Anam Tanveer - Hoisting the glam quotient

Playing a supporting character is a tough gig, as often you are there to simply further the lead’s story. As a result, these characters often do not have an enormous amount of depth or range. Sometimes, however, the writers will create phenomenal supporting characters that prove to be integral to the film or drama, and sometimes these will be the characters that first spring to mind when thinking of a movie or drama. In order for these characters to steal the spotlight from the lead character, however, they will also have to be played by an actor of the highest caliber who is able to bring the role to life. Anam Tanveer is one such actress who is often seen shifting the focus on herself from the lead.

Model, actress, and host, Anam Tanveer was first noticed in 2012 when she debuted with a supporting role in drama serial, Mere Dard Ko Jo Zuban Mile. Since then, she has seen no dearth of offers. She apeared in television series including Joru Ka Ghulam (2014), Behkay Kadam (2014), Shehrnaz (2016), Waada (2016), Jaal (2019). She was also a part of 2019’s super hit serial Do Bol where she played the role of Fareeha. Her most recent ventures are Mera Dil Mera Dushman and ongoing drama serial, Raaz-e-Ulfat. Her endless achievements also include a nomination for Best supporting Actress TV Serial 2017 for her role in Noor-e-Zindagi.

The talented actress is on her way to stardom. Here, we are taking style notes from the starlet. From the ravishing saree styles to channeling her sultry side in embroidered mesh, Anam is high on festive glamour.

Remember when mesh was only seen in costumes and lingerie? We remember when the thought of mesh seemed, well, cheap. Now, Anam is defying all that and making the mesh trend seem like all the rage.

For the past few years we've watched mesh pieces hitting the streets in western wear but now it’s finally walking down the runways at Pakistani fashion weeks, designed by high-end designers and adorned by our A-listers. We're talking chic, trendy, and festive looks that scream vogue. With the wedding season swiftly approaching, it's the perfect time to add a few embroidered mesh pieces to your wardrobe.

Another style lesson we learn from the model here is to ditch the traditional sarees this festive season. The modern transformation of saree would make anyone fall in love with this six-yards of elegance.

If you really want to modernise your saree a bit, go for a tie and dye saree. These graphic stains are the biggest trend on and off the runway this season. When you think of tie and dye you often think of the lacklustre days of woodstock and hippy chic vibes. This art on fabric technique has certainly gained a bad reputation over the years. But lo and behold, tie and dye is not a complete write off just yet. The fashion royalties of the world are bringing back and embracing these nostalgic colourful stained patterns and this time even in your festive wear.

And while tie and dye outfits might seem colourful but not sparkly, you can add some bling to your outfits with the right style choices. This season was bright and blingy with sequins donned by celebrities on the red carpet and the festive circuit. But what captured our attention was the age-old mirror work making its way into the fashion arena. We have all flaunted mirror work at some point in our lives. They may have taken a backseat in our wardrobe, but are surely making a comeback. So, add some sparkle in your wedding wear with mirror work details in your festive outfit. This traditional trend sure has the potential to make even the most simplest of dresses stand out.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair & makeup: Neelo’s Salon
• Designer: Wahajahat Mansoor
• Photography & Styling: Yasser Sadiq