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Events:

Halloween is here, and when it comes to hauntingly beautiful decor, Maham Akmal Events is setting a standard like no other. It’s spook-tacular!

Hot Couple:

Ananya Pandey and Aditya Roy Kapoor are on our hot couple list this week. 

Food: 

We recently dined at Inka and amidst the exquisite menu, the Gambas Al Ajillo truly captivated our taste buds. Plump, succulent shrimp immersed in a flavorful blend of olive oil and garlic sauce- perfect with some crusty bread!

A pan of shrimp with garlic and chili on it

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Music: 

“Nice 2 me” by Tommy Villiers and PIRI is on our playlist this week.

Netflix:

We recently enjoyed ‘Downton Abbey’ on Netflix. Among its many offshoots, this particular one truly captured our hearts.

Winter staple: 

Daaliofficial’s ‘Sunset’ quilted shirt that captures the awe-inspiring beauty of a setting Sun is a must-have for this winter season!

Paperazzi Picks:

Birkenstock Boston Soft Footbed clog has made it onto our wish list!

New space: 

We discovered a cutting-edge coworking hub, Space 101 in Raya designed for the next generation of professionals. It offers private offices, a conference room, an office lounge, a cafe, and more.

As the temperatures begin to drop and the air turns crisp, fashion enthusiasts eagerly await the unveiling of the latest winter collections. GulAhmed, a renowned name in the fashion industry, has once again delighted its patrons with their new winter collection. The Winter Luxe Collection – Volume 1, available both in stores and online, features an array of exquisite fabrics and designs to cater to every style preference.

In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the Khaddar collection, one of the standout segments of this splendid winter assortment.

Khaddar: A Winter Wardrobe Essential

GulAhmed’s Khaddar collection is a testament to the brand’s commitment to crafting high-quality winter attire. Khaddar, known for its warmth and durability, is an ideal choice for the chilly season. This fabric keeps you snug without compromising on style. As you browse through GulAhmed’s winter unstitched suits, you’ll find the perfect blend of comfort and elegance.

Versatility in Designs

The Khaddar collection boasts a wide range of designs to suit various tastes. Whether you prefer traditional motifs or contemporary patterns, there’s something for everyone in this best winter collection. GulAhmed has curated an exquisite selection of 3-piece suits, each with its unique charm.

This enchanting design combines traditional and modern elements, making it an excellent choice for any winter occasion. The intricate prints on the Khaddar fabric exude sophistication and charm.

For those who appreciate simplicity with a touch of elegance, this design is a perfect pick. The understated prints on the Khaddar fabric make it a versatile addition to your winter wardrobe.

If you’re looking to make a statement, this embroidered Khaddar suit will undoubtedly turn heads. The intricate embroidery adds a touch of opulence to the winter dresses, making it a go-to choice for special occasions.

With its vibrant prints and warm Khaddar fabric, this design is perfect for adding a pop of color to your winter wardrobe. It’s a great choice for those who want to stand out.

For a classic and timeless look, consider this Khaddar suit. The traditional prints exude an old-world charm that never goes out of style.

Another embodiment of elegance and grace, this embroidered Khaddar suit is perfect for those who appreciate intricate detailing. It’s a true masterpiece that showcases GulAhmed’s commitment to craftsmanship.

Elevate Your Winter Wardrobe

GulAhmed’s Winter Luxe Collection – Volume 1 is a testament to their dedication to providing the best winter collection year after year. The Khaddar collection, in particular, offers an array of options for ladies looking to update their winter wardrobe. From casual outings to formal gatherings, these winter unstitched suits cater to all occasions.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore GulAhmed’s unstitched winter collection, which seamlessly combines warmth, style, and tradition. Visit their online winter collection or head to their stores to experience the cozy elegance of Khaddar and embrace the winter season in style!

Netflix:

One Piece season 2 is officially coming to Netflix, meaning we’re 100% heading on another voyage with Luffy, Nami, and the rest of the Straw Hats.

Hot couple:

Dua Lipa and her new boyfriend Romain Gavras are on our hot couple list this week!

Food:

The “Undercutpk’’ truly wowed us with their creation, the “Black Sesame Easter Egg Forest.” A delectable chocolate shell, filled with a luxurious blend of rich dark chocolate sponge, roasted black sesame crunch, and creamy vanilla ice cream, must-try for every chocolate enthusiast out there!

