|The ceiling of the Circle Galley.|
I got the chance to have a little chat with one of the designers, Lina Chammaa, who was wearing a very bright fuchsia dress with a very unique statement necklace.
The duo have been friends for a long time, and became partners because they both share the love of vintage and the passion of creating beautiful vintage inspired accessories. They opened up their gallery in 2009, designed by Architects Anonymous, who were inspired by Ingmar Bergman's "Vertigo" and took advantage of this circle room and turned it into the Circle Gallery. All their pieces are recycled from old accessories or any random objects, "we never throw anything away" Lina Chamaa. They travel the world to find diverse and unique pieces which they recreate into vintage treasures. They also breathe new life into pieces that any woman might have had for a really long time, which she still loves and doesn't want to throw away. You can bring your jewelry to them and they can recreate it for you, which is amazing.
If you're in Lebanon and like vintage inspired jewelry, like me, you MUST check out the Circle Gallery and Madame Reve!
|A candid shot of the designing duo, Hala Mouzannar and Lina Chammaa.|
|[ image courtesy of Madame Reve ]|
|Hala Mouzannar helping a lady put on a Madame Reve Piece (left). Lina Chammaa (Right)|
|Lina Chammaa and I :)|
Isn't the Fuchsia lovely????
Ps. A BIG thank you to Roula for inviting me to this event!PPS. Excuse my hair and face, I had gone to the event RIGHT after a long day of uni :P
[Photos property of Aline Chirinian]