October issue 2011
Newsline Senior Editor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award
It was a star-studded night. From Lux beauties Meera, Reema and Mahira to style gurus Maheen Khan, Hassan Sheheryar Yasin and Deepak Perwani, and on to TV celebs Sahira Kazmi, Bushra Anwari, Javed Sheikh and Humayun Saeed — it was a who’s who of the glitzy, ritzy world of fashion, film and television at the Lux Style Awards.
But for us at Newsline, the star of the night was Samina Ibrahim, a senior editor at our monthly, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work as fashion editor over the past two decades. The award was presented to her by Shamaeel Ansari. Samina was overcome with emotion as she thanked all those wonderful men and women from the fashion fraternity who had made her journey worthwhile. She spoke in particular of the evergreen Maheen Khan, her classic elegant silhouette 20 years ago and her equally popular funky, youthful Gulabo collection now; Faiza Samee and her rich heritage of breathtakingly beautiful embroideries; and finally Rizwan Beyg, who with his cutting-edge fashion show in 1989, gave fashion a whole new meaning in Pakistan.
The other Lifetime Achievement Award winner was singer Mehnaz. One of the highlights of the LSA evening was a performance by film and TV celebs to a medley of her songs. Aamina Sheikh and Mohib Mirza impressed all with their dance moves. The other hit item was the title song of Reema’s film Love Mein Ghum that saw HSY shake a leg with the current toast of Lollywood, Reema, to a wild round of applause. Then there were the fashion segments featuring Sana Safinaz (“disappointing” by their own standards), Deepak Perwani (his bridal collection was accompanied by a soul-stirring classical number “Naina dey Akhay” by Rizwan and Moazzam, first featured on Coke Studio), and Ali Xeeshan’s collection, made truly dramatic by Nabila’s creative team — masks, feathers, the works.
All in all, it was a lovely, tastefully planned evening, with the very witty BNN boys for comic relief.