Identical twin sisters Ayca and Zeynep Sadikoglu founded Istanbul-based swimwear label OYE Swimwear after customizing their own suits with a jewel they found in India. Now, their hand-crafted pieces let you wear an exotic story of your own to the beach. All that’s needed is some attitude. Now available at Aïshti. Tel. 01.991.111 ext.130
Pascale Habis needed a project. A graphic designer by trade, she wanted something to control from start to finish: no clients, no constraints, just an unfiltered outlet for her creativity. “All the ingredients were there for the book,” she explains. “I love eating. I can talk about food and watch people eat for hours on end.” Fifteen months later, Beirut Cooks was born, as profiled in A magazine here. Stop by Comptoir 102 in Dubai today from 11am – 6pm to get your own signed copy of the tome.
Old Hollywood settled for nothing less than perfection, and with Elizabeth Taylor among its ranks, it didn’t have to. The actress highlighted her lavender eyes and two rows of eyelashes (both the lucky result of a genetic mutation) with bronze, navy or plum shadow and a ruby red lip.
From left: Chanel No. 5 parfum, Diorblush Kingdom of Colors in Cherry Glory, Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Color in Passion, Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Bois de Rose, Dior Addict It-lash in Black, Yves Saint Laurent Couture Variation Palette in Tuxedo
With summer in the air, the May issue of L’Officiel-Levant focuses on health and fitness to kickstart beach season. Interviews with Jimmy Choo’s Sandra Choi and singer Yasmine Hamdan add a heavy-handed dose of glamour to the pages. The issue is out on stands and online now.
Wear your heart on your sleeve in this look from Dolce & Gabbana.
Fashion’s most illustrious night, the Met Gala 2015, sees stars pull out their most fabulous interpretations of personal style for a red carpet feeding frenzy. With “China: Through the Looking Glass” as the theme, there was an abundance of inky eye makeup, oriental flowers, embroidery and vaguely kimono-esque draped silhouettes.
Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavalli, Keri Russell in Altuzarra, Kate Hudson in Michael Kors, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Georgia May Jagger in Gucci, Cher in Marc Jacobs (and holding on to Marc Jacobs), Brie Larson, Courtney Eaton and Annabelle Wallis in Dolce & Gabbana, Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen, Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli
Get a taste of summer at People restaurant with a new menu by chef Franck Paulmier. Stylishly presented dishes, like the roasted grouper with zucchini in rock fish sauce, bring seasonal flavors to the table. Just make sure you leave room for dessert – the chantilly mascarpone in strawberry lemon cream is a truly decadent treat. See the full menu here. People, Downtown Beirut, tel. 01. 994.994
Nothing says Cali Valley Girl like a hot pink pout forming the words “as if.” Clueless teen queen Cher Horowitz nailed the look, from her straightened locks and flawless complexion right down to her fully made-up eyes, even during high school gym class.
From left: Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper and Hair Touch Up in Rich Brown, Miss Dior eau de parfum, Rouge Dior Brilliant in Darling, Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Burgundy Suede, Lancôme Cushion Cream in Beige Rosé, Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick in Pastel Pink
With the arrival of another pint-sized aristocrat over the weekend, the world has, once again, been swept up in a fevered obsession with the British royal family. While the new princess is stealing all the headlines, we’re still a sucker for Prince George, a chubby-cheeked chap nearing his second birthday. Dress your own little one like he’s heir to Buckingham Palace in striped espadrilles, white shades and a straw trilby.
All by Gucci
The Armenian Genocide has been a focal point of international conversation during the past few weeks with its 100th anniversary occurring on April 24. Beirut Exhibition Center’s latest exhibition, “Rebirth of a Nation,” remembers the genocide through a series of artworks by Armenian painters. Runs until May 31.