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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Jafferjees at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 2

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Jafferjees Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015

Jafferjees showcased their collection of handbags and briefcases on Day 2 of Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015. Read a complete review of Day 2 here.

Nadia Lakdawala's Spring 2015 Exhibition

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Nadia Lakdawala spring exhibition 2015
Nadia Lakdawala Spring Exhibition 2015

Nadia Lakdawala held her Spring 2015 Exhibition at her Saba Avenue Studio this week. The collection featured a wide range of attire - from lawn kurtas to heavier formals.

Karachi Shopping: Bright summery cushions

Add some summery zing to your interiors with these fun cushions by Design Raft from Fray Design Studio, available at PITH Decor.

Summery cushions at Pith Home Decor


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Gul Ahmed at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 2

Gul Ahmed Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015
Gul Ahmed Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015

Gul Ahmed showcased their collection on Day 2 of Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015. Read a complete review of Day 2 here.

Sanam Chaudhri at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 2

Sanam Chaudhri Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015

Saman Chaudhi showcased her collection on Day 2 of Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015. Read a complete review of Day 2 here.

Amir Adnan at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 2

Amir Adnan Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 2
Amir Adnan Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 2

Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 2 began with Amir Adnan's 'Shah Zadeh' collection. Read a complete review of Day 2 here.

Zaheer Abbas at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 2

Zaheer Abbas Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 2
Zaheer Abbas Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 2 

Zaheer Abbas showcased his 'Primavera' collection on Day 2 of Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015. Read a complete review of Day 2 here.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Tabassum Mughal Lawn GIveaway winner

and the winner is.....Ayesha Syed aka @peeppay (on Instagram). Thanks to everyone who entered our Tabassum Mughal Designer Lawn giveaway. Keep reading Karachista for more fab giveaways.

Ayesha Syed wins Tabassum Mughal designer lawn
Ayesha Syed wins Tabassum Mughal designer lawn

Fashion Pakistan Week Day 4: Sonya Battla, Zara Shahjahan do inspiration right

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Sabeeka Imam walks for Zara Shahjahan. —Photo courtesy: Tapu Javeri

The last day of TFPW brought Karachi’s fashion week to a close on a high.

The ramp buzzed with creativity, from Sonya Battla’s ingenious “Manora” collection to Zara Shahjahan’s trendy “Forever Boho”. Fashion Pakistan stalwarts Deepak Perwani and Shamaeel Ansari showed characteristically skillful collections in an evening where fashion took center stage.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Bank Al-Falah Rising Talent at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 1

Bank Al-Falah Rising Talent TFPW15
Bank Al-Falah Rising Talent TFPW15

Bank Al-Falah's Rising Talent chosen designers showcased their collections on Day 1 of Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015. Read a complete review of TFPW15 Day 1 here.

Lala Textiles at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 1

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Lala Textiles Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 1
Lala Textiles showcased their collection on Day 1 of Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015. Read a complete review of TFPW15 Day 1 here.

Madiha Raza at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 1

madiha raza areeba habib maheen khan TFPW15
Madiha Raza Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 1

Madiha Raza showcased her collection on Day 1 of Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015. Read a complete review of TFPW15 Day 1 here.

Fashion Pakistan Week Day 3: Iman Ahmed, Inaaya and YBQ wow the crowd

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Aamna Ilyas walks for Yousuf Bashir Qureshi. —Photo courtesy: Tapu Javeri

Day 3 of TFPW made it clear that fashion week is the hottest ticket in town.

With designers like Iman Ahmed, HSY and Sania Maskatiya all showing, it was standing-room only at the venue. Many of the crowd of fashion insiders and socialites ended up sharing seats, with the chivalrous Zaheer Abbas giving his seat to Iman Ahmed after her show and sitting on the floor himself. So much for designer egos!

Friday, 3 April 2015

Fashion Pakistan Week Day 2: Zaheer Abbas comes out on top

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Zaheer Abbas showed this white outfit as his showstopper. — Photo: Tapu Javeri


Making up for yesterday's relatively uninspired shows, day 2 at TFPW was a high-energy affair that saw a few flashes of genius on the ramp.

Sadaf Malaterre at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 1

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Sadaf Malaterre Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week Day 1
Sadaf Malaterre closed Day 1 of Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015. Read a complete review of TFPW15 Day 1 here.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

What's On in Karachi - 2nd - 9th April 2015

A round up of events to look forward to in Karachi. Have a great week!
karachista guide to karachi
What's on in Karachi - 2nd - 9th April 2015

Sania Maskatiya at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 1

sania maskatiya and her team TFPW15
Sania Maskatiya Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015

Sania Maskatiya closed the first half of the show on Day 1 of Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 with her 'Khayat' collection. Read a complete review of TFPW15 Day 1 here.

FnK Asia at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 1

huma adnan with the models TFPW15
Fnk Asia Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015

Huma Adnan showcased her collection for Fnk Asia on Day 1 of Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015. Read a complete review of TFPW15 Day 1 here.

Fashion Pakistan Week: Day 1 lacks ramp drama

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With crowd pullers Nida Azwer and Sania Maskatiya both in the first half, some of audience left after the first half. —Photo courtesy: Tapu Javeri

The first day of Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week was a muted start to fashion week season. The event itself was smoothly organized and had all the trappings of fashion week from the buzzing red carpet to a stunning stage.

The young Fashion Pakistan Council now has a great team in place with backstage and management working seamlessly to put together a polished show. What was missing was some of the ramp drama that makes for a memorable fashion week.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Sana Safinaz designer lawn available through TCS Connect

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Nida Azwer at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015 Day 1

Nida Azwer with models TFPW15 Day 1
Nida Azwer Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week 2015

Nida Azwer opened Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week on Day 1 with her 'French Trellis' collection. Read a complete review of TFPW15 Day 1 here.

Sneak peek: Nadia Lakdawala's ready to wear collection

Nadia Lakdawala semi formal collection
Sneak peek into Nadia Lakdawala's 'Basic & Beyond' ready to wear collection

Nadia Lakdawala's new semi-formal collection is available at her Saba Avenue Studio next week! We had the chance to get a sneak peek into the latest collection that features stylish ready to wear pieces in lawn, swiss voil and lace.

Ayesha Somaya's Bridal collection Spring/Summer 2015

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Ayesha Somaya Bridal Collection Spring/Summer 2015

Ayesha Somaya have their new bridal collection for Spring/Summer 2015 ready. Many of their designs are perfect for upcoming weddings with outfits featuring kimono sleeves, short hemlines and embellished cigarette pants. You can shop the new collection online here.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Win Tabassum Maghul Lawn with Karachista

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Win a Tabassum Mughal Lawn outfit with us - you can enter here or on Instagram.Tabassum's designer lawn collection for Al Zohaib Textiles hits stores on 4th April in Karachi and 6th April nationwide. You can see the full catalogue here.

Entering here is easy. Just comment below and tell us which mill is producing Tabassum's lawn collection.

To enter on Instagram, head on over to our Insta profile @karachista1 . All you have to do is like the above picture, tag 2 friends in the comments section and, of course, follow us on Instagram. Check out our Instagram guide if you're not on Insta yet. Good luck folks!

Competition Rules:

1. This contest is open to everyone (all ages and all countries). Winners outside Pakistan must pay shipping charges.

2. It runs till midnight, Pakistan Time on Thursday 2nd April 2015.

3. One winner will be selected at random from all correct entries on both the blog and Instagram.

4.This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. By entering, you are providing your information to Karachista and not to Instagram.

5. One entry per person on the blog and one entry per person on Instagram.



Five ways to feel better instantly

Five ways to feel better instantly
Five ways to feel better instantly

One of my favourite fashion blogs GiaSaysThat recently did a great feature on five ways to cheer yourself up if you're feeling low. While I can relate to the uplifting power of great hair, makeup and clothes, feeling good is more than skin deep. So by all means, do dress up to give yourself a lift but for a more lasting effect, try my five tried-and-tested ways to cheer yourself up!

Tabassum Mughal Lawn 2015 lookbook

Tabassum Mughal Lawn 2015
Tabassum Mughal Lawn 2015

Tabassum Mughal's Spring/Summer Lawn collection for Al-Zohaib Textiles will launch on the 4th of April in Karachi and will be made available at all leading retail stores nationwide on the 6th of April 2015. Have a look at all the pictures from their 2015 lawn catalogue.

Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week: Who are the frontrunners?

Somal Halepoto, Yousuf Bashir Qureshi and Shamaeel Ansari
From L-R: Somal Halepoto, Yousuf Bashir Qureshi and Shamaeel Ansari

Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week (TFPW) begins tomorrow and is set to showcase the formal side of summer fashion.

After weeks of lawn launches, it will be a relief to see true fashion back at center stage.
The four-day event promises some intriguing collections as well as plenty of designers who will have to be at the top of their game to justify their inclusion. TFPW promises a huge variety of collections, ranging from raw minimalism to opulent formal wear.

Fashion Week Passes Winners!

And we have two winners! A big thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to Axa K and Farah Iqbal! You each have won a pair of passes to Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week Spring/Summer 2015 (TFPW). Watch this space for more giveaways

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Monday, 30 March 2015

Sania Maskatiya for AlKaram Lawn 2015 lookbook

Sania Maskatiya for AlKaram Lawn 2015 lookbook
Sania Maskatiya for AlKaram Lawn 2015

Sania Maskatiya for AlKaram lawn collection 2015 is set to launch soon, with the designer showcasing the collection this week at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week Day 3. The preview has already taken place - we have all the pictures from their catalogue.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Extenso Vs Keratin - Expert Stylist Saman Nomani tells you how to beat frizz

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Win passes for fashion week - exclusively on Karachista!

Win passes for Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week (TFPW) exclusively on Karachista.com. We have two passes for each day of TFPW and two chances to win - you can enter here on the blog and you can enter on Instagram.

Umar Sayeed Lawn Winner!

We have a winner! Thanks to the hundreds of people who entered our Umar Sayeed Lawn giveaway and congratulations to our winner Humera. Lots more giveaways coming up on Karachista.com so watch this space!


Friday, 27 March 2015

Salman Khan for Splash

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Salman Khan & Nicole Saba for Splash

Splash's latest 'In Love with Fashion' campaign features none other than their favourite King of Bollywood - Salman Khan. Self printed denim shirts, printed blazers and cool blue shirts ring in menswear for the new season with a splash. Lebanese actress Nicole Saba and Bollywood actress Esha Gupta are the face of Splash womenswear.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Mahira Khan and the cast of film Ho Mann Jahaan at Frere Hall - plus a first look at the trailer for HMJ

A scene from the upcoming Asim Raza film Ho Mann Jahaan

Could Ho Mann Jahaan be the film that the Pakistan film industry’s been waiting for? You know that blockbusting, seminal, coming-of-age story that defines a generation and wins hearts across the globe? It’s unfair to pin that sort of pressure on any film but we can hope. At least it looks to be a fun, romantic story of the sort we haven’t seen from Pakistani cinema in a long time.

Umar Sayeed Lawn 2015 catalogue with Mahira Khan!

Umar Sayeed Lawn 2015 Mahira Khan
Umar Sayeed Lawn 2015

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Umar Sayeed's 2015 Lawn collection by Imperial Textiles catalogue is now out and we have all the pictures. Have a look at the catalogue with the gorgeous actress Mahira Khan in Sri Lanka! 

To win an exclusive Umar Sayeed Lawn giveaway head on over to Karachista's Instagram page and follow a few simple instructions! www.instagram.com/karachista1

What's On in Karachi - 26th March - 2nd April 2015.

A round up of the exciting events happening around town this week. Shah Sharahbeel's comedy play 'You Only Marry Twice' is a must see. Have a great week!

karachista guide to karachi
What's On in Karachi - 26th - 2nd April 2015

Win Umar Sayeed Lawn with Karachista

It's time for another great Lawn giveaway on Karachista. Win an unstitched Lawn outfit by top designer Umar Sayeed, whose collection for Imperial Textiles hits the stores on 28th March.

Mahira Khan in Umar Sayeed Lawn 2015
This is an Instagram giveaway so head on over to our Instagram @karachista1 . All you have to do is like the above picture, tag 2 friends in the comments section and, of course, follow us on Instagram. Check out our Instagram guide if you're not on Insta yet. Good luck folks!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Zainab Chottani Lawn Launch 2015

Fia in Zainab Chottani Lawn 2015
Zainab Chottani Lawn 2015

Zainab Chottani Spring/Summer Lawn 2015, in collaboration with Lakhany Silk Mills (LSM), was launched at the designer's atelier this week. Models showcased the lawn designs in a fashion presentation. The collection will be available from March 26th 2015 at leading retail stores nationwide.

Sana Safinaz Lawn Launch 2015

Safinaz Muneer and Sadaf Jalil
Safinaz Muneer and Sadaf Jalil at Sana Safinaz Lawn Launch 2015

Sana Safinaz hosted a luncheon at Mews in Karachi for what they called their 'FavourIT' girls. The glam affair featured some of the most familiar faces from society pages. Most wore outfits from this season's Sana Safinaz lawn collection which launched nationwide yesterday.

Copycat fashion: Can we police the line between imitation and inspiration?

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Maliha Rehman, Naveen Qazi and Umair Tabani talk about the issue of intellectual property theft in Pakistan

This weekend’s Youth Art and Literary Exhibition in Karachi included some fascinating discussions on intellectual property, an increasing problem for those in creative fields — whether they are writers, artists or designers.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Bombaeb's Anti Rape Rap - 2 Indian women's response to rape culture goes viral


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A #RapAgainstRape by two Indian women Pankhuri Awasthi and Uppekha Jain has been going viral. India is becoming known as the rape capital of the world with horrific stories like that of student Jyoti Singh Pandey who was brutally gang raped and died as a result of her injuries. To add insult to injury, the lawyers defending her attackers intimated that she was somehow responsible because she fought back. This is just one of a series of stories from India that highlight a culture of misogyny and sexual violence.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Zara Shahjahan's Lawn 2015 & launch lunch

Zara Shahjahan Lawn 2015
Zara Shahjahan Lawn 2015
Zara Shahjahan's Lawn 2015 collection launched nationwide 21st March 2015 at major retailers as well as at her own retail stores in Lahore and Karachi. Many designs from collection sold out during pre-booking online on their Estore although they were all available at retailers on launch day. 

Bank Al-Falah Rising Talent Show at PLBW 2014- Pakistan Fashion Week - Flashback

We're updating the site and picked up a couple of Bridal week collections that we were meaning to put up - feast your eyes and watch out for a big change on Karachista - coming soon!

Bank Al-Falah Rising Talent Show PLBW 2014
Bank Al-Falah Rising Talent Show PLBW 2014

Sana Safinaz at PLBW 2014 - Pakistan Fashion Week - Fashion Flashback

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Sana Safinaz PLBW 2014
We're updating the site and picked up a couple of Bridal week collections that we were meaning to put up - feast your eyes and watch out for a big change on Karachista - coming soon!

Friday, 20 March 2015

Sana Safinaz Lawn 2015 catalogue

Sana Safinaz have just released their 2015 Lawn catalogue - their lawn launches nationwide on 24th March. Check out all the images here & choose your favourites! You can also buy at http://www.sanasafinaz.com/

Sana Safinaz Lawn 2015 catalogue
Sana Safinaz Lawn 2015 - 1A - this one features the new velveteen embroidery and velvet flocked, net dupatta

Fashion Pakistan Week: What we are and aren't looking forward to

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Despite strong names like Deepak Perwani and Nida Azwer, the lineup lacks depth.

It’s Fashion Week time! The Fashion Pakistan Council has just announced the lineup for Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week Spring Summer 2015. The four-day event features some of Pakistan’s top designers but there is also a significant high street presence at the event.

Behind the scenes at Zainab Chottani's Lawn 2015

behind the scenes Zainab Chottani Lawn
Zainab Chottani Lawn 2015 behind the scenes

Zainab Chottani's Spring/Summer 2015 Lawn collection for Lakhany Silk Mills is set to launch on the 26th of March at retailers and on their E-store. Jacqueline Fernandez is the face of the campaign and we've got exclusive pictures from behind the scenes.

Adorable embroidered towels at Babyshop

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Putting together a nursery or looking for a great baby gift? Check out these cute embroidered towels I spotted at Babyshop this week.

Perfect for a blue themed nursery
How cute are these little frogs?


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