Autumn Staples:

Elevate your autumn wardrobe with Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Borneo’ flats. Crafted from supple snake-effect leather, they feature square toes and dainty Mary Jane straps, offering a perfect complement to skirts or stylish straight-leg jeans!

 

The new Maroon ‘Sardine Mini’ shoulder bag from Bottega Veneta is our lust bag!

 

News:

At PKR 330 per litre, fuel prices in Pakistan smash records.

On the playlist:

Paint the Town Red by Doja Cat is on our playlist this week!

Paperazzi picks:

Our love for ceramics knows no bounds, and this RAAKH deep dish tray is a testament to that passion. It’s ideal for serving up sandwiches, fritters, comforting soupy noodles, or practically any culinary delight you can imagine.

Style Star:

Our style star of the week is Justin Bieber, who is wearing our very own Pakistani label, Rastah.

It’s likely that you’ve heard of method acting, the process where actors try to completely inhabit their roles. But what about method dressing? The act of telling a story through clothing is known as method dressing. The film industry is being completely overtaken by this new trend, and we have already seen many actors attend movie promotional events dressed as their respective characters in statement-making attire, accessories, and footwear.

Jenna Ortega

Without a doubt, “method dressing” was made popular by actress Jenna Ortega. She has been giving off soft goth vibes ever since her appearance in the Netflix most popular show “Wednesday”, and it’s hard to tell where the character ends and Ortega begins.

Halle Bailey

Halle Bailey served some major mermaidcore vibes with her phenomenal outfits during her promotional tour for The Little Mermaid, and her looks were a true fashion treat.

Alia Bhatt

Last year, when promoting her film ‘’Gangubai Kathiawadi,’’ she wore white sarees with red roses in her hair to represent her character.

Alia Bhatt wore chiffon saris with statement blouses and earrings to symbolise her character Rani Chatterji and to revive the old Bollywood glam while promoting her movie “Rocky aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.”

Margot Robbie

The Barbiecore is elevated by Margot Robbie. During Barbie’s promotional tour, she dressed in outfits inspired by Barbie dolls. She looked fantastic thanks to her stylist Andrew Mukamal.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of Ken during the promotional tour was delightful, and he ups the ante in terms of style.

Zendaya

During the Spiderman press tour, Zendaya, the queen of fashion, wore several outfits inspired by her film.

Blake Lively

By sporting a variety of chic tailored suits while promoting her 2018 film A Simple Favour, Blake Lively proved that method dressing can be a winning strategy.

Since actors must do so many promotions for films these days, method dressing has developed into a popular marketing and storytelling technique. This gives actors the opportunity to show off their fashion sense while also helping the audience understand the movie. Even though everyone is doing it at once, method dressing has been popular for quite some time.

To put it simply, method dressing entails using clothing to create wearable stories that help the wearer bring fictional characters to life.

In a thrilling déjà vu, less than a year after an unforgettable night in Lahore, last Sunday, Red Bull Pakistan descended upon Karachi with the electrifying Red Bull Off The Roof concert-on-wheels, setting the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi ablaze. This was no ordinary show; it was a musical spectacle of epic proportions, an unforgettable night for those who got to witness Karachi’s coolest concert till date!

Noori, Young Stunners, and the dynamic duo Hassan and Roshaan didn’t just deliver remarkable performances – they did it perched atop a bus! Yes, you read that right, a bus! Talk about an epic and unparalleled setup that added a whole new dimension to their music.

The young and energetic duo of Hassan and Roshaan lit the stage with their melodic tunes and soulful voices. Their performance was a harmonious journey that resonated with every heart in the audience.

Following their act, the iconic Pakistani rock band, Noori, set the stage ablaze with their timeless classics and infectious energy. Their much-anticipated reunion was a testament to their legendary status in the music scene. As the first chords of their iconic hits echoed through the venue, it became crystal clear why Noori holds a special place in our hearts

The Young Stunners, known for their catchy hip-hop beats and razor-sharp lyrics, had the crowd grooving and rapping along to their chart-toppers. Their stage presence was nothing short of magnetic. The moment they set foot on stage, the crowd was in for a wild ride.

With their infectious hip-hop beats and razor-sharp lyrics, the Young Stunners had everyone in the audience grooving and rapping along to their chart-topping hits.

For those who missed out on this one-of-a-kind experience, fear not! Keep your eyes peeled for the next Red Bull Off the Roof event because, trust us, it’s an event you absolutely won’t want to miss!

