Isfandyar’s friends threw a brilliant party to kick off the wedding festivities with a pool party. Needless to say everyone had a brilliant time!
The hair market in Pakistan just got more diverse and exciting as the new range of Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe was launched to a select group of bloggers, fashionistas and journalists in Karachi today.
The Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe philosophy believes in the total finished look and dressing from head and toe. A key range of hair styling products, neatly divided into looks as varied as Casual, Classic and Glamour, were introduced by Global Hair Ambassador Mark Hampton and the fabulous designer Feeha Jamshed in a fun presentation that saw eight models dressed and prepped in Casual, Classic and Glamorous looks.
The highlight of the evening was when a long table (where we were all seated) was converted into a catwalk and we saw the different looks on the models close up. The models had plenty of attitude as they walked the ramp to some seriously cool beats. As usual Frieha Altaf pulled off superb organization and choreography. Mark Hampton and Feeha J were all smiles, throughout the event and were busy giving interviews. It was great to catch up with the enterprising Fareshteh Aslam. The venue was done up by Anisa and Amina Rashid Khan in a super slick and stylish black and white theme. We enjoyed Zoe Viccaji and her band sing live (lots of Adele, Lana Del Ray and Florence and the Machine) while feasting on Salmon canapés. We left the event with products from each line and can’t wait to try them, especially the sea salt spray!
Crescent Lawn – Faraz Manan held an exclusive preview at Veranda Bistro to celebrate the nationwide launch of their lawn. Photos by Faisal Farooqui at Dragonfly
We recently flew to Karachi to attend an intimate media preview brunch at Café Flo to unveil Garnier’s BB Cream. At the brunch, the super cute Zainab Pasha shared a presentation on the beauty balm, discussed the beauty business and Garnier’s future plans and commitment to beauty in Pakistan. It was all rather well researched and quite impressive.
BB creams (short for beauty or blemish creams) are like tinted moisturizers that heal the skin. In addition to hydrating and evening out skin tones, BB creams also treat the skin with antioxidants or other anti-aging ingredients and offer broad-spectrum SPF. Garnier is the first brand to launch the BB cream in Pakistan for Rs 399!
After the presentation Aamna Haider Isani asked if the BB cream was available in more than one colour, as the one we tried out was for fair skin ( desi fair not gora fair). Unfortunately for now only fair to medium-fair girls can use the cream. The rest of us will have to wait for a darker shade to be introduced in the market.
The Garnier BB cream comes in two different variants, one moisturising and the other oil free. Both smell amazing and will launch nationwide next month. We personally prefer the texture and glowy effect of the moisturising cream.
At the brunch we met the very very cool Musharraf Hai, Managing Director L’Oréal Pakistan. Humble and friendly, she insisted that she always wants the brand to be bigger that her own larger than life personality. We also had a nice chat with Juggun Kazim, Garnier’s Local Spokesperson. It was good to see top editors, bloggers and journalists. As always Lotus did a superb job making sure the event was planned to perfection.