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A/w 13 Beauty Trend: 1930’s glamour meets Vamp

2nd Sept 2013

Taking a break from fashion in this post and concentrating on beauty. I noticed that 1930’s Hollywood glamour meets Vamp was trending at the recent PCJ Delhi Couture Fashion Week and Lakme Fashion Week at both Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi. It’s a fab look and the fact it works on every skin tone makes me love this trend even more! You can go for a more plummy brown shade or plummy black shade- either makes for a strong evening look.

beauty, trend. a/w, 13, manish malhotra, vamp, 1930's, hollywood glamour, lipstick, eyeshadow, MAC, Charlotte Tillbury, Eyeliner, taylor swift, selena gomez, vma, mtvStrong brows and Vampy lippy at Manish Malhotra’s PCJ Delhi Couture Fashion Week.

beauty, trend. a/w, 13, manish malhotra, vamp, 1930's, hollywood glamour, lipstick, eyeshadow, MAC, Charlotte Tillbury, Eyeliner, taylor swift, selena gomez, vma, mtvCeleb Make Up Artist- Charlotte Tilbury on the Right is due to launch her new Make Up range in a couple of days and here’s her ‘Vintage Vamp’

beauty, trend. a/w, 13, manish malhotra, vamp, 1930's, hollywood glamour, lipstick, eyeshadow, MAC, Charlotte Tillbury, Eyeliner, taylor swift, selena gomez, vma, mtvTaylor Swift rocking Old Hollywood glamour meets Vamp.

beauty, trend. a/w, 13, manish malhotra, vamp, 1930's, hollywood glamour, lipstick, eyeshadow, MAC, Charlotte Tillbury, Eyeliner, taylor swift, selena gomez, vma, mtvSabyasachi’s Old World Glamour Vampy lips and smokey eyes.

beauty, trend. a/w, 13, manish malhotra, vamp, 1930's, hollywood glamour, lipstick, eyeshadow, MAC, Charlotte Tillbury, Eyeliner, taylor swift, selena gomez, vma, mtvGo for these shades of plumy/brown to get the look. L-R Tom Ford Lipstick in Plum, M.A.C Matte Lipstick Diva, Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Black Raspberry.

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Friday Fives: Deepika Padukone’s Chennai Express Promo wardrobe

9th August 2013

The Chennai Express promos are in full swing and as always its the wardrobe choices I’m interested in! Deepika has been looking soooo hot and here are my fave five promo looks of hers so far…

deepika padukone, sonaakshi raaj, sari, sonam kapoor, chennai express, promotions, shah rukh khan, indian junior idolDeepika Padukone in a Sonaakshi Raaj silk sari with pretty lace placement and embroidery.

deepika padukone, sonaakshi raaj, sari, sonam kapoor, chennai express, promotions, shah rukh khan, indian junior idol, PCJ, Delhi Couture Fashion Week, 2013, manish Malhotra, anamika khanna, pankaj & nidhiDeepika in Pankaj & Nidhi

deepika padukone, anamika khanna, sonaakshi raaj, sari, sonam kapoor, chennai express, promotions, shah rukh khan, indian junior idol, PCJ, Delhi Couture Fashion Week, 2013, manish MalhotraDeepika in a simple and elegant outfit by Anamika Khanna

deepika padukone, sonaakshi raaj, sari, sonam kapoor, chennai express, promotions, shah rukh khan, indian junior idol, PCJ, Delhi Couture Fashion Week, 2013, manish Malhotra, anamika khanna, pankaj & nidhi, Arpita MehtaDeepika in Arpita Mehta

deepika padukone, PCJ, Delhi Couture Fashion Week, 2013, manish malhotra, sonaakshi raaj, sari, sonam kapoor, chennai express, promotions, shah rukh khan, indian junior idolI LOVE Manish Malhotra’s PCJ Delhi Couture Fashion Week collection and Deepika and Shah Rukh Khan were the showstoppers at the event. Deepika looked Ahhh-mazing in this stunner of a lengha!

