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meet the dream team In conversation with Faiza Lakhani & Maliha Aziz





mom ina ’ s mixed plate

Momina Sibtain talks about fashion, style and her new Vlog

Neha Puri & Malaecah Malik

Play dress up in Cross Stitch's latest Eid collection!


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maria asif baig Issue 246, 20-26 May, 2018

Lucknowi Chikan

Beat the heat by flaunting white chikan outfits this summer.

Hotties of the week! Find out who is on our hot radar this week!

Issue 246, 20-26 May, 2018



contents 10 Kidding around

an exclusive preview of mango kids collection 14 AS Fresh as a daisy Sameen Kasuri launches her studio 16 Cover Shoot By Manara by Maria Asif Baig 30 What We fancy Find out what tickles our fancy! 32 Planes, trains & automobiles Mariam Asif travels to Thailand 34 Lucknowi chikan On our Style radar this week!



Publisher: Arif Nizami l Publishing Editors: Samina Khan & Meher Tareen l Contributing Editor: Ali Nizami Managing Editor: Mehak Elahi | Editors: Minahil Qasim , Ramina Maripova & Anum Teli Digital Media: Nazish Sameer | Creative Director: Muhammad Asif | Marketing: Sohail Abbas 0300-4652194, Zahid Ali 0301-8479758, Muddasir Alam 0333-2282905, Zulfiqar Butt 0300-8451634, Mudassar Chuhadry 0333-8106007, Photographers: Irfan Younas & Kamran Mehdi Printed at PTPRINT Press, 4- Shaarey Fatima Jinnah Lahore. | Paperazzi is a project of Paper Magazine and Pakistan Today. Contact Details:


kidding around

Sara Sohail



An exclusive preview of Mango Kids new collection with fun-filled activities was held in Lahore.

Rubia Moghees

Sabahat Khan & Fatima Malik

Nabeel Rana 10


Seyham Vahidy 2018

Soha & Nisma

Nayel, Iman & Labeeka




Golden Thoughts Team

golden thoughts

Ceremony of Golden Thoughts was relaunched in Lahore.

Asad Kakar, Saeed Awan & Ijaz Hussain

Haseeb Asim & Agha Naimat 12


Naila 2018

Rana Rauf

Mian Adrees

Ch. Arshad, Abdul Basit & Tanveer




Mahvish Umer, Mehak, Zainab, Zakeesh Butt, Sameen Kasuri, Sehr adnan, Saira, Nazish Sameer & Shazia Gohar

as fresh as a daisy

Mariam Khokhar

Sameen Kasuri launched her studio with much fanfare in Lahore.

Rushna Shahjahan

Zainab Malik & sameen Kasuri

Sehr Adnan & Sana Ashraf 14


Anum Raza 2018

Taiba Malik with a friend

Nazish Sameer, Mehak & Mahvihsh Umer




Aimal, Sehrish, Nimra, Waqar, Alesha, Samreen & Mohsin

to new beginnings


AbuBakar & Arooba’s fun-filled mehndi!

Abubakar & Arooba


Samreen & Nimra 22


Gitti Ara 2018

Mohsin Naveed Ranjha & Maya Ali

Bareera with friends




meet the dream team We got our hands on a “dream” project. An exclusive interview of Faiza Lakhani of and Maliha Aziz from Farah Talib Aziz about their new venture “Dream” a limited edition capsule of luxe sleepwear in premium light weight cotton, and adorable pastel summer prints for women and kids!




