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 […]

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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 […]

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Battle of the Lebanese Designers – Zuhair Murad

September 6, 2012

Arab artistians have been making a distinguishable mark in the couture world for a while now. Ever since that famous comical scene in Clueless where Alicia Silverstone is held at gunpoint and kneeling on the floor protesting “But this is an Alaïa!…it’s like this totally important designer!!!”, their skill and attention to detail have not gone amiss. Lebanese designers in particular, have a unique sense of craftsmanship which they bring to the table in terms of surface ornamentation. In my opinion, they take inspiration from the femininty and sophistication of the more classic French couture silhouettes yet they add a […]

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Gulf News Weekly Cartoon Strip -the thought process .

August 27, 2012

So for Gulf News in the weekly education section, I decided to collaborate artistically and do a cartoon strip for a one month trial. A lighthearted wacky Dubai based cartoon strip. Initially it was only meant to have two characters – Reem and Rania. It is a comical, tongue-in-cheek take of girls in Dubai and exaggurates/pokes fun of specific behavioral traits of the stereotypical airhead glamazon persona of some women living here. The two protaginists live in a total bubble (but are quite loveable nonetheless) and it’s about their misadventures, their humorous interactions with other people and how the world […]

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Trends I’m loving

August 19, 2012

Edgy Blazers I can’t get enough of blazers. There is a smorgasbord of varieties out there – embellished, fitted, slouchy, short, long, monochrome or pastels. I love ‘em all! A well fitted blazer is so versatile and can be worn in so many different ways. I like to go for ones with unique design features such as a leather trimmed lapel, eye catching studs as an embellishment or an ever so slight puff on the sleeve. Pastel blazers look great for a nostalgic 80s take, as long as you don’t make the mistake of going too sweet and demure and […]

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Favorite Sirens of All Time

August 5, 2012

So I’ve been meaning to illustrate my favorite movie sirens for a while now!  I have a huge obsession about sirens in general – mythological, legendary or real. Whether it’s Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, Sophia Loren or Jessica Rabbit –  I love observing a woman who has a deliberate air of presence, pizzaz and panache.   Their air of mystery, their enticing strategies and the how they perfect the true art of captivating an audience is what draws me to them.  An ideal temptress should always have a cool-as-cucumber exterior with a slight peppering of implied mischievous inneundo but never vulgar […]

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