Hi guys! I realized you can't really talk about shopping for your wedding trosseau in Pakistan, without talking about buying unstitched kapray with completed kaam. When I was shopping in the PK last year, in addition to all of the readymade outfits that I got (which were the majority), I also got a few outfits… Continue reading Unstitched Kapray with Kaam (Clothes with embellishment)
Hi Everyone, Some of you were interested in knowing how to best prepare for your wedding shopping trip back home, wherever that may be! Well, this is what I did before I went to Lahore in March 2013, hope it's helpful to you too! -Safa 1. Make a List This may sound simple… Continue reading What to Do Before you Go Wedding Shopping in Pakistan (or whatever other place in South Asia)
Happy New Year Everyone! For all you 2014 brides, your year is here!!! Exciting times ahead, inshallah (god willing)! 🙂 Last week I was at a wedding, and the fun thing about attending weddings after yours is that you get to wear all your clothes from your jahez (clothes given to you from your family… Continue reading Jahez (Bridal Trosseau) Sari
Hi All! Hope everyone who is off is enjoying the holiday season! Yesterday I went to a mehndi and so I finally had the opportunity to wear the outfit I had made for my mayoun, but never ended up wearing! (Originally we were going to do a mayoun and invite all of SMs girls and… Continue reading My Original Mayoun Outfit
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)
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).
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 🙂