Designer Maheen Kardar Ali was recently spotted at the launch of a womenswear retail store COCO in Lahore looking like a trendy social activist in her MK Nation kurta! She scores a 10 on 10 for her sophisticated and sassy yet very down-to-earth look on our style-o-meter. Here is how you can get a similar look.
Maheen has wrapped her beautiful long hair in a neat side-parted bun that gives her a smart, classy appeal and is bang on trend! To pull off a similar hairdo, just spray some untangling serum onto your hair, straighten them neatly and wrap them in a knot. Make sure you add some gel to smoothen the side-part at the front.
Maheen wore the popular MK Nation Kurta by her very own label Karma. We love the bright purple shade and can’t help but notice how shorter hemlines are slowly treading their way into the fashion scene. You can easily grab these kurtas off the racks of Karma outlets both in Karachi and Lahore in a variety of shades (Rs4,000). She paired it up with plain and simple white Capri tights readily available in stores like Splash (Rs1,500)and Khaadi (Rs1,200). For cheaper alternatives try heading to Sunday Bazaar or Zainab Market.
The stylish and elegant designer Maheen made a perfect style statement by adding the right amount of accessories to her outfit. She looked innocent yet uber chic in the long pearl and beads necklace, pearl studs and the oh-so-stylish dangling bracelet/watch. Luckily for you guys, these are easily accessible at Accessorize, Mango and some local corner stands at popular malls. For a similar tote bag, try out Nine West (Rs8,000) or Hub Leather (Rs6,000).
That pop of dark berry red lips and that million dollar smile on Maheen’s face has just stolen our hearts. For a similar shade try out MAC’s Hang-up Cremesheen lipstick (Rs1,800). Although we are drooling over Maheen’s clear glowing skin, we would have appreciated a touch of some pale pink blush and lightly lined eyes. To get a clear, flawless skin, apply Body Shop’s Vitamin E tinted moisturiser (Rs1,500) topping it with a little concealer that matches your skin tone. Add a tinge of Body Shop’s golden pink blush (Rs1,800) to get a look that speaks purity.
Maheen kept it casual and comfy in a pair of black glittery chappals that coordinate well with her accessories. To grab a similar pair, head to your nearest outlet of Walk Eaze (Rs2,000) or if you like spending some big bucks on shoes then try out Charles and Keith (Rs4,000).
Published in The Express Tribune, May 29th, 2013.
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