Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My Style: Re-wearing a short kameez with a lengha

Last month I blogged about two different ways to wear a short kameez featuring my sister and an outfit we reinvented by pairing her short kameez with a new lengha.

This month I finally got the chance to wear my new short kameez outfit re-invention.

The kameez itself was a short fitted top, quite plain aside from some detail around the neck in gold, pink and blue:

It came with plain churidar bottoms in the same shade of blue and the dupatta had a tie-dye effect.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Cape style asian outfits

You've probably seen a lot of asian outfits with jacket-style tops - it's a look which has caught my eye a lot lately! But another similar trend which you may not have seen so often are cape-style asian outfits.

Here are some of my stand-out caped asian outfits!

Gaurav Gupta India Couture Week 2014

Worn by here by Shradha Kapoor, this dress was the final outfit at Gaurav Gupta's 2014 Indian Couture Week Show. The dress on its own would have looked great, but add the matching cape, with just the right amount of embroidery around the shoulders and this looks regal!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Naushemian by Nauman Arfeen at Pakistan Fashion Week London 6

Continuing with my coverage of the Pakistan Fashion Week 6 show in London, here are some of the outfits which caught my eye from the collection Naushemian by Nauman Arfeen.

Pairing red with pink is a bit of an unusual combination, and one which is very easy to get wrong if you don't have the exact shades and balance just right! This bridal outfit, I think manages to pull it off. I really like the jewellery it's been styled with too, I've not seen many bride's wearing choker necklaces like this.

Read on to see more from this collection.

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: