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HOME MAGAZINE LEBANON

HOME MAGAZINE LEBANON No.4 July-December 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

Country:
Lebanon
Language:
English
Publisher:
PiDRAYA S.A.L.
Frequency:
Biannually
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2 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
letter from the editor

Why HOME? I lived outside of Lebanon for a time. Sometimes people bombarded me with negative comments about my country, especially in times of crisis. Lebanon is not green enough. Lebanon is polluted. Lebanon is corrupt. Lebanon is not safe. Nothing works there. You cannot plan in advance et cetera, et cetera. And all the questions: Why would you want to ski in Lebanon if you can ski in the Alps? Why would you want to go to the Lebanese mountains if you can go to Austria? Why would you want to shop in Beirut if you can shop in Milan or Paris? After feeling deep hurt, my only answer would be, “You may be right, but it is HOME.” I said, “HOME” with all the affection this word carries—HOME with the sense…

4 min.
shining bright with sothebys jewelry expert claire de truchis-lauriston

“Lebanon is the fifth jewelry producer in the world.” Claire collaborates with museums like the Louvre. She explained to HOME that, in France, museums have priority at auctions. They have the right to preempt sales so after the last bid, they can still say "Preemption by government" and acquire the piece they want. To benefit from this "right of preemption" some jewelry houses have created their own private museums. Van Cleef, for example, owns the Museum of Vintage Jewelry and is a very active buyer. When asked what she likes most about working with Sotheby's, Claire answered: "making things in a very serious way, discipline according to the client’s guidance, but mostly, the chance to discover the most beautiful things in the world. I even got to see Cartier’s first collection." Claire de Truchis-Lauriston…

3 min.
n for nour

@Nfornour “My Lebanese heritage plays a role in my blogging” Nour started off as a sales manager and led her way up to become the Fashion Buyer (the person who travels to choose collections) at Aishti, for more than 150 brands including Rag & Bone, Zimmermann, Theory, Vince, J-Brand and Frame Denim. Nour gained her popularity as a blogger during her pregnancy and launched her official blog one day before her daughter was born. Edgy and minimalistic, as well as spontaneous, this fashionista is also very close to her fans. Her Snapchat Nour_arida gives a behind-the-scenes look into the daily life of a blogger. Above all, she is a genuine, beautiful person with a big love for fashion and does not let social media change her. How do you differentiate yourself from other fashion…

4 min.
dareen hakim not just an accessory… but a story

Hakim has a remarkable fashion line; her bags help women enjoy their femininity. Each bag is unique and has a story behind it. You can sense the elegance in Hakim’s designs; she has developed her own style and created her identity. How do you get inspired? I gain a lot of my inspiration through everyday life and my surroundings. It is really great living in such a vivacious, diverse metropolitan city like New York. And at the same time, my Lebanese heritage has always been an inspiration in both self-expression and my personal aesthetic, and it is this bicultural influence that launched my first handbag collection. I like wearing such statement pieces, as they’re not just an accessory but a story. I find in each bag a reflection of me across the…

1 min.
señorita por favor

Many designers incorporated hints of Spanish culture into their S/S 2016 collections, from bold red hues to toreador-esque flourishes. What better way to celebrate the Latina in you than to wear flamenco skirts, romantic lace tops, ruffled capes and off the shoulder cuts for the warm season.…

2 min.
schalmauer more than just a scarf

“Nepali artisans with globally renowned calligraphy artists” Schalmauer is a German word that officially translates into Sound Barrier. In the adaptation of the word, Ranya Nehmeh, who studied at the London School of Economics and currently lives in Austria, brings together two concepts that are at the very heart of what Schalmauer wants to do – producing high end scarves - Schal – breaking down cultural walls and barriers of poverty - Mauer. It started on a recent trip to Nepal, through a chance encounter, Ranya met a local man employed in the pashmina industry. After spending some time with him, he showed her around the working site, where she witnessed the pashmina making process from start to finish. This was such an eye-opening experience, and it’s not every day that one…