Wednesday, 23 December 2009

My Holiday

All my posts from the last 2 weeks were scheduled as I was on holiday. Believe me when I say that it feels good to be writing again!

So, basically I went to Pakistan for my cousin's wedding. Traditionally, the weddings last for about 3 days, which is always great for dressing up. I flew in the morning of the first day, so needless to say I was quite jetlagged for that first night.
Anyway, heres a round-up of my wedding outfits:

Day 1: I loved my make up more than anything here. According to my dad it looked fairly '1920's'. I'll hopefully put a tutorial up about it in the next few days. I only saw the outfit for the first time about an hour before. My mum bought the fabric and had it made before I got there. I honestly didn't like it at first, but it grew on me. I'm also wearing this headband. Turns out no one in Pakistan had seen headbands before, so everyone loved them!











Day 2: This was my favourite outfit of the wedding. You can't really see it in the picture, but the trousers were really baggy and was very layered! There was also sequins around the trousers, making them really heavy to walk in. I was also wearing this headband. Again, I was getting compliments on it all night. Unfortunately, wasn't having the best day, thus the puffy eyes. But I did love my eyeshadow. It was a beautiful shade of green, and I bought it the day before. The brand is 'luscious', which I hadn't heard of before, but I love the eye make up so much that I went back for more!










Day 3: This is me after 3 days of no sleep (Pakistani weddings tend to start at about 11pm and go well into the mornings!). Benefit concealer did make life a lot easier though. I think I've posted about this outfit before, and I'm also wearing a headband that was similar, but smaller, then the one for 'Day 2'.












Because I was in a fairly traditional country, my usual outfits wouldn't cut it, so I had to re-invent my style for the 10 days I was there. It was actually quite warm there and here are examples of what I was wearing (no outfit posts due to mosquito bites all over my face!!)

Holiday

I also spent a lot! I saw a lot of H&M style shops while out and about, and the prices were good, so I managed to buy loads of clothes and shoes. Hopefully, they'll be making appearances in recent outfit posts.

Sherin xx

P.S. Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas!!! We won't be posting for the next couple of days, but hope you all have a great few days.

P.P.S Last day to enter our Perricone giveaway.

32 comments:

Leah said...

Sherin, I love all your native outfits... and they are so colorful. I hope Filipino weddings are like yours, we are so westernized that we tend to forget our own native attires which I tell you are really great too.

Wish I can shoot a Pakistani wedding, I had shoot some Indian weddings before and they also used their traditional attires.

Leah said...

Merry Christmas to you and Leia!

COAFE Amy said...

Wow - you look absolutely amazing! I love the fabrics and patterns - so bright and beautiful!

Chasing Cherries said...

You look amazing!! The oufits are so colorfull and beautiful :) Looks great!!

Couture Carrie said...

What gorgeous dresses, darling!

You look lovely!

xoxox,
CC

MissNeira said...

I hope you had fun! these outfits are fun, and so jealous you got to spend so much at an international H&M!

Claire said...

All three outfits look pretty great (and so comfortable; are they?), but the third one suits you just marvelously.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

All your outfits were so DARLING!! And you are so pretty in all of them. I'm happy you had a fantastic time at the wedding and I must admit I'm a bit envious. A three day wedding?! Now that is what I call a celebration!! So glad to see you back home after your holiday. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Cheryl said...

Your outfits and the make-up are fabulous Sherin! I always love seeing South Asian weddings because the clothes are so pretty and colorful and the women wear a lot of bling which I love very much. lol! :)

I hope that you're okay now.Must be the extreme change of temperature, that and those sleepless party-filled nights in Pakistan could lower down the body's defenses.

Merry Christmas to you and Leia! :)

Silje said...

Amazing! Merry christmas:)

Dream Sequins said...

You look absolutely beautiful in traditional garb. LOVE IT.

ana said...

Sherin you look absolutely beautiful!!!! I love your three outfits... they are amazing... and please you have to make the tutorial for your make up... well I want to wish you and Leia the best for these holidays!!! I'm so glad I've found your blog, you've become really nice friends!!!

Mitsy said...

Just found your blog! Loves it! Merry Christmas! xo Mitsy

Marz said...

Gorgeous shalwar kemize. I too have to go back to Pakistan for my cousins wedding soon, and I'm looking forward to the excitement, but not the lack of sleep that accompanies it!
-Marz

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Julia said...

I love all the rich colors and details on your three outfits! Good idea to make them more modern by adding a headband.

xoxo
FashionEye

♥ Marta from With Love... said...

So beautiful!!! I love the outfits and it sounds like a ton of fun :)

Happy Holidays!

xo,Marta
www.withlovegabrielle.com
www.livbyaulit.com.blog

Graham I. Haynes said...

That was good planning with the pre-made blog posts! Loved seeing these outfits, particularly the 2nd one. The details absolutely sparkle :)

Winnie said...

You look so lovely in ALL your outfits! Yes I saw you on the NL video with Hannah! The shoot was so much fun...but really tiring too. I was told that usually they film over 2 days in London...second day is usually the style wars? We did everything in a day and it was crazzzy but fun. Was a bit wierd having French shoppers watching us..we didn't get an empty store like you guys!

Nubiasnonsense said...

You look so pretty in all your outfits, your wearing your headband awww =)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, look for day # 3 is my absolute favorite - and your hair looks gorg!!

So glad you had a fun time, Sherin!! :)

Mary-Laure said...

Great looks! I love them all.
It's long been my dream to visit Pakistan and especially drive down the Karakorom Highway - I hear the landscape is divine.

la petite fashionista said...

sherin- all of your outfits from the wedding are gorgeous! what an experience it must be starting at 11 pm and lasting into the morning!

hope you have a merry christmas!

xoxo

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Sorry if I'm repeating myself because I've had in my head what I was going to say for hours! :D
but, happy Christmas ladies! :) Hope you've both been having a lovely day.

Florrie x

Kristin said...

WOW, what stunningly beautiful outfits lady!

MizzJ said...

Cute wedding outfits, all the colors and embellishments are fantastic. What do you even do in a 3 day wedding?? The poor married couple, they must be so exhausted lol.

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Rachel said...

Sherin, you look absolutely gorgeous. Loving all of these different outfits on you. And a three day wedding? That sounds like fun!

I hope you and Leia had a wonderful Christmas!

Dina's Days said...

You look stunning in every outfit. I love that you shared this with us. The colors are just beautiful.

scrapbook said...

love the gorgeous outfits!!!

happy holiday and how fantastic you are visiting home!!! xx

Tasha said...

I love your outfits in this post!! All the outfits look amazing on you! I love your makeup in the first photo as well as that headband!

OceanDreams said...

I love your outfits - very pretty and unique. Well done lady!

beingdena said...

I love those traditionak outfits on you. gorgeous x

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