Middle East

Bellydance Costumes: An interview with dancer Anusch Alawerdian

In the West bellydance grew immensely popular after ‘hips don’t lie’ singer Shakira incorporated bellydance moves into her performance routine. Bellydance (or oriental dance) originates from the Middle East. It knows many different styles depending on the country or region…

Taller Marmo: Classic European meets Traditional Arabic Fashion

It is my aim to feature fashion brands that create a bridge between the ‘East’ and the ‘West’ on my blog. I got very excited when I read about Taller Marmo, a new luxury fashion brand based in Dubai, and…

Lebanon’s leading lady: Reem Acra

‘Who run the world?’ Girls! On the 8th of March it was international women’s day and as you may have noticed; my blog has only featured male designers up till now. Shame on me! So before I start focusing on…

Oscar fashion: Elie Saab

In about 8 hours the crème de la crème from Hollywood will be walking the red carpet of the 85th Academy Awards. While some of us are curious about who will take a golden statue home, others; like me, are…