Australian Themed illustrated backdrop

May 19, 2013

In March, I was asked by Dubai-based event company Dot the i’s to illustrate a massive photobooth backdrop for an Australian/Arab couple. The bride and groom had met in Australia so since the place was very nostalgic to them, they wanted an Australian touch to the wedding! Something fun for the guests and since photobooths and poloroids are all the rage right now, they loved the idea of an illustrated photo-backdrop to take wacky pictures against!! This was a great project to do and I loved the idea of one of my illustrations being part of a cool wedding! I […]


Illustration Speaks Louder | Sara Japanwalla

May 16, 2013

interview with haute arabia


Recent Editorial Illustrations

May 6, 2013

It’s been a good few months for editorials, live drawing and all around new experiences! For instance, I was approached by Jumeirah Magazine to create a illustrated map for their new travel feature on Dubai Rome and Shanghai! This was quite a challenging project and we went through many options and variations. Initially, they wanted underground metro maps of Shangai and Rome in the background underneath the illustration. My first draft was a map a sort of bird’s eye view like so – and the Dubai illustration – After a bit of debate, we experimented with some other options. They […]


Nespresso Art Collaboration/experimenting with Live Illustration

May 1, 2013

Hi Everyone!!!! I have been a real busy bee lately experimenting with all sorts and I thought I’d do a little write-up about what I have been upto and keep you updated! In January, I had been invited to participate in an artistic collaboration by Desert Fish Magazine for Nespresso’s launch of their new Maestria machine. 5 Local artists were handpicked to be part of an art-style-fashion movement and we were asked to use create an interpretation of Dubai and Nespresso using any medium we wanted, provided we use Nespresso coffee capsules in some way for our designs. The final […]


Harper’s Bazaar World of Fashion

October 23, 2012

From the 3rd to the 16th of October, Harper’s Bazaar hosted their annual Fashion Fortnight at Mall of Emirates. This year there were a variety of designers showcasing their new collections, from Locally based designers such as Etoile Boutique and DAS, to international designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Spade and DKNY. Here are a few illustrations of my favorite pieces from some of the collections on the catwalk this year. Kate Spade was a particularly important show as the new york based designer has just opened up stores in Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates recently. Their collection had […]


Fashion Week Highlights – London, New York, Milan and Paris

October 13, 2012

Engaging and eclectic, fall winter 2012′s fashion week has not cease to dissapoint! Here are a few of my favorite looks from Paris, New york, Milan and London. I love this look from Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week, and really like the idea of modelling the ensembles in pairs, wearing matching colour coordinated outfits that complement eacother – it really creates a memorable impact. The fact that it is arranged in this way gives the clothes a sense of continuation which stretches over two bodies rather than one – thus treating the pieces like art in terms of playing […]