Pakistan Today Paperazzi issue 1, September 8
Weekly magazine of Pakistan Today. Published every Sunday, Paperazzi performs a roundup of the weeks latest events & reviews in Arts, Entertainment, Dining & Lifestyle categories. Check out http://www.facebook.com/PakistanToday for more.
Chaudhri #noordinarygirl mashall top of thecrops Bridal trends 2013 Botox Behaving Badly adnan malik inside out Issue 01, 08-14 September, 2013 www.paperazzi.com.pk Feehaâ€™s #thekickoffparty teasing tees This trend is here to stay! Festivities Issue 01, 08-14 September, 2013 www.paperazzi.com.pk 34 06 contents 18 Love Story Hamza Khar and Maira Hussain tie the knot. 26 Whoâ€™s hot this week! See who made it to the list. 28 In the Spotlight Shehla Chatoor talks about her hopes & fears. 30 Botox Behaving Badly Laaleen Khan asks Dr Haroon Nabi how much cosmetic enhancement is too much. 44 Teasing Tees Parody T-shirts ruffle some feathers. 46 Top of the crops Be bold this season and try a cropped choli. 32 42 14 Publishing Editors: Samina Khan & Meher Tareen l Contributing Features Editor: Laaleen Khan l Contributing Fashion Editor: Amna Salman Art Director: Abdullah Khan l Creative Director: Muhammad Asif Marketing: Saad Malik 0321-4466 100, Sohail Abbas 0300-4652194, Turab Shah 0300- 2018217 Photographer: Irfan Younas l Publisher Ali Nizami l Published at PTPRINT Press, 4- Shaarey Fatima Jinnah Lahore. Paperazzi is a project of Paper Magazine and Pakistan Today. l Contact Details: email@example.com Feeha’s Feeha Jamshed & Nadir Zia’s ’ Festivities Friends threw a fabulous party to kick off their wedding. The night was full of fun, laughter and lots and lots of dancing! Ayesha Omar & Kamal Khan Ayesha Toor, Shazdeh Akhtar & Sanam Agha Saqib Zia, Feeha Jamshed & Nadir Zia Saba Pervez-Dada Mahirah Khan Umair Tabani & Sonia Hussain 06 PAPERAzzi Magazine Zoe Viccaji 2013 Uns Mufti, Haider Ali Baig & Sharmane Sayeed Sanam Saeed & Adnan Malik Amina Rashid Khan, Maha Burney & Nadir Firoz Khan Hafsa Alam & Nida Khan Maria Wasti, Feeha Jamshed & Amar Faiz Sanam Saeed, Tara Mehmood, Caroline & Meher Jaffri 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 07 L’Oréal Professionnel launched it’s first Products Academy in Karachi, seeking to further its mission of professionalising the Pakistani hairdressing industry. you’re worth it Sherezad & Daulat Rahmitoola L’Oreal Academy Musharaf Hai, Christian Ramage, Sadia Shah , Tanzeela & Ambreen Huda, Saira Agha & Zurain Imam Arshy Ahmad Hina Yousaf Kiran Aman Mahirah Khan Moazzam Ali Khan Hafsah of Depilex Aneesa Rashid Khan & Tara Uzra Dawood 08 PAPERAzzi Magazine 2013 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 11 the grand affair Qasim Khan & Anush Gulzarâ€™s mehndi was a lavish, Mughal themed event set up by J&S. The highlight were the elaborate dances that went on till the wee hours of the night. Qasim Khan & Anush Gulzar Ravale Mohydin & Sameen Rizvi Seher & Shazia Gulzar in matching outfits and jewellery! Shanzeh Khan 12 PAPERAzzi Magazine Khurram Shafiq & Shahnawaz Durrani 2013 Shazia Deen & Hasnat Haider Natasha Wali Meezan Mukhtar & Marjan Ahmed Rabia Farooq Muneeze Khalid, Minal Mirza, Aleeha Danyal & Nayab Danyal Anza Gulzar Maira Pagganwala & Sehr Uzeyr The bride makes a grand entrance 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 13 Mahnaz Hussain Anushey Khan & Rabia Khan happily ever after Ali Zahid and Tina Khan recently tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Lahore, amongst close friends and family! Shazreh Khalid did the beautiful decor. Hereâ€™s to wishing Tina & Ali a very happy future together. Zeina & Nazafreen Saigol Muneeze, Shazreh & Alizeh Khalid Ali Zahid & Tina Khan Maria Khan 14 I july 10 - 16, 2011 14 PAPERAzzi Magazine Jarrar Shah & Nida Bano Qureshi Shahnaz Zahid & Samina Khan 2013 2013 PAPER PAPERAzzi PAPERA A Azzi zzi Magazine 11 16 I july 10 - 16, 2011 Rubina & Aleena Vaneeza Ahmed Nusrat Jamil Atiq & Fasih Hamza Khar and Maira Hussain had a super fun wedding reception at the Royal Palm. Friends and family were extremely happy for the young and excited couple. love story Tehmina Durrani welcoming the new bride Omar Jamil Guddo - the woman of the hour Shershah Khan & Hamza Khar having a good laugh Khadijah Malik Nadia Jamil 18 PAPERAzzi Magazine The cousins- Komail Qureshi, Hasan Qureshi, Hamza Khar, Ali Khar, Murtaza Qureshi & Adil Ahmed. 