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FAISANA-Fashion weekend 2nd-3rd May 2014

25th April 2014

Writing this ole blog means that now and then I get an invite or two to upcoming Asian events. Some invites I’m a nah, some a hmmm and once in a while I’m a hell ya! The Fasiana– Fashion weekend takes place over the bank holiday at the May Fair Hotel and def falls into the later category. Hosted by Radhika Hasan (RHL), Aamna & Aisha (A&A) and Cchavi Seth Management the two day event brings over leading Indian designers- Anita Dongre (how much did I crush over her Jaipur Bride photoshoot earlier this year?) Rina Dhaka & Bhairavi Jaikishan and Pakistani designers Umar Sayeed, Nida Azwer and Sania Maskatiya. All the designers will be coming over to personally represent their brands.

Anita Dongre Hapers Bazaar Bride India

Anita Dongre Hapers Bazaar Bride India

The Fasiana fashion weekend opens on 2nd May with the glamorous ‘Champagne, Canapes and Couture’ evening which features a champagne reception, walking exhibits, a fashion show, live music and a special performance by Kathak dancer Fasih ur Rahman of the Akademi institute. Tickets are available here and if you can’t make it down on Friday the event continues with a free open exhibition 12-7pm where designers will be retailing their latest ready to wear and couture pieces at their Indian and Pakistani prices.

Nida Azwer

Nida Azwer

Rina Dhaka Rina Dhaka

Website: http://www.faisanaweekend.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/faisanafashionweekend

Twitter: @FaisanaWknd #FaisanaWknd

Faisana: Fashion Weekend

Friday 2nd May 2014: Champagne, Canapes and Couture evening. Invite/ ticket only, 7-9.30pm. For tickets, email: admin@faisanaweekend.com

Saturday 3rd May 2014: Grand Trunk Show. Admission: Free to attend, 12-7pm

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Vogue India: A Vogue Wedding Love Story

18th November 2013

I mentioned in my last post that I had just been to Mumbai to do my wedding shopping and I promise I will post my shopping guide this week!!! but for now I’ll start the week off with some swooooonnnnnalioussss bridal images from November’s Vogue India- It had to be you…

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Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan, Vogue India, Bride, Bridal, Wedding, Fashion, India, November, 2013, bride,

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan, Vogue India, Bride, Bridal, Wedding, Fashion, India, November, 2013, bride,

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan, Vogue India, Bride, Bridal, Wedding, Fashion, India, November, 2013, bride,

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan, Vogue India, Bride, Bridal, Wedding, Fashion, India, November, 2013, bride,

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan, Vogue India, Bride, Bridal, Wedding, Fashion, India, November, 2013, bride,

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhavan, Vogue India, Bride, Bridal, Wedding, Fashion, India, November, 2013, bride,

and as always the accompanying video is just as much a visual treat as the magazine pics

Images: Vogue India

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Asian Bride Live

7th October 2013

Calling all Brides to be- ‘Asian Bride Live‘ the Wedding show by the team behind Asian Bride magazine takes place on Sunday. This year’s exhibition takes place at the Novotel London West Hotel. There will be over a hundred exhibitors, catwalk shows and for the first time- an Asian Woman Academy Make Up Theater where renowned Make-Up artist Nina Ubhi will be hosting live demos. I missed the Asiana wedding show earlier this year because I was abroad and I might miss this show for the same reason! : ( The variety of exhibitors and the catwalk line up looks fab and includes designer boutiques Aashni & Co (I bought my Sabyasachi Wedding lengha from there!)and Bibi London.

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Cardwala, Asian, Bride, Asian Woman, Indian, India, Fashion, Bride, Wedding, Asian Bride Live, Laguna, Manish Malhotra, Bibi London, Aashni & CoHere’s the latest Asian Bride cover. I LOVEEEEEE this cover ft a stunning couture design by Manish Malhotra (available from Aashni & Co)

Tickets for the show are available here

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Friday Fives: Fave looks from GQ India Men of the Year 2013

4th October 2013

Ummm yep, I really should be posting my fave men’s looks from the GQ India Awards but hey ho! Here’s my fave looks from the ladies in attendance. I am *shock horror* not including Sonam Kapoor on the list, she looked fab (I think she could work a bin bag and still look hot) but it just wasn’t one of my favourite looks. In fact I’m pleased to say that most of the looks I loved were by Indian designers.

