Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013: ZAINAB CHOTTANI

Zainab Chottani’s bridal collection at the Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013 was simply regal and praise-worthy. As can be seen below, she experimented with various mediums of embroidery and worked well with contrasting colours. I am sure any bride-to-be love to wear any one of these creations.

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Everything about this dress is perfect.

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Another version of the dress.

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Nida Yasser wears a red and blue ensemble.

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And here you can appreciate the full work on the shirt.

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Mawra and Urwa Hocane wear stunning dresses. Any brides maid would love to have to this to wear. :)

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A better look at the dresses.

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Zhaley Sarhidi works the dress. :)

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And here’s the bigger picture. :)

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the baby blue and peach combination. <3

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Stunning with a capital “S”.

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Nadya Hussain flaunts the wonderful pitta embroidery on the dress.

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Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013: ASIFA & NABEEL

May i just say that i had great hopes from Asifa & Nabeel. I love that their dresses are elegant and have minimalistic embroidery. However, their collection at the recent Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013 has left me a bit, just a wee bit disappointed. I do love the dresses but the cuts are not new and everything seems so reminiscent of their last bridal collection. Anywhooo, here are some of the dresses that i personally loved. :)

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such gorgeous sleeves.

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now this is a dress i’d love to get.

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ah the elegance of it all..

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just the right combination and the right amount of work on the shirt.

the dress in all its glory

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the work on the sleeves and the buttons on the collar are not for me.

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a classic Asifa & Nabeel creation

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is that lots of kiran on the sleeve?

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the soft colours..

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Smart and making a statement. me likes.

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i see black is the colour of the year for men, as opposed to white last year.

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elegant yet again.

Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013: SAIM ALI

Saim Ali recently showcased his bridal collection at the Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013. Here are pictures of three dresses that i liked from his collection.

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the shirt is too busy for my liking.

oh but this is gorgeous.

oh but this is gorgeous.

black and red bridal lehenga combination

black and red bridal lehenga combination

 

A psychedelic bridal dress. I love. <3
A Psychedelic Pastel Fusion. <3

A Psychedelic Pastel Fusion. <3

 

Another contemporary version of the dress,

Another contemporary version of the dress.

 

Noor wears one of the dresses. Hmm. I remain partial about this.

Noor wears one of the dresses. Hmm. I remain partial about this.

 

This is gorgeous. If only the shirt was longer. :)

Tussles and all. :)

 

A winner.

A winner.

 

Pretty, pretty. :)

Pretty, pretty. :)

 

Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013 with Style 360 – Teena by Hina Butt

The Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013 organized by Style 360 is taking place in Karachi since a few days now. I quite like the collection showcased by the brand, Teena by Hina Butt Here my favourite dresses from her collection. :)

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Teena by Hina Butt- Bridal Couture

Marriage Advice

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written by: Anonymous. 

During a seminar, a woman asked,” How do I know if I am with the right person?”

The author then noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so he said, “It depends. Is that your partner?” In all seriousness, she answered “How do you know?” Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it’s weighing on your mind replied the author.

Here’s the answer.

Every relationship has a cycle… In the beginning; you fall in love with your partner. You anticipate their calls, want their touch, and like their idiosyncrasies. Falling in love wasn’t hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn’t have to DO anything. That’s why it’s called “falling” in love.

People in love sometimes say, “I was swept of my feet.”Picture the expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something happened TO YOU.

Falling in love is a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few months or years of being together, the euphoria of love fades. It’s a natural cycle of EVERY relationship.

Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse’s idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts. The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship; you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your partner might start asking, “Am I with the right person?” And as you reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you
may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when relationships breakdown.

The key to succeeding in a relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the person you found.

People blame their partners for their unhappiness and look outside for fulfillment. Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes.

Infidelity is the most common. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances. But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your relationship. It lies within it.

I’m not saying that you couldn’t fall in love with someone else. You could. And TEMPORARILY you’d feel better. But you’d be in the same situation a few years later.

Because (listen carefully to this):

The key to succeeding in a Relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the Person you found.

SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. You have to work on it day in and day out. It takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it demands WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make it work. Make no mistake about it.

Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your partner), Just as there are physical laws Of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. If you know how to apply these laws, the results are predictable.

Love is therefore a “decision”. Not just a feeling.

Remember this always: God determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let GO! ♥

Mr. and Mrs. Atif Aslam’s Wedding, Valima and Musical Evening

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After blogging about Mr. Aslam’s mehendi, it was only natural that i set out on a quest to get the pictures of his wedding and post wedding events.

Mrs. Atif Aslam ( Sarah Bharwana) is looking the picture of a gorgeous and resplendent South Asian bride with her choice to wear the traditional red colour. Me thinks, it is Karma weaving its magic again but i can’t be sure. Her dress has beautiful embroidery on it but is not too heavily embellished. Again, i approve. :) She looks picture perfect if i may say, MashaAllah.

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I note that she chose to wear minimal jewellery and steered clear from the jhoomar ( hair jewelry) and the nath (nose ring) something i did on my wedding as well.

Atif’s Sherwani looks very elegant as well. I note that the embroidery compliments the colour of the sherwani which gives it a more classic and polished look as opposed to those tacky ones the media promotes.

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atif aslam and sarah bharwana

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Moving on to the valima. I can’t really make out much because of the low quality of the pictures but one thing is clear Mr. Aslam looks dapper and his wife looks brilliant as well with the side swept hair,  smoky eyes and  nude lips. The dress is once again a Karma creation.

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 And finally the best part i.e. the wedding dinner. Pictures suggest that this was attended by a lot of celebrities and there was a mini concert/ musical evening afterwards. Ofcourse Atif took to the mike as well.

Atif is wearing a “‘suit and bow tie” again.  Perhaps he could have worn a different sort of  tuxedo or chose a different colour of bow tie for the wedding. But to each their own. :)

Mrs. Aslam is wearing a gorgous white gown with lace sleeves- surely inspired by Kate Middleton’s wedding dress .

Well, there you have it. All in all, it certainly looks like a wedding to remember. i hope the coming life of Mr. and Mrs. Aslam is as wonderful and happy as their wedding. InshaAllah. :)

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atif aslam and sarah bharwana

the bride and groom

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Ali Azmat, rocking the evening.

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Rupinder and Qurram of Josh.

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Meesha Shafi sings for the guests.

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Crooning a tune for wifey <3

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Atif with Qurram and Rupinder of Josh.

Iman Ali in a Madhuri/ Devdas inspired outfit.

Iman Ali in a Madhuri/ Devdas inspired outfit.

And here is a special treat, Atif

Aslam sings for his lovely wife here. 

*woohoo*