Last “Fling With Fashion” before Art Week

March 14, 2014

Everyone in the art industry knows that the next week will be filled to the brim with art, art and MORE art with Art Dubai just looming around the corner. It’s been dominating my mind! Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai, Art Nights…and pasta. (Pasta is just ALWAYS on my mind. That’s just a standard thing.) Anyhoo… I recently got an invite to “Fashion Up” – a Mall of Emirates’ catwalk show held on Thursday. It was to promote the opening of Mall Emirates’ contemporary new Fashion District. The aim of the show was to showcase all the new designer stores […]

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Imran Qureshi exhibition at Salsali Private Museum

March 7, 2014

Hailed as Deutsche Bank’s artist of the year of 2013, Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi is creating waves in Pakistan’s contemporary art genre and is the pioneer of neo-contemporary miniature painting. He has received international acclaim for his intense and highly unique style. As soon as I saw his famous roof garden commission he created for The Met in New York, I was spellbound by the artist’s intricate and powerful work. I couldn’t believe my luck when I found out THE Imran Qureshi was having a solo show here in Dubai at Salsali Private Museum, Al Serkal. Qureshi’s themes center around […]

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Harvey Nichols vs Bloomingdales – Battle of the Boutiques

March 5, 2014

After Valentine’s day, many people feel a bit of a slump and experience a withdrawal in festivities. After all, the glow of Christmas has passed, as has New Years and NOW all the romance of Valentine’s day has gone too. What IS there to look forward to now? Catwalk shows, that’s what!!!!! The Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdales show just couldn’t have been timed better. Both scheduled at an otherwise rather uneventful tail end of February. First up was Harvey Nichols, which was on the 17th and held at Medinat Jumeirah. The theme intrigued me as it was called “Light Up […]

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Guess Fashion Show with Priyanka Chopra

March 4, 2014

I have a confession … normally, Bollywood doesn’t really thrill me. However, Priyanka Chopra is an exception to the rule. For starters, I like how her acting is very natural and not overdone. I find her eloquent and I loved her movie “Fashion.’ It’s an intriguing story about a supermodel’s rise to fame and riches and as a result, the corruption, arrogance, greed and overt flamboyance that follows. Since I am a closet fan of hers, I was so pleased about receiving an invitation to an exclusive Guess fashion show held at Festival City. Priyanka Chopra is the new face […]

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What To Wear To Art Dubai: When Art Inspires Fashion

March 3, 2014

This post is the result of a creative collaboration with fellow art blogger and poet Danna Lorch of Dannawrites.com Check out her fb page. (Link below). https://www.facebook.com/DannaWrites We’ve been exploring the intersection of fashion and art and having a marvelous time of it! The 8th edition of Art Dubai will be here this month (19-22 March), presenting everything from a Eurasian tea salon to a brand new section focused on modern Middle Eastern Art. Galleries visiting from all over the world will show a wide range of artists from legendary polka dot painter Yayoi Kusama to the adventurous Indian sculptor […]

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H&M Spring/Summer Launch at Meydan Beach Club

February 25, 2014

Granted it’s never COLD here in Dubai per se … but it does get pretty chilly in Winter! But now those days are over, as the balmy days of Spring are creeping around the corner … and it’s time to trade in your blazers for some floatier bohemian-style maxis! H&M have just the right collection to ensure you are lookin’ hot in the humidity! On February 5th, I visited the gorgeous Meydan Beach Club to investigate the new H&M Spring/Summer launch. (Yes, that’s right..I said investigate…because I’m a fashion detective.) Although this collection is clearly bohemian, it’s by no means […]

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