Watch out for Wazen: Lebanese blogger launches new eyewear line

Lebanese fashion blogger Karen B. Wazen just launched her very own range of edgy eyewear. (File photo: Getty Images)
Updated 05 December 2018
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Watch out for Wazen: Lebanese blogger launches new eyewear line

DUBAI: Lebanese fashion blogger Karen B. Wazen just launched her very own range of edgy eyewear and it’s a collection you should keep an eye on. With 15 sunglasses, there is something for everyone.
‘The 80s’
Wazen’s collection is broken up into sets of three, with the first titled “The 80s.” This trio of straight-edged, rectangular eyewear comes in black, baby blue and rose-tinted lenses, which all offer UV protection and retail for $140 each.
‘The Cat-Like’
This trio of retro-style shades come in three color variants and are priced at $140 each. The sleek, futuristic glasses come with grey, black and violet lenses.
‘The Glamorous’
This set of classic eyewear, which retail at $135 each, is all about vintage glamor and wouldn’t look out of place in a 1950’s-themed photoshoot. The frames come in black, tortoiseshell and white variants.
‘The Retros’
The circular, John Lennon-style shades come with wire rims in black, green and brown. Each pair costs $145.
‘The Vision Style’
Gold, red and blue-tinted lenses make up this trio of 1970s-style rectangular frames. Each pair retails for $145.


The Six: Arab beauty queens show off national costumes at the Miss Universe show

Miss Egypt, Nariman Khaled, on stage at the 2018 Miss Universe contest. (AFP)
Updated 13 December 2018
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The Six: Arab beauty queens show off national costumes at the Miss Universe show

DUBAI: On Monday night, the only two Miss Universe contestants from the Middle East took to the stage in Thailand to take part in the national costume show, where contestants pay sartorial tribute to their homeland. We take a look at six beauty queens from Lebanon and Egypt who have represented their country throughout the years.

Nariman Khaled
Miss Egypt walked the stage at the 2018 Miss Universe national costume presentation in Thailand’s Chonburi province wearing a stunning gold-and-turquoise ensemble.

Maya Reaidy
Miss Lebanon 2018 chose to represent her homeland by paying tribute to the cedar tree — traditionally associated with the Levantine country.

Lara Debbane
Miss Egypt took part in the national costume show wearing an elaborate turquoise-and-silver headpiece at the 63rd Miss Universe pageant in Miami in 2015.

Saly Greige
In 2015, Miss Lebanon wowed crowds in Miami wearing a hot pink kaftan with embroidery on the neckline.

Donia Hamed
Miss Egypt 2010 posed with a scepter in hand at that year’s Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas.

Nadine Njeim
Miss Lebanon 2005 also paid tribute to the cedar tree at that year’s competition in Bangkok. She took to the stage in a floaty gold bodysuit with sequin embellishments and a tree-shaped headpiece.