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6 May

Who will be the next Nazia Hassan?

  Is it wrong to compare our stars with Nazia Hassan? After all, Nazia Hassan was the classic pop diva, with her musical prowess giving her recognition which extended way beyond the borders. So has anyone come close to her status yet? And if not, who will be the next to reach her place? Something Haute investigates…    Zoe Viccaji       Pros: Zoe Viccaji is the first name that comes to mind when starting this hunt because Zoe is clearly heavily inspired by Nazia Hassan as it is. That much is evident when we've seen her deliver covers of Nazia Hassan songs. Her own music also captures the essence of the 80s, and her voice sometimes sounds quite close to Nazia Hassan's vocals. She's also...
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29 Feb

The new Khaadi-scape

By Aamna Haider Isani   Shamoon Sultan opens the first of six Khaadi megastores at Dolmen Mall, Karachi.   Shamoon is the man with the vision but he's a team player so everyone has a sense of ownership.   Karachi: This was a busy weekend for Shamoon Sultan. Friday saw the grand opening of a brand new (and first) Khaadi megastore at Dolmen Mall, Clifton Karachi. The megastore opened to public on Saturday, offering the new collection of Khaadi lawn to frantic shoppers. And a couple of hundred miles up north, Khaadi also opened its first flagship in Rahim Yar Khan. In Karachi for the launch of his megastore, Shamoon Sultan, despite suffering the exhaustion of countless sleepless nights, was on cloud...
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16 Nov

When gold gets lyrical

We live in a day and age where time and practically everything that falls within the twenty four hours of each day is measured in its monetary value; how well it will sell. It’s a rare and extraordinary pleasure to come across a creative artist who designs for the delight, the thought and the consciousness of design. And that’s why the brand KFJ is special. The kind of jewellery Kiran Aman designs is a pleasure for the soul, not just the visual senses, and each of her collections – my personal favourites being Time Scripts Man. Man Scripts Time and Esoteric – has been a reflection of what has moved her at that particular moment. These days it’s Harmonia, her...
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2 Oct

LSA 2015: The Awards

Na Maloom Afraad predictably dominated the Film category with the only non NMA award going to Saleha Aref for her role in Dukhtar. The music category was a mixed bag, with popular acts picking up the trophy.     Cheeky! Hamza Ali Abbasi, who openly opposes the objectification of women, was asked to present the prize for Best Model (female). Surely that merits a status update!   It was reassuring to see two female vocalists – Zoe Viccaji and Sara Haider – on the list of winners. Fashion delivered very ‘Karachi-centric’ results with all trophies staying in the city. Brand Sana Safinaz emerged biggest winners as they picked up three trophies, and Nabila won her 9th LSA for Hair and Makeup....
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