Our beautiful entertainment industry dressed-to-impress on the night of the Lux Style Awards (LSAs), also called the “Oscars of Pakistan”.
The red carpet saw lots of bling and colour, while some chose to stick to basics. As always, there were victims of fashion, some that never manage to escape the fashion police and some new entrants. Here is the lowdown:
Model Rabya Butt, also nominated in the Model of the Year category, looked every bit the dusky beaty that she is. With a figure-hugging Feeha Jamshed dress in faded chocolate brown lace, the model looked like the perfect belle of the ball. The up do and red lips were red carpet savvy and the gold clutch paired with minimal accessories like drop earrings, a watch and an aqiq ring on the pinky were the icing on the cake.
Huma Amir Shah
Anchorperson and morning show host Huma Amir Shah looked sexy and sophisticated on the red carpet. She attended the LSAs in a one-shoulder dress by Shehla Chatoor in this bang-on-trend lime colour. We love the shimmery sandals that match the digital print on the dress, and like the Alexander McQueen-inspired clutch.
Actor Mahira Khan, who also won the Best Actress award for Humsafar, looked the very picture of timeless elegance in this Élan ensemble. The Orient-inspired printed layer over what would otherwise have been an off-white jumpsuit looked lovely, and the colours suited the beautiful actor well. We love the blue sandals, teased hair, bright lips and shiny clutch!
Model-actor Humaima Malik glowed in golden on LSA’s red carpet. She glittered in a one-shoulder gold Layla Chatoor gown embellished with sequins. She accessorised with gold earrings and a gold clutch and kept her tightly curled long locks to one side. Loving the newly crowned Lux ambassador’s flawless skin!
Designer Feeha Jamshed wore the most scrumptious shade of yellow — this refreshing lime hue. The floor-skimming dress was made in layers of chiffon, with the bodice worked in lines of sequins. We love the wild hair, red stained lips and lots of mascara she has on. The silver clutch and matching ring are also winners.
Not so Hot
Fahad Hussayn was absent from the LSAs (rumour has it that he was not invited), but Vinny chose to endorse him by wearing this East meets West disaster. We can’t tell whether this is one of those over-sized, voluminous kameezes that are so out of fashion, or a frumpy chiffon dress that is unappealing it its entirety. The hair-do is also making this attractive lady look a bit ‘amma jaan’.
While the Deepak Perwani low-backed dress with a sequined bodice and chiffon trail looked beautiful on her toned frame, Ayyan’s face elicited quite a few whispers; has she got her lips done? Is that a chin job? Is it botox? The beautiful girl was looking too bland for our liking. We do, however, like the hair and earrings.
Lollywood actor Sana tried hard to look graceful in this Shehla Chatoor dress but had no luck. The shiny metallic-type dress was overshadowed by these sparkly gold shoes. We don’t love the hair and the make-up could have been better.
While we love actor Meera for obvious reasons, we can’t give her any points for her look at the red carpet. This Maheen Karim dress from FPW4 looked fabulous when Fayeza Ansari modelled it, but is just not made for someone with Meera’s curves. Her face looks washed out, too, and she looks quite awkward. The Michael Jackson-inspired shoulders of the ensemble are not flattering on her.
Will Fariha Parvez ever get it right? She may sing like a nightingale but why does she dress like she got ready in the dark? The gold pants are so shiny, they make us want to put on sunglasses. The top is plane and ends at an awkward height. Time to hire a stylist!
Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2013.
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