September 23, 2017
By Mehek Saeed

Dr Majeed, Sihim, Rubi and Yoon at the launch of Korean beauty in Lahore, Pakistan. E-Beauty The Korean beauty giant officially launches in Lahore, Pakistan with a website. Lahore: Korean Beauty has become somewhat of a mammoth entity with tons of players. While the market is dominated by many individual products, TonyMoly still manages to stand out under this umbrella. Overtime K Beauty has proved itself to be more than just a passing fad and its real staying power is evident in the way TonyMoly has expanded in the decade it’s been around. It now has stand-alone retail stores across Asia, Russia, Spain, Mexico and the US....


By Instep Desk

TVTime The iconic producer and writer on her multiple TV productions and the recent edition of the Emmy Awards. It may be the age of Netflix but it is also the age of Shonda Rhimes, who has the honour of being the first woman to produce three hit TV shows with 100 episodes each. Even as she has moved to Netflix, at least three shows from the iconic writer and producer still have a home on ABC Network and are staging a return after going on hiatus earlier in the year. First up is Scandal starring Kerry Washington (Olivia Pop) that is set to make its last appearance since the upcoming season will be its final hurrah. While the plot...


By NewsBytes

Shoaib Mansoor’s next film, Verna that features Mahira Khan as a rape survivor is one of the highly anticipated films to come out in the coming months. The film’s poster, that released recently, generated great reviews from fans as well as industry insiders. The latest news surrounding the project suggests that it carries a rap song titled ‘Power Di Game’ with women empowerment as its theme. According to reports, it has been sung by Islamabad-based musician, Xpolymer Dar. Given Mansoor’s previous films, Khuda Kay Liye and Bol, we know that the director always brings something new to the table. But a rap song...


By NewsBytes

Pakistan’s fashion industry is not only growing within the country but is touching new heights internationally as well. The recently concluded Fashion Pakistan Week, which opened with a solo show for the first time, introduced some new trends, besides some hits and misses. On an international front, the most recent development is a fashion showcase by the House of Kamiar Rokni and Zonia Anwaar in collaboration with the High Commission of Pakistan in Prague. With the aim to promote Pakistani fashion in Prague, the initiative brings forth the best of Pakistan’s craft. In a conversation with Somethinghaute.com, the designer Kamiar...


By Maheen Sabeeh

Ali Zafar sings ‘Uss Rah Par’ while Junaid Jamshed can be seen in the background. A poignant tribute that also features AliHamza and Strings, it is, in many ways, the perfect end to a season that has seen both hits and misses. Here’s hoping anotherseason is on the cards. MusicMix In its finale episode, the music production remembers Junaid Jamshed. The shadow of Junaid Jamshed’s death continues to haunt us. The former Vital Signs vocalist, who seemed to always carry an internal conflict, eventually exiled himself from the world of music to follow a higher calling and now remains a reminder of the past and...


By Instep Desk

 Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers culturevulture Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers to take the stage in Karachi next month as part of Rivayat Music Series. It has been a long, colourful and most of all substantial year for music in Pakistan no matter which way you spin it. The flag of indie music is flying high courtesy of artists like Slowspin, Nawksh, Sikandar Ka Mandar, Jimmy Khan, Poor Rich Boy, Ali Suhail, The D/A Method, SNKM, and so many brilliant others who continue to do good work. Some examples include Jimmy Khan’s last single, ‘Madam’ that is a snapshot of the reality...


By NewsBytes

The youngest Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai recently met Priyanka Chopra who is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Post their meet up in New York, the two took to social media and shared their sentiments along with a picture together. Malala tweeted, “Can’t believe I met Priyanka Chopra” to which Chopra responded, “Oh Malala no words will be enough...I can’t believe I met you! You’re just a young girl with so much heart and such achievements. So proud!” A little later, Chopra took to Instagram and shared a long note appreciating Malala for her efforts and called her “an undeniable...


By NewsBytes

On what would have been Malika-e-Taranum Noor Jahan’s 91st birthday yesterday, Google pays homage to the legendary singer with a Google doodle. In partnership with The Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan, Google has put a link under the doodle, which when clicked opens a whole archive of photos and facts from Noor Jehan’s life. The doodle itself features a caricature of Noor Jehan wearing purple attire with her iconic flower perched on her hair. Madam Noor Jehan, who was known as the Queen of Melody across the world, was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, the latter of which was awarded to her for boosting the...


By NewsBytes

When it came to horror movies in the past month, New Line owned the genre. Annabelle: Creation crossed the $100M threshold Tuesday, while It will click past 1973’s The Exorcist $232.9M lifetime domestic gross Thursday to become the highest-grossing horror picture of all time. Warner Bros. is calling the record from a pure genre standpoint, with all other pics such as The Sixth Sense ($293M), Jaws ($260M) and Will Smith’s sci-fi zombie pic I Am Legend ($256.4M) considered horror hybrids. Sixth Sense is drama suspense, Jaws action suspense, and I Am Legend — which Warner Bros. produced and released — is considered...