Pakistani Dresses 2009 Biography
Tanya Shafi (born 1974) is a Pakistani fashion model who started as a ramp model in 1993, and later also dabbled in acting hosting tv shows. She was considered as the most beautiful model of her time in Pakistan
Tanya Shafi Bio Data
She did her first shoot with Dawn/Herald with Fifi Haroon in 1993. She became one of the leading models of Pakistan and continued to be rated among the top models of the country for the next 3–4 years. She then faded from the scene. Her comeback with pop Singer Faakhir's video "Khyal Se", in 2001 was the starting point of her career's new phase. She acted in a number of plays but wasn't very successful. She later hosted the weekly movie review Silver Screen, and Timeout with Tanya, a celebrity interview program. Tanya comes from a family with ties to the fashion industry. Her cousins Sana, Safinaz, Sanya, Lulu and Sadaf Jalil were established models/designers in Pakistan. Her aunt, Beena Munir was a well-known haute couture business owner in Karachi.
In Europe and North America, the typical attire for a bride is a formal dress and a veil. Usually, in the "white wedding" model, the bride's dress is bought specifically for the wedding, and is not in a style that could be worn for any subsequent events. Previously, until at least the middle of the 19th century, the bride generally wore her best dress, whatever color it was, or if the bride was well-off, she ordered a new dress in her favorite color and expected to wear it again.
For first marriages in Western countries, a white wedding dress is usually worn, a tradition started by Queen Victoria's wedding. Through the earlier parts of the 20th century, Western etiquette prescribed that a white dress should not be worn for subsequent marriages, since the wearing of white was mistakenly regarded by some as an ancient symbol of virginity, despite the fact that wearing white is a fairly recent development in wedding traditions, and its origin has more to do with conspicuous consumption from an era when a white dress was luxurious, even prodigal, because of difficulties with laundering delicate clothes. Today, Western brides frequently wear white, cream, or ivory dresses for any number of marriages; the color of the dress is not a comment on the bride's sexual history. Outside of Western countries, brides most commonly wear national dress. White wedding dresses are particularly uncommon in Asian traditions, because white is the color of mourning and death in those cultures. In many Asian cultures, red is usual for brides, as this colour indicates vibrance and health and has over time been associated with brides. However in modern times other colours may be worn, or Western styles preferred. Regardless of colour in most Asian cultures bridal clothes are highly decorative, often covered with embroidery, beading or gold. In some traditions brides may wear more than one outfit, this is true for example in Japan, parts of India, and, archaically, in parts of the Arab world.
The first documented instance of a princess who wore a white wedding gown for a royal wedding ceremony is that of Philippa of England, who wore a tunic with a cloak in white silk bordered with grey squirrel and ermine) in 1406.; Mary, Queen of Scots, wore a white wedding gown in 1559 when she married her first husband, Francis Dauphin of France because it was her favorite color, although white was then the color of mourning for French Queens.
This was not a widespread trend, however: prior to the Victorian era, a bride was married in any color, black being especially popular in Scandinavia.