Choix Project and Live Painting

March 30, 2014

Personally, I love Paris. Like the song says – both in the springtime, when it sizzles AND in the winter when it drizzles. Aside from being the city of l’amour, what I like about it is how unashamedly chic the fashion is. It’s the kind of style that never goes out of fashion. It’s timeless. In the era of baggy boyfriend jeans, slouchy blazers, and shaggy Alexa Chung coifs, I admire the femininity and the classic details that make Parisian women in a style league of their own. This is why In a heartbeat, I’d choose haute couture Paris fashion […]

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Harvey Nichols presents Monique Lhuillier fashion show

March 29, 2014

Coral is my new colour crush. Since I have an absolute revulsion to peach (I think it’s namby-pamby, overwhelming and sickly) I always thought of coral as its relative and so I always dismissed and disregarded it. How wrong I was!!! I’ve come to realise that coral is glorious. For starters, it’s cheerful and bold yet feminine. It’s a lot more modern and sophisticated than hot pink which can appear juvenile. Moreover, it works SO well with tanned Arab/Spanish like skin tones. Yessiree!!!! Whether it’s in the form of matte lipsticks or layered chiffon tulle dresses, I’m LOVING coral these […]

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Christie’s n’ Cartier. Ice Ice baby.

March 25, 2014

Lights, camera…diamond. That was pretty much my sequence of actions as I excitedly browsed through the much anticipated “Important Watches” exhibition at Christies in Emirates Tower Hotel. The exhibition showcased designs by Chopard, Cartier, Harry Winston, Patek Philippe, and Roger Dubuis to name a few. I don’t know a girl who doesn’t gush and get giddy over the thought of diamonds. I am no exception. As I walked around admiring the the flawless glimmer of the jewels set in vintage limited edition pieces, I learnt a bit more about the rare materials available. Featuring enamel, emeralds and plenty of intricately […]

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Art Dubai 2014

March 23, 2014

Mark Twain once said “Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.” Rather grim, but there is some truth in that quote. Many artists work their whole lives to get the recognition and exposure that their work deserves but SO many remain unsuccessful in this quest in spite of it all. This is where fairs like Art Dubai come into the picture! With over 500 participating, it allows artists from all over the world (emerging and established) some well-earned time in the sun. (literally!!!) With a strong focus on the Middle East, artists from […]

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Design Days 2014

March 19, 2014

Art Dubai opening night is TOMORROW night. Right now, I feel like one of those vintage toys you wind up with a key RIGHT before placing on the floor … literally RARING to go !!! BUT having said that …there are so many OTHER interesting fairs and exhibitions to check out during Art Season, such as Art Nights, Sikka, Christie’s and of course Design Days Dubai. Since I’m rather greedy, I want to see it ALL…I can relate to Aerosmith’s song…I (really) DONT wanna miss a THING!!! So I set off bright and early (ish) to investigate Design Days first, […]

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DIFC Art Night March 2014

March 17, 2014

So here we are … on the BRINK of Art Week 2014. Can’t you just FEEL the energy in the air?! Once again, Al Serkal and DIFC decided to have their art nights on the same night!!! Curses!!! Can I just take a moment to rant … WHY do you DO this to us?! WHY do you make us choose? Al Serkal …you are so spacious, trendy, relaxing, sophisticated, clean and classic. And as for YOU, DIFC…you are no less with your chaotic energy, your glamazons, canapés, live art, music and yuppie handsome men (ofcourse I had my eyes firmly […]

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