I had the honour and privilege of walking for EVERY SINGLE DESIGNER in the Andaaz Fashion Fe’te Fashion Show, held at the Sheraton Cavalier in Calgary, Alberta, June 15, 2014. The designers were:
Fashion Krisma by Aliya Asad
La regalia by Bushra zarar
Laraib boutique by Zunaira Mirza
Rukhsana Nadeem and Mina Adeel
Nisa collection by Uzma Syed
Silk affair by Shabnam Zahid
Nuage 9 by Hina Haq (clutch purses)
This event was put together months in advance, was intricately planned and highly anticipated. Myself and 14 other models went to several rehearsals learning different sets of choreography for different designers. Two of the designers flew in from overseas and we were cast to walk for them via video clips of our practise walks. These rehearsals were so much fun. Not only did I learn a ton about the fashion, but I had a rare glimpse into the home lives of the Pakistani women. These women not only maintain an immaculate household, well kept and happy children and content husbands, but they pre-cook gigantic dinners in advance, stay up til the wee hours of the morning tweaking outfits, designing, planning. At times us girls would get what’s app messages at 4-6am, so we know those lovely women didn’t even have a chance to sleep. They are not only some of the hardest working women I have ever met, but they are also some of the most beautiful souls in the world. Constantly full of laughter and joy. I truly mean it when I say it was a pleasure working with you. (Ps. The food was to die for!!!!! #indianfoodisamazing )
When it came to show day the backstage room was a zoo: Hair and makeup everywhere, clothes all over, girls tossing shoes, taking selfies, clouds of hairspray it was insanity. And I loved it.
You know you had the best hair stylist in the room when you look up, all the models are glaring at you, and then one starts… “Ummm, excuse me?? I don’t like my hair? Can you change it?!” And then another “ya me too!” And another. They had seen my hair and wanted theirs done better as it couldn’t compare to the amazing job Ramza did. I was proud to have my hair done by the best, Ramza Nas and her assistant sister Tina Fatima. For bookings contact the link below.
Hair by Ramza https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=138879262979174
We got a few great pics of us behind the scenes and some great ones on the catwalk. You can see one of my catwalks for the gorgeous designer Uzma Naveed of Nisa Collection: http://youtu.be/6rH2POdrhO4
I walked the finale with the designer on my first two walks.
I also stole the show in two walks 🙂
First, for my darling friend and designer Aliya Asad, in the white wedding gown. I walked with Osama, (seen here) :
(Seen here): http://youtu.be/ey6qaZRvSLY
then Melanie and Aliya for the designer finale. That dress is my favourite. The second show stopper was my walk for Rukhsana Nadeem and Mina Adeels traditional Indian design seen here:
^^^thanks to this walk I received an early morning message from a journalist in India! I look forward to what he writes! He called me: “the girl who is stunning in Indian wear.”
BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MODELS!!!
And thanks to the MC
STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER SHOW NEXT SUNDAY WHERE IM MODELLING FOR ALIYA AND RUKHSANA/MINA AGAIN!!!
HERES THE PHOTOS FROM MY WALKS!!!: