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The hottest trends for this fall and winter seasons is the cropped jackets be it in any style or texture as bringing an unexpected twist to a classic clothing piece will turn heads this winter season!

Many designers are sticking to the early ’90s era as their inspiration for this year, many clothing pieces are coming back for another moment in the spotlight. One of these pieces is the cropped jacket.

Style them with flared jeans, pants, straight pants & mini skirts!

The perfect pop of colours you need in your wardrobe this spring season!

From chic silhouettes to meticulously crafted attires, we have picked up some of the most exquisite pieces from different designers to make you shine this spring festive season!

Mohsin Naveed Ranjha

Farah Talib Aziz

Hussain Rehar

Muse luxe

Hina Shah glammed up Sadaf Kanwal keeping in mind the upcoming beauty trends of the spring wedding season. In our conversation with Hina we got to know some of the star makeup products she used to achieve such a beautiful yet glamorous makeup look.

Get the look:

“I did my signature smokey eye look on my most favourite and ever gorgeous Sadaf Sabzwari! I sticked to my signature eye look, which is my personal favourite and also loved by majority of my clients.”

“To create the Smokey look I used Makeup by Mario’s nude palette along with Huda beauty’s rose gold palette.

With spring coming up I experimented with the shades of orange for the lips using my top most favourite lip palette by Makeup by Mario. I mixed a few of my go to lip shades and created this gorgeous shade of tangerine/orange which went perfectly with the look I had in mind.

For the blush I mixed Patrick Ta Beauty’s She’s a doll and Milk makeup’s Werk.

For the rest of the face, I created an uplifted look with the help of my favourite contour palette by Samer Khouzami and finished the look with the highlighter, Diamond Bomb by Fenty Beauty.”

Makeup Artist: Hina Shah (Hina Shah Makeup Lounge)
Muse: Sadaf Kanwal
Wardrobe: Hussain Rehar
Pr: Rubia Moghees

It’s true. Winter is almost here. A new season means changing makeup and beauty trends and we’re here to update you with the latest trends for fall/winter.

Sunburnt Blush
Yes I’m sure you’ve already seen all the viral Tiktoks recreating this beauty hack. Love it or hate it, but the sunburnt blush look is here to stay. Achieve it by putting on some cream of powder blush on the apples of cheeks and on the bridge of your nose instead of the tip.

Big Brows
Fluffy brows are all the rage right now and to be honest, this might just be one of our favorite trends because it’s so easy to do. Get your hands on brow gel or just regular get and a spoolie and swipe your brows upwards.

Statement Eyes
Whether its graphic eye liner or bright eye shadow, statement eyes are spotted all over the runway this season. Swap out your regular black eye liner for some colored ones or use a single color that goes well with your skin tone. You’ll thank us later.

Yes, you heard it right. Products such as glitters and embellishments are all back. Basically everything you wore in the 90’s and swore off of has made its comeback. Most people are referring to this trend as the Euphoria theme, inspired by the super popular TV show and its stunning makeup looks. “As the Euphoria theme carries on, there are splashes of frosty shades, a play with metallic accents with block silver or colour foil,” says makeup artist and founder of Studio One Makeup Lan Nguyen-Grealis. “Think shimmering highlights and adornment jewels around the eye with clean skin.”

Beauty trends will come and go but it’s important to make sure you give extra importance to your skin during fall. Drink lots of water to make sure you’re hydrated, apply that extra lip balm to keep those chapped lips away and run a humidifier!

This 70’s trend has made a serious comeback. Whether it’s jeans, formal pants or eastern wear, flared pants are everywhere right now; and to be honest we kind of love it because comfort + fashion is always the best combo. Here are some of our favourite fashionistas rocking this trend.

This year, fill your resolutions list with fun, easy and feel-good goals. These additions to your daily life will keep your mind and body healthy, ease your stress, make your skin glow and help you manage the crazy in your life!

It’s best to start small and gradually inculcate each goal into your daily life. Remember to make a mental note of this – progress isn’t linear. Deciding to be better and challenging yourself is great but don’t forget to have fun along the way!

