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22 May

Masarrat Misbah Makeup launch

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Masarrat Misbah or Masarrat Baji, as she is fondly referred to, is a name to reckon with when it comes to beauty salons in Pakistan. I remember Depilex, a good twenty years ago, as the first professional salon in Lahore. There were others, of course, but the hygienic conditions and standard of services and the overall feel of Depilex was different. And better. I remember going to Depilex for skin polishes and spots of electrolysis (neither of which I would recommend to anyone these days) and even an occasional hair trim. The many branches of Depilex were superior. What elevated MM, beyond all of this, was Smile Again, her initiative to help, cure...
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22 May

“I am a control freak" – Adnan Pardesy

Adnan Pardesy talks about retail and the reason why he’s not up for ready to wear yet   Adnan Pardesy has been deemed one of the most talented young couturiers in Pakistan, and also one of the laziest. It has taken him seven years and several successful fashion week showings to emerge from his old showroom on Queen’s Road to mainstream fashion territory. Pardesy opened his new studio in Clifton last week, finally making himself accessible to walk-in clients and fashion lovers. He still hasn’t opened with ready to wear in stock but he does confess to be experimenting with a luxury prêt Eid collection to test the prêt-a-porter waters. In this day and age when ready to wear is becoming the...
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