Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Computers in our Lives


If you have some minutes to spare, check out this video: Great Stuff

Monday, March 2, 2015

John Legend Rocking Dubai


I was amazed by John Legend performing live in concert Last week in Dubai! Incredible voice singing new and old songs, of course the Oriental version of All Of Me ( I personally prefered the original one) , accompanied by amazing musicians. Camera wasn’t allowed, so I took some pictures with my phone and some videos, hope you will enjoy them!


Friday, February 27, 2015

#FashionBox | "Denim" by Elsa O. L'accessoire

As promised, every Friday I will invite a different Lebanese Blogger for a post on Men's Style.
This week's guest is Elsa from Elsa O. L'accessoire.
 

"ACCESSORIES, is a passion that grew up with me since a very young age. Studying Product design at ALBA and pursuing my studies in design strategies in PARIS came naturally, as I always was curious to know more about art & fashion. One of the best work experiences I had was working in the Bureau de style at Swarovski Paris, where my colleagues encouraged me to start my own fashion blog and share my passion for accessories. And that's where Elsa O. L'accessoire all started!"

"Denim"

Did any one say: " the 90's are back ?! " ...
Well yes! back and on trend, we can't think of the 90's and not think of the full denim look.
" the must have " for you handsome gents this season. 
A denim look is the perfect casual look & the big advantage is that you can accessorize it in so many ways, the most important is to add different textured details, like for example these nice boots, bag & belt in brown leather for this outfit styled by Guiliano, and the most interesting detail is to use your denim shirt as an extra layer on top of you sweatshirt, a brilliant idea especially for those cold wintery days! 





OUTFIT DETAIL:
Jeans & denim shirt: by Department Five – one of the few remaining Italian denim brands with artisanal production 100% made in Italy

Sweatshirt: by 40Weft - Florence based urban-wear brand
Buffalo Belt:  by Fausto Colato – Milan based brand, with over 20-years’ experience in production of exotic leather belts
Vacchetta leather bag – by a street artisan from the outskirts of Florence
Leather Boots – by a street artisan from Lyon
You can find these beautiful items at ForeandAft Menswear a newly born menswear boutique bringing to the Middle East the pure Milanese style through a multi-brand collection of over 15 niche Italian brands. It's located in Marmekhayel & even better news for you lovely gents & ladies our lovely model Guiliano is the owner of the boutique so yes for the perfect styling tips you are in expert hands. 

To discover more & stay updated about FOREANDAFT world you can follow them on their Facebook & Instagram account & check their website.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Social Media is my Motivator.

Social media is not only to connect with your old friends, sharing your selfies, or stacking your excess & playing games..I am all over the sites on a daily basis, reading learning and sharing. I rarely use social media to connect with my old friends, never played candy crush (So please stop sending me invitations) and i don't have a snapchat account.  I have been online for many years and I know how to avoid wasting time. Social media is my source of inspiration, my work and my motivator.
Social media is knowledge at my fingertips.
 It lets me interact with people in the same area of expertise whom I wouldn't have met otherwise .
Sharing my content and my stories with the world helped me practice and learn how to take a good picture, and even encouraged me to take and share photos that otherwise I would not have taken. it is quite fun to see the world from so many different people's eyes...
I also follow interesting pages/people who inspire me on a daily basis
I share interesting news from thousands of people and learn from the news they share.
Social Media is the new form of internet,  a lead generator, a sales funnel and a source of knowledge and networking. And no it is not a waste of time.

Friday, February 20, 2015

#FashionBox: Kingsman x MrPorter, a fashion + film premiere by Maya Metni

As promised, every Friday I will invite a different Lebanese Blogger for a post on Men's Style. This week's guest is Maya Metni  from seenbymaya.blogspot.com whom I really enjoy working with. 


KINGSMAN x MrPORTER: 
a fashion + film marketing premiere


A delight. An absolute perfection. In the sea of dumb blockbusters we are currently witnessing, Kingsman the movie is a bespoke refinement... If you haven't seen it book your places for tonight!



But I am not here to write about the movie, I am here to share my amazement at the smartest marketing stunt I've seen lately! Let me explain:
Kingsman is a highly entertaining spy movie where "Bond meets Tarantino", where a private spy organization hides behind a made to measure tailor shop on Savile Row, London's sartorial destination for the perfect gentleman. Hence, the extreme attention to wardrobe and details, which are simply amazing...
And now comes the genius: Mr Porter, the online menswear retailer, created a capsule collection of 60 pieces from the film, in collaboration with director Matthew Vaughn, and costume designer Arianne Phillips along with a dream team of British heritage brands...


