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Playing dress-up with Kavalier’s collection


Talk We chat with the team behind Deja



A round-up of the best dressed of the week

A Spectacular Start

Mikaal Zulfiqar launches Headlines

Contents Society Pages


The Cut A round-up of the best dressed of the week


Shoot Mikaal Zulfiqar Launches Headlines: A Spectacular Start


Style 101 Playing dress up with Kavalier’s collection


Table Talk We chat with the team behind Deja




30 On Our Radar A round-up of everything on our radar this week

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Shafaq Habib and Fahad Hussayn

Sara Mehmood and Samreen Shehzad Seyham Vahidy


Shafaq Habib celebrates the launch of her new bridal jewellery collection, Uroos E Shafaq in Lahore

Zainab Abbas

Zarminay Haq Zain Shahzad and Anosh

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Arbaqan Changezi Amber Liaqat Arham Qadir

Amna Jamal

Chanda Wasim Khan

Minahil Mirza

Rubia Moghees

Sadaf Fawad

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Alia and Sarah

Amna Babar Aamir Mazhar and Naila Ishtiaq

FROM KARACHI TO LAHORE Allure by MHT, Farnaz Mustafa and Sana Salman host a winter trunk show at Nishat Hotel, Lahore

Mashaal Malik and Rubina Azmat


Sana Salman, Mehreen Tabani and Farnaz Mustafa

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Roshanae Amna Monnoo Chanda Wasim Khan

Nasreen Pervez

Neha Maneka


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Bushra Mustafa

Hajira Asfandyar

Ali Arif

Team BTW


BTW Pakistan’s new category launch takes place in Lahore

Asad Shafi and Mishal Asad

Abdullah Kamal, Hamza Shakeel, Chandni Hamza, Umair Shaikh, Anushaye Nabeel and SM Nabeel

Ali Raza and Rehmat Ajmal

Fariha and Tasmia

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Fatima Imran Ali Qureshi


Aqsa Qazi

Bazla Tauqir

Amber Gohar and Anushaye Nabeel Anum Manzoor

Arham Qadir

Dua Amjad DECEMBER 1-7 2019


Pheby Haroon, Asim Jofa, FDVM with team



Mountain Dew Solis EDM Music Festival takes place in Karachi

JJ and Sohai Ali Abro

Moin Khan

Hadia, Saima, Mahrukh, Anum and Rabia

Asad ul Haq and Farah Haq

Ammad DECEMBER 1-7 2019


Khalid Malik

Mansha Pasha

Junaid Khan

Anoushay Ashraf

Danish Wakeel and Zarmeena Zhalay Sarhadi


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Unforgettable looks of the week!



Faryal Mehmood Faryal is a real head turner in an elegant peshwas paired with a heavily embellished dupatta. She styles her outfit with exquisite jewellery and a sleek bun. She gives her look final touches as she opts for a pink lip and mini clutch.

Shanzay Sheikh Shanzay is an absolute stunner in a blush pink ensemble. She teams her look with a funky clutch and court shoes. With her hair and make-up on point, Shanzay prooves this is the perfect look for an evening soiree!

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Zainab Abbas Zainab oozes old world charm in a gold and ivory ensemble. She opts for traditional jewellery and fuss free hair and makeup — Nikkah bride goals!


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Ammara Kashif Ammara glows in a vibrant Sabyasachi ensemble. She styles her look with traditional jewellery pieces and smokey eyes. With strappy heels and half tied hair Ammara is a real style star!

Manal Saleem Manal looks radiant in a Mohsin Naveed Ranjha creation. We love how she teams her heavily embellished ensemble with minimalistic jewellery. She finishes her look with smokey eyes and a sleek bun.

A Spectacular Start

Mikaal Zulfiqar launches Headlines


Studio and Salon: Headlines by Mikaal Zulfiqar Featuring: Mikaal Zulfiqar Hair and Make-up: Headlines by Mikaal Zulfiqar Shot by: Abdullah Haris Wardrobe: Munib Nawaz Coordination: Mint PR



Kavalier by Khadija A. Malik


Kavalier is the pioneer of laser cut and innovative embellishment techniques in Pakistan. The looks worn by Zara Hafeez are from their Sensuality Collection, with a focus on natural and organic textiles and fabric treatments. The looks are minimal and understated and focus on the woman who wears them, accentuating her personality above all.

The urn kaftan is a heavy grip silk garment embellished with Greek motifs. The light silver laser work and embroidery keeps in line with the grey and pink theme of the collection.

Taking a traditional folk motif and converting it into a minimalistic formal ensemble enables Zara to head effortlessly from the office to a dinner party. DECEMBER 1-7 2019


Zara wears the butterfly appliquĂŠ ensemble from the Sensuality collection. The shirt is a dreamy imagining of butterflies on the finest tulle fabric, paired with cropped cigarette pants, and a contrasting dupatta with scalloped edges.

Zara rocks the blossom kaftan, a silk piece with criss cross detailing along the neckline which accentuates the femininity of this look.


