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December 15 2013

15 on the 15th!

We are excited to be 15 covers old today :)

We launched Paperazzi with the beautiful Mashall Chaudhri

We launched Paperazzi with the beautiful Mashall Chaudhri who offered proof that being stylish does not require a deep dependence on high end designer labels. Ayaz Anis and Anam Mansuri proved to be an amazing team, executing the shoot to perfection.

You can see the entire shoot and read the cover story here: No Ordinary Girl

Click here to view the entire issue: Issue 1

Our second cover featured the talented Amna Ilyas wearing Shehla Chatoor

Our second cover featured the talented Amna Ilyas wearing Shehla Chatoor. It was perfect timing as her debut film Zindaa Bhaag was making waves in the industry. Ayaz Anis worked his magic once again.

You can see the entire shoot and read the cover story here: Who’s that girl

Click here to view the entire issue: Issue 2

Our third cover was an ode to the happy bride, featuring the charming Zara Peerzada for Studio S by Seher Tareen

Our third cover was an ode to the happy bride, featuring the charming Zara Peerzada for Studio S by Seher Tareen. Ather Shahzad did a fabulous job.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 3

For our 4th cover we featured the lovely Huma Khan for Sania Maskatiya. This was our first cover by NKF Photography.

For our 4th cover we featured the lovely Huma Khan for Sania Maskatiya. This was our first cover by NKF Photography and they did not disappoint.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 4

Our fifth cover featured the stunning Ainy Jaffri for Natasha Salon with photography by Hira and Zara Tareen. What a fantastic concept with superb execution.

Our fifth cover featured the stunning Ainy Jaffri for Natasha Salon with photography by Hira and Zara Tareen. What a fantastic concept with superb execution.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 5

Our 6th cover featured Huma Khan again, confirming her status as the new face of fashion. This time it was for Elan and shot beautifully by Deevees.

Our 6th cover featured Huma Khan again, confirming her status as the new face of fashion. This time it was for Elan by Khadijah Shah and shot beautifully by Deevees.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 6

Cover 7 featured the beautiful Meera Ansari for Shamsha Hashwani. This was out first cover with Adeela Badshah with many more to follow due to her talent and professionalism. What a great new addition to the fashion industry.

Cover 7 featured the beautiful Meera Ansari for Shamsha Hashwani. This was out first cover with Adeela Badshah with many more to follow due to her talent and professionalism. What a great new addition to the fashion industry.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 7

Our 8th cover featured Amna Babar for Mina Hasan. Natasha and Sabrina, the team behind Natasha Salon did the hair and makeup as well as the concept for the shoot, which was inspired from the french film Amelie.  We were blown away yet again by the sheer talent of and versatility of this sister duo at Natasha Salon.

Our 8th cover featured Amna Babar for Mina Hasan.Natasha and Sabrina, the team behind Natasha Salon did the hair and makeup as well as the concept for the shoot, which was inspired from the french film Amelie.We were blown away yet again by the sheer talent of and versatility of this sister duo at Natasha Salon.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 8

For our 9th cover we shot our first bridal shoot which was very exciting. The super hot Rabia Butt wore Mehvish Khan's stunning new bridal collection, shot with new led lights by Deevees.

For our 9th cover we shot our first bridal shoot which was very exciting. The super hot Rabia Butt wore Mehvish Khan’s stunning new bridal collection, shot with new LED lights by Deevees.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 9

For our 10th cover we wanted to do something different so we decided to celebrate age, featuring 7 beautiful women who are proof that life begins at 40.  This was our second cover with the lovely Adeela Badshah.

For our 10th cover we wanted to do something different so we decided to celebrate age, featuring 7 beautiful women who are proof that life begins at 40. This was our second cover with the lovely Adeela Badshah.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 10

Cover 11 featured Sana Ansari for Farah Talib Aziz ( how beautiful are both of  Bushra Ansari's daughters) This was our first cover with Ali Khurshid of Lighthouse photography

Cover 11 featured Sana Ansari for Farah Talib Aziz ( how beautiful are both of Bushra Ansari’s daughters) This was our first cover with Ali Khurshid of Lighthouse photography.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 11

For our 12th cover

For our 12th cover Hina, Natasha and Sabrina- the SUPER talented team at Natasha Salon took us through the different eras transforming one model using hair and makeup in a stunning beauty shoot by Adeela Badshah. They are definitely the industry leaders for the coolest concepts.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 12

Our 13th cover featured Ayesha Toor for The House of Arsalan Iqbal with outfits by Fayez Agariah and photography by Fayyaz Ahmed. We loved the futuristic feel of the shoot.

