Bollygoods Edition 2

The art and aesthetic behind Indian cinema was presented at BollyGoods Edition 2, made its debut in London on 2nd May 2016 at The Dorchester, Mayfair. The exhibition of was founded by Delhi entrepreneur Promila Jain Bahri; hosted in the UK by fashion and lifestyle influencer Shivani Ahluwalia; and inaugurated by Gauri Khan – Indian film producer; co-founder…

Red Dot Jewels Flagship Store Launch

Shalini Gupta-Patel founded the UK based premium jewellery brand, Red Dot Jewels who offer hand-crafted Indian inspired silver & semi precious jewellery. In Shalini’s words,“Our concept is to provide UK women with an alternative to fine jewellery without compromising on style and design whilst at an affordable price”.  Red Dot Jewels launched only in 2011 and since…

#LFW16 Highlights: Day 2

Following on from our Lakme Fashion Week’s day 1 post – day 2 was jam packed with emerging fashion designers, with the day focussing on Indian Textiles. See which designers grabbed our attention in our highlights below! Swati & Sunaina The designers Swati & Sunaina joined together in 2007 with a vision to offer hand-woven Benarasi sarees….

Interview with India Boulevard

Personalised Asian fashion has been on an on-going trend (but as we know can’t be fully tailored to the customer’s needs all the time), but recently people have been yearning for that outfit, which has been customised to suit their taste down to every detail where possible. But imagine having a customised Asian outfit starting…

London Indian Film Festival 2015

I am here with the exciting news that the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) is returning for 2015! The film festival takes place between the 16th – 26th July 2015. I am back again to volunteer this year! If you want to find out about my time as a volunteer last year just click here! LIFF premieres the…

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani founded his design studio in 1990 and a master in his work. His distinctive signature has since evolved as a fusion of textile detail, refined luxury, and meticulous tailoring. Tarun Tahiliani creates versatile couture, diffusion and prêt-a-porter that are Indian in their sensibility with international appeal. Tarun’s designs stand as contemporary high fashion…

Sabyasachi

Sabyasachi’s design philosophy is simple – personalised imperfection of the human hand. Deserts, gypsies, antique textiles and cultural traditions of his hometown, Kolkata, have been a lifelong inspiration for this designer who believes that “clothes should just be an extension of one’s intellect”. He uses unusual fabric materials, texturing and detailing, a fusion’ of styles patch-worked…

Faisana

Faisana is a unique and high fashion retail concept, which established in 2014 with a vision to connect consumers in the UK to the luxury household designer names in the South Asian fashion landscape. Faisana is driven by the fashion masterminds Aisha Tabani Chowdhry, Aamna Lakhany and Radhika Hasan. They curate in some of the leading design…

Aashni + Co Wedding Show

I am a big fan of Aashni + Co and its’ founder Aashni Shah; so I pretty much jumped for joy when I discovered they are holding the UK’s most high end Indian bridal fashion event ever! It is to be hosted at Ballroom Suite, The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA on…

My #LIFF2014 Experience

The concept behind the London Indian Film Festival 2014 can be found in my previous post about LIFF. I volunteered over 3 key days: LIFF opening night, the Farhan Akhtar Screen Talk and LIFF closing night. LIFF Opening Night  Jeffery.D.Brown’s Sold was LIFF’s opening night movie, the atmosphere was buzzing, especially due to the anticipation for Gillian Anderson’s…

Your Dream Shaadi Photoshoot

The Regional Shades of the Asian Bride is a concept photoshoot creatively directed Your Dream Shaadi, UK’s Elite Online Asian Bridal magazine, which captures the authentic traditional Asian bridal fashion, jewellery and styling of various regions and religions of India. This shoot celebrates the unique beauty and style of each traditional regional bridal look with contemporary overtones. The shoot features…

London Indian Film Festival 2014

With my great passion for Asian films, I decided to become a volunteer for the London Indian Film Festival 2014 (LIFF); I am so excited! This is the fifth LIFF running; the film festival is a great opportunity to see a variety of inspirational  independent films from Sold all the way to the Bengali movie Apur Panchali. There is a…