10 Beauty Lessons from Clinique’s Bridal Event

27 Nov Clinique Bridal Trousseau service event

Remember the Clinique giveaway we held on the blog recently? The two brides who won the contest were in for a very special treat – an afternoon with Clinique Colour Specialists learning the basics of skin care and makeup, and Clinique goodies for their bridal trousseau. I was, of course, right there with the brides – taking notes at rapid speed while the Clinique experts demonstrated their magic on a model.

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Sangeet Songs: The Bride & Groom Dance

22 Nov

Sangeet Songs Bride & Groom Dance

You may have heard that my best friend is getting married. With just over a week left to her Sangeet, dance practices have been on in full swing. One of the things we’ve had trouble deciding has been – the bride and groom song. Both of them are a little shy about performing with just each other on stage. And solo songs? Forgetaboutit. So I tried pitching a few songs to them that are not super mushy and romantic – maybe they would be more comfortable doing a cool/cute song with no ballroom dancing involved? Then I realised – hey! I have a whole list to share Continue reading

Bride’s Guide to the New IndianRoots Sale

15 Nov

The sale is on till Monday – 17 November stocks last. Hurry, hurry!

You know how when you’re a bride to be, there’s just so much stuff to buy? Suddenly, you need suits you can wear for dinner parties, a pre-wedding party outfit last minute because you forgot to get one in the middle of all that lehenga shopping, an assortment of blouses, dupattas and sandals that are pretty, versatile, stylish – all rolled up in one? Oh wait, and you almost forgot this – a (not boring!) shawl or two to wrap your newlywed self in for winter weddings! SO much to buy, SO little time, and never enough pennies to buy it all.

Enter – the sale that will save you from all your trousseau shopping troubles.

IndianRoots 50% off sale


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My Best Friend’s Wedding: Sangeet Outfit Secret Board Revealed!

14 Nov

My Best Friend's Wedding Secret Sangeet Outfit Lust List Revealed

Deciding what to wear on your best friend’s Sangeet is not as easy as it should be. Or, is it – and we just make it complicated?

Either way, you know you don’t want to out-do the bride, but you also don’t want to look like the lost daughter of that Aunty who the bride last met in 1993 and has turned up only because her mom guilted her into it with that dreadful line we’re all akin to falling for “Beta, you never come with us anywhere.”

Basically, you want to lie somewhere in between the “Who does she think she is? The bride?!” and the “Didn’t anyone tell her she was attending a Wedding?!” Continue reading

My Best Friend’s Wedding: 18 Days To Go & I Still Don’t Know What I’m Wearing

12 Nov

If you haven’t yet, read the first two posts from this series – Prologue & Chapter 1 – before you get started with this post.

My Best Friend's Wedding 18 Days To Go And I Still Don't Know What To Wear

Panic is slowly, but surely, making it’s way into my mind. I have bits and pieces figured out, but not a single look is a 100% done. This is what I’ve figured out till now -

On Mehendi

DECIDED! :) All the way from the outfit, the earrings and the exact bangles I’m going to have on.

Footwear is the only part of the look that’s still a big fat questions mark. I need to buy pretty jootis. Continue reading

My Best Friend’s Wedding: My Personal Checklist as Maid Of Honour

11 Nov

Read the Prologue before you get started with Chapter 1.

My Best Friend's Wedding My Personal Checklist as Maid Of Honour

I’m a self-appointed maid-of-honour at Karishma’s wedding. And what ends up happening to the maid-of-honour? The wedding is one month away, and I haven’t even decided what I’m going to wear!

Ok, before a panic attack sets in, let’s make a list. Because lists always calm us OCD (mild, mild case) type of people. Continue reading

My Best Friend’s Wedding: Prologue | Karishma

10 Nov

My Best Friend's Wedding Prologue

Haha. My best friend. I sound more 16 than 26, don’t I? :)

Everyone starts off their childhood with one best friend. That first best friend. If you’ve changed schools, or cities – you’ll know it means: enter best friend #2. Then college brings you a new best friend, and maybe you were lucky enough to find another one at your new work place, or your second college.

As life goes on, you add best friends to your list. Though once you hit your twenties, the phrase slowly makes its way out of your vocabulary, and you’re introducing him or her as “one of my closest friends”. But in your head, you’re still saying “my best friend”. It never gets old, does it?

