Hi guys! So, this episode of the Dawat Diaries is about the first post-wedding function SM and I went to, exactly a week after we got back from our honeymoon. So naturally, I got very decked out (just like a new bride should :p lol I laugh, but the truth is it is fun to… Continue reading The Dawat Diaries: Episode 2
Hi friends! As we await the professional pics from my wedding (I particularly can't wait for you to see Amna Rathor's amazing transformation of our barn mehndi venue!), I thought I'd show you the cutting edge fashions that are available in Pakistan (and tell you funny stories) by introducing a new feature on my blog...."the… Continue reading The Dawat Diaries: Episode 1
Hi guys! I know, I knowwww, I've been completely MIA, and yes, I'm totally blaming married life for this! (Read: I'm obsessed with decorating our apartment and that's how I spend all of my time these days!) But I cannot wait to blog about the three main wedding days and I'm expecting all of the… Continue reading Bridal Trousseau (aka jahez kapray)
When I was in Lahore this past March, designer lawn was all the rage. It seemed like every designer was coming out with lawn print collections, and me being the eager shopper I was made sure to visit some of the top exhibitions. (Of course my cousins made fun of me for this - they… Continue reading Sania Maskatiya 2013 Lawn Collection
What better time to pen a post than when one feels nostalgic about the subject?And how I do! For Liberty, the main shopping bazaar in Gulberg, Lahore, the heart of the city's commercial/shopping area.Yes: shopping in Pakistan can be frustrating, things take time, shopkeepers don't always keep their promises, it's hot and tiring... but I… Continue reading Liberty! (Clothing Edition).
Most of the clothes I got for my "jahez" (bridal trousseau) were ready-to-wear. For me, this was the way to go because 1) what you see is what you get and 2) I was only in Pakistan for one month and for those of you who have shopped in Pakistan, when you order outfits, what… Continue reading Top 3 Ready-to-wear Shops in Lahore
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!
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