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Khawar Riaz, doesn’t believe in boundaries in art

Perry was offered $ 20 million to be American Idol’s new judge but she turned it down.

Content September 2012


6 Saba Qamar To Tie The Knot Soon 10 Khawar Riaz always there to create a stunning look

14 Miss Pakistan World 2012 Finalist 16 With an indisputable flair for fashion 28 Kate perry, a singer with huge achievements

44 Sonam Kapoor at her best 46 Bollywood chirps 50 Dia Mirza,a super model and top actress 54 LotusTemple in India 58 Gomez inline to play lead role in 5 movies 66 Doutzen Kroes

Trend report

Parties & Events

20 Launch of Rang Ja

46 Bollywood Masala 52 Most stylish Bollywood couples 64 Autumn

24 Block Print Exhibition by Shirin Hassan 40 Launch of Little London Company 24 Celebs walk the ramp at IIJW for a


48 Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif at Indian

36 Darksiders II The team at fashioncentral media group is huge,always acting like a happy force and right now fired by the enthusiasm of this 2nd magazine launch.Editors,content writers,photographers form a integral part of our friendly army,bursting with life and an urge to reach out to millions of literate set of viewers.

Social Cause BETI by Gitanjali in association Idol Set

49 BJP, Bollywood Accept Veena Malik 70 DĂŽner en Blanc Returns to New York 72 Post-Split Robert Pattinson Causes New York Stir


8 Deepak Perwani Discusses the D-Philosophy

From the editor

The first online issue of Fashion Central Magazine captivated and charmed our viewers and the acclaim that we received is a testament to their acceptance of this online Fashion publication. Some viewers went so far as to say that we had exceeded the levels of excellence in terms of visual content, graphic design,events related images,that brought forth ample visual delight. Much that such comments infuse substantial encouragement, there is always a craving for more, and to our joy, viewers have spared time for some very valuable suggestions and since we regard them as the ultimate judge, we have incorporated a few of the proposals.

The front cover for the August online issue turned out to be phenomenal and viewers just loved the radiance of Mariah Carey.Hopefully the face on the cover in this publication will also be treated with admiration and respect. From the business angle, times are tough and since publication is still in its infancy, the advertisements will take time to mature. However our gratitude to those who have already shown confidence in us and did not hesitate to lend support. To these dear ones we offer our thanks and immense gradtitude.


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FEAT Singer QB Lost Travel Documents In America

Famous Pakistani singer Quratulain Baloch, popularly known as QB, remained stuck in America for quite s ometime, as she lost all her travel and visa documents during her musical concerts tour there.QB was having a musical tour to America but unfortunately mislaid all her important travel documents during one of her musical concerts ,without which she cannot perform in other cities.

Singer Quratulain Baloch has gained fame for her performance in Coke Studio and for singing the title song of super hit drama serial Humsafar. Her music concerts tour to America is now delayed due to which QB is facing a big loss.

Saba Qamar To Tie The Knot Soon The hot looking pretty drama artist Saba Qamar, who is currently playing in drama serial Shehryar Shehzadi, and Thakan, has announced to tie the knot after this EidUl-Fitar. A great news for Saba Qamar fans is that she has decided to get married very soon after Eid but she has not her wedding plan. Anyhow, she is busy with her work right now. Saba Qamar is a well known actress and fashion model who rose to prominence for her exceptional performance in number of Pakistani dramas such as Jinnah Ke Naam, Uraan, Dastaan, Pani Jaisa Piyar, Kanpur Se Katas Tak, Tinkay, Maat, Jo Chale To Jaan Se Guzar Gaaye and the most popular political satire program Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain. She has also won “Best Actress Award in the 17th Annual PTV Awards 2012” for her role Zartaash in drama serial Tera Pyar Nahi Bhoole. Saba Qamar is engaged to her cousin, Farhan Ahmad, an Engineer at PAF and want’s to stay in show bizz, though the final decision will be subject to murtual consensus.

TURE Mahnoor Baloch Gets Ticket To Hollywood

Where many Pakistani celebrities are heading to Bollywood, the most breathtaking Pakistani diva Mahnoor Baloch has got the ticket to Hollywood.Mahnoor Baloch is known for her beautiful face and excellent performance in number of Pakistani drama serials. She earned fame at a very young age and proved herself in both acting and modeling. Owing to her talent, Mahnoor Baloch has been signed for a Hollywood movie “Torn” along with Ali Tahir’s brother Farhan Tahir. Farhan Tahir is an acclaimed PakistaniAmerican actor known for appearing in several Hollywood films such as Star Trek, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Iron Man. The star cast of the film “Torn” includes Dendrie Taylor, Faran Tahir, Sharon Washington, and John Heard along with Mahnoor Baloch. The film is directed by Jeremiah Birnbaum and is produced by Michael Richter, Jeremiah Birnbaum, James Burke, Shoieb Yunus, and Jawad Qureshi.

