2012 Vol 2
doesn’t believe in
boundaries in art
Perry was offered
$ 20 million to be
new judge but she
turned it down.
The team at fashioncentral media group
is huge,always acting like a happy force
and right now fired by the enthusiasm of
this 2nd magazine launch.Editors,content
writers,photographers form a integral part of our
friendly army,bursting with life and an urge to
reach out to millions of literate set of viewers.
6 Saba Qamar To Tie The Knot Soon
10 Khawar Riaz always there to
create a stunning look
14 Miss Pakistan World 2012 Finalist
16 With an indisputable flair for fashion
28 Kate perry, a singer with huge
44 Sonam Kapoor at her best
46 Bollywood chirps
50 Dia Mirza,a super model and top actress
54 LotusTemple in India
58 Gomez inline to play lead role in 5 movies
66 Doutzen Kroes
Parties & Events
20 Launch of Rang Ja
24 Block Print Exhibition by Shirin Hassan
40 Launch of Little London Company
24 Celebs walk the ramp at IIJW for a
Social Cause BETI by Gitanjali in
48 Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif at Indian
49 BJP, Bollywood Accept Veena Malik
70 Dîner en Blanc Returns to NewYork
72 Post-Split Robert Pattinson Causes
8 Deepak Perwani Discusses the
46 Bollywood Masala
52 Most stylish Bollywood couples
36 Darksiders II
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From the editor
FEATSinger QB Lost
In AmericaFamous Pakistani singer Quratulain Baloch, popularly
known as QB, remained stuck in America for quite s
ometime, as she lost all her travel and visa documents
during her musical concerts tour there.QB was having a
musical tour to America but unfortunately mislaid all her
important travel documents during one of her musical
concerts ,without which she cannot perform in other
Singer Quratulain Baloch has gained fame for her
performance in Coke Studio and for singing the title song
of super hit drama serial Humsafar. Her music concerts
tour to America is now delayed due to which QB is facing
a big loss.
Saba Qamar To Tie
The Knot Soon
The hot looking pretty drama artist Saba Qamar, who is currently playing in drama
serial Shehryar Shehzadi, and Thakan, has announced to tie the knot after this Eid-
A great news for Saba Qamar fans is that she has decided to get married very soon
after Eid but she has not her wedding plan. Anyhow, she is busy with her work right
Saba Qamar is a well known actress and fashion model who rose to prominence
for her exceptional performance in number of Pakistani dramas such as Jinnah Ke
Naam, Uraan, Dastaan, Pani Jaisa Piyar, Kanpur Se Katas Tak, Tinkay, Maat, Jo
Chale To Jaan Se Guzar Gaaye and the most popular political satire program Hum
Sab Umeed Say Hain. She has also won “Best Actress Award in the 17th Annual
PTV Awards 2012” for her role Zartaash in drama serial Tera Pyar Nahi Bhoole.
Saba Qamar is engaged to her cousin, Farhan Ahmad, an Engineer at PAF and
want’s to stay in show bizz, though the final decision will be subject to murtual
Muskan Khan To
Debut In Bollywood
The hot and sexy Pakistani actress and singer Muskan Khan, who
had been hoping to work across the border, has now got her dream
come true by signing her debut Bollywood movie “JUST MMS”.
Yes, fans!You will now see your favorite “ab chain aye na” singer
Muskan Khan in upcoming Indian film “Just MMS”.
She hasremained quite unlucky in Pakistani showbiz and has
always desired to work in an “international environment”. Muskan
Khan appeared in Pakistani films Qayamat and Tere Pyaar Mein but
couldn’t get attention because of her scenes getting edited.
Now, Muskan Khan has got the right opportunity to step in
Bollywood with the film “JUST MMS” of Rachna Movies, directed by
Kabir Raaj. She will be playing the lead role in film along with
Bollywood stars Raj Babbar and Raveena Tondon.
Muskan Khan will be shooting in Goa and Mumbai for her film
JUST MMS after Eid and is also discussing two more upcoming
Bollywood films with directors there.
Gets Ticket To
Where many Pakistani celebrities are heading to Bollywood, the most breath-
taking Pakistani diva Mahnoor Baloch has got the ticket to
Hollywood.Mahnoor Baloch is known for her beautiful face and excellent
performance in number of Pakistani drama serials. She earned fame at a
very young age and proved herself in both acting and modeling. Owing to her
talent, Mahnoor Baloch has been signed for a Hollywood movie “Torn” along
with Ali Tahir’s brother Farhan Tahir. Farhan Tahir is an acclaimed Pakistani-
American actor known for appearing in several Hollywood films such as Star
Trek, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Iron Man.
The star cast of the film “Torn” includes Dendrie Taylor, Faran Tahir, Sharon
Washington, and John Heard along with Mahnoor Baloch.The film is directed
by Jeremiah Birnbaum and is produced by Michael Richter, Jeremiah
Birnbaum, James Burke, ShoiebYunus, and Jawad Qureshi.
What is the motive behind D
The D philosophy labels emerge from the art
and craft of Pakistan the motive behind is to take
something Pakistani and make it modern and
adaptable to the global market.
What distinguishes D philosophy from
The color palette is always very bright, the use of
dastrkhawan and other elements like block print
screen print etc. while d philosophy leads in the
funky prêt market others follow.
What is your style statement?
Its always out of the box, funky and in your face
What are the expansion plans?
For that you have to wait and we have our dolmen
store coming up next month
How Pakistani fashion industry is
Its evolved leaps and bounds in the last 5 years ,
the plethora of fashion weeks is a great example
of where its going .
One thing you can’t stand with?
Plagiarism .one of the biggest problems in
Pakistan as far as fashion goes.
What has led you to become fashion
My love for clothes for fashion for anything new
How do you balance between traditional
aspects and modern cuts?
I have always been a modernist so my designs
are more diffusion then ethnic purely, I like the
infusing of the east and the west .
One person you would love to dress?
Madonna and Monica Belluci
How do you deal with criticism?
Pretty well actually I get criticized all the time.
Who is your favorite Pakistani designer?
Many, Iman of Body Focus, Rizwan Beyg, Maheen
Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Sana Safinaz and many
Who is your favorite international
Again many, Issey Miyake, Valentine, Azzedine
Alaia and Karl Lager Field.
Who is the ideal D philosophy woman?
The one likes to experiment, she is joyous and
What is the pre-requisite to design?
You must understand the fabric that you will make
What are your favorite colors?
The color purple and red
Celebrities you would like to wear your
Hmm Angelina Jolie and Priyanka Chopra.
How fashion weeks are helping fashion
industry of Pakistan?
They are creating the business of fashion and not
just entertainment, also a certain level of tolerance
for women in the country.
Which country inspires you?
London and Paris
What are the most repetitive labels in
your own closet?
I don’t actually I buy what I like
What do you do to overcome stress?
I work out, read a book and yes I don’t talk about
fashion after 9 pm .
What did you want to be in your
I wanted to be an actor
Stylists’ & Beauty Salons
Stylists are the people who possess an ability to change
the looks of the person through the magical art of
makeover in their hands. Khawar Riaz is a Pakistani well
reputed and outstanding Fashion stylist, who changes the
looks with his inborn God gifted art, he is blessed with!
Fashion stylist Khawar Riaz is one of the oldest and from
those stylists who really enhance the Fashion industry
in Pakistan; by boosting their shining concepts and hard
work. Fashion stylist Khawar Riaz also has a credit of
introducing and polishing many top class Fashion models
in the style and Fashion world; for example, Zara Sheikh
and Ahmed Butt are two big examples.
From Spartan kings to Brazilian demi-gods to Beckham-
esque hunks to Mongol warriors, the males were complete
works of art. Fashion stylist Khawar Riaz certainly doesn’t
believe in boundaries in art, when he starts experimenting
then there is no full stop to that.
Fashion stylist Khawar Riaz has secured many national
& international awards, in different Fashion shows.We
can see the stunning looks of models, created by Fashion
stylist Khawar Riaz on the billboards all over the country,
in T.V commercials & shows, in various magazines, in
fashion glossies, means in both showbiz and Fashion
industries. As a photographer and make-up artist, Fashion
stylist Khawar Riaz brings out the best out of the face and
makes the person a “celebrity”.
The extremely talented Khawar
Riaz takes styling as a form of
art.His male models at PFDC
Sunsilk FashionWeek, Lahore
were certainly a sight to behold.
Miss Pakistan World 2012 Finalist
Sabiha is a 20 year old British Pakistani she is a
computer science student at university and works as a
part time teaching assistant at the Ilford learning centre in
London. She also worked as a student learning assistant
(SLA) at her university which she was awarded for recently.
She has currently passed her second year at university
and will pursue her third year. Her confidence has flour-
ished whilst working with different age groups.
Sabiha worked voluntarily at an Asian Women’s Advisory
Service (AWAS) where she has believed to have gained
an insight into how many people perceive different prob-
lems in life and deal with them, this has made her a very
diplomatic person; she organised and performed a drama
piece to empower women, this was her second live perfor-
mance that she has ever given in a public place, she feels
it’s a lovely experience to see people appreciate your help,
which is why she voluntarily went on to do
this. She wants to do more to help women
in the future, hence her presence in the
Miss Pakistan pageant.
This pageant consists of 5 rounds of which one is a talent
round; Sabiha has compiled a dance remix which consists
of a mixture of Pakistani Western/English and Afghani
songs, to perform on.The choice of music was hers; she
believes the mixture represents the difference cultures in
Pakistan; bringing the western world closer to Pakistan;
this is something she believes people need to accept.
The dance is choreographed by her and her friends who
helped a lot critically.
She has been reading on Pakistan and India’s history and
various other documents and books for her preparation
towards this pageant. One of the most touching she feels
is the Parvez Musharrafs ‘In the line of fire’ which she was
encouraged and motivated by as it sent a deep message
through Parvez Musharrafs writing of events.
Sabiha believes life has taught her a lot since childhood;
teaching her to stay strong whether family problems were
at hand or whether she was forced into anything. She
calls herself a freedom fighter, as over the years she has
become an individual who has always wanted to stand for
not only her rights, but the rights of other citizens residing
in Pakistan especially after paying a visit there last year;
where she taught some children in the neighbourhood of
Gojra Pakistan (which is in the Punjab province of Paki-
stan) their basic English. She loves helping these vulner-
able children who are in the need of education.
She says “it was touch-
ing to see them so
happy whilst learning;
I would love to go back
again whenever I get a
chance and do
supportive.” She has
always believed that
education is the base
of understanding others
was not happily ap-
proved by her family or
a few others she came
she carries her beliefs
and dreams in a
positive and confident
manner, as there is
more to her than what
other want to enforce;
she is looking forward to
meeting people just like
herself at this pageant
ickie ninaNickie and Nina are
two sisters with an
indisputable flair for
fashion. The two
designers together form
an impressive team
behind the Lahore
based house of haute
couture. The duo work
with a variety of
fabrics and what truly
sets them apart is the
innovative way they
combine two or more
textures in a
The luxury brand label debuted in 2000 with the
critically acclaimed millennium show in Lahore,
Pakistan, the success of which brought with it an
unprecedented amount of glitz and glamour.That
year, Nickie Nina was invited to attend the MTV
Awards in Delhi and to showcase at a group show
under the aegis of Fashion TV International, in
2001, 2002 and 2003 witnessed the brand
hold exclusive Fashion shows at home and
abroad.Their new collections were show-
cased in Lahore, Chicago, Orlando
and Washington, where their col-
lections were viewed by fashion
impresarios and Heads of
The year 2004 was a
landmark for the label,
having received their first
nomination for the prestigious
Pakistani Lux Style Awards, held in
Dubai, in the best Bridal wear/couture category.
Dubai. In February of 2004 they were invited
to show at the Pakistani High Commission in
London and to exhibit in NewYork, which they did to much
acclaim. On their return to Pakistan, Nickie Nina opened
their ready to wear Flagship store in their home city,
Lahore in Pakistan, in the high profile shopping area
known as M.M.Alam Road.
The following year, in 2005 they showcased at the Presi-
dency in Pakistan, an event organised for George Bush’s
visit to the country.They also held their first exhibition at
Designer’s Lounge in Dubai and in Houston.
In 2006, Nickie Nina was invited to show their collection
to the Saudi Arabian royal family in Jeddah. Following the
success of their first exhibitions, Nickie Nina also returned
to exhibit in Dubai and Chicago. 2006 also marked the
opening of their second outlet in Karachi Pakistan’s high
end retail venue, Zamzama.
Last year, Nickie Nina exhibited a collection in Dubai for
a third time and to Orlando. In September they exhibited
in London and in October, they showed at Lakme India
Fashion Week to critical acclaim. 2008 also witnessed the
opening of their third retail space in Pakistan.
This year, Nickie Nina showed at multiple international
fashion destinations including NewYork, LA, Chicago, the
UK, Bahrain and in Dubai. The label also held a charity
fashion show in Pennsylvania, USA. Nationally, Nickie Nina
brought to Pakistan their new brand label, Nickie Nina De-
signer Fabric to much acclaim in both Karachi and Lahore
and showcased their fusion bridal collection in Lahore in
The latest fever of putting on
colorful clothes has become
more exciting with the newest
launch of Rang Ja Flagship
Store at MM Alam Road in
and known by her
Katy Perry, is an
actress who grew
up to the tunes of
Right from first year of high school,
she pursued a music career as Katy
Hudson and sought recognition and
acceptance as a leading singer.The
singing in the church had really helped
her to fine tune her talents.Even from
the angle of singing many things were
strictly forbade her
from listening to
secular music and
restricted her to at-
luckily for her,as a
child she learned
to dance and
enjoyed the good
fortune of being
taught by sea-
her abilities as an en-
tertainer and gave her
the confidence to launch
herself into commer-
cial ventures,but though
the initial failures were a
brought enough success to
keep her going.
With the release of
her first mainstream
album, One of the
Boys in 2008, which
Billboard Hot 100 top-
ten songs—”I Kissed
A Girl”, “Hot n Cold”
and “Waking Up In
Perry supported the album with her Hello Katy Tour. In
2010, Perry released her third studio album, Teenage
Dream (2010), which topped the Billboard 200 chart, and
spawned five number one singles—”California Gurls”,
“Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night
(T.G.I.F.)”.Teenage Dream became the first and so far only
album (after Michael Jackson’s Bad)—to do so, and thus
Perry became the first female in history to achieve this.
Amongst her other accomplishments,Perry has spent over
52 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot
100, and has since extended this to 69 weeks. In 2012,
Perry also secured nominations for eight Grammy Awards,
including Album of theYear (Teenage Dream) and Record
of theYear (“Firework”). Along the way she was named
2011’s “Artist of theYear” by MTV.
In terms of numbers her achievements are huge.The sales
of digital tracks in USA add upto 37.6 million and the figure
on worldwide basis is 11 million.
Her married life did carry a tempestuous touch, but all
such woes have been overcome and the little girl who,a
few years back, began taking her first music lessons at the
age of nine is now a star.
Perry is known for her
of dress which is
often humorous bright
and uses fruit shaped
accessories as part
of her outfits.
Perry appeared as a
judge during the
Dublin audition show
of the British
Television show,The X
If you remember the darksiders first part then you would
know that it was a good game with some irritating designs.
No doubt darksiders did a good business and it was very
well sold. Darksiders made around 1.86 million but it didn’t
sustain its players for a long time. After some time players
moved back to fifa which they usually play.
First of all the character of darksider 2.Talking about death
then it is an impatient soldier. He is different from his
brother the strategist war. Death is much faster than war.
Death is unstoppable. It doesn’t even waste time and has a
metaphysical arm which decreases the distance between
death and its enemies in darksider 2. In darksider 2 death
has also given the feature in which he can utilize multiple
armor sets. Not to forget about the 2 distinguishing skills
of death.These two skills are Harbinger: which focuses
on combat combination and second skill is Necromancer
which is more focus on spells. In first part we know that
surroundings were not very much noisy they were next to
muted. Darksiders 2 is different. It has featured death in
an underground caravan which is very lively and colorful.
Not only environment, almost everything in darsider 2 has
been improved and advanced. But as per the information,
darksider 2 has not touched combat more. Game is now
much speedier but it still relies on one button. Defense is
disappointing. At least if it’s an action game there should
be good defense system in it. In defense what only you
can do is to roll away to avoid the enemies.
Now, little teaser about the story of darksider 2, Death is
on an adventurous mission to redeem his brother. In game
death has to meet with a character who is Lord of Bones.
This character was trying to process about 6 billion dead
individuals and transferring them to underground. After this
death has to fight in arena and win from the champion and
has to get its head. Now this needs high agility and skill.
Death has all this in itself.
Darksiders II merges action,
exploration, and loot-driven
progression into an excellent
and sizable adventure.
It is heard that Darksider 2
is going to be about 4 times
bigger than first part of
In darksider 2 experience
points will be gained by
smashing heads of the
enemies. All these points
then will be spending on the
skill tree.You don’t have to
buy everything, you need to
choose power ups that will
suit the way you play.
Celebs walk the ramp at
IIJW for a Social Cause BETI
by Gitanjali in association
The opening show of the 3rd edition of IIJW ‘Envi and Nizam by Gitanjali in association with
Gr8 presents Beti’ was a show that went beyond glamour and glitter. It was a ‘show with a
heart’ where famous TV and film celebrities along with well known corporate personalities
walked the ramp for BETI - a joint initiative of Gitanjali Group and Gr8. It is an initiative which
creates awareness and campaign about issues like female foeticide, acid attack and women
empowerment. Taking this initiative further, this year the Beti show focussed on
generating support for treatment of Sonali Mukherjee, a young victim of a horrific acid attack
in Jharkhand. The celebs sported stunning outfits from renowned designers Vikram Phadnis
and Madhurima Nigam with dazzling jewellery from Nizam & Envi by Gitanjali & Gemfields.
SexySonamKapoorSonam Kapoor is flaunting her
sleek legs posing sexy and bold
for the photoshoot of Maxim India
Priyanka Chopra voted more
kissable than Ash, Kareena
B-town heroines are constantly
competing with each other. Here they
go again we thought, until we heard
what the contest was about! This time
it wasn’t for acting or item numbers. It
was for locking lips! And we are told
that Priyanka Chopra emerged as the
Lagging not far behind were Aish-
warya Rai Bachchan in the second
position and Kareena Kapoor in third.
But we think it’s only fair. After all, it’s
Priyanka who kissed sensuously time
and again in Fashion, Agneepath, 7
Khoon Maaf, Kaminey and Aitraaz, to
name just a few films, as opposed to
her rivals who have only a couple of
lip-locks and that too fleeting ones to
Shahrukh Khan in legal trou-
Shahrukh Khan has landed in legal
trouble again. Amit Maru, who is
a resident of Mumbai, through his
lawyerYP Singh, had approached the
Maharashtra State Commission For
Protection Of Child Rights, to launch
a complaint against Shahrukh Khan.
Amit Meru wants to register an FIR
against the actor for ‘corrupting’ chil-
dren by uttering ‘filthy abuses in public’
in Wankhede Stadium.According to a
leading daily Amit Maru wrote in his
complaint, “Enormous celebrity, who
the people of India, particularly chil-
dren, emulate and follow, has harmed
the future of our nation by corrupting
minds of children by uttering filthy
and dirty abuses in public.”Amit Meru
listed seven alleged offences commit-
ted by Shahrukh Khan.
Veena Malik Celebrating“Dahi
Mumbaikers woke up to the beating of
drums on the festival of Janmashtami
and here First time Bollywood Actress
Veena Malik added a touch of glam-
our to “Dahi Handi” in India at Worli.
She will perform as a Radha between
so many Govindas and try to win they
heart’s of people out there.
Veena Malik said, “I feel very
pleasant on being invited on such a
great day of India. It’s a new expo-
sure for me to know about the “Dahi
Handi”. I love to be a part of this holy
celebration”.‘Dahi handi’ (pot of curd)
is associated with the mythological
tale of Lord Krishna’s boyhood trick
of stealing butter from a suspended
earthen pot. Govindas (young men)
form a human pyramid to reach the
dahi handi put up at a height and try
to break it in a bid to win prizes.
Deepika Padukone gets an
award for being Beautiful
Deepika Padukone, Bollywood’s cur-
rent It Girl, has many reasons to smile
right now. Her last film,Cocktail was
a hit and her performance was the
critics’ favourite.She’s bagged two big
films – Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram
Leela and Chennai Express opposite
Shah Rukh Khan. And she’s having
so much fun shootingYeh Jawani Hai
Deewani with ex-boyfriend Ranbir
Kapoor that everyone wants to know if
there’s romance again on the cards.
