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
The Dawat Diaries: Episode 1
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
Bridal Trousseau (aka jahez kapray)
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)
Sania Maskatiya 2013 Lawn Collection
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
Liberty! (Clothing Edition).
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).
Top 3 Ready-to-wear Shops in Lahore
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
Post Shopping Fatigue
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 🙂
The Rich, and the Poor
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
Say Yes to the Dress!
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