Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fashion Pakistan Week – Day 2

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So I may be a teensy bit little late with my review. But well things have been crazy. Case in point, day 2 of Fashion Pakistan Week.

Blogging is fast becoming a very rewarding interest. With events like fashion week reserving front row seats with great view for social media, what else can it be. Having designers like Sanum Chaudry, Arsalan and Yaseer and Zaheer Abbas showcasing their latest collection, it sure for a sight for sore eyes.

Sanum Chaudri kept the fun in funky alive with her bright, attractive designs. Taking inspiration from ‘Shibori’, a Japanese resist-dye technique, the collection called ‘Kage’ was classic Sanum Chaudhri.

Arsalan and Yahser with their leather clad male models certainly helped the atmosphere, especially for people (read women) like me. Their collection labelled Urban Slick revolved around the idea of leather being a very important part of a man’s wardrobe. We sure love our men in leather.

Showcasing quite a collection of dresses, cardigans and jeans, Debenhams enlightened us with the must haves of fall 2012.

Making a comeback with their fall collection sisters Aneeka and Salma Cheema’s Baani D displayed their ‘Desi Boho line. A mixture of western style with a hint of tradition the collection was fresh. Sania Saeed once more embracing their outfit to walk down the ramp certainly helped matters.

Zaheer Abbas took us back to the British era with white evening gowns accompanied by very chic hats. Feasting on the idea ‘white is always right’ the collection titled ‘Virgin with net and jute threads, certainly had the oomph factor surrounding it. Very Jane Austeny.

New comer Aamir Baig had some serious competition to beat. His ‘Black O Block’ collection featured block printing, dating back to the Indus Valley civilization.

Adnan Pardesi collection Axiomatic took the art of ‘ralli’ making and created fresh a modern look. Using hand crafted techniques like weaving etc, a wide array of colors found their way into his designs.

All in all Fashion Week Pakistan day 2 was a great day for fashion, without question. Enjoy the pictures.

Pictures courtesy Catalyst Pr.

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Fashion Pakistan Week – Day 1

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With names like Sonya Battla and Warda Saleem in the running, Fashion Pakistan Week’s day 1 was enveloped with expectations.

Sonya Battla’s collection reinforced the answer to, why black is a fashionista’s best friend. Other designers tried to brighten up the room with their bold choices. Some hit the spot, others fell a little short.

Zahid Khan’s Kuki Concepts lived up to its name, being a little kooki and all. The colors were bold and vibrant; however there was just too much going on for some of the dresses.

Ayesha Hassan’s quirky designs, intricate embroidery and gota kaam by Nargis Hafeez, the gold palette by Maimoona H all had a remarkable impression.

Nargis Hafeez

Deepak and Fahad with the men’s collection provided the much needed eye candy to my sore eyes. Their jackets were trendy, the women’s wear was chic.

Deepak and Fahad

The best collection of the night without doubt went to Warda Saleem. After impressing everyone with her first showcasing during Fashion Pakistan Week in April, she once more stole our hearts with her bold and funky outfits. I particularly loved the shoes that had been altered to match the colorful dresses.

Ishtiaq Afzal Khan’s collection included browns, greens with just a little touch of pink. For the most part he managed to baffle everyone with his designs. However once we had seen a few we were able to better digest what he offered. Can’t wait for day 2.

Here’s is what you can expect to see:

1 Sanam Chaudry
2 Arsalan Yaseer
3 Debenhams
4 Bani D
5 Zaheer Abbas
6 Amir Baig
7 Nine West
8 Adnan Perdesi

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The start of Fashion Week 4

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Fashion week is back. Showcasing a number of top designers, the stage has been set, featuring the very best in men’s and women’s wear in Pakistan. Starting from October 21st at Pearl Continental Karachi,

Here is what to expect from day 1

1 Sonya Battla
2 DNF (Men’s Wear)
3 Maimoona H
4 Ayesha Hassan
5 Kuki Concepts
6 Nargis Hafeez
7 Ishtiaq Afzal Khan
8 Warda Saleem

Warda Saleem

Ayesha Hassan

Now having personally witnessed the collections by Warda Saleem and KuKi Concepts in the last Fashion Week, I know for sure that these two will put up a great show. As for the rest, I will find out soon enough and make sure you all do too. For more live updates follow me on Twitter or join the Fashion Pakistan’s official Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/FashionPakistan.Org. You can also join in the conversion using the hashtag #fpw!

See you all in three hours! Till then Arrivederci.

The Noodle House – Open for All.

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First it was for the Lahoris. This time around, the foodies of Karachi got the treat they deserve when The Noodle House opened its doors to the public from October 1st at PC. The moment I had been waiting for all my life finally arrived. I was invited to attend an exclusive prelaunch event organized by Catalyst PR on September 28th. I was finally a food blogger.

The event in itself was fancy stuff. Red carpet and all. Spotted quite a few people, Humayun Saeed and Tapu Javeri to name a few. Not a fan of the former, so kept my sanity intact. A fan of the latter, yet still managed to remain poised. Looked around to see a person from Vibe TV interviewing the chef. Vibe? Let me assure you, it was still very fancy. Had my awkward pictures taken, with my equally awkward fellow bloggers, mingled a bit until it was finally time to enter.

The noise was the first thing that hit you. Considering how it was a prelaunch, launch you would expect some order. However things were to sum it up, chaotic. Also considering how I was just the blogger, I allowed the servers to take their sweet time in bringing food.

I didn’t get to eat much, but what I did eat was delicious. What turned me off was the plastic fork! I absolutely detest plastic cutlery. I also refuse to eat without a knife. I am someone who eats kulfi with a knife(here’s a picture to prove it) so how can you expect me to eat noodles with just a plastic fork? Ignoring the comments of my fellow bloggers, I managed to eat some, and graciously offered the rest to a friend.

The ambiance was pretty much what you would expect. Lots of plush leather, wooden interior.. oh and much too dark. A live cooking table gives you ample view of your food being cooked so you can be sure, no one’s spitting in your food. All in all a pleasure to visit. Hoping to go back once again now that its open  for all.

What I ate: