Jewelry Design Week was set to celebrate Beirut’s unique position in the
world of jewelry design, showcasing emerging and established artists and craftsmen, that were selected for their individuality and innovation.
Organized by Artheum creative space, Beirut Jewelry Design Week took place from March 8th till the 16th. However, it aspires at being an annual event that will offer to the public the opportunity to explore the current and evolving vitality of contemporary jewelry design in Lebanon, and shed light on its growth and development.
Since the fair places great importance on supporting new design talents, I’m hoping it would be another destination for independent jewelry designers in Lebanon and the region to voice-out their talents, and for the public to discover those behind the beautiful creations exhibited.
Photos are a courtesy of Artheum.
Cloud of Lace has not only been a space for me to voice out to the world my passions for all those wonderful little things around me, it has also been a portal where I’ve met a lot of wonderful people, of whom I’m extremely excited to showcase for you! Today I was thrilled to cover Zobaida Akkari‘s photo-shoot of her debut collection… That is, her very first, ever!
Beirut’s weather was perfectly costume-made for a photo-shoot: Sunny with just the right amount of clouds, cool windy breeze, and clear air. The chosen locale was an urban seaside open space.
By 11am, Zobaida was so nervous, had minimal sleep and no breakfast (which was resolved by some take-away croissants), her car was stuffed with all the combinations of outfits the model has to wear, and was still reviewing last-minute changes! But the best part was that despite the nervousness secondary to her debuting her first pieces, this energetic designer kept her fun-spirit and wit all along, making her crew comfortable, and the whole shooting day a very fun experience!
Her items consist of creatively distinguished blazers and shirts. The combination of their design, colors and fabric, made each item a signature piece.
I’ll be introducing this promising upcoming fashion designer, her line, style and future plans at an interview post, and will leave you now to behind-the-scenes images featuring her very first photo-shoot 🙂
Oh, & did I mention that Miss Akkari has an impressive collection of Louboutins? I know you’ll love her! 😉
As we all know, our hair is made up of proteins, which makes it so fragile if over-exposed to sun, chemicals, styling and pollution… My hair has had its own ups & downs, but I’ve always managed to keep it healthy, shiny and strong by repairing it with an array of masks. Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions on how do I manage to keep my hair as rich in volume and healthy as it is, even though I brush it on a daily basis. So here’s the secret, a fine old recipe: Hair’s protein shake. It makes wonders- literally!
For a long hair, you’ll need:
– 3 egg yolks, discard the whites
– 200 g of mayonnaise
– 1 medium-sized avocado
- Mash the avocado in a bowel,
- Add the egg yolks, mix thoroughly
- Add the mayonnaise, and mix until smooth
- Apply this home-made conditioner from roots to ends, then
- Wrap your head in a plastic wrap, and
- Place a hot towel on top of it.
Leave for 30 minutes then rinse the hair with cool water.
The result: By feeding your damaged hair over its favorite food, it becomes volumous, super-shiny and silky. All these scream ‘HEALTHY!’
This post’s beautiful illustration is by HariTHanD.
On March 18th, Dubai will be hosting another fab event, Beirut Art Beat! The three-days exhibition will feature pioneering Lebanese designers from different fields: Jewelry, clothing, decor, photography, and painting.
Beirut Art Beat will be open to the public, so mark your calendars you people of Dubai and neighboring cities! Other than getting to view and purchase marvelous pieces of Lebanese art, there will be opportunities to take part in a variety of exciting activities, like lectures and talks being held by the designers themselves. An arts and crafts workshop will also be held on Thursday 21st, which welcomes the whole family to participate!
Check out Beirut Art Beat‘s Facebook page for the list of participating Lebanese Designers, and event’s schedule.