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Catwalk Cares Virtual Fashion Show: Grand Finale

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Day Three and the Finale of the ‘Catwalk Cares’ Virtual Fashion Show was filled more glamour and star power including showstopper appearances by Sarwat Gilani, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Ayesha Omer and Kiran Malik. The designers’ line up was as follows

NOMI ANSARI

The king of kaleidoscopic creations Nomi Ansari opened Episode Three and said he was happy to see the whole fashion industry -designers, models, saloons and event management forging together united and supporting the frontliners and the industry.

He presented the four -looks ”Festive Couture’ capsule of signature Nomi Ansari pieces modelled by supermodel Fauzia Amaan. The pieces included a shimmery midnight blue sari worn with a backless cut-out blouse; a classic twirly can-can sharara in pastel floral hues; a black and silver glittery lehngha choli and a pastel floral kaleidoscopic sharara with matching sleek top.

SANA SAFINAZ

Safinaz Muneer of fashion giant Sana Safinaz thanked Frieha Altaf while continuing to “pray for the frontliners. ”

The label’s three piece fusion couture capsule ‘Anatalya” was inspired by Greco Roman statues and, draping techniques from classical antiquity and modelled by dusky Maha Taharani. The collection was composed of luxurious georgette in deep solid hues inky- navy blue, crimson red, and forest green which were transposed onto contemporary and minimalistic silhouettes embellished with pearls and crystals in floral motifs, and accessorized with hand cut brooches and belts.

SONYA BATTLA

Sonya Battla’s three piece capsule collection ”Chawkhandi’  was inspired by the embossed clay etching found at the historic Chaukhandi Tombs, woven together classic prints and springtime hues for timeless ready- to-wear pieces in pure cotton paired with elegant chiffon dupattas..

Battla’s muse was actor and social activist Sarwat Gilani whose own minimalist personal style mirrors that of the designer.

Sonya was excited to be part of ‘Catwalk Cares’ and thought the exercise was “a considerate and well thought out effort to celebrate the brave frontliners while bringing the industry together.

REPUBLIC by OMAR FAROOQ:

Omar Farooq, Creative Director menswear label Republic was of thought that Catwalk Cares was a brilliant initiative. Republic also used a celebrity showstopper, TV and Film actor Mikaal Zulfiqar, who dazzled in a navy blue cotton shalwar kurta worn with a midnight blue tropical wool waistcoat embossed with a hand-embroidered Republic emblem-logo.

The other two pieces in Republic’s capsule ‘Majorelle’ which was inspired by the ebullience of botanical gardens, modelled by Walid Siddiqui, included a sky blue short kurta worn with slim pants and a faded inky and botanical hued embossed waistcoat with a similar white and grey combo.

FARAZ MANAN

Global glam-couturier Faraz Manan said he felt that Catwalk Cares ‘ was a “symbol of hope and resilience” while supporting and paying respect to the brave.

His Summer Couture capsule was modelled by actor, model, fashion entrepreneur Kiran Malik. The three piece capsule included; a sleek shimmery ivory Grecian draped sari hybrid, a breezy cream bell-sleeved opera overlay coat worn with slim pants and a short tunic, and a soft canary sleeveless shirt tunic worn with flared pants.

SHEHLA CHATOOR

The finale designer of the show was the bridal couturier Shehla Chatoor, who was excited to be part of an exercise that united the Fashion world.  

In her latest collection ‘Noor: The Divine Light’, Shehla used rich fabric including gossamer tulle and pure organza, in luminescent hues of ash grey and cream-white. The first two beautifully handcrafted ensembles, modelled by supernova Mushk Kaleem, were fashioned into sleek, contemporary silhouettes embellished with intricate, rich traditional embroidery including zardozi, thread work, mirror-work and deft cutwork elements dovetailed with modern pearl and Swarovski accents.

To further represent this blend of the bold and the elegant Shehla chose actor, host singer and fashionista Ayesha Omer as her showstopper calling her “the ultimate Shehla Chatoor IT girl. Ayesha dazzled in a floral embroidered can-can sharara skirt paired with a sleek backless long-sleeved blouse endnoted with an Elizabethan type ruffle made from fresh flowers.

The Catwalk Cares Virtual Fashion Show ended on a positive note with images and footage of the frontliners in their PPE suits receiving Eid outfits by participating designers at Indus Hospital and the Expo Center from Frieha Altaf CEO of Catwalk Events & Production whose innovative brainchild and CSR effort united the Fashion industry.  

Catwalk Cares partnered with Studio by TCS for deliveries suits to frontliners and Nabila as official stylist to guide models and celebrities for makeover and also providing them with Zero makeup kits.  

Watch the whole finale show here.

