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Salma Hayek is Coming to Beirut!

Yes all the rumors you heard are true!

The beyond stunning Salma Hayek will be in Beirut on April 27th, 2015 for the world premiere of her new animated movie, “The Prophet”. You read that correctly: the Lebanese capital will be hosting its first EVER world premiere at Beirut Souks’ Cinema City!




The sexy Lebanese-Mexican actress has lent her voice to the movie’s leading character, Kamila and is also the Executive Producer of the picture. Hayek has long been a fan of the Lebanese writer, Gebran Khalil Gebran and is said to have been proud of finally transforming the story from a book to the big screen for the whole world to enjoy!




Aside from Hayek’s impeccable acting skills, the much-loved actress is quite the fashionista and has been so since her early Hollywood days. Salma is always one to watch any time she hits the red carpet and steals the show with the dazzling silhouettes she wears along with the tasteful cleavage she puts on display. Red, black, fushia, and neutrals, Hayek has worn it all. She is also a designer favorite and has worn gowns by Balenciaga and Gucci, to name a few.

There’s no doubt that Salma will bring glitz and glam to Monday night’s red carpet; she will undoubtedly wow us with the gown she chooses to wear. So, just for fun, I’ve rounded up a selection of some of the hottest gowns from Lebanon’s finest designers; who knows, the actress might just choose to wear one of them on the big night!

In case Hayek decides to go for a Lebanese designer, Elie Saab may be on top her list! The world class designer presented a stunning Ready To Wear Spring 2015 collection inspired by the sea. The actress can choose a thigh high slit sky blue design with belt detail, a classic black plunging jumpsuit or a printed low-cut design. Salma can also go for a design from the Spring Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection; just take a look at this stunning Chartereuse confection with a full skirt and impeccable embroidery!


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Red has always been a favorite color of the fiery Hayek. At first look, this red jumpsuit by Zuhair Murad might look like business, but the delicate mesh details across the bodice add a little glam to the otherwise subdued design! The breath-taking actress can add sexy waves and a red lip to pump up the look!


Zuhair Murad



Wouldn’t you love to see Salma taking a huge risk thanks to one of Lebanon’s up and coming designers? This iridescent hand embroidered fringed cocktail dress is designed by Rami Kadi, as part of his new Les Illusions Exquises collection and would show off the actress’ toned legs perfectly!





What do you think of my picks? Regardless, there’s no doubt that no matter what Salma Hayek chooses to wear, she will be on my best dressed list!


Chasing a Dream with Elie Saab

It was supposed to be another star-studded Spring-Summer show for Elie Saab in Paris yesterday. Except this fashionable affair was unlike any other in the designer’s history! As each model strutted down the catwalk, a story about Beirut’s golden age was reflected from the dress she wore; stories about the city that never slept, endless parties, eternal beauty and youth, and a personal reverie of Saab‘s mother wearing a tulip print dress.




This is Elie Saab in all his glory; exploring new patterns and colors, introducing feathers to his collections, reviving low heeled satin sandals, putting on an elaborate show- as if from a fairytale, and ultimately, paying homage to his Beirut!




Now, let the pictures do the rest of the talking..








All images courtesy of style.com


Best & Worst Dressed at the Golden Globe Awards 2015!

Awards season officially kicked off on Sunday with the Golden Globes taking place in Los Angeles. After a very rainy weekend in the California city, the stars came out in their beautiful designer gowns to walk the red carpet. Several trends were noticed but the most memorable ones were metallics, reds, whites, and  blacks, as always. Let’s take a look at the most memorable gowns from last night and check out who was best and worst dressed.

Shiny Metallics

Hollywood’s A list dazzled in mesmerizing metallics! Julianne Moore led the way in a custom-made Givenchy strapless gown featuring ombre sequins and feathers at the hem and completed her look with Chopard jewels. The breath-taking Diane Kruger wowed in Emilia Wickstead! Although the German actress was all covered up, she still looked stunning while doing so! America’s sweetheart a.k.a Reese Witherspoon brought sexy back in a flawless strapless Calvin Klein dress and stunning diamonds, while Kate Beckinsale took the plunge in a low-cut Elie Saab. Let’s also not forget the forever young Jennifer Lopez- who proves time and time again- that she is one of THE hottest celebrities out there. The sexy latina was once again loyal to Zuhair Murad, who put her in this insanely sexy plunging, mid thigh-high slit gown!



Jennifer lopez


Festive Reds

While some stars wowed in metallics, others were still enjoying the festive season and showed up in red. Two celebrities in specific stood out in the holiday color: Allison Williams blew everyone away with her strapless Armani Privé ball gown while Heidi Klum took everyone’s breath away (finally!) in a sexy, yet glamorous Versace.