And Deepika’s also the ‘Beauty of the
Year.’That’s the prize she picked up
at the Vogue Beauty Awards held in
Mumbai on August 1, 2012.
Shahid Kapoor hopes to be a
part of Rs 100 cr club
Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is gearing
up for two action films to be directed
by Prabhu Deva and Bejoy Nam-
biar each, is hopeful that these films
achieve the Rs 100 crore feat.The 31-
year-old will be seen in Prabhu Deva’s
Namak and in an untitled film by
Nambiar of Shaitan fame. Consider-
ing that Prabhu Deva’s two directorial
ventures – Wanted with Salman Khan
and Rowdy Rathore with Akshay“I
don’t know about this Rs 100 crore
club. It will happen whenever it has
to.There is no plan for that. I hope I
am able to achieve it (the benchmark
his movies have set at the box office).
Every actor hopes his movies to do
maximum business, but one can’t
predict this thing,” Shahid told media.
Juhi, Sonakshi go on
shopping spree at Patiala
Juhi Chawla and Sonakshi Sinha hit
it off so well while shooting Son Of
Sardaar in Patiala, that they used to
shop at local markets together for
hours.If a source from the sets of
the movie is to be believed, Juhi and
Sonakshi would disappear for hours
whenever they had an afternoon
call time during the 15-day shooting
schedule in Patiala.What were they
busy with?“They used to go to local
markets to shop for souvenirs and
local stuff from there and not come
back for hours. It left Ashwini Dhir, the
director, miffed” the source added.
Son Of Sardaar also features Ajay
Devgn and Sanjay Dutt in key roles. It
will release Nov 13.
Kaif at Indian
Bollywood’s most happening couple Salman
Khan and Katrina Kaif recently walked in
together at the set of reality music show Indian
Idol in Mumbai.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif were looking
too gorgeous standing side by side. Salman
Khan was wearing a grey being human t-shirt
whereas Katrina Kaif looted the limelight in
beautiful knee long black frock.
BJP, Bollywood Accept
No more outrages for Veena Malik in India. Bollywood has
accepted her as an eye-candy and now slightly Indian
politician accepting her to be the part of Hindu Celebration.
BJP Mumbai President Raj Purohit had invited Veena Ma-
lik at holy celebration of “Krishna Janmastami” in Mumbai.
She gear up as Radha and throbbed many hearts.
Excited Veena said, “It was a great day of my life. I never
thought of been a special guest on such an auspicious day
of India. Mumbai people are very loveable and they are
very close to my heart. Mumbai is very lucky for me where
my next film “Mumbai 125Kms” is going to release very
Citizen of India and Political Party’s
slenderly accepting Pakistani actress-
es to make their mark in India.After
so many political outrages between
India and Pakistan now they are ready
to forget all the past and start a new
MirzaDiaDia Mirza is a super model and top actress of Indian
Fashion and Film Industry. Her tempting eyes, engaging
looks and budding talent made her way through the cor-
ridor of modeling to the juncture of Bollywood Films.This
brilliant actress can speak Telugu, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu,
and English with proficiency with interests of reading,
writing, painting, pottery, horse riding and theater. She
has written several articles forThe Hindustan
Times and various other publications as a
guest writer and also worked as a member of
the board of the Coca Cola foundation that
works towards development in rural India.
She came up the second runner-up in Femina Miss India
Beauty Pageant, 2000, Sony Viewer’s Choice Award, and
Miss Beautiful Smile. She also won the title of Femina Miss
Asia-Pacific in Manila on December, 2000 where she was
the 2nd Indian who won this title after the gap of 29 years.
Thus far she has proved her excellence in more than forty
films as a remarkable actress and glamorous heroine.
Now she is running her own production house “Born Free
Entertainment” launched on February 10, 2011.
Dia Mirza was born in December 9, 1981 in Hyderabad,
Andhra Pradesh, India. She attended Vidyaranya High
School for Boys and Girls in Hyderabad and later Nasr
School, in Kushnuma. She postponed her Graduatioin due
to excessive work and just before her debut film she took
one week crash course on acting at NewYork University.
She made her debut on the big screen with ‘Rehna Hai
Tere Dil Mein’ in 2001. At the age of 16, after completing
her 10th standard, she got a job as a marketing execu-
tive in a multi-media firm called Dr. Neeraj’s Multimedia
studio in Hyderabad.This job lined her way to modeling
assignments with Walls, Lipton, Emami amongst others.
Then she made her debut on the big screen with ‘Rehna
Hai Tere Dil Mein’ in 2001 and worked in more than forty
movies till 2011.
She also worked for community
services like Cancer Patient Aid
Association, Spastics Society
of India, with Government of
Andhra Pradesh to spread HIV
awareness, prevention of female
foeticide, PETA, CRY and NDTV
The beautiful building of Lotus temple is made up of
amazing white marbles, cement, dolomite and sand.The
structure and the colour of the building give the mes-
sage of peace.The building itself invites the people from
all religions; it doesn’t discriminate people to enter the
building on the basis of religion, race or cast or any other
The Lotus provides a message that all human beings are
equal and the environment inside the temple appreciated
meditation and respect all faith with the view that worship
is a silent relationship between a human being and God,
human beings from all the nations, class and creed are
God’s creatures and they have the right to keep a personal
relation with God.