FAIZA LAKHANI 1. What is Dream? DREAM is a delightful and exciting new project initiated by Secret Closet and designed by Farah Talib Aziz to bring designer luxury to sleep wear for the first time in Pakistan, for both women and kids. The fabric is a premium quality cotton blend, breathable yet luxurious to touch, and especially designed for our relentless summers. The digital prints are inspired purely by happy thoughts and a sense of whimsy which makes them infinitely appealing across the spectrum. 2. How did you come up with this business model? Pj's are no longer limited to simply a sleeping garment, having gained considerable style quotient as fashion has evolved and broadened to include laid back luxe as a popular trend. From celebrity street style to theme parties at home including birthdays, bridal and baby showers, Pj's have become an increasingly visible fashion trend in direct contrast to the extremely few brands catering to it.The options for children are even more limited with there being virtually no high-end brands available in the market offering quality sleep wear or attractive designs. We have taken great care to ensure our brand of sleepwear meets every international standard with regard to cut, fabric, and finish in addition to being fun and fabulous to wear. 3. Why FTA? We have always admired the softness and femininity of the Farah Talib Aziz label which we felt was perfectly in sync with the vibe that we wanted for Dream. Dreamy pastel flavours and a sense of confident modernity define the FTA woman and translate beautifully into this exclusive capsule collection of sleepwear. 4. What does "Dream" represent? DREAM represents the idea of being completely yourself, at peace in your own space and doing the things that you love and that make you happy whilst feeling comfortable and beautiful all at once. Be it having your morning tea/coffee, reading a book, doing your nails, or having friends over for a girls night in, hosting a slumber party for your kids, or simply falling asleep after a long day! 5. What is your perception of women in the workforce? The future is female! In my experience working as a social media marketer, I have come across women who are quite

literally amazing at what they do. Observing them I have learnt that women are exceptional at multi-tasking, they are an incredibly creative species, and they are brilliant at harnessing their passion to excel in their chosen profession. 6. What is your marketing strategy? We plan on marketing primarily though a well thought out digital strategy. We feel that Secret Closet has over time developed a considerable loyal audience spread on multiple online platforms and we are excited to introduce the Dream capsule to them through our social media channels and our e-store which we will be launching simultaneously on our website 7. What advise would you give other women opening their own brands? I think we often underestimate the level of courage it takes to put your own name on a label and the work involved in growing that name into a brand. I have great admiration for women who exhibit such resolute courage, and equally great respect for women who support and encourage one another in their entrepreneurial endeavours. I think that is vital.

MALIHA AZIZ 1. Tell us a little about "DREAM" DREAM is a Luxe Sleepwear label by Secret closet in collaboration with Farah Talib Aziz. With a very pastel and fun palette, these PJ sets are definitely must have summer essentials which will instantly uplift your mood. So treat yourself to styles that feel fabulous to wear. 2. What made you collaborate with secret closet We have been working with SC for years now and when they approached us to design the prints for Dreams first collection we were super excited! 3. What kind of designs do you have instore for us? The prints are super fun and feminine! the colours are light and breezy, perfect for the summer! The designs are really whimsical, quirky, cool and summery! It is the perfect "Fun luxe meets comfort" collection. 4. Tell us how you feel about the launch of this brand? It really is something that has been lacking in the Pakistani market, to have a high end, luxury sleepwear brand and I am super thrilled to be a part of this collection! 2018




get the look we show you what your favourite fashionistas are wearing. find your style inspiration right here as we break down their looks!








s I love surprise My boys


LIFE on paperazzi

Basant day!

Textile Artist a good idea Selfie is always

Bright people, bright pictures

Designers at work

Star struck



Mad Hatters!




what we fancy! From the makers of Paperazzi! Find out what tickles our fancy!

food Mocca’s sehri is the talk of the town these days. We can’t wait to try all the scrumptious platters.

hot couple! Salina Taqi and Zamin Zaidi are on our hot couple list this week!

on the playlist Back to you by Selina Gomez is on our playlist this week!

news fun stuff

fun & quirky

Strata Space has opened their doors in Karachiwe’re obsessed with the quirky furniture pieces designed by our favourite, Yousaf Shahbaz. 30



Alizeh Pasha is a ball of energy. we love her vibe. There is never a dull moment with her around.

hot stuff Maira Pagganwala is on our hot radar this week. We absolutely love her edgy style and positive aura.

This picture of Sonam Kapoor and Mahira Khan went viral, as they were both seen sharing a warm hug at Cannes after their friendly Twitter exchange.

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mariam asif thailand

planes, trains & automobiles

Travelling is great fun. You get to explore a new place, meet new people and get wiser! We want to know more and will share with you exciting travel stories from a few special people in our section, planes, trains & automobiles! Where did you choose to go and why? When it comes to travel I prefer to go to places that are a cheap mecca for shopping, have great food, are scenic with beaches and landscapes to enjoy and have activities and sights that are a story to tell. So I chose to go to a place that is a perfect blend of all these- Thailand. Easy on the pocket and a perfect little getaway. Who did you travel with? My travel buddy is my mom, she loves to explore new places just as much as me. We make sure we take out time from our busy work schedules once a year and travel together.

