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It Girl: Maira Pagganwala

July 17, 2013

Maira Pagganwala Karachi Tee Party

I’d like to apologize for the major delay in bringing you another It Girl. This feature is one of my favorites but for the past few months whoever I was contacting was disappearing on me. Oopsie daisy.

This month I’m putting the spotlight on one of the most fashionable ladies in Pakistan – Maira Pagganwala. Let’s get this started.


:: Who She Is ::

Maira Pagganwala is the very stylish CEO of The Karachi Tee Party. She designs t-shirts that are produced locally. Her brand is now expanding to include embellished tops, cushions, trays and throws. Maira spends her evenings horse riding. She lives in Karachi with her husband Qassim, her dalmation Tokyo, and her horses Cohiba and Aria.


:: What She Loves ::



-Rizwan Beyg: “He’s definitely my go to person in the country!”

-Tarun Tahiliani: “I love the funked up semi-desi outfits.”

 Favorite International Designers

– Charlotte Olympia, Betsey Johnson, Zuhair Murad, Balmain and Balenciaga




Isabel Marant Beckett sneakers, Balenciaga cut out boots, mirrored sunglassesTwo things you never see Maira without are her oversized men’s watch and sunglasses. She also loves her McGill class ring and a vintage YSL necklace handed down by her mom. Another current obsession of Maira’s are wedged sneakers and Balenciaga’s cut out boots (cheaper version here). Take it from me, these are a God sent for us ladies – no more heels for 8 hours straight.


Maira Pagganwala It Girl makeup

Maira’s must haves are essential for her bronzed bombshell look.

  1. Red lipstick (My favorite is Ruby Woo by Mac)
  2. A good bronzer (Bronze Original Tan by Dior or One Hot Minute by Benefit)
  3. Fun nail colors (These days I’ve been obsessed with funky nail art)
  4. Face and body shimmer (Barry M does a good one)
  5. Tanning sun block (I like Lancaster)

Maira Pagganwala inspiration

Maira’s fashion inspiration all have an effortless, boho-glam quality about them.

1 -Edie Sedgwick – the ultimate style icon and Warhol’s superstar!

2 -Agyness Deyn – I love how she constantly changes her look…And I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look boring!

3 -Kate Moss – She looks fab in everything from a couture gown to boyfriend jeans!

Stay tuned for Part 2 where I share Maira’s style tips and some of her favorite outfits.


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