Friday, 31 May 2013

Top 10 Favourites: Pakistan Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2013

We've finally managed to narrow down our top 10 favourites from PBCW! Once again, the show displayed work from the best of the best bridal designers in Pakistan. Designers showcased many different colours, but most of the outfits were in the more subtle spectrum, offering plenty of inspiration for this years spring and summer brides. Some noticeable trends from this bridal week were jacket-style gowns (which we have mentioned here as one of our favourite ways to wear long sleeves) and "kaam colour-blocking" which basically means a mix gold and silver kaam. Take a look at our favourites below:

10. Mifrahs
A great classic outfit that will never get tiring to look at. Love the gold polka dot border on the bottom.

9. HSY
The first red ombre bridal I've seen and it looks amazing. This is perfect for any bride who wants to keep the traditional red bridal look but still stay current on trends.

8. Teena by Hina Butt
The colour combination of this outfit is so fresh and festive. Love the jamawar layering underneath the chiffon.

7. Zaheer Abbas
The kaam colour-blocking works well with the dark navy. Also drooling over the bling on the sleeves!

6. Tabassum Mughal
When done right, kaam colour-blocking can make an outfit look incredibly regal. This outfit is fit for a queen!

5. Sana Abbas
The delicate colours with the gold print work so well together and with the pop of hot pink inside the jacket, this outfit stood out as a refreshing look.

4. Zaheer Abbas
This is an amazing formal outfit. The rich colour and elongating silhouette make this outfit so elegant. Loving the kaam on the sleeves by Zaheer Abbas again.

3. Sana Abbas
This is the perfect outfit for an outdoor summer wedding or even a valima outfit. The blush colour is to die for!

2. Asifa and Nabeel
Coral, cream, and forest green is such a unique and beautiful colour combination. This outfit is stunning!

1. Zainab Chottani
Something is so regal and elegant about gold and cream together. The cut, kaam, and colours blend flawlessly together which is why this is our top pick of PBCW 2013!

Which looks were your favourite? Leave a comment below or message us on our tumblr page!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Inspiration Weddings: From Cake to Dress

Happy New Year everyone!

It's been one year since we started blogging and it has been such a great ride! Our tumblr has become quite successful - just today we reached over 600 followers! So be sure to check it out if you haven't already.

To celebrate our first anniversary, we will be continuing one of our favourite posts from the past that pairs wedding dresses with wedding cakes.

Even a year later, ombre cakes are still going strong! Check out some beautiful ombre cakes with equally beautiful bridal outfits below. Which one is your favourite?

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Mughal Masterpiece (Part Deux): Tena Durrani Bridals

Each piece from this collection is drool worthy. I just can't seem to pick my favourite. You gotta see it to believe it:

Tena Durrani's fashion house is located in Karachi, Pakistan.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

PFDC L'Oreal Paris Bridal Week 2012: Top 15 Favourites

The 2012 PFDC L'Oreal Paris Bridal Week was held in Lahore just this past week. The four day event featured looks from many Pakistani designers including Elan, Asifa and Nabeel, HSY, and Nickie Nina. 
In this bridal week, it was clear that the regal look is the big trend in bridals for the upcoming year. Along with presenting more unique colour combinations, designers mostly chose dusty or dark tones. And for any of you still wondering, long shirts are still in fashion (and let's hope it stays that way!). This is a great bridal week to look into if you are getting married in the upcoming year. Here are our top favourite looks from this event:

15. Layla Chatoor
Ah the classic red anarkali! This look never goes out of style and would be great for brides wanting to wear a churidaar on their big day.

14. Nickie Nina
Love the soft and dusty green shade with the red accents. This would be great for a nikkah ceremony.

13. Nida Azwer
Who knew dark brown and sapphire would pair so well together - perfect for a non-traditional bride to wear on her reception day.

12. Nida Azwer
This super trendy jumpsuit would be a great item to keep in your trousseau. 

11. Nickie Nina
The powder blue and floral print is so vintage! A wonderful delicate look.

10. Layla Chatoor
The streamlined cut is perfectly blended with the traditional red bridal. An outfit truly for today's bride!

