Lux Style Awards 2012: Green Carpet, the Girls

     All female celebrities from Mathira and Ayaan to Amina Sheikh wore some very unfortunate things to the Green Carpet, while the male celebrities shone more than ever, ladies took it upon themselves to give us fashion bloggers something to rant about.

¬† ¬† ¬†All wasn’t bad however, while the celebrities were fashion faux pas, it was non-celebrities like editor Andleeb Rana Farhan, event manager Frieha Altaf who brought the glamour. It was journalists and editors who saved the day and as fashion journalist Aamna Haider Isani tweeted “Fashion journalists are still the best dressed people” and it stood correct more than ever.

Let’s have a look at what everyone wore:


   Although there were more misses than hits but there were still some looks worthy of praise.

Asma Mumtaz:

Let’s start with one of the few better dressed people from that night.

    Wearing a cream coloured HSY gown with bejeweled shoulders, Celebrity stylist Asma Mumtaz looked like a million bucks. Hair and makeup were done to perfection. HSY might not be an expert when it comes to Avant Garde and fashion forwardness but still nobody does old school, conventional glamour like him.

Andleeb Rana Farhan:

¬† ¬† Xpoze’ Monthly’s Editor-in-Chief wore a Sadaf Malaterre liquid gold dress with¬†exaggerated sleeves. Every inch of that dress exuded glamour and glitz and was a perfect dress for the evening. Heel-less strappy sandals are a welcome respite from the towering pumps one sees every girl wearing on the red carpet.

Mahira Khan:

¬† ¬†Mahira was wearing a light teal full length dress by her best friend Feeha Jamshed, inclusion of heavy necklace wass a very nice touch. Mahira certainly knows her fashion and this whole ensemble might not be the head turner but it has that understated chicness to it that one knows Mahira for and associates with Feeha Jamshed’s brand.

Frieha Altaf:

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† LSA’s producer and Catwalk Production’s Frieha Altaf was a vision in a very well draped Maheen Karim¬†dress. The dress is immaculately constructed and the texture is divine.


¬† ¬† In a short dress by Sadaf Malaterre, Meera looked better than ever. Say what you may like about this girl but she always look amazing and her hair and makeup were spot on and she looked glamourous enough without heading into tackyville, wait till you see Mathira and you will know what I am talking about ūüėÄ



     Mathira topped the worst dressed list, while her Ali Xeeshan dress was nothing short of disaster, her terrible hair and drag queen makeup made it worse. That dress has an interesting print but those tacky butterfly brooches and the shiny effect of print is ruining it. Dress is shapeless and her face is a whole another story.

  Whats killing me the most is that Ali Xeeshan is such a talent with some amazing creations to his credit, why o why did they (or she) chose that hideousness?


    Ayaan was the other major casualty of the day, wearing a Deepak Perwani purple mermaid tail gown, she was one sore sight. The dress did no justice to her magnificent  beauty. Hair and makeup were equally bad.

Amina Sheikh:

¬† ¬† Amina Sheikh is one of the most beautiful women of this industry and has got an¬†ethereal¬†and seductive persona. She is usually very well dressed, infact her Fahad Hussayn gown at last year’s Lux Style Awards was one of the best of that event but her attire this year left us high and dry. Her gold Maheen Karim dress was all over the place bearing no shape or pattern, proportions were all wrong too. The blouse was interesting but rest of the dress just got too complex for its own good.



Lux Style Awards 2012: Green Carpet, The Boys

¬† ¬† ¬†So, they rolled out a Green carpet instead of the usual Red at 11th Lux Style Awards. The concept was first improvised at IIFA and Lux followed the trend, we¬†don’t¬†care what colour a carpet is as far the celebrities walking on it are dressed to their nines.

      Green Carpet was filled with some very unfortunate fashion choices and some celebrities (read Mathira) were a walking case of fashion faux pas. While the girls were not exactly dressed to impress, the boys at Lux Style Awards Green Carpet were looking sharper and suaver than ever before. Lets take a look:

Ali Zafar:

      Wearing a Republic by Omar Farooq two-piece suit with a wide leather lapel, one-button blazer and black textured tie, fabric of his suit was very fine and spoke for itself. His black suit was a major win win and in such an event where majority of men do a black suit this is how you stand out among others while still wearing a black suit. It shows the tremendous upholding of quality and excellence that Omar Farooq has shown with his band Republic. Cant express how much I love the lapel and the fine fabric, way to go.

Umair Tabani:

¬† ¬† ¬†And here’s Umair Tabani, brother of designer Sania Maskatiya and business savvy manager behind her very successful and popular brand. Umair is wearing a tux by Republic and walked away with the Best Dressed Male prize, he looks very suave and debonair and his good looks helps too. We approve ūüėÄ

Kamiar Rokni:

¬† ¬† Republic boys were out in full force that night, here’s Kamiar Rokni who donned a suit by Republic with a houndstooth lapel and a knitted tie, a very popular international trend right now. The combination’s very smart and tie provides a much needed dose of colour to the overall understated look.

Ali Safina:

¬† ¬†Geo TV’s blue eyed boy and nominee in Best Actor category Ali Safina wore a suit by Arsalan and Yahseer and Giorgio Armani shoes. Geometric pattern on the blazer makes up a visually delighting sight but he is ruining the look with the very shiny tie and satin shirt, colour are all wrong too. Had he wore the same colours in a less shimmery fabric, it would have been perfect. Still credit for¬†at least¬†trying a local label instead of going for Zara or Ralph Lauren.

Tapu Javeri:

    Ace photographer and always very well draped Tapu Javeri turned up in a black Balmain suit with a parrot green Christian Lacroix tie, talk about going French. As it is with black suits, they can very easily look monotonous and boring in an event like LSAs but pairing it up with such a jubilant looking tie made the difference here and he surely stood out from the rest of the crowd. Thumbs Up!

Omar Farooq:

¬† ¬† And here’s the man himself with his beautiful wife. Omar Farooq is wearing a magenta tux and proving who’s the boss to all the boy stars when it comes to dressing.

His wife is looking equally chic in a Muse dress.

At the end of the day, all I can say is Thank God for Republic, God knows how much our male stars needed a man like him. Republic won a very well deserved award for Best Designer (Male) and LSA Green Carpet was itself a testimony to that man’s brilliance.