Lakmé Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2015 – Satya Paul

Mid-way through Lakmé Fashion Week and all eyes were on fashion-loving, entrepreneur and wife of Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan. For the first time ever, Gauri lent her creativity to Satya Paul to make her foray into the world of fashion. India’s first fashion brand and innovators of the traditional sari, Satya Paul are celebrating […]

Lakmé Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2015 – Celebration of Handlooms

The second day of Lakmé Fashion Week was a celebration of Indian handlooms and textiles. Designers paid homage to the diverse textile tapestry of India, with designs that push the boundaries of regular Indian wear. ANAVILA Designer, Anavila Misra’s earthly collection aptly titled, ‘A Summer Stroll’ included beautifully crafted saris in plaid and batik patterns. Anavila took […]

Lakmé Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2015 – Manish Malhotra

Day 1 featured a mixed bag of tassels, neon prints and even frills, but all eyes were on the maestro, Manish Malhotra for the unveiling of his socially conscious blue themed collection.  PALLAVI SINGHEE Pallavi Singhee’s collection, titled ‘A La Suite’ featured stunning lightweight gowns in pastel shades. Her textured silhouettes had a summery feel to them […]

Lakmé Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2015 – Sabyasachi

Earlier this year, I promised to run a feature about India’s exclusive fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week. So, without further adieu, I present to you the best of Lakmé Fashion Week Spring/Summer fashion featuring stunning artistic illustrations from talented London based fashion illustrator, Aparna Ram. Lakmé Fashion Week is a coveted fashion event which every up and […]

Introducing Kiran Lally of ‘Couture Mantra’

Many Indian women often turn to either ordering their sarees or lehenga outfits online or opting to fly all the way to India to do their shopping. I suppose you really have to turn to social media sometimes to discover what hidden talents are out there. I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across Couture Mantra’s Instagram […]

Introducing ‘WaliaJones’ – The New Home for Luxury Indian Clothing

Would you believe it’s June?! Before you know it, the wedding and festival season will be here and you’ll be rummaging through your wardrobes trying to find that perfect sari or lehenga to wear at your friend’s sangeet party! Fear not though. It’s time to rejoice. Over the next six months, we will be featuring […]

18 Ways To Budget For Your Wedding

A recent article published in Australian bridal magazine, ‘Bride To Be’ magazine suggested that the average cost to have a wedding now in Australia is estimated to be over $65K. Just a little over 2 years ago, the average was around $36K which indicates that the cost has almost doubled. The article was based on a survey […]

Introducing ‘Henna by Alisa Parveen’ – a budding architect with a passion for henna

Henna, or ‘mehndi’ parties are one of the most important functions for a Hindu bride in the lead up to her wedding. But until very recently, finding a quality henna artist in Australia was a challenge.  I caught up with one young, up and coming talented artist by the name of Alisa Parveen who gave me […]

Tips for organising a successful Hens/Bachelorette Party

I recently returned from a whirlwind week-long trip to Singapore for my brother in law’s wedding. There were a number of preceding events leading up to the big day and my job was to make sure that the bride and her girlfriends had as much fun as possible. IMAGE: PAIGE WINN PHOTOGRAPHY Organizing hens or […]