The Veet Celebration of Beauty 2013 event held over the weekend saw more than a few celebrities walking the pink carpet. However, amidst the glamour and subtle elegance, there were a couple of misses that could have been easily avoided. Here is a round-up on who looked the best and who should have thought twice.
Contrary to the relatively demure evening, Mehwish Hayat wore this high-on-bling parrot green flared dress by HSY. She sported quite a lot of shimmer and shaadi glam with heavily gold embellished bodice made quite a statement. The soft make-up, loose curls and glittering accessories, added the finishing touches to her overall look. We want to see her in a more subtle and funky floor-length gown.
Unlike the LSAs this year, the Veet event was all about pastels. Actor Aamina Sheikh looked mesmerising in soft peachy pink dress, courtesy Nabila. The criss-cross detailing on the top half of the dress and the sheer panel over what was actually a cocktail mini dress, was bold and different – something that has been missing from the red carpet for a really long time. The pearl bracelet was cute too.
Amidst the girly gowns, actor Moomal Sheikh stepped out in a pair of white skinnies and an oversized powder pink top by Amna Aqeel. Kudos to her for keeping it fresh. Although we feel the length of the back should have been cut in half in order to fit well into the high-low top category, the hairdo and plush lips are bang on trend!
The actor followed the footsteps of her counterparts from the LSAs and chose to wear a metallic gown by Shehla Chatoor. The dress is just not flattering for her, or maybe we have seen too much of Shehla Chatoor on the red carpet, and are becoming more selective about who we love in it. More effort with the hair would have been appreciated. Those untamed locks are a complete no-no and her bland make-up doesn’t do her justice either.
Ayesha Omer was a true picture of elegance in a one-shoulder, floor-length gown from Khadija Shah’s Elan collection, Ode to a Nightingale from this year’s PSFW . The olive green base with a delicate floral print complemented her petite figure and dewy skin. Her side-parted up-do is similar to what she pulled-off at the Hum TV Awards but a tad bit messy which we simply love. The earrings with green accents also earn her extra points on our style-o-meter.
The promising young model, Sana Sarfaraz looked as plastic as they come. In a billowing dress by Sana Safinaz, she tried hard to make a statement with the colour of the season but didn’t quite manage. The oversized black bow, used to cinch the gown for draping, is not at all appealing. Rather, it feels completely out of place. On the other hand, her Grecian braided hairdo is scoring high on our style-o-meter.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2013.
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