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Payal Singhal at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week
Payal Singhal has to be one of the most talked about runway shows at this years Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.
You may be thinking, why? Well, just take a look at the collection - really do l need to say more? ;)
Payal Singhal doesn’t need to do much but her eye for modern fashion designs combined with traditional Indian fabrics is a collection to die for. 
It’s not only delightful practical fashion but she features fashion for women with all different looks and personalities. For example, you can see the business woman, the sophisticated sister, traditional indian fashion lover, the modest young lady to the modern chic fashionable girl. 
We see all the different moods, themes, looks and style in her combinations.
The classic shimmery goldy cream acts as a base colour in most the outfits and Payal Singhal adds black embellished Indian detailed garments.
Payal Singhal gives everyday Indian fashion a new vision and movement we can all strive towards. 
She has to be one of my favourite Indian fashion designers - an inspiration and icon to modern Indian fashion. 
We love the collection! i’d wear any of them any day.
Please do share you’re thoughts , l would love to know what you think :)
Oct 10, 2014

Payal Singhal at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

Payal Singhal has to be one of the most talked about runway shows at this years Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

You may be thinking, why? Well, just take a look at the collection - really do l need to say more? ;)

Payal Singhal doesn’t need to do much but her eye for modern fashion designs combined with traditional Indian fabrics is a collection to die for. 

It’s not only delightful practical fashion but she features fashion for women with all different looks and personalities. For example, you can see the business woman, the sophisticated sister, traditional indian fashion lover, the modest young lady to the modern chic fashionable girl. 

We see all the different moods, themes, looks and style in her combinations.

The classic shimmery goldy cream acts as a base colour in most the outfits and Payal Singhal adds black embellished Indian detailed garments.

Payal Singhal gives everyday Indian fashion a new vision and movement we can all strive towards. 

She has to be one of my favourite Indian fashion designers - an inspiration and icon to modern Indian fashion. 

We love the collection! i’d wear any of them any day.

Please do share you’re thoughts , l would love to know what you think :)

The Mesmerising Vision of Sania Maskatiya - PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week
A designer making waves in the Asian fashion world has to be Sania Maskatiya. From recently showcasing her extraordinary ready-to-wear collection at Lakme Fashion Week, Sania Maskatiya; now Sania Maskatiya was at PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week with her latest bridal collection.
The secret success of Sania Maskatiya’s collections is her Pakistani vision bewitches most Asian fashion fans. The visionary Pakistani designer has a magical way of turning floral detailing we usually see on canvas art into beautiful embroidery on luxurious fabrics.

The collection was inspirational as it offers more than traditional Bridal gowns but she showcases bridal gowns and party wear anchored by latest trends, colours and unique designs. The designs featured in PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week featured crop blouses, jacket lenghas, waterfall gowns, wrap over anarkalis, saree gowns and high-low Asian jackets.
Sania Maskatiya’s mesmerising vision shown in her collections are changing the image of bridal and party Asian fashion as we know it - definitely one to watch in the near future.
For all the runway show exclusive photos visit the Pakistan in Vogue website >
Publisher: Pakistan in Vogue Written by: Sarah Khan, Sara K blog – Britain’s Asian Fashion Blogger.Photography by: Faisal Farooqui and the team at Dragonfly.Media management by: Lotus Client Management & Public Relations.
Oct 9, 2014

The Mesmerising Vision of Sania Maskatiya - PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week

A designer making waves in the Asian fashion world has to be Sania Maskatiya. From recently showcasing her extraordinary ready-to-wear collection at Lakme Fashion Week, Sania Maskatiya; now Sania Maskatiya was at PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week with her latest bridal collection.

The secret success of Sania Maskatiya’s collections is her Pakistani vision bewitches most Asian fashion fans. The visionary Pakistani designer has a magical way of turning floral detailing we usually see on canvas art into beautiful embroidery on luxurious fabrics.

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The collection was inspirational as it offers more than traditional Bridal gowns but she showcases bridal gowns and party wear anchored by latest trends, colours and unique designs. The designs featured in PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week featured crop blouses, jacket lenghas, waterfall gowns, wrap over anarkalis, saree gowns and high-low Asian jackets.

