Festive Asian Fashion Events In London

Some important dates for your diaries ladies. Plan your Indian wardrobes and get ready in style for the festive season. Have a look at some upcoming fashion events to sort out you fashion, jewellery and homeware shopping.

  • Winter Preview 9th Sep Grosvenor House London

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Winter preview will showcase luxury South Asian fashion and lifestyle brands. The event will feature  Jyoti Chandhok, Ramani and SVAM by Vandana Malhotra; accessory collections by Mahin Hussain, Zevar, SS Shawls, Love Opulence and Chahat; and home accessory   by Sevo.

Winter Preview is hosted by two of the UK’s leading South Asian fashion influencers and tastemakers, Shivani Ahluwalia and Hajira Ahmad.

Winter Preview

Wednesday 9th September, 11am – 7pm

Grosvenor House Hotel, 86-90, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN

Admission: Free



  • Stitch Three Diwali Trunk Show

Stitch will be hosting Diwali Trunk Show on Thursday 1st Oct at Mayfair Piccadilly. The event will be a one stop shop for the festive season showcasing top Indian and Pakistani designers. The event will showcase fashion , kidswear , jewellery and home accessories. Good new is that the truk show collection is available at local Indian and Pakistani prices. Personal shopping and styling services also available.


Thursday, October 1 at 10:00am – 7:00pm

The Athenaeum

116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7BJ London, United Kingdom

  • Designer’s Day with Manish Malhotra

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aashni co ashion fashion blog Meet the man himself at the Aashni + Co store in Notting Hill. Aashni + co will be hosting a Designer’s Day with Manish Malhotra, on Friday 25th September, 11am – 6pm at Aashni + Co, 47 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2AA. Manish Malhotra will be introducing his latest Bridal and Festive collections and meeting the public in-store. He will to provide style council and advise visitors on how to achieve their aspired looks.  

Aashni + Co presents Designer’s Day with Manish Malhotra

Friday 25th September, 11am – 6pm

Aashni + Co, 47 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2AA

Tel: +44 207 985 0155



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Shoreditch Fashion Weekender

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Asian fashion reaches the trendiest and and one of the most fashionable part of London – Shoreditch.

Indian couture label, Soltee by Sulakshana Monga, and premium jewellery brand, Red Dot Jewels, will be presenting the Shoreditch Fashion Weekender in association with official charity partner, Asian Circle. The two-day, trunk show event will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August, 10am – 5pm at The Hoxton Shoreditch, 81 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU.

South Asian jewellery brand UK, Red Dot Jewels will be showcasing its Pink City collection inspired by the heritage of the pink city of Jaipur. With high profile bollywood clients Sulakshana Monga will be bringing modern day south asian fashion to the London audience. Ten per cent of sales generated at Shoreditch Fashion Weekender will be donated to the event’s official charity partner, Asian Circle, a network of UK-based Asian Women with a passion to support vulnerable women in India and South Asia.

So ladies book you fashion date and I hope to see you at the Shoreditch Fashion Weekender.

Soltee by Sulakshana Monga and Red Dot Jewels present

Shoreditch Fashion Weekender

In association with official charity partner, Asian Circle

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August, 10am – 5pm

The Hoxton Shoreditch, 81 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU


{Brand Collab} Playing dress up with Bubbles Jewellery

Hope you all are enjoying the lovely breezy summer days and evenings. These days I am busy playing mummy and hardly get any time to myself. The days when I get some time, I play dress up for the blog. Yes for today’s post I have created two summer looks using the lovely jewellery from Bubbles Jewellery. Thanks Bubbles for this wonderful brand collaboration. To create this look I have used some chunky bohemian style jewellery. These looks are very simple and easy to wear. The focus is on the bold jewellery and the outfit is one solid colour to keep the overall look understated and elegant.

Look 1

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This is my favourite out of the two looks. A long grecian style white dress with thigh high slits is ideal for a summer garden party. I love the off shoulders details of the dress. The gold and white stone earrings do full justice to my look. You can also wear it with the blue stone bracelet and instead of the white one to add some colour dimension. I wore this dress with silver and white sandals from F&F and they are real value for money. I have been wearing these sandals pretty much every day.

