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
November 1, 2013
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Coke Studio: Season 6 – Same Old, Same Old, Blah, Blah…

Not that I want to rain on his parade but I think Coke Studio needs fresh new blood. Its same old, same old; it started with the single “Jogi” and it went downhill fast from there By Fareeha Qayoom
October 30, 2013

The Power of Negative Thinking

Focusing on the negative makes people forget all the positive things (in life that make it worth living). Moods are contagious and spreading negativity and ingratitude to your fellow human beings should not be allowed. Unfortunately, it’s prevalent across all walks of life in our society. We are generally ungrateful folk. By Fareeha Qayoom
August 20, 2013

Retail: Rang Ja – Very a La Country…

Overall I love the store and I think this particular ‘Bareeze’ brand is promising addition to our local repertoire – in fact, it’s the first local ready to wear brand that I really think is interesting, slightly edgy and wearable, not to mention, “Made in Pakistan” for Pakistan by Pakistan and of Pakistan. (No, I have not been paid to write this review). By Fareeha Qayoom
July 11, 2013

The Dandy is Back!

Dress-up clothes are paired with dressed-down clothes. This dapper dude is expensive, fond of luxury, knows the value of fine tailoring but doesn’t mind mixing up stuff from his extensive wardrobe (business clothes to club and weekend to sport’s wear to the great outdoors to beachwear) not to mention, filching stuff from his girl’s wardrobe as well (witness the floral prints, silk and satins, use of saturated colors, face jewelry and scarves!) to come up with an entirely new style statement that makes for some unusual ensembles. By Fareeha Qayoom
July 7, 2013

July 2013: A Page Torn from the Diary of a Pakistani Citizen

Miles to go before I sleep So much to do and so little electricity!
June 30, 2013

Year 2013: Fabric Report – Prices Hit the Roof!

Most of these fabric yardages do not endure beyond one summer – they wear out too quickly – they might not even last ten washes. This is why a ready to wear trouser or top or woven button down shirt from an international brand feels like a bargain now. The other day, a senior colleague purchased a very nice embellished woven top from Mango for about PKR 3000 at full price while we were browsing the malls - I told her to go for it as the price seemed reasonable to me. Mango is a high street brand in UK – know what I mean? By Fareeha Qayoom
June 23, 2013
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Enjoy the Silence

Words are very unnecessary They can only do harm Enjoy the silence By Fareeha Qayoom
June 14, 2013

Things have Changed

People are crazy and times are strange I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range I used to care, but things have changed By Fareeha Qayoom
November 6, 2010
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A tale of two summer jackets

The so-called tailors in this town don’t seem to understand that cutting fabric patterns is like applied geometry, men’s cuts are straight lines and angles while women’s cuts are soft curves and angles – to get the measurements right – you need the ‘x’ and ‘y’ coordinates of any given point of measurement! By Fareeha Qayoom
May 30, 2010

The Man behind Nee Punhal

“It’s really tough to make a woman look beautiful and modern in a Shalwar suit. I always try to create clothes, which make the woman I design for, look feminine, sensual and glamorous,” says Zubair Gumman of Nee Punhal Boutique. By Fareeha Qayoom
May 30, 2010

Retailing Pakistani Style

Hang Ten: stuff you can wear By Fareeha Qayoom
May 30, 2010

Big getting Bigger and Better in a Big way

Excellence never goes out of style By Fareeha Qayoom