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BTS Video for Brides You

BTS Video of our coming issue’s cover shoot with designers Mehak & Mehr of Souchaj. Catch a few glimpses of the beautiful bridal range in this quarter’s shoot with stunning jewellery by Waseem Jewellers that makes Mehreen Syed shine in Ather Shahzad’s styling and photography.

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Iznik s latest luxurious *Chinon* collection

Iznik’s latest luxurious *Chinon* collection which is inspired from femininity and elegance bringing a refreshing experience to traditional styles with a modern interpretation of classic patterns and trends
Now available in at all leading store nationwide and online
www.iznikfashions.com
#IznikFashion #ChinonVolumeIII #Iznik #LuxuryChiffon #EidCollection @iznikfashion #socialincpr @owais.misbah @sohaib.muzammil

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Charizma launched its flagship store in Karachi

Charizma launched its flagship store recently on Tariq Road Karachi.

Its mission is to make current trends in fashion accessible to the women who like to wear formal and comfortable eastern clothing.

The newly opened flagship store at Tariq Road Karachi offers all sorts of clothing such as printed shirts, unstitched collections, embroidered master crafts, Western wear and luxury pret ensembles. “Charizma” is an embroidery-powered high end fashion brand recognized for its quality. It is available at multiple locations in Pakistan as well as worldwide.

It started in 2012 under the umbrella of Riaz Arts who was into the retail fabric business in Azam Cloth Market. It focuses on making an ordinary piece of fabric into a creative piece of art with delicate embroideries and trendy cuts at reasonable price.

The event also featured a fashion presentation where models represented the clothes designed by Charizma. The hair and make-up for the event was done by Nadia Hussain salon.

The event also had a red carpet attended by celebrities, popular socialites, and media people amongst others.

The media and the event was organized by Tehmina Khaled and her creative team from TakeII Public Relations. (PR)

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L’Oréal Professionnel brings IT LOOKS 2017 to Lahore

L’Oréal Professionnel, the Parisian house of hairdressing, brought the global IT LOOKS for 2017 to Lahore on 19th April 2017 in collaboration with International Technical Consultant Tarek Rizk. The tailor made hair colors for the Spring Summer shows were Copper Foilyage and Nude Beige. Last year’s incredibly popular IT Girl and recently announced Local Spokeperson for L’Oréal Professionnel Hareem Farooq walked the show sporting the Copper Foilyage along with model Rehmat Ajmal who was seen sporting the Nude Biege as the second IT Girl.

Featuring the hair looks for Spring/Summer, the idea was to inspire salons to learn the high fashion, edgy and inspirational IT LOOKS for 2017. The event was held in Pearl Continental, Lahore.

The event was opened by Emaan Ahmad Brand Manager L’Oreal Professionnel Hair Color and Tanzila Hashwani, Education Manager at L’Oreal Professionnel where she talked about the latest trends that came together to create IT LOOKS 2017. She spoke about how hair color is the new make-up and how the latest hair coloration trends are now inspired by make-up techniques like contouring, strobing amongst others. She then went to reveal the IT LOOKS 2017 with official images of Hareem Farooq in Copper Foilyage and Rehmat Ajmal in Nude Beige followed by a short beauty film introducing IT LOOKS 2017.

Tarek Rizk took the stage after and went on to discuss international trends and them started a live demonstration by showing before images of models and then inviting them on stage to reveal their after looks followed by live styling and cutting before sending each model forward to walk down the ramp. The models with the same color family walked in pairs to demonstrate variations. The hair maestro styled 9 looks live on stage before inviting the IT GIRLS to the stage and styling their final looks before taking a grand final walk down the ramp with each IT GIRL on either side. Both IT GIRLS were dressed in Mango Pakistan which was the official wardrobe partner for the campaign.

The event was attended by multiple partnering salons like Asma T Salon, Ruby’s Splitends, Samya’s , Amina Z. and Toni Guy amongst others. The event was also attended by social media bloggers from Lahore along with print journalists and broadcast channels.

The IT LOOKS Roadshows that kicked off in Islamabad on 17th April and continued in Lahore, will be followed by a final event in Karachi on the 24th of April 2017.

