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Ego Casual Wear:

Khussay :

AFF 2011 Lasalle Graduate Fashion Show – Backstage & Catwalk :

Embroidered Swiss Lawn 2011 by Cross Stitch:

Anum Classic Lawn:

Shyamal Shodhan and Bhumika Pret Collection:

Gul Ahmed Fashion Awards 2011:


Whoa. They were surely awsome. The most thing that we enjoy about awards is the celeb’s dress sense. While some of us really gave us a shock , some managed to come up really good. Kristen was surely a rock baby. The girl from the famous magical tale Harry Potter (sorry i forgot her name) Harmoine is guess looked perfect in white. The dress was awomse, so were the shoes and so were the style. The way she carried was realistically royal. Hope you enjoyed it. Now lets have a look at the celebs.

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The summer is all set in with its heat, hap and hazard and the most exposed thing to the sun is our hair. Yoo baby you need to protect it. Since the top of your head gets the most direct exposure to UV rays, add a few  drops of sunscreen or a swipe of a sunblock stick along your part to prevent  burns above your neck. Better yet, toss on a cute floppy hat for full-face  protection. Below are some of the more tips.

Create a cooling shampoo:

Add a few drops of peppermint oil to your shampoo for a tingly, spa-like shower  experience at home. The minty extract will also increase circulation in your  scalp, promoting more hair growth.

Eat more Protein:

Hair is made of keratin, which is a type of protein. So, adding more amino acids  to your diet will help your tresses (and nails) grow stronger. Carry a pack of  almonds for an energy- (and strand-) boosting treat on the go.

Keep it Covered:

If your hair has recently been colored, try to keep it out of the sun as much as  possible. Wear a cute scarf to protect your tresses and add an on-trend  boho vibe to your beach look.

Suda up your Scalp:

As the mercury rises (sweat, grime, salt water!), you’ll be  washing your hair  more frequently, which can lead to dry ends and faded color. When shampooing  strands, only massage cleanser into roots to avoid stripping away naturally  nourishing oils.

Switch your Part:

If your hair falls flat, (the extra moisture in humid air can weigh down  strands), simply switch your part to the opposite side to add volume and lift.  Trend-seekers can experiment with deeper parts, like those seen at Lacoste and  Calvin Klein this season—or on starlet Camilla Belle.

Stock up on Bobby Pins:

Should the humidity cause your perfectly flat-ironed hair to curl, or your bangs  to flip the wrong way, you can easily pin back strands or transform your tresses  into a cool updo with these old school stand-bys.

Cut Down on Drying Time:

After washing your hair, wring out any extra moisture with a towel (no rubbing!)  and allow strands to dry up to 80% before blow-drying straight. Cutting back on  hot tool uses reduces damage significantly. For extra-smooth locks, add shine  serum and dry one three-inch section of hair at a time, while focusing the  nozzle of the dryer over the brush.

Heal Split Ends:

Before you cut, smooth almond oil onto the ends of your hair to bring them back  to life, suggests stylist James Corbett. It rejuvenates damaged hair just like  olive oil, but smells like cookies instead of a salad.

Mix it up:

Summer is the perfect time to really have fun with your hair. Try a different  look each day from beachy waves, to braids, to a messy chignon, to a sleek  ponytail. Toss on a hat or clip in some flowers for extra pizzazz.



A guide to the bugs, hairs and secretions in your favorite treats

On the latest episode of Jaimie Oliver’s Food Revolution, the food activist chef came up with a brilliant way to break kids of their sweet tooth habit. He showed them what their desserts are really made of.  Each kid got to make his or her own sundae and after they gobbled it down, he broke down some of more revolting ingredients in their high-calorie grub. It’s a radical approach but it may just be the cure for those late night binges. With that in mind, we collected some disgusting byproducts found in our favorite foods, to brainwash us into eating less of it. Will it work? It’s worth a shot.

Food: Vanilla Ice cream

Secret Ingredient: A beaver’s behind

Many vanilla-flavored products like ice cream incorporate an ingredient called castoreum, which is a fancy word for the dried anal glands of a beaver.

Food: Bread, Rolls and Bagels 

Secret ingredient: Hair

L-Cyesteine is a dough conditioner used in mass-produced bread products like bagels, donuts, rolls and crackers. And guess what’s needed to make L-Cyesteine? Hair. A recent study by the Vegetarian Resource Group found that human hair and hog hair were still used industry-wide, giving new meaning to the term “all-natural”.

Food: Shredded cheese

Secret ingredient: Sawdust

The ingredient used to keep many packaged shredded cheeses from clumping is powdered cellulose, which is a fancy way of saying wood pulp that’s been chemically processed. Look out for the ingredient in your ice cream too.

