Thursday, 2 July 2015

Turkish Airlines - The best in Europe for the last five years.

Turkish Airlines, which is also making a mark for itself in Pakistan, has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe", “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and awarded “World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge”, and “World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining” in 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Skytrax, the acknowledged name associated with air travel excellence in the 21st century by providing unique products to the global aviation industry through professional Audit and Service Benchmarking programs for airlines, airline alliances, airports and related air transport product and service suppliers across the globe, has released its latest ratings. With no outside sponsorship, advertising or influence, it is the most respected global airline passenger survey firm in the industry. And in this year’s awards, Turkish Airlines has scored a resounding success, with air travelers once again recognizing the airline as the "Best Airline in Europe", for the fifth year running.

This year’s awards were based on 13.02 million survey questionnaires completed by 112 different nationalities of airline customers during the survey period from May 2014 to January 2015. The survey covered 550 airports worldwide. This established, industry survey is Independent and evaluates traveler experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators - from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure at the gate. It’s refurbished and expanded lounge which offers the wide range of activities and services transforms preflight or connecting time into its own special experience, unique to Turkish Airlines, earned the flag carrier the top spot in the category, "World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge”.

Turkish Airlines was also awarded in the category, “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” for the second consecutive time, for its excellent catering service that has been a hallmark of guest comfort in its world-renowned lounge at Ataturk Airport--“Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul”.  Turkish DO&CO; its successful partner in catering, has repeatedly won awards for providing Turkish Airlines’ passengers with the best meals in the sky and also in its lounges.

The results of the 2015 World Airline Awards were announced today in the Passenger Terminal EXPO Exhibition Hall at Paris expo Porte de Versailles. Awards for being the "Best Airline in Europe", “Best Airline in Southern Europe”, “World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge”, and “World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining” were presented to Turkish Airlines' Deputy Chairman and CEO, Temel Kotil Ph.D. by the CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted
The awards mark a continued period of success for the airline, which has seen a significant passenger numbers rise compared to the same period last year.

Turkish Airlines' Deputy Chairman and CEOTemel Kotil holding awards

The airline was ranked as a 4-star airline in 2007 and joined Star Alliance in 2008. While keeping its 4-star airline title again in 2008, Turkish Airlines was named “Best Airline in Southern Europe”. Maintaining the same momentum in 2010, Turkish Airlines continued to be recognized as the "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and “Best Catering in Economy Class” with the inflight service provided by Turkish DO & CO. The airline also took 3rd place of the best airline companies in Europe.

In 2011, Turkish Airlines was chosen as the winner of the 3 categories by Skytrax; “Best Airline in Europe”, “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its Comfort Class seats and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” at the 2011 World Airline Awards.

Turkish Airlines scored the same success at the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with its passengers voting the airline as the "Best Airline in Europe" the second year running. It was also named by Skytrax as the winner in 3 categories, "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and "Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat" for its Comfort Class seats.

In 2013, Turkish Airlines was chosen as the winner of the 3 categories by Skytrax; “Best Airline in Europe” for the third consecutive time, "Best Airline in Southern Europe" the fifth 
year running and was also named as the winner in the category, "Best Business Class Catering”.
And in last year’s awards, national flag carrier of Turkey has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe" for the fourth year running, “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the sixth year running and awarded “Best Business Class Onboard Catering” for the second consecutive time, and also “Best Business Class Lounge Dining”.
CEO with Team holding awards

Turkish Airlines continues to consolidate its position as one of the world's leading airlines by significant investments made in recent years, the awards received, impressive growth figures, large-scale aircraft orders, a continuously expanding route network and innovative approaches that are constantly improved by its huge family over 40,000 employees. They all help to maintain its continued popularity amongst airline passengers.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Gem of Pakistan - Miss. Fariha Rashed

My blog is about makeup, fashion & life style.  I was planning to start another section over my blog related to “Gem of Pakistan”.  My main purpose to start this is just to highlight our hidden talent, their contribution to promote Pakistan globally.  For this, i just took initiate and now trying to approach people related to any kind of professional / business line and acknowledge their struggle and hard work. 

 We met a lot of people in our life on different events or occasion, but we don’t know who they are? Their profession, life style, and how they are playing positive role in our society.  Why we are lacking this, just because we are already influenced of other international personalities, we least bother to search little about our own people, what they are doing how they are bringing positive change in our society. 

 I would like to share some “Gem of Pakistan” with all of you.  I will share their passion, lifestyle & how they are professionally contributing positively in our society with limited resources.

My first personality is the loveliest lady on this earth Miss. Fariha Rashed, she is currently working as a CEO Pitch Media Inc. [PR Agency], CEO Ink [magazine] & Partner at Kensho [clothing brand]

Your Family Please: 
I am single, and lucky enough to still be living with my mother to this day. We have a great relationship where we support each other and discuss everything happening in our lives. I try to be the best daughter I can even though I know I have my flaws :) As a working woman, my life has been intense and like a roller coaster ride ever since I graduated

Your Passion: 
My work! My family & my cat.