The building of Lotus Temple appreciated the unification
of human beings all across the globe, people visit this
temple for making silent prayers to the God, those who
believe that the relation between God and human being is
very personal to every individual will love the environment
of the Lotus Temple.The tourists from across the border
and all over the world visit this Lotus temple to experience
how every human being communicates to God in the form
of worship and a silent worship that can also be classi-
fied as meditation.It is important to know that the building
represents the Manifestation of God, and is also a symbol
of purity and tenderness.The significance and beauty of
the Lotus temple is deeply rooted in the minds and hearts
of the Indians. Once you travel to India you definitely have
to pay a visit to revitalize your soul and connect to the God
and rejuvenate your faith in God. It’s amazing how the
Lotus Temple brings people together and how people have
a stranger believe of connecting and communicating to
God in that place.
This amazing place build by Bahai faith is giving a
message of equality to all. Its name suggests that Lotus
lives in dirty water yet remains beautiful and undefiled
by its surrounding.The name also gives a message of
unification and equality of human race regardless of class,
race, creed or any kind of discrimination.The Lotus temple
appreciates the unification of human beings as the same
Selena Marie Gomez born July 22, 1992
is an American actress and singer best
known for portraying Alex Russo, the
protagonist in the Emmy Award-winning
television series Wizards of Waverly
She subsequently ventured into feature films and
has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella
Story, Wizards of Waverly Place:The Movie, and Princess
Protection Program. She made her starring theatrical film
debut in Ramona and Beezus.Her career has expanded
into the music industry; Gomez is the lead singer and
founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene,
which has released three RIAA Gold certified studio
albums, Kiss & Tell, AYear Without Rain, and When the
Sun Goes Down, spawned three RIAA Platinum certified
singles, “Naturally”, “Who Says” and “LoveYou Like a Love
Song” and charted four No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club
Songs.Gomez has also contributed to the soundtracks of
Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly
Place, and Shake It Up after signing a record deal with
Hollywood Records.In 2008, Gomez was designated as a
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas.She is the
daughter of former stage actress Amanda Dawn “Mandy”
Teefey (née Cornett) and Ricardo Joel Gomez.Her father
is of Mexican ancestry, and her mother is of part Italian
descent.Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has
descent.Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has
stated:“My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to
the communion church.
we don’t really have anything traditional except go to the
park and have barbecues on Sundays after church.”Her
birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and
she was raised as an only child by her working mother.
In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey.She was named
after Tejano singer Selena, who died almost three years
after Gomez was born.In a 2009 interview with People,
Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest
in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act
in theater productions.She earned a high school diploma
through homeschooling in May 2010.Gomez began her
acting career at age seven, playing Gianna on Barney &
Friends.She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game
Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger:Trial By Fire.
Gomez also starred in the television movie Brain Zapped.
(Selena Gomez also found out that she wanted to be an
actress because in E Special she states that “I would also
watch my mom on stage do her lines”.In 2004, Gomez was
discovered by the Disney Channel in a USA-wide scout-
ing.Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite
Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest
appearance – that later turned into a
recurring role – on Hannah Montana
from seasons two to three.Gomez
previously taped two different pilots
that were spin-offs to two previous
Disney series.The first one, What’s
Stevie Thinking?, was the spin-off to
Lizzie McGuire.Gomez played Stevie
Sanchez, Miranda Sanchez’s little
sister. The other show was titled Arwin!, the spin-off to
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, in which she played Alexa.
Neither series was picked up.
In early 2007, Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel
series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main
characters, Alex Russo.The show premiered to an audi-
ence of 5.9 million, becoming a hit. Many news outlets
began dubbing Gomez the next ‘Miley Cyrus’ causing
some controversy and a reported ‘feud’. Gomez clarified
that there was no feud and that she was flattered by the
comparison, saying:“It’s a little overwhelming, but I think
really, it’s a compliment. She’s obviously extremely suc-
cessful, and I think she’s a wonderful performer .So being
compared to her, I was very, very flattered.”Gomez record-
ed four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards
of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single (Magic) from
the album was released. In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover
of “Cruella de Vil”—which included a music video—for the
compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez also recorded
“Fly toYour Heart” for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell.
In July 2008, before Gomez’ sixteenth birthday, she signed
a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label
owned by Disney.The same year Gomez began a brief
relationship with Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers which
ended that same year.In May, of the same year, Gomez
was featured, with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet
version of the non-album song “Whoa Oh!”.The same
year Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the
direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite
Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one
the Mayor’s ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who!
which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose,
of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their “Eight Hot
Kid Stars To Watch” list; and Rose described Gomez as
having been “a multitalented teen”.Gomez recorded three
songs for the movie’s soundtrack.
