Archive for the ‘Fashion & Beauty’ Category

Smoothly but surely Rajab is tracing his way to the top as a professional model.

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From the dream killer conservative city of Tripoli/Lebanon Rajab braved the bumpy roads to modelling with all the notoriety that surrounds it.He stayed as Rimbaud said « intact » and he succeeded to impose himself as professional as a model can be among sharks.
After many small appearances in tv commercials and regular advertisements, Rajab imposed himself in his first catwalk at the Creative Space Beirut wearing an ever daring red overall that fit perfectly to Rajab smooth features and body.


Straight after the CSB catwalk, Rajab is appearing in Plastik Magazine alongside international top model Raphael Say and Ann Yadak.
This doesn’t stop here as bigger projects are in sight.

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Will Rajab be the next Chicco Lachowski?
Well with the way he’s climbing the stardom delicately but confident he will be spotted in the international scene, for the local scene is still focused on apelike steroid clad bearded guys they throw at Mr Lebanon contests that kill their careers on the spot.

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The fashion world always brought us shocking innovations and avant-garde  trends and Riccardo Tisci didn’t fray from the track as he revived the Givenchy house from the ashes with his innovative trends.

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I was especially fond of his Shirts and T-shirts with Rottweiler prints on them

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and from his new collection a shirt with a nude man with orchids caught my attention

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but to my surprise the print turned out to be a photo of famous gay porn star Jeff Brandon barebacking another man taken from a movie directed by famous gay porn director Sean Cody and photoshopped with Orchids to hide the explicit parts

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Way to go Riccardo

“One must be absolutely modern” (Arthur Rimbaud)

While the Lebanese fashion scene gets lame,similar and pretentious,Lara Khoury jumps out of the box and throws her magical touch in the fashion industry and reveals some marvelous pieces different from all we witness in the Lebanese scene and even the international one.

I was always a fan of Lara Khoury,this pretty petite woman with a shaved head and a huge charisma all around her after stumbling on some of her work.I followed her page on facebook,repeatedly checked her website hoping for some Men’s collection and I even requested a facebook friendship (thing I rarely do) thinking she’ll reject it,but to my surprise she accepted it.

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Lately I received an invitation from her to the event of her New Fall Collection launching “Insectified” .

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I was really surprised by the Insect inspiration and thought the collection’s gonna be some unwearable weird pieces like many of the fashion designers that create pieces of cloth to be worn only in catwalks.

During my teenage,when my sister and I wanted to describe something ugly we used to refer to insects so I was exited to see what will come out of this collection.

Her studio where the collection was exhibited was in Gemmayzeh  a small and humble but warm and charming Studio.It was buzzing with the Beirut Hipster scene and a couple of Mondaine Dames.

My friend and I were greeted by Lara with a large generous smile who introduced us to her collection hanging from the ceiling with chains and hooks.

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I was mesmerized with what I saw  of beautiful dresses,skirts,shirts…. They were really inspired by insects and were different in a beautiful way from any Lebanese Fashion Designer’s work.

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Every piece was a Gem,a unique piece of forms and colors.A beautiful insect,not Butterfly(I don’t like Butterflies),but a strange beautiful insect that you have never encountered.

The collection Jewelry were wonderfully designed for Khoury by Roula Dfouni.Great pieces of futuristic insects that complete the collection’s charm.

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Forget the Yohji Yamamoto,the Alexander Wang,the Martin Margiela.Larak Khoury is the next big thing.

Keep an eye on this young beautiful talented girl,you’re gonna hear a lot about her and she’s gonna go places.