Here’s a list of a few New Year’s resolutions to help you get started:

1: Start your morning with a stretching routine and intentional breathing: While stretching keeps you flexible and mobile, intentional breathing is a powerful tool that keeps your stress and anxiety in check.

2: Drink plenty of water: Make sure to have at least 8 glasses of water a day! Staying hydrated will have a positive effect on both your physical and mental health.

3: Move more, sit less: Make it a goal to start taking daily walks. A walk in the fresh air will surely boost your mood.

4: Adopt an attitude of gratitude: It has been scientifically proven that people who practice gratitude have stronger immune systems. An attitude of gratitude isn’t adopted overnight — be patient with yourself, and work towards building a conscious mindset to focus on the positives in every situation.

5: Stay in touch with your loved ones: Living through a global pandemic has definitely reiterated the importance of family and friends in our lives. Pick up your phone and make that call; they miss you too!

6: Live simply, consume less and set a monthly budget: You work hard to earn and better your quality of life. Make sure to have fun but don’t forget to be a little more conscious of your spending decisions. Saving is essential when it comes to long-term security.

7: Develop a skincare routine: A skincare routine improves the health of your skin, boosts confidence and slows down ageing – when you take care of yourself and look good, you feel good!

8: Try something new: What’s something that you’ve been wanting to try? Break out of your comfort zone; now is the time to finally do it!

9: Take more frequent breaks: Rest, relaxation and improved sleep is essential for better mental health. Moreover, rest helps increase productivity, improve concentration and reduce stress.

10: Take time to appreciate your accomplishments: Remember to take out 5 minutes every single day to appreciate yourself and everything that you do. Be proud of yourself; you’re doing great!

In conversation with influencer Maham AKA Desi Baguette about her life as an expat, her favourite things to do in Lahore and more

You called yourself Simran but with chins, how did you come up with that?
Well Simran, is the equivialent for a brown Disney princess. The one who gets her Raj against all odds. But what happens once

Bau Jee lets her go and tells her to “jee lay apni zindagi”?
All I want to show on my platform is realness and eradicate all forms of these perfect lives and perfect bodies we see splattered all around us. I have never fit into the social norms that defines beauty but I still wear my flaws like a shining shield because they are what make me, me; and that is what makes me the happiest — my identity and the ability to be enough.

Tell us about how you started your blog. Was it a planned decision?
Desi Baguette was born out of intense nostalgia, loneliness, the awe fully inspiring city of Paris — which gave me marital bliss sometimes but consistent woes of an expat life. It wasn’t planned at all. I come from a big fat loud Punjabi family. Our after dinner mehfils are endless. When I went from that to eating alone and not even being able to communicate my order because of the language barrier, I felt like I needed to record that so one day I can tell my kids proudly, I survived this phase of my life!

How did you come up with the name Desi baguette and what’s the significance?
I was a true Lahori girl whose parathas were replaced by baguettes but I would still dip them in the aloo gosht shorba — that is what Desi Baguette means to me. There is no specific story behind it, just that this page was born out of intense nostalgia, sometimes marital bliss and the never ending woes of an expat life. Of course all of this was topped off by me swinging my saree palloo to Bollywood music no matter what the situation in my life. First around the Eiffel tower, where i was living right after my wedding and now someone near Harrods where I’m on a constant lookout for Karan Johar.

What are the pros and cons about being an influencer?
The pros of having a public account and a handful of people who follow you keeps me going so much. It has given me the utmost confidence, an ego boost, validation and definitely a source of motivation to find happiness in the dullest situations. The biggest example being the lockdown. I feel super lucky to have people along with me who accept me and love me for who I am. I’ll pull a Shahrukh here and I will say: it’s the most wonderful feeling in the world!
The only con for having a public image is the trolling that comes with it. However, I have learnt to embrace the fact that all types of comments will come in and they won’t always be what you want to hear. The love that I get overshadows the trolls.

If you could change one thing about social media, what would it be?
The cancel culture! When did we become so rigid and incapable of letting things go? I cannot deal with the apathy, heartlessness and giving the other person no room for error.

