Fashion and Lifestyle Pakistan|Karachista

Friday, 25 April 2014

Sanam Saeed and Sanam Jung - Double Act

 At their best, Pakistani Drama serials offer some of the most compelling viewing on TV. They combine deeply nuanced storylines and dialogue, skilled direction and some truly superb acting. With storylines tackling issues such as child marriage, domestic violence, extra-marital affairs and dowry as well as more light-hearted romances and comedies, Pakistani TV has undergone a renaissance in recent years. For every good serial there is a stereotypical drama that falls far short of the mark, but the television industry as whole has undergone a renaissance that is attracting some very talented actors.

Sanam Saeed and Sanam Jang - Pakistani TV actresses
Ingenue Jung prefers the spontaneity of hosting and finds constant retakes a chore. Saeed, in contrast, is more passionate about acting in all its forms and likes rehearsing so that she can add layers of complexity to her characters.
Sanam Saeed
Sanam Saeed excels at difficult roles

Thursday, 24 April 2014

5 Simple Yoga Poses - Simple Steps to Yoga Bliss - Part II

5 simple yoga poses anyone can do at home
In the second part of our introduction to basic yoga, expert teacher Salma Mian elucidates five easy poses that anyone can do at home. Start with 10-15 minutes and two poses, focusing on breathing correctly. Try not to worry too much about the timing. Stop whenever you are tired and remember to hydrate before, during and after each session. You can read the first part of the series here.

HSY Spring 2014 - Sher collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week

This year the fashion world is wearing its conscience on its sleeve. There was the SindhFest Trunk show for heritage preservation and the Festival of Life in aid of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital. At PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, HSY's Sher collection was in aid of women's empowerment. Team HSY collaborated with the Anjuman-e-Khuddam-e-Rasul Allah (AKRA), a renowned community based NGO in Shergarh, district Okara, which is working towards improving education and poverty alleviation.

HSY Sher collection PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014
HSY Sher collection PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Deepak Perwani Spring 2014 - PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week

Deepak Perwani's PSFW 2014 collection was an extension of his "Tres Chic" collection from FPW in February. Featuring similar cuts and silhouettes, Perwani showed an elegant resort-style collection based on quirky London prints. Perwani has always been a favourite amongst Karachi's congnoscenti for western wear although his recent ramp collections haven't included his glamorous dresses. Featuring trendy monochrome, sensual cuts and a pared down chic this was an elegant collection that showed Perwani is as adept at western silhouettes as he is with Eastern ones.

Deepak Perwani PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week Spring 2014
Deepak Perwani at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014

Monday, 21 April 2014

Simple Steps to Yoga Bliss

Balance your mind, learn to relax, enhance your physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing with yoga. Salma Mian is one of Karachi’s most trusted Yoga teachers. She trained with Sir Wajahat and went on to train further in Sri Lanka with a well-known teacher named Veeda. At the time Veeda was over eighty and yet looked no more than 50. Salma perfected her art in intense one-on-one sessions that would last hours. She continues to upgrade her skills and now offers Hot Yoga after a course in Canada. Salma uses her expertise to guide her pupils, describing each pose in depth, from the breathing to the position of each part of your body.

Muse Spring 2014 collection - at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week

There were high expectations from Muse at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014. Muse is a label that consistently produces flattering, striking evening wear. This collection, "Foil Wrapped Candy" referenced some key international trends such as metallic fabric and belted evening dresses. It included some remarkable pieces but somehow fell a little flat. One of the key issues was the fall and fit of the metallic fabric, which didn't quite work with the drapey cuts. Nevertheless this was a brave, creative collection and did show sparks of the brilliance Muse is capable of.

Muse at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014
Muse at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Elan at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week

Elan by Khadijah Shah is always the one to watch at fashion week. Elan's pop art collection at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week was no exception. This was one of the most striking collections of fashion week - glamorous and chic with ecletic detailing. Khadijah Shah goes from strength to strength as a designer. This collection was very different from her 2013 collection in look and yet felt like an extension of her earlier work. Elan does do Eastern wear and does it very well, but this show was not about bread-and-butter fashion. Of all the designers who chose to show western wear, Elan's was the collection that may have looked at home on an international ramp. The collection may have little relevance to the average Pakistani woman but it had the thrill, creativity and drama that make the best Fashion Week spectacles.
One of Elan's striking gowns - PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014   Photo: ZAN Solutions

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