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Is this the beginning of the return of the flare? Palazzo pants are a polarizing style: you either love them or you hate them. A trend with deep vintage roots, palazzo pants first appeared as a glamourous piece for old Hollywood stars in the 1930s, and then again as a hippie fashion staple in the 60s and 70s. Most recently, we’ve seen the light-weight, flowy style as a part of celebrities‘, reality stars‘, and models‘ summer ensembles.
Palazzo pants are easy to pull-on and go, provide balance and flatter wider thighs and hips, and create the illusion of a maxi skirt while keeping the freedom of pants intact. Because the pants are the epitome of high volume, however, they’re definitely statement-making, and are not always the most wearable. If you’re considering purchasing a pair of palazzo pants, the key to maximizing wearability is to consider the proportions of your outfit.
Think balance! If you follow the baggy pants + fitted top formula, you can’t go wrong. When in doubt, simply style your palazzos like a maxi skirt! The result is a look that’s both comfortable and cute. some styling tips for wearing Palazzo pants: Take care of the length.
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The Awards office of the 12th Annual LUX Style Awards announced nominations in 22 categories in the field of television, music and fashion in Karachi yesterday. The three distinct juries that debated and voted for the TV, Music and Fashion nominations had an intensive and challenging task to narrow down to five nominations per category.
The Film Jury refrained from suggesting any 2012 release for nomination this year.
The eight TV nominations were divided into satellite and terrestrial for the Best Serial, Best Actor/Actresses categories. The final winner for each of these categories is decided by Viewer’s Choice votes while Nominees for Best Director and Writer Awards will be decided via Jury Votes. Hum Tv’s mega blockbuster hit Humsafar has a presence in all relevant categories as it is now eligible for inclusion this year as against 2011 as per the rules of the LUX Style Awards. The competition in all TV categories is expected to be intense.
Competition for the nine Fashion Categories was tough and challenging. The Jury, made up of Fashion Editors and journalists across Pakistan voted for top five in each category. Fashion’s new vibrancy is gauged most by the entry of so many new practitioners in the Emerging Talent category.
There was the expected high drama on the ramp when the curtains came down Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013 Day 3. With the good, the bad and the ugly, the show kept us hooked till the very end. Here’s the lowdown:
The opening pieces of this designer’s collection showcased bridals themed on a pastel palette. With soft hues like beige, baby pink, light blue and white, Sana Abbas’s collection was designed for a graceful bride. The dresses with paisley motifs had a touch of regality and looked majestic on the ramp.
When will this eyesore of a mystery be solved? The designer failed to impress on every levels. With the right recipe for a ramp disaster in hand, Mistry showcased net chooridars, glittery mermaid-inspired lehengas and off-shoulder cholis full of coin-sized sequins. While we laud her for producing well-stitched albeit complicated pieces, we seriously wonder who will ever wear them.
All of us have been through this time and time again. Last year when I started this blog in Fall 2012 it was mostly because I was enraged by the sheer amount of design plagiarism in the fashion and apparel industry. I reached out to the high and mighty in the fashion and journalism front but sadly every one stayed hush hush so they mayn’t be ruffling someone’s feathers the wrong way. I started with a piece about Curious case of copies in fashion and sadly I have never run out of content.
This year it has been no different the lawn market seems quite fertile and lush everywhere. I have been privileged enough to attend 4 launch ceremonies but I refrained from writing much about them because I don’t really know a lot about the design sensibilities of the consumer or about the fabric to begin with. Just few days back a friend of mine whatsapped me a photo, it left me awestruck. You guessed it right. It was a design rip off yet again! and that also by renowned designer duo Sana Safinaz lawn collection 2013. In 2012 the brand copied a design by Emilo Pucci that too in same color combination & there was a controversy over Sana Safinaz TVC and billboards showing Louis Vuitton bags & coolies.
Beauty Tips, Featured, Hair Care »
The bob is back.
Like slipping on a pair of heels or applying that red lipstick that you love, bob hairstyles are the ultimate way to transform your look from not to hot with one simple chop. But choosing the right bob for your hair and face-shape can be tricky, having such a statement style could take some thought and commitment But don’t panic, we’ve done a bit of research and found that actually, the bob is a breeze!
Leonardo Rizzo, Global Ambassador for Indola says, “the bob is the most flexible and feminine of styles. It’s essential that you get the right length cut for your face, but the great thing about the bob is that as it can be any length from the jaw to the shoulder it can suit just about everyone!
So we’ve spoken to the very best of the UK’s Hairstylists and Salons to get all the insider tips to make sure that whatever you look like your tresses are bang on-trend.
Read on for our brilliant Bob hairstyles!
Entertainment, Events, Fashion, Featured, Featured-Main »
Who says that women are the only ones crazy about lawn? We have reason to believe that men cooped up in offices are in fact crazier about the product! It is their obsession that in turn feeds the obsession of lawn addicts that are drawn to exhibitions.
Just like women brag about latest fashion acquisitions, men about cars, watches and business deals, lawn manufacturers boast their campaigns with larger than life billboards dotted across the city.
Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Karisma Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri being brought into the lawn ad war this year.
Mark your Calendar when you can buy lawn in Karachi and which exhibition of lawn you wanna visit and which one you’ll like to skip. From Jan to June all of the Lawn brigade details.
Mausummery Spring Summer Collection
February 1 in Karachi.
Beauty Tips, Featured, Nails In Fashion »
Staying ahead of the latest trends can be a tricky game, but luckily for you we’ve rounded up the UK’s top nail technicians to fill us in on the latest nail trends for 2013. From dark ‘n romantic to textured talons, there is a new nail trend to suit everyone’s taste. Us? We can’t wait to get our hands on them […]
Want to know how to dress your salad to take the taste up a notch without taking a nose dive in nutrition. We present tastiest, nutritious & creamy salad dressing recipes that you should try at home. PrintCreamy Pesto Dressing Ingredients1/2 c. fresh basil leaves, chopped 1/2 c. mayonnaise 1/4 c. sour cream 2 tbsp. pine […]
Entertainment, Featured, Weddings »
After Naveen & Azfar Wedding followed by vivacious VJ Syra Yousuf & handsome Shehroz Sabzwari’s Nikah ceremony, its time for another showbiz couple tying the knot.
This time its long time engaged actors Kanwar Arsalan & Fatime Effendi (kaash main teri beti na hoti fame).
The Nikah ceremony took place on 17th of November 2012, however rukhsati will take some time.
We wish them all the best for future.
Beauty Tips, Body Care, Featured, Food, Health »
Lemon can have staggering effects on weight loss, so if you want to increase your vitality, eliminate toxins, get rid of excess pounds and boost your glow, get zesting!
Here’s our 7-day plan from nutritionist Dr Andre, with complete menus, recipes and daily targets.
7 days on the lemon diet is all it takes to cleanse your body, recharge your batteries and drop a jeans size!
The benefits of detox
Before you start your diet for real, you need to rid your body of the toxins that are hampering it and kick-start your digestive system. This doesn’t mean fasting! Starving yourself puts your body into a state of deprivation, which, instead of cleaning you out, actually makes your body produce more waste.