You talk about life as an expat a lot on your blog. What, in your opinion, is the hardest part about being away from home?
It’s literally an everyday effort. Some days takes its toll on you – being away from your loved ones. The hardest part of being away is always living in the fear that ‘what if something happens.’ The biggest what if was looming over our heads in the year 2020 when travel was restricted. It gave me straight up anxiety.

Tell us about your favourite places to visit at home in Lahore.
Haye. I picture Lahore as I write this: I step out of the airport and the familiar scene of people standing with phollon walay haar crosses my eyes. My eyes scan for my father’s familiar face. We drive down Burki Road and I see all the streets I know so well. The streets that raised me. Lahore always feels like home. Whether it’s the paratha rolls in H block or the grocery runs in Y block, friends’ hangouts at Rina’s (specially for their cold coffee) or secret dates at Hotspot, I will always fantasize about Lahore and every single place that has memories etched in the back of my head. I cannot pinpoint one single place but of course
When I step out of the Allama Iqbal International Airport and the familiar scene crosses my eyes of people standing with phoolon kay haar and my eyes scan for that one familiar face of my father. Driving down the Burki road, the familiar streets which raised me. From paratha rolls in H block to grocery runs in Y block. Friends hangout in Rina’s for their cold coffee and secret dates in hotspot. I fantasize Lahore and every place which has memories etched in the back of my head. I cannot pinpoint one place but ofcourse that every home that welcomes me with open arms, is my favourite place to be.

Do you have any regrets about your journey?
None at all! I truly believe everything happens for a reason, God is the best of planners and time is the best teacher. I wouldn’t change one bit.

You joke about your husband being sick of your blog but what does your husband think of the blog in real life? Is he supportive? Does he enjoy making content with you?
Haha! He’s a really private person but he married into a family who believes in extreme oversharing. He never in his wildest dreams imagined isolating that one person would result into oversharing with 60000 people now. Thus, the annoyed expressions whenever I try to include him in the blog. However, I know he secretly loves the attention and the fact that I flaunt him proudly to the world. He is extremely supportive in shooting my content. He’s the one who encouraged me by taking pictures with literally every coloured wall while travelling. He is quite a wiz behind the camera. He knows the blog means a lot to me emotionally and he has always encouraged me to make this a full-time paid thing. I have never been able to do that due to my own hesitations. However, the minute I ask him to come in front of the camera he gets uncomfortable. So I never ask him to do something that I know I would be overstepping his boundaries. So him being featured is mostly nonconsensual. It’s just how it works.

What advice do you have for girls that are trying to become bloggers or influencers?
Please be genuine and real. There is so much need for original content and genuineness to break the cycle of ridiculous societal pressures of unrealistic body standards that are just so toxic. Follow your heart, don’t get sucked into the numbers game and you will connect with your crowd right on!

We asked some of Pakistan’s leading lights about the most regrettable things they have spent their money on:


Adnan Siddiqui, actor:

I once bought a pair of Russell and Bromley shoes in three different colours! Black, brown, and burgundy. There was no need! My father used to joke that I use a different polish on the same shoe everyday.


JuggAn Kazim, actress:

I usually end up buying kitchen utensils and gadgets that I don’t use. I bought an industrial size mixer/blender gizmo that I haven’t used in a year and a half. Also I bought really funky cake moulds and chopping boards that haven’t even been unwrapped. Fashion wise I bought a pair of Roberto Cavalli gold heels because they were on sale at 50% off and a Prada bag at the same discount a year ago. Never wore them and gave them away two days ago. I love sales but I often buy stupid stuff that I will never use because the Lahori in me loves a great bargain. Lesson learnt I hope.


Mehreen Raheal, actress:

I can be an impulsive shopper, and I also hate trying on clothes! I often end up with outfits that hang in my closet forever and are eventually given away. A shiny pink Dolce n Gabbana bag which I love, and my husband hates, makes me wish I’d settled for something else!


Sharmila Farooqi, politician:

Hair bonding was a bad idea!


Ali Xeeshan, designer:

I tried cold liposuction. It didn’t work at all. Money and time totally wasted!