Our 13th cover featured the super cool Ayesha Toor for The House of Arsalan Iqbal with outfits by Fayez Agariah and photography by Fayyaz Ahmed. We loved the futuristic feel of the shoot.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 13

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Our 14th cover featured the gorgeous Saima Azhar for Hajra Hayat, with hair and makeup by Sabs Salon, photography by Munna Mushtaq and coordination by Umer Mushtaq.

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 14

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Our 15th cover features one of our favourite models, Amna Ilyas – wearing one of our favourite designers, Nida Azwer. This is also our first couple cover (featuring Zohaib Bux) and our first cover with the talented Rizwan Ul Haq. Love his photography!

Here is a link to the complete issue: Issue 15

Looking forward to bringing you more fabulous issues in the weeks to come!

September 19 2013

Who’s That Girl

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Paperazzi Issue 2 with Pakistan Today

Amna Ilyas, the dusky beauty from Karachi is at the forefront of Pakistan’s media revolution. At just 22 she has not only made her mark as a model, she is now staring in two mainstream films- Good Morning Karachi and Zindaa Bhaag.

The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected “Zinda Bhaag” as the first Pakistani film in over fifty years to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the ‘Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 86th Academy Awards. A total of four films were submitted to the committee for consideration including Chambeli, Josh and Lamha (Seedlings) in addition to Zinda Bhaag. The film premiered in Karachi last night to rave reviews.

Amna wears Misha Lakhani

Amna wears Misha Lakhani

Zinda Bhaag is a comedy/thriller about three young men trying to escape the reality of their everyday lives through the use of the unconventional methods available to them. The journey that unfolds through the film is a telling tale of the sorts of circumstances that everyday Pakistani’s find themselves in – an unfulfilled desire to achieve feats that are out of their reach, a yearning to prove themselves despite of the hurdles places before them, and an inescapable sense of melancholy that sets in when ones opportunities are dictated by forces that are out of their control.

Amna wears Sania Maskatiya

Amna wears Sania Maskatiya

The film is directed and written by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, and is produced by Mazhar Zaidi. The film features Bollywood legend Naseeruddin Shah, our cover girl Amna Ilyas and Khurram Patras in leading roles.

Amna wears Nida Azwer

Amna wears Nida Azwer

Speaking about the selection of Zinda Bhaag, Chairperson of the Committee Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy said, “Pakistan will finally have a film in contention this year at the Academy Awards and I feel proud that today we are taking a small step towards recognizing our own filmmakers. Zinda Bhaag is proof of the fact that sheer will, passion and talent can achieve incredible feats, and I would like to congratulate the team behind the film on a compelling and cinematic film”

Amna wears Shehla Chatoor

Amna wears Shehla Chatoor

Speaking of the nomination, Committee member Mohsin Hamid said, “Zinda Bhaag is funny, natural, hip, and casually audacious – A real step forward for contemporary Pakistani cinema and a pleasure to watch”.

Speaking of the nomination, Committee member Samina Peerzada said, “Zinda Bhaag is a great film about the price you pay for dreaming dreams, it is painful but true.”

Acclaimed Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah said about the nomination, “The genre “Zinda Bhaag” belongs to can only be called ‘cinema of conviction’. May the tribe increase! I am proud to be a part of this film.”

Speaking of the nomination, Committee member Mehreen Jabbar said, “Zindaa Bhaag took a risk in telling a different kind of story and did it in a very innovative way. It also stayed true to its content and approach and that I feel is a very welcome contribution to the revival of cinema in Pakistan”.

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Photography by Ayaz Anis Khan
Hair and makeup by Raana Khan
Written by Amna Salman

August 25 2013

Veet Celebrates Beauty

“Veet Celebration of Beauty” was held at the Expo Centre in Karachi last night.

Hosted by renowned Pakistani Film and Television stars Aamina Sheikh and Azfar Rehman, the entertainment extravaganza consisted of a live fashion show, music and dance entertainment and a Beauty Awards segment which celebrated the best of Pakistani beauty. The Fashion showcase was divided into four unique segments which celebrated Pakistani fashion through the ages as conceptualized and styled by NABILA and her team.