In 2009, Gomez formed the teen pop band Selena Gomez
& the Scene. Kiss & Tell, the band’s debut studio album
and was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood
Records. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold
by RIAA.The album’s single, “Naturally”, was certified
Platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 2010.In February 2009,
Gomez signed on to star as one of the two female leads in
Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children’s nov-
el series by Beverly Cleary.Gomez stated that she felt no
pressure in taking more adult roles:“I think I’m fully aware
of my audience and I’m still just a kid myself. I wouldn’t do
a role I don’t feel comfortable doing or that my audience
wouldn’t feel comfortable seeing.”She also began to date
actor Taylor Lautner, who she met in Vancouver, while she
was filming Ramona and Beezus and he was shooting
New Moon, and the two dated for a few months. However,
the pressure of the media became too much for them and
caused the two to break-up.In June 2009, Gomez did a
guest appearance as herself in one episode of best friend
Demi Lovato’s Disney Channel television show, Sonny
with a Chance, entitled “Battle of The Network Stars”.That
same month Gomez appeared alongside Lovato in the
made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Pro-
tection Program.The telecast garnered 8.5
million viewers becoming, at the time,
the third most watched Disney Chan-
nel Original Movie.One month later,
Gomez, along with two cast members
ofWizards ofWaverly Place appeared
in a television three-way cross-over
episode with Hannah Montana and
The Suite Life on Deck, entitledWiz-
ards on Deck with Hannah Montana.
“my band and I are
going our separate
ways for a while.
This year is all
about films and
acting and I want
my band to play
We will be
it will be a
On August 28, 2009, two months after appearing in
Princess Protection Program, Gomez starred in Wizards
of Waverly Place:The Movie, a made-for-television film
based on the show.The film premiered to an audience of
11.4 million viewers becoming cable’s No. 1 scripted tele-
cast of 2009 and Disney Channel’s second most-viewed
film premiere after High School Musical 2.In September
2009, Wizards of Waverly Place won “Outstanding Chil-
dren’s Program” at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.
In 2010, the film adaptation won the series its second
consecutive Emmy for “Outstanding Children’s Program”
at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.Gomez on loca-
tion in Paris, France filming Monte Carlo in June 2010.
Gomez’s first theatrical film Ramona & Beezus premiered
on July 23, 2010 and met with generally positive reviews.In
March 2010, Variety reported that Gomez was set to star
as one of the three lead roles in Monte Carlo, alongside
Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy.In the film, Gomez
plays Grace, a girl who’s “mistaken for a socialite while on
a trip to Paris.”To prepare for the role Gomez learned how
to play polo and also took two weeks of vocal training to
learn two different British accents.The same year Gomez
confirmed that the fourth season of her hit Disney Chan-
nel show, Wizards of Waverly Place, would be its last.
On September 17, 2010, Selena Gomez and The Scene
released their second studio album, AYear Without Rain
The record debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 4,
selling 66,000 copies. On January 19, 2011, the album
was certified Gold by RIAA.As of April 2011, the band has
sold 1,354,000 albums in the United States.To support the
album, the band embarked on the mini-tour AYear Without
Rain Tour. In February 2011, Deadline.com reported that
Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment had acquired
the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher with Gomez
attached to the lead.That same month TV Guide reported
that Gomez would make a cameo in the Muppets film.
On February 27 2011, Gomez attended the 2011
Vanity Fair oscar party with Canadian singer Justin
Bieber,confirming several months of media speculation
about a romantic relationship between the pair.The rela-
tionship has since become Gomez’s most high-profile rela-
tionship and the two have become a teen power couple.On
March 23, 2011, Hollywood Records announced through
a press release that Selena Gomez & The Scene would
be embarking on their third concert tour in the United
States, the We Own the Night Tour ran during the sum-
mer of 2011.Production for the final season of Wizards of
Waverly Place came to a wrap on May 14, 2011.Gomez
co-hosted the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards on June
19.She also hosted the 2011 MTV EMAs on November 6,
2011, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she performed
her band’s single “Hit the Lights”. Near the end of 2011, it
was reported Gomez was in talks to star in two upcoming
films. Deadline.com announced in October that Gomez
would take part in the comedy Hot Mess.In early Novem-
ber, Variety reported that Gomez was in talks to star in the
upcoming film Spring Breakers alongside James Franco
and Vanessa Hudgens.Gomez confirmed to MTV that
she had signed on for the project and that production will
begin in early 2012.On June 28, 2011, Selena Gomez
& the scene released their third studio album, When the
Sun Goes Down, previously titled Otherside.The album
debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200,
selling 78,000 copies its first week and the
following week, the album rose to number 3
on the Billboard chart, becoming the band’s
highest charting album to date.On Novem-
ber 17, 2011, the album was certified plati-
num.The album’s lead single,“Who Says”
was certified Platinum by RIAA on June
23, 2011 and has become the band’s high-
est charting song on the Billboard Hot 100
to date, peaking at number 21.The second
single,“LoveYou Like a Love Song”, was
certified Platinum by RIAA on December 2,
2011, and became the act’s first to sell over
In January 2012, Gomez announced that she would put
her music career on hold in order to focus on her acting
career, and that the band would be taking a hiatus:As of
March 2012, Gomez has been cast in six upcoming films;
in which five of them she has been cast as a lead role. She
will first appear in Hotel Transylvania, an animated film,
voicing the character of Mavis, alongside Adam Sandler
and Steve Buscemi.The film is scheduled to be released
on September 21, 2012.Next, Gomez will appear in the
Harmony Korine film Spring Breakers alongside James
Franco.The film is scheduled to be released sometime in
spring 2013. Gomez has also been cast as the main role
of Hannah Baker in the film adaptation of young-adult
fiction novel, 13 Reasons Why which was written by Jay
Asher.She will also play the lead role in a film called Hot
Mess, a comedy film directed by Dave Meyers.In addi-
tion, Gomez filmed a cameo for Aftershock, an upcom-
ing thriller, in Chile alongside Eli Roth. On April 7, 2012,
Gomez posted a video for fans in which she revealed that
she would be filming a new movie called The Getaway
in Bulgaria with Ethan Hawke and Jon Voight.The film
wrapped up in May and is scheduled to be released on
December 1, 2013. Gomez was also considered for the
role of Carrie in the remake of the 1976 horror film Carrie,
although she never auditioned.The role eventually went to
Chloë Grace Moretz.On July 22, 2012 (her 20th birthday),
she received honors for her band Selena Gomez & The
Scene at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.
