The Look: Maha Ahmed for HELLO! Pakistan

Maha Ahmed was spotted looking ethereal in a canary yellow silk Sana Safinaz creation. She highlighted the dress further with red lips and a stunning pair of Christian Louboutin ‘Pina’ Spike d’orsay pumps.

You can purchase Maha’s pumps here and similar silk creations from Sana Safinaz here.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Sana Safinaz Official Facebook

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Sheer Disappointment

With immense disappointment, I’m compelled to bring to notice a very unfortunate act of plagiarism executed by one of the most reputable magazines of our country, Niche Lifestyle. I had never imagined myself to fall a prey to their plagiarism probably because I was a huge fan.

I would very politely ask them to take the image down. I’m still a fan but all my posts are in my own words from my own thorough researches. I would’ve let this one go but I work hard for my write-ups, my researches and my blog posts that are completely credited to their respective sources.

Below are the links to my blog post created on April 29th 2014 and their Facebook image created on September 12th 2014.

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Link to CoutureAbility’s blog post: http://coutureability.com/?p=3211

Link to Niche Lifestyle’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NicheLifestyle/photos/a.250754165026188.40501.210068375761434/551570304944571/?type=1&relevant_count=1

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Collection : Celebrate Eid With Labels E-Store

3 days, 3 outfits and 1 shopping destination. Labels E-Store is the place to be to satisfy your need for variety in terms of designers, cuts and styles with absolute convenience. Here are my top 10 picks.

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MAHEEN KARIM Jumpsuit – Buy Here
MISHA LAKHANI Toga – Buy Here
KHADIJA KARIM Silk Net Outfit – Buy Here
FAHAD HUSSAYN COUTURE Outfit – Buy Here
INSAM Outfit – Buy Here
SILK BY FAWAD KHAN Jumpsuit – Buy Here
SANAM CHAUDHRI Lace Pants – – Buy Here
ZUNERA BY LABELS Sari – Buy Here
LABELS Chikankari Shirt – Buy Here
PALETTE Angarkha – Buy Here

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Sale Alert: Saks Fifth Avenue

Don’t miss out on one of the biggest sales of the month at everyone’s favourite place, Saks Fifth Avenue. Below are two looks from the sale that I’ve got my eyes on.

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LOOK 1

ELIE TAHARI Lambskin Jacket – Buy here
REBECCA MINKOFF Blouse – Buy here
BLANK NYC Denims – Buy here
VALENTINO Sandals – Buy here
ORYANY Bag – Buy here

Look 2

WYATT Shirt – Buy here
TRACTR Pants – Buy here
GUCCI Clutch – Buy here
SAINT LAURENT Pumps – Buy here
BLOSSOM BOX Earrings – Buy here

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What’s In A Bag?

Not one to shy away from fashionable statements, ace stylist Maha Burney shares with CoutureAbility all the daily essentials that she keeps away in her gorgeous bluette Prada Saffiano proving that when it comes to fashion, she’s effortlessly chic inside out!

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PRADA Saffiano Lux Tote – Buy Here

MICHAEL KORS Wallet – Buy Here

MICHAEL KORS Aviators – Buy Here

MAC Impassioned Lipstick – Buy Here

Dior Mazette 028 Lipstick – Buy Here

GIORGIO ARMANI Maestro Foundation – Buy Here

DIOR Pink Glow (001) Nude Tan Paradise Duo Blush – Buy Here

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Fashion Alerts: New Face of LABELS E-Store

The ultimate online fashion destination, LABELS e-Store, has a new face and there’s no denying how crisp and fresh it looks.

Check out the site at www.labelsestore.com to quench all your shopping desires.

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Fashion Alerts: Diva Haute Couture by Sana Rashid

After a highly successful trunk show last month in London, Sana Rashid of Diva Haute Couture is all set to embellish Karachi with her Spring/Summer ’14 collection, namely, Confessions of a Summer Romance.”

Diva Haute Couture was started in 2008 by Sana Rashid and as the heiress to the Al-Murtaza Machinery legacy, she was destined to join the fashion bandwagon. A textile design graduate from IVSAA, Sana further went on to complete her Masters in Fashion from the prestigious Ravensbourne College, London.

With their ever-increasing success, the brand will soon be re-launching a studio in Karachi and also plan to stock across Pakistan, Middle East, London and across North America.

As the name suggests, the collection uses a soft summery pastel palette that is enhanced by kanthas, blockprints, tarkashi and nets. Shot with an international team against London’s gorgeous backdrop that originally served as the inspiration behind the collection, “Confessions of a Summer Romance” by Diva Haute Couture is all set for a 2 days exhibit starting from June 20th to 21st at Forty4 restaurant, Clifton.

Stay tuned for the red carpet coverage and exhibition details.

You can check out Diva Haute Couture’s Facebook page here.

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Collection Review: Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker

When it comes to reviewing fashion, it is pure passion but when it comes to reviewing fashion for a cause it is immense appreciation and pure love. Staying true to such genuine aesthetics, eyewear maestro, Warby Parker, is no stranger to the aforementioned term ‘Fashion with a Purpose.’

With a brilliant mission statement, namely, “We believe that everyone has the right to see,” not only does the brand cater to beautifully crafted frames and impeccable quality at brilliant prices but also partners with non-profit organizations to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. As a result, Warby Parker has successfully distributed over 500,000 pairs of glasses to those in need.

Working along similar lines, Warby Parker has recently and very successfully collaborated with supermodel Karlie Kloss to launch three stunning sunglasses through which a portion of each sale will benefit an organization dear to Karlie, namely, Edible Schoolyard NYC. Edible Schoolyard NYC provides low-income public schools with kitchens and gardens. Via a curriculum led by Edible Schoolyard staff, students benefit by learning the gears to develop healthy habits. In addition to this and keeping their main motive in mind, for every pair sold, Warby Parker will distribute a pair.

Moving on to the design aspect of the frames, the trio are an ideal depiction of Karlie’s main characteristics of being polished, graceful and full of personality. The brand worked side by side with Karlie to ensure that her welcoming nature and super fun energy is perfectly personified within the designs and craftsmanship of these feminine yet classic sunglasses that will simultaneously prove to be immensely flattering and practical for all face types.

The frames are constructed from ultra-strong and lightweight titanium in Heirloom Silver and Heirloom Gold featuring gradient lenses in shades of Violet Clover, Sepia Wash, Faded Slate, Copper Fade and Indigo Wash.

“Collaborating with Warby Parker on this capsule collection was an amazing experience. I’ve always admired their commitment to social enterprise and am so excited that our partnership is supporting Edible Schoolyard NYC’s inspiring work,” Karlie says while discussing her collection.

Co-CEO and co-founder Neil Blumenthal says, “We’ve been looking forward to working with Karlie, and not just because we’ve been friends for a while. Her enthusiasm, great taste and giving spirit make her a natural collaborator for Warby Parker.”

All in all the Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker frames are immensely practical, classy, on trend, and marvelously flattering providing an effortlessly chic look.
The frames are available June 10 online and in stores at a dazzling price tag of $145 each and a definite buy this season!

You can shop the entire collection here.

Happy Shopping!!

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Collection: Maria Ali

Designer Maria Ali graduated from the prestigious Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture. She has been pursuing her passion for fashion designing by designing for friends and family for more than a decade. It was this sincere commitment and passion towards designing that led her to launch her own label, namely, Maria Ali.

With clothes ranging from smart casuals, luxury pret and classic formals, one is destined to appreciate her design anesthetics consisting of a perfect blend of subtle romanticism along with sophistication.

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Spotted: Zahraa Saifullah in Mahnoush and Hermes

Zahraa Saifullah was spotted at the launch of Mahnoush’s spring/summer 2014 lawn looking immensely regal donning one of their lawn designs along with an Etoupe JPG shoulder Birkin. I would’ve loved to see just a tad hint of purple to offset that border on the shirt. A top bun and black pumps provided the finishing touches.

Below are some of my choices to serve as the perfect statement accessory.

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PURCHASE:

Delvaux Madame PM here

Bottega Veneta Stretch Knot here

Bottega Veneta Snakeskin/Metal Mesh Knot here

Balenciaga Classic Envelope Clutch here

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