Maryam Noor Sheikh - Making her way to the big league

Born and raised in Karachi, Maryam Noor is one of those faces you always see popping up on the small screen every now and then, and you invariably find yourself asking "Wasn't she in (fill in the blank with a TV title of your choosing)" and you'd probably be right. She’s a fiercely prolific actor who made her debut in 2015 with her role as Batool in a drama serial S.H.E, and literally hasn't stopped working since, appearing in countless productions. She rose to fame with her drama Ab Dekh Khuda Kya Karta Hai as Erum. She has worked alongside big names from the industry in drama serials like Haiwan, Ro Raha Hai Dil, Mein Muhabbat Aur Tum, Kash, Malaal e Yaar and many more. These day, Maryam is gracing our screens with dramas like Shehnai and Ishq Jalebi.

Maryam is one actress who has happily hopped onto the OTT bandwagon and is reaping rich benefits. While others were sitting idle and baking banana bread during the lockdown, Maryam had a few web series out on OTT, Kahaani being the most recent one. And she isn’t averse to taking risk or shying away from something unique as long as it indulges her creative cravings. Apart from acting, you may recognise Maryam from the runways, or else from the numerous high fashion campaigns of luxury brands. But along with being an outstanding actress and model, Maryam possesses an impeccable fashion sense. Here, we’re taking style notes from the fashionista on how to ace the tie-dye trend this festive season.

After making an appearance on the spring 2019 runways, tie-dye has now trickled into the closets of leading celebrities and influencers, too. From dresses and T-shirts to even nail art, the swirly patterns are surfacing everywhere – but we’ve got our eyes on the tie-dye kurti.

The long-line silhouette serves as the perfect canvas for the vivid prints, making it a statement pick to add colour to your wardrobe.

The tie-dye trend has been around for ages. But the trend has evolved over the years, in different ways and techniques, like twisting, crumpling, and taking bunches of portions of fabric, before tying them with string or rubber bands, and dipping the garment in dye. What we love about this trend is that it has endless options on how you want to mix and match the colours and patterns.

If you’re new to this trend and don’t want to go all out on the colours and patterns, take cue from Maryam here and opt for a two-toned tie-dye fabric.

This will keep you on trend without making you look too OTT. Just make sure you’re kurti is nicely embellished and embroidered with beads, lacework, sequins, zari and florals, making it Eid-ready. As for the colour choice, the options are innumerous. But for starters, opt for tie-dye in lighter shades of pink, purple, peach, and green.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair & Makeup: Angie’s Salon
• Designer: Shamooz
• Photography & Styling: Yellow Jacket By Zeeshan Ahmed