Cinema Meets Fashion – BollyGoods Edition 2

After a successful first edition on her home soil, BollyGoods founder, Promila Jain Bahri thought it was high time to take her film-inspired fashion and lifestyle exhibition to international shores. Inaugurated by first lady of Bollywood, and wife of superstar, Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, BollyGoods Edition 2 provided a platform for South Asian designers and […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Introducing ‘Numaish’ – Discover Style

Manisha Kumar is the woman behind quite possibly the most acclaimed fashion and lifestyle exhibitions in the U.A.E. She is instrumental in bringing high end designers as well as artists to showcase their work through the popular fashion and art exhibitions. Established in 2012 Numaish exhibitions brings western and ethnic designer wear, accessories and jewellery […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

BollyGoods Edition 2 – Celluloid Inspired Fashion & Lifestyle

A unique exhibition inspired by the celluloid world, presented by the extended Bollywood fraternity. The art and aesthetic behind Indian cinema will be curated on one, high end exhibition platform at BollyGoods Edition 2, London on this Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016. Hosted by members of the extended Bollywood fraternity, BollyGoods is a unique presentation of celluloid inspired fashion, design, […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

THREADS – Indian Fashion Trunk Show

It’s been a non-stop couple of months here at The Maharani Diaries with a jam-packed calendar of incredible fashion and wedding related events and there’s no slowing down. A few months back, I had the pleasure of attending a uniquely different fashion event organised by Sita Shah and Anjli Shah of S9 Muses. Until recently, […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

‘Stitch Three’ Spring Edit – Luxury Spring/Summer trunk show

South Asian, High Fashion Studio presents a day of Seasonal Shopping at Stitch Three Spring Edit Dedicated followers of fashion are in for a seasonal shopping treat as South Asian high fashion retail and studio concept, Stitch Three, presents Stitch Three Spring Edit on Thursday 10th March, 11am – 7pm, The Baglioni Hotel, 60 Hyde Park Gate, London SW7 […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

The National Wedding Show Ticket Offer

Win White Hot Tickets to the Wedding Show of the Season! 26 – 28 February 2016 London Olympia | 4 – 6 March 2016 Birmingham NEC This spring sees the return of the UK’s biggest wedding show, where you can experience every element of your dream day unfolding before your very eyes. From discovering your perfect […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Pantone Colors Of The Year – Rose Quartz & Serenity

It’s reigning pale pinks and soft blues this year all courtesy of Pantone. In an unprecedented move the institute have nominated not one but two colors this year; Rose Quartz and Serenity. For those who have been hiding under a rock for a while, the Pantone Color Institute is the world’s leading authority on color […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

A Guide To Planning A Modern Wedding – Part 2 – Wedding Styles

  A little while back we shared our tips on basic rules for planning and budgeting for you impending marriage. Today we’re moving onto wedding styles. An obvious topic which is often ignored during the initial stages of wedding planning. So, what’s your wedding style? Are you a traditionalist or perhaps you’re the fuss-free type? […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Introducing ‘ Cuckoo For Colour ‘ – where fashion meets watercolour

Self-taught artist, Aparna Ram had an interest in illustrating from a very young age. An investment associate by profession, she spent several years working in the traditional finance sector in London before moving to work abroad in India. Although this work was rewarding, she felt herself missing home and moved back in 2014. She returned […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2016

A few weeks back I was fortunate to have attended one of the biggest South Asian bridal fashion events in the northern hemisphere. Aashni + Co presented their second wedding exhibit showcasing the work of India’s most illustrious designers as well as eminent Pakistani designer, Faraz Manan. Since its inception in 2012, Aashni + Co […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Introducing ‘Aan By Arti’ – the best of east and west

Aan’s director, Arti Badhwar is heavily influenced from the glamour and heritage that surrounds her, from Bollywood’s own blue eyed boy, director, Mohit Suri (her cousin), to the seven generations of her family who were committed cotton and ginning mill owners spanning across undivided India. One important lesson Arti gained from business, was the importance […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

New Year’s Wedding Goals

3 weeks in to the new year and we know what you’re thinking. Planning a wedding is no mean feat even more so when you’re managing everything on your own. Whether you recently got engaged or perhaps you are in the throes of wedding planning, now is the time to dust off the cobwebs and […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.