2013 Mother of the bride- Saira Hussain with Mother of the groom- Tehmina Durrani Mahnoor Malik & Jehan Niazi Ghulam Mustafa Khar Ali Khar and Rafia Najam Khar- the newlyweds! :) Father of the bride Rabbo Khan with a friend Hina Rabbani Khar Hina The beaming bride Maira with her dashing husband. 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 19 PaPerazzi Maha Burney Nida Khan looks beautiful in an LBD and strappy sandals. pairs a green sequinned skirt with a neutral top & gold accessories.Yum! Nadia Sayeed looks super in a printed dress. h s ' o h w e 26 PAPERAzzi Magazine e w s i h t 2013 Alyzeh Rahim trendy as ever in an emerald green jumpsuit. t o h Feeha Jamshed effortlessly chic in a sequinned dress by Amar Faiz. Natasha Khan dresses up an LBD with a cropped gold sequinned jacket. ek! 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 27 In the Spotlight Shehla Chatoor founded her signature label in 1995 and quickly became known for her luxurious garments. Today her label is synonymous with versality. She can make luxury pret collections for fashion week with the same ease as she can design a custom-made bridal outfit. We sat down with the talented designer for a chat. Here is what she had to say. How would you define your personal style? Classic and sophisticated. What’’s the best thing anyone has ever said about your work? "Shehla is one stop for traditional, timeless, meticulous eastern and bridal wear, at the same time edgy, uber-glam, western wear. Not to forget the accessories." What is your biggest strength as a designer? I believe I have command over the oldest and most intricate embroidery forms, be it parsi gara, zardozi, mukesh or tila. At the same time I love creating trendy, edgy, glam western silhouettes and accessories. How would you define the fashion scene in Pakistan? We are definitely growing and evolving as an industry. I will go further by saying that it is the fastest growing industry in Pakistan. Luxury prêt is the buzz word, yet one can’t deny the importance of bridal and trousseau wear in our country. How would you describe your childhood? Thinking about my childhood makes me smile. I have beautiful memories. I was blessed with a happy childhood with loads of funny and pleasant memories. What do you value most in your friends? Loyalty, honesty and trust. Who are your fashion influences and inspirations? Inspiration is everywhere- People I meet, places I travel to, old architecture, tapestries, jewellery, movies and music. What is your greatest fear? To lose the people I love. What’s ’ something very few people know about you? I am as passionate about music as I am about fashion. I am a crazy music addict! What do you like to do for fun? Hanging with friends I love, watching movies with my girls and of course listening to music. What do you wish you had more time for? To relax and unwind and spend more time with family. What’’s your favourite TV show? I am a TV show addict. I am currently hooked to Suits, awaiting new episodes of House of Cards, Scandal and Downton Abbey. What’’s your favourite holiday spot? Well I have quite a few. Edinburgh for it’s stunning scenic beauty, fascinating history and beautiful architecture. Milan, the bustling fashion capital has captured my heart. Paris, because its so inspiring and sophisticated-be it fashion, architecture or delicious macaroons. London, because it’s London! If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wish I was not a control freak. 28 PAPERAzzi Magazine 2013 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 07 beha ving By LaaLeen Khan botox badly Donatella versace Cosmetic Cosmetic Enhancement: Enhancement: meg ryan ayyan ali trout Pouts too much too soon Plastic junkies mathira mohammed Preity Zinta sadia imam “Tell me what you don’t like about yourself,” are the words Dr. away, are also opting for fillers on their hands! In America alone, 83% Christian Troy and Dr. Sean McNamara used when assessing their pa- of the $11 billion spent on cosmetic procedures in 2012 were spent on tients’ physical insecurities in the racy 2003-10 series, Nip/Tuck. fillers and injectables rather than plastic surgeries. For many people, the list would be unnecessarily lengthy. Despite the downturn of the global economy in the