My friends and I have decided to visit the infamous castle of Fontainebleau, a French national heritage, where Napoleon and other royalties have lived during the Great French era. I can go on and on about how magical this place is but you really have to see it yourself if you ever come to Paris… Among the Far Eastern precious furniture, the golden-laced curtains and silk bedsheets, the ambiance of greatness and glory were still present in each and every room. We went to the back of the palace where a beautiful lake existed in the vast parks and took some shots. Check check this this out.
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Massimo Dutti shirt. H&M denim shirt. Vintage coat, Lanvin pants, Pavarotti shoes. Rayban sunnies.
I’ve been kindly invited by Almaz Communication, a Paris/Beirut based PR/Consultancy agency, to its showroom here in Paris. The showroom contained young Lebanese designers’ collections such as Dina Jsr, Milia M. and Gemy Maalouf… These fresh talents were showcasing their latest collections (2013-2014) at the Almaz showroom. From Architecture inspirations, to Henna drawings appliqués on Dina’s collection using leather, to the use of leaves by Milia who pixelated a part of them to show the ‘Effect of technology on nature.’ Gemy Maalouf’s collection was present too, coming bolder than the last time with pieces more wearable than ever. All in all, the room decorated by Karen Chekerdjan furniture brought festivity into visitors who were all pleased by the efforts put into this event. A special thanks to Ms. Zeina Raphaël, who put it all together, for the invitation and the guided tour in the showroom! I also met the one and only Samar Youssef from the Une Libanaise à Paris!
I went with a dear friend of mine to UGC Gobelins to watch the new movie Spring Breakers starring Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez. The billboards of the movie had been all over the city and people were talking about it, atop of that, the movie stars premiered the movie in Paris (which kinda made it a cultural obligation to go out and see it) so I was getting mixed reviews which irked me so I went out and watched it myself. I mean, I usually don’t go to the movies that often but when I do, it’s almost always something that triggers me and makes me wanna see it. All in all, it was total trash. Poorly-maintained scenario, crappy acting and really bad clothes… Not lots of words but lots of boobs flying around the place, it is really THE rockbottom of Hollywood. If you still haven’t got what the movie’s about, let me put it this way for you:
Good catholic girl goes bad with drugs, jail, money and a pimp while bad girls have fun because, well, they’re just bad! Booz and boobs always omnipresent. The motto: Spring Break forever.
Speaking of spring and breaks, I’m currently in Lebanon for two more days before heading back to my beloved Paree along with Wara’ 3enab (my fave for life). The weather has shocked me as its thrice as hotter as the French capital, another thing that shocked me is that we’re still in the very same place since a year ago (some would think I’d be exaggerating if I said worse). Anyhoo, I went to the beach on a sunny Tuesday with my bestfriend and we transformed my current obsession with denim and obscenely short shorts into an outfit post for you.
Vintage shirt, Zara shorts, Rockport loafers, Alsace bracelet, Giorgio Armani sunglasses.