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HOME MAGAZINE LEBANON No.3 January-June 2016

HOME is an online and print magazine that illuminates the positive parts of Lebanon. This global community is an inclusive space for Lebanese of the world and lovers of Lebanon to explore the bridges that bind them together. Dive into our pages to discover: ❖ Beauty & Fashion ❖ Homeland & Heritage ❖ Design & Gastronomy ❖ Family, Sports & Health ❖ Giving Back & Inspiration ❖ Business, Vocation & Entrepreneurship ❖ The Voice of the Diaspora

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from the editor

HOME Magazine has conquered many hearts since it first appeared one year ago. We are over whelmed and thankful with the way you have embraced this magazine and developed the highest expectations from it. You heard our new voice and you admired our difference. HOME Magazine is one of a kind. The concept of HOME Magazine – to promote our identity and nationality through a platform that covers everything Lebanese, from fashion to culture to heritage to business—does not exist not in Lebanon nor anywhere else in the world. Despite everything, this out-of-the-box approach talks only about “Bright Lebanon”, about people who are making a difference and about heartwarming initiatives. You have endorsed HOME by your presence and interventions in HOME Magazine at the MIM Museum event this fall. You came from…

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une libanaise á paris giving in to the world of fashion!

Once upon a time She started there, under le ciel de Paris, far from Beirut and its dynamic pace. She had the good à la française taste and fell in love with the French fashion and joie de vivre. Colorful, joyful, with a raffiné taste for stylish and glam, journalist Samar Seraqui de Buttafoco has completely changed her lifestyle, leaving the world of media for her fascination with the flamboyant. Clothes, colors, textures, gala and street-chic fashion are now her raison d’être. With her magic wand, she changes her followers’ perception of the world; colorful yet chic, stylish yet elegant, she wears her trademark lipstick and splashes smiles everywhere she goes, while taking people away on her flying carpet of culture, streets, gala happenings and art scenes. Her first steps Looking for some…

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take off the mask! lebanese women, embrace your natural beauty

CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST HALA AJAM ADVOCATES #NudeAllTheWay Celebrity makeup artist and beauty blogger Hala Ajam is a strong believer in the power of natural beauty. Her new campaign #NudeAllTheWay celebrates the philosophy that #lessismore Lebanese women are known for their polished beauty - flawless skin, groomed eyebrows, thick lashes, slim waists and full chests. In a land where appearance is paramount, women say they feel the pressure to enhance their looks. Against the backdrop of a salon on every corner, celebrity makeup artist and beauty blogger Hala Ajam calls on women to embrace their natural beauty. Her new beauty campaign #NudeAllTheWay calls on women to drop their masks and show themselves. “What I love so much about these styles - and the reason I advocate them - is that nude, natural looks don’t hide your…

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fashion at your fingertips

Confused about what to wear tomorrow? Meet the new app that will have all your wardrobe choices covered Launched in September 2015 by young Lebanese entrepreneurs Loubna Ibrahim and Nour El Assaad, TopShou is a mobile application that allows you to build a virtual replica of your real-life closet in order to make the task of picking your daily outfit easier. To know more about the app, visit www.topshou.com or download it from the App Store. Choosing clothes: A daily struggle “The idea of TopShou began two years ago when I decided to put an end to my daily struggle: choosing clothes!” TopShou founder Loubna Ibrahim told HOME for Magazine. Loubna is surely not the only girl in the world who finds this process challenging. “Studies show that women spend a year of their lives…

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designer richard noura

Talent has all the powers. It can go beyond borderlines and get to the utmost peak of fame. When creativity is wrapped in innovation, the results reach the farthest lands, beyond one’s expectations. Despite the competiveness of the fashion world, Richard Noura Paris made it to the hall of fame. Clutches, small leather items, jewels bags, and accessories are all the extension of his creative, yet classy mind. An assortment of luxury and style has reached the most renowned personalities all over the world. From Lebanon to the very heart of Paris, Richard Noura’s creations even outshine international borderlines and fly to the soul of stars. Kate Moss, Beyoncé and many other prominent figures have had a crush on Richard Noura’s sophisticated and well-designed pieces - way to go. In a way…

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richard noura and donald robertson

On the occasion of his first book launching “Mitford at the Fashion Zoo”, Donald Robertson asked designer Richard Noura to draw a giraffe on coated fun and colorful canvas for a collection of bags and clutches embellished with the iconic motif La Maison Richard Noura, the detail of a plant embroidery in varnish leather. But the Parisian designer, embodying the French elegance, goes further and displays Mitford on Limoge porcelain storage tray, mugs and cups of tea. So very French. After an exclusive launch at Colette in Paris in the presence of the illustrator fashion star who had invited the chic Parisians to climb to Mitford neck through one portrait in time, the collection is now present at Etoile Boutique Dubai, Story in New York, Forty Five Ten in Dallas, and Lebelik.com…