past decade, the plastic surgery industry continues to grow approximately 10% annually. From lunchtime fillers and Botox parties to rhinoplasties, silicone implants and drastic body reshaping, women and men from Brazil and Lebanon to Iran, Pakistan and South Korea are enhancing their looks. While some emerge with subtle improvements, others choose to undergo dramatic changes, rendering them virtually unrecognisable. Among the success stories are procedures that start to look horribly wrong: gravity-defying cleavage atop an emaciated frame; a collapsed nose with enlarged nostrils; a bulbous, lumpy derriere on an otherwise skinny body; a too-even hairline—there are many telltale signs for people who’ve gone repeatedly under the knife. Current trendy treatments include non-invasive quick fixes such as In a post on Facebook, veteran model/TV star Zainab ‘ZQ’ Qayoom thread lifts, Restylane fillers, ‘Baby’ Botox and V-Tox. Some women, complains about the unprofessionalism of some cosmetically enwho manage to look youthful all over until their saggy hands give them hanced colleagues: “…Some co-stars…take 3 hours in makeup and 30 PAPERAzzi Magazine 2013 their touch-ups take another 30 minutes. WTF! What’s the point of the LK: What’s most in demand at your practice? overflowing fillers, Botox, veneers, collagen, acrylics then! You should be like a microwavable TV dinner: nuke once to defrost and (then) HN: “The latest thing is CoolSculpting, which is fat freezing liposuction. My clients are both women and men, mostly targeting their tummy and ready...” (note: acronyms have been modified). love handles. Men also target their chest areas” (note: Dr. Nabi is referThen there are those who find it hard to stop themselves and develop ring to the ‘moob’ phenomena here). a dangerous addiction to cosmetic procedures. Often ridiculed for their ‘plastic’ appearance, there is a very real element of danger in LK: What percentage of your clients are men as compared to women their psychological conditions. Known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder, among various age groups? BDD is not limited to plastic surgery addiction and may otherwise include eating disorders, hypochondria, obsessive compulsive disorder HN: “20% of my clients are men. They request Botox, fillers, hair transplants and laser hair removal on their back and chest. Among women, (OCD), social anxiety disorder and/or depression. laser hair removal is popular among the younger age groups starting The US Department of Health and Human Service’s Office on Wom- at 18 and goes up to 45. Botox starts at 25-plus among my clients. en’s Health lists guidelines to help identify “inappropriate candidates People in the media come at a younger age wanting to remain young for surgery.” Some of these include patients undergoing crises like and fresh.” How Much Is Too Much? LK: What age has your youngest Botox client been so far? HN: “My youngest Botox client was about 18 or 19. Her parents brought her because she had frown lines on her forehead and always looked angry. After a few sessions, her reflex for frowning stopped and she has not needed more Botox since. I would say 20-plus is a better age for Botox and fillers. Lip enhancement is very popular too, starting at age 23 and going up to age 65.” LK: How do you evaluate what people need to get done? HN: “I give them a mirror and ask about their concerns and what changes they want.” Mahnoor Baloch madhuri dixit ETErnally young HoTTIEs: wHaTEvEr THEy arE or arE noT doIng, IT Is workIng for THEM! LK: Have you encountered people with plastic surgery addiction? HN: “10% of the client population wants more and more treatment. If I don’t treat them, someone else will. If it’s too soon, I politely refuse and tell them to wait for a while so they should not roam around (seeking others who will comply). They should avoid treatments if they are not needed.” LK: What are the warning signs for clients’ plastic surgery requests reaching a dangerous level and how do you deal with it? HN: “If their features are getting distorted and people are talking about them looking abnormal, and they are standing in front of a mirror all the time, it’s Body Dysmorphic Disorder and requires psychological counCourteney Cox Nabila Maqsood seling. Usually a spouse is not paying attention to them and