Elie Saab - Opening soon on the George V, Paris

Elie Saab to Open Boutique on Paris’ Georges V Street

On a recent trip to Paris, I was positively surprised to see that our very own Elie Saab is opening a boutique on the legendary George V street in the French capital!

 

Elie Saab - Opening soon on the Georges V, Paris
Elie Saab – Opening soon on the Georges V, Paris

 

The designer already has a boutique in Paris situated on the Avenue Franklin Roosevelt catering to Haute Couture; Ready to Wear boutiques are located in Mexico, Hong Kong, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Qatar, UAE, as well as France and Lebanon.

While there is no word yet regarding the exact opening date, it is important to note that the Georges V street is home to The Four Seasons as well as several other 5 star hotels and brand boutiques that are perpendicular to the legendary Champs Elysees.

Last year, the Four Seasons Georges V housed an exhibition featuring Saab’s Haute Couture AW 2013/2014 show- obviously a sign showing that the five star hotel is proud to call our Lebanese designer it’s new next-door neighbor.

 

A stunning wedding gown by Elie Saab on display at the designer's exhibition at The Four Seasons Georges V, last year.
A stunning wedding gown by Elie Saab on display at the designer’s exhibition at The Four Seasons Georges V, last year.
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Best and Worst Dressed at the 2014 American Music Awards

The American Music Awards took place last night in Los Angeles, and just like every awards show, music’s biggest stars came out to celebrate their achievements in designer gowns and gorgeous bling. Let’s discover the best and worst stars!

Selena Gomez is all grown up! The songstress wowed with a “business in the front, party in the back” gown by Armani Prive, She went for Neil Lane sparklers and kept her hair and makeup simple.

 

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Another beauty in black! After taking some time off to concentrate on her baby boy, Fergie hit the red carpet in a Halston Heritage gown, bearing a thigh high slit. I love the combination of her hair with the bold gold accessories and those black strappy heels are to die for!

 

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Julianne Hough dazzled in a bright coral Zuhair Murad gown. With a blend of bright orange and gold, it felt as if summer was back on the red carpet! Now if only Julianne had styled her hair differently..

 

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Kate Beckinsale is simply breath-taking in a plunging white Kaufman Franco gown! Her hot factor is sky high thanks to this serpentine silver Bvlgari choker. Hands down, best dressed of the night!

 

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I know that Jennifer Lopez can practically wear anything, but there is no excuse for wrapping a satin bed sheet around your body and calling it a dress! Yes JLo’s body is obviously better than ever, her skin is glowing, and her Louboutins are fabulous, but what’s going on from her neck to her ankles is a disaster!

 

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After her winning look at this year’s Emmy’s, Heidi Klum goes back to high slits and cutouts in a monochrome Versace combo with- get this- platform heels with turquoise and pink detailing. FAIL!

 

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Someone’s ready for New Year’s Eve! A lot of gold and too much face paint, this is a Lanvin FAIL for Olivia Munn.

 

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A the risk of sounding like your mom, all I’m going to say is: This is 17 year old Kylie Jenner wearing Alexandre Vauthier. Wonder what 18 will hold for her..

 

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If you thought Amber Rose’s getup at the VMAs was disastrous, wait till you see what Bleona Qereti wore to the AMAs! Qereti is a high profile Albanian singer who decided to show up  in a see-through fishnet mesh “dress” to the awards show. A slinky thong and silver nipple pasties completed this fashion crime.

 

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Your First Look at Victoria’s Secret’s Fantasy Bras!

Following last year’s Victoria’s Secret fantasy bra worn by Candice Swanepoel, it seems to me that the lingerie giant was wondering how to top the 10 million dollar stunning bra and belt combination!

 

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How better to achieve this than through designing 2 multi-million dollar bras! Once again, Victoria’s Secret has teamed up with Lebanese jeweler, Pascal Mouawad in order to create not one, but two breath-taking sapphire, ruby, and diamond bras.

 

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The two sets- which will be modeled by Brazilian hotties Alesandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima during Victoria’s Secret’s upcoming London fashion show- each contain 16,000 gems along with 18 carat gold jeweled body pieces. The flawless pieces reportedly took more than 1,400 hours to create!

 

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Pictures are courtesy of People.com

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Lebanese Brides Run Beirut Marathon in Wedding Dresses!

“Every year, approximately 15 million girls are married before they turn 18, across countries, cultures, and religions. They are robbed of their childhood, denied their rights to health, education, and security”.

 

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With this startling fact in mind, tens of wonderful young women came together during Sunday’s annual Beirut Marathon to support millions of young girls who are being victimized by these atrocities. UNICEF, ABAAD- a midway safe house for women and girls who are survivors of gender based violence in Lebanon- , OXFAM (International Civil Society Organization), and ESPOSA collaborated in order to raise awareness as well as funds for this cause.

 

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The amazing people at ESPOSA provided gowns, veils, and accessories that were worn by participants of the the 10 km walk and run. An orchestra even played live music in the background! What a great initiative by all parties involved!

 

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To learn more about ABAAD and to support them, click here.

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to Lynn for the information :)

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Chocolate Dresses at Beirut’s Salon Du Chocolat!

After a long wait and following Paris, New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing, and Shanghai, the Salon Du Chocolat finally hit Beirut today!

 

H.E. French Ambassador to Lebanon, Patrice Paoli at the opening of the Salon Du Chocolat
H.E. French Ambassador to Lebanon, Patrice Paoli at the opening of the Salon Du Chocolat

 

This infamous “chocolate show” kicked off earlier today in BIEL, with a one-of-a-kind chocolate fashion show. Models paraded the catwalk in delicious real chocolate designs that were created by different Lebanese designers (including Tony Ward) in collaboration with some of the country’s best pastry chefs.

 

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Chef Charles Azar with his unique chocolate creation.

 

The legendary salon will go on until Saturday and features premier world-class chocolatiers, including Lebanon’s very own Maya Maalouf Kanaan who was recently honored with the “L’espoir Etranger” award by Paris’ Salon du Chocolat. Read more about this here.

 

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The Salon Du Chocolat is taking place in accordance with the 4th Beirut Cooking Festival (also in BIEL), both being part of the Beirut Gourmet Week. Make sure to drop by BIEL in the coming two days to savor the finest salty delights and sweet delicacies!

 

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