Mahnoor Baloch in Adnan Pardesy

Mahnoor Baloch in Adnan Pardesy

Sana Sarfraz in Sana Safinaz

Sana Sarfraz in Sana Safinaz and Sadaf in Nomi Ansari

Mehwish Hayat

Mehwish Hayat

Nabila

Nabila

Safinaz Muneer, Ather Hafeez and Sana Hashwani

Safinaz Muneer, Ather Hafeez and Sana Hashwani

Ali Azmat

Ali Azmat

Mehreen Raheal and Nomi Ansari

Mehreen Raheal and Nomi Ansari

Sana and Safinaz

Sana and Safinaz

Zeba Baktiar and Tapu Javeri

Zeba Baktiar and Tapu Javeri

Amna Ilyas, Zoe Viccaji, Sara Loren and Shehla Chatoor

Amna Ilyas, Zoe Viccaji, Sara Loren and Shehla Chatoor

Ayesha Omar wearing ToyWatch and Elan

Ayesha Omar wearing ToyWatch and Elan

The following winners were announced for each category in the Beauty Awards segment of the

Most Beautiful Smile – Presented by Humayun Saeed and Mahnoor Baloch to Syra Yousaf
Nominees were: Mehwish Hayat, Humaima Malick, Mahira Khan, Mehreen Raheal and Syra Yousaf

Syra Yousaf in Sania Maskatiya

Syra Yousaf in Sania Maskatiya

.Most Promising Model of the Year – Presented by Humayun Saeed and Mahnoor Baloch to Saima Azhar
Nominees were: Saima Azhar, Sehrish Bukhari, Sana Sarfaraz, Sana Khan and Huma Khan

Saima Azhar

Saima Azhar

•Best Posture – Presented by Nomi Ansari and Mehreen Raheel to Nadia Ali
Nominees were: Nadia Ali, Amna Ilyas, Rubab, Faiza Ansari and Cybil Chowdhry

Nadia Ali

Nadia Ali

Miss Catwalk – Presented by Nomi Ansari and Mehreen Raheel to Amna Ilyas
Nominees were: Mehreen Syed, Fouzia Aman, Amna Ilyas, Iraj Manzoor and Faiza Ansari

Amna Ilyas

Amna Ilyas

Most Beautiful Skin – Presented by Asad-ul-Haq and Zoe Viccaji to Ayyan
Nominees were: Ayyan, Ayesha Linnea, Mahnoor Baloch, Rabia Butt and Juggun Kazim

Ayyan Ali

Ayyan Ali

Miss Photogenic – Presented by Asad-ul-Haq and Zoe Viccaji to Aamina Sheikh
Nominees were: Aamina Sheikh, Ayyan, Amna Ilyas, Saima Azhar and Nooray Bhatti

Aaminah Sheikh

Aamina Sheikh

Miss Elegance – Presented by Tapu Javeri and Nadia Hussain to Mahnoor Baloch
Nominees were: Iman Ali, Aaminah Haq, Mahnoor Baloch, Sonia Jehan and Reema

Mahnoor Baloch

Beauty of the Year – Presented by Tapu Javeri and Nadia Hussain to Humaima Malick
Nominees were: Ayyan, Ayesha Linnea, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick and Mehwish Hayat

Humaima Malick

Humaima Malick

Photography by Faisal Farooqui and his team @ Dragonfly

July 25 2013

Elegantly Waisted

The skinny belt is back with a bang and Misha Lakhani has been its biggest champion since she launched her label last year.

This Summer the focus lies on the waist so invest in comfortable tunics and add structure with a skinny belt. As seen on the SS 2013 runway and the collections of Misha Lakhani, Sania Maskatiya, Maheen Karim, Shehla Chatoor and Elan.

Misha Lakhani and Iqraa Mansha in Misha Lakhani

Misha Lakhani and Iqraa Mansha in Misha Lakhani’s signature floor skimming gowns, cinched at the waist

Mahirah Khan

Mahirah Khan

Amna Ilyas for Feeha Jamshed

Amna Ilyas for Feeha Jamshed

Zara Peerzada in Fahad Hussayn with Maida Azmat

Zara Peerzada in Fahad Hussayn with Maida Azmat

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

Elan

Nadia Ali for Elan

haiya

Haiya Bokhari

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July 6 2013

Stars Dazzle in Shehla Chatoor at LSA 2013

Call it superb PR or a genuine love for the brand’s sexy, slinky silhouette or both- but the LSA 2013 red carpet looked like Shehla Chatoor’s catwalk. From Amna Kardar hosting the red carpet to Amna Ilyas (one of our favourite models- was hoping she would win the best model award) to Ayesha Omar, Sana Sarfaraz, Huma Amir Shah, Mathira, Frieha Altaf and even Fareshteh Aslam- all chose Shehla Chatoor for the glamourous night.

Amna Ilyas and Shehla Chatoor

Amna Ilyas and Shehla Chatoor

Sana Sarfaraz

Sana Sarfaraz

Fareshteh Aslam

Fareshteh Aslam

Haiya Bokhari

Haiya Bokhari

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Ayesha Omar

Ayesha Omar

Sana

Sana

Huma Amir Shah

Huma Amir Shah

Fareshteh Aslam

Fareshteh Aslam

Frieha Altaf and Shehla Chatoor

Frieha Altaf and Shehla Chatoor

Photos courtesy of Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly

July 4 2013

LSA 2013 Red Carpet

The Gold Goddess

Humaima Malik

Humaima Malick in an embellished one shoulder gold Layla Chatoor gown

Meera also wore gold. Wish she had chosen a more flattering cut

Meera also wore a metallic gold dress. Wish she had chosen a more flattering cut

Angelic in White

Amna Sheikh wearing Nabila's Custom Made outfit-1

Aamina Sheikh radiant in a backless white dress custom made by Nabila.

