LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: TRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding

All eyes were on Prince William and Kate as they emerged from the palace onto the balcony. Many among the boisterous gathered crowd and those watching around the world surely had one defining image in their minds: Princess Diana and Prince Charles' memorable wedding kiss.

Dubai Fashion Week:

Saving the best for the last, Manish Malhotra of Studio 8 presented his glamorous Spring/Summer line at the finale of Dubai Fashion Week. Billowy smoke led the way for the models as they walked the sleek black runway to a background of geometric mirrors.
A skirt and bustier combination in shimmering black won audience appreciation with its wine colored trimming and flouncy material.

Bands of embroidered gold ran down the green velvet sherwanis donned by the male models. Worn with black and white patialas and jodhpurs with thin tapering legs, the outfits were accompanied by elaborate neckpieces in gold. Outfits with tri-colored bands were a runway fixture as anarkali salwar kameezes of pink, grey and orange were followed by lehengas in blue, green and teal.

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Over the extra long weekend, we were treated to the perfect Autumn sunshine here in Melbourne.

A fabulous time had, indulging in cuisine from all corners of the world, the obligatory boutique hoping and a fierce bocce tournament with great company in the park.

Over the weekend, I was also thrilled to be involved in a blogger collaboration (alongside the beautiful Bianca and Jess), for the summer look-book of fabulous Melbourne-based accessory label Sarah Conners. I can't reveal too much just yet, but think bright colours, scorching summer heat and exotic locations.

A huge thank you to the incredible photographer of the day, Lee Oliveira. If you haven't already, do yourselves a favour and check out Lee's street-style blog, a true talent, you won't be disappointed.

I'm wearing:
Pants, Finders Keepers, via Frankie Sunshine
Knit, Somedays Lovin, via Market HQ
Necklace, via via Market HQ
Clogs, Rubi

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Made in Pakistan.

Teal green raw silk Kurta has antique gold work on neckline and collars. Stripes illusions all over the fabric. Stand collar with hidden closure. Comes with a pair of chooridar pajamas and shawl.

Teal banarsi jamawar Kurta has antique gold work on neckline and collars. V-front. Comes with a pair of chooridar pajamas.

Powder blue Kameez has embroidered motifs all over. Stand collar with button closure on front. Off white shalwar.

Dark burgundy raw silk two-toned kurta has been heavily embellished from neckline and front closures with small dotted motifs all over. Fully lined. Stand collar neck. Comes with a pair of pajamas and shawl.

Gold jamawar Kurta has antique gold work on neckline, sleeve cuffs and collars. Diamond illusions on fabric. V-front. Comes with a pair of chooridar pajamas and shawl.


 The history of Indian clothing trace the sari back to the Indus Valley Civilization, which flourished in 2800-1800 BCE in India (Gujarat, Haryana and Rajasthan) and Pakistan (Sindh and Punjab provinces). The earliest known depiction of the saree in the Indiain subcontinent is the statue of an Indus valley priest wearing a drape.


Pakistan has different traditions and customs from other countries. The old Pakistani traditional bridal dress is of red color. But still people of Pakistan like that traditional red color in bridal dress. Well, the bridal dresses are based on customs and traditions. Bride always buy her wedding costume of her own choice. A few famous Asian bridal dresses are lehenga, choli, gagra, sari and peshwas and so forth.


The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder baring the midriff. The sari is usually worn over a petticoat with a blouse known as a choli or ravika forming the upper garment.

A  shari is a female garment in the World subcontinent. A sari is a strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from four to nine metres in length that is draped over the body in various styles.

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Style Diva Naseeba Sacranie, known to the UK’s Asian Fashion industry as the queen of catwalks and style, conquers Dubai Fashion Week A/W09 to get her fashion fix and uncover all the latest style candy that a lady can get!
STUDIO 8 made a huge impact with its debut show at Dubai Fashion Week. The highly-anticipated show attracted the crème de la crème of VIPs and fashionistas from Dubai and India, and did not disappoint the 
star-studded audience.

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To open Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary took to the stage in a Pria Kataaria Puri gold net floor-length gown, which was met by rapturous applause. Puri’s collection palette was gold with ivory and cream splashes.
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The opulent theme continued as Chitra Amarnani showcased her Sweety range. Heavily embellished abayas with crystals, stones, beads and pearls featured on the front and back.
Aiisha Ramadan kept things fun and floaty with her bright collection of floor-sweeping gowns. Waistbands were clinched in and there was a romantic feel to the dresses that had embellished details on the back and fabric flowers.

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It was ruffles, long trains, prints and heavily decorated outfits for HSY. The collection of lengha’s were heavily beaded and there was a ornate feel to his range. Pakistani supermodel Mehreen Syed was his show stopper
But it was definitely Manish Malhotra who stole the show. Opening his collection by walking down the catwalk himself in a black velvet jacket with splashes of bronze gold, the popular Indian designer set the tone for the rest of his range. Things were funky, young, sexy and sporty.

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The colour palette was limited to bronze-gold and black, and sheer nets were teamed with funky sneakers. The sporty feel of the collection was reflected in the prominence of the hoodies, while backs of tops were either cut-out or sheer. The show-stopper was Tusshar Kapoor who had specially flown in from Mumbai.



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Recently I was introduced to the sweet new Aussie label, Dirty Princess, and was lucky enough to receive this fabulous Dirty Love Baggy Boy Singlet - cute right!

The Dirty Princess range of tees and tanks are characterised by the slouchy, boyfriend-style silhouette that I love so much, and embrace bold graphics that are all about fun, attitude and just a hint of rebellion.

I couldn’t help but style back with my most regal glitter shoes.

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Denim shirt, Pimkie
Tube skirt, Supre
Shoes, Markets, Milan

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Summer Trend 2011

Summer Trend: Eastern Delicacy

With all the mesmerizing summer lawn prints 2011that are out this year, making their way to all the huge billboards of the city and to exhibition and shopping centers, the hottest trend to hit fashionistas thissummer would be Eastern Delicacy.

By Eastern Delicacy, I mean going back to the traditional roots, where winter was all about western charm ranging from stylish overcoats to edgy ankle bootssummer 2011 would be a demure turn towards traditional long flouncing frocks and choridar pajamas paired with delicate rippling dupattas.
Latest Summer Lawn Collection 2011
The summer is just about to arrive. Summer yes it’s the weather of warmth and a desire to look still cool. If you have the desire to welcome each trend then here you go. We have Latest Summer Lawn Collection 2011 for you, which have everything. Latest Summer Lawn Collection 2011 has what your personality, need and charisma requires.
Pakistani Bridal Dress
A wedding occasion is one the most-awaited and exciting day of a woman’s life, as she gets all set to enter in her new whole world. When it comes to wedding plans and preparations, the first thing popped-up in every girl’s mind is bridal dresses. Wedding day is one the craving occasions for which woman desire to have best bridal dresses and jewelry to embellish her beauty in those glaring moments.
Latest Lawn Collection 2011
Get ready to get your hands on the latest lawn collection for summer 2011 that has been launched by the designers and famous brands. Famous textile brands are out in the market with their innovative ideas of lawn designs for the season. Top designers of the country are also displaying their lawn exhibitions at a number of public venues in different cities these days. A huge variety of lawn prints is available in many colors to choose from.