GT talks to makeup artist extraordinaireÂ
What is your idea of a modern women?
My idea of a modern women is someone who oozes confidence and is comfortable in her skin; someone who does what she thinks is right without needing external validation.
Which living person do you admire for his or her signature style?
I admire Madonna as she constantly and convincingly reinvents herself.
What trait do you admire most in people?
Honesty, integrity, and the ability to be aware of where one is in every moment.
Riyah, Saqib, Rukaiya, Nubain & Tapu
“Patience is overrated”
What is your greatest extravagance?
My greatest extravagance is dining out.
What is your favorite journey?
One that involves nature and is enriching and nurturing for the soul.
What do you consider the most over-rated virtue?
Patience. You don’t know if you have tomorrow.
What do you dislike most in your wardrobe?
I don’t dislike anything in my wardrobe, if I didn’t like it it wouldn’t be there!
Which living person in Pakistan inspires you?
My inspiration comes from everywhere, not from any specific person.
Which words or phrases do you most over use?
“Chalo ho jaaye ga.”
What is your greatest achievement?
My children: seeing them grow into beautiful, wholesome human beings.
Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
My children, my ability to make the most of the moment, and to make people laugh.
What in the future do you consider your greatest achievement?
Seeing my family and loved ones happy, healthy, successful, content, in a state of inner peace.
Rukaiya with her daughters, Rania & Riyah
Rukaiya Adamjee & Deepak Perwani with a friend Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Rukaiya Adamjee with friends
Rukaiya Adamjee & Frieha Altaf with a friend
“When a bride looks at herself in the mirror and
feels the prettiest she has ever felt: I live for
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Oprah Winfrey. I admire her ability to survive, having risen from nothing to unimaginable heights.
What is your signature look?
Bohemian, but it can change according to the occasion.
What is the quality you admire most in a woman?
Inner strength, gentleness and the ability to reach out.
What is your favorite daily wear attire?
Tracks and a T-shirt.
Name an essential item every home needs?
Don’t know about items, but a home always needs a burst of good energy and love.
What are your favorite trends this season?
Natural and flowing, anything that feels good will look good.
Who would you like to style?
Very happy to style myself, thank you!
Name a local celebrity whose style you admire?
I like Mahira Khan’s style, it’s very natural.
How did you make the leap to celebrity stylist?
Hard work, perseverance, being passionate about what I do, and always being honest.
Describe your “I made it” moment?
Yet to arrive.
What song sums up your life at this moment?
The song that sums up my life at this moment is “The Rose” by Bette Midler.
Text | Marium Ali Khan
Photography | Gibran Jamshed