Puttin’ On The Ritz For DIFF

December 18, 2014

Have you ever roamed around on your red living room carpet, pretending to be statuesque and majestic like Nicole Kidman at the Golden Globes? Do you clutch onto your Mom’s 80s Swarovski crystal ornament, imagining that it’s an Oscar while rehearsing your acceptance speech? Well, now you can finally put all of that useless malarkey into good use at the Gala red carpet events that take place during Dubai International Film Festival; the leading Arab film festival in the world. Even though the Film festival is in its eleventh year, this has been the first time I’ve actually attended! I […]

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The Color Run

December 11, 2014

I have to admit, when it comes to running … I’d rather not. Wallah, I just don’t like that feeling of your heart beating too fast. I mean, really, what’s the hurry? I was the kind of person who would consistently skip P.E class in high school by handing in forged notes from my “mother” saying I was feeling too unwell to participate. I would then proceed to chill out in the corner and watch the rest of the eager little suckers from my class run around like they were jesters entertaining me in my court. I never thought I […]

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November News

December 4, 2014

I’ve been very off the radar for a while and there have been a lottttttttt of live drawing gigs I have done lately so I thought I’d combine everything into one blog post and briefly go through some of them! First up – United Colors of Benetton. I was asked to draw live illustrations for customers as part of Vogue Fashion Experience at Dubai Mall. It was really interesting as I got to actually sit in the store window and draw, so it was a real goldfish experience as people would glance in and stare at me working! For this […]

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Turnin Japanese, I think I’m turnin Japanese …

November 2, 2014

If you are approaching a major age milestone ….( such as 21 in my case (!)) you’ll find yourself creating a mental bucketlist of things to achieve before reaching it. Infact, I’m always adding things to my bucketlist. Now, I’m not one for skydiving or bunjee jumping…(infact I haven’t even been able to tackle the Jumeirah Sceirah at Wild Wadi yet!) My list is far less drastic and more subtle. Some of these items include attending a Ted Talk, finally mustering up the courage to enroll in that French/Salsa class, making a convincing shisha smoke ring and finding out the […]

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Fashion Forward Frolics – Season 4

October 25, 2014

As the Amato show started, a hush of anticipation fell over the gigantic arena of designer-clad glamazons. Everyone was there. Sharp sartorial editors, hashtag-savvy bloggers, boho designers, quirky fashionistas and of course, the glossy posse socialite FROW crowd; you know which ones I mean – the ones who stroll breezily inside at the very LAST possible moment, thus solidifying their sense of presence while kissy- kissying their other amigos as they take their seat. Ah yes, they are, indeed, as different as night and day except that all these cliques have one thing in common – they crave for couture […]

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The beauty of Bavaria

October 10, 2014

My sister had a hankering for pretzels the moment we stepped into Germany and she wouldn’t rest UNTIL she got THE best one. She is not one to settle in life and she didn’t want a puny ordinary pretzel you can find from street vendors. It had to be SPECIAL. So we visited the famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall to find a humongous one. Can you imagine? Rummaging through a beer house to find a pretzel? What can I say? She is rather twisted. After feeling energised from the stodgyness of the carbs, we set off for Nymphenburg palace which is […]

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