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Bride Beyond Borders Part 3: Three Months to I Do

2 May

7 years ago, a young Pakistani girl landed in the UK to pursue a degree in Psychology from Warwick University. Little did she know, she’d meet her Prince Charming in this land where there were so many just like her – people who looked like her, behaved like her, but were from across the border back in Asia. Soma found her Indian Prince in Hasan, and they’re soon to be married. This is the third post in a series on a Pakistani bride marrying an Indian groom, with hopes to settle in India to begin their new life together. After the proposal and her trip to India, find out how she is preparing for her new life in Part 3 of the series: Bride Beyond Borders. Continue reading

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Make A Fashion Statement at the Next Wedding You Attend

1 Apr

Make a Fashion Statement at the next wedding you attend Masaba Gupta saris

I’ve been married for almost a year and a half now. And this is what happens every time I open my cupboard to choose a sari to wear to a wedding –

I browse through all the saris I own, and reject 90% of them because “it’s chamki” “too plain” “already worn it to the last 6 weddings” or “everyone’s going to be wearing this”.

Sometimes, when I’ve attended too many weddings in a row, I reject ALL the saris in my cupboard, because it gets seriously repetitive – the same style, the same embroidery, the same fabrics. Now I’m not the kind of person who likes to make serious fashion statements at a wedding, so I usually stick to very “typical” kind of saris. The most I do is Continue reading

Meena Bazaar: SALE & Insider’s Tip!

17 Jan

Meena Bazaar SALE January 2014

Meena Bazaar goes on sale starting tomorrow – 18th January. ALL INDIA! Upto 20% off.

But since there are many other stores that go by the same name, just to clarify, there’s a full list of the stores that are actually going on sale tomorrow – at the end of this post.

The Big Insider’s Tip

So you didn’t think this blog’s tagline was “An Insider’s Guide to Wedding Planning” for nothing now, did you? A little birdie has told me you can actually visit a Meena Bazaar store TODAY, find out the SALE PRICE of the item, tell them to keep it aside for you and pick it up TOMORROW at the discounted rate! You get to avoid trying to find your perfect outfit amidst the mad shopping rush tomorrow. But no guarantees there won’t be a rush there this evening after reading this post 😉 Try your luck! Two of my heaviest trousseau saris are from Meena Bazaar, and I got one of those during a sale!

Which Meena Bazaar stores are Actually On Sale?

Delhi

  • South Ex
  • Vasant Kunj (DLF Promenade)
  • GK1 (M-block market)
  • Rajouri Garden
  • Pitampura (Kapil Vihar)
  • Rohini (City Center Mall)
  • Laxmi Nagar (V3S East Centre Mall)
  • Shahdara (Cross River Mall)

NCR

  • Noida (Sector-18 market)
  • Indirapuram (Shipra Mall)
  • Greater Noida (Ansal Plaza)
  • Vaishali (Mahagun Metro Mall)
  • Gurgaon (MGF Metropolitan Mall & DLF City Centre Mall)
  • Faridabad (Crown Interiorz)

Other Cities

  • Mumbai, Dehradun, Patna
  • Kanpur, Agra, Indore, Bhopal
  • Raipur, Bilaspur
  • Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Chandigarh
  • Dehradun
  • Mumbai

You can find detailed addresses of all these Meena Bazaar stores here.

To further clarify, THIS Meena Bazaar is NOT on sale.

Are you going to your closest Meena Bazaar today?

If you’d like to know about other ongoing sales in India, visit the Sale Alerts section on the blog.

Hauz Khas Village Favourites Revisited

16 Jul

I visited Hauz Khas Village for a meeting today, and of course, once the meeting was over I couldn’t stop myself from taking a look at the latest collection at some of my favourite stores. I would’ve visited many more, but it was raining and there were puddles forming all around at a rather rapid speed. So I just dropped by at three stores in the main lane – the ones I’ve already spoken about on the blog before: Rewaz by Dolly J, Ole Couture & Ogaan.

Rewaz has some pretty lehengas – and I saw a few that were along the same lines as the ones I’d seen at Anita Dongre’s bridal wear store in Phoenix Mills as well as at Sabyasachi’s collection at the Vogue Wedding Show – chikankari work on pastel shade lehengas with tiny sequins sparsely spread over them. Of course, they also had some pretty anarkalis that were almost gowns and some stunning lehengas. Basically, you can buy some trousseau wear from here, if you’re willing to spend over 20-30k on saris and suits. The lehengas were in the 40k+ range.

Ole Couture is still the same – I continue to think it’s kind of overpriced, but it has some great outfits. The second I walked in, there was this stunning dark blue pleated long dress with golden sequins on the upper half. So worthy of being worn to a red carpet event! Price was over 20k. I noticed how a lot of the collection was exactly the same as last year’s – saw the same lehengas and anarkalis. Also spotted a very pretty bright pink lehenga with aari work on it, that I had fallen in love with last year. My own wedding lehenga is very similar – but this one is heavier (in weight) and costs more (2.3 lakh). But a lot of last year’s collection is on sale at the moment – 10% to 25% discount. I found out that the sale is almost over, so if you’re looking to buy from there – go TOMORROW!

Ogaan is also still the same – feels like you walked into Indian wear heaven. Nikasha outfits are absolutely stunning – the gorgeous shades, the flowy anarkalis, the delicate work, I just love it all! Prices are sky-high as well, but that’s not surprising as it’s a designer wear store. If you’re looking for pricey gota patti work suits/anarkalis and saris, they have a really great collection. Saffron is another brand that has pretty gota patti pieces in the store at the moment. Prices range from 50k to 75k, so head in there only if you have deep pockets. Lehengas start at 1 lakh.