Interview with my muse, Megan Hess

October 4, 2015

Megan Hess is one of my all time favorite fashion illustrators. Not only do her sketches exude sophistication but they represent a fantasy world that seduces me. All her illustrated models are long limbed and elegant in an almost otherwordly way. They’re impeccably dressed in the latest Dior and Chanel couture with full lips, seductive feline eyes and exemplify all the glamour of the Golden Hollywood Era. These illustrations aren’t just pretty pictures – they tell tales of luxurious lifestyles, much like a fashionable storybook would. Her models are often spotted nibbling on canapes at dinner parties with well dressed […]


eL Seed at the House of Bazaar

September 28, 2015

You know what’s cool? When two unexpected styles, flavors or moods mesh together and become something surprisingly complimentary. Arab calligraphy mixed with urban street graffiti are disciplines that are as different as chalk and cheese but by combining the two, revolutionary Tunisian artist eL Seed always manages to create an intricate, artistic harmony and a unique sense of freshness. His most famous artwork is the 2012 piece on a minaret of the Jara Mosque, which depicted a Quranic verse rendered in his famous Calligraffiti style. Since then, Seed’s art has been shown in exhibitions all over the world . His […]


Interview with Hesham Malik

May 5, 2015

It’s not everyday that the glamorous world of Bollywood and the exclusive world of fine art merge together to create something exciting, which is why art lovers in Dubai are surely in for a treat this month! The famed British auctioneers Sotheby’s will be conducting their first ever art auction in Dubai on May 9, 2015 at the Royal Ballroom, One & Only Royal Mirage. A member of Dubai’s Ruling Family will be the Guest of Honor at this auction cum charity evening where 20 paintings by internationally acclaimed artist Hesham Malik will go under the hammer. The proceeds from […]


Rose de Vauville Exhibition

February 18, 2015

When you think about vintage French couture what does your mind tend to conjure up? Gloves? Hats? Women tottering around impeccably dressed in opulent finery? Well, that is exactly what Parisian artist Rose de Vauville has managed to capture in her new art exhibition at 1×1 Art Gallery, Al Quoz. Her beautiful tactile images mix high fashion photography with feathers, fabrics and flowers finished off with sparkling brooches and jewellery. The end result? Decadent artwork that oozes Parisian glamour from every corner! Personally, my favorite pieces are the veiled ones that lend an air of aristocratic mystery and refinement. I […]


Style ME Boutique

August 24, 2014

No offence, Holly Golightly but let’s face it. Sometimes a classic LBD doesn’t cut it. In a world full of generic Zaras and Mangos, it can be challenging to find an outfit that stands out from all the rest; something unique and memorable so when you put it on, you get that “Eureka” moment. Enter Style ME – an exciting new fashion destination that has recently opened up at Barsha Mall. This upscale women’s clothing boutique features glamorous ready-to-wear designer and haute couture contemporary clothing as well as chic accessories. Founded by Karima Samim and Asma Aloun, Style ME offers […]


Interview with Reema Motib

July 22, 2014

I was skimming through my Instagram in bed one night at an unearthly hour and came across a terrific new illustrator from Saudi Arabia. It literally made me sit up and take notice! The very talented Reema Motib is only 19 years old and a business student but has already started making waves in the Saudi art community. She’s done various commissioned illustrations for well known Saudi designers such as Razzan Alazzouni and Reem Al Khanna. What caught my eye is her unique style. They’re whimsical, light and childlike yet they maintain a melancholy sophistication. Her inspirations are derived from […]

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