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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Emirates Woman of the Year Awards

October 4, 2017

Being nominated for an Emirates Woman of the Year was definitely on my “boss lady” bucket list, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when my wish came true! For my international readers, Emirates Woman is the region’s leading women’s fashion and lifestyle magazine. It delivers articles on high-end fashion and beauty as well as detailed features on global and local issues. Every year the magazine have an awards ceremony to honor the best artists, visionaries, achievers, humanitarians and young talent in the region. I was nominated under artists and got to participate in an awesome photoshoot. I pondered […]

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Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

March 9, 2017

It’s not everyday you get asked to be in a feature for Hello – so when the writers asked if I would be interested, I was like…errr…hello!?!?!?! Of course i would!!! Jokes aside, I was thrilled to be included in their vibrant “Girls about Town” article. It was all about women from Dubai making waves in the creative industry from different disciplines. There was a great mix of careers from acting to fitness and we were all brought together for our mutual love for fashion and couture. The shoot was styled by Rao Ali Khan who is a celebrity stylist […]

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Nailing’ it with Essie

October 26, 2016

Frankly, I don’t like regular nail polish – gel is perfect for someone fidgety like me. I find that whenever I get a manicure with regular polish, no matter HOW still and zombie-like I hold my hands out … rest assured, there is always, always a smudge. The only major bummer about gel is the tedious waiting time. This has become a thing of the past thanks to Essie who have combined the best of both products and have launched their new “gel couture” range. It acts like gel in terms of the look, feel and durability BUT it’s actually […]

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Loosening up with Jacqueline Bissett

August 1, 2016

I think the moment I fell in love with fashion illustration was when I first laid eyes on the amazing, glamorous illustrations sketched on Jackie Collin’s book covers. They were always so feminine, fluid and loose with a modern, minimalistic pop of color that was so eye catching to me! These drawings had such personality, sass and drama – a perfect match to the seductive and sexy stories I was addicted to! Over the years, I started recognizing the same illustrations everywhere on luxury brands like Thomas Sabo, Selfridges and Mac. Last week, in a perfect twist of fate, I […]

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