Masala Awards 2017

December 28, 2017

My love for the Bollywood film industry has been turbulent all my life. I was blindly in love as a teenager with movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Mohobbatein and DDLJ. Then I got skeptical and too cool for school and shunned it for a while. Nowadays, I am having a Bollywood renaissance – I like GOOD movies and great stories … ones that are less filmi with more substance. “Masala” is a Dubai based magazine that centers around Bollywood celebrity gossip, music, TV and local socialites. Every year they host “The Masala Awards” highlighting South Asian talent. This year […]

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Skincare and makeup picks of 2017

December 18, 2017

When I was younger, I wasn’t really into makeup. Just a quick eyeliner swipe and boom I was done. Now that I’m a bit…. older (gulp) gone are the days of being negligent because pigmentation, dry patches and some fine lines have graced their presence. No biggie, though… just a few adjustments to my routine. I have done A LOT of experimenting so you don’t have to. Bear in mind, my skin type is dehydrated and prone to dry patches. I’m also sensitive not only in nature but in skin type too! If you have similar issues, read on … […]

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Arty parties

December 16, 2017

My favorite part of asian weddings are definitely mehendis. Bejeweled color schemes, catchy Bollywood music, the dances and festive decor – I love it all! Ain’t no party like a mehendi (or a sangeet as my hindu buddies would call it! ) As you know I specialise in live fashion illustration and I usually create these at fashion launches or events. I’ve never had the opportunity to paint live at a mehendi until now. I was asked to come over and do a few live sketches of families for a lovely couple, Haris and Sana. It was such an amazing […]

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My first business trip

November 28, 2017

When I look back on the last five years, it’s just AMAZING how far my fashion illustration has come. I never thought I would go on a business trip! I have toyed with the idea of traveling to Kuwait for a while but something has always come up. Earlier this month, I travelled to Bloomingdales Kuwait for an exclusive shoe launch at 360 Mall. I’m so glad I finally did it and I had an amazing time. It was so interesting to visit meet new people!! Kuwait is very lovely and i met so many smart, stylish and bold women […]

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Anti-slob gym outfit ideas

October 20, 2017

It’s so easy to look GREAT at the gym when you have a peachy, insta-worthy butt and pancake-flat abs BUT what if your body is “under construction?” Here are some non slobby ideas for the gym. This actually took me a while to figure out, so I hope this guide is helpful for you. 1. All about the drape with a lil bit of shape Decide which parts of your body you currently like RIGHT NOW. I really think loose, drapey tops look great paired with tight leggings and it’s a look that suits MOST people. After all, have you […]

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A guide to tailors in Dubai 101

October 11, 2017

Have you ever been really disappointed with the results of getting outfits made by a tailor? You may have chosen the fabrics, given it to someone recommended and gotten back your garment only to be totally bummed out. It turned out droopy, sad and “homemade” looking. The color and fabric were gorgeous! What went wrong? After that experience, you decided that tailors are not for you and gave up. Sound familiar? This was my story a few years ago but I have figured out some key tips and tricks to ensure great, expensive looking results every time. First of all, […]

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