Fashion Treasures from Istanbul


I always like to search for cool clothes and accessories at affordable prices. Every fashionista has this innate urge to stand out with a piece that is unlike any other. To find these treasures, I’ll visit vintage stores and small boutiques hidden

Emerging Designer Profile: Liz Black

Liz Black - Emerging Designer Profile

Venezuelan-born Liz Black graduated from Central Saint Martins and having gained experience working alongside Emilio De La Morena, Elisa Palomino and Diane Von Furstenberg, set up her own label in 2010. Her label reflects her individual creativity in a minimal

The Evolution of The Jalabiya

Evolution of Jalabiya

What was once an utterly traditional garment for women accross the Middle East, the “Jalabiya” ; which is essentially as a long dress or kaftan adorned with simple embroidery around the neck and sleeves, has evolved into a magnificently lavish

Editorial Photo Shoot | Into The Woods

Into the Woods

Inspired by the rich turquoise hues and flowing lines,  fashion photographer Giorgio Pesce brings a stunning collection from up and coming design duo Natargeorgiou to life in this ethereal photo shoot, exclusively for Sketchbook Magazine.           PHOTOGRAPHY:

Confashions’ Confessions – An Exclusive Interview with Kuwait’s Top Fashion Blogger

Confashions From Kuwait

In a blogosphere saturated with self-promoting, PR-savvy clothes horses, the anonymous author of Confashions from Kuwait is a breath of fresh air. Offering an inimitable take on style from a region with a growing appetite and aptitude for fashion, she’s

20 Questions for Razan Alazzouni – Saudi Arabia’s Fashion Phenom

Razan Azzouni

Feminine. Flowing. Elegant. Sculptural. Whimsical and playful. These are the kinds of epithets one hears or reads when Ms Razan Alazzouni’s designs are being discussed. Worn by celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Emma Roberts, Ashley Tisdale, Giuliana Rancic, Anna Sophia

COMPETITION: Minnie Goes to London Fashion Week – VOTING

Minnie Mouse LFW

A huge thank you to all the illustrator’s who entered our Minne Goes to London Fashion Week competition! We were overwhelmed with entries and are still ooh-ing and ah-ing over all the beautiful illustrations that came our way. It wasn’t

Istanbul Street Style: Where East Meets West

Istanbul Street Style

I love spending an afternoon sitting at a cafe near bosphorus, looking at the beautiful view that both inspires and relaxes me. When was the last time you sat down at a coffee shop and just read a book or

Interview with the Beljafla Sisters – DAS Collection


Reem and Hind Beljafla are the sisters behind one of the UAE’s most prolific abaya fashion labels, DAS Collection, which is renowned for creating unique and fashion forward updates to this traditional dress, whilst still honoring its heritage and conservatism.

Emerging Designer Profile: Cecilia Ajayi

Emerging Designer Cecilia Ajayi

Recently graduating from Brighton University, new knitwear designer Cecilia Ajayi’s collection has a very unique take on knitted textiles.  She works by engaging with cubist characteristics such as fragmentation, gradual colour blends and multiple views. Her aim with her collection