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THE DAY ONE OF SECOND VIRTUAL FASHION WEEK AIRED ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

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With the Covid-19 lockdown slowly easing but not enough to host audience-packed live shows, Catwalk Cares Virtual Fashion Show Season 2 was recorded at Net Set Studio Karachi  to be aired on three consecutive days from August 14 to 16 2020 on ARY Zindagi TV and ARY digital (YouTube).

The day one of the Virtual Fashion Show was aired last night featuring five designers with the central themes that reverberated was of hope, resilience and a sense of positivity.

Zainab Chottani’s diffusion high street line TAHRA presented a collection called ‘Joy’ with popular upcoming models Erica Robinson, Javeria Hanif, Rahima Ali and Fatima Hasan. The collection was inspired by the idea that amid the stress of the pandemic we should all remain positive and think about joy and fun.

Rather than traditional catwalk, models danced, gallivanted, drank soda drinks and  high-fived wearing cotton kurtis and belted  tunics in vibrant colours like marigold yellow, bright pink and cerulean blue, embellished with funny embroidered motifs of  balloons, pineapples, cameras and  airplanes juxtaposed with neutral black and white striped and chequered prints designed in wide pants.

One of the leading textile brands Al-Karam showcased a four piece Luxe collection titled, ‘Esfir’ (Star Like) that paid tribute to eastern roots and traditions, modelled by Robina Khan.

The sartorial consisted of old-style prints using vibrant hues including fuchsia, amethyst, tangerine, jade green  and  cerulean sky blue transposed onto the season’s latest trends inspired by traditional silhouettes including short  and off- the -shoulder embroidered balloon-sleeved tunics and shirts paired with voluminous shararas, gharaaas  and shalwars, embellished with intricate embroidery.

A showman, poet and esoteric creator, Yousuf Bashir Qureshi (YBQ) showcased his delicate 18 piece collection ‘Seen Unseen’ in an artistic poetry-laden fashion film featuring Sarah Bashir Qureshi, Hani Yousuf Qureshi and Anoushey Abbasi, inspired by dreaming of old Dhaka and the tale of a single mother and her connections with her offspring. 

The Casual Pret wear collection made from pure cotton and mulmul in pure white and soft pastels hues composed of loose tunics, shirts, and crop tops paired with Thar pants and dhotis, end noted with a traditional Sari.

DINERS are known for their sleek menswear especially formal office wear including shoes, belts and accessories showed six outfits including three formal suits, in dark blue, brown and deep burgundy and  three shalwar kameez suits in black white and cream  colours paired with maroon, grey and blue waistcoats using a plethora of breathable fabrics keeping in mind  Pakistan’s weather.

These outfits were modelled by upcoming TV actor, former Mr Commonwealth International 2015 and a fashion model, Danish Wakeel.

Kayseria’s Autumn Winter 2020 collection “Umeed” modelled by Maha Tahirani, buoyed the themes of human reflection and celebrating resilience.

A vibrant seven- piece limited edition Bridal wear capsule specifically designed for the Zoom weddings. Using finely embroidered fabrics including  velvet, raw and pure silks, nets, fine khaddar and lawn karandi, the voluminous outfits included opera coats, sleek tunics, shararas and a billowing sari, imbued in bright colours with richly regal  contrasting hues including cream, burnt sienna, deep burgundy, turquoise blue and black.

Folk-Rock songstress Natasha Baig rendered a performance of the raag-based song ‘Kesaria’ during the Kayseria’s presentation.

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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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