Now that the threat of conflict has abated and the summer has come to a close, the country has started celebrating again. To kick off the festive season, the PFDC L’Oreal Bridal Week took place in Lahore at the tail end of September. This year, attendees graced the red carpet with more relaxed, laid back looks. It balanced out all the heavily worked shaadi joras (wedding outfits) on display on the runway. On the whole, the collections this year were even more laden with embroidery and embellishment than before, if that were even possible. Barely a square inch of plain fabric was to be seen. Abroad, outshining the bride is a serious no-no, but here it’s seen as a challenge. Few women abide by the “less is more” fashion mantra at weddings here. To top it all, according to what we saw on the runway, now the bridegroom gets a matching outfit with the bride, complete with matching brocade, colour palette and embroidery motifs, and ends up looking like a veritable popinjay. Obviously the higher the cost of the outfits, the greater the fashion designers profit margin. So questioning whether fashion designers are merely giving their clients what they want, or are they setting the trend for seriously OTT outfits is like asking the proverbial question what came before, the chicken or the egg?
And now from here to the world, we all knew it was coming, the break-up that everyone has been predicting since the couple first got together on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Now that the much talked about break-up of larger than life couple, Brangelina, has finally happened, we trace back their history and try to answer the question on any fan’s mind: why did it happen? You also meet the pretty Sarish Khan, Miss Pakistan USA 2015, within the pages of this issue. Though a lawyer, she plans to carry on the legacy of her maternal grandparents, yesteryear film stars, Santosh Kumar and Sabiha Khanum, by joining Pakistan’s film industry.
The ultimate in luxury are high thread count bed sheets. Newly opened, The Linen Company has 1,000 thread count bed sheets that are silky smooth to the touch and priced well since they are locally produced. Now you can turn your bedroom into a 7 star hotel room. Aah, energising, blissful sleep!