#FashionBox: My favorite luxury sneakers

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Sneakers go back a long way. In the late 18th century, people wore rubber soled shoes called plimsolls, but they were pretty crude—for one thing, there was no right foot or left foot. Around 1892, the U.S. Rubber Company came up with more comfortable rubber sneakers with canvas tops, called Keds. By 1917, these sneakers began to be mass produced. (They got the nickname sneakers because they were so quiet, a person wearing them could sneak up on someone.)* Wikipedia
Today we wear sneakers everywhere—to work, to dinner, to weddings—and spend as much on them as we do on dress shoes.
I am a pretty big fan of Sneakers Lately, every pair of shoes I have bought have been Superga; comfortable stylish shoes that can be rocked anywhere. High-End brands are now making High-End sneakers, and I would love to own some! Here are my favorites for this season.

PLAYTIME – Berluti

 

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These sneakers are a breed all their own. They are at once chic and comfortable, classic and cutting-edge, embodying the House savoir-faire and venerable commitment to innovation. These sneakers mark a natural new chapter in the long history shared by Berluti, the sports world and a certain notion of go-anywhere elegance

SL/10H YSL

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An effortless balance of  refined craftsmanship and streetwear cool with these high top sneaker with  St Laurent signature embossed padded ankle.

TOM FORD

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Leather and Suede-Panelled canvas sneakers, a combination of resilient canvas, soft suede and smooth leather for a sophisticated look.

BALENCIAGA

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Meticulously crafted in Italy designed in gorgeous full-grain leather. I  love the color! you can wear them with a slim trousers or denim.

You can get all these items from: Mr. Porter

Is twitter dying?

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I’ve been a twitter user since 2009, I used to enjoy this platform; cool people, great articles, and latest news! But using Twitter for long periods of time is a unpleasant experience. The product is not a joy to use anymore. Twitter is becoming  a boring old RSS feed. An empty room, most users are inactive users, they are just here to read content, and never interact. When these users will quit, twitter will die.

Post a status update on Facebook and  Tweet it. The Facebook post will definitely get some response instantaneously. The same cannot be said for the tweet, which may or may not get any response at all. Highly demotivating for any new user/brand. Social-media is all about engagement and interaction.

I have to say I’m spending more time on Google+ Facebook, Feedly, Google news to consume the latest news and updates these days, and I cant sleep before checking my Instagram feed.

What about you? Do you still enjoy twitter?

My Favorite photographers | Photomed
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Myself taken by @lenajib

I went to a photography exhibition, Photomed, at The Beirut Art Center,  Founded in Sanary on the Var coast of France, Photomed has endeavored to embrace its coastal roots by inviting artists from Mediterranean countries to participate in its yearly event. For the past six years, Photomed Festival has been showcasing and highlighting Mediterranean beauty.

The Lebanese edition of Photomed was created in 2014. Three years later, Photomed has become the key event for photography in Beirut. The 2016 edition offers a tribute to the Spanish photographers Toni Catany, Alvaro Sanchez-Montanes, and Luis Vioque, to the Italians Alessandro Puccinelli and Angelo Antolino, to the Spanish collector Gabino Diego, and to the French Edouard Boubat, Emma Grosbois, and Arno Brignon. Lebanon is represented by Randa Mirza, Karim Sakr, and Elsie Haddad, and also by a partnership established between five galleries from Beirut. Unfortunately I wasn’t impressed by the Lebanese works.

Here are my favorites:

Alessandro Puccinelli

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Puccinelli uses garbage to tell a story. Throughout the winter season Puccinelli collected the washed up garbage that the storms had brought in that lined the Portuguese coast. Bizarrely, he positioned them in portraits as expended soldiers of consumerism – their substance mined from the Earth, transformed into a disposable commodity, thrown out and forgotten, battered from war with the elements, and finally washed up – blemished, but still alive.

Puccinelli’s photo series  an urgent reminder to us to recycle.

Gabino Diego Collection:

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Amazing by the famous Spanish actor Gabino Diego includes over 300 photographs, many by famous photographers. Diego enjoys sharing his love and extensive knowledge of photography. The Beiruit exhibition focuses on the Spanish and Latin American photographs in his collection. These include Toni Catany, Mario Cravo Neto, Alberto Garcia Alix,
Joan Fontcuberta, Isabel Munoz, Cristina Garcia Rodero…

Luis Vioque

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A series of panoramic shots, under the title An Imaginary Voyage. The Mediterranean and southern Atlantic coast: spaces out of a road movie. I am not a fan of panoramic pictures but I like his work.

If you are photography enthusiast make sure to visit this exhibition, check out their website for more details here.

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