L’Oréal Professionnel’s IT LOOKS for 2017 can be achieved at selected L’Oréal Professionnel partner hair salons across the country from 25th April and onwards. For further information about the IT LOOKS and partner Salons, log on to: www.facebook.com/LOrealProfessionnelPakistan

To see the IT LOOKS reveal video of Hareem Farooq and Rehmat Ajmal :

Unveiling the sensational Spring/Summer hair trends with our gorgeous Spokesperson Hareem Farooq and Model Rehmat Ajmal! #ITlooks17 #CopperFoilyage #NudeBeige #LOrealPro

Posted by L'Oréal Professionnel on Friday, April 14, 2017

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PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week – Day 1

From eye-catching embellishment to minimal simplicity at its finest, softer hues and new classics—there are many style stories on the ramp this Sunsilk PSFW. Every year noted designers from the country participate in showcasing their latest collections; the trendsetters attend in tow to awe us with their style. First in three days of the PSFW galore held in Expo Center featured designers ranging from ace maestro HSY, Misha Lakhani, Saira Shakira, Sania Maskatiya to Bank Alfalah’s rising talent Zonia Anwaar, Asra Khalid and Generation_pk’s Khadija Rehman.

HSY’s Paranoia- winning hearts!

The show kicked off with HSY’s Paranoia collection. The gowns were setting the trail ablaze with the contrasting motifs and flares, combining contemporary silhouettes with traditional influences.

Misha’s Minimalistic approach

Misha Lakhani with her stylish yet classy Caravan collection featured luxe fabrics and formal cuts. The soft hues and gentle colour palettes were minimalistic yet impactful.

Saira Shakira- fun filled all the way!

Saira Shakira with their fun and tres chic collection of super-sized totes combined with stylish pants stood out fabulously on the ramp.

Generation- making a statement!

The statement ‘Bring Basant Back’ by Generation_pk seemed to echo well with the fashion crowd.

Sania Maskatiya- Trendy through and through

It was a wrap of Day 1 with Sania Maskatiya’s summer separates. The uber trendy designer played with whites, metallic and eye catching florals to showcase her complete summer wardrobe.

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Khaadi Launches A Refreshing Lawn Volume 2

Khaadi, Pakistan’s premium clothing and lifestyle brand has launched Lawn Volume 2 for Khaadi Lawn worldwide via the Khaadi retail network and their e-store.

The new collection brings out a range embracing the refreshing sea breeze and the cheerful sun in the latest Lawn Volume 2 collection introducing designs inspired from the warmth of the season infused with the vibrant colours and designs. It features a wide range with a fusion of ethnic, yet modern unstitched garments designed keeping summer breezes in mind, giving women the perfect feel for the season with these unique prints.

The brand has taken an extra step with its Volume 2 catalogue by including various stitching patterns for its consumers. This will also ensure that it is set apart from other brands in the same market, additionally providing Khaadi wearers with top-level tailoring and designs.

The new lawn collection will be unveiled on the 15th of April nationwide and will be available in stores and online at www.khaadi.com/

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Handcrafted Magnificence by Fahad Hussayn

Featuring Rubab Ali, Anam Malik, Fatima Ijaz, Kanwal Ilyas, Usman Butt, Omer Butt, Mohsin Ali.

Hair, Makeup and Photography by Khawar Riaz

Jewellery : Shafaq Habib

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To checkout the full shoot, grab the latest issue or download Brides&You app, now available on Google play and App Store.

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Easy Weight Loss Recipes by Diet by Design

A much reiterated mantra of most women we know is “Lose weight!” In our busy, stressful lives we forget to actually do something about it. As the days pass, we become even more obsessed with the idea of losing weight. Eventually, either we lose hope or go on a crash, metabolism-crushing, desperate diet! Who has not seen the monstrous results of fad diets? Weakened immune system, low energy, sagging muscles and worst of all, the weight comes back as fast as it went away! It is time to try a more sensible method of dieting.

Today I am not going to reminisce much on charts, schedules and lists. I will make it easy by just giving you a few simple tips which can be incorporated in your daily routine without much hassle followed by some actual Diet by Design recipes!

Five simple rules for gradual but consistent weight loss:
1. Have 8-10 glasses of water a day.
2. Have 5-6 small portions of meals a day.
3. Incorporate fruits and vegetables (up to 50% of the day’s intake)
4. Choose nutrient dense foods rather than calorie dense ones.
5. Skip the sodas and colas.

Diet by Design recipes you can follow up at home!