Sania Maskatiya’s mesmerising vision shown in her collections are changing the image of bridal and party Asian fashion as we know it - definitely one to watch in the near future.

For all the runway show exclusive photos visit the Pakistan in Vogue website >

Publisher: Pakistan in Vogue 
Written by: Sarah Khan, Sara K blog – Britain’s Asian Fashion Blogger.
Photography by: Faisal Farooqui and the team at Dragonfly.
Media management by: Lotus Client Management & Public Relations.

The Prince of Pakistani Fashion - HSY at PFDC Bridal Week
Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY) also known as the Prince of Pakistani fashion was back with his new bridal collection at PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week.
HSY is known for bringing the best elements of western and eastern fashion together. HSY’s creations never cease to amaze us for example in his latest catwalk collection he combined traditional Pakistani fashion techniques and turned them into modern timeless bridal pieces. As l am sure you will agree any woman would look like a goddess. The intricate detailing, simplistic yet unbelievable quality and combination of colours highlight the best of Pakistani fashion.
HSY not only concentrated on the garments yet his use of chains to make costume and face jewellery was sheer innovation.
If we had to sum up HSY’s collection, he creates the peak of modern fashion movement in the Asian fashion scene specifically Pakistani fashion. HSY takes our traditional fashion techniques to new heights, whilst empowering Pakistani women through fashion.
For all the HSY runway show exclusive photos visit the Pakistan in Vogue website >
Publisher: Pakistan in Vogue.Written by: Sarah Khan (Sara K blog) – Britain’s Asian Fashion Blogger.Photography by: Faisal Farooqui and the team at Dragonfly.Media management by: Lotus Client Management & Public Relations.
Oct 7, 2014

The Prince of Pakistani Fashion - HSY at PFDC Bridal Week

Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY) also known as the Prince of Pakistani fashion was back with his new bridal collection at PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week.

HSY is known for bringing the best elements of western and eastern fashion together. HSY’s creations never cease to amaze us for example in his latest catwalk collection he combined traditional Pakistani fashion techniques and turned them into modern timeless bridal pieces. As l am sure you will agree any woman would look like a goddess. The intricate detailing, simplistic yet unbelievable quality and combination of colours highlight the best of Pakistani fashion.

HSY not only concentrated on the garments yet his use of chains to make costume and face jewellery was sheer innovation.

If we had to sum up HSY’s collection, he creates the peak of modern fashion movement in the Asian fashion scene specifically Pakistani fashion. HSY takes our traditional fashion techniques to new heights, whilst empowering Pakistani women through fashion.

For all the HSY runway show exclusive photos visit the Pakistan in Vogue website >

Publisher: Pakistan in Vogue.
Written by: Sarah Khan (Sara K blog) – Britain’s Asian Fashion Blogger.
Photography by: Faisal Farooqui and the team at Dragonfly.
Media management by: Lotus Client Management & Public Relations.

Sara K blog is officially a Bloggers Love VIP 
I’m not sure if you remember but back in the beginning of September, l attended Bloggers Love Fashion Week and was taken back by how hard the Bloggers Love team worked to bring all the British bloggers together and give them the best uncovered fashion & beauty brands.

I won’t lie l do seem to stalk the lovely Bloggers Love and Blogging Gals on Twitter as their sheer determination and dedication to do their best for the blogging hemisphere astonishes me.
You don’t seem them or hear how successful they are as they don’t feel the need to publicise their success like most and l love it! Love the humble ladies!
They seem to give and give and never expect anything in return - it’s rare to find. The free support is priceless and l would recommend anyone interested in blogging read more about Bloggers Love and Blogging Gals.  
Just last week l woke up to a lovely email saying Sara K blog is now a VIP blogger. I was pleasantly supraised and honoured to be a VIP with Bloggers Love - just goes to show hard work pays off. 
Plus it highlights there are ladies out there who appreciate the quiet bloggers who blog in the back, support them (don’t feel need to shout about it and be seen.) And they don’t mind no matter how many followers you have or don’t have they treat all bloggers equally. As long as you work hard, support them and believe in them, world’s your oyster in the Bloggers Love world.
Thanks Bloggers Love X
Oct 6, 2014

Sara K blog is officially a Bloggers Love VIP 

I’m not sure if you remember but back in the beginning of September, l attended Bloggers Love Fashion Week and was taken back by how hard the Bloggers Love team worked to bring all the British bloggers together and give them the best uncovered fashion & beauty brands.

