Meet House of Bazaar illustrator Regina Yazdi. Yazdi, who is Iranian and Taiwanese, answered five questions in a short interview with Bazaar. Read her responses below and scroll through the beautiful artwork she created exclusively for House of Bazaar 2017, which will take place Oct 10th to 14th at Mall of the Emirates.
Secret to illustrating women well: “Fashion art is about elongating and abbreviating the features. Knowing what to leave out is more important than what to put in sometimes, so taking liberties is key.”
Arab woman you’d like to draw: “Halima Aden; she has an incredible story behind her upbringing and I love that she’s challenging perceptions about beauty on an international stage.”
Describe the Arab aesthetic: “I find it quite paradoxical; it’s a play between conservative tradition and eccentric glamour.”
What’s most interesting about illustrating Arab women? “I love how deep adornment is rooted in the culture. It’s beautiful to see Arab women define themselves through make-up, accessories and textiles.”
Can’t live without: “My small sketchbooks. My drawings are little postcards to myself, which I’d love to publish one day into a book."
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