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3 May

The Verdict on Nabila’s No Makeup Palette

This is not a paid post. I’m reviewing Nabila’s No Makeup Palette in absolute fairness and love for a product that has changed the way I do my makeup every morning.     I’m not someone who uses makeup. And even at 41 my daily routine before No Makeup was moisturizer, eye liner/pencil and lip balm or a very light lipstick. Formal makeup for me was the addition of mascara and blush. For the last two years I have indulged in BB and then CC cream for a blended/tanned look that I’ve always wanted. Not that I ever managed to achieve it.   I must confess that I wasn’t too happy with the way my face appeared; it was always sort of underdone and patchy,...
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4 Feb

Society sartorial: Sanam Chaudhri

Sanam Chaudhri-Sheikh Nicholas Kirkwood, Spring/Summer 2012 Sanam Chaudhri-Sheikh is fairly low profile, in fact she was pretty much unknown in Lahore at least until she showcased her acclaimed florescent collection (in Karachi) in which Mathira 'revealed' a bit more than Sanam had bargained for. And then came the Shibori collection this year; that edgy splash of white and blue tied up with a flash of poppy red. Two collections and a constant stock at Labels later, everyone knows (or should know) who Sanam Chaudhri is. There's another reason. This young designer carries style effortlessly. It's easy to pull on the Jimmy Choos, Manolo Blahniks or Louboutins (and we love to be branded from head to...
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17 Jul

Keyhole into the LSA backstage

Meera sliced several years off her age with this youthful Sadaf Malaterre dress whereas the pleats lent Sana some Grecian wisdom.. That said, both dresses were far from an exclusive look for the LSA red carpet. New fashion model Sam was looking better than ever in this black and white backless number. Rabia Butt's been affected by Fahad Hussain's macabre sensibility as she opted for a dark, Gothic look. Bilal Khan looking dapper in Republic, which was the most popular men's wear label at the LSAs this year. Beauty and brains: Nabila styled the LSA stars this year while Frieha Altaf worked hard towards...
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14 Jul

Random fun at the LSAs!

I don't have too many pictures to share and so I'm kind of waiting for my friends to update my stock. But if you've read my story on Dawn.com http://dawn.com/2012/07/11/ali-zafar-lights-up-the-night-as-bol-sweeps-lux-style-awards-2012/ then you'll have gauged that it was a good show and a great evening, with minor flaws that are almost negligible. That said, the red or rather green carpet was too congested and poorly planned. It was impossible to see the stars make a grand entrance and I only got a whiff of the following...
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13 Jul

Ahmed Rushdi tribute at the LSAs 2012

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89pq8PZ3zqg&feature=youtu.be] The tribute had several young vocalists - Bilal Khan, Amanat Ali, Ahmad Jehanzeb and Junaid Khan alongwith female vocals lent by the very melodious Sara Reza who's touted to be the next Naheed Akhtar. And the songs were brought to life further by Meera, Faisal Qureshi, Sana, Mathira, Junaid Khan, Sam and the entourage of dancers! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX7NCMfTFmE&feature=youtu.be] Mathira and Junaid Khan in action. watch?v=3k7FTR6r-hg&list=UU4oUXt2Hnhyr3N5jLf40q5A&index=1&feature=plcp...
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