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I won’t lie l do seem to stalk the lovely Bloggers Love and Blogging Gals on Twitter as their sheer determination and dedication to do their best for the blogging hemisphere astonishes me.

You don’t seem them or hear how successful they are as they don’t feel the need to publicise their success like most and l love it! Love the humble ladies!

They seem to give and give and never expect anything in return - it’s rare to find. The free support is priceless and l would recommend anyone interested in blogging read more about Bloggers Love and Blogging Gals.  

Just last week l woke up to a lovely email saying Sara K blog is now a VIP blogger. I was pleasantly supraised and honoured to be a VIP with Bloggers Love - just goes to show hard work pays off. 

Plus it highlights there are ladies out there who appreciate the quiet bloggers who blog in the back, support them (don’t feel need to shout about it and be seen.) And they don’t mind no matter how many followers you have or don’t have they treat all bloggers equally. As long as you work hard, support them and believe in them, world’s your oyster in the Bloggers Love world.

Thanks Bloggers Love X

The Secret Ingredients of Success - Asian Fashion Hour Live
I was in Birmingham for a special Asian fashion event, Asian Fashion Hour Live. For those of you who aren’t aware of Asian Fashion Hour, it’s a live discussion which takes place every Friday’s on Twitter where the organiser, Yasmin invites bloggers, designers, industry professionals and the public to take part in the hot topics in the UK Asian fashion industry. 
Within the hour participants discuss online shopping, customer service to how we can improve the British Asian fashion scene. And on this one-off occasion #AsianFashionHour was live at The Space in Birmingham. The special guests on the panel included radio presenter and fashion designer Noreen Khan, menswear designer Julien Trivedi and make-up artist Ravita Pannu. 
The discussion kicked off with talk of why Asian fashion brands don’t go online - Noreen Khan explained she wanted to introduce a fairly new concept to the UK Asian fashion scene and sell online. Luckily enough business partner and fashion guru Gabby details with the busy digital work fashion questions and requested ensuring good customer service is imperative. Whereas, Julien Trivedi mentioned he couldn’t sell online as his exclusive tailoring service could only be done face-to-face and with face-to-face consultations to gain a sense of their customer’s requirements and needs. And interestingly enough, Ravita Pannu used both online and offline-marketing methods to offer her beauty services to the public and advised traditional and digital were crucial for the success of her business.
It was clear from the discussion many brands were still not utilising the online landscape and lacked in expert knowledge. However most Asian high street brands offer a more personalised bridal or party wear service which can be difficult for buyers to offer online, after all it’s hard to understand the buyers needs face-to-face let alone remotely. On the flip side buyers find it hard to trust Asian fashion brands due to face-to-face customer service so why would buyers trust outlets with a large transaction being exchanged in the virtual world – trust is key.  
I was glad to hear the organisers put an important question to the panel, ‘How do the designers feel when they see people copying their work?’ They kindly shared their experiences (no names mentioned of course) and voiced their inner frustrations. They told us how hard it was to see their hard work being replicated and being sold on the market.
I challenged the South Asian entrepreneurs as most of us are fed up of going to shops and being told off for taking photos when we just want to blog or share with friends. And we can’t find photos on social media or online even if we were buying, surely they must be losing business? For instance, think about western fashion labels - they don’t seem to care who copies them as they trust their rare abilities and built a strong brand identity that by just having the designer label tag on the back of their clothes is enough for many to pay hundreds. In addition, in the western world buying a copy will never compare to the original masterpiece and it’s seen as shameful with some individuals.
I was fascinated as the panel spoke about their success in more detail. They advised to be successful you need to have a few secret ingredients including being innovative, quirky and unique whilst being honest with customers. 
All three mentioned they all had full-time jobs, had to be stable and worked on their passions on the sidelines. I couldn’t help but think their success stemmed from doing what they loved and helping others rather than being blinded by profit like some Asian labels start out.
The one thing all the entrepreneurs had in common was passion, dedication and hard work in their genes. They sacrificed a lot in life but with a strong support system they sat and shared their inspiring stories and took us on their journey. Their sheer determination to succeed in life created a beacon of hope and a ray of light at the end of the tunnel. 
To join the #AsianFashionHour chat tune in to Twitter every Friday from 7pm to 8pm.
Oct 3, 2014

