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The Light Of Now

Dressed in Radiance

moments of light

Dressed in Radiance

ELIE SAAB Le Parfum, four interpretations of light bound by a common theme of seductive orange blossoms. The Light of Now asks women about their fragrance, the invisible and palpable evocation of radiant feminity.


Radiant. Addicted. How do you feel wearing #ELIESAABLeParfum?


It makes me feel feminine, fresh, confident


Gilda B


For me, Le Parfum was love at first sight! Cannot make my day beautiful without it. Since then, I never wear another perfume.


Subtirelu R


Very feminine! I love it!


Silviq K


My faaaav! Always get compliments on it :)


Emily C


Magnificient !


Gabriella S


I wore #ELIESAABLeParfum on my wedding day and every day since and it evokes the most beautiful, elegant and strong woman inside me.


Joanne Asia V


#ELIESAABLeParfum is so sweet, light, and sensual, #ELIESAABLeParfum is the fragrance for any time day or night


Christina S


#ELIESAABLeParfum is my liquid love. This fragrance has radiance, luminescence, so alluring. Smells like a sweet hug from heaven.


Lamees A


The Notes of ELIE SAAB Le Parfum are synonymous with the elegant and charismatic luminosity. They highlights poise and perfection in a woman's personality. It is my favorite fragrance.


Chandrika S


I love it. Won't wear anything else


Nabeela D


#ELIESAABLeParfum I feel so elegant and so fresh, very confident but also comfortable


Mariel D


It was my Wedding fragrance. Now whenever I wear it my husband notices, every time without fail. He loves it and I love that


Tammy C


Reminds me of my wedding day


Ute M


I keep getting "excuse me, what is the perfume you're wearing? " every single time


Farah Al Tamimi J


it feels so smooth and beautiful and soft, I have a bottle, I love mine!!


Christina S


I bought all the perfume collection, I feel sooo elegant and confident <3


Gya M


I feel strong, sophisticated and also so feminine


Florentina N


Marvelous scent! My favorite.


Olga A


A blend of orange, patchouli, cedar and rose water that evokes both the East and the West.

Quitterie Pasquesoone.
Translated by Rachel Huber. Vogue.fr

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The coveteurX Elie Saab

Accès Privé

The coveteur
X Elie Saab

The Light of Now offers a flash, backstage view of The Coveteur at work, capturing Italian style maven Chiara Ferragni inside the private home of Elie Saab in Paris.


She's so amazing, so much fun to work with. It's like the clothes were made for her...

Jake Rosenberg, The Coveteur

Amidst the buzz of Paris Fashion Week, Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad meets the flashes of Creative Director, Photographer and The Coveteur Co-Founder Jake Rosenberg in a private photo shoot. Stephanie Mark, the other half of the founding duo, is present behind-the-scenes as the photographer and model change looks, locations, angles and moods in the creative exchange.

The Coveteur has made an impressive digital imprint since launching in 2011, by going into the unseen areas, from personal closets to private homes, of style influencers. Marble fireplaces, chandeliers suspended from high ceilings and a balcony which looks upon the Eiffel Tower – Mr. Saab's classical Haussmannian apartment is backdrop to the shoot, as Chiara poses with signature style in looks from the Autumn Winter 2014-2015 ready-to-wear collection.

See the full shoot here and Chiara's blog here

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Autumn essentials

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Autumn essentials

A curated selection of this season's essential pieces paints a color palette in burgundy, deep green and gold – accented with black leather and a purity of form. Finish the look with layers of rose, ESSENCE N°1: ROSE, adding a blush of sensuality. With ESSENCE N°3 : AMBRE, warm notes illuminate the light of gold amid autumn's earth tones.

O1 Bejeweled earrings in wine and deep green
O2 La Collection des Essences, ESSENCE N°1: ROSE
O3 Leather and suede ankle boot in wine
O4 Small Poincaré shoulder bag in wine
O5 Bejeweled gold plated long pendant in wine, deep green and black

O6 Python pump in deep green
O7 La Collection des Essences, ESSENCE N°3: AMBRE
O8 Bejeweled python gold plated cuff in deep green
O9 Purity gold plated chocker in gold
1O Medium tricolor Poincaré clutch in wine, deep green and black

Available to purchase at ELIE SAAB boutique

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Underwater Iridescent

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Underwater Iridescent

Before the flowing fabrics and fresh aquatic colors came down the ELIE SAAB Spring Summer 2015 runway, backstage preparations crafted the airy easiness that signs the season. Wavy lengths conceived by hair stylist Orlando Pita set the tone, while make-up artist Tom Pecheux gave models a gaze splashed with vivid aqua and violet definition for a total look that dove deep into the blue.

