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Indigo Ora by Ridhi Mehra & Atelier Mon

20th May 2014

To say I’m smitten with all things Ridhi Mehra is an understatement! I began following Ridhi’s work last year once I spotted Sonam in that dreamy floral Anarkali. And on my wedding shopping trip last Nov I did spot that beauty of an Anarkali at Aza but they didn’t have my size : ( but my mum (a.k.a one stylish Auntie gee) bought a gorgeous coral outfit by Ridhi to wear at my Mehndi night. And Yep I will get round to posting a pic eventually!

Ridhi’s latest collection Indigo Ora is a collaboration with Atelier Mon and I’m crushing on the GORG cream floral embroidered blue anarkali, the cream textured and print anarkali with dhoti pants and all the cute crop tops. I caught up with the lady to find out more about the collaboration……

ridhi mehra, india, fashion, shaadiRidhi with her sketchbook

ridhi mehra, india, fashion, shaadiI love behind the scenes pics like this craftsman at work.

How did the collaboration come about?

I chose to collaborate with Atelier Mon because of two primary reasons. One being that effortless clothing and effortless fashion jewellery is the need of the hour. The two of them come together like house on fire. The second reason is that the design aesthetics of Atelier Mon and my label definitely coincide somewhere. When I first saw their pieces I could see the thought that had gone into each design and the fact that it was pure understated elegance made me decide that collaboration with them would be ideal to create a collection that was effortless and timeless.

photo2One of Ridhi’s sketches.

photo3 Embellishment swatch

And How did you work together? Were you given a brief?

Working together was a complete pleasure. The jewellery was designed entirely by Atelier Mon. We decided over a few ideas in the preliminary meetings, as what to do. Our initial idea was something totally different, and then after a lot of brainstorming we came up with this lovely well coordinated blue collection. I started designing the garments, we sent the swatches, pictures, and eventually the garments to Atelier Mon for them to be able to design the jewellery pieces accordingly.

Indigo Ora, Ridhi Mehra, Atelier Mon, Pernias Pop Up, Adore this shoot.

Indigo Ora, Ridhi Mehra, Atelier Mon, Pernias Pop Up, My fave outfit from the collection and LOVEEE the ear cuff.

What was your inspiration?

What started off as a collection inspired by Middle Eastern- Blue pottery, went on become much more. The prints came from my travels and the motifs I saw on Middle eastern pottery and eventually it became all about creating a few pieces outside my comfort zone and doing something stand off for this collaboration. The final result were pieces that were a combination of prints and embroidery and a lot of western silhouettes. This is also the first time I have done some interesting sarees and anarkali gowns in breathable summer fabrics.

Indigo Ora, Ridhi Mehra, Atelier Mon, Pernias Pop Up,

Indigo Ora, Ridhi Mehra, Atelier Mon, Pernias Pop Up,

Which is your fave piece in the collection?

Majestic in Blue is my favourite piece from the collection.

When are you coming to the U.K?

Hopefully soon!! I love UK, have been there for 3 years for my undergrad. But no plans as of now, hopefully some opportunity might come my way!!

Check out this fab behind the scenes video from the shoot.

Thanks Ridhi!

Image credit: Ridhi Mehra

The collection is available to buy on Pernia’s Pop Up Shop

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Label Lust: Ridhi Mehra

20th September 2013

Here’s my latest Label Lust ladies- Ridhi Mehra.

Ridhi’s capsule collections have been making quite the impact. Her floral anarkali was worn by Sonam Kapoor and she’s already got several major stockists including Ogaan, Aza and Pernia’s Pop Up. Not bad for a newbie hey? and a newbie whose work hasn’t even hit the catwalks yet! The reason I’m crushing on Ridhi’s work is the way she use details (think pink tucks, sheer panels, fabric/colour blocking and zips) and what’s become her signature-placement embroideries and embellishments. All these elements come together in her ohhh so yum designs and just look so fresh and so chic. In the lookbook below her S/s pretty florals and colour palette have been replaced with these rich autumnal Vampy colours. Now all I need is for her to get a London stockist!