Pakistani Star Muskan Khan To Debut In Bollywood The hot and sexy Pakistani actress and singer Muskan Khan, who had been hoping to work across the border, has now got her dream come true by signing her debut Bollywood movie “JUST MMS”. Yes, fans! You will now see your favorite “ab chain aye na” singer Muskan Khan in upcoming Indian film “Just MMS”. She hasremained quite unlucky in Pakistani showbiz and has always desired to work in an “international environment”. Muskan Khan appeared in Pakistani films Qayamat and Tere Pyaar Mein but couldn’t get attention because of her scenes getting edited. Now, Muskan Khan has got the right opportunity to step in Bollywood with the film “JUST MMS” of Rachna Movies, directed by Kabir Raaj. She will be playing the lead role in film along with Bollywood stars Raj Babbar and Raveena Tondon. Muskan Khan will be shooting in Goa and Mumbai for her film JUST MMS after Eid and is also discussing two more upcoming Bollywood films with directors there.

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Interview Deepak Perwani Discusses the D-Philosophy

What is the motive behind D philosophy? The D philosophy labels emerge from the art and craft of Pakistan the motive behind is to take something Pakistani and make it modern and adaptable to the global market.

What distinguishes D philosophy from others? The color palette is always very bright, the use of dastrkhawan and other elements like block print screen print etc. while d philosophy leads in the funky prĂŞt market others follow.

What is your style statement? Its always out of the box, funky and in your face fun.

Plagiarism .one of the biggest problems in Pakistan as far as fashion goes.

What has led you to become fashion designer? My love for clothes for fashion for anything new

How do you balance between traditional For that you have to wait and we have our dolmen aspects and modern cuts? What are the expansion plans? store coming up next month

How Pakistani fashion industry is evolving?

I have always been a modernist so my designs are more diffusion then ethnic purely, I like the infusing of the east and the west .

Its evolved leaps and bounds in the last 5 years , the plethora of fashion weeks is a great example of where its going .

One person you would love to dress?

One thing you can’t stand with?

Pretty well actually I get criticized all the time.

Madonna and Monica Belluci

How do you deal with criticism?

Who is your favorite Pakistani designer? Many, Iman of Body Focus, Rizwan Beyg, Maheen Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Sana Safinaz and many others .

Who is your favorite international designer? Again many, Issey Miyake, Valentine, Azzedine Alaia and Karl Lager Field.

Who is the ideal D philosophy woman? The one likes to experiment, she is joyous and happy

What is the pre-requisite to design? You must understand the fabric that you will make it in

What are your favorite colors? The color purple and red

Celebrities you would like to wear your label? Hmm Angelina Jolie and Priyanka Chopra.

How fashion weeks are helping fashion industry of Pakistan? They are creating the business of fashion and not just entertainment, also a certain level of tolerance for women in the country.

Which country inspires you? London and Paris

What are the most repetitive labels in your own closet? I don’t actually I buy what I like

What do you do to overcome stress? I work out, read a book and yes I don’t talk about fashion after 9 pm .

What did you want to be in your childhood? I wanted to be an actor

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Pakistan’s Fashion Stylists’ & Beauty Salons

Khawar Riaz From Spartan kings to Brazilian demi-gods to Beckhamesque hunks to Mongol warriors, the males were complete works of art. Fashion stylist Khawar Riaz certainly doesn’t believe in boundaries in art, when he starts experimenting then there is no full stop to that. Fashion stylist Khawar Riaz has secured many national & international awards, in different Fashion shows. We can see the stunning looks of models, created by Fashion stylist Khawar Riaz on the billboards all over the country, in T.V commercials & shows, in various magazines, in fashion glossies, means in both showbiz and Fashion industries. As a photographer and make-up artist, Fashion stylist Khawar Riaz brings out the best out of the face and makes the person a “celebrity”.

Stylists are the people who possess an ability to change the looks of the person through the magical art of makeover in their hands. Khawar Riaz is a Pakistani well reputed and outstanding Fashion stylist, who changes the looks with his inborn God gifted art, he is blessed with! Fashion stylist Khawar Riaz is one of the oldest and from those stylists who really enhance the Fashion industry in Pakistan; by boosting their shining concepts and hard work. Fashion stylist Khawar Riaz also has a credit of introducing and polishing many top class Fashion models in the style and Fashion world; for example, Zara Sheikh and Ahmed Butt are two big examples.

The extremely talented Khawar Riaz takes styling as a form of art. His male models at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, Lahore were certainly a sight to behold.

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Sabiha Zahid Miss Pakistan World 2012 Finalist S

abiha is a 20 year old British Pakistani she is a computer science student at university and works as a part time teaching assistant at the Ilford learning centre in London. She also worked as a student learning assistant (SLA) at her university which she was awarded for recently. She has currently passed her second year at university and will pursue her third year. Her confidence has flourished whilst working with different age groups. Sabiha worked voluntarily at an Asian Women’s Advisory Service (AWAS) where she has believed to have gained an insight into how many people perceive different problems in life and deal with them, this has made her a very diplomatic person; she organised and performed a drama piece to empower women, this was her second live performance that she has ever given in a public place, she feels it’s a lovely experience to see people appreciate your help,

