January 1-15-2022


Hong Kong based fashionista Batool Chisty takes us inside her closet

My personal style

I feel my personal style is related so closely to my personality. I would describe it as playful, feminine and bold. I love colors and I am not afraid to use them in my style. I make sure I feel confident in whatever I wear.

My top 5 wardrobe essentials

I am obsessed with blazers. It’s a current staple in my wardrobe and they can make any outfit look effortlessly chic.

Long cotton shirts that can be styled in so many fun ways. Even during winter time, they look super chic with a sweater or under a jacket. Its all about layering!

Leather pants or jackets are a must have. I love a chic leather on leather look. Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2020 runway was so much fun to watch with bright and colorful leather looks. I love how designers reinvented this trend because its such a blast to style!

White cotton dresses or kurtas look so elegant and they’re comfortable too. They are my staple to get through the hot summer.

Floral dresses during spring/summer are a must have in my wardrobe. I guess that’s not really groundbreaking (LOL). Pair it with cute sandals and you’ve got yourself a perfect outfit.

My favourite vintage item

Living in Pakistan, it had to be the beautifully hand embroidered shawls passed on by my grandmother. But living abroad in Hong Kong I love my pre-owned Chanel Vintage skirt from the 90’s that I bought from Farfetch while I was working there. Recently, I have become more conscious with my fashion choices. I really urge everyone to look towards sustainable fashion.

My top 4 shoe essentials

Leather boots are a must have for me. I especially love high-heeled boots. Recently, I have been obsessed with colored boots that I feel can make any look stand out.

For the past few years I have loved the open-toe, block heeled sandal trend that Bottega Veneta started. However, I was able to find really cute, budget friendly sandals at Zara that looked similar!

Recently woven shoes caught my eye and I absolutely love them! They’re so comfortable yet chic.

Sparkly heels are a must have for the festive season. I have been obsessed with Mach & Mach sparkly heels and are currently on my wish list.

My most prized possession

That has to be my Rana Noman dress that I wore for one of my Qawalli event for my wedding. It was an iconic piece and it paved the way for him to make so many stunning creations in the future for other brides who wanted something similar. It’s something that will definitely be passed on to my daughter.

A Concoction of the Personal, the Cultural and the Artistic

The pandemic has changed the world as we know it. The isolation, the quarantine, the shut off borders and above all — the uncertainty, had made us all endure this lonely chapter collectively. It is something we have gone through alone and yet, somehow, together. And this is what is special about the exhibition, Print Pals, that was displayed at the Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery at National College of Arts, Lahore.

In early 2020, the faculty at NCA invited students from the Department of Printmaking, based out of the Cowasjee Studio, to take part in an exchange with students from The Print Studio at The Slade, a school of University College London. Maryam Moinuddin, a third year student at NCA who was a part of the project, explained that the first stage of the collaboration was students holding meetings with one another through a series of scrambled breakout rooms via zoom. Through these meetings, common themes and topics were identified, which were the deciding factor in pairing students togethers.

The exhibition showcased the work in pairs, which were created by two students on topics that held meaning in their lives, while also responding to the lives of the students they were paired with. It was interesting, and perhaps strange, how two people belonging to different countries and cultures, had somehow enough in common to want to create art on topics that resonated so well with one another.


Penelope Kupfer, who has an MA in Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, was paired with Fatima Saeed, a faculty member at NCA. “Fatima and I were both interested in motherhood as we both have children and during the lockdown. This became a very urgent topic through additional challenges like time and space,” she said. “Studios were closed during lockdown, kids were around all day and the added chore of homeschooling made the completion of my Master’s degree and Fatima’s teaching very challenging.”

The result of these conversations was the art they created together and that made its way to the Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery. “The choice of the color in my work is inspired by the surrounding of Fatima’s domestic setting,” said Kupfer.

Moinuddin stated that the topics that arose in the zoom meeting betweens students from the two schools included pandemic induced isolation, the built environment and the body, among others. “For Coral and I, it was the built environment,” she said. “The unique construction of the Muqarnas at Wazir Khan resonated with Coral and she chose to respond with her preferred medium of sculpture.” Moinuddin explained that her work was derived from some of the references she shared of London and visuals that brought up memories of environments that were a backdrop to my her childhood.