As the sun (kind of) sets on another scorching summer, LAMA is back to sneak a little excitement into your wardrobe with its much-anticipated End of Season Sale for summer. For a brand that almost never goes on sale, its season-end discounts are always huge with up to 60% off on the entire collection of clothes and shoes. The best part is, since its a western basics brand, a lot of their summer stock is technically year-round stock! So, you don’t even have to pack anything away to wear next spring.

LAMA, known for its commitment to easy, functional clothing, has become a mecca for pre-holiday shopping in the country. You’re not breaking the bank, but you get the international high street feel. And there’s still a ton of summer left, so we’re not complaining. Some of us still have vacationing to do, and the focus on comfort fashion, from shoes to apparel, is a Godsent for travel.

The only thing that needs to be faulted here… is how quickly stock and sizes run out! Especially during their sale period, it becomes really hard to find what you want in your size.

Hey, LAMA: We want to be strolling down a boardwalk (real or imaginary, does it matter?) in a pleated skirt from your summer collection, go to a barbecue in that super comfortable oversized organic cotton T-shirt, get on a plane in our LAMA MAMA sandals and lounge at home in those sweet, sweet linen matching separates… so make more stuff we can buy on sale!

For this season-end sale, we’ll be closely eyeing their made in Pakistan range of leather shoes and organic t-shirts (both of which we can wear in the winter), their button-down shirts because when do those ever go out of style, and their maxi dresses some of which are made in slightly thicker fabrics and will work quite superbly for the fall season. Especially for those of us living in the south of the country, where winter is an unpredictable visitor, we can stretch out the summer living for a few more months.

Sales at LAMA don’t last for a very long time, as we’ve learnt from experience, and this one probably won’t be any different. A couple of weeks and bang, before you know it, they’re all wiped out of stock and they’re dropping their fall/ winter collection. We’re quite curious to see what winter will bring at LAMA this year, considering their fantastic basics collection last year. Whether they stay true to their reputation will remain to be seen.


For now, get shopping online because they’ve still got a lot of stock– or if you’re lucky enough to live in the same city as a LAMA store… why aren’t you in the car already? Pro tip: Keep the trunk empty, you’re gonna need it for the way home.

In the fast-paced and dynamic world we live in, there are individuals who excel in multiple fields, defying conventional boundaries and embracing diverse passions. Dr. Taniya Habib is one such remarkable personality who has made her mark as a dentist, aesthetician, and a successful entrepreneur running her clothing brand, ‘Habib.’ Her inspiring journey is not only defined by her immense talent and dedication but also by the essence of sisterhood, feminism, and empowerment that flow through the heart of her brand.

The Journey as a Dentist:

Dr. Taniya Habib’s journey into the field of dentistry began with a deep-rooted passion for helping others. After completing her dental education, she set out to make a positive impact on people’s lives through her expertise in oral health. With a compassionate approach and a keen eye for detail, Dr. Habib quickly earned a reputation for providing top-notch dental care to her patients.

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Pursuit of Aesthetics:

In addition to her dental practice, Dr. Taniya Habib developed a strong interest in aesthetics. She recognized that the way people feel about their appearance is closely linked to their overall well-being. Combining her dental expertise with knowledge of aesthetic treatments, she sought to enhance her patients’ self-confidence and self-esteem.

The Aesthetician’s Touch:

Dr. Habib’s journey into the world of aesthetics led her to become a skilled aesthetician. Through advanced training and a commitment to staying abreast of the latest trends and techniques, she offers a wide range of aesthetic treatments, including skin rejuvenation, non-invasive procedures, and more. Her personalized approach and dedication to providing natural-looking results have earned her a loyal clientele.

Entrepreneurial Venture: ‘Habib’ Clothing Brand:

Beyond her career in dentistry and aesthetics, Dr. Taniya Habib’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit knew no bounds. Drawing inspiration from her diverse cultural background and passion for fashion, she decided to venture into the world of clothing and launched her own brand, aptly named ‘Habib.’

The ‘Habib’ Brand:

With her clothing brand, Dr. Habib strives to blend modern fashion with cultural heritage, creating unique and timeless pieces that resonate with people from different walks of life. Her designs are a testament to her creativity, reflecting her vision of elegance, comfort, and inclusivity. Through her clothing line, she aims to empower individuals to embrace their identity and express themselves with confidence.

The Power of Sisterhood and Empowerment:

At the core of ‘Habib’ lies the power of sisterhood – a bond that is unbreakable and strong. Dr. Taniya Habib, along with her sisters, shares a vision of creating a brand that celebrates this unique connection and uplifts the spirit of every woman. Through their designs, they weave stories of unity, love, and resilience, inspiring customers to embrace their own relationships and cherish the support they receive from their sisters and friends.

