Unlike Amna who is a stylist and has hundreds of looks designed in her head all the time, my personal style can be defined as ‘a last minute panicked shopper’. It’s not something I choose to be, in fact not long ago I used to be quite organized and had my outfits planned days in advance. Unfortunately, since I don’t end up attending too many events anymore, my wardrobe is less than equipped to handle events the scale of Lux Style Awards!

MUSE & I

This year, two days short of the event when I finally got my calendar cleared to travel, I found myself running once again to MUSE to find something to wear. I’m sure you’re wondering why MUSE again, and why I am so limited in my options… The answer is quite simple to be honest, most Pakistani designers don’t stock ready to wear luxury Pret a Porter and even if they do, its usually a distinct outfit that anyone can buy off the rack. I love playing with different pieces and creating looks that uniquely speak to my aesthetic. While MUSE has a strong creative direction, I feel it allows me the liberty to pick and mix and truly express my own self through clothes which is very important for me… Remember this look?! {Sadaf Zarrar Black Jumpsuit} or this one {Sadaf Zarrar Red Feather Top}?

THE LOOK FOR LSA 2016

For LSA 2016, I knew I didn’t want to go Cinderella ball gownsy, that’s just not me… but I did want something feminine yet experimental. Something that distinctly said Sadaf… I picked a couple of pieces off the rack, Moeed had Rida help me out to find the right top and try a couple of iterations and literally in half an hour the look was ready leaving only the accessories to sort!

I picked my purple Sophia Webster heels which I bought at a sale two years ago to go with the look (thank GOD for random purchases). Fanas earrings which again I had bought at their exhibition last year and MUSE key clutch (which I had been eye for ever) to finished the look.

An hour short of the event, I found myself at Mahvish Hasan Salon on Samra Muslim’s recommendation and was absolutely floored by the professionalism. The salon girls were well trained and quick and literally in 30 minutes I had my hair done and nail colour sorted. I spent the rest of the time with Mahvish herself who gave me an lovely made up look I can only describe as effortlessly glamorous.

Sadaf Zarrar

 

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