Another particularly interesting piece was one that was created by M Talha Shams and Gabriele Ciulli. They both worked on the topic of home and the ambivalence of it. Shams’s work, A Journey, depicted a journey of his imagination of the time he spent at his grandparent’s empty home. He would spend his time there sitting or walking around the neighborhood. His work depicted all of what he saw during that time, while also incorporating the chaos of the city, and the presence of his loved ones. On a completely different side of the globe, Ciulli collected household dust and stored them into transparent vacuum bags, arranging them into a cloud-like form — depicting the ambiguity of home. According to the essays displayed at the gallery on the artwork created, “the dust conjures the home as a safe but sterile haven which became a claustrophobic cell during the pandemic, the shape of the cloud expresses his longing to travel.”

The essays that were displayed for the visitors are particularly a treat as they help viewers delve deeper into the meaning of the art work and the connections formed by the pairings. The Print Pals project is being framed within the London, Asia project by a group of students at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. The students involved are taking a graduate seminar connected with the London, Asia, Art, World’s symposium at the Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art, Longon.

According to The Slade, the project aims to create the opportunity for global exchange and shared experiences at a time when borders and horizons have shut down in the real world but have opened up online. And as a viewer, it can be seen that the exchanges between the students of these two schools, and their final projects, are not only rooted in culture, but give immense importance to the personal as well.

The actors get candid about the pressure of social media, upcoming work and family life

How did you guys meet and who made the first move? 

Hira: I made the first move. Mani was friends with one of my friends. I told my friend that I wanted to meet him. I was engaged to be married in six months. Everyone has goals before they get married like bungee jumping or a bachelorette party. During our time, and because of my family, these things weren’t possible. So I thought, since I listened to this guy on the FM and I was his fan, I wanted to meet him. I asked my friend to introduce us and she did. Before that, I used to talk to Mani on the phone pretending to be Maryam Khan. I was his fan. I had told my then fiancé that I speak to Mani. He was okay with me talking to Mani. Maybe because he knew that I don’t have any bad intentions. He knew that I was just a fan. However, I didn’t know myself that behind all of this I was in love with Mani. You know how they say, love at first sight? Something like that. Honestly, as kids you don’t know yourself whether it’s love or infatuation. I used to think that I was in love with my fiancé and that I’m just Mani’s fan. But this was not true at all. Not even one bit. My fiancé was chosen by family for me. I guess I had been in love with Mani all along, I just didn’t know it myself. Anyway, when I met Mani, I found him to be very beautiful. He had an amazing body and he was fair, too. I was very impressed. I was like, this, this is who I want! Honestly, I’ve never really liked tall guys. They make me anxious. Mani is as tall as me so I thought he was fun sized! I told Mani that it’s better if you marry me because I don’t want to alternatively marry someone I don’t love. It’s better to feel secure in a marriage with someone you love, rather than marrying someone you don’t love and then subsequently having 600 extra marital affairs. This dramatic attempt turned out to be successful and here we are!

Mani: We started talking on the phone first. I had a show that was on on air called Mani-ism. She came to meet me with one of her friends, just like any fan would. That’s how we first met. We spoke on the phone for a couple of months. Hira definitely made the first move. And she made such a move that I was hooked from the first call. I used to talk to so many people at that time, I was single. I still remember the exact moment that she called me. I was with Reham Sheikh, he is also an actor. I remember it being very cold in Karachi that year. I remember me and him drinking tea outdoors and then having to move to the car because it got super cold. As soon as we came and sat in the car, I got a call from her. I was hooked on to her from that very moment.

You guys have spent so many years together. You have kids and separate careers. Does it ever get challenging to take out time for each other?

Hira: I truly believe in quality time. When you’re busy you think you should give your kids quality time. When I was a stay at home mom, I would have the TV on and the kids would just be playing around me and I’d be watching a movie, the house would be a mess. However, since I’m a working mom now, I know that my time is limited and hence, precious. I know that this one hour that I have to spend with Muzzamil is completely his and should be focused only on him. Similarly, I know that this hour is Ibrahim’s, and this hour is for cooking or organizing etc. It’s a little challenging, of course! But I feel like this makes one work smart. You become more organized in your work and household duties. Working makes you active and alert. Both husband and wife should work, in my opinion.

