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April 2017

Fashion

Meenakari Kundan Love from Style Savita



In the beginning of the year, I said that I will try and share more about my Indian wardrobe on this blog. So today I am sharing some beautiful stuff from two lovely brands. My jewellery is courtesy Style Savita  and outfit is by Jyoti Chandhok.

Style Savita is an online boutique for exclusive and affordable handmade Indian jewellery and accessories. Browse StyleSavita.com to find Indian jewellery and accessories for brides, weddings, celebrations and special occasions from necklace sets, earrings, rings, bangles, handbags to maang tikka and matha patti hair accessories.

For all my lovely readers, I have collaborated with Style Savita to get 5% off their site. Use the code Mandavi5 to get 5% your purchase.

Now let’s talk about the look. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would know how much I love Jyoti’s work and this garara is no exception.

Gararas have an old-world charm to them. But I really like the way Jyoti has adopted the design to suit our contemporary lifestyle. The outfit is delicate and with a lightweight finish in soft fabric – perfect for dancing parties where you do not want to be restricted by a heavy outfit. It’s well-tailored and finely-finished with a gold rose pattern sparkle design on the garara. The dupatta comes with a border and a pinch mukaish work all over.

Gararas are slightly different from shararas. They are fitted on the leg and flare out from the knee. While sharars are wide leg and loose with lots of pleats.

The jewellery complemented the simple garara top. Thanks to my friends at Style Savita for sending this intricate Kundan set over. I styled my outfit with this gorgeous meenakari green enamel kundan set from Style Savita. This kundan and pearl necklace comes with a pair of matching kundan earrings to complete the set. The beautiful detailed and intricate coloured meenakari enamel work can be found on the front and back of the jewellery. Thanks Style Savita for this jewellery love.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. If you would like to see more Indian looks on the blog then do let me know. Till then stay tuned.

Events

Anita Dongre and Sonam Kapoor at DIVALICIOUS LONDON

I recently went to DIVAlicious London which hosted renowned Indian designer Anita Dongre in exclusive soiree with Sonam Kapoor. After amassing cult popularity the world over in destinations such as the UAE, India, Kenya, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Hong Kong and Indonesia, London played host to a unique, luxury boutique pop-up exhibition – ‘DIVAlicious 2017’ – on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017 at The May Fair Hotel, London.

International film and fashion icon Sonam Kapoor graced the event. On the by-lines of the exhibition, DIVAlicious London’s partner The Rack – by Kachins presented renowned celebrity fashion designer Anita Dongre. Hot off the ramp of India’s Lakme Fashion Week’s Grand Finale, Anita Dongre has been at the forefront of fashion for over 20 years, having created one of the most successful fashion houses in India. A metaphor for supreme craftsmanship, Anita Dongre’s designs showcase Indian aesthetics in a contemporary language.  Inspired by Rajasthan and India’s rich craft tradition, her handcrafted bridal gotapatti lehengas and handwoven heritage benarasi creations are coveted by brides across the world. Anita Dongre’s commitment to revive, sustain and empower the Indian crafts and textiles led her to launch Grassroot, a sustainable and eco-conscious luxury prêt label. DIVAlicious London marked Anita Dongre’s inaugural London showcase. The event showcased Anita Dongre’s acclaimed collection “Alchemy” (A Magical Transformation).

Private banker turned full time fashion entrepreneur Vanitaa Bhatia launched DIVAlicious in Dubai in 2011.  This is what she had to say about the event “We had a resounding weekend in London with a great turn out. With the reception we received, I can immediately claim that we will be back again next year and hope to make it an annual spring affair for the fashion-conscious market that is London.  Our next step is Nairobi, Kenya!”

I enjoyed exploring the new Anita Dongre’s Lakme Fashion Week’s Grand Finale collection. It was stunning and the designs were very fresh and feminine. The good thing is that these designs can be bought directly from http://shop.anitadongre.com/. Do have a look at the website and you will find all the latest pieces there.

Anita Dongre

Anita Dongre

Anita Dongre

Me with Anita Dongre

I also came across a brand called Azuli by Nikki from Bombay. I really liked some of the pieces in her collection and tried this cream colour straight kurta. The one I am wearing in this picture has yellow embroidery but I ordered the same design with peach coloured embroidery.

Me wearing Azuli by Nikki

Azuli By Nikki

 

I also spotted this stunning pearl work kurta by Mehreen Noorani. Mehreen Noorani  is a Dubai based brand and you can find them on facebook here.

 

Next stop was Payal Jain. Her collection included lots of creams and whites. I tried this white embroidered anarkali on me. I loved the all-over embroidery and the colour.

Me in Payal Jain

 

Also spotted the lady behind CILVANA Designs wearing one of her beautiful pieces.

CILVANA Designs

 

 

In the end if was a good fashion fun day and like always, it was great to bump into some of my blogger friends. I also bumped into one of my competition winners and she was really happy to be there.

Me at the event

I hope you enjoyed exploring some new brands. Do let me know your favorites.

 

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