you & me
The stunning Saheefa Jabbar Khattak needs no introduction as the model has been making waves ever since she stepped in the fashion industry in 2015. Her bold and witty stance in terms of style has made heads turn left, right and centre, regardless of the society's tough criticism. Belonging to a Pashtoon family, Khattak was born in the city of Lahore and completed her education from the same. This young and charming lass has an Honours in Business/Economics from Beaconhouse National University (BNU); and today, she is one of the promising models in Pakistan.
Saheefa entered the fashion industry nearly two years ago with her first modelling project with 'Nishat Linen'. After that, she has worked with almost every top designer in Pakistan - whether it is shoots or walking the ramp for numerous coveted fashion shows - including Misha Lakhani, Shiza Hassan, Ali Xeeshan, Zahra Ahmad, Fahad Hussayn, Maria.B and Azeem Sani to name a few. She has modelled for many well-known brands as well, such as Khaadi Khaas, Cynosure, Ethnic by Outfitters, March by Ali Merch, Sapphire, Alkaram, 9Lines, Suffuse, Hush Puppies, Cresent, Crossroad and many more. Apart from her modelling gigs, she has been featured in TV commercials too like Mobilink and Nestle Nescafe.
On the ramp of Sunsilk Fashion Week 2017, Saheefa Jabbar stood out among her peers, rocking her sexy pixie cut. Moreover, the brunette has received a 'QMobile Rising Star' award at the QMobile Style Awards. Last year, the model tied the knot with her beau in a chic wedding - which was the talk of the town itself - and currently she is all set to debut as an actor in the drama serial 'Teri Meri Kahani'.
This week, You! talks to the stylish and bubbly, Saheefa Jabbar, to get to know about her likes & dislikes.
You! What do you enjoy the most about your job?
There is no boss.
You! The project that was your claim to fame:
My first ever shoot with Abdullah Haris for 9Lines.
You! You recently dabbled in acting, how do you like it so far?
I love it! It's a whole different world. It is time consuming though, but I like it that way.
You! Any other profession you would like to try?
I really want to start my own business.
You! What advice do you have for young aspiring models?
I always tell them to stay determined and aim high.
You! What's next on your bucket list?
You! Your favourite genre in music:
Anything but Punajbi songs or item numbers.
You! Your all-time favourite movies:
'Hum Sath Sath Hain' and 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayengay'.
You! Your favourite singer
A.R. Rehman is my favourite singer.
You! Favourite actor:
You! Who's your biggest inspiration:
Inspiration cannot come from a single person or thing.
You! The biggest misconception about you...
People always thought that I wasn't focused and serious, which is not true.
You! Among your friends you are known as...
Crazy ambitious woman.
You! Something very few people know about you as a person...
I am an introvert.
You! One thing you like best about yourself:
I never lose hope no matter what.
You! What's your most valuable possession:
You! Define happiness in three words:
Peace, humanity and exposure.
You! You are afraid of...
You! One thing that always cheers you up:
You! What's your biggest turn off?
Bad breath and untidiness.
You! You are crazy about...
So many things... I am an achiever so I am crazy about achieving things in life.
You! What do you usually wear in daily life?
I am obsessed about my chequered brown pants from Mango and a white tee.
You! Your favourite local and international designers?
Anyone who I can afford to wear (haha).
You! A style icon that you wish you could bring back from the dead?
Nazia Hassan, Quaid-e-Azam and Michael Jackson.
You! How do you spend your Sundays?
In my room.
You! Your favourite hangout:
Loco in Karachi, Pantry and Gaia in Lahore.
You! Your favourite place in the entire world:
My parent's house in Muscat.