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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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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Bloomies Bags n’ more

February 15, 2017

I can’t explain the adrenaline of working on something really BIG! Bloomingdales, the famous department store from New York is synonymous with luxury – everything from their cakes to their sophisticated shoe department. They have a fabulous creative team here in Dubai and are one of my favorite clients. We wanted to work together on a number of artistic projects so here is a play by play of what I’ve been up to! I illustrated my first “little brown bag” sometime in 2015, after my promotional book for Ramadan. They wanted a fashionable and colorful bag depicting the Dubai store […]

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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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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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