Introducing Lady Jean

August 17, 2014

Mad Men makes me drool …. but not for Don Draper! I’m more interested in Betty Draper’s impeccable wardrobe. If I had the option, I would live in those ultra feminine voluminous skirts that nip in so flatteringly at the waist. Well, guess what? Now, I DO have that option thanks to American/Lebanese designer Diana Shehady. She is releasing her new collection this season under her very own label, Lady Jean. Glancing through all the raves on her instagram photos, the comments speak for themselves! The skirts are, indeed, very popular! Expect lots of poodle skirts, ruffles, pencil skirts, Bardot […]

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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 […]

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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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Interview with Elle India

July 14, 2014

I was so thrilled to be included in Elle India’s July issue. The feature was all about women with creative careers in Dubai and included a whole assortment of fascinating people such as visual artists, jewellery designers and journalists. It was very inspiring to be amongst such talented people from all walks of life who are just out there and doing their thing! The photo shoot took place at Anantara Resort and Spa in Palm Jumeirah. It felt like we were all chilling out on an exotic island somewhere in the Far East as the scenery was so breathtaking! The […]

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Rummaging through Sophie’s Closet

July 4, 2014

Those who know me well are fully aware that I’ve never met a jewellery souk I did not like. I’m often found ooh-ing and aah-ing overzealously near jewellery carts, trying on big chunky rings. Sophie’s Closet is a popular website that sells an assortment of some of the most unique and luxurious collections of accessories. They were organising a special pop up shop for Ramadan in JLT. To me, an evening admiring trinkets and treasures post Iftar sounded just what the doctor ordered. Too tempting of an offer to miss. Speaking of tempting, feast your eyes on these sweet little […]

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The Woman, The Myth, The Mystery …

June 27, 2014

The intriguing title of my blog post is enough to make you curious, isn’t it? Allow me to unravel a bit of the mystery for you … On June the 12th, Opera Gallery Group celebrated their 20th anniversary by showcasing an exhibition of works by world renowned French artist, Jean-Pierre-Roussey. It seemed particularly fitting for this artist to be highlighted for this occasion as his masterpieces are consistently sought after and he has always played a prominent artistic role in the history of Opera Gallery. While exploring the space at the exhibition, I had a chat with gallery manager Annamaria […]

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