Sunday, 20 July 2014

Zaheer Abbas Collection at PFW 6 London

Another of the standout collections for me at Pakistan Fashion Week 6, which took place in London in May, was by Zaheer Abbas. What I liked about the collection, was that even though it had plenty of long-flowing dresses, there were also a number of styles which had shorter tops.

Read on to see more!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Asian outfits for children - review of the new collection from Rajas and Ranis

Just in time for Eid and any late summer weddings, my sister Afshan shares her review of the new asian fashion childrenswear collection by Rajas and Ranis.

I first came across Rajas and Ranis when Nazma blogged about them a few years ago (you can view that post here), although it wasn't until last year when I was struggling to find something special for my 4-year-old daughter to wear to a family wedding, that I decided to take a closer look at their offering.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Faryal Makhdoom on Viya Magazine Issue 8

Here's the latest cover of Viya Magazine with Faryal Makhdoom Khan as their cover star:

My first observation is that she isn't instantly recognisable, if I saw this on a magazine stand, and I couldn't see her name on the cover, it would take me a few minutes to realise it's her.

From the feedback received on her wedding and walima pictures, her fashion and beauty choices always tend to split opinion! So what do you think of the cover?

Check out some of the views from Asian Fashion Blog fans on Facebook here.

Makeup by Zaiba Khan
Outfits by Zeba'ish London 
Jewellery by Kyles Collection

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Two ways to wear a short kameez - outfit recycling

A few months ago, with wedding season in the near-distant future, I was looking through my wardrobe at some of my outfits from years ago, my churidar and shalwar suits with a short kameez. Some of these tops were the perfect fit, and I still loved the embroidery and the memories I had of when I had worn them. Rather than putting them back in the wardrobe for another day, I decided to find a way to re-wear them!

In search of some inspiration, I came across these lehngas by Atsu at Pernia Pop Up Shop:

After seeing these, I made up my mind to have lehngas made to match two of my short kameezes, and after talking through the idea with my sister, she decided to have one made for one of her outfits. I'll be blogging about how my outfits turned out after I've worn them, but in the meantime, here's my sister first wearing her outfit in 2008:

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Ayesha Aejaz at PFW6 London - how to work the floral trend

The collection by Ayesha Aejaz showcased at Pakistan Fashion Week 6 in London last month, was without a doubt my favourite from this event! I loved the summery oranges and the floral details.

Read on to see the full collection!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

My Style - Crop Tops as Sari Blouses!

I keep seeing crop tops everywhere - on celebrities, in the shops and in the magazines. Personally, it's not a trend that's made it into my everyday wardrobe, but recently I bought a crop top to wear with a sari! Here's how I worked the look and some tips for choosing which crop tops to pair with your own saris and lenghas.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Asian Fashion Trends from the Faisana Fashion Weekend

The Faisana Fashion Weekend took place in London over the 2nd and 3rd May. The weekend was a showcase for a mixture of Indian and Pakistani designers and the event started with a fashion show. Here are some of my favourites from the show:

Anita Dongre
Arguably one of the biggest names at this event, these two lehengas were my favourite from her collection: