Andrea Wazen and The Artistry of Bespoke Shoe Design

     As a young child in Beirut, bespoke shoe designer, Andrea Wazen, already knew that her passion lay in the arts. She was constantly sketching and drawing and, being a twin, was less than pleased when her mother used to dress her and her sister alike. “I was very particular about what I wanted…

Sadeem Alshehail: Where Sustainability Meets Luxury

   Elegance, wearability, and sustainability are the core values of pret-a-couture fashion brand, SADEEM, founded by Saudi designer, Sadeem Alshehail. SADEEM offers ethically tailored clothing for the woman who wishes to look elegant yet feel comfortable; one that is as interested in preserving the environment as she is about sporting visionary designs. This month,  ESSENTIAL,…

Exclusive Interview with AUB President Fadlo R. Khuri, MD

AUB is the leading teaching-centered research university in Lebanon & the Region based on the American liberal arts model of higher education. With more than 9000 students and 800 full time faculty members, since its foundation in 1866, the University is a beacon for freedom of thought & expression, creative & critical thinking, integrity, leadership…

Mon échange avec Karl Lagerfeld

    C’est au Palazzo Vecchio à Florence lors de la Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2015 que j’ai eu le plaisir d’échanger quelques mots avec le Magicien Intemporel de la Mode: Karl Lagerfeld. (English Version available below) En effet, dès son arrivée dans la ville des Médicis, Karl électrise l’audience gratinée pourtant habituée à toutes…