Red Carpet Appearances

Fazeelat Aslam at the News and Documentary Emmys

This has been in our pending items tray since quite sometime now; if there’s any such thing as a blogger’s block, we plead guilty. That , and a surprise for you guys that has been sucking the blood & sweat outta us. Well, we’re not giving any teasers at the moment, but trust us, it’ll be worth the wait :) …. For now, let’s talk Fashion… Accompanying Ms. Obaid at the News and Doc Emmy Awards last month was Fazeelat Aslam, a journalist & co-producer of the award winning film ‘Saving Face’. She was wearing a black Zara dress (buy here) with matching BCBG Mary Jane pumps. A chunky necklace from her mom’s jewelry line, Manko by Mona Aslam and african designer Patrick Mavro’s silver cuff finished the look. There’s nothing that we can fault with the look – It was Minimal & Chic , just the way we like it.

Images Credit : Amanda Kopp

Fazeelat Aslam at News and Documentary Emmys
Fazeelat Aslam with Davis Coombe at News and Documentary Emmys

Left : Fazeelat Aslam with Davis Coombe at News and Documentary Emmys , Right : ZARA long sleeve dress

Fazeelat Aslam with Dr Jawad at News and Documentary Emmy Awards

Fazeelat Aslam with Dr Jawad at News and Documentary Emmy Awards

First Look : Sharmeen Obaid at the News and Doc Emmy Awards

She’s bringing yet another accolade with her back home. Yes, Sharmeen Obaid’s ‘Saving Face’ has been awarded as the Best Documentary at the prestigious News & Doc Emmy Awards 2013 last night. She was wearing a black embellished Sherwani over a monochrome printed shirt & creme pants, all by Sania Maskatiya. We must say, the addition of sleeves to the jacket completely transformed the look & it was good to see the hair left open for a more youthful look. The animals & birds have been so nicely done on the sherwani.

Check back later for better quality pics.

Sharmeen Obaid at the News and Doc Emmy Awards 2013

Sharmeen Obaid at the News and Doc Emmy Awards 2013

Dr. Mohammad Jawad, Sabiha Sumar, and Sharmeen Obaid at News and Doc Emmy Awards 2013

Dr. Mohammad Jawad, Sabiha Sumar, and Sharmeen Obaid at the News and Doc Emmy Awards 2013

Sharmeen Obaif wearing Sania Maskatiya for the News & Doc Emmy Awards 2013

Sania Maskatiya (Left) dressing up Sharmeen for the Emmys

Images Courtesy : Sharmeen Obaid, Aamna Isani

Zara Peerzada at the LUX Style Awards 2013

When the first pictures of Zara Peerzada at the LUX Style Awards started rolling in, we were slightly apprehensive about that marcel waves bob. It was a risky choice, considering there are few hair stylists who know the difference between marcel waves and tonged curls. But now that we have better quality full lengths, boy did she score a perfect ten.  While most ladies trotted around in gold gowns and chiffon dresses, Zara changed things up by going for black and white monochrome separates, custom designed by Kamiar Rokni. Dangly earrings, snakeskin clutch and red lips added just the right amount of Red Carpet glamour to an otherwise  chic and understated look. We didn’t call her the Alexa Chung of Pakistan for nothing ! (and most of you disagreed back then – not fair )

On a side, the strapless tops have become signature to Zara ( see here and here) and perfectly complement her petite frame.

Zara Peerzada at the LUX Style Awards 2013

Zara Peerzada at the LUX Style Awards 2013 with Kamiar Rokni

How dapper does Kami himself look ! Stripes + stubble + a gorgeous muse = what more could we ask for.

Zara Peerzada at the LUX Style Awards 2013

Zara Peerzada at the LUX Style Awards 2013

Couple Face Off : Atif-Sara and Mehreen-Ahmed at LSA 2013

Oddly enough, both the newly wed couples were snapped in very similar looks at the LSA 2013 ; her in an elegantly draped cream sari and long side swept hair, him playing the dapper hubby in a black suit, matching tie and white shirt. Wait for it. The fashion face-off didn’t stop there. The Hubbies decided to keep their stubbles for the night while their lady loves went for dangly earrings and similar sandals to finish their perfect Bahu-Look. Strange, no?

Congratulating Mehreen on her well-deserved win for the Best Female Model. She was wearing a white chikankari sari by Mehdi & a matching Bottega Veneta Clutch.

