I was fed up of the lack representation of queer and alternative Desi (South Asian) people in fashion and beauty, so I created quirkybrowngirl.com to sporadically blog on these very topics.
Naz Toorabally is a musician, freelance model, cruelty-free makeup enthusiast, vintage/secondhand fashion lover, and cat mum to a beautiful tabby named Luna.
Starting off as an aspiring academic researcher in psychology, specialising in female sexual function and wellbeing, Naz recently left this pursuit following multiple co-authored publications to explore her creative talents.
Currently working in marketing to pay the bills, Naz is lead singer and rhythm guitarist in BBC Introducing-approved indie-folk duo Naz & Ella.
Naz is also the founder and editor of the upcoming digital and print publication WEIRDO [website coming soon]. WEIRDO aims to give a voice and platform to alternative South Asians to address the invisibility of alternative brown people within the mainstream, South Asian and alternative spheres, notably in fashion, beauty and music. The first issue is set to release in 2020.
On this blog, you’ll find goth and punk makeup, outfits, and reviews for alternative brown people looking for inspiration.
See Naz’s portfolio for her modelling work, academic writing, articles, and personal projects.