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Pakistan Bridal Couture week: Mehdi

15th May 2012

There were so many gorgeous collections on show at PBCW but I am ALWAYS drawn to the softer colour palettes and it was Mehdi’s dreamy designs were my favourites. I love the sheer layers, soft neutral colours, delicate embroidery and embellishment and the chic high collar detailing.

Pics courtesy of Shahid Malik

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Anita Dongre New Bridal Showroom: WOW!

25th April 2012

How stunning is Anita Dongre’s new showroom? Get me on a plane now!!! I’ve really been struggling to find all my Bridal outfits (the Hindu ceremony is with the capable hands of Mira Taylor but the rest I’m just CLUELESS about!) I’ve picked up the latest issues of Asiana and Viya and I liked NOTHING- well I liked bits and pieces but nothing made me think wow- that’s the one I want. Overall I just found the styles featured a little too bling tastic for me and going to India regularly has spoiled me as a lot of the U.K stores are a little slow in catching up with the new trends. Saying that I probably haven’t scratched the surface of what’s out there and I just need to go visit some more stores – or better still get on a plane! (the reason I’ve been a little reluctant of buying Bridal wear in India is that – ready wear doesn’t always work for me, I’m 5’9 (A giant in Asian girl terms!) and I think if I were to get something made I’d want to be there for the full duration in order for fittings and basically to chase the designer to get things done on time and correctly! (I’ve worked in fashion with Indian factories and learnt the lesson ages ago that to get things done you have to chase, chase, chase!) Well looking at the pics I may just have to go over for a few months- such STUNNING pieces!!!

Love, love, love the peach and pink lenghas!


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Anita Dongre: Stunning S/s 12 Bridal Collection

10th April 2012

The ‘boy’ and I booked our wedding and engagement venue ten days ago and I’ve avoided any wedding-esque research since! I thought I’d gently easy myself into getting back into wedding mode by catching up with Rab’s AMAZING blog – ASIAN WEDDING IDEAS her blog is full of dreamy, yummy pics. The first post of her’s that caught my eye was the STUNNING Anita Dongre S/s 12 pics that I had to share!


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28th March 2012

Wondering where I’ve been hiding last week? Well, I was in London running around ticking off as many wedding- esqe musts as poss! The ‘boy’ and I visited six wedding venues, two engagement venues, met up with some event planners and after all that I still some how managed to squeeze in a visit to BIBI LONDON.

BIBI LONDON is the ooohhh so stunning new Eastern fashion boutique in Essex offering a carefully edited selection of the very best in contemporary Indian and Pakistani fashion. They stock in-season collections by Bollywood favourites Neeta Lulla, Shymal and Bhumika, Tarun Tahiliani and my fav Payal Singhal in a fabulously chic interior with a personalised service (the boutique is appointment)

Neeta Lulla

Payal Singhal

(For the eagle -eyed this is current season and resort summer 2012 will be landing in store in the next couple of weeks)

BIBI LONDON also stocks U.K wedding couture designer Mira Taylor. I met Mira a couple of years ago at a mutual friend’s wedding, not only did I love the gorgeously romantic outfits she designed for the bride I loved the sari’s she wore at the events. (she was working pretty florals even back then!)

For more info and to book an appointment www.bibilondon.com

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Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2012 : Vikram Phandis

Bar the bizaree head wear this collection was a stunner. Vikram Phandis collection started with some elegant cream/ivory/gold pieces and were followed by some beautiful vintage floral printed pieces that were mixed with gold embridered black velvets. The whole collection had a Mughal inspired flavour, more than a little nod to Sabyasachi’s Winter Festive collection I think…

photos from http://www.lakefashionweek.com

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Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2012: Payal Singhal

10th March 2012

I LOVED Payal Singhal’s last collection and as gorgeous as this collection is, it just for me isn’t as WOW as her last. I love all the new embroidery techniques she’s used- the mix of heavy encrusted stone work mixed with delicate filgree work. The colour palette is refined as ever as is her mixing of jaquards, silks and embroidery. The reason I don’t think its as Wow as her last is down to her silhouettes, she looked to a Midsummer Night’s Dream for inspiration and some of the empire line, dropped waist styles and full bottoms are just not that flattering to the figure. I say this (I’m probably being uber-critical) but she still is one of the best bridal designers and there are a few pieces that will be making their way into my wardrobe!

Absolutely stunning piece!

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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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