Neha Dupia in Roberto Cavalli

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Shruti Haasan in Raghavendra Rathore

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Kristina Akheeva in Namrata Joshipura

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Shazahn Padamsee in Sonya Vijifdar

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Lisa Haydon in Kshitij Kankari

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Lisa looks soooo hot in this dress which shows off her killer body. Although I have to say Kshitij might have taken inspiration from the Prabal Gurung gown Deepika Padukone wore at the Filmfare awards.

Images: All images from Miss Malini click on the link to see more images from the night.

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Spotlight: Jeetinder Sandhu

30th September 2013

Oooohhh enjoy the print-tastic explosion via Jeetinder Sandhu GFW collection. I’m crushing on the pops of colour and tribal type elephant print! I actually discovered Jeetinder’s work through a post by Theresa from Retarded Velvet (another fab print design label) and decided I definitely had to share his work on my blog too. And check out the awesome short fashion film by Sebastian Mantilla

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Jeetinder, Sandhu, Menswear, India, Fashion, Prints, Elephants, Tribal, London Fashion Week

Jeetinder, Sandhu, Menswear, India, Fashion, Prints, Elephants, Tribal, London Fashion Week

Jeetinder, Sandhu, Menswear, India, Fashion, Prints, Elephants, Tribal, London Fashion Week

Jeetinder, Sandhu, Menswear, India, Fashion, Prints, Elephants, Tribal, London Fashion Week

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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

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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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Style Crush: Princess Deena Al Juhani Abdulaziz

13th September 2013

I was having a flick through some of the recent New York Fashion Week coverage and in particular some of the FROWs when I found a pic of Princess Deena Al Juhani Abdulaziz. One look at the Ohhhh So Chic Saudi Princess had me searching for more street style snaps. Low and behold after seeing a few more pics a full on Style Crush had developed. Princess Deena has some serious fash cred. She is the owner of D’NA a boutique in Riyadh that stocks an eclectic mix of directional labels from Marni, Peter Pilotto, Pamela Love and The Row.

Enjoy the pics! (pics are street style pics from various seasons)

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street, style, princess-deena-aljuhani-abdulaziz, saudi arabia, Riyadh, fashion D'NA,

street, style, princess-deena-aljuhani-abdulaziz, saudi arabia, Riyadh, fashion D'NA,

street, style, princess-deena-aljuhani-abdulaziz, saudi arabia, Riyadh, fashion D'NA,

street, style, princess-deena-aljuhani-abdulaziz, saudi arabia, Riyadh, fashion D'NA, My fav look in Mary Katrantzou’s stamp print dress.

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street, style, princess-deena-aljuhani-abdulaziz, saudi arabia, Riyadh, fashion D'NA,

Pic 1 and detail shot Huffington Post

Pic 2, 3 & 4 All The Pretty Birds amazing street style blog by photographer Tamu Mc Pherson

Pic 5 by Vanessa Jackman another fab Street Style photographer.

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Vogue India Trend Post: Think Pink

11th Sept 2013

I’ve been sooooo slow at adding some A/w looks to my wardrobe for one simple reason- I just didn’t want to admit Summer was coming to an end. But seeing as that chill seems like its here to stay its time I got a little season ready and my fave A/w trend is def Think Pink. Here’s my latest Trend Post for Vogue India on all things Pink!…

Think pink this autumn/winter. And to give the colour a seasonal update, think minimal as well.

Instead of embellishment and colour blocking with bold tones, go for shades of blush, rose and magenta in key pieces — sweaters, dresses, pants and skirts. If head-to-toe pink doesn’t appeal to you, pair the various hues of rose with classic separates in neutral tones of whites, ivories, stone, khakhis, greys, blacks and metallics.

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Designer looks we love are Manish Malhotra’s flowing maxi, Victoria Beckham’s two-tone crepe dress and Nishka Lulla’s blush and gold coat. As always, high street has some great pieces too — Topshop’s simple strappy camisole and Zara’s blush pants and blazers.

Pink is especially natural in India. It reminds us of Rajasthani choli blouses and girly wedding lehengas. Remember what the original Voguette Diana Vreeland famously once said: “Pink… it’s the navy blue of India.”

