Fashion
Marriage

Marriage

Marriage. Where do i start? Its something many girls brought up in a culture such as mine like to think of as the defining point of ones adulthood. I’m no stranger to hearing im now becoming a “woman”. But what does that mean? Does it mean the true essence of my nature as a woman...
Metallic Tattoos

Metallic Tattoos

I try to avoid conforming to the “latest” fashion trends, because I have always been someone that’s preferred to think outside of the box and express this in the way I present myself; however, there are some trends that are just difficult to ignore- like these graphic tattoos that have caused a storm ever since...
Fashion Illustrations

Fashion Illustrations

So, it has come to my attention that my Ipad is on the brink of its death- meaning i could potentially lose all its contents when one of these days, it abruptly stops working. I realise that although i’ve posted images of my fashion drawings on instagram, i never have presented them in their true...
Wedding Season

Wedding Season

Well, it’s not exactly “wedding season” any more as we now enter September. This post is a little late but considering i start my Teacher training tomorrow, and have a gruelling and busy year ahead-i figured i better post it quick! Though, i really do hope this doesn’t mean i will be forced to end...
Eid outfit ideas

Eid outfit ideas

Hallo guys, hope you are all enjoying your summer and ramadhan and are in best of health. 🙂 It’s been a while since I’ve gotten the creative juices flowing and things have felt a little gloomy on my Instagram so this is something perhaps much needed (considering how gorgeous this dress is!). I’m always browsing...
Smoky Not Smudgy 2013

Smoky Not Smudgy 2013

Wow. So it’s been exactly 18 months since my first ever post on here, and pretty much a 1 year ago since my last post on Smoky not Smudgy.  If you want to refresh your memory about this event, you can see last year’s post about it here.  Just to give you a quick recap,...
Wedding Post

Wedding Post

Sooo, those of you who saw me snapping away at the wedding probably saw this one coming… WHAT WEDDING? Well i went to a Barwani wedding on Friday following the assisting of my aunt in preparing the bride and her bridal posse. It was one hell of a tiring day but i was pretty pleased...
Desio Contact Lenses

Desio Contact Lenses

If any of you are regular watchers of makeup artists whether it be on facebook fan-pages or instagram, i’m sure you’re well aware of the recent Desio Eyes rage within the cosmetic blogosphere. Desio Lens is a recently established Italien cosmetic contact lens manufacturer, producing lenses which are much more strikingly natural-looking than most in today’s...
Henna Illustration

Henna Illustration

So the Easter holidays are upon us. Not much of a holiday for us uni students who are ridden with revision and coursework…but i have been using the “free time” as an excuse to exercise my creative muscles and get some artistic therapy. Nothing more relaxing than chilling to a song and letting my mind wander.  I’ve...
Fashion Finds: Jewelry

Fashion Finds: Jewelry

I’m an absolute sucker for accessories. Back in the day (like i’m some old granny now) when i used to actually make an effort to look all trendy, i couldn’t go out without either something around my arm or neck or pinned to my chest or headscarf. Obviously, this british whether is having it’s toll on us...
Illustration 2.0

Illustration 2.0

Whilst everyone was out frolicking in the snow, i was sat at home wondering what to base my next blog post on. Although i wanted to embrace the photo opportunity that came along with the snowy landscape after today’s snowfall, i spent too long hesitating and dusk had already arrived. I may go out tomorrow...
Fashion Drawing: Part Deux

Fashion Drawing: Part Deux

It’s getting a bit repetitive constantly posting up art-work like this, but i felt like doing another blog post. So here goes it–part deux. This is  a follow up of the previous design. The watercolours didn’t particularly do my vision justice. Instead of the coat being the electric blue i had intended, it turned out teal…  oh...