Unlike Amna who is a stylist and has hundreds of looks designed in her head all the time, my personal style can be defined as ‘a last minute panicked shopper’. It’s not something I choose to be, in fact not long ago I used to be quite organized and had my outfits planned days in advance. Unfortunately, since I don’t end up attending too many events anymore, my wardrobe is less than equipped to handle events the scale of Lux Style Awards!


This year, two days short of the event when I finally got my calendar cleared to travel, I found myself running once again to MUSE to find something to wear. I’m sure you’re wondering why MUSE again, and why I am so limited in my options… The answer is quite simple to be honest, most Pakistani designers don’t stock ready to wear luxury Pret a Porter and even if they do, its usually a distinct outfit that anyone can buy off the rack. I love playing with different pieces and creating looks that uniquely speak to my aesthetic. While MUSE has a strong creative direction, I feel it allows me the liberty to pick and mix and truly express my own self through clothes which is very important for me… Remember this look?! {Sadaf Zarrar Black Jumpsuit} or this one {Sadaf Zarrar Red Feather Top}?


For LSA 2016, I knew I didn’t want to go Cinderella ball gownsy, that’s just not me… but I did want something feminine yet experimental. Something that distinctly said Sadaf… I picked a couple of pieces off the rack, Moeed had Rida help me out to find the right top and try a couple of iterations and literally in half an hour the look was ready leaving only the accessories to sort!

I picked my purple Sophia Webster heels which I bought at a sale two years ago to go with the look (thank GOD for random purchases). Fanas earrings which again I had bought at their exhibition last year and MUSE key clutch (which I had been eye for ever) to finished the look.

An hour short of the event, I found myself at Mahvish Hasan Salon on Samra Muslim’s recommendation and was absolutely floored by the professionalism. The salon girls were well trained and quick and literally in 30 minutes I had my hair done and nail colour sorted. I spent the rest of the time with Mahvish herself who gave me an lovely made up look I can only describe as effortlessly glamorous.

Sadaf Zarrar


Written by Sadaf Zarrar
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