The Writer in Fashion

With Celine’s new campaign featuring Joan Didion, it became evident that writers and authors will always be an influence on the masses, and they have the power to stir things up whenever they want. Buzz Bissinger once wrote a piece for GQ Magazine where he told the world about his addiction to designer leather, and how Gucci even invited him over to show him around, and it was only because he had spent so much money on them. Writers, one way or another, have a hand in the fashion world through their own influences. They’re also celebrities, and they’re also the ones with money, and with fashion, money matters.

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London Collections Men A/W’15-16: Overview

As the new year begins, the fashion fraternity gathers in London to kick off the season full of excitement and, of course, fashion in style. With parties scheduled and the shows set, London Collection Men treats fashion lovers to what is to come in the fall of the year. Over time, LCM has developed it’s reputation as the hub of experimental menswear. Where the Brits were known for their dandy style in the past, LCM comes to shed off that image and show the crazy side to fashion through experimentation. Continue reading London Collections Men A/W’15-16: Overview

10th Feature at Independant Fashion Bloggers’ Links a la Mode

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Real Style Essentials

What do you really need for good style? The answer could be, “More clothes.” But we know better. It’s about knowing what you wear. It’s about finding your self, not your clothing self, but your real self. It’s about taking care of yourself. It’s about feeling good in your own skin. This week’s roundup is about the real essentials you need to be stylish. Whether it be your skin, what’s under that skin, or what you’re wearing to cover it. Continue reading 10th Feature at Independant Fashion Bloggers’ Links a la Mode

The Men at the 2015 Golden Globes Awards: The year of the Bow Tie

While all the eyes are usually on what the women wore and who wore what, men get sidelined usually when it’s an event as big as the Golden Globes. Yes, most men usually go for the tux, but some men take risks and wear ensembles that not only make them look great, but also make them worth standing out.

While a lot of Globes were given away, the winning trend off the red carpet sure seemed to be the Bow Tie. Almost every other actor was seen sporting the bow. Not that we’re complaining. It sure looked good.

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9th Feature at Independent Fashion Bloggers’ Links a la Mode

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In With The New

How’s your first week of 2015 going? The first week back to work, still bulging from the holidays? Hitting the January Sales like there’s no tomorrow? Cleaning out your closet? Planning your life for the next year? Even though it’s just another day like any other, the turn of a new year brings up so many things for everyone. What are you discarding? What do you want to bring in? Continue reading 9th Feature at Independent Fashion Bloggers’ Links a la Mode

8th Feature at Independent Fashion Bloggers’ Links a la Mode

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Happy New Year!

If you’re still in your pajamas, you’re not alone. Take it easy today, the holidays are officially over. You can start your resolutions tomorrow, but if you’re at a loss as to what to resolute, check out these links from IFB’s most dedicated members! Continue reading 8th Feature at Independent Fashion Bloggers’ Links a la Mode

Winter Styling and Being Style Struck by Splash

So the winter’s here and it’s a season to layer up fashionably. It’s only natural to go explore your options before going out to buy winter wardrobe items. Of course, one has to stay stylish throughout the year and winter is no exception. So when I saw the Splash winter collection from their fashion show, I knew it was a brand worth having an affair with. Here are the images off the runway.

Maroon color is the color that looks best in fall, and pair it with a biker jacket like this, and you have the most stylish winter item in your closet!
Maroon color is the color that looks best in fall, and pair it with a biker jacket like this, and you have the most stylish winter item in your closet!
The shawl, a staple of Pakistani winter wardrobe, is a stylish item to own. Even a long scarf will do.
The shawl, a staple of Pakistani winter wardrobe, is a stylish item to own. Even a long scarf will do.
Citrus color with a subtle tone to it ! And the quilted jackets are so the "it" jacket to own this season.
Citrus color with a subtle tone to it ! And the quilted jackets are so the “it” jacket to own this season.
Graphic tees and all black, definitely the trend for falls around here in Lahore and Karachi.
Graphic tees and all black, definitely the trend for falls around here in Lahore and Karachi.

So imagine my surprise when I was given an opportunity to style their winter “Style Struck” campaign here in Pakistan.

I was asked to create two looks of my own and two looks to style a fan picked out from the multitude of submissions received. And it was so much fun to have worked with my fan Hasan.

Here’s a behind the scenes look. Continue reading Winter Styling and Being Style Struck by Splash

An Isolated Incident, and the feels it made me feel

Every book you read, leaves you feeling some kind of emotion. Sometimes, the emotions are so strong, you start crying. I started reading An Isolated Incident right after the Peshawar massacre, and when I had started the book, a few pages into it, I was crying; the picture Soniah Kamal creates is too real, too suffocating, and too hurting. And now, as I sit having finished the book, I am crying for all different reasons. It is rare that you come across a book that leaves you feeling so much, that you need to hug your family members and cry with them. An Isolated Incident touches the heart, my heart, and while I may not be in the same position as its vivid characters, I am able to empathize, and sympathize, and cry with them.

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What I Learned in Four Years of Blogging

This is Pakistan. We are a developing nation and we will be transitioning a lot, and i think it is better to keep our feet on the ground while we aim for the stars. While blogging may seem like a glamorous job, with all the event invites and the red carpets and the freebies, know that it is a very very hard job. It needs your energy and time and your dedication. You just cannot give up on it. You can lose yourself in the fun of it all. Know that you have a life besides instagram, and that life should come first.

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