Art & Design

Word Instillation Art

Hi Everyone!

This summer I attended a short Art and Design course at Central Saint Martins (University Of The Arts London). As our first assignment, we were asked to produce a piece of artwork based on the title ‘Identity’. This subject choice was rather difficult to tackle because as an individual, I believe that I am constantly in a state of change. Whether physically, mentally and of course spiritually, I feel that everyone is evolving. This lead me to explore the different factors that contribute to the development of a  person’s identity, instead of solely focusing on my own individuality.

Amongst all the brainstorming for ideas, the word that stood out to me was ‘society’. Society is vital in determining how a person grows. Not only does society influence behaviour, it shapes individuals. People like abiding by the status quo and many are pressured in various ways as well as coerced into following conventional, stereotypical social ‘norms’. This strips people off of their individuality, and perhaps gives way to all types of identity crisis. I am not a professional of any sort, but for this project I encouraged myself to step out of my comfort zone and dig into a contemporary issue.

I decided to plan as little as required as I wanted to see where my imagination would take me. My chosen word became;

SPECIFICATION – An act of identifying something precisely or of stating a precise requirement.

For me, the word perfectly summarised the pressures of ‘fitting in’ and need to act a certain way because it is considered ‘the norm’. I had a lot of fun creating the word installation, as I had never done one before. It was refreshing to have an experimental approach to art, not caring whether you made a mess but just letting your zeal for creativity take control.

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Music by Karaoke Masterpieces

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Art & Design

Coined Outfit Illustration

Hi guys!

It’s been a while since I posted anything art related and wanted to start off with some fashion illustration. Lately, i’ve really been interested in using various materials in my artwork. I thought it would be fun to use coins and come up with a look that suited the circular shapes and rusty tones of the coins.

Coming up with the outfit design was no trouble, however, I was determined to make the most of this illustration by having both the 3d and 2d elements work naturally together. After sketching out the outfit, I used water colour paint to enhance the drawing and give it a more professional finish. I then placed the coins onto to drawing; I tried out different compositions but finally settled on this one:

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It was an enjoyable process. I’ll definitely be producing more fashion illustrations so please keep an eye out for those.

Thanks and till next time!

 

 

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Events, Lifestyle

London Modest Fashion Week!

Hi guys!

I got the pleasure of attending the London Modest Fashion Week (#LMFW) and thought I should share my experience. I’ve always been a fashion enthusiast, however, recently I’ve gone out of my way to embrace the frenzied realm that is the fashion industry. I now appreciate and have a better understanding of the work, effort and determination it takes to get your work out there. The beauty of this event is that both emerging local designers and international brands, hosted by Haute Elan, were able to showcase their work.

Here’s a little OOTD before we get to the real event:

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Scarf: Habiba Da Silva // Top: Zara // Jacket: Hollister

Over 40 brands from all over the world showcased their modest collections on the exclusive catwalk at Saatchi Gallery. The event included a day of exclusive shopping, runway shows, photo-booth, workshops, as well as talks with various influencers.

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There was a wide variety of lovely clothing lines and exciting designs to look at. It was so refreshing being able to choose anything from such a large range of options: everything was modest, comfortable and totally unique.

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It wasn’t just a clothing event, but an all round celebration of islamic creatives. There were artworks, as well as jewellery. Essentials such as Hijabs were also being showcased by Luna’s Essentials. They had the loveliest Rainbow Qurans i’ve ever seen.

Day 2 – Meet & Greet!

On the second day, I got to meet the fashion bloggers Dina Tokio and Ascia AKF. I’ve looked up to them for so long and finally being able to meet the both of them was so surreal. I have to say, they were just as delightful and charismatic in person.

Overall, it was a great experience. The LMFW is definitely an event worth going to, whether for shopping purposes or if you’re just in need of a little bit of inspiration.

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Scarf: Accesorize  // Top: Promod  // Jeans: TopShop  // Boots: Nordstrom  //

Bag: Louis Vuitton  // Jacket: Hollister 

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Fashion

OOTD – Groovy Winter Look

Hi Everyone!

Here’s a groovy yet simple look for a not so cold winter day. The main focus of this outfit is the turban as I feel it completes the entire look. I opted for subtle colours for just a little hint of spring. Scroll down for the details and hope you like it xxx

 

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Jacket: Hollister // Top: H&M // Jeans: TopShop // Glassess: Specsavers // Heels: NewLook //  Scarf: Accessorize // Choker: H&M

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DIY, Photography

Flowers In The Dark – DIY Photography

Hi Everyone!

You don’t have to be a professional to capture great images. Here’s a simple way you can do so with those lovely flowers on your centre table.

All you need is a flashlight and a bouquet of any flowers of your choice. It is as easy as that! I had so much fun playing around with the composition of the flowers and lighting (depending on what you’re going for, you can either dim the lights in the room, or switch them off completely). I situated the light from the flashlight on the areas of the flowers that I thought were the prettiest and complimented the look I was going for.

 

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And there you have it. A quick, efficient and seemingly professional photography session that can be done in the comfort of your bedroom.

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