Pakistani cinema continues its journey upwards as 2016 rolls in. January witnessed the release of the much talked about Ho Maan Jahaan and now that we are in the second month, we have another release, Bachaana lined up! Filmi times indeed. 🙂
We were recently invited to the summer preview of the Nishat Summer Collection 2016. The summer wardrobe is an eclectic mix comprising of both ready-to-wear pret range or unstitched fabric. The pret variety varies over exotic floral print to truck art of Pakistan. (more…)
I was recently invited to the music video launch of Ali Sethi’s latest single, Mahi Mera. Ali is a multi-talented individual; Harvard graduate, published author and a classically trained vocalist. Talk about diversity… 🙂
Following the participation and appreciation on Coke Studio’s Season 8, music for award-winning biopic “Manto” and his spellbinding single ‘Kithay Nain Na Jorin’ last year, the soulful and multifaceted musician Ali Sethi has released his first song and video of the year on 05th February 2016: “Mahi Mera”, a collaboration with folk artist Jamaldin, with a video directed by acclaimed international filmmaker Umar Riaz. (more…)
I was recently invited to the music launch of the upcoming Pakistani film, BACHAANA. Knowing my love for social events and selfless support for local cinema, you can imagine I would not have missed it albeit the severe jet -lag after an 8 hour flight! BACHAANA, as the name suggests is a romantic comedy that is packed with a lot of action and the story is based on cross cultural relationship and how eventually love transcends boundaries…as always! 😉
On 08th October 2005, I was taking my SAT exam at Avari Hotel Lahore, Pakistan, when suddenly the hall started shaking ferociously.
The magnificent glass chandeliers above us moved from left to right, the tables started crackling and frantic eyes of 100 plus students and supervisors in the hall spoke of nothing but sheer fear. Fear of dying in a concrete box amidst floors above and below us in this five star hotel.(more…)
SPECTRE, the latest James Bond film, will open in cinemas across Pakistan on the same day as its US release on 6 November, 2015.
The film is the 24th in the 007 franchise, and the fourth to see Daniel Craig take on the role of the MI6 agent. He will be joined in the cast by Ralph Fiennes and Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, David Bautista and Monica Bellucci. (more…)
There are certain stories that are very close to our hearts and of course quiet a touchy subject. Complexion of my skin is definitely one of those. I am not fair but can I still be lovely? Let’s see… 🙂
I am a 27 year old authentic desi girl from Pakistan injected with a high drama quotient and annoying zest for life. Below is a quick insight into my battle with my complexion, the intricate situations I faced while growing up and how I eventually made peace with the colour of my skin. (more…)
Summers have officially arrived! The sun is shining a bit too much, days are super long and all you see is the Aunty Police rushing to the next big fashion stores in search of something new and different. Something that beats the heat and lets you stand out of the crowd!
I was invited to the launch of Sana Safinaz’s new flagship store at premium location of Z Block, DHA Lahore (opposite YUM restaurant) on 15th May 2015. The store showcases a wide variety of elegant yet trendy ready to wear casuals, formals, unstitched fabric and accessories range. (more…)
I was invited to a special preview of Elan Luxury Lawn at Avari Lahore on 18th March 2015.
The preview comprised of a spectacular fashion presentation where models wore beautiful Elan outfits, soulful tunes being sung by Jimmy Khan, well-laid snacks tables and huge frames flamboyantly presenting the lawn designs. If you live in Pakistan with over 9 months of extreme summer then you just entered your chocolate factory ladies!
The world around us is changing at a fast pace. Most of the men and women I know, do not take Vogue and GQ as their fashion bibles. Individuals, today dress up to accentuate their bodies in the best possible manner instead of blindly following every new trend.
Oscars need no introduction. Perhaps the most coveted night in Hollywood where all the film fraternity gathers to celebrate the movies magic while the world examines their attires among other things. Interesting I must say! 😉
This year there was no Ellen DeGeneres SELFIEE or a pizza delivery so we shall move our focus right back to fashion! (more…)