Mani: It’s not that challenging for me because I’ve seen this growing up my entire life. My Abba worked in this field also. He was actor during PTV times. During my childhood, I saw our mom take out his clothes making sure the continuity doesn’t get messed up. My sister used to do theatre. I started theatre back in 1995 also. So I don’t think it’s that much of a challenge because this is our normal. I’ve seen it in my home growing up. I know how it works. Sometimes we’re both busy. Sometimes Hira is busier than I am because currently I’m only focusing on production. I do that from home. It’s a bit more challenging for Hira right now because she’s acting in plays. She’s doing back-to-back dramas and they’re all hits. So she has to do dramas. This was me a few years ago, working 10-12 hour shifts. Now Hira is doing all that. Hira is going through a hard time now just like I did all those years ago. But I guess you could say that its challenging for both of us. We have fun together. We fight also. We also love each other a lot.

Are your parenting styles different from each other?

Mani: I guess I’m the bad cop and Hira is the good cop. Hira tries to fulfill their every wish. She feels a little guilty because she isn’t able to spend as much time with them due to her work. She has to leave for longer periods of time so she feels guilty about that. Hira wants them to be with her 24/7.  She still sleeps with both of them. Muzamil on one arm and Ibrahim on the other. This is their routine. Right now Hira is on tour. She has shows all over the country. Like Faisalabad etc. So we always try to take the kids with us. Ibrahim says he doesn’t enjoy it so then she had no choice but to leave them but usually also we always try to take the kids with us where ever we go. Sure, it might affect their school a little bit but we think this is the right age for them to come along with us and spend time with us. They’re giving us attention right now because they’re young when they grow up they probably wont even do that. So this is our parenting style. The same parenting style as our elders. People often say that our kids stay up late, we respond by saying, we stay up late too! Our kids are street smart. We’re street smart too. Our parenting is very aligned with our own lifestyle. Hira obviously feels guilty at times, she feels like she isn’t able to give them enough time. But she also knows that this is her time to shine. Hira looks at people like Bushra Ansari who spent their wholes lives doing this. Bushra Apa told me that there was a time, back in the day, when she was working at PTV, she didn’t have any help at home. She would come home from work during thebreak, cook for her family and then go back to work. So that was a time way tougher than ours. Now the pay scale is much higher. Things have changed. There are maids, nannies, cctv cameras. There are a lot of advantages of this new age.

Hira: I feel like you would have to interview my kids for this answer! The funny thing is that we’re both not parents. Parenting is a condition. This can fall upon anyone – be it parents, kids or siblings.

I’ve seen a lot of unmarried people that have to behave like parents, like fathers or grandfathers. Out of all four of us, this condition can fall upon anyone. So some times Muzamil behaves in a way that I feel like I’ve done something wrong. I’ll tell you a story. A little while ago I was scolding my maid. I didn’t speak to her nicely. Muzamil was listening and he intervened. He said, ‘Mama, aap bhool gayi hain ke aap shaadi se pehle kahan rehti thi, 2 rooms ke apartment mien. Aur uss waqt apsay aisay koi baat karta, tou apko kaisa feel hota? Jayien Humayun Saeed se aisay baat karke dekhaien.’ I was shocked. He was right. So many times, I feel like my kids teach me to be wiser and kinder. Sometimes your kids teach you how to be a better parent.

Who’s the first person to say sorry and make up?

Hira: I don’t know why but Mani never gets upset with me. He doesn’t have a problem with anything. Yes, the only thing he doesn’t like is my overspending. That’s it. I’ll get a call randomly and he’ll say. Was there 25000 withdrawn from your card on Wednesday at 9:30PM? And I’ll say I don’t know Mani! He wants me to be a better money manager. To take care of my finances better. So saying sorry doesn’t matter between us. Even if we have an argument, we start talking again. If I’m mad, he’ll crack a joke that’s bound to make me laugh.

Mani: There is no saying sorry when it comes to us. When you’re used to someone, they become an addiction. Hira is that for me. We fight like crazy but we slowly make up to each other also. One of the main advantages that we have is our sons. Our younger son, Ibrahim, he’s very emotionally intelligent. He handles everything very smartly. If I’m getting upset he’ll say to Hira, ‘Mama, wo Mani Baba ko ghussa aaraha hai tou aap zara chup hi rahien’ and vice versa. First we would make up to each other ourselves but now we have the kids. One is going to be 13 next month and the other one is 9. They’re big kids now. I guess Hira is the first heroine who has a 13-year-old son and who still comes on TV as a lead heroine. I guess the other would be Mahira. These are the only two who have teenage sons. Others might have older kids but they don’t show it. I feel like when you’re married to someone you really get used to them. We have a habit of always being with each other.

