Wednesday, January 30, 2013

CW#9: Inside the Details


Back to AUB with the excitement of meeting new people, discovering my classes, figuring out what is Finance and Operations Management, eating pasta at the cafeteria due to lack of time in short breaks, sipping strawberry juice, and giving out my positive energy vibe.

  Nevertheless, far from that, the journey started in the opposite spirit, let me explain: traffic peak time, crazy traffic on the road, critical time left to reach class, fights, stress, arguments, the car taking shortcut roads with a dead end, and despair.  I was short of breath and nearly having a stomach cramp. The stress of punctuality when you’re late, I know it perfectly. I challenge it every time.

  I finally arrived, fairly, 7 minutes late, giving away 2 minutes to pass to the toilets urgently—I  couldn’t wait 75mns to go, which was the time of the period. When I came in, the instructor, a woman precisely (haha), was just finishing introducing herself. Then she moved to speak about the course, introduction to Corporate Finance. And the day went on more peacefully. 

  When I was finished, my dad picked me up from the gate and we both went to Balenciaga boutique so he gets me this sporty red clutch—Of course, it was my idea, I convinced him that it was not only a reward for my very good to excellent grades, but also, an incentive and motivation for next semester. And it is true. And I am a lady of my word—Daddy If you are reading this…

And hey, I was wearing a GAP slightly ripped boyfriend jeans, Mango gray pull and leather jacket, Hermes belt, Missoni scarf, H&M zebra socks, Kurt Geiger leather ankle boots and Kipling bag.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bridal Moments of Paris Haute Couture Summer/Spring 2013

  At the near end of the Chanel show, enter two models wearing bridal Haute Couture, holding hands, a kid by their side. Meaning? Karl Lagerfeld sent a strong message in support of “le marriage pour tous” in France or the legalization of gay marriage.  The current French president Francois Hollande is meaning to pass this law at court and he doesn’t seem preoccupied by the revolution that was held in the Champs de Mars.


   A round of applause has greeted the model wearing Elie Saab bridal dress. It was obvious how all the front row people were leaning towards the catwalk to get a photo from their phones. This dress was said to be inspired by the Elizabethan era, yet, personally I feel that there is more of something Lebanese to it.

Elie Saab

  Last but not least, the bridal statement that I enjoyed above all is that of Jean Paul Gaultier. When the model stepped into the catwalk, she lifted her skirt and unveiled four little Indian girls that ran the catwalk applauding the designer. Her bridal outfit was stunning, inspired by the central theme of his Haute Couture show, the gypsies and India.

Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier

Model wearing bridal Haute Couture posing with designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

Jean Paul Gaultier