which is why she voluntarily went on to do this. She wants to do more to help women in the future, hence her presence in the Miss Pakistan pageant. This pageant consists of 5 rounds of which one is a talent round; Sabiha has compiled a dance remix which consists of a mixture of Pakistani Western/English and Afghani songs, to perform on. The choice of music was hers; she believes the mixture represents the difference cultures in Pakistan; bringing the western world closer to Pakistan; this is something she believes people need to accept. The dance is choreographed by her and her friends who helped a lot critically. She has been reading on Pakistan and India’s history and various other documents and books for her preparation towards this pageant. One of the most touching she feels

is the Parvez Musharrafs ‘In the line of fire’ which she was encouraged and motivated by as it sent a deep message through Parvez Musharrafs writing of events. Sabiha believes life has taught her a lot since childhood; teaching her to stay strong whether family problems were at hand or whether she was forced into anything. She calls herself a freedom fighter, as over the years she has become an individual who has always wanted to stand for not only her rights, but the rights of other citizens residing in Pakistan especially after paying a visit there last year; where she taught some children in the neighbourhood of Gojra Pakistan (which is in the Punjab province of Pakistan) their basic English. She loves helping these vulnerable children who are in the need of education.

She says “it was touching to see them so happy whilst learning; I would love to go back again whenever I get a chance and do something more supportive.” She has always believed that education is the base of understanding others opinions. This career was not happily approved by her family or a few others she came across. Nonetheless, she carries her beliefs and dreams in a positive and confident manner, as there is more to her than what other want to enforce; she is looking forward to meeting people just like herself at this pageant in August.

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ickie nina Nickie and Nina are two sisters with an indisputable flair for fashion. The two designers together form an impressive team behind the Lahore based house of haute couture. The duo work with a variety of fabrics and what truly sets them apart is the innovative way they combine two or more textures in a single garment.


he luxury brand label debuted in 2000 with the critically acclaimed millennium show in Lahore, Pakistan, the success of which brought with it an unprecedented amount of glitz and glamour. That year, Nickie Nina was invited to attend the MTV Awards in Delhi and to showcase at a group show under the aegis of Fashion TV International, in Bombay. 2001, 2002 and 2003 witnessed the brand hold exclusive Fashion shows at home and abroad. Their new collections were showcased in Lahore, Chicago, Orlando and Washington, where their collections were viewed by fashion impresarios and Heads of State alike. The year 2004 was a landmark for the label, having received their first nomination for the prestigious Pakistani Lux Style Awards, held in Dubai, in the best Bridal wear/couture category. Dubai. In February of 2004 they were invited to show at the Pakistani High Commission in London and to exhibit in New York, which they did to much acclaim. On their return to Pakistan, Nickie Nina opened their ready to wear Flagship store in their home city, Lahore in Pakistan, in the high profile shopping area known as M.M.Alam Road. The following year, in 2005 they showcased at the Presidency in Pakistan, an event organised for George Bush’s visit to the country. They also held their first exhibition at Designer’s Lounge in Dubai and in Houston. In 2006, Nickie Nina was invited to show their collection to the Saudi Arabian royal family in Jeddah. Following the success of their first exhibitions, Nickie Nina also returned to exhibit in Dubai and Chicago. 2006 also marked the opening of their second outlet in Karachi Pakistan’s high end retail venue, Zamzama.

Last year, Nickie Nina exhibited a collection in Dubai for a third time and to Orlando. In September they exhibited in London and in October, they showed at Lakme India Fashion Week to critical acclaim. 2008 also witnessed the opening of their third retail space in Pakistan. This year, Nickie Nina showed at multiple international fashion destinations including New York, LA, Chicago, the UK, Bahrain and in Dubai. The label also held a charity fashion show in Pennsylvania, USA. Nationally, Nickie Nina brought to Pakistan their new brand label, Nickie Nina Designer Fabric to much acclaim in both Karachi and Lahore and showcased their fusion bridal collection in Lahore in winter 2008.

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Launch of Rang Ja

The latest fever of putting on colorful clothes has become more exciting with the newest launch of Rang Ja Flagship Store at MM Alam Road in Lahore.

24 P & E

Block Print Exhibition by Shirin Hassan

26 P & E

Launch of Little London Company


Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson recognized and known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who grew up to the tunes of gospel music..


ight from first year of high school, she pursued a music career as Katy Hudson and sought recognition and acceptance as a leading singer.The singing in the church had really helped her to fine tune her talents.Even from the angle of singing many things were forbidden.Her mother

strictly forbade her from listening to secular music and restricted her to attending Christian schools and camps,but luckily for her,as a child she learned to dance and enjoyed the good fortune of being taught by seasoned teachers. All this,certainly,sharpened her abilities as an entertainer and gave her the confidence to launch herself into commercial ventures,but though the initial failures were a little dampening,persistence brought enough success to keep her going.

With the release of her first mainstream album, One of the Boys in 2008, which spawned three Billboard Hot 100 topten songs—”I Kissed A Girl”, “Hot n Cold” and “Waking Up In Vegas”.

Perry is known for her unconventional style of dress which is often humorous bright and uses fruit shaped accessories as part of her outfits.