it’s attention-seeking behaviour. You have to be divorce, spousal demise or losing their employment, patients with un- careful when assessing your patients.” realistic expectations “such as those who insist on having a celebrity's nose, with the hope that they may acquire a celebrity lifestyle” and LK: What can happen if a person gets too much Botox, laser therapy, so on. In these cases, a plastic surgeon may work closely with the liposuction or implants? patient's psychiatrist. HN: “Too much Botox has it’s own problems. People can end up lookI asked the go-to guy for Botox and laser skIn ing like a chimpanzee or end up with duck lips. These patients don’t treatments In lahore, dr. haroon naBI of the realise they look like this. Someone close to them should stop them.” LK: Do you have any celebrity clients whom you’d like to mention? I’m Laaleen Khan: What are the most popular cosmetic procedures in Pa- sure there are a lot of politicians and MNAs who come to you in addikistan these days? tion to actors and models. Dr. Haroon Nabi: “Mostly, laser hair removal, fillers, Botox and skin re- HN: “My clientele is entirely confidential and I can not give out names. juvenation are popular, in addition to liposuction and hair transplants.” But yes, there are a lot of good success stories.” 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine skIn ClInIC, hIs vIews on the topIC: 31 From the Kayseria fluorescent collectionsuper fun shoot we shot in Murid K With the best sis in the world- the great Uzma Baig ASMAA MUMTAZ The first Dresser/ Asmaa Mumtaz profile launch shoot life on paperazzi Dad and the kids wedding it up With soul sister and bestie Sarah Waqar Stylist & Makeup Artist With my super graceful super mummy! The kindest soul ive ever had the pleasure of knowing, my granny- my amijaani. One of my favourite shoots EVERwith Zara Peerzada for Karma Seussical! 32 PAPERAzzi Magazine 2013 The painter in me- this one was an internationally commissioned painting that now lives in Cologne 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 07 34 PAPERAzzi Magazine 2013 no ordinary Girl Mashall Chaudhri, founder of the Reading Room Project, a technology venture that gives low-income Pakistani schools access to online learning resources, has discovered her innate sense of style, one that is inspired and influenced by various cultures and family members as much as it remains distinctly her own. Here she talks about learning how to sew and wishing she could always be covered in jewels. Photography by AyAz Anis Written and styled by AnAm mAnsuRi 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 35 no ordinarygirl How would you define your style? Comfort and practicality. Trying to not take myself too seriously. Handme-downs, especially men’s clothing. Up-cycling. I love a good revival. My mother teases me because I’m such a packrat. I have swathes and swathes of cloth just laying about – fabric-in-waiting, I like to think - and tons of old clothes from bygone eras, and here I am holding on to them because I feel they have “potential”. How has travel influenced this aspect of your personality? While travelling, a lot of fashion I have seen and loved is usable, utilitarian, practical wear. While living in Vietnam, a friend and I once took a two-week motorcycle trip up north to the mountains. We saw a lot of ethnic minority people going about their daily lives on foot, and they were wearing really interesting clothes. These are mountain people, often persecuted, living relatively isolated lives, and their clothing speaks of their traditions and their relationships with each other, which are important for them to preserve. Their clothes are also very hardy – their lives demand it. What struck me most was how pragmatism defined them, but not without style. They wear their traditional velvet leg warmers and hand-embroidered, intensely patterned indigo skirts with patches of fluorescence, but they pair them with rejected export t-shirts from the local market. They layer because it’s cold but they also traverse great distances in the course of a single day, so they change altitudes and temperature. They adorn because they have strong pride in their culture and a clear sense of self. They are absolutely beautiful. I have loved clothes ever since I was a kid but this was the first