#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….

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…

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…

Chic Accessory Buys: Part 2

Here are the Chic Asian Accessory Buys: Part 2 Here are my top finds for jewellery off London’s high street which you will be able to accessorise with your Asian attire at a bargain price, without losing out on quality. These earrings tear drop earrings (River Island) would pair up perfectly with any outfit with gold embroidery…

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…

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 1st South Asian Wedding Experience!

In February 2014; the month of pyaar, my dear old school friend invited me to her South Asian Hindu wedding. I was very flattered for the invite and indeed very excited to see my old school friend getting married after being with her partner for 4 years! It was a small wedding, in the small…

Quirky Quirkbox

Quirkbox is recently the talk of b-town, and certainly has been on my eye for a while since I stumbled across their sari on the catwalk at LFW 2014. This saree below is definitely on my wish list. Quirkbox was created by designer duo Rixi Bhatia and Jayesh Sachdev and indeed lives up to its’…