Perry supported the album with her Hello Katy Tour. In 2010, Perry released her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010), which topped the Billboard 200 chart, and spawned five number one singles—”California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”. Teenage Dream became the first and so far only album (after Michael Jackson’s Bad)—to do so, and thus Perry became the first female in history to achieve this. Amongst her other accomplishments,Perry has spent over 52 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, and has since extended this to 69 weeks. In 2012, Perry also secured nominations for eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year (Teenage Dream) and Record of the Year (“Firework”). Along the way she was named 2011’s “Artist of the Year” by MTV. In terms of numbers her achievements are huge. The sales of digital tracks in USA add upto 37.6 million and the figure on worldwide basis is 11 million. Her married life did carry a tempestuous touch, but all such woes have been overcome and the little girl who,a few years back, began taking her first music lessons at the age of nine is now a star.

Perry appeared as a judge during the Dublin audition show of the British Television show,The X Factor.

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GAME Darksiders II merges action, exploration, and loot-driven progression into an excellent and sizable adventure.


f you remember the darksiders first part then you would know that it was a good game with some irritating designs. No doubt darksiders did a good business and it was very well sold. Darksiders made around 1.86 million but it didn’t sustain its players for a long time. After some time players moved back to fifa which they usually play. First of all the character of darksider 2.Talking about death then it is an impatient soldier. He is different from his brother the strategist war. Death is much faster than war. Death is unstoppable. It doesn’t even waste time and has a metaphysical arm which decreases the distance between death and its enemies in darksider 2. In darksider 2 death has also given the feature in which he can utilize multiple armor sets. Not to forget about the 2 distinguishing skills of death. These two skills are Harbinger: which focuses on combat combination and second skill is Necromancer which is more focus on spells. In first part we know that

surroundings were not very much noisy they were next to muted. Darksiders 2 is different. It has featured death in an underground caravan which is very lively and colorful. Not only environment, almost everything in darsider 2 has been improved and advanced. But as per the information, darksider 2 has not touched combat more. Game is now much speedier but it still relies on one button. Defense is disappointing. At least if it’s an action game there should be good defense system in it. In defense what only you can do is to roll away to avoid the enemies. Now, little teaser about the story of darksider 2, Death is on an adventurous mission to redeem his brother. In game death has to meet with a character who is Lord of Bones. This character was trying to process about 6 billion dead individuals and transferring them to underground. After this death has to fight in arena and win from the champion and has to get its head. Now this needs high agility and skill. Death has all this in itself.

It is heard that Darksider 2 is going to be about 4 times bigger than first part of darksider. In darksider 2 experience points will be gained by smashing heads of the enemies. All these points then will be spending on the skill tree. You don’t have to buy everything, you need to choose power ups that will suit the way you play.


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Celebs walk the ramp at IIJW for a Social Cause BETI by Gitanjali in association The opening show of the 3rd edition of IIJW ‘Envi and Nizam by Gitanjali in association with Gr8 presents Beti’ was a show that went beyond glamour and glitter. It was a ‘show with a heart’ where famous TV and film celebrities along with well known corporate personalities walked the ramp for BETI - a joint initiative of Gitanjali Group and Gr8. It is an initiative which creates awareness and campaign about issues like female foeticide, acid attack and women empowerment. Taking this initiative further, this year the Beti show focussed on generating support for treatment of Sonali Mukherjee, a young victim of a horrific acid attack in Jharkhand. The celebs sported stunning outfits from renowned designers Vikram Phadnis and Madhurima Nigam with dazzling jewellery from Nizam & Envi by Gitanjali & Gemfields.

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Sexy Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor is flaunting her sleek legs posing sexy and bold for the photoshoot of Maxim India Magazine.

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Bollywood Priyanka Chopra voted more kissable than Ash, Kareena

Shahrukh Khan in legal trouble again!

Veena Malik Celebrating “Dahi Handi”

B-town heroines are constantly competing with each other. Here they go again we thought, until we heard what the contest was about! This time it wasn’t for acting or item numbers. It was for locking lips! And we are told that Priyanka Chopra emerged as the clear winner. Lagging not far behind were Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the second position and Kareena Kapoor in third. But we think it’s only fair. After all, it’s Priyanka who kissed sensuously time and again in Fashion, Agneepath, 7 Khoon Maaf, Kaminey and Aitraaz, to name just a few films, as opposed to her rivals who have only a couple of lip-locks and that too fleeting ones to their credit.

Shahrukh Khan has landed in legal trouble again. Amit Maru, who is a resident of Mumbai, through his lawyer YP Singh, had approached the Maharashtra State Commission For Protection Of Child Rights, to launch a complaint against Shahrukh Khan. Amit Meru wants to register an FIR against the actor for ‘corrupting’ children by uttering ‘filthy abuses in public’ in Wankhede Stadium.According to a leading daily Amit Maru wrote in his complaint, “Enormous celebrity, who the people of India, particularly children, emulate and follow, has harmed the future of our nation by corrupting minds of children by uttering filthy and dirty abuses in public.”Amit Meru listed seven alleged offences committed by Shahrukh Khan.

Mumbaikers woke up to the beating of drums on the festival of Janmashtami and here First time Bollywood Actress Veena Malik added a touch of glamour to “Dahi Handi” in India at Worli. She will perform as a Radha between so many Govindas and try to win they heart’s of people out there. Veena Malik said, “I feel very pleasant on being invited on such a great day of India. It’s a new exposure for me to know about the “Dahi Handi”. I love to be a part of this holy celebration”.‘Dahi handi’ (pot of curd) is associated with the mythological tale of Lord Krishna’s boyhood trick of stealing butter from a suspended earthen pot. Govindas (young men) form a human pyramid to reach the dahi handi put up at a height and try to break it in a bid to win prizes.

od Masala Deepika Padukone gets an award for being Beautiful

Shahid Kapoor hopes to be a part of Rs 100 cr club

Juhi, Sonakshi go on shopping spree at Patiala

Deepika Padukone, Bollywood’s current It Girl, has many reasons to smile right now. Her last film,Cocktail was a hit and her performance was the critics’ favourite.She’s bagged two big films – Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela and Chennai Express opposite Shah Rukh Khan. And she’s having so much fun shooting Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani with ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor that everyone wants to know if there’s romance again on the cards. And Deepika’s also the ‘Beauty of the Year.’ That’s the prize she picked up at the Vogue Beauty Awards held in Mumbai on August 1, 2012.

Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is gearing up for two action films to be directed by Prabhu Deva and Bejoy Nambiar each, is hopeful that these films achieve the Rs 100 crore feat.The 31year-old will be seen in Prabhu Deva’s Namak and in an untitled film by Nambiar of Shaitan fame. Considering that Prabhu Deva’s two directorial ventures – Wanted with Salman Khan and Rowdy Rathore with Akshay“I don’t know about this Rs 100 crore club. It will happen whenever it has to. There is no plan for that. I hope I am able to achieve it (the benchmark his movies have set at the box office). Every actor hopes his movies to do maximum business, but one can’t predict this thing,” Shahid told media.

Juhi Chawla and Sonakshi Sinha hit it off so well while shooting Son Of Sardaar in Patiala, that they used to shop at local markets together for hours.If a source from the sets of the movie is to be believed, Juhi and Sonakshi would disappear for hours whenever they had an afternoon call time during the 15-day shooting schedule in Patiala. What were they busy with?“They used to go to local markets to shop for souvenirs and local stuff from there and not come back for hours. It left Ashwini Dhir, the director, miffed” the source added. Son Of Sardaar also features Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt in key roles. It will release Nov 13.

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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif at Indian Idol Set Bollywood’s most happening couple Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif recently walked in together at the set of reality music show Indian Idol in Mumbai. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif were looking too gorgeous standing side by side. Salman Khan was wearing a grey being human t-shirt whereas Katrina Kaif looted the limelight in beautiful knee long black frock.

No more outrages for Veena Malik in India. Bollywood has accepted her as an eye-candy and now slightly Indian politician accepting her to be the part of Hindu Celebration. BJP Mumbai President Raj Purohit had invited Veena Malik at holy celebration of “Krishna Janmastami” in Mumbai. She gear up as Radha and throbbed many hearts. Excited Veena said, “It was a great day of my life. I never thought of been a special guest on such an auspicious day of India. Mumbai people are very loveable and they are very close to my heart. Mumbai is very lucky for me where my next film “Mumbai 125Kms” is going to release very soon.”

Veena Malik

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BJP, Bollywood Accept

Citizen of India and Political Party’s slenderly accepting Pakistani actresses to make their mark in India. After so many political outrages between India and Pakistan now they are ready to forget all the past and start a new exuberance.

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ia Mirza is a super model and top actress of Indian Fashion and Film Industry. Her tempting eyes, engaging looks and budding talent made her way through the corridor of modeling to the juncture of Bollywood Films. This brilliant actress can speak Telugu, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, and English with proficiency with interests of reading, writing, painting, pottery, horse riding and theater. She

has written several articles for The Hindustan Times and various other publications as a guest writer and also worked as a member of the board of the Coca Cola foundation that works towards development in rural India.

She came up the second runner-up in Femina Miss India Beauty Pageant, 2000, Sony Viewer’s Choice Award, and Miss Beautiful Smile. She also won the title of Femina Miss Asia-Pacific in Manila on December, 2000 where she was the 2nd Indian who won this title after the gap of 29 years. Thus far she has proved her excellence in more than forty films as a remarkable actress and glamorous heroine. Now she is running her own production house “Born Free Entertainment” launched on February 10, 2011. Dia Mirza was born in December 9, 1981 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. She attended Vidyaranya High


School for Boys and Girls in Hyderabad and later Nasr School, in Kushnuma. She postponed her Graduatioin due to excessive work and just before her debut film she took one week crash course on acting at New York University. She made her debut on the big screen with ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’ in 2001. At the age of 16, after completing her 10th standard, she got a job as a marketing executive in a multi-media firm called Dr. Neeraj’s Multimedia studio in Hyderabad. This job lined her way to modeling assignments with Walls, Lipton, Emami amongst others. Then she made her debut on the big screen with ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’ in 2001 and worked in more than forty movies till 2011.