Ridhi Mehra, Look Book, India, Fashion, Jumpsuit, Anarkali, Sonam Kapoor, Pernia's Pop Up, A/w 13, Lakme Fashion Week, Ogaan, Azaloveeee the embroidered dupatta and the Vampy Make Up- to get a similar look read this post- A/w13 Beauty Trend: 1930’s Hollywood meets Vamp

Ridhi Mehra, Look Book, India, Fashion, Jumpsuit, Anarkali, Sonam Kapoor, Pernia's Pop Up, A/w 13, Lakme Fashion Week, Ogaan, Aza

Ridhi Mehra, Look Book, India, Fashion, Jumpsuit, Anarkali, Sonam Kapoor, Pernia's Pop Up, A/w 13, Lakme Fashion Week, Ogaan, Aza

Ridhi Mehra, Look Book, India, Fashion, Jumpsuit, Anarkali, Sonam Kapoor, Pernia's Pop Up, A/w 13, Lakme Fashion Week, Ogaan, Aza

Ridhi Mehra, Look Book, India, Fashion, Jumpsuit, Anarkali, Sonam Kapoor, Pernia's Pop Up, A/w 13, Lakme Fashion Week, Ogaan, Aza

Ridhi Mehra, Look Book, India, Fashion, Jumpsuit, Anarkali, Sonam Kapoor, Pernia's Pop Up, A/w 13, Lakme Fashion Week, Ogaan, Aza

Ridhi Mehra, Look Book, India, Fashion, Jumpsuit, Anarkali, Sonam Kapoor, Pernia's Pop Up, A/w 13, Lakme Fashion Week, Ogaan, Aza

Ridhi Mehra, Look Book, India, Fashion, Jumpsuit, Anarkali, Sonam Kapoor, Pernia's Pop Up, A/w 13, Lakme Fashion Week, Ogaan, Aza

Images: Ridhi Mehra

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WEDDING WEDS: BIBI LONDON’S NEW BRIDAL LOUNGE

28th August 2013

BIBI LONDON– that gem of a store I raved about last year has just expanded and now has an exclusive Bridal Lounge. Gorgeous Rohit Verma, Tarun Tahiliani and Shyamal & Bhumika pieces fill the Bridal Lounge in an explosion of regal reds, creams, blues and golds in rich velvets, silks, jacquards and georgette. Yep, it really is Bride heaven. I visited the boutique recently and took a few pics to share with you. A must visit boutique for any Brides-to-be!

Bibi London, BIBI, LONDON, ESSEX, Indian, fashion, designer, sherwani, lengha, sari, choli, Hare, Rohit Verma, Mansi Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, Payal Singhal, Rabani and Rakhi, Asifa & Nabeel, Shyamal & Bhumika, Anushree Reddy

Bibi London, BIBI, LONDON, ESSEX, Indian, fashion, designer, sherwani, lengha, sari, choli, Hare, Rohit Verma, Mansi Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, Payal Singhal, Rabani and Rakhi, Asifa & Nabeel, Shyamal & Bhumika, Anushree ReddyPastel Gowns in the main room

Bibi London, BIBI, LONDON, ESSEX, Indian, fashion, designer, sherwani, lengha, sari, choli, Hare, Rohit Verma, Mansi Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, Payal Singhal, Rabani and Rakhi, Asifa & Nabeel, Shyamal & Bhumika, Anushree ReddySabyasachi Anarkali and Lenghas

Bibi London, BIBI, LONDON, ESSEX, Indian, fashion, designer, sherwani, lengha, sari, choli, Hare, Rohit Verma, Mansi Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, Payal Singhal, Rabani and Rakhi, Asifa & Nabeel, Shyamal & Bhumika, Anushree ReddyHare by Rohit Verma- There’s no mistaking the bride in this piece!

Bibi London, BIBI, LONDON, ESSEX, Indian, fashion, designer, sherwani, lengha, sari, choli, Hare, Rohit Verma, Mansi Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, Payal Singhal, Rabani and Rakhi, Asifa & Nabeel, Shyamal & Bhumika, Anushree ReddyLove the yellow flash in the Shyamal & Bhumika outfit.

Bibi London, BIBI, LONDON, ESSEX, Indian, fashion, designer, sherwani, lengha, sari, choli, Hare, Rohit Verma, Mansi Malhotra, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, Payal Singhal, Rabani and Rakhi, Asifa & Nabeel, Shyamal & Bhumika, Anushree Reddybeauty back detailing.