HSY, designer:

When I first shaved my head in 2005 I was very embarrassed. I bought tons and tons of hats and bandennas, koi taaki milti thi baand laita tha. Then after a year I became comfortable with my shaved head, and now I love it, it’s central to my identity!


Frieha Altaf, event manager:

Buying my office was a stupid move on my part! I later learnt that in business it’s better to rent. The property hasn’t gone up in price and now I need to move again. Also, I just went to Phuket over Eid break. Went with family and it rained 4 days in a row — no sunshine, no tan, no scuba diving! Should have checked the weather report!


Mehrunnisa Khan, designer:

This one time I bought two new iPhones because I couldn’t decide which colour I wanted!


Kamiar Rokni, designer:

I once bought super expensive Italian shoes that seemed comfortable when I tried them. When I wore them for over an hour they nearly made me cry. I never wore them again. I could have replenished my entire wardrobe for the amount I spent!


Rezz Aly Shah, event manager:

I guess buying so many clothes in a smaller size and hoping I’ll lose weight, which I haven’t, so my cupboard is full of clothes which I can’t wear as I’m a balloon! Money and hope wasted.

At PFDC LOreal Paris Bridal Week 2014

5. Karma

The Lotus Raj collection was well thought-out this bridal season. From milad to walima, the range covered everything. More than 35 dresses were showcased at the finale of day one by Karma Red. We saw lots of vibrant, fresh and bold colours. Intricate dabka, gota, sequins, jamdani, resham, stones and beads were used on kimkhawab, silk, chiffon, net, jamawar and organza fabric. Rose pink, Russian red, jonquil and Mikado yellow, plum, dark spring green and teal blue were used. Trousers, jumpsuits, ghararas, lehngas, cholis, sarees and gowns were complimented by net embellished dupattas. Loved the way kids walked the ramp as flower girls.




4. Nida Azwer

The white outfits that opened the show set the tone for a down-to-business bridal collection. Free from excessively busy print or embellishment, Nida Azwer’s collection uses diamante bling sparingly in simple geometries. The outfits are different shades of the sea, greens, blues and teals and the mermaid fitted lehngas work perfectly with the colors. Their signature cutouts made appearances throughout the collection. Good stuff.




3. Nickie Nina

Nickie Nina continue their romance with boho chic glamour. Coatis and starkly contrasting colours set this collection apart as being confident and edgy. Innovating a new take on the sari by combining it with a sheer floor length jacket is a first see. A collection with something for everyone, be it the bride herself or just a distant cousin!




2. Fahad Hussayn

Fahad’s show started with Wahab Shah and Fahad’s muse Nooray Bhatti taking center stage and putting on a dance performance for the audience. His collection was called “Putlighar” and the models were inspired by dolls from Thatta. Fahad’s fur jackets were a huge hit on the ramp. His silhouettes and cuts included long flared dresses, half-sarees, shararas, and kameezes ranging in length from short to long. Each model’s outfit was brought to life by a unique headpiece. Hussayn’s collection is the perfect combination of the traditional Pakistani bride with a touch of modernity. Though there was a lack of menswear (with only one sherwani worn by Vikar Ali Khan), his collection was very definitely one of the strongest showcased on the second day of the PLBW this year.




1. Ali Xeeshan

Ali Xeeshan’s “Baghawat” was a response to perceived ideas about beauty. It was inspired by a mix of ancient Roman civilisation, warriors and the idea of defiance. Ali’s colour palette ranged from bright neons to pastels. As the models walked onto the ramp in signature Ali Xeeshan pieces, we saw the ramp painted in vibrant shades of orange, green and blue. The designer’s unconventional use of neon colours for a bridal collection gave him an edge over the others. The cuts and silhouettes ranged from short hemmed dresses to flared lenghas paired with cholis along with sherwanis and kurta shalwars for men. It seems that Ali worked especially hard on the jewellery. Each outfit was complimented with bold headpieces that made a statement on the runway. The collection consisted of his signature gota work along with textured fabrics. One can always trust Ali’s collections to have a wonderful performative element. Every thing, from the dramatic Ram Leela music to the stuffed peacocks carried by the male models and unique choreography was right on point.





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