Hira, you’ve often received criticism for being very blunt. What do you have to say about that?

Actually, we become blunt and outspoken for ourselves first rather than someone else. Like you know they say, always speak the truth. For example, one day, Muzamil was sitting with his friend. I asked them to pose candidly and said that I would record them for my insta story. When I turned my camera on, my flash turned on. Muzamil roasted me so much! So I guess we’re the first ones to roast each other. We bully each other a lot. I recently got an award called Star of the Year. Ibrahim came up to me and showed me a video of Jackie Chan. He goes, ‘Look, Jackie Chan had to break 800 bones to win an award. What did you do?’ So we roast each other so much at home that if someone outside even says anything it doesn’t matter. We’re public figures so this comes with the package. We have to accept it. So I’m very honest with my audience – whether it’s the truth, or a lie or complexes – I always try my best to be organic with my fans. So I feel like, if you’re a public figure you need to accept the fact that the public will love you and will also slap you. All the love that I receive, means so much to me. So why should I look at the other side and focus on the negative? It honestly doesn’t matter to me. When someone criticizes my acting, fortunately a drama will come up where I’ve performed well and people appreciate that. When someone talks about my singing negatively, a song goes viral. I feel like trolls are only human. They have to take out their anger somewhere, right? When we go abroad, we realize how poor Pakistan is as a country. We’re lucky that Allah has given us so much. People that haven’t been as lucky as us have to take out their frustration and exertion somewhere. So I always say, if you’ve had a fight with your mother in law, come swear at me. I don’t mind it at all!

Hira, how and when did you realize you had a passion for acting?

I honestly don’t know what my passion is. I still don’t know if I’m a good actor or if it’s my passion. I take every day as it is and I just try to achieve something every single day. It could be cleaning my house one day or making amazing aloo keema for my family. Some days that achievement will be a good scene on set, or making up to a loved one or solving someone’s problem. So coming back to the question, I honestly don’t know. It probably seems like I don’t know what I’m saying. But I don’t know if I’m a good actor or not. I became an actor by chance.

What, in your opinion are the challenges of being an actor in today’s industry? A female actor especially Hira?

Hira: None really. I can only speak about my own experience. I don’t know what others might have gone through. I think this is a good industry for women. Women are respected here and given a chance. It is a very positive place for me. I feel like for me a red light goes on and I take out all my exertion at work. I sing, I laugh, I cry. Directors and producers have always been kind to me. All the men in the industry give women the space that we need to act and perform. It’s a great industry for women, I believe.

Mani: The industry has changed a lot. There are a lot of rewards. Before, there wasn’t such a big reward. In terms of money also. There is a lot of money in the industry now. Millions. But there’s also social media and trolling. There was no trolling before. People would just say what they wanted to you. Now we have the pressure of social media. People write whatever they want without thinking. They make fake IDs. It’s a whole mission. It’s really tough, as an actor, to survive yourself, keep your fans happy, do good work, make sure your work is liked and then being consistent at that also. The social media game is tough. People will swear at you, spit at you, they’ll break laws. There are all kinds of people on social media. So I guess one has to pretend a lot on social media too. This really annoys us. Because we were famous for how authentic we were. However, in these past 2-5 years we’ve changed our strategy. We don’t really get that involved in things anymore.

Mani, when it comes to acting, have you set any rules for Hira?

No. Hira knows her limits. She knows her audience. She still hasn’t taken on a negative role. She knows that her audience likes her in positive roles. I know that she has certain likes, for example, she likes singing. She likes cooking, she’s a great cook. She’s a full gharelu maa at home and outside she’s an actor. And of course when she is an actor, she has an on-screen husband, a mother in law, she might have an affair with someone in the drama, she might have a baby but that’s all that it is, a drama. It’s just acting. I’m her husband in real life. She lives in my house. She gets mad at me. She loves me. She loves our kids. We have a family together and that’s real life. I know that acting is just work. The limitations are her own. I don’t tell her what to put up on her Instagram. I might say something about her clothes but honestly, who am I to tell her what to wear or what not to? These are her choices. You get to live once in your life. You should live it to the fullest. I support her as much as I can.

Hira, what do you like the most about acting? 

I like crying. Since the beginning, I’ve always liked playing sad characters. Dukh jis dil mein hota hai wo dil bara hota hai. When you’ve seen distress in life, even the smallest of happiness seems big to you. I feel like relax and chill are words that I don’t like at all. You only relax when you’re sleeping—

Are you able to cry easily during scenes?

