About Moi

Photography by Zandy Mangold for the New York Post

Photography by Zandy Mangold for the New York Post

My regal roots began in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  I was a princess of Pakistani and Persian parents. I was born a lover of cheese, brats, and surfing Lake Michigan, however, as I entered college, my restless heart brought me to Sevilla (Spain), where I studied the local language, the local Rioja’s, and of course – the local Spaniards.

After years preparing for a career I did not want in Medicine or Law, I asked myself: what would make me happy?

My mother, Yasmin, who had taught herself to sew, used to create bespoke garments for me, and only me.   From here I witnessed the beauty of “The Process”: where inspiration meets research, and true craftsmanship ends in something inspired, forever changed the way I looked at the world.

I followed my calling to Florence (Italy) where I mastered the art of tailoring at Polimoda University, before finally settling down in New York City to complete my Fashion Design degree at The Fashion Institute of Technology.

My first professional job was designing for Catherine Malandrino and then Zac Posen.  Soon I became the Collection Director at Zac Posen followed by Mario Moya.

I then fell into the styling world – becoming a Stylist and Creative Consultant, most notably for Nadia Ali.  Together we have shot numerous videos and covers around the world, including “Rapture”“Pressure” and “Feels So Good”.  In a natural progression, I fell deeper into styling but into yet another direction, interiors.  Miami and New York became my turf and renovations became a natural part of life.  So much that the New York Post caught a glance of my latest West Village abode and decided to slap it on the cover of the their Real Estate Section.

Besides for styling and design, I’m a self-diagnosed travel addict and closet foodie.  I also have a thing for learning and speaking in foreign tongues. And last but certainly not least, I am a Fashion Contributor for MarieClaire.comNew York Post “Alexa”, a Luxury Travel Contributor for the New York Post as well as the Fashion and Accessories Contributing Editor for Olivia Palermo’s site (www.oliviapalermo.com).  Bisous NYS (Why do I end all of my posts in that manner?  Because if there is one city that defines my style, it is Paris)

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  1. joy
    April 22, 2012 @ 3:02 PM

    very good work . also u can design some pakistani or indian traditional dress as well as both are quite similar to each other . and i want to see you in our traditional dress design by you only …..


  2. Charlene
    May 22, 2012 @ 6:01 AM

    hey this blog is wonderful, following you to see more posts.


  3. Areta
    May 23, 2012 @ 8:53 AM

    i really appreciated every single details here. thanks for posting!


  4. Deborah
    May 24, 2012 @ 7:21 AM

    thanks for sharing this information. great, keep it up.


  5. Bernard
    November 3, 2012 @ 5:25 AM

    Very impressive work, we can feel quality and details , even by pictures. I knew your work seeing the video of Nadia Ali. Your creations are elegant and rafined. I’m here because I love beautiful things, and it is rare that I like fashion (i’m just a man :-) ) but the emotion that you feel is good to share isn’t it?
    Good continuation.


  6. Matilde
    March 1, 2013 @ 11:47 PM

    Great work and wonderful blog! :)


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  8. sterling
    August 4, 2013 @ 6:25 PM

    Beautiful styling,, very unique!!!


  9. adnan kundi
    July 15, 2014 @ 4:39 PM

    It’s really great to see a Pakistani woman lead her way through in the world of Fashion and Traveling. You’re my inspiration.
    I am a blogger based in London. I hope I get to meet you some day and talk to you and write about you. Keep up the great work.


  10. Melanie Schuh
    June 6, 2015 @ 6:33 PM

    I can still remember you practicing you r traditional Pakistani dances. Those days made me love your culture!

    Your father would be so proud of you. Tomorrow isn’t promised, you surely live for today!


  11. Madhur
    August 18, 2015 @ 7:47 PM

    you have no idea how beautiful you are


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