Winter Whites

You can always count on the beyond beautiful Kate Hudson to bring the sexy to the red carpet. Goldie’s daughter turned heads in a sexy plunging and cut-out white Versace gown. She balanced the sexy out by putting her hair up in a demure updo. Emily Blunt also seemed to be a fan of cutouts, selecting a custom-made Michael Kors.



Nude Neutrals

Chrissy Tiegan went to Zuhair Murad who made sure that she looked sexy in sheer for the red carpet event, while Anna Kendrick channeled Cinderella in her girly Monique Lhuiller gown.




Dark Ladies

Lorde looked age appropriate in her fun custom-made Narciso Rodriguez pantsuit. The songstress’ hair may have been in distress but her jaw-dropping Neil Lane statement diamond necklace will surely divert your attention. Jennifer Aniston stayed in her comfort zone by slipping into a black halter Saint Laurent gown. While she looked beautiful, I would have loved to see her in something more daring; moreover, the halter strap is a little too 90s for 2015. I don’t blame you in case you mistakenly identified Jessica Chastain as Sofia Vergara; the red head took a page out of Vergara’s book and slipped into a va-va-voom plunging bronze Versace that hugged her curves perfectly.




A Colorful Winter

Any best dressed list is incomplete without the stunning Naomi Watts who wowed in yellow in the middle of January! The Aussie beauty chose Gucci for the globes and perfectly accessorized her look with a BVLGARI serpenti necklace. Possibly one of my favorites of the night, Jenna Dewan Tatum, was a vision in a ruffled strapless Carolina Herrera!


Naomi Watts

Jenna Dewan


On the opposite end of the list, here’s Amy Adams in a one shoulder Versace. I love Amy Adams and most of the time, her choices are spot on. However, I really feel like this powder blue gown washes her out; I just wish she had went for a darker version or added a dark lip for some drama.


Amy Adams


Tina Fey looks like she’s going to her school prom instead of a red carpet show. The funny lady disappoints in a strapless Antonio Berrardi cocktail gown, as it appears as if she sowed on that extra layer of white fabric minutes before the show..


Tina Fey


Claire Danes‘ fashion choices usually land her on the best dressed list. However, her Valentino disaster looks too medieval for the 21st century. The design is too busy and the actress’ body seems to have disappeared somewhere in between all these prints.


Claire Danes


Lena Dunham shows you how NOT to wear red on the carpet. The Girls actress dons an asymmetrical Zac Posen dress with several busy cuts, and that’s not even the worst of it: her hideous shoes need to be burnt asap!


Lena Dunham


Lupita Nyong’o may have been last year’s red carpet darling, but the Kenyan actress is starting off 2015 on a bad note. Although the bust of her Giambattista Valli gown is exploding with perfectly arranged flowers, the midriff section looks like a New Year’s Eve cotillion cotillion gone wrong.


Lupita Nyong'o


Kate Mara is also another actress who usually gets it right. However, last night was another story. Her red Miu Miu gown looks great from afar, but take a closer look and the ruched detailing on both sides of her pelvic area is quite distracting. Also not helping is that tan belt which needs to be burnt along with Lena Dunham’s shoes.


Kate Mara


Another year, another failed look. Maggie Gyllenhal is on a winning worst dressed list streak by wearing this Miu Miu bed sheet. The bust details are beyond awkward and the gown needs to be ironed.




Lana Del Rey may be young and beautiful, but sure isn’t best dressed. The singer chose this turquoise dress? that’s all sorts of wrong. I don’t even know who the designer is, but this crime is too much to look at.


Lana Del Rey


I loved Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl. It’s also hard to believe that the British beauty just had a baby just a month ago.. Her Vera Wang dress really would have been perfect, if only it had the right fit. Considering its current state, this gown looks like a wardrobe malfunction ready to happen any minute!


Rosamund Pike


It’s hard to believe that Keira Knightly’s Chanel dress reportedly took almost 30 hours to make. I mean how hard it is to cut up a piece of fabric that has hundreds of species of butterflies and sow it into a dress? Yes she’s pregnant and yes it is wrong to make fun of pregnant women, but seriously now, there’s an almost actual living butterfly on her wrist too! There’s is no excuse for this crime against butterflies whatsoever!




All pictures are courtesy of People.com & Eonline.com

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.

Best and Worst at the 2014 Emmys

The much awaited Emmys took place last night in Hollywood. Once again, and following Sunday’s VMAs another red carpet lacked movie star glamour. However, some of our favorites brought it. The others? Well not so much..

Kicking off the best dressed with none other than Sofia Vergara. The Columbian stunner is now used to hitting every best dressed list all over the world and does not disappoint in a white Roberto Cavalli strapless gown and tons of diamonds from go-to jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz.


Sofia vergara


Julia Roberts sure knows how to wear a mini stunner to a classy awards show! America’s sweetheart stuns in a navy Elie Saab cocktail number (the details are simply amazing!). Roberts pairs her dress with matching pumps and her million dollar smile.