time I consciously let my adult mind appreciate the aesthetic and practical marriage of clothes and I think it has really influenced style for me. What about home? How would you describe Karachi style? What do you like about it? I guess what I like most is Karachi’s blend of ethnic groups and the different styles they bring. So I love that in a single day I can see traditional balochi dresses, peshwas, loongis, saris, pants, skirts, all in a day’s work. So in that sense it is an exciting, coastal place with lots of identities. I also love the hipsters, love seeing somebody’s new sneakers which you know he really hunted around for and is proud of. It makes me smile. You recently decided to learn how to sew. Why? Like many people here, I’ve been having clothes tailored for a long time. As I grew older I really started to feel limited by my own ignorance – how cloth falls, where a pocket should be, how one properly cuts something. I felt like I didn’t know the options available to me, and that really bothered me. Around the same time I started taking an interest in my tailor who is this young, hip Christian guy. He came to us when he was 20, and sews in the house. I really wanted him to tailor western clothes so I started showing him a lot of stuff and the styles I liked. He is extremely talented. He would deconstruct the garments, come up with patterns and ideas about how he wanted to make them. So we started working really closely together, to make what we liked. Almost all my aunts know how to sew or knit. So last year my aunt who is a great seamstress was here for a week, and I just grabbed her and took her to the Singer store and she helped get me a sewing machine. Buying it has given me a great deal more respect for my tailor, who is really a craftsman. It is not easy to make clothes. In fact it is exceptionally difficult to make them well. From start to end, from measurement to finish36 PAPERAzzi Magazine ing, every little step requires the utmost of patience, focus and detail and it’s a beautiful, beautiful thing. I learned how to use my sewing machine through the Internet, and watching videos. As I started sewing it really became my goal to one day be able to make my own clothes and dress myself. Part of my desire to sew clothes is probably the same thing that makes me want to cook my own food, to one day grow my own vegetables - to want to participate more in my own life. And I definitely wasn’t doing much of that. It’s totally a work in progress but there’s a lot more fulfillment in my life now that I have taken this little step. What are some of your favourite things in your closet? My mother makes fun of me because I love everything. I love the old polki stuff that she has given me. I love these peacock earrings she made decades ago when she got married. The jewellery that I’ve inherited from her is attached to her story, so it makes these things all the more romantic for me. On it’s own, jewellery for me is an adornment and increasingly, should not have to be ‘real’ or terribly expensive. If it were up to me I would be wearing a matha patti at all times, big things in my ears and probably a nath as well. I would just like to be covered in decorations. I wish I would dress like that more often. I love my men’s shirts, bequeathed over the years from family and friends. I wear a lot of men’s clothes. Men’s shirts, men’s jeans, men’s shoes. I have really large feet so I’m a regular at the men’s section at Khussa Mahal. My basics: I have about a million white T-shirts, a million black ones and high-waisted jeans. My most luxurious staples: a pair of Bally boots and an old Louis Vuitton satchel, both hand-me-downs from my mother. The former are 8 years old and deeply worn yet look almost new. The purse has been thrown around for 15 years, first by my mom and now by me. It looks a little scuffed, which is just perfect. I like that it is worn in. You can buy a few things in life and really love them. My dad and grandfather were like that and I love that about them. Who are your style influences and inspirations? Family. My mother, as you can tell. She’s the kind of person – if you walk into a room and ask her what she thinks of your outfit, she’ll just tell you if it looks good or not – not whether it is on trend or out of fashion. Few people can do that, I think. My mom’s sister Safia is the epitome of understated elegance – unwavering bun and beautiful, classic saris. Then, my cousin Sarah who started sewing in the 80s at Bryn Mawr because she wanted all these cool clothes and couldn’t afford them. She is a very ‘‘I guess what I like most is Karachi’s blend of ethnic groups and the different styles they bring.’’ modern woman and an intellectual and I always loved that she was making her own clothes and wearing them. She sent me all her old patterns, wonderful garments from the 80s and 90s. As far as famous influences go, I love the story of Miuccia Prada – intelligent, conflicted and a strict non-conformist. Great style. 2013 Shirt: Own design Skirt: Hmong skirt, Sa Pa, Vietnam Fabrics: Various Backpack: Topshop Boots: Durango 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 37 Dress: Own design Necklace: Zainab Market, Karachi Tapestry: Itwar Bazar, Karachi Hand carved wooden statue: Nias, Indonesia I have loved clothes ever since I was a kid. 38 PAPERAzzi Magazine 2013 Rings: Various mostly from Pakistan Various tapestries, shawls and fabrics: Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Bangladesh Sewing machine: Singer Sari: AnDes boutique, Dhaka Dress: Market, Peshawar If it were up to me I would be wearing a matha patti at all times, big things in my ears and probably a nath as well.. Little buddhas: Nig ht market, Singapore Shoes: Khussa Mahal, Lahore Shirt: Own design Necklaces: Zainab Market/ custom. The pearls are an old gift from my aunt) Li ppy: Ruby Woo by Mac 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 39 Dress: Own design Necklace: Zainab Market, Karachi Ring: My Grandmother's 40 PAPERAzzi Magazine 2013 Kurta: New Dehli Necklace: Zainab Market Part of my desire to sew clothes is probably the same thing that makes me want to cook my own food, to one day grow my own vegetables to want to partici pate more in my own life. 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 41 to open in less than a week. The interiors have been designed by a cinema integration company from Canada and a number of Korean technicians are rumoured to be fine tuning the large digital projectors behind the north end of the hall. Everything smells new and looks shiny. The incandescent red seems to heighten the drama of the moment. FAISAL RAFI: There are 5 screens in this building, 3 of them with the similar specs, and 2 other smaller ones. We also have 7.1-surround sound with a potential future upgrade to atmos sound. (Which would mean there would be vertical sound scapes as well.) All of us look around in awe. The scale of everything is incredible. FAISAL RAFI (continued…): I wanted to make a film but realised there was no viability because there aren’t enough screens to show the films. We should have at least 100 screen by 2016! “If you build it, they will come” I repeated to myself. inside out Adnan Malik SCENE 01: Fade from black: 1986 INT. & EXT. Melody Cinema. Aabpara. Islamabad. My first experience of a Pakistani film was when my brother Saqib, the ‘Nigar’ reading cineaste who used to take the local wagon to go see new film billboards put up around town, took my whole family on Eid to see Babra Sharif’s smuggler-vigilante thriller “Miss Singapore” at Melody Cinema in Islamabad. It was a whole new sensibility: a narrative filled with mystique, sleaze, pretense and plenty of sexual objectification. It was my first exposure to how sexuality is represented on a public forum in Pakistan. CUT SCENE 02: 2004 INT. & EXT. Bari Studios Lahore. I moved back from NYC after studying film and with no film industry to speak of, I decided to research the reasons of the demise of cinema culture and ended up interacting with out of work actors, technicians and fight instructors at what was at one point, the largest studio in all of Asia. I wanted to place myself in my own country’s cinema history. The resulting film was called ‘Bhuli Hui Hoon Daastan’ (“Forgotten Song”), and prominently featured a certain visionary, Nadim Mandviwala, who at the time was owner of Neshat Cinema in Karachi, and espoused the belief that by ending the ban on Indian films, we could draw audiences back into cinema halls, which in turn would lead to a larger market, and eventually lead to competitive original content being created within Pakistan. CUT SCENE 3: A week ago. INT. “The Place” Neuplex Cinemas. Phase 8, Karachi. Afternoon. The ban on Indian Films was removed in 2006 and Indian films have been doing increasingly better business in Pakistan. Saqib Malik, Cinema consultant and music producer Faisal Rafi and new heartthrob on the block/color gradist Bilal Ashraf stand huddled in circle, everyone’s faces reflecting the red light from the side paneling of a 400 seater cinema hall with a 60 ft screen that is set 42 PAPERAzzi Magazine CUT SCENE 4: A couple of days ago. EXT. & INT ATRIUM CINEMAS Nighttime. 