Saturday 24 January 2015

Hair styling trends from PFW 7 London

Shama Akhtar, one of the hair stylists at PFW 7 (Pakistan Fashion Week in London), has been sharing her rundown of the three key hair styles showcased at the event.

Sleek hair look with a strong side parting and sculptured low bun. “A low side parting conveys strength.”.

Curls. "Nothing says red carpet chic like beautiful fully glossy, Hollywood curls"

Sleek centre parting with a knotted fluffy bun.

My favourite of the three looks was definitely the "hollywood curls" hairstyle, it just looked so glam and I think of the three looks, this is the one that would suit most people.

For anyone that's interested in working in either the styling or make-up at a show like this, here's what Shama shared about the experience:

Sofia Qayyum was the Official Hairstylist for the show with HairTeam, which consisted of 4 independent hairstylist who joined her for the show.

We were solely responsible for every model on the Catwalk looking the part, that's 20 models on the ramp, plus the show presenter, organisers and of course the SHOW STOPPER MODELS!

The hair concept was created by [head stylist for the show] Huma Tahir herself, and our job was to ensure it was executed on the catwalk. There was no training, no rehearsals - just straight in to doing model hair on day!

The atmosphere backstage was just buzzing, it was such an adrenaline rush to get the models ready against the clock, I managed to sneak out for a couple of minutes to see the girls on the stage and boy did they look amazing! That's the thing about Asian outfits, after the make up, the hair, the jewellery and the outfits the glam-o-meter is just through the roof!

As hectic as the backstage experience sounds, the hair styling team managed to get a photo with official photographer Shahid Malik
From left to right: Sandeep Singher, lead hairstylist Sofia Qayyum, Shama Akhtar, Inaaya Sonya Ali and Ilmaas M.

Which of the looks did you like best?

Event Produced by : Riwayat LTD
Choreography: Hajira Ahmad @ EBH
Photography: Shahid Malik
Head Stylist: Huma Tahir
Supported by
Make up: Saima Kiran and Team.
Hair: Sofia Qayyum and Team
Media Partners
TV: ARY Digital
Online: Desi Blitz

Sunday 18 January 2015

Faika Karim Collection at PFW 7

Pakistan Fashion Week 7, or PFW7, took place at the Russell Hotel in London on the 10th and 11th January 2015. Photos from the show arrived in my inbox this week (a huge thanks to photographer Shahid Malik), and this collection by Faika Karim was one of the standouts for me!

If you read my last post, about crop tops and lenghas, you'll instantly see the appeal of this collection!

Sunday 11 January 2015

Floral Lenghas with Crop Tops - on my 2015 wishlist

One of the items on my wishlist for asian outfits this year is a floral lehnga with a crop top!

I've seen a few of these outfits on the catwalks in Pakistan and India and being worn by celebrities, so here are some of my favourite examples of this style!

First up, is this outfit from Manish Malhotra's "A Summer Affair" collection.

Now on the model at the catwalk show, it didn't stand out to me at all, but when actress Esha Gupta wore it, with a higher necklined sleeveless crop top, I fell in love with the look!

The official online Manish Malhotra store has this lengha in stock for just over $3000, which is vastly out of my price range, but you can take a look at the specifications here anyway!

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