She also worked for community services like Cancer Patient Aid Association, Spastics Society of India, with Government of Andhra Pradesh to spread HIV awareness, prevention of female foeticide, PETA, CRY and NDTV Greenathon.

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Most Stylish



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Temple in India


he beautiful building of Lotus temple is made up of amazing white marbles, cement, dolomite and sand. The structure and the colour of the building give the message of peace. The building itself invites the people from all religions; it doesn’t discriminate people to enter the building on the basis of religion, race or cast or any other characteristic. The Lotus provides a message that all human beings are equal and the environment inside the temple appreciated meditation and respect all faith with the view that worship is a silent relationship between a human being and God, human beings from all the nations, class and creed are God’s creatures and they have the right to keep a personal relation with God. The building of Lotus Temple appreciated the unification of human beings all across the globe, people visit this temple for making silent prayers to the God, those who believe that the relation between God and human being is very personal to every individual will love the environment of the Lotus Temple.The tourists from across the border and all over the world visit this Lotus temple to experience how every human being communicates to God in the form of worship and a silent worship that can also be classified as meditation.It is important to know that the building represents the Manifestation of God, and is also a symbol

of purity and tenderness. The significance and beauty of the Lotus temple is deeply rooted in the minds and hearts of the Indians. Once you travel to India you definitely have to pay a visit to revitalize your soul and connect to the God and rejuvenate your faith in God. It’s amazing how the Lotus Temple brings people together and how people have a stranger believe of connecting and communicating to God in that place. This amazing place build by Bahai faith is giving a message of equality to all. Its name suggests that Lotus lives in dirty water yet remains beautiful and undefiled by its surrounding. The name also gives a message of unification and equality of human race regardless of class, race, creed or any kind of discrimination. The Lotus temple appreciates the unification of human beings as the same species.

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rican Selena Marie Gomez

Selena Marie Gomez born July 22, 1992 is an American actress and singer best known for portraying Alex Russo, the protagonist in the Emmy Award-winning television series Wizards of Waverly Place.


he subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program. She made her starring theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.Her career has expanded into the music industry; Gomez is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which has released three RIAA Gold certified studio albums, Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain, and When the

Sun Goes Down, spawned three RIAA Platinum certified singles, “Naturally”, “Who Says” and “Love You Like a Love Song” and charted four No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.Gomez has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Shake It Up after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.In 2008, Gomez was designated as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas.She is the daughter of former stage actress Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Teefey (née Cornett) and Ricardo Joel Gomez.Her father is of Mexican ancestry, and her mother is of part Italian descent.Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has

descent.Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has stated: “My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. we don’t really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbecues on Sundays after church.”Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey.She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died almost three years after Gomez was born.In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions.She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.Gomez began her acting career at age seven, playing Gianna on Barney & Friends.She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. Gomez also starred in the television movie Brain Zapped. (Selena Gomez also found out that she wanted to be an actress because in E Special she states that “I would also watch my mom on stage do her lines”.In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a USA-wide scouting.Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite

Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest appearance – that later turned into a recurring role – on Hannah Montana from seasons two to three. Gomez previously taped two different pilots that were spin-offs to two previous Disney series.The first one, What’s Stevie Thinking?, was the spin-off to Lizzie McGuire. Gomez played Stevie Sanchez, Miranda Sanchez’s little sister. The other show was titled Arwin!, the spin-off to The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, in which she played Alexa. Neither series was picked up.

In early 2007, Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo. The show premiered to an audience of 5.9 million, becoming a hit. Many news outlets began dubbing Gomez the next ‘Miley Cyrus’ causing some controversy and a reported ‘feud’. Gomez clarified that there was no feud and that she was flattered by the comparison, saying: “It’s a little overwhelming, but I think really, it’s a compliment. She’s obviously extremely successful, and I think she’s a wonderful performer .So being compared to her, I was very, very flattered.”Gomez recorded four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single (Magic) from the album was released. In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of “Cruella de Vil”—which included a music video—for the compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez also recorded

“Fly to Your Heart” for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008, before Gomez’ sixteenth birthday, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label owned by Disney.The same year Gomez began a brief relationship with Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers which ended that same year.In May, of the same year, Gomez was featured, with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet version of the non-album song “Whoa Oh!”.The same year Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one the Mayor’s ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who! which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose, of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their “Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch” list; and Rose described Gomez as having been “a multitalented teen”.Gomez recorded three songs for the movie’s soundtrack. In 2009, Gomez formed the teen pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene. Kiss & Tell, the band’s debut studio album and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by RIAA.The album’s single, “Naturally”, was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 2010.In February 2009, Gomez signed on to star as one of the two female leads in Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children’s novel series by Beverly Cleary.Gomez stated that she felt no pressure in taking more adult roles: “I think I’m fully aware of my audience and I’m still just a kid myself. I wouldn’t do a role I don’t feel comfortable doing or that my audience wouldn’t feel comfortable seeing.”She also began to date actor Taylor Lautner, who she met in Vancouver, while she was filming Ramona and Beezus and he was shooting New Moon, and the two dated for a few months. However, the pressure of the media became too much for them and caused the two to break-up.In June 2009, Gomez did a guest appearance as herself in one episode of best friend Demi Lovato’s Disney Channel television show, Sonny with a Chance, entitled “Battle of The Network Stars”. That same month Gomez appeared alongside Lovato in the made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program.The telecast garnered 8.5

million viewers becoming, at the time, the third most watched Disney Channel Original Movie.One month later, Gomez, along with two cast members of Wizards of Waverly Place appeared in a television three-way cross-over episode with Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck, entitled Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana.

