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25 Apr

Allow me a moment of self-indulgence please

The wedding picture. So last week, the fatigue of fashion weeks, weddings and traveling took its toll and my lower back buckled, leaving me in pain and in bed for three days. My doctor very simply put it down to 'weight'. That was nothing I haven't heard before but his advice was encouraging instead of reprimanding. He said that this was a good time to lose the weight and get healthy as no real (irreversible) damage had been done YET. And so I have started my bid to shed the 100 pounds that I have gained in the fifteen years since I got married. That's a shit load to pile on and when I think about it I...
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30 Nov

Why the show must go on!

(Published in the October 2011 issue of Herald) 2007: Aaminah Haq and Atif Aslam performed to a frantic audience in Malaysia. The Lux Style Awards celebrate their tenth anniversary amidst national crises and raised eyebrows. Can the annual event survive this inhospitable climate? Here’s why it’s so important that it does… Take a minute to imagine how it was back in 2007. A special plane to Kuala Lumpur was chartered by Unilever to fly over 200 people who couldn’t be accommodated in regular flights. These 200 people were a heady mix of celebrities, musicians, fashion designers, models and the regular swarm of journalists whipping up every possible story. Pop band Raeth serenaded ‘pilgrims’ through the flight all night while...
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17 Sep

LSA rehearsals; I heart the lifeline!

Without giving away when the Lux Style Awards are actually going to be held this year, I will let on that if the rehearsals are anything to go by then they are going to be super! The energy within the rehearsal hall was cackling as film and fashion, music and melodrama came together for a camaraderie that can only blow some life into this otherwise dark abyss that we live in. Skeptics, cynics and critics will keep complaining about the fact that the awards will be held in dark times but you know what? They will keep criticizing and we will keep cheering because these awards light a candle in the windy darkness for some of us at least. We're not...
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