Egyptian singer Carmen Soliman performing at the Opening Ceremony of the New Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt
Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe performing at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club in Monaco
Magical, but memorable? Haifa defined the meaning of Malikat Jamil el koun in this Zuhair gown, but it’s pretty indistinguishable from the other silvery, glittery, nude gowns and dresses she’s been wearing lately. Love the detailing on the bust though.
Lebanese singer Najwa Karam performing at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France Magical AND memorable! It’s a wee bit too ‘adventurous’ but I don’t really care: Najwa is bringing the diva here. Kudos to Nicolas Jebran for one heck of a showstopping gown.
Lebanese singer Shiraz pre-performance at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes What happens when you’re a B-lister and not the A-list: unlike Najwa’s Nicolas Jebran gown, Shiraz’s gown is neither unique nor particularly pretty: that is wayyy too much illusion netting.
Lebanese singer Viviane Mrad pre-performance at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes
I swear, every Lebanese designer tries to bite on the Style made famous by Zuhair Murad and Elie Saab. It is exhausting. The pretty color aside, this is exactly like the other knockoffs. And why does it make Viviane’s boobs looks like deformed shopping bags?!?
Lebanese singer Sabine pre-performance at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes More like a lady-in-waiting dress than a princess dress, but major props to Sabine for eschewing the sleek glittery nude numbers her compatriots chose. The necklace is a nice touch.
Najwa Karam pre-performance at the Cedars International Festival in Arez, Lebanon
PRETTIEST PRINCESS PROM DRESS EVER. My jaw dropped when I came across this picture: this purple gown is flawless, although Najwa kind of looks short in it (not to mention waxlike). I would have ditched the matching stole, but it hardly matters.
Lebanese singer Elissa performing at the Cedars International Festival in Lebanon I guess the Butterfly motif that was chosen for the stage backdrop (not seen here) was appropriate: Elissa’s style is (hopefully) changing, if ever so slowly: here she’s in a color! And a flowy gown, not one designed for a mother at a wedding! Progress!
Lebanese singer Yara performing at the Ghazir Festival in Beirut, Lebanon
Iraqi singer Rita Sleiman performing at the Ghazir Festival in Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese singer Pascale pre-performance at Jawaher Festival in Morocco
Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji performing at the Byblos International Festival in lebanon
Somehow, somewhere I missed hering Hiba Tawaji and her uber gorgeous voice, which apparently belts out French tunes as beautifully as Arabic ballads. The gown doesn’t fit the best, but she looks lovely, and I can’t wait to see what she brings to both the fashion and music tableaux.
Lebanese singer Asmara performing at Aghani Aghani Oriental Night in Lebanon
Mon dieu, Asmara’s got flowers growing up her legs…and arms… And on her girly parts 🙀 i SUPPOSE it’s a good performance costume, but it’s literally a ‘pants’ version of those gowns I hate that have nude skirts with ‘dusters’ on the bottom.
Lebanese singer Rouwaida performing at Aghani Aghani
Lebanese singer Maya Nehme pre-performance at aghani Aghani Late 90s American pop music has returned, y’all! Pleather, lace up boots and a feather duster cape? Maya keeps channeling Britney Spears height of fame recently, and, that blonde bang flip and high ponytail aside, I’m not a fan.
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Lebanese Reality TV stars Alice and Nadine Abdel Aziz at a wedding at White in Beirut, Lebanon From the looks of their Instagram shots, you’d think this was the Abdel Aziz sisters’ own wedding: they are so full of themselves. The dresses might be typical Lebanese highest haute couture, but the sisters pull them off with such aplomb. The soft colors, the irisescent embroidery, Nadine’s gold wreath headband: they’re lively visions.
Alice Abdel Aziz and friend at a weddingPerhaps to make up for her being the shortest Abdel Aziz sister, Alice again chooses a columnar pink dress with sheer and nude panels, and steals sister Nadine’s wreath headband in the process. That’s one daring garden party dress! Her friend’s dress is lovely.
Egyptian singer Shaza at a wedding in Cairo, Egypt
Lebanese Model/designer Jane Konsol presents her swimwear collection in Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese model Myriam Klink after a fashion presentation in Lebanon
Egyptian Hadia Ghaleb in The Sahel North Coast, Egypt I want to go swimming in an ocean filled with cupcakes. But I’ll settle for Hadia’s cupcake print halter, and her flower crown, and everytthing else in this fun outfit.
Hadia Ghaleb in the Sahel
Lebanese Lamitta Frangieh on vacation in Cannes, France The Haram Police cornered Lamietta by the carousel, where they charged her for showing her boobs and stomach in an ill-fitting bralette and for rocking a milkmaid’s hairdo.
Moroccan Model Iman Elbani partying in Beirut, Lebanon
Hadia Ghaleb and Lebanese designer Nermine in the SahelAre those cacti on Nermine’s skirt?!? Well, she is a Kitsch Queen. Hadia complements her by sporting that circa 2005 denim skirt and my-mummy-made-it arts andcrafts necklace and crochet top.
The Abdel Aziz Sisters partying in Lebanon
I THINK they like to wear shit like this just for attention. At least I’m hoping that’s why. Every Single pair of shoes here is ATROCIOUS, and they scream it. The denim shorts and black tops are fine, but maybe not for a night on the town. Nadine’s Coca Cola jersey is flat-out tacky and gross, and the fourth sister-whose name escapes me-needs to pick either a different top or skirt, and learn to accessorize.
Lebanese TV personality Joelle Mardinan partying in St. Tropez, France
Syrian actress Jenny Esber
Jenny and her friend are scaring the locals (where are they? Turkey? Greece?) with their beyond tacky choice in club dresses and sunglasses which only look cool on an Abdel aziz sister. Also, what are those black booties?!?! Seriously, please have customs take those away from that girl!
Moroccan singer Shatha Hassoun
Haifa Wehbe vacationing in Monaco
Lebanese singer Myriam Fares on vacation in Dubai, UAE
Welcome back, Myriam! Girlfriend’s been keeping a low profile, and it’s even rarer to see her in street style (pants! No exposed skin!). The turban and matching shoes really bring this together, but I don’t know what’s going on with that fringed purse.
Nadine Abdelaziz in Bodrum, Turkey
Another ban I am issuing: please, please stop trying to bring Millenium-era pop music style back! This is so atrocious I’m cringing in places I didn’t known could cringe. The too-tight shiny tanktop and heavy make-up are not helping Bosy AT ALL.
Lebanese singer Rola Saad in Lebanon