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PCJ Delhi Couture Week 2013: Sabyasachi

12th August 2013

Sabyasachi opened PCJ Delhi Couture Week with a beauty of a collection titled ‘Opium Dream’ and in turn silenced any murmurs of criticisms that lingered from his dressing Vidya Balan at Cannes. I loved it all. The muted colour palette and toile de jouy fabrics were beautifully enhanced with tilla and zardozi work, hand embroidery and applique. And as always Sabyasachi’s work was all about an understated luxury with an old world charm. It was interesting to see Sabyasachi work with sequin embellishment, he used it more as another texture to add depth and interest to tone on tone pieces. Beautiful I say just Beautiful!

Sabyasachi, PCJ, Delhi Couture Week, 2013, sari, sherwani, anarkali, opium, bridal, bride, groom, wedding, india

FDCI, Sabyasachi, PCJ, Delhi Couture Week, 2013, sari, sherwani, anarkali, opium, bridal, bride, groom, wedding, india

FDCI, Sabyasachi, PCJ, Delhi Couture Week, 2013, sari, sherwani, anarkali, opium, bridal, bride, groom, wedding, india

FDCI, Sabyasachi, PCJ, Delhi Couture Week, 2013, sari, sherwani, anarkali, opium, bridal, bride, groom, wedding, india

FDCI, Sabyasachi, PCJ, Delhi Couture Week, 2013, sari, sherwani, anarkali, opium, bridal, bride, groom, wedding, india

FDCI, Sabyasachi, PCJ, Delhi Couture Week, 2013, sari, sherwani, anarkali, opium, bridal, bride, groom, wedding, india

FDCI, Sabyasachi, PCJ, Delhi Couture Week, 2013, sari, sherwani, anarkali, opium, bridal, bride, groom, wedding, india

FDCI, Sabyasachi, PCJ, Delhi Couture Week, 2013, sari, sherwani, anarkali, opium, bridal, bride, groom, wedding, india

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India Bridal Fashion Week: Part 3: Ardash Gill, Suneet Varma & Tarun Tahiliani

6th August 2013

Here’s my last part of my India Bridal Fashion Week coverage

Day 5: Ardash Gill & Suneet Varma

Ardash Gill

I don’t mind a bit of bling and I don’t mind loud colours but when they are combined it’s just a little too much for me! and Ardash Gill’s was just that! bold colours of fushias, bottle greens, bright oranges, deep blues met with a whole lot of metallic embellishment. It wasn’t for me but what do you think?

Adarsh Gill, India Bridal Fashion Week. IBFW, 2013, Bride, groom, Lengha, anarkali, sari, wedding, reception

Adarsh Gill, India Bridal Fashion Week. IBFW, 2013, Bride, groom, Lengha, anarkali, sari, wedding, reception

The jacket over sari trend continues here. I think I may have to a trend report on IBFW and PCJ Dehli Couture Week

Adarsh Gill, India Bridal Fashion Week. IBFW, 2013, Bride, groom, Lengha, anarkali, sari, wedding, reception

Suneet Varma

Suneet Varma’s Pompeii inspired collection came with a heavy dose of styling but looking beyond the headpieces, armlets and collar necklaces there were some stunning pieces on show. Suneet reinvented the traditional silhouette in this collection, saris, blouses, pants, lenghas were all blended together resulting in some exciting fresh shapes. Blouses especially were given centre stage- there were beautiful macrame examples, corset styles and interesting cut outs. It was a fab collection and there were plenty of pieces for the modern bride.

Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaidsBeautiful flocked velvet & print

Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaids

Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaidsWhites and Golds a key trend

Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaidsBlouse cut outs

Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaidsJersey sari with gold plated corset type blouse

Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaidsI like the embellished pants under the layers of chiffon.

Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaidsShowstopper Chitrangada Singh

Day 6 Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani closed India Bridal Fashion Week with the gorgeous collection that he showcased at his Tarun Tahiliani Bridal Couture Exhibition a couple of weeks ago. For my write up on the collection and more pics go here. and below is a few catwalk pics

Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaids, lisa haydon

Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaids, lisa haydon

Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaids, lisa haydon

Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaids, lisa haydon

Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaids, lisa haydon

Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaids, lisa haydon

Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaids, lisa haydon

Tarun Tahiliani, Suneet Varma, India Bridal Fashion week, Aamby Valley, Lengha, choli, sharara, sari, anarkali, salwar kameez, lace, pompeii, roma, bride, groom, wedding, india, reception bridesmaids, lisa haydonShowstopper Lisa Haydon

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