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Friday Fives: Lace sari blouses

29th March 2013

Long sleeve sari blouses have been back around for a while now and I’m smitten with the lace styles. Lace is much more flattering and forgiving on chunky arms and bingo wings then a fully covered style which may emphasis areas you may want to hide. Here’s my five favourite styles.

people magI adore this sari Neha Kapur wore at her wedding and the pretty pleated chiffon and lace sleeve blouse. Can someone tell me who the designer was?

kajol lkw manish malhotraKajol’s wearing a pretty metallic lace version by Manish Malhotra

manish malhotra ss13 lkwA simple jacquard style by Manish Malhotra’s 100 years of Indian Cinema at Lakme Fashion Week

masaba lakme fashion week ss13Masaba’s sheer blouse- ok it’s not lace but it’s still sheer!

Priyanka-Chopra-ritu kumar vogue creditAnd my favourite is this stunner of a blouse by Ritu Kumar worn by Ms Chopra at the Marrakesh Film festival last year.

Images: Vogue India, Lakme Fashion Week, People magazine.

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The Angeli Foundation’s Manish Malhotra London Fashion Gala

27th Feb 2013

Grab a cuppa, this is going to be one looooonnng post! On Saturday night I went to the amazing Manish Malhotra gala show in aid of the Angeli Foundation. The fab event was held at the plush Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane. Guests were treated to a sensational catwalk of over fifty looks by the infamous Bollywood designer with special guests Urmila Matondkar and Pareenti Chopra. Even though most of the collection shown was first seen in India at Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week over a year ago it was still amazing to see the designs in person. I’m keeping my intro short because it’s all about the pics! Enjoy! (My write up on the event for Grazia India is live too)

A courtesy of Angeli foundation (4) Uk chair Ratika Puri KapoorAngeli Foundation UK Chair- Ratika Puri Kapoor

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Here’s the show pics!

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My personal highlights were the dreamy dip-dyes, delicate Chikankari work (which Manish has developed with NGO Mijwan Welfare Society), beautiful flowing full volume skirts and gorgeous sheer back detailing which included pintucks and placement embroideries.

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20 ManishMalhotra23.02.12_0316Menswear silhouettes were structured and well defined with slim fit cut pants that looked oh soo dapper.

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The colour palette worked through whites, greys, pinks, corals, reds, lime green, cobalt blues and blacks. All of which were brought together with metallic touches.

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EThese sweet treats from Cakes4U were delicious- I had a chocolate brownie and a cookie dough choc chip type cake- yum

FNope, we weren’t special guests- the media tables were full so we joined this table!

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The night was finished off with the Punjabi Hit Squad boys working their magic on the decks! That kept people dancing till late. A fab event for a fab cause.

Image credit Angeli Foundation and ace photographer Pathman Ruthirapathy

And to all Manish Malhotra fans in the U.K. there is only one official stockists here – London’s Aashni & Co. The lovely team have a gorgeous range of the hottest Indian designer labels so head down to their pretty Notting Hill boutique!

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Manish Malhotra’s exclusive London show in support of Angel! Foundation

15th Feb 2013

India’s leading fashion designer Manish Malhotra will be making his UK catwalk debut at a Gala Fundraiser in aid of The Angeli Foundation, a charity that works to empower the Girl Child in India, at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday 23rd February 2013, in association with Rivaage Boutique.

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The multi-award winning designer who has been leading the way with his stunning collections for the past 18 years has a client list that reads like the Who’s Who of the Indian film industry and includes the Prince of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan as well as former Miss World’s Aishwarya Rai and Priyanka Chopra and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen.

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His reputation extends beyond the subcontinent, with his creativity and stunningly opulent creations having been seen on some of the most famous bodies from Hollywood including Demi Moore, Kylie Minogue, Reese Witherspoon, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

Malhotra shot to fame in 1995 as stylist and costume designer for Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDlJ) – one of India’s most successful films, and having created the costumes and styled over 50 films, he is widely acknowledged as the man to have changed the face of Asian fashion in Bollywood films.

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Malhotra selected The Angeli Foundation as the charity of choice for his UK launch after the horrific rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey in Delhi highlighted the shocking inequality and attitudes towards women in India. The Angeli Foundation works to ‘Save the Girl Child’ and redress the balance for women who are treated as second-class citizens throughout their lives. From female foeticide to limiting healthcare and education in favour of male siblings, to bride burnings, unreported rapes and acid attacks, inequality in India exists from womb to woman.

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He said of his support for The Angeli Foundation:

“I work in an industry where women are revered and respected. I have had the privilege of dressing some of the most beautiful and powerful women in the world, but when I step out of the door and into the stark reality of India, I see the injustice and inequality all around me. The Angeli Foundation is providing an invaluable service to these girls and women. The charity helps them raise their self-esteem, confidence and ultimately value themselves enough to get a voice. Without women, I wouldn’t be where I am today and so I want to give what I can back to an organisation like Angeli that celebrates womanhood.”

Proceeds from ticket sales and an exclusive live auction will go to two specific projects run by The Angeli Foundation:
* The Gayatri Education Programme which provides girl students with the skills they need to succeed
* Mobile Medical Clinics to visit girl’s schools and provide heath checks on a regular basis
Ratika Puri Kapur, chair of the UK Chapter of The Angeli Foundation said of Manish Malhotra’s support:

“The Angeli Foundation was established in India eight years ago, but is in its infancy in the UK. The support of India’s most successful stylist and designer will help increase awareness of our work amongst the communities here and help us raise funds for these critical projects in India.”

The Manish Malhotra Fashion Extravaganza in aid of The Angeli Foundation and in association with Rivaage Boutique will be attended by a host of special celebrity guests from the worlds of international film, fashion and entertainment, with some very exciting surprise stars appearing on the catwalk!

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Vogue India!

20th Dec 2012

A couple of months ago I received an email from the uber talented Sita from Vogue India.Com (the AMAZING revamped website is down to her!!!) She’d read and liked my post ‘Retarded Velvet: Diary of a collection S/s 12’ and invited me to pitch any ideas/stories for the website. Ok, so my first reaction was OMG my blog was just read by VOGUE INDIA!!!!! And then it turned to OMG what am I going to pitch???!!!! Well here’s how I got on- my first two articles went live this week!- a write up of the Valentino exhibition and an interview with Aashni & Co.

This interview is a re-blog of the post on Vogue India. Com

PANKAJ & NIDHI, AMIT AGGARWAL NOW IN LONDON

Aashni Shah’s eponymous new store introduces the new faces of Indian design to this global fashion capital

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London’s Notting Hill just got a big injection of desi love in the form of fashion boutique Aashni & Co. Owner Aashni Shah is doing her bit to revamp the concept of Indian fashion in the global fashion capital by filling her store with eclectic labels such as Bodice by Ruchika Sachdev, Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary and Pankaj & Nidhi.

Along with these labels that are making their debut in the English capital, the boutique hasn’t missed out on the classics: lehengas, anarkalis and saris from Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi & Manish Malhotra. In conversation with The Asian Fashion Journal, Shah talks about her love for Indian fashion and why she’s convinced its time to go international has come.

vogue aashni 2Aashni Shah next to a mannequin dressed in Bodice by Ruchika Sachdev.

What’s the story behind Aashni & Co?

International designers have been travelling to India for inspiration for years, but Indian fashion has never been celebrated in the same way as collections from France, or Italy, or Japan. It’s time for Indian designers to take centre-stage, and have a platform in London to showcase their talent. Our boutique is a selection of the finest that India has to offer while making it more convenient for people here. We plan to start our online portal in two months.

vogue aashni 3Ethnic wear by Sabyasachi.

Who is the Aashni & Co customer and how are they responding to the labels stocked?

Our Indian customers are delighted that their favourite brands are now accessible in the UK. We’re visited by international tourists and British customers who’re astounded by the talent that’s remained hidden from their knowledge and wardrobes. And, since we’re enthusiastic about colour, something many British brands shy away from, vibrant pieces made from luxurious fabrics have struck a chord with all our customers.

vogue aashni 4A bright Nida Mahmood jacket.

vogue aashni 5This gorgeous embroidered Pankaj & Nidhi jacket is center-piece worthy.

vogue aashni 6An array of bright colours and patterns by Pankaj & Nidhi

There’re so many exciting Indian labels out there, how did you decide which designers to stock?

India is thriving with design talent and the variety of choice makes it almost impossible to choose from. But I was determined for the store to have a clear story that still managed to cater to a wide demographic. I wanted to create a balance between well- established Indian labels, experimental collections and new talent. My vision is to incorporate a selection that is accessible to both Asian and non-Asian clients. We currently stock Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi, Gaurav Gupta, Shivan & Narresh, Nida Mahmood, Pankaj and Nidhi, Gauri & Nainika, Bodice by Ruchika Sachdeva and Surendri by Yogesh Choudhary. This month, we’ve added Manish Malhotra, Varun Bahl and Amit Aggarwal.

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Images courtesy Aashni & Co & Nina Patel

Aashni & Co is located at 47 Ledbury Road, London W11 AA; www.aashniandco.com
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Naomi Campbell’s ‘desi’ style party

I sooooooooo can’t get enough of the coverage from Naomi Campbell’s spectacular party for partner Vladimir Doronin’s 50th birthday! The three day extravaganza was held at the majestic 15th century Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur and included a Rajasthani themed party followed by a decadent 1930’s ‘Great Gatsby’ evening with the legend Diana Ross performing! The guest lists was OMG! And included fashion supermos Stefano Pilati, Zac Posen, John Galliano and legendary photographers Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Naomi’s supermodel pals also joined the fun with Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova & Karolina Kurkova looking like true Maharanis (Kate and Karolina wore Manish Malhotra !) Naomi’s pink & purple lehengha choli was by Manav Gangwani and she stepped out in the day wearing a stunning chikankari outfit by Malhotra’s Mijwan initiative.

Not the clearest of pics but fab to see Campbell supporting the Mijwan/Malhotra project

John Galliano and Manav Gangwani

Kate Moss in Manish Malhotra

Edward Enninful and Karolina Kurkova

Alexis Roche and Eva Herzigova

Naomi Campbell looking stunning as always in Manav Gangwani with the designer

Stefano Pilati and Edward Enninful

Mert Alas, Marcus Piggott and Naomi

Diana Ross!

Zac Posen and Mert Alas

Kate Moss!

All pics are from Mr. Enninful, W Mag Style director’s twitter feed! and Daily Mail. If I find more pics I will update! I want to see a pic of Vlad and Naomi together and to see pics of Demi Moore and Sarah Ferguson!!!

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International Asian Fashion Awards 2012

Ohhhhh the excitements building! There’s only a month to go the prestigious International Asian Fashion Awards. The IAFA is currently in its third year and provides a valuable platform for creative’s in the Asian Fashion industry to showcase their work and to be recognised by industry experts.

Pic from last year’s event

This year’s illustrious judging panel consists of Pakistani Couture genius Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY)

Hassan Sheheryar Yasin adds, “I am a keen advocate of investing in the future of the South Asian fashion industry. I am an avid supporter of the IAF Awards, their ethos and am happy to be a judge again this year”.


Pic from the L’Oreal Paris Bridal Fashion Week show that took place a few days ago.

The Bolly king of design Manish Malhotra,


Pic from the weekend of Malhotra’s S/s 13 collection at WIFW

Manish Malhotra says, “I am pleased to be a part of the judging panel for this years IAF Awards. I consider it a wonderful platform for young and existing talent to be acknowledged and an opportunity for me be a part of the movement that drives innovation and design”.

Leading international photographer Paul Farnham,

Paul Farnham adds, “I am excited to be involved in the judging panel for this years IAF Awards and am keen to see the variety of talent in the fashion world internationally”.

GQ India’s Fashion Editor Antara Motiwala

Antara Motiwala says “I am extremely honoured to be on the judges panel for this year’s IAFA. It’s a pleasure to be part of an international cultural platform and recognize and nurture the talent of many designers and trendsetters”.

and Make Up supremo and loyal IAFA supporter Lubina Rafiq.

Lubna Rafiq comments “It’s a pleasure to return as the main sponsor and judge of IAF Awards – this is one of our key events that we look forward to at the Academy throughout the year, and the buzz within our community for IAF Awards 2012 is already rising! We can’t wait to rock IAF Awards 2012 – Let’s Make-Up!”

Nominations close 10th Oct so get filling out your form!- here are the categories

Best Newcomer in Fashion Design,
Best Make-up artist,
Best Wedding Collection Designer,
Best Male Fashion Designer,
Best Female Fashion Designer,
Outstanding Contribution to the Fashion Industry,
Best Designer Brand,
Collection of the Year.

Last years winners include Kaniz Ali, Ekta Solanki & Satya Paul. Contact Revolution Creative Agency on 020 8220 3199 or rupinder@revolutioncreative.eu for an application now and check out the video by Ekta Solanki talking about the positive impact winning the IAFAS has had on her label.

Winners being announced at the awards ceremony, held at London’s Hilton Park Lane on the 10th November.

www.iafawards.com

Images from IAFA, Shahid Malik, FDCI, HSY

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