Tuesday, 19 July 2011


I still haven’t seen this hyped up film by Shoaib Mansoor!

Starring Atif Aslam, Humaima Abbasi Mahira Khan, Shafqat Cheema, Manzar Sehbai, Zaib Rehman and Amr Kashmiri in the lead roles, it promises to be as boldly dramatic as Mansoor’s first film, Khuda Kay Liye.

How many of you have seen it? And what did you think – hit or miss?

Monday, 13 June 2011

Animal Prints – Love or Hate?

Here’s a confession: I’m terrified of animal prints.

Shoes by Matthew Williamson
I know, I know, they’re supposed to be extremely in fashion and yes, I can appreciate that they do look good in some cases but… I. Just. Can’t. Wear. Them. In fact I'd even go so far as to say that animal prints are a classic style that's stood the test of time.

That’s not to say I don’t buy animal prints. I do, but unfortunately they sit at the back of my closet patiently waiting for the day I’ll take them out. I don’t know if I’m too scared of the loud patterns or if I just don’t know how to style it.

Bag by Valentino

What do you guys think? Trashy or trendy? If you’re a follower of this trend (and even if you’re not) let me know what you think!

Animal prints on the runway

Red carpet sightings

Saira Bano in 'Padosan' (1968)

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Quick Fix: 5-minute Cake-in-a-Mug!

Attention, chocoholics! For those of you whose sweet tooth governs your heart (you know who you are!) we've found a super-quick, no-fuss chocolate cake recipe that's perfect for when you have that uncontrollable craving for some delicious dessert.

  • 4 Tablespoons cake flour
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 Mug
  1. Mix flour, sugar and cocoa
  2. Spoon in 1 egg
  3. Pour in milk and oil, and mix well
  4. Put in microwave for 3 minutes on maximum power
  5. Wait until it stops rising and sets in the mug
  6. Eat the cake right out of the mug
(Source: Chow Bella Kids

Not a cake lover? Click here for instructions on how to make an omelette in a mug!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

How to Tie a Scarf

There are so many ways to wear a scarf, we've lost count! We think scarves are great for adding the finishing touches to any outfit and we wanted to share some of our favourite styles with you guys.

On our travels across the internet we came across this great tutorial that shows how to wear scarves in six different ways. We know this will be a valuable resource for all you scarf lovers out there! Do check out the whole thing if you get a chance. In the mean time, here are our favourite styles:

Monday, 9 May 2011

All Work and No Playlist?

Here at Daaman we can’t seem to get any work done without the perfect soundtrack. It’s got to be fun and energetic and it’s definitely got to be foot-tappingly addictive.

These songs are currently topping our most-played list:

And now it's your turn: what’s on your playlist? Which songs do you have on repeat? Tell us all!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

From Lawn to Dusk

It seems like every designer had a lawn exhibition this season. Junaid Jamshed, Deepak Perwani, HSY, Asim Jofa, Nomi Ansari, Umar Sayeed and the reigning queens of lawn, Sana Safinaz, were just some of the big names this summer.

I loved the glamorous billboards that sprung up all over the country but I for one am not a fan of the complete chaos that designers expect us to go through just to get our hands on one three-piece suit. 

For my own piece of mind I prefer taking the ready-to-wear route!

Did you guys venture out to any of the jam-packed exhibitions this season? I’d love to hear your experiences!

On a side note, I love this hilariously topical ad for Simple Dimple, the convenient food delivery service:

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Trend Alert: Colour Blocking

My absolute favourite look of the season has got to be the colour blocking trend. While it’s not a brand new concept, it seems to have come back with a bang this spring. Simply put, colour blocking is the use of two or more blocks of colour in one outfit.

I think it’s a really fun trend for the summer and let’s face it, what is summer without bright, happy colours? I’ve seen it in clothes, shoes, bags, nail polish, you name it! Here are a few of my picks:



And, the best part is this fun trend works just as well with eastern clothes! Here are some great shirts from Daaman that incorporate colour blocking:

Available online at Daaman

Friday, 22 April 2011

Mmm… Watermelons!

Watermelons have got to be the best way to beat the summer heat! Sweet, crunchy, refreshing, they’re the perfect antidote to long, scorching hot days. And if you need something on the go there’s one simple solution: watermelon juice!
A tall, chilled glass of this heavenly drink is just what I need after a long day at work… or a long day of shopping! And here are some added bonuses:
-          It’s fat- and cholesterol-free
-          It’s made up of about 91% water
-          Very low sodium content
-          Rich in vitamins A and C
So what are you waiting for? Join the watermelon frenzy! Try this easy juice recipe to get started:

·  2 cups chopped seeded watermelon
·  1 cup crushed ice
·  1/4 teaspoon black pepper
·  fresh mint (optional garnish)
·  1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
·  1 tablespoon honey (optional)

·  1 Combine watermelon, ice and black pepper in a blender.
·  2 Blend until smooth.
·  3 Garnish with mint. Add honey and lemon juice, if needed.
·  4 Serve chilled.
·  5 Stir well before serving.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

A Click a Day.....

Join us for a quick video peek behind-the-scenes at our photoshoot.