9. Teena by Hina Butt
This is another great item to add to your trousseau. Light coloured saari's always look elegant and timeless. This saari is on trend with the light grey and the pop of orange on the border.

8. Asifa and Nabeel
Cobalt blue was one of the only hot colours this summer which could be carried on to fall/winter.  Asifa and Nabeel keeps this trend alive with the high-low hemline, creating a more regal look.

7. Saai
Off white and coral - what a stunning colour combination!  This is perfect if you're looking for a refreshing colour palette for your wedding.

6. Asifa and Nabeel
Taupe and orange is another refreshing colour combination you could use for your mehndi or dholki.  Love the black and gold details.

5. Nickie Nina
This is just about the most colourful outfit we were able to spot in this bridal week. Love how it still has a dark feel to it despite the use of so many colours. This would be a great outfit for a large mehndi gathering.

4. Elan
This, in our opinion, is a must have outfit for all brides. It would be great for a nikkah ceremony at the masjid or for formal wear after the wedding (or both!).

3. Elan
So glad to see navy blue at this bridal week again! Love the sheer fabric with necklace-shaped embroidery - so elegant!

2. Asifa and Nabeel
This colour combination is to die for! Dusty green paired with plumish-maroon is glorious! This is a great look for brides wanting to mix tradition with modernity.

1. Elan
The showstopper from Elan's collection is our top pick from this bridal week (sorry, Asifa and Nabeel!). The floor length shirt, full sleeves and blush pink colour were the perfect ingredients for an outfit fit for a princess.

For any of you getting married soon, we thought we should touch on a much ignored topic (in the blogging world) for Pakistani/South Asian brides: HAIR! We particularly loved the combination of trendy braids and classic updo's at this bridal week. See below for some bridal hair inspiration:
Left: A great updo for brides with side bangs
Right: Adding a braid by your crown will give more volume underneath your dupatta and a much needed stable base for all those pins! 
Whether it's regular, french, or dutch, braids are perfect for a feminine and classy look.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Slits and Tassels

We are currently loving the trend of slits and tassels on the runway! Both slits and tassels add interesting vertical lines and give a longer and leaner look to your outfit all while adding a little regal touch! Check out some of the looks below for a little inspiration on your big day:

Nida Azwer
We decided to start off with a mini Runway to Reality feature! Love the modern colour combination of grey and orange with the slit and tassel details. Oh so fashionable just like Mahira Khan herself!

Nida Azwer

Asifa and Nabeel

Monia Faruqi (left); Elan (centre); Tena Durrani (right)


Friday, 3 August 2012

Inspiration Weddings: Disney's Princesses

Every girl's dream is to look and feel like a princess on her big day. So why not take some inspiration from the princesses we've grown up watching? See our picks below for bridal and bridesmaids outfits inspired by 6 Disney princesses.

Bridal (left): Mehdi; Bridesmaid (right): Umar Sayeed

Snow White
Bridal (left): unknown; Bridesmaid (right): Tena Durrani

Bridal (left): Sana Safinaz; Bridesmaid (right): Umar Sayeed

Bridal (left): Nomi Ansari; Bridesmaid (right): Nomi Ansari

Bridal (left): Elan; Bridesmaid (right): Tena Durrani

Bridal (left): unknown; Bridesmaid (right): Umar Sayeed

If you're going for the princess theme, consider having you and each bridesmaid represent a princess. Each one of you can dress up as the princess at your bridal shower. At the wedding, you can wear the bridal inspired by your princess and each one of your bridesmaids can wear a formal outfit inspired by their princess. It'll be a fun recurring theme to look back on through your photos!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Runway to Reality: Tabassum Mughal's Princesses

Check out this beautiful bride who carries a Tabassum Mughal runway bridal with ultimate grace and class.

Wait, we're not done yet. The sister of the bride also wore a stunning Tabassum Mughal outfit from the 'Empress of Mughal Dynasty' Collection.

Who doesn't love a well-dressed family?

'Reality' pictures courtesy of Lighthouse Photography