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Cadenzza collaborates with Ash Kumar to celebrate upcoming Eid-Al-Fitr

9th May 2014

I popped into Cinnamon Soho yest for a pr event showcasing Cadenzza’s upcoming collaboration with Henna King- Ash Kumar. Cadenzza the sister brand of the mighty Swarovski was launched only last year and is a one stop shop for accessories with an edge. They stock over sixty designer brands including my label crushes- Deepa Gurani, Shourouk and Mawi. (hey what can I say- an Indian girl loves a bit of bling!) And next month the brand have called in Ash Kumar to add some sparkle to their gift boxes to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr. All details are at the bottom of the post. : )

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cadenzza, ash kumar, henna, jewellery, eid, cinammon soho An example of the gorg metallic mehndi Ash Kumar’s team can add to your gift box.

cadenzza, ash kumar, henna, jewellery, eid, cinammon sohoI love this design by Otazu-its such a classic and yep I really did crop out my head.

cadenzza, ash kumar, henna, jewellery, eid, cinammon soho And the same necklace above can be worn as a bracelet.

cadenzza, ash kumar, henna, jewellery, eid, cinammon soho There were treats from the High Chai menu @ Cinnamon Soho- Vivek Singh’s casual dining restaurant in Soho. Def an alternative to the traditional afternoon tea- £20 for tea for two or with a cheeky Bellini for £30.

cadenzza, ash kumar, henna, jewellery, eid, cinammon soho Cinnamon Soho’s high tea includes- selection of teas/masala chai, Bombay Potato Bonda & green chutney, Bangla scotch egg and spicy kasundi relish, Tandoori chicken and chutney sandwich , Bhangra lamb slider and the sweet offerings are Ginger and garam masala cake & Spiced scone served with apple and fennel chutney

cadenzza, ash kumar, henna, jewellery, eid, cinammon sohoHad to get a henna strip done although clumsy me managed to smudge it twenty mins later!

Ash Kumar’s team will be in the following stores at these times/dates and will be offering their pretty mehndi designs on all purchases over £150

24th-27th July

Covent Garden- Sat 3-5pm / Sun 3- 5pm

Westfield Stratford- Fri 5.30-7.30pm / Sat 3-5pm

Westfield London- Fri 5.30-7.30pm / Sat 3-5pm

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Vogue India Guest blog Post: British Designers Collective Pop Up

11th May 2013

Here’s a re-blog of my latest guest blog post for Vogue India and big thanks to Meera Sharma for taking the pics!…

If you can prise the fash pack out of London you know it’s got to be worth it. Last week I joined a gaggle of city fashion journos, designers and bloggers aboard the 09.10 fashion express train from Marylebone station in the direction of discount fashion mela, Bicester Village.

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Left to right: British Designers Collective Boutique participants Christopher De Vos, Piers Atkinson, Peter Pilotto, Noel Stewart, Desirée Bollier, Justin Thornton, Thea Bregazzi, Yasmin Sewell, Rita Ora, Henry Holland, Anna Laub, Holly Fulton and Athena Procopiou.

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Bicester Village is already a must-go, with super brands like Versace, Gucci and Michael Kors all offering discounts on past season collections and for the next eight weeks nestled amongst them will be the annual pop-up of the British Designers Collective Boutique.

With an impressive designer roll-call including Peter Pilotto (actresses Frieda Pinto and Alia Bhatt are fans) Preen, Jonathon Saunders and Henry Holland the boutique showcases and supports the best of British design talent at prices up to 60 percent more affordable.

Kate Middleton and sister Pippa are fans of shopping at Bicester Village. I wonder if they’ll be popping in to the BDC.

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Retail guru Yasmin Sewell took the creative helm this year as curator of the British Designers Collective Boutique, working around the theme of ‘Future Vintage’ and the idea that each piece is an investment and a modern classic.

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Recording artist and British style icon Rita Ora at the opening of the boutique on May 2, in a red Roksanda Ilincic dress and Nicholas Kirkwood heels.

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Prime Cut Digital shot this promo for Bicester Village at the opening where ambassador Rita Ora gave them a quick interview, along with British Fashion Council CEO and several of the designers present talking about the boutique. The video crew shot, cut and delivered the film on-site in under 12 hours!

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