Picnic at Mushrif Park

Let me introduce you to this adorable girl I know, Rania.

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Editor of the blog “The Blush Diaries”, Rania writes about lifestyle, beauty and fashion. She has an eye for aesthetics, interiors and colors and it is certainly evident when scrolling through her gorgeous Instagram feed.

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Rania’s style is unashamedly girly and she often sports pretty pastels hues (although she often takes a walk on the wild side! No one can rock a leather black skirt or green tropical prints quite like this one!) Lately she’s become a good brunch buddy of mine. Other than her fabulous company, she is a great location scout and always has THE most awesome ideas about the latest trendy places to check out.

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A couple of weeks ago, we decided to go for a picnic at Mushrif Park, right here in Dubai. Can you believe this charming little park is right here in our city?! She wanted to have an impromptu interview with me about my upcoming illustrated print collection and so, we settled down on the grass and soaked up the sun talked about art, blogging and fashion.

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I decided to preview a skirt from my collection for our outing.

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The blue “Venice” skirt I am wearing is a piece from the collection, which consists of scenic illustrated prints, made into fashionable outfits. I was inspired by the idea of creating wearable art and transforming everyday garments into walking canvases that tells a story and transports people to another place, thus the “wanderlust collection” was born.

The pieces are artistic, intricate and whimsical but come in feminine, wearable silhouettes that are flattering and elegant.

We had a great time nibbling on snacks and catching UP right until the sun went DOWN.

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A Special Thanks to Paula Scalco for the beautiful photography.