Being a social person what do you like/dislike in people: 
I dislike hypocrisy, fake-ness, double-standards & politics amongst people. I like straightforwardness, honesty, genuineness, being down-to-earth and sincerity in people I meet and hang out with.

What you like the most in makeup? Any specific product/brand? 
I absolutely love M.A.C. and do not use any other brand. I wear mascara, kajal, and eyeshadow. I am not a big fan of wearing lipstick.

Share with us your 5 must have beauty products (with brand): 
(1) Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara from M.A.C.,
 (2) Kajal Eyeliner from M.A.C.,
 (3) Lustre Lipstick - Desire by M.A.C., 
(4) All That Glitters Bronze Eyeshadow by M.A.C. 
(5) Studio Fix Fluid (Base) by M.A.C.

Are you a shopaholic? 
Not really - I would rather wait a few months and then go on a shopping free. I find shopping much more satisfying that way.

Favorite fashion/attire: 
Comfort comes before anything else for me. I love my good old shalwar kameez accessorized with a long necklace when stepping out for a meeting or lunch, and mostly my colour of choice is black, although I add in a tough of red or blue at times. I like wearing flat shoes as I just can not walk in high heels. At home I always walk around in soft, comfortable pair of pajamas.

Worst fashion: 
I hate real fur and leather made from the skin of exotic animals. It is uncivilized in my books to wear the corpse of an animal in the name of fashion. Also, animals are treated inhumanely and unethically while in captivity for their fur, and some of them are even skinned alive. Therefore I am #FurFree&Proud and appeal to all our local designers to not use real fur or leather made from the skin of exotic animals in their collections!

Food preferences: 
I am a vegetarian so my food preference includes spinach, feta cheese, pasta, beans and all tomato based dishes. 

Music preferences/favorite singer: 
I love pop, rock and ballads. My favorite singer these days locally is Sajjad Ali and internationally I love Adam Levine.

Those who achieve such as my late grandmother the actress Swaran Lata, my late grandfather the poet Noon Meem Rashed and my late father and diplomat Shahryar Rashed, who gave his children the best life possible.

Strength /Weakness: 
I believe my strength is accomplishing what I put my mind to and staying the course. My weakness is, I am way too moody and that sometimes affects decisions I make and my work.

Her biggest achievement: 
Starting two businesses from scratch and making them both a success. The third one, which is Kensho, a clothing brand, is still in the process of being established. 

Biggest failure/ reason / what you learned from that: 
I would rather call it a mistake than a failure. I should have kept in touch more with my old friends from school and even before that, as those are the people who really know me and will always be sincere to me. I have learned to value friendships more now and hope to forge some long lasting ones.

I am nothing without ... my family 

Sharing is Caring:
 Sharing is definitely important as it keeps you grounded and teaches you the art of giving. When you give, you get back. That is how the universe works. Also, the feeling you get when you give and witness the response to your act of giving, is just incomparable. 

Special Tip to become a successful human/professional: 
To become a successful professional, work hard and make sure you are doing what you are good at in life. Groom yourself and never stop learning new things. To be a good human being, be the best version of yourself. Treat your family well, do things for others, be sincere, be honest, learn from your mistakes, raise your voice for things you feel strongly about and be charitable at heart.

Piece of advise: 
Work hard and enjoy your life side-by-side.

I personally met Fariha, she is such a humble and down to earth lady. I must say a lady who has a heart of Gold. J
Lastly, I am thankful to Miss. Amber Ahmed for making this possible.

I conducted this interview in Feb, 2015, but due to some unavoidable circumstance just won’t be able to publish.  J

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Maybelline New York’s Centennial Celebrations continue with “The Power of Expression” through the Decades

Maybelline New York continues their 100 year celebrations of taking trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk in Pakistan with an intimate birthday event commemorating “The Power of Expression” through the decades on the 15th May 2015. This event follows the global trend setting brands’ presence as the official Makeup Partner at Fashion Pakistan Week in March/April of this year.

Mr. Moazzam Ali Khan cutting cake

Using Maybelline’s diverse range of coveted products, team N-pro by Nabila will be interpreting and defining trends from different eras, specifically: 1920’s – The Great Gatsby Era, 1930’s – The Daring Art Deco Era, 1940’s – The Woman at Work, 1950’s – Rolling Into the Diner, 1960’s – The Barbie Room, 1970’s – Studio 54 Showdown, 1980’s – Culture Club Cool, 1990’s – Making Internet Connection and 2000’s – #SocialMedia age. These looks were complemented by wardrobe from designers NidaAzwer, Saira Shakira and Natasha Kamal

“May 15th marked Maybelline’s 10 decades of non-stop beauty in the World. We are extremely excited to celebrate this milestone in Pakistan via visualization of The Power of Expression, a timeline showcasing how the concept of beauty has changed over the past 10 decades and how the basic concept of beauty remains the same as it was 10 decades back. Through this celebration, we also honor the journey the brand has been through after its creation by its founders Thomas and Maybel Williams in 1915” said Moazzam Ali Khan, General Manager CPD Division of L’Oréal Pakistan (parent company of Maybelline).