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Into the deep

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Into the deep

Inspired by the intense colour, glistening surfaces and hidden beauty of the underwater world, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection is a glorification of the ocean, a submersion into the magnificence of the underwater kingdom.

Brilliant, tropical, drenched in colour – the palette is Lagoon green, sea-mist, coral flecked with vibrant yellow and a deep, pure shade of blue inspired by the Amalfi sea. Along with timeless black and white, these are the keynote shades, worked through a myriad of fabrics and finishes. ELIE SAAB abstracts its signature lace, as if worn away by the salt of ocean spray. It is combined with foliate lace, in gowns that cascade around the body.

Prints bubble across dresses in ombre effects, inspired by the changing colours of darting marine life. The collection's key graphic, a glistening submarine print of sun-dappled water, is used for day and evening alike. Shades of dégradé give the effect of fabric submerged in water.

Decoration ebbs and flows around the body, tone on tone, creating a chiaroscuro of embroidery against skin and fabric. Fluid rivulets of ruffles delineate the body, like the surfaces of shells or swaying currents. Waves of lace and slipstreams of georgette tumble from a defined body, rippling in echoes like the sea's surface.

Accessories accent the life aquatic, iridescent skins in the collection's key colours mimicking those of exotic fish as used for the slender ELIE SAAB Poincaré bags as well as sandals, both heeled and flat. Dive into the deep, where colour comes alive, in a search for sunken treasure.

The Spring-Summer Collection 2015 is available to pre-order on Moda Operandi from 4 to 20 October

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LIVE FROM PARIS

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LIVE FROM PARIS

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PLAYLIST #8 The woman sublime

Music Now

PLAYLIST
#8 The woman sublime

Explore a new era of female power voices, as September's playlist features exclusively women artists and producers, such as DJ Maya Jane Coles and French techno export Louisahhh, living and working in LA and NYC. Modern siren Agnes Obel, the Danish singer/songwriter displays her deeply seductive voice in 'Fuel to Fire (David Lynch Remix)' while Lianne La Haves, appearing soon on Prince's new album, delivers her fresh, jazzy style in 'Elusive (Falko Remix)'. Celebrate the woman sublime through these modern sounds,entirely of her making.

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ART ABOUT DOWNTOWN BEIRUT

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ART ABOUT
DOWNTOWN BEIRUT

International art installations alight upon Beirut's downtown streets and boutiques from September 17 to 24, 2014 in an "outside the walls" artistic itinerary that includes the ELIE SAAB flagship boutique, hosting a sculpture from Danish artist Jeppe Hein.

Beirut Art Week, in tandem with the Beirut Art Fair at large, highlights a city energized by a burgeoning contemporary art scene, that now spills onto the streets. The itinerary of the event weaves together more than 30 selected sites in a mixture of private and public spaces throughout the historical core of the capital.

The visit begins in front of the landmark Le Gray Hotel, with a majestic bronze horse sculpture by Jean-Marie Fiori on loan from Galerie Dumonteil in Paris. Further along, another timeless bronze, this time by Lebanese artist Alfred Basbous, is posed on Foch Street. Other highlights include the stunning artwork by YBA artist Marc Quinn, 'The Chromatic Archeology of Desire' which is on view in front of the Aishti boutique on Moutran Street, and at the Beirut Souks entrance a piece called 'Agoni' by Lebanese sculpture artists Gilbert Debs and Claudia Chahine, which is a reflection about urbanism and ecology.

Closer to the itinerary's conclusion, the ELIE SAAB boutique installation of Jeppe Hein is a stunning, high-polish stainless steel and aluminum sculpture. The four-dimensional geometrical form is emblematic of the Berlin-based artist's work, and is on loan from the Aïshti Foundation created by leading entrepreneur and art collector Tony Salamé.

With many young artists in the region relocating to Beirut for the freedom it lends to artistic expression, Beirut Art Week further focuses the capital as a cornerstone for contemporary culture, its urban artistic landscape offering surprises at every turn.