Hira: No. Just because I like it doesn’t mean it comes easily to me. But of course, when you read a character, you resonate with it. When I go into that situation then through hard work, I’m able to deliver. People think that crying is very easy but there is a big game behind this. You can laugh by watching any comedy show – watch Umer Sharif, or any masala film. But to cry, you need to feel very strong emotions. My life, Alhamdulillah, is beautiful. So finding emotions like sadness is a challenge for me sometimes. However, if I’m able to cry that means that I’ve successfully put myself in my character’s shoes. I like this whole process. I like sad characters. I like the word sad itself.
I’m sure people recognize you when you go to places. Your every move is watched, specially in a time like today where social media and cancel culture are so popular. Does the pressure ever get to you?

Mani: There is a major cancel culture now. I think it’s very wrong. It’s also very popular in the West but they are also realizing how toxic this is. Of course we realize that we have given up on our privacy to some extent. If we go out to a birthday or to a restaurant, people come meet us. But I guess that is why we became famous, right? So that people recognize us, love us, meet us. But this cancel culture is a bit too extra. Obviously these things disturbed us before also but they’re even worse now. Everything happens through social media now which is annoying. This will only increase in the future. I see this happening with the younger lot in the industry and I see them reacting. One should never react. It should be handled very properly, in my opinion.

Hira: I had put on a little weight recently. I was in Houston on vacation and I was eating a lot. Of course my metabolism at 33 is a lot slower also. I was with my nieces and they took some photos of me. I didn’t like the photos. So my nieces told me to download this app to edit them. I said okay. I downloaded it and started editing my photos. When I edited them all the things in the background went crooked! I didn’t even realize it and I uploaded it. I just thought oh wow, my waist looks so thin and I uploaded it without thinking. But people really didn’t like it. However, you shouldn’t let these things bother you. These things happen. Everyone edits their photos. I’ve made my persona so accessible that when young girls look at me, they’re able to see themselves in me and relate to me. Soon, Muzamil’s friends told him and then of course Mani found out. Muzamil said that if this was Hollywood, I would have been cancelled by now. From that day, Mani has made me reduce 4kgs. Kehta hai, ‘bhaag saali, tu pictures edit karti hai.’ Mani makes sure I workout every day and Muzamil keeps an eye on all pictures. I feel like if you make a mistake on social media, you should accept it.

Hira, do you see yourself doing anything other than acting?

I think direction. Even now, I share a lot of my ideas with my directors. Right now I’m working with Ahmed Kamran on a play, he listens to all my advice. That gave me a real boost. After you’ve worked as an actor, direction comes easy to you. So I will direct very soon.

Can you tell us a little about upcoming projects?

Hira: I’m sure everyone has seen Kashf that was directed by Danish Nawaz. It was a beautiful project. There’s another play just like that called ‘Ibn-e-Hawa’. In which we show war between man and woman. The script for that is just amazing. I’m doing another play with Hum TV. I’m also doing one with Sana Shahnawaz called Kismat. I try to opt for stronger characters now. Characters that people watch and want to be like. When I choose a play, I try to make sure that its connected to my real life in some way. That’s why I’ve never been able to do a negative role. I did a play called ‘Mein Hari Piya’. I was actually offered Sumbal’s role first. After shooting for two days, I thought this is too much. It made me so anxious. I just couldn’t do it. So I asked them to give me another character.

Mani: I did a few films a little while ago including ‘I Love You Babylicious’ which also stars Shahroz Sabzwari and Syra Yousaf. I’ve played the villain in that. I’ve produced that film also. I’ve also done another film called Lafangay with Sami Khan. That’s a horror-comedy. I’ve also done Ishrat Made in China. The poster for that just released. My fourth film is Money Back Guarantee in which I have an amazing role. I’m also working on stuff for social media. I’ve also written a couple of things that are going to be coming very soon. But for now, these 4 films will be releasing very soon. I hope they are a success.
What advice would you like to give to your fans watching you who want to be like you but might be struggling right now?

