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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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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Charles and Keith Curates

June 3, 2017

Social media gets a whole lot of flak … apparently it can make you isolated, shallow and reclusive BUT I disagree. I love how social media can be used for connecting people all over the world and allow you to take part in some amazing opportunities. That’s exactly what happened this month with the Charles and Keith Curates campaign. The trendy accessories brand launched a special digital campaign. They selected artists from all over the world to document fashion through creativity. The campaign highlighted the works of different individuals from all walks of life who inspired them with their artistry […]

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Fashion Forward SS17

November 12, 2016

I love Fashion Forward but I have to say – this year was my favorite! It was a bit more special for me because I got to bring my soon to be husband Salman into my fashion world. He was a bit bewildered, much like a deer in headlights with the standard 2 hour queue for Amato’s show but other than that he quite enjoyed it. Here are a few highlights, illustrations and details of what I wore. Lets start with some jaunty, nautical menswear shall we? Inspired by the beauty of the ocean, Varoin Marwah translated waves into geometrical […]

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Feelin’ “Racy” at the Luxury Closet

March 22, 2016

It’s a really exciting time in Dubai right now with Art Week going on and Fashion Forward just around the corner BUT sandwiched right in the middle of all this chicness are the Meydan Races. Extravagant hats and luxurious fashion always get MY pulse racing! I was really excited to draw live for The Luxury Closet’s horse race themed afternoon tea at their headquarters. The mood was set with vintage postcards, award ribbons, flamboyant headpieces and of course, lots and lots of couture. They even had little “grass” lawns which gave such an adorable ambiance. Here’s a few photos of […]

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Treasure Trove Trunk Show

February 2, 2016

Valentine’s day is around the corner and even though that’s exciting, what really makes MY pulse quicken and weak in the knees is some breathtaking art! EVEN better if it’s an unconventional exhibition liiiiiike a pop up for instance. It’s no secret that I have a penchant for Pakistani art and after browsing through Instagram, I learned that Treasure Trove is hosting a special trunk show at Ensemble on the 13th of February. Just like their name suggests, the event IS indeed a treasure trove consisting of limited edition paintings by renowned artists, ornate tapestries as well as unique, hand […]

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