Sareena Habib: The Creative Force:

Sareena Habib, the creative head behind ‘Habib,’ is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. Her innate sense of style, combined with a profound understanding of the brand’s values, allows her to craft designs that are both contemporary and deeply meaningful. Each piece of clothing showcases the essence of femininity, empowerment, and individuality, making every wearer feel like a queen in her own right.

Paying Homage to their Father’s Name and Empowering Feminism:

The name ‘Habib’ itself is a heartfelt tribute to their beloved father, symbolizing the love, guidance, and support he has provided throughout their lives. Through their brand, Dr. Taniya and her sisters aim to honor their father’s legacy by instilling the values he has imparted, including the belief in equality and the strength of women. Coming from a conservative Pathan family, having a strong political background, their father not only protected by encouraged each of his daughters to become financially independent, to follow their dreams and have them his full support in becoming the vets version of themselves. ‘Habib’ stands as a testament to the positive influence of their father in shaping their lives and fostering a deep sense of pride in their heritage. One of the central missions of ‘Habib’ is to promote feminism and empower women. The brand advocates for gender equality and challenges the notion that women need brothers or sons to achieve greatness or make their parents proud. Driven by the belief that women are just as capable as their male counterparts, ‘Habib’ celebrates the achievements of women and seeks to break down societal barriers that hinder progress and growth.

Conclusion:

Dr. Taniya Habib’s multifaceted journey as a dentist, aesthetician, and fashion entrepreneur takes on a special significance with the story behind ‘Habib.’ As co-founders, the four sisters have infused their brand with the values of sisterhood, empowerment, and feminism. Led by the creative brilliance of Sareena Habib, ‘Habib’ embraces the essence of modern fashion while paying homage to their father’s name. With a clear vision of promoting equality and empowering women, ‘Habib’ stands as a beacon of inspiration, reminding us that women are capable of achieving greatness and making their parents proud on their own terms. Through their unique designs and unwavering commitment to feminism, ‘Habib’ leaves a lasting impact on the fashion industry, encouraging women worldwide to embrace their identity, strengths, and aspirations. Dr. Taniya Habib’s commitment to uplifting others through her dental practice, aesthetic treatments, and fashion endeavors is an inspiration to all. With her brand ‘Habib,’ she continues to leave a mark in the world, not just through her products, but also through her values of sustainability, social responsibility, and empowerment. As we celebrate the achievements of this multifaceted individual, let us be reminded of the endless possibilities that lie within us, waiting to be explored and embraced.

Hooded dresses have made a stunning comeback in the fashion world, capturing the interest of both critics and fans with their charming and enigmatic appeal. A number of well-dressed celebrities have fully embraced this trend, bringing it back into the spotlight. Whether it’s worn to a high-profile runway show or a red carpet event with a star-studded guest list, the hooded dress has returned as a versatile and alluring fashion statement.

Hooded dresses are not new to the fashion world. With centuries-old roots, the silhouette has been used throughout history. Hooded dresses have always drawn attention, from their opulent appeal during the Renaissance to their cultural and religious usefulness in the Middle East.

In Western culture, the dress is most frequently associated with the 1980s, when Grace Jones made headlines for donning a purple hooded Alaïa dress in the 1985 movie ”A View To Kill”. She later wore the same ensemble to the Alaïa Spring/Summer 1986 Haute Couture show. However, Yves Saint Laurent, who debuted its signature hooded “capuche” pieces in the middle of the 1980s, was among the fashion houses that supported the trend and contributed to the popularity of hooded dresses throughout the decade.

Hooded dresses have regained popularity off the red carpet and on the runways. Hussain Rehar, a Pakistani fashion designer, ran with his own interpretation of hooded dresses for the new  collection, and we absolutely adore it.

Hollywood’s newest go-to outfit for the red carpet is the hooded gown. Stars like Margot Robbie, Bella Hadid, and Jenna Ortega have been spotted making a fashion statement in hooded gowns. The eye-catching evening look was first popularized in the 1980s by late fashion icons like Yves Saint Laurent and Azzedine Alaïa, but it still looks modern today.

Malala, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize, made her Oscars debut in 2023 wearing a Ralph Lauren sequined hooded gown. She stunned everyone in yet another custom-made Jil Sander gown for the Vanity Fair Oscars party.

