Meet D3

THIS was amazing – bravo Dubai!

I have attended the event “meet D3” for the last 3 days, which was a celebration of creativity and life in Dubai. The new Dubai Design District has been launched to the public with art, design, fashion, music, food and fun.

Honestly, one of the best events in Dubai I have ever been to in my long life here….

Here is what the website has to say:

“In celebration of Dubai’s rich array of creative talent, Dubai Design District (d3) is hosting a three day open to the public community event. “Meet d3”, has been specifically commissioned and curated to feature a compelling mix of local, regional and international designers, artists, musicians, concept retailers and unique dining experiences.

d3 is the realisation His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid’s ambition to establish a dedicated home for design in Dubai. It is playing a key role in bringing to life His Highness’ vision to drive an innovation-led economy that welcomes creativity in all its forms. With over 200 licenses issued, d3 has secured an impressive mix of design, retail, fashion companies, both regional and local. This includes some of the region’s most well-respected brands such as the Chalhoub Group and Jumeirah Group, through to talented emerging designers. “Meet d3” community event will showcase some exciting local and regional designers work for the public to enjoy.”

So, I have been working with NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL) is the world’s leading designer platform for showcasing and nurturing today’s pioneers in contemporary fashion.


What a great initiative to break the old of how the fashion industry works! Stefan Siegel and his team are visionaries in creativity and sustainability.

Check out the cool website:




And here are some impressions from the fun and enriching 3 days:

…and then there were these:











Love, CJx

Leather World Middle East

Leatherworld Middle East

The Middle East’s premier trade show dedicated to the leather industry is coming to Dubai. The first trade show in the Middle East dedicated to the leather industry will bring together leather manufacturers, suppliers and fashion brands from Europe, Asia and the Middle East, all in one place. The exhibition is set to take place from 4 – 6 May, 2015 in Dubai.

Exhibitors from 22 countries will present a comprehensive array of leather, machinery and leather goods for professionals in the wholesale trade, interior design, fashion and retail trade industries.

And we have been asked to design a collection with 4 given hides – how exciting!!! And challenging….

Here are my entries:


So fingers crossed one of my designs gets picked – I will have to physically make it! 🙂


Art Week Dubai

Always searching for inspiration, I am looking forward to Art Dubai, SIKKA Art Fair and all surrounding events every March. Ever expanding, the events around the Art Week are an awesome array of regional creativity expanding around the world.

Here are some of my favourite pieces:


…and some say Dubai has no culture to offer!