I’ve always been a big fan of Joan Collins from Dynasty. She is after all a classical queen who is in every meaning of the word, a role model. After the first time Ms. Collins wore an Aiisha turquoise Kaftan, I became obsessed with her. To be specific, I loved her interview with Piers Morgan the most. This amazing lady brings me inspiration and reminds me of being graceful and strong. With that, came another Aiisha kaftan that was custom-made in fuchsia silk sprayed with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that Joan Collins wore in her recent interview on Palm Springs Life.
Just before I left to Paris 6 weeks ago, Grazia Magazine supplied me amongst few other designers with a straight forward Little Black Dress from H&M worth 49 Dhs (13 USD) to transform for under 100 Dhs (27 USD) worth of materials.
I love changing existing designs. Since I was young, I used to get basic garments such as a denim pair of jeans and have it altered to fit me and my out of proportion hips. I also love playing around with my dresses, adding trims to them and maneuvering their lengths.
I had about 1 week to get… Read more...
To give you a little insight on what I did with the Barbie collection, I chose to keep Barbie as I love it and as most of all love it too. Simple, cute, trendy and mostly pink! The fabrics were top quality Raw Silk, layers and layers of Italian Tulle to achieve the gradience I was looking … Read more...
I mentioned a while ago that Emirates Woman Magazine has initiated a fashionable charity project called Fashion with a Heart. The team of Emirates Woman selected 10 of the very best designers in the UAE to work with. Each of the designers, of course including myself, was requested to make a bespoke dress that will be auctioned off at the Fashion With A Heart charity event that will take place at the Raffles Hotel Dubai, for the benefit Al Noor Training Centre for Children With Special Needs.
This project combines philanthropy and … Read more...