3-minute walk from the Bangkok Sky Train station Onnut. The hotel was called X2-Cross. It was fabulous with a glass exterior and a very modern set up. The service was incredible and the staff friendly and extremely hospitable. We were greeted with chilled Blue Lagoon to uplift our mood. The breakfast spread was incredible with tons of variety to suit our palette. The hotel lived up to its slogan “Stay, Chill, Enjoy.� The rooms were the perfect set up to unwind, with everything from a fridge to a microwave, a hot plate and all the best amenities and MUSLIM SHOWERS (Haha) In Phuket I stayed at the Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong beach which was a 5-minute walk from the Patong beach. Its an excellent resort, great location and tons of eateries all around.

Where did you stay? On my most recent stay in Bangkok I chose to stay at a newly built contemporary hotel located in the heart of Sukhumvit, a

Suggest some amazing restaurants there? Local Thai cuisine is amazing if you love a mix of varied spices in a harmonious flavor. Thai Spicy Green Papaya Salad is a

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Tell us about sites no one should miss out on? The main places to see in Thailand are of course the capital, Bangkok city. It has the famous Grand Palace and the Reclining Buddha Watt Pho and Watt Arun Buddhist temples. Phuket and Pattaya are the most famous islands to enjoy scenic beauty, blue waters and cool coconut water to blow off steam. Water sports here like Jet skiing, snorkelling and parasailing are super fun. Big Buddha in Phuket are the most prominent Thai cultural sites. If you are looking to unwind, going to Phuket is a good idea. Scenic beaches with pleasant weather is always relaxing. The beach is a beauty at 6 am if you’re an early riser. Patong road is full of eateries and is lively with some popular cafes like Hard Rock

What can you do over there to relax and unwind? Go to the spas! Thailand is known for its spa services, a good massage never hurt anyone. Budget friendly excellent spa services are available at every nook and cranny of Thailand.

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Suggest places for a perfect night out? The ChaoPhraya White Orchid River dinner cruise is perfect for a night out on a cruise ship that takes you on a mini tour of the whole Bangkok city. The dinner buffet is delicious, to add on to the beauty of the water and night setting they have amazing performers on board, live singing, dancers and more.

Any tips? Don’t take a tuk tuk if you want to be safe, travel on the Bangkok Sky train, it’s economical, fast and convenient and most importantly safe. Don’t carry cash or valuables to bulk weekend markets and beware of pick pockets. Bargain, bargain, bargain. Have lots of coconut water, stay hydrated especially if you’re going there in July or August.

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Café. The nut shop in Phuket is very famous and sells a multitude of nuts as well as delicious healthy snacks like coconut chips, papaya chips etc If you’re a shopaholic then go to Chatuchak Weekend Market one of the biggest bulk weekend markets in Bangkok. If you’re big on theme parks, make sure to check out Dreamworld and Siam Park City.

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must try and is a speciality. It is called the ‘Som Tam’ in Thai. This salad is sweet, salty and sour put in one platter all in the right amounts. Their crispy rice and peanut crackers are delicious and like nothing I’ve ever tasted. Siam Park City offers the best of these two in addition to some exciting adventure rides. Honey Lime like no other I’ve tasted! Malls in Bangkok have some amazing restaurants that serve delicious Thai food and much more. Eat tons of seafood. In Terminal 21 one of the best places is Manhattan Fish Market, they serve incredible fish and chips. In Emporium mall there is Café Fish. Some other good eateries are Santa Fe and Heads or Tails. If you’re in Thailand, this is a country with amazingly brewed Joe to make your days better. Try Coffee World, Tom & Toms, Coffee Town, Mister Donut and Heads or Tails.

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n ou tfits beat the heat by flauntin g wh ite ch ika trend ! th is su mmer. eas y, breezy and bang on




what’s happenin g!