The Secret Ingredients of Success - Asian Fashion Hour Live

I was in Birmingham for a special Asian fashion event, Asian Fashion Hour Live. For those of you who aren’t aware of Asian Fashion Hour, it’s a live discussion which takes place every Friday’s on Twitter where the organiser, Yasmin invites bloggers, designers, industry professionals and the public to take part in the hot topics in the UK Asian fashion industry.

Within the hour participants discuss online shopping, customer service to how we can improve the British Asian fashion scene. And on this one-off occasion #AsianFashionHour was live at The Space in Birmingham. The special guests on the panel included radio presenter and fashion designer Noreen Khan, menswear designer Julien Trivedi and make-up artist Ravita Pannu.

The discussion kicked off with talk of why Asian fashion brands don’t go online - Noreen Khan explained she wanted to introduce a fairly new concept to the UK Asian fashion scene and sell online. Luckily enough business partner and fashion guru Gabby details with the busy digital work fashion questions and requested ensuring good customer service is imperative. Whereas, Julien Trivedi mentioned he couldn’t sell online as his exclusive tailoring service could only be done face-to-face and with face-to-face consultations to gain a sense of their customer’s requirements and needs. And interestingly enough, Ravita Pannu used both online and offline-marketing methods to offer her beauty services to the public and advised traditional and digital were crucial for the success of her business.

It was clear from the discussion many brands were still not utilising the online landscape and lacked in expert knowledge. However most Asian high street brands offer a more personalised bridal or party wear service which can be difficult for buyers to offer online, after all it’s hard to understand the buyers needs face-to-face let alone remotely. On the flip side buyers find it hard to trust Asian fashion brands due to face-to-face customer service so why would buyers trust outlets with a large transaction being exchanged in the virtual world – trust is key. 

I was glad to hear the organisers put an important question to the panel, ‘How do the designers feel when they see people copying their work?’ They kindly shared their experiences (no names mentioned of course) and voiced their inner frustrations. They told us how hard it was to see their hard work being replicated and being sold on the market.

I challenged the South Asian entrepreneurs as most of us are fed up of going to shops and being told off for taking photos when we just want to blog or share with friends. And we can’t find photos on social media or online even if we were buying, surely they must be losing business? For instance, think about western fashion labels - they don’t seem to care who copies them as they trust their rare abilities and built a strong brand identity that by just having the designer label tag on the back of their clothes is enough for many to pay hundreds. In addition, in the western world buying a copy will never compare to the original masterpiece and it’s seen as shameful with some individuals.

I was fascinated as the panel spoke about their success in more detail. They advised to be successful you need to have a few secret ingredients including being innovative, quirky and unique whilst being honest with customers.

All three mentioned they all had full-time jobs, had to be stable and worked on their passions on the sidelines. I couldn’t help but think their success stemmed from doing what they loved and helping others rather than being blinded by profit like some Asian labels start out.

The one thing all the entrepreneurs had in common was passion, dedication and hard work in their genes. They sacrificed a lot in life but with a strong support system they sat and shared their inspiring stories and took us on their journey. Their sheer determination to succeed in life created a beacon of hope and a ray of light at the end of the tunnel.

To join the #AsianFashionHour chat tune in to Twitter every Friday from 7pm to 8pm.