19 October, 2020

Hi, I'm An Ex-Model From Karachi...

...also a single mom who works like a dog, parties hard, loves cricket

Hi, I'm An Ex-Model From Karachi...
Karachi rocks! All we Karachiites need is an excuse to party. Forget what the western press writes about our security problems, this metropolis of 14 million regularly goes to balls, theme parties and organises raves. Let me introduce myself: I'm an ex-model, a fashion choreographer, a single mom who works like a dog, parties like there's no tomorrow and loves cricket.

The sheer madness of Indo-Pak cricket matches hit me at the time I was busy preparing for a fashion show for one of our top textile brands, Lawrencepur. The show was scheduled for March 13, the day India and Pakistan were to play the first ODI. It was shifted to March 12 because all my cricket-crazy sub-contractors simply refused to work on the match day!

The theme of the Lawrencepur show was to create life as it was in the colonial era. We hired a 100-year-old warehouse next to a train track and lit it up to evoke the ambience of a pre-Partition railway platform. Models portrayed Hindu and Parsi families. But cricket overtook this show too. With Wasim Akram walking the ramp for the first time, TV...


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