Monday, December 9, 2013
PREETI S. KAPOOR
For this season, Preeti's bridal collection had a distinctly northern influence, carrying us to the mountain ranges of Kashmir and pulling a palette of jewel-tones out of the valleys' flower-decked slopes. Voluminous a-line skirts gilded with yellow gold sequins and threadwork, or left bare, save for a gota border at the hem. Scalloped borders and tasselled dupattas are the prettiest touches to complete the dresses. Perfect pairings of colour bring a jolt of inspiration for those looking for something new to try (see the orange and berry combination, also, unexpectedly, the lime green).
SUN-KISSED AND GOLDEN, Elle India's latest bridal editorial shows off the sartorial selections of the new-age bride, who embraces gold in its many shades, from white hot to warm bronze. The collection is by turns classic and completely avant garde, from a classic white saree with mirrorwork by Nikhil Thampi, to a drop-waist metal embellished shirt and trouser set from Manish Arora. To keep it from going flat and looking gaudy, the gold is tempered by shades of cream, white, pink and brown. The nuances in gold's many tones are played up through the use of embroidery and textural fabrics.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
THERE ARE CLASSICS and there are classic beauties, brides that carry a look so well, that really, they own it for the moment they are in. When I saw this lovely wedding shoot from Uzbin photography, I wanted to share it with you because it was too pretty to pass up. Everything about this bride's look is made to love, from the gorgeous dupatta with it's thick border set perfectly on her temple and draped back from her shoulders to the perfect makeup not overdone but still bridal. Long lengha kameez are having their moment, and I am personally a huge fan, because they can be worn again, so one doesn't have to give up the bridal finery quite so quickly. Because really, if you look this gorgeous on your wedding day, you shouldn't have to give it up.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
AS WE USHER IN a new wedding season, and brides look for new ideas to break the mold, comes a whole crop of inspiration from Femina India, in this lovely editorial, featuring Jacqueline Fernandez, in high-waisted skirts and full coverage necklines, with rocker chic touches like a structured jacket and shiny locks teased into a pouf and pulled back to reveal an ear cuff. Mix in some Bohemian details like ornate gold finery and fanciful patterns, for a perfect evening statement.