Not once, but twice, Anne Hathaway nailed the hooded gown look. Anne looked stunning in a Ralph Lauren dress at the 2015 Met Gala. Recently, she looked stunning in a Versace hooded gown at the “Bulgari Mediterranea High Jewellery” event in Venice.

At the 2018 Met Gala, Priyanka Chopra, the undisputed queen of fashion, stood out in a custom velvet Ralph Lauren gown with a bejewelled hood.

Aishwarya Rai made an appearance at the premiere of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival wearing a hooded gown designed by Sophie Couture. She gave off a very unimpressed look, but the look still went viral online.

All of our favorite celebrities are beautifully embracing this trend and making fashion statements, which proves that it is here to stay. It expertly fuses traditional themes with modern sensibilities, allowing for risk-taking and iconic style statements.

Furthermore, hooded clothing gives people a modest way to express their individual style. The adaptability and aesthetic appeal of hooded clothing are valued by many people, regardless of their background. While embracing fashionable looks, they can be worn in a way that respects individual modesty preferences.

 Other stars like Natalia Bryant, Laura Harrier, Sabrina Carpenter, Amber Valletta, Simone Ashley, Doja Cat, and Ashley Park also looked amazing in the hooded gowns.

This year, fruits and vegetables are the biggest sources of summer beauty inspiration, and the most recent manicure craze is no exception.

Blueberry milk nails—a powdery blue manicure inspired by yet another dairy-based beverage. On TikTok, this  manicure fad has taken off, and everyone is crazy about it. The milky effect of milky nails is emulated in this lovely blue manicure by layering a creamy, translucent shade of blue over a base of white or pearlescent nail polish.

Blueberry milk nails has a creamier tone than a basic pastel blue. It’s a stylish transparent color that is bright but not outlandish. The hue is striking but understated and flattering on all skin tones. According to celebrity nail artist Sonya Meesh, the fruit milk colors trend was started by South Korean nail artists because strawberry milk, banana milk, and blueberry milk are genuinely quite popular drinks there.

Zendaya was spotted at the fashion show wearing a blueberry milk manicure, and other celebrities, like Sofia Richie Grainge, Dua Lipa, and Sabrina Carpenter, appear to be fans of Blueberry Milk Nails.

If you follow few easy steps, you can easily recreate the manicure at home without having to visit a salon. Start with cleaning your nails, then shape them how you like. Choose your color next. You can use a milky white base coat and then a translucent blue topcoat, or you can go more daring and use a creamy light blue finish. To guarantee that your manicure lasts, seal everything with a top coat.

So what are you waiting for? Get your summer nails now and make a fashion statement this season.

Let’s see who guesses this first!

What has more than 5,000 products, earth-shattering discounts of up to 70% OFF and an unmatchable online shopping experience?

Well? Yes, you guessed it right!

It’s The Great Summer Sale by Ideas! This online exclusive event is filled to the brim with the season’s best fashion for you and your home. A one-stop solution to all your shopping needs for summer 2023. So, don’t laze around and catch the most sizzling discounts of the season before stocks run out.

Let it not be said that you were not informed as we are here to give you a quick rundown of the best deals from Ideas Great Summer Sale.

Elevate your daily wear with Ideas Pret newest digital printed and embroidered kurtis. This year’s collections are lively and chic, perfect to create budget friendly Instagram worthy outfits.

Explore GulAhmed fabrics for women and men. Made with premium quality materials, the unstitched collections invite you to experiment with all kinds of colors and patterns. Truly let your inner fashionista shine by showcasing your sartorial talents with unstitched fabric available at unbelievable discounts.

With a seasonal refresh in order, The Great Summer Sale has up to 70% OFF on Ideas Home. You can now spruce up your living space with colorful and comfy bed sheets, plush towels, and beautiful home accents without breaking the bank.

No wardrobe is complete without the perfect accessories to match. With up to 70% on shoes and bags from Ideas, you can “Add to cart” the best minis, shoulder bags and totes without denting your wallets. While we are on the topic, let’s shop for a few kolhapuris, khussas, pumps, and mules too.

With thousands of trendy products at up to 70% OFF, this year’s Great Summer Sale should not be missed. The delightful aspect is that you can shop the online sale from their website www.gulahmedshop.com . to top it all off, Ideas has a 30-day exchange policy and a flat delivery rate of PKR 99 on local deliveries for a hassle-free shopping experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Shop now to get the best for less.

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