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

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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

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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

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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

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Inspiration for my Big FAT Pakistani Wedding

Hi! I’m Safa. I’m a 20-something, Canadian-Pakistani, Toronto-based writer and bride-to-be. And this is a blog is about my upcoming big fat Pakistani wedding (BFPW). (Consider the acronym officially coined!)  “When’s the big day!?” is a fairly simple question that is asked of brides-to-be. And typically, the anticipated answer is straightforward: a date. One date.… Continue reading Inspiration for my Big FAT Pakistani Wedding