9 pm. The valet line snakes around the block. Pakistan’s hippest young media stars are stuck in cars, waiting to enter the premiere of ‘Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’, a multi-starrer with TV star Humayun Saeed at the helm of affairs. There’s been a tangible buzz about the film for some time now, especially since it’s the first potential blockbuster that is made using local resources and is not funded by larger agencies. If this film succeeds, it is widely believed, that it will jump start local productions on a new, self-sustainable business model. The television and film fraternity were all in representation. The predominantly young cast was visibly excited. Actor Gohar Rasheed in a double-breasted suit, mustachioed for his role as Zia in saw 14 August, Ainy Jaffri at her luminous best, recently returned from a 2 month globe trotting vacation, and the young lead of the film, Noman Habib, looking like a bona fide film star in a classic black suit. The film is playing to a full house of celebrities in all 3 Atrium cinema halls. The buzz is palpable. The popcorn machine is overflowing. CUT Later that night. SCENE 5: INT ATRIUM CINEMAS Hall D. Nighttime. 12:30 am There’s a collective roar! Our row gives the film a standing ovation! We all stay until the end credits. DEEPAK PERWANI (visibly excited) “It’s a super duper hit!” I concur. The Pakistani film ethos has its own conventions, and this film manages to elicit a truly desi response. It puts the ‘ma’ back in cinema. The film is a rollicking, non-stop entertainer that demands you whistle, hoot, clap, cry and interact with it the way I remember interacting with ‘Ms Singapore’ as a kid. My heart surges with pride. SAQIB: “This is truly the beginning” I couldn’t agree more. And everything seems to mean so much more on the bigger screen, even my emotions are clearly magnified. Size really does matter. SCENE 5: (continued) Later that night: INT. ATRIUM MALL LOBBY. As I leave the hall, I see Nadim Mandviwala, now the owner of Atrium Cinemas and the head of Mandviwala Entertainment, which is producing many of the newer Pakistani films. I congratulate him. NADIM MANDVIWALA: “Congratulations to you as well! A lot of this is a result of the documentary you worked on with me many years ago.” That’s very generous of him, I thought. I smiled and decided that I love win, win, win situations. CUT To the beginning of Pakistani Cinema Take 2. 2013 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 11 Brian Lichtenberg teasing tees Samah Mudassir Bano raazee Cara Delevingne Tired of all the conventional brands? This summer a few cheeky designers had some fun with luxury brands. They twisted the logos a bit and made their own versions. The famous Hermes Paris became Homies South Central,Celine became Feline. Jil Sander became Ill Slander and so on. Spearheading the trend were Brian Lichtenberg and Conflict of Interest. Hig h street brands like Urban Outfitters were quick to follow with their own versions. We love this trend and yes it is here to stay so have some fun with parody tees. Afterall there Ainâ€™â€™T LAUrenT WITHOUT YveS :) Miley Cyrus Chiara Ferragni Conflict of Interest Urban Outfitters Mariam Tareen Mehvish Khan Simliar available @ Mantra rs. 2,300 44 PAPERAzzi Magazine 2013 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 11 Ali Xeeshan @ Bridal Week Misha Lakhani with Mustafa Dawood Anushey Hasham Mahirah Khan Be bold and adventurous this season and try a cropped choli like these fashion forward girls. Note: This trend is only for those with flat tummies! top of the crops Mehryn Zafar Misha Lakhani @ Bridal Week Nida Khan Feeha Jamshed Ayesha Omar Mariam Azmi NAtAsHA KHAN 46 PAPERAzzi Magazine 2013 2013 PAPERAzzi Magazine 07