Beauty Review: New York Facial at Lumiere Dermatology

19 Sep

You’re a bride to be. Your wedding date is closing in. In the mad rush of completing your massive checklist, you forgot all about the multiple-facial-sessions you were supposed to “begin 6 months prior to your wedding.” NOW WHAT?!

Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret. If you’re willing to spill some serious dough (think, 20k plus), you can make your skin wedding-ready in under 1 hour. NO JOKES.

What is this thing that makes your skin look great in under 40 minutes?

A facial.

It’s no ordinary facial, mind you. It’s the New York Facial. Done under the care of Dr Kiran Lohia at Lumiere Dermatology.

Beauty Review New York Facial at Lumiere Dermatology Delhi

When the team at Lumiere contacted me offering a session of the NY Facial back in January, I was skeptical, to say the least. You know I’ve only ever gotten 2 facials in my life before this (both during the run up to my wedding in 2012), so I’m not one to experiment Continue reading

Giveaway: Win a Pass to The Wedding Filmer Workshop in Delhi!

17 Sep

***This contest is closed. Winner announced at the end of the post.***

giveaway win free passes to the wedding filmer workshop in delhi

The Wedding Filmer needs no introduction on this blog. I love what they do, and hope that every bride gets a wedding film that’s as full of love and beautiful memories as the ones that TWF Team makes.

But I have always wondered – what’s the secret behind all that magic they create on-screen? Is there a secret sauce? Don’t deny it – you’ve wondered too. Hoped you’d be able to crack that formula, that makes each video created by The Wedding Filmer – special.


What do I mean by that?

If you’re a photographer, videographer, or bride to be for whom a dazzling wedding video is top priority – YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE WEDDING FILMER TEAM!

They’re here in Delhi next Monday (22nd September), and are holding a workshop where they’ll teach you what it takes to create a wedding film, with a touch of TWF magic on it. 6 hours that will change your life.

Here are the workshop details (click to enlarge) -

How Do I Enter The Contest?

Just leave a comment below and tell us -

“Why do you want to attend The Wedding Filmer Workshop?”

The most worthy response will win a seat in their workshop, worth INR 4500!

Last date to enter is: 19th September, 2014 upto 11.59 PM

The lucky winner will be announced on 20th September!

***Please leave a comment below – on this blog post – to enter***

Edit: Thanks for the enthusiastic participation! I, along with a panel of trusted friends and family, narrowed it down to our top three picks. But since we have only 1 pass to give away, we had to pick one person!

And the winner is…

Pushpendra Gautam!

Congrats, Pushpendra! We will get in touch with you by email shortly!

Once again, thank you to all the people who entered the contest. You’re going to see a lot more giveaways on thedelhibride in the coming months. Hope to see you try your luck there again!

Trousseau Destination: Anita Dongre, Delhi

12 Sep

For more trousseau destination posts, go here.

Anita Dongre Trousseau Destination DLF Emporio delhi bridal store

Trousseau heaven.

It’s been a 2 year love affair with Anita Dongre’s bridal wear, and I’m still repeating the same two words – trousseau heaven.

If you’ve been reading the blog long enough, you would’ve figured this out by now – I’m a huge fan. A kid in a candy store. Which is why you can understand why it’s been a very exciting August for me, to put it mildly Continue reading

Shopping Guide to Jalsa Exhibition 2014

5 Sep

Shopping Guide to Jalsa 2014

I spent a couple of hours at Jalsa yesterday, with a friend who is looking for her bridal trousseau. I made copious notes of which stalls we liked, and which outfits we were drawn to. So you can go in and head straight to our favourite names, instead of walking around aimlessly for hours and getting exhausted needlessly. For those of you planning on visiting Jalsa today, or in the coming months, here’s your guide to the must-visits in the chaos.  Continue reading

Trend Spotting: 6 Bridal Trends for Wedding Season 2014-15

4 Sep

Like I said in my last post, I’m currently compiling a Resource Guide to Fashion Weeks for 2014-15: Bridal Edition. This is one of the posts from the series.

So many fashion weeks, so many wedding exhibitions. You’re feeling lost, but I’m here to put it all together and wrap it up in a neat package with a bow on it for you :) In continuation with de-mystifying Fashion Week for brides, here’s the post I wrote on IndianRoots that covers THREE fashion weeks in a single page. Hard work, but someone’s gotta do it! Read an excerpt below:

Trend Spotting: 6 Bridal Trends for Wedding Season 2014-15 thedelhibride guest post

“Your wedding is just around the corner, and you’re drawing up a list of trousseau items you need to buy.

Sarees, anarkalis, lehengas – the usual. But should you buy that floral print saree? Is colour-blocking still in? Are pastels the right colour palette, or was that three seasons ago?

Lucky for you, three fashion weeks just wrapped up in India – Lakme Fashion Week, India Bridal Fashion Week and India Couture Week. This is where the top designers showcase their latest collections and determine what you will see at Indian weddings over the next 6 months (and what shops in Chandni Chowk will make replicas of). While there are plenty of places to find “hot trends” from any one fashion week, we scoured through every outfit from all THREE to bring to you the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season. Say hello to the most comprehensive trend guide from LFW, IBFW and ICW 2014!”

Find out what the 6 trends you shouldn’t miss out on are – right here.

10 Best Shows from Lakme Fashion Week for Brides & Wedding Guests

2 Sep

Currently compiling a Resource Guide to Fashion Weeks for 2014-15: Bridal Edition. This is one of the posts from the series. More fashion-week posts coming up over the next few days.

10 Best Shows from Lakme Fashion Week for Brides and wedding guests

Lakme Fashion Week just wrapped up a few weeks back, and if you’re a bride to be, looking for your trousseau here can be pretty overwhelming. India Couture Week and India Bridal Fashion Week are simpler – just a few shows, that you can quickly click through pictures of online and figure out what you like. But Lakme Fashion Week?

With 40+ shows and almost 80 designers, where should you even begin looking?

Right here, of course!  Continue reading

A New York Summer: Part 1

1 Sep

A New York Summer Part 1

It was the best, and worst, 6 weeks of my life.

Let’s get the worst out of the way first.  Continue reading

Meera & Muzaffar Ali at India Bridal Fashion Week 2014

16 Aug

Meera & Muzaffar Ali India Bridal Fashion Week 2014

After a slew of fashion week posts, this is the last individual show I’m going to talk about from India Bridal Fashion Week 2014. There might be some trend or other posts where I will talk about the show as a whole, but as for individual designers – this is the last one. Continue reading

Jyotsna Tiwari at India Bridal Fashion Week 2014

13 Aug

Jyotsna Tiwari India Bridal Fashion Week 2014

My favourite show of India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 – Tarun Tahiliani. My second favourite? This one.

Jyostsna Tiwari took us for a romantic stroll under a night sky lit up with stars. Among cherry trees, we swayed to the music. Angels walked past in baby pinks and sky blues, tiny floral embroidery on nets and tulles. Dewy makeup, pink lips. French braids and messy buns. Continue reading

Suneet Varma at India Bridal Fashion Week 2014

11 Aug

Suneet Varma India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 cover photo

Mirror work. And an ethnic feel. These seem to be the top trends this season, as Suneet Varma models sashayed down the ramp in ethnic bridal outfits with mirror embellishments. Continue reading


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