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11 Aug

All that glitters may be bridal gold

Forget red. The contemporary bride is willing to experiment and we found the perfect example in accessory designer Mahin Hussain, who chose to order an unusual gold ensemble from Sadaf Malaterre. Malaterre is an unusual choice for a bridal, as the designer is best known for her western, chic aesthetic. She has always taken pride in not taking the commercial route to monetary success, instead sticking to her casual, Bohemian signature that she does best. Well it takes one artist to appreciate the other and in this case Mahin Hussain opted for the unconventional Sadaf Malaterre bridal to wear to her wedding. The front of this paneled shirt was embroidered with tiny gold glass beads and gold sequins in two different sizes,...
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5 Dec

The Styling of Bridal Couture Week

The best thing about BCW styling was that all three days were assigned to three different hair and makeup artists. Depilex styled day one, Khawar Riaz the next and Tony & Guy the last. But if that was the best thing then the Shahzad Raza style segment, pushed into the schedule by sponsors (of which the stylist is brand ambassador), was undoubtedly the worst. Brides of Dracula? Ather Shahzad models were designed to boast the stylist’s skills in hair flair but what they presented were different ways to wear wigs, hair extensions, add-ons etc. None of the styling was natural, which is what it should have been and the models ended up looking like brides of Dracula. The...
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