Design Days Dubai 2015

March 23, 2015

I usually hate furniture shopping, especially Ikea. (although maybe that’s just ’cause of the bratty annoying children always running riot in there.) Design Days however is different. it explores the fine line between design and art and merging the latter with function. In order to get the most out of it, I have to say , it’s no fun just being just a spectator. It’s best to enter with an insatiable amount of curiosity. Seriously, just skip around the fair asking designers “what’s this, what’s this?” just like in the song from Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas.” It’s really a […]

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Fashion Week Illustrations 2015

March 17, 2015

Fashion Week started a little over a month ago and as usual I was in drool mode, lasciviously eyeing up the couture. My favorite this year was of course Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad but anyone who knows me understands that that’s an obvious give in! Those designers are like parfait … I mean, do you honestly know ANYONE who said NO to parfait ?!?!?! (yes, I’m quoting the donkey from Shrek. Sue me.) A few other noteworthy collections that caught my eye were Stephane Rolland (just loved the billowing clouds of fabric and theatrical shapes! So dreamy) Badgley Mischka, […]

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GAP event by Stylist Arabia

March 11, 2015

On the 4th of March, Stylist Arabia hosted a super fun event with GAP where shoppers had the option of customizing their own jeans. We are talkin’ rips, monograms, jewels, studs, appliques, buttons – you name it …the sky was the limit! You could also take your kids along and make hairbands and tiaras…or… just make a tiara for yourself because…why not? Even though I practically live in jeans…I normally HATE shopping for them. For me, it’s a denim dilemma – they either tend to fit really well on my legs but tight on my hips OR really well on […]

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Othello: The Remix

March 5, 2015

With art/fashion week coming up in March, I found myself craving something different. Something cultural – BUT with a twist. Then I came across the latest production at DUCTAC’s Centerpoint Theatre – Othello: The Remix. The interesting thing about this play was that there was only one performance showing to the public on the 1st March. I must admit, the exclusivity of it all intrigued me like a moth to a flame! Othello: The Remix is a critically acclaimed performance produced by a Chicago based company called The Q Brothers as well as Shakespeare Theater Company all the way from […]

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My Week with Van Cleef and Tea with Missoni

February 24, 2015

A few weeks ago, I was invited to illustrate at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi in a gorgeous, spacious royal suite high up on the 60th floor. The occasion? High jewellery Week. Luxury jewellery brand Van Cleef & Arpels were having a week long event, promoting some of their rarest jewels and exclusive collections to a select few VIP clients. The idea was to make the event a very memorable experience, so a hair stylist and talented make up artist were on hand to pamper and preen the vip clients and teach them some amazing make up tips and tricks one-on-one. […]

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Rose de Vauville Exhibition

February 18, 2015

When you think about vintage French couture what does your mind tend to conjure up? Gloves? Hats? Women tottering around impeccably dressed in opulent finery? Well, that is exactly what Parisian artist Rose de Vauville has managed to capture in her new art exhibition at 1×1 Art Gallery, Al Quoz. Her beautiful tactile images mix high fashion photography with feathers, fabrics and flowers finished off with sparkling brooches and jewellery. The end result? Decadent artwork that oozes Parisian glamour from every corner! Personally, my favorite pieces are the veiled ones that lend an air of aristocratic mystery and refinement. I […]

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