Mahlia S. Lone

Petrichor (derived from Greek) is the name of the fragrant, earthy scent that wafts on the cool breezy air after a refreshing summer downpour has drenched the thirst of the dry soil. You must have inhaled it deeply after rain in the summer as I have. I always thought the scent of geeli mitti was unique to our region during the monsoons, but apparently not. This fresh, soft and romantic scent should be bottled for homes as air fresheners, diffusers and even candles, so we can spray it at will in our clinical, air conditioned interiors, or if it is I haven’t come across it as yet.

Fahad Hussayn doesn’t have a loud, brash, “look at me” personality that many other fashion designers do. He is soft spoken, hardly socializes and always wears a black kurta shalwar. Despite hiding in the shadows, because he produces meticulously crafted and thoroughly researched one-of-a-kind couture outfits that are veritable works of art, he has carved a niche for himself in the fashion industry. Feast your eyes on his Dara Shikoh Aur Sunehri Churail latest bridal collection in this issue. The detailing is exquisite.

In a completely different style are Syeda Amera’s western evening dresses of her Flower Power summer collection as showcased at Jessican Min Anh’s fashion show on a 100 metre curved runway at the Hoover Dam, Nevada, US. Amera is as young, slim and lovely to look at as all the models in the show, and her dresses are glamorous, luxurious and modern as well as relatively affordable to boot. Jessica Min Anh, a Vietnamese theatrical fashion show producer and model, frequently invites Amera to participate in her stunt fashion shows that are put on at major international landmarks the world over. This feature I found to be quite interesting and a little different.

Syra Shehroze and Sheheryar Munawar, stars of the new superhero movie Project Ghazi, have become good friends with each other and their easy camaraderie comes across in the tête-à-tête the two indulge in exclusively for GT. If you want intimate details of their respective private lives now is your chance. Actor Osama Tahir also reveals personal information that he has up till now kept close to his chest just for our dear readers.

Relish the rain and the petrichor after!

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