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Rubab

by SALEHA
Rubab

Rubab is one of the senior most models of Pakistani fashion industry. With her perfect figure, beautiful eastern face and intense eyes, she stands out among all the fashion models of recent times. Rubab has been in the industry for over 15 years and is known for her professional attitude. She has a knack of showcasing every designer's creation with effortless ease and elegance. Recently MAG caught up with Rubab and asked about her style mantra. Excerpts:

Please describe your personal style.
It can be casual or glamorous, depends on the occasion.

How has your style evolved?
It has evolved with time of course.

Any style mistakes?
I don't think so. But I do believe that we all groom with time.

How long does it take for you to get ready?
15 minutes.

Is there anything you'd like to change about your appearance?
Absolutely not! I am extremely blessed and I am thankful to God for everything.

Is there anything you'd like to change about your life?
Nothing. I believe everything happens for a reason.

Where do you shop?

Internationally, I shop from London and Dubai. Locally, I usually shop from different malls.

What is your favourite piece of clothing?
My coloured jeans!

Your favourite designers?
Umer Sayeed, Nomi Ansari, HSY and Sana Safinaz are my favourite.

Is there anything you'd like to own but can't afford?
There is no such thing, because I like to wish for things that I can afford.

If you had a skill, what would it be?
I would love to learn acting.

Tell us something no one knows about you.
I am a very open person, so there is really nothing.

Patchwork Prints
We'd be lying to you if we claimed that prints are 'back' on the trend charts because they never really went anywhere. What prints have done though, is escalate and become bolder. Thus this season brings with it something special, as it delegates every print combination to act in symphony with each other and Patchwork Printsgive rise to the patchwork print trend. Read on to find out how you can style the trend for your own wardrobe.

What Is A Patchwork Print?
Using two or more panels of patterned fabric in the same ensemble, patchwork prints are entitled to be considered more of a print than a fabric trend. It is, however, the placement of those print fabrics that sets it apart as a trend and makes patchwork prints their own Patchwork Printsstandalone clothing trend for this season.

How To Wear?
· Patchwork prints are about bringing several pieces of print fabric together, so don't shy away from it.
Patchwork Prints· Work other trends into your styling of the patchwork print trend, lace, crochet, beads, mirrors, leather, multi-tone prints, – the world of fabrics and detailing is your oyster.
· Know your body type and look for prints accordingly with either horizontal, vertical, boxed or panelled patchwork.
· Don't be afraid of mixing colours, as that's the high point of patchwork prints.

Fiery Red
Vibrant red hues are rising up to stand out from the pack as a bold colour of choice – whether fruity hues or rich ruby tones
Patchwork Prints
Amidst the dark and warm tones dominating , there's a bright and bold vision. A vision of red. Red is the most emotionally intense colour. It stimulates a faster heartbeat. It is the colour of love. Hence, this primary colour is not just called a bold hue for nothing.

The Red Family
The fall/winter 2012 shows presented a variety of reddish hues for the coming season. While some rested against the tangerine orange family, others dug deep in the mine of red to reach find the gems within.

Fruity Red
This fall, many designers seem to have taken inspiration from the bright pigmentation in tomatoes, ripe watermelons and strawberries. They then used it to brighten up the colour palette of their collection, adding vibrancy and eye-awaking brightness.

Ruby Red
Best associated with a gemstone, this shade of red is very rich and intense, and encompasses crimson tones to those almost bordering the lines of maroon and plum shades. To make a statement with this Patchwork Printscolour for fall, pair it with other gemstone shades like deep purple, emerald green or cobalt blue. Or you could keep it subdued and team other neutral shades with this red.
On the fall/winter 2012 runway, designers didn't just experiment with the various shades of red, but also dyed the colour in various fabrics, inducing more variety.

The Textures
Leather

This combination of fabric and colour is fierce. Leather, in itself, is a very statement-making fabric, with its body hugging and sculpting characteristics. So when you put a strong colour against an equally powerful fabric, you get a lethal combination, indeed. The shades can vary from deep maroon to striking cherry red, as every colour takes on the fabric in a unique way.

Velvet
Giving the outfit a lush glam and a casual look, the velvet revolution is peeping back at the fashion scene for autumn/winter 2012. The unique factor about this fabric is that velvet makes a colour appear 3-dimentional, giving it the almost-live effect on a piece of clothing. Velvet, in itself, is a fabric of confidence and personality, so its marriage with the colour red is ought to be a good one.


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