Braised Herb Chicken

Ingredients
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken thighs
2 cloves garlic
2 cups fat-free chicken broth
3 large carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
12 ounces fingerling potatoes, cut in half

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Preparation

In a small bowl, combine the rosemary, thyme, oregano, garlic powder and black pepper. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sauté for three minutes per side. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the potatoes and carrots around the chicken in the pan. Pour the herb mixture over the chicken and potatoes. Add the chicken broth to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; cover and cook for 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh + ½ cup vegetables
Calories 260
Carbohydrates 23 g
Protein 21 g
Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Sugars 3 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Sodium 265 mg
Potassium 765 mg

According to World Health Organization, a weight loss of 1 lb per week is healthy weight loss for women! So don’t worry too much if you do not shed off kgs upon kgs in the first week! Make some tiny life style changes and the results will be permanent! Until next time, take good care of yourselves. A healthy woman is a healthy household!

 

Sadia PicCEO, Diet by Design, Sadia Salman not only provides health and nutrition services but offers life altering diet meals which have helped over 3500 clients to lose weight and become healthy. Certified from Tufts University, Boston, USA, she has applied her knowledge and passion to build healthy communities in Pakistan. Featured in over 25 TV shows and numerous publications to her credit, she gives advice on all areas of health and fitness.

For more recipes on weight loss, grab the latest issue or download Brides&You app, now available on Google Play and App Store.

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10 Food amp; Beauty Secrets

1. Dark chocolate

Contrary to popular belief, chocolate does not cause acne. In fact, research has shown that dark chocolate even protects skin from sun damage. Chocolate, or rather raw cocoa, contains anti-aging antioxidants called flavonoids, which fight to protect your skin from UV damage and prevent the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and skin discolorations. Chocolate also makes you feel happy – when you eat it, the brain releases endorphin, your body’s natural feel-good chemical, and phenylethylamine, which elicits the head-over-heels feeling of falling in love. When you feel good, you look good.

2. Walnuts
Walnuts contain nutrients like omega-3, fatty acids and vitamin E that help your skin stay smooth and plump. Walnuts also protect your hair from sun damage and keep it lustrous and shiny. Get your daily dose of these nuts by eating a handful raw or throwing some chopped walnuts in your salad, pasta or dessert.

3. Spinach
Spinach contains a triple dose of wrinkle-fighting antioxidants: vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. These all work together to protect your skin from the sun’s aging UV rays (but you should still wear sunscreen, of course). Enjoy spinach in salads, green smoothies, or lightly sautéd with coconut oil, garlic and a dash of sea salt.

4. Lentils
These legumes are a good source of protein and iron, which support full-bodied hair. Enjoy them as a side dish, in a hearty soup, or make your own lentil-veggie burgers.

5. Chia seeds
These tiny seeds are packed with protein, fiber, and loads of omega-3s- all great for your skin and hair. Since chia seeds absorb up to 12 times their weight in water, they also keep you feeling fuller longer. Enjoy them as a pudding, in smoothies or as an egg substitute in vegan baking.

6. Almonds
Almonds are rich in flavonoids and vitamin E, which is vital to skin health. They can help ward off damage caused by smoking. Snack on a handful of almonds, or enjoy them in almond butter spread on apple slices.

7. Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds provide a huge boost of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beyond good for you. They treat skin conditions like acne and eczema. They can also maintain a healthy rate of skin cell renewal. To ensure your body absorbs all these beauty-boosting benefits, eat flaxseeds in ground or in meal form.

8. Avocados
Avocados are the ultimate “get gorgeous” food. Ever seen shampoos or facial masks using avocados? There is a reason for that. Key for hair, skin, and nails, the mono unsaturated fatty acids packed into these creamy treats not only help lower bad cholesterol levels, but also reduce the appearance of aging in skin. Avocados also contain antioxidants, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and folate. One avocado is packed with more potassium than a medium banana. Eat avocado in guacamole, sliced on top of a salad or sandwich or even with a spoon- we won’t judge!

9. Berries
Berries are loaded with anti-inflammatory agents and vitamins that help protect you from premature aging. They are packed with vitamin C, which keeps skin firm and strong. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is essential to the production of collagen, a protein that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels. Eat a handful of your favourite berry with breakfast, or pureed into a smoothie.

10. Seaweed
Sea vegetables like nori or wakame are loaded with iron and phyto nutrients. All of these nutrients can help you attain gorgeous, supple skin. Iron, manganese, iodine, copper, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, and selenium- all found in sea vegetables are essential for gorgeous hair, skin, and nails. Enjoy these in mixed green salads, toss some wakame into your miso soup, or wrap up some veggies in nori sheets to make nori rolls.