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Clinique Giveaway: Exclusive Invite to Trousseau Bridal Service and a Gift Bag

4 Nov
Giveaway includes Clinique’s Bridal Trousseau Service event and complimentary treats!


Clinique and thedelhibride giveaway for brides

–This contest is now closed. Winners announced at the end of the post.–

I recently completed 2 years of wedded bliss. Around this time of the year, I find myself getting nostalgic about the lead up to the wedding – all the preparation, the frantic calls to the (then) fiancé and of course, putting together my makeup trousseau box.

Back in 2011, I knew very little about skin care, and next to nothing about makeup. Getting a beauty box together for my trousseau was proving to be Continue reading

A word about lehenga shopping & wedding vendors

17 Oct

A word about lehenga shopping and wedding vendors

A classmate of mine from school is getting married soon, and asked me where she should go look for a lehenga. I told her the names of a few stores in Chandni Chowk, Shahpur Jat, and a few other areas of Delhi. She visited a particular store in Chandni Chowk this week, and came back to me with this -

“These are some issues I faced-
1.guard doesn’t let me take my handbag inside the shop- says it’s too big? What? Really? I’m going to steal a Lehenga in a tote? Okay! So after arguing, I leave it there taking out my precious stuff.
2. The shop is empty, being a wednesday (Oct 15)
3. A guy on first floor asks us what do we want, I shout.. Bridal. He says come up
4. My mom( with knee troubles  yet braving Chandni Chowk with me) and I climb up and the guy asks us rudely- do you have an appointment? I say..excuse me? And lo- he tells me… We don’t show any lehngas without appointment. And turns away. Showing no interest, not asking us politely to wait or telling us a process to take an appointment or basically any concern for a customer who was ready to spend a good amount of money in your shop. We left and that’s that. So, shouldn’t they advertise this somewhere? Outside their shop maybe? Or before ppl climb up a flight of stairs?” Continue reading

Trousseau Picks for your First Summer as a Newlywed: WIFW edition

14 Oct

You might not know this, but Wills India Fashion Week is the only fashion show in the country that showcases designs one season in advance. Which means that if you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon ensemble for that summer destination, or picking pieces for your work wardrobe post the honeymoon and wondering what to wear to dinner parties once temperatures rise again and those heavily embroidered velvets will no longer do – YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

WIFW just concluded their Spring-Summer 2015 shows and I, of course, scoured ALL the shows from all 5 days to bring you Summer Picks for your Trousseau.


You want to travel comfortably, but with a bit of style. Not so much though that it looks like you just walked off the runway. Although these were picked off the runway, they’re wearable, fit for travel and definitely “easy style”. Yup, just made up a phrase that I’m pretty sure has been used before, but let’s just let credit remain in my pocket for a while, shall we?


Big fan of the pastel pinks, baby pinks and dirty pinks making their way into our closets. Also, notice how the midi is in? Midi = Comfort = Major brownie points for ease of travelling in!

Pankaj & Nidhi gave drool-worthy outfits – vintage-y, my favourite type!

To The Beach

Sexy swimsuits by Shivan & Narresh – the kinds you can only wear on your honeymoon at a beach abroad.

Outfits perfect for a day out at the beach! Or pool side.

To Work

Ok, confession time. These work for work (see what I did there?) only if you work in the fashion industry. Or at a place where you’re expected to turn up in something other than a formal pair of pants and standard blue/white shirt – day after day. After day. After day. *flashbacks to my days in corporate uniform for 3 years* Gahhhh…! *shakes it off*

So, for those of you blessed (or cursed?) with a workplace that welcomes personal style statements – this curation’s for you.

And of course, some options that can be worn to any office -

Formal Dinner Parties and Summer Weddings

You should have options in your trousseau to quickly slip into for summer events, especially those endless dinner parties where you’d want to look like a stylish newlywed and not the in-your-face one loaded with jewellery and zardosi. Light, light, light.

Manish Gupta churned out some beauties in these pale yellows and mint greens. Accessorise with pearls or emeralds.

If you’d like to see the more of the best of WIFW, go here.

Which one is your favourite pick for a summer wardrobe?


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