Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2012: Bhairavi Jaikishan

9th March 2012

I’m catching up with Lakme Fashion Week today and the focus today is Bridal Wear! Well, I’m getting married next year ‘Aggghhhhh!!!’ and its time I get some inspiration. Bhairavi Jaikishan collection’s start of heavily embellished saris in garish colours just scared me (I’m not good with loud colour ways) but they gave way to some lovely lenghas and saris in pretty pastel hues. The sari, Amy Jackson closed the show with was pretty as a peach.

Pics from Lakme Fashion Week

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Label Lust : SALONI

8th March 2012

I’ve been a super fan of Saloni Lodha’s label for a while now and a pic of the gorgeous Karla dress in this weeks Grazia prompted me to blog about the label. Saloni, has spent time living in India, Hong Kong and the U.K and her global upbringing can be seen in her aesthetics. She subtly nods to India in her use of colour, print and traditional techniques and combines with a modern, feminine silhouettes resulting in collections full of gorgeous ultra-wearable must haves. Here’s some pics from her yum A/w 12 collection, I LOVE the leopard print blouse, fuchsia maxi and the stunning coral maxi skirt.

Saloni pictured above

Saloni is keen to challenge the west’s pre-connceptions of Indian clothing being synonymous with sweatshop labour and actively promotes the brand as ‘MADE IN INDIA’. There’s so much respect for craftmanship and traditional techniques in India that ‘MADE IN INDIA’ could and should have the same standing as ‘MADE IN ITALY/U.K/FRANCE’ !!! The label has an ever-growing list of stockists from Le Mill in Mumbai, Bluebird in London and The Webster Miami. Find your nearest stockist here

I will blog about her jewellery as well soon

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An Audience with Madhuri Dixit @ BBC

06 March 2012

AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING afternoon at the recording of An audience with Madhuri Dixit @ BBC! The lovely Tony @ Canvas London contacted me a couple of weeks ago asking if I’d like to go as his plus one. I’ve been stupidly excited about today ever since! Before we went into the theatre, I managed to talk to Husain Husaini the Head of Programmes at the BBC Asian Network. We talked about his varied 20 year career at the network and about some of the new programmes coming up this year, but as they haven’t all been fully confirmed I can’t reveal all! Trust me it’s EXCITING.

(I was sat behind Madhuri’s husband and can’t quite believe I got these amazing pics)

So to the event, the radio presenter Noreen Khan came on stage looking oh so glam herself and introduced Madhuri on stage. Madhuri stepped into the theatre and I like everybody else in that theatre could not take my eyes off her. She’s such a stunning natural beauty and I loved her beautiful brocade and velvet Anju Modi outfit – a true B-town Queen!

Noreen guided the conversation through Madhuri’s film career from her debut in Adobh through to her breakthrough film Ram Lakhan and to the super hits Dil, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Tezaab. Madhuri gave the audience an insight into the cheekiness of Amir Khan, her close friendship with Shah Rukh Khan and her own thoughts on the evolution of Bollywood Cinema.

They went on to talk about her happy personal life and then on to future film projects. Will we be seeing Madhuri up on screen again soon? She says it’s a definite watch this space!…I’d love to see her in a female-centric role similar to the powerful roles Vidya Balan’s takes on. She’s too talented to let her slip away so all you B-Town script writers get scribbling and make it good!!!

I’ll end the post on Mahduri’s Maar Dala because its one of my favorites. She really is one of Bollywoods best dancers and I love the grace and beauty in the song’s choreography and the way she performs it.

ohhh and for anyone that’s around tomorrow, Madhuri will be unvieling her new wax work at Madame Tussaud’s at 8 a.m

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