Thursday, July 9, 2015

Aaseeyah's 'Neon' (glow in the dark party)

Aaseeyah Rasheed glowing with her friends

The most happening family in the city of saints is back with another bang. Something never seen here before, for their eldest Aaseeyah Rasheed's 14th birthday, a Neon party. There could not be a better theme for a party, which happens during the most sizzling days of summer, on 6th of July.

Thoughtfully planned, the time for the party was 8 pm. Perfect hours to let Black lights work maximum glow to all the neon colours that guests were requested to arrive in. Loud 'techno music' the essential part of this theme, welcomed the audience.  Annas Rasheed, little brother of the birthday girl rocked the scene with his break dancing skills alongwith his friends. This evening was full of lots of games, lots of prizes and lots of fun.

Lights at the party were deliberately kept low. Whereas plenty of fairy lights added superb 'glow in the dark' effect to the entire scene. Special paints with highlighters were used for 'face painting' of children at the party, colours which reflected glows of different shades under the Black lights.

Aaseeyah's gorgeous mom Mala Ahsan made sure to get all 'neon party essentials' available at the scene. Children and their parents were presented 'glow sticks', 'glow in the dark bracelets', 'glowing goggles'. The wonderful hostess that Mala is, she made sure every guest must enjoy the party but also 'glow' at the fullest too. There was a lot of bling, bling, glow, glow at the scene.

A loving and caring father that Mr. Ahsan Rasheed is, like always he presided over the party and lend a hand to his wife and rest of his family in hospitality.

Another fantastic characteristic of this family is the love, respect and honour extended to their elders and their love and care in return. Although, Mr. Ahsan Rasheed's parents live in Lahore, they are always there to bless their children at such occasions. Aaseeyah's grandmother and Ahsan's mother Mrs. Almas Rasheed, alongwith her daughter Aayesha Rasheed was also there to attend this celebration.

As their tradition goes, the dinner was sumptuous and scrumptious. Also full of variety to suit the tastes of every generation. Great effort Mala and Ahsan! May God bless you with plenty of more happy occasions. Happy birthday Aaseeyah!Let's see what unique new theme, you guys come up with for the next party.

Cake cutting ceremony

Ahsan Rasheed and Mala Ahsan
The  glowing couple, happy parents of Aaseeyah

Aayesha Rasheed  

A little guest Sephora Khan Pitaf with the birthday girl Aaseeyah & Mala 

Azka Rani
Tasbiha and a friend

Shehla Jafri with Mrs. Almas Rasheed and a friend

Annas Rasheed with birthday cake
The gorgeous, the stunning, the beautiful,
Mala Ahsan

Mr. Ahsan Rasheed with Dr.Munir Shah and other friends

Birthday girl with her father
Sephora Khan Pitafi

Birthday girl Aaseeyah  with her uncle and cousin

Aaseeyah with her girls

A group photo

The group photo

Rabia and a friend

The beautifully lit staircase
Mr.Jafri with Dr. Munir Hussain Shah
The dinner is served

Neon party is on

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Friends of SOS June/July

The hostesses together.

Arrival of June, brings in interesting changes in the city of saints. Because of vacations around the world, return of the natives occur. Whereas, those who enjoy living here, get out for national/ international trips. The faces, which remain missing throughout the year are found here during summers, where those who are seen everywhere, go missing.

This year, the sacred month of Ramadan was to arrive in these vacations too. Lots of personal engagements and commitments were expected. So, friends of SOS decided to hold committee parties of next months together on 25th June. And what other place in Multan can host a better party than Lahore Chatkhara Multan. Thanks to Hania Shahid, the owner of the place, already exquisite ambiance of the restaurant, was elegantly enhanced for this event with personal touches like flower arrangements and candle lights.

No doubt, Hania remains a hostess at all friends of SOS parties, as she conducts and runs its entire functioning. Ramla Saim, Hina Zulfiqar, Ghazala Fraz, Umaima were among other hostesses of this party. Although Hina and Ramla remained missing from the function. The menu of the Hi-tea was awesome and so was the hospitality of the hostesses.

Friends of SOS Multan were extremely delighted to have Nomeeta Sultan among them, a prestigious educationist, a professor from Bahawalpur university. She also happens to be the sister of Hania Shahid, the head of the committee and Lahore Chatkhara Multan. Her presence added grace to the event.

Indeed, it was a fabulous party with great turnover of the members and the fantastic cause it was held for: To help children of SOS village Multan. Kindly remember them in all your prayers and do contribute for them through donations. Remember SOS village Multan and its children for your sadqaats, zakats and donations in kind.

Zahra Bassat and Hania Shahi
Sadia Yakoob with Nomita Sultan
Filza Akbar, Hina Mansoor


Zeba Javed
Mrs. Riaz Qureshi with a friend

Zainab and Uzma with friends

Saima and Uzma

Selfie time Fariha with Romana Khakwani

The beautiful set up

Thursday, May 21, 2015

For the love of traditional hand embroideries

Filza Akbar
The city of saints is famous around the world for its traditional hand embroideries. And Filza Akbar is among those, who are not only preserving this art but adding new styles and innovations to it. Her speciality is the use of pure materials like lawn and chiffons, which always remain in great demand throughout the year because of the environmental factor of entire South Asia.

Her colour palette is quite amazing too. From forever 'in' Whites to the bright hues of shocking Pink and Orange, she has got something to suit the tastes of extremely young to the most senior. Elegance and comfort is guaranteed in each design. Therefore, her clothes are a great success among every age group.

Filza successfully runs her online store under the label 'Shah's hand embroideries'. And remains busy participating in different national and international exhibitions but she never forgets the demand of her clothes in her native city. That is why, she arranges atleast one exhibition every year during summers in the month of May.

This year, Filza arranged her exhibition on 15th May, at her home in Askari 2. As predicted, the exhibition was a total sell out. She had also introduced beautiful dresses for the toddlers this time. Kurtas with embroideries, etc. The turnover was simply fantastic and there was not a single visitor, who left without shopping.

Filza is working with, Women's chamber of commerce Multan, as their executive member. We wish her more luck in future and hope she keeps making her city proud in future as well. 

Filza with Fatima Shah

The display