Interview with couture designer Rami Kadi

April 13, 2014

Continuing from my last blog post, here is my exclusive interview with Lebanese couture designer Rami Kadi. How would you describe your aesthetic? The woman I design for is a woman living a normal life in today’s world, but who stands out with her elegance and grace. She has something about her that turns head wherever she goes, leaving a trail of seduction and mystery behind. she’s a woman who blows life into the garment she is wearing. What are your favorite fabrics to work with and where are they sourced from? My choice of materials/fabrics depends on both the […]


My fashion illustration Collaboration with Rami Kadi

April 13, 2014

As soon as I laid eyes on the “Le Gala Des Mysteres” collection last year, I developed a deep “designer crush” on Rami Kadi and his DIVINE ball gowns. The tulle, the embroidery, the beadwork – it’s honestly what dreams are MADE of. Imagine my sheer delight when I got a call a few weeks ago from Rami Kadi Couture in Lebanon to say that they would be interested in doing an artistic collaboration with me for Fashion Forward this year!! I was elated and couldn’t wait to get started! I couldn’t share any information about the upcoming collection until […]

Rami Kadi - Runway - Fashion Forward Dubai April 2014

Fashion Forward Frolics – Part 1

April 12, 2014

Fashion is the art Designers are the gods Models play the part of angels in the dark Which one of you would ever dare to go against That beauty is a trade and everyone is paid Season 3 of Fashion Forward finally kicked off today at Madinat Jumeirah for press and public. It was all very rock n’ roll chic at the Kage show with wild teased hair, dark lips, Bardot necklines and the odd flash of metallic. It definitely had a young, vibrant and vivacious feel. Intriguingly, the collection took inspiration from a specific time and event – New […]


Middle East Film & Comic Con 2014

April 5, 2014

I can’t explain how extraordinarily bizarre it is to have a gorilla wearing a shell-bikini tap you on the shoulder and politely ask if he may take a photo with you. It’s MAD. Absolutely mad. But as Cheshire Cat quite rightly says “We’re ALL mad, here.” I think this statement sums up Middle East Film & Comic Con perfectly! A bit like “The Muppet show,” it’s weird, it’s wonderful and above all … it’s unpredictable – absolutely ANYTHING can happen. One minute you are having a delightful conversation with The Grim Reaper about the weather. The next – you are […]


Playing Dress up at Dark Horse Event Management

April 4, 2014

This Saturday afternoon, I plan to venture where NO fashion blogger has EVER gone before …. The Middle East Film and Comic Con, that’s where!!!! For three days, the world trade center is transformed into a wonderfully weird and and magical land full of limited edition comics, anime, manga and gaming! Although we often jest that Comic Con is solely for geeks, I have to say – I beg to differ. I went last year, and I found it really creative – ESPECIALLY the outfits! I think it’s wonderful how everyone makes such a huge effort with costumes. Last year, […]


What to Wear to Comic Con

April 1, 2014

Part II of a fun creative collaboration between bloggers Sara Japanwalla (me!) and Danna Lorch! When we were little it was perfectly normal to play dress up and loose ourselves in the Once Upon A Time world of make believe. Cartoons and Comic book heroes were as real to us as the neighbourhood kids we played with after school. Fast forward to The Land of Grownup where it’s depressingly inappropriate to rock a super hero cape to the office (except maybe on Halloween if your boss is cool like that). Middle East Film and Comic Con changes all the rules. […]