Saima Azhar who won the award for best emerging talent at LSA

Saima Azhar who won the award for best emerging talent at LSA (photo courtesy of Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly)

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Mehreen Syed in awhite sari by Mehdi

Mehreen Syed in a white sari by Mehdi, with Ahmed Shaikh

Back to Black

Saba Qamar looks great in long black dress with lace detailing

Saba Qamar looks great in long black dress with lace detailing

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Jehanzeb Amin and Khadijah Shah (elegant in a black Jean Paul Gautier gown paired with statement accessories)

Iman Ali of Body Focus

Iman Ahmed of Body Focus ( who won both pret and luxury pret at the awards) in her signature simple elegance with Rizwanullah

Mahgul Kabir looks great in a Misha Lakhani dress. Wish she hadn't worn such casual sandals.

Mahgul Kabir looks great in a Misha Lakhani dress. Wish she had worn more glamourous shoes. These sandals are far too casual.

Maryam Shafaat with Emad Irfani

Maryam Shafaat in what looks like an embellished black lace kameez with Emmad Irfani

Chanda pairs all black with a statement necklace

Chanda pairs all black with a statement necklace (polki necklaces were another big trend at LSA)

Glistening Gowns

Ayyan

Love Ayyan’s look- if only she hadn’t ruined her beautiful face with all that botox and cosmetic surgery

Woahza Sana in a shimmering black LBD

Sana in a shimmering slinky charcoal grey Shehla Chatoor LBD

Feeha Jamshed

It’s good the see Feeha Jamshed- bride to be- in a refreshing yellow dress. Wish she had put more effort into her hair and makeup.

Say it with a Sari

Saris are a great alternative to the gowns but unfortunately very few got it right at the LSA, Mehreen Syed being one of them.
Keep it simple. Keep it elegant.

Attiya Khan looks super in a sari and updo ( rukaiya adamjee

Attiya Khan looks super in a bright sari, subtle makeup  and elegant up-do. Rukaiya Adamjee and Mohsin Sayeed look like they just dropped by from a summer brunch.

Sara Bharwana with Atif Aslam

Sara Bharwana with Atif Aslam. A sari more appropriate for a wedding than the red carpet.

Ayesha Fazli

Ayesha Fazli in a bright sari with fashion forward couple- Sanam Taseer and Omer Salamat

Momina Sibtain stylish as ever in a Maz dress ( one of the few people who wore colour and did it right) with the lovely Shehla Chatoor sexy as always. Wish she tried something different with her hair.

Momina Sibtain stylish as ever in a Max Azaria gown ( one of the few people who wore colour and did it right) with the lovely Shehla Chatoor sexy as always. Wish she tried something different with her hair. 
Best Dressed

Meesha Shafi (photo courtesy Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly)

Meesha Shafi looks breathtaking in a one shoulder black Elan dress with embroidered back (photo courtesy of Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly)

(photo courtesy of Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly)

(photo courtesy of Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly)

Frieha Altaf

Frieha Altaf looks elegant in a grecian white Shehla Chatoor gown with an embellished gold neckline  (photo courtesy of Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly)

Rabia Butt looked divine in a grey lace gown. Wish we could say the same for Ali Xeeshan

Rabia Butt looked divine in a hip hugging, backless grey Feeha Jamshed lace gown paired with a silver metal box clutch. Wish we could say the same for Ali Xeeshan. Can’t believe he won Best Dressed Male.

Amna Ilyas in Shehla Chatoor

Amna Ilyas in Shehla Chatoor. LOVE her!

Maha Burney and Nadir Firoz Khan

Maha Burney looks gorgeous in an embellished gown. Love the top knot and the gold metal box clutch.  Here with Nadir Firoz Khan.

Mahirah Khan gorgeous in an Elan dress

Mahirah Khan effortlessly gorgeous in an Elan dress. Love the tousled waves! (photo courtesy of Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly)

Maheen Karim in a gold dress

Maheen Karim in a gold off shoulder dress with understated makeup. Love the Roger Vivier prisme clutch.

Zara Peerzada and Kamiar Rokni more fashionable and dashing

Zara Peerzada and Kamiar Rokni most fashionable and dashing duo on the red carpet- styled to perfection

Photos courtesy of Irfan Younas