June 20, 2017
By Iqra Sarfaraz

This week You! talks to a few home-based women tailors regarding their profession and problems associated with it... It is estimated that there are over 100 million home-based workers in the world and more than half this number are in South Asia out of which almost 80 percent are women. Pakistan is one of the Asian countries that has the largest number of women engaged in home-based work and this sector has expanded at a fast pace. While we talk about different professions carried out in various households, one of the most common professions acquired by women in Pakistan is working as home-based tailors who we generally refer to as...


By Maria Shirazi

Clothing becomes more personal with tailoring as you know that no one else can wear it as well as you do. You! takes a look... The knowledge and art of tailoring, of cutting and sewing cloth and constructing clothes from a pattern, is not an easy one to master. Not everyone can make clothes as it is a talent that requires patience and understanding of aesthetics. Once upon a time the business of tailoring was flourishing and they were the busiest people around. But in the past few years, the tailoring business has been affected due to the rising trend of ready-made-clothes. However, one can't deny the fact that today's pret wear is...


By G. N

health Dates are packed with nutrients providing several benefits especially in summer. You! takes a look... Dates are probably one of the oldest cultivated fruits and have been a part of the staple diet in Middle Eastern countries. Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, sugar, and fibre. It also contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc.  The rich nutritional content of dates makes them beneficial for your health in several ways. Here are only a few reasons why you should include dates in your diet especially in this scorching weather... Energy booster During summer we tend to...


By M. Shirazi

shopping Gorgeous outfits with matching shoes and bag... that is what we are on a look out for these days! And why not? Ramazan is almost over and with Eid just a few days away well, it’s time to speed up our Eid preps. Of course, clothes top the list and if you still haven’t picked out your Eid outfit, fret not as many of our favourite brands have launched their Eid collections. This week You! takes a look at five assorted collections that are perfect for Eid... Summer soiree The most adored high-street retail brand in town ‘Sapphire’ has come out with their Eid collections. Yes, that’s right! This...


By you desk

recipe Want to prepare something different for iftaar? Well, this week You! has collaborated with food, prop, visual stylist and culinary coach Kausar Z Ahmed of Kitchen Craft who shares a Mexican speciality with a Thai touch. Try out these yummy ‘Thai Chicken Tacos’ and make your iftaar menu delightful.Bon Appetite! I N G R E D I E N T S Boneless chicken breasts     2 cups Lemon juice    1 tbsp Fresh coriander (chopped)   1/4 cup Onion (finely chopped)        1 Garlic cloves (minced)         3 Soya...


By you desk

 Dear Nadine, I am a 26-year-old doctor. I was engaged to my cousin, S, since we were both in intermediate. As a result, I became quite attached to him. He said he loved me, and he had told his parents that he wanted to marry me.  Since our families were quite close, everyone was happy and the engagement ceremony was celebrated in a grand manner. My uncle and aunt are very well off and as soon as S completed his intermediate, they sent him to the US for further studies. Initially, he was homesick and used to call me a lot. When he came on vacation after a year, he brought me many presents and told me he missed me all the time. I...


By Rubia Moghees

interior This week You! peeks into the trendy boutique in Lahore... In the midst of a highly competitive era where every retailer wants to stand out among its contemporaries, it becomes quite challenging to design a space that is unique and attracts the customers as well. And this is exactly what brothers, Saqib and Usman Buksh, have tried to do with their newly opened store, ‘The Boutique’. The main highlight of the store is its interior which is all about steel and glass but a balanced execution has made everything gel so well. The store occupies a massive upper floor; housed in the modern structure of Madison Mall,...


By Gul Nasreen

home Why spend a fortune on renovating your room, when you can give it a new and refreshing look instantly using cool looking bed sheets... Slipping into a freshly made bed is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Since you spend nearly a third of your life there, why not make it one of the most stylish spots in the house? Exactly like donning a great outfit, dressing your bed with luxury linens that express your personality or make a statement can change your whole state of mind. The bed sheets have been in usage since the Vedic Civilization. The term bed sheet was first used in the 15th century. They were traditionally white and...


By Sadaf Jabeen

beauty Honey Waqar, a Lahore-based designer, is known for her formal and bridal wear - laced with intricate embroideries and rich embellishments. Since its inception, the design philosophy of Honey Waqar delves into the craftsmanship of traditional handwork created with delicate precision, whilst maintaining a modern twist to its timeless collections. According to Waqar, she has always been interested in designing clothes, “I always had a feel for fashion even at a very young age. Growing up I pursued my dream. I took courses related to fashion and modelling. I graduated as a fashion marketing student and was immediately hired by a...