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Bridal Picks from Manish Malhotra | Amazon India Couture Week 2015

5 Aug Heavy Sequin Gown - Manish Malhotra - Amazon India Couture Week 2015

It sucked that we didn’t get invited to Manish Malhotra’s show. It was one of the 3 shows that took place off-site at Amazon India Couture Week, and for some reason, off-site = limited media entry.¬†I overheard someone state matter-of-factly that only 30 Media Seats were available. Wow, that’s just great. But what about us bloggers, Manish? I thought our meeting earlier this year meant something to you.

I thought we explained what wedding blogs are to you, and you…you promised you wouldn’t forget! Is this how you repay us?! For the one hundred and eighty five seconds we took out of our busy lives to introduce the concept of wedding blogging to you?! *turns away¬†dramatically*

Well, let bygones be bygones. Maybe next time we meet you’ll have a gift ready for me. You know, to make it up to me? A lehenga¬†maybe. Well, alright alright. Don’t get angsty *rolls her eyes* Even a dupatta will do.

I need to praise your collection now. These brides na, won’t leave me alone even for 2 minutes to speak to MM. They want to see the pictures NOW. Off you go, M. I’ll see you next at the Vogue Wedding Show, darling. *air kiss* *air kiss*

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Anju Modi at Amazon India Couture Week 2015

4 Aug

Anju Modi Amazon India Couture Week 2015

Although I cribbed about the lack of inspiration at Amazon India Couture Week 2015, one day that managed to leave us with some serious bridal wear favourites was Day 3. While Monisha Jaising gave us a fresh, young take on bridal wear with her Sailing Bride collection, Varun Bahl put up a grand show with the most elegant trousseau pieces out there.

But it was Anju Modi’s¬†couture collection that truly kicked off the exquisite¬†wedding line up¬†on Day 3. Titled “Kashish”, the collection is inspired by a Persian bride’s wardrobe.¬†Anju Modi¬†continued her signature¬†use of intricately and impeccably embroidered motifs, with the effortless layering¬†only she¬†can¬†pull off. And with bright hues of pinks thrown in with beautiful yellows and¬†soft blues – you can only imagine what a sight it made. Although, you don’t need to leave anything to the imagination. Here are all the images, and our favourites, for you to see. Continue reading

Varun Bahl at Amazon India Couture Week 2015

3 Aug Varun Bahl Amazon India Couture Week 2015

This was my favourite show at Couture Week – my absolute favourite. I’m¬†obsessed with the images – zooming into the details feels like a visual treat. It was…delicious, if I may.

Firstly, Varun Bahl called this collection “Song of the Flower”.¬†Flowers in couture? Consider us hooked.

And you cannot believe the beauty of the floral embroidery, the soft shades, the dreamy designs  РI really, really loved it. It feels like you walked into a secret garden, and rolled around in an endless land of flowers.

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Monisha Jaising at Amazon India Couture Week 2015

2 Aug Monisha Jaising Amazon India Couture Week 2015

Monisha Jaising Amazon India Couture Week 2015I’m writing a Day 3 post on Day 5 of¬†Couture Week. This is not how it usually works¬†at the blog. We attend the show, live-tweet and update you on Instagram,¬†all the while typing notes¬†furiously into the phone. 12 hours later, pictures have been selected, edited & uploaded, opinions written, and a post is published. We like speed here, because we know you want to see the best bridal picks from each show the next morning. You expect it, and we love giving it to you.

So you can imagine – this time, when posts have not been published according to our usual schedule, I’ve been¬†smacking myself on the head over and over again. While there are¬†numerous reasons for the¬†delayed posting schedule, there is one that finally lit the light bulb in my head. It’s been “the lack of inspiration”.

Sure, the clothes have been nice. But for some reason, they haven’t left me mesmerised, awe-struck, breathless. I haven’t felt magic unravel itself in front me. Of course, I’ve wondered – is this what happens when you’re attending your third¬†year of fashion weeks? All the awe and wonder is unceremoniously rubbed off? The magic is gone? Or am I just¬†tired, with all the extra work that came up right before fashion week began. But isn’t¬†beautiful fashion supposed to leave you feeling high? Reignite a¬†sleepy soul?

Have my expectations from fashion week become unrealistic?

Or, and really think about this one – is there a genuine lack of beauty this time around. Well, bridal beauty specifically.

While I lose sleep analysing why India Couture Week is failing to wake me up from my mental slumber, YOU¬†still want to know what the best bridal picks were. Obviously. Trousseau shopping doesn’t stop just because one blogger didn’t fall head over heels in love at one fashion week.

And I still want to share the pieces I did like with you. So let’s share ūüôā

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Rahul Mishra at Amazon India Couture Week 2015

31 Jul

Rahul Mishra Amazon India Couture Week 2015

Amazon India Couture Week 2015 kicked off on Wednesday. The first show was Sabyasachi’s, and you may have noticed¬†no post was put up about his show. That’s because it wasn’t really for brides – the shock! the horror! :p And¬†it¬†was, well, not¬†our taste. At all.

You can imagine, then, that I approached Day 2 of AICW with low expectations. Of course, Couture Week is not equal to Bridal Fashion Week, but considering this is India, Couture should equal Bridal!

I sat down for Rahul Mishra’s show,¬†not expecting to find any bridal options. But considering he is known to be a master craftsman of embroidered marvels, I was still looking forward to a mesmerising show. As I read through the press kit, I realised this collection was meant for the new-age bride.¬†I jumped, ever so slightly, on my seat – and a little glimmer of hope started to make its way into my heart. Maybe I’ll find a few outfits I can recommend to brides?

Have you guessed yet?

Yes, Rahul Mishra didn’t disappoint.¬† Continue reading