Julia Roberts



Heidi Klum is it really you?? The former super model is a far cry away from her thigh high slits and excessive cleavage ensembles in this understated – but beautiful Zac Posen gown! Here’s hoping Heidi keeps this up for her next red carpet appearance.


Heidi Klum



Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling takes everyone’s breath away in this stunning Zuhair Murad gown. The actress pairs her gown with tons of diamonds and a soft up do.


Taylor Schilling



Who can believe that Julia Louis-Dreyfus still manages to look this amazing after all these years?! The A list actress is mesmerizing in a custom-made Carolina Herrera column gown and Lorraine Schwartz sparklers. Definitely one of the best dressed of the night!


Julia Louis



Sarah Paulson looks like a work of art in this Armani Privé masterpiece. The actress is so graceful in this black and red tulle confection! She let the dress take center stage and stuck to simple hair and minimal accessories. Simply beautiful!


Sarah Paulson Armani Prive



The beautiful Camilla Alves dazzles in nude; Mrs. Matthew McConaughey is sheer perfection in this sheer Zuhair Murad gown. The design hugs the model in all the right places, making her one of the night’s best dressed!


Camilla Alves



And as always, with the good comes the bad! Kicking it off with Amy Poehler who decided that belly dancers just have more fun at awards shows. Is there another explanation for this full on metallic sequined Theia design?


worst amy poehler


I love Kerry Washington and usually, most of her red carpet picks are spot on. Not this time though! The black and orange combo is simply not working and it just looks like Kerry’s 1 year old glued on the sequined bits all over her Prada gown with DIY super glue.


Kerry Washington worst


Poor Christina Hendricks in her satin red cover like gown. The Mad Men actress should have taken note from Julia Louis Dreyfus’ book when she chose to wear this. Instead, she gives us a lesson on how to screw up a red gown in this Marchesa mess. And as for the hair? Well it needs a “hate” blog post on its own.


Christina Hendricks worst


There’s not much to say when it comes to Lena Dunham. So instead, here’s a picture of her wearing Giambattista Valli. I’ll let you be the judge!


66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals



It always amazes me when an actress walks the red carpet with a feeling like she looks like a million dollars, when in reality she just resembles Sesame Street’s Big Bird. This is the case with Kate Walsh who shows up in this yellow Stephane Rolland disaster!


Kate Walsh Worst






All pictures are courtesy of People.com and Eonline.com

Trends | Elie Saab’s Lace Garden

In between inking a deal with Evian for 2014 last week, Elie Saab found some time to showcase his stunning Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2014 collection at the Jardins des Tuilleries, as part of Paris Fashion Week.

Following the amazing Royal Affair  Autumn Winter 2013 collection, Saab draws inspiration from nature and accentuates it with dazzling lace details. Vibrant Spring colors included white, soft rose, greens, blues, and new take on florals that made the trend seem more youthful.





Classy evening dresses were shown in the designer’s signature black with sexy and structured placements of lace all over as well as fully beaded gowns that added an edge to the whimsical collection.




You can check out more from the collection on Elie Saab’s Facebook fan page. 











Trends | Elie Saab Haute Couture AW 2013

I never find the right words to describe Elie Saab’s collections. This is not because I cannot express myself, but because it’s hard to find new synonyms for the words “perfect”, “flawless”, “stunning”, “amazing”, and the list goes on. His collections are always the talk of the town- and I’m not only referring to Beirut here. From the breath-taking gowns to the models, their hair and makeup, every detail is given special attention.




The Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 show 2 days ago was no different; Saab showed another flawless collection for the upcoming Fall season in Paris consisting of dark tones mostly. The designer kicked off the show with several dark burgundy gowns and gradually moved on to blues and emerald .






Grey and ivory also made an appearance, along with light pinks and some very attractive earth tones. As usual, the Saab sealed the designs with his signature intricate embroidery and belted defined waists.





When it was time to show the bridal gown, 3 models walked behind the bride delicately holding her grand veil and brought the captivating show to a close.





I can’t wait to see several of these designs on Hollywood’s red carpets! Can you?!



All Images are courtesy of the Elie Saab Facebook page.

Fashion | Elie Saab Haute Couture AW 2012-2013 Flashback

Elie Saab presents his Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 collection on July 3rd in Paris. As usual, stunning designs and captivating details are expected from the Lebanese designer who will, without a doubt deliver a flawless collection.

In anticipation of this date, here’s a look back at the amazing gowns from last year’s show that have also managed to be seen all over Hollywood’s red carpet events. Actresses, including Amy Adams and Zoe Saldana among others have all been spotted wearing the gorgeously embroidered gowns. Have a look below!













Don’t forget to go to live.eliesaab.com if you’d like to watch the show live!

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.





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.






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.






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.






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.




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.