL IMPORT – EMILIA CLARKE

 

 

SEXIEST HAIR - AMANDA SEYFRIED
SEXIEST HAIR – AMANDA SEYFRIED

 

 

 

SEXIEST SONGSTRESS - BEYONCE
SEXIEST SONGSTRESS – BEYONCE

 

 

SEXIEST BIKINI BODY - RIHANNA
SEXIEST BIKINI BODY – RIHANNA

 

SEXIEST STYLE - NINA DOBREV
SEXIEST STYLE – NINA DOBREV
SEXIEST SPORTY STYLE - ASHLEY GREENE
SEXIEST SPORTY STYLE – ASHLEY GREENE

 

SEXIEST SENSE OF HUMOR - JENNIFER LAWRENCE
SEXIEST SENSE OF HUMOR – JENNIFER LAWRENCE

 

SEXIEST LEGS - BLAKE LIVELY
SEXIEST LEGS – BLAKE LIVELY

 

 

SEXIEST LIPS - KERRY WASHINGTON
SEXIEST LIPS – KERRY WASHINGTON

 

SEXIEST MOM - GIULIANA RANCIC
SEXIEST MOM – GIULIANA RANCIC

 

SEXIEST EYES - ZOOEY DESCHANEL
SEXIEST EYES – ZOOEY DESCHANEL

 

SEXIEST CURVES - SHAKIRA
SEXIEST CURVES – SHAKIRA

 

SEXIEST SUMMER GLOW - HAYDEN PANETTIERE
SEXIEST SUMMER GLOW – HAYDEN PANETTIERE

 

SEXIEST TV CAST - REVENGE
SEXIEST TV CAST – REVENGE

 

SEXIEST CYBER STARS - TONE IT UP GIRLS
SEXIEST CYBER STARS – TONE IT UP GIRLS

 

SEXIEST TWEETER - ELIZABETH BANKS
SEXIEST TWEETER – ELIZABETH BANKS

 

SEXIEST UP & COMING BOMBSHELL - CHLOE BRIDGES
SEXIEST UP & COMING BOMBSHELL – CHLOE BRIDGES

 

 

All images are from Google and Victoriassecret.com