Thankful to all my family in Pakistan for making my trip such a memorable one, and Sooo many posts to come in my BFPW!!!
Exhibit A: my mama, exhausted after a day of shopping in Liberty, and decided to make the giant plush couch at Karma a bed as I tried on my wedding dress 🙂
By far, what has been so starkly apparent here in Pakistan, during this visit of mine, has been the incredible disparity between the rich and the poor. Don't get me wrong - Pakistan has always been a country anchored in class ( and caste) differentiation, but now (having come back here after 10 years) it… Continue reading The Rich, and the Poor
Our wifi was down for a week, hence no posts. During that time though....I got my wedding dress!!!!! I cannot say enough good things about Karma: the service (thank you Huma!), the professionalism, design and the fact that they made my dress in TWO weeks, which is totally unheard of! I'm so grateful! 🙂 Related Links: Official… Continue reading Say Yes to the Dress!
Yesterday my cousins had a dolki for me. (Dolki = pre-wedding function where the dholak (traditional drum) is played and girls sing wedding songs, and start the customs of rubbing oil on the brides hair and feed her sweets.) The dolki was at my Phupo's house (phupo = dad's sister) and all my cousins sat in a circle,… Continue reading Dolki
Fashion Pakistan Lounge on MM Alam Rd - totally worth checking out. The clothes are wayyyyy better quality than PDFC and so are the prices! They carry a whole bunch of designers (Hina Khan, Hina Butt, etc). I ended up getting three outfits that didn't have a lot of "kaam" (meaning bejeweled work) which I… Continue reading FP Lounge
Yesterday, I had to buy face wash...which I thought would be a fairly simple task, until I realized that plain face wash doesn't really exist in Pakistan. Everything in the store was either whiteness face wash", "fairness cleansing foam" and promising a "whitish pink glow." After ten minutes of searching I managed to find a… Continue reading Face Wash
I ordered my wedding dress yesterday!!!!!!! All I will say for now is this: it was the first dress I tried on (I came back to it after many many stores). And it's by Karma 🙂
So I've been in Pakistan one week and have had appointments with 5 designers: Karma, Kamiar Rokni, Mehdi, Fahad Hussayn and Hajra Hayat. Karma I've told you about already. Kamiar Rokni was next (Maheen Karim of Karma and Kamiar Rokni used to work together under Karma until they split and Kamiar started his own label).… Continue reading Kamiar Rokni, Fahad Hussayn and Mehdi