Tall and dusky beauty, Amna Ilyas is going places in her modeling career. She is one of the most sought after models of recent times. She has a knack of showcasing every designer's creation with utmost elegance and sophistication. She has featured on numerous magazine covers, graced countless fashion spreads and is best known for her captivating ramp appearances. MAG caught up with Amna and asked her about her style mantra. Excerpts:
What's your personal style?
I would describe my personal style as casual and upbeat.
How has your style evolved?
Well… of course my style has evolved with whatever has been in fashion.
Any style mistakes?
Nothing as such.
How long does it take for you to get ready?
Most of the time I plan beforehand what I am going to wear, so it doesn't take me that long.
What inspires you style-wise?
Lady Gaga and Rihanna inspire me a lot!
Is there anything you'd like to change about your appearance?
Well… there is nothing I would like to change. But as I have short hair, so sometimes I wish for longer hair.
Is there anything you'd like to change about your life?
Of course, there are certain things in life that one would like to change. Yet, I also believe that one should be content and satisfied with whatever they are blessed with.
Where do you shop?
When it comes to shopping, I prefer Lahore over Karachi because there you can get everything at a single place like M.M.Alam road. In Karachi, I usually shop from Zainab Market, different malls and branded stores.
What is your favourite piece of clothing?
A yellow bubble dress my friend Yahya Safdar designed for me.
Your favourite designers?
Internationally, I like Alexander McQueen. Locally, Rizwan Beyg is my favourite because he has a great sense of creativity. I also like Zaheer Abbas, I find his cuts really interesting.
Is there anything you'd like to own but can't afford?
Of course, there are lots of things that I would love to have. However, if I had to name any three then they would be a Hummer, a private jet and a beautiful villa in Palm Islands in Dubai.
If you had a skill, what would it be?
Tell us something no one knows about you.
If I tell you then everyone would know about it. So, let's keep it at that.
Bangles For Eid
Make your Eid truly special with colourful bangles
Bangles or churiyan are a popular hand ornament mostly made up of glass. The melodious sound of glass bangles and its pure feminine look has universal appeal. Eid is a very special festival for Muslims, and bangles have their unique value on this auspicious occasion. Young girls and women especially love to wear bangles on Eid and preparation for Eid is deemed incomplete without matching bangles/churiyan. Nowadays, fashion bangles are available in multitude of colours, designs and embellishments. This fashion trend is most common in South Asia especially in Pakistan and India, and is the most important fashion accessory for festivals like Eid, basant etc.
Categorically, bangles can be classified mostly by their material.
They are made from many different materials, precious metals like gold and silver and ordinary metals like iron and steel. A vast variety of captivating designs are available in the market, incorporating semi precious pearls, kundan, mirror, beads and stones etc. Here, we have introduced the latest bangle trends for 2012. The alluring designs of these bangles, their funky colours and exquisite material will surely mesmerise you. So, do check them out before buying your own.
Colour Trends For Eid
ormal wear selection needs a good deal of investment of time and money. But all this investment can go in vain if you are not aware of the 'ins and outs' of fashion! Flared frocks, loosely fitted long shirts, voluminous outfits, angrakhas and chooridars are quite 'IN' this season. For Eid, choose a traditional outfit, get classy and look your best. Apart from the overall look of the outfit, colours play a vital role. The colours you choose to wear on different occasions reflect the nature of those occasions and what they mean to you. Here's a fashion guide on what colours you should go for while picking up your picture-perfect Eid ensembles!
Red is the colour of passion and love. Red clothing gets noticed instantly. Certain studies have shown that red is the most popular colour to be worn on festive occasions like Eid. The energetic, vibrant look of red makes it an ideal option. You can go for a fully red voluminous outfit and pair it with white chooridar pyjama. Even plain red looks classy and graceful on it's own.
Known to be the colour of youth, pink symbolises femininity, romance and compassion. A girl's wardrobe is deemed incomplete without a pink outfit. It suits all kinds of skin tones and looks best with whites, blues, oranges and greens. For summers, pastel pink is an ideal colour that stimulates calmness and settles negative energy. Pair shades of pink with different shades of green on this Eid.
Yellow is the colour of happiness and creativity. For a festive occasion like Eid, yellow will add to the energy and joyfulness of the occasion. Yellow can be best complemented with orange and pink to give a youthful, refreshing look. Incorporate yellow in materials like cotton and khadi rather than chiffon and silk considering the season.
A youthful, funky colour that symbolises energy and creativity is tangerine. We saw a lot of different shades of tangerine this summer. A printed or plain tangerine outfit will add oomph to your personality. For formal wear, add vibrant multi-colour embroidery to your tangerine outfit and pair it with some accessories. The charisma of deeper tangerine is that it can make you look stunning even if worn plain.
The most cool and summery of all hues is white. It reflects purity, innocence and optimism. White paired with any other colour or worn plain, looks classy in formal wear too. Keeping in mind the hot and humid weather at Eid, you can opt for a loose fitted white ensemble with a chooridar pyjama or white leggings. White can be paired up with either gold or silver to give an overall fancy look.