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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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Designer Bride: Tena Durrani Bridals for Labels E-Store

Designer Tena Durrani makes elaborate and architectural embroidery easy to wear through the employment of casual silhouettes.  A v-neck, sleeveless neckline, for example, belies the elaborate beading of an open kurta and trouser suit, and the tube top underneath makes the piece incredibly sexy.  Durrani has a penchant for florals, but not so that they cover an entire garment, the whimsical patterns are interspersed with other motifs to keep the pieces sophisticated.


Monday, February 24, 2014

The Inspired Bride: Bollywood Beauty by I Wear My Sari With Jeans

NOT QUITE RECOVERED FROM a weekend of wedding festivities, but feeling very inspired by all the lovely clothes and looking forward to sharing trends with you.  In the meanwhile, I found this gorgeous collection of styled images by Raman Cheema Photography, with make up by Hazara Artistry.  The girls of this gorgeous blog, aptly entitled I wear my Sari with Jeans, styled this shoot, and filled with goodness after my own heart.  I am especially a fan of the black lace sari blouse.  equally at home over a tight black minidress, this blouse complements the black and gold silk saree.  Paired with dark lips and a fishtail braid, this look is the epitome of understatement that I always prefer.  For the glam girls, an heirloom silk sari, paired golden jhumki and a cuff, should be guaranteed to have you carry the night in style.

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