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Delay in diagnosis can result in long term disability

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An awareness seminar to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of arthritis was conducted at the Governor house Punjab, with joint collaboration of Arthritis Care Foundation and Scotmann Pharmaceuticals here in Lahore on Sunday 21 November.

The seminar was chaired by the honorable Governor of Punjab Chaudry Muhammad Sarwar, with awareness sessions conducted by chairperson Arthritis Care Foundation, Prof. Nighat Mir Ahmed, Co-chairperson Prof. Sumaira Farman Raja, and Co-chairperson and General Secretary, Prof. Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, and Dr. Saira E. A. Khan.

According to research done by the Arthritis Care Foundation with funding by World Health Organization, approximately 1 out of every 4th person is suffering from some kind of inflammatory joint disease.  If not diagnosed early, these conditions can result in long-term disability, like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. State of the art department of Rheumatology with international standards and equipment has been initiated at the Central Park Teaching Hospital, served by highly skilled and qualified specialists and staff. Central Park Teaching Hospital also provides free treatment services for deserving patients with the support of the Arthritis Care Foundation.

 

The seminar highlighted the role of Vitamin D, diet, and exercise for healthy bones and joints, arthritis in children, young and elderly, and the common causes of back pain.

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Peng Salon celebrates Children’s Day, inviting Children Cancer patients for a Spa Day

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This Children’s Day, Peng Salon & Spa, one of the leading hair & skin clinics in Karachi came up with a thoughtful initiative for children suffering from cancer. They invited these young cancer warriors from Indus Hospital for a Spa Day at the salon to mark Children’s Day celebrations. The children were treated with professional salon & spa services for a relaxing & refreshing experience.

 

 

Kaneez Fiza & Nafisa Dawood, Incharge at the Psychosocial department at Indus Hospital, who accompanied the children stated that the children were happy and it was an amazing experience for the children as well as their team at the Peng Salon. According to Kaneez, it was the first time for the children that they had visited a salon and they loved every bit of it and were overjoyed with the experience.

These children, fighting their battle against Cancer, are dreamers – full of innocence, hope and happiness. These little angels enjoyed the services of their choice at the salon and they were all smiles with the kind of pampering they were provided with. Services such as Haircut, hair styling, manicure, pedicure, makeup etc. were provided that made their day extra special.

 

After going through months of grueling treatment, giving these brave warriors such a day was a thoughtful initiative by Peng Salon. Arranging a Spa Day on Children’s Day for these young children to give them moments of joy and happiness was a wonderful idea by the team. Their aim to make these children feel valued, loved and special while helping them make cherishing memories.

Children were overwhelmed with the services they were provided and were all smiles as they left for the hospital again. Thumbs up to Peng Salon for initiating such a thoughtful activity to celebrate Children’s Day!

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5 motivational thoughts to get you motivated by Canadian-Pakistani CEO, Muneeb Mushtaq

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Canadian Pakistani CEO and motivational speaker Muneeb Mushtaq has given us many insightful and empowering thoughts over the years on the basis of his experiences as a young and dynamic businessman. The tech tycoon has been the founder of three tech business ventures and has managed to achieve so much at such a young age. And, he has given back his learning and knowledge by motivating, educating, and mentoring people to be successful in life.

Here are some motivational thoughts by the Forbes awarded entrepreneur Muneeb Mushtaq to get you motivated and beat the Monday blues:

 

  1. Get rid of the useless and negative clutter in your life

 

Muneeb Mushtaq suggests that it is important to subtract some of the unnecessary things from life to realise how insignificant they are. He advises us to get away from the insignificant and negative clutter in order to see an immediate positive impact. Worrying about what others think of us, trying to please everyone are some of the unimportant things we need to remove as soon as possible. According to him “When you remove what’s negative, it’ll add more space for what’s POSITIVE”!

 

  1. Don’t wait, just take the first step

 

The successful entrepreneur recommends us not to wait for other people or for the perfect moment to do what you have always wanted to do. There will never be a perfect time, situation or circumstances that would make you start working on your dreams. He advises us to just take the first step and get started.

 

  1. Failure is the opportunity to start over again, more wisely

 

The dynamic businessman is also of the view that failure provides an invaluable experience that makes it more likely to get success the next time around. He explains: “Till the time you don’t give up, the failures are just learning experiences, helping you to eventually succeed.”

 

  1. Respect the competition

 

Muneeb Mushtaq also shares this motivational thought that competition should be embraced and should be used as a driving force to push you further rather than fearing it. Competition is also a validation that there is a massive market and opportunity in the space to grow further.

 

  1. Change is important

Another motivating thought from Muneeb Mushtaq is that if you want change in life, then you should also be willing to change. He says, “If you are not willing to change, don’t expect your life to either”.

Follow Muneeb Mushtaq on Instagram @MuneebMushtaq for regular motivational posts.

 

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