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Manish Malhotra at Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014

6 Aug

best of Manish Malhotra India Couture Week 2014

Manish Malhotra. THE Manish Malhotra! I was beyond excited to see what impressive creations he’d whipped up. And who the Bollywood showstoppers were going to be! Last year, he had roped in Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone! Continue reading

Raghavendra Rathore at India Bridal Fashion Week 2013

26 Jul

Anil Kapoor IBFW 2013 thedelhibride Raghavendra Rathore

Men, men, men. Gorgeous men, smoking hot men, in well-fitted suits and pants and razor sharp cuts on their jackets and waistcoats. Ufff!

I was sitting away from my husband during this show, and I quickly developed a crush on one of the male models. Note to all husbands - NEVER leave your wife alone during a Raghavendra Rathore fashion show. She’ll quickly develop a male model crush that will be difficult to get rid off.

Back to the collection. It had Raghavendra Rathore written all over it. The perfect fit, men looking sharp - it was also the only show where there was an equal number (if not more) of Menswear. So many great ideas for the boys - what they can wear to their own wedding functions! Throw out those plain kurtas, and get yourself some ideas from this plethora of awesomeness in the mens’ collection.

While the men set fire to the runway, the women weren’t too far behind. I found a couple of outfits I loved for us girls as well. Although nothing from the women’s collection could be worn Continue reading

Groom Wear at Tarun Tahiliani Couture Exposition 2013

19 Jul
Tarun Tahiliani Couture Exposition 2013 Media Preview

Tarun Tahiliani Couture Exposition 2013 Media Preview

Did you think I was going to talk only about Bridal Wear from Tarun Tahiliani’s couture collection? Not leaving the boys out this time!

Of course, the collection for men was limited. But I still found some that I loved! I tend to enjoy the simpler ones when it comes to menswear. Here they are -

TDB’s Picks

Light gold sherwani

A light gold sherwani with traditional chikankari, and resham and kasab embroidery on the borders. Worn with a long, pleated, silk brocade kurta and churidar. Look enhanced by a Jamewar shawl, embroidered juttis and jewel buttons on the sherwani.

A light gold sherwani with traditional chikankari, and resham and kasab embroidery on the borders. Worn with a long, pleated, silk brocade kurta and churidar. Look enhanced by a Jamewar shawl, embroidered juttis and jewel buttons on the sherwani.

Neither a big fan of the Jamewar shawl, nor of the peeping pleated long kurt a underneath. Just put the boy in the sherwani and let the kurta end where the sherwani ends. This one reminds me of what my husband wore Continue reading

thedelhibride Asks…Grooming the Groom!

18 Oct

Mr. Fiancé has recently been asking me if there is any grooming he needs to do in order to look his best on wedding day. He’s heard me talk about so many things I’m doing to get myself ready for D-day (facials and other pre-bridal lingo) he’s starting to wonder if it’s only me who’s getting married! Well, I think somebody’s just feeling a bit left out!
Before I throw the question your way, I’ll give you some relevant details about his current state -
His face and body need nothing, really. I considered suggesting a facial to him, just because I found it sooo relaxing for myself. But he’s never had one before and I don’t want to suggest he tries out something completely new 10 days before the wedding. Plus, his skin is fab anyway so really, what’s the point?
I dragged him to b:blunt to get a haircut a few days back, so that’s perfect as well.
So you see, I don’t think he needs to do anything. But he’s been pestering me for the last few weeks, asking me “please tell me if there is anything I need to go, I’ll do it!” So girls, the floor’s open for you to tell the men what they need to do (just the way God intended :p)…
What grooming should a groom do to get ready for his wedding?

The Indian Groom’s Dilemma - To Propose or Not To Propose?

11 Aug

This one’s for the grooms. Brideys, if you manage to get them to read it, you just might get what you wished for ;)

Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Boy drops on one knee and proposes to the girl. She gives an ecstatic yes! Parents meet for the first time. Wedding takes place. Boy and girl live happily ever after.

And…cut to India. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They want to get married. Parents meet for the first time. They give an ecstatic yes! Wedding takes place. Boy and girl live happily ever after.

But wait…didn’t we skip something? Ah, yes…the mandatory “Boy drops on one knee and proposes to the girl.”

But, is it really mandatory? In India, not really. It’s something that happens “just in the movies”.

Well, not anymore. There is a small, yet significant group of men who understand the need to provide their soon-to-be-wives with a proposal worthy of an “Awww!” “But, what’s the point?” you ask. Your wedding date has been fixed – “popping the question” is a redundant exercise now. It’s a done deed. The love of your life already knows she’s marrying you, as does every other kaka, mama, tai in the neighbourhood. Why, in the name of God, do you still need to get down on one knee?

Rule #1 for you buddy: Never believe a girl who says she doesn’t want/need to be proposed to.

Now that you’ve accepted the fact, make a decision. You have one of three options:

  • Go the whole hog: Go through the pain to propose to her the way they show it “in the movies” – surprise her. You must be wondering – what ring do I propose with? My family is already getting her a diamond ring for the engagement ceremony! Here’s a unique idea – buy her a Swarovski ring! They’re very reasonable, but still nice enough to propose with. I got this idea from a Peaches & Blush blog post here, where her soon-to-be-husband proposed to her on a hot air balloon with a Swarovski ring that has butterflies on it. (A note for the women reading this – do check out the post for her diamond engagement ring, it’s beautiful! She also gives some great advice on shopping for diamonds there)
  • Compromise aka na idhar ka na udhar ka: If you consider this whole exercise truly redundant and there’s no way that a girl living in Delhi who’s going to get married soon can convince you of it, then atleast on the day of your engagement drop on one knee while you place the ring on her finger. Trust me, she’ll remember it.
  • Do nothing: You refuse to do any of the above, because you feel you don’t need to. You’re marrying her after all, and that should be enough. That’s alright – it’s your life, your decision. But do yourself a favour and buy the book “Chicken Soup for the Indian Bride’s Soul”. Read a story in there called “Popping the Question” – it will help you have a solid answer in place for life…just in case that moment creeps up on you where your wife asks “How come I never got a proposal?” Reading that story will save your a**.

Although I may have made it sound like a really big deal, I didn’t mean to. Proposal or no proposal, the girl you’re marrying will be extremely glad to have the chance to spend her life with the one she loves. We’re not that bad ;) Here’s to a very happy married life to all you boys, and to that day when realisation dawns on you that it’s best to let your wife atleast think she’s always right!

Note: thedelhibride is neither liable nor responsible for any unrealistic expectations that have been created in the minds of brides after reading this post.


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