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Images: Vogue India

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Friday Fives: Nishka Lulla Lakme Fashion Week A/w 13 collection

6th Sept 2013

Talk about a fashion re-invention. Nishka Lulla’s design direction has done a one eighty and thank goodness for it! Her first few collections were abysmal but those sugary sweet Barbie inspired collections have gone and have been replaced by boy meets girl shapes in yum fabrics and cuts that are so ON for 2013. Actually I have to say she got my seal of approval after that beauty of a A/W 12 collection at LFW and here she is continuing with her chic day luxe vibe…

Nishka Lulla, Neeta Lulla, Lakme Fashion Week, Winter/Festive, 2013, boy meets girl, androgynous, India, fashion Fab layered shirtdress.

Nishka Lulla, Neeta Lulla, Lakme Fashion Week, Winter/Festive, 2013, boy meets girl, androgynous, India, fashion

Nishka Lulla, Neeta Lulla, Lakme Fashion Week, Winter/Festive, 2013, boy meets girl, androgynous, India, fashion

Nishka Lulla, Neeta Lulla, Lakme Fashion Week, Winter/Festive, 2013, boy meets girl, androgynous, India, fashion

Nishka Lulla, Neeta Lulla, Lakme Fashion Week, Winter/Festive, 2013, boy meets girl, androgynous, India, fashion This blush and metallic collarless coat ticks all the boxes! Love it!

Images: Lakme Fashion Week Facebook

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My Fave Trends at PCJ Delhi Couture Week and India Bridal Fashion Week

30th August 2013

All these back to back fashion weeks are making my head spin! So, I’ve decided to in the words of John Legend- ‘to take it slooowwww’ that’s why I’m here posting a trend report on PCJ Couture Fashion Week and India Bridal Fashion Week when everyone else is already in the thick of blogging about Lakme Fashion Week. Ohhh Well! And yep I’ve put together both fashion weeks in the report because no matter how many times the organisers say there’s a huge difference between both I’ll disagree.

SEXY BACK
It was all about the sexy back at both Fashion Weeks. The prettiest examples were from Manish Malhotra with demure front necklines with open or low backs which just looked sooo yum.

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WHITE & GOLD

White and Gold was trending all over the catwalks and I love these bold White and Gold looks. Who says you need colour to make a statement?

Sexy Back, trend, Fashion, Top 5 trends, PCJ Delhi Couture Fashion Week, India Bridal Fashion Week, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Rohit Bal Shantanu & NikhilL-R Rohit Bal, Shantanu & Nikhil.

Sexy Back, trend, Fashion, Top 5 trends, PCJ Delhi Couture Fashion Week, India Bridal Fashion Week, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Rohit Bal Shantanu & Nikhil, Anamika Khanna, Suneet VermaAnamika Khanna and Suneet Varma’s softer White and Gold looks

JERSEY SARI

Jersey Sari’s have been around for a while but these super hot incarnations needed to be shared. Seriously how super sexy is the master of drape- Guarav Gupta’s sari? I just can’t get enough of this trend and yep I’m still pining over the Sonaakshi Raaj sari Deepika Padukone wore recently!

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JACKETS/CAPES

Layering in general was a big trend at both fashion weeks. There were cute bolero shapes at Rohit Bal and JJ Valaya and longer jackets over saris, pants and gowns at JJ Valaya, Raghavendra Rathore and Meera & Muzaffar ALi. Capes were also all over the place with the most directional at Anamika Khanna and pretty sheer capes at Masaba Gupta @ Satya Paul

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THE ETHNIC MASH UP

I can’t think of a better name for this trend than- The Ethnic Mash Up. We’ve already become accustomed to the humble sari getting an injection of youth with pop art prints via the likes of Masaba Gupta and Aarti Vijay Gupta and then of course the jersey sari via the likes of Guarav Gupta and Sonaakshi Raaj. This reworking of the traditional continues with some exciting mash ups.

Sexy Back, trend, Fashion, Top 5 trends, PCJ Delhi Couture Fashion Week, India Bridal Fashion Week, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Rohit Bal Shantanu & Nikhil, Anamika Khanna, Suneet Verma, Guarav Gupta, Jyostna Tiwari, Monisha Jaising, JJ Valaya, Raghavendra Rathore, JAckets, capes, Satya Paul, Masaba Gupta, Anamika Khanna, A/w, 2013, Anju ModiAnamika Khanna’s beauties- Is it a sari? is it a gown? is it a suit?

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Images: PCJ Fashion Week Facebook, India Bridal Fashion Week Facebook and Barcode 91

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