What Kind of Dubai Trend Are You?

February 16, 2016

I love how in Dubai, you can never be too overdressed no matter WHERE you go. For a girl like me who loves to play dress up – that is an advantage. This city is so full of interesting characters and trends that I thought it would be fun to illustrate some of the fads and styles I’ve spotted just for a comical post. The Bruncher’s uniform is almost always a brightly colored, uncomfortably tight Herve Leger bandage dress. The look is adorned with an impeccable backcombed blow dry. Brunchers totter around in 7 inch stilettos no matter what time […]


Gallery hopping in Pakistan

January 9, 2015

I’m currently in Pakistan for a family wedding and now that the chaotic dust has settled, I finally got a chance to cruise a few galleries in the city with a talented native artist who, as an insider, knows all the ropes and kindly showed me around. I’ve always had a soft corner for Pakistani art and have been meaning to do a blog post on galleries in Karachi for a while now, so here goes … Our first stop was Canvas Gallery, where world renowned Pakistani photographer Arif Mahmood’s solo show, “Cross Roads” was taking place. Mahmood’s photography has […]

A.Q Arif

Ahlan Art Gallery Exhibition

August 10, 2014

Ramadan is an auspicious time of the year for all Muslims to keep their morals in check and spend quality time with their loved ones. In the spirit of all this serenity, it only seemed fitting to visit the “Downtown Ramadan” art exhibition at the Emaar Pavilion which celebrated Islamic culture and highlighted Arabian heritage. It was curated by London based Ahlan Art gallery. The artists were from all over the world and interpreted spirituality wonderfully with their varied artistic prowess. The venue was very “Arabian Nights” with its plush, opulent decor. Perfect for iftar nights. As I browsed through […]