Catwalk vs. sandbags

The bustle of Hamra was interrupted last night by techno music as models were paraded through the street.

It was the opening of a new hair salon–“Marrio’s”–that’s him (above) with the ladies. It seems he even hired a film crew to capture the action:

Projected on a screen above his new location:

Meanwhile on the other side of town, only 10 minutes away, people in South Beirut are going about their business as well, with some adjustments:

Pictures via Al Manar

Residents have been hit by near weekly car bombs, including one just two days ago.
But here too, fashion still finds a way:

Once again, Beirut is two cities: One part gets bombed, and others wonder if and when it will come their way.