“It took twenty-six years for me to realise I was worth it.”
Meet the newest member of the CP team. Marie Christine will be inspiring readers with her architecture expertise and fashion tips, two subjects linked by creativity and design.
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
I’m Marie Christine, a 26 year old Lebanese girl who loves life, is ambitious and driven. I surround myself with positive and happy people. I’m passionate about everything related to fashion, beauty, events, parties and especially travelling. I love to travel and discover new places, culture and traditions. I’m passionate about my work and I’m known for going after what I want. In short, I live life to the fullest.
Tell us about your education.
I did a master’s degree in architecture at ALBA (Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts) and now I’m pursuing a MBA in luxury brand management in Paris
How and why did you get interested in architecture?
I got into architecture because the majority of my family works in this domain. Architecture also has a lot in common with fashion in terms of creativity and design.
What was your first job? How did it feel?
My first job was with Diffa Company. Working as a hostess helped me improve my communication and teamwork skills, and it has given me the opportunity to attend many PR events.
What are some of your favourite projects you have worked on?
One of my favourite projects was the renovation of BO18 during my internship with Bernard Khoury.
What’s your beauty regime?
My beauty regime is simple. I drink a lot of water and take care of my skin. I don’t use a lot of makeup products in my daily life. I also take care of my hair. I try not to dye it and I avoid heat to prevent damage. I take hair vitamins too.
How do you stay in shape?
I eat healthy and in moderation because I’m not a fan of the gym.
How would you define your personal style?
I don’t have a personal style as I tend to dress according to my mood and the place I’m going to. However, my favourite colour to wear is black.
How many languages do you speak?
4 – Arabic, French, English and Spanish.
What are some of your hobbies?
Painting, badminton, horseback riding, event planning.
What are your favourite hang out spots in Beirut?
Mar Mkhael and Badaro.
What’s your favourite food?
Sushi and seafood.
What is your favourite city and where do you like to hang out there?
My favourite city is Paris and my favourite place to hang out is Bastille, rue de la Roquette.
What’s your favourite book/film/music?
I don’t have any favourites but I love horror movies and novels. As for music, I like hip hop and commercial.
What are your future plans?
I’d like to finish my MBA in luxury brand management, settle down in Paris and have my own business. And, of course, start a family and discover the world with them.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
Everything happens for a reason and life doesn’t stop for anyone.
How do you feel being a member of the CP Magazine?
I’m so happy to be a member of CP magazine. Thank you for choosing me.
Your message for the readers of CP Magazine?
Our insecurities make us beautiful in our own way. Nobody is perfect. The secret is to embrace your flaws and turn them into strengths. I know how hard it is to be confident because it’s something you have to learn by yourself. It took 26 years for me to realise I was worth it and I deserve to be happy. Stay strong, believe in yourself, don’t change for anyone and follow your dreams. Never give up.