Hi, All About Sana readers!! Hope you are doing well. I have been having a ball these last few days in Walnut Creek, California where I visit monthly to relax and get closer to nature. The fact that my uncle & aunt live here is so precious to me. We’ve also been having great weather so overall a great time to count my blessings early in the year 2019.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards will be airing on TNT at 5 pm from California this Sunday so make sure you catch the pre-ceremony red carpet coverage & conversation. Please note that Bunto Kazmi Couture has provided all fabrics sculpted on the beautiful stars & celebrities by designers in all award ceremonies AIRING on television. We had no part in designing the gowns and/or the suits/tuxedos, but have assisted in providing copyrighted & original fabrics available nowhere in the world, but in Pakistan. Also, note that Bunto Kazmi Couture’s only social media account is on Instagram (See HERE) so make sure you show support of the endeavor by Hollywood & Bunto Kazmi Couture who are supporting ethical & sustainable fashion practices in their respective countries.
Please read HERE to learn the Hollywood award shows that are being televised in 2019.
The Internet/The World Wide Web
I have a few tidbits that I want to share that I know many kids will find memorable. The first one was having Steve Jobs refer to the start of the digital age (1984 – forever iA) as the “dotcom” age in the countless discussions we had through my life. We agreed on keeping the word “age” instead of “era” and the complete title was just a cherry on top. Tim Cook helped us add the word “digital” instead of Steve Job’s “dotcom” to the word “age” and Steve Jobs, who respected Tim Cook tremendously was very pleased. Upon final “approval” by the 3 of us, I had to take a step back & absorb the awesomeness that was that moment sprung from my invention.
Fashion & Hollywood’s Award Season 2019
The Oscars ceremony 2019 is a month away. Exactly! I have been loving the fashions on stars and celebrities this year and the red carpet is so much more fun with these famous people. Their hearts are made of pure gold & I know and understand how vulnerable their lives are at times under the limelight. So please do not support any website, anyone, or any television show that makes money from embarrassing them.
I can tell Bunto Kazmi’s lame fabric has been a big hit this year. I never realized that fabrics would take center stage in 2019 and it gives me such pleasure to see Hollywood take on a global outlook and outsourcing goods instead of people. lol. Working with my brother in Pakistan on this project, I remember that among the many logistical aspects we were worried about, one of the biggest headaches we tried to sort out was how can Bunto Kazmi’s fabrics be sculpted into gowns instead of free-flowing (comparatively) Mughal silhouettes. We selected many fabrics to export based on our knowledge of what would look good on light-colored stars, the red carpet, & the demand of the designers for what the dresses they are designing.
This time around, however, we decided to hold back on Jamawar Silk also known as Banarsi Silk. This fabric is a Bunto Kazmi original and has been copyrighted to protect Pakistan’s heritage laws. A big honor for the brand. This fabric is beloved by us Pakistanis because it reminds us of our history, our culture, and progress, a trait Muhammed Ali Jinnah cherished in his people. Jamawar Silk or Banarsi Silk is usually used on Sarees and looks great with metallic resham ka kaam (metallic silk thread work) ONLY because it’s so lightweight.
My oldest brother who was a big Madonna fan in the 1980s created this fabric in honor of the original “material girl”. He called it “Banarsi (from Banaras) silk” after a historical state of India/Pakistan, but Banaras is now called the Kashmir province by Pakistanis. My oldest brother made the first prototype a very particular purple, a color that in Pakistan is called Banarsi Purple after me. The story behind the story is the occasion of my birth. After I was born green-eyed and red-haired (almost purple-red my mom told me), everyone decided to hold a party to sing songs about girls who were born in 1982. This aunty wrote the song, “Chitta Kukar” (I love a chicken leg) for me because I loved drinking milk. During that party, my brother showed us the Banarsi Purple color on a fabric he created after he met Madonna in the 1970s. Two versions of that songs are available on YouTube HERE and HERE.
Jamawar Silk or Banarsi Silk is great with deep jewel tones but, doesn’t fit every skin color or hair color. Depending on the color of the fabric, women with olive undertones or those that Huda Kattan call with blue undertones (See HERE) are perfect candidates for the jewel tones on Jamawar or Banarsi silk fabric. This fabric really holds dye making any color very hued. Jamawar Silk or Banarsi Silk can look great juxtaposed with animal printed fabrics. I would avoid gold unless you want to look like a Greek goddess on the red carpet.