On the pages of MOJEH Issue 62, Paris-based scenographer, event designer, model and influencer Nour Mady experimented with Louis Vuitton’s future-vintage cruise ’19 collection. Here, we speak to Mady about her Lebanese roots and what life is like in the French capital.
Have you lived in Paris all your life?
No, I grew up in Beirut. I then moved to New York and London for my studies, and Paris for work.
What do you do there?
I’m a scenographer and designer for events, mainly fashion events. I’m also a model.
What was your first designer piece?
My first ever designer piece was a Louis Vuitton Speedy with my initials engraved on it. I loved it.
What are your thoughts on the Louis Vuitton cruise ’19 collection, which you wear in the shoot?
It’s one of my favourites. I love the eccentricity with cruise shows and especially this one. The colours, retro and mismatched feel and strong feminine aesthetic to the collection made me want to wear every look. The fact that the looks strutted between Mirò sculptures definitely added to the magic.
How would you describe your style?
It’s a lot of whoever I want to be on a certain day so it’s very unexpected and quite free. I don’t fear colour and mix a lot of styles and moods.
Whose style inspires you?
Carrie Bradshaw as she broke a lot of rules, mixed a lot of colours and could wear a Cavalli gown to brunch. Linda Rodin for her timeless chic, and Cher for the freedom, beauty, sensuality and art she introduced to fashion that we still celebrate today.
How do you get dressed?
I like to dress the part, so I’ll dress very differently for different occasions. I’ll wear something dramatic to go to the theatre and keep my vision glasses on if I’m going to an art talk.
What is your go-to outfit for a party in Paris?
Red leather pants, a cool vintage scarf as a shirt, and big statement earrings.
Five wardrobe essentials you can’t live without?
A good button up blouse, a strong shouldered blazer, a pair of heels I can dance in, big bulky boots to toughen up a soft look, and loads of accessories.
Does your Lebanese heritage influence your style?
Lebanese women are fancy. I think growing up around them got me into dressing up in the first place. Some of my favourite pieces were scored from my grandmother’s closet in Beirut.
Which designers do you love?
Ellery, Situationist, Martine Rose, Maison Margiela, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton.
Do you follow trends? If so, which ones for AW18?
Not always, I take what I feel fits my style. This season’s trends are right up my alley though: the ‘80s silhouettes, futuristic materials, and all these silk scarfs are heaven for me.
Where do you shop?
I buy most of my clothes from The Frankie Shop, Materiel Tbilisi, and loads of vintage stores.
On a day off in Paris, what do you do?
I look at a lot of art, read in a café and go dancing with people I love.