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The deconstructed offshoulder top was Zara’s favourite piece eliciting a fun party vibe for the young millennial.


Table Talk with


Deja by Khadija Shafqat is a super chic cafe in Lahore, known for its delicious brunch and desserts. Unlike the hearty fryups and typical breakfast available in the city, Deja offers a breakfast and brunch that is quite light but scrumptious. TEdit chats with Khadija Shafqat about her passion for food

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everybody could enjoy delicious, wholesome food in the company of their loved ones, conceptualising the ideology, “good food good people”, which sits at the core of this establishment. How has Pakistan changed in terms of spending and eating out? Eating out has, perhaps, become the most popular activity in this country, with people of all types of social backgrounds flocking to restaurants as their primary source of enjoyment. The restaurant industry doesn’t seem to be dying out anytime soon, however, this is not to say that all eateries make it big. It’s tough competition out there and the consumer market is becoming more aware of the type of food, quality and value for money they’re getting.

How is Deja’s menu different from what other cafes are offering? Our food reflects our ethos; love local. I wanted to create a menu that was comprised of a variety of local ingredients, proving that the local food industry is at par with imported products, in turn supporting it and designing a menu that was “made for the people, by the people.” What inspired you to establish Deja? I wanted to create a space where


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In your opinion what differentiates Lahore and Karachi in terms of taste and food? The two cities can be likened to two different palettes. I feel like Lahoris in general, lean towards desi and comfort food and are somewhat reluctant to try something new. Karachi on the other hand, experiments with food, has various cuisines you can try out and caters to a more refined palette. What trends do you see shaping the food and beverage market in 2020? A major shift towards local products which means we’ll hopefully get to see some interesting concoctions.

What is the secret behind sustaining a cafe? Hard work, dedication, and passion. Opening a café is akin to a relationship, you need to fully commit to it, and constantly change and evolve according to its needs. What continues to motivate or inspire you in coming up with a new idea for your cafe? I derive my motivation from satisfied customers. When I see them enjoying the food I labour over, it inspires me to get creative and serve up something new and different each time. What is your least favourite culinary trend? It would have to be dry ice! It’s everywhere!


La Vie En Rose Missed out on the uber-chic Alkaram Studio booklet at #FPWF19? No need to worry because we got you covered! The Alkaram fashion pocket booklet entertains the human senses and uncovers beautiful, red and pink floral patterns that take you on a joyous rose-tinted ride. The seeds of an eternal plant affair, the pretty pink candy, scratchable coloring page and the sweet rose fragrance all perfectly portray Life in Pink giving us the ultimate quintessence of their collection ‘La Vie En Rose’.

Madhubala by Reema Ahsan Reema Ahsan’s latest bridal collection, Madhubala is a nod to the antiquity of the highly praised style of begums; with designs boasting a textural grandeur that truly mirror the culture, traditions and customs of those times, epitomising the Shahi lifestyle of IndoPersian roots. Each outfit boasts intricate embroidery incorporating traditional patterns and Mughal Art inspired motifs such as bagh and paisley to produce heavily adorned designs mirroring the extensive ornamentation of the Mughal era that truly reflects our heritage.

Bachaa Party

Chikachino Flagship Café After years of success of Islamabad’s landmark restaurant Tuscany Courtyard, Dr Aamir Rashid has launched Chikachino Café. Located in the heart of Islamabad’s F7 area, the café offers special tea delights for serious tea drinkers. The owner developed the tea based on his instructions of “chik” combined with the type of tea ‘chino’; hence the name. Popular items at the flagship café include famous tawa chicken, Hyderabadi chicken along with the café’s signature breakfast menu.

Swing If you’re a foodie and love to take pictures for the ‘gram, then head to Swing in Karachi. The recently opened café in the heart of the city is probably the most Instagrammable place in town. From it’s pretty floral décor to the swings you can sit on while you munch on your food, to the lovely marble top tables, there isn’t anything about this café we don’t love. The café serves a variety of food from fresh Salmon rolls, to delicious salads and scrumptious pizzas to the delectable coffee which comes in an array of flavours. This little spot is definitely worth a try if you’re in the city. Check them out on

Bachaa Party is Pakistan’s biggest kid’s store that opened its doors in Lahore. This one stop shop has anything and everything for infants and kids between the ages of 0-14 years under one roof ranging from toys, shoes, apparel, school supplies, party supplies, accessories, baby products and much more! Check them out on

Jashnuara by Shehla Chatoor Shehla Chatoor’s ‘Jashnuara Festive Capsule 2020’ is a perfect antidote to the buoyant and joyous wedding season. Reinventing the classics, the vibrant and boho-chic capsule collection pays an ode to traditional crafts and dovetails them with a festive modern-day twist. The collection comprises sophisticated and feminine silhouettes for friends and family of the bride including classic lehngas, regal anarkalis, mirror-worked cholis, ornately worked heirloom jackets and voluminous kameezes cinched-in with beautifully embroidered belts. DECEMBER 1-7 2019


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