Food: Chewing gum

Secret ingredient: Sheep secretions

The oils released from the fur of a sheep is the “gum base” used in many types of chewing gums for extra-moisture.

Food: Potato chips

Secret Ingredient: cleaning agent

Sodium bisulfite is a preservative used for bleaching out the discolorations and extending the lifespan of your average potato chip. It’s also an ingredient in most toilet bowl cleaners.

Food: Red-dyed candies and sweets

Secret Ingredient: crushed bugs

Cochineal extract is a kind of red food dye found in many red-colored candies, sprinkles, strawberry flavored yogurts, jello, popsicles and most other “fruit-flavored” goodies. Turns out it’s not fruit responsible for the redness. The extract is actually made from the crushed and dried bodies of a red-colored insect called Dactylopius coccus costa. Still want to order dessert?


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Women offer other women an incredible amount of uninformed advice, misinformation and mythology about what motivates men whether they’re single, married, or in a long-term relationship. This was the impetus behind With all due respect, women simply don’t know as much about men as they think they do. And of course us poor guys know zilch about women.

Truth be told, I actually reached out to a handful of guys to guest write for SMF and the general response was, “What? Hell no! I’m not gonna be the one givin’ up the secrets!” So you see?  Your SMF’s are risking permanent expulsion from the “Man Club” by giving up the goods here. But we’ve got a job to do!

To that end, we decided to tackle some fairly persistent man-myths. Now certainly there are exceptions to every rule. And, of course, you’ll have either experienced or have heard anecdotal stories that run contrary to your SMF’s perspectives. That said, here are:

The Top 5 Myths Women STILL Believe About Men

1.He won’t respect you if you have sex on the first date. Truth is, it doesn’t matter if you do the bedroom boogie on date number one or one-hundred. Sex (or the act of withholding it) doesn’t equate to respect. Don’t fool yourself. Each situation is different and each person is different. If you’re making such a personal decision based on not what YOU want, but on what you believe the other person will think, you could be settingyourself up for a major disappointment.

2. Men love the chase. Guys just loooove working up the courage to approach a stranger and ask them out, risking rejection or humiliation. What’s not to enjoy about basically having to qualify for the opportunity to take someone out ? Doesn’t sound stressful at all.


WOMEN love the chase. And why not? To be in a position where you can basically field offers from potential suitors. On that particular point, guys would switch places any day. It’s not that we love the chase…it’s that we have to chase.

3. A man can’t be friends with a woman without wanting to have sex with her. This one is always hotly debated among the fellas. But the consensus here is that the idea that men and women can’t be friends without sexual tension is pure hogwash. We certainly won’t pretend as if people can’t or don’t possibly find each other attractive, but that’s a far cry from wanting to get all coital. And listen, I surely have friends who I definitely wouldn’t mind taking out for a sexual test drive. On the other hand, I’ve got very close female friends with whom I couldn’t imagine being intimate in that way. So to say what comedian-turned-relationship-guru Steve Harvey said– that, “The only reason men are just friends with women is because that’s all she’ll allow” is just ignorant and short-sighted.
4.  Guys Prefer Something Left to the imagination.Says who? Ok, do we love the way you look in that low cut top or those form fitting jeans? Yes. Do we love seeing you looking your sexy best as you step out of the shower wrapped in nothing but a towel? You know it. Do we get turned on seeing you get dolled up before a night on the town or maybe seeing you in your sexiest Vicki Secret? Hell yeah, you know we do. You know what we love MORE than that though?

Taking all of that stuff off of you.

Yeah, we like to IMAGINE you in your birthday suit, but we’d PREFER to SEE you in your birthday suit. I mean, come on….why has this ever even been in question?

5.  Guys are intimidated by independent women. Lots of guys are. But a lot of guys aren’t. This is another electric debate, but we say that this is generally not true; particularly for guys under the age of 40. Under 40 guys are more used to seeing, meeting, knowing, socializing with, and yes even dating powerful, independent women. Many guys wouldn’t have it any other way. Now listen, no worthwhile guy doesn’t care about carrying his own weight or being his own man. And men want to be seen as good “providers.” But that’s a societal “guy thing” and it has less to do with actually feeling intimidated and more to do with feeling the angst of having other people judge them. A self-confident guy feels empowered and proud of his strong, independent partner not emasculated. So for us to buy into the “guys are afraid of independent women”myth, we’d have to buy that most guys lack self-confidence…and we don’t at all agree with that.

Almost 50 percent of women ages 18-49 say they received a professional pedicure before their 25th birthday, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

“Pampering and grooming your feet promotes good foot hygiene and should be done frequently to contribute to not only your foot health, but also to your body’s overall health,” says Dr. Marlene Reid, a podiatrist.

The APMA developed a tip sheet for pedicure do’s and don’ts and, since summer is the height of pedicure season, it’s a timely reminder for those who do get pedicures.