“my band and I are going our separate ways for a while. This year is all about films and acting and I want my band to play music wherever with whoever. We will be back but, it will be a good while.�

On August 28, 2009, two months after appearing in Princess Protection Program, Gomez starred in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a made-for-television film based on the show. The film premiered to an audience of 11.4 million viewers becoming cable’s No. 1 scripted telecast of 2009 and Disney Channel’s second most-viewed film premiere after High School Musical 2.In September 2009, Wizards of Waverly Place won “Outstanding Children’s Program” at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2010, the film adaptation won the series its second consecutive Emmy for “Outstanding Children’s Program” at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.Gomez on location in Paris, France filming Monte Carlo in June 2010. Gomez’s first theatrical film Ramona & Beezus premiered on July 23, 2010 and met with generally positive reviews.In March 2010, Variety reported that Gomez was set to star as one of the three lead roles in Monte Carlo, alongside Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy.In the film, Gomez plays Grace, a girl who’s “mistaken for a socialite while on a trip to Paris.”To prepare for the role Gomez learned how to play polo and also took two weeks of vocal training to learn two different British accents.The same year Gomez confirmed that the fourth season of her hit Disney Channel show, Wizards of Waverly Place, would be its last. On September 17, 2010, Selena Gomez and The Scene released their second studio album, A Year Without Rain The record debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 4, selling 66,000 copies. On January 19, 2011, the album was certified Gold by RIAA.As of April 2011, the band has sold 1,354,000 albums in the United States.To support the album, the band embarked on the mini-tour A Year Without Rain Tour. In February 2011, reported that Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment had acquired the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher with Gomez attached to the lead.That same month TV Guide reported that Gomez would make a cameo in the Muppets film. On February 27 2011, Gomez attended the 2011 Vanity Fair oscar party with Canadian singer Justin Bieber,confirming several months of media speculation about a romantic relationship between the pair.The relationship has since become Gomez’s most high-profile relationship and the two have become a teen power couple.On March 23, 2011, Hollywood Records announced through a press release that Selena Gomez & The Scene would be embarking on their third concert tour in the United States, the We Own the Night Tour ran during the summer of 2011.Production for the final season of Wizards of Waverly Place came to a wrap on May 14, 2011.Gomez co-hosted the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 19.She also hosted the 2011 MTV EMAs on November 6, 2011, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she performed her band’s single “Hit the Lights”. Near the end of 2011, it

was reported Gomez was in talks to star in two upcoming films. announced in October that Gomez would take part in the comedy Hot Mess.In early November, Variety reported that Gomez was in talks to star in the upcoming film Spring Breakers alongside James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens.Gomez confirmed to MTV that she had signed on for the project and that production will begin in early 2012.On June 28, 2011, Selena Gomez & the scene released their third studio album, When the Sun Goes Down, previously titled Otherside.The album

debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200, selling 78,000 copies its first week and the following week, the album rose to number 3 on the Billboard chart, becoming the band’s highest charting album to date.On November 17, 2011, the album was certified platinum.The album’s lead single, “Who Says” was certified Platinum by RIAA on June 23, 2011 and has become the band’s highest charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 to date, peaking at number 21.The second single, “Love You Like a Love Song”, was certified Platinum by RIAA on December 2, 2011, and became the act’s first to sell over two-million copies. In January 2012, Gomez announced that she would put her music career on hold in order to focus on her acting career, and that the band would be taking a hiatus:As of March 2012, Gomez has been cast in six upcoming films; in which five of them she has been cast as a lead role. She will first appear in Hotel Transylvania, an animated film, voicing the character of Mavis, alongside Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi. The film is scheduled to be released on September 21, 2012.Next, Gomez will appear in the Harmony Korine film Spring Breakers alongside James Franco.The film is scheduled to be released sometime in spring 2013. Gomez has also been cast as the main role of Hannah Baker in the film adaptation of young-adult fiction novel, 13 Reasons Why which was written by Jay Asher.She will also play the lead role in a film called Hot Mess, a comedy film directed by Dave Meyers.In addition, Gomez filmed a cameo for Aftershock, an upcoming thriller, in Chile alongside Eli Roth. On April 7, 2012, Gomez posted a video for fans in which she revealed that she would be filming a new movie called The Getaway in Bulgaria with Ethan Hawke and Jon Voight.The film wrapped up in May and is scheduled to be released on December 1, 2013. Gomez was also considered for the role of Carrie in the remake of the 1976 horror film Carrie, although she never auditioned. The role eventually went to Chloë Grace Moretz.On July 22, 2012 (her 20th birthday), she received honors for her band Selena Gomez & The Scene at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

