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Pakistan Fashion Design Council, Now in Delhi!

Yes, after our post on Pakistani designer Maria.B, we are happy to announce the opening of the Pakistan Fashion Design Council’s flagship store in South Ex, New Delhi. So if you are in the mood for some lovely shararas and ghagaras with a Pakistani twist, you know where to head to!

Rumor has it that these guys offer some interesting jumpsuits for the modern bride – we would love to see a bride don a jumpsuit, wouldn’t we? The store houses partnered with the crème de la crème of Pakistani designers which includes Sana safinaz, Karma, Libas, Fahad Hussayn, HSY and many more big names. The festival collection is replete with net, satin & jamawars in blues, reds, grey & beige. However, what sets their bridal range apart is the use of colors like black & white and the long kurtis that can be paired with ghagharas and shararas. Will this appeal to the new age bride is something we need to wait & watch.

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A beautiful mint blue anarkali with a rani pink sharara, easily is our favorite.


White, beige & cream – for some reason reminds us of some of Sabyasachi’s recent works.

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Notice how the reds & pinks are mere highlights to the outfit. We are loving the layers in these outfits!

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If you are looking to pay them a visit, stop by at:  PFDC, The Boulevard, M – 4 , South ex part 2, New Delhi

Festival Collection by Chhabra 555

Everyone in Delhi has heard of Chhabra 555 at some point in time. The brand specializes in Indian wear & have a huge store in Chandni Chowk that we visited during our lehenga hunt. The group recently unveiled its festival collection & here’s a sneak peak.

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The two tone sari-lehenga saris in vibrant colors do make a festive statement. Our favorite is easily the black ensemble with its sheer pallu with resham work. The orange-blue kundan sari reminds us of the one P sported a while back.  We love the two different borders that has been incorporated in these saris. We also love the way they have played with textures  – for instance pairing georgette and tissue zari fabric in the blue-salmon pink sari.

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Our favorite from this lot is the pretty ivory-pink lehenga-sari. Now that outfit does remind us of the pretty black anarkali S wore to her friend’s engagement. We are not big on the blue benarasi  but hey, it bears a striking resemblance to the Rohit Bal sari we saw on Ms Padukone sometime back.

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These kundan lehengas were a rage last year – we suspect they are here to stay.

p.s: Did you know the brand ambassador of Chhabra 555 is Ms Lara Dutta? Gotcha!

The Lehenga Hunt

Every bride has her story of how she found her lehenga. That kind of makes the attire unique right? Here’s the story of how P found hers!

Since it was going to be a traditional tam brahm wedding, P wanted something unique for the reception. This was going to be a south-meets-north wedding & P wanted to transform into this north Indian bride for the reception. It was settled that the look had to be a lehenga after all she was shopping in Delhi!  What started off as casual visits to Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh & the malls turned into one hell of a lehenga hunt.  The thing is, P had her rules – she did not want anything typically bridal – as in the reds and dark pinks were ruled out. Since we had shopped for her wedding saris in advance, she did not want to repeat colors. She wanted something casual yet not the sister-of-the bride types.  She wanted the kalis and a nice dupatta yet not end up spending a bomb on the attire. Nightmare right?

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After a zillion visits to every mall, boutique, lehenga shops in town P decided to take a look at this quaint little shop in chandni chowk with steep stairs that she had visited while shopping for her engagement sari. And as they say, when the moment arrives, you just know it! As dramatic as it may sound P fell in love with the lehenga the moment she saw it. It had a nice rich gota patti work, a breather from those stones & kundans. Plus the lehenga had three beautiful colors.. the skirt was a nice bottle green in raw silk – perfect for the evening, the blouse a bright tomato red & the dupatta a beautiful canary yellow.  The gota patti work made the lehenga light and easy to manage (i know right!).  And the price, may I add, was safely within the budget.  Thus ended the quest for the perfect lehenga after about 4 months of looking!

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P paired the lehenga with stunning gold jewellery from her trousseau. She kept the hair simple with a french roll.  She picked the prettiest gold sandals to go with the lehenga.  Nailed it, didn’t she?

P.S: notice the pink and blue flowers on her hair to match with the pink-blue trimmings on her dupatta  <3 <3

The Tambrahm Bride

Weddings are a time to rejoice, relax and enjoy the revelries, well at-least for the ones who aren’t the bride! Two functions and multiple sari changes later, P and her beau were finally announced ‘Man and Wife’.

What is a South Indian wedding without a massive silk sari fest?

For the pre-wedding engagement party, P not only brought her A-game with the silk saris but also with the more modern embroidered Zardozi georgette sari. Bought from the Mecca of chiffon and georgette, Chandni Chowk in New Delhi, the blush pink sari has intricate thread work all over the body and border. The pallu specially has ornate zardozi in gold and silver thread.


The second change for the day was this  beautiful bottle green-blue dual shade kanjeevaram is from the erstwhile king of silks in South India, Nalli’s. Given it was a rather heavy sari, P kept it simple. We love the simple styling which lets the light bounce off the blushing bride. Did you catch the matching blue eye-liner?

Blue saree

On the morning of her wedding day, P wore a gorgeous silk sari in pista-green color with gold and purple border. What we love about the sari is the border merging into the pallu. The color keeps the look grand and the gold jewelry aptly compliments the gold accents from the sari. We especially LOVED the pleated blouse!
How pretty did the bride look with the traditional jewelry and the hair adornments?!


A tambrahm wedding itself, I am told always happens in a yellow sari for the bride. Yellow is considered a sacred and auspicious color. The groom’s dhoti is soaked in turmeric and sandalwood the night before to gather a faint yellow tint for the ceremony. The mangal-sutra or thaali is also a yellow thread with a small golden locket like thing which the bridegroom ties around the bride’s neck.
Wearing a simple canary yellow sari with red border, P quietly sat on her dad’s lap while the ceremony commenced. Just to spice things up, she paired the sari with an intricate zari embroidered red and gold blouse.


If you’re from Chennai, you would know it already. Saravana stores is the place to be! From saris to steel to hair accessories to the quintessential souvenir – Temple Jewelry, they have it all! Located right in the heart of T-nagar, the chain of stores can dazzle you with their collection.
If you happen to be there, do take a look around at Pondy Bazaar for some steals on junk jewelry or at Ranganathan Street for some faux coif for when you don’t feel like growing your hair! Hair buns, plaits and extensions are available form Rs. 50 on-wards. Traditional jhumkis available from Rs. 40 on-wards.

Leaving you with a postcard of the newly weds. Our Ms. P is now a missus! Do bless the couple :)


We’d let the pictures do all the talking.
Did we tell you, we managed to extract a hefty amount for some lust worthy shoes (mojris) from the groom! :D Pure evil! More on that coming up soon.

Kundans all the way

If you liked the previous post on Garba, you are going to totally dig this one.

P got dressed recently for a family function. We are a fan of Kundans here. She picked an electric blue kundan saree with pink & green accents. Ditching the blue blouse that came with it, she went for a simpler pink raw silk blouse to soften the look.

Traditional Kundan jewellery, a hint of blush & lipstick completed the look. She stacked pink & blue bangles to make it look dressy.

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