Beauty, Shopping

Face Wash

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

Clothes, Designer, Fashion, Kamiar Rokni, Karma, Lahore, Mehdi, Pakistan, Shopping

Kamiar Rokni, Fahad Hussayn and Mehdi

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

Pakistan

Loadsheddding

Yes. Loadsheddding deserves its own post. Loadsheddding is the term used when the electricity shuts off and the light goes. Which happens in Pakistan every hour. At home, in the stores, everywhere. This means that you can't iron, you can't run sewing machines, and that work slows down. (Including the very important work of making… Continue reading Loadsheddding

Fashion, Lahore, Mehdi, Pakistan

Mehdi Ready to Wear

A quick post: for all those wedding shopping in Lahore, I highly recommend Mehdi Ready To Wear! The collection is tasteful and it's not the big diamond stone work that you will find everrrrrrywhere in Lahore right now! My sister and I got 4 outfits (combined) from there today! Yay! Related Links: Mehdi Website

Designer, Karma, Pakistan, Shopping

Karma

Ok! So continuing from last night...my appointment with Karma (fashion label well-known Pakistani designer Maheen Kardar). Karma was located in Defense, a world apart from the bazaars of Anarkali. We went up the stairs into their lounge to find plush rich coloured furniture, beautiful decor and a lovely sales associate by the name of Huma.… Continue reading Karma

Karma, Lahore, Pakistan, Shopping

Pakistani shopping scene: Anarkali and Defence

Ok. Apologies for the post delay! I've been busy shopping up a storm in Lahore!On the first day, my sister and I went to Anarkali. Anarkali is a bazaar in old, inner city Lahore and the best way to do Anarkali is by rickshaw. The bazaar is where you find authentic Pakistani goods- everything from… Continue reading Pakistani shopping scene: Anarkali and Defence