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Lebanese Fashion Designers who clothed Celebrities in 2014

Lebanese haute couture designers never disappoint when it comes to representing the land of Cedars as a fashion-forward epicenter.

Check out some incredible outfits from the past year that wowed the critics and made us truly proud.

1. Megan Fox Wearing Zuhair Murad

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American actress Megan Fox was on the red carpet in July to promote her new movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. She chose to wear Zuhair Murad, keeping it short and sexy. She’s definitely the right one to rock this white & silver frock from the Lebanese designer’s Fall/Winter 2014 Collection.

2. Edy Ghanem Wearing Nicolas Jebran

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Actress Edy Ghanem attended the 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards this past October, flaunting her physique with this Nicolas Jebran’s green and gold embellished sheer gown. Such a perfect look!

3. Beyoncé Knowles Wearing Nicolas Jebran

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Queen Bey arrived to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards back in August also sporting Nicolas Jebran. She chose a black lace gown with a super-low plunging neckline from the talented designer’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Collection. She looked stunning as always.

4. Julia Roberts Wearing Elie Saab

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This amazing short and dark blue frock was designed by Lebanese designer Elie Saab. American actress Julia Roberts wore it to the 2014 Emmy Awards in August. It’s an unexpected design from Saab with its flirty and fun undertones.

This short and dark blue frock was designed by Lebanese designer Elie Saab.

American actress Julia Roberts wore it to the 2014 Emmy Awards in August. It’s an unexpected design from Saab with its flirty and fun undertones.

5. Rachel McAdams & Dima Sadek Wearing Zuhair Murad

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This dress from the talented Zuhair Murad drew a lot of attention this year. Canadian actress Rachel McAdams attended the 2014 Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards wearing it, and Lebanese TV personality Dima Sadek also chose it to host the Miss Lebanon 2014 pageant. Both of them looked so classy!

6. Queen Rania Wearing Elie Saab

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Just stop and stare! Back in September, King Abdullah and his wife, Queen Rania, were in Paris. During their visit to the UNESCO headquarters, the queen looked amazing wearing an Elie Saab burgundy jumpsuit and matching Elie Saab heels. LOVELY!

7. Halle Berry Wearing Elie Saab

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This dusty-pink gown, also from Elie Saab, was the perfect choice for American actress Halle Berry. She looked radiant wearing it to the 2014 Emmy Awards, as she did 12-years-ago during her awesome win at the 2002 Oscars, also wearing Elie Saab.

8. Jennifer Lopez Wearing Charbel Zoe

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Who can forget the opening ceremony of the World Cup 2014? People from all over the world watched it, and praised J-Lo’s sparkly emerald playsuit. In fact, she posted a pic letting her fans choose between three looks ahead of the match. They all agreed on the design made by Lebanese newcomer Charbel Zoe, whose name is starting to sparkle on the fashion scene.

9. Shakira Wearing Charbel Zoe

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Shakira performed at the World Cup closing ceremony, also choosing an amazing red dress from Lebanese designer Charbel Zoe. The dress was perfect for enhancing her electrifying performance.

10. Zhou Dongyu wearing Georges Hobeika

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You cannot dislike this white crop top and yellow skirt by Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika! The look is awesome and charismatic, and Chinese actress Zhou Dongyu knew it would make her stand out at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.


Some have it very easy in life: They are mostly attractive

This Hallo effect

A century ago, Edward Lee Thorndike realized that “A single quality or characteristic (beauty, social stature, height…) produces a positive or negative impression that outshine everything else, and the overall effect is disproportionate”

Attractive people have it relatively easy in their professional life and even get better grades from teachers who are affected by the hallo.

Attractive people gets more frequent second chance in life and are believed more frequently than ordinary people.

They get away with many “disappointing” behaviors and performances.

One need not be racist, sexist, chauvinist… to feel victim of this subconscious unjust stereotype.

Otherwise, how can teenagers fall in love and marry quickly?

I have watched many documentaries on the matting processes among animals.

And it was not automatic that the male who danced better, had a louder booming voice, nicer feathers… that won over the females.

Apparently, female animals have additional finer senses to select the appropriate mate.

Have you ever wondered why CEO’s are mostly attractive, tall, with a full chuck of hairs?

Probably because the less attractive are not deemed appropriate for the media?

 Not many to say No to your projects. And Very few to say Yes. Do decide

No one to say no?

(Why I have this impression that everyone is willing to say “No: Don’t go ahead with your stupid project”?)

In a world that lacks so many traditional gatekeepers, there are fewer people than ever to say no to your project, your idea, your song. If you want to put it out there, go ahead.

On the other hand, that also means that there are fewer people who can say yes. That’s now your job too.

If you work in an organization, the underlying rule is simple:

People are not afraid of failure, they’re afraid of blame.

Avoid looking in the mirror and saying no.

More challenging: practice looking in the mirror and saying yes.




December 2014

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