Beauty, Bridal, Wedding

Nauratan jewelry

When I was in Pakistan I was on the hunt for a nauratan set (nauratan means nine, for nine different colours of stones). I think they're so classic and versatile to go with any outfit. It was the classic part that got me laughed at by pretty much every shop keeper in Liberty..."Baji?! (Sister), nauratan… Continue reading Nauratan jewelry

Bridal, Dress, Mehdi, Pakistan, Pakistani, Wedding, Wedding Dress

Bridal by Mehdi (This is not my wedding dress!)

When I was in Pakistan this March I ended up going to Mehdi's bridal boutique in Defense after falling in love with his ready to wear collection on MM Alam. A troop of young girls who couldn't possibly have been over the age of 15 greeted us at the studio, but seemed to be sworn… Continue reading Bridal by Mehdi (This is not my wedding dress!)

Pakistan, Pakistani, Wedding, Wedding Dress

My mother’s wedding dress

One of the first things I did in Pakistan was make my Khala (aunt) find the old suitcases with all my mom's wedding clothes in them. What's better than playing dress up with your mom's vintage wedding wear?! Her dress was made of a heavy tissue material which when reflecting the light looked various shades… Continue reading My mother’s wedding dress