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Tarun Tahiliani Bridal Couture Exposition 2013: The 4 C’s- Couture, Crystal, Craft & Carat

25th July 2013

There’s just something magical about Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Couture- the beauty of thousands of years old artistry and craftsmanship combining with the vision of such a talent. Last week Tarun presented his ‘Tarun Tahiliani Couture Exposition 2013’ at DLF Emporio Delhi where he showcased his latest work. I would have loved to have been there to see the work up close : ( but at least I found these stunning shots of to accompany the Exposition. Enjoy!

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Tarun, Tahiliani, couture, exposition, 2013, The 4 C's, Couture, Crystals, Craft and Carat, indian bridal, asian, fashion, wedding, dehli, bombay. DLF Emporio Love the 20’s style hair and hair jewellery

Tarun, Tahiliani, couture, exposition, 2013, The 4 C's, Couture, Crystals, Craft and Carat, indian bridal, asian, fashion, wedding, dehli, bombay. DLF Emporio, white wedding dressI know here in the U.K the Western style wedding dress is a popular choice for civil weddings but does this mean they are growing in popularity in India too?

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Tarun, Tahiliani, couture, exposition, 2013, The 4 C's, Couture, Crystals, Craft and Carat, indian bridal, asian, fashion, wedding, dehli, bombay. DLF EmporioI adore this blouse its just soooo pretty.

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Tarun, Tahiliani, couture, exposition, 2013, The 4 C's, Couture, Crystals, Craft and Carat, indian bridal, asian, fashion, wedding, dehli, bombay. DLF Emporio, white wedding dressThis colour combination and embroidered back detail is just stunning!

and you can’t forget the boys!

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Images: Tarun Tahiliani Facebook.

I found a great first hand report on the event by blogger thedelhibride and here’s a fab link to Naina’s report on 2012 Exposition (well Couture doesn’t date does it?!)

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Southbank celebrates India @ Alchemy festival

It’s just around the corner people! Yep, the Alchemy festival, Southbank’s celebration of music, dance, literature, design and debate from India, the UK and South Asia starts on 10th April through to 29th April. Here’s what the Southbank have to say about the festival

“There are dazzling events for everyone including the mighty Susheela Raman, Hariharan, Anoushka Shankar and circus and aerial performance from the Daksha Sheth Dance Company. See rising stars Harshdeep Kaur and Ash King, and Martin Simpson collaborates with Arieb Azhar. As well as the finest music, enjoy fashion, design, talks, film screenings, markets and incredible food from India”

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anuAnoushka Shankar’s Traveller 13th April

talvin singhTalvin Singh presents Bombay Talkies 14th April

I did my usual last minute.com timing (a.k.a Indian timing) and missed out on tickets for Anoushka Shankar’s performance : ( booooo! I did manage to get tickets for Mum, Sis & I to see Harshdeep Kaur & Ash King get there Bollywood Schollywood on! which I’m excited about. There’s a whole lot more besides music- I’m sure we will be making the most of the food market and Roti Chai’s ‘Chaat Shack & Chai Bar’ and I will def be going to the fashion show on 12th April presented by RIWAYAT showcasing some of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh’s top designers.

foodRoti Chai pop up is open throughout the festival

alchemy 6The Alchemy Fashion show 12th April

alchemy 7.5What is Kathak? 11th April

The calender is choc-a-block with fab events and there really is something for everyone- so make sure you visit!

Nearest underground stations:
Waterloo (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo and City underground lines) step-free access
Waterloo East step-free access
Embankment (Circle and District underground lines)
Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo underground lines)

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

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60’s Beauty trend

25th Jan 2013

For S/s 13 several designers took inspiration from the 1960’s- Holly Fulton and Prada refrenced flower power, Marc Jacobs channelled Edie Sedgewick and over at Louis Vuitton he opted for 60’s geo prints and patterns. Hair and make-up at the shows also took a retro turn. Skin was fresh and youthful with soft kohl eyeliner the focus of the make-up. For hair the beehive made an apperance all over the place with ribbon bows or alice bands to add that nostalgic touch.

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Louis Vuitton S/s 13 Campaign

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Marc Jacobs S/s 13 Campaign

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Adele, Lana Del Ray and Sophie Ellis Bextor are all known for their signature retro beauty looks.

Ohhh and this week I spotted an early adopter of the trend over at B-Town. Anushka Sharma’s wowed at the Filmfare awards with her beehive and retro liner which was right on trend (as was her canary yellow Victoria Beckham gown)

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And talking of B-Town I had to take share some imagery of Asha Parekh, Helen and Sharmila Tagore working the trend the first time around.

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and I’ll leave you with this Mad Men video that will def get you into the Swinging Sixties. Jessica Pare singing Zou Bisou Bisou

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Bridal inspiration: The white gown

15th Jan 2013

We’re only two weeks into the New Year and we already have a hot trend alert! White/nude gowns have been spotted all over recent award ceremonies- the Golden Globes, Zee Cinema Awards, People’s Choice Awards and the Colour’s Screen Awards. Definite bridalwear inspiration me thinks!

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Esha Gupta in Dior. Love this gown and her up do and red lips work so well.

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Taylor Swift in Ralph Lauren. This is one simple yet beautiful look.

Chitrangada Singh Roberto Cavalli

Chitrangada Singh in Roberto Cavalli

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Deepika Padukone in Naeem Khan. I love the metallic embellishment.

Aditi Rao Hydari Gauri & Nainika

Aditi Rao Hydari in Gauri & Nainika. I like the fact the full skirt is in a sheer fabric which I personally thinks better than the full skirts in silk that look too meringue-like!

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Hayden Panettiere in Roberto Cavalli. Jessica Biel opted for pink for her wedding dress and this pretty gown is the faintest hue of pink. Would you go pink? – it also looks like the fishtail is making a come back.

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Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad. This is by far my favourite look! she looks stunnnninnng and its her curves that make the dress!

Which is your fav style?

Images from celebsmackblog, makeupforlife, tribune.pk.com, vogue india

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