Your weekly entertainment guide plus all the upcoming events and much much more! Paperazzi gives you the latest scoop!

s ort y o ur eid o u tfits ! Hira Ali Studios limited edition collection for Eid titled “Illumination” consists of luxury prêt-à-porter and Haute Couture. Available now at Hira Ali Studio’s official website - and at the Fashion Pakistan Lounge in Lahore.

art attack This summer head over to Studio Irfan Hasan to learn the meticulous methods of Indo - Persian Miniature. A great opportunity to learn and plush your technique. For details contact 0300-4651420 or Instagram @ studioirfanhasan 36



chaap de Something exciting coming your way! Wonder what? Your go-to digital printing press/store, “Chaap de” is finally launching on Monday at M.M Alam Road next to Baba Sweet! Visit them to get your artsy printing and packaging done.

k has lawn Khas Premium Lawn Collection Volume III which is derived from Mughal artistry taking inspiration from vintage prints with a hint of exquisite folk art is launching on 20th May. A collection to look out for!

20 - 26 May


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birthdays The strong-headed Taurus, represented by a bull, is the second of the 12 zodiac signs. Belonging to the element Earth, individuals born under this sign are often people who are highly reliable and practical

Our fab astrologer Zahid Haider, styles up your stars. Find out what’s in store for you this week! ARIES (MAR. 21- APRIL 20) Travel and communications will not run as smoothly as you had hoped. Make arrangements to meet friends at your local dance club. Financial limitations may add to your depression. You can come up with future trends in creative fields. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday. TAURUS (APR. 21- MAY 21) Don't be afraid to lay your cards on the table. For now just do the best you can. Don't get involved in secret affairs or underhanded involvement's. Money may slip through your fingers. Your lucky day this week will be Friday. GEMINI (MAY 22-JUNE 21) Romantic opportunities will flourish through travel or communication. Problems with peers is apparent. Don't let criticism upset you. Hassles will delay your plans. Opportunities to make advancements through good business sense are evident. Your lucky day this week will be Sunday.

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CANCER (JUNE 22-JULY 22) Any attractions toward clients will be one sided and must be put right out of your head. You may be in love this week, but who knows what tomorrow may bring. Offer good conversation and a nice soothing lunch. Be prudent and don't be led down the garden path. Your lucky day this week will be Monday.

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(JULY 23-AUG 22)

(AUG 23-SEPT 23)

(SEPT 24-OCT 23)

(OCT 24-NOV 22)

Restrictions may be difficult for you to live with, but try to do things by the book. Be cautious of making any residential changes this week. Travel and social activity will bring about interesting talks, not to mention contacts. You can make headway in the workforce if you put your mind to it.

Older family members will make demands on your time. Changes in your home may be disruptive and upsetting. Romantic opportunities will be plentiful if you get out and mingle. Passion is inevitable and commitments can be made during the heat of the night.

Read some books on self awareness. Sign up for courses that will bring you more skills. This is not the time to lend or borrow money or possessions. Risky ventures may turn in your favor.

Emotional up and downs have caused doubts in your personal life. Be careful what you consume this week. Your home environment may be hectic, which could result in emotional upset if you aren’t well organized. Changes regarding your career direction will payoff handsomely.

Your lucky day this week will be Monday.

Your lucky day this week will be Thursday.

Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.

Your lucky day this week will be Tuesday.





(NOV 23-DEC 21)

(DEC 22-JAN 20)

(JAN 21-FEB 19)

(FEB 20-MAR 20)

Try to spend some time on your own. Female members of your family may be difficult to deal with. You may need a physical outlet that will help you relieve your tension. Avoid any confrontations with colleagues.

Don’t push your mate if you want to keep this union going. You may need to make a few alterations to your living arrangements. Work diligently and you will get ahead this week. You may be sensitive concerning friends and their situations.

You need activity. Get together with those you find men tally stimulating. Your ideas will be well received. You may have a problem at work with a female coworker.

You will get drawn into groups that are not favorable to you. Hassles with female colleagues may lead to problems with your boss. You have your own family to consider as well. Go after your professional goals. Those who have been too demanding should be put in their place or out to pasture.

Your lucky day this week will be Monday.

Your lucky day this week will be Saturday.

Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday.

Your lucky day this week will be Wednesday.

Pakistan today paperazzi issue 246 may 20th, 2018 cover nadia ali  
Pakistan today paperazzi issue 246 may 20th, 2018 cover nadia ali