For further information, please log on to their facebook page

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sana Safinaz launched their largest store in Pakistan with their new Lahore flagship outlet in DHA

Established in 1989, Sana Safinaz, founded by Sana Hashwani and Safinaz Muneer, is a multiple award winning lifestyle brand and one of the most prestigious and diversified in Pakistan. Sana Safinaz’s design philosophy is to always be current with international fashion trends and to have a finger on the pulse of evolving aesthetics be it with their lawns,prêt, bridals or accessories. Their fashion forwardness in cuts, colour and use of fabric makes them a pioneer in the industry. Sana Safinaz’s lifestyle umbrella also spans to include a separate furniture and home interiors division which also provides clients with superior interior design services. A state of the art furniture showroom opened its doors to Sana Safinaz’s discerning clientele in 2000 in Karachi.

Recently, they launched their flagship store in Lahore. You can get their all prêt and luxury prêt lines, unstitched fabric and accessories range.

Speaking about the brand’s expansion in Pakistan and its specific outreach in Lahore, Creative Design Head Safinaz Muneer of Sana Safinaz said:We are delighted to  launch our largest outlet to date in Pakistan in Lahore, the heart of the Punjab, where our brand has always been met with much appreciation. This new store is in fact a result of popular demand for more brand accessibility in the burgeoning Defence area of Lahore and ensures that our fashion is now available to a wider diversity of people, thereby enabling us as a major retail force, to create and reach out to a wider demographic.

For updates do visit their facebook page 

Khadija Shah

Zoe Viccaji 

Core Team behind this brand

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Bloggers Meet up at Massart Misbah Makeup Launch

Whenever, anybody talk about beauty, makeup and hair they automatically named "Depilex". One of our very own legendary personanlity, Mama Massarat Misbah, the pioneer of introducing beauty salons "Depilex" in our country. She is the only lady who introduced salon chain in our country and started training institute, so that under privilege females can learn these skills and support their families.

After spending a decade in beauty industry and doing a lot of research in beauty industry, she took some initiate why not introduce a complete makeup range.  Plus point of this makeup line is that all ingredients are Halal and they designed their makeup range according to Asian skin tone & weather requirement.

Today, i am going to share a little about bloggers meetup, organized at Sante Salon, Lahore. Detail post about philosophy behind this make up and their product line will share soon. :)

Amazing part of this event is that they assign 4 beauty station, with their makeup experts.  These beauty experts, properly guide and advise to all how to select foundation shade, its application, how to apply blush on, eyeliner, lipstick etc. etc.

Mama Massarat Misbah was personally checking all station that all expert are doing right job.  She continuously was actively, talking to all bloggers and sharing her experience giving feed back about beauty trends. :)

Moreover, they also set one stand having all range of their makeup line. so if you want to check and try any product by yourself you can.

Beautiful Ladies,  Mama Massarat Misbah, Nighat Misbah & Redha Misbah

Shinnaya, Ayesha, Mariya

Selfie to banti hey Boss ;)

My bubble Gum, Huda Sheikh

Choco chip Hafsa

Yummy Cupcakes <3

 Yummy cake

Me with Isma Majeed

 and here are the table for bloggers to check and test the products <3

My honey Bee Sherry

Honey bunny Redha Misbah

The super cool sisters Hira, Maria me & kanza

 My suger plum Myra Gill

Bloggers Gang 

Me with Mama Massart Misbah <3

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Sania Maskatiya Designer Lawn Series collaboration with Alkaram Studio

Fashion Designer Sania Maskatiya recently launched her Spring/Summer designer collection lawn series with Alkaram at the Alkaram Studio in Lahore.

Here are some snap shoots from her launch.  Soon will do a details blog post about her collection.
For any updates you can click on their face book fan page

 Super gorgeous Sania Maskatiya (I must say she has a killing smile <3)

 Representatives are helping clients to select the dress 

Fresh flowers arrangements 


Chaaaa pose with Sonia Nazir 

Me with Zara Peerzada 

Yours truly ;)

PR:  Golin
Pictures:  Fakhra Blog

Monday, 30 March 2015

Happy Spring - Purple Dragon Top - OOTD

Though i am not into Out fit of the day sort of thing, but last year i have attended many training, exhibitions, events blah blah, but lazy me,... never ever posted those news on my blog.  Randomly i was just going through some old stuff and found these yummy pics, so i decided why not to share with you. So here is a one master piece for my lovers... lolzz...

Yes, this is my last year (march 2014) Look, i went Pearl continental to attend a seminar. :)

I just loving this dragon... <3<3<3 

How is it possible i took picture without any kid - 
Rahimeen was randomly playing in PC, Lounge <3

Top: Lime light
Jeans:  Next
Shoes: Stylo
Bag:  Victoria Secret

PS: one of my friend took these pictures from her Iphone, so no no filter, shilter stuff... ahoo g ;)

Hope you like it.

Hugs & Kisses <3

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