Urwa compares her wedding to the royal wedding, and internet trolls loose it!
The day right after Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding, Urwa Hocane realises that the monarch’s wedding bears stark similarity to her own wedding to Farhan Saeed. In a fit of nostalgia, and much to the shock of everyone, the Udaari actress posted on Facebook, “The #RoyalWedding of Meghan and Harry gave us butterflies. It reminded us of our own love story of #UrwaFarhan which was crafted a year ago and was trending like wildfire on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! #LoveConquersAll”. As if this comparison wasn’t enough, she accompanied the post with pictures from both the wedding side by side. Of course, Pakistanis, who themselves were following the royal wedding religiously, were having none of it! Urwa got trolled mercilessly with many twitter and Instagram users giving them funny ‘royal’ titles – like the Duke and Duchess of Chichawatni.

Like the dutiful and loving sister that she is, Mawra was quick to defend her big sister’s innocent post. Shutting down the trolls, the young star said, “Royal or not, everyone’s wedding day is extraordinary for them (no one compared) and we must only show them love!” The Sammi actress further added, “I usually don’t address the trolls but why would you mock your own for anyone else? Also trolling is so last year. Move on! doublestandard-sbypettytrolls.”


Muniba Mazari served with a notice

Khurram Shahzad, a former PAF pilot and UN Women Pakistan Goodwill Ambassador Muniba Mazari’s spouse from 2005 to 2015, has accused her of making false and defamatory statements against him on social media and TV, and has sent her a legal notice seeking that she remove the ‘defamatory’ tweets she posted against him, tender an apology and pay the legal fees as damages. In February 2008, the couple was driving from Quetta to Rahim Yar Khan when they met a road accident which left her paralysed from the waist down.

Talking about the accident on various occasions, Muniba has claimed that “the ‘driver’ slept and our car fell into a ditch” and that “Shahzad had managed to jump out of the car and save himself”. Her former husband, however, has disputed these claims and says a donkey cart had suddenly appeared from the right side and he lost control over the car. In one of the tweets, Mazari also said Shahzad had cheated on her during their marriage. The Islamabad sessions court has issued notices to Mazari and the two regulators to respond to the complaint on June 1, while also granting a temporary injunction restraining the respondent from defaming the petitioner.


Meghan gets a sparkling present from Prince Harry

The newly-minted Duchess of Sussex sported a brand new Cartier diamond tennis bracelet during her first outing as a royal on May 22, and it has fans wondering – is this a luxe wedding present from husband Prince Harry? It appears to be the Cartier “Essential Lines” bracelet, which costs a whopping $26,000! The delicate piece is white gold and set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds, totaling 3.34 carats.

It’s unclear if this is actually a new piece courtesy of Harry, but she did only debut it shortly after the wedding, at father-in-law Prince Charles‘ 70th birthday party.


Among many cases of deja vu during the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was Serena William’s reception gown. Following her Atelier Versace wedding look, the ace tennis star changed into a Valentino Fall 2018 gown which Amber Heard had worn just nine days earlier at the Cannes Film Festival. The difference, though, lies in the velvet bodice. The actress flaunted the original deep V cut in contrast to the boringly modified square one. Also, personally we feel that Amber’s styling of the whole look (the ruby jewellery, bright red pout and a messy top knot) was just so much better than Serena’s.


Portraits of ‘overlooked’ women painted into a dress

A 17-year-old turned a Times obituary series into a pleated gown for her final project at the Oxbow School, an arts school in Napa, California. Avalon Hester wanted to explore storytelling through portraiture. When she heard about “Overlooked,” the Times’ series on groundbreaking women who did not receive Times obituaries when they died, the young artist decided to make portraits of the ones she found most surprising. But instead of hanging her seven oil and acrylic canvases on a wall, she turned them into a dress.

“The paintings are 27 inches wide and I had to pleat each one of them,” Avalon shared and added that she had only about two weeks to put the dress together and had to use “sewing machine made for denim” as she “broke all the needles the school had”. She created a skirt out of the canvas paintings, incorporating newsprint clippings of #MeToo-related Times articles as well, and finally shared a series of photos of the final product on Instagram.


PC's Met Gala Hood took 250 hours to make

For this year's Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination theme, Priyanka hit the red carpet at Met Gala in a deep burgundy Ralph Lauren velvet gown topped off with an incredible gold beaded hood, which she paired with subtle Cartier jewellery. While we saw plenty of crowns, crosses, the actress' stunning jewelled hood made for a truly unique and stunning take on the religious red carpet theme. On Instagram, the designer shared a close-up look at her golden hood and revealed the custom piece took over 250 hours to hand bead. The ornate piece is made of red Swarovski crystals and meticulous gold beadwork.