December may have swung by real fast, but here in India we’re far from bidding adieu to the wedding season. As I’ve already mentioned a couple of times before on both, the blog as well as my Twitter rants, I’m super excited to be traveling to Thailand with Megha for shoots next month, after which I’m going to dive into the whirlwind of a close friend’s Big Fat Punjabi Wedding in Chandigarh. I’ve been going through trials for my outfits and the options are so many that I’ve been extremely confused! To take away myself (to whatever little extent that I could) from the confusion, I decided to shoot one of my recent dress up sessions along with Mademoiselle‘s newest collection.
Considering the fact that a multi-designer store has so many brands under it’s ginormous umbrella, I decided to take a day out and play dress up with Prerna, the founder of the concept boutique. Below are some of my favourite picks from the store and how I suggest you style them for the various wedding functions you’ll be attending this season, just like me:
The youngster’s party:
Considering the usual ‘young and peppy’ themes for these parties, I chose to to go for a bright, bold, red gown for an evening like this. Keeping my makeup clean and simple, I let the little silver-grey details on the sleeve cut do all the talking. The ghera of an outfit is my favourite thing, and I like to keep that as a constant in all my wedding looks as a staple desi girl style funda.
Gown and clutch, Mademoiselle / Earrings, from my own collection
On my lips, Sleek’s lip creme palette: nude
One of the things that inconveniences me the most about Indian attire is the fact that you either have so many safety pins holding your dupatta in place, or you’re constantly found adjusting it. So naturally, my favourite thing about this pink and purple Indian look is the fact that it’s such a no-hassle outfit. The high-neck bandhgala look is something I find extremely regal, and the mirror work detail teamed with the bandhini bootis give the perfect look for a sangeet evening or night look. Keeping in mind that I like to be hassle free for an event like this, I chose to tie my hair up in a soft braid and give it the casual touch with some loose strands. If you like, you could also check out this formal curls bun tutorial which would work well for a look like this, too.
Lehenga-choli and clutch, Mademoiselle / Earrings, from my own collection
On my lips, a combination of Sleek’s lip creme palette: nude and Dior’s 434
The big fat reception:
Receptions are all about socialising with pretty much the whole wide world. There are people who you have stories to recall and laugh about from the previous functions, and then there’s the extended guest list (which in typically Indian style is really, really long!) whom you’re catching up with after a reasonable amount of time. Personally, I have this joke with a few friends: we call ourselves the “wedding friends” who meet at every wedding reception and don’t land up keeping in touch otherwise. Sad, but true!
The outfit I chose for the main function is a lacy number with a generous amount of ghera. Mint green in colour, the gold and beige work stands out perfectly to create an elegant statement. To go with the simple-girl look, I left my hair straight, making it complete the picture for me.
Outfit details: Anarkali-gown with dupatta, Mademoiselle / Earrings, from my own collection
On my lips, a combination of MAC’s Hot Pink Lip Glass mixed with Dior’s 434