Shirine Saad is an editor and writer focusing on culture and lifestyle. Born in Beirut, she grew up in France, Canada, Lebanon and New York; she writes in both English and French. She holds degrees from McGill (B.A. in Art History and International Development) and Columbia (M.S. in Magazine Journalism; M.A. in Arts and Culture journalism) Universities.
Throughout the years Shirine has been an editor and writer for a wide range of clients including Elle, En Route, Fashionista, Four Seasons Magazine, Grazia, Jalouse, L’OFFICIEL, Madame Figaro, MTV, The New York Times, NOWNESS, Parts Unkown, Ralph Lauren Magazine, Surface, V, W and WWD. She is a Contributing Editor at Aïshti Magazine.
Brands she has worked for include Absolut, Glossier, L’Oréal, Tag Heuer, Swarovski, P&G, Lincoln Limousines and W Hotels.
Shirine has interviewed Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ann Demeulemeester, Juliette Binoche, Helena Christensen, Bella Hadid, Kehinde Wiley, Pierre Soulages, Gregory Crewdson, Marc Quinn, Jean Nouvel, Jim Jarmusch, Shirin Neshat, Philippe Starck and many more. She has traveled from Lapland to Tunisia, Vietnam and Uruguay and covered subjects as diverse as molecular gastronomy, conceptual art, ecological architecture, Reggae and poetry. She lives in Brooklyn and continues to roam the world seeking provocative and inspiring stories.
Shirine’s first book, BOHO BEIRUT: A Guide to the Middle East’s Most Sophisticated City, is sold worldwide. Saad has also written the 2015 WALLPAPER* guide to Marseille. She is working on a Brooklyn-themed volume and a book about Jamaican style.
Shirine also DJs, sails, skis, practices yoga and cooks.
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