Mahlia S. Lone

Mahlia S. Lone

With the recent spate of bomb attacks, including the supposed gas explosion, and the ensuing panic, depression in the country seems to have risen. If the perpetrators’ objective was the make the citizens feel unsafe, gloomy and exhausted from the endless unrest, they were unfortunately most successful. But to regain our mental equilibrium, let’s try to cheer ourselves up with this fun-filled issue.
You will doubtless have heard of Middle Eastern couture fashion designers like Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad who have taken over international red carpet glamour with their intricately embellished elegant gowns. Now feast your eyes on Syrian-born Emirati Rami Al Ali’s gorgeous and meticulously crafted new collection. He has been showcasing his collections at Paris Couture Fashion Week for a decade now and is worn by such high profile stars as Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and Ivanka Trump. The colours of his S/S 17 collection are soft, the fabrics luxurious and the embellishment never takes over the entire garment but is artfully placed to highlight a woman’s curves. In a word: stunning!
In honour of the Oscars, for our Memorable Romance feature, we have chosen to tell you the story about two time Oscar winner and red carpet style queen, Cate Blanchett’s two decade and four kids strong marriage to playwright and theatre director, Andrew Upton. Ever the supportive husband, Andrew handles being married to such a huge movie star with humour and doesn’t mind letting her take the spotlight. Pakistani husbands may find it illuminating:)
We have a string of stories from Karachi. Celebrity stylist Ehtesham Ansari candidly talks about his experience dressing our Pakistani stars, who most needs a style makeover and who needs an attitude overhaul. Yasir Akhtar gives us the backstory of his new track Araam Naal Kar—Take it Easy. And Imrana Tanveer tells us how she went from working in the denim industry to making feminine period inspired art. Enjoy this issue and above all stay safe!

Good Times


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