Mehreen Syed with Ahmed Sheikh and Atif with Sara Bharwana at LSA 2013

So tell us , prefer a straight faced Atif-Sara Bharwana or a cheery Mehreen Syed-Ahmed Sheikh? Is it just us who are not aware of this wardrobe staple but what is that weird horizantal black strip around Atif’s chest? :/

Mehreen Syed with husband Ahmed Sheikh at LSA 2013

Atif Aslam and Sara Bharwana at LSA 2013

Atif Aslam and Sara Bharwana at LSA 2013

Mehreen Syed at LSA 2013

Images Courtesy: Niche Lifestyle, Catalyst PR

Of Black Dresses at the LUX Style Awards

There’s no Red Carpet known to mankind that went without a few black dress spottings. At the Lux Style Awards too, we saw Khadijah, Iman Ahmed and model Amna Ilyas wearing variations of a good ol’ black dress. Like how Khadijah and Amna accessorized theirs – Khadijah paired her Jaun Paul Guiltier one with a traditional neckpiece, gold peep-toes and a metal box clutch , Amna added a statement Shehla Chatoor clutch and black pumps to complete her look. Wish Iman too had added some flavour to hers & skipped that scarf altogether (why do women wrap a scarf over dresses , is beyond our comprehension)

Khadijah Shah Iman Ahmed and Amna Ilyas at LUX Style Awards 2013

From L to R : Khadijah Shah, Iman Ahmed, Amna Ilyas at Lux Style Awards 2013

On a side note, there’s so much of an irony in the picture above. Khadijah , Iman and Shehla were all nominated in the Luxury pret -womenswear category. It was Iman however who bagged both the awards for Pret and Luxury Pret. Doesn’t the picture above raise questions over the credibility of LSAs ? Does a common woman know of/wear Body Focus? Do we  ever see anyone wearing Body Focus at coveted events ? Is there a Pakistan outside Karachi?

Iman Ahmed at LUX Style Awards 2013

Khadijah Shah with husband at LUX Style Awards 2013

Amna was wearing Shehla ChatoorLove both the dress and the retro hairdo on her. Trust Amna to always look chic and speak well at the Red Carpets (if you heard her speak via the  LSA Live stream).  She looked Great.Check out her last year LSA appearance here.

Amna Ilyas with Shehla Chatoor at LUX Style Awards 2013

Images Courtesy : Niche Lifestyle , Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly , Catalyst PR

The LUX Girls at LUX Style Awards 2013

Aamina Sheikh and Humaima Malik at LUX Style Awards 2013 Red Carpet

Who better to start the red carpet round-up of LUX Style Awards 2013 with, than the LUX Girls themselves. For Aamina, it was a shimmery white thigh high dress, perhaps coordinated to match her LUX color. Diamond earrings by Damas, a bouffant hair-do and silver accessories spiced up an otherwise boring dress (that’s what happens when you get it made/borrowed from a make-up artist i.e. Nabila). We say this because compared to the Aamina’s previous LSA appearances ( see here & here) , this was a very safe choice & didn’t do any favors to the lovely actress. A full Marc-Jacobs inspired bouffant and metal clutch could have lifted up the whole look.

Aamina Sheikh LUX Style Awards 2013

What can be termed as our favourite gold gown on the Red Carpet, Humaima put in an appearance in a custom-made Layla Chatoor floor sweeping gown. Quite surprisingly, Humaima’s appearance on the LSA Red carpet was thus far her best ( see her last year’s here) . BUT – The dress had so much potential had she not styled it with her signature look. The thick mass of locks should have been tied up to show the shoulder detailing and those stompy pumps replaced with strappy sandals instead. But she’s getting there, and we’re happy about it.

By the way , that’s a Layla Chatoor clutch on Humaima , one which are giving in our giveaway. Have you participated yet? Click here

Aamina Sheikh and Humaima Malik at LUX Style Awards 2013 Red Carpet

LUX Style Awards 2013

Humaima Malick at LUX Style Awards 2013

Images courtesy : Faisal Farooqui and Team at Dragomfly, Paklinks.com, PakTV.com, PAPER

SPOTTED : Shehla Chatoor & Ammara Hikmat in Shehla

After her glamorous presentation at the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, we spotted pieces from Shehla Chatoor’s Soigne collection at two different events. A debutant on our Blog, Ammara Hikmat was snapped in a slightly modified, jumpsuit version of Shehla’s silk dress at the 2013 Cannes film Festival (turn’s out Ali Zafar & Ayesha Fazli weren’t our only exports) . A pair of Mango hoops and a tan Tory Burch clutch added just the right amount of finishing details. The looked could have been further elevated with different hair , beachy waves or a Grecian updo maybe, but she  still managed to look great.

Shehla too attended the recent launch of L’Oreal Revitalift BB Cream launch in one of her own designs. The jacket version was of course a perfect pick over the white separates and she looked fab head-to-toe. So Whatdyya think, between the designer and her Muse, who get’s your vote this time?

Ammar Hikmat in Shehla Chatoor at Cannes Film Festival 2013

Left : Shehla PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2013, Right : Ammara Hikmat at Cannes Film Festival 2013

Shehla Chatoor with daughter at the Loreal BB Cream Launch

Left : Shehla PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2013, Right : Shehla Chatoor with daughter at L’Oreal Revitalift Total Repair BB Cream launch in Karachi

On a side note, how elegant and charming is Shehla’s daughter in the picture above.

Ammara Hikmat and Shehla Chatoor wearing Shehla

Images Courtesy : Faisal Farooqui and Team at Dragonfly, MoviesShoovy