Beirut Art Fair
Thursday September 17 through Sunday 24, 2014
www.beirut-art-fair.com

Aïshti Foundation
http://www.aishti.com/

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EXCEPTIONAL JEWELSat the biennale des antiquaires

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EXCEPTIONAL JEWELS
at the biennale des antiquaires

Those in search of the exquisite in art, antiques and high jewelry unite in Paris for the 27th edition of one of the most important events of the season, the Biennale des Antiquaires. The Light of Now takes a virtual tour of its high jewelry, spotlighting pieces with spectacular stories to tell.

Graff Diamonds

It is already extremely rare to encounter a 100-carat diamond and, even rarer, is it that one finds two 100-carat diamonds together in one jewel. Created for the Biennale, 'The Royal Star of Paris' brooch incorporates the 'Graff Sunflower', a 107.46-carat fancy yellow cushion cut diamond and the 'Graff Perfection', a 100.00-carat D color flawless pear-shaped diamond drop. Requiring exceptional skill to cut a diamond of this size, the London-based Graff Diamonds is renowned for sourcing – and rendering truly spectacular – the world's most amazing diamonds.

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www.graffdiamonds.com

Boucheron

While the 'Rêves d'ailleurs' collection draws inspiration from Persia, Japan, Russia and China, a necklace inspired by India and the legendary world of maharajahs, named 'Fleur des Indes', contains an extraordinary stone: an illustrious 188.79 carat Moghul emerald unaltered from its original form. The sheer history of the stone – the emerald dates from the late 17th century – is a direct link to the splendor of the Moghul Empire.

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www.boucheron.com

Bulgari

Bulgari honors the muses of ancient Greece with its 'MVSA' collection. One necklace within the collection, 'Burmese Song', is composed of rare Burmese rubies of various sizes totaling 215.75 carats that were originally part of an incredible necklace from Jaipur. For the 'Burmese Song' necklace, they were given a "takhti" cut, an Indian-style cut inspired by the rooftops of India that both softens and intensifies the stones' color. It is emblematic of the 'MVSA' collection and a seasonal signature for the Italian jewelry house, celebrating its 130th anniversary this year.

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www.bulgari.com

Van Cleef & Arpels

In addition to an entirely new collection, the famed French house known for its whimsical, nature-inspired aesthetic will present a special piece from its archives: a clip named 'Inséparables' dating from 1947. The multicolored brooch features two birds designed in cabochon sapphires, round diamonds and with ruby eyes, perched on a yellow gold branch decorated with sapphire and ruby flowers.

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www.vancleefarpels.com

Siegelson

This New York jeweler is renowned for its collection of important historical pieces, namely this Art Deco aquamarine, diamond, and enamel bracelet. Jean Fouquet designed the bracelet in 1926 for his father's famed jewelry house, Maison Georges Fouquet, which closed in 1936 after three generations as a family business. Jean Fouquet created audacious and innovative designs inspired by constructivism, cubism and futurism that were in advance of design conventions at the time, and at the heart of the Art Deco movement in Paris.

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www.siegelson.com

David Morris

This pear-shaped diamond, part of an entire collection based on pink diamonds, is covetable not only for its seductive hue but also for its future as a collector's item. Ninety percent of natural pink diamonds come from the Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia, where production is coming to an end. And, only one in every 10,000 diamonds possesses such natural color. Such rarity makes these diamonds as increasingly precious as they are pretty in pink.

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www.davidmorris.com

Cartier

Cartier presents for the Biennale an exceptional royal pearl that is the centerpiece of a transformable set of jewels – attaching to a tiara, a necklace or a pendant. It was originally acquired by Mary, Queen of England and Empress of India, wife of George V, and stayed in the English royal family for three generations. Aside from its royal pedigree, its weight of 166.18 grains (8.3 grams), impressive size and perfectly symmetrical drop shape make the royal pearl one of the most beautiful pearls ever known.

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www.cartier.com

Giampiero Bodino

This cameo ring, with diamonds and white gold, features a 19th century chalcedony cameo carved with the profile of a young man. It is emblematic of Maison Giampiero Bodino, a newcomer at the Biennale, which draws contemporary inspiration from the beauty of Italy's rich artistic and cultural heritage. The brand emerged in 2013 under the highly cultivated aesthetic of Giampiero Bodino, previously a key figure at Richemont Group, who designs out of the sumptuous Villa Mozart in Milan where he receives clients by private appointment only.

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www.giampierobodino.com

Biennale des Antiquaires

From Thursday, September 11th through Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
Paris 75008 France
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