Mani: Well, I would say that one shouldn’t live someone else’s dream. You should dream your own dream and follow that, you will reach your destination. When I started off, my Abba and sister were a little famous. I used to think to myself, everyone recognizes them, no one recognizes me. That’s why I started acting. But I became a hit because of my idea. Because I brought something different to the table. I started trolling shows for the first time. My content was different. So my advice is that you should always be unique. If everyone does the same thing, says the same dialogues, then no one will succeed. I haven’t worked as much but people still recognize me and like my work. The reason for that is, my content was unique. It was different. Hira’s face is very distinct. Her name and face are both very registered which is why people love her. People are able to connect with her. So I would say create your own dream and follow that. Don’t follow someone else. If you have a unique style, no matter what your work is, you will be a hit!

Hira: There is no need to feel complexed about anything. All these things will be left here, in this world. Whatever I am today is because of a man; my Abu. He always made me feel seen. I always had his support. Some people don’t have that. I pray that God is kind to everyone. During Covid times I spoke to Samina Peerzada on her show and I told her that I’m not scared anymore. I’m not scared of going on the roof alone at 4am to say my namaz. A girl heard this and she was so inspired. She messaged me and she said she’s not scared anymore either. When you hear that you have such a huge impact on someone that makes you want to be better for your audience. It’s a huge responsibility. It gives me the opportunity to be better every day. When you go to stores, when you go out in public, it gives you the opportunity to follow rules, to be an ordinary person every day. My dad used to say something. He said, ‘Salaam mein apnay aglay banday ko apna pura ikhlaq dekhana hai, samnay wala apkay liye ehem hai. Salam aisa hona chayiye ke samnay walay ko ap yaad rahien.’ I’ve experienced things because of which Hira Mani is who she is today. Experience is made better with education. Education is very important and there are so many ways that you can learn and grow. That’s all I would like to tell them.

Photography: Mohsin Khawar
Styling and concept: Aarinda Noor
Wardrobe: Maria Osama
Jewellery: Kundan Co.

Celebrity stylist Aarinda talks to us about her personal style, her favourite celebrities and her wardrobe essentials

Describe your personal style.
I would say my personal style is casual chic. I like to choose classics and jazz them up with some statement pieces here and there like a pop of color in an otherwise monotone look or maybe a bold accessory.

What, in your opinion, are 5 wardrobe essentials?
1. Well-fitted denim
2. A tailored suit
3. A nice watch
4. A white tee
5. A timeless silk scarf

Describe the most challenging person you have styled Hah! Ahem ahem! No, on a serious note, it would be myself! Which celebrity’s style do you admire?
Oh, I love so many people for so many things. For example, internationally, I love Lady Gaga for never shying away from being daring, Zendaya for her stunning public appearances, Rihanna for always pushing boundaries, Cara Delevingne for her androgynous looks and bushy brows, the Olsen twins for being so quirky, Ariana Grande for always being cute and fun. In Pakistan, I have always been a fan of Mahira Khan and Hina Rabbani, I simply love the way they carry looks with such delicacy and femininity.

What do you think is the most rewarding aspect of being a celebrity stylist?
Conceptualizing and executing a new project everyday with a whole new vision is something I truly enjoy.

How do you go about selecting clothes for a new client?
It depends. I love keeping the client’s personal style in mind while I am planning something for them. I like creating looks that my clients would be able to carry confidently while looking stylish at the same time. I also try to bring my clients out of their comfort zone because sometimes you are just too scared to try something new but once you do, you just can’t go back!

Hussain Rehar knows how to make a statement and he does just that with this look. We’re obsessed with this oversized coat and chunky black shoes. Also, what’s the secret to his flawless skin? We’d give anything to find out this man’s skin routine!

We were blown away with all of Altish’s bridal looks but this Abhinav Mishra piece that she chose to wear on her Qawali function stood out for us. She pairs the stunning outfit with traditional jewelry including a breathtaking nose ring and chunky necklace.

Arjumand Bano rocks this military green look. She pairs a bomber jacket with a black cropped top and a chain bag. Her black heels compliment her top very well. She keeps her makeup simple and goes for a pink lip.

Fashion designer Deena Rahman is the epitome of perfection in this look. She pairs a black dress with an oversized leather shirt (it’s all about layering, ladies!) and a traditional gold necklace. Her purple heels and gold clutch tie the look together.

Another young bride that’s making waves all over Instagram is Malaecah Malik. She gets full marks for this red saree by Ritika Mirchandani she chose for her nikkah ceremony. We also love her luscious beachy waves and simple gold jewelry.

Areesha Kamran turns heads in this gorgeous traditional Farah Talib Aziz lehnga choli. She choses casual beach waves for her hair, plain gold bangles that are all the rage right now and a simple tikka. We love it!







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