#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….

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#Throwback: The Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2015

Last year brought one of the most prestigious events in the UK: Aashni + Co Wedding Show, which was situated in the luxurious Dorchester Hotel. This event was dhamaka! The decor set-up by Zouch & Lamare was simply stunning and blew me away – see for yourself. Manish Malhotra Manish Malhotra’s creativity and genius span the spheres of…

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…

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…

Chic Accessory Buys: Part 1

Here are my top picks this week of Gorgeous Chic Accessory Buys… affordable & stylish purchases which shouldn’t hurt your bank balance too much. These Abalone Stud Earrings are just quite unique as the green and blue abalone are beaded with 18k gold plating…. a great way to jazz up any outfit. The Mirrored Cluster Earrings are…

NG Sarees

I first fell in love with NG Sarees at British Asian Fashion Week; the brand’s bespoke sarees speak out simplicity and boldness. The mastermind & talented designer behind NG Sarees is none other than Neela Gnanendran. She informed me about her new collection showcase, which I just could not miss! I attended her showcase with high…

My Brother’s Engagement

My brother got engaged back in late January 2014 and to celebrate an engagement party was hosted at London Darbar! The most important aspect of the engagement party was the Chunni ceremony. I thought I’d share what I wore to the engagement party; all I knew was the dress code was most definitely bling! bling!…

Meeting Tarun Tahiliani

Last weekend I met the sensational Tarun Tahiliani at his AW14 collection trunk showcase at Aashni and Co (in London). His collection is gorgeous! His collection was there for a two day exclusive! and he was present for the first day. I was speechless when I met him, he is very super-cool, lovely and super- talented! Unfortunately…