Pedicure medical alert: If you have diabetes or poor circulation in your feet, consult a podiatrist so they can recommend a customized pedicure that both you and your salon can follow for optimal foot health.

Pedicure Do’s:

  • DO schedule your pedicure first thing in the morning. Salon foot baths are typically cleanest earlier in the day. If you’re not a morning person, make sure that the salon filters and cleans the foot bath between clients.
  • DO bring your own pedicure utensils to the salon. Bacteria and fungus can move easily from one person to the next if the salon doesn’t use proper sterilization techniques.
  • When eliminating thick, dead skin build-up, also known as calluses, on the heel, ball and sides of the feet, DO use a pumice stone, foot file or exfoliating scrub. Soak feet in warm water for at least five minutes then use the stone, scrub or foot file to gently smooth calluses and other rough patches.
  • When trimming nails, DO use a toenail clipper with a straight edge to ensure your toenail is cut straight across. Other tools like manicure scissors or fingernail clippers increase the risk of ingrown toenails because of their small, curved shape. See a podiatrist if you have a tendency to develop ingrown toenails.
  • To smooth nail edges, DO use an emery board. File lightly in one direction without using too much pressure, being sure not to scrape the nail’s surface.
  • DO gently run a wooden or rubber manicure stick under your nails to keep them clean. This helps remove the dirt and build-up you may or may not be able to see.
  • DO maintain the proper moisture balance of your feet’s skin by applying emollient-enriched moisturizer to keep soles soft.
  • DO use a rubber cuticle pusher or manicure stick to gently push back cuticles.
  • If toenails are healthy, DO use nail polish to paint toenails. Make sure to remove polish regularly using non-acetone nail polish remover.

Pedicure Don’ts:

  • DON’T shave your legs before receiving a pedicure. Freshly shaven legs or small cuts on your legs may allow bacteria to enter.
  • If you are receiving a pedicure and manicure, DON’T use the same tools for both services as bacteria and fungus can transfer between fingers and toes.
  • DON’T allow technicians to use a foot razor to remove dead skin. Using a razor can result in permanent damage if used incorrectly and can easily cause infection if too much skin is removed.
  • DON’T round the edges of your toenails. This type of shape increases the chances that painful ingrown toenails will develop.
  • Emery boards are extremely porous and can trap germs that spread. Since they can’t be sterilized, DON’T share nail files with friends and be sure to bring your own to the salon, unless you are sure that the salon replaces them with each customer.
  • DON’T use any sharp tools to clean under nails. Using anything sharp makes it easy to puncture the skin, leaving it vulnerable to infection.
  • DON’T leave any moisture between toes. Anything left behind can promote the development of athlete’s foot or a fungal infection.
  • Because cuticles serve as a protective barrier against bacteria, DON’T ever cut them. Cutting cuticles increases the risk of infection. Also, avoid incessantly pushing back cuticles, as doing so can make them thicker.
  • If you suffer from thick and discolored toenails, which could be a sign of a fungal infection, DON’T apply nail polish to cover up the problem. Nail polish locks out moisture and doesn’t allow the nail bed to “breathe.” Once you fix the underlying issue, then it is safe to paint nails. If the problem persists be sure to visit your podiatrist.

Dawood Summer Lawn


Alot of designers are coming up with the lawn collection. Some of them are fabulous some of them are just ‘what were they thinking while making this???’ hahaha. I recently came across this colleciton of Dawood summer lawn. I liked the colors and the designs too. Here are their designs. So do tell me whether you like it or not?

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Wedding is an enjoyable and happy time, and Pakistani wedding is celebrated with much fanfare as the exotic Pakistani wedding dress also coming in to spice up the whole event. Pakistani weddings are elaborate and the various ceremonies that lead to the wedding day demand exquisite dresses on the part of the bride in particular. As a bride, if you are keen to be flamboyantly dressed on the wedding day. Wedding is a wonderful occasion for both the bride and groom to be cherished for many years to come with the Pakistani wedding outfits enhancing the looks of the bride and the groom. Needless to say, all the eyes of the near and dear ones in the wedding fall on the bride. The bride spends enough money and time to buy the best wedding clothes. They become the center of attraction on that special day, with the bridal dress luring the attention of the onlookers during this festive occasion. There are various designs and styles with respect to the wedding outfits, here are some of my picks from the greatest designers of Pakistan and abroad to give you an outlook on how you can select your perfect wedding dress easily.

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Apply a paste made from a teaspoon of tomato juice, half teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder and a pinch of gramflour. Keep it for 10 minutes.

Massage the root of the hair with a mixture of the yellow part of one egg, 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp mustard or olive oil. Wash off after one hour. This will make the hair soft and lustrous.

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