Serena serves up NY fashion after shock Open defeat

02:25 PM | 16 Sep, 2015
Serena serves up NY fashion after shock Open defeat
NEW YORK (APP) - Serena Williams put a brave face on her shock US Open defeat, unveiling her latest fashion collection in New York on Tuesday with Anna Wintour and rumoured boyfriend Drake in the front row.

The tennis ace, whose dreams of winning a calendar-year Grand Slam were shattered in the US Open semi-finals at Flushing Meadows, looked beautiful in black and gave a bashful smile to cheering fans at the end of the show.

Using the same Hell’s Kitchen venue where Donatella Versace hosted Rihanna and Naomi Campbell at a celebrity-studded party last season, Williams presented 23 looks — all available for immediate purchase online.

The rumor mill went into overdrive over Drake and Williams’s relationship status after the Canadian rapper kissed Williams’s hand backstage and she used some of his music to accompany the models down the runway.

Wintour — the editor-in-chief of Vogue, powerful arbiter of style and huge tennis fan — chatted in the front row to Drake and model-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid.

At the end of the show, Wintour politely shook Drake’s proffered hand, before being the first to hurry backstage to talk to Williams.

The Serena Williams Signature Statement for retailer HSN was practical, comfortable, affordable and infused with the relaxed, everyday casual vibe one would expect from a sportswoman with a keen eye for style.

She made liberal use of fringing — a key look seen in the spring/summer 2016 collections during New York Fashion Week — with asymmetrical-tasseled skirts and tasseled suede jackets.

Suede and leather were prominent — in skirts, dresses and cropped jackets, with distressed leather leggings and a black halter evening dress with a leather fringe train.

There were multiple long-sleeved tee-shirts made elegant with a cowl neck or draping around the shoulder, along with hooded ponchos and a fringed leather cape.

Trousers were tight. There were also printed leggings and micro shorts, and in a nod to fall 2015, leather jackets with a faux fox trim.

The color palette included brown, tan, grey, white and black, with splashes of hot pink.

Pieces from the collection are on sale at prices ranging from $29.90 for a pair of leggings to $129.90 for a faux shearling jacket.

“Throughout my life, I’ve always believed in pushing boundaries,” Williams said in a statement. She said offering the clothes through HSN allowed her to “communicate directly with my fans.”


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 Dec  2023

Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 4 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues

The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 4 December 2023

On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043 

A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720


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