Wednesday, September 14

Beirut Fashion Week

When I heard that people were being injured at New York Fashion Week, I tut-tutted at nobody in particular and loudly declared that this sort of thing would not have happened in Beirut. I have long been a follower of Beirut Fashion Week precisely for its lack of hoopla. It doesn't need long waiting times, the publicity hungry starlets pretending they "know fashion" or the marching bands simply because the clothes speak for themselves.

A word of caution - while Lebanon may be more liberal than many of its neighbours there are certain standards of propriety to be adhered to. They stop the shows from turning into a debauched fleshfest that is so common in the West.

Legs must be clothed at all times whether by an ankle-length skirt

or long pants

There must be plenty of fabric covering the back

It goes without saying that breasts should be safely tucked away from plain view

Do incorporate long sleeves into the design if you can help it

The best way to create a sexy, feminine look without baring it all is to use some high quality lace. It can be worn as an extra layer to add a subtle allure.

Alternatively you can wear the lace on its own, such is its power of suggestion.


At 12:45 AM, Blogger jeff said...


At 10:12 AM, Blogger phoebe said...

it'd be cool if you can add a set of links to your collection of fashion roadkills they crack me up as much as i love all your entries it's still kinda tedious to have to browse through your entire archive

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

No problem, I'll try to add more links.

At 6:07 AM, Anonymous ashta said...

Also, in an strict arab country like Lebanon, we would never have a lingerie fashion show like this:
(scroll to bottom of page)
Much less, a lingerie fashion show in the snow, because everyone also knows arab countries are sandy deserts.
(warning: drooling on keyboard may cause an electrical short)

At 6:08 AM, Anonymous ashta said...

Sorry about previous link.

At 6:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...
2006/03/fashion_in_beir .php


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