A separate story altogether – Lux Style Awards 2012

Of the ladies who opted for separates at the Lux Style Awards 2012, who do you thinked faired ‘em the best – Maram Azmat in the Kamiar Rokni floral top & skirt, Redah Misbah in the Fahad Hussayn number or Omer Farooq’s wife in the Muse embellished top ? For us, all the three did a good job with their looks, especially Omer’s wife (sorry we keep calling her that that since we dont know her name) , however, if we would still like to change something , it would be her clutch. Love that top.

Maram & Abroo at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Left : Maram(L) & Abroo(R) at the Lux Style Awards 2012 , Right : Kamiar Rokni PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2012

Redah Misbah Qureshi at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Left : Redah Misbah with husband Shammal at the Lux Style Awards 2012, Right : Fahad Hussayn Paranoir Collection

Omar Farooq with wife at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Left : Omar Farooq with wife at the Lux Style Awards 2012 , Right : Muse “Dazzling from the Runway” April 2012 Collection

Sari Style – Lux Style Awards 2012

Of some the ladies who opted for saris at the Lux Style Awards were Sadia Imam , Bushra Ansari & Faiza Samee.  While Sadia’s accessories made her overall appearance slightly overwhelming, the color & drape of the chantilly lace sari was a perfect choice for the night. She looked lovely.

Sadia Imam at Lux Style Awards 2012

Sadia Imam at Lux Style Awards 2012

Faiza Sami , the eastern couture Queen of Pakistan , wore a beautiful multi-textured embroidered sari to the awards. Elegance personified ! Enough said.

Faiza Samee at LUX Style Awards 2012

Faiza Samee at LUX Style Awards 2012

Its been a while we saw Bushra go for a traditional sari , something she used to wear regularly to one of her morning shows. And it called for a refreshing change to see her all pinned up elegantly in a crisp off-white & gold sari. Sweet, no? :)

Bushra Ansari at Lux Style Awards 2012

Bushra Ansari at Lux Style Awards 2012

Best Dressed at Lux Style Awards 2012 – Sana in Zaheer Abbas

Probably the most surprising & unexpected appearance at the Lux Style Awards 2012 was Sana’s which should put (should have by now) all the models, designers & actresses to shame. For us, she was a clear winner in the rust Zaheer Abbas gown. Major props for adding the gold belt to break the monotony of the color. We re so glad someone from the film fraternity has finally stepped out of the stereotypical eastern-glamourama look and opted for a more sexy, stylish one instead.

We recall having reviewed the same Zaheer Abbas dress in one of AWA’s earliest posts. (Read the full article here). It might be our bias talking here, as we mentioned back then how eagerly we were waiting to see it on a Red Carpet (See the picture below). Wish come true eh? ;)

Sana at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Sana at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Zaheer Abbas - PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2012

Zaheer Abbas – PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2012

Kiran Chaudhry inside Paper Magazine Issue 5

Kiran Chaudhry inside Paper Magazine Issue 5

Of Stylists & Critics – Lux Style Awards 2012

While Andaleeb Rana (fashion critic & Editor-in-Chief Xpoze Magazine) chose a knee length, gold sequin number by Sadaf Malaterre for the awards, stylist Ranaa Khan picked a more nude toned, floor length one (again by Sadaf – and hence the similarity). For us it was a clear win – major props to Andaleeb’s flawless skin & sandals. Infact it was such a relief to finally see someone skip the sky-high pumps for a much more comfortable & chic pair of sandals. Don’t blame us for not getting too excited about Ranaa. Other than falling prey to inner-wear malfunction (if you know what we mean), it was too cliché’d a look for the Green Carpet.

While it was shimmer & shine for these ladies, Fareshteh & Nabila went the ‘simple & elegant’ route. We don’t exactly know who Nabila is wearing – but considering the oddly similar cut of her dress to that of Fareshteh’s , we re guessing both were wearing Shehla Chatoor. No prizes for guessing here – both the ladies looked lovely. (If we still have to pick out a flaw, we de pick the footwear in both )

P.S. Fareshteh’s wearing Kiran Fine Jewellery (KFJ).

Stylists & Critrics at Lux Style Awards 2012

Left to Right : Andaleeb Rana , Ranaa Khan , Nabila & Fareshteh Aslam

Andaleeb Rana at Lux Style Awards 2012

Andaleeb Rana at Lux Style Awards 2012

Ranaa Khan at Lux Style Awards 2012

Ranaa Khan at Lux Style Awards 2012

Nabila at Lux Style Awards 2012

Nabila at Lux Style Awards 2012

Fareshteh Aslam at Lux Style Awards 2012

Fareshteh Aslam at Lux Style Awards 2012

Could have,Should Have,Would Have But Didnt – LSA 2012

1. Aisha Linnea Akhtar

Oh how we are dying to see Aisha make wiser choices for her public appearances. This one felt meh  - from the black thigh cut dress itself, to the sequin shrug to the pumps. The actress is drop dead gorgeous & we know she has it in her to give that ‘WOW’ look everybody’s waiting for.

Aisha Linnea at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Aisha Linnea with husband Shahbaz Shigri at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Aisha Linnea at Lux Style Awards 2012

Aisha Linnea at Lux Style Awards 2012

2. Mahira Khan in Feeha Jamshed

We re still in a state of denial to see someone as fashionable correct as Mahira step out in such a ‘confused’ look . Waist down, the cut of the dress was just odd – we would blame Feeha for that. Moreover , the vintage choker was too eastern-ey to be worn with a dress & was the most prominent flaw in Mahira’s look. The black patent pumps just added to the whole confusion.

Mahira Khan at Lux Style Awards 2012

Mahira Khan at Lux Style Awards 2012

Mahira Khan at Lux Style Awards 2012

Mahira Khan at Lux Style Awards 2012

Mahira at LUX Style Awards 2012

Mahira at LUX Style Awards 2012

3. Mehreen Syed

It was saddening to see someone as gorgeous as Mehreen make such a safe & boring choice at the awards *yawwwn*. The hair updo looked flat & messy & the clutch felt oddly out of place. So uninspiring compared to her look from the last year’s LSAs.

Mehreen Syed at Lux Style Awards 2012

Mehreen Syed at Lux Style Awards 2012

Mehreen Syed at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Mehreen Syed at the Lux Style Awards 2012

4. Sanam Saeed in Maheen Karim

Frankly we dont know who to blame here – Sanam or Maheen. The dress itself was too overwhelming  . The hair & earrings were also poorly planned. Though she looked sexy on stage (see picture below) , wonder what went wrong at the Green Carpet.

Sanam Saeed at Lux Style Awards 2012

Sanam Saeed at Lux Style Awards 2012

Sanam Saeed at Lux Style Awards 2012

Sanam Saeed at Lux Style Awards 2012

 

Tinged with Gold in Maheen Karim – Lux Style Awards 2012

Of the ladies who walked the LSA Green Carpet in shimmery gold dresses were Aamina Sheikh & Frieha Altaf , both wearing Maheen Karim.  We are on the fence about Aamina’s look – the wrap-around scarf , which Aamina kept shifting time to time from both shoulders to one shoulder to the arms to skipping it altogether, didnt belong there . Minus the scarf (see picture number 2 – right side ) the dress looked great on Aamina . That said , Aamina did manage to work the look well – major props to the hair & earrings . The jewellery was by Sherezad Rahimtolla  & she was styled by Nabila.

Aamina Sheikh at Lux Style Awards 2012

Aamina Sheikh with husband Mohib Mirza at Lux Style Awards 2012

Aamina Sheikh at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Aamina Sheikh at the Lux Style Awards 2012

The Lady behind the most coveted event , Frieha Altaf , who is known for her sartorial choices wore a strapless Maheen Karim floor length dress to the awards. Personally , I loved the dress – not the same ol’ same ol’ chiffon, embellsihed ones. The hair , however, looked limpy & brought the whole look down. A fishtail side braid or a chignon would have done wonders to the look. Agreed?

Frieha Altaf at Lux Style Awards 2012

Frieha Altaf at Lux Style Awards 2012

 

Of Strapless dresses – Lux Style Awards 2012

Oddly enough, it was nude dresses for the stylists at the LSAs. Quite similar in color & drape to Asmaa Mumtaz’s dress at the LSAs (see here) , Creative Director of Nadir Feroz Khan Photography & fashion stylist Maha Burney wore a strapless Maheen Karim gown. A side bun & shimmery metal case clutch added finishing details to her look. An elegant look pulled off nicely, though we would have loved to see a better choice of clutch with that dress, like the ivory & gold McQueen clutch here .

Maha Burney & Nadir Feroz Khan at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Maha Burney & Nadir Feroz Khan at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Maha Burney & Nadir Feroz Khan at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Maha Burney & Nadir Feroz Khan at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Maha Burney & Nadir Feroz Khan at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Maha Burney & Nadir Feroz Khan at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Also wearing a strapless ivory Zaheer Abbas gown, with similarly pleated & cut around the bust as Maha’s was model Amna Ilyas . Personally, we love the dress itself & it fits around Amna perfectly . However Amna fell prey to bronzer issues making her look a dull.  That said, a great pick for the red carpet. Brownie points for the clutch.

Amna ilyas at Lux Style Awards 2012

Amna ilyas at Lux Style Awards 2012

Amna Ilyas at the Lux Style Awards 2012

Amna Ilyas at the Lux Style Awards 2012