It is time to say goodbye to the bright sunshine and wel-
come the usual rain, wind and eventually the snow. I got
to admit, the summer this year was actual summer.Wasn’t
as hot as it was in Pakistan but I definitely felt the warmth
of the sun. One of the best things about moving on to next
season is the chance to shop for new clothes ;) as my last
year collection is ‘So last year ‘Looking at the Paris fashion
week (2012) I have noticed trends from leather skirts to
bold colour over sized capes ,some very interesting styles
are trending this autumn. Here is a snap shot of what Hot
for the autumn 2012.
School chic are visiting the class room again this fall.
School girl fashion covers everything from nice chick
over sized glasses, to a cute school girl tie, from
beautiful pleated checked skirts to peter pan col-
lars. Style it up with some knee high socks or with
leather jewellery or boots! Everything in leather is
definitely hot this autumn. Leather brings out the
edgy and wild side of any outfit.Wearing leather
with right combination of colour and the fabric is
Cloaks and Capes have been sneaking in every
autumn and winter from past couple of years,
and this year is not an exception, however this
year designers are being more adventurous.
We have seen tailored capes, Cloaks and
blanket capes.You can either buy
a nice bright colour or traditional
black to warm you up throughout
The best bit of this fall is ‘Shades of Red’.The
colour of passion and love is super hot this
fall. Designers have used many different
fabrics such as velvet, leather, silk and
fur in different shades of red.You can choose fruity red to
deep maroon any shade is in fashion this fall.
I have covered all the major trends from cloaks to
keep you warm, to leather skirts for a night out!
Now we will cover briefly cover the must have
accessories this fall, after all accessories are
like icing on an outfit. Must have, a pair of knee
high boots this season, it could work with the pair
skinny jeans, leggings or a skirts. Don’t forget your
KroesDoutzen Kroes is an accopmplished Dutch model and ac-
tress, who is currently one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels.
She started working for the brand in 2004 and became
an Angel in 2008. She is currently on contract with L’Oreal
and the brand prides itself over this relationship.Born in
Netherlands,her features include blond hair and brigt blue
eyes and a height of 5 feet 10 inches.Family wise she is
married to Sunnery James who has fathered one son.
She became well known after her photoshoot assignment
which involved her being sawed in half by a magician This
magician used the then new “Impossible Sawing”version
of the famous illusion to apparently divide her in two at the
waist by a circular saw and her half separated without any
boxes or other coverings over her body.This version of the
illusion was selected and gained recognition as the lack
of coverings over the assistant allowed a clear view of the
fashions she was modelling
Kroes has already been featured on the covers of Time,
Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Elle, Marie Claire,
Glamour, W, Avantgarde,Dazed & Confused, and Numéro.
Besides this she has a regular presence in the Victoria’s
Secret catalog and walked the runway of the company’s
fashion show in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011.
Amongst her other achievements,her selection as “Model
of the year”on Vogue.com by viewers stands out and this
really delighted her and her career more impetus.Addition-
ally she also featured as the 9th ranked in the top sexiest
models list by a top models site.
As for her personal quotes,the one related to her planned
trip to outer space in 2014,stands out.She said “My
work has literally taken me to the most beautiful places
on earth.But apparently nothing is as beautiful as the
view of the earth from space and during interaction with
astronauts,I came to know that such an experience is life
Dîner en Blanc Returns to
Sean “Diddy” Combs’White Party of legend this was not:
no Hamptons, no A-list celebrities, no catering. But as
the sun set Monday over Lincoln Center Plaza — where
3,000 guests decked out in white feather hats, boas,
wigs and tuxedos gathered for NewYork’s second an-
nual Dîner en Blanc — the scene seemed every bit as
Billed by organizers as “the world’s first viral culinary
event,” the dinner party, coproduced in NewYork by
Gilles Amsallem and Pierre Battu of events firm French
Tuesdays, had humble beginnings.Twenty-four years
ago, founder François Pasquier threw a small dinner in
Paris to reconnect with friends. So many people wanted
to attend that he advised partygoers to wear white so
that they could find each other.The gathering grew each
year by word of mouth, and in recent years has taken
place at the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Now it’s become global: It will pop up in Philadelphia, Chi-
cago, Singapore, Vancouver and Brisbane, Australia, over
the next two weeks.
“I’m really happy to see that people are taking on a chal-
lenge like Dîner en Blanc,” said Aymeric Pasquier, the
event’s producer and son of François.“It’s a lot of invest-
Guests, who paid $25 to attend, were required to BYO-
everything: tables (white), chairs (white), food and drink
(not necessarily white), while adhering to a strict, elegant,
all-white dress code. Arriving by public transportation was
mandatory, and the location was revealed only an hour
before the start time.
New York Stir