64 Trend Report

Autumn By ROUGE


t is time to say goodbye to the bright sunshine and welcome the usual rain, wind and eventually the snow. I got to admit, the summer this year was actual summer. Wasn’t as hot as it was in Pakistan but I definitely felt the warmth of the sun. One of the best things about moving on to next season is the chance to shop for new clothes ;) as my last year collection is ‘So last year ‘Looking at the Paris fashion week (2012) I have noticed trends from leather skirts to bold colour over sized capes ,some very interesting styles are trending this autumn. Here is a snap shot of what Hot for the autumn 2012. School chic are visiting the class room again this fall. School girl fashion covers everything from nice chick over sized glasses, to a cute school girl tie, from beautiful pleated checked skirts to peter pan collars. Style it up with some knee high socks or with leather jewellery or boots! Everything in leather is definitely hot this autumn. Leather brings out the edgy and wild side of any outfit. Wearing leather with right combination of colour and the fabric is the key. Cloaks and Capes have been sneaking in every autumn and winter from past couple of years, and this year is not an exception, however this year designers are being more adventurous. We have seen tailored capes, Cloaks and

blanket capes. You can either buy a nice bright colour or traditional black to warm you up throughout the winter. The best bit of this fall is ‘Shades of Red’. The colour of passion and love is super hot this fall. Designers have used many different fabrics such as velvet, leather, silk and

fur in different shades of red. You can choose fruity red to deep maroon any shade is in fashion this fall. I have covered all the major trends from cloaks to keep you warm, to leather skirts for a night out! Now we will cover briefly cover the must have accessories this fall, after all accessories are like icing on an outfit. Must have, a pair of knee high boots this season, it could work with the pair skinny jeans, leggings or a skirts. Don’t forget your hats!;)

Best way to keep yourself warm and stylish. Finally hardcase handbags! Not only they can hold plenty of stuff in them but also they are in fashion! So don’t forget to get one for yourself.You know the days when work stuff doesn’t fit in your handbag and you have to take a carrier bag with you to fit in extra stuff.Yes the hardcase handbags would change that! Invest in traditional Louis Vuitton or browse for some high street brands

66 Feature

Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes is an accopmplished Dutch model and actress, who is currently one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. She started working for the brand in 2004 and became an Angel in 2008. She is currently on contract with L’Oreal and the brand prides itself over this relationship.Born in Netherlands,her features include blond hair and brigt blue eyes and a height of 5 feet 10 inches.Family wise she is married to Sunnery James who has fathered one son. She became well known after her photoshoot assignment which involved her being sawed in half by a magician This magician used the then new “Impossible Sawing”version of the famous illusion to apparently divide her in two at the waist by a circular saw and her half separated without any boxes or other coverings over her body.This version of the illusion was selected and gained recognition as the lack of coverings over the assistant allowed a clear view of the fashions she was modelling Kroes has already been featured on the covers of Time, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, W, Avantgarde,Dazed & Confused, and Numéro. Besides this she has a regular presence in the Victoria’s

Secret catalog and walked the runway of the company’s fashion show in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011. Amongst her other achievements,her selection as “Model of the year”on by viewers stands out and this really delighted her and her career more impetus.Additionally she also featured as the 9th ranked in the top sexiest models list by a top models site. As for her personal quotes,the one related to her planned trip to outer space in 2014,stands out.She said “My work has literally taken me to the most beautiful places on earth.But apparently nothing is as beautiful as the view of the earth from space and during interaction with astronauts,I came to know that such an experience is life changing”.

Her earnings arenowwellinto millions of dollarsandshe is regarded as worlds top 15 supermodels.

70 P & E

Dîner en Blanc Returns to

New York

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ White Party of legend this was not: no Hamptons, no A-list celebrities, no catering. But as the sun set Monday over Lincoln Center Plaza — where 3,000 guests decked out in white feather hats, boas, wigs and tuxedos gathered for New York’s second annual Dîner en Blanc — the scene seemed every bit as indulgent. Billed by organizers as “the world’s first viral culinary event,” the dinner party, coproduced in New York by Gilles Amsallem and Pierre Battu of events firm French Tuesdays, had humble beginnings. Twenty-four years ago, founder François Pasquier threw a small dinner in Paris to reconnect with friends. So many people wanted to attend that he advised partygoers to wear white so that they could find each other. The gathering grew each

year by word of mouth, and in recent years has taken place at the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Now it’s become global: It will pop up in Philadelphia, Chicago, Singapore, Vancouver and Brisbane, Australia, over the next two weeks. “I’m really happy to see that people are taking on a challenge like Dîner en Blanc,” said Aymeric Pasquier, the event’s producer and son of François. “It’s a lot of investment.” Guests, who paid $25 to attend, were required to BYOeverything: tables (white), chairs (white), food and drink (not necessarily white), while adhering to a strict, elegant, all-white dress code. Arriving by public transportation was mandatory, and the location was revealed only an hour before the start time.

72 P & E

Post-Split Robert Pattinson Causes

New York Stir

Fashion Central Sep 2012  

Fashion And Lifestyle online magazine with a global view

Fashion Central Sep 2012  

Fashion And Lifestyle online magazine with a global view