So Omer Farooq was kind enough to let me cover the Republic S/S’15 collection from backstage. He also let me style it up a bit which is very generous of him since I think I changed a lot of looks. And it was an amazing experience to be backstage. Here are a few shots of the clothes up close in the edits that i like. Continue reading Photo Diary: Backstage With Republic S/S’15
Last week we had the Pukhtun Festival in Islamabad. When talking to the woman behind it all, Shandana, she told me that this event was not just about the celebration of a culture, it was about the connection the geographical borders cannot end, it was about brotherhood, it was about being there for each other, and it was about unity.
Here are some of the pics from the event. Continue reading Photo Diary: Pukhtun Festival 2015
Art plays a huge role in our lives and it is always fun to go around looking for things that inspire, and art is one of them. But for me, the city has always been a great place to find inspiration from. Since I’ve been a kid, I have loved the urban feel of the cities. It’s always held a very magical and a mesmerizing hand on my thoughts.
Over the years, our lives have evolved. Our cities have evolved and it has had a huge impact on our art. To show the urban effect on our art, and our lives, My Art World, the gallery in Islamabad, is displaying a two person show by Mina Arham & Amal Uppal from today to next week, 20th March. It’s gonna be awesome and a fun event.
Check out the sneak peak here
The new Kayseria Vision store opened up in H Block, Defense, Lahore.
The space has been created in collaboration with the fresco master Ustad Saif-Ur-Rehman and it looks beautiful. Continue reading Photo Diary: Kayseria Vision Store Opening
Thanks to everyone who kept us updated on FPWAW14 through their social media accounts. These are my fav picks, and the accounts from FPWAW14.
Continue reading Social Media Picks from Fashion Pakistan Week A/W ’14
From Banjosa Lake in Rawalakot, Kashmir
Continue reading Photo Diary: Banjosa Lake
We finally got the Magnum Pleasure Store in Islamabad. It was a glitzy affair and so much fun to make my own magnum. I was left craving for the experience after PSFW2013 and now I can re-live it, and whenever I want. Continue reading Photo Diary: Magnum Islamabad Pleasure Store Launch
I finally got a chance to visit the Farmer’s Market at Kuch Khaas. For those of you who don’t know; Kuch Khaas is a center of Art, Culture and Dialogue and one of the most happening places to be if you’re into creative expression. Also, I had interned there, so the place holds a special space in my heart. It felt great to be back.
So the Farmer’s Market is a weekly affair where local produce is sold. And the food, the food just makes it so much more worth the visit. It’s like an explosion of flavor. You just have to go there once. I think I’m gonna be going back a lot. Continue reading Photo Diary: Kuch Khaas Farmer’s Market
The reason I wanted to edit photos as such is for the mere feeling of memories. It’s a place close to my heart, and my soul. The leaves, the trees, the grass, the fields, everything natural about it. It’s a small city, easy to love.
For those of you who don’t know, I spent five years at a boarding school. While i have talked about how bullied I was there, i found solace in loneliness, and nature. I grew up around it since my childhood, and I have this strange connection to it, like I just can’t let go.
So this is how I tend to see things. And I hope i can stay this way.
Static life. Desi lifestyle mingling with the western electricity. Cars standing in the garages. Moms have nothing to do but gossip. Concrete walls absorbed in the trees. While the horses gallop in the fields surrounding this stagnant world.