Vivienne Westwood, Health and Comedy on Helwi Beirut’s episode 93

Hi all,

Our main guest was actor and comedian Samy Khayyat who failed to launch his career as a presenter on Helwi Beirut. He gave us his own predictions about the year 2012 and talked about the differences between his predictions and the other seers. He gave us a very satiric reproduction of the prediction shows that took place during New Year’s Eve.

We also met with Dr Mounir Rahme, a neurologist who wrote a poetry book called “Ayoub Ya Loubnan”. This poetry book regroups poems that highlight social and political problems in Lebanon. He has been active in the social scene for a very long time and works hard to fight for the causes he believes in.

During our health segment we met with sex therapist Dr. Sleiman Jari who talked to us about the influence of internet on the sex life of teenagers.

Our next guest was photographer Nour Kabbara who started the group “We love Tripoli” and organized field trips to discover the beauty of the city and take pictures. They gathered all their photographs in a  collective photo exhibition by young artists Nour Kabbara, Noor Fattal and Jihad Samara.Two girls from Tripoli and one guy from Jezzine exhibit for the first time their wonderful pieces of work that will take place from Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 5:00pm until Friday, January 13, 2012 at 6:00pm at Nawfal Palace, Tall street, Tripoli, Lebanon.

During our Fashion Segment, Karine Tawil introduced us to British punk fashion designer and business woman Vivienne Westwood. She is largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.

Vivienne Westwood was deeply interested in the punk fashion phenomenon of the 1970s, saying “I was messianic about punk, seeing if one could put a spoke in the system in some way”.The “punk style” included safety pins, razor blades, bicycle or lavatory chains on clothing and spiked dog collars for jewellery, as well as outrageous make-up and hair. Essential design elements include the adoption of traditional elements of Scottish design such as tartan fabric. Amongst the more unusual elements of her style is the use of historical 17th and 18th century cloth cutting principles, and reinterpreting these in, for instance, radical cutting lines to men’s trousers. The use of these traditional elements make the overall effect of her designs more shocking.

Hope you enjoyed the show and see you tomorow,


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Helwi el-Hayet discusses your favorite topics every week day at 4:30 p.m. Beirut time. From fashion to psychology to books to art to nutrition to cooking and coaching (and much, much more), Helwi el-Hayet is here to shed light on the latest trends and to share with you reports, interviews and recipes from Lebanon and the region!
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