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Exclusive #BTS of Natasha Salon Profile Shoot for #Hello! Pakistan


The make-up mavens style up a storm in Hello! Pakistan’s October 2013 Issue. H&Z got a chance to photograph them! But before we release the actual photo shoot here are some behind the scene candid shots…

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The über talented and extremely fun to work with trio from Natasha Salon at a Serene location in Karachi, Pakistan

(Left: Hina Durrani, Right: Sabrina Khalid, Bottom: Natasha Khalid)

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Zara and I checking out the frame.

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Photographer Zara Tareen crouching down in a corner to get the best possible frame at Cafe Flo in Karachi.

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The beautiful mother/daughters trio!

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Sabrina and Natasha Khalid in between shots while Zara prepares the frame.

Now go and grab the October 2013 issue of Hello! Pakistan to see the actual shoot and these stunning ladies in action!

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Kayseria Pret Karachi Launch BTS: 3:30PM


Some pics from getting ready at the Sabs Salon & sneak preview of some of the catalog printouts

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My new Marc Jacobs frames from Ottica


So one fine day as I was trying to buy some plastic chairs near Sean Circle, I noticed there was a eyeglass store next door. Decided to walk in and look around.

Right away I noticed their collection was much better than all the other optical outlets in Karachi so far, and the environment was clean and friendly. Plus I remembered a few weeks back someone messaging me on Facebook and telling me to come to their opening. So I guess Facebook marketing somehow works…sometimes. I figured any store in Pakistan savvy enough to market their opening in a nice way, is worth browsing at least.

Anyhow, I tried on a few different styles and brands but finally found myself with my heart set on these new Purple Marc Jacob’s cat eye style frames.

Service was great, their eye test was very advanced and seemed quite accurate. To my surprise my power had improved from -3.0 to -2.5! Yay!

I got a good price which I will not reveal since I am not sure if they will be able to give that same deal to everyone else. However I still haven’t been able to find the same exact frame online to check the price. Neither did I find some unique model number to check with. That makes me a wonder a lot of things but I am hoping for the best since they look pretty real as far as the quality goes as well as the box they came in. But just to confirm I am going to follow up with them and see if I can get some model number, because it is bothering me a little bit. Ottica if you are reading this blog, please respond to my concern in a comment!

UPDATE: I received a call from Ottica today (a day after I posted this blog) and they were nice enough to contact me after reading this post to inform me that the model number is on the left hand side in a light yellow color which is very hard to see. So here is the official link to the model I got: MJ 375. So I guess that means their customer service is great as well which is quite rare in Pakistan to be honest. 

Along with the eyeglasses I got a few more goodies, like cleaning spray, a snazzy Ottica mug and a very cool Ottica eye glass cloth. So I was a happy customer!

Here are a few photos! Do they look good? Horrible? Ok? Comments!

http://www.facebook.com/OtticaKarachi 

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I’m baaaaack!!!!


So I know I have been away for a bit, okay…a REALLY long time. A lot of you have been asking me when I will post again. Just so you know I didn’t forget about this space.. I’ve just been busy planning my trip to my homeland.. Pakistan.

Karachi, Pakistan to be specific.

Most of my friends were shocked to hear about my plans of going back from my comfortable life in good ole Dallas, Texas 🙂 But hopefully in the next few months I will share with all of you my experiences here in Pakistan as much as I possibly can, so you can see this country from my eyes. Yes we are struggling here but there is still something special and beautiful about this place, and I am thrilled to be back.

Stay tuned!

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Mumbai: The World’s 22nd Top Fashion City, Under Attack.


Victims Remembered, Photo from cnn.com

Victims Remembered, Photo from cnn.com

The past few days, the news has been filled with coverage of Mumbai and the deadly attacks by gunmen and bomb blasts.

Hundreds of innocent people dead with no solid evidence of who is responsible. Fingers are being pointed to the most expected (understandable but not necessarily justified) directions.

Again the world feels the same restlessness that it felt during 9/11 or any other terrorists attack. The people of the world are anticipating a solution before any reactions come about that may impact the lives of thousands around the world.

Months prior to this situation, progress was being made by numerous artists, entertainers, fashion designers and other talent of Mumbai & Karachi (the two fashion centers of the South Asian subcontinent) collaborating on various projects to produce quality work.

Pakistani Ambassador of Fashion in India

Honey Waqar, Pakistani Ambassador of Fashion in India

It is sad to see how incidents such as this not only take innocent lives but also take us many step backwards on all the positive efforts by both the sides.

We must all hang tight together and not let this incident plant the seed of negativity and hate (as it aimed to) and keep on working towards the goal of peace between the two nations and the rest of the world.

Pakistani brand Karma in Bridal Asia in India

Pakistani brand Karma in Bridal Asia in India

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