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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Festive Season Is The Reason


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Photography: Natasha Kishore || Hair & Makeup : Eashwar Log | Anarkali: The Hippieque | Earrings: Colaba Causeway

There is really no festival like Diwali. The festival not only illuminates our home but also showers us with gifts, relatives (who make time to come and visit) and loads of sweets (did I mention my love for kheer?). To dress up for so much fun is another task! Isn’t it? So out came my favourite anarkali. I know that we’re supposed to wear something new on this day but the new things I bought were far away from anything traditional (blame it on H&M!).

So this look is all about the regal vibes. Since the outfit in itself is so dressy with all the different kinds of work on it, I chose to go with just a pair of statement jhumkas. That’s all the accessory this look needed! A pair of my current favourite footwear (yes, I’m obsessed with juttis!) completed the look with ease.

So share with me how you celebrate Diwali and most importantly, what did you wear?!

Since we’re about to dive into the festive season (not to mention the grand wedding season) here are some ethnic inspiration you can grab.

1. All shine

2. Embellished elegance

3. Busy prints for the win

4. The cape story

5. Sari not sorry

6. All-white everything!

Loving this ✨✨✨ @malaikaarorakhanofficial in @taruntahiliani #diwaliishere #stylist #stylefile

A photo posted by Maneka Harisinghani (@manekaharisinghani) on

Monday, August 29, 2016

Not My First But My Best – Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive ’16


Kareena Kapoor Khan for Sabyasachi

Kareena Kapoor Khan for Sabyasachi

 

The madness takes place twice a year and I am glad to say that ‘I am not a new victim of this!’ Lakme Fashion Week has always been something I look forward to as there is so much creativity, drama and inspiring people you get to meet. Apart from months of preparation from the designer’s side there are so much efforts put together from so many teams. Right from the logistic team, to the choreographers, models, PR people and basically everyone who is not coming to just ‘attend’ the show!

And this time around I too attended the fashion week with a mission on my mind – keeping up with the MissMalini fashion squad! So slaying like a girl boss was my only option. It all started when I was to interview the designer maven Tarun Tahiliani before his opening show at LFW. He was one of the designers I had never met and if you see him from far away, you will not peg him to be a chillian-like-a-villian kinda guy. But like always the universe surprised me and how!

 

Tarun’s show was spectacular to say the least and I was so excited to see how the rest of the days will go if the opening show was THIS good! So for the next day I got all dressed up to officially see all the shows back to back and enjoy all the madness in between.

Shoes- Adidas Originals Superstars | Skirt - Koovs.com | Cold shoulder top - H&M | Choker - gifted

Shoes- Adidas Originals Superstars | Skirt – Koovs.com | Cold shoulder top – H&M | Choker – gifted

That day I also met the gorgeous Lara Dutta Bhupati and had a fun chat with her:

Besides the interview there were some shows that were the major highlights of the day. Aartivijay Gupta‘s gorgeous pastel vibes, Doodlage‘s funky patch-work, Gaurang Shah‘s celebration of the great Indian spirit and Suhani Pittie‘s inspiring ‘Nowhere people’ collection really hit the spot. (Hope you guys saw my live updates on Snapchat and Instagram).

The fashion week was racing and before I could blink, came the last day of the show with all the amazing designers and Sabyasachi as the grand finale. So I decided to dress the part, by wearing something I designed myself a while back from my mom’s old shawl.

OOTD: Shoes- Adidas Originals Superstars | Skirt- The Hippieque | Body chain: Top Shop (Dubai) | Shirt: Marks & Spencer

OOTD: Shoes- Adidas Originals Superstars | Skirt- The Hippieque | Body chain: Top Shop (Dubai) | Shirt: Marks & Spencer

And the skirt was a big hit! Even Shilpa Shetty Kundra complimented me on the skirt (she got me blushing!). Even though I knew that I will see more than enough people wearing the superstars but I choose comfort over standing apart from the crowd (sue me! Meh.)

Started the last day with a super cool chat with Illeana D’cruz:

And then Prachi Desai:

And no, interviewing celebrities was not even on my list of to-do things just FYI. The interviews were like a snack break in between the shows where I got feasting on the show stopper’s dress! The shows that I absolutely loved were Riddhi Mehra, Swati Vijayvargie, Anushree Reddy and the quirky Kunal Rawal. Speaking of Kunal, I shared a rather cozy moment with him and his show stopper – Ranbir Kapoor (burnnnnn ladies! BURRN!)

I swear to god I wished this interview never ended!

Right after the show I rushed back upstairs to quickly change for a much bigger cause than Ranbir’s hug – Sabyasachi’s grand finale! So I ditched the traditional-school-girl look and got my glam mode on in this number.

Shoes: Top Shop (Dubai) | Skirt worn as a dress: Thrifted | Hair - Esther | Makeup - Eshwar Log

Shoes: Top Shop (Dubai) | Skirt worn as a dress: Thrifted | Hair – Esther | Makeup – Eshwar Log

Since I had no time to prep my closet up with LFW approved clothes, I hung an old pleat skirt as a one-shoulder dress and added these tan peep-toes and voilaaa! Ready for my second row seat (which is a HUGE deal just FYI) at Sabyasachi’s grand finale.

Stage at Sabyasachi Grand Finale

Stage at Sabyasachi Grand Finale

The show began with a 40 piece orchestra from the Symphony Of India Orchestra which played live during the entire show. As the stage lit up with models glittering in Sabyasachi magic, I had more than just butterflies in my stomach.

And then came the moment we were all waiting for – Kareena Kapoor Khan looking glorious in a masterpiece of an attire. Impeccably regal and glowing, the stage could have gone brighter with Ms Kapoor’s charms.

Kareena Kapoor Khan for Sabyasachi

Kareena Kapoor Khan for Sabyasachi

And this fairy tale ended soon but the memories of such a spectacle will always be in my heart!

Kareena Kapoor Khan for Sabyasachi

Kareena Kapoor Khan for Sabyasachi