Launched a few weeks ago on the actual movie shop location, 11 Savile Row, you can now buy the whole Kingsman wardrobe online! Mr Porter created a microsite here, beautifully designed and wonderfully appealing for the spy in each one of us...







The characters in Kingsman are wonderfully written. My favorite is Colin Firth (Harry), followed by Mark Strong (Merlin). But the mix between these, along with Michael Cane, Samuel L. Jackson and the young generation is super...


The Spy Weapons are smart and funny:







And last but not least, Quotes that are shared on Social Media "à l'infini"...








And I leave you with these fine words: 
Chivalry is not dead messieurs ;-)
Maya


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

30 Years of Pictures

It was 30 years ago that Reuters launched its Pictures service that plays a key role in distributing powerful photojournalism to publications around the world. To celebrate this anniversary, the agency has selected a collection of photographs that represent “key images” from its massive archives — photographs that have changed the way we see the world.
Via: PetaPixel
Here are my favorites.

Frantic Kurdish refugees struggle for a loaf of bread during a humanitarian aid distribution at the Iraqi-Turkish border, April 5, 1992. Yannis Behrakis.


Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan, May 18, 2008. Goran Tomasevic.


Marooned flood victims try to grab onto the side bars of a hovering army helicopter which arrived to distribute food supplies in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan’s Punjab province, August 7, 2010. Adrees Latif.

An Indian woman mourns the death of her relative who was killed in the tsunami in Cuddalore, south of the southern Indian city of Madras, December 28, 2004. Arko Datta.

The fingers of malnourished one-year-old Alassa Galisou are pressed against the lips of his mother Fatou Ousseini at an emergency feeding clinic in the town of Tahoua in northwestern Niger, during a drought, August 1, 2005. Finbarr O’Reilly.

You can check out all the pictures Here

Monday, February 16, 2015

LOULOU/HODA

Beirut-based design studio david/nicolas worked with Art Factum Gallery to create last month’s LOULOU/HODA exhibition, dedicated to giving new life to traditional Lebanese furniture. The designers involved set out to answer the question, “What should a Lebanese household look like?” The participants began by taking pieces from their grandparent’s homes, generally “an assortment of old Western and Oriental furniture,”
Love the idea!
Via: Selectism


Pics Credits: Design Milk 

Friday, February 13, 2015

#FashionBox PRINTS EDITION by Playing with Fashion

As promised, every Friday I will invite a different Lebanese Blogger for a post on Men's Style.
This week's guest is Maya from Playingwithfashion . Maya is of Russian & Lebanese origin and juggles between being a full-time Interior Designer and a full-time Blogger.She Started
 Playingwithfashion in July 2012 for the purpose of finding her own voice.
Men's Fashion :: Prints Edition

We all have those days, when we look into our overflowing wardrobes and still find nothing to wear. This may be due to the lack of versatility in your closet or even the monotonous color selection, either way the easiest solution for this matter is introducing PRINTS to your closet. 

Some men get intimidated by the printed pieces they find in stores, but I can assure you there is nothing frightful there. All you have to do is find the print that speaks to you, since there are a lot to choose from. If you are still a "Print Newbie" I suggest you go for the classic Checkered and Stripes prints, but if you are the adventurous type a Floral or Paisley Designs are perfect for spicing out your outfit. 

What you have to remember when wearing prints is that you have to try and stick to colors you usually wear and like, so rather than picking a bright pink striped shirt go for a Denim and White PolkaDots instead, thus making the transition into the "Print World" a lot easier. 

Another advice is to start Small, instead of buying a Striped Coat go for a Polka Dots Scarf and see how you get along with adding the print to your everyday wear. Baby steps are always the best solution. 





Monday, February 9, 2015

admojis: emojis in advertising

I know you love your emojis , maybe it is your second language, I love them too.  But have you seen the latest “admojis”?
Admojis is a funny project created by Scott Wolf “We use emojis all the time since they’re super fun,” said Scott Wolf, the copywriter at McCan who developed admojis as a side project with colleagues Jordan Miller and Johnny Michael. “Emojis are just pictures, but when you attach it to a few words, it becomes so much more. This connects with people on a personal level in advertising.”
The trio expanded on the project, pairing more than 100 existing emojis with clever ad insider zingers.Take a look at some of my favorites :)











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