Fareeha Qayoom

September 10, 2012
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New York Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2013

Spring is in the air again! New York Fashion Week for spring/summer 2013 is in progress since September 6th ... By Fareeha Qayoom
August 3, 2012

Negotiating the Communication Minefield

Effective communication is an acquired skill – though, not all managers know how to communicate effectively. Words have meanings and associations – same words can mean different things to different people. Then, there are hidden meanings, fine nuances, body language, and outright contradictions between actions and words, not to mention, human nature…walking through this minefield can be tough – on top of that, you need emotional intelligence and people skills. I don’t think you can ever say you have mastered all the skills of communication and now you have become an effective communicator. You live and learn - it’s always a process. by Fareeha Qayoom
June 18, 2012
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Spring & Summer 2013- Men’s Collections Launched in London

Men’s collections are showcased twice a year every year in Milan and Paris – January and June without fail. This year, London also adds its two cents worth. This new runway event /fashion week comes immediately before the June’s European collections. By Fareeha Qayoom
June 10, 2012
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Victorian Values

Three distinct Drawing Rooms with a variation on the same theme -- British Raj and Victorian influences still play a key role in our decorative schemes for drawing rooms By Saima Malik
June 10, 2012

Desert Rose

A twenty-first century cosmopolitan city of stunning beaches, one of the world’s most secure travel destinations, luxurious hotels and fabulous beachside resorts with world class shopping; Dubai is one exciting experience after another By Umer Saud, photographs by Umer Saud
May 31, 2012

Doom and Gloom Galore

Citizens should be allowed to let off steam in peaceful healthy ways. There is a lot of hidden anger that comes out when people are protesting on the roads, on television and in the news, but especially when they are protesting against power outages. By Fareeha Qayoom
May 26, 2012

My inspiration board

All the major style books advise you to first create your own inspiration board – this will help you plan the wardrobe of your dreams. Your style choices should allow you to express yourself. By Fareeha Qayoom
May 25, 2012

Book Review: Eduardo Porter’s ‘the price of everything’

...If all you know is economics, everything looks like cost-benefit analysis. By everything, he means literally everything, life, death and love, freedom, religion and culture, parenting, shopping, and garbage. Where you buy your coffee, where you plan to live and even the number of kids you plan to have and will it be a boy child or a girl child; it all boils down to prices – and it’s all relative.
May 23, 2012

Mosquitoes, flies, and the paranoid

So what the heck is it? Are we just paranoid or are they really out to get us? They don’t let you sleep, work or even die in peace – is it a giant conspiracy, general incompetence or just plain dumb series of unfortunate events that dog Pakistan and her citizens every day? You decide. By Fareeha Qayoom
May 14, 2012

Coke Studio – Season 5 Kicks off with a bang!

Coke Studio has finally arrived as a team (Orchestra). Technically it was a great episode – no jarring notes at all in the music collaborations - the house band, the backup vocalists and of course, Rohail Hayat all provided great musical support and back up to the vocalists – it’s now up to them (vocalists) to shine and come up with great new material. By Fareeha Qayoom
January 23, 2014

Blood Sports

Hostile, Toxic Workplace Environment By Fareeha Qayoom
December 27, 2013

‘Back to the land’ Eco-Fashion

We started with more expensive brands first. An average sweater from imported brand retailers will cost more than PKR 6-7K on an average. A really good sweater might cost even more. (HKB used to be a good resource of imported, fake branded designer sweaters but for the past few years, they have gone to the dogs as well). By Fareeha Qayoom
November 20, 2013

The Tomorrow People – the ‘Us and Them’ Syndrome

Bigotry exists. It’s a fact. There’s no getting away from it. We discriminate, we judge, we evaluate, daily on the basis of ‘like’ and ‘dislike’ which is quite a subjective quality if you think about it – we might not even notice we are doing it. It’s human nature. By Fareeha Qayoom
November 3, 2013

Thank God for Roads!

I must commend Mian Shahbaz Sharif for his forethought in bringing a little sanity to the chaos that was our roads before he undertook to create a little efficiency. Sorting out the Kalma Chowk Crossing, Ferozpur Road, Main Canal Bank Road, Peco Road, Khayban-e-Firdosi, Khayban-e-Jinnah, LDA Avenue Crossing, linking Raiwind Road to the main city, constructing bridges and underpasses and traffic lights and re-routing traffic to move more quickly has made life easy for commuters who have to get to point Z from point A. A lot of people live down there now. By Fareeha Qayoom