Look 2

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The blue and gold chunky jewellery styles well with an all black maxi dress. It has high slits with fringes which are very much on trend these days. These fringes make the dress different from any other black maxi dress. I adore my gladiator style sandals – they fully compliment my fringed maxi dress. The jewellery brings the dress alive and it would be an ideal choice for a holiday evening look.

I am excited to introduce Bubbles Jewellery brand on my blog so please meet the lady behind the brand. Devika Raizada is this vibrant and dynamic girl from Delhi who has launched her brand Bubbles jewellery in UK. Devika has strong connect with her Indian heritage and it is reflected in her jewellery collection. Sometimes I find it difficult to find good Indian inspired jewellery in UK but now I have a trusted source. Do checkout Bubbles Jewellery and I am sure you will love their beautiful collection.

You must have realised from these pictures that I have put on a lot of extra kilos and look rather plump. Yes it is true. These days I have been the heaviest ever. The extra kilos from my second pregnancy have not gone away as yet. I have always battled with my weight and I hope this time around I will be able to shed these extra kilos soon. But one thing I will not stop doing is dressing up. I’ll still hope to have fun with clothes and dress my new body shape with confidence. Through my blog journey I’ll keep you guys posted on my fitness. I hope you enjoyed reading my experiences here.

Look 1 – Dress – Cheap Monday  | Shoes – River Island

Look 2 – Dress – Asos | Shoes – F&F

Introducing Chakra Design Studio by IMBYOU

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What happens when two talented mums meet up on a play date? An idea is born. Idea called Chakra. The Red Notebook introduces Chakra Design Studio now available on www.imbyou.co.uk.

Chakra Design Studio is built on the idea of eco consciousness. The company’s design essence is based on the rich textile heritage of India, involving the traditional practices of a textile art called Kalamkari. This textile technique involves ancient methods of wooden block printing and dyeing with vegetable dyes. Chakra’s founder and head designer Bindu Kasinadhuni, wanted society to make eco conscious choices when it comes to children clothing and revive the traditions of this dying textile art. The clothes are made of soft cotton and natural dyes which is ideal for summer. Through their product Chakra is also making efforts to educate the world on the benefits of eco conscious clothing. Their production house helps boost the economic standards of the artisans in the community. Continue reading

Umrao Jaan Garden Gala

asian fashion blog umrao jaan the rednotebook blogAs I made my way through the marigold-clad black iron gate into the sprawling garden estate, I was transported  into a poetic world of Lucknow’s Mughal courtyard. Billionaires H S Narula and wife Surina opened their lush green garden estate to support renowned South Asian dance company Akademi. The charity garden gala recreated the magic of Umrao Jaan – an Urdu classic, based on the famous Lucknow courtesan. It was Akademi’s first ever fundraising gala and their sheer dedication toward their passion was fully evident in the interactive Umrao Jaan narration. It was conceptualised by Mira Kaushik, Director, Akademi and brought to life by creative director Subhalaxmi Mukherjee. Continue reading

Aashni + Co presents A Summer Affair


Great news all, one of my favourite designer designer Anushreee Reddy will be showcasing the much appreciated The Royal Courtyard collection featured in Lakme fashion week right here in London. Aashni + Co will be hosting an exclusive, summer season extravaganza, A Summer Affair, taking place on Saturday 20th June, 11am – 6pm at Park Suite, The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA. The trunk show will curate latest collections by Anushree Reddy, Rose Room Couture and Amishi.

I recently wrote this post ‘The Perfect Outfit for Sisters’ for Think Shaadi and Anushree Reddy was my go to choice for fun and feminine Indian outfits. This is a great opportunity to view her latest collection in person and The Royal Courtyard will be debuting internationally.

The other brand in the trunk show is Rose Room Couture by designers by Isha and Namrata Rajpal with celebrity fans of the label including singer Kanika Kapoor.The strong identity of Rose Room Couture lies in its super-feminine and fantastical style, breaking free from seriousness and old school traditions.  And there will also be Amishi London named after the designer herself. The brand is known for its luxury handbags and jewellery.

The event is right in time for your festive shopping  so save the date and be ready to savour some great designs.

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Aashni + Co presents A Summer Affair

Saturday 20th June, 11am – 6pm

Park Suite, The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA

Admission: Free to attend

RSVP to attend essential. Please RSVP to: info@aashniandco.com


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Introducing VIVA-LUXE.COM

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I love online shopping. Browsing latest collections and designs online is my favorite pass time. I enjoy exploring latest trends for both my Indian and western wardrobe. Living in London I have access to all designer and highstreet brands which would deliver next day. However when it comes to my Indian fashion shopping, delivery time is always an issue. Recently I came across VIVA-LUXE.COM. VIVA-LUXE is a new online destination selling asian designer wear. What sets VIVA-LUXE aside from other e-tail sites is the ease of delivery and 21 days exchange/return policy. They also offer next day delivery on their ready made stock. The great thing is that they offer FREE standard delivery worldwide. Their delivery service looks very attractive to me. Will surely try them out sometime.

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Maheep Kapoor Fashion director @VIVA-LUXE

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Post Pregnancy Outfit Ideas

Really excited and nervous to share my first video blog with you all. In this video I talk about styling post maternity outfits. Currently I am coming to terms with my new body shape and thinking of ideas to feel body confident. Do watch the video and give me your feedback.

Here is the list of brands I have talked about in the video.

Outfit 1

Dress – http://bit.ly/1LhiIJg

Shirt– http://bit.ly/1ej5rWj

Shoes– http://bit.ly/1HxBI8w

Outfit 2

Dress– http://bit.ly/1LhiIJg

Blazer – http://www.dorothyperkins.com/

Necklace – http://www.hm.com/gb/

Shoes – http://www.hm.com/gb/

Soltee by Sulakshana Monga

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Celebrated couture designer, Sulakshana Monga, will be arriving in the UK to host a three-day trunk show of the latest bridal and cocktail wear collection by her sought after label, Soltee by Sulakshana Monga. The event will take place at the UK boutique at Unit 2, 90-94 Soho Road, Birmingham B21 9DP on Friday 29th May, 12-7pm; Saturday 30th May, 11am-7pm; and Sunday 31st May, 12-6pm.

Sulakshana Monga will be unveiling her Autumn/ Winter 2015 collection, entitled Intrinsic Beauty, after its recent success at Amazon India Fashion Week. For the first time ever, clients and UK fans of the label will be able to book one to one bridal consultations with the designer herself and shop the collection as it makes its debut in the UK.

Sulakshana has been the recipient of coveted accolades including the Shama Prasad Mukherjee Award in the field of Art (2015) and the Bharat Gaurav Award (2014). She is one of the most hyped designers to partake in Amazon India Fashion Week and formerly Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week; India Couture Week; and formerly Lakme Fashion Week.

Trunk Show hosted by Sulakshana Monga

Unit 2, 90-94 Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9DP

Tel: 0121 554 7543

Friday 29th May, 12-7pm; Saturday 30th May, 11am-7pm;

And Sunday 31st May, 12-6pm

Website: www.soltee.co.uk

Facebook: Soltee by Sulakshana Monga

Twitter: @SolteeUK

Instagram: @SolteeUK

Pinterest: Pinterest.com/SolteeUK

Tumblr: SolteeUK.tumblr.com


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Aashni & Co Blowout Sample Sale

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Time to grab a good deal ladies. Save the date for the Aashni & Co Blowout Sample Sale on Saturday 16th May, 10am – 6pm at Aashni + Co, 47 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AA.

Collections by India’s leading fashion designers such as Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani, Rohit Bal, Varun Bahl, Vineet Bahl, Anamika Khanna, Gaurav Gupta, Indian by Manish Arora, Anand Kabra, Marg by Soumitra and many more will be available to purchase at a FLAT 70 PER CENT OFF!

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This is what Aashni Anshul Doshi (Shah), Founder and Creative Director, Aashni + Co has to say about the event , “The sale is specifically aimed at brides who are looking to purchase on the day. It’s ideal if you’ve been shopping before and have a clear sense of what style dress you’re looking for, so you can find a beautiful gown from our designer samples at a fraction of the retail price.”

Aashni + Co Blowout Sample Sale, Saturday 16th May, 10am – 6pm

Aashni + Co, 47 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AA

Email: info@aashniandco.com

Tel: +44 207 985 0155