Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tricks of the Trade: MAC Cosmetics for Rohit Bal

IN A DEPARTURE FROM THE usual matchy matchy style of Indian bridal, where the groom's sherwani matches the bride  and he never vies to outdo her, designer Rohit bal opted to deconstruct the bride's outfit and let the groom's outfit pop in candy colours.  Lenghas, sarees, and shalwar suits were kept to a strict palette of the lightest tone of ivory and an antique yellow gold.  To keep with this neutral theme, the makeup was a diffused smokey eye, coffee-coloured lips and wispy, doll-like lashes.

{All images via MAC Cosmetics on Tumblr}

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tricks of The Trade: MAC Cosmetics for Manish Malhotra

TO COMPLEMENT THE painstakingly embroidered pieces in his collection, Manish Malhotra often chooses to go with a rather bare finish for his models.  We stay focused on the gold zari and ivory threadwork set against wine-red and champagne suits.  And, as our eyes are eventually drawn upwards, one can't help but be captivated by the flawless finish of the models' skin and their big, bright eyes, set off by the perfect set of false lashes.

{images: 1, 3, and 4 via MAC Cosmetics.  2 via Pout Pretty}

Friday, March 28, 2014

Picture Perfect Bride: Painterly Couture by Rajdeep Ranawat

COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED BY coursework and end of term papers, and feeling a bit winter-weary, with the cool weather relenting every now and then to let in a bit of thaw, I am currently looking for an escape.  Is it any wonder I was drawn to these images in my lightbox, featuring the designs of Rajdeep Ranawat, photographed by Ashish Chawla.  Fantastic and painterly, the net and silk sarees with elaborate and detailed threadwork.  Beautiful bright colours and elaborate backdrops make for a beautiful escape...

{all images via Amarcor Agency}

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Designer Bride: Modern Gold Motifs by Priyal Prakash

Using traditional techniques of applying gold trim to fabric in the form of gota, and applying them in a throughly modern fashion to a muted palette of basic silhouettes in sarees and lenghas for an understated and elegant collection, Prakash creates a thoroughly contemporary philosophy.  Her work is romantic and ethereal, inviting more imagination through it's simplicity.

{images 2 and 3 via Anais Events, the rest are from Priyal Prakash House of Design}

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Vendor Love:Vintage-Inspired Indian Bridal Wear by Little Black Bow Boutique

UNAPOLOGETICALLY PRETTY, WHIMSICAL AND SENTIMENTAL, Little Black Bow Boutique is perfect for those girly girls out there, who want pretty and pink, and will not apologize for it.  Vintage inspired Indian clothing are the starting point of this collection, with luscious layers of tulle and lace cut out, victorian inspired rose and floral motifs, nostalgic colours and parasols.

{all images via Little Black Bow Boutique}

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Accessorized Bride: Estaa Jewellers Mumbai

PARTY TIME, GIRLS' NIGHTS, bachelorettes, bridal showers, call it what you like, free from the boys, dressing for themselves, for each other. With plenty of baubles and gems.  Pretty gold bangles and chokers and blingy cocktail rings.

Whimsical and playful, Estaa Jewellers translates old world classics, new world antiques and the rich heritage of Indian jewellery into terms that are sexy and sensual, made for the modern bride.  Harnessing her love for time-tested techniques like meena kari, kundan, uncut gems set in polki style and enamelled chokers.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Designer Bride: Runway Inspiration - Nida Azwer Presents The Hyderabadi Collection

Nida Azwer's Hyderabadi Collection is resplendent with creamy shades of pink, coral, grey, gold, yellow, and brown.  The outfits are sewn from maisuri silks, brocades, linens, and pure chiffons.  The voluminous dupattas, long enough for double drapes, and Hyderabadi kurtas are embroidered with flowers, Mughal miniatures, birds, dragons and butterflies in delicate resham embroidery.  This couture bridal collection is dreamy and romantic.

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