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13 Jun

A recap of my life…as a fashion journalist

I'm writing this to inspire girls and boys with a love for writing, a nose for journalism and  a passion for fashion to take up careers in fashion journalism. It's something the industry desperately needs and while we have ample bloggers (digital is the future, right?) we also need dedicated souls who want to train for the job, write for publications, follow and understand the ethics of journalism BEFORE becoming publishers of their own sites. (L-R) Muniba Kamal, me, Zurain Imam, Sadaf Malaterre (who found the journalists table more fun to be at), Andleeb Rana and Faisal Quraishi...
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6 May

More reasons to visit The Designers

Muniba Kamal with the young and talented Wardha Saleem, who has brought her vibrant FPW3 collection to store. Fun, funky fashion for the fearless females out there! Sania Maskatiya Five labels either launched or upgraded their collections at The Designers yesterday, out of which Wardha Saleem (above) was the first I noticed. Sania Maskatiya branched out to The Designers too, which makes her a label available at all three major multi label boutiques in Karachi: Labels, Ensemble, Ensemble One and now The Designers as well as her own flagship store. That's what I call spreading the wings and I guess it's no coincidence that birds have become trademark in most of Maskatiya's prints. On racks was...
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24 Apr

Ensemble One beats The PFDC Boulevard and FP Lounge to Dolmen Mall

Five fashion weeks led to the opening of Ensemble One at Dolmen Mall today and I must say, it was a phenomenal success. Stocking fashion under Rs 10,000 is a revolutionary idea for Pakistan (where the average designer label begins at 15,000) and credit goes to Zeba Husain, Shehrnaz and Shezray for bringing it together. Here's what the evening looked like...
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23 Apr

Most fashion journalists ARE the best dressed people around!

Muniba, in a Monsoon LBD, was undoubtedly Best Dressed that day. So I am on a roll here but  have to drag you all back to Pakistan Fashion Week 3 and the Zong Award for Best Dressed (lady and gentleman) on the red carpet. Two judges were appointed each day and on Day 1, the award went to Muniba Kamal (Editor Instep) and Declan Walsh (who, wearing jeans and a work shirt joked that the award was rigged). Both journalists, Walsh does qualify as good looking and Muniba is both good looking and fashionably well dressed. Hani Taha wearing Shehla Chatoor. There's just something about intelligent women that makes them automatically attractive. And like it...
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