The Sartorialist Aamina Sheikh at NYCIFF 2012

One to be almost always impeccably dressed, Aamina Sheikh went for a complete Sartorial Round at the recently concluded New York City International Film Festival 2012. After the snake-skin Maheen Karim (See here) & the gorgeous Navy Elan dress (See here) , it was an embellished thigh-cut Ayesha Farook Hashwani for Aamina at the Awards Ceremony. This fresh-off-the FPW 2012 runway dress made for an excellent choice for the Big Night & she looked absolutely drool-worthy. Statement Brick-Red Lips completed her look…We re beginning to fall for Aamina’s minimalistic sense of style ;)

Aamina Sheikh at NYCIFF 2012 Award Ceremony

Aamina Sheikh at NYCIFF 2012 Award Ceremony

Aamina Sheikh at the NYCIFF 2012 Award Ceremony

Aamina Sheikh at the NYCIFF 2012 Award Ceremony

Feline Fever

Regardless of whether you are short sighted, long sighted or simply none of the above  - You ve gotta gotta own a pair of these Cat eye glasses which are all the rage this season. We spotted almost similar versions on Sonam Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut & Esha Gupta at some of their recent appearances. However, we ll give due credit to Pakistani journo & fashion critic Aamna Haider Isaani for being one of the first ones to endorse the trend (P.S. notice she goes a step higher by opting for a bolder cheetah print version).

We love these cat eye glasses even more because they re not face shape specific; everybody can pull them off equally well. Moreover, they re perfectly in-line with the Geek Chic Trends for this year.

Out of the  four Ladies below, whose cat eye glasses do you love more? For us it was a clear win by Kangna ! Courtesy her hair & attitude.

P.S. A Wardrobe Affair’s recommendation : Tom Ford Cat Eye Glasses( picture below). Guess Kangna’s are the same.

Update: We just got to know that Aamna’s are also Tom Ford – Makes them all the more Drool-Worthy ;)

Celebrities in Cat Eye Spectacles

From Left to Right : Aamna Haider Isaani at ONE by Ensemble Launch, Sonam Kapoor for Raanjhanaa Photo Shoot in Filmistan Goregaon, Kangna Ranaut at Mukesh Ambani Party in Mumbai, Esha Gupta at Radio City Studios

Celebrities in Cat-Eye Spectacles

From Left to Right : Aamna Haider Isaani , Sonam Kapoor , Kangna Ranaut , Esha Gupta

Tom Ford Cat Eye Spectacles

Tom Ford Cat Eye Glasses

 

British Fashion invasion – Lahore heralds the arrival of Monsoon

By Anber :

I vividly recall a teenager Me navigating endlessly through MONSOON ’s website, hoping a friend from UK would send over my favorite stuff from the British High Street Brand to me in Pakistan. This was some 10 years ago. For die-hard fans of Monsoon like myself , the Brand opened up its first ever store in Pakistan at Dolmen Mall Karachi in Jan’2012 , stocking a unique range of Ladies’ and Children’s’ Daywear, Occassionwear, and Accessories.

After its huge success in Karachi , Monsoon is now all set to launch its second store in Lahore. This will be an exciting opportunity for Lahore’s hard core fashionistas to shop the hottest International trends at a store that resembles London’s flagship store on Oxford Street . With Monsoon just around the corner (pun intended) we can’t wait to get our hands on to their latest Autumn/Winter 2012 collection & gear-up for the coming season. :D

Monsoon’s Fall 2012 collection is all about gorgeous textures, warm floral prints & earth tones, perfect for a golden autumnal day. Here is a list of ‘A Wardrobe Affair’s must-grabs from their Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 collection:-

Monsoon Fall 2012 Collection

Dark Winter Florals Topped Vogue UK’s “30 Ways to Re-Invent your Wardrobe” last week  (Read Here) . Shift from the more vibrant summer florals to darker hues this Winter. Pick the white one for a flirty feminine look at a Day Party whereas the opulent embroidered one would make a perfect choice for a Girls Night Out.

Monsoon UK Fall 2012 Collection

If you have been following me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/AnberJ) recently, you would know that Sequins are the next Trend-To-Be.  Shimmery Burnt golds or velvety blacks, a sequinned Blazer like the one above is a must-have this season. For those wanting a more elegant counterpart, wear this warm wool sweater with jewel encrusted detailing around the neck over a dress & you re ready to make a fashion statement.

Monsoon Fall 2012

If you want a Dash of Color to that star studded Party, this Cobalt Blue velvet floor length gown would be just the right choice. Pair it with a statement neck piece for a Red Carpet Diva look. For ‘Safe Players’ like myself, the studded Biker Jacket is a MUST-HAVE this Winter season. Period.

The store opens on 31st August’2012  at Mall 1, located on Gulberg’s Main Boulevard. Watch this space for the launch pictures & poptastic appearances ;) Let the shopping frenzy begin !!

 

Labels e-store – Your favorite designers now a Click Away

Labels e-store

Labels e-store

By Anber Javed:

It was almost a month back when I first came to know about LABELS’ upcoming venture, this being another first by Pakistan’s premiere multi-designer retail store. It was the launch of Labels’ e-store, a one of a kind online store retailing fine clothing, accessories, hand bags and precious jewellery from a select group of Pakistani designers essentially catering to a global clientele. My first reaction ? As someone who truly believes in & understands the power of strong online presence in the global fashion market , I was absolutely ecstatic to hear about it. And as someone who does’nt have access to all the industry biggies in my hometown, I was relieved !

With Zahir Rahimtoola’s(CEO Labels) vision at the helm, Pakistani high end fashion is now available to everyone ; an eclectic mix of classic & chic styles that are just a click away. The e-store houses some of the most coveted designers of the Pakistani fashion industry , at the same time providing a great platform to the bright young talent to market themselves internationally.

With its beta version launched just recently, we are excited to know whats more ‘in store’ for us. While collections from some of the industry whos whos have already made it to the portal, there are others which lie in wait to be launched soon.

Enlisted below are AWA’s 7 reasons why the e-store experience is worth giving a try :-

1. Shopping high end designers has never been this easy in Pakistan , with outfits from almost 40+ designers viewable via an easy to skim interface.

2. 3 Days delivery time , locally & internationally – how bloody fast is that :D

3. Track the location of your order through LABELS website as the integrated DHL’s API provide you with real time tracking.

4. Cash on delivery.

5. Refine your Search by Size and/or Price.

6. The prices are enlisted in both PKR & USD . Relieved for saving yourselves from the math, eh?

7.  Minor alterations and addition of sleeves (to dresses without sleeves) is done at minimal costs.

Enough said Ladies. Here’s the Link to the e-store : https://www.labelsestore.com/ .

Check out some of the brilliant pieces by Sania Maskatiya & Sanam Chaudhri , & stay on the lookout for Ayesha Khurram & Elan by Khadijah Shah.

Happy e-shopping ! :)

Ditto – Aamina Sheikh in Elan

After Khadijah Shah, it was the same navy embellished gown by Elan for Aamina Sheikh at the world premiere of her movie Seedlings at NYCIFF 2012. Love the fact that I keep bumping into one of my personal favorite pieces from Elan’s PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2012 collection, stylized differently every single time. Aamina wore her’s well with simple styling (see if you can spot the necklace) & letting the dress do most of the talking. Especially the fact that she made the whole look scream fun and effortless.

Between all three versions , here’s our list of most to least preferred : Runway , Aamina, Khadijah.

Agreed?

Lamha-Seedlings cast at New York City International Film Festival 2012

Seedlings (Lamha) cast & crew after the world premiere & media session. (L to R) Gohar Rasheed, Mohib Mirza, Sonia Kay, Aamina Sheikh, Meher Jaffri, Mansoor Mujahid & Jagdaish K Rajput

Elan PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2012

Left: Elan PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2012, Right : Khadijah Shah

Of Premieres – Aamina Sheikh at NYCIFF 2012

For the premiere of her movie ‘Lamha/Seedlings’ at the ongoing New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF 2012), Aamina Sheikh has been snapped wearing a one-shouldered snake-print dress by Maheen Karim . Here’s your first look into Aamina’s Red Carpet Appearance. Lets just say thats a very wise choice of outfit there & we think Aamina looks gorgeous.

P.S. The girl to Aamina’s right in the picture below is Meher Jaffri who’s the Director of ‘Lamha’ . Love her a wee bit more than Aamina. The high-waisted skirt & ruffled top is on our Weekend lust list now.

Aamina Sheikh at premiere of her film  Lamha-Seedlings at NYCIFF

Aamina Sheikh at premiere of her film Lamha-Seedlings at NYCIFF

Aamina Sheikh with Team Lamha-Seedlings at NYCIFF

Aamina Sheikh with Team Lamha-Seedlings at NYCIFF

In Satya Paul

After Frieha Altaf, (see here) , Resham also went the Black & white Satya Paul sari route at the recently held ‘So Kamal Lifestyle Store’ launch . Unlike Frieha who opted for a trendier version over a coral blouse, Resham wore a much simpler one & paired it over a sequined halter neck blouse. We re seeing Resham after quite sometime & this sure had us drooling – She looks fresh & elegant.

Thank you ‘Neat Productions’ for the Image below.

Update: You can see the full-length picture here

Resham in Satya Paul sari at the 'So Kamal' Lifestyle Store launch by Kamal Limited

Resham in Satya Paul sari at the ‘So Kamal’ Lifestyle Store launch by Kamal Limited

Resham at the 'So Kamal' Lifestyle Store launch by Kamal Limited

Resham at the ‘So